what I carry with me every day changes from time to time... but was the current collection at the end of 2010...yes it needs an update. (hopefully soon - the sketchbook section below is up to date as of April 2013)
Because I am left handed - from Right to left
- Watercolor kit. Schminke tin with a combination of winsor and Newton and Daniel Smith Watercolour. I always try to use the mixing areas for the colours as shown in this photo.
- Lamy Joy pen (this is a calligraphy pen - older model - the new model is a fraction heavier) with EF normal nib. I love the balance of the longer tail and it is very stylish as well) NOTE: the JOY is a calligraphy pen so unless you go to a dedicated pen shop where they sell it individually and can swap the nib for you, you will have to buy a separate nib/ or pen. I am indebted to the owner at the Pen Shop in Wintergardens Plaza Sydney for the suggestion to try to joy pen for drawing. I LOVE it.
-Noodlers Bulletproof Black ink
-#6 Raphael sable travel brush
- 0.5mm clutch pencil with red lead (my latest craze and I am loving using this) I nearly always do a very quick pencil outline to get an idea of composition - however when I ink I often ignore it or correct it.
- Pentel pocket brush
- Pitt Colour pen Colour 188 Superfine
- White Gel pen
- Permanent 0.3mm felt pen (incase I run out of ink or to get other people to write in my sketchbook. Note. they sometimes ruin the nib!)
- 3H pencil - for ruling lines for my text... yes I don't naturally write that straight. I also have some guidelines which I can see through the pages.
- Retractable eraser. I rarely use this on location but occasionally I feel like starting again.
- Pentel waterbrush... try not to use this!
- Brand? #12 sable travel brush
- Art Basics #2 sable travel brush
And almost forgot
Small water container that I picked up in a hotel somewhere
And my black wristband for wiping/cleaning my brush
As for my sketchbooks....
I love Stillman & Birn books. The Beta series is lovely but for my dailiy sketching I am using the Alpha Series books.
The paper in these books is bright
white and can handle a lot of water. It is not 'true' watercolour paper
but I love writing on it, using pencils and splashing paint around. I go
through sketchbooks at such a rapid rate that I really need a book with
120 pages in it.
The other sketchbook I love is the A4 size Moleskine watercolour sketchbook. It is a little large and heavy to carry but I love it for my travel sketchbooks.
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