I enjoy trying new materials, but in recent years I have acquired a few favourites. Below you will find the tools I prefer to use, many of which are affiliate links. If you buy something through my link, I get a small percentage of it. It won’t cost you a penny extra, but it will support me a bit.
I like to buy my artist materials at Splendith, a small business run by Judith. She has a fantastic selection and packs everything with love.
This is a kind of gouache in a pan set. Nicely opaque, but also transparent with some extra water.
My absolute favorite graphite pencil. Soft, dark and slides like butter on paper.
My favourite pencil sharpener.
Acryla gouache sits in between gouache and acrylic paint. Want to know more about acryla gouache?
I have this complete set, a box of candies for any illustrator.
Sketchbook with fantastic value for money. Want to read more about sketchbooks?
I like to buy this gouache/gouache because it is very affordable and the quality is good.
If you require a bit more quality, this gouache from Winsor & Newton is my favourite.
I like soft pencils, and these are nice and buttery.
I’ve had this pen holder for years, and it fits comfortably in your hand because of its grip.
I create my comics with this nib.
Sumi ink is great for making ink drawings, as well as washes and hand lettering.
This watercolor set always goes with you on holiday. Handy with pocket brush.
Handy colour wheel to check your colour balance, but also the gradation of colours in your work. Essential.
When I paint with (acryla) gouache, I prefer this paper. It has a nice, soft layer.
I prefer to use Museo canvases for my paintings. They have a light texture.
I make my comics on this paper, because it doesn’t bleed.
New love: this vinyl paint dries really matte, and I love that. Especially in a fluorine color.
I prefer to use acrylic paint from the Golden and Lascaux brand. I mainly use Daler-Rowney acrylic paint on paper.