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You can't have enough art supplies.


is an opinion.

My opinion.


The art supplies pictured here are my own. Many of the items link to Amazon. I am an Amazon Associate, earning from the reader's purchases here. I can comfortably say that I use all the products listed below, and I am confident that they are art supplies that you would enjoy at a beginner or professional level.

Let's start with basic supplies.



You can see that this set has been used. I bought this set in 2015, and it still serves me well. The link will bring you to a catalog of similar sets.

A Paint set which has 24 color pans along with a palette and a watercolor pen.
Sakura Koi 24 color Travel Set

I use these Winsor & Newton© watercolours are rich with high pigmentation. You can see that this has had plenty of use since 2019 and still have plenty of color. Recognizing the colors was a little harder, so I cut a piece from the wrapping on each pan and glued it above each paint pan. This set has a water pen, and the lid opens to a palette.

Winsor & Newton watercolour paint set 12 half pans
Winsor & Newton 12 half pan watercolour set



You can find more watercolor paper selections in the catalog search here.



These are my go-to brushes, especially when using washes. Brushes come in 9 popular sizes - #0, #2, #4, #6, #8, #10, #12, #14, #16. Extremely versatile size range. Perfect for professionals, artists, students, novices, beginners, and adults. Natural sable hairs have great liquid-holding ability, and soft and smooth blending gives you a perfect sable-like spring back and ability to hold its shape.

This set is perfect for details with your brush. I keep two sets so that I don't run out when a brush starts to wear down.

These brushes are a Value Pack on Amazon, despite the fancy-sounding name. I use them for paintings, wear them out, and then buy another 12-piece pack for under $20. (Eight brushes are shown here.

You should clean your brushes! It keeps them healthy.

A Spiral Holder Suspends Brush Tips To Prevent Bending Or Deforming of The Bristles As They Hang To Dry Or Soak In Either Water Or Solvents. Great product.


I LOVE these watercolor pencils. They allow me to add shadows or detail in areas where I can draw colors and contrast. I sharpen these down to the nub. Beautiful colors. * Note the holder. My daughter bought me the holder, which looks like the "spiral shaving" leftover from a pencil sharpener. Very clever. Get yours here Clive Roddy.

These are handy for drafting, but I love being able to trace perfect circles in any situation. The erasing shield also helps to erase unwanted lines close to each other.

Speaking of erasing. I don't like to think about making mistakes...but I confess. I make them.

A picture of a Faber-Castell kneaded eraser in a plastic case.
A Faber-Castell kneaded eraser in a plastic case.


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Not necessarily needed, it's nice to have this equipment or these furniture items:


If you like to video your work-in progress

or you like to do tutorials:


Good lighting:


Keep your artwork safe:

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