Some New Art Supplies

New Art Supplies

This last month I’ve been re-stocking on some old art supplies, and trying out some new tools. Amazon knows me too well (or I shop there too much) because it keeps suggesting so many awesome new tools and I just can’t help myself.

Paint Brushes

Some of my long abused brushes broke last week, so of course I instantly went ahead and replaced them. Normally I stick to supper small brushes, size 0 or 000, but I also went and bought some larger brushes to try and get out of my comfort zone a bit. I bought the Pro Arte Artists Series 3 set and the Pro Arte Artists Pure Sable 6 set, I’ve been using both sets for watercolours, but the Pro Arte Round 10 brush is also really good for applying pan pastels.


Pentel 0.3mm  Mechanical Pencil

Since I’ve bought this pen my old Techniclick G pencil has been all but abandoned. I still use it sometimes, for rough sketches and doodles, but I’ve been reaching for this one more and more. I love the weight of it and the size of the nib, it’s perfect for everything from outlining to very detailed shading. In fact I did this whole drawing just with this pen (and a makeup brush to blend).

Pentel Broad Point Marker

My white gel pen is one of the most used tools in my art roll, I love it for highlights in the eyes and outlining portraits, but I’ve been looking for a similar tool with a larger nib. So I decided to give this one a shot. The nib ended up being a little larger than what I was looking for, and quite opaque, but it works really well for highlights in the hair and the background of portraits.