Left: 8.5 x 11 inch sketch (of a character actor on "Perry Mason") on coquille paper using a Pentel Pocket Brush Pen. Click on the image to view an enlargement and see up close the really cool texture of this paper.
In December 2011 I wrote about using Bee Paper's Stipple paper. It's a padded version of coquille paper—the paper advertising artists used in the mid-20th Century. (I loved writing that sentence.)
Then in February 2012 I wrote a post about how I couldn't stop using the Pentel Pocket Brush Pen on coquille paper.
Here it is a year later and I have to admit that I've been a complete fiend when it comes to consuming this paper. I have a pad of it in the studio and a pad of it in the TV room (where, if you read this blog you know I'll sometimes sit and sketch from television while I wind down). I've taken to doing my preliminary sketches for illustrations and paintings on this paper because I love how it breaks up the brush pen line. (Frankly when I'm through with the sketch I don't really want to do anything else because I love the lines so much.)
I love the way the PPBP, whether full or almost dry (i.e., with the cartridge running out) gives the coolest lines on this paper.
I just get giddy using the PPBP on this paper.
That's all I really wanted to say about this. If you aren't having any fun sketching, maybe you need to try some coquille paper and a PPBP.