Ever since I started studio drawing, I have been thinking about means of carrying my tools and art supplies. I do have some pouches and pencil holders, but they don’t really work well for messier things like charcoal. I ended up carrying three different pencil holders to separate my eraser, chalk, and pencils. Unfortunately, it wasn’t very practical and actually quite annoying. I had to make sure I put things in the right holder, and then I’d still have to rampage through all of them to find something. Then, it hit me! Fishing tackle box! It’s perfect for holding art supplies and they’re great to carry around. Actually, there are tool boxes branded for artists, but they’re still same old fishing tackle boxes. Here’s the one I got. It’s reasonably priced, lightweight, and holds everything I need perfectly. The top compartments are for charcoal and erasers as they’re not long enough to hold markers or pencils. However they do fit at the bottom, so I might make a few separators and carry all of my dry media in one box. Tubes of paint and brushes would fit in there, too. I also threw a notebook and a tiny sketchpad in there, extra paper can never hurt!
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Hi! My name is Oksana Ossipov, and I’m a visual artist and photographer. I was born in Ukraine and currently reside in the area of Dallas, Texas. My formal education includes a BFA in Digital Media Art from San Jose State University. After moving to Texas, I started to focus on my fine art skills and figurative art in particular. I studied for 5 years under Michael Mentler at the Society of Figurative Arts. Through my life, I’ve also acquired a multitude of skills that include web development, sculpting, photography, art studio and business management, and baking awesome blueberry scones! I’ve been trying to fully devote myself to the art over the past few years. I’m trying to learn and practice as much as I can. However, the workshop, class, and art supply costs present a certain financial challenge. If you like my work and want to support me, I would truly appreciate it! I have a shop full of artworks and creations, but even just sharing my art or social media pages would help a lot. Thank you so much! View all posts by TrueNoir