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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Raffles Hotel, Singapore

Artist: Judy Salleh, Australia
Artist Statement: The Raffles Hotel. What an amazing building! Ever since attending the USK symposium in Singapore in 2015, I have longed to paint this stunning facade. Summer 2016 takes me on a 5-week sketching tour of Singapore and Europe, en route to the USK symposium in Manchester. My travelling partner? A ‘Stillman and Birn’ Beta sketchbook size 8 1/4 x 11 3/4. The 270 gsm paper is the perfect weight, and the watercolours retain their vibrancy on the brilliant white surface. This is the first time I’ve carried such a large sketchbook whilst travelling, but it has reduced the need to carry extra sheets of art paper, and, as in this picture, I have made use of double page spreads.

I have largely used ‘Daniel Smith’ watercolours, together with ‘Winsor and Newton’ and a few ‘Holbein’ paints. I seldom use a pencil to sketch, and generally go straight in with my fountain pen. In this painting I used a Pentel MR3 fountain pen, with ‘Tombow’ markers to define the windows, and the watercolour was only applied once the outline was complete.

MEDIA: Ink, (water-based) markers, and watercolors
SURFACE: Beta Series – Extra Heavyweight – 270 gsm – White – Cold Press Finish

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Judy Salleh is an art tutor and lives on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Australia, where she runs sketching classes. Her favourite medium is pen and watercolour, though she enjoys working in chalk pastels, and experimenting with other materials. Originally from England, Judy travelled widely before settling in Sydney, and has exhibited both in the UK and Australia. Inspired by the beautiful light and spectacular coastline, Judy never leaves home without a sketchbook, and her collection is rapidly growing.
Website: judysalleh.com.au
Instagram: @judysalleh_art
Facebook: judy salleh art

Raffles Hotel

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Monday, July 11, 2016

Softcover Edition Sketchbooks Are Back

We’re pleased to announce that our Softcover Edition sketchbooks are now available again at our retail and online selling partners.

• Sewn-bound, lightweight, flexible and rugged
• Same great mixed media paper as in our hardcover sketchbooks
• Deluxe soft-touch, colored covers
• Finished with rounded corners – prevents edges from fraying
• Three portrait and two landscape sizes – we listen to you!

For more information, please see this page on our website: http://www.stillmanandbirn.com/softcover.html

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Monday, July 4, 2016

Golden Gate at Vista Point

ARTIST: Jorge Santiago, Jr. United States
ARTIST STATEMENT: I like to practice landscapes and I challenge myself by not doing an underdrawing first. I find this helps me to make relations to objects to create better depth, it tests my perspective skills, and it makes the drawing more spontaneous which is more fun.

I began this drawing with a Pentel Hybrid Technica in my Stillman & Birn softcover Alpha sketchbook, and I started with the girders and landscape because the Golden Gate Bridge was covered in this rolling mist that was endlessly creeping over that hill. I hoped by the time I got to the bridge, it would be visible, but that wasn’t the case so I decided to proceed. I used a Zebra medium brush pen for the heavier lines, and after the inks were dry, I added Sennelier watercolor to the entire drawing and Holbein gouache for the mist. It was important to me that the bridge seemed to hide in the mist, so the gouache really helped capture that sense of something huge and imposing lurking in a dense fog.
MEDIA: Ink, watercolor, gouache
SURFACE: Alpha Series – Heavyweight – 150 gsm – White – Medium Grain Finish

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Jorge Santiago Jr. is a professional comic book artist based in Marietta, Georgia. He earned his MFA in Sequential Art from the Savannah College of Art and Design and is working on his numerous creator-owned projects. When Jorge isn’t making comics, he can be found in cafes or at bookstores sketching people and the world around him.
email: jorge@jorgesantiagojr.com
website: jorgesantiagojr.com
instagram: @jorgesantiagojr

Golden Gate

This artwork was done in one of our new Alpha Series softcover sketchbooks with rounded corners.

