Sunday, June 2, 2013

My Minimal Travel Sketching Kit

I have mentioned my equipment before, but felt it was time again to share my minimal gear: the supplies that travel with me everywhere. Here it is:

6" x  9" Aquabee Super Deluxe Sketchbook
Winsor & Newton Artist's Field Sketchbox filled with Holbien Watercolor paint:

Gamboge Nova
Permanent Yellow Orange
Cadmium Red Light
Alizarin Crimson
Olive Green/Greenish Yellow
Raw Sienna
Burnt Sienna
Burnt Umber
Cerulean Blue
Colbalt Blue
Marine Blue
Ultramarine Deep

Sable Travel Brushes from Daniel Smith
0.5 mechanical pencil with HB lead
Sanford Unibal Micro pen
Pentel Sign Pen
Mars Staedtler Eraser
Tube of Titanium white

Everything but the sketchbook travels in a small black nylon pouch that I carry in my attache/satchel (or if on the weekend, my back pack). With this simple set I can paint anywhere, anytime. I can practice drawing, sketching, and painting everyday with minimal effort. 

I hope this is helpful.


  1. I'm betting I'm not the only one out here in blog reader land who feels this way...
    Yes this is very helpful, thank you!
    I took a screen shot of this whole thing and added it to my copy of your book.....

    1. Thank you Susie. I actually did the same thing, sort of. I printed it and spray mounted it into my sketchbook. Warm regards. Joseph

  2. Thanks for the info and I still would love to take a sketchbook/journaling workshop with you someday.. and you better hurry up.. I'm getting really OLD... ns