new stuff

I’m terrible with colors, but lately Amazon has had several deals I jumped on thanks to the Facebook groups I follow. One was gel pens. A 70 piece set was $10. When I went to check out, coloring books showed up. I need to learn color palates and I’m not familiar with coloring book artists or what I should look for, so the simple ones that were cheap inexpensive are good enough for now.

 

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The colored pencils I jumped on only because I had an $19 credit, these pencils were $25 on sale or I would never have bought them. So $6 was a good price. The only thing I know about colored pencils are hard and soft leads. Now if they sold ideas I’d be set…

 

newstuff

 

 

mistakes

I missed a row of shading and kept going. I made the first arrow point in the wrong direction and kept going. My pen ran out, the new one’s tip wasn’t worn making it a larger line and I kept going. I replaced my desk lighting with an LED bulb. Now I can see and now I have to start this one over. Doesn’t look like much but that’s 4 days of drawing.

mistakes

 

 

my pile

In the last week or so I’ve had several conversations about what we do with our art piles, one here the other here. Some get thrown away as seen here and here. I don’t think much of my drawings, they’re only to practice or learn from. I just throw everything I’ve ever done so far in two Amazon boxes I keep in a plastic crate on my shelf. I can’t even remember ever looking back at them for reference. Now that I’m thinking about it, I never did finish the alphabet I started on. But here’s my pile, at least it’s neatly stacked and possibly in the same order as completed.

pile

The picture is at a bad angle, it’s really deeper than it looks. It’s about 10″ deep in the boxes.