Being out and about does mean sometimes struggling along with a large bag of everything you think you MUST HAVE. So this is where I have simplified what I take. Going down to South Devon recently was an opportunity to keep my sketching supplies basic and I thought I would show you just how BASIC I keep them for a quick sketch in this cold weather, brrrrr!
So what do I take....
Sketchbook - Pen - Pencil
you can't get more basic than that, but how about a bit of colour. This is where I prepare the pages first and add little blocks of colour down the edge of the page using my Derwent Inktense pencils, that way I don't have to take the Derwent pencils with me.
It means I can do a quick sketch with pencil or pen and with my waterbrush use the colours as and when I need them
The colours activate easily and provide enough for each drawing, which in this case was the Hotel on
and there you have it,
a very simple sketch but also very few items to have to carry about
(oh and I want to point out we did not stay in that particular Hotel - way too dear!)
have a good day everyone!