When I first started my pet portraiture work, I spent hour upon hour searching and researching what materials were the best, it was mostly very confusing! Eventually I managed to settle upon my staple equipment.

Caran d’Ache Luminance

Luminance 6901 artist’s pencils are designed for works intended for exhibition, collection and museum purposes. They have a creamy texture, perfect for blending and are extremely lightfast, meaning the colour will not fade for 100s of years.

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Faber Castell Polychromos

This 120 set of Polychromos are smooth, easily blended and layered. They are an oil based lead, water resistant and smudge proof. I find this set to be harder than the Luminance, so they are perfect for creating sharp details.

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I like to experiment with lots of papers to find what works best for me and my style of drawing. Currently I am using Stonehenge Fine Art Paper in white.

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