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Tommy Kane’s Amazing Sketchbook

Many thanks to noted illustrator Tommy Kane for sharing this video tour of his Delta Series sketchbook: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYk8oCHr4xE&feature=youtu.be
MEDIA: Ink and watercolor
SURFACE: Delta Series – Extra Heavyweight – 270 gsm – Ivory- Cold Press Finish

 

Tommy Kane Fish

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Sunday, June 19, 2016

Betty & Veronica

ARTIST: Allison Sohn, United States
ARTIST STATEMENT: For my Betty & Veronica variant cover, I used Stillman & Birn Zeta paper. I wanted to limit the way the markers can spread on the surface, and I find that the thickness of Zeta really helps with that. Since I knew there were going to be small details, and some subtlety to the facial expressions, I wanted to have better control over my medium (in this instance, Copic markers) and I knew that Zeta was the better choice for that. Additionally, the smooth surface of Zeta is great to go back and put inked details on top of my color work.

I’ve done another cover since then- it’s not yet been announced, so I can’t share it at this time- but I went with Stillman & Birn Epsilon paper for that one. I knew that I had areas in the piece where I wanted to encourage the blendability of the marker pigments and use the bleed of the pens to my advantage. The lighter weight of Epsilon, along with the smooth surface, enhanced that aspect of working with the Copic Markers. And again, that smooth surface allowed me to go back in afterward and ink in tiny details without any trouble.
MEDIA: Markers and ink
SURFACE: Zeta Series – Extra Heavyweight – 270 gsm – White – Smooth Finish

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Allison Sohn is an illustrator working primarily in trading cards and comic book covers. She has illustrated such properties as Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Red Sonja and Archie Comics. She lives with her husband, artist Adam Hughes, and their three cats and three Old English Sheepdogs.

Betty & Veronic

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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Chiesa di San Zaccaria, Venice

ARTIST: Jorge Moscoso Pantoja, Bolivia
ARTIST STATEMENT: For me, drawing is the way to most effective way to achieve a deep state of contemplation. A time in which external things disappear and one is immersed in a relaxing activity. With my drawings, I have the opportunity to analyze the proportions, forms, lights and shadows of buildings that I love, especially of classical architecture. This sketch is a free and spontaneous drawing and not necessarily very accurate, but that [approach] can communicate a visual or mental experience of a picture on paper.

This sketch is of the beautiful Church of San Zaccaria in Venice. It is an ancient church and monastery of the 15th century, a masterpiece of Gothic/Renaissance styles. The drawing technique that I use to make my sketches, is usually “A ink” (pen & Ink) with felt tip pens, markers, fountain pens or technical pens (Rapidographs). I think that this is a fascinating, simple and direct drawing technique and that by its own limitations, it forces the artist to eliminate the redundancies of the subject and go straight to the most important details.

MEDIA: Pen & Ink and Markers
SURFACE: Zeta Series – Extra Heavyweight – 270 gsm – White – Smooth Finish

ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Jorge Moscoso Pantoja is a Bolivian full-time architect, who spends much of his free time drawing classical architecture. He feels fortunate to be able to combine his passion for the history of architecture and travel with drawings of the structures he visits.
email: jmoscosopantoja@gmail.com
Instagram: @jotaemepe

Artist’s Original Spanish text:
Para mi, Dibujar, es la forma mas efectiva para lograr un estado de contemplación profundo. Un tiempo en el que las cosas externas desaparecen y uno se sumerje en una actividad relajante.
Con mis dibujos, tengo la oportunidad de analizar las proporciones, las formas, las luces y las sombras, de edificios que me apasionan,especialmente de Arquitectura Clásica. Los Bocetos (sketch) son dibujos libres y espontáneos y no necesariamente muy precisos, pero que permiten comunicar una experiencia visual o mental de una imagen en el papel.

El boceto presentado, corresponde a la hermosa Iglesia de San Zacarias, en Venecia, Italia. Una antigua Iglesia y Monasterio del Siglo 15, obra maestra de los estilos Gótico/Renacentista. Usualmente la Técnica de Dibujo que empleo para realizar mis bocetos, es “A Tinta” (pen & Ink) con plumines (felt tip pen), marcadores (markers), Pluma Fuentes (Fountain Pen) o Rapidografos (Technical pens). Creo que esta es una Técnica de dibujo fascinante, simple y directa y que por sus limitaciones propias, obliga a eliminar lo redundante del sujeto e ir directo a lo mas importante del tema.

