Resources and Tools

I’ve put together a list of art resources and tools that I thought would come in handy for my readers. These are products that I personally use and recommend. 

I will add to this list as I come across new resources to recommend.

Blogging Resources

Blue Host – if you are starting a smaller blog, I highly recommend Blue Host. Blue Host comes with a 1-click installation for WordPress and an affordable rate. I use Blue Host for my blog as well as registering my domain name.

Blogger – if you are looking for a blogging platform that is completely free, Blogger is a good choice. It’s user friendly and extremely easy to navigate. I used Blogger in the past and never had any issues with it. Many people still use this blogging platform today. Blogger is owned by Google and was formerly known as BlogSpot.

WordPress – the most used blogging platform used today. WordPress is free to use and has a 1-click installation for Blue Host. 

 

Art Supplies

Red Col-Erase Pencils – this is what I use most of the time to sketch out my initial drawing. The best part about using the Col-Erase pencil is that it doesn’t smudge when you run your hand across it like a regular pencil will. I prefer the red because it’s dark enough to see, yet will still erase quite easily. 

Electric Pencil Sharpener – I love my Panasonic electric pencil sharpener. If you use colored pencils, you really need to use a good electric pencil sharpener.

Prismacolor Colored Pencils – these are by far my favorite colored pencils to use. They go on smooth and last a long time. They are well worth the price, in my opinion.

Tombow Mono Zero Eraser – I got this with the January 2019 shipment of SketchBox and is by far my favorite eraser to use. It works really well for getting into tight areas without removing lines you want to keep.

 

Art Books

Imagination Station by Mark Kistler – one of my all time favorite books. The book is loaded with easy to follow step by step drawing lessons. 

 

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