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by Andrew
Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:04 pm
Forum: Materials
Topic: Good Pen Recommendations?
Replies: 12
Views: 10723

Re: Good Pen Recommendations?

My current favorite pen is the Sharpie pen. Not the markers, but fine tips pen. It seems to be durable hard tip that is responsive to my movements, and the ink doesn't bleed through even my thin bond paper sketch pads. Does bleed some in manilla and newsprint, but that is to be expected.

Andrew
by Andrew
Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:59 pm
Forum: Materials
Topic: Bags to hold your materials?
Replies: 20
Views: 14970

Re: Bags to hold your materials?

I have a small bag that fits my small 8"x5" and smaller sketchbooks and pens beautifully. It actually is a small accessory bag that straps onto a larger frame pack, but has clips for a shoulder strap and has a belt guide. (for old style military pistol belts). When I go larger scale and for longer e...
by Andrew
Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: Materials
Topic: Erasers
Replies: 6
Views: 5868

Re: Erasers

I'm with Halo. The basic grey kneaded eraser is ye Ol' standby. Followed, not to closely by the basic white or grey "soap" eraser, and the old art gum eraser (Hold out from my old (pre Auto-CAD) drafting days.

Andrew
by Andrew
Sat Jan 31, 2009 4:30 pm
Forum: 22nd World Wide SketchCrawl
Topic: St. Joseph, Missouri
Replies: 4
Views: 559

Re: St. Joseph, Missouri

I am about 200 miles away in Ottumwa. Perhaps a nice intermediate place would be a possibility.

Andrew
by Andrew
Sat Jan 31, 2009 4:28 pm
Forum: 22nd World Wide SketchCrawl
Topic: Ottumwa, IA
Replies: 0
Views: 300

Ottumwa, IA

Already getting geared up for No. 22. Anyone in the Ottumwa area, southeastern and south central Iowa, or Northeastern Mo, that are interested, it would be great to get a group together. I know of a several good spots for plein air sketching and painting. It would be wonderful to hear about places t...
by Andrew
Mon Apr 10, 2006 7:18 pm
Forum: Materials
Topic: watercolor travel sets
Replies: 17
Views: 19545

Watercolour Travel Sets

The Sakura Koi sets are wonderful. The consistency is close to Sumi-e ink. I use [/url]http://www.dickblick.com/zz003/67/[url], both the transparent and opaque, and I love them. They are compact and lightweight, yet large enough that I can use them comfortably. My favorite "travel set" though is an ...
by Andrew
Mon Apr 10, 2006 6:34 pm
Forum: Materials
Topic: Best Sketchbooks
Replies: 4
Views: 8123

Re: Best Sketchbooks for colour washes.

Well my fellow sketcher, there are several ways to solve this problem. There are watercolour sketchjournals out there, which holding 300# watercolour paper, hold up marvelously. Alternatively, you can use watercolour block (or you can make your own, there was a website linked to about.com that had s...

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