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Whether you’re a professional or an enthusiastic amateur, Engineer Supply has a broad selection of art tools and equipment you can use to get the most out of your creativity. We work with some of the most recognized brands on the market, and we can offer them to you at a price you can afford. Feel free to look at the variety of art supplies we have in our store, so you can find a product that will meet your specific needs.

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A compass can be used to draw circles and arcs, while a straightedge is one of the most common tools used for drafting. Architects and engineers use a scale to draw something larger or smaller, and an eraser is a common tool that can be used to correct mistakes. Model-making requires something to cut, cut on, and cut with. French curves are templates made up curved edges and scroll-shaped cutouts, while a lettering guide can keep your hand lettering a consistent size. There are several types of drafting paper, and there are a lot options when it comes to writing and drawing tools.


Drafting is about precision. Not only do your drawings need to communicate clearly, but they also need to be clean and precise. One of the most important tools for achieving this goal is a straightedge, because it allows you to get a higher quality drawing while saving you time and frustration. The types of tools that are most widely used are the parallel rule and the adjustable triangle. A parallel rule gives you a wide area with which to work while keeping every line straight and parallel. For vertical lines, set your triangle on top of the parallel rule, but you can also use it to draw diagonal lines at any angle. A T-square is a classic tool that can be placed on the edge of any straight table, which will give you a perfectly straight edge. A parallel rolling ruler is a few tools in one, because it can not only be used to draw lines at any angle but can also be used to draw circles and arcs. A metal ruler can be used to draw and measure straight lines, but it can also give you something to cut against.

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If you’re a professional artist or graphic designer, you need access to the right tools. That’s why Engineer Supply offers art equipment from top-rated manufacturers. Whether you’re a professional, a student, or an enthusiastic amateur, the art tools we offer can help you get the most out of your creativity. Whether you’re looking for pens and pencils or easels and tables, you can find what you need in our store. Feel free to look at what we have in stock, so you can find the right art supplies for your specific needs.


Whether you’re painting or drawing, Engineer Supply has a variety of art equipment to meet your needs. We want our customers to have access to the best art supplies on the market, which is why we work with some of the most trusted brands in the industry. We have everything from easels and tables to a variety of trimmers and cutting tools. If you’re looking for one of the best places to buy art tools and equipment, be sure to look at what we have in our store.

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What kind of tools are used by artists?

There are many types of equipment and tools that artists use to do their work. Some of them include but may not be limited to:
  • Portable Sketchpad— While some artists use computer programs to create digital illustrations and animations, many artists see this as an excellent resource. In fact, it’s a great options for any type of artist.
  • Artist’s Palette— This tool is an essential part of the painting process. Some palettes hang next to a painting, while others hook over the thumb. Some artists also use a board to lay out their colors in front of the canvas.
  • Mahlstick— This soft-tipped stick can keep a painter’s hand steady without disturbing the painting. It’s a useful tool for artists who spend many hours or days on a single piece, which can be tiring work.
  • Gloves— Many painters use latex or rubber gloves to keep their hands and nails clean, which can spare them the hassle of having to scrub oil paint off their hands and fingers.
  • Catalyst Tools— A catalyst blade or wedge is a mix between a palette knife and brush. Some artists use them to work with heavier paints, plasters, and other media.
  • Cold Wax— Many artists use thicker application methods by mixing cold wax into their colors, which allows them to dry faster.
  • Tube Wringer— Many artists struggle to get every drop of paint out of the tube. They even cut the tube, so they can scrape it out. A tube wringer is a convenient tool that can save you a great deal of time and a whole lot of paint.
If you’re looking for a broad selection of art equipment and tools, be sure to look at what we have at Engineer Supply.

What types of art tools are used for painting?

Painters will use a variety of art supplies — from brushes and palettes to a variety of catalyst tools. Many painters will use a mahlstick to keep their hand steady when they have to spend many hours or days on a single piece. Feel free to look at the broad selection of art equipment and tools we have at Engineer Supply.

What types of art tools are used for drawing?

Some of the art supplies you can use for drawing include but may not be limited to:
  • Pencils— Both wooden and mechanical pencils are essential for creating art.
  • Erasers— Like pencils, no artist’s workspace can function without an eraser because it allows you to correct any mistakes you make while sketching.
  • Pens— If you prefer to work with pens, make sure you have a varied selection of whichever brand you like to work with.
You’ll also need the right type of paper, which should be big enough for the piece on which you’re currently working.

What types of art supplies are good for beginners?

Aside from having the right type of paper and surface on which to work, you’ll also need a pencil and eraser. If you’re painting, you’ll need a canvas or some other surface that can handle wet media. You’ll also need a palette you can use for all your paint colors, as well as an assortment of brushes that will allow you to apply the paint to the surface.

Where can I buy quality art equipment and supplies?

If you’re looking for one of the best places to buy quality art equipment, Engineer Supply has everything you need. We have a broad selection of art tools and supplies from of the best manufacturers in the industry. Feel free to look at what we have in stock, so you can find a product that’s right for you!
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