Chiesa di San Zaccaria

 

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Friday, June 3, 2016

Chapel

Artist: Moh’d Bilbeisi, United States
Artist Statement: This watercolor was done as a quick sketch on the pages of my S&B journal. Paint was allowed to run and I changed its value to give it a form. The most important part was the pitched roof and the glass façade, again, they were allowed to run and manipulated as reflections. The painting was framed via foliage on the left side.

MEDIA: Watercolor
SURFACE: Gamma Series – Heavyweight – 150 gsm – Ivory – Medium Grain Finish

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Moh’d Bilbeisi is a professor of architecture at Oklahoma State University. He is an architect, illustrator, and watercolorist. Moh’d has developed an innovative style that blends precision with abstract expressionism. Moh’d is accomplished in using watercolors, ink, and graphite/pencil as well as modern digital techniques. His work is highly collected by individuals, nationally and internationally. He is also a noted author of several books such as “Graphic Journaling” and co-author of “Words and Colors” and “Firmitas Utilitas Venustas: Architecture and Society”, among others. Moh’d’s works have been featured in many exhibitions, nationally, and internationally. He also conducts graphic workshops throughout the globe. His illustrations have appeared in numerous publications, books, and journal ads. Website: http://www.mohdbilbeisiart.com/

Chapel 9x12 12022015

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Monday, May 30, 2016

San Miguel Mission Chapel, Santa Fe, NM

SAN MIGUEL MISSION CHAPEL, SANTA FE, NM
Artist: Brenda Swenson, United States
Media: Watercolor and ink
Surface: Beta Series – Extra Heavyweight – 270 gsm – White – Cold Press Finish

Thanks, Brenda Swenson for posting this beautiful drawing. Brenda did this in one of our new Softcover Edition sketchbooks, available again in North America this June.

San Miguel Mission

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Still Life Arrangement of Bottles

Artist: Elaine Hill, United Kingdom
Artist Statement: I work mainly from photographs provided copyright free, from various Facebook sites by generous photographers who like to see what artists create from their photos. This painting is from photographer Ann Traverse and it made me smile as soon as I saw it, a cheerful sight during a rainy couple of weeks.

It’s painted in watercolour in one of my Stillman & Birn journals and I picked the Zeta for the smooth paper. Using a grid method, I penciled in the outline of the flowers and bottles, then I painted in the yellow flowers, the background greenery went in next from a mixture of Indanthrone Blue and Permanent Yellow Deep.

I started on the bottles using light washes of Ultramarine for the blue bottles and Quinacridones Red and Magenta for the pinky red bottles and Permanent Yellow Deep and Quinacridone Red for the scarlet bottle with the big flower.

I put a wash of grey, made from Indanthrone Blue and Quinacridone Burnt Orange, on the blue bottles with the reflections and also on the clear bottle which also had a pale wash of Quinacridone Magenta dropped in. I used a strong wash of Ultramarine to model the tops of the blue bottles and Indanthrone Blue & Quinacridone Burnt Orange for the very dark area of blue glass, making sure to paint round the pattern of reflections. The red bottles had darker washes of Magenta and some of the Indanthrone & Burnt Orange mix. The scarlet bottle had a mix of Magenta & Permanent Yellow Deep used to model the pattern in the glass. Corks were a pale wash of Yellow Ochre with Burnt Orange at the bases and dotted with the grey mixture. Flower stems were a brighter green to reflect that they were plastic. The pink & burgundy flowers were done next with Magenta and a touch of Red and I tweaked the background with a bit more darker green mix to bring out some of the yellow flowers.

I’ve put a border round the painting to finish it off, but not over any of the bottles which I think brings the bottles forward in space and plus, I’ve used it repeatedly throughout this sketchbook giving it a unity.

MEDIA: Pencil and watercolour
SURFACE: Zeta Series – Extra Heavyweight – 270 gsm – White – Smooth Finish

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Elaine Hill is a British artist who enjoys painting predominantly in watercolour in addition to her full time office job. To date, Elaine’s subjects have been mainly close up still life arrangements and animal faces but she is now also expanding her range to include landscapes. She is also starting to work in other mediums such as acrylics, water-mixable oils and pastels. Elaine has exhibited with her art club at Salford Museum and recently carried out a number of private commissions.

