Pastels are very useful in adding in sharp jolts of colour when life drawing or or just studying from the masters so I tend to use Staedtler Noris Oil Pastels as they offer so much more colour and feel lovely!
If you're into building sculptures in toothpicks then I'd recommend purchasing your toothpicks in bulk from a catering company as it's much easier and better quality usually!
As an oil painter first, I do struggle with acrylic but have recently enjoyed using Daler Rowney System 3 Acrylic setas they mix well and don't create too much tackiness which most acrylic paints suffer from!
I will draw on anything if given the chance but for personal sketching on beautiful paper, I've been using Moleskine sketchbooks, mostly A3 but often A4.
I like to use plain old HP printer paper to make my paper crafts. Sometimes I'll dye the paper or draw on it but mostly it's ordinary common garden variety plain paper!
Over the last decade or so, I've really gotten more into watercolour, though I still think I paint as if using oils! I have a wonderful watercolour set called, Ezigoo Watercolour Paint set. The colours are vibrant, long lasting and mix well.