An art store holds an abundance of creative goodies, selling everything from the finest artist's materials to the cheapest products available. This chapter will give you the information you need to make the wisest choices and the most economical purchases. Most of the materials you need to complete drawings in this book are relatively inexpensive. You can get started with whatever pencil and paper you have, though you will eventually want to get some artist's pencils, pen and ink, and charcoal, all of which are quite affordable. Most artists love experimenting, but start off with the basics and get to know them well before you start collecting a variety of products.