Colored Pencil and Brush Pen on Clearprint Vellum
Colored Pencil is not my favorite medium. Although I do like the misty effects you can get with it, I find it hard on my wrists, working to build up the layers. Usually, it needs some tooth to the paper, to pull off the pigment, so I was really curious to see how it would do on the Clearprint Vellum.
The brush pen works very nicely on the vellum. The color comes out darker than with either the Pigma Micron or Sketchplan, but you aren't able to get the same range of values (it's the same with most papers). If you want a more stark contrast of black and white, brush pen is a better choice. If you want a more subtle range of values technical or art pens are a better choice. Neither is inherently better--it's a matter of preference and desired result.
Tomorrow I'll share my last example. The alcohol marker piece that I did for the Cross-country project!
You can skip this part if you've already read it: Earlier this year, I participated in Clearprint's Cross-Country project. It is a fantastic deal. You let them know you want to join up, and they send you TWO of their Vellum field books. In one, you do a work of art, using whatever medium you desire, and within a week you send that book back to them. The second book is yours to keep! Forever!