Artist's Travel Essentials for Summer
June 21, 2019

Off on your travels this Summer to soak up some inspiration and unsure what to take with you?
We've selected our top product recommendations.

Off on your travels this summer to soak up some inspiration and unsure what to take with you? We have selected our top product recommendations to help keep you organised and inspired during your time away.


This pocket-sized watercolour set contains 12 individual half-pans in different colours, covering a massive range of mixing possibilities. They come in a small, conveniently portable box, which also includes a pocket-sized brush and white integral palette, giving you all the tools you need to paint on the go.


This economical pack contains 6 high-quality ‘Pigma Micron’ fineliner pens in varying tip sizes (0.2mm to 0.5mm) in a handy, portable wallet. This model of pen is one of the few disposable drawing pens to use archival-standard ink. This permanent, archival-quality ink is waterproof, fade-proof, chemically stable and acid-free. The fineliner nib of these pens gives a smooth, consistent line. This is one of your holiday essentials!


Easy to pack and lightweight, this sketching set from Spectrum Noir won’t take up too much room in your suitcase. Ideal for every situation, whether it’s some light sketching, or a more highly finished illustration. There are 216 colours available in Illustrator, sharing the same space as Spectrum Noir's other alcohol-based markers, so it’s easy to switch between them. Illustrator colours can be bought in convenient colour wheel sets, arranged as hues, tints and tones. Or according to popular artistic colour themes.


Derwent Graphic Pencil is a high-quality sketching pencil that is popular with both professional artists and complete beginners. These traditional graphite pencils have classic hexagon barrels to make them easy and comfortable to hold. They are a great choice no matter what your drawing style is. Perfect for sketching and illustrating wherever you are in the world.


The long-standing Ivory paper sketchbook range from Daler-Rowney is popular with artists of all abilities. The softcover selection features an attractive black cover that's smooth to the touch and a pleasure to hold. Each sketchbook contains 78 pages of high-quality 90gsm ivory cartridge paper, with micro-perforated pages. They are perfect for all types/styles of drawing and sketching using all forms of dry media including graphite and charcoal. Whether used for drawing or simply as a beautiful book for taking notes or writing, this would make the perfect gift for any creative.


A neat and sturdy roll-up pen case made of cotton canvas. The Field Roll Pen Case has plenty of room for all your pens and small stationery items. Features a stylish leather tie to keep it closed and is available in six bright colours. Measures 190mm x 85 when rolled, 190mm x 235mm unrolled.

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