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This is my list of sketchbook drawing supplies. You can read more about watercolor painting over here: Watercolor Supplies

PENCILS:

I prefer 0.7mm sized lead for larger (9×12″ and up) drawings. It doesn’t break as often when drawing. I like HB lead. I find softer smudges, and harder digs into the paper. For a very small book (pocket-sized) I’ll sometimes use 0.3mm lead. I never use a wooden pencil. Sharpening is a constant messy chore, and plus you don’t acutely want a lot of graphite on a drawing you plan to ink or watercolor later. If you’re doing soft tonal drawings, that might be different, but that’s not my thing for travel sketching. Too slow!

You’ll also want a Kneaded Rubber Eraser. The grey rubbery kind you can squish into points for small erasures, or blot and roll for overall lightening. These don’t damage paper surfaces like white or pink erasers.

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Fountain Pens:

I like fountain pens for their rapid smooth drawings, and the line variation you can get with a flexible nib. Plus the ability to refill it yourself with different color ink, or switch from water-proof to water-soluble inks. They cost more than a disposable pen up front, but you regain the cost in re-usability. Most pen makers sell parts, so your pen will last forever, given moderate maintenance. To clean a fountain pen, just unscrew all the parts (paying some attention to how they go back together), and run it all under tap water.

Starter Fountain Pens:

Other Fountain Pens:

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Dipping Pens:

There’s lots of reasons *not* to draw with these. They’re messy and scratchy-er, and you run the risk of ink drips. However – you can’t really get the same ‘organic’ quality of line any other way. Plus – they allow you to quickly change ink color without bringing a lot of pens. Though you do need a lot of small in bottles. (Here’s an article on why I like dipping pens).  Plus, they’re pretty much the cheapest art supplies you’ll every buy. Next to drawing with a stick.

Fine Nibs: You get the finest lines with crowquill nibs. They’re tiny tube shaped nibs with sharp little points. They use their own size of holder that fits the cylindrical profile. You can’t fit them in an normal ‘flat,curved’ pen holder. The easiest to find seem to be the Hunt #107 and 102. I actually can’t tell them apart, but one must be meant for slightly more flex.

General Drawing: I’m liking the  general purpose Tachikawa G nib or the a bigger, more flexible Brause 361 Steno also known as The Blue Pumpkin for its round ink reservoir and gunmetal blue finish.

Bold Nibs: You can get chisel flats in sizes like 2mm or 5mm from Brause, Speedball or Tachikawa. They call them C nibs – usualy they will say C-0 or C-3, depending on size. The C-0 is the biggest I have. These are great for laying in broad strokes. You can also draw wiht the corners, or the edge held thin-wise, making it possible to do an entire drawing with just this nib.

You’ll also need a wooden or plastic nib holder. A simple device with a slot or groove to insert the pen nibs.

If you want to try a bottle of ink in the field, don’t bring the manufacturers glass bottle. A: it’s too big. B: you cannot rely on the seal not to leak in your bag. I recommend leak-proof 5 ml HDPE plastic bottles from Nalgene. Here’s a shot of how I’m holding the tiny Nalgene bottle while doing a larger drawing in a museum.

5ml Ink Vial Thumb Grip.

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Bottled Ink:

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BRUSH PENS:

A real brush pen has a synthetic fiber brush on a fountain pen body. They are much nicer than the rubber tipped disposable brush markers. You can get better line variety, and have finer control of small tip work.

  • Pentel Arts Pocket Brush Pen: Inexpensive, widely available. You will pay back the cost of the pen in only a few refills, comparerd to a disposable brush marker. Uses it’s own brand of cartridges – labled FP10. These are water PROOF ink and are a dark, solid, black. You get two cartridges with the pen, then can buy them in little boxes of six extra. They don’t make an ink converter sadly – but you can refill the empty cartridges with a syringe. (Ask at a pharmacist, or at medical supply store, you can get blunt needles for dispensing medicines).
  • Kuretake Sumi Brush Pen: A very nice brush pen. A little more expensive for a fancy metallic body design. The name-brand Kuretake ink cartridge comes loaded with water SOLUBLE ink.  If you want to use water PROOF ink, the Platinum Ink Converter will fit the Kuretake pen. So use one of those with Platinum Carbon ink. One last nice thing, if the brush tip wears down, you can replace just the brush part: Kuretake Sumi Brush Pen Replacement Nib. You can also order natural sable hair replacement nibs! Splurge for an anniversary.

