I am absolutely loving my Alpha Series Stillman & Birn sketchbook but I am running out of pages and have 3 days left to make it last. So I stuck in a leaf from my Stillman & Birn Gamma sketchbook (given to us in Lisbon) The alpha has bright white paper the gamma, ivory. For some reason the gamma sketchbook did not work for me, so it is interesting to try it again….
This is one of my Sunday text/notes pages that I do every week but rarely post. I must say that although the paper is the same (just the colour difference) my writing is neater on the Gamma (cream)… not very scientific I know… but there you have it!
The spread from tonight is all gamma and to be honest I just don’t like working on the cream colour. I probably wouldn’t have been that crazy about this sketch on the bright white paper but the colour of the paper seems to make me dislike it more…
So… only one way to properly test the two papers… draw a Baroque facade on them. Ok… not much in this (had to confess that being a leftie I work from right to left so the Alpha paper got the better deal!) BUT I personally prefer the white paper…can really see the colour, makes my colours brighter and cleaner.
I know many other people LOVE cream paper…but me I am LOVING the bright white so much.
Thanks Stillman & Birn for providing such options for nuts like me! I love your sketchbooks!!!!
BTW this is a VERY famous Rome sight …but I have omitted the main part of it…. what is it?????