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More Life Drawing in the Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook

April 3, 2017
Phyllis sitting at her desk, but holding her coloring book in her lap, and coloring with her Tombow dual tipped markers. (She gives those markers a two-thumbs up for was of coloring and quick application of color.) Staedtler Pigment Liner and washes of Pentel ColorBrush Black ink.

Phyllis sitting at her desk, but holding her coloring book in her lap, and coloring with her Tombow dual tipped markers. (She gives those markers a two-thumbs up for was of coloring and quick application of color.) Staedtler Pigment Liner and washes of Pentel ColorBrush Black ink.

I didn’t remember to include the above image of my mother-in-law Phyllis in the last post on Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbooks. It’s one of the last sketches in my very small landscape journal that I was carrying around in my pack. (Now I have a small portrait one.) I was working with a Staedtler Pigment liner and washes of Pentel Black Colorbrush (which is dye-based ink and water-soluble as well as not lightfast, but I’m not concerned about that).

Phyllis was sitting at her desk coloring.

When she does that I sit in the easy chair at her side and sketch her. She is really engrossed in her color projects, but every now and then she will look up and over at me. If she see I’m sketching then she will smile and immediately get back in the same pose.

I have mentioned before that I have the best in-laws in the world. They have always been supportive of me and my activities (including journaling). And now it seems I’ve trained them both to be excellent life-models.

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    • Patricia
    • April 3, 2017
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    Hi, Roz – I have not used the Pentel Colorbrushes yet. Do you think they are any better than filling Niji waterbrushes with my own ink and diluted inks? I guess I can order one and find out! I will be ordering more Hahnemuhle sketchbooks from Wet Paint. I am also liking the Stillman and Birn softcover 8×10 in both Alpha and Beta papers and I really like the 3 1/2 X 5 1/2 Alpha softcover. I made a little sketch in it of a local pond and woods with just using a brown Tombow dual tipped marker and the white of the paper and was surprised how effective that was. Perfect for sketching when out for a walk. I’ll try it with the A6 Hahnemuhule, too; it’s larger but very lightweight and fits in my pocket, too.

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      Patricia The Pentel Color Brushes are dye-based inks which are not lightfast. You can see a discussion of this here http://rozwoundup.com/2009/01/pentel-brush-pens-the-pocket-brush-and-the-color-brush.html
      So if you are filling your Nijs with archival inks and don’t mind cleaning them in the evening (I recommend that you take off the top cap and the brush part and rinse the latter if you are close to empty, and at least cleaning frequently during the week so you avoid a clog—it will depend on so much such as the humidity in your area). I don’t care for the upkeep and I love playing with the Pentel dye-based ink. You can see a l little video of what I like to do with them here http://rozwoundup.com/2014/06/what-i-do-for-fun-life-drawing-at-home.html
      I really love the Hahnemühle Nostalgie sketchbooks—many of the sketches in the little video I linked are on that paper, before they made sketchbooks out of it. Have fun sketching!

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