Wednesday, October 5, 2011

What you carry with you...

Tom Stoppard said,  “If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older.” I gotta believe he's right. If I cannot carry at least one drawing tool with me at all times, I'm out of sorts.
I thought I'd share the contents of my every day go-bag; the stuff I don't leave the studio without. When I have it, I know I can do all the dumb stuff I gotta do...
I've got a Black Paw messenger bag that is pretty roomy and presently holds the following:

  • 3 Moleskine sketchbooks (1 soft cover, 1 storyboard, 1 watercolor)
  • Canson Mi-Teintes pastel pad (9x12)
  • Strathmore 80lb Windpower Drawing pad (8.5x10)
  • 60 lb Strathmore Sketch, 100 pgs, (9x12)
  • A Niji roll with one set of Blick colored pencils
  • A Windsor Newton travel watercolor with 14 mini pans
  • A set of 12 Diane Townsend pastels (the fat stubby kind)
  • A Nomatic PE-08 Easy pencil case (red). I'll show the contents in a future post. (JetPens)
  • A Lihit Lab Teffa Pencase (brown). Again a future post. (JetPens)
  • A Pleple Choco pencil roll case, great for brushes. (Loew-cornell 4,6,8,10) (JetPens)
  • A set is Stablio point 88 mini markers
  • a bottle of Higgins black drawing ink (a Ziplock bag is a MUST!)

All not too heavy or bulky. It works well for on the run and in the studio. Naturally I can't carry it everywhere; my solution to that in a future post...


  1. Oh man, I love art supplies. I always get excited when using a new material! I love these pictures, especially the colored pencils(So colorful! :D) Blicks art markers work really well, you should get some for yourself to try! Art is my way of expressing myself on paper, and I like to have differant supplies with me to do that. Great post! If you could respond to this with somthing, thatd be amazing! :)

    1. I can't believe I missed your comment on this post. I've tried some of the new Copic markers lately and they are very cool. I should post some sketches that I've made using them. It's over a year late, but THANK YOU for dropping me a line!
      Tom, NYC

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