Inside An Artists' Bag: Travel Supplies For Artists

Traveling Artist "Must-Haves"

I often find when traveling, I could bring bags and BAGS of art supplies. "What if I need this... What if I run out of that?" Each trip, your supplies can and will vary, depending on where you're going: what you can fit, what is allowed on airlines, etc.

On road trips, my bag may look differently than seen below. Many times i'll throw in small tubes of Acrylic or Gouache, paintbrushes, and maybe even another lens. For this trip overseas, I'm limited, not only by what is allowed in my bag; but what will actually FIT as well. 

To avoid the heavy fees, lost luggage, and to dilute the hassle of airport waiting time, my advice is to travel with a carry on. 

Creative Supplies for 17 Days in Europe:

<< As Seen Above:

Koi Water Colors, Pocket Field Sketchbook

Conti Crayons (Paris)

Nikon Lens 55-200mm

Pigma Micron Archival Ink Pen Set

Derwent Sketching Pencils

Pentel Arts Aquash Water Brush Set

Sponge, Eraser 

Moleskin Sketchbooks 12 x 8.5 and 3.5 x 5.5

 Once discovering Moleskin Sketchbooks, there's no going back. One of my favorite "always on me" items. They offer many convenient sizes perfect for travel.&nbsp;

Once discovering Moleskin Sketchbooks, there's no going back. One of my favorite "always on me" items. They offer many convenient sizes perfect for travel. 

 Travel water brushes make painting outdoors and on the go simple and clean.&nbsp;

Travel water brushes make painting outdoors and on the go simple and clean. 

Rather than bringing a purse, I use my messenger travel bag as my extra item on the plane. Several years ago, I received the OXA Messenger Bag as a gift, and haven't parted with it since. It has more than six large pockets- perfect for holding iPads, sketchbooks, and even my camera; all in separate compartments. One of the zippered pockets is specifically designed for cards, passports and IDs. I would definitely recommend this bag to ANY traveler. 

 OXA Messenger Bag

OXA Messenger Bag

My Traveling Sketchbook: A Walk Through Amsterdam

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