VIS14: Intro to Drawing Materials needed

This study period I am doing units that are not part of my degree because I am expecting to only be available sporadically due to other commitments.

VIS14 – Intro to Drawing is a first level unit offered by RMIT.

It turns out this is an expensive unit simply because of the list of materials needed.

  • 1 box of willow charcoal (thick)
  • 1 box of willow charcoal (medium)
  • 2 or 3 sticks conte (black)
  • 2 sticks conte (white)
  • 2 or 3 black pastels (soft)
  • 1 or 2 grey pastels (soft)
  • 1 or 2 white pastels (soft)
  • 1 or 2 graphite pencils or sticks (6B)
  • 2 black felt tip pens (medium and fine point)
  • 1 bottle black drawing ink
  • Optional media for experimentation; gouache, watercolour gesso, shellac, bitumen.
  • 2 or 3 sable ink brushes (sizes 2, 4 and 8)
  • 1 or 2 (soft and hard) erasers
  • 1 can of spray or 1 bottle (with atomiser) of fixative
  • 1 cutting knife and blades (Stanley type)
  • 2 bulldog clips (medium)
  • 1 sturdy drawing folio
  • 1 drawing board approx 60cm x 80cm (particle board) you may make this yourself
  • Light frame drawing easel (not essential)
  • Optional additional materials; masking tape, rags, other folios and cardboard storage tubes
  • newsprint, cartridge, quality rag paper and sketch books.
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