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SKETCHBOOKS:

  • Travelogue Watercolor Journal by Hand Book My all-around favorite sketchbook. I use the 10.5×8.5″ Grand Portrait size, when I can’t find my preferred 8.25” square format. For whatever reason the square book is hard to find. I like the weight of these slim books (not too heavy to hold and draw), and the paper is reasonable for any kind of drawing or watercolor painting.
  • Stillman & Birn Epsilon (5.5×8.5″): This is an excellent sketchbook for ink and wash. It doesn’t take water quite well as a Hand Book, but is an ideal multi-purpose book. The smooth surface is wonderful for detail in pen.
  • If you want to go larger There is the Stillman & Birn Epsilon Series (8.5 x 11″). But this can be too heavy for some sketchers.
  • If you like a slightly toothy-er paper surface try out the S&B Alpha series: 9 x 6″ and 8 .5 x 11.
  • For everyday pen and ink doodling, I do like the classic Moleskine Art Plus Sketchbook (5 x 8.25″). This heavy, waxy paper is great for pen and ink, and will take light washes with only mild buckling. It’s not a true watercolor paper however.
  • For that they have the Moleskine Folio Watercolor Album (11.75 x 8.25″). This is a larger sized book, big enough to do multiple sketches on a page spread, or make an ultra-wide panorama.
  • These books are also available in more convenient sizes: Notebook  (5 x 8.25″) and Pocket Album (3.5 x 5.5″).
  • For little spontaneous portraits on the subway, or a quick street corner drawing that I don’t intend to color, I carry a Moleskine Cahier Journal (3 x 5″). These are ideal for everyday carry, so I am never without. Very cheap paper. Only for doodles.

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WATERCOLOR TRAVEL KITS:

I recommend artist quality watercolor half pans. These will come in a tin (or plastic) box with around 12 colors. I have used Winsor & Newton Artists’ WaterColor Half Pans in the past. They’re great for tinting sketchbooks. Make sure you find the W&N artists’ quality watercolor *not* the student grade Cotman line.

As well, there is more info about my personal color choices over on my watercolor supplies page.

BRUSHES:

You don’t need a lot of brushes for sketching in small or mid sized books. My workhorse brushes right now are the:

  • #3/4 DaVinci Artissimo, Quill (Quills have strange numbering. This is really almost the same size as a #14 pointed round).
  • #7/8 Winsor and Newton Artist’s Watercolor Sable Pointed Round. These seem to come in long hair (my choice) and shorter hair, with no visible difference in the labeling, so you just have to compare. The long hair is almost a rigger. It’s great for sharp details and linear work (tree branches, wires, etc).

SYNTHETICS:

I don’t really use synthetics any more – but they were good enough for many years. They’re perfectly fine for learning on, and are getting better every year.

If you go for synthetic, rather than sable, you might want to go with one more smaller brush – as they won’t anywhere near as fine a point. I would bring a #1 or 2 for detail, and a go with a #4-6 for the alternative to my #7-8 W&N Artist’s Sable Pointed Round.

I am just now trying a new synthetic fiber by Raphael called Soft Aqua. They claim it is engineered to hold more water. The fiber is spiraled, rather than smooth like a nylon strand. They come in quill’s that are working very well for me as a cheap alternate to the DaVinci Artissimo.

Can’t say how long the points will last, as they are new to me in 2015. Update: The points lasted about a year of use. They’re pretty blunt now so I’ve downgraded my set to use with India Ink. (Which is harsh on nice brushes).

I’ve also used Princeton Neptune synthetics, and found them decent enough for the price.

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IMPORTANT MISC STUFF:

  • Backing Boards: Coroplast plastic boards cut to a size slightly larger than your sketchbook.  As shown above – it’s very handy to have a backing board supporting your book and tools. Coroplast is light and reasonably rigid. Beats a wooden board hands down. This setup, I call the Palm Desk, can be used on the lap or while standing.
  • Bulldog Clips: (6-8) large bulldog clips (also called binder clips). Handy for holding the book open in the wind, or while wet. Also for clipping on the paint box and ‘clamping’ damp books overnight.
  • Water Containers: I suggest a few 125ml / 4oz HDPE plastic bottles from Nalgene. I carry more than one, so when the water gets dirty I can pull a clean bottle out of my bag.
  • Paper Towels: Very important painting tool!
  • Tiny Atomizer Spray Bottle: For misting your watercolors to prime the pigments.

