May 14, 2020

Scribbling & Daubing Material

Scribbling & Daubing Material

Many of you have asked what materials I use in the British Standard film so here is a list, with a few extra suggestions…

Sketchbook - Fabriano Eco Pad

Inks - Dr Ph Martens & Ecoline for colours, Winsor & Newton for black Indian Ink

Pen & nib - I use the Waverley nib which is officially intended for writing (it was Rudyard Kipling’s favourite) but for specific drawing nibs and holders try Choosing Keeping or Quill

Brilliant art kit for kids:

The Caran D’ache Fancolour range is environmentally friendly and has amazing colours, we love the gouache tins and chunky felt tip pens

Kitpas - not strictly for paper, but these crayons are incredible and can be used for scribbling on windows and mirrors - so much fun! - and come off again so easily it’s nigh on miraculous.

The greatest glue for collaging - beautiful packaging, smells like marzipan, we love it!

Art shops:

My favourite will always be L.Cornelissen & Sons, it’s an old fashioned and other-worldly treasure trove of the best materials any artist could ever want - if Diagon Alley had an art shop, it would look like this! My husband bought me some beautiful things from here as an engagement present and it has had a special place in my affections ever since. Not cheap, but nothing here is anything less than the best.

Artwrite in Rye is my local and where I order all my inks from. In the good old days when I could collect them in person, I’d take the kids for an outing as there is always a bowl of the best pear drops I’ve ever tasted on the counter. Nick the owner is incredibly helpful so you can call and email any requests and he will delive anything you need.

And online all these have great selections: Fred Aldous, Cass Art, London Graphic Arts, Jackson