This page covers most of the drawing materials discussed in the course.
Strathmore 400 is a reasonably priced all-around drawing paper that comes in pads in a range of sizes in both a and surface. Cut to size, it will also work in most home printers. It's the paper I used for the first paintings in Lecture 1 and for the drawing in Lecture 14 using the proportional dividers. I use this paper routinely in my studio.
The boasts great quality and has the greatest range of any set I know. It contains 22 pencils from a 10B on the soft end to a 10H on the hard end. These are the pencils I used in both How to Draw and in The Complete Painter. They're also what I routinely use in my studio.
Both or vine charcoal can be sharpened to a point and used to layout a drawing for a painting.
A range of erasers will make your life easier. At minimum I'd get a , a , and a eraser.
A can also be used, like an eraser, to remove vine charcoal.
, properly applied, will keep your graphite (pencil) and charcoal from mixing with your paint. is used when you intend to work on a drawing after spraying.
There are a range of available in a range of styles and sizes. Some are . that can secure paper or unstretched canvas. You could also make your own drawing board. Just get a piece of plywood or hardboard at a lumber yard at cut it to whatever size you'd like. One of the drawing boards I used in How to Draw was a . These are generally used for more technical drawing projects using linear perspective drawing.
David Brody, 2019, after Luca Cambiaso, 16th century
From The Complete Painter: Lessons from the Masters, Lecture 12
The Complete Painter: Lessons from the Masters
Basic Drawing Materials