Thursday, 3 July 2014
New sketchbook - thoughts on paper
I really wish that when I started to use sketchbooks I'd the foresight to buy masses all in the same size, so that now they could be displayed as a library of neat little books. I could have had a little corner in my library for impulse buys, and sketchbooks with paper made from elephant dung, but the majority would have some conformity.
Am I a little compulsive about uniformity? I try not to be, honestly I do, but I currently have a pile of odd sized books and not two covers are the same!
I thought I'd try out the sketchbook shown on the left as I was guided by the shop's description which said suitable for wet mixed media. In truth, you could probably mix concrete on the pages without seepage. They are Ivory 180lb cold press extra heavy weight paper.
It now seems a shame just to sketch in them. Really Rainbow, you're such an idiot. I wanted them to do some portraiture in, but am now compelled to dunk them in something large and wet as they can obviously cope with it. Mmmmmm, the pond?