Tuesday, September 7, 2010

My new markers

OK, just to let you know: I'm cheap. I am. I hate spending money, and now that we're a single-income family, I hate it even more. I buy off-brand everything, never buy myself clothes, will NOT pay $1.15 for Spaghettios at Cub when they're $0.85 at Target. That being said, I bought Copic markers. Of course, I tried cheap ones first. Really cheap. I don't even know if there was a brand name on them, but they came from Michael's and they were cheap. I took them back because they were really horrible. Crayolas would have been better. NOW, I'm wondering if I just should stick with painting and colored pencils? My marker skills SUCK. Here's my first attempt with them. It's not finished, of course, and I started with the dark peach instead of the light peach on his face (I'm an idiot, there's really no other explanation). I meant to start with the light one, but just picked up the dark one and went to town. And his hair is too light because they didn't have any browns yesterday...Anyway, here it is. Hopefully I'll post a better version of this once it's done.


  1. Wow, we are on the same page, marker wise too Goog/Lola! It's all in the timing and with Copics....the shading!

    Let's practice together!

  2. I'm going back to the store to trade in colors for different ones, I think...Or maybe swap Sketch for Ciao...so far I hate them.

  3. Love the drawing Goog, I didn't know you had a blog, I will check in more often now I know you are here. Love, Beverley xx