I’ve determined to maintain an illustrated journal stuffed with my favorite patterns and motifs, accompanied by some phrases of encouragement and, maybe, recommendation.
I’ve stored a set in a dot grid pocket book for a number of years. Nevertheless, some individuals have requested if I’d share it. I assumed it was excessive time to create one thing comparable as a substitute of sharing a battered and dog-eared e-book. So, that’s exactly what I began in at the moment’s video.
So, I bought a Talens Artwork Creation A5 panorama sketchbook for this objective. I just like the paper in it; it’s creamy in color, so it’s extra soothing on my eyes. The scanned web page within the picture above doesn’t present the cream color; the battle with scanners is actual! The paper is 140gsm (90lb). It is going to take a really mild wash of water, however I just like the pretty clean floor to attract upon.
For this web page, I used a choice of pens:
A micro Uniball Eye for a lot of the drawing
01 and 03 Sakura Pigma Microns for particulars
0.38 Uniball Signo DX for the writing.
Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Brush Pens in Chilly Gray 1 and Chilly Gray III
I’m pretty pleased with how the web page appears. Nevertheless, my handwritten notes are a bit … untidy. Hey ho, they’ll do!
I solely drew the flower on the left in at the moment’s YouTube video. I couldn’t discover the primary drawing for this new journal. Stupidly, I’d performed that on a unfastened sheet of A5 dot grid paper and didn’t put it right into a folder for secure retaining. I do not know the place I’ve put it. So, that was one other good cause to get a sketchbook; it’s more durable for me to misplace a sketchbook, although it has been recognized to occur. So the association from the centre to the best is a replication of the motifs from the misplaced web page.
As I typed that, my thoughts considered the Moody Blues album title “Seeking the misplaced chord”. I’m endlessly in the hunt for my misplaced art work!
That is going to be one other fascinating challenge. I do appear to choose up and drop initiatives lots. The reason being I want selection in what I’m specializing in. Typically, I want a little bit of a break from a selected challenge or focus. At different occasions, I’m simply not nicely sufficient to do something greater than some difficult ‘consolation artwork’.
I now have to resolve if I’m going so as to add some color to this web page. I’ve shadows in place, so clear/transluscent media will work with that. I’ll suppose on it. For now, I want tea and one thing to eat!