Journal doodling

Lately, I’m enjoying fooling around in journals. For me, journals are more forgiving. The things in it don’t have to be works of art. Normally, I try to use all archival materials but in the journals I allow myself to fool around with non-archival ones as well.

Below is a little doodle of a face using Akashiya Sai Japanese brush markers. They are water-soluble and have beautiful, blendable and transparent colours. Here, they were applied on the journal surface and blended with a water brush:


The eyes and mouth were accented by Sakura Pigma Microns on wet surface and applied dry on the head. I love the bleed of the pigment from the microns and the subtle radiance that the Akashiya Sai produces.