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Oh I SO second that!

Day off today ...... so of course it's raining!
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PERFECT day to be off work (for ME!). . . I love rainy days! But its sunny here today. Enjoy your day off anyway
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Oh, I love the collage texture in the last 2 pieces!!! These are so lovely! You do wonderful experiments!
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Very impressive and wonderfully colorful work on the S&B paper here, Vivien!
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Thanks Rainy, Joan and John

I like rainy days in the countryside, especially if there are scudding clouds and flashes of sunlight on parts of the landscape - but in the city it was just leaden clouds and dark gloomy light - and again today

Ok so now I've tried out the Epsilon book with the plate finish. I thought I'd see how it coped with water soluble media first, even though that isn't what it's meant for. Just curiosity - it coped well though it I liked the result much better in the books designed for using washes.

This was the result



which looks much better cropped to this



And then I did some not-very-good sketches of the resident tiger who moved constantly - washing, thinking about going off for her dinner and finally snoozing, but still not keeping still!



done with my mechanical pencil and a 2B lead

The paper is perfect for this, with the pencil flowing freely across the paper. This book is going to be for pencil and pen drawings and maybe the odd water soluble ink or graphite.
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Viv I really like the colours and shapes in the water sol media sketch. Stunning. Great cat sketches, love the comments with them. Sounds like you are really enjoying the S&B books.
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Great experiment with the trees. The cat sketches are just delightful.
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I am

thank you Debby - now it's spring and the cats aren't hibernating so much I'll try to sketch them more often.
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Ok more drawing in the S&B Epsilon with the plate finish. A couple of hours in a hospital waiting room with twitchy victims!

This one was started with Rotring Art Pen and grey ink but finished with mechanical pencil as the pen wasn't really doing what I wanted.

It's the top of his balding head, bent over, that you can see in case it isn't clear, with the hood of his coat sticking up behind.



I wondered if he was in deep despair but I think he was just dozing - he never moved whereas all the others moved constantly and he smiled broadly when he was called through to the doctor.

The rest were done with mechanical pencil









The gentleman next to me realised that I was sketching but the others didn't realise

These are just quickish sketches of non-posing, ever twitching, looking here there and everywhere models, with the book held close to stop people realising.

I really like the way the mechanical pencil glides over the plate surface. This is a nice book for drawing pencil definitely. This size popped into my handbag neatly (5.5 x 8.5) - with this and a mechanical pencil you've got a good minimalist sketching kit.
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Glad you used your waiting time so productively...nice figure sketches. That one of the trees is lovely...especially cropped! Love the tiger sketches. lol
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You caught these waiting room poses so well. I've tried that and ended up with a mess. Excellent sketches.
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These are great quick sketches, Viv. And you did quite a few! You must have been there waiting a while? I like how you did the smudging for shading (did you use just finger?) And I also really like the Epsilon.
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Hi Vivien! I love seeing your sketches and experiments with the S&B books. My fave so far: the tree collage. Love that! Isn't it wonderful how different media behaves in these books? We always want to think we'll find our ONE ideal sketchbook, but these all have so much going for them. The Epsilon does truly rock for drawing media! Thanks for sharing.

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I love your waiting room sketches. Mine never turn out that well. But I don't have an S&B sketchbook Wonderful work. Drawing people is not my strong point at all. You make it look easy.
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