It holds my drawing implements perfectly (they actually do fit all the way inside), and the cord is so long that when I wear it over the shoulder, the pouch falls right at my hip. It even has an extra zippered pouch on the side where I could put my reading glasses if I wanted.
It's perfect for lunch time work sketching -- I used to just toss the sketchbook, watercolor palette, and all the tools into my backpack, and then I'd have to keep digging around in it to find the tools. Now I have a handy way to carry them separately, where they are easy to find.
I tested it out at lunch yesterday, on the back side of the UW Botany greenhouses:
The forecast today is for 60 and sunny. I predict that more sketching will occur!