For my Every Day Matters Sketchbook, I use the Global Arts Square Notebook - just a little 6"x6" I can carry around with me and my beloved Pitt Pens by Faber Castell. I don't typically draw in pencil first - I go straight for the ink and embrace my mistakes! For my watercolors, I use theSchmincke Horadam Watercolor Set but you don't have to go right for the pricey ones at first. TheSakura Koi Watercolor Set is the perfect size to carry around and is not a huge investment. Plus it has purple which most sets don't, so that's always a good thing!