Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Playing with Stillman & Birn Epsilon Series

Today I decided to open and try out my Epsilon sketchbook made by Stillman & Birn.

This paper is archival quality and heavy weight for Pen & Ink.  100 lb (150 gsm) natural white plate surface.

Definitely a different feel from the Alpha and the Beta.  As with any change,  I'm having to readjust or adapt to the paper so it will take me a little while before I feel comfortable saying too much other than what you might see with my initial notes on the pages.

Here are the results of the first few pages as I try two different inks plus a little watercolor:

1st Page - Pilot Prera with Lexington Gray permanent ink and light watercolor wash.

2nd Page - Pilot Prera with Namiki black water soluble ink and very slight watercolor swished here and there with damp brush.

3rd Page - Comparing both Preras with the two different inks.  Both Preras have the F nib.

4th Page - Quick sketch using the Prera and Namiki black ink trying to capture Miya looking up at me hoping I'd stop and play with her.  (Animals are not the easiest for me to render as I wish I could)


Sandy Sandy said...

Go girl go!

Susan Bronsak said...

I work in spurts it seems (laughing).

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