Show and tell of my favorite visual journaling supplies. This ebbs and flows given where and what I’m illustrating, but these are my core supplies.
I use Daniel Smith watercolors, and have for as long as I remember. There are other brands that are wonderful too, but I know these like old friends.
These are the paints in my travel box:
- Quinacridone Rose (cool red)
- Transparent Pyrrol Orange (warm red)
- Hansa Yellow Medium (neutral yellow)
- Quinacridone Gold (warm yellow)
- French Ultramarine (cool blue)
- Pthalo Blue GS (warm blue)
- Quinacridone Magenta
- Quinacridone Purple
- Pthalo Green
- Burnt Sienna
These are the pens and pencils I like the best, but experiment to find what you like to use.
- Blackwing pencil
- HB .05 mechanical pencil
- Uniball micro Onyx pen in black (fantastic writing pen plus works well for drawing)
- Pentel Brushpen
- Assorted white gel pens
- Pentel white eraser
- kneaded eraser
The Strathmore 500 Mixed Media Journal. You can find them here at Dick Blick.
Just starting out?
- Quinacridone Rose
- French Ultramarine
- Hansa Yellow Medium (cool yellow) or Quinacridone Gold (warm yellow)
- A round brush – #8 or #6 – with a nice point on it (what you saw in the video: #0, #6, #8 – all round – with a 1/2-inch flat)
- Regular, household pencil
- Black rollerball pen to write and draw
- White eraser
- A sturdy journal that with thick sized paper. Look for a watercolor or wet media book.
- You can also use single sheets of watercolor paper
Are you interested in short (1-3 minute) videos about mixing the colors I’ve listed here?
Let me know in the comments below!