Above: Pentel Sepia Brush Pen (dye-based inks, fugitive, water-soluble) in a Seabright Sketchbook. Quick sketch of Dick in the TV room before bedtime. I'm trying out yet another approach on those Eyebrows! Click on the image to view an enlargement.
While I haven't had time to write a full report on the Seabright Sketchbook (I'm using a 8 x 8 inch square one), I'm happy to note that it works well with the water-soluble sepia brush I love to use from Pentel.
In the above image the ghosty-bits that get a bit grey and cloudy are "normal" for this pen on other papers that allow pick up. It has to do with the way the ink separates. There are a couple little blue-grey bits you can see in his cheek in the detail image below. Those are from a dirty water brush. One of these days I'll get all my materials ready before I ask Dick to pose before bed. That way I won't have to run from room to room after something useful, or to fill a water brush or water container! Or maybe I won't and this is simply the way it's meant to be?
I loved working with this pen on this paper, rubbing and blotting with my paper towel and generally having a fun time in a few minutes so that Dick can go to bed.
I've still got some more pages in this very thick journal. I'm going to take it to the zoo next week, think about it, and then I'll report back on what I have found its strengths and weaknesses to be.
Have a great weekend sketching.
Below: Detail from the full image. Click on the image to view an enlargement.