Above: 9 x 12 inch page from a wire-bound Kilimanjaro sketchbook (Cheap Joe’s). I created an acrylic texture on the page by taping off an area. Then I sketched a selfie using a Pentel Brush Pen (pigment ink). The orange background color was added after sketching, as was the blue on the hair band. The penguin at the bottom right is one of my sketches on a T-shirt.
I’m going to be writing a review about the Kilimanjaro sketchbook from Cheap Joe’s in a week or two. (I’ve been getting work out of the way so I could focus on my drawing class and I didn’t get the post written.)
I originally tested this journal to see if I could take it to the 2015 Minnesota State Fair, but I found the cold press texture of the paper not something I wanted to deal with throughout the Fair. I’m a hot press fan!
The journal became one that I finished at the end of 2015, testing it for other uses and also filming demos for upcoming classes.
One thing I can say definitively—if you love cold press paper and you like bright white, this is a fun 140 lb. watercolor paper. It’s available in landscape format also, but of course I had to have it in portrait.
And the Pentel Brush Pen really does like the paper and dries quickly on its surface.
More soon about this journal/sketchbook.
Enjoy your day. Draw a selfie to test some paper—you’re the one model you can always count on always being available.