Art Alternatives was founded in 2000. For almost two decades, they have been providing economic prized art supplies. All their products are designed for artists on a tight budget. This does not mean their products are terrible. Rather, they are made in a cost efficient fashion.
As the saying goes, there is no need to go overboard. The company is based in the San Francisco Bay area. It is one of the few art companies that are owned by the employees. This is just about all the information I could get off the company website.
Most online companies tend to be a bit reticent about their humble origins. Not me though, you got the entire story as to how Artsy Sister came about. Now, back to Art Alternatives. The company mostly sells different size canvases. They also have the usual pens, pencils and markers.
They only have acrylics and watercolor. This brand is also a good source of Manikins. One needs plenty of those little dummies to get some sketching done right. Eventually, you will be able to do it off the top of your head. One the meantime, here, you can check out some dummies.