 

Gear Bags:

Here’s a couple post about the shoulder bags I use to carry gear. This was what I brought to the trip to Rio. I’ll take new shots before the upcoming workshop season in 2016.

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Working Small: Go bags for travel sketching

Working Big: Courier bag for 14×18″ sheet drawing boards 

54 Comments leave one →
  1. Peter permalink
    December 20, 2014 1:40 AM

    Which hardness of lead do you prefer in your mechanical pencils?

    • December 20, 2014 12:27 PM

      Oh, good point – HB – I find softer smudges, and harder inscribes the paper. Let me add that to the text – thanks!

      • February 8, 2015 8:06 AM

        Hi, marctaro, I like to do my drawings with a HB pencil, after some corrections I end it with 2B and shading with 3B or even 6B. HP point in essencia. XXX

        • February 8, 2015 10:29 AM

          That sounds like it would get you solid dark’s. One fellow I know uses Generals Charcoal pencils instead of the 6B – to get darks even darker.

  2. February 10, 2015 1:44 PM

    Hi, Marctaro, there is a little problem about mixing graphite with charcoal. Graphite is luminous, bright and charcoal is mat, opaque.

  3. March 27, 2015 8:12 AM

    I’ve been watching your Craftsy lesson’s on “Sketching People in Motion”, it is excellent !!!!
    This folding booklet is exceptional….thank you for sharing. I’ve been painting in watercolors since the early 1990’s and I am always interested in learning from other artist’s like yourself. Your book on Urban Sketching is exceptional as well. I recommend it to all my Urban Sketchers – Austin. My Urban Sketching experience is just a couple of years but I love it.

    • March 27, 2015 12:35 PM

      Hey, thanks for the good words Rene, and glad to be of help :)
      I used to live in Dallas and my one or two trips to Austin – I always thought I’d rather live there :)
      ~m

    • April 12, 2016 11:52 AM

      Hey Rene – I met a sketcher here in Montreal who actually lives in Austin. So I told her to look you guys up when she gets home. Someday you might hear from a ‘Laurence’. (Feminine of Laurent).

  4. March 30, 2015 12:35 PM

    Hi Marc. I admire your work very much. I grew up in the San Francisco Bay area. When I was in my early teens, there was a courtroom artist by the name of Howard Brody that chronicled cases in San Francisco and vicinity. At that time, cameras were not allowed in the courtroom. Brody’s work showed up frequently on the afternoon news channels when there was a high profile trial in the works. His work was really great! You can see some online. Your technique is similar in many respects to his and that is probably why I like it (besides the fact that is finely done). I have your Urban Sketching book and have learned much from it. Thanks. If you ever have anything scheduled for northern California please let me know where I can find that.

    Best,

    Robert Bowden

    • November 17, 2015 4:19 PM

      To Robert regarding seeing the works of Howard Brody, also one of my “sketching” heroes.
      I am currently at work on my “coffee-table-book” about my over 45 years as a courtroom artist in Philadelphia, PA.
      One of my earliest memories was the morning I was in court (early 70s) and we artists could sit in the Jury Box, because we were covering a Bail hearing, so no need for a jury.
      Howard Brody sat only a few chairs away from me. At one point the judge looked over at the artists in the Jury box, and said, “Mr. Brody, would you mind taking a different seat?.
      The sunlight is bouncing off your (bald) head, into my eyes!”
      Everyone smiled, and Brody found another seat.
      He was very famous for his images during the Second World War, and Korea, as a Combat artist. What a guy! And role model.

  5. JFF permalink
    May 2, 2015 8:09 PM

    HI,

    Love your book/work and the site. Thanks for making them available, they’re all lots of fun.

    I appreciate you identifying some tools, but I’m also wondering if you have any recommendations for bottled ink (black/sepia/etc.) that can be used in converters (to fill Lamy/Pilot Metropolitan/etc.).

