The Top 5 Art Supplies Every Professional Artist Needs

Friday 5th January 2024

Are you an aspiring artist looking to turn your passion into a profession? Well, you're in luck because we've compiled a list of the top 5 art supplies every professional artist needs. These are the tools of the trade that no artist can live without. So, sit back, grab a paintbrush, and let's get started.

1. Paint
First things first, you can't be an artist without paint. Whether you prefer Watercolours, acrylics, or oils, having a variety of colours is essential. And don't forget to stock up on white paint, because let's face it, you'll use it more than any other colour.
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2. Brushes
Now that you have paint, you need something to apply it with. A good set of brushes is crucial for any artist. From fine detail work to broad strokes, having a variety of brush sizes and shapes will allow you to create any masterpiece your heart desires.
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3. Sketchbook
Before you start painting, it's important to sketch out your ideas first. A sketchbook is the perfect place to jot down your thoughts and experiment with different compositions. Plus, it's portable so you can take it with you wherever inspiration strikes.

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4. Easel
Painting on a flat surface can be a pain in the neck (literally). That's where an easel comes in handy. It allows you to adjust the angle of your canvas, so you can work comfortably and without straining your neck or back.

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5. Coffee
Okay, okay, we know coffee isn't technically an art supply, but hear us out. As any artist knows, creating a masterpiece takes time and patience. And what better way to stay focused and energized than with a cup of coffee? So, brew yourself a pot and let the creativity flow.

There you have it, folks. The top 5 art supplies every professional artist needs. With these tools in hand (and a cup of coffee nearby), there's no limit to what you can create. So go forth and make some art!

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