Some time in the sketchbook.

(NOTE: These images are fixed now.)
Blogger is giving me a bit of trouble with the images. I don't have the time to work on getting them to pop up right, so you'll just have to squint to try and make out my handwriting - if you care.

I'm trying to figure this book and these characters out. The kids sometimes feel way too young, but I don't think I mind that so much.

I've been trying to prep myself to start this story. After few days of thoughtful deliberation regarding the nuts and bolts of production (drawing size, materials, etc.) as well at narrative format I think I've got it all figured out. Of course finding myself talking to others about how I plan on working has helped a great deal. Kristie and Jarret both helped me think through my process.

I've got to wait until we get our property taxes paid before I order my art supplies. Just out of curiosity, what is your favorite paper to draw on? I usually love Canson Smooth Bristol; I find that it's better for me than Strathmore 300 or 400.

I'm looking for something even smoother and heavier though. I'm looking to order in bulk online as well. I don't want to spend a fortune on paper.
I'll put a few more sketches up soon.


Isaac Klunk said...

The canson stuff seems to be the best paper available, unless you want to try experimenting on the Arches Hot Press stuff--I've heard that's good for ink. Then again, that would probably constitute a fortune.

Love those environments!

duncan said...

I feel the same way about the Canson smooth. I used to swear by it, but the last time I bought paper in bulk (a year ago) I couldn't find any so I settled for Strathmore 400. I hated it severely, but got used to it. I just bought some Canson last week and must say I am so happy with it. It may not be the best out there, but in that price-range it's the best for me. The ink just sits on the paper. Mmmm.