Small, Smaller, Smallest (Painting Kits)

Last time I talked about Plein Air Sketching, also known as Urban Sketching. I showed a video on useful sketching tools people were using, and some expensive bits of kit.

I said there’s a huge number of youTube videos from artists showing you what they carry in their bag and I thought I should show you my own travel art kit.

The pencil case I use is the Etchr Field case, a very overpriced case if I’m honest. Yes, it’s well made, Yes it has a lot of pockets and holders, but I’m so ashamed that I paid that much for what really is a well made pencil case that I won’t tell you the price, you have to find that out for yourself.

Yep, I fit quite a bit in the pencil case and I keep adding more, until it’s full and I have to go through everything and start again.

This smaller kit was made from a mint tin, magnets, clips and small water pots. It clips to the sketchbook when needed and all comes apart when you need to pack it away.

I ended the last post with the suggestion that you didn’t need a lot to do urban sketching, check out the art you can create using these three items.

Published by bettyvirago

Betty Virago is an award winning textile designer. Based in Yorkshire, England, and known for her Northern Folk dolls and the Quilts of Hope project.

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