Why I Carry a Field Sketch Book and Pen (Photo)
I always try to carry my trusty field sketch book and pen wherever I go. I’ll sketch stuff I see, or just doodle whatever, sometimes turning the results into comics or blog posts. Like this one! Last night, I decided to sketch some of the birds on my place mat. Exhibit A why You Can’t Take Me Anywhere.
Practice is practice, so while I never do anything with most of what’s in my sketch book, it helps to draw/write when I can.
Weapons of Choice
My field sketch book of choice is a 4″ x 6″ size, like this. I prefer spiral bound, so I can flip pages over (I’ll write/draw on the back of pages).
The hardcover helps keep the pages better protected too (the elements, coffee, ninja stars).
My travel pen of choice is a Pilot Precise V5. It is cheap and good quality.
The Pilot Precise is handy for quick sketching and writing–and if I lose it, I’m out maybe a buck or two.
OK, enjoy the rest of your Saturday.
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