More Giddiness with Nideggen Paper and Schmincke Pan Watercolors

December 21, 2015
Pentel Brush Pen and Schmincke pan watercolor sketch on Nideggen paper, in a 7.5 inch handbound journal turned vertically. Actor James Frain as Warwick in “The White Queen.”

Diane: Well, I don’t know if there is really any reason to ever go back to white paper.

Detail of the image showing the watercolor washes over the toned paper.





    • Miss T
    • December 21, 2015

    Gorgeous sketch, Roz!

    • Cat
    • December 21, 2015

    Beautiful play of rich color, Roz. Better than white paper, and it handles these wet media well. Thank you for posting this (and all your other posts, which must take a lot of determination to put together at times). Can you tell me the weight and other identifying info on the Nideggen paper and where I could purchase some?

    • Diane Wesman
    • December 22, 2015

    Yup! And it has a nice krinkle after you add the gouache.

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    Don’t get me started about the nice krinkle SOUND and feel. I had to pet the book this morning before I sat down to work! I have two more spreads. One covered with the most ghastly mix of sepia ink (which was lovely when I put it there by itself), and some red-gold stamp ink that was stenciled on days later when there were plenty of spreads left and no corner to paint myself into. Sunday I painted Dick on a spread that had the most lovely irregular wash of red earth! All you can see is the wash at the bottom of the portrait and a little on the forehead. SIGH.

    Maybe I’ll stick washi tape on the sepia page and really go for it! Time to get out the Stabilotones!

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    Cat, you can read about it here
    (yes, that’s a journal sketch of mine on that page)

    I buy it from Wet Paint locally, though they do mail order. And if you get 25 sheet the price breaks start.

    But if for some reason that doesn’t work for you, the Legion paper page has a like at the bottom on where to buy and lists several vendors.

    Have fun.

    And if you want to know more about how I use it and see stacks and stacks of it torn down for binding if you enter the word Nideggen on my blog you’ll find tons of posts about this paper.

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    Thanks Miss T, it’s addictive. I was going to start an Arches Text Wove book in January then I started getting cold feet and thought I’d do another Nideggen, but then I thought I should take a break (while I’m ahead) and of course those thoughts are not to be entertained. Who knows now that I’ll use. URGH.

    And this morning I got up and couldn’t wait to sketch on WAVE paper. HAHAHAHAHAHAAH Because of the way it was sucking up ink.

    I can’t wait til the new year when I can get back to life drawing.

    • Dana
    • December 23, 2015

    Only two more spreads?!? Knowing you like to start a fresh book for the new year, I’m curious, what will you use for the next eight days!

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    Dana, I could draw very, very small pictures!

    Seriously, I have had several journals going at the end of the year. It’s the focus of a post that will come out next week. Right now, however, even when I add up all the remaining pages I don’t have enough for even 1 sketch a day, so I am going to have to start a new journal at some point or simply continue with my single sheets journal (which I put on hold when I didn’t think I would finish the other journals).

    It has been a little bit EXCESSIVE here to say the least. But I started some fun series for myself in the journal and that’s always good.

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