Sharing My Creative Tools

Every artist knows you have to keep your creative juices flowing, I can not always find the time to paint so I doodle or draw. I have been interested in Zentangle for a while, I think it is a very interest form of art. Now I can’t say I dont use an earaser (you are not suppost to) I am too much of a perfectionest not too. Anyway, for me this is a great way to get your creative juices flowing. I would like to share some of my skeching tools with you. When I find a product that I love and I know works I want to share them. I will admit, some of my tools can be pricey but I have used trial and error and found that spending a little extra money on a great product makes a big difference.

These are my go to sketching tools:


Blackwing Pencils – they are so smooth to draw with
Copic Multi liner pens – Great to use with my next tool, they do not smear when used with markers.
Copic Sketch Markers – they are alcohol based so the blend beautifully
Prismacolor colored pencils – these also blend very well with each other

There is one item in this picture that I have used for the first time and I love it too, Acryl Gouache. I actually just ordered some and I can’t wait for them to be delivered. It is nothing like what I have worked with before, it will take some time to get use to but I can see good things with this paint. You can use it like a water color or thick like an acrylic and it has this wonderful matte finish.

I used everyone of these tools on my sketch:


The black background is the gouache, if you have a change to try it out you will find it has a velvet look to it once it dry’s, oh and it drys really fast.

Let me know what you think or tools you use that you think are great, I alway like to try new things. Especially when it comes to art tools.


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