Sunday, February 19, 2017

Alice's Cat #Clairefontaine #Rhodia #Zebra

If you are looking for my Rhodiarama Pad Holder giveaway, go here.

For today's drawing, I used the lovely Clairefontaine dotgrid paper in my Rhodia soft cover webnotebook and a Zebra ZGrip.  It has the same kind of paper that you find in the Rhodiarama Pad Holder, except that it is ivory rather than white.

It's with more than a bit of nostalgia that I've noticed the interest in ballpoint pen drawings, lately.

At the risk of starting what sounds like one of those "...and when I was child, I had to walk ten miles in the snow..." stories - when I was a child, we pretty much had to draw with ballpoint pens.  Stores didn't carry much else, and even if they had my parents wouldn't have spent the money on them.  They weren't poor, but the very idea! Good money for a fancy pen, when a ballpoint would do the job!

Mind you, I only used the lined notebook paper that I had for school back then, as well.

Even though this cat isn't smiling, the drawing makes me think of the Cheshire Cat in Alice in Wonderland, which explains the title.


52 Weeks of Watercolor Painting 2017 No.12 #Watercolor #52WeeksOfWatercolorPainting #StillmanAndBirn

I've decided that the new Princeton Snap brushes I'm using are not a good choice for the Stillman & Birn Beta paper.  They are s...