Just a recap on what I use: An A6 Daler rowney Sketchbook with 150gms of acid free paper, a simple Bic Ball Point pen (Medium) and a Number 75 Tom Bow Dual wash pen(Cool Grey).
All these are done with the mind to observe, study, appreciate, record, explore, investigate, report, capture and practice the simple skill of sketching people I meet everyday on my journeys in London. Sometimes they last only a few seconds, sometimes they go on for up to 15mins or 30, depending on the journey and whether the person moves or changes position. The whole essence of this is a constant way of seeing and improving the necessary-EYE-HAND-CO-ORDINATION that representational artists need to thrive in their craft and above all it's simply my passion!
"If you desire to know how to do a thing you must first have a complete desire to do that thing. Then go to kindred spirits-others who have wanted to do that thing-and study their ways and means, learn from thier successes and failures and add to your quota"-Robert Henri, The Art Spirit