Drawing Supplies for Beginners

Here’s how to start putting your artistic visions down on paper.

Kids drawing
Here’s everything you need to take your doodles to the next level.Pexels

There’s something to be said about putting a pencil or pen to paper and creating something inspiring. Whether it’s a piece for yourself, for a loved one or just for fun, there are a few materials you’ll need to put your creative juices to good use. We’ve found the equipment you need to get drawing right away.

A Good Sketchbook

Strathmore 455-3 400 Series Sketch Pad, 9"x12" Wire Bound, 100 Sheets
Each sketchbook has 100 sheets.Strathmore

Sure, you can draw and create on any ordinary sheet of paper, but when it’s time to get serious with your work, consider investing in a proper sketchbook with thick pages that pencil and ink will glide over.

Choose Your Medium

Art 101 142-Piece Wood Art Set
Even if you’re just starting out, look like a seasoned artist with this beautiful wood case full of supplies.Art 101 USA

Not sure what medium you like best? This kit provides you with colored pencils, pastels and watercolor paints so you can experiment. (Who knows? Maybe you’ll take after the late, great Bob Ross!)

LED Light Box for Tracing and Stenciling

Tikteck A4 Ultra-thin Portable LED Light Box Tracer USB Power Cable Dimmable Brightness LED Artcraft Tracing Light Box
This light box has a USB cord.Tiktecklab

A light box is a great tool for someone learning how to draw. Drawing images free-hand can be a daunting task, especially for beginners. A light box gives you the ability to accurately recreate images you draw inspiration from, helping you perfect certain techniques in your drawing journey. Even after you’ve leveled up your skills, a light box will still come in handy for more elaborate projects, like mapping out sewing and quilting designs.