So I just wanted to talk for a second about my new sketchbook. I’ve spent I don’t know how long looking for a watercolour sketchbook, the only problem is they are either far too expensive or in a landscape format (like the Moleskine sketchbook).
After lots of Googling I finally came across this A5 Pink Pig sketchbook, it’s not made specifically for watercolour but it’s fine for light washes. The paper does wrinkle a bit but at £5 I really can’t complain (I also just want to mention that Pink Pig make awesome sketchbooks, I use the A3 ones in college and they are great).
Recently I’ve been really enjoying doodling simple shapes and patterns. In this sketchbook I have tried doing that but made the backgrounds by letting various colours mix together on the page (there is a technical name for this, I just forgot it). So far I have been liking the result.
Maybe it’s just me but I think these would make really cool bookmarks. I think I’m going to try that. I may have to paint larger versions of them first.
Fun fact: this doodle was inspired by the opening title sequence from The Road To El Dorado (link) but this also went on to inspire a logo I did for a corporate identity project which won me £100 and will be used for an arts festival. So thats cool.