Bottles

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Makeup Blunder

Artist: Cannon Pearson, United States
Artist Statement: It started with a softcover Alpha. I laid down the base gradient with Liquitex spray paint. It’s water-based and not too noxious. I just bought a few cans to try out. I don’t like the blue can that I bought, so I tend to use red and yellow a lot. The scribbles and silver outlines were done with Montana Acrylic markers. The eyes and mouth were cut out of a Canson sketchbook and pasted here. The type came from tabloids which I scanned and printed onto Staples inkjet sticker labels. I painted over those with Liquitex acrylic paint. I finished it up with a coat of matte finish.

I tried this just to see what I could throw at this book. I’m always surprised how much stuff that I can keep piling on top. Hope you enjoy it.

[Ed. Note: This artwork was created on a sketchbook from the first run of Softcover Edition sketchbooks. The new release will be announced shortly.]

MEDIA: Spray paint, acrylic pigment and medium, collage
SURFACE: Alpha Series – Heavyweight – 150 gsm – White – Medium Grain Finish

ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Cannon Pearson is an illustrator from Atlanta, GA. He studied graphic design at the University of Georgia, and then went back to school to study photography at the The Creative Circus. His work is a combination of analog and digital elements incorporating photography, drawing, painting, and random found elements pieced together in Illustrator and Photoshop. Website: www.cannonpearson.com

makeup blunder

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Mid-Century Unease – Edward Hopper & Nina Simone Together

This is a compelling, moody video of Edward Hopper’s paintings and Nina Simone’s music.
via Mike Bailey: https://www.facebook.com/mike.bailey.7927

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Palmer Feed Mill

PALMER FEED MILL
Artist: Tim Oliver, United States
Artist Statement: While primarily a plein air watercolorist, I’m passionate about sketching in pencil as well as pen and ink. Rural landscapes of my native West Texas tend to be the primary source of inspiration in my work. I love to sketch and paint agricultural and industrial subjects as well. I sketched this feed mill (Palmer Feed and Supply, San Angelo, TX) in my Stillman & Birn Alpha 9×12 wire bound sketchbook. I tend to work with heavy watercolor washes and the Alpha holds up extremely well! I also currently use a Beta Hard Bound 5.5×8.5. Its compact size is very handy and I love the heavy weight paper! The quality of the paper is exceptional and it accepts ink and watercolor extremely well.

MEDIA: Ink and watercolor
SURFACE: Alpha Series – Heavyweight – 150 gsm – White – Medium Grain Finish

ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Tim Oliver is a full time Landscape Architect and passionate watercolor artist and sketcher. He paints exclusively in watercolor and is dedicated to consistently keeping a sketching regimen. He sketches in pencil, pen and ink, water soluble graphite and watercolor. He holds associate membership in the Outdoor Painters Society, American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society and West Texas Watercolor Society. He is also a member of the GAS Painting group and Urban Sketchers Texas.
www.timoliverart.com
www.tim-sketchbook.blogspot.com

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Oliver Mill

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Saturday, May 7, 2016

In Memoriam – Florian Afflerbach

Stillman & Birn shares the pain of the Urban Sketchers community upon learning of the tragic death of Florian Afflerbach. Florian accomplished much in his short life and touched many others with his talent, passion and intellectual curiosity, with his humor and generosity of spirit. He was a great architect and artist, a scholar and educator, a friend. It is heartbreaking and unbelievable that Florian is suddenly gone from our midst. He will be sorely missed.

florian

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Saturday, May 7, 2016

About Picasso’s ‘Night Fishing at Antibes’

The painting was created just at the outbreak of World War II. It is a somber view of a world about to explode, a companion piece to Picasso’s ‘Guernica’. This excellent 8-minute video essay helps us to understand Picasso’s allegorical painting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HGW1DQO1xQ  via #nerdwriter1

night-fishing-at-antibes-1939

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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Oliver’s Nightmare

ARTIST: Jaimie Dent-Campbell, United States
ARTIST STATEMENT: My mantra is “show up every day”. I set yearly challenges for myself to draw and/or paint every day. The practice of “showing up every day” has vastly improved my drawing/painting skills and has strengthened my confidence when approaching any subject. This year’s challenge, that I’ve dubbed “Life in the H20” has me focused on daily drawing of things that live in water (real or imagined). When I sit down to create, I usually know what I’m going to draw. I keep a notebook full of notes and small sketches of things for futures works. I start paintings with a sketch in graphite. I then start to loosely build watercolor layers, adding more details with each layer. I usually finish each piece with graphite and white paint pen details.

