Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Sketch books


   There are so many types of sketch books to choose from these days.

These are the three I am using presently.

The top one has handmade watercolor paper...




   It is what I use for nature studies in water color and ink.   The paper is rough textured.  Certainly would purchase another one of these again.

The middle one is a Flex Sketch - perfect size to take with you when you want something small and easy to carry...
   
 great for pen and ink and dry media.

The last is hard bound.  A Pentalic that has acid-free paper.   It is nice for just doodling.  

   Does one need more than one sketch book?
No. Still when I go shopping for art supplies there always seems to be one that ends up in my cart.   Just recently purchased a Stillman & Birn Beta Series.   Not sure what it will contain...maybe landscapes or such.    Will let you know.


Thanks so much for stopping by.   Have a great evening.  

22 comments:

  1. So lovely to see your sketchbooks. I love the first one, sounds like interesting paper. More sketching now spring has sprung? We have some wonderful red Cardinals in our garden at the moment....such distinctive colours and voices.

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  2. Such beautiful script. I wish I could do calligraphy.

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  3. I love your sketchbooks and your sketches, especially the one of the pansies.

    Blessings,
    Victoria

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  4. Really loved looking into your sketchbooks Debbie. The answer is 'yes' for me. I keep subjects separate in different books. Makes it easier to refer back to. I see Spring is so inspiring for you too. Keep enjoying your sketching. They are beautiful little moments of time caught in watercolour. xx

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  5. So I'm not the only one with several books? Nice to peek inside. Happy Easter

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  6. I always like to see what supplies artists use. Even though I'm barely even a part time sketcher, I have at least three sketchbooks on hand. I'm still figuring out which one(s) I like best, and of course, always coveting a new one!

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  7. Lovely! Thank you for the "in"sight! Sketching in a sketchbook is a wonderful habit I need to develop - I always use loose paper in case it's so bad I need to throw away the evidence!!

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  8. Debbie, your ink pieces are just as beautiful as your watercolors! How talented you are!! I have several sketchbooks myself, though alas, I don't use them as I should. I'm trying though...Might give the ink pen a whirl after seeing your work here!

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  9. I, too, love sketchbooks and have many - a few favorites and the Birn & Stillman is a really good one for watercolor!

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  10. I love seeing your different sketchbooks and your drawings, I always go back and forth between having a variety of journals and wanting to have it all in one book, it's fun to see that others have more than one at the same time. I love the calligraphy that you incorporate into your pages. Thanks for sharing it all :)

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  11. A lot of great inspiration coming from these sketches! That is one thing I don't have many of but am hoping to get around to...I've heard many good things about the Stillman and Birn sketchbooks.

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  12. I love hearing what kind of sketchbooks you are using. I have an assortment of different kinds too. Each is usually great for one thing and not so great for another. And then I try to keep sketches done with certain groups separate...It is so much fun. LOL Enjoy!

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  13. Always nice to have a little glance into somebody's sketchbook . I actually own only one sketchbook, and I think I need another one, as this one doesn't take watercolor well, and sometimes sketches deserve a little color too :-))

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  14. Thanks for letting us peek into your sketchbooks, so interesting to hear your thoughts on your art and methods. Have a lovely week! :)

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  15. Was so disappointed, they cancelled my drawing class this session, not enough people signed up, I went ahead and signed up for the next one, I hope they get enough students this time.....sigh

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  16. You have excellent drawing skills.

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  17. I'm with you, you can never have too many sketch books. We artists are suckers for an attractive book with blank pages.I've got so many that I have never actually filled one to the last page. Have you?

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  18. Hi Debbie! I like your Flex Sketch, the small and handy one. It 's easy to find space for it in your bag or luggage. I love picking up new stuff in art stores. Happy painting! xx

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  19. Hi Debbie, I loved seeing all your sketchbooks and the lovely creations within. You have inspired me to start using one. I can see how easy it would be to become a collector of them!

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  20. I love taking a peek into your sketchbooks! I am inspired to start using my sketchbooks more

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  21. Thanks for sharing these. I'm going to look them up. I love your sketches. Someone gave me a handmade paper book. The rough texture brought out a different aspect of my sketches.

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  22. I really like your sketchbooks, Debbie, and even better, I so enjoy seeing what you do in them. You are very talented!

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