    If possible,both waterproof and water-soluble ink recommendations would be great.

    Thanks for any suggestions you can offer.

    • May 2, 2015 10:25 PM

      Hey J – I buy Platinum Carbon Black for my go-to waterproof ink. It’s ground ultra fine so will never clog, even my fine point pens. For Black water-soluble I have used Lamy Black – but these days I’m preferring colored ink’s for watersoluble work. I’m very much liking Noodlers’s Red Black and Rome Burning. I don’t have any other favorite colors yet, but you can get ink samples in little vials from Goulet Pens for only a dollar or so. That’s the best way to try out ink colors.
      ~M

      • JFF permalink
        May 10, 2015 1:59 PM

        Hi Marctaro,

        I just saw your reply. Thanks; I really appreciate the information. I’ve built a significant collection of fountain pens over the years, but never used them for sketching. Most will probably stay in the house, and I’ll start over with pens more suitable for sketching.

        There are so many inks out there, and finding good information on light-fastness, water solubility, fountain/dip pen compatibility, etc. can be a real challenge.

        I’m searching for a good black and sepia right now. For the black, I had been thinking of trying Noodler’s Black waterproof fountain pen ink, and then something like Higgins Eternal or Fountain Pen India for a water soluble option because they’re easy to get, but perhaps I’ll substitute the Platinum in there instead. I’ve heard good things about it.

        The Sepia option is wide open with little research on my part so far, but Rome Burning looks like a great solution, and I’ll probably start there.

        A little off topic for inks, but I’m wondering if you’ve tried the Pilot Metropolitan pens. They’re a great option, $15 in Fine or Med nib (medium is like a Lamy Fine, and Pilot’s Fine is like a Lamy EF) and very competitive to the Lamy Safari/Al Star (but without the easy change nibs). Just a thought if you’re (or anyone else, is looking for an excellent tool at a very affordable price).

        Thanks again for the suggestions and advice. This is going to be a fun adventure.

        Regards, Jim

  6. July 22, 2015 9:13 AM

    What on earth do you carry it all in?

    • October 3, 2015 3:29 PM

      haha – well I don’t carry it ALL for every trip :) but here’s some info on various go-bags: https://citizensketcher.com/2014/08/21/go-bags-go-field-sketching-kits-for-the-brazil-symposium/

  7. Toni cummins permalink
    July 30, 2015 4:50 PM

    Hello, Marc, I’m enjoying all the FB photos of USK Singapore and Cambodia. I noticed that you use an easel, that looks very lightweight but solid. Please tell me what it is and where I can purchase it if possible
    Hoping you will come and visit us in Sydney Australia cheers Toni

    • August 5, 2015 10:50 PM

      Hey Toni – There’s two parts to the setup – the easel and the ‘desktop’ tray thingy. Check out my materials page for the details – (scroll way down to the bottom): https://citizensketcher.wordpress.com/class-notes

  8. August 20, 2015 11:34 PM

    Hi! I’ve been watercoloring and sketching for years, but it hasn’t been until more recently that I’ve started doing plein air/on-site sketching. I was wondering where the tin for your watercolors (and the slide tins for other supplies) came from? I’m pretty happy with all the materials I’ve been using, now I’m just trying to package them to move a little easier! Also wondering how the nalgene bottles fare on leaking?

    • August 21, 2015 9:09 AM

      Hey Katie – yes, the kit I use is all about packing light :) So the 24 color tin box is by Winsor and Newton – but you can get the same size box from Lukas or other manufacturers. You have to take out a 12 color tray that comes with it, and pack the half pans in tighter to make 24. I use blue tack to hold the half pans down. You can buy empty pans separately, or just buy a lot of pan colors and use them up :) If you can’t find these supplies at home, there is always Dick Blick or Amazon to order from. The nalgenes – they are in fact perfect. They never leak – and last a long time. I’ve had one crack after a few years of carrying it around – but that’s rare, and they’re not expensive.

  9. Margaret Hunt permalink
    August 30, 2015 9:59 PM

    Ok what is blue tak?! Keep reading about it. Both you and Lynne Chapman use it so I mist “need ” some lol! Thanks.

