Thursday, 18 August 2016

Belt Pouch Sketch Kit

My belt pouch!

Well I’ve been promising myself a chance to list the contents of my belt pouch of the best purchases I’ve ever made!

I’ve drawn and pictured this excellent item on my Facebook page, but just see the list of stuff it can hold for me to have ready to hand when working in the field...really amazing! As you might be able to see in the photograph, the pouch sports two generous zipped compartments, plus bands and slots added at front and back to hold yet more useful things!

So - starting from the back of the pouch, and working forwards through the various sections of the pouch, here is a list of the items it is holding today:
  1. Disposable craft knife
  2. Packet of Cartridge refills for Pentel Brushpen
  3. Jakar Battery eraser
  4. Two Papermate disposable mechanical pencils (with small attached erasers)
  5. Three ‘Derwent’ water soluble drawing graphite pencils, in Light Wash, Medium wash, Dark wash.
  6. Nine Kuretake ‘CleanColor’ watercolour brushpens, in Light Violet, Brown, Blue, Light Blue, Emerald Green, Lemon Yellow, Ochre, Orange,Light Grey, Red.
  7. Ten ‘Aquarelle’ water-soluble coloured pencils, in Sanguine, Indian Red, Scarlet, Empire Green, Light Ochre, Cinnamon, Ultramarine, Naples Yellow, Lemon Yellow, Sky Blue. (These colours may vary very slightly, according to the range of single colours available when I need to make a replacement).
  8. Mitsubishi ‘Posca ‘ Fibre tip markers in white and black.
  9. Two piston-filled fountain pens, pre-filled with brown and grey drawing ink
  10. Small penknife
  11. Bent-nib calligraphy pen
  12. Pentel brushpen
  13. Platinum Carbon fountain pen
  14. ‘Signo’ rollerball white gel pen
  15. Black biro

The above, combined with a large jacket pocket containing a tiny leakproof container, such as a film canister or ‘Nalgene’ bottle, pre filled with clean water, and/or a brushpen, with converter pre-filled with clear water, plus a tiny ‘pill’ box or tin, for sharpenings, and a small pocket plain Moleskine journalist’s notebook, are easy to pick up in a hurry, and provide all I need if travelling light, or trying to draw somewhere such as the Natural History Museum in Manchester, which doesn’t allow painting, as such, on the premises, but are very helpful and encouraging to anyone who wants to draw the wonderful exhibits!
So…..getting on to about forty items in all - Phew !  

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