Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Raining Cats and Dogs
Here is my second sketch post of my Sketchbook Project sketchbook art. You know how I said this was a place to "be myself"? Well, one of my favorite things to draw is cats and dogs. That is one of the reasons why I was so excited to grab that theme. When I saw it there, staring at me, felt a pinch from the universe to take part in the project. It could not have come at a better time because I really need a little bit of inspiration-renewal right now.
On a whim, I went to Utrecht yesterday, to pick up a second Moleskine notebook, one just like the Sketchbook Project sketchbook, in order to use it to double-up these mighty thin pages. Well, they did *not* have the Moleskine size that I needed, but I *did* happen to visit during a BIG 3-day-only, 40% off EVERYTHING in the store, Back To School Sale! And I just so happened to have a gift certificate card which was so generously given to me by my step-mom-in-law oh about 8 or so months ago! Since I've been working mostly digital this year, I haven't had the need to hit up Utrecht in the past few months. Plus, I'm generally a stock-piler when it comes to art supplies. I'm pretty faithful to my brands and products, so I like to keep extras of my staples around. It felt all breezy and fun to have an excuse to go!
I had such a great experience! And I *did* find something new, which was exciting and unusual for me. I found these Copic markers I'm always hearing about, and the extra-tiny ones (called Multi-Liners) were just perfect to use for the drawing above! You get a line similar to a Rapidograph with it, but the ink flow is way under control with these markers. There's no seepage into these pretty delicate Moleskine pages. I was able to draw over pencil lines, and then erase the pencil without any issue. They worked out great, and earn a thumbs up. I'm usually such a Rapidograph snob, but these are a really nice choice. I think I will keep these in the rotation.