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Urban Sketching and don't know which materials to use?

You will find below the materials I recommend, a bit of everything, without exagerating. Avoid taking too much materials, we often use the same sketching tools when we draw.

Sketching kit

Recommended sketching materials

  • A5 sketchbook with paper which can support watercolor o mixed media
  • A pencil and eraser
  • A calibrated 0,2 and o,7 black waterproof fineliner, (Micron, Staedtler, Unipin, Faber-castell, …) and another color, or a Bic 4 colors ballpoint pen.
  • A Uniball Signo broad white gel pen
  • A waterproof Black Brush Pen (Micron, Unipin, Faber-castell, …)
  • Tombow Dual Brush nº79 (grey)
  • A watercolour kit with basic colors. Avoid cheap watercolour and use known brands such as Windsor&Newton, VanGogh, Sennelier, or Schmincke for example.
  • A waterbrush pen,  and tissue.
  • A set of watercolor color pencils, with basic colors (Caran d’Ache, Faber-Castell, …)
  • Paper clips (for windy days)
  • A folding stool, the ground might be wet or too dirty to sit on.

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    Casa Piera, Calle Pintor Fortuny 21, 08001 Barcelona
    Art Hilgard, Calle Asturies 48, 08012 Barcelona
    Artcants, Encants Barcelona, Plaza de las Glorias.

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