I take public transit to get to work. Usually I sketch passengers in my sketchbook to kill time, but I've always wanted to paint instead. So, I broke up my Nupastel sticks (harder square shaped pastel) to smaller pieces and packed them in a small plastic box container. The empty box was from Conte sticks, given away for free at a local art store. I glued a piece of wood at the back to keep the lid in the upright position, cut the paper up so it fits inside of the lid and added a sponge to keep the dust at bay. Voila!
It is so much fun to use it on the go. I sketch people in the subway, random ideas that come to my mind all with abandon, for pure fun and enjoyment. All sketches take no more than 15-20 minutes, all the time I have on the subway.
Small enough to fit in my pocket and it is very light.
It fits more than 50 pastels which is perfect for a limited pallete work.
There are about 5-8 pieces of paper in the "storage area" of the lid.
Bon voyage, Ben!