“Oliver’s Nightmare” was initially inspired by artist friend, Jessica Seacrest’s (@jessicaseacrest) pen sketch of a tiny ship on a rolling sea. I also used my love of Katsushika Hokusai’s art as inspiration as well as my fondness for mythological sea creatures. It has a companion piece called “Oliver’s Dream”, a subtler vision, which can be viewed at my Instagram gallery, along with all of my daily paintings at @maaadkat .

MEDIA: Graphite and watercolor
SURFACE: Beta Series – Extra Heavyweight – 270 gsm – White – Cold Press Finish

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Jaimie Campbell is an artist living in the San Joaquin Valley of California. She has worked professionally as an illustrator, photographer and graphic designer. She is currently working in watercolors.

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Oliverngt

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Whose Next for a Ride?

ARTIST: Colleen McCafferty, Australia
ARTIST STATEMENT: I was inspired to paint camels by Danny Gregory’s blog on Sketchbook Skool. I remembered that I have photographed lots of camels on my travels. But having seen the camels first-hand helped enormously with my colour choices and to paint with an artist’s eye.

I usually sketch out with a 2B mechanical pencil first, go over it with ink and then the fun part starts with watercolour washes. My preferred pens are either Lamy EF or Platinum Carbon EF. For this sketch I needed brown ink so I used a Copic Multiliner SP 0.3 in Sepia. A few darker and thicker ink strokes were added at the end with a dip pen and DeAtramentis document ink in Brown. I prefer to use transparent watercolours, mostly Daniel Smith and some Windsor & Newton, and I often add multiple washes to increase the vibrancy. I use lots of water and love the way the pigment moves in such a random way. Generally the whole painting is completed from start to finish within 2 hours.

When traveling, my time is limited and I go straight into it with a pen sketch then watercolour. I find the paper in the Zeta series just perfect for my way of painting as it handles my heavy water usage so well and the smooth paper allows the pigment to flow beautifully.

MEDIA: Watercolour and ink
SURFACE: Zeta Series – Extra Heavyweight – 270gsm – Smooth Finish

ABOUT THE ARTIST:
I am an Australian artist who is fortunate enough to have the opportunity to frequently travel around this beautiful country and particularly into the Outback. I am retired and have been painting on and off for over 30 years. My preferred medium by far is watercolour, although I also paint in acrylic and oil – just not lately! I am a colourist and love vibrant colours.

Last year I spent 3 months traveling in the Outback and challenged myself to do a sketch every day in an effort to practice my drawing and to make myself do more painting. I’m pleased to say I met that challenge and came home with more than 60 mostly plein air sketches as a wonderful record of my journey. I haven’t stopped sketching since then! More of my work can be found on my website http://www.colleenmccafferty.com and www.instagram.com/colleen.mccafferty.art

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whose next

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Kawaii Citrus

ARTIST: Kate Hadfield, United Kingdom
ARTIST STATEMENT: I’ve recently started a new sketchbook project specifically to play more freely with different materials, patterns and techniques as a balance to the more stylised drawings I create for my everyday work. This sketchbook drawing was inspired by a weekly drawing challenge I take part in on Instagram, I have found these sorts of challenges a great way to connect with other artists online and to boost my creativity by tackling unusual subjects and styles. My initial sketch was much more abstract but the drawing eventually evolved into my typical combination of saturated colours and bold outlines. I also couldn’t resist injecting a bit of fun with some kawaii style faces! The colour was built up with layers of markers and coloured pencils and inked with Fineliner and paint pens. This is my usual method of working, I enjoy the process of layering with mixed media and building up depth, colour and contrast as the drawing evolves. It’s always exciting to see where that process that takes me.

