Every Monday I’ve been making time to go to the local farmer’s market and pick up some local bread and produce. I need to draw one of the breakfast rolls that I get from Piantidosi’s bakery but they are so good I can’t draw it before I eat it. (Seriously good, a soft squishy roll with either mocha chips or a fruity cinnamon roll oh yum!) So I’ve stuck to drawing my veggies, primarily my tomatoes. I also drew my lovely sunny yellow patti pan squashes. They aren’t pictured. This little drawing is in my Stillman and Birns Beta series sketchbook with delightful thick 180lb pages that just beg to be saturated with water. The page didn’t buckle or warp, but did swell as I painted, but dried almost completely flat. This is a great sketchbook for ink and watercolor work. I’m pretty excited to say they are coming out with these in a case bound version.
The beta sketchbook won’t need gesso as a surface prep for art journalers. This will be great for those of us who don’t want to bother with gesso on our pages or who want to use fountain pens in our art journals.
I haven’t had enough time with this sketchbook to do a good review but I’m sure this one is going to be as awesome as the rest.