Friday, February 3, 2012

Test Run

Last week I had decided that it was time for another sketchbook. I still have pages left in an older one I bought but wanted something with a little less texture and more pen/marker friendly. I don't know how many reviews I read online, but after all of that I found myself in a paper shop after work a couple of days ago and settled on an ecosystem artist journal.

As it was wrapped, I didn't really know what to expect of the paper. The pages are really smooth and it holds ink fairly well without bleed through. This morning I pocketed one of my Faber-Castell brush pens and did a little sketch of a narwhal during lunch to try it out.

I like the look of pen work and plan to do some more in the future. In the meantime, I've been trying to work on the Oregon map during my off hours. Some things are fairly self explanatory but because I'm still not very proficient in Illustrator, and my vision is not quite formed, it's a little slow going. I'll keep at it though.

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