Big Win?! Trying Dollar General’s Ridiculously CHEAP Art Supplies…

Big Win?! Trying Dollar General’s Ridiculously CHEAP Art Supplies…

* *Dramatic music* This place is a mess, *chuckles* just like my life. *Whimsical music* Hey, what’s up guys? It’s Rae here. Welcome back to my channel and welcome back to another broke art video. Before we jump into it, if you’re new here and you like broke art videos, don’t forget to hit that subscribe button and I will leave a playlist of all my broke art videos down below and y’all know I don’t like long intros, so we’re just gonna jump right into it. *Boxing ring noises* Alright, so the very first thing that every artist is gonna need is some paper. Now they did have a variety of sketchbook papers, but I chose not to get any of them because they were basically like, glorified printer paper. You know, I want something that can take a beating. And that, my friend, is where poster board comes in. See, back in the day when I couldn’t afford nice drawing paper, poster board is where it was at because it was so cheap and you can cut it to whatever size you want and to add a little texture to it, add a little grip; that way the pencil can stick to the paper. You’re gonna want to sand it down just ever so slightly, just buff it out. *Music* And BOOM! Just like that, ladies and gentlemen, you have some of the best and some of the cheapest drawing paper around. And I get it, if you don’t want to mess around with like, sandpaper and buffing out paper; alternatively, they have a variety of card stocks for only one dollar. How incredible is that? And it would work just as well and much better than any of that sketchpad paper. *Squeak* Now as far as like, the pencils go, you have an endless variety of pencils and pens here. I was actually like, taken back with how much variety they had as far as like, pencils go. Today, I’m going to be using my favorite cheap pencils. These are the Inc SoftScript mechanical pencils. I love these so much, I’ve been using them literally for years, probably about five years now. The best. *Guitar music* Now usually I’ll just like, skip through the part where I sketch out the drawing. Today I am drawing my favorite, Frida Kahlo. But I’m gonna show you guys the extra footage because I truly want you guys to see the whole entire process from the very very start of the outline all the way to the final piece. *Continues* Ta-da! Finished outline. Okay, okay. Guys, guys, guys, guys. They have a whole ENTIRE GRAPHITE CHARCOAL PENCIL SET, everything you need for ONLY FOUR DOLLARS at the Dollar General! I have been doing charcoal drawings for years now and by far, this is the cheapest set I have ever come across. Hopefully the quality isn’t as cheap as the price, huh? *Chuckles* *Music* Now I’m not gonna lie, it was actually – how do I put this? – Dollar General popped off. I was VERY impressed with how well this charcoal works, I was very impressed with how fancy the different levels of charcoal was, but I will have to say, the only issue I had was blending this charcoal, which is weird cause charcoal is usually very easy to blend. So, solution: those little makeup things that you always like, throw away when you get eye shadow palettes, you can get those for a dollar, like a giant pack of that, and they work like mind-blowing when it comes to blending out charcoal. And Faber-Castell, get outta here with your $14 eraser pencils! We have cap erasers which work INSANE when it comes to getting little tiny details, it picks up charcoal, it’s everything I could have ever dreamed of and you probably own one as we speak. Now in addition to adding charcoal, I wanted to add in some colors so when I saw this watercolor set for only four dollars, I was like, you know what? I’m gonna add it to the cart. I know I don’t have watercolor paper, but I really want to try it out and see how it works. And once I placed it in the water, it did not break down properly and it kinda looked like little tadpoles swimming in the water! That was kinda weird. But tadpoles aside, I genuinely was impressed with how well the watercolor worked. Was it the best in the world? No, but did it do the job that I needed it to get done and do? Yeah. And it did it quite well, and I had a lot of fun working with it. *”Creating