I have a Moleskine sketchbook that I haven’t used much, but I’ve liked Wil Freeborn’s watercolors in his, so I thought I’d give mine a try again with this preliminary sketch for another painting for my California series. I am going to make a concerted effort to sketch Tysons this year, and the peculiar characteristics of the Moleskine Sketchbook paper could prove useful. Two for one here, working out a composition and getting practice with this paper and my compact kit for watercolor sketching.

Thanks for reading.


4 thoughts on “Cows

  1. davidtripp February 10, 2014 / 9:55 pm

    I’ve been writing in a Moleskine journal for several years now (and sketching) but never tried my watercolors in it. D’Arches blocks are so expensive that I’ve switched to a Fluid Easy Block for watercolor sketches. I think I’ll try out the Moleskine and see what I get. Thanks for this idea.

    • coreyaber February 10, 2014 / 10:14 pm

      It’s the moleskine sketchbook not the journal that I used for this. The journal pages are too thin. The sketchbook pages are very different compared to normal watercolor paper. They seems to require their own technique. The moleskine watercolor sketchbooks are pretty nice. Probably similar to the fluid paper. I have a block of that I haven’t tried yet but will soon.

      • davidtripp February 11, 2014 / 12:01 am

        Thanks. I think I’m going to try out that Moleskine sketchbook. I was not aware of a Moleskine watercolor sketch book. Time to get back to the store, I suppose.

  2. lesliepaints February 18, 2014 / 8:21 pm

    Beautiful light in this sketch, Corey!

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