I've spend the past weekend in Berlin and besides sightseeing, couchsurfing, eating and walking around, I also went to some fleamarkets and - here it comes - one of the biggest art supplies shops you can imagine. I bought some things in the big artshop, but also in some other shops and on the market, and although everything I bought is very simple and basic, I like to show you what I bought and what I'm planning to do with it.
So I was looking for a kneaded eraser for a while, cause the one I had was gone all of a sudden. As you can see, I already used this new one a lot and I'm very satisfied with it! It works very well. It's from the brand KOH-I-NOOR and cost me 0,75 euro.
In the Flying Tiger Copenhagen I bought a set of five 'doezelaars', like we call it in Dutch. I don't know how they call this things in English?
I already had a few of these, but all of the same sizes. Now I have them in different sizes and that could come in handy some time. This whole set cost me 1 euro.
I bought these two graphite pens at the market. The thick one is 6B and was 1,10 euro and the thin one is 8B and was 0,90 euro.
Our couchsurfing hosts recommended us to go to a very big art shop, which is quite new in Berlin. It is called and when we got in I was like 'Whoaaaahhh'. THEY LITERALLY HAVE EVERYTHING! Unfortunately I didn't have a lot of space left in my bag and we we're only traveling with handluggage, so I couldn't buy a lot.
I needed a tiny box for the kneaded eraser I bought earlier. I found this tiny box of transparent plastic and it's perfect! I think it cost me something around 0,30 euro.
I also found these round plastic containers at the same section of the store, and thought they could be useful to blend different colours. I bought three of these and they cost 0,70 euro each.
If you've read my previous article about my art journal kit, you would have seen I'm now using a small mason jar (made out of glass) to bring water with me for painting in my art journal in the train. I found sort of the same jar made out of plastic, so it's less heavy and less breakable. I think it cost me around 1 euro, maybe just a bit more.
I'm só happy with my very first set of Faber-Castell coloured pencils! I think I now understand why people would spend a bit more money for these! They're really great, so much better than every other pencil I have. I now really want to have the polychromos box of 120 pieces, but that one costs more than 200 euros...
I've spent around 6,50 euro for this set of 24 colours.
Then I also bought this cute small sketchbook. It's an ideal size to take with you. It cost me around 5 euro.
And as you can see I already drew a picture of me sitting on one of the blocks of the Holocaust memorial in Berlin.
What would you have purchased yourself if you were in a store that would have everything?
I am an aspiring visual artist, (screen)writer and filmmaker. On my blog I write about the process of improving my skills, about grabbing every chance I get to become more experienced and about learning from ups and downs. Besides that, I write about everything that inspires me, like film, photography, paintings and psychology.
P.S. I am not a native English speaker, so my English is far from excellent. Sorry for that.