Drawing Gear & Resources

Whether you’re a seasoned artist or just starting your creative journey, having the right tools can make all the difference when it comes to drawing.

Tom Maple shares some of his favorite resources for bringing your drawing ideas and imagination to life on paper.

We’ve all used easels that were wobbly or unstable, making it hard to focus on your artwork. The easels featured here provide a sturdy surface for sketching and shading. And for adding color, you can’t go wrong with classic coloring tools like colored pencils, oil pastels, and markers. Each option offers its own unique blending and layering qualities. So whether you prefer the smooth layers of a pencil, the vibrant strokes of a pastel, or the portability of markers, we’re sure you’ll find plenty of inspiring options to fuel your creativity.

Let’s get started exploring some great products that will be sure to help in your drawing and artistic adventures!

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Complete Drawing Kit
Prina 76 Pack Drawing Set & Sketching Kit

Complete 76-piece drawing and sketching set includes graphite, charcoal, colored, watercolor and metallic pencils

Comes with handy extras like kneaded eraser, sharpener, blending stumps and refillable water brush pen for shading and blending

Includes a convenient 3-color 50-page spiral-bound sketchbook (6in x 9in) for sketching and drawing

Step-by-step tutorial teaches you the basics of drawing and gets you started on your artistic journey

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Dual-Tip Markers
CaliArt Dual Tip Art Markers - 41 Piece Set

Alcohol-based ink dries fast and doesn't smudge.

DUAL TIPS & ROUND PEN HOLDER: Broad chisel (approx. 1-7 mm) and fine point(approx. 0.7 mm) nibs for precise highlighting and underlining, Allows you to create various styles, sketches and patterns with ease.

41 COLORS FOR GREAT BLENDING. Use this marker set to sketch, write, or add a splash of 41 colors to any art and craft project.

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Colored Pencils
Shuttle Art 172 Colored Pencils - Soft Core Color Pencil Set

172 UNIQUE & VIBRANT COLORS: Shuttle Art 172 color pencils set contains 160 regular colors and 12 metallic colors, unique and no duplicates, with color name and number on the barrel, suitable for kids and adults coloring books. Perfect drawing supplies for beginners, artists and coloring lovers coloring, drawing and sketching.

RICH PIGMENT WITH VELVETY SMOOTHNESS: Each coloring pencil inside is equipped with highly pigmented core, lay down bright and vivid colors with silky and velvety smoothness. Soft core leads are easy to blend and layer multiple colors to produce incredible tones, ideal for coloring and drawing.

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Soft Oil Pastels
Soft Oil Pastels Set of 48 - Assorted Colors

Great assortment of all the essential colors.

Silky smooth oil pastels are prefect for creating deep, rich, drawings and colorings.

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U.S. Art Supply 9" x 12" Top Spiral Bound Sketch Book Pad

2 Pack of 9" x 12" Professional Sketch Book Pads. 100 sheets in each pad, a total of 200 premium artists' quality sketch pad sheets that are ready for you to unleash your artistic creativity!

High-quality sketch pads with standard-weight, 60 lb, 100 gsm, smooth natural white paper sheets. These versatile, durable, acid-free, neutral pH sketching paper sheets are suitable for all types of mixed media and all skill levels of artists.

Spiral binding on TOP, as opposed to the side of the book, is essential to allow for proper hand technique and positioning.

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Standing Easel
Portable Standing Artist Easel - Adjustable Height Painting Easel with Bag

Height adjusts from 21in (tabletop) to 66in (standing), it’s suitable for adults & kids. Easy-flip fasteners are simple to use!

Light and Portable: At 2.15lbs, this stand is loved for its lightness. Sets up in seconds & folds to 21inches.

Sturdy Design: Unlike flimsy easels that topple over easily, this easel has been designed with stability in mind. With adjustable legs for uneven surfaces, rubber foot grips, painting outdoors is easy.

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Table-Top Easel
Falling in Art 5-Position Wood Drafting Table Easel

Durable and Strong - Made of strong European beech wood for a stable base.

Lightweight - Only 1.9 lbs with no-slip rubber feet, easy to move and use anywhere.

Smooth Surface Board - 16 1/2'' L x 12 1/8'' W for use with similarly sized paper, sketchbook, or canvases.

Adjustable - 5 settings from flat to a 75 degree angle to find your ideal drawing angle.

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