Two Posts in one Week!

I know, it’s hard to believe, two posts in one week.  Very rare in my world.  I promised yesterday to post some pictures of my recent drawings.  I remembered my camera cord; so I had to post again!

I used a blue zig marker to draw this while I watched tv the other night.

My new Copic Multiliner SP.  LOVE IT!  With a glimpse of some sketches I did yesterday!

All the pens and things I use.  My colorful bag is filled with my Zig markers and Faber Castell Pitt Pens.   My travel Winsor Newton watercolor case.  The smaller case is a Sherpani eye glasses case that I use to carry my watercolors and drawing pens.

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Just call me forgetful

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!