My Favorite Art Supplies

1Hello, friends! I’ve been really into art these past couple of months: drawing, painting, creating, etc. I don’t consider myself to be an artist, or at least an artist that knows exactly what she’s doing, but I enjoy being creative every once in a while.

I get a lot of questions about the tools that I use when I paint or sketch and I would like to share some of my favorite supplies with you all. I don’t think that art constitutes buying expensive supplies. Sometimes it’s nice to invest in good quality materials for practical purposes, but you don’t need to spend a lot of money on brushes, paints, etc. It’s what you do with what you have that makes the difference. Here are some of the supplies that I can’t live without.

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Sketchbook

 My sketchbook is by the Master Touch brand at Hobby Lobby and I love it to death. This is my main sketchbook, where I plan, create, and sketch out my thoughts and ideas. What I love about it is that it’s super versatile and allows me to not only sketch, but paint in it, as the paper is a bit thicker. These sketchbooks are great quality and super inexpensive at Hobby Lobby (around $5?).

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Watercolor Set

I LOVE MY WATERCOLOR SET. This set is from Winsor and Newtown and I got it off of Amazon for about $20. This set is wonderful, because it’s travel friendly and I can carry it wherever I go. I also love that I can make a mess by mixing the paints in the lid. The colors are super pigmented and easy to mix. I’m definitely going to be taking this with me when I travel this summer.

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My favorite brushes to paint with are from a Crayola set, proving that you don’t need expensive brushes to paint. This set has a wide variety of brushes (I lost the other two, but they come in a set of five) that work really well with watercolor and are easy to work and travel with. I would definitely recommend this set, as they’re less than $5.

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Pens

I’ve been really into doing pen sketches lately and these black ink pens from Paper Mate are great. I purchased mine from my local Target and these pens come in a set of two. They’re very precise, sleek, and affordable. What more could you want?

  My main goal in picking art supplies is finding products that are good quality, cheap, and easy to travel with. All of these products can easily be thrown into my bag for on the go use, which makes life so much easier. Again, I wouldn’t call myself an artist, but I love to be creative and have fun with paints and color. I encourage all of you to find your inner artist. Explore, create, and have a great time.

-Love Ling

**Cover image created by Canva**

**All of these products were purchased by my money and I have no affiliation with these brands.**

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