My Recommended Gear
This is a list of art making equipment I personally use and can recommend.
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Prismacolor Premier are my colored pencils of choice. They are high-quality pencils, but a tad cheaper than the Faber-Castell Polychromos many people use.
Drawing Tablet (Display)
Digital art doesn’t require many tools. Apart from your computer, you basically just need a graphic tablet. For this, I use the XP-Pen Artist Pro 16TP. It’s a high-quality screen tablet with an awesome display and a touch function. It’s more intuitive than a standard tablet because it allows you to draw directly on the screen. Highly recommended! You can read my review here.
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Before I had my Artist Pro 16TP, I’ve been using the Intuos Pro M (PTH650) for the last few years. I think it’s one of the most used tablets ever. There are newer versions nowadays, like the PTH660. Either is fine, though.
For sketches and pure pencil drawings I use Faber-Castell pencils. I live in Germany, so I feel a special connection to this german brand. They are of such high quality though, that Faber-Castell is known internationally. You can never go wrong with these.
If you want to push your efficiency to the next level, I recommend a professional pencil sharpener like the Dahle 133. It makes sharpening your pencils faster and cleaner. It’s a must-have, if you draw with pencils or colored pencils a lot.
These are fantastic black drawing pens that even professional comic artists use. They come in various sizes and are good for crosshatching and thinner lines. This set contains all the tip sizes you need.
These brush pens are a great addition to the Micron drawing pens. They make filling larger areas of black easy and offer a lot of control. Drawing lines of varying thickness is child’s play with these. Great for beautiful line art!
The microphone I use in my YouTube videos. It’s a very versatile audio recorder that can record a whole band playing live, an interview, or just the voice of a single person. It delivers really good results.