Recently finished my old sketchbook, so I had to start a new one. As much as I enjoy the fact that this cover is much easier to draw all over compared to my last one, I must say that I absolutely hate this sketchbook. The paper is not to my liking plus the binding of the book started coming apart after the first few uses. Now to be fair maybe I’m too aggressive with my sketchbooks but I think it’s because there was no ribbon or any extra support for the binding with this. Maybe I’ll add some to prevent it from falling apart but not a good move Picadilly.
Aside from hating the sketchbook, the pretty palm leaves and pineapples were both done in some metallic markers. I like the markers.
Zig Fudebiyori Metallic in Gold and Green.
Some lemons. I was trying out the Dr. Ph. Martin’s Bombay India Inks.
So far I like them more than my watercolours, they stay crazy vibrant after they dry which is the best thing ever.
Dr. Ph. Martin’s Bombay India Inks, Black Brush pen.
It’s getting to that time of year. You know the time when people go mental shopping. I think I can safely say it will be the first year I will not have to work in retail during Christmas. It’s going to be nice, I won’t have to put up with or grin through the dumbest questions and having a person ask me 3-4 times if I’m positive there’s nothing more in the backroom (like it’s really capable of hiding, and if it is there it’s on hold for someone who’s not you).
I’m so pleased to not have to deal with that for once.
Anyway, I posted WIP pics of the cute little plaid cards on my Instagram last night, and got a surprising response. So I decided to share them here as well. These are all 2″ x 2″ cards for the amazing people I worked with for the past 5 years, they’re also getting some homemade hand salve since it’s freaking dry as hell in that damn store.
And in the thumbnail on the right you all get a preview of me practising my handwriting fancy style skills.
When I make cards again next year, I’ll be sure to use watercolour paper, as the cardstock was a bad idea, it buckled like I knew it would, so they’re currently being flattened out under heavy books.
Anyway, I hope to have more stuff posted before 2015 ends. Stay tuned!
Holbein Watercolors, Gold and Silver FolkArt Craft Paint.
With that new raging colouring books trend, I’ve been tempted to pick up a few for my own mindless entertainment. So here I am just brushing up on my blending abilities with pencil crayons.
Have you jumped in on the colouring book trend? If so, which one are you currently colouring? What kind of medium are you using?
Combination of Crayola, Prismacolor and Laurentian crayons.
Just some foliage.
Kuretake Brush Pens, water, 0.5 mm Pigment Liner.
Exploring watercolour paints. Trying to see if I can draw decent looking leaves. Also testing some colour palettes down there on that one page.
Watercolours (Pan variety).
I need to draw more flowers. I like the bottom one most, for it I added in the black/grey shades before adding the colour.
Kuretake Brush pens, water.