What are the materials I used for sketching?
Here you can find a list of my favorite art materials.
When it comes to sketching, there are so many materials out there to choose from. It can be overwhelming, so I really want to show you my favorite art supplies.
• Alcohol Markers: I tried many markers over the years, I especially enjoy using markers but I stick with two brands.
The first one is the Winsor & Newton Promarkers my favorite. The colors I use the most: - Tan - Cocktail Pink - Antique Pink - Coral - Saffron - Cerise - Soft Pink
The Ohuhu markers are perfect for small budgets compared to the Promarkers or Copics, the quality and the range of colors are amazing. I love their pastel set and the colors I use the most: - R110 - R9 - R21 - E380 - E400 - RV160
• Colored pencils: They are great for adding color and details to your drawing.
I use them in all my drawings, like markers I tried many brands, these days I love using the Faber Castell Poychromos Pencil, they are really soft, you can blend layers easily and the colors are super vibrant.
Another brand I love is the Caran d'Ache Supracolor II Soft, I only have a few of them because they are expensive but the quality is great.
• Graphite Pencils: I usually sketch with an HB and a B pencil; two are enough, with I can create varying shades of shadows.
I tried all the series of Blackwing pencils ( Natural, Pearl, Palomino...), and for me, they are the best graphite pencils I ever tried, I highly recommend them but they are expensive.
I love using the Staedtler Norica pencil, for the quality they are a cheap alternative to the Blackwing pencils
• Solid Gouache Stick: These paint sticks are so fun to use, I love using them to add textures to my drawings and for quick background color. The colors are vibrant and they dry fast if you want to have a fun creative moment use them.
Brush pen: I have a few favorite brush pens, I'm using them for the final stage of my drawing and to add more depth or texture.
My ultimate favorite is the Tombow Fudenosuke brush pen hard tip. This brush has a flexible tip for lettering so I can create small or large stoke just with pressure.
I also tried the Tombow Fudenosuke brush pen soft tip, I use this pen for more loose drawing.
I love using the Kuretake Keita Fude Pen Kouhitsu N°14. The tip is very fine and flexible; for drawing hair is perfect.
The Kuretake Fudegokochi Brush Pen is also very good, inking with this pen is so satisfying; the ink flow so easily I totally recommend this brush pen.
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