I have a huge bag that I usually take with me when I’m drawing away from my studio, but sometimes I just want to take a few things. Check out this gorgeous bag that I scored from Riv.Creative (Sara Brodie). She’s also on Etsy and Pinterest.
The stitching on it is meticulous, and her fabric stash is awesome. She sells mostly to knitters, I think, but you could use these bags for anything arty.
This is one of the smaller bags, but I can fit all this stuff into it. Note the high-tech way I protect my brushes from getting bent out of shape!
When I’ve got more room to tote stuff around, I use this Brush Holder that I got from Opus. I keep brushes, pens, pencils, erasers, etc in it. See the awesome drawing on the wall to the right of the image? I let the kids draw all over my art studio walls – cool for them, waaay cool for me!
Other stuff that I use regularly:
Best Masking Fluid EVER. Can make super fine lines with the built in tip.
Hake Brush – to quickly wet a large area
Elegant Writer – These were originally created as Calligraphy Pens – I use them because when you touch the line you’ve drawn with a wet brush, it bleeds into glorious colors
Woodless Pencil – it’s solid graphite, there is no “core”
Permanent Ink Pen
If I was ever forced to only use 4 colors for the rest of my life, these would be them……
Travel size paint brushes are way more expensive than the regular size, so I just buy a brush I love, and hack the end off – waaaay cheaper!
So, what are YOUR go-to supplies?