This week the topic is my favourite tools! Learn about what paint brushes, pencils, markers, water colour pencils and ball point pens I love and why!
It’s really hard to find an ethical paint brush when you’re vegetarian. I don’t use any that are made from animal hair. This is something that is really important to me! I only use synthetic brushes. It’s hard to get a ‘rough’ look to your paint with synthetic brushes. So what I do is mess a couple up by scrubbing them hard into the canvas board or tissue paper. It messes the bristles up and you can get a much more natural effect for things like trees.
Spectrum Noir Markers
Alcohol Markers are becoming far more popular. They give a great deal of colour saturation with very little effort. They are especially good for fantasy art and animae drawings. Blending can be really difficult when you’re starting out with them. Paper plays an important role with alcohol Markers.
This is the sketching set I’m using at the moment. They are fairly good, but next time I’ll be purchasing something that’s a little better quality. I find there isn’t a lot of difference between the hard leads and the softer pencils. This sometimes can make shading very difficult.
The below picture is of a print drawn in watercolour pencils. You can lay a lot of colour down to make things very rich and vibrant, or use a very light pressure and just add a wash of colour. The background in my dragon picture has a light blue wash.
Ball Point Pens or Line Markers
I like to outline water colour pencil and graphite pencil sketches with these on occasion. I also like to sketch little designs with them. They come in handy to create really dark lines and the different sizes of the line markers are perfect for shading I pen.
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We have more lip practice today. I’m really proud of how far I’ve come. No matter how far I still have to go. I am really loving Graphite. It gets a little messy but I love it. For the next 4 days of my 30 Day Art Challenge I will be producing 2 pieces. One Acrylic Landscape of Stretched Canvas and one Family Graphite Portrait. I’m really excited to see how they come out.
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HAIR! I’ve started learning about how to draw hair! It’s much harder than it looks and with limited supplies it is even harder to try and get the realism effect. However, I think for me first try it was a great attempt. My favourite is probably the bun. I know her ear is too small but I’m chuffed how my practice went. Again I didn’t have a regency photo to go by. I watched a you tube video and then off I went.
The you tube video I watched was by Emmy Kalia here is the link to her video. https://youtu.be/QRJ5phXy3xo
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Day 16 is all about faces!!! I’ve watched a few you tube videos by the Art Sherpa and now I’m ready to rock. So the first 2 sketches are only average but I love my first finished face painting. I also like the words that go with it. I do need to believe in myself more, I have to have faith that I can do this.
The below picture is where I’m at with my kids portrait. I’ve got a long way to go but I’m happy with the progress so far! My painting is coming along nicely and so is my drawing with graphite. I’m very pleased with my progress thus far.
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