Thursday, October 9, 2008

The Folded Moleskine continues ...

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Just an update on how the Japanese Folded Moleskine sketchbook is coming along.


copyright 2008, Judith Nijholt-Strong
"It Began with a Drop in the Universe; My Random Visual Thoughts"
sketchbook (work in progress) Japanese Folded Moleskine
watercolors, colored pencil, pen & ink


I've been all over the pages, going back & forth, adding things in, changing things ... my mind loves to wander over the pages of this Moleskine.


copyright 2008, Judith Nijholt-Strong
"It Began with a Drop in the Universe; My Random Visual Thoughts"
sketchbook (work in progress) Japanese Folded Moleskine
watercolors, colored pencil, pen & ink


This particular Moleskine is far from being(or looking like) a skethcbook and, to my way of thinkng, is becoming more of a little story book of sorts. I'm enjoying this so much that, when this one is done, I will definitely start another. My challenge of creating "what comes next"and keeping the images finished and not just "sketches", is just great for me - suits me just fine!


copyright 2008, Judith Nijholt-Strong
"It Began with a Drop in the Universe; My Random Visual Thoughts"
sketchbook (work in progress) Japanese Folded Moleskine
watercolors, colored pencil, pen & ink

The colored pencils I'm using are mostly the oil-based:
Lyra Rembrandts, Faber-Castell Polychromos and Caran d'Ache Pablos.
I find the oil-based colored pencils go down well on the Moleskine surface, blend well and the Sigma Micron ink pens are easily applied on top of the colors - no clogging or mucking-up my pen nibs!

I have also used some Talens Van Gogh regular colored pencils in this book as well. Though wax-based, the Van Goghs are not as "waxy"as other brands. All four brands of colored pencils are working very well on the Moleskine surface , in my opinion.

So that's where I am right now. Below is a link to my first post about this particular folded Moleskine:
Sacha Stretches While Judy Sketches in New Moleskine

Not that far along, but headed in the right direction and I'm loving it.
See you next update.
Judy
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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Judy!
I haven't seen everything yet, but I just love what I've seen 'till now. What a beautiful talent you have.
Irene Kliniek de Meern

J. Nijholt-Strong said...

Hoi Irene!,
Bedankt hoor! Wat lief van je. :o)

Judy

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