Le CapitainePosted: October 11, 2012
I am determined to make my Moleskine sketchbook work for me so please excuse my endless experimentation with a book that some may consider nearly useless for watercolour. Last night I found a discarded pen in my drawer — one that I had tossed in there in frustration because it was filled with water-soluble ink — and a light bulb went on. I can try this in my sketchbook! If I use it to draw and then dilute the ink line, it might be quite nice on the cream paper. A few days ago when I posted about the trouble I was having with watercolour on this paper I received so many useful comments. René Fitjen suggested I wet the paper first and add pigment when the paper is nearly dry and that is what I tried today. I wet the paper and then diluted the ink line into it. This is all going somewhere of course… If this wetting of the paper and then adding a gray wash works, then the next step will be to work in full colour in this book.