On this page, I’m going to show you all of the supplies we used in the lesson you were just watching.
At the bottom of each video, I’ll also include a link to Amazon where you can purchase that art supply on Amazon. We are affiliated with Amazon, so clicking those links does provide a little extra support back to us.
But remember you can usually find many of these same supplies at your local art supply store.
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1. The Black Marker
Here is the Amazon affiliate link to purchase a whole box of Sharpies.
In most all of our drawing lessons, we love using a black marker, and we specifically use Sharpies.
Now you certainly don’t have to use a permanent marker, any washable marker will work just as well.
There are two reasons why we use them:
1. It’s easy for kids to see the black lines on camera.
2. We don’t spend any time erasing lines.
Why is erasing lines bad?
It’s easy for kids, even adults, to get frustrated and caught up in trying to draw the PERFECT LINE. If they’re frustrated and not having fun, they’ll never practice, and PRACTICING is the essential part of becoming better!
So, I’ve found it’s much better to eliminate the erasure and focus on drawing to develop confidence first. Then when they get older and have built their confidence and a love for drawing, they will enjoy using a pencil even more.
Ultimately, my goal is to help every kid (and adult) realize that they are amazing artists!
2. The Paper
Amazon link to purchase a box of printer paper.
I love using computer printer paper to draw on, but any paper will work for our lessons.
There are three reasons I love printer paper:
1. I love buying cheap paper in bulk
2. A stack of printer paper, left on a shelf, is perfect for kids to have access to at any time
3. Printer paper is simple to preserve. It makes it easy to place in a frame, scan, or add to a portfolio
Don’t get me wrong, sketchbooks are great…especially for traveling…but it’s slightly more difficult to rip out a page when your child creates something you want to frame.
Now, one thing you want to keep in mind is that we love using Sharpies to draw with.
This means you’ll want your child to get in the habit of using more than one sheet of paper to draw on. This will protect your table from the marker bleeding through one sheet and getting onto your table.
Sometimes even more than two sheets is a good idea.
When your child is done drawing, don’t throw away those extra sheets. They work great as scratch paper.
3. The Colored Pencils
This Amazon affiliate link will take you to the set of 72 but you can easily select the 48 option before purchasing.
When it’s time to color your drawings, feel free to use whatever you want!
In the lesson you just watched, we used Prismacolor colored pencils.
Out of all the materials we use, these are my ultimate favorite!
They are a bit more expensive than most colored pencils, but they are worth it…even to purchase for your young artists.
The main reason why I love them so much is due to the soft led core.
This allows the pencil colors to go down smooth and bright. And when you’re blending two colors, you’ll always get a soft transition.
Because the led is soft, make sure you never drop the pencils. This can lead to a shattered core inside the pencil.
You can purchase these pencils at a local art store, but I’ve found Amazon usually has the best price.
These pencils also come in different pack sizes (48, 72,132, and 150).
The set of 48 gives you a perfect selection for a great price!