In this brush pen and watercolor sketch I painted on the drawing paper contained in a Hahnemühle Drawing and Sketching book. (It’s about 8.5 x 9 inches or so).
As I mentioned in a recent post, I enjoy sketching on drawing papers, well certain drawing papers.
Because I enjoy the drag of the pen on certain papers I’ll sketch on it, and then it’s a matter of how the brush feels on the paper.
Sometimes I want to work in a book larger than I typically bind—and it’s easier to find sketchbooks that size with drawing paper.
Also I think of the challenge as a fun game to play.
It makes me think very carefully about where I need to put essential washes to create fullness and also to design the surface of the painting.
It’s also fun to manage your water so that paint doesn’t seep through a page.
Today’s image allowed me to play with analogous colors and opened up a fun color theory discussion on my Patreon site.
If you’d like to be part of that conversation please head over to that link and check it out.
In the meantime, I hope you’ll enjoy painting on any papers that strike your fancy!