SUPPLY LISTS

Below is a full list of the different supplies I use for each medium!

Keep in mind that I don't use every supply listed for every tutorial, but occasionally I use different supplies depending on the subject I am working on, so I have included all of the options!

You can check the YouTube/Patreon descriptions for each tutorial for the exact supplies I used.

Most of my supplies are from Jackson's because they ship worldwide so if you are struggling to get certain supplies in your country (like I do in Australia!) they stock a very large range of products!*

*These links are affiliate links, which means that YOU get 10% OFF your first order at Jackson's and I also receive a very small percentage of the total sale which helps go towards my next art supply order! Win-win! 😊 

P A S T E L

PASTEL PENCILS

I mostly use a mixture of the Faber Castell and Stabilo. They are both really great pencils with different colours in each set. You won't go wrong with either of those sets! The Derwent are nice to use, but aren't my "go-to" choice. I only use the Caran D'ache very occasionally to get those really bright highlights/shadows.

Faber Castell Pitt Pastel Pencils 

Stabilo Carbothello Pastel Pencils

Derwent Pastel Pencils

Caran D'ache Pastel Pencils

PAN PASTELS

If you are just starting out and want to purchase a smaller set, I'd recommend the Painting/Pure colour sets because you can mix them just like paint to create any colour you need!

Pan Pastels Pure/Painting set of 5

Pan Pastels Pure/Painting set of 10

Pan Pastels Pure/Painting set of 20

Pan Pastels Pure/Painting set of 80

Sofft Tools (to apply the Pan Pastels with)

SOFT PASTEL STICKS

I only use these occasionally. The Conte are a much harder pastel, whereas the Rembrandt are soft and buttery and can lay on top of other types of pastel for more opaque applications

 

Conte A Paris Crayons

Rembrandt Soft Pastels 

SURFACE

Unfortunately, there are no other papers that are the equivalent to Pastelmat, so I highly recommend getting your hands on some! I know that it can be hard to get in some countries (including my own!) but Jackson's ship worldwide which is where I get a lot of my products from, including Pastelmat.
Pastelmat comes in pads, large sheets, and also boards. They are all the same surface but the boards are mounted so they are more rigid to work on - it's just a matter of preference! I usually choose a mid-tone colour for pastels.

* I have also recently discovered LuxArchival which I like using when I combine Pan Pastel and colored pencil

Clairefontaine Pastelmat (Pads)

Clairefontaine Pastelmat (Single Sheets)

LuxArchival Sanded Paper (8 x 10")

LuxArchival Sanded Paper (16 x 20")

MISCELLANEOUS 

Kneaded eraser/Putty Eraser (to help lift up mistakes)

▶Masking tape/Scotch tape (taping your work down)

▶Craft knife/Stanley Knife/Blade (for sharpening pastel pencils)

Sandpaper (for sharpening pastel pencils)

▶Cotton tips/Q-tips/Earbuds (for blending)

Pencil Extender

C O L O U R E D   P E N C I L

COLOURED PENCILS

I mostly use a mixture of the Faber Castell Polychromos, Caran D'ache Luminance and Derwent Drawing.

The other brands I use occasionally, but nowhere near as often as these three!

Faber Castell Polychromos 

Caran D'ache Luminance

Derwent Drawing

Derwent Lightfast

Lyra Rembrandt

SURFACE

The two types of paper I use are watercolour paper or Pastelmat. They are very different surfaces so you will get very different results with each! It depends on the subject I am doing and how I feel at the time as to which one I choose.

Pastelmat comes in pads, large sheets, and also boards. They are all the same surface but the boards are mounted so they are more rigid to work on - it's just a matter of preference! I usually choose a mid-tone colour for pastels.

You can use any hot-pressed (smooth) watercolour paper but these are my two preferences!

* I have also recently discovered LuxArchival which I like using when I combine Pan Pastel and colored pencil

Clairefontaine Pastelmat (Pads)

Clairefontaine Pastelmat (Single Sheets)

Arches Hot-Pressed Watercolour Paper 300gsm

Fabriano Artistico Hot-Pressed Watercolour paper 300gsm

LuxArchival Sanded Paper (8 x 10")

LuxArchival Sanded Paper (16 x 20")

MISCELLANEOUS 

 You can use most solvents that oil painters use such as odorless solvent, odorless mineral spirits, gamsol, Zest it etc so you don't need to have this exact solvent.

Sharpener - Derwent SuperPoint Mini Manual Crank Handle Sharpener 

Kneaded eraser/Putty Eraser (to help lift up mistakes)

▶Masking tape/Scotch tape (taping your work down)

Odorless Solvent

▶Old brushes to apply solvent or Brush and Pencil products - any acrylic/oil round or filbert brushes will be fine (don't use good brushes! They will get ruined!)

Pencil Extender

BRUSH AND PENCIL PRODUCTS

I occasionally use these products in my coloured pencil drawings. The Titanium White and Touch Up Texture can be used to "paint on" white highlights and I use these more often than the other products by Brush and Pencil because they can be used on a variety of surfaces.

Brush and Pencil Titanium White

Brush and Pencil Touch Up Texture

W A T E R C O L O U R

WATERCOLOURS

I mostly use Schmincke Horadam watercolours but you can use whatever brand you prefer (Winsor and Newton are very popular and I also like the Van Gogh watercolours for a cheaper but still archival option!)

You'll be able to get very similar results with whatever brand you prefer!

