Current Sketching Kit - April 2024

April 8, 2024 | 8 Comments


For the next three months, I’m doing a Foundations Friday series of posts on Instagram – sharing concepts from my Foundations course. On Friday it was all about Foundations Lesson 1: Knowing (and loving) your materials and I did an updated sketch of what I’m currently carrying around with me.

So here is the notated page in a large size (click on the image below to view larger):


And here are some links to more info relating to these items:

And in regard to watercolour…


Let me know in the comment section below if you have any specific questions.

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8 Comments

  • Suzanne says:

    Liz in your sketching tools photo in post 8 April you show 4 Faber Castel marker pens as part of your sketching kit.
    Three markers appear to be greys and one is a cream colour. Could you please mention what these are as there is no comment on the post.
    Thank you.

    • Liz Steel says:

      Hi Suzanne – they are Goldfaber Aquas – numbers are indicated on the sketch 196, 281, 277, 279. This isn’t a locked in selection so I didn’t highlight it in my text! 🙂

  • Maria Bergman says:

    Thank you for this Liz!

  • Jamie C says:

    Great sketch of your tools! The page is so alive and well designed, I’m studying it for how to do pages with lots of little things, lots of text, yet still have the page be alive and easy to read. Note to self, arranging things in different directions instead of all one way, really adds dynamism.

    • Liz Steel says:

      Thanks Jamie – I intended to do an angled layout (and did a thumbnail to plan it) but actually thought mid-sketch that next time I do a similar page I’ll draw all the items straight. 🙂

  • Fiona Campbell says:

    ? Hmmm, intrigued by “MG” – obviously a green, but not Sap ! Is it your own mix (My Green!?) or one I don’t recognise ? Hope all is well with you and warm wishes from a chilly Spring on the west coast of Scotland xx.

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