Art” music* Oh, and by the way, I am using these Dollar General brushes that I got for a 6-piece for $3, making each brush only 50 cents. So that is super awesome! In fact, when I started using the brushes they were working so well, I kind of thought to myself like, man, Hobby Lobby is really ripping me off! Cause these brushes work really great for only 50 cents a piece. *Music continues* Okay, I blacked out the screen because *Deep breath* I’m gonna need a breather because the art supply that I found next, I could not believe the quality, how cheap they were, but how amazing they were! These Dollar General fine liners, they are on ANOTHER LEVEL of amazing, like, I was in DISBELIEF. They were only $1 cause they were SO GOOD! And they worked over the watercolor SO good! They went on the page silky smooth. These things are like, straight out of a dream. They’re INCREDIBLE! *Classical music* Now, as far as the artwork goes, you’re probably noticing that there’s a stark contrast between like, the bright cartoony colorful flowers and like, the dark realistic Frida Kahlo. And the reason I chose to have such contrast was kind of an homage to her. If you know anything about Frida Kahlo, she had a very tough life and all this pain and suffering, she managed to turn it into the most beautiful groundbreaking vibrant paintings that you have ever seen. And I just felt like that would be kind of a fun way to like, portray that in a drawing, like have the contrast of her realistically, then we have like, the fun flowers – do you see where I’m going with that? Ah! I love Frida Kahlo. *Pen scratching* I’m sorry, the ASMR on that was just too dang good. But yeah, back to the weird tadpole watercolor. It’s not the most pigmented, so I had to go over it a few times to like, build up the color because like I said earlier, I really want this to like, pop! I want all the colors to be vibrant and cool and beautiful, you know, something like you would see in a Frida Kahlo paint. And you know what? Let’s go buck-wild! Let’s go crazy and let’s add even more color into the background. So I’m just gonna pack in some blue just to kind of give it some ambience. Give it kind of like, a vignette. I’m gonna deepen up the colors of her shirt/dress thing because you know what, why not? Let’s just go crazy with it. And this is one of the very rare videos where I just go crazy with my artwork, usually I’m very precise with everything. But today? I don’t know, I’m feeling a little, a little saucy. You know what I’m saying? And now this brings us to our last products, both for the whopping price of $1. I found this chalkboard marker which is basically like, a paint pen, as well as TWO calligraphy pens. And if we’re gonna be honest here, I kind of just bought the calligraphy pens just because I wanted to buy em, they work okay. I prefer the fine liners much more when it comes to like, fine detailing, but you know, they’re made for calligraphy, I’m not doing calligraphy. So, you know, if you do calligraphy, why not? They’re only a dollar. But the chalkboard markers, that my friend, was a whole entire different story. I love paint markers, I love them for highlights, I love them to just add, just like a nice little dash of white where you know, highlights need to be pulled out, and it’s a great way to have control of that. And for one dollar you just absolutely cannot beat that. And with that being said, here is the final drawing which I posted on the ‘gram. Guys, I am so happy with how it turned out. I am so happy with the Dollar General art supplies and, just as a recap, poster board, good. Pencil selection, great. Charcoal pencils for only four dollars, wonderful. Fine liners, next level! If you are an artist, professional, young, starting out, old, whatever, go get them. They are so good for only a dollar, not even – they’re just good! They’re not even good for a dollar, they’re just GOOD! The only thing that was kind of weird was a watercolor because – *ahem!* Yeah. And yeah, honestly Dollar General, you have my approval. Ding-ding-ding! We have a winner here! So anyway guys, with that being said, thank you so much again for watching. I will leave all my links down below including my Broke Artist playlist. And yeah, I will see you guys next video. Bye!

