Monday, May 19, 2008
subdueing the Moleskine's resistance
The interaction of fluid with paper is a constant fascination for me. After avoiding it for a long time, I went back to sketch in the water-resistant Moleskine sketchbook.
The line of bubbles worked perfectly for fabric texture.
I've discovered that if I use 180-weight sandpaper and lightly stroke the paper, w/c will flow on MUCH better. I plan to use this sketchbook more often now. I'd tried changing the surface by spraying or adding things to the paper--then suddenly realized I needed to sand *off* the resistance. Eureka!
Pelikan Tech pen, my other new favorite art tool, after the sanding block.
(P.S. --Armand at Moleskinerie.com has linked me, spreading the word of this sanding idea. Thanks, Armand! I just want to point out that this particular shoe drawing was NOT on sanded paper. Those posts are yet to come.)