If you are a professional artist or illustrator, an aspiring amateur or simply a person who paints, draws, sculpts or creates other pieces of art purely for pleasure, as a hobby, it is important to carefully select the most suitable materials and supplies for each project, as the final results you will be able to obtain might depend to some extend on them. Most shops that provide these types of products supply both regular products, which are aimed for non-professional use by students or beginners and usually come in an affordable price range, and artist quality products, which although are more expensive than regular ones, offer a considerable higher quality.
In the case of painting, sketching or drawing , the supplies should be chosen depending on the type of surface that you want to use them on, which can be canvas, paper, ceramic or wood, among others. Each type of media has its own particular characteristics and specific requirements. If you prefer painting with acrylics on paper, canvas or wood, all you need are brushes, acrylic paint in different colors, a palette and a palette knife. For watercolor painting on paper sheets, pads or blocks, apart from the actual paints in the desired color, you will also need brushes and a palette. For drawing or sketching on specifically designed paper you need pencils for this purposes, with different types of lead or colored pencils for artists, which have a higher quality than the ones designed for children, a good eraser, and a high quality pencil sharpener. If you choose to work with mixed media, there are endless possibilities and you can use all types of paints, regular pencils and watercolor pencils, as well as different kinds of inks.
There are many companies in Dubai that provide all types of artists materials and supplies for both professional and non-professional users, including a wide array of paper products, such as acid free options, regular sheets with different textures and thicknesses, drawing paper, pads and blocks, cardboard, canvas, wood plates, ceramic parts, all types of pencils and paints, graphite, brushes of different sizes, palettes and sponges, used for painting and drawing. Apart from these, they also offer many supplies and tools for different crafts, such as beads, scissors, needles, hole punchers of different shapes, liquid and solid glue, clay, sand and other casting materials, carving materials used for sculpture, sculpting tools and many other. The experts in arts and crafts from any of these companies can help you with suggestions and useful advice in order to help you get the results you want.