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Old 02-27-2012, 10:02 AM
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Re: Fantasy with Stillman & Birn Sketchbooks

I love the bombay ink sketch - yummy colors.
Explain to me your iron - tin lid set up. What kind of iron is it? Looks like an interesting set up. Great work as always.
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Thank you, Debby, Pat, for your comments.

Pat, the iron is a small encaustic iron. I got it from this place which sells the wax and paper too.

http://www.encausticrocks.com/encaustictools.htm

http://www.encausticrocks.com/

Steve is a superb artist too and he's very helpful explaining things.

I had a thread before that shows how I started with these wax.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=766341
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Looks like you're having a lot of fun with your experiments!!!
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Sandra...I have just read through this entire thread! Holy crap you have been busy running amok with your huge arsenal of art toys and sketchbooks. It's like having our very own r&d team here in art journals. I love all of you Japanese and Chinese master drawings in ink. Pretty amazing how far you've gone with all of this in just a few years. I bow to your perseverance.
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Great sketches! I admire anyone who can sketch from their imagination. I need a scene, a still life, a person, a photo - something in front of me to sketch. I like the way you have included your sketchbook testing and experiments too. It's a fun way to learn about your sketching materials.
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Catching up on your great thread again. The fish and abstract flowers images are really well done.
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Thank you, Joan, Margo, Michelle, John, for your comments. I know, Margo. I finally could say my drawings/paintings are decipherable after a couple of years.

This church reference was posted at the watermedia challenge a few months ago and I had the first couple of washes and I just let it sit. Today, I added whatever was handy.

Daniel Smith watercolor
Dr. Ph Martin Bombay India ink
Walnut Hollow colored pencil
Neocolor II

Stillman & Birn Alpha 9x12 inch hardbound sketchbook

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very nice, Sandra. I love how you mix media & color! How are you enjoying the S&B?
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Great colors going on here.
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I really like this recent image. I have really enjoyed using inks like watercolor paints, look like you have too. What are Walnut Hollow pencils?
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Thank you, Margo, Rainy and Debby, for your comments.

Rainy, I've come to rely on Stillman Alpha for a bit more layers of watercolor and ink work these days than my other journals even though it's not supposed to be for wet media. I figured out that if I close the book and put in under a huge pile of books while it's still slightly damp, it will flatten out better.

Margo, Walnut Hollow pencils are oil based colored pencils designed for woodwork. The company however has discontinued it last year because of manufacturing problem I think. Oil pastelists usually use them because they go on oil pastel relatively easier than many other colored pencils. It melts readily like Prismacolor pencils.

I like the intensity of inks. A little already gives me so much intensity that watercolor couldn't.
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Re: Fantasy with Stillman & Birn Sketchbooks

Forgot to post this.

This one has Derivian liquid pencil as background and then Erengi oil pastel on top.

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Around 1/3 page of 9x12 inch

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Thanks for the info Sandra.
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Sandra, do you get color transfer from facing pages if you close the book while it's still damp? I'm going to start an Alpha soon and I was curious about it.

Love the landscape sketch, by the way. Great use of mixed media.

Oh - how do those Derivan liquid pencils work? Do you use a brush then?
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Cool, it looks like he's in a dark forest. And that is an interesting media mix, I would not have thought most things would work over graphite base. . . but if anything oil pastels would be it!
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