Monday, October 29, 2012

Getting used to my moleskine watercolour sketchbook

121029 Getting used to my moleskine watercolour sketchbook
This looks a little forced... But this quick page of possible page layouts has helped me get a better feel for how to use the page.
121029 Writing on watercolour paper
As I said earlier, the moleskine watercolour book format is a little hard for me to get used to... I am used to working with a larger page which has more layout options and more room for text, Also I like writing on 150gsm weight paper, but it just doesn’t feel quite right writing on thicker, watercolour paper... So doing my typical ‘Sunday page’ has helped me get used to writing on this paper.
121029 Morning Sketching
121029 Evening Sketching

Today, I tried one of my layouts, and then ended up doing a second page as well...

I think that one sketch (plus maybe a smaller detail sketch) is going to work better and allow me to write more text (something that is SO important to me in my sketchbook) ... After these two spreads, I am feeling close to being in the groove with this sketchbook now. (I think that I will just get the hang of it when I finish it... I think the next one will be the BIG A4 size watercolour moleskine!)
BTW Saturday’s sketches don’t look so bad now(now that the memory of the frustration that was occurring in my palette has faded), but I am not sure I could be bothered to scan them...I have adjusted my minimal palette though (and am happy with it!) ...more to come later!

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