- 7" square Stonehenge sketchbook
- Small Moleskine sketchbook
- Pencil bag with 2 copic multiliner SP, mechanical pencil and stump, bit of eraser and Magic Eraser, mister, Pentel waterbrush.
- Small Altoids tin with 7 colors, metal bookmark with velcro, used to mount the tin to the top edge of the sketchbook.
- bit of terry toweling, cuff from sock, pack of tissues- all used to wipe brush.
- large flat waterbrush
- 2 Inktense pencils, black and sienna
- Small water bottle
Personal items were packed into the outside pockets (thin wallet, keys, cell phone, sunglasses, lipstick)
My little purse was jam-packed and it wasn't exactly easy to get to things. When working in the field I want to lay my hands right on the item I need.
I didn't use:
- the tissues or the cuff. A bit of toweling is sufficient.
- pencil, stump, erasers
- the sienna pencil
- the Moleskine sketchbook
And frankly, for sketching I didn't need the watercolor kit or the brushes. It's just habit to pack them. I'm love color but all too often I mess up a good sketch by trying add color in the field.
Next time I go out sketching I'll leave all the watercolor gear at home and I'll take a larger assortment of sizes of pens, from an .01 to a 1.0 and a brush marker, and place my attention on drawing and leave the paint for later in the studio. After this experience, and quite a few others, I hope to pare down to carrying just a small sketchbook (whatever I'm using at the time) and my pencil case with a few pens in assorted sizes.