When inspiration strikes, be ready with these new and popular sketching supplies.
When we want to make art for ourselves, we often start with a sketch. It is a no-stress, always-fun way to be creative without a lot of planning or space or time needed! Use these new and recommended sketching supplies when inspiration strikes.
STAEDTLER DOUBLE-ENDED FIBER-TIP MARKERS
With two pressure-resistant tips each, these markers offer extra sketching flexibility. Widths from 0.5mm to 3.0mm allow for expressive lines and shading. Dye-based, water-soluble ink provides intense color that can be diluted for softer lines. Sets include 36 or 72 colors.
The packaging of the STAEDTLER 320 markers feature artwork by Stephen Gardner, a Brooklyn artist and teacher whose extensive portfolio includes the street and bar scenes of New York City.
Now discover more sketching supplies from STAEDTLER.
CRETACOLOR BLACK & WHITE BOX DRAWING SET
Sketch and draw dramatic art in black and white. This set has all you need—including chalk, charcoal, graphite in various forms, a kneaded eraser, a sharpener and a polishing leather—all in a metal box.
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SIENNA COMPACT CANVAS/PANEL HOLDER
Designed for plein air, this 1½-lb. holder accommodates canvases, panels or sketchbooks from 6 to 20 inches tall. Rubber holders secure canvases ¾ to 2 inches thick; metal clips secure ¼-inch panels. Built-in aluminum plate mounts to most tripods.
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STRATHMORE 400 SERIES RECYCLED SKETCH PADS
These go-to pads now include a new landscape 3 x 9 inch size—lightweight and portable for artists on the move. The fine tooth of its 60-lb. paper is ideal for experimentation, perfecting techniques and more.
Learn more about these sketching supplies from STRATHMOREARTIST.COM
GENERAL’S BLACK AND WHITE PENCIL SET
Ideal for bold designs and bright white values, this new set includes three pencils: Primo Elite Grande Pencil #5000 (extra soft, bold charcoal), Kimberly 525-9xxB (extra dark graphite) and Charcoal White Pencil #558 (bright white). As with all General’s® Artist Pencils, these are handcrafted in the USA with sustained yield Genuine Incense Cedar Wood!
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REFLEXIONS HARDBOUND SKETCH BOOKS
These expertly bound journals with leatherette covers and 160 pages of ﬁ ne-textured, acid-free, 70-lb. paper are great for graphite, pastels, colored pencil, ink, light washes and more. Other features include an elastic wrap-around closure and pen loop, plus a ribbon bookmark.
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SKETCHING WITH SAKURA
Sketch with the ultimate trio! The Pigma Micron PN pen—with waterproof, fade-resistant ink—has a flexible nib for expressive linework. The XSI2 Series Mechanical Pencil features a cushion point to prevent lead breakage. The Sumo Grip Eraser grabs and traps graphite for super-clean erasing.
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RENDR NO SHOW THRU PAPER
Available in sketchbooks, drawing pads and rolls, this revolutionary paper lets artists use 100 percent of their surface. Apply any art medium with confidence that nothing will bleed through and damage the next page.
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