The good news is there are a host of different materials and resources out there to help you to draw and paint.
There are websites, blogs, books, videos, podcasts and magazine articles to read and watch! It can be so hard to trawl your way through all of these resources, as there is just so much out there and as I’ve found it can be of varying quality. To make your job easier I have selected some of the resources that have helped me on the Art Books and Online Resources page. Of course this is a personal choice and not an exhaustive one.
Personally what I look for in a great resource is one that makes things simple. As a beginner artist you may not be familiar with the words and terms used, some art books are just not aimed at those starting out. With this in mind I have added a Glossary to this site to explain some of these words and terms that get used frequently in art books and websites.
Then there are the art materials! I have set up a Art Materials page to explain more about what they are and some recommended places buy them.