|Treats at Les Schwab Gig Harbor WA|
ball point pen 6x9
The opposite end of the spectrum would be my event sketchbook. It is a 7x9 book that I take when I know I have at least an hour or more to do a little study. It is filled with alternating sketch paper between a heavier watercolor paper and of which has saved a few watercolor studies that were a little too wet to close the book on... oops. The lightweight paper also gives me a chance to do a drawing in case I don't want to paint. More often I can do little composition studies (usually by dividing the page in half both ways) in 1/4 size to better determine what I want to paint.
|N.W. room at library Tacoma WA|
micron pen 2.75 x 4.5 each
I have been enjoying the "little guys" (1/4 size) when I flip back through the book to find a blank page but lack of quality in the paper and soft graphite has made the sketches fade and blur from the clarity in which they were rendered. I had wished the sketches had been done in pen but don't carry one with me... until now.
This idea unified the points I have been making on the last Urban Sketching event when I found I didn't have enough time to do a full sized watercolor sketch like I usually do. Now I'm playing with pen on a 1/4 size portion of the page to do shorter sketches in a non-smearing medium.Thus I'm not drawn between color or black and white, smaller or larger, short sketch or longer study- one sketchbook, an extra tool and I have more choices and a better way to utilize more pages in the sketchbook.