Welcome to The Ultimate Art Supply Guide! This page is your go-to guide for figuring out what art supplies you need.
Whether you’re a student, seasoned professional, or a complete beginner who has never even picked up a painting brush, this guide will provide you with all the art essentials, plus a few fun extras that can improve your life or help you make sense of the online art supply maze (Pro-tip: be the person who has a list).
I’ve put a ton of work into The Ultimate Art Supply Guide; I hope you’ll find it helpful.
To make it easy to navigate, everything is broken down into categories.
Most links here go to Amazon. Full disclosure: This blog participates in the Amazon Associates program, and I’ll earn a commission on qualifying purchases made through the links on this page (at no extra cost to you). I’ve worked hard to recommend items that are both high-quality and affordable.
During my more than twenty years as a professional working artist, I have personally used every one of the products and brands that I recommend in this guide. So, I can wholeheartedly attest to the value and quality of each recommendation.
Do note that you also can also buy many of these things locally.
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