Hi my dear Art Friends,
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My favorite brushes of all time are by the brand Daler Rowney. These are great for oil and acrylic paints. They have soft but sturdy synthetic hair.
I never use animal hair brushes and I don't plan to ever try them but these synthetic ones are simply awesome. The price is definitely good, I think they start from 3€ for the smallest.
Pens & Pencils
I mainly use pens and pencils by Faber Castell. I have just always used this brand since school, it's a german brand and easy to get everywhere here. Lately I often sketch with a mechanical pencil but I also love full graphite pencils.
For the ink pens I want to try new brands soon, maybe Microns because I have heard good things about them.
For my paintings I love to use Gessobords by the German Art Store Boesner, I think it's their house brand. Also gessoed wood panels are my go to surface and they are ready to hang which is very awesome!
For drawings I like to use the Mixed Media Paper by Canson but I have tons of different kind of papers. I generally like thicker paper because it's not so easy to bend.
Amsterdam Acrylics is my favorite brand for paints. They have so many awesome colors and the standard or expert series are really great quality.
My general favorite brand is Schmincke. I simply like the look and quality.