Getting Started

"How do you start?" is probably the number one question we are asked all the time. But getting started is simple if you have a few basic supplies. Below is a list of the basic materials that we prefer. Some are premium quality and brand matters to us, and others are not so premium and brand doesn't matter as much. Use the materials and brands with which you are comfortable.

We use:
11x14 inch Cachet Hardbound Sketchbooks
Uniball Vision Pens - black, blue, red - waterproof or water-resistant
Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils
Prang Watercolors
UHU Glue Stick - 1.41 oz.
Crayola Marker - yellow
Watersoluble Graphite Pencils
Packaging Tape
Paint brushes

There are other materials that we use, but the above are the basics. Putting them into a pencil pouch or small brush bag is a great way to make it a portable kit, and you can do a lot with these few simple supplies.
I'll cover starting pages with these materials in a later post.