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Friday, August 2, 2019

What's in my Illustration Pencil Case?

As much as I enjoy digital illustration, I know it's important to practice the traditional methods as well. This is why I make sure to keep up with my analogue sketches alongside my iPad drawings. For today's post, I thought I'd share what's in my pencil case. You'll also be able to see what my favourite equipment for illustrating is.

For my initial sketches, I have a normal lead pencil and a mechanical pencil. I usually switch between the two. It just depends on what I feel like using that day. My eraser isn't too special, just a plain white rectangle, but it does the job pretty well. 


A majority of my pencil case is made up of markers. I have my two tombow brush pens and a copic ciao. I use the copic for colouring skin and the tombow brush pens for shading. Basically all I draw nowadays are people and figures so these pens are essential. I've also got a range of different coloured highlighters and felt tips for colouring in outfits and backgrounds.

Finally, I have my black fineliners for outlining and my white gel pen for highlights. These are what I use last. If you've read my Bullet Journal Essentials post, you'll have seen these pens already. It's great that I can use them for both sketching and journalling.

Thanks for reading!
Q: What's your favourite pen brand?


  1. I love how nice the illustration-specific stationeries are so sleek! You can never go wrong with having different pencils, markers, and pens to get the job done. I like that you keep the essential colors on hand. Thanks for sharing the goods in your illustration pencil case! I used to love Pilot pens but I got over them in lieu of some Korean 0.38mm pens, hehe.

    Nancy ♥

  2. I love the pens and markers you keep in your case! I've used the Midliners and they are amazing. Thanks for sharing your essentials!

    Eena ☼ cabin twenty-four

  3. Ooh your pencil case sounds like the dream to me! I absolutely love those pastel markers! I have some tombow brush pens and I love them! You are right, as much as digital art and design is fun, it is always so enjoyable to pick up a pen and get creative. Thanks for sharing Annie, fab post! <3 xx

    Bexa |


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