this was for a challenge on conceptart. I found out that watercolor doesn’t work well AT ALL on regular moleskin
I’m afraid I found this out some time ago. Watercolour doesn’t seem to lie properly on regular Moleskins. It soaks/doesn’t soak into the surface in a random fashion. I have also found getting watercolour Moleskines difficult so I now buy them on line two or three at a time. The paper, in these sketchbooks is a sort of cross between a Hot Pressed and slightly textured which works reasonably well. I think your effort, in this “post” is to be commended since you seem to have overcome the difficulties. Well done!
I agree with trebor61, your drawing turned out amazing, even with the watercolor difficulties
Beautiful! Especially considering the paper!
I also agree. It’s a beautiful drawing, especially considering the difficulties with the watercolor. I LOVE the watercolor molies and use them for all my watercolor sketching these days. I got some regular molies for Christmas, and discovered that I don’t like the way colored pencil works on the regular paper—the color is not saturated enough, but they are great for a clear ink line.
You just have to use less water in your mixture. I’ve never had a problem with watercolor in either the unlined journals or the sketchbooks.
Granted, it’s not watercolor paper, so, you can’t expect much from it. Nice drawing, though.
hey thanks everyone!
trebor, I think I’m going to try a watercolor one next, the only reason I didn’t this time was because of the landscape thing. the paper sounds awsome though, so I’ll have to make due!
roseindigo, I actually think colored pencils look awsome on regular, maybe it’s just the way the brand you use reacts though. I agree about the pen though, it’s amazing to use.
r_sail, I’ll have to try that next time. course, my technique is to use a lot of water, so I’ll just have to adjust a little for moleskine
Don’t give up on watercolour in your moly.
A whole host of posts to EDM suggested adding a little liquid soap to watercolours as it helps it break through its barrier.
You can still use plenty of water, you just need more pigment in it.
Roseindigo, Prismacolor pencils work fantastic in the regular moleskines.
Quickdrawl, This piece looks really good.
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