Sketching Tools

You have decided to learn
Urban Sketching and don't know which materials to use?

You will find below the materials I recommend, a bit of everything, without exagerating. Avoid taking too much materials, we often use the same sketching tools when we draw.

Sketching kit

Recommended sketching tools

A5 sketchbook, portrait format,  with paper which can support watercolor o mixed media. Brands: Hahnmühle, Fabriano, Canson, Daler Rowney

A calibrated 0,2 and o,8 black waterproof fineliner, Brands: Micron, Staedtler, Unipin, Faber-castell…
and another color, or a Bic 4 colors ballpoint pen.

A color pencil: ocher or light blue

White  gel pen. Brand: Uniball Signo broad 

A waterproof Black Brush Pen
Brands: Micron, Unipin, Faber-castell…

– A grey marker brush Tombow, nº79, or, Faber-Castell Brush warm grey nº272

– A watercolour kit with basic colors. Avoid cheap watercolour and use known brands such as Windsor&Newton, VanGogh, Sennelier, or Schmincke for example.

A waterbrush pen,  and tissue.

A set of color pencils, watercolor or not, with basic colors. Brands: Caran d’Ache, Faber-Castell, …

Paper clips (for windy days)

A folding stool, the ground might be wet or too dirty to sit on.

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    Some fine art materials shops in Barcelona:

    Barna Art, Calle Córsega 394, 08037 Barcelona

    Casa Piera, Calle Pintor Fortuny 21, 08001 Barcelona

    Art Hilgard, Calle Asturies 48, 08012 Barcelona

    Artcants, Encants Barcelona, Plaza de las Glorias.

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