People who are engaged in fine arts, sooner or later come to the idea to purchase everything you need on Aliexpress. This is a responsible business and it needs to be approached with seriousness, otherwise a bad product can spoil a unique and maybe even "masterpiece" work.
AliExpress has a lot of cheap and low-quality products, but also there are a lot of good brands, such as Faber Castle and Marco. The brands are at the top of the trust of creative people. The quality of the products depends on the production technology, but also on storage, and even the stores that sell it.
I have prepared a TOP list of stores for artists who approach their work with full responsibility. This is not a whole list, but some of trustful sellers. Sellers are arranged in random order. The quality of products can depend on both: the price and the integrity of the manufacturer. However, if you deal with the seller, you will know exactly what you will get exactly the product that you ordered. So, it will come in integrity and safety. And in case of any problems, the seller will stay on your side.
If you are looking for something specific, then check out the essential items for the aspiring artist. In this list I tried to collect the most basic things that may be needed at the beginning of the journey.
Here is possible to find everything an artist really needs: from canvas and oil paints to erasers. Although the seller only works for six months, he holds the lead among competitors. This indicates the quality of its services and attention to customers.
At the sight of such a choice of products, any artist will fall into euphoria. There are gorgeous sets of watercolors, acrylics, and some olive oil paints. Also there are brushes of all sizes, shapes, and different lint. And it is easy to find a huge number of sets of branded pencils.
That is one of the most popular seller on AliExpress in this niche. It covers almost all areas and branches of fine art. Perhaps he has the biggest choice. There are products for both: beginners and professional artists. My attention was drawn to sets for drawing pencils to match the color of the skin, as well as white gel pens.
The seller works exclusively with professional brands such as Marco, Faber Castle, Winsor & Newton, Bianyo and many others. Despite six years of experience, I managed to maintain an excellent rating. It is distinguished from its competitors not only by its service, but also by its excellent prices.
If you dream of becoming a professional cartoonist, you should visit this shop. There are a lot of original and interesting products for novice artists who are passionate about graphics. The assortment is really great.
At the sight of such goods, you will want to throw everything in the basket. The prices are equal, and the goods have a high quality. You can find both: professional accessories of brand companies and unknown ones. There is a huge selection of helium pens for graphics and simple and colored pencils. There's a lot of stuff for fine art, too.
Here is a good item for beginners. You can easily find a lot of interesting and useful things for graphics and drawing. Here I found sets of crayons, which I did not notice in other stores. There are also professional watercolors.
If you want to buy a bag of brushes of different sizes, shapes, qualities and from different materials, then you are absolutely right here. Of 850+ positions, 600+ are occupied by brushes, palette knives and other accessories for fine art. And also there is a small amount of watercolors.
The main product of this seller is office supplies, in particular pens. However, there is a section for 150+ product positions, where products for artists are presented. The main part is pencils, there are palettes with watercolors, albums and accessories. Of all that is there, we can mention the Raffine pencils from Marco. This is a professional line. The rest of the brands are not as well known.
In this store, it is quite possible to collect a complete set for an aspiring artist. The assortment is not large, but there is everything you need. Here you can buy a little bit of everything, a few palettes of watercolors, tubes of oil, pencils, brushes, etc. On Ali since 2019, but the rating has not been badly damaged by time.