100 thoughts on “Big Win?! Trying Dollar General’s Ridiculously CHEAP Art Supplies…

  1. I gave my friend Hannah a Jellyroll pen and she drew all over herself it was crazy

  2. Can you stop 0:02 0:04 0.07

  3. Dollar general has brush tips

  4. 3:10 ummmm excuse me! Did u just sat 4$ at the DOLLAR general

  5. Who’s Frida Kahlo

  6. Lol love the scary music

  7. Does anyone notice she has different color nail polish?

  8. "this place is a mess, just like my life" -RaeDizzle 2019

  9. I use those blue brushes and most of those dollar general art supplies even though I can’t draw or paint Ijust do it for fun

  10. “Tips for broke artists”

    Proceeds to use an image, from her PHONE which broke people probably wouldn’t have, to draw it
    No hate though 😅

    I don’t have one

  11. Rae in this video: these pens are amazing

    Rae now: ugh these are Disgusting!

  12. I'm convinced that every Dollar General looks like this.

  13. You silly goose you put that water color first on the tray

  14. I got a lot of supplies at DG for card making

  15. I've used those calligraphy pens and the tip's completely break down after the 2 use

  16. At daiso i got 5 brushes (round and flat) for ONLY 1.50/30 cents each

  17. :O and I’m using some like prisma color premiere fine liners and those are cheaper and kinda better then those

  18. I quite sips tea HATE HOW WHEN SHE CUTS THE PAPER ITS NO EQUAL no hate I just have OCD I love u

  19. I was confused on why the quality was so good and it was on high quality lmaooo

  20. What a messy way to use watercolor 😂😂😂

  21. For people that love water colour but dont have the money for it you can make it with paint and water mixed together

  22. Dollar general is too expensive for me. I need dollar tree thanks.

  23. Why does the painting low key look like Taehyung from BTS 😂

  24. When you realize all the art supplies you own are in this video

  25. They Charkle set at dollar tree

  26. There are like 10 DGs within 5 miles of my house. They got plenty of good decent art supplies. Actually bought the graphite set that's shown in the video. Works fine.

  27. You should do five below art supplies.

  28. Can you use a sponge and poster board?

  29. R U sponsored by dollar general?

  30. Do anyone realize that rae used the same brand ????

  31. It's really cool how Rae shows us alternatives to the bigger brands even the cheaper side like Artist Loft is still too much money for me sometimes, thanks Rae!

  32. I work at dollar general and I can agree it's a mess. I have cleaned so many times and it's like not even 5 seconds later and the isle is a mess. I swear my store is haunted. It sucks. Like there is a ghost that messes stuff up. Lmao

    Also some art stuff is ok. Lol not that great tho. But the polymer clay rocks. Lol

  33. Frida would be proud

  34. I get all my paints from Walmart 😂😂

  35. What a shame they're not in my country :'((

  36. I love caligrqphy pens and I Do caligraphy but I dont think theres a dollar general anywhere close

  37. Every artist:What The RaeDalzzle did I just see I've been using 1000s of dollars this whole time AND THIS

  38. I have the paintbrushes and pait

  39. Thank you or sharing this with us, because I've been looking for more affordable supplies, than Michals, or Hobby Lobby, and I was recently at Dollar general and for blending the charcoal, I found these dual tipped make up applicators, they are pointed at one end and flat round on the other, there are 60 in the pack and just for a buck, idk if you tried those yet but for me, they are easier to handle because they are a bit longer than the other ones. 🙂

  40. Some dollar generals have a set of permanent markers that literally work like art markers, the issue is that the set has very limited and bright colors, and lacks yellow >->

  41. I honestly love this! Just proves that you don't need super-expensive supplies to create something amazing.

  42. You've got a good dollar generall

  43. I have the paint in the Thumbnail XD

  44. did you mix the watercolor with the water straight out of the tube?

  45. You wouldn’t even know if you didn’t know that she made the art with the materials at dollar general

  46. Can anyone here please like my recent post on Instagram?

    My best friend told me that I will never get as many likes as her because everyone likes her more. She said she would stop saying it if I get over 50 likes which has never happened before

    Its 27th January 2020 today btw so pls like the post from that date 🙂

  47. Can anyone here please like my recent post on Instagram?

    My best friend told me that I will never get as many likes as her because everyone likes her more. She said she would stop saying it if I get over 50 likes which has never happened before

    Its 27th January 2020 today btw so pls like the post from that date 🙂

  48. That watercolor actually seems to be quite pigmented considering you used a lot of water. Rae, please either use the watercolors solidified and add water to reactivate it or use it as a gel and add water as needed (not in the gel, perhaps on a side tray) to dilute it.

