Drawing Supplies

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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.

You may want to set up a drafting table with a comfortable chair as your illustration station. Having a regular space to work that is set up for your specific purpose is always helpful.

And finally, once your illustrations are finished, keep them safe in a portfolio or long-term in a flat file.


 Sub-Categories

China Markers


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.

China Markers

Graphite Pencils


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 Pencils

Pencil Sets


Graphite Pencil sets for Artists. A nice collection of different pencil sets.

Pencil Sets

Charcoal


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.

Charcoal

Graphite Sticks


Graphite Sticks for drawing and sketching, General's and Art Alternative brands.

Graphite Sticks

Artists Crayons


Lyra Artist Crayons and NeoPastels Water Resistant and Water Soluble Crayons

Artists Crayons

Conte Crayons


Conte Crayons, the classic drawing tool for the classical sketch and under drawing.

Conte Crayons

Color Pencils


Prismacolor, regular and Verithin, Derwent, and others individual color pencils as we as full and assorted sets.

Color Pencils

Lead for Mechanical Pencils


PENTEL High-Polymer Super Leads. Packaged 12/tube ,3mm,5mm,7mm,9mmá

Lead for Mechanical Pencils

Lead Holder


Lead Holders that hold 2mm lead for drawing and drafting use.

Lead Holder

Lead Pointer


For sharpening leads.

Lead Pointer

Mechanical Pencils


ALVIN Mechanical Pencils Three types of mechanical pencils, individual and in sets.

Mechanical Pencils

Pencil Sharpeners


Standard hand held pencil sharpener to the old school crank to electric pencil sharpeners from Panasonic and Boston.

Pencil Sharpeners

Blending Stumps


Blending stumps, tortillions, and chamois cloth for blending charcoal, graphite and pastels.

Blending Stumps

Erasers


Pink Pearl, Kneaded Erasers, Erasing Shields, Refills for Eraser Pens

Erasers

Dusting Brushes


Constructed of soft, sterilized 100% horsehair, soft and useful for many applications.

Dusting Brushes

Drawing Sets


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 Sets

Drawing Board Sets


Drawing board bundle sets for the artist, student, or hobbyist.

Drawing Board Sets

Ink


Winsor Newton Color and Calligraphy Inks, Higgins India Ink and FW liquid acrylics

Ink

Fixitives and Sprays


Fixatives for charcoal and pastel drawings, as well as acrylic spray coats

Fixitives and Sprays

Porportional Wheels Scales


Provides a number of times of reduction as well as percentage of enlargement or reduction for photos, artwork and layouts.

Porportional Wheels Scales

Protractors