Thursday, March 29, 2012

Art Attack!



Just a little piece of art I drew in my new Moleskin recently. I'm still getting used to the really thin paper this company uses for their books. I only bought a Moleskin because the sketchbooks I normally buy haven't been in stock in the art store for a year. This is sad because Moleskins are ridiculously overpriced. Plus, the fact that a simple drawing felt tip pen bleeds through to the other side really bothers me. None of my other sketchbooks do that. So.... I now have to rethink the drawing tool I have to use.

In this case above, I was annoyed with the bleed through, so I painted two pages and then drew over them with my felt tipped Chinese pen. I will start fresh on the other pages. :-D

I think my Moleskin drawing tool will have to be a regular pen like this, sad, I know.


I LOVE drawing with felt tip pens, but alas, not this book. Oh well.

I'd be surprised if by the last page of my Moleskin I never want to go back to the other book. We'll just wait and see. <wink>


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  1. Love that! I was looking through my boyfriend's sketchbook last night (he is an illustrator) and realized it's actually pretty awesome to see the random ideas and doodles people get. I like peeks into sketchbooks here and there :)

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    1. Thanks Mandy! :) Yup, I too like peeking into sketchbooks.

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  2. Which moleskin are you using? Is it the sketchbook one? I use the sketchbook ones and don't find the paper to be really thin as you're describing. They kinda feel like card stock. However, most markers still bleed through. I would recommend using Micron pens. They work well and don't bleed in moleskins :)

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    1. Hi Manda! It's the sketchbook version. It's totally thin pages. I've never seen such thin paper in a sketchbook before. I think even a micro pen would bleed through a bit. The thing I'm a little disappointed is the pens (not ballpoint) go through the other side, and then I feel like I can't draw on the other side without seeing the drawing coming through. Make sense? :)

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    2. Hmm, maybe mine is different or they've changed the quality? I got mine a couple years ago and just started using it again. And yes, makes perfect sense :) Love your sketches btw. Just noticed that one of your little monsters is in there haha.

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    3. It's totally possible they've changed them. This is my first Moleskin. :)

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    4. I pulled out my moleskin just now, and I have Pitt drawing pens, as well as a Prismacolour fine tipped pen, and both don't bleed through. I can see the lines a bit, but I found pens that work! Hooray!

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  3. I have the same trouble. I love drawing with felt tip pens, but the moleskine I have + also a similar notebook that looks like a moleskine but is cheaper boith bleed through. I often end up sticking pages together, drawing on different paper and glueing it in or just work with the bleed through spots. But I think I also have a thicker moleskine.

    Anyway, I like your drawing. Now I want to draw in my sketchbook as well :)

    x

    Marielle

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    1. Maybe my new moleskin will be full of collages :) haha

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