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July 24th, 2007 #1
Two Week Vacation: What Supplies to Bring?
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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.
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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...
July 25th, 2007 #4
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.
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