A few other things that are sometimes useful.
From left to right:
- Tiny soy-sauce bottles for carrying extra ink when travelling.
- Clips to secure pages when sketching somewhere windy.
- ‘Spritzer’ water spray, useful for lightly wetting paper ahead of a large wash of colour, skies etc. Also good to spray on you palette a minute before you start painting to ‘wake up’ the paints.
- Sweat band I wear on my wrist to wipe the water-brush on. Fits over the smallest pocket palette when not being used. Much handier (hands free) and less pocket-lint than tissues…
- Syringe for refilling cartridges with strange inks. Cartridges always hold much more ink than their piston filler equivalent. Get a useful kit for this here.
And below a very cheap, lightweight and well designed set of 3 nesting water pots that clip together to make a stable unit. Clean your brush to get the worst off in the first one, a further clean in the next, and the final rinse in the last. Keeps muddy water away from your palette and painting and uses less water when away from a tap.