I took a bit of a break but I’m back drawing and posting. I just got in a new sketchbook, the Raffine Art Sketch, from Jerry’s Artorama and had to try it out. It reminds me a lot of the Aquabee Super Deluxe Sketchbook. It has nice heavy paper, 100 lb, that didn’t buckle with watercolor. Unfortunately, like the Aquabee, attempting to lift off color fuzzes up the paper. I need to do some tests with pen and ink to see how that works out. The sizing in the Aquabee I’ve been using keeps the ink from sinking into the paper and it takes a while to dry and smears easily. Hopefully, the Raffine will do better with ink.
Here is my quick test watercolor in the Raffine sketchbook. Yes, those are my real, natural nails and yep, they are green this week. I love polishing my nails with fun colors! Unfortunately, my sketch didn’t do the color of the polish justice. It is a really nice, shiny emerald green that has a sparkle to it like the green paint on my van. What can I say, I’m a redhead and I think there is a rule somewhere that we have to love green!