Saturday, January 2, 2016
Strathmore Visual Journal Great for Creative Expression
Have you ever drawn a simple object onto a page of your sketchbook and then ended up with something like this? I have. Proof is above. I like to do these mixed-media drawings/collages without any thought to outcome.
It is an avenue for revealing characters I may use in a cartoon or story. A way to generate story ideas or to practice color combinations and mixed-media techniques. Or I simply love to work this style to release what is in my head onto paper.
The Strathmore Visual Journal is a perfect substrate for capturing ideas...whether they are simple ink drawings with a wash of watercolor, or something that is layered with different materials and looks like something from your dreams last night.
My go to size sketchbook I use is 5.5 x 8.5 but I use a larger sketchbook when I do this style. This is a highly recommended 9x12 Strathmore Visual Journal with Watercolor 140lb or Mixed Media paper. www.Strathmoreartist.com/visual-journals.html
Even as a child I was a "paperaholic" and I have found many good choices with Strathmore.