Porth Nanven, evening, Derwent charcoal in Stillman and Birn A4 hardback sketchbook
Another from Cornwall. Attempting to catch the silvery dazzle of light on water. A little stream tumbles down the Cot Valley to the beach below - Porth Nanven.
The new Derwent charcoal sticks are luscious to use and there is a little of their charcoal pencil in there too. The photo makes the horizon slope - the drawing doesn't .
S&B sketchbooks are now available from Jacksons in the UK. The Beta paper is lovely, heavy and really well primed so that it takes any medium I choose.
Epsilon and Zeta are smooth and beautiful for pen and ink work. They will take watercolour but if you want to use a lot of media and layers, then the others are more for you.
Has anyone tried the new Derwent charcoals and graphites? or the S&B sketchbooks?