Same view, different bookPosted: September 9, 2014
With a new sketchbook in hand, a break from classes at the same time as yesterday and similar light conditions, I decided to repeat my sketch from the cemetery. In my quest for the perfect watercolour sketchbook paper (I know I could bind my own but I never seem to find the time!), I tried out the Fabriano watercolour book, black hardcover, horizontal format, size approx. 8″ x 11″. I can’t seem to find a photo of it online and the Fabriano website is under construction, so there are no links with photos. My quick tests results: it’s worth painting on again. It’s not as nice as a single sheet of Fabriano paper (that may be because it’s not 100% cotton) — in fact it may be more like student grade paper than artist quality — but it takes the washes nicely, is not overly absorbent nor too textured, and it can take multiple layers of paint. Conclusion: it gets a spot in my travel bag.