Pastels and Watercolors (and a few other art media)

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  1. snowbear

    snowbear Oh, hai. I iz bear. Supporting Member

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    Terri is correct - X-acto knife,card stock, paints.


     
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    waday Do one thing every day that scares you Supporting Member

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    Thanks @terri !

    I hear you on accuracy. It’s really hard for me to see the mistakes (especially as they happen), but I force myself to finish. In the end, the mistakes are overshadowed by the finished product. And with the hope and knowledge that every time I try, I get a little bit better. :)
     
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    Trying to learn some negative painting techniques. The tutorials make it look so easy but I'm struggling with it. And with "loose" painting. I'm wondering how many times they film the tutorial before getting that perfect result!
     
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    It's weird, but taking WIP photos can help with accuracy. I don't know why, but seeing a drawing or painting in process on my phone somehow makes mistakes stand out like sore thumbs. Just another reason I try to snap as I go - to inspect. I usually seem happier with my end product when I do. Maybe the compression of the artwork does it? Dunno.
     
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    waday Do one thing every day that scares you Supporting Member

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    I can totally see this, @terri. Happens to me, too, especially as I post on here. I’ll see something that looks off that I didn’t see when it was right in front of me.

    If I plan to go back to something, I’ll take my time and try to get it right. Maybe sketch it out in pencil. And check for proportions more so than I would if it’s a one and done drawing for practice.
     
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    waday Do one thing every day that scares you Supporting Member

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    @snowbear , just got my shipment from Goulet. I ordered a glass dip pen, a TWSBI clear fountain pen, and two inks from Organics Studio (Thoreau and nitrogen royal blue).

    First, think TWSBI is literally what I’ve been searching for in a fountain pen for some time. Very happy with the extra fine nib; I write really small and fast, so medium and broad tips tend to create a wall of ink that is illegible.

    The dip pen is beautiful to draw with, not sure how much writing I’ll be doing with it. I’ve done a quick sketch of some random dude (made up in my head, but is clearly based on a combination of Fauci and Tom Hanks) that is posted below. Really enjoy how I can vary the lines based on angle and provide shading with low ink level.

    The ink. I haven’t opened the blue, but I was thoroughly intrigued by the Thoreau ink. It has a beautiful green/black look, and a stunning shimmer in the light.

    Ok, so I won’t actually post each image, rather keep them attached for your viewing pleasure if you want to open them up. Apologies for the rotation, as each one uploaded sideways.

    ETA: the guys head was essentially one “dip” of the pen into the ink, so it held a good amount. I need to branch out into doing other genders, sexes, and races now.
     

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    Cool!! New stuff! :icon_cheers: I think these glass pens just look gorgeous. I would never have thought they existed until Charlie posted a picture of his.

    Ink will probably always intimidate me, but these pens are beautiful! Looking forward to seeing what you do with them, Wade.
     
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    snowbear Oh, hai. I iz bear. Supporting Member

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    Yay! Sounds like Brian & Rachel treated you fine. Are their packages still well padded?
    RLC has a TWSBI - I borrowed it for a week, or so, and really liked it. I keep threatening to get one but I've had some higher priorities.
     
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    I'm the one sketching bloody awful pineapples, so the rest of y'all are BLOCKED!

    It also reminds me of this:
     
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    Leo that was really funny!

    On a different note - finally got my stuff out of a big box and off of my dining room table!

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    And on a different different note - when are we having another zoom paint party? That was so much fun.
     
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