I have SO MANY colored pencils and watercolor pencils. A ridiculous amount, parts of ~12 sets or so, some of them complete. Some of these are NOT cheap pencils, and I hadn't been using them. So, the next time I'm drooling over a set, I have a mantra: I'm not Smaug.I don't get to hoard … Continue reading If I Say I Need Colored Pencils, I Really Don’t, Honest
The art I've been doing can take anywhere between 10 and 40 hours depending on the complexity. So, this piece isn't done yet, but I have some in progress photos to look at. First, the reference, with her bare chest covered. From Studio Grafit. The sketch on printer paper: Obviously, I'm going full on mermaid … Continue reading An In Progress Art Piece
On the subject of colored pencil portraits, I found this YouTuber to be exceedingly helpful in learning to properly use my colored pencils. She covers a lot of techniques and what different solvents might do for blending, and she explains the differences between oily and waxy pencils as well as their strengths and flaws. She … Continue reading ITJFU: Sarah Renae Clark YouTuber
If you're at all interested in realistic colored pencil portraits, this is the YouTuber for you! She's charming and gracious and her artwork is amazing! She tries out and rates several skin tone sets as well as includes all of her materials for you so you can see what she's using to make her portraits. … Continue reading ITJFU: Temi Danso Art YouTuber
BEWARE: LOTS OF IMAGES First of all, here's the ADORABLE card my husband got me. I'm only showing the outside because the interior messages are private. He drew in Tundra's paws! SO cute. This year I received quite a few art supplies, and you KNOW I love art supplies, so we're going over them. First, … Continue reading Artsy Birthday Presents!