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100 Art Journal Materials.

1) Pressed flowers
2) Coloured Sand
3) Thin buttons
4) Embroidery thread
5) Second hand postcards
6) magazine clippings
7) Patches for mending clothes
8) Denim from old jeans
9) Pages of old books
10) Pressed insects
11) Newspaper articles
12) Calligraphy inks (more vibrant and transparent than water-color)
13) Paper bags
14) Envelops
15) Washi tape
16) Spray paint
17) Scrapbook paper
18) House paint (paint stores give away mistinted paint for extremely low prices, can confirm: I work at a paint store and get free paint every day.)
19) Colour chips (get these while you’re at the paint store :p)
20) Tin foil
21) Candle wax
22) Nail polish (if you pour it on the page and let it dry its beautifully shiny and textured. I use it to make eyes that glisten).
23) Oil pastels
24) Locks of your hair
25) Perfume samples
26) Resaraunt coasters
27) Gold leaf pen ( found at art stores)
28) Chalk
29) Black coffee
30) Postage stamps
31) Junk mail
32) Leaves
33) Dead butterflies and moths
34) Food lables
35) Coffee sleeves
36) Ribbon
37) Unused pages from previous journals/ notebooks.
38) Duct tape, patterned or otherwise.
39) Watercolor
40) Sharpie
41) Makeup (lipstick especially)
42) Lino Stamps (art stores sell ones you can carve yourself.)
43) Door numbers and letters (home depot has a whole wall of them).
44) Lables from a lable maker
45) Ticket stubs
46) Receipts
47) Resaraunt menus
48) Other people’s drawings
49) Baggage tags
50) Recipe cards
51) Pencil crayon
52) Regular crayon
53) Acrylic paint
54) Pressed mushrooms
55) Little plastic bags
56) Felt pen
57) Charcoal
58) Straw and dried grasses
59) Old school notes and assignments
60) Printed photographs
61) Business cards
62) Parcel packaging
63) Yarn or wool
64) Book marks
65) Stickers from Starbucks coffee bags (you can ask for these without buying the coffee)
66) Tea and tea bags
67) Spider webs
68) Snake skin (pet stores)
69) Scraps of fabric
70) Pet fur
71) Hair dye
72) Berry juice
73) Wood stain
74) Sawdust
75) Masking tape
76) Glitter
77) Notes from family members and loved ones
78) Beer and wine lables
79) Cellophane
80) Cardstock
81) Birthday cards
82) Oragami paper
83) Shoe laces
84) Dictionary entries
85) Plasticine
86) Melted Crayons
87) Chalk board paint and sidewalk chalk
88) Metallic foil
89) Coin rubbings
90) Wallpaper
91) Thin tile
92) Spray on velvet
93) Cue cards
94) Name tags
95) Invitations
96) Squished bottle caps
97) Paper doilies
98) Stencils
99) Dried herbs
100) The inside of correlated cardboard.

Then Vs. Now

Things I didn’t know back then, but I do now:

  1. To draw hair is not to draw all the different strands of hair. Hair is ONE entity, to be drawn as one shape.
  2. If you don’t get the proportions in your basic drawing right, no matter what you do, your final output is going to be awful (see left.)
  3. Smudge sticks are your best friend, USE THEM MORE THAN YOU USE PENCILS!
  4. Cheeks have shapes too.
  5. Draw shadows, not objects.
  6. Use the darkest, softest pencil you can get your hands on.
  7. 70 GSM printer paper DOES NOT last.
  8. Use a camera which doesn’t add a red coloured time stamp to the picture.

Hopefully, I’ll keep learning more :)


Traveling supplies– I’m using an assortment of pencils, ballpoint pen, and I have a kit I put together for using watercolors on a plane.

Brushes are waterbrushes that I filled before travel (they got through security fine). I got a small plastic dish with 2 compartments– one is for a damp sponge to wipe my brush on, and the other has paper towels. Container was $4.99 but worth it to have it be leakproof.

The watercolors are Daler Rowney Aquafine travel set. It was originally $29 at Michaels but wait till you get a sweet coupon in the app. I added a flesh base watercolor paint to a cup inside. I believe it’s Antimony yellow(???) and I can darken it as needed. It had to dry before I travel since it’s a tube paint.

I have smaller sketchbooks for on the plane, and I pack a larger mix Media book in my luggage. Pack paints in ziploc bag to be safe and carry extra paper towels to dab up water/paint if you have to pick up in a hurry :)


New Copic Markers + Studio Ghibli Washi Tapes + Stickers and more [Art & Planner Supplies Haul]

I forgot that a month ago I did a sketch dump of Kakashi for practice, but my phone was dead and I had no reference photos, so this was the best I could do. This was practice so I could figure out how to draw him with a mask bc that’s literally the hardest thing for me to do, tbh. (Onsen Kakashi #2 is my fave. But Kakachibi turned out cute too omg???) 

So this is just a minor detail. But it really caught my attention. I wanted to share it and see what everyone thought.

So a lot of the youtubers I’ve watched kind of. Overlook this. And I don’t blame them. But it really set my ping off and I have to get it out.

From an experienced artist’s standpoint, these drawings are not the same. If you look, the highlight, shade, and emphasis points are different in each one. Some are even missing a little bit of the edges to the otherwise solid outline.

