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Post photos of your materials...

Post by little sister cow » Mon May 23, 2005 9:48 am

this is the ultimate way of getting that itch to go to the art store....!

Please post your materials and what they are. I apologize for the fuzziness of the pic....i haven't got an excellent camera for close ups.

I used: small cotman watercolours, 3 copic markers, Fabriano Artist's journal and a Steadler Triplus fineliner.

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Post by enrico » Mon May 23, 2005 6:12 pm

eh eh ... awesome sketchbook ... we should market those ... X)

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Post by little sister cow » Mon May 23, 2005 6:25 pm

Yeah....I had to try 'em :lol:

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Post by storydesign » Wed Sep 27, 2006 4:36 pm

I used Sketchbook Pro on a Fujitsu Slate-Tablet PC 5032 on the recent sketchcrawl...battery life is ok o awile when fully charged, but i kept it plugged into the car cigarette lighter. We've been using Toshiba Tablets for storyboarding this past year at my previous job.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Fujitsu-Stylistic-S ... dZViewItem

I got a deal on ebay on refurb unit 1/2 price... I use it alot in addition to my (HEAVIER) Apple Powerbook old G4 w WACOM 3

It was fun, but will never replace my Rotring Artpen and Moleskin
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Post by enrico » Wed Sep 27, 2006 4:40 pm

nice! Looks like a cool set up ...

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Post by Thorsten » Thu Sep 28, 2006 4:07 pm

really a deal - still too much for me, jim ;-)

this what we used for the last one - guess what: there is a tiny rotring going with it, too

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for higher resolution and notes on the single mat's we took along click here.

@ little sister cow and enrico: I allways wonder, that you like to work with the fabriano so much when adding watercolour to your sketches: ours over here tend to be a kind too wavy after water-use --- though the mutiple coloured pages are great!!!

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Post by padilla » Tue Oct 24, 2006 7:56 pm

Heres how I travel about with my sketching materials. Whats in your bag?
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Post by Nanush » Fri Oct 27, 2006 9:21 pm

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le franc & Bourgeois water color set, with a pure squirrel water color brush , small grade 8....

i love it... the colors weren't separately available though

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Post by Nanush » Fri Oct 27, 2006 9:27 pm

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b266/ ... C02561.jpg

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this is a packet i made on my own for my brushes, a towel from inside to dry them fairly well, and a traditional colorful cloth , i close it with a golden ribbon...

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Post by padilla » Sat Oct 28, 2006 3:21 pm

I love the bandana idea. I teach outdoor sketching workshops and I have every color of bandana from pink to turq to shiny beaded ones. When I get out 'in the field' I remove the bandana from my neck (or head), snap it out on the ground, lay out the days sketching tools on it, and begin documenting the great outdoors.
I cant tell you how many tiny erasers or fav wee brush I have previously lost/left behind on the ground, on a rock, etc. But since laying out my equipment only on the bandana I have solved supplies and tools camouflaged with the surrounding outdoor site. Now nothing gets left behind but my footprints.
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Post by chrissycream » Sun Nov 26, 2006 8:33 am

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Post by alanti » Wed Oct 03, 2007 10:19 am

Here is my sketching kit which I put together quite a long time ago
http://www.aifweb.com/galleries/sketchb ... chkit.html

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Post by gustavo » Thu Oct 04, 2007 6:38 am

Thank you for sharing alanti, I noticed others (I think Ronnie) using that shape of water brush but wasn't quite sure what it was until I saw it in your kit, it is a Pentel.

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Post by gustavo » Sun Mar 09, 2008 9:12 am

Here is a picture of my collection (growing little by little).

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Not pictured are 29 5ml artist watercolor tubes I just got. I keep reading how one should use artist grade instead of student grade, I came across someone that was selling their new unused set, so I purchased them. I also won a set of Atelier Interactive acrylics (I attended a demostration with my wife and got lucky :) - cool medium)
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Post by Studio-1-F » Sat Mar 15, 2008 4:20 pm

I'm new. Here is mime:

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The bag on the left is shown with the back pocket flap half open. There are Pitt sepia pens, Zig Millenniums, and my fav the Pilot Razor Point. There is also a mechanical pencil and a tube of leads, a "M" nib Rotring Art Pen, a pen-type Exacto, a short ruler, a wooden thing for opening WC paper blocks, a set of two Kuretake waterbrushes loaded with two different dilluted versions of black ink, a Sailor brush pen, a Pentel Waterbrush with clear water in it, and a "ViewCatcher" which I never use but ought to.

The small pocket on the front (other side of) of the bag holds the Schmincke Compact metal travel paint box, the folded paper towel, and the little bottle of water. The smaller of the two sketchbooks fits in the big central section of the bag (with cell phone and wallet, if necessary) There is also a little tiny zipper pocket on the front that holds lip balm and some pieces of a broken white Neocolor II water-soluble wax pastel crayon, just in case I feel the need for some white.

I am thinking of using a tripod-based pochade box on occasion and so, in that case, a few more things would go into that central pouch: a 3-section nesting water container and a set of the little hooks that you use to hang stuff from the sides of the pochade box. (I can hang the whole bag from the side of the box by that little "D" ring at the top of the back section. So everything in the back pouch is accessible.) A larger 26-pan paint box might replace the little guy. It will fit into the central section too. A 7"x10" WC paper block rides inside of the closed pochade box.

For the paints I use DSmith (for the most part) watercolors in tubes, that I squeeze into half pans, which slide into slots in the paint boxes.

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