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Basic Drawing Kit

Items are listed as follows:
• Essential- you need these items "high priority"
• Secondary- great items but not an absolute necessity. 
• Optional- these are convenient items, but are not necessary items

Drawing Pencils
by Prismacolor

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ESSENTIAL- Drawing Pencil set-  make sure you get the medium set so you have the widest variety of pencil leads. 

Kneaded Eraser
by Prismacolor

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ESSENTIAL-  You'll need at least two of these kneaded erasers.  One for graphite drawing and the other for charcoal drawing.  These erasers can molded to any shape and erase by rubbing back and forth or pressing and lifting.  

White Pearl Eraser
by PaperMate

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ESSENTIAL-  Just about any white eraser will work, I prefer these inexpensive erasers. 

Retractable Erasers
by PaperMate

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OPTIONAL-  A great eraser for small areas.  

Drafting Brush
 

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SECONDARY-  Any type of drafting brush to brush the eraser crumbs off your paper without smearing it.  I really like this hake brush.

Small Sketch Book
 

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ESSENTIAL-  Small sketchbooks are perfect for our warm-ups exercises.  Any inexpensive brand will do for this.

Drawing Paper
by Strathmore

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ESSENTIAL-  A book of drawing paper (not sketch) is great for your drawing projects.