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Obsessions With Art Supplies: Allister Lee’s 500 Markers

Many artists can probably identify with Allister Lee’s obsession with art supplies. The Toronto-based artist loves his marker pen collection so much he writes a blog, dedicated to reviewing his new acquisitions in detail. To mark the purchase of his 500th marker pen, Allister set out to draw his entire collection. He’s also hoping to set a new Guinness World Record.

Allister’s project – via Coolhunting

Allister’s project has got us thinking about the tools, equipment and art supplies we obsess over (a quick poll at RB HQ reveals obsessions with vintage cameras, sharpies, 50mm lenses, masking fluid, 0.8mm fineliners and lime green ink with a metallic sheen) so we thought we’d widen our investigations and invite artists to share your favorite art supplies, materials and equipment. Here are just a few inspired works from bubblers to whet your appetite:


Which tools or pieces of kit can’t you live without? Does a visit to the art supplies store cause just a little too much excitement? Have you created any artistic works in honour of your materials or camera equipment? We’d love to hear about these in the comments below – and please share pictures too if you have them.