Hey guys, like my new background? It’s all flowery. Anticipating spring. Alright, what are we doing here? What are we doing? Huh? Is that what you want to know? Today, I want to show you some of the best products that I have found on Amazon over the years. I was not paid to make this video, nobody told me to include their stuff in this video. This is stuff that I use. This is stuff that throughout the years, I have found, it works for me. Some of this is like really, really cheap stuff, really great alternatives to other art things that maybe cost a lot and some of these things are also very high-end products. I’m just gonna go through and show you what I use, what I like. I’m gonna link everything for you in the description for your convenience. Are you ready to know some of my deepest darkest art secrets and find out the things that I use? Was that creepy? Alright the first thing. I reviewed this recently in a video and it is Arteza watercolor paper. Dude, this stuff works wonders. I cannot tell you how much I love this stuff because it just wouldn’t justify how much I love this stuff. It is so thick and when you order it on Amazon you actually get two packs of this. Watercolor paper is so expensive, but this is really cheap, works like a charm. So this is one of my go-to art products. I’ve actually used a nice amount of this pad, . and I haven’t even had it very long. I just really love it. This mysterious box is almost empty because I have used most of what’s in it. These are prismacolor verithin pencils. I got them on Amazon a couple of years ago. If you could focus, I would really appreciate that. All right. Yeah, let’s bring it back into this world. I love them because one end is red and the other end is blue. I put these in my art bag use them on the go. I use them for sketching all the time. You’ve probably seen them in my videos, so much in the past, and I just I love them so much. I also use other variations of pencils like this. This is a Fabriano pencil. I got this while I was in Italy. These guys are pretty similar to the things I just showed you, except they come in two different pencils. These are pilot colori eno pencils. I got them in a set that came with pretty much the rainbow. I love these for sketching especially because these ones come with erasers. I actually like them a lot better than the prismacolor ones that I showed you especially because these have a grip, it’s a mechanical pencil and for sketching these are my favorite things to sketch with I would say. I think they’re really underrated people don’t really talk about them, but they’re great especially if you don’t like the Smearing of pencils specially when you do marker drawings, these just kind of dissolve into the markers. You don’t have to get all crazy and do other things, like erase. A lot of people either love or hate Moleskine sketchbooks. I don’t like regular Moleskine sketchbooks, I’ll be real with you guys, but Watercolor Moleskine sketchbooks are probably one of the best sketchbooks out there in my opinion because I love doing watercolor and gouache. So I fill these things so fast, not really fast, I lied, it takes so long to fill these for me, but I travel with them. I filled two of them so far and I need to order another one, because I’m out. Once again. This is a moleskine watercolor sketchbook. My absolute favorite. Following closely behind in my favorite sketchbooks of the world is this field artist sketchbook. This is also a watercolor sketchbook. Which is nice, the pages are very thick and this one is nice because it’s very small. I am one of those people that carries very small purses. I feel like I only need my cell phone and a wallet. So, this little guy can slide right on down into my purse and fit perfectly. These dirty, nasty looking brushes are actually fantastic. They look really gross and stuff right now because they’ve just gotten a lot of love over time. They’re called my Artscape brushes. They come in a huge set on Amazon and a carrying case and I got these, I don’t know, a year or two ago. They are my favorite paint brushes. They hold up very nicely. They’re very affordable. I just really love these. If you don’t have a big budget, and you want nice paint brushes and a lot of them, I would suggest myartscape brushes because you can get what is it like seven paint brushes for $13 or something like that. I don’t know, but they have other sets too, 12 brushes for $15, I think, I don’t really remember prices, But I’ll just link below if you are interested. So, I got these before I got married. I got them probably as a junior in high school. Maybe a sophomore. That’s why my name still says Miranda Bowman on here because I was not married yet. I’m Miranda Byler now. These are Fantasia colored pencils and before I could afford Prismacolors, This is what I used. Some of them are missing now, but I actually still use this set. It doesn’t really look like I’ve used it a lot, I know, but I actually don’t use colored pencils a ton anyway. These are phenomenal colored pencils, and they are so cheap for 36 pencils. You really can’t beat it, so if you have a low budget. I would suggest these. They layer very nicely. They’re super pigmented, and I love them. The tin, I don’t think looks like this anymore. I was doing some research. I think it’s a red tin now. That’s how old these are but I love them so much My handwriting is so gross. I just made this piece with these markers. They’re Ohuhu markers. They look just like Copic markers, and I love them. They blend very nicely. I think if you’re on a budget, maybe Copics don’t fit your budget. These are really a great alternative. I’ve been using and doing cool stuff, and this is what I did recently. This is probably the most obnoxious Pallet, I ordered a couple of these pallets on Amazon and there by art advantage and I’ll be honest with you, I don’t like the paintbrushes that came with it. They kind of shed and they’re pretty low quality, but this pallet is So awesome. It’s huge. If you want to feel like that classic artist that sticks your thumb through the pallet and holds it while you paint, This is really sweet. I like this because I like to use wood pallets or glass pallets for my oil painting. Alright guys. If you know me, you know I love gouache paint. This is the box that I started out with. It is the primary color set and this is still my go-to guys. I have a couple other colors now my collection has significantly expanded over time, but this is what I started with and I love it so much. I need to order another box actually because I am running out. As you can see, these tubes are, yeah running out. gouache is my favorite medium. I really like Winsor & Newton gouache, I just love the feel of it. I think they have really amazing quality paint for an affordable price. Alright, this little dude is a blank Copic Sketch marker. I have been really into experimenting with mixing my Copic inks lately and creating my own colors. You can get these on Amazon, and that’s where I’ve been ordering mine, because I don’t feel like driving 30 minutes to blicks just to get two of these at a time. I think I’m gonna do another video with these soon. I have other color ideas now and other ways to try mixing my colors. I can’t wait to do that. I know you guys saw me review these in a previous video. These are Arteza fineliners. I honestly don’t think I have met a fineliner as good as these. This is a really amazing set. It comes with three different trays full of colors. 72 colors. it’s an insane amount. And they work, so well. I am very impressed with these. I feel like fineliners can be very pricey, So I never really venture into the world of colorful fineliners. I usually just get black ones, keep it simple but, this has very much revolutionized my opinion of fineliners. Last but not least. I’m not even sure if these are on Amazon anymore. However, I know you can get them pretty cheap, pretty much anywhere. These are Gelly rollers. This is what it looks like people always chew me out when I try to say Sakura or whatever, so I’m just gonna let you read it. This is like the secret weapon for all art youtubers. They really love this. I really love it. So there you go. Hey, buddy come back to me focus, focus. Boom. Oh hey, we’re back. Hey, we’re back. Well like I said, this is just stuff that I use, nobody is telling me to make this video. It’s something that I wanted to make for you because I know finding art supplies on a budget can be difficult. Finding good art supplies on a budget is even harder. So I just wanted to be real with you guys, show you some things that I think are good personally. Some of it might work for you, some of it might not. We’re all different as artists. So because I included this stuff in this video, it means I actually use it and I like it and I think it is good enough quality that I should tell people about it. There might be people out there who could use new watercolors or colored pencils, but maybe they’re on a budget. So I hope this helps you decide things maybe gives you ideas of stuff to try out. Thanks so much for watching. I hope you liked this video. Oh, look how cute this is guys. Can we just talk about this? This is melting my heart.