Above is one of my countless ‘mammal’ sketches, that began a few months ago with an Inktense water soluble colored pencil. I added ball point pen and other inks and some colored pencil to finish it off. The sketch is on a lined notebook of ‘stonepaper,’ which is made from minerals not wood pulp. It’s similar to Yupon synthetic paper in that it’s less absorbent. Interesting paper especially if you like to use washes. Pens etc, flow on it really nice. I’ve got a couple sheets of it with ink drawings hanging outside in the sun now, to see how it holds up to that.
This is on regular cream colored drawing paper, mostly ink, a little colored pencil. I was testing some of the same pens with water, to see how they behaved differently on different papers.
Looks like I might be showing over on Grand Ave again, soon! It’s all rather unsolidified yet, so I will post details when I know more. If it happens as I think it will, I’ll be offering a lot of small affordable pieces.
The series I got the idea for several months ago is starting to gain momentum. It took me awhile to figure out the right direction, gather some materials, and get rolling, but I’ve got 3 pieces done now, and a 4th underway that is sculptural.
This week I hope to finish a commission I just started really working on, once past the preliminary sketch stage.
So, I had things in various states of completion and dryness sitting all over today, many outside where the 100+ temps dry things really fast.