i want to start painting and i can't decide which water color or oil color to pick
but first does anyone know a place with cheaper priced art supplies?
Do different brands have different quality? if so what do you think has the best?

here are some i found for water color/oil color
http://www.amazon.com/Paint-Watercol.../dp/B0007D63NS
http://www.pearlpaint.com/buy-Gambli...89_628776.html

And should i buy charcoal pencil or charcoal sticks w/o pencil?