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Looking at the Sennelier Ink Brush Pen

Note: I’ve just placed the sketches in order, in the gallery below. The order is important if you want to follow along with the experiment. I was working with photos of fair goers from @earthsworld. Early in April I saw an ad for the Sennelier Ink Brush Pen. They look like the Pentel ColorBrush. They […]

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Shakespeare and Hathaway: Private Investigators (And More on Magnani Portofino)

  After my initial tests with Magnani Portofino I tried different pen and ink only tests. For today’s post I did a quick pen sketch of actor Mark Benton who stars in “Shakespeare and Hathaway: Private Investigators.” It’s a fun mystery show set in Stratford-upon-Avon where everything is Shakespeare-related. Benton plays Frank Hathaway, and the […]

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“Revamped” Magnani Portofino Watercolor Paper Part 2

  Today here’s another portrait I painted on a piece of Magnani Portofino Watercolor paper. I’m not one to give up a fight easily. With so many quality art paper mills being bought up by non-paper making conglomerates who evidently don’t understand what watercolor artists want to do with their papers, I have to push […]

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Looking at the “Revamped” Magnani Portofino Watercolor Paper

  This week I’m going to be showing examples of work done on a new block of Magnani’s Portofino, a 100 percent cotton, 140 lb. hot press watercolor paper. In the downsizing I came across a block of this paper when emptying my flat file. I’ve had blocks of this paper that I’ve worked from […]

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Testing the Twone Sketchbook with Kraft Cardstock Covers

Do I actively seek out the most obscure commercially bound books containing non-art paper to test? No, it simply seems like that sometimes. I grew up with a small weekly allowance paid after the completion of standard house and family chores. That allowance had to stretch from candy to art materials. Let’s just say I […]

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A Short Video about My Favorite Brush Pens

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©2019 Roz Stendahl. Detail of watercolor flat washes on this paper.

Review: Clairefontaine Watercolor Sketchbook

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In Context: Looking at the Arteza Watercolor Book

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Stonehenge Aqua Review Part 2—Ink on the Cold Press Surface and Binding

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Mixed media sketch on Zeta—Pentel Dye-based brush pen, water brush, watercolor, acrylic marker background and collage. On most smooth papers I've used the dye-based ink of this particular Pentel brush pen lifts off well and creates interesting effects. That wasn't the case on this paper. Lifting this water-soluble ink on this paper was problematic and even gentle attempts led to pilling of the surface.

Part Four: Working in the Smooth Zeta Soft-bound Journal from Stillman & Birn

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