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Mostho
06-26-2012, 06:23 AM
Everyone knows how good is boxing paper, the brown one the white one, or other professional papers are for sketching. Maybe they cannot take lots of washes, just few, but they are very funny, inexpensive and challenging for some aspects.

So I made my first try. I didn't make this try since a long time, probably the last attempt to do something like that was in the schools time. Funnier than ever! So I cutted one old sheet in several smaller ones, I badly binded with something found in my office, and I made two sizes ( I don't know sizes exactly): one is square the side of about a CD, the other one about the half.

Here some results. It was very funny, and yesterday afternoon I spent enjoyable time, less than half an hour before oging to dinner for the sake of accuracy.



http://www.broworkshop.com/sketching/wp-content/uploads/home-made-sketching-pad-02.jpg

http://www.broworkshop.com/sketching/wp-content/uploads/home-made-sketching-pad-03.jpg

http://www.broworkshop.com/sketching/wp-content/uploads/home-made-sketching-pad-04.jpg

http://www.broworkshop.com/sketching/wp-content/uploads/home-made-sketching-pad-05.jpg

I used white oil pastel,water color pencils, pencil, some washes with my watercolors and a Niji waterbrush, plus some few strokes of cheap pigmented liner. Funny funny funny!

And a bit of recycling is fine:D

RainySea
06-26-2012, 08:08 AM
great mixed media work!! love it.

Is boxing paper the same as cardboard? I'm not familiar with the term, but in the picts it rather looks like thin cardboard. Or perhaps it is a form of kraft paper with texture lines? Either way, great way to get a mid tone support to work on!

Mostho
06-26-2012, 08:16 AM
great mixed media work!! love it.

Is boxing paper the same as cardboard? I'm not familiar with the term, but in the picts it rather looks like thin cardboard. Or perhaps it is a form of kraft paper with texture lines? Either way, great way to get a mid tone support to work on!

Thanks! this paper is lovely with mixed media and could be a media in itself

It's the kind of paper that you use to wrap cardboxes before shipping. I dont know, but is very common and sold everywhere here.
It has one side slightly softer and the other side has like plain with texture lines, smoother.

It's very cheap and with one sheet you can make everything.

DrDebby
06-26-2012, 07:28 PM
Great mixed media work on the homemade sketchbooks. Good for exploring stuff.

eyepaint
06-27-2012, 02:19 PM
These are cool! Love the coffee machine sketch :)

mmmm coffee.....

toowoomba sketcher
06-28-2012, 01:04 AM
Awesome!
I've got a sketching pad of recycled paper that looks like sand.

Mostho
06-28-2012, 02:18 AM
Thanks guys.
I think that using this kind of paper, is good for several reasons.
Good for the environment, good for experimenting, good for challenging...
and it's a great exercise for the midtones especially for the flesh.
But I simply like it from tiem to time, and I have fun.
:):):):):):wave:

vhere
06-28-2012, 03:39 PM
I think it's what we simply call brown paper (for wrapping parcels)

I like it to work on as well though I rarely do nowadays - someone gave me a sketchbook with t his paper in - now where did I put it?

Joan T
06-29-2012, 11:20 AM
What a great idea for journals!!! I love the sketches and your media works so well on that paper. I love the coffee maker!!

Marmsk
07-18-2012, 03:51 PM
Me too, I love coffee and the maker looks a bit like mine. The idea is great and worth experimenting with.

Mostho
07-19-2012, 04:55 AM
Thanks a lot!
:wave: