Painter’s Supplies

  • RAW Cost: 10gp
  • RAW Weight: 5lbs
  • Example Items: Papers, Parchment, Palette, Brushes, Ink, Jars, Varnish
  • Crafting Restrictions: None
  • Mundane Item Crafting: Books, Pictures
  • Magic Item Crafting: Cards and Marvelous Pigments
  • Artwork Creation: Can create painted works of art ranging from simple paintings to massive murals.
  • QA Artwork Bonus: Artisan is granted a crafting inspiration dice that can be used on themselves or a crafting companion that is working on the same object during that crafting session. They can also apply “finishing touches” to any artwork.
  • Structure Building: At the DM’s discretion you can contribute to building construction. There will likely be less slots available in a project for painters compared to masons and carpenters.
  • Adventuring Utility: Able to use artwork to supplement subversive and persuasive activities.

Default Blueprints

A painter is someone who can capture a moment in time, although it will usually take weeks to capture that moment.  They can create the following:

  • Books
  • Pictures

Skill Usage

  • Arcana, History, Religion: Your expertise aids you in uncovering lore of any sort that is attached to a work of art, such as the magical properties of a painting or the origins of a strange mural found in a dungeon.
  • Investigation, Perception: When you inspect a painting or a similar work of visual art, your knowledge of the practices behind creating it can grant you additional insight.
  • Painting and Drawing: As part of a short or long rest, you can produce a simple work of art. Although your work might lack precision, you can capture an image or a scene, or make a quick copy of a piece of art you saw.

Painter’s Supplies Basic Use Difficulty Table

Paint an accurate portrait10
Create a painting with a hidden message20


For much of the crafting for this skill set and tools, just use the Mundane Crafting rules unless there is something specific that the character wishes to create outside of the normal things.