Saturday, August 2, 2008

New Watercolor Book


watercolor journal cover sm
Originally uploaded by sbergeron00

I made myself a hand bound watercolor journal from 1 full size sheet of 140# paper today. I havn't done any bookbinding in a couple years so this was a fun exercise! It is Coptic bound hard covers.

I'll be able to get 16 watercolor sketches in this book. I decided that wasn't too many. I tend to get overwhelmed by too many sheets in a journal or sketchbook. when there are too many pages I start and then keep seeing ALL THOSE OTHER PAGES and think I'll never be able to fill them up and so I stop even trying. I'm working on getting better about that kind of talk to myself

Since this is a watercolor journal It ended up with a watery theme to the doodling on the cover. I had fun seeing what it would become. I used a Koh-I-Nor Rapido Sketcher pen (I'm loving this pen right now) and my Prismacolor Watercolor pencils.

happy Saturday! Cheers, SB

17 comments:

Kunstrxns said...

Awesome! I need you to teach me your doodle technique, I can never seem to get started.

Margaret Ann said...

Beautiful! What fun this book will be!

quirkyartist said...

I just love your cover. It's fantastic.

gabi campanario said...

very nice piece, i really like the composition, with the fish to the left of the picture and coming forward. the drawing —calling it a doodle seems like an understatement to me— also has an illustrative quality to it. ever thought about writing an illustrating a children's book perhaps?

kazumiwannabe said...

That's beautiful!

Luba said...

Beautiful! I love the way you use color, too!

Sandi said...

Wonderful fish and wonderful movement in this piece. I really like it.

purplepaint said...

Stephanie this is soooooo cool! Love it! You did good!

Fannie said...

Excellent, Stephanie! Love the colors, design and details. Bravo!

Christie said...

Yummy! A visual feast, truly.

Deb said...

Oh Stephanie.....what a cool cover! For some weird reason, I thought your EDM post said "underwear" cover, so I was pleasantly surprised!

MWB said...

I really enjoy all your doodles especially this one with color and pictures inserted.

Lost In Wonder said...

You get such vibrance out of watercolor pencils. And, what is the rapdi sketch pen? Is it a disposable? Lovely sketch, very colorful and playful.

freebird said...

This is doodling? My doodles don't look like this. This is great! You are going to have a wonderful book.

E-J said...

Fantastic doodling! Great style you've got, and I love the strength of colour you've got from the Prismacolors.

Stephanie said...

thanks all! I had a lot of fun with this one. It really is a doodle, I just started in a corner and hopped all over the page and this is what ended up happening. It was a very plesant surprise!

Nope my son never got stung by a bumble bee. :) they are our friendly little garden buddies. :)

the Koh-I-Nor Rapido Sketcher pen is a refillable, pen similar to the Rapidograph pens except you can draw with it from more angles instead of perpendicular to the paper. I love it. Cheers! SB

Katy said...

LOVE IT!!!