Essential Materials and Tools

It’s time to gear up. You’ll need most of the following tools to do the exercises in this book.

Analog Tools


It’s OK to draw in this book. I want you to! But to practice you should have additional drawing paper. Most drawing paper will do for beginners, such as a drawing pad of (acid-free) paper that takes pen and ink, pencil, crayon, charcoal, light ink washes, and markers. A handy size for most subjects (and laps) is 11x14– or 14x17–inches.


Or go with graph paper for use with pencil or marker, which provides a modular grid for visual measurement.

A couple of the prompts in this book call for heavier paper ...

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