It’s a very rainy day here. Which of course means a very good day to do some coloring. I’ve done one practice flower sheet, but totally forgot about the robot sheet. So, with any luck I will be adding a robot practice sheet later today.
I did color one sheet of skeletons. Not sure how I feel about the finished product. Maybe I’ll feel differently next sheet.
Today’s OCC Copic class was intriguing exploring texture. I have my practice sheet here and I’ve colored 2 dogs and I dislike both of them. I s’pose part of the problem is I feel like I need to scrape my eyeballs out of my head with a melon ball scraper.
for now I’m going to shove this paper aside and see if I’m more enthused later. Maybe tomorrow will be a better Copic coloring day. Sorry for having the ho hums today.
Short and sweet today. Sunday was a painful day in so many ways. Even though I knew I didn’t feel like it I also was wishing I felt like coloring. The pink I actually colored yesterday. I managed to color the green today, seems like it. Took me forever. I hate it when you feel like doodoo even though at the same time you want / don’t feel like doing a project.
Today was the day I could no longer push aside the grisly task of grocery shopping. Yes, that’s right I had to go spend a butt load of money on a depressingly minimal amount of food. The thing that makes this even worse is the fact that I wanted to use that money on crafty stuff. Another year and I’ll just have to buy dog food and the makings for ham sandwiches, with the occasional extras for visitors.
When I walked out the door around 9:45a.m. I mentally registered a few degrees cooler than previous days(mental clapping). On the other hand when I got out of my car as I parked in the driveway it was back to sticky and humid….yuck
After I got all the junk inside and put away I plopped myself down the couch. At first I just melted into the cushions occasionally
tossing glances to my Copic pile. I gradually awakened from m y vegetative state and set myself up for a little practicing. I decided I needed to dive in and try blonde hair again. After all the last two ballerina’s reddish-brown hair I ended with yesterday turned out. More acceptable. Surprise Surprise my blonde hair turned out better than previous, shoot I’m even liking the skin tone looks a little better. As of right now I’ve only colored the one dancer, we will see what the rest of the evening brings.
Earlier this week my BFF told me that some medical tests didn’t come out so well. Like me when I’m told news of this type I want to see a doctor the day before. On the contrary when trying to make a follow-up appointment every medical office acts like an appointment a week or month away is fine. Well it’s not okay!! It is important an ASAP appointment is what’s needed, peace of mind needs to be restored! Thankfully, she was able to get an appointment for this morning. Unfortunately scheduling at least one or two more appointment are going to be needed to get the whole picture.
BFF friend of mine just know my thoughts and prayers are with you. Waiting for the answers that I know you(& me) need and are anxiously awaiting.
OHHHHH-MMMMM-GEEEEE!!! I’m going to post this hair / skin practice sheet then I’m going to attempt my little ballerinas. Let me just say….as of today I HATE COLORING SKIN & HAIR! I may perhaps change my mindset at a later date. Like after I’ve colored 1000 more of these head shots. However, I think if I look at another today I am going to scream!!
Hear I sit with the head practice sheet shoved away to cleanse my Copic coloring mojo. Out comes my first cutie patooty ballerina practice sheet. I am glad to report that the 2 that I colored
although still in need of work they turned out so much more acceptable. Hopefully is having a peaceful coloring session.
Ahhh yes today’s class is my favorite kind of Copic coloring. I have to remind myself about which direction I am using as the light source. In the past I have never given light sources or shading any thought.
I will get all my “gear” surround myself with my colorful Copics and the picture I’ve decided to practice techniques on. Before I know it I just get lost in the picture I’m trying to bring to life. I have to suck myself into reality occasionally to give a look-see at what I’m laying down. I can’t remember where I got this cherry pic. Maybe
a Copic book I got aways back when I was just starting in Copic Land.
DANG!! I JUST GOT STRUCK WITH A LIGHT BULB! I forgot to do the middle things(stamens). Sooooo, I will be correcting my faux paux and then resubmit my practice…..grrrr
This is one technique that I’m going to have to make a conscious effort to use.Even sitting here practicing my brain does not like figuring out how to fit the gray in the mix.
As you look at my practice sheets the gray is obvious. Try as I might I just could not get that gray to streamline with the overall color mixture I was using. No matter which colors I tried to work with.
Talk about frustrating. Obviously once again the practice makes perfect philosophy is going to have to make this technique flow.