April 19, 2016
Good storage case for a compact sketching kit or the 24 intended pencils. Love
this color and the compact case feels quite sturdy and well-built. Nice
stitching inside and out. The zipper tab snaps securely to the spine of the case
reducing the chance of the case opening accidentally during transport.
This case organize its contents with 6 elastic loops each meant to hold 4
pencils. Naturally you could store other sketching tools within, but it will
hold less that its full pencil capacity depending on the width of the items. For
example it can easily hold a couple of Lamy fountain pens, a waterbrush, a tube
of spare drawing leads, several pencils, and inking pens. It can still be closed
with the zipper, but each loop might be only holding 2 or 3 items. Yet I think
it makes for a pretty stylish and functional storage/transport solution for a
compact sketching kit.
Decided to make it the home for my precious Caran D'Ache Museum watercolor
pencils. After loading my Marine set of 20 artist pencils, I still had one loop
left for storing four more loose pencils I had floating around. The new full
length pencils fit snugly, and the zipper closed smoothly without snagging
around the corners.
While this color should hide stray smudges and dirt. I sprayed a coat of Scotch
Guard on it to boost its stain resistance and keep it in its pristine condition
longer. Compared to the Derwent Canvas wrap that can hold up to 36 pencils
within, it might come across as a tad small. Yet the former is not quite as
secure as this Global Art pencil case. The Global Art case is more compact and
will not loose its contents when tossed inside another bag. I have to throw my
loaded Derwent wrap inside a zippered Ziploc bag since pencils tend to slide out
of their holding loops and often get lost in transit. If you only need 24
pencils with you at all times, this Global Art pencil case is a pretty elegant,
sturdy, and functional solution that leaves no chance for runaway pencils.
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