Thursday, November 18, 2010

The making of a bee

I had been slowly dying of jealousy ever since my roommate let me try using some of her Prismacolor markers. My sharpie loyalty went right out the window at that moment, and it was only a matter of time before I would get my hands on my own set. Besides, I want to get into some more serious science drawing, and I might as well get some better tools, right?

I could finally justify the purchase recently after making a few sales through Etsy, so here they are! Only went for 72, don't think I'd know what to do with any more than that.

The past few days I have only done small sketches, practicing different patterns and blending. They don't give as much precision as the fine sharpies, so I might still incorporate them for some details, but overall I am in love with the Prismacolor markers.

And here is the result of my first foray into a serious drawing. I took the reference photo myself.
The final photo does not do justice to the color mixing I did in the eyes - I'll take a better photo tomorrow in the sunlight.


Margarethe Brummermann said...

That looks very tempting. Are they archival? I haven't bought art tools in ages, I think I deserve something new, too. BTW you are here in AZ now? Will you do art shows? I'll be at the Tempe Mill Avenue show on the first weekend in December. But you maybe to busy now - I don't think I had too much extra time while working on my thesis. Do you ever visit at the UAIC in Tucson?

Weird Bug Lady said...

I only went to AZ for a quick trip, I'll probably go back to the research station for a little while next summer though. Great place to look for bugs!

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