Tools of the Trade

I havn’t done a post of my tools in a long time, so I took some new pictures and I’m going to describe what I use. :) Descriptions will start at the top left and move down from there.

Watercolor Brushes
My primary brush is a size 3 White Sable round brush. Robert Simmons #785. Next is a size 4 Master’s Touch round brush. I also have a set of Artist’s Loft Round brushes, sizes 6, 8, 10, and 12. The purple straw is a boba straw that is perfect for blowing paint around the paper.

Dr. Ph Martin Hydrus Fine Art Liquid Watercolors
I have a set of 12 that I use for larger illustrations that require a lot of paint.

Sakura Koi Pocket Field Watercolors
The bottom pallette is the Koi kit. I’ve had it for a while now. The water brush that came with it is amazing. I use it for smaller illustrations. The top pallette is what I use with my liquid watercolors.

Yoda case of pencils and pens
I picked up the Yoda pencil case at Hobby Lobby, and I love it for storing all my pencils and such. The main one I use is a Sakura SumoGrip mechanical pencil. It’s nice and fat and I’ve been using it for years. I also use a Paper Mate eraser stick for tiny details. My Pentel brush pen is my favorite for sumi-e brush strokes. 

Copic Markers
And last but not least is my collection of Copic Markers. They are my primary coloring tools and I love em to bits.