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    "Must-Haves" for Art Toolkit?

    -glue (so one can create anything out of the fusion of two random objects)
    -sharpies (dunno why, but I am partial to a good marker)
    -chalk
    -pencils/sketchpad
    -utility knife (you never know when you may have to opportunity to make permanent etches....just don't vandalize )
    -couple cans of complimentary color spray paint (again, not to vandalize)
    -camera

    I'd love to add some things to this travel kit! I think my list may grow too big to carry everything all at once, so I may have to split the travel bag into two groups and just alternate days carrying them.

    Any thoughts or contributions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syle View Post
    -pencils/sketchpad
    fixed.

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    I think there is very few "must haves" beyond paper and some kind of drawing tool. Something that allows you to lay in a wash of tone quickly, whether it's watercolor, a grey marker, or something else is also nice.

    I guess on my list of "nice to haves" I'd include a digital camera with lots of space. Also, if you are fond of walking/hiking to get to your art destination, it's really nice to carry a collapsible umbrella and a bottle of fresh water. If you can find a really lightweight camping stool (the folding kind), that can come in handy too.

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    Please elaborate as to where I can make a "permanent etching" without inciting the wrath of the law?

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    Waterproof carrying capacity for your sketching stuff-- out here in Seattle it's not unusual to get hit with a sudden downpour.

    I usually have a couple good quality heavier gauge plastic shopping bags that I carry in my book bag to protect my bigger SBs that won't fit in a standard book bag. [Spraying the crap out of your book bag with ScotchGuard also helps protect your stuff from sudden rain.]

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    Quote Originally Posted by FourTonMantis View Post
    fixed.
    my intention is to expound one's ability to do art with anything...to really let inspiration fly at a random whim. drawing isn't the only worthy form of art (though, I do understand which forum I am at right now...so I was kind of expecting a reply like this).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordus View Post
    Please elaborate as to where I can make a "permanent etching" without inciting the wrath of the law?
    off the top of my head, a piece of drift wood...something from a dumpster (if inspiration strikes you that way)...depending on how hard it is, a rock (something like Talc can be carved as easy as wax)...

    also, you could always bring something with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kamber Parrk View Post
    Waterproof carrying capacity for your sketching stuff-- out here in Seattle it's not unusual to get hit with a sudden downpour.

    I usually have a couple good quality heavier gauge plastic shopping bags that I carry in my book bag to protect my bigger SBs that won't fit in a standard book bag. [Spraying the crap out of your book bag with ScotchGuard also helps protect your stuff from sudden rain.]
    that's a great idea! i am in Seattle as well...so I know exactly what you are talking about

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