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Art is a fun and creative way to not just express one’s self but also to project one’s talent to the world. It is a source of enhancing a person’s creative genius in a beautiful, likable, and authentic way. Thus, art is an expression of life.

But for a beginner, the process of creation can be a bit slow and time-taking. The key here is to remain calm, patient, and observant of the creative techniques. Then, gradual yet persistent practice will bring mastery to your art that will speak for itself.

At the initial stages, the students tend to “copy” other’s artistic works to understand the various techniques. Although art cannot be copied as it is unique to each artist’s hands and perspectives, however, somehow a close resemblance can be achieved. But with continued practice, beginners can also go a step ahead and explore their own techniques. This will make them create a signature technique unique to them.

Here are a few art supplies that a beginner artist or painter would require:

  1. Sketchbook

One would need a sketchbook with quality paper and appropriate texture. These things will ensure that you have a good grip on the paper for specific creations.

Sketchbooks are also needed for creating the initial rough sketch of the painting. The proportions and the sizing of the object are done on the sketchbook before being painted on the canvas.

It is better to practice composition, shadowing, perspective techniques, shaping, and sizing the art piece that you want to paint. Sometimes, a thing in mind to be painted doesn’t go well on the canvas. To test this, sketching it first is the best way.

  • Graphite drawing pencils and charcoal

Graphite pencils are not just good for rough drawings but also best for highly detailed ones. They are versatile in use and can be used according to one’s technique. They work best for shading in various ways. Besides, controlling their grip and texture is also easy.

An average six-pencil set would consist of 2H, HB, B, 2B, 4B, and 6B.

Charcoal sticks or pencils are highly flexible to use. They are best for shading with different intensities of tones and for naturally smudging the shades.

  • Paints

Paints can be acrylics, oils, or watercolor. But generally, most beginners start with oils as they are quite tricky to handle. This will make them prepared for the easier options to handle like acrylics.

Of course, the classical artists always used oils.

Tip: Don’t invest too much in high-quality paints in the beginner stage. Average quality will also work best for exploring the various color matches and mixing techniques.

  • Paint brushes

Paint brushes come in a variety of shapes and sizes according to the purpose of use.    Beginners should explore all types to have an idea of their results and handling. 

Some common paint brushes types include:

  • Round brush
  • Fan brush
  • Angled brush
  • Flat brush
  • Filbert brush
  • Bright brush
  • Rigger brush
  • Mop brush
  • Canvas

Paintbrushes come in a variety of shapes and sizes according to the purpose of use. Beginners should explore all types to have an idea of their results and handling. 

Some common paint brushes types include:

  • Round brush
  • Fan brush
  • Angled brush
  • Flat brush
  • Filbert brush
  • Bright brush
  • Rigger brush
  • Mop brush

Art is one of the best forms of expression of life and all its aspects. Just like writers, painters put colors of perspectives onto the canvas. Learning the basic tips and tricks is essential in the beginning, however, creating one’s own technique will distinguish your work from the rest.

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