This is a desk job. So much business to attend to that I’m getting drawing out of the way as early as possible today (which is still not very early at all) instead of waiting till it’s late and dark.
This tiny trinket hangs from the harp on my desk lamp. The drawing is 4 – 6 times the size of the actual trinket.
I’ve added what I used for this drawing for the sake of my students. All previous drawings were with Pitt, Prismacolor or Sharpie markers. Learning how poorly any wash fares on this Moleskine paper, I’ve used some General’s Kimberly watercolor pencils (dry) for color.
Now I fully remember why this sketchbook sat on my shelf for years. I prefer white, white paper, stock that can take some wash without bleeding through to the previous drawings, and more acceptable binding (please note loose thread in center binding!) Enough complaining. This is all part of the remembering and discovery process.
Now that I’ve started this notebook, must I continue? Well, the results of probably the markers and dry watercolor pencils are acceptable. If I skip a spread of pages in between drawings then there’s no reverse side drawing to ruin. I know that I have a new Stillman & Birn book on the way, but we’ll see how I feel tomorrow.