It’s important to have the right tools for the job, but sometimes obtaining those tools can be a real pain in the you-know-what.
I decided a while ago to start moving into coloured drawings, because color just adds a whole different dimension to artwork. Don’t get me wrong – I love graphite and charcoal. It’s amazing stuff; I just want to do something more.
I’ve been practicing coloured pencil drawings with Crayola (laugh it up) so that I could get a feel for the art and decide whether or not I like it. (Hint-I’m continuing with coloured pencils).
If you’ve ever used Crayola pencils, then you know that they’re kind of like junk. They’re cheap and made for kids, so what else can be expected? Anyway, they’re grainy, shiny, wax pencils, and not what I’m looking for.
I went on a quest. How on earth do people do drawings with coloured pencils and make the drawings look like paintings?
So quality is important.
After tons of research and YouTube videos, the choice came down to Prismacolor or Polychromos.
Prismacolors are wax based! Forget that noise; hence, I went online and purchased some Polychromos. Now we wait.
While waiting for these beautiful pencils, I’ve done up a couple of acrylic paintings. We all know that painting isn’t my strong suit, but hey, can’t be good at everything. 😊