Saturday, August 11, 2012

2 new Stillman & Birn sketchbooks!

I got a present from Stillman & Birn, 2 hardbound sketchbooks Delta and Beta. Yippee! Thank you very much, Michael!
Paper is so good, that I can draw on both sides with multiple washes and nothing comes through.
Delta is so pretty with ivory color paper, my favorite french ink would look so good on it. And Beta is white and thick, color would be singing. On Beta printed charming drawing by Jan Blencowe in mixed media: watercolor, ink and gouache. Blue bottle playing with framing blues at the edges of sleeve, stunning combination.
On Delta play of greens and colorful watercolor of fish by Jeanne Forsyth. I think it is a great idea to put artist's work on the sketchbook sleeve. Inspiring. On public I like to remove it, leaving the sketchbook black and less noticeable. This sketchbooks just perfect.


CrimsonLeaves said...

I used to follow Jan's blog; she does many landscapes. Nice to see the change of subject. Such a lucky lady to have been gifted these by Stillman & Birn!

Nikira said...

Thank you CrimsonLeaves! I really want to draw in it with color, since paper is such a good quality. I do feel very honored and want to be more serious on every page. But what should I do if paper is too good for casual Subway sketches? :-)