Alright guys, so before we can do anything, you’ll need to get some tools. Like I said before, the minimum requirement here is paper and a pencil, with an eraser on it. A sketchbook is great but if you’re on a budget, get a giant stack of printer paper. It’s very cheap.
An option that you youngins might be drawn to is digital. If you want to do the whole thing digitally, I’m fine with that. Whether it’s Procreate on an iPad, or Photoshop with a Wacom tablet. If that’s what you want to do, go get your stuff and get it setup.
If you want to go deeper in tool exploration of traditional mediums, below is an extensive shopping list. All of these are optional. You can get whatever looks fun to you, or all of it if you’re feeling spicy! If you want the full lessons where I'll go into much more detail about these tools, get the premium Drawing Basics Course.
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Staedtler Graphite Pencil Set
Woodless Graphite Set (link 2, link 3)
2mm Nicpro Metal Mechanical Pencil Set
2mm Staedtler Pencil Holders
2mm Staedtler Refills (2H, HB, 2B, 4B)
2mm Koh-I-Noor Refills (6B and 8B)
5.6mm Mechanical Clutch Holder
5.6mm Graphite Lead Refills
Prismacolor Col-Erase Blue 12x Pencils
Prismacolor Col-Erase Red 12x Pencils
Staedtler Blue and Red Lead Refills
General Charcoal White Pencils
Kneaded Rubber Eraser
KOH-I-NOOR Small "Elephant" Eraser
Derwent Electric Eraser
Strathmore Sketch Pad (89 gsm)
Strathmore Drawing Pad (130 gsm)
Strathmore Toned Sketchbook (118 gsm)
Robert Bateman Sketchbook (180 gsm)
Strathmore 300 Series Bristol (270 gsm)
Strathmore 500 Series Mixed Media (570 gsm)
Olo Proko Marker Set
Battery Powered Electric Sharpener
Blackwing Long Point Sharpener
Staedtler 2mm Lead Sharpener
Single Edge Razor Blades
Sandpaper on Paddle