Art Lesson #9: Drawing tools for pocket sketchbooks
Pens, markers, and colored pencils
Last week, I showed you some of my favorite options for a pocket sketchbook. This week, we’re looking at drawing tools, like pens, pencils, and markers, that are ideal for carrying around with a pocket sketchbook.
The idea here is that you’ll find a small sketchbook and some kind of drawing tool that you can always carry with you. Ideally, it’s always stashed in your bag or your jacket pocket, so you don’t ever even think about it.
If you’re traveling, this is the ultra-lightweight kit you carry when you’re not sure you want to lug a bag of sketching supplies around. You can always cut pages out of a pocket sketchbook and glue them into a larger sketchbook, if you want to keep all your memories of the trip in one place.
You can also make a really great 30-day art project out of taking a pocket sketchbook for a walk every day (even if that walk is just to the kitchen table to draw your salt and pepper shakers), and carrying one or two different drawing tools with you every day.
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