I love this Report & Art Book from Hahnemühle! I can do a lot of different types of art in one book and keep it all together! I am trying several things before I make a comprehensive review of the book but I thought I’d show you the piece I worked on yesterday.
I was getting ready to make that collage spread from a couple days ago and needed to make some flowers for it. I started with a scrap of watercolor paper and drew these loosey goosey style with a grey Copic brush pen. Then I got the idea to put together a whole page of loosey gooseys in my Report & Art Book. Yeah! So, is the plural of ‘goosey’ gooseys or goosies? Cause inquiring minds need to know. Hahahaha!
This was drawn directly in the Report & Art Book. I am finding I have specific flowers that I really like and a few I’m trying to like. Hahahahaha! And I like these in black and white as much as I do in color. And you have probably never heard me say that before. The Hahnemühle description says the book can take a light watercolor painting so I pulled out Jennifer McLean’s Schmincke tin that she curated for the company. I added two shades of green to the palette but the rest is all Jennifer.
In many places this limited edition tin is already sold out. I did find one place where you can still purchase this set – if you would like. The list price is $195.55 but you can get one of the last tins available at this link for $79.99. Schmincke is one of the best watercolor brands on the market. And if you love bright and beautiful – Schmincke is where it’s at. OK. Commercial done. √
Here is what I did to start with. And I realized about the time I took this photo that I neglected to color the background. I knew I wanted something light and airy so I pulled out a palette of Yasutomo colors . . .
. . . and just did a light wash of three different colors in the background. The paper stayed flat as it dried. And I love the way it looks! This Report & Art Book is great for a bunch of different things. Wonder what I can try next? I’m thinking gouache and a brayer. Hahaha! Yes! Have a super day!