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Toned Paper and Sketchbooks

Strathmore recently came out with a heavy 184 lb or 300gsm pad of Toned Tan Mixed Media paper with a vellum surface. I have a sketchbook of their lighter toned grey paper and have never used it as the paper … Continue reading

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New Botanical Drawing and Painting Books and Sketchbooks

Botanical Drawing using Graphite and Coloured Pencils by Sue Vize which has a lovely mix of graphite and coloured pencil, one of my favourite approaches to botanicals. The other one uses support boards for painting which is not something I’m … Continue reading

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Get the Old Watercolour Pad Out to Use

A local artist gave this to me about ten years ago. It is Clairefontaine cold-pressed 140 lb/300 gsm paper, so it’s very nice, but I always felt it was too nice to use. Don’t we all do that? God forbid … Continue reading

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In the Realm of Eye Candy and Inspiration

I had previously bought Danny Gregory’s book An Illustrated Life which is about artists and their sketchbooks and a book I find myself browsing through monthly to uplift and inspire me. He has a new one called An Illustrated Journey … Continue reading

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