A Bit of Watercolor in the Seawhite of Brighton SketchbookOctober 10, 2016
Note: I discovered while creating this post that I've been listing this commercially bound journal as "Seabright" not "Seawhite." I apologize for the confusion if this has caused you any. I just have to plead stress and exhaustion from some family duties. I'm not using this journal every day and I simply failed one day to look at it before writing a post—bingo.
I've gone back through my posts and tried to catch all the references. Some post titles may contain the incorrect name because of the whole issue with permalinks. But at least the text references will help you locate this product. Here in the U.S. I have been able to purchase it from Amazon. Simply search "SEAWHITE of Brighton" and a bunch of sizes will come up. I have not written a full review of this sketchbook as I'm still working my way through it. You can find all the posts from this test journal under the category "Seawhite Sketchbook."
Above is a quick graphite and watercolor sketch I made in an effort to continue to learn my friend’s features, but also to play more with watercolor over graphite—and to test both on the paper in the Seawhite of Brighton sketchbooks. You can click on the images in this post to enlarge them for closer viewing.
I found the paper held up to the glazing of different colors. (Colors applied in washes and left to dry, then additional colors applied, etc.) I wasn’t trying to blend the edges of my washes, but just work quickly. I found things dried a little slowly on this paper, but I adjusted to the timing the more sketches like this I did. (You can see an earlier one of my friend Don here.)
I did make corrections and adjustments to the graphite sketch as I worked with the watercolor. In the following image you can see my “debriefing” after I finished the sketch.