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  • "Basic" Sketch Pads

  • Strathmore ST25-521 11 in. x 14 in. Tape Bound Sketch PadCanson C100510922 9 in. x 12 in. Recycled Sketch Sheet Pad
  • The Strathmore sketch pad featured at the top is lightweight with a less rough drawing surface.

    The Canson sketch pad on the bottom uses recycled paper that is moderately rough to touch, which can add a lot of texture to your drawings.

  • Strathmore Charcoal Paper 



    Charcoal Paper white

    Great paper for texturizing your charcoal drawings. I highly recommend this brand!

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  •       400 Series Toned Sketch Paper Pads (Wirebound) gray 11 in. x 14 in. 24 sheets

    The Strathmore Toned Sketch Paper Pad is a lightly color-toned paper that is great for all art mediums!

  • "Advanced" Sketch Pads

  • Alvin C400026344 Sketch Pad with BVP3 Bonus Item601SD Take Me Along Sketch Pad 11 in. x 14 in.
  • The Canson sketch pad on the top right comes equipped with a sketch tool holder for convenience.

    The Bienfang sketch pad on the bottom right  is best used as a collection of quick drawings that can be converted into more formal drawings.

  • Strathmore Newsprint Sketch Pad


                                                      Strathmore 307-812 Newsprint Pads 12 X 18 In. 50 Sheet

    Rough newsprint sketching paper is great for practice sketching!

  • Drawing

    Bесоming skilled аt drаwing requires several fасtоrѕ соming together. Some оf thеѕе fасtоrѕ inсludе dеѕirе, inѕtruсtiоn, practice, timе, аnd more рrасtiсе. I dесidеd tо рut together three ԛuiсk tiрѕ оn drawing ѕо that уоu саn immеdiаtеlу ѕее rеѕultѕ in уоur drawing аbilitiеѕ. Thiѕ liѕt оf tiрѕ оn drаwing iѕ nоt a "catch аll" formula for drаwing. Thеу аrе рurеlу juѕt some tips thаt I hаvе рiсkеd uр аlоng thе wау that hаvе hеlреd mе in my drаwing. 

    Tip #1: Match your pencil strokes with the edges of the image target. For example,if you desire the look of feathery hair when drawing a portrait, don't draw lines - rather, change the angles of strokes for each strand of hair and use shading to indicate darker and lighter areas.

    Tip #2: Blending often helps in creating the illusion of shadows and a smooth transition from one shade to another.

    Tip #3: Two techniques known as stippling and cross-hatch provide a sense of texture to your drawn image. For more information on these techniques, I have included brief tutorials below!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDRBTtDyQVM - For cross-hatching

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFXJyDq5YMo - For stippling

    The tools for drawing include sketch books, pencils, pen, erasers, charcoal pencils, etc., products that are conveniently available for purchase for you below!


  • Paint Pens

  • Sakura 41582 Silver Medium Paint PenSakura 41182 Silver Extra Fine Paint Pen


  • The two paint pens featured above are by Sakura, and are great for adding a bit of metallic detail to your drawings!


  • Pencils

  • The Prismacolor colored pencil set is great for drawings - they finish smoothly and evenly.

  • Maxi Colour Box wood box setThe Reeves watercolor pencil box is a great alternative to watercolor paint. Just dip in a little water!

  • Charcoals

  • Thick Sketching Charcoal Stick each
  • If you are interested in experimenting with charcoals, Cretacolor's charcoal stick collection is a smart buy. 

  •                         Drawing Chunks graphite

    General's Charcoal Drawing Chunks are so much fun to use and great for figure drawings. 

  • Sketching

  • Sketching Set sketching set
  • This Cretacolor sketching set is a great all-in-one option; small in size but complete with every tool you would need for a sketch session. 

  • Sargent Art Watercolor Pencils

                                                                             Watercolor Pencils 24 count

    For those of you who would like to simply test watercolor pencils before trying a larger set like the one featured elsewhere, this brand is a great choice. 

  • More Sketching

  • Sketching Pencil Collections tin of 12
  • Interested in trying multiple sketching tools? The Derwent sketch set will provide you with every tool necessary, including charcoal, pencils, and pastels!