If it’s not one thing, it’s another

The Illustration Friday theme this week is “Hybrid.”

Hybrids

As I’m dreaming of the beach these days, I thought of some (un)common ocean hybrids. (The Chicken of the Sea, I should add, was named for her timid nature, and not for her resemblance to the bird!)

I took a leap and did this in my new Stillman and Birn Beta sketchbook, rather than my old favorite Canson Montval watercolor book.  The Stillman and Birn Beta has 180 lb. paper, which is *lovely* — it holds watercolors nicely, is smooth enough for ink, and erases cleanly.  Though Stillman and Birn sketchbooks are a bit pricey, I can see they’re worth it.

I’ve been playing around with calligraphy, and did the lettering for this with a Crow Quill pen and Rotring Artist Color ink. I’ve tried the Crow Quill on a *lot* of different papers, and it tends to catch on most of them.  Can anyone suggest a good surface for Crow Quill work?

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