13 Best Technical Drawing Supplies

List Updated June 2020

Bestselling Technical Drawing Supplies in 2020


Precision Micro-Line Pens, Fineliner, Multiliner, Waterproof Archival Ink, Artist Illustration, Anime, Sketching, Technical Drawing, Office Documents&Scrapbooking, Manga Pens Writing, 10/Set(Black)

Precision Micro-Line Pens, Fineliner, Multiliner, Waterproof Archival Ink, Artist Illustration, Anime, Sketching, Technical Drawing, Office Documents&Scrapbooking, Manga Pens Writing, 10/Set(Black)
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020

Westcott Technical Drawing Template (T-816), Green

Westcott Technical Drawing Template (T-816), Green
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • Opening for circles, squares, triangles, rectangles and hexagons
  • Includes inch scale
  • Center lines provided

Mr. Pen- 15 Pcs Compass Set with Swing Arm Protractor (6"), Geometry Set for Students, Geometry Set for School, Divider, Set Squares, Ruler, Protractor, Compass Math, Compass and Protractor, Eraser

Mr. Pen- 15 Pcs Compass Set with Swing Arm Protractor (6
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020

Black Micro-Pen Fineliner Ink Pens,9 Pick of Waterproof Archival ink Micro Fine Point Liner Pens for Artist Illustration Technical Drawing Office Documents Comic Manga Scrapbooking and School Using

Black Micro-Pen Fineliner Ink Pens,9 Pick of Waterproof Archival ink Micro Fine Point Liner Pens for Artist Illustration Technical Drawing Office Documents Comic Manga Scrapbooking and School Using
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020

BBF 3 Pcs Drafting Tool Templates

BBF 3 Pcs Drafting Tool Templates
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • Great selection of geometric shapes
  • Equilateral triangles, squares, and circle
  • 2.0 mm thickness
  • Overall size :10x2.5"
  • green, yellow, random color set

Hestya 9 Pieces Drawings Templates Measuring Geometric Rulers Plastic Draft Rulers for School Office Supplies, Clear Green

Hestya 9 Pieces Drawings Templates Measuring Geometric Rulers Plastic Draft Rulers for School Office Supplies, Clear Green
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • Package: including 9 pieces of drawing templates in different designs, meet your different needs for daily usages
  • Green plastic: made of quality plastic, durable and lightweight, it color is clear green, fine to use at school or office
  • Various shapes: using these rulers, you can paint geometric patterns like different sizes of circle, ellipse, square, which are handy drawing helpers
  • Rulers measurement: use metric system and take centimeter as scale unit; These drawing templates have differences in size, the length ranges from 17.8 to 25 cm/ 7 to 9.84 inches, the width ranges from 9.4 to 14.7 cm/ 3.7 and 5.8 inches
  • Main applications: they work well in architecture, network technique, fractional measurement, art design or as drawing templates for school learning

Precision Micro-Line Pens, Fineliner, Multiliner, Waterproof Archival Ink Fine Point Micro Pen, Artist Illustration, Anime, Sketching, Technical Drawing, Office Documents&Scrapbooking, 10/Set(Black)

Precision Micro-Line Pens, Fineliner, Multiliner, Waterproof Archival Ink Fine Point Micro Pen, Artist Illustration, Anime, Sketching, Technical Drawing, Office Documents&Scrapbooking, 10/Set(Black)
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020

6PCS Plastic Clear Green Color Measuring Templates Geometric Rulers for Office and School, Building Formwork, Drawings Templates by CSPRING

6PCS Plastic Clear Green Color Measuring Templates Geometric Rulers for Office and School, Building Formwork, Drawings Templates by CSPRING
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020

MozArt Supplies Essential Mechanical Pencil Set - 4 Sizes: 0.3, 0.5, 0.7 & 0.9mm plus HB Lead & Eraser Refills - Drafting, Sketching, Illustrations, Engineering, Architecture, Writing & School Work

MozArt Supplies Essential Mechanical Pencil Set - 4 Sizes: 0.3, 0.5, 0.7 & 0.9mm plus HB Lead & Eraser Refills - Drafting, Sketching, Illustrations, Engineering, Architecture, Writing & School Work
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • THE ULTIMATE SET - The MozArt mechanical pencil set comes with 4 tip sizes:0.3, 0.5, 0.7 and 0.9mm - The pack includes mechanical pencil refills with 30 x 4 pieces of HB lead (for each lead size) plus 4 eraser refills
  • EVERYDAY WRITING TOOL - Our mechanical pencil lead set is perfect for everyday use. These drawing pencils offers precision and versatility from sketching to detailed illustrations to school writing on all paper types - Our mechanical pencils are ideal for artists, professionals, teachers and students alike - We offer the most popular lead type: HB lead
  • CONVENIENCE AND CONSISTENCY - Teach kids or beginners how to draw - Our mechanical pencils are simple and easy to use - The lead advances easily at the touch of a click, it can be refilled simply, as can the eraser - Consistent lead thickness, compact and lightweight
  • FIRM GRIP - Our mechanical sketch pencils' non-slip grip provides added support and ergonomic comfort - Plus a clip for easy carrying
  • 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEED - MozArt Supplies prides itself on the high quality of its products. Customer satisfaction is very important to us, so contact us if you have any concerns. We are happy to help and will guarantee a resolution.

