Friday, January 2, 2015
sketchbook :: newness
The image above is my third sketch in this new sketchbook and my first image scanned on my new large format scanner. (yes, Santa was very good to me!) How best to flatten the book in the scanner to avoid the shadows will take some practice though. The pages do not look so buckled in real life.
The sketchbook is a Strathmore Soft Cover Mixed Media Journal. It is 7.75 x 9.75 inches and has 90 lb. mixed media paper. My first reaction to this paper was that it was going to prove much too soft for watercolor. Yet so far I am really enjoying the way it handles watercolor paint.
The format of this sketchbook suits me and like Strathmore's watercolor sketchbook, the soft cover is a pleasure to hold. It does open flat and stays opened when working in it. The sketch shown above was done from a photo taken at the tree farm where we got our Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving. And now it's already time to take the tree down and pack away all of the decorations. We are still in the newness of the year.
Thank you for following along with my creative journey and cheering me on with every post. I truely appreciate every visit! May you enjoy a wonderfully colorful, creative 2015!