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.