So! It's been a while, I know. But I'm slowly getting back? Sorta? Alrighty then. Straight on to the point. So I actually had this @paramasae sketchbooks for a while now, it was sent to me by my friend, Nuri, who wanted me to give the paper a try. After a long while, I finally get to try this Nuri! 🙌🏻 So here's my thoughts about these papers. First the watercolor sketchbook (weighs 270 gsm). I gotta admit, first time trying it out I had a lot of trouble getting used to it. The paper has this ambiguous drying time in my opinion; it absorbs the water quite fast, but I also find it takes its time being damp as well. And at it was a little hard at first to get a smooth wash, I assume because of the sheen the surface has, I'm not sure. But as I try working more with this, I feel like it has its own charm and I find liking the outcome. It gives off a very textured finish for me and the textures are so charming. Well since the paper is categorized as rough, I guess the texture is supposed to be its vocal point. Another thing, I do find darker paints are a little harder to work with on this paper, so gotta make a note on that for next time.
Second, the bristol smooth paper was initially made for drawing with ink or pencils. Though since the weigh seems to be not that different with the watercolor one (it weighs 220 gsm), I gave it a watercolor test too! This one js soooo smooth, and quite easy to use. The down part for this one to me is that since it's 220gsm it buckles easily. But that's to be expected since it wasn't designed for watercolor. Though other than that, I like using this one since it accomodates my style the most.
So yeah, both papers have their ups and downs, but the overall experience of trying both was fun! I would definitely give them another try and find out what more can I do with them. Hope this little review could shed a light to those who want to try the paper out~ For the watercolor that I used, it was Mijello Mission. I'll review it another time 😊
Oh and btw... why can't I mention @zkdlin on my stories? Is that a thing?
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