    • August 31, 2015 7:22 AM

      hahaha! It’s the blue gummy substance (sometimes you’ll find it in white) that you might use to stick posters to the wall? You can get it here at stationery stores :)

      • Margaret Hunt permalink
        August 31, 2015 8:37 AM

        Ah. Ok. Thanks. Will look for some! 😃

  10. September 27, 2015 10:55 PM

    Wonderful to have your supply list organized for us. Thanks. I just found a set of Coit’s Ball Bearing Lettering Pens. Loved this info written on box, “Universally used by storekeepers and students.” Can’t wait to try them. Cheers-Darlene

  11. October 2, 2015 1:27 PM

    RE: Pentel Arts Pocket Brush Pens–you can refill the cartridges with ink by using a blunt needle syringe!

  12. Abby permalink
    October 16, 2015 12:26 AM

    Marc, it looks like your link to the Platinum Carbon Black ink on Amazon links to something that is not the real product, according to the reviews. Can you help confirm whether that’s the case?

    • October 20, 2015 11:28 AM

      Thanks Abby – this was great to know. I followed up on your link, and you are totally right, some customers had reported this vendor had shipped the wrong product. We don’t know if it was an honest mistake or actually counterfeit ink. (What is the world coming too that there would be counterfeit ink! hahah!) But either way the seller had not done much about it (no apologies, no refunds I could see) – so I switched the link to a different vendor.

      Please everyone – these links are just in here as the easiest way to help you find things – well, and because I’ve started participating in the Amazon Affiliates plan. But I don’t know every vendor first hand (am working on it as I need things) – so if you do spot problems like Abby did – it’s good for everyone if you let me know. Thanks very much!

  13. Cathy Inzer permalink
    November 5, 2015 10:31 AM

    Hi, I really like the Kuretake brush pen too, and use the Platinum Carbon cartidges in them with no problem. I also wanted to say how much I am enjoying your classes on Craftsy! You are a wonderful teacher and have the capability to translate a complicated subject into bites of information that you lead a student through to the end. Would you explain in a future post about your use of color? You seem to not use a warm/cool method, but ? Not even sure of how to ask the question! Thanks!

    • November 5, 2015 10:57 AM

      It’s true, I tend to use warm and cool together, in different proportions. The shortest answer is, I take the local color of a thing – like sky is blue, grass is green – then add a complement or a harmony – often I’ll inject oranges, reds or browns in to green foliage. Each ‘home color’ can have some variety from a neighboring color. I don’t have a strict system, some of it is just play :)

  14. NIKHIL permalink
    November 16, 2015 9:55 PM

    Hi Marc, I came to know about your art from Artistsnetwork.tv and I really loved the concept that you created using the three step process of pencil-ink-watercolor. I even bought your book after that, and I’m planning to start of with a series of Urban sketches of my city (Pune, in India). Thanks a lot and please do keep up with the good work!

    • November 16, 2015 11:11 PM

      Great to meet someone from India. We will be going there in 2017 if we can raise enough interest in the workshop. I’ve always wanted to see the country! Looking forward to it already:)

      • Rae Ecklund permalink
        June 11, 2016 2:35 AM

        I so enjoyed both stories. I, too, am from SF Bay Area and know the history of this famous artist, Howard Brody. Thanks for sharing his story. In later years Jim Swearing took over as a well-known court room artist. What a great guy and always a thrill to see his work on Channel 7.

  15. David Ballantyne permalink
    February 23, 2016 7:48 PM

    Hi Marc, I’ve been thinking about getting a fountain pen but as I am left handed I’m not sure if the regular fine or the extra fine Lamy nibs would work well for me. I see they have a LH nib but it is wider than the regular fine nib. Have you any info regarding my dilemma. I see you are right handed but perhaps some of your fellow sketchers are lefties and you’ve gleaned some info from them. I’m not in a very big centre so I will have to order a pen online and therefore won’t be able to try one out first.

    Thanks.

    • February 24, 2016 10:07 AM

      I don’t really have any insight here – let me ask around, possibly I can find a Sinister Sketcher :)

    • February 24, 2016 2:20 PM

      Hey Dave – I have a bunch of answers from FB – people as a whole seem to think regular nibs are find for lefthanders. Here’s some responses:

      Larry D. Marshall: My view, as a left-hander, is that too much is made about it. I’ve never seen a need to use different tools from right-handed people when sketching. Probably a bigger deal when you start using broad nibbed calligraphy nibs, though.

