Today, everything went wrong right from the start. I forgot my scarf, and spend the whole day chilled. I forgot to wear a belt and spent the entire day pulling my pants up, and overall just felt behind on everything. Call me spaz today!
So the above picture is from photobooth because I FORGOT my cord that connects to my camera. Trust me, I don’t like to put pictures of me in my blog posts, well sometimes I can’t help it. Anyway, I had some pics of my newest drawings that I am waiting to find time to turn into paintings. (I should mention it has taken me all day to write this post too; I write a thought and then I have to do something else)
Over the last few months I have been trying to build my art supplies. Every month I spend some funds at Dick Blick. Where I live; there are no stores to buy supplies. The closest is an hour and a half away and it is pretty pricey. So I order online and have it shipped to me.
Speaking of materials; I have been playing around with different types of drawing pens and markers. I have tried Micron, Staedtler, Sharpie, and Copic. Overall, I have been most happy with Copic. Micron is a close second, but I am not in love with the black. It is more of a warm black and I seem to be more attracted to a cooler black. Now, lets talk specifics on Copic. I bought a couple of the Copic drawing pens, and the multi liners. I LOVE the multi liner in .3, .5., and .8. It is easy to make marks with and the width is perfect for me. The drawing pens were a little more difficult to draw with. Maybe it is me, the user, but I found it tedious to force a mark.
As for markers, I love my Zig Memory System writers. They are dual ended, with a broad tip and a fine line tip. I like the colors and the marks they make. I use them to sketch with and also to draw into my paintings. The marks they make on paint are translucent and add the right touch to my work.
I was inspired to write about this today because, I went almost two weeks with out a sketchbook. Silly me, finished my last one, and didn’t have another on hand. I was finally able to get to a craft store and stock up. I couldn’t wait to sit down and draw. Hopefully, I will be able to post a couple pics tomorrow!