Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Betafish on Beta Paper #Stillman&Birn #ColoredPencil #BetaSeries

If you are here for the Stillman & Birn Beta Series Softcover Edition giveaway, you can find it here.

I was asked if I had used Stillman & Birn's Beta paper for colored pencil, and the answer is yes.  Many times.  Colored pencil isn't my favorite medium so I didn't use it for my review earlier this week, but it's a good question.  I was also curious to see how well the dots from my Cuttlelola electric pen would show up under colored pencil, so I drew this picture...



...and colored it with colored pencil.  Kind of a waste of the Cuttlelola ink because most of the ink was lost, which I suspected, but ya never know till you try.

Color pencil itself works well on the Beta paper, though I prefer the Stillman & Birn Alpha series paper for it.  The paper allows for several layers of color and burnishes well for deeper color and blending.  I used a white acrylic pen to add some highlights.