The Original Sketcher. Form follows function is a principle associated with modernist industrial design in the 20th century. The principle is that the shape of the object is based upon the intended function. Working within this principal, I wanted to design a palette for a customer that would be compact and allow the artist to hold a palette and a sketchbook in the same hand. The palette has a water container that attaches to the side of the palette completing a condensed paint kit allowing the free hand to paint. The main palette box measures 3" x 4.75" and can hold ten, twelve or fourteen paint wells, depending on your needs. (please keep in mind, the more paint wells, the smaller they will be.) There are three mixing areas, two on the main palette and one on the side of the water container. The fold away thumb ring (thumb hanger) assists in holding the kit. The palette, when closed, fits into the water container and is secured by the fold up mixing area. Simple and functional. This is available in both brass and German silver.