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ArtSupply offers a wide assortment of drawing supplies for the professional artist as well as the student and classroom. Our drawing supplies range from the simple 2h pencil, to pencil sets, charcoal graphite and fixitive supplies. We also have a full range of pose-able manikins for drawing studies and conte,blending stumps,proportional wheels, erasers,color pencils etc.. also look to our drawing paper department for the surfaces you want to draw on.
The Art of Illustration
Watching this sweet video produced by PBS called The Art of Illustration gave us the idea to talk a bit about, well, the art of illustration. While more illustration is being created in tandem with digital methods, as the video describes, much of illustration is still done with typical artistic tools. Watercolors, oils, and acrylics remain popular mediums for illustration artists.
Drawing is also a standard form of illustration but any of a number of drawing supplies can be used. Copic sketch markers, for instance, are great for drawing comics. Pigma Micron brush marker pens also are excellent for illustrations.
And obviously with all that drawing and painting, you have to consider paper, too. Watercolor paper can be used for dry mediums, though it is suited for acrylics and mixed media, too. Watercolor paper typically comes in sheets, blocks, or pads. Similarly, don't forget that your awesome illustrations will most likely start out as some sort of sketch. Numerous sketch books can help you get your vision onto paper. Similarly, drawing pads can be useful for illustrators. Also good for sketching, drawing, and just doodling are newsprint pads.
The grease pencil, a wax writing tool also known as a wax pencil, china marker, (or chinagraph pencil in the United Kingdom), is made of hardened colored wax and is useful for marking on hard, glossy non-porous surfaces.
Regular Pencils...like the standard No2 you used in school, but so many more numbers, which means hardness which means how faint or heavy the line is. Drawing pencils....
Graphite Pencil sets for Artists. A nice collection of different pencil sets.
Charcoal, simply the very first drawing instrument. Take some wood burn it...and draw on a stone wall.....and re-present he magic of the hunt .Here we have some of the worlds best produced charcoal, from Russia, Canada and the UK.
Graphite Sticks for drawing and sketching, General's and Art Alternative brands.
Lyra Artist Crayons and NeoPastels Water Resistant and Water Soluble Crayons
Conte Crayons, the classic drawing tool for the classical sketch and under drawing.
Prismacolor, regular and Verithin, Derwent, and others individual color pencils as we as full and assorted sets.
PENTEL High-Polymer Super Leads. Packaged 12/tube ,3mm,5mm,7mm,9mmá
Lead Holders that hold 2mm lead for drawing and drafting use.
For sharpening leads.
ALVIN Mechanical Pencils Three types of mechanical pencils, individual and in sets.
Standard hand held pencil sharpener to the old school crank to electric pencil sharpeners from Panasonic and Boston.
Blending stumps, tortillions, and chamois cloth for blending charcoal, graphite and pastels.
Pink Pearl, Kneaded Erasers, Erasing Shields, Refills for Eraser Pens
Constructed of soft, sterilized 100% horsehair, soft and useful for many applications.
Drawing sets for all levels of achievement whether beginner, student, kids, professional and gifts. Includes Art Alternative, Generals and Faber Castell Sets, Graphite, Color pencil and Charcoal sets.
Drawing board bundle sets for the artist, student, or hobbyist.
Winsor Newton Color and Calligraphy Inks, Higgins India Ink and FW liquid acrylics
Fixatives for charcoal and pastel drawings, as well as acrylic spray coats
Provides a number of times of reduction as well as percentage of enlargement or reduction for photos, artwork and layouts.