The studio lessons in this course can be accomplished with any art supplies you have or you would love to try. I have kept it pretty simple and affordable with watercolor, acrylic, india ink, caran d’ache, Posca paint pens, Uniball gel pens, watercolor paper, and canvas paper.
Art supplies can get expensive so only buy what you really want at first and if you’re hooked and want to invest more as you go, you can!
If using paint- gather acrylics, craft paint, or a combination of both. I like to have white, black, red, yellow, blue at the very least. If you can- buy green, purple, orange, and beyond- you’ll have less mixing time and more painting time! Maybe you only want to use watercolor or maybe you practice with gouache- anything goes!
Any surfaces will do! Affordable canvas or canvas boards work well with acrylic. Wood panels or Ampersand Aquaboards or Gesso boards are nice and firm. Nicer surfaces can get pricey fast so I only use watercolor paper and canvas paper for the studio sessions in this course.
Here is a list of all the supplies I use throughout this course with (non affilate) links where applicable:
acrylic paint (any will do)- I use Blick Studio in the lessons.
craft paint from any arts and crafts store. These are great because they are so affordable and come in so many colors!
paper palette- grey (or use any palette to mix paint)
thick watercolor paper block- no warping!
Paint Brushes- Sable filbert set
Paint Brushes- Sable round set
Paint Brushes- variety pack
Speedball Super black India Ink
Mona Lisa Gold Metal Leaf– loose leaf
or buy a Mona Lisa Set
Liquitex matte gel medium (for painting and/ or glue for collage
Posca Paint Pens main page– scroll through to decide what colors and tips you wish to use!
Uniball Gel Pens I use:
Also nice to have on hand:
a ruler, a compass to make circles, and artist tape.