Because we teach travel sketching, we want a minimal sketch kit but with exactly what we need and nothing more.

We use a portable watercolour set of 12 customised colours.
Now available to order online Click here
Cadmium Yellow Pale, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium red, Permanent Rose, Burnt Siena, Burnt Umber,
Hookers Green Dark, Sap Green, Cerulean, Ultramarine, Cobalt, Purple Lake

Everything needs to fit in your shoulder bag and ready at any time. Here’s what we have:

  • A5 Sketchbook 110gsm or heavier. Must be smooth paper.
  • Set of 12 Aquarelle watercolour pencils. If you cannot get Staedtler Noris Club set of 12 check pics below. If you get the Karat set, you’ll need to purchase a purple pencil extra.
  • Cotmans Plus Watercolour set. Now available to order online Click here
  • 1 Size 3 pigment liner black drawing pen.
  • Water brush
  • Chinagraph pencil
  • Double hole Barrel sharpener
  • Water pot with attached lid
  • Pocket tissues

Extras you may like to bring.

Rosemary & Co 1/4 inch dagger traveling brush.
Posca Pen white. 0.7mm bullet shaped.


The above sketch items are available from Blick Art Applies in USA.

You will see below a blue Mentos gum container. It’s a great water pot with attached lid.
The white Posca pen is the 0.7mm bullet shaped nib.
The Rosemary and Co brush is the 1/4 inch dagger Travel Brush.
My TWSBI Diamond 580 Fountain pen.


The above sketch items are available from Cass Art UK.
Cotmans 24 set 1/2 pan watercolour set.
Seawhite A5 sketchbooks. Euro Portrait Sketchbook. 160gsm.
Faber Castell Albrecht Durer Watercolour pencils. Available as individual colours. Here is a suggested list.
1.Dark chrome yellow 2.Light chrome yellow 3.Deep scarlet red 4.Rose Carmine 5.Burnt Sienna 6.Van Dyck brown
7.Earth green yellowish 8.Pine green 9.Ultramarine 10.Pthalo blue 11.Red violet 12.Violet