A great place to get started. A selection of products we've chosen for their ruggedness and good prices.
1 - 7”x10” Pentallic Watercolor Field Book. Our best-selling water media journal to date! These journals have 24 sheets of 140# watercolor paper. They double-wire bound so that pages can lay flat or fold 360degrees and don’t easily snag or bend. Heavy front and back covers help protect your work and won’t tear. Built in a landscape format, think about painting on two pages side-by-side for panoramic work. Available in 2 larger sizes as well: 9”x12” and 11”x14”.
1 - 18 Color Koi Set. Strong colors, this set comes with a waterbrush and part of the lid hangs off the side as a palette. Color include: chinese white, lemon yellow, permanent yellow deep, vermilion hue, crimson lake, Prussian blue, cobalt blue hue, viridian hue, permanent green pale, yellow ochre, light red and ivory black, jaune brilliant, purple, cerulean blue hue, ultramarine deep, permanent green deep and burnt umber.
1 - Aqua Journal 3.5”x5.5” We like this little book for many reasons. It has 140# paper, lays flat, has elastic to help keep it closed in travel and the cover is very tough. The paper will hold up to sketches, pen & ink, watercolor pencils…and of course watercolors! Also available in four larger sizes. 5”x8”, 5.5”x5.5”, 7”x10” and 8.5”x11”.
1 - Faber Pitt pen set/4. There are many style of pigmented pens that are permanent when down, but we like this little set for its selection of tips. The four pen tips included are: Superfine, Fine, Medium and Brush. You can draw and ink with these and add color over the top…when dry, or add lines back into your finished watercolors (again when they are dry).
1 - PB9141 Brush Set. We wanted to add a selection of brushes, but keep the cost affordable and not to get in the weeds with too many shapes and sizes. The RealValue series from Princeton has been a workhorse for us. Good quality that holds up to any water-media you can through at it. Set includes: ¾” Wash (wet your paper and large areas of color), #2 & #8 Shader (small to medium areas of color with sharper lines) #5/0, #0 & #5 Round (come to points) and a #2 Liner (think a pointed brush that holds more fluids for lines and branches). These brushes fit well into the…
1 - Bamboo Roll-up. 10”x13” when unrolled, these roll to protect your brushes. Fabric pockets help keep things in place, and air circulates around wet brushes to better help them dry while traveling.
1 - 3B General pencil. A soft graphite pencil to lay out guidelines or sketch with.
1 - Tombow Mono Light Eraser. Soft, white eraser perfect for removing graphite lines.
1 - Mini Mister. 10ml mister with cap. Just a nice item to help you keep your palette moist or to wet-down your paper when doing blending & wet-on-wet techniques.
1 - #588 Sketch & Wash Pencil. A little-known, fun pencil. Looks like graphite when dry, it dissolves when you run a wet brush over the lines. Great when used alone (take water to your sketch to create new tones and textures) and can be mixed in over watercolor to help define your work.
1 - Little Red Sharpener. Simple little tool to help keep your pencils sharp. As goofy as it sounds, we like this red sharpener the best; it is lightweight and easy to find in a mix of stuff
* You may still want/need to supply a bag, pack or carrying case. The individual items selected are built for travel and storage, but we didn't supply a carrier. It would up the cost and we know what you choose to haul your materials is cooler than what we could ever supply.