I made and started this sketchbook back in February and finally finished it the other day. It is composed of different shades of Canson Mi Teintes toned paper. I hope you enjoy this slower tour and the quicker one that follows.
We are on vacation in Paris, London, and Barcelona this week. Here are some of my sketches so far.
More to follow . . .
Today, I completed another handmade sketchbook. Yay! This one was 11" x 7.5" and made with watercolor paper. Here is the quick tour:
And the full sketchbook tour at a more leisurely pace here:
This weekend, I talked this portrait of my friend's nephew.
In tackling this portrait, I decided to start with my pencil and then use watercolor. I didn't start with my normal fountain pen with Platinum carbon black ink.
This was a departure from my normal style, but I kind of liked it. So, I posted it on Sktchy and asked for feedback. The majority of the feedback was that I should leave the portrait as is - and the hardest thing with watercolor is knowing when to stop!
So, I thought I would tackle this next portrait of Kiana - in my usual style with fountain pen and ink first and watercolor next.
What do you think? Which do you prefer - watercolor & pencil or ink & watercolor?