Sketchbook on the go with Goldfaber Aqua Watercolor Pencil Roll

Pinecone with Pitt Artist Pen


Hi everyone, Mou here! How do you stay creative during summer break? This question particularly applies to all who get extra busy during summer as the kids stay home. I am one of you, so staying creative during summer can sometimes be a slight challenge. I try to be creative daily and sometimes that means I am sketching on the go, making use of small pockets of time. I find that creating on the go is easier with the appropriate tools and here are some of my favorites:

Faber-Castell Goldfaber™ Aqua Watercolor Pencil - 29 pc Set

Faber-Castell Mixed Media Waterbrush 

Faber-Castell 12ct Grip® Writing EcoPencil (HB) with Eraser

Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pen® Black- Wallet of 4 (S,F,M,B)


Watercolor Paper/ Sketchbook 

Pinecone Sketch with Graphite Pencil Grip

If you are wondering about inspiration, my suggestion is to simply look around mindfully wherever you are - be it your kitchen or at the beach or when you go to your mailbox. You'll find something interesting to draw and study if you like to sketch. If sketching is not your thing, take inspiration for colors, textures, materials, etc. I sketched a pinecone that I found by my mailbox this morning when I took my daughter to the stop for the day camp bus. 

Start with a light pencil sketch of the object of your choice. I choose a pencil with an eraser attached. I also use a kneaded eraser sometimes because then I have an eraser that's clean at all times and no eraser shavings to deal with.


Pinescone Sketch with Pitt Artist Pen


Trace the pencil lines with S-tip Black Pitt Artist Pen. Being permanent India ink, there is no risk of ink smudging if you choose to use watercolors next.

Pinecone Sketch with Goldfaber Aqua Watercolor Pencil roll


The Goldfaber Aqua Watercolor Pencils come as open stock, in boxed sets as well as this fun 30-piece roll for sketching on-the-go. I take this with me when I travel. This roll includes a sharpener and a round brush too.


Pinecone Sketch with Waterbrush


You can leave the colors dry, or as I do, use a water brush to blend the colors. Having a water brush is very helpful as it rules out the risk of spilling water while you are out and about or working in tight or uneven spaces. 

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