Below are my most used and most beloved & recommended art supplies that I've been using over the past 20 years. In more recent years I've used a drawing tablet (xp pen) as well as Himi Gouche. They are what I've used consistently and reccomend to my art students whenever I am teaching. Arches watercolor paper continues to be the standard for highest quality watercolor paper as well as Copic Markers- which can last you a lifetime, as they're refillable! I reccomend these supplies to new artists, illustrators, and seasoned ones as well.
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