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Our Art Supply Guide

A Few of Our Favorite Things

Is it time to restock your materials, or are you learning to draw for the first time? We are often asked about which art supplies we use, so here’s a comprehensive guide! Draw Botanical only sells art supplies that we have practiced with and believe in. If it doesn’t work for Wendy, she won’t sell it. Read on to learn all about what supplies we use in the Draw Botanical studio.

Have fun and shop around! Throughout this guide, we have done our best to tell you exactly why Wendy and the Draw Botanical team have chosen these products over the rest.

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The Draw Botanical team selects all of its drawing materials based on their excellent quality, low price, and effectiveness of use. The most important supplies for our technique are the paper and pencils. We are proud distributors of Faber Castell colored pencils and Legion paper products.

Bare Necessities

Paper and pencils are our best friends, and we can’t create our botanical drawings without them! When it comes to fine drawing in color, office paper and pencils fall short. We recommend Faber Castell pencils and Legion paper because it’s a joy to work with these high quality materials. We even offer curated art supply kits, including our (on sale!) Beginner Kit, which contains everything you need to get started with drawing realistic botanicals in colored pencils. (You also have the option to add a “Kraft Paper Companion” so you can easily experience the same joy that Wendy has found drawing on this hot press, mid-tone, watercolor paper.) Here’s what we recommend to begin (or revive) your botanical art practice.
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Essential Upgrades

After paper & pencils, there are so many perfectly designed art-kit essentials that will make drawing (even more) fun and help you get your best results. We even offer curated art supply kits, including our Botanical Basics & Traveler Kits, which contain everything you need to get started with drawing realistic botanicals in colored pencils and watercolor. (You also have the option to add a “Kraft Paper Companion” so you can easily experience the same joy that Wendy has found drawing on this hot press, mid-tone, watercolor paper.) Here’s what we’ve selected at Draw Botanical to help us make consistent artwork.
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Useful Tools

Ready to take your drawing to a high level of detail and try some specialized techniques?
Here are the “right-tools-for-the-job” to achieve the full precision of the Draw Botanical method.
We even offer curated art supply kits, including our Practice of Botanical Drawing Kit, which contains every tool Wendy recommends for drawing realistic botanicals in colored pencils and watercolor. You also have the option to add a “Kraft Paper Companion” so you can easily experience the same joy that Wendy has found drawing on this hot press, mid-tone, watercolor paper!
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How’d We Get Here?

When Wendy began her journey as a botanical artist, she was very particular about what she needed and spent a lot of time finding exactly which supplies worked best for her technique. So, that meant that she custom-ordered her supplies from many different sources.

Over time, as Wendy began teaching, her students found it difficult to source her exact recommended colors and supplies. As a solution, Wendy began assembling art supply kits for her students–beginners to masters. This meant that she established contacts and relationships and could vend her favorite products right from her art studio, directly from their manufacturers.

Now, with Draw Botanical’s Art Supply Guide, the entire botanical drawing community can have the materials they need to practice toward their best results!

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