In a fine art context, "art medium" refers to the art materials or artist supplies used to create a work of art. Basically, it's whatever you use to make a mark upon a surface.
Acrylic paints are water-soluble, but become water-resistant when dry. Depending on how much the paint is diluted with water, or modified with acrylic gels, mediums, or pastes, the finished acrylic painting can resemble a watercolor, a gouache, or an oil painting, or have its own unique characteristics not attainable with other media.
A paintbrush is a brush used to apply paint or sometimes ink.They are available in various sizes, shapes, and materials. Thicker ones are used for filling in, and thinner ones are used for details.
Soft Pastels. Soft pastels normally come in stick form and are made from pure pigment with the addition of a sturdy binder to give them their shape. Unlike oil pastels, they do not require any sort of solvents for clean up or blending purposes.
Watercolour, also spelled Watercolor, pigment ground in gum, usually gum arabic, and applied with brush and water to a painting surface, usually paper; the term also denotes a work of art executed in this medium.
All kinds of artists have found a use for markers. Because they’re easy to use and dry quickly, markers are great on-location or outdoors - perfect for travel, plein-air studies or urban sketching. Their effortless application of color makes markers well-suited to doodling, sketching and gesture-drawing.
Artist-quality colored pencils are light-resistant or lightfast. They can be sharpened to a fine point to allow for exquisite detail. My favorite brand of colored pencils, which I used to create the drawings you see on this page, are Prismacolor Colored Pencils.
Canvas boards are made of canvas stretched over and glued to a cardboard backing, and sealed on the backside. The canvas is typically linen primed for a certain type of paint. They are primarily used by artists for quick studies.