Monday, April 07, 2014

a peek inside my sketchbook




UPDATE: for those who have asked-
I paint my pages with black acrylic paint and then draw over the top with white Sharpie paint pens.

23 comments:

jabbott said...

Beautiful work x

Sue Marrazzo said...

REALLY AWEsome, Alisa = )

Elisabetta Brustio said...

geat job!
I love peek inside your sketchbook!

dawn said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

Audrey said...

These are my favorite posts.

Anonymous said...

Hi Alisa: BeautifulBeautiful !!! I love peeking into your sketchbook series - thank you : ) Did you paint your black background ?? or is it black paper you're sketching on ??

I am also enjoying SOOOOOOOO much your SketchingIntoSpring class - what fun it has been for me to just site and try to sketch - LOVE IT !!!
Blessings, Sandra in AZ : )

Anonymous said...

I read your blog every week day and have for a few years now. I love the peek inside your sketchbook segment you feature. What a refreshing switch to black as a background. It adds so much depth. I was wondering if you have considered using grey as a background as it's such a "hot" neutral right now?

Pamela Haun said...

Love your black and white drawings. What kind of white pen do you use. I can't seem to find a good one.

Brittan said...

These are beautiful, Alisa!

- Yvette Head said...

Love your black and white compositions!

Melanie said...

I see a ultrafine Sharpie in the background ... WHERE DID YOU GET IT?
lol I have been on the hunt but no luck for me.

Melissa @ Sweet As Texas Honey said...

goregous. i never can get those sharpie and white out pens to behave this beautifully.

Blackinese said...

Love this so much, but I always have a hard time working on a black surface with white pens. Which one are you using? I see some people indicate that it is a Sharpie, please confirm :) Thanks!!

brenda lee said...

Beautiful! You make it look so effortless.

Did you paint the paper with India Ink or acrylic?

From the picture, I would say it's definitely a Sharpie Extra Fine Tip Oil Based Paint Pen. I got mine from Amazon. They work like a dream - once you get them flowing of course!

Van L= said...

Impressive

JackieP Neal said...

Stunning Alissa!

Catherine Parkinson said...

Beautiful work

auntiejenni said...

you inspire me.....i'm looking for white sharpies. i even went to the big blick store in portland....they never heard of them. sigh. i've checked everywhere i can possibly look in washington, but have yet to run across these. can you please let us know where we can find these. nothing makes me want something worse than when i can't find it. thank you so much for your always inspirational blog. angelheartcottage@comcast.net

Jules Means said...

Oooh I love peeking into your sketchbook. I have a question- do the white Sharpies have a strong smell? I get a headache from the regular Sharpies...thx

Shana Rainey said...

Did you try dickblick.com? I ordered mine from them also im pretty sure staples has them online too

Jo Murray said...

Very stylish pages. Love the white on black.

Sue A said...

Wow! So detailed and perfect. I love your work!

Unknown said...

Hi Alisa,

i love your work. I was never interested in watercolors in school. Looking at your work I want to give it try. Do you have an online class for beginners?

Keep up the good work.

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