Fantasy Art – Course II : Recommended Supplies for Advanced Techniques

Thanks to high interest, this is the continuing course from the First Fantasy Art module. You are welcome to enroll without having previously taken Course I, but feedback suggests that more time is preferable. See below for a list of recommended supplies from course 1 posted below to start. Otherwise, you may also want to bring the following:

  • A small range of drawing pencils (see previous post).
  • Proper eraser for your medium (kneadable, gum or regular types) and smudging     stick if possible (tissues will also work).
  • A ruler and roll of masking tape of medium size.
  • Your choice of a small selection of coloured dry media (for example, oil or chalk pastel, colored pencils or pens). I would recommend 3 or 4 coloured pencils of your favourite complimentary tones.  A small selection of water based media such as a few watercolours or inks (netwon and Windsor brand is an excellent choice), and related materials that may help you with impressions—we will talk more about wet media techniques in class. A good paint brush or inking pen.
  • A sample of objects or textures you would like to work with, where suitable.  


Due to fees and licensing software restrictions, there’s a limit to what can be provided to students. However I would like to gauge what we can bring in as individuals, and tailor the course accordingly. Feel free then, to bring in any of the following:

  • Personal laptop, ipad or drawing device (simple devices can also be great platforms for understanding the basics of more advanced programs).
  • Drawing tablet, digital pens and other creative rendering hardware intended for use.
  • Pre-scanned and uploaded images you would like to work with.

Software tutorials we will likely cover in class include:

  • Corel Painter 12
  • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
  • Procreate painter App for iPad
  • A few well known free open-source software alternatives

A *brief* look at:

  • 3D rendering programs for character and environment design including industry standard Maya , Poser and voxel-based design programs.
  •  Manga and 2D style rendering programs such as Manga studio, however keep in mind that this is a short course and you should think of the digital component as an introduction to further exploration. = )

Also note: at this stage wireless internet access can’t be guaranteed, meaning that personal cloud-based memberships (such as the new Adobe Creative software) may not be accessible from the room. Whatever the case, much of the digital part can be shown on a projector depending on interest. Please contact me for further clarification – we’ll see what we can do!

Remember that this list is a guide and that you are welcome to bring whatever supplies suit you best. A pencil and paper *is always* enough for a creative thinker!


Finally, here is the link to enroll:

Fantasy Art - CIT Solutions Art Courses



See you soon!