While putting your kit together is very important, it is also crucial that you work a way to carry them. Whether you decide to have a dedicated sketching bag, or you want to carry your kit with you everywhere will greatly affect how many items you will include!
My goal is to carry my kit with me everywhere I go, so this means that my kit has to fit into my everyday handbag (or purse). As I want to be able to pull out a pen or a paintbrush in only a matter of seconds, I need a bag with some front pockets to hold my art supplies.
Left: A Hedgren Clapham Medium shoulder bag which I used for many years (both a red and a blue version). The pocket on the left is where I kept my pens, and the one on the right held my paint tin, two small water containers, my brushes (in a toothbrush holder) and my black wristband.
Right: I now use a Baggallini Everywhere Bagg – it has a bigger pocket for my pens and pencils!