Sketchbook Art Supplies

At the very least you will want an A5 or A4 cartridge paper sketchbook. These are available everywhere, just try and get one that is 110gsm paper weight or over.

There are many different types of sketchbooks available and if you love a sketchbook like I do, you will end up with at least 10 different ones! I have mixed media, watercolour, kraft paper, cappuccino coloured, grey paper books and then there are the sizes! Mine all come in a range of square, portrait and landscape.

Then you need graphite pencils. Quality graphite pencils are a must and they do not cost much. You will want a HB, 2B and 4B minimum.

Mrs Red's favourites are the Staedtler Mars Lumograph. They feel like drawing with butter, they are so creamy and smooth! You can purchase them from the online shop and collect them on the Monday class. Oh and grab a pencil sharpener and eraser as well.

A couple of waterproof and fadeproof drawing pens are also part of the basic list. In Mrs Red's online shop you will find the UniPin Fine Liners in a large range of weights. A 1.0 and a 3.0 is a great start.

There are no rules as to what you can and cannot use in a sketchbook. Listed above is the minimum to join Sketchbook Satchel classes. Other art supplies you may have or want to purchase along the way would be coloured pencils, pan pastels, Tombow dual marker pens, watercolours, gouache and the list goes on. You will get a feel for what you use and want to use. Gather as you go.