Saturday, August 18, 2012

First page in hardbound Delta sketchbook by Stillman & Birn.

I was so eager to try this wonderful treasure, that started it on a Subway, coming back from Red Hook in Brooklyn, where I experimented in a shop with the "wooden" guys and different textures. I didn't want to waste an inch of this creamy thick 180 lb paper so started right on endpaper. I drew my little Red Dot Japanese knife, which my husband found on one of Manhattan streets, and I fell in love with it. I wanted to test color washes on the paper and it took it perfectly, no bleeding, no little soft fibrous substance from applying wet on wet. I added Uranus pen's ink, Kuretake brush pens, white gel pen, Pentel color brush and even blue Durer watercolor pencil.


CrimsonLeaves said...

These daily sketches are just so good, Nikira!!

Nikira said...

Thank you, CrimsonLeaves for your support. :-)