Art Supplies


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Supplies for Getting Started

If you’re curious about watercolor and want to dip a toe into the world of painting without making a huge investment, I recommend these supplies as a great starting point.

Supplies for Building Watercolor Skills

When you’re ready to build on the basics of watercolor, these supplies will help you explore color mixing, sketching, and brush skills.

Supplies for Confident Painters

If you want to broaden your horizons, these bright paints, in-your-face inks, and heavy papers will support your boldest artistic experiments.


Below are some particularly helpful books from my personal art library!


  • Urban Watercolor Sketching by Felix Schienberger
  • Character Costume Figure Drawing: Step-by-Step Drawing Methods for Theatre Costume Designers by Huaixiang Tan
  • Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative by Austin Kleon
  • The Spoonflower Handbook: A DIY Guide to Designing Fabric, Wallpaper & Gift Wrap with 30+ Projects by Stephen Fraser, Judi Ketteler, and Becka Rahn
  • A Field Guide to Fabric Design: Design, Print & Sell Your Own Fabric; Traditional & Digital Techniques; For Quilting, Home Dec & Apparel by Kim Kight
  • Mastering the Art of Fabric Printing and Design by Laurie Wisbrun

(Historical or Artist/Film Study)

  • They Drew as They Pleased: The Hidden Art of Disney’s Golden Age by Didier Ghez
  • The Art and Flair of Mary Blair: An Appreciation by John Canemaker
  • The Art of Eric Carle by Eric Carle
  • The Art of William Steig by Claudia J. Nahson
  • Striped Pears and Polka Dots: The Art of Being Happy by Kirsten Sevig
  • Words and Pictures by Quentin Blake
  • The Art of Tangled by Jeff Kurti