As many of you know, I’ve been kind of crazy about watercolors lately (check out my new Skillshare class, this tutorial, or this one for proof!) and have started receiving emails asking what art supplies I’m using for creating my fine art assets – whether it’s textures, lettering, or just types of paper. Today I wanted to share the exact art supplies I’ve been using on a weekly basis to create everything you’ve seen here over the last few months. I hope this list will eliminate some of your own guess work (as I researched all of these supplies thoroughly before investing in them) – and help you to create your own future assets!
Little disclaimer – I’m a prime member over on Amazon, so that’s where I’ve been picking up all of my supplies lately, hence all the supplies listed below being prime items – can’t really beat great prices + 2 day free shipping! Click on any image below to be brought to the sales page!
Current Art Supplies in My Toolbox
Watercolor Branding: Create Your Own Custom Watercolor Logo, Watercolor Typography, How to Create a Watercolor Popsicle, Create an Art Print Based on a Photograph
Watercolor Texture Kit: Bold + Bright, Watercolor Texture Kit 2: Soft + Color Streaked
2. Brushes (these were used to create my textures)
3. Paint Tray
Mega Paint Streak Pack
2. Paper (I’ve found bristol paper to be perfect for making paint streak assets – it’s very smooth and sturdy)
3. Brushes (Nothing crazy, just any big acrylic brushes to pull those pretty paint streaks)
1. Brushes (I use the #2 brush from this set of watercolor brushes for my lettering)
2. Ink I tried this ink for the first time a few weeks ago and couldn’t be happier!
3. Pens – by far my favorite pens EVER. No bleeding, even on crap paper, have been perfect for lettering, doodles, illustrations..everything! (it’s worth it to get this 8pc set for the extra brush + graphic pens, I’ve used them til they’ve run dry!)
4. Brush Markers – I just bought this last week and I ordered another one last night – I am OBSESSED! Has taken my lettering to a new level and I’ve noticed a huge improvement after using it/getting used to it for the last week (I wrote the ‘Art Supplies’ in the preview image above with it!). The trick is to hold it loosely in your hand and be very intentional/gestural with it – heavy pressure on down strokes, very light on upstrokes. Plus it has 2 ends! The second is a marker/graphic point for finer line work. Double ahh-mazing.
5. Paper – yep. nothing crazy here – just your regular ol’ printer paper. I like not feeling the pressure of making perfect work because I spent a gazillion on awesome paper. I think you’ll agree 🙂
So that’s my list of currently loved + used art supplies! I would love to hear if you have any recommendations – I’m always excited to try out new things!
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