Here I publish my reviews. I write about particular media for professional drawing and painting.
Read the posts, if you are in doubt whether this or that product (a paint set, an easel etc.) is worth buying or not.
There are old Russian plants manufacturing high-quality paints. One of them is APP Nevskaya palitra. The watercolors Sonnet, which the company produces, became a great addition to my toolkit.
I usually paint with watercolors, and my main item of expenditure is paper. Last week I bought a relatively cheap spiral pad to try out, and it turned out to be amazing for its price. The pad was manufactured by the company SM.LT, I’d never even heard of.
Watercolor pencils let you combine drawing with painting: they have water-soluble colored binders. The art medium is equally good for dry-on-dry sketching and wet-on-wet techniques.