Huhuhero Fineliner Color Pen Set, 0.38 mm Fine Line Drawing Pen, Porous Fine Point Markers Perfect for Writing Note Taking Calendar Agenda Coloring Art School Office Supplies, Pack of 10

Huhuhero Fineliner Color Pen Set, 0.38 mm Fine Line Drawing Pen, Porous Fine Point Markers Perfect for Writing Note Taking Calendar Agenda Coloring Art School Office Supplies, Pack of 10
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • Journals/Notebook available, please search " B07DCSJ35B " to buy. MULTI COLORS --- 10 Vibrant Colors, No Duplicates , 0.38 mm Fine Point, perfect for drawing lines & details, painting, writing, sketch, marker, signing, manga, animation, graphic, design, illustration, included artists fine-ink drawings and coloring small intricate patterns
  • HIGH QUALITY: Water-based ink, Dry safe, Minimal bleed thru, Acid-free /Non-toxic Ink, these fiber-tipped pens create fine lines and intense water-based colors. Ideal for Coloring Books for Journaling
  • COMFORTABLY & DURABLE: The Huhuhero Fine Line Drawing Pen sit very comfortably in your hand and the caps are easy to remove and replace, help to keep Color Pens lasting longer and prevent from dry-outs
  • MULTIPLE USAGES: Huhuhero Fineliner Pens are very versatile! You will find they are perfect for writing in your planner, diary or calendar. Try color coding your activities & appointments to simplify your life! Alternately, they work very well for note taking, scrapbooking, mind mapping, doodling, comic, animation, adult coloring books and all other arts and crafts projects! Use alongside your coloring pencils, markers, glitter pens,or brush pens!
  • 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE: If any are damaged or if they're not up to your satisfaction we will offer a Free Replacement or a Full Refund, so buy with confidence!

4PCS Plastic Clear Green Color Measuring Templates Geometric Rulers for Office and School, Building formwork, Drawings Templates by CSPRING

4PCS Plastic Clear Green Color Measuring Templates Geometric Rulers for Office and School, Building formwork, Drawings Templates by CSPRING
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020

Taiga Now - 5-Pc, 12" Aluminum Triangular Architect Scale Ruler Set - Premium Aluminum Scale Ruler with 4-Pc Aluminum Triangle Ruler Square Set, Great for Architects, Engineers, Students and More

Taiga Now - 5-Pc, 12
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020
  • VERSATILE: With this well-crafted, specialized tool, you can create accurate and precise drafts, blueprints, crafts, designs and more with ease. Perfect for even an engineer, architect, university students, homeschooler, or if you're taking on a DIY project,
  • DURABLE: Made from pure aluminum mixed with other elements to create a high-strength alloy. The triangular ruler is durable, lightweight and reliable.
  • PRECISE: The scale ruler is precisely marked making your drafts, designs, blueprint and more accurate.
  • COLORED GROOVES: Two color coded grooves for easy measurement readings.
  • 3 SIDED WITH IMPERIAL SCALES: 1/4, 1/8, 1/12, 3, 3/4, 3/8, 3/16, 3/32

Sakura 50203 8-Piece Pigma Manga Comic Pro Drawing Kit

Sakura 50203 8-Piece Pigma Manga Comic Pro Drawing Kit
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020
  • Pigma manga comic pro drawing kit
  • Archival quality ink for use in acid-free environments
  • Chemically stable, waterproof, and fade resistant
  • No smears, feathers, or bleed-through on most papers
  • Set consists of 1 each pigma micron 005, 01, 02, 03, 05, 08, 1 each graphic 1mm all black, 1 each 0.7mm fixed sleeve mechanical pencil

Drawing with Ballpoint Pen

Are you interested in trying new drawing tools? The ballpoint pen is surprisingly effective and easy to use.

Ballpoint pens can make for excellent artistic tools. They create strong lines and can give a very finished look to a piece of art.

Ballpoint pens use ink to create lines, so they tend to make drawings look like pieces of comic book art. This is because traditional comic art is drawn with a pencil, then inked over with special inking tools. A ballpoint pen provides much the same result without the extra work and tools.

The problem with this is that ballpoint drawings are basically permanent. There are ink erasers, but they are rough and take off a layer of the paper or drawing surface, making it uneven. I would recommend ballpoint drawing only to experienced artists, as mistakes will stay on the paper. In ink drawings, I often go through several sheets of paper until I make a drawing I am happy with.

While it is much harder to create a flawless drawing with a ballpoint pen, I feel the tradeoff from pencils is worth it, as the finished drawing has the potential to look so much bolder. That is the main advantage of using a ballpoint pen- bold, solid lines that can create beautiful contrast.

It is much easier to make focal points on your drawings with pen than it is with pencil. Applying heavy pressure with a ballpoint pen can create solid, dark areas that really catch a viewer's eye. It can take a lot of work to create a dark background with a ballpoint pen, but the end result, and the startling contrast is definitely worth it.

Ballpoint pens can also be used in drawing to create different shades. The same way varying pressure with a pencil can make different shades of light and dark, increasing or decreasing pressure while drawing with a pen can bring out numerous shades. If you're used to drawing with a pencil, shading with pens can be a very different experience. But like any skill in drawing, with enough practice it will become natural.

Ballpoint pens work well with other mediums. Coloring over a ballpoint drawing with colored pencils or paints can make for a nice finished drawing. With colored pencils, as long as you don't use too much pressure, you'll still be able to see your ballpoint shading and your strong outline lines. You'll end with a picture that looks very comic book-like.

With paints, you'll have to be a bit more careful if you want to preserve your outline lines, as the paint will cover them right up. The shading lines will be completely lost unless you use oil paints, and even then their effect will be muted.

The picture that goes with this article is a ballpoint pen drawing with coloring in both colored pencil and acrylic paint. It was not done very carefully, because I went for a messy look. The paint completely covered the outline lines and all shading, but the colored pencil preserved both perfectly.

Ballpoint pens are great for creating striking and beautiful artwork with a larger than life aesthetic. Their ease of use and great finished look makes them a prime tool for artists wanting to branch out from more traditional drawing tools.

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