  49. I cant go to dollar general because im in the uk

  50. I like when you do these kinds of videos you should do more.

  51. Dollar general is coming for dollar tree, and dollar tree is coming for hobby lobby and hobby lobby is coming for miachels.

  52. You are SO talented!!!!! I like watching you compare cheaper vs n
    Name brand art supplies…..and I am not really an artist by any means but I can copy a picture pretty well! I just started back coloring…and I am going to go brake trying not to buy so many art supplies!

  53. Those fineliners are every thing

  54. Your sketching is beautiful ❤️🧡🏵️

  55. I know I am late but you did frida and I had a test on her and I was like who’s that and then the part when you said frida came up I was like “oh!!”

  56. Dollar tree has better stuff for only $1

  57. I have those fine liners

  58. instead of saying ladies and gentlemen we should say something that doesn’t include gender since there are more than 2 genders. to be inclusive and respectful. 🙂

  59. the dog squeaky noise woke my dog up from her nap and now shes salty because she thought it was play time

  60. OMG ur so good at making cheap art supplies look AWESOME!

  61. I 😤👒

  62. Lonly shopping cart 0:00

  63. I love your videos!! Keep up the good work!!! 💖💖💖

  64. Rae: using ONLY dollar general art supplies
    Me: what about the reference photo

  65. Her laugh is sooooo cute 3:19

  66. Youhyee yumitoo wahhoowa hiyulah yamootoo

  67. did she get the sandpaper at a dollar general

  68. The watercolors work better without the color…

  69. I'm very thankful my dad is an artist and has very expensive art supplies he's given to me since he's gone digital and doesn't care for traditional anymore. He also understands the importance of art and gets me art supplies often. I haven't done art in a while so he's been able to save up and got me a gaming tower and an on screen drawing tablet. I will mourn the day I don't have my dad to spoil me with art

  70. Who else lives by a dollar general ????

  71. Okay so at the begining i wasnt paying atention and i thought a horror trailer came on 😫😨

  72. Well I guess I can’t blame my dollar general pencils for my bad drawings anymore…….

  73. next time make sure not to put the paint directly in the water. that’s why it’s not vibrant, you have to put the paint on the brush then add a bit of water after laid down:)

  74. I can’t afford a shopping

  75. I have the water colors if u want to make them pop don’t add water and they will be rlly pigmented ya bc that’s we’re I get my paint and I use them alot😇

  76. It is just paint all paint is still usfull

  77. me realizing that rae is left handed 👁👄👁

  78. Five below has fineliners

  79. For te water color paints i used them without the water in it and it was nice👌

  80. 🙂

  81. That was really a great drawing of Frida Kahlo! I think you did her justice and if she would have seen it, made her proud.

  82. Normal purse: 20 dollars
    Aww no way!!! That's so expensive

    Purse on scale: 20 dollars
    Omg!! Sooo cheap

  83. I don't have a dollar general near me but I have this store called family dollar and it's pretty much the same…

  84. the beginning of this video was an earrape to me

  85. Thanks for doing this video I’m broke

  86. I got some chalkboard markers at Target on clearance-thanks for the idea of using that for highlights.

  87. You should do a five below video

  88. 2:23 FRIDA KHALO . PERIOT. I love her

  89. this place is a mess. like my life. – Rae

  90. (Not so) Interesting fact:
    In Greece Frida means unibrow.

  91. That, this work looks ugly 😖 I hate it. Ya know that's my world I'm living in from now on..

  92. I have that paint in the thumnail

  93. Reply to this comment

  94. "This place is a mess, just like my life"


  95. You weren't supposed to put those watercolors in water 😅

  96. 4:11
    Me: intense screaming

    If you don't get it I play with cap erasers like the are characters

  97. I bet you $10000 that are won't like this comment

  98. This place is a mess..


    just like my life..


  99. Hi Rae! $10 in Philippine money is 500 Pesos

  100. And $4 in Philippine Money is P200

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