8″x3″ brown ink on watercolor paper
Subject is a long-haired cat with a steampunk prosthetic for one leg.
I dug through my art supplies and came up with an unopened pad of watercolor paper. It came from a discount store, so I had shoved it aside assuming dubious quality. When I opened the pad, it appeared to be ideal. The paper is 140#, with a light tooth and an apparently strong surface. Not wishing to spend several hours on another fail, I sketched out a quick cat drawing, and was able to ink it without difficulty. The real test was the wash, which, as you can see, worked fine. While I still have plans to buy paper so I am using a reliable quality source, this should suit me just fine in the meantime. There are only 12 pages in the pad.
This image is from my camera, hence the uneven shading left-to-right across the image. I left most of the page blank when drawing this, so after I use the rest of the page I’ll pull it off the pad and create a proper scan for my portfolio.