Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Markers are lovely

Well blog fans, (and those reading the RSS on Facebook) remember I promised you some sketches? I'll fit a few into this post, goodness knows I never say much.

First, I'll start with my silly little marker chart, I took an inventory of all the markers at my disposal. Copics and Prismacolors as well as some Neopikos. That was right around Christmas, before my new order arrived. I was given a gift by my loving parents of one 72 marker set, or the equivalent if I wanted to pick them out individually.

Seeing as it was Christmas and my favorite seller Oozak.com was selling out, there wasn't much left to choose from. So I opted for picking my own batch. I ended up spending way less that way too because I didn't order anything in excess.

I decided to try out the WIDE Copic markers this time, I had been interested in them for a while and wanted to see if they would help me out with my larger sizes of rather absorbent paper and all.
I also purchased two refills for some of my current markers. one color had run out a while ago because it was so useful that I depleted it just a couple months after purchasing them the first time. (2005?)
and the second was a color I anticipated using for almost everything as well, so that was a preventive measure.
I also purchased TWO bottles of the colorless blender because its always useful no matter what drawing you are working on.

SPEAKING of "working on" if you recall my "dragon" design from goSupermodel (a couple entries ago) I have actually started working on the real thing.
It's coming along, but Dragons are NOT easy! Especially since my brother's iguana ran away and I don't have a model. I always try to draw from my imagination but I suppose the best artists use some helpful things. I always tried to be independent of any tools other than pen and paper, I felt raw talent should be my guide since I could never cheat that way, I suppose that's why all my drawing perception is a little OFF, and why I can move quickly most times. I try to take it seriously and perfect it but I can be a little sloppy.
So I'm still waiting for my dragon inspiration, be it from some photo or from my head. I can't wait to finish it though, I will feel so much better.

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