Embarrassing Art STORY!

Gather round small children, because I have a story to tell. Everybody has embarrassing moments. Some worse than others. Some that will stick to your soul like an allergic reaction. Well here is one, in which I completely flub up a moment about the artist Keith Haring.

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Art Supply review: Premiere by Nicole Dual Tip Design Marker

With a mouthful of a title, this is one of three new art supplies I picked up a few weeks ago during a trip to Michaels. The original purpose of my trip was to obtain Copics…only to find out they were not sold at the location I went to. I was going to settle on Prisma Color dual tips, but there was a major sale, and the majority of them were gone (not restocked at the moment). So I decided to take a chance on the Premiere by Nicole Dual Tips.

At just just 3.99 a pop, I bought 13 markers. That was about 43 dollars right there. The big reason I went for them was because they had a big selection of browns, which meant I finally would have a bigger selection of skin tones.

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Pretty in Pink!

If there is one thing I hated about my art was how noticeable dark lines were. When using black graphite/lead, you can run the risk of leaving noticeable marks on your work. For some artist, this is just fine. They know how to cover it up or its an intentional part of the piece. I’m am neither. I can be heavy handed, so dark lines of the sketches tend to show. Now over the years I have gotten considerably better at making lighter marks. I have also found lead pencils that create light marks. Still I always worry if y’all can see that when I post.

That is…until around February…when I finally made the change.

Instead of the traditional black/grey graphite…I now use a regular pink color pencil.

When I mean regular I mean this.

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Staying active on my off days

The one thing about trying to monetize your art career is that you don’t really get off days like that. Of course you can just sit back and chill, but in reality there is more to do.

The last two days I haven’t done much in terms of art. I have been drawing in my sketchbook for a fun project, but other than that, I haven’t painted, planned, or even drawn on my computer. I’ve just sat back, and worked on some other things. These other things have been necessary for me. Even if just minimal. I have started a few post for this blog, I have looked over my commissions info (Which I am going to have to add to this site eventually).

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Favorite Art youtubers 1: Minnie Smalls (SemiSkimmedMin)

 

Youtube has become such a great space to really allow artist to express themselves and open the world up to their processes. It isn’t like many artist are not doing the same things, but the overall feel and vibe to many of them can be different. I have also seen artist take the same concept and just make something distinguishable with them. Watching other artist work and listening to their experiences/fears/joy has really push me to keep creating in some dry times. So here are some artist that I enjoy on youtube.

Minnie Smalls (SemmieSkimmedMin)

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Going through some changes!

I am going to be working on tinkering the blog. Hopefully updating the layout to something a little more fun and not as dull. I am working on a couple of post to upload afterward! Be on the look out!

Have a great weekend!

Art Post: Pollen

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So I did this over a month ago (as you can see by the date at the bottom)! But I am now finding the time to post about it! This was the second painting I have done. I wish I had the equipment to take proper photos of it to post (although I do have photoshop).

  • Title: Pollen
  • Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
  • Time Spent: 3 Hours

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Another Post about markers!

Last year I did a post about markers, and how I wanted to really dive into that medium. Well I did. I started with a set of cheap Crayola markers, and spent nearly six months working with them. What did I learn?

They are cheap markers for kids!

No but seriously, they are a water-based marker, so I didn’t really expect much. Still I had learned a bit: I learned how to layer, what colors I am into, blending different colors, and how to finesse on paper not meant for water color. By the end of the year, I was determined to upgrade myself to a better set of markers.

*Unfortunately there is not an art store around me, so I had to go digital*

Of course I did the research, and found several brands that I wanted, of course I didn’t have the money to obtain them. Seriously, Copics being as expensive as they are…sheesh.

Originally, I was looking for Touch markers…they were relatively cheap, and I was hoping to get a decent set just to play with. But then…at the top…was a brand called Ohuhu. When I say cheap…40 dual tip markers, for the price of 21.99. With Amazon prime, I didn’t pay for shipping either!

BARGAIN!

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