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30.1.16 This is what’s in my desk drawers! The drawers are from ikea and the trays are cutlery trays from ikea. The top is my most used stationary, especially markers. They have to be stored horizontally. There was space below for larger things like my 50cm ruler, calculator, and my favourite sketchbook! My second drawer is all of my notebooks and sketchbooks in size order! Down from that are thing I use a lot for projects like my mouse and camera and paints. And the bottom drawer is paper I pick up and could use, stencils and my glue gun!

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My…… OCs I guess LOL? I designed the first one back in 2015 but I forgot about her apparently, found her in my 2015 sketchbook. The second two i made on a whim at 4 am. the sketches on the bottom were me planning! still gonna make changes and stuff though. they dont have names help me

ART TOOLS

So I finally made a complete list of all my art supplies! First, let’s start with my sketchbooks.

  1. Daler-Rowney Earthbound Recycled Sketchbook (toned paper sketchbook). The paper is sturdy and I like the tone.
  2. (Second picture, left) Travelogue Hand Book large landscape in cadmium green. Good for light watercolor, and the texture is very nice. Plus, the covers’ colors are pretty.
  3. (Second picture, right) Daiso sketchbook. Very cheap, the paper is thin but can absorb drawing pen ink quite well.
  4. Fabriano watercolor pad 300gsm/140lbs. It’s very small and rather expensive, but it’s the first 300gsm watercolor pad I can find that doesn’t tear my wallet into pieces, so.

Some picture of the insides of the book (starting from the Daler-Rowney to Fabriano)

Next is everything there is in my pencil pouch.

These are my drawing pens. From left to right: Snowman 0.05 Drawing Pen, Zebra 01 Millipen, and Stabilo point 88. I usually use Snowman 0.05 for serious linearts, and the rest I use when I doodle and sketch.

These are the brush pens I use. From left to right: Pentel brush pen, some Chinese brand that I honestly can’t read, and Copic brush pen.

These are Sakura Koi Coloring Brush Pens. I don’t really like them and the nib wears easily, but I still keep them around anyway.

White pen, the brand is Uni-Ball Signo. I don’t really like it since the ink doesn’t run smoothly. Plus, it’s sort of expensive.

These are the pencils I use, plus the leads and the eraser. The leads from left to right: pilot color eno (red) and Pilot 0.5 2B. The pencils from left to right: I don’t know the exact brand but I think it’s Uni, and the second one is Pilot Color Eno 0.7. The eraser is from Faber-Castell.

This is the watercolor set I use for uncomplicated doodles. It’s Sakura Koi Watercolor Pocket Field Sketch Box. It comes with a palette, a medium-sized waterbrush, and tiny sponges. I also bought a large-sized extra waterbrush.

This is my mom’s watercolors and brushes. She doesn’t really use them anymore so these days I use them when I want to make something with lots of wash and different colors. I can’t really specify one by one, but the watercolors are mostly Winsor & Newton, and the brushes are mostly Cotman.

These are the tools that I use most often. One thing to note is that I simply use these because they’re the cheapest ones I can find around me (without abandoning quality, of course). Also, it’s important to remember that these are the tools that work for me. What works for you might be different. So feel free to use this as reference, but don’t follow it word by word!

Also, feel free to ask me if you have some questions about these tools. I will always be happy to answer. :)