My two, palm leaf paper sketchbooks are going to be a challenge to complete.  The paper is too slick on one side and too bumpy on the other for pencil or pen.  It works better with the Ciao Copic Markers, but I still feel as if I’m fighting with it.

Justine Gardner playing bass at the Blues Jam

I miss my ink and watercolor.  If I stick with the markers for about a month, I may be able to work with them more intuitively.  The brush end of the marker allows for expressive lines and variation in marks.  I can see adding two markers (medium and dark value) to my cargo pants “walking studio” to add values to my extremely quick “on the go” line drawings.

First drawn lightly in pencil, followed by value scale rendering in Caio Copic Markers.