      Felipe Dieguez Vercellino In my opinion, as a left handed and a drawer… There is not limitation at all. Not like handwriting which is always from left to right a drawing have no structure in way of making, that allows you to organize the lines in the correct sequence so the ink can dry.

      Karla Beatty It’s not the fountain pen tips, which are symmetrical, it’s the writing from left to right that smudges for left handers. As Felipe just stated, in sketching that is not an issue.

  16. David Ballantyne permalink
    February 24, 2016 4:23 PM

    Thanks very much for your quick response… I’ll go ahead with an order now and hope for the best. I did wonder if the LH nib was more for writing than for sketching.

  17. lana permalink
    February 24, 2016 9:24 PM

    Thank you for all the information, and especially for your beautiful work!
    Where do you find the small 5 ml HDPE plastic bottles from Nalgene?

    • February 24, 2016 10:04 PM

      I get them from camping supply stores. They sell them to backpackers for sunscreen, etc.

  18. Jackie permalink
    May 17, 2016 9:20 AM

    Thank you for the inspiration. I I’m going to pass some of these ideas on to my art students. Also your drawings are very good you’re very talented. Keep up the good work.

  19. May 23, 2016 2:33 PM

    Awesome…would love to to do this

  20. June 4, 2016 5:12 PM

    Do you attach the coroplast board directly to your easel? If not, what do you use.

    • June 4, 2016 5:52 PM

      Hey Cynthia – I just clip it on with large bulldog clips. You can see them in a some of the photos.

  21. June 4, 2016 6:37 PM

    Hi Marc, I have a question for you, do you work at an easel? I’m having trouble finding a good ink pen or dip pen nib that works when I draw at an easel and the paper is vertical. I’ve tried dip pens and ink; micron pens and Faber Castell Pens.

    Is gravity the problem?

    I do have your book and follow your blog; I find them both inspiring. Thanks!

    • June 4, 2016 8:35 PM

      Hey Peggy – nice to meet you :)

      It is possible that the pens would prefer a more desk-like slant. I’m imagining drawing with them vertically and thinking I’d have to hold my wrist at an extreme angle to bring the pen nib to the paper. On an easel, or just on a drawing board braced against my body – either way, I like the surface only a few degrees tilted. Here’s a good shot where you can see the angle: https://citizensketcher.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/marc_bio_drawingshots_03.jpg. Or here’s one just using the boards resting on a balustrade: https://citizensketcher.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/14sept01_rio_sugarloaf_02.jpg.

      • June 4, 2016 9:00 PM

        Thank you Marc, for your generous reply. Your photos are most helpful. Yes, I’ve tried some pretty awkward hand and wrist positions to try to get the pen to work vertically. Time to give it up and get used to a more horizontal position. Could be fun!

        Great to meet you and THANK YOU!

  22. July 21, 2016 7:42 PM

    Hi Marc, Nice post about materials. Thanks for sharing. I have a question about your Craftsy classes. How did you connect with them & did you film it at their location? Curious how that works? Thanks is advance for your reply.

    • July 22, 2016 3:58 AM

      Hey Robert – re the classes – That was a classic networking situation. I was teaching at a USK workshop, and met some people already working with them. Based on that connection I had a phone call with a producer, sent in a pitch and was accepted :) As far as filming, they have an excellent setup. A very professional studio with a talented crew. Instructors fly to Devener and shoot in their shop. Unless there’s a location shoot involved – but that is much less common for practical reasons. If you watch a few clases you’ll quickly see, it’s always on the same set :)

  23. naruas permalink
    August 3, 2016 2:02 AM

    Hello ~ Marc, I’m enjoying your lesson so I’m very exciting because I’d like to go out to draw something right now. I appreciate your teaching. Actually I have one question. I read an information about your drawing gears so that I’d like to get your portable ink bottle that it looks like a kind of a can but also being able to be portable. Could I know it’s name and Where could I get it?
    If you give me the ink can information, I’ll be pleasure :)

    • August 3, 2016 2:10 AM

      I use Nalgene bottles for ink – just the small ones – 5ml. You can usually find them at outdoor hiking type of stores.

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