Minimal Sketchkit

27 May 2015 By ian

Minimal sketchkit

Here’s what I carry with me in my pockets wherever I go, so I can take any opportunity there is to draw.

Minimal sketchkit open

It’s a Calepino notebook in a Davis Leatherworks cover, with a Kaweco Liliput (filled with Pilot Iroshizuku Kiri-Same) and a Kaweco Brass Sketch Up clutch pencil.

The notebook suits me because it handles both pencil and fountain pen beautifully. There’s a little bit of texture to the paper but not too much; just enough to give some character. The paper will even take a little light watercolour in a pinch.

The Liliput is just a gorgeous little pen and small enough to forget about when I don’t need it. It’s fun to use to draw, using an extra-fine nib and Kiri-Same, an ink that shades beautifully and is a lovely gentle grey.

Finally, the Sketch Up is great for when I want to do something a little different. The built in lead pointer is useful and the thick lead means I can’t get too obsessed with detail.

Quick sketch