A real brush, not a brushpen? Damn, you brave, gurl, and the end result is just AWESOME.
Since we were talking about spray fixing covers on Twitter… I know I’ve had problems with ink smudging (I actually mostly get hardbook sketchbooks because they’re what survive so I draw on the covers in ink) so if you haven’t sealing the inking may be a good idea. Also white gel pen also kind of smears, one person drew a picture of EVE in a card for me but noticed that the gel pen smeared so bad that she protected her with a piece of paper so she couldn’t smear while in the mail. :x
It was quite terrifying! (And thanks!) I’d ordered myself a Winsor & Newton Series 7 brush awhile back, so I figured now was as good a time as any to give it a test run. (Overall, I think I prefer using a Pentel Pocket Brushpen for its portability and ease of use, but dang does bottled ink make for rich lines!)
The papery nature of the sketchbook cover seems to take ink really well - I’ve been using the brushpen on it and the cover soaks the ink right up (gets a tad bleedy, but it’s manageable and actually kind of handy because in turn it hides marker bleeds.) And am I having a blast with the cover - cramming as many OCs as I can on the front and as many favorite fandom characters as I can on the back. It… may take awhile XD (I’ll also be sure to test how it takes the gel pen before I go over everyone with it to make sure the cover holds onto it all right!)