Thursday, February 5, 2015

Review Day 4 - A5 Rhodia Landscape Webnotebook #Rhodia #Exaclair #Zentangle

This week I'm reviewing the A5 Rhodia Landscape Webnotebook with a different example each day using different media.

Exaclair, Inc. is also letting me give away five of these notebooks, and you can find out how to enter at the Day 1 review post.  


*Bleedthrumanade-Copic Markers, Pigma Micron, Coloursoft Colored Pencils, and J. Herbin Creapin brush pen

*Bleedthrumanade-Got lemons? Make lemonade.  Got marker bleed-thru? Make bleedthrumanade.  In other words, I color with alcohol markers (sharpies, Copics, Spectrum Noirs, etc.) on one side of the paper.  Then I do line work on that side.  Afterwards, I turn the page over, and using whatever color has bled through, I create a totally different drawing.

My goal for this example was to show how beautiful alcohol marker is on the Webbie paper and to test out colored pencil coverage.


I forgot to scan the front of the page before adding my linework, but you can get a sense of the color.  The colors are intense, but have a matte, almost velvety quality, rather than being bright or brilliant.

Below is a scan of the back of the page showing the bleed-through from the alcohol markers.  Alcohol markers will always bleed through paper unless it is very, very thick and/or specially coated. The amount of color that bleeds through varies considerably, and according to the color.  I'd say it's about 75% with the Webbie paper.  My scanner didn't do a very good job of picking up the yellow and light blues.  In real life the back is darker than what is showing on my screen.


Tommorrow, I'll show the finished back.  I went a totally different route, and you won't believe the difference!

Exaclair, Inc. is also letting me give away five of these notebooks, and you can find out how to enter at the Day 1 review post.  

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