I just received a box of art supplies from Blick (the great Chicago art supply stores) with a stack of empty sketchbooks and the coolest box of Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils. These draw like any colored pencil, but add water and line turns into ink wash. I envision many hours of fun. Plus they come in the most cunning little wooden box, with a sliding lid that has glossy varnish and a beautifully dished-out recessed finger pull.
I could spend hours just sliding the lid open and shut, daydreaming of Beaux Arts ink wash renderings.
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* Possibly the big-kid box of 64 new Crayola crayons. The colors! The colors!