So I have a lot of sketchbooks. And right now I’m working on one that I hate. To be honest, most of the sketchbooks I have I hate the paper in them, it’s just not the right texture and it makes drawing kind of difficult. Once I’ve filled them up I’m going to hit up Deserre’s and Curry’s to get some with paper I actually like.
Speaking of which, the sketchbook pictured above has this really smooth, thin kraft paper. I do wish the paper had a touch more texture to it, but I think it’s pretty decent for markers.
Anyway, I got bored looking at it’s bland kraft coloured cover so I painted it.
Acrylic paints, and matte medium.
Recently finished my old sketchbook, so I had to start a new one. As much as I enjoy the fact that this cover is much easier to draw all over compared to my last one, I must say that I absolutely hate this sketchbook. The paper is not to my liking plus the binding of the book started coming apart after the first few uses. Now to be fair maybe I’m too aggressive with my sketchbooks but I think it’s because there was no ribbon or any extra support for the binding with this. Maybe I’ll add some to prevent it from falling apart but not a good move Picadilly.
Aside from hating the sketchbook, the pretty palm leaves and pineapples were both done in some metallic markers. I like the markers.
Zig Fudebiyori Metallic in Gold and Green.
Just a quick doodle done on my phone. I was watching The Last Samurai, and this is the first time doing facial hair without an actual reference.
Sketchbook for Android.
I don’t know about you, but I like to decorate my sketchbooks. Especially since I can never find ones with nice designs on them.
I recently purchased a few moleskines, the 120 page cahier in Extra Large, I bought the packs of 3 in black, and in a brown manila colour. So in total, I have 6. This is just one of the ones I decorated. Simple silver antlers. It’s so pretty, almost like it has foil on it in person. If you’d like a print for sale of this comment below, and I’ll take a better photo so I can add it to my Society6 shop.
0.5mm Silver Pentel Gel Pen.