Saturday, May 11, 2013
EDiM #12: Draw the oldest thing in your refrigerator
The oldest thing in our refrigerator is a big bottle of mustard. Ever since my husband started calculating his sodium intake, the mustard just sits in our refrigerator, getting unused.
This last drawing completes my batik cover self-bound sketchbook, which was filled with Strathmore Aquarius II paper. Some things I like about this paper, some things I don't. I like how thin and pliable it is. Since plastic is used in part to allow this thin paper to take watercolor washes without warping and buckling, there isn't a bunch of sizing making the paper so stiff. However, the paint does seem to get absorbed more than I'd like; it's hard to describe, but paints look a little to matte-like on this surface for my taste.
Next I will be working in a Stillman & Birn Epsilon book! There's nothing "matte-like" about that smooth surface! It will be my first time working on this paper and I look forward to giving it a good workout!