but no guilt… no excuses!
I wasn’t planning on taking the latest Sketchbook Skool offering, Let’s Make A Map, but after seeing some of the work on They Draw and Travel, an online map-art site, I’ve been inspired to do one of my own.
I signed up late last night and started in on the lessons. First up… drawing a compass rose.
I still need to figure out WHAT I’ll be mapping but at least I’ll be able to show you which way is North!
I have more pages from my new favorite pocket sketchbook to share today.
It’s the Daler-Rowney Simply Pocket Sketchbook. I found it for $5 at Walmart and decided to give it a go. I consider it “Moleskine – Lite” since it looks and has all the elements of a Moleskine but with much thinner pages. The label shows all the particulars.
I don’t need the thicker pages… this is my pen n’ ink, people sketching, note taking, every day carry book. It’s great with all my black ink pens, but what if I felt like adding color?
Not an issue with standard colored pencils.
What about a scribble of watercolor pencils dissolved with the touch of a waterbrush?
No problem. The paper buckled a tiny bit but there was no bleedthrough. Granted, I didn’t flood the page.
I know this woman, we used to work for the same company years ago! I wonder if mutual friends will recognize her from my sketch.
… so much for the witness protection program.