I decided a while back to revisit using Gamma paper (the cream version of Alpha) and so I ordered a book in my favourite size – Softcover 8×10″. I personally prefer bright white paper and have found previously that the colours seem duller on the cream paper of Gamma. So it was time to revisit it.
And by the way, this just so happens to be sketchbook No. 150 in my everyday sketchbook collection. (I also have over 100 travel sketchbooks and quite a few thematic sketchbooks from specific projects)
To make the experience even more interesting I’ve taken the black ink out of all my pens and replaced it with Sepia (still De Atramentis Document Ink). This feels really weird but I’m liking it a lot!
- I know a lot of people find black ink too stark, but personally, I love it! Especially on bright white paper. Maybe it’s the architect in me loving black, but I do like how crisp black on white is.
- Dark brown used to be my colour – it was my version of black when it came to clothing and accessories. But it has become increasingly hard to find dark brown things in the last few years so I switched to navy and then recently I’ve completely given in and now buy black items. I love using black ink in my sketchbooks though… but back in my 20s, I used exclusively brown ink. So it’s fun to go back to a ‘classic Liz’ style.
Here are a few of the first pages of this book.
Finally, thanks to everyone who attended my Live Demo this morning! So much fun. Watch the replay here.
It’s not too late to sign up for the Buildings course and join in this Group Run-through. Find out more here.