I’m starting a new page which will hopefully become a useful resource for those interested in vegan art supplies, materials which are not harmful to the environment or tested on animals, and Do-It-Yourself projects. I receive blog reads almost every single day from internet searches for “vegan art supplies,” so I can see that there’s starting to be a significant interest in the topic. I hope this page can be a useful supplement to some of the other very informative resources on-line for vegan art.
Please stay tuned for updates, as I make individual pages related to such topics as Painting, Screen Printing, Home-made Paper, Alternatives to Animal Testing, and so on. I would gladly appreciate reader input, suggestions, and information about art techniques, environmentally-friendly art supplies, and vegan artists too! Please help me make this a useful and comprehensive resource.
Drawing materials (chalk, oil pastel, charcoal, etc.)
Paper, canvas, and other supports
Fixatives and varnishes
Mixed Media and other Techniques
Body Art (tattoos and tattoo ink, cleaning products, etc.)
1. DIY ‘Silk’ Screen Printing:
2. DIY Print-making
3. Home-made Paper
4. Self-Publishing: Zines, Little Books
Resources and further reading
The Color of Art – Pigments, Paints and Formulas – An excellent resource with information such as paint toxicity, lightfastness, historical origins, and chemical composition – that means if it comes from animal, plant, mineral, or synthetic origins. For example, did you know that Burnt Carmine and Crimson Lake come from extracting a pigment from crushed cochineal insects? This informative website also gives information on making your own paints, recipes and formulas for giving paints useful properties (many of which, however, use animal products), and links to free art reference books which can be downloaded in PDF format.