(More) Accordion Fold Samplers

You might remember this post from earlier this summer of little accordion-fold samplers I made to test all of Stillman&Birn’s range of paper. I made another one this weekend for yet another demo at University Art in Redwood City.

Here are some process shots and notes.
1) Stick together all the papers in a sample packet together. (Where do you get one? Link at the end of this post).
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2) Pick a simple subject that you feel you can paint a few times over and experiment with in different media. I picked a red and green pear, because, why not?
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3) Keep drawing and painting across the different papers, trying different media to see how they work on different papers. Try to keep pets off your project.
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4) Keep going until you reach the end of the accordion fold.

I forgot to take more process shots so here are some collaged-together shots of the project. The whole accordion fold is at the top and then some favorites, close-up.
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Every time I make one of these, I have a blast and I learn something. This time my biggest takeaway was: I really like gouache. I should play with it more.

If you want to make your own accordion book and try out the paper, write to info@stillmanandbirn.com and find out how you can get a sample packet.

Answers to FAQs
– The demos I do with these papers are always free to the public, and are paid for by Stillman & Birn.
– No, I’m not a spokesperson for the brand and am not paid to use or promote the sketchbooks.
– Yes, I love the books and use them a lot, but they’re not the only sketchbooks I use.

Happy Holidays to you and yours.

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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6 Responses to (More) Accordion Fold Samplers

  1. Carmen Enachescu says:

    Suhita, I love your art, it bring so much joy to my soul! Thank you and I send you all my best wishes! Love, Carmen and the Bees!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Nice pears, I really like the colours.

    Like

  3. miatagrrl says:

    I have a pack of these samples sheets from one of the symposium goodie bags! What a good idea… and sketching across the gutter of 2 sheets is a great way to compare! I have to go find them…

    – Tina

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  4. Diane Stinebaugh says:

    Thnaks for the info! What kind of gouache do you like? I am thinking of trying gouache.

    Liked by 1 person

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