sketchbook

April Sketches

I'm excited to show some of the watercolor sketches that I made this month. For some reason, I've been feeling particularly tired. I'm happy that I managed to keep up my art practice! 

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Next week is "Golden Week" here in Japan and I took a couple of days off of work so that I could not only celebrate my fourth wedding anniversary in some special way, but also enjoy a nine day staycation. I'm looking forward to taking time for spring cleaning, some much needed rest, and of course, watercolor painting! 

Latest Sketchbook Painting

I spent my whole night working on this painting in my sketchbook. The inspiration came from a picture on Sktchy and although I had made the drawing a while back, I decided to finally paint it. I got to use a couple of my new Daniel Smith watercolors, Indigo (PB60, Pbk6) and Pyrrol Scarlet (PR255) together with some old favorites (DS Monte Amiata Natural Sienna, DS Lapis Lazuli, and Schmincke Cobalt Blue Light). I finished it off with Finetec/Coliro gold details. 

 
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The Perfect Sketchbook 2017

In case you haven't heard, The Perfect Sketchbook B5 has just been relaunched as a limited edition. If you're not familiar with it, it's a high-quality watercolor sketchbook made with Fabriano Artistico, one of my favorite 100% cotton watercolor papers. Originally the product of an Indiegogo campaign in 2015, it was designed by Erwin Lian and produced by Bynd Artisan in Singapore. I just completed my first one and I have to say that it was a very pleasant sketchbook to use!

There are still some available, so if you're interested in watercolors I would definitely recommend buying one before they run out!