Using your own original ideas.
The top 3 pieces of equipment and artist can use to make great art are:
In fact there are a lot of artists who only use two of the above and make some great art. Most good art is really about what your brain thought up and how you bring that idea to life.
You don’t need a lot of fancy equipment to make art. If you begin with at least two of the three above you would be off to a good start. At the Making Art website we have a list of supplies, to help you set up a studio or workspace. But how much do you really need?
If you are a beginner and really don’t know what you want to make yet, I would start by thinking about what you feel most drawn to. Construction/ small sculpture? You can start with as little as, an art knife, a ruler, a pencil, an eraser and a cutting mat. You could even use a pile of old newspapers to cut on if the mat’s too expensive.
Collect bits of used paper and cardboard or buy some stiff paper [150 gsm+] and you’re ready to go.
You feel more like drawing? A block [a pad]of acid free paper and a few pencils 2b-6b and you are set.
So don’t put off making something because you feel you need a lot of fancy stuff. Got a brain and a pencil?
Brilliant you’re ready to start.