Schmincke Horadam Watercolours

Winsor and Newton Professional Watercolours

Winsor and Newton Cotman Watercolours

Van Gogh Watercolours

SURFACE

I use both Hot-pressed and Cold-Pressed papers depending on what subject I am doing. The Cold-pressed has more texture, and tends to stay wet a little longer and I like it for the more expressive pieces. Whereas Hot-Pressed is a bit smoother for finer details or if you want to use coloured pencils/fine liners on top, it's just a bit smoother to work on!

Arches Hot-Pressed Watercolour Paper 300gsm

Arches Cold-Pressed Watercolour Paper 300gsm

Fabriano Artistico Hot-Pressed Watercolour paper 300gsm

Fabriano Artistico Cold-Pressed Watercolour paper 300gsm

BRUSHES

To be honest, I haven't tried many brands of brushes because I was gifted most of mine, so these may not be the best/most affordable options out there, but this is what I have been using for my artwork!

▶ Neef Fines Sable Round (various sizes)

▶ Princeton Neptune Watercolour Brushes 

I've heard good things about Da Vinci Brushes as well!

MISCELLANEOUS 

▶Table Salt

▶Masking tape/Scotch tape (taping your work down)

Archival Fine Liners (Occassionally) - Pigma Micron

Archival Fine Liners (Occassionally) - Uni Pen Fine Line

▶Coloured Pencils (see coloured pencil section)

Gouache paints (especially white) - Winsor and Newton Designer Gouache

Winsor and Newton Masking Fluid

C H A R C O A L

CHARCOAL PENICLS

You can use whichever brand of charcoal you prefer, but these are the pencils I have been using recently!

General's Charcoal Pencils

White Charcoal Pencil

SURFACE

I use a variety of different surfaces, depending on how I feel or the subject I'm working on. Whichever paper you choose, just make sure it has a little bit of tooth/texture to it to help hold the charcoal better!

Clairefontaine Pastelmat (Pads)

Clairefontaine Pastelmat (Single Sheets)

Arches Hot-Pressed Watercolour Paper 300gsm

Arches Cold-Pressed Watercolour Paper 300gsm

Fabriano Artistico Hot-Pressed Watercolour paper 300gsm

Fabriano Artistico Cold-Pressed Watercolour paper 300gsm

Strathmore Bristol Vellum

Daler Rowney Smooth Heavyweight Drawing Paper

CHARCOAL POWDER 

▶Generals Charcoal Powder

or

Jackson's Charcoal Powder

ERASERS

Kneaded/Putty Eraser

Tombow Mono Eraser

Battery-powered Eraser

Faber Castell Black Dust Free Eraser

MISCELLANEOUS 

▶Soft brushes to apply charcoal powder and to blend (watercolour brushes/makeup brushes etc)

Sofft Tools to apply charcoal powder

Blending Stump

▶Cotton Tips/Q-Tips/Earbuds to blend

▶Masking tape/Scotch tape (taping your work down)

Sharpener - Derwent Superpoint Mini Manual Crank Handle

Pencil Extender

G R A P H I T E

GRAPHITE PENICLS

You can use whichever brand of graphite you prefer, but I like both of these brands!

Faber Castell 9000 Pencils

Derwent Graphic Pencils

Black Coloured Pencil

▶Staedtler Mars Lumograph Black 8B

SURFACE

I use a variety of different surfaces, depending on how I feel/subject I'm working on

Clairefontaine Pastelmat (Pads)

Clairefontaine Pastelmat (Single Sheets)

Arches Hot-Pressed Watercolour Paper 300gsm

Fabriano Artistico Hot-Pressed Watercolour paper 300gsm

▶Canson Drawing Paper

Strathmore Bristol Smooth

Strathmore Toned Tan/Grey

Daler Rowney Smooth Heavyweight Drawing Paper

GRAPHITE POWDER 

▶Generals Graphite Powder (or any brand of your choice)

ERASERS

Kneaded/Putty Eraser

Tombow Mono Eraser

Battery-powered Eraser

Faber Castell Black Dust Free Eraser

MISCELLANEOUS 

▶Soft brushes to apply graphite powder and to blend (watercolour brushes/makeup brushes etc)

Sofft Tools to apply graphite powder

Blending Stump

▶Cotton Tips/Q-Tips/Earbuds to blend

▶Masking tape/Scotch tape (taping your work down)

Sharpener - Derwent Superpoint Mini Manual Crank Handle

Pencil Extender

W A T E R C O L O U R   P E N C I L S

WATERCOLOUR PENCILS

Honestly, I have only used this brand but I like them so I haven't tried other brands as of yet!

Faber Castell Albrecht Durer Watersoluble pencils

SURFACE

I use a variety of papers depending on what subject I am doing

Arches Hot-Pressed Watercolour Paper 300gsm

Arches Cold-Pressed Watercolour Paper 300gsm

Fabriano Artistico Hot-Pressed Watercolour paper 300gsm

Fabriano Artistico Cold-Pressed Watercolour paper 300gsm

Clairefontaine Pastelmat (Pads)

Clairefontaine Pastelmat (Single Sheets)

BRUSHES

To be honest, I haven't tried many brands of brushes because I was gifted most of mine, so these may not be the best/most affordable options out there, but this is what I have been using for my artwork!

▶ Neef Fines Sable Round (various sizes)

I've heard good things about Da Vinci Brushes as well!

MISCELLANEOUS 

▶Masking tape/Scotch tape (taping your work down)

Sharpener - Derwent Superpoint Mini Manual Crank Handle

Pencil Extender