Minimal Essentials · What’s In My Bag For Work and Art on the Go · ad

Minimal Essentials · What’s In My Bag For Work and Art on the Go · ad


If you’ve been watching my vlogs, you might
have noticed that I’m steering more focus towards simplifying my life and streamlining
the stuff in it. It’s taken a lot of trial and error and
travels over the years, but I’ve finally come up with the ideal pared down kit of essentials
that I keep in my bag pretty much at all times, so I can work, take notes and make art, wherever
I go. Before we take a look, huge thanks to Intel
for sponsoring this video and for the laptop that has considerably lightened my load. Let’s start with the basics, I can’t go
anywhere without a pen and something to write on. Biros are great for sketching too as you can
get a great variation in line strength, shading capabilities and they’re water resistant. On top of that, you can never go wrong with
a mechanical pencil. One with an eraser on the end is ideal, but
if not, remember to chuck that in too. Any notebook will do, but I do prefer a book
over loose bits of paper. Since I want one book to do all the things-
to save on space- I make sure my notebook can handle light wet media as well as sketches
and scribbles. Speaking of which, a small watercolour palette
works great. You can make these yourself in old mint tins
with a little curation of your favourite colours squeezed into half pans. I also keep a pan or a splodge of white gouache
in there in case I want the opacity. Then all I need is a water brush or a regular
brush which I’ve snapped in half for a more convenient fit, and somewhere to clean it. A little paper towel never goes amiss either. Then all that’s left is a laptop that’s
light enough to carry around all day, but powerful enough to handle either work or creative
demands. With this HP Envy x2, I’m always connected. If I’m on the road, on the train, in a park,
at a festival, I can always create and upload new artwork, work through my emails, send
off concepts, without ever hunting for wi-fi. I’ve got the freedom that 4G gives me on
my phone, now in a machine that has the capabilities to do so much more- bearing in mind this is
a laptop with an Intel processor, so despite this small and lightweight package, I can
run any of the programmes I normally would for work at home- just taking that with me
wherever I am. And that’s the point of this kit, keeping
it pared back to the essentials, a few quality items that can perform all the tasks I’ll
need without overcomplicating things or weighing me down. I can take my studio anywhere and the creative
possibilities become endless. Let me know what you can’t do without in
your bag. And you can see if this laptop is the right
fit for you, and find out more about 4G and always connected computers in the links below. Thanks so much for watching and I’ll see
you in the next one. Bye!

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