Did this yesterday with a tri-tone pencil. Didn’t get anything done today. I’m definitely going to have to start making up for some of the missed days soon. My hands have been bothering me a bit more so I took a break today.
Not super happy with this one. Started with marker in an unsuccessful attempt to cover the mysterious blue mark. Added in white charcoal pencil for highlights. Purple acrylic was what finally covered the odd blue. Probably should have started with the paint. I do like some of what is going on with the eyes though.
I experimented with ink today. Still working in my Strathmore mixed media sketchbook. I was planning to use water like with watercolor, until I read the “water resistant” on the label. So I worked with it as is. I tried some lines for shading, and layering of color. It was an interesting experience. I’m looking forward to taking this time each day so far. It doesn’t feel like a chore and I’m excited to work through my supplies.
I used my one Art Snack paint brush again, I think I need about 4 more of those. It’s my new favorite. I have another small brush but I wasn’t getting the same fine line from it.
I may have to switch my blog back to blogger. I like the pages but blogging here is getting to be a little too complicated. I can’t figure out how to sign in and comment with this profile.
Today I decided to finally get around to experimenting with the watercolor set I got in the Grumbacher mystery box. I used the brush I got in my August Art Snacks box too. This is the first page in my new mixed media sketch book. I just discovered blue marks a few pages in. I think I’m going to try to work with them or cover them rather than my first insinct of trying to figure out how to rip out the page.