As we continue to make changes to the channel we have decided to take a break from the blog. This includes a lot of exciting new changes, including a new channel dedicated to crafting, coming this fall! I wanted to leave you with a single blog post where you can find all the supplies I’ve referenced over the past year.
Bullet Journaling and Illustration
Currently I am using the Archer & Olive notebook and I love the white thick pages, but you can’t go wrong with a Baron Fig Confidant either. For practice and for illustrations I always have my notebook on hand as well.
Archer & Olive Journal (Use discount code Shayda10)
This photo is from My Top 5 Tips for Drawing, and demonstrates the different nib sizes. There is more to pens than you may realize! When working in my journal I love to have the smaller sizes for numbering calendars and adding little details, but for a simple illustration or adding weight, I will use something different.
2020 was the first year I included color in my bullet journal. It was a challenge for me, but ended up being a lot of fun. I tend to buy my markers individually so I can customize my palette and collection - unsurprisingly they tend to be very neutral colors. I love my warm gray and natural tones!
Favorites from my collection include:
Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pens (Brush Pens): 172- Earth Green, 220- Light Indigo, 272- Warm Grey III, 273- Warm Grey IV, 268- Green Gold, 114- Light Skin, 131- Medium Flesh, 132- Light Flesh, 133-Magenta, 157-Dark Indigo, 146- Sky Blue, 177- Walnut Brown, 178- Nougat, 239- Lilac, 143- Cobalt Blue, 189- Cinnamon
Tombow Dual Tip Brush Markers: 679- Dark Purple, 603-We Light Purple, 026- Yellow Gold, 312- Holly Green, 192-Okay Asparagus, 249- Hunter Green, 679- Dark Plum, 757- Port Red, 772- Blush, 992- Sand, 910- Opal, N45- Cool Grey, N25- Lamp Black, 526- True Blue
Koi Brush Pens: 130- Sap Green, 237- Light Sky Blue, 407- Woody Brown
For a full explanation of why I most often use cold press watercolor paper, you can check out the recent blog on the differences between paper types here. I always have my watercolor notebook handy though for practice and for my personal projects.
Everyone knows how I love my pan sets for watercolors, and I've talked a lot about color palettes, my favorite mixes, and paints to use. This photo is from a blog post on trying out a tube set to create my own palette that you can find here. I am still using my pan sets though and you may recognize my Mungyo from the photo below.
My favorite brush is the Raphael Kolinsky pointed round brush number 3. The pointed tip with a large body full of paint is perfect for the fine details and organic shapes when painting florals. Number 3 is the perfect size if you are going to use one brush for everything, but you can buy a whole set as well.
*Disclosure: I only recommend products I would use myself and all opinions expressed here are my own. This post contains affiliate links from which, at no additional cost to you, I earn a small commission from.
Keep following the YouTube channel for updates, there will still be a new video every week! For bonus content and even more videos check out Patreon. For day to day updates and news about all the upcoming changes follow me on Instagram @Shaydacampbell as well. Keep creating and experimenting and having fun. Happy Drawing!