A collection of pages on drawing supplies and how to use them,
because choosing your drawing materials is the first step to a successful drawing!
Have you ever watched someone draw, and been amazed by the finesse of every mark that they made on their paper?
In a single pencil stroke their line would change from thick to
thin, and from dark to light, and every mark was made thoughtfully and
This ability to draw accurately, and with a polish that makes the process look smooth and elegant is what every draftsperson strives for.
To achieve this, it's essential for us to become so
familiar and comfortable with our drawing materials that they feel like
an extension of our arm, instead of drawing tools that we use.
(Seriously. It should feel strange when we aren't holding a pencil or drawing tool!)
While we have a myriad of drawing materials available to us, my goal on these pages is not to overwhelm you by explaining all the possible tools that you can use. Instead, I will introduce you mainly to the drawing supplies that I use in the tutorials on this website, and that I generally recommend for successful drawing!
Despite the enormous selection of drawing tools available to you, you don't need many. Really, all you need to draw is a pencil and paper. Let's add a few things to that list, but keep it simple!