a question

Have you ever clicked Follow on a blog and not give it another thought until you open your reader and there’s 1,000 posts from them? Then you click Unfollow and refresh your page to see the 163 other blog posts from everyone else you follow but couldn’t just find a moment ago? Or is that just me?

 

 

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sketchbook #2

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I think I like this paper I thought I hated at first. My pencil marks erase easy, and I erase a lot. Like I said before the ink dries faster. I tried to make an invisible frame, the first one I drew got ink and dirt on the next page. Think I’ll try to use every page, no tearing off the one’s I mess up. That should be fun considering this TITLE.

I might put these on DeviantArt, I’ve seen a lot worse on there.

 

 

paper trial – aka sketchbook #1

I got new stuff the other day. One is Strathmore’s Toned Tan Sketch Paper. There’s 50 sheets, 80 lb, 8.5″ x 5.5″. It’s small and light. One thing I did like was the ink from the Micron pens dried faster on this paper so I smeared less. The sketchpad pages aren’t perforated so this will be my first sketchbook. This is my test drawing. the paper and pens work well together.

 

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new stuff and a story

All this year I’ve either been sick or injured. Luckily I have great Obamacare I pay for. I like to call it Obamacare just to piss off the dillweed’s. My $130 a month health/dental insurance has covered far more than what I’ve paid into it. One experimental injection I take that replaces Plavix is $1300 a month. It’s 100% covered, I pay nothing. So I didn’t mind paying $500 to have 5 non-cancerous skin tags removed. They looked freaky, I’m glad they’re gone.

BUD-AN-KNEE-WAY, I’m off work for my knee. It swelled to the size of a softball. I had to go to Urgent-Care because my doctor said he couldn’t get me in for a few weeks.IMG_20170731_102841 The anti-inflammatory and pain meds work until they wore off, so I switched doctors and she’s getting me in Thursday. I can’t walk or it swells up and now I’m bored out of my mind so I went to Amazon to find something to do. The first thing I saw were the colored pencils. Prismacolors are suppose to be the top of the line and expensive as hell. A 24 pack for $8 seemed reasonable, even crayola 24 pack is $8. That wasn’t enough, I hate to order one little thing and remembered at one time I needed a white pen to go over black. After Youtubing to find information about something I know nothing about the Sakura White Jelly Roll pens were what I needed. Three at $5 was kind of expensive though. While I was on Youtube I came across SuperRaeDizzle. She explained things so simple even I could follow along. A lot of the videos I tried to learn from were far too advanced or kind of idiotic. But Rae’s video’s showed me a few easy techniques on shadowing by using tortillons, or rolled up paper sticks. Every time I added something to my cart the Tan Tone paper showed up so I threw that in. I didn’t really look at the description, it’s only like 6.5″x5″ and isn’t perforated.

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This should keep me occupied for a while. Now if I can just think up ideas, that’s the hard part.

 

 

Learning To Fly

 

Well I started out down a dirty road
Started out all alone
And the sun went down as I crossed the hill
And the town lit up, the world got still

I’m learning to fly, but I ain’t got wings
Coming down is the hardest thing
Well the good ol’ days may not return
And the rocks might melt and the sea may burn

Well some say life will beat you down
Break your heart, steal your crown
So I’ve started out for God knows where
I guess I’ll know when I get there

I’m learning to fly, around the clouds
But what goes up must come down

~ Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers ~

 

next next

here’s what I came up with from the last post. I’m thinking black and white only (excluding the chocolate stain I already have on it) or ad color. Nothing ever turns out from it’s originally thought. This is the last post until it’s done. Probably…

 

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this is 18″x12″ so I can’t scan it. My scanner sucks anyway.