I am an organized person by nature and the idea of having everything I need for a sketch outing in a compact organized space delights me to no end! Over the years I have honed a set-up that works for me. I keep my sketchbag packed with all the necessary items so when I get a chance to escape outdoors...I grab the bag and go! No need to worry about forgotten items. I have been carrying a sketchbag around for so long people have nicknamed it the “Brenda Bag”. Fellow artists and students all over the country have fallen in love with the bag. You just can’t beat it!
Recently I retired my original sketchbag. It wasn’t worn out, but dingy looking. Actually it wasn’t in bad shape considering it had been hauled around the country for nearly 9 years and to Europe 5 times! I found my sketchbag at a tool store. If you are interested check out Harbor Freight Tools and look for the “Rigger Bag”.
I made a few alterations to the original bag but nothing drastic. I took some of the stitching out to open up the pockets on the sides to accommodate my sketching supplies.