Here are my favorite art supplies as of late-Know what I really love about this watercolor kit (besides the all-in-one water brush, movable palette, thumb ring for holding the kit one-handed, and its lid that doubles as an easel)?
The fact that it’s only slightly thicker & bigger than a pack of 4″x6″ index cards (my doodle surface of choice these days), so I can throw ALL of my art supplies (including pens & index cards) in my purse, a suitcase, or grab them to park my ass on the couch and doodle.
I love when things are simple like that.
In fact, I just found a site, JetPens.com, that carries all my supplies in one place. They have my Koi Water Colors Pocket Field Sketch Box, Signo Uni-Ball white ink pen, and Micron Drawing Pen (#05 .45mm).
Another thing I love about creating with just a handful of art supplies (literally- I can carry everything in one hand) is a feeling of freedom to play and experiment. Because I’m not using some big fancy (read: EXPENSIVE) set, and I draw/paint on simple, cheap index cards, that sense of preciousness about using ‘good’ supplies is gone. If I screw up a card? Oh, well, just finish it out as practice and make another.
Again, I love when things are simple like that.
What about you? What are your favorite or must-have supplies for creating? (And I don’t just mean art!)