MEDIA: Ink, colored pencil, alcohol and water-based markers
SURFACE: Alpha Series – Heavyweight – 150 gsm – White – Medium Grain Finish

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Kate Hadfield is a digital and traditional British artist who designs for the crafting and scrapbooking industry. She works in a variety of media including marker, pen and ink, watercolour and coloured pencil.
www.katehadfielddesigns.com
Instagram: @katykatehadfield

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Citrus

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Hungarian Parliament Building

Artist:  George Lewis, United States

Artist Statement: I use watercolor as a tool to express my thoughts and emotions. One of its great qualities is seeing the water and paint co-mingle together, almost dancing on the paper. I have always been deeply drawn to architecture, on which the majority of my work is centered, and the unlimited environments around it. Whether that be an urban setting or a far off destination, there is always a story to tell and experiences to take in. While architecture and its surroundings in my artwork are crucial, so is my intention to emphasize the light and shadows around them as well.

I’ve always been intrigued by European architecture. Recently, I discovered the vast amounts of wonderful buildings in Budapest, Hungary, a country not really well recognized by very many tourists. One such structure is the Hungarian Parliament Building. It’s a great classic example of neo-gothic architecture which unfortunately is one of very few still remaining in the country. For this piece I sketched the building out with an HB pencil adding very subtle details here and there. I then applied watercolor in a way to evoke not a true painting but simply a sketch, applying paint in certain areas and leaving the true white of the paper in others. In all honesty, my true approach when beginning this piece was to just paint and “see where it goes.” I believe the more you think about a painting, sometimes you just might also be over-thinking it as well. When the entire painting was dry, I lifted paint in areas I felt were too dark. I also put a few small highlights using Chinese white paint. Lastly I added areas of shading using my pencil. This piece is probably my third watercolor sketch using the Alpha series. I’ve always used the Beta series in the past but I must say that the two papers both work great for my intentions, each in their very own distinct ways.

MEDIA: Pencil and watercolor
SURFACE: Alpha Series – Heavyweight – 150 gsm – White – Medium Grain Finish

ABOUT THE ARTIST: George Lewis is an architectural illustrator and fine artist. He works in a variety of mediums including, marker, pen & ink and pencil but specializes in watercolor.
www.geolewis.com

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Hungarian Parliment

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Monday, April 11, 2016

Sketchbook of the Teenage Egon Schiele

Research presented in the 2013 book titled “Egon Schiele: The Beginning” includes previously unpublished images from Schiele’s early sketchbook.

Among the sketches found in the journal is a portrait of Margarete Partonek (below), a girl who caught the artist’s attention when he was 15 years old. “The young Schiele quickly became obsessed with Margarete, drawing images of her and writing her poetry with a persistance only teenagers can muster.” See this link to see more entries from Schiele’s sketchbook: http://huff.to/159lAHs

Art historians have written that Schiele has come to be recognized for his exceptional draftsmanship. This can be difficult to appreciate in Schiele’s highly expressionistic works, which intentionally distort human shapes. But check out Plate 8 of 15 in this sketchbook to see what a skilled draftsman Schiele was even at fifteen.

Schiele_2pc

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Friday, April 8, 2016

Pick of the Day at Wet Paint – St. Paul, MN.

PICK OF THE DAY AT WET PAINT – ST. PAUL, MN.
Thank you to Meg and the rest of the wonderful staff at Wet Paint (St. Paul, MN.) for selecting Stillman & Birn as their Pick of the Day. Meg writes, ““My go-to sketchbook is the Zeta by Stillman & Birn. The extra-heavy weight, smooth finish paper takes exquisite ink work detail and holds up to extensive watercolor and other wet media. The range of sizes in both spiral and hard bound provide options for everyone. A true mixed-media marvel!” https://wetpaintart.wordpress.com/2016/04/07/wet-paint-staff-pick-of-the-day-stillman-birn-zeta-sketchbook/

Wet Paint Artist Materials
1684 Grand Ave.
St Paul, MN 55105
Tel: 651-698-6431
Website: http://www.wetpaintart.com/

Wet Paint Pick of the Day_04-07-16

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