Putting together my sketchbook for The Sketchbook Project 2012. My theme is ‘Along the Line’, with sketches based on lines from favourite poems and novels. You can find out more about the poet, Vicki Feaver, here.
I played safe on this thin paper by sticking to coloured pencil and ballpoint pen so nothing would bleed through onto the other pages. However, I’ve ordered a tub of Daniel Smith’s watercolour ground today. It apparently acts a bit like gesso for acrylics, supposedly creating a surface which resembles watercolour paper to paint on. Has anyone tried this? Does it do what it says on the tin? I’d love to know as it takes 24-72 hours to dry, and I could be sketching rather than waiting if the results are nothing special.