I have an irristable urge to draw something everyday, so it means I am rarely without a sketch book and pencil.
My present modus operandi may be helpful:
- A Map Wallet (available from an Outdoor shop). Tip: Make sure there is an opening at the top of the wallet. This means all my sketching equipment is in one place and is readily available.
- An A5 sketchbook. I prefer Daler Rowney. I’m presently sketching in Pastel and use a Daler Rowney Pastel Pad.
- Factis Eraser. In my opinion these are better than a putty rubber.
- Stabio 1400/655 Pencil GB and 6B Pencils
Tip: A pencil sharpener stuck to the back of the sketchbook, with a strip of fine sandpaper adhered to the inside cover means you are not searching for things when you could be sketching!
There is a constant supply of models when you are sketching in a parked car, whether people at a bus stop or drivers’ arguing with parking attendants. Although for the later you have to be pretty quick and discreet!