Concertina Sketchbook: Pen and Gouache


Take a closer look at Linda’s concertina sketchbook and see how she’s using pen with body colour/gouache to add artwork to the pages.

This workshop is part of a mini course that you can purchase here.

Approximate run time: 31 minutes

Presenter: Linda Kemshall

Take a closer look at Linda's concertina sketchbook and see how she's using pen with body colour/gouache to add artwork to the pages.
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To work along with all the ideas Linda covers in this workshop you’ll need:

A concertina sketchbook. In the workshop Linda uses a shop-bought book, but you can easily make your own. If you would like to do that, please explore our Sketchbooks Classroom for book making workshops.

Permanent artist pen
Watercolour paints
Oil Pastel
White gouache paint
Rubbing alcohol
Photocopies of source imagesIf you don’t have all of these materials, don’t worry, you can use what you have and make substitutions.

Here are the other workshops in this mini course…

Concertina Sketchbook: Getting Started

Choosing the right format of sketchbook to suit a project can really help get you off to a flying start. In this video workshop Linda demonstrates how a concertina format can be ideal for documenting a journey or landscape subject. See how she prepares the pages with mixed media and wash ready to add drawings and further painting next time.

Concertina Sketchbook: Landscape

Linda’s returning to the concertina book format to explore some ideas with landscape using soft pastel pencils, graphite blocks and wash.

The best paper for making a Concertina Sketchbook

We love working in concertina sketchbooks. In this post we’ll share our tips for the best paper to use when making your own concertina books and you’ll also find a link to our worksheet of instructions to make your own.