- I use water-soluble colouring pencils as they are more flexible in mark making possibilities, watercolour wet or dry. I don't take a full range just my favourite colours and pencils like Derwent Graphitint.
- Other pencils include a charcoal pencil and a china graph usually red and black.
- I also pack a water-soluble solid graphite 8B pencil which makes a pretty good ink as well. This is also very good for doing rubbings of textures or text.
- I do pack just one or two plain colour pencils with Prismacolour my fav but any will do.
- A very fine propelling pencil 0.2 2B and an ink Hi-Tec-C 0.25 both from Japan where they all write so small. These or similar would be available here and I also take a thicker Uni-ball micro with black ink.
- Water-soluble crayons and a white and red wax crayon are included.
- I use a couple of fine 1,2 watercolour brushes with the ends trimmed to fit in the tin but also to draw with.
- I usually make a couple of small books of drawing paper and take an A5 visual diary to draw in. Sometimes I gesso some of the paper in preparation for wetter, stronger drawings.
- A small ruler, eraser, glue stick and trimmer (not in cabin however) completes my art essentials.
You can see my specially shaped solid graphite pencil and water-soluble 8B pencils I use for rubbings.I take this little kit with me when ever I travel, even into the city on the train when I'm by myself. It comes out in cafes and parks when I have time to spare.
A bit like the way most people now use their mobile phones to keep busy.