BY UTAH WATERCOLORIST, E. VERDINE
Hi Ernie! I wanted to ask, what kind of sketchbook do you like to use? From my personal use, I've never really seen a super textured paper in a sketchbook so I'm really curious about which ones you use. Thank you for your time :)
Eve ... Jacksons has a 210 gsm Khadi paper sketch book that would probably work for you ... 210 gsm is equal to 140 weight paper I think. I will often use 140 weight sketch book paper but I have to be careful with it as it has a tendency to buckle a bit if I wet it too much ... I just work in stages ... paint a bit ... let dry .. paint a bit ... let dry.
Hi Eve ... I don't have a specific sketchbook that I use, but I try and grab anything that has a texture to it. Hate painting on smooth, slick, and shiny paper. If you want to check out Jackson's art supply, they have a nice selection of textured paper in a sketchbook format. You might also like to try their 1000 gsm Rough Khadi paper. It's handmade in India, shipped to England among other places I suppose ...... anyway, I like to buy 20 sheet batches of that particular paper and then rip it to the size I want to use. You can google Jacksons Art Supply I think. I don't find rough papered sketchbooks very often at a local level either so good luck on that. Thanks for your comments.
Hi Ernie! Thank you for your reply, it is very helpful! I'll make sure to go check Jackson's Khadi papers. I had never heard of 1000 gsm paper before, that sounds like a lot of fun.