About two weeks ago I got two brand spanking new journals to draw in! Happy!
The Fabriano Quadrato Artists Journals are 9×9 inchs in size and are no where to be found in North America. I scoured the internet until I located some in the United Kingdom but sadly the company did not ship outside of Europe. I contacted artist Lorrie Whittington who resides in the UK and together we began a Facebook assault to see if other’s were interested in going in with us to buy them. A big thank you to Lorrie with whom I coordinated the ordering and buying of these skecthbooks with!
In the end we found four others including ourselves and purchased eight journals. Lorrie ordered them and then repackaged and shipped me four which in turn I sold two to a close friend of mine. With the shipping each journal ended up costing me about $31 USD which is fantastic! The journals themselves are filled with muti-coloured Ingris paper and are square in format which is my favorite shape to draw on.
And Great Art is now sold out of the 9×9 inch (22.5cm by 22.5cm) size to with only the smaller size remaining in stock! I wonder if we bought the last eight Lorrie?
The Ingris paper inside the artist journal is well suited for ink, pen, marker and pencil.
All the drawings above I created with Faber Castell Pitt Artist pens, Pilot Hi tec C and Pilot Gtec C4 pens and Le Plume II Markers or a combination of them.
As a side note, Lorrie and I have never met in real life but I certainly do call her a close friend. We talk weekly either on Twitter, Facebook and in email. We met on Etsy. Thank you so much Lorrie! xoxo