Kokeshi dolls; wooden shapes and acrylic paint. Someday i would like to move onto oil paints but i don't have the time or money at the moment. Surprisingly the wooden shapes aren't all that cheap; the egg-shape piece of wood is about three dollars and the head a little over a dollar. Well, when you're a broke artist (or just broke, most the time, like me) it adds up. i'll have to look into buying a group of them.