Tag: Terraskin

Apple, Pear, Tangelo

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I’m into fruit lately.

Mineral paper, in this case 16 pt. Terraskin, has a smooth surface and creates a luminous quality.

Inktense background

These Caran D’Ache Luminance pencils have a dry quality but the color is vivid.

The basic colors of the apple are done

I’ve grown fond of the pear after drawing it three times this weekend.

All three done except for the darkest darks and shadows

Mineral Paper Experiments

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The more I paint on Terraskin and Yasutomo, the more I like it. There’s no need to stretch the paper because it never buckles. I can simply start painting, so I seem to be painting more than ever. Joy!

Painting water is especially fun because adding water to the paint creates, well, a watery effect. Above are some waves, below a moody lighthouse. I followed Nita Engle for the waves and a highly modified YouTube tutorial for below.

My smaller Terraskin journal is a good size for quick sketches. Below is a second lighthouse painted during a hurried lunch break.

Using crinkled up plastic wrap on wet paint creates wild textures. I thought it would take forever to dry on mineral paper as it doesn’t absorb water, but it only took about 45 minutes. My goldfish were far too dark. I like the flowers better.