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New Goodies: Tombow Dual Brush Markers

So, I bought new toys!! Tombow Dual Brush markers. I’m so excited to try them out. It’s funny, I grabbed a prepackaged set first, the “Brights Palette” and then added on supplemental colors individually. All the colors I picked from the display, thinking ‘ooh, THIS is pretty!’ – were already in the pack. I had to laugh. And then I spent half an hour debating the extra colors, and still came away without a true red, blue, or emerald green. Ah, art supply shopping.

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Of course, first thing I did was create a color chart in my Stillman & Birn Zeta series 7×7 notebook (available from Goulet Pens). I hope to get time to play with them more soon!

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Stabilo 68’s with a Waterbrush

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While I was thrilled with the color wash possibilities of the Stabilo 88’s, I hadn’t tried out the Stabilo 68 Mini Pens yet. Here are the results in my Stillman and Birn Zeta Series 7×7 sketchbook. I am pleased to see the color wash effects are just as pretty!

Just like how this turned out.

Pretty colors, pleased with this.

Koi Watercolors Color Chart

Color chart of my Koi Watercolors Pocket Field Sketch Box set, 24 ct.

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Mmm, loving this 7×7 sketchbook!

A page spread in my Stillman and Birn Zeta Series 7×7 sketchbook. Loving the blues on these pages. Made with the Koi Watercolors Pocket Field Sketch Box set and outlined with Faber-Castell Pitt brush pens.

Koi Watercolors and the Stillman & Birn

Playing with my new Koi Watercolors Pocket Field Sketch Box and my Stillman & Birn Zeta 7×7 sketchbook. It really came together after I outlined it with my Faber-Castell Pitt brush pen.

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Exercises in Zentangle Doodling

So I got one of those Zentangle books in an effort to spur on some doodling inspiration. The lesson learned from last night’s doodles: sometimes it’s okay to leave them in black and white, cause color doesn’t always look better.