Drawing & Sketching Goods

Drawing is one of our past-times here at Mostcraft, and though we’re not as polished as we want to be with our skills, we’re still gettin’ to our 10,000 hours no matter what. Here’s a look at some of our favorite drawing and sketching goods, from pens and pencils to paper, notebooks and more.

We hope you’ll draw your own conclusions as to which supplies are best for you, and please do excuse our use of puns, as it is kind of our thing and we’re aware of the tone it sets. Thank you.

The Best Paper for Copic Markers

Copic markers are a beast all their own, and typically you can’t just use any old paper – unless you want massive bleeding and all sorts of stained surfaces, if you know what we mean.

Avoid the mess and keep your artistic creations in check with these high-quality paper products that are designed specifically to handle high-ink instruments like Copic markers.

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The 4 Best Copic Marker Sets

Speaking of the devil, now that you have some Copic marker paper options, you’ll probably want to know which sets are worth investing in. Here’s our take, from resident artist and drawing extraordinaire, Emily. Hurrah!

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The 5 Best Alcohol-Based Markers

Alcohol-based markers offer artists vibrant, easy-to-use features that let you get wild with colors in a way that normal ink markers do not afford. Check out some of our favorite alcohol-based products that are quick-drying, full of colorful life and designed to bring your marker supply to the next level.

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The 5 Best Mechanical Pencils for Drawing

And here you thought mechanical pencils were only reserved for those students in school who always wanted to be a little more prepared than the rest of us. Well, we salute you.

We also bring to you our favorite mechanical pencils, including those from powerhouse brands like Staedtler, as well as some under-the-radar picks that offer just as much performance quality, albeit with a quieter voice.

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The 5 Best Pens for Doodling

We don’t know about you, but our school days weren’t full of ambitious mechanical pencil formulations -they were all about doodling and daydreaming in the margins. You can continue this trend of keeping your mind open and imaginative with some of our favorite picks for the best doodling pens – those instruments of ink that allow you to get all that weird stuff in your head down onto paper where it (sometimes) belongs. Good riddance!

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The 5 Best Liquid Chalk Markers

You know those cute sandwich boards you pass that tell you all about a cafe or shop’s coffees, sandwiches and more? Well, you can make your own little ditties with high-quality liquid chalk markers.

They aren’t as intimidating as they sound, and they might not sound intimidating at all, depending on where you grew up. That’s the beauty of life: we’re all walking our own paths, and sometimes those paths involve liquid chalk markers. Your welcome.

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The 5 Best Moleskine Alternatives

There was a time, not too long ago, when every hipster, writer, poet, artist, student – whoever – had a Moleskine journal, and let me be the first to tell you: they didn’t all turn out like Hemingway. But we digress.

If you’re looking for something a little more off the beaten path, consider these Moleskine alternatives that will give you a little something different the next time you’re working on your masterpiece on the subway. Or car. Or wherever it is you do your genius-type stuff.

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The 5 Best Pens for Drawing Comics

If we could draw comics, we probably wouldn’t be working on this blog so much. We’d probably have a post-apocalyptic series of graphic novels that combined some of our favorite interests: the Walking Dead, crafts and road trips. That would be something.

But alas, that is not our life path, and so it is with humble hearts that we present the best comic-drawing pens, though we cannot say we ourselves have become any better since using these.

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The 5 Best Brush Tip Marker Sets

There’s no marker party like a brush tip marker party, so we invite you to check out our favorite brush tip sets. Brush tip markers are a strange bunch: part marker, part paintbrush, 100 percent in-your-face excitement, if excitement to you is drawing beautiful pictures. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

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The 5 Best Calligraphy Pens for Beginners

Calligraphy is the ancient art of makin’ your writing look way cooler than it should be, but before you become a master, you must start out as a beginner. Have no fear: we’ve got a selection of the beginner’s calligraphy pens that will make it easier than ever to learn your craft. If you become a renowned calligraphy artist person, we’d like to be included in all your victory speeches.

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The Best Paper for Acrylic Painting

Acrylic painting sounds like something you do to get your mind off that person at work that always sneaks up on you when you’re in a compromising position, like picking lint off your shirt while pep-talking yourself to have a great Monday.

Anyway, here’s a look at our favorite paper selections for acrylic paints. Enjoy.

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The 5 Best Lightboxes for Tracing

The first time we went to our tattoo artist, he busted out a drawing on a neat little contraption that looked like a box but shined like some kind of wooden angel from above. Turns out it was a lightbox, and ever since then, we’ve been fascinated with finding the best ones on the market. Here’s a look at some of the top choices that work well for artists of all types – and angels.

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