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The Sketching Tin – A Tiny Portable Painting Studio for Every Artist

If you’re like me, you’re always seeing great opportunities to sketch and paint. But it isn’t easy to carry lots of brushes, pencils, or other studio equipment. . . and much too often, those opportunities fall by the wayside.

Luckily, two artists from the UK have launched a Kickstarter project that is the perfect solution to our problem. It’s called The Sketching Tin, and believe it or not, this tiny container comes with everything you need to sketch and paint on the go.


The Sketching Tin is a little less than 4 inches long and 2 1/2 inches wide, making it super easy to slip in a purse or pocket anytime you head out the door.

It contains all of the following items:

• 3 watercolor pigments (you can choose your colors from several options)
• A collapsible waterbrush that dispenses water through its squeezable handle
• A short 2B pencil
• An eraser
• A pencil sharpener
• A mixing palette (built into the lid of the tin)
• And a wristband for quickly cleaning your brush as you paint


The sole purpose of this tiny “painting studio in a pocket” is to make it easier to draw and paint the world around you—no matter where you are, or how much time you have. And that’s something every artist could use.

If you’d like to get your own Sketching Tin (or buy it as a gift for an artist in your life) head on over to the Kickstarter page and help fund it before September 10th!

Best of all, there’s no risk it won’t be funded, since it’s already reached it’s goal, with over 450 artists supporting this project. :) Take a minute to check out their page for all the details, and don’t forget to back this project before time runs out!

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