This blog is a personal blog, and normally I don’t do reviews, but I found a new ‘paper’ to try. There were swatches in the art store so I took some home. Looking for a subject, there was Lennier. He likes, when I get to bed (I do most of 365 Art Card Project in bed, btw), to come and sit on my knees, and he purrs for hours (yes, literally); I think he likes the sound of his own voice. Actually, he would prefer to sit on my book, my paper, my art supplies, or my pencils—we have fights about that. When I win, he sits on my knees (above). When I lose, he stalks off and leaves me to my own inconsiderate silence. So, of course, he became the first trial subject of the terraskin paper, which apparently, is not paper.
It’s similar to Yupo, in some ways, having a plastic feel and being slightly water resistant. Unlike Yupo, it is not absurdly prone to fingerprints and my prismacolors go on smooth and bright instead of pale and clumpy (I hate Yupo). It has an eggshell texture and slight oyster colour and a heavy feel that I find extremely appealing in the hand especially for the itty bitty aceo’s that I’m doing. I liked it so much that I couldn’t wait to get back to the art store (Currie’s Art Supply in Markham) and buy some. While it’s pretty pricy, for the small stuff that doesn’t matter, and I very much like it’s look for the illustrative style above.
Top Image: Lennier, above, done with Inktense & Pentel Pocket Brush, terraskin paper, aceo
Above: watercolour, prismacolor & graphite on terraskin aceo
Above: watercolour on terraskin aceo
Below: More cute cats, okay, I couldn’t resist showing off my cuddle bunnies. Left, Archer, Right, Lennier doing what they do best. Inktense, Pentel Pocket Brush, on terraskin paper aceo
PS. I’VE BEEN GOOGLED. Go to google maps, type in “14811 9th line stouffville” , go to street view and you’ll see me walking the dog around the lake. I was none too pleased at the time, but in hindsight I think it’s rather funny. Since Musselman’s Lake was googled on a brilliant azure and emeralds spring day, it also looks like I live in paradise. As for privacy, they did make good on blurring things out. Anyone else been caught by street views?