Types of Paper for Drawing
So let's, nerd out about our tools, I love paper, I love paper, I love pens, pencils, I love tape, and I'm so excited to be able to share with you some of my favorite fines from over the years. I absolutely love getting a new sketch book I love love love blank books. I could probably open up a blank book store because I can't stop trying new books, and I'm here to kind of show you some of my favorite ones and the different books that I use for different projects to so for example, I have the basic kind of my basic sketchbook that I keep its okay to have multiple sketchbooks because some people have one where they do everything. I have a tendency to compartmentalize my sketchbooks and that fine two. So this is my basic mole skin sketchbook, where I will either try out different drawing ideas or just, like, kind of experiment with different media just to see like, what does this pen look like? I like this book it's, the sketchbook, it's a little bit thicker, paper s so nothing really ble...
eds, and I hate bleeding, by the way, I absolutely hate bleeding pens, and I hate paper that bleeds too, so everything that I'm going to show you is anti bleed. But yes so this is this is the mosque in one it's like eight and a half by eleven and this is just kind of a place where I just end up with random drawings so this is a good one for all purpose use I also have a smaller book that I carry with me all the time and this one ends up being my books for lists and for just different things to remind myself to dio and I also take this two meetings with me and I always again always date everything on dh this is just right right down lists and different things that I need to dio and just kind of different notes to self and so I always have one of these with me and that's like an everyday dude for me um and then also when I do watercolor I have a travelling water color mole skin book that is just it's it's probably millet size this is it's it's definitely easy to put in your bag or your purse and I just it's first smaller watercolor joins and this is great too because it also takes water color well it takes pen really well it takes color pencil really well and it's easy tio take with you to the coffee shop or to take with you on a trip it's very portable this is square format because actually I was searching for a book that I could just immediately kind of put up to instagram I know that might sound a little bit ridiculous, but it actually is pretty helpful if you know that you want to be posting something online straight from your book um it's kind of helpful to draw within that square and so this is also another mole skin book and it's square it's about seven by seven and this handel's water color color pencil ink really well there's not a lot of bleeding that happens and I actually used this one I don't really like using my pen on watercolor paper it gets a little too bumpy for me personally, this one holds water color, okay? And it also is really smooth for pens to so and this also the pages air perforated out in case you wanna you know, give it to somebody or share with somebody but I use this for just kind of more mixed media stuff and it's it's a good one come into it and this is a square one that's for more water color and again, I tend teo whenever I am on watercolor paper, I don't really like to use the fine point and I use more of like a brush pen if I'm going to do that but again that's just my preference I don't like pensively and I don't like to draw on bumpy paper with a really fine point pen so this is another good sketchbook so that's a little excessive I've got one, two, three, four, five six sketchbooks that I'm usually always drawing out of but you don't have to carry them all at once um you just need to find something that's going to encourage you to draw and this is my system you're going to figure out your own system and once you figure out that system it just you want that system to be in place so it doesn't stop you from drawing, which is that's the main goal, okay, another paper that I actually like to use quite a bit and this is all for my freelance stuff. All of my freelance work is actually done on tracing paper tracing paper is not precious there I can throw it away and I don't feel bad and I really like the way that pen's feel on tracing paper and also I have a tendency to do ah lot of illustration for animation and so it's actually kind of nice to be able tio draw over and use something that you've drawn his references well and that's actually how I started using tracing paper but I have piles and piles and piles of tracing paper because it's inexpensive and it's not precious and I don't feel bad about throwing that away, so those are my favorite papers and one of my favorite everyday multipurpose paper is the post it note. I am obsessed with post it notes. I used them to write, to do lists, I stick them on my computer screen, I stick them on people, I use them for just really for everything, so I just don't forget I put them inside my sketchbooks. I make little many drawings on them. They're perfect, a kind of transport with you and it's kind of also fund out a pop of color, especially if you are documenting your work and things like that, too. So post it notes, I always have a pad of post it notes on myself at all times.