This is a question that is very difficult to answer because only you can know. Most of us at some point have overdone a painting or drawing and regretted it. Drawing and painting something isn’t a job that has an identifiable beginning and end. For some the completion of a painting could take many years, for others just a few hours.
When you start learning to draw and paint you can be totally overwhelmed by all the range of materials out there. There is so much choice, which is great but where do you start?
Some of my learners have rushed out and spent a fortune purchasing so many materials which they then aren’t sure what to do with or don’t like using.
My advice would be start with the ‘essentials’ there are certain materials that in my view all artists need. This is a personal list, so it will vary for each of us, but here is my list of my essential materials: