Saturday, March 15, 2008

Leftovers...


I've had a very bad painting week and all my attempts ended up in the scrap box. I often deal with my discouragment about art by buying new tools or books. This week I did both. I really like my new Copic markers. They're expensive ($5 each), so I only bought the red and a few grays, but I like the way they blend, and the fact that ink can be purchased to refill them.

I'll tell you about the WONDERFUL book I bought - Mastering Composition by Ian Roberts in the coming days, so stop by again.

10 comments:

Alan said...

Have fun with the new tools. Since I am so new to making art I am looking forward to all the new things to go get and play with.

Judging from the picture you are well on your way to new discoveries.......

Quilt Knit said...

Are these lightfast markers? I just saw them today. I got a new dick Blick catalogue.
Beautiful work.
So, Simple.

Sherrie

Sharon said...

Sherrie,
Apparently they will fade over time. The Copic website has a lot of information about them:
http://www.copicmarker.com/faq.html

:) Silvia said...

Sharon, this painting is lovely, it's good to hear you love your new tools and I hope to see soon more work done with them :).
These markers are the favourites of many cartoon and manga artists so there is plenty of information about them available online. I also wanted to give them a try once, but unfortunately found them too smelly (alcohol) for my taste :(.

juj said...

New toys! What a great solution to artistic frustration - and it seems to work well. I'm going to remember that. Love the simple composition of this one, and the strong angle of the shadow, and the little bit of red gives it just the right 'umph'.

willowmanor said...

Love the simplicity in your design and colors. There is a huge Dick Blick store near me that I haven't been to in ages...I think I need to shop for some art supplies...maybe that would do the trick.

Ann said...

Beautiful drawing with a very elegant composition! Enjoy your new toys:)

Sharon said...

Willow, I'd be in big trouble if I lived near a Dick Blick store! You've mentioned several times that you'd like to resume your artwork. You might find just the inspiration you need from Danny Gregory's book "The Creative LIcense," if you haven't already read it. And then you can dig out those watercolors and get to work.

africantapestry said...

this is a great drawing...I always believe that if I only have these or those new tols, I'll make amazing art...which may explain why I'm constantly in the art store....still....
Enjoy!
ronell

Robyn said...

This is beautiful, Sharon. Makes me want those markers, trouble is I don't think I could get another piece of art equipment into my studio/cupboard! Now I'm off to read up on that book too - even though I couldn't fit another art book in the shelf either :(