The Necessary Tools and Equipment of an Artist

The Necessary Tools and Equipment of an Artist

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Being an artist is one of the desires of most of us because it comes with creativity and creativity can be brought anywhere and anytime. Hence, the reason behind how most people look up to artists. But the job of artists is not as easy as it looks. From the preparation process up to the art making per se. Which is why being an artist takes a lot of dedication and effort.

For this article we will be talking about how artist prepare, specifically their materials. Included in this article is the list of important tools and equipment like  an artist should have on his/her desk.

This article is also perfect for those who are getting ready to set up their their own workspace because there is a collection of art tools needed to get started. Whether you want to create a new piece with your best pencils, or simply work on your painting techniques, these tools will set you in good stead.


01. Pencils

Wooden and mechanical, Staedtler, Derwent and Pentel, pencils are an essential art tool for creatives. Find a brand you like working with and make sure you have always have a quality and varied selection close at hand.

02. Erasers

Like pencils, no artists workstation would be complete with an eraser. This malleable putty will remove graphite from most surfaces – an essential art tool if ever we saw one!

03. Pens

If you prefer to work with pens, make sure you have a varied selection of the brand you like working with close by. There are thousands of pen brands to choose from, Faber-Castell, for example, have a lovely selection.


04. Acrylics

Versatile, vibrant and affordable, acrylics can be painted on anything. “Liquitex and Finity from Winsor and Newton are the makes I use the most,” Kendall comments.

05. Oils

If you want to get started or prefer painting with oils, there’s a wide range available from traditional to fast-drying and water mixable.

06. Watercolour

Watercolor is a versatile and flexible medium that can yield a variety of results. They come in tubes and as dry cake versions.

07. Easels

There are many types of easel available. Your choice should be based on how much room and money you have to spend.