An older sketch done with watercolor, ink, and colored pencil of coneflowers. I have to really work the watercolors into the paper when I use the regular moleskine, but it ends up having a unique surface quality vs. using watercolor paper. I miss the absorbency of real watercolor paper, but I like the smooth finish of the regular moleskine paper for the final colored pencil layers. I try to adapt to the paper found in either Moleskine and make the best of whatever finish I need to utilize. I have both kinds and switch back and forth; both seem to satisfy 2 different styles.
latest updates: regular moleskine
Ink, gouache, and colored pencils in my small moleskine. It was a relaxing sketching day–hot tea, Rachmaninov Concerto No. 3, and sweet incense burning while I worked. These are Marsh Marigolds: a member of the buttercup family.