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All of the Drawing Supplies You Will Ever Need as a Beginner

This is a list with all my favorite drawing supplies for beginners. If you want to get started with drawing but don't know what to buy, this list should help you decide what the most important items are.

Remember, you don't need to buy all of these supplies right away. Rather see which supplies might solve any issues you run into in your journey of learning to draw (for example, one issue may be that you are constantly smudging messy media like graphite or charcoal on your hand, and the answer to that may be to buy a big pad of wax paper to protect your paper/hand with).

Start out with the essentials and then branch out from there!

For further reviews or to see these products in action, check out my Youtube Channel , Patreon , and Skillshare !

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    Faber Castell 9000 Graphite Pencils

  • 2

    Staedtler Mars Lumograph Graphite Pencils

  • 3

    Pentel White Eraser

  • 4

    Canson Mixed Media Sketchbook

  • 5

    Kneaded Eraser

  • 6

    Tombow Mono Zero Eraser (Round and Square)

  • 7

    General's Charcoal Pencils

  • 8

    Cretacolor Nero Charcoal Pencils

  • 9

    Pentel 0.5mm Mechanical Pencil

  • 10

    Blending Stump + Tortillion

  • 11

    Faber-Castell Polychromos Artists' Single Pencil - Colour 199 Black

  • 12

    TGAAL Multisharpener

  • 13

    Caran D'ache Luminance Colored Pencil, White

  • 14

    Westcott 8ths 12-Inch Beveled Transparent Ruler (B-60)

  • 15

    Faber-Castel 24 Piece Polychromous Colored Pencil Set

  • 16

    Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils

  • 17

    Uni-Ball UM 153 Signo Broad Point Gel Pen - White

  • 18

    Gamblin Gamsol Odourless Mineral Spirits

  • 19

    Sakura Pigma 30067 Micron Blister Card Ink Pen Set

  • 20

    Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pen

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    Tracing paper

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    Strathmore 350-9 300 Series Sketch Pad

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