I have a number of Strathmore toned sketchbooks so I have decided to take one along with me when I go sketching. So two sketchbooks!
Not sure how I want to work on the paper. Lots to explore. All I know is, it is great paper. Strathmore makes spiral toned sketchbooks (the one I am using) along with hard and softcover bound in various sizes. The spiral is an inexpensive way to try this paper. It comes in gray or tan.
Off to the library early in the week. I do have a book on creative lettering. A subject that does not interest me until I see my lettering!
Then to Costco!
White gouache was added on these two with a gray transparent watercolor wash. Not sure it worked!
After Costco onto the Mall. Brush pen and white gel pen. This is the combination I like best.
Sketchbook: Strathmore 5.5 x 8.5 spiral- gray toned
Pen: Carbon pen EF nib, carbon ink and Uniball white Gelly pen, Sharpie white waterbased marker (Library sketch)
Paints: Schmincke white gouache (pan) Daniel Smith transparent watercolors Ultramarine Blue and Burnt Sienna (Costco sketches)
I am reading a book at the moment and one that I can highly recommend. It may inspire me to crack open that book on lettering!
“The War of Art” Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield. He wrote another book “Get the Work Done”, similar and an overlap in some chapters.