If you’re a beginning artist, you’ll probably need to start off with some general drawing materials and tools. The following listed here are all things it’s best to have when starting out with your first art project or even just practicing. They will give you the very basic knowledge of how to draw something, be it an animal, a human being, or anything else! This list is perfect for those who want to sketch out ideas before they move onto more complicated artwork.
-Cartesian Pencil: A pencil that’s shaped like a straight line down the middle of the lead in order to use as a compass in drawing circles and other geometric lines as well as other symbols like arrows.
Micron Needle sketching pencils or any pencil with a 0.5mm (thinner-than-normal) lead will work and are best used for drawing small objects like flowers, insects, or small landscapes.
-Blending stump: This is another pencil that has a straight lead but the other side is curved on the sides to help to blend between lines. This is by far one of the most useful pencils in drawing because it can be used for blending colors and also to blend between two different tones.
-Brushes: Just as there’s many different types of pens to draw with, there are also many different kinds of brushes for artists and painters alike.
Color Markers with brush tip: This is a new form of brush-tipped markers that are designed especially for filling in large areas of color. The broad edge of the brush allows for artists to create smooth blends, and also gives the tip a lot more flexibility than other brushes.
Facial Marker (also known as a “makeup marker”): These are used particularly by older artists who like to add watercolor paints on top of their line drawing or work more on their paintings after it’s done. It is great for adding detail and making the artwork come alive with some extra colors! They can be bought online, at any arts and crafts stores, or even online auction sites
Proportional Scale Divider Drawing Tool: This is a simple pencil with proportional bars marked on it, so that if you have a certain object drawn, and you want to get the proportion of either the height or width, just line up one of the bars with your pencil’s lead and it will give you an outline to follow.
Pencil Sharpener: A pencil sharpener can be bought at any art supply store. It’s just like a mechanical pencil, except it has two points for sharpening. The sharpener will always come attached to its own lid (unless you buy one separate).
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