Monday, January 13, 2014

Some Drawing...

I got a whole set (many many) of gel pens from my Hubby for Christmas.  I was not sure what I thought of gel pens...can you draw very tiny? Are the colours nice?  Will they smear?
They sure look like fun!
One morning last week Madison and I decided to have a cup of tea and do some drawing.

Since we had to do some sketching before we could dive in to the gel pens, and we needed some sharp pencils, we broke out Madison's new camera pencil sharpener and it is great! This is such a fun product...first of all it is cute...then it is very is set up just right to hold the pencil in while your sharpen...and it sharpens fast and really pointy - just the way I like!

I have been enjoying drawing tattoo art and someone special gave me a tattoo magazine to draw from. I love the look of the old style tattoos...the last ones I did were with coloured pencil and I wasn't sure if I could get the look I wanted with gel pens.

The colours of the gel pens are very BRIGHT and some of them are sparkly so it takes a little thought to get what you want in your pic.  I found that they don't smear too much (they dry pretty fast)...but if you work fast you can smear them with your finger to get a softer effect. Detailed drawing works very well with the gel pens and I like drawing tiny so that works for me!
I don't think I am ready to give up my sharpies and there are certainly things you need a coloured pencil or paint for, but these were very fun to work with.

What art did you do today?

xoxo      Elizabeth

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