Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The copic adventure continues

If anyone cares, they're going on sale at Blick's tomorrow. I got them for $4.48 a piece today instead of the $5.99 I was expecting! Usually I sort of just buy whatever colors look like fun to me but today I had more of a purpose. Skin colors and background colors for ATCs. I've decided I'm just going to make ATCs and start sending them to a friend to get them out of my house (Otherwise I stare at them and convince myself I'm a horrible artist and really, what difference does it make if I AM a horrible artist? I only make art for me and to give away, and beggars can't be choosers.) but don't tell her because she doesn't know it yet!

So, in an effort to get to know my markers better, I turned (of course) to my Moleskine. Now, I started this page last night. Suzi advised me to draw late at night when I'm tired with a pen so I can't erase. I'm not quite to that point yet, but it's possible to get there. Maybe. But I was feeling really un-artistic yesterday because I'm about to get my period and it always makes me feel indigo. So when I went to bed and couldn't sleep, I brought my journal and doodled. First I wrote about feeling uninspired (in green sparkly pen), then I drew over it (pencil!). Recently Illustration Friday's prompt was "racing" and instead of Nascar, I thought of racing hearts...that was the inspiration for the little couple and their little hearts. Anyway (geez, sometimes I just babble on and on, don't I?) I bought some new markers today and decided to just USE them in my Moleskine instead of staring at them for awhile first.So, THIS is the friend I'm going to send the ATCs to. DON'T TELL HER! I just want them to start randomly showing up at her house.


  1. You ARE a great artist. Do the markers bleed through? I love your sun design. I see bees are still buzzing :)

  2. Some of them bled all the way through the page on to the next, and all the way through THAT one to the back. How crazy is that?!?

  3. I wonder what would happen if u gessoed? Would want to make sure gessoed didn't clog marker first tho.