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More Views of Richard This Week

Above: A quick sketch of Dick made with a Faber-Castell Pitt Calligraphy Pen in a handmade journal made with Gutenberg paper. Dick has developed quite a fan base while modeling for me. I've received a lot of emails this past week about my sketching project. I searched for some past posts in which Dick was […]

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Looking at Squash and Gutenberg Paper

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Another View from a Waiting Room Window

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Sketching Out and About at the End of the Year (2011)

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A Look through Roz’s 2010 Minnesota State Fair Journal

This post has links to the two short videos which page through my 2010 Minnesota State Fair Journal.

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Now the Real Work Begins: Big Batch of Gutenberg

The post talks about the latest batch of paper for binding.

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Some More about Blue and Orange

Another look at orange and blue.

Paper: What Do Visual Journalers Want?—Part 2

This post continues yesterday's discussion of paper from a visual journaler's perspective.

Some Paper Recommendations

Below are some papers that we discussed as a group at November's meeting of the MCBA Visual Journaling Collective. I have provided my thoughts about them. Because these are my thoughts I encourage you to try the papers yourself before you dismiss them or before you make a bulk purchase. (You might want to buy sample packs as suggested in part one of this topic.) I’ve tried to be accurate in my info, but always double check before you buy. (Note that I couldn't find a way to make a superscript 2 for the weight fraction: gm/m2—the 2 should be a superscript. When I do it with Typepad's text controls the leading between my lines is messed up and that's a greater evil. Just read and imagine a superscript; you can do it.)

If a paper is readily available I have not listed a vendor. You should be able to find it at Daniel Smith, Wet Paint, Talas, Jerry's Artarama, Cheap Joe's, and so on. If I only know of one vendor I have provided a link. Also if I've been able to quickly think of an example from one of my journals that is already scanned and on my website I've provided a link to a journal page using that paper, so click and see some extra work.)

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Paper: What Do Visual Journalers Want?—Part 1

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Above, three different papers, three different journals. Left to right: the new Folio paper, pen and watercolor, Annigoni Designo with Pentel Color brush and gouache, and Fabriano Artistico hot press with pen, ink and gouache.

Two weeks ago about 20 visual journal keepers met to discuss PAPER at the MCBA Visual Journal Collective. As we went around the room sharing what we liked to do with paper and what we hoped a paper would do for us (support collage, take wet media, etc.) more than half admitted they were paper “addicts.” We knew we were in good company.

Some attendees admitted also that they loved any type of paper and were paper “magnets” always finding paper on their outings and returning home with scraps of this and that to use in their artwork. Only a couple members had made paper, but everyone agreed they loved to collect it and plan projects.

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