>> Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Pencil on Sketch Paper
Have you ever seen a pink flamingo look this good? Me neither! Sketched this at work today. We had a full crew and a relatively slow day. (A slow day for us is somewhere around 250 calls in 8 hours. A busy day would be over 400.) Anyway, I picked this one so I wouldn't have to pay too much attention to detail but I really like this one. Might have to frame him or her, not sure what sex this birdy is but it looks male to me. lol
This was the first sketch in my new sketchbook from Hobby Lobby. I think it's their brand, Master's Touch 60 lb paper. It's fairly smooth but it is a little thinner than the paper I typically sketch in. I have one that I bought a few years ago that is very textured which was great for when I first started drawing but I find I don't care much for it now that I've been doing it a while. I have a Canson Field sketchbook that I do most of my sketches in but it's kind of heavy to transfer back and forth to work all the time, which is why I bought this one.
I also got a Mead Academie (yes, that's the way they spelled it) Sketchbook; however, I don't know the paper weight, it's just called heavyweight but it's thicker than the Hob Lob paper. I like it because even though it is in a spiral notebook, it also has the perforated tear off sheets. I thought it would be good to do ink and watercolor or watercolor pencils without using the more expensive watercolor paper if I'm just practicing. I'll let you know what I think after I actually use it. Of course, they're all acid/lignin free.
Off to check out everyone's blogs. Have a great day!