Recommended materials & reading

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If you’re in the US, see the list below for links to the US Amazon. Please do get all your shopping (or any other items too) after clicking through, it all helps!

My favourite UK art supplier is Jackson’s Art, which you can visit using the banner below. New Jackson’s customers also receive 10% off their first order.

Nature Journaling Art Supplies

Sketchbooks

Midori Cotton MD (A5) – for coloured pencils and outdoor journaling

Amazon (US): https://amzn.to/3WBlp4q

Amazon (UK): https://amzn.to/3VXyAwh

Midori Cotton MD (A5) Cover – to keep your outdoor journal protected

Amazon (US): https://amzn.to/3Xbnqoe

Amazon (UK): https://amzn.to/3Pieiwe

Midori Cotton (A4) – for coloured pencils

Amazon (US): https://amzn.to/3ODJ4PX

Amazon (UK): https://amzn.to/3BeQ3XH

Khadi Paper Fat Book – for water-based media

Amazon (UK): https://amzn.to/43pAYiO

Jackson’s (UK): https://www.jacksonsart.com/en-us/khadi-fat-book-100gsm-rough-21x21cm-48-sheets?___store=jacksonsart_en&acc=716e1b8c6cd17b771da77391355749f3

Amazon (US): https://amzn.to/45zpWbD (note this is a less thick book, fat books seem to be unavailable)

Pencils

Pentel mechanical pencils
Amazon (UK): https://amzn.to/44KeUzY

Colours

Derwent Procolour colouring pencils

Amazon (US): https://amzn.to/3q42m6E

Amazon (UK): https://amzn.to/3O27xxP

Jackson’s (UK): https://www.jacksonsart.com/search/?q=derwent%2Bprocolour&___store=jacksonsart_en&acc=716e1b8c6cd17b771da77391355749f3

 

Derwent Inktense permanent “watercolour” pencils

Amazon (US): https://amzn.to/3BWKNbl

Amazon (UK): https://amzn.to/3zSNSbr

Jackson’s (UK): https://www.jacksonsart.com/en-us/search/?q=derwent%2Binktense&___store=jacksonsart_en&acc=716e1b8c6cd17b771da77391355749f3

 

Recommended Derwent Inktense colours: 

The 12 pencil set: 2100 Payne’s Grey, 1720 Tan, 1320 Ionian Green, 1903 Burnt Umber, 2100 Charcoal Grey, 0900 Iris Blue, 0700 Fuchsia, 0100 Sherbet Lemon, 0330 Persian Red, 0600 Shiraz, 1530 Felt Green, and 0300 Tangerine. 

For 24, also add: 0200 Sun Yellow, 0850 Deep Blue, 0410 Hot Red, 0800 Violet, 0850 Deep Blue, 1310 Iron Green, 1550 Spring Green, 1600 Leaf Green, 1730 Oak, 1800 Baked Earth, 2010 Sepia Ink, 2020 Indian Ink, 2200 Ink Black.

Derwent have a Build Your Own Tin offer on their website.

 

 

 

Other

Arteza water brushes (my favourite waterbrush set for use with Inktense/watercolour pencils)

Amazon (US): https://amzn.to/3MWsKse

Amazon (UK): https://amzn.to/42L75Z9

Jackson’s water brush (UK): https://www.jacksonsart.com/jas-waterbrush-set-of-3?___store=jacksonsart_en&acc=716e1b8c6cd17b771da77391355749f3

Caran d’Ache aquarelle palette (for use with Inktense/watercolour pencils)

Amazon (US): https://amzn.to/3MWGQtI

Amazon (UK): https://amzn.to/3O07Zg2

Derwent carry-all (for lots of pencils!)

Amazon (US): https://amzn.to/3MBcU4T

Amazon (UK): https://amzn.to/42Ry9pL

Jackson’s (UK): https://www.jacksonsart.com/derwent-carry-all-pencil-storage-bag?___store=jacksonsart_en&acc=716e1b8c6cd17b771da77391355749f3

Derwent pencil wrap (for taking a selection of pencils outside!)

Amazon (US): https://amzn.to/3BYKDQM

Amazon (UK): https://amzn.to/44PJbNV

Jackson’s (UK): https://www.jacksonsart.com/derwent-signature-pencil-wrap-holds-up-to-30-pencils?___store=jacksonsart_en&acc=716e1b8c6cd17b771da77391355749f3

Nature journaling books

UK-based folks who want to support independent bookshops can also order these titles via my bookshop.org shop.

 

Baty, Patrick, Nature’s Palette: A colour reference system from the natural world

Amazon (US): https://amzn.to/3WFrA7Q

Amazon (UK): https://amzn.to/3pvoTJs

Bookshop.org (UK): https://uk.bookshop.org/a/12129/9780500252468

 

Brown, Jo, Secrets of a Devon Wood

Amazon (US): https://amzn.to/3MBGY0m

Amazon (UK): https://amzn.to/44O0IpN

Bookshop.org (UK): https://uk.bookshop.org/a/12129/9781780724379

 

Foxon, Ali, Green Sketching Handbook

Amazon (US): https://amzn.to/3BXSYEp

Amazon (UK): https://amzn.to/42O40HC

Bookshop.org (UK): https://uk.bookshop.org/a/12129/9781529070309

 

Holden, Edith, Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady

Amazon (US): https://amzn.to/3oy6fk2

Amazon (UK): https://amzn.to/3pzV5vm

Bookshop.org (UK): https://uk.bookshop.org/a/12129/9780847858903

 

Laws, John Muir, Laws Guide to Nature Journaling

Amazon (US): https://amzn.to/3OIxxif

Amazon (UK): https://amzn.to/3BlWvvK

Bookshop.org (UK): https://uk.bookshop.org/a/12129/9781597143158

 

Laws, John Muir, Laws Guide to Drawing Birds

Amazon (US): https://amzn.to/3ozuFtm

Amazon (UK): https://amzn.to/41qeLis

Bookshop.org (UK): https://uk.bookshop.org/a/12129/9781597141956

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