I decided to simplify my blog. I would rather talk about the materials I use when I use them and books I read when I read them. To start the ball rolling I have started using a new sketchbook – A Fabriano Venezia 6 x 9 sketchbook. The paper is stated as a drawing paper and is 90 lbs. However, it takes ink, ink washes, light watercolor washes and some markers. The paper buckles a little. That only makes the sketchbook look interesting in my world. The one big thing I am having a problem with is scanning my work. It is a bound sketchbook so you are going to see a grey line from the center of the sketchbook in my scans. Photographing it was not much better. You will see what I am talking about in some upcoming posts. Here is a look at the sketchbook. Love the cover!