Saturday, December 6, 2014

Thursday, December 4, 2014

12/4/14 daily sketches

Ink and watercolor on Fabriano Studio 90 lb. HP watercolor paper.

A sketch done with a Platinum Preppy fitted with a marker tip filled with diluted Noodler's Lexington Gray

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Canson Student Watercolor Paper

Testing out the paper and I am quite surprised that it dried so flat, granted it was stuck in a book while it dried. I'm searching for a decent inexpensive paper to use to bind my own sketchbooks and as much as find this paper pretty decent, my top contender at the moment is Stonehenge (plus I already have some on hand). There are still some other paper samples to test, but I don't think they will knock Stonehenge off the top spot in terms of price and performance. There are some other papers I want to try, but they will have to wait until I need to order supplies online which might not be for a very long time.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Today's sketch

Wish I remember what brand of sketch paper I used to make this little sketchbook. All I know is I don't have any more and I found out recently, for a lightweight paper, it handles watercolor quite well and dries relatively flat. I do think I got it from BJ's Wholesale a long time ago but they haven't had sketch paper available there for a very long time, not the one I often go to anyhow. So the search keeps on going ....


Friday, September 5, 2014

Another portrait sketch

Soft pastel on mat board coated with gesso/aluminum oxide, 10 x 8

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Portrait sketch

Portrait sketch

Soft pastel on Masonite coated

w/ gesso/aluminum oxide, 10 x 8

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Experimental surface

12 X 9 soft pastel sketch on a surface I made a few years ago using YUPO for its durability. The only thing was I was not sure if the gesso mixture would maintain a good bond on it. After a few years and it still hasn't peeled off, I am assuming it will stay put.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

A Little Sketch

Made a batch of gesso and aluminum oxide mixture and primed a 8 x 6 Masonite board to test it out to made sure it has enough grit in the mixture. It seem to be alright for now.