It is early winter here but we have had a very warm Autumn and many of the trees are only just losing their leaves now. EDM Drawing Challenge #34 states Draw a fall leaf.
I am working in a new sketchbook (I filled the last one) and it takes ink well and although the paper is a bit smooth for watercolour I like the effect. The frustrating thing is this a sketchbook that I picked up at a chain called Rymans. They were in Canberra for a while and then went out of business and in the closing down sale I picked up this sketchbook. It was not very expensive. I have had it for at least 5 years sitting at the back of the cupboard and because the paper was very smoothI felt it might not take wet media very well. Anyway I decided it was time to use it and so far I like it! I cant load on the water but if I am careful some nice effects can be achieved. Also since the paper is smooth I am enjoying using pitt pens on the paper.