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    Two Week Vacation: What Supplies to Bring?

    hi, remember me? noo? okay!

    I'm going on a trip to puerto rico for nearly two weeks and I want to seize this opportunity to sketch the flora, the ocean, the waterfalls - and all sorts of fun stuff besides my own family.

    but I want to sketch in color! what art supplies do you recommend to bring for vacation sketching? portable, efficient, yatta yatta

    I've got $40 to $60 bucks to spend on art stuff

    btw, I also suck at sketching the landscape - its overwhelming compared to a picture. does anyone have any tutorials?

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    You should be able to swing a small half pan watercolor set, a 5x7 Arches hot pressed block, and some decent brushes with that budget.

    Tristan Elwell
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    I was gonna go into a way to buy four tubes of oil paint, a set of brushes and some canvas...

    but then I reread your post and it said ... efficient. Oh, Oil paint messy...

    So, I think the following...

    A bunch of grey and beige toned quality paper. Pastel pencil set! (CarbOthello by Stabilo) Might have to pick and choose colors seperately. Buck a piece or so. Get twenty or so diff. Good pencil sharpener (small metal, cheap). $1.00

    Total: Maybe $35?

    I used same equip for the pastel pix on my thread...


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    Wow...two weeks is a long time. U so lucky.

    I agree with Elwell- go with the watercolors. I don't know if you are traveling all over the island or not, but there are alot of different environments there (old San Juan, beach, rainforest, dryer land in south) and I think you can capture them all best with watercolor.

    I'd take some color pencils too.

    Most important thing is to just take in all the culture and scenery- and food.
    "Afraid not of none of you cowards but of my own strength"


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