Wednesday, April 11, 2012


This is my first page in Stillman&Birn Alpha series sketchbook. Size is 8, 5"x11".  I used ink and serious washes, Alpha seems a bit more delicate than Gamma with slightly more pronounced texture, but it took water easily, just a few dots from banging with orange Kuretake for paprika and green for dill bleed through, but new page is clean, I didn't put any paper underneath. I usually cut out sheet of thicker paper for the most sketchbooks to protect from accidental bleeding or pressed too hard pencil or pen. I think it would be a good idea for sketchbook companies to add insert protection piece of paper along with a sketchbook, a bit thicker and harder, but exact size. Color of the paper is white, Gamma is ivory. I love that jacket is black, so classy.
I drew plate with pieces of cheese, infused with Maggi sauce, dill and paprika and coffee. Somehow I came up with this idea to spice up my morning coffee. I get condiments in Turkish store on Brighton. I have a feeling that music and herbs have a huge impact on human's brain.


CrimsonLeaves said...

Your dishes are beautiful! I wish I could come up with beautiful sketches like these.

Nikira said...

Thank you very much CrimsonLeaves! Main thing is to keep sketching and create our own happiness, we only living once. :-)You do your own work beautifully, I like portrait of Amelia.