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Test of Faber-Castell 9000 Pencils in Gamma Sketchbook

The Gamma sketchbook has cream paper which I find hard to photograph or scan. I did a test page for the Faber-Castell 9000 pencils to see how they worked for me and I found them enjoyable to work with. I … Continue reading

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Yet Another Palette

Last year I did watercolour samples from my folding palette in my Stillman and Birn Gamma sketchbook which has cream-coloured paper, but I wanted a portable sample on Arches paper to refer to when painting the flower tutorials I’m going … Continue reading

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The Botanical Geek Squad Swings into Action

Ah, there is nothing like the satisfaction of identifying a plant. At least twenty years ago my husband and I bought a single-stemmed plant that was in the bargain bin for $1 because the coloured cactus that had been grafted … Continue reading

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Inktense Swatches

I was getting bored with the squares and rectangles for colour swatches, so I went to the home furnishings template and by golly that sofa sectional was just the right shape for doing swatches of my new Derwent Inktense pencils. … Continue reading

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A Flower for Owen Ransen

Last week I got the e-mail newsletter from Ransen Software which inspired me to get back to my Stillman and Birn Gamma sketchbook. I have known Owen Ransen for 13 years and occasionally test new versions of his marvelous program … Continue reading

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Folding Palette Test in Stillman and Birn Gamma Sketchbook

I was a bit disappointed that two of the tubes of extra colours I bought are so close to the standard colours in the Van Gogh Watercolour kit. At some point I had purchased a Daler-Rowney Quinacridone Magenta which is … Continue reading

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Testing Coloured Pencil in My Stillman and Birn Gamma Sketchbook

I didn’t start off to intentionally test different materials in this sketchbook but it worked out that way when I started doing a couple of test swatches. While searching for tutorials on using gouache, I came across the blog of … Continue reading

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