New Sketchbook

A fellow urbansketcher gave me a Stillman & Birn sketchbook. It is their Beta series meant for mixed media with a soft cover. So I experimented.

Below are my initial watercolors. I tend to lay watercolor on heavy but I found the paper just did not soak up the watercolor. Too heavy and blotchy.

So I applied less watercolor. The next watercolors are more to my liking.

Less is more….

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4 thoughts on “New Sketchbook

  1. I have also found the mixed media sketchbooks to be a little slick for watercolor, more like hot press paper. But it looks like you adapted well.

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