Stillman and Birn Gamma Sketchbook with collage and painting - recycling unwanted sketches
Rocks and sea in Stillman and Birn Gamma sketchbook, with Derwent Artbars and Neocolor II
I decided to try some collage in the Gamma sketchbook today while the class were working - tearing up old demo sketches, The rocks in this one started life as undergrowth and tree trunks. Marks in trees, rivulets in wet sand and the cracks in rocks can be so similar in pattern - turn them round and the subject changes. :>)
The grass, sea, far headland and a few strokes of vegetation were added with a mix of Derwent Artbars and Neocolor II.
This book has the 100lb ivory paper, which held up to the washes extremely well. I do rather like ivory or cream paper - it has character. How about you?