Thursday, October 27, 2011
Rob Rodgers Wears Me Like a Coat
So I'm at my friends wedding a few week back, and I get into a conversation with a friend of mine Rob. As our witty banter went on the conversation took a morbid yet humorous turn. I ended up agreeing to do a drawing of Rob in a heroic pose after he had skinned me and made a coat to wear. So here it is. It is the first drawing in my very first shmancy Molesking sketchbook. I really like this sketchbook the paper is super thick and the coating on it takes pencil and pen really well. One chink in the armour though.
Most of you have probably noticed my less than great colour job on this sketch. I give you my apologies. Although Moleskin makes a great product they do have a small flaw as far as I am concerned. These sketchbooks do not take watercolour! In fact they completely repel water. This is a pro if you spill a drink on your book or drop it in a puddle but man when you do a sweet drawing and then try to colour it in watercolour it's pretty surprising when the medium doesn't take.
Now acrylic, oils or ink will work, but these are not quick or easy to clean up like a watercolour puck set. In Moleskin's defense they do make a watercolour sketchbook. But I like really smooth paper to draw on. That is just my personal preference. Unfortunately Moleskin only makes coldpress watercolour paper sketchbooks, and the paper is rough and textured. I will gladly finish this sketchbook and work on my acrylic skills. But when I'm done I think I will make my own sketchbook out of hotpress watercolour paper.
So I guess what I'm trying to say is Moleskin should make a hotpress watercolour sketchbook and give me a free one or ten.
Stay golden Pony Boys and Girls