For example,  the happy one’s eyes are really light! And disgust almost looks like it has pupils in the black! Sad seems to be fading away on the right side. Angry has one solid white spot on the left.

What does this say to me? A few things. The biggest clue to my theory is the note that says “Do not let Joey see this”. So…

I think this says that the 3D Bendy was summoned before the staff was sacrificed/ran away/etc. So someone observed him enough to notice -differences-. Specifically, consistency shifts!!!! They’re sort of subtle, but when you look carefully there’s a ton of little changes in each sketch.

…But maybe I’m being a derp and overthinking and it’s just a thing that they put in to make you creeped out. And it really is creepy. Since it implies that he always has the exact same expression no matter what emotion.

All the art supplies I use!:

Copic set A & C
Copic SP Multiliners (10A)
Gellyroll gel-pens
Canson sketchbooks/any thick paper I can find
Staedtler/Prismacolor erasers
Staedtler mini tri-graphing ruler
and lastly, any pencil that works!

Please feel free to ask questions about any of these art supplies I use! Thank you all for your support ❤️❤️❤️


My Everyday Sketching Materials

Hey guys! I get a lot of questions about what materials I use in my sketchbook, and these are the items I take with me everywhere! 

Prismacolor Verithin Colored Pencil in Crimson - This is by far my favorite red pencil to sketch with. I have tried just about every red pencil I can think of and in my opinion the verithin pencil in Crimson is the perfect shade and hardness for sketching with. I love the color because it’s not too orange or pink, it is just the right shade of reddish brown that works amazingly with drawing people and skin tones. My favorite part is being able to use it for a drawing, without having to erase it before I color using copics or watercolor! The colored pencil blends in beautifully with colors!     I use these up so fast and I have to use a pencil extender like the Generals wooden one pictured. 

Bic Ultra Round Stic Grip ballpoint pen-  I have been sketching with these pens for over 11 years now, sadly they don’t sell them in regular office supply stores anymore (I order them from amazon)   I love them because they allow me to create thick or thin sketchy lines without much effort. A lot of ink comes out when you press harder, and often builds up around the tip of the pen, if you are not careful it can leave blobs in your sketch, but hey! sketches do not have to be perfect!  There’s just something about the way these pens feel in my hands that I love.

Pentel Hi-Polymer Eraser in Black-  These erasers will get rid of anything! This is the only eraser I know of that will effectively erase colored pencil. With one swipe even the darkest pencil lines will be gone. They come in so many different sizes and they last so long. There is also a white version of this eraser but somehow it doesn’t erase as well.

Pentel GraphGear 1000 Lead Pencil in 0.9 -  I don’t usually use mechanical pencils or graphite often, but when I am drawing on tracing paper or I am adding tattoos to my drawings I use this pencil. It is really heavy and sturdy, and the tip completely retracts when you use the clip. It’s a nice pencil but really I could use any mechanical pencil as long as it is uses at least 0.7 lead. I love making thick and bold lines, so I use thicker pencils.

General’s Sketch & Wash Pencil- This is an interesting type of graphite pencil that creates an ink-looking wash when you brush water over it. It is always fun to draw a sketch with this pencil and going over with some water and making it look like a painting! These are relatively cheap and can be found at almost any art store.

Master’s Touch Round 4 Brush-  This is a nice brush to use while traveling, I only ever use round pointed brushes like this when working with ink or watercolor. This brand is cheap and I believe you can purchase it at Hobby Lobby, but I find that you don’t need to shell out $20 for a single brush to get great line quality or mark making. I have a few of this particular brush in different sizes and they are my favorite at the moment!

Faber Castell Artist PITT Brush Pens-  These markers are pretty awesome! They are super thick and have a brush tip, and they come in a lot of different colors! I usually just use the warm grey tones to add shading and definition to my sketches. 

I hope this helps! I will be doing a full video on youtube of the materials I take with me when traveling, if you’d like to subscribe you can go here:


Pentalic Traveler’s Pocket Journal & Sketch 4”x3” (10.5x7.3cm) and a 6”x4” (14.8x10.3cm) 74lb (120gsm) 160 acid free pages Citrine Yellow sketchbooks

I have filled up my 4”x6” Pentalic Traveler’s Pocket Journal & Sketch sketchbook. I am a few pages from filling up the 4”x3” one. Both of which I started back in 2015. I am happy to have finally filled both up, and yes I know that is five pages premature for the smallest one. Still I desire replacements for these sketchbooks.

These Pentalic Traveler’s Pocket Journal & Sketch sketchbooks are a must to always have on hand for me. I; especially, like these for brush pen work, but these also handle all dry media, plus pastels and oil pastels. I have never tried using acrylic paints in these sketchbooks, and I know watercolours will cause the pages to warp. As such I do doubt acrylic and oil paints will work to well in these sketchbooks, but a light use may be okay. I have never tried, nor do I think I will ever use those mediums in these sketchbooks. I primarily use these for pen & ink and pastel and oil pastel works.

As for why I got both yellow? Well the other ones have all been black: from the largest to smallest they manufacture. There is one exception, which is the current 4”x3” one I am about done using. That one is burgundy because the first ever one of these kind of sketchbooks I ever got was a 4”x3” black one. I wanted the next to be different; however, now I want all the new ones I get, which come in colors for the big ones do not from what I have seen, to be the same color. That way I know what time period I use these in…