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girlz0r
12-08-2016, 06:34 PM
My way of staying sane through the crazy season.

Bought a new Journal Yesterday. Have been using a Stillman and Birn ZETA for watercolours and was going to try out the Epsilon. But once I start online shopping, it's like a black hole.
No, Sarah, you don't need another 6 journals 'JUST IN CASE'.

So I took myself to Officeworks before my Dr's appointment to buy a cheapie.

$7.98 for this Quill A5 journal. It's not bad, it fits my purpose well for sketching on the go.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Dec-2016/1989467-quilla5.GIF

It does however show through on the next page.
I've just been using a UNiball eye ink rollerball pen which is more inky than a normal rollerball but less than a fountain pen.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Dec-2016/1989467-bleed.GIF

Ok Onto the pictures.
8/12/2016
Waiting at the hospital for my appointment.
25 minutes
First time doing observational sketching scenes in real life (other than nude models)
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Dec-2016/1989467-hosp.GIF

9/12/2016
33 Minutes
Just before starting work. Starring my best friend, the office printer.
This one was hard to get the perspective right as there are a lot of slants in the roof (our office is in the attic space). I'm not fantastic at perspective in the first place but i guess this is a good way to practice. Any pointers?
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Dec-2016/1989467-office.GIF

eyepaint
12-09-2016, 10:27 AM
Cool works!

Joan T
12-09-2016, 06:00 PM
Good sketches of the doctor's office and your work space!

vhere
12-15-2016, 09:26 AM
good sketches :)

I prefer the beta and delta for watercolour and the zeta for ink

and yes you really do need 6 'in case' :D

robertsloan2
12-16-2016, 04:32 PM
Great sketches from observation. I don't see any major problems in your perspective, interior spaces receding like that look perfectly natural to me. Observational perspective is good practice! What I do sometimes is hold up a pencil to see the apparent angle of the ceiling or floor and get those lines in, then start working from there. You've got good proportions on everything!

I don't bother getting cheap journals any more, too attached to my Stillman & Birn ones. But they don't do a pocket size. I try to get heavy paper though, otherwise bleed through gets frustrating and I can't add watercolor after the pen work.