29 faces February 2017 as hosted by Ayala Art – Day 1

Hi folks, February is going to be a busy month for me.  I am participating in the daily create a face challenge called 29 faces as hosted by Ayala Art on her 29 faces blog .  Through out this challenge I will also be challenging myself to post daily blog posts, this will prove a little bit more difficult than creating the faces, as I found out last September with 29 faces September 2016.  Although I did not completely succeed in posting daily I did increase my posting more regularly on my old blog: It’s a wonderful life and had a whole load of fun :).

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Beginners Alcohol Marker project in 3 easy steps.

It is not always easy to know what to draw.  You may have all the supplies but then when it comes to what you want to draw, your mind goes blank.  I have been there and done that.  Here is what I do to help me.

I have three steps I go through to get to that end result, my finished project.  Even when I do have a specific subject to draw, as was the case with this example I am about to share with you.

I was asked to participate in a YouTube collaboration hosted by Faith of Abstract possiblities, along with 11 other artists.  We each chose a peanuts character from “A Charlie Browns Thanksgiving” and created our own projects of choice. Continue reading “Beginners Alcohol Marker project in 3 easy steps.”

What art supplies will I use? – Does it matter what colour pencil to use as a beginner?

So you would like to start drawing using colour (color if you are in the USA) pencils? Whether you are returning to your creative side or just starting out, there will always be the questions of what supplies do I choose? Today I will be looking at the question – Does it matter what colour pencil I use as a beginner?

I was that person not so long ago.  I returned to arting (is that a word? it is now lol) about 2 years ago and have turned into a bit of an art supply fan.  Well, I don’t drink and don’t smoke so why not?  I do not condone spending outwith your means but there is nothing wrong with indulging what you want now and then.

So the very short answer to this question is NO, it does not matter what colour pencil you use as a beginner.  What really matters is that you start. However, I know from experience, this is not the most helpful answer. It would make for a very short and boring blog post too lol.  I suspect that even if you know it does not really matter, you still want to see and hear other peoples experience with using the product you may want to buy.  I know I did a load of research myself when I set out to buy my first colour pencil set.  So here is my experience and opinion. Continue reading “What art supplies will I use? – Does it matter what colour pencil to use as a beginner?”