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doodlemei asked: Not sure if this has been asked already, but which sketchbook do you use for your pen sketches? Do you ever have trouble with the ink bleeding/showing up on the next page? (but your pen sketches are all lovely nevertheless! *o*)
Wah, thank you so much! That’s so kind of you!
I do sometimes, and that very much depends on the paper thickness and opacity (and I would think partly the pen too, but mostly the paper).
My old sketchbook was a Piccadilly notebook and the paper was your standard printing/writing paper, maybe 50-60 lb (or 20-24 lb bond - 75-90 gsm-ish), so there was a lot of bleeding. Not terrible enough for me to care when doing sketches, but pretty obvious that it would happen. Example:
(drawing of one of my nameless OCs, you can see his faces coming through from the other side lol)
The Piccadilly is also the book I used for all the pen drawing exercises from earlier this year, like this (in some of the posts I made, I had adjusted the contrast of the images so you don’t see the bleedthroughs as much, like this one).
My current sketchbook (just started this past month) is a Travelogue Artist Journal from Hand Book. It’s my first time using this product and I quite like it (although I’ve been writing and planning zines in it more than actually using it for drawing ^^;). This is the one I did my lunch pen drawings in, as well as the recent watercolour sketch I posted. The paper is much heavier (130 gsm) and has a toothier texture so it works for light watercolour washes too. No bleeding on these!
Hope this helps~
Above is my green tea parfait (with whipped cream, green tea ice cream, adzuki/red bean, pocky, cornflakes) and mille crepe (sooooo creamy/custardy and delicious) from Millie Creperie in Kensington Market, along with really quick doodles I did of them before I started eating. My pen ran out part way through the parfait drawing :x
If you are in the GTA and have not yet gone, you deserve to. Millie serves Japanese style crepes (sweet and savoury) and parfaits, and they are wonderful. Plus the staff are super duper nice. I’ve been there multiple times now (today was the first time I had a parfait, I’ve tried their sweet and savoury crepes) and I’m
never disappointed always delighted!
They’re always experimenting and trying new things too. One of my favourite things on their new menu is the Kakuni (pork belly) Crunch savoury crepe. brb drooling
For some reason I rarely ever draw my OCs. This is Laia from my original comic murmur nation. She lives in a future where the geography of the entire planet has broken up into islands, and was a lonely child until one day when she finds a bottle floating in the waters near her home …
Store updated with mini zines! Little booklets made from 8.5x11 sheet, trimmed and folded. All profits from the sale of these zines will go towards charity for the relief of victims of Hurricane Haiyun. Thank you for your support up till now!
These are so adorable. And for a great cause!