November 28, I somehow started is ‘journey’ again wherein I focus more on the path (which I haven’t done for the last five years). I want to reconnect to it because for the past three years, I honest feel like I’m lost somewhere and I can’t find the ‘path’.
I was browsing my instagram account when I saw this. A supposed to be entry for November theme of GUHIT Pinas Colored Pencil group. I realized that I’mactually colorblind at some extent…or maybe I’m just not used to it yet.
I miss my colored pencils and all my other art materials. I really really do.
[In response to tr Daily Prompt : Substandard ]
I bought this new set of Simbalion Watercolor earlier at National Bookstore for Php136.75 and here’s my first time using it.
Obviously, I don’t know what I’m doing. Haha! I love that it’s very pigmented. I tried doing some wet on wet style here but it didn’t work, 😂😂😂.
Now, I already have the 3 mediums that I want to use. I can focus on practicing now.
It’s been a little over a month when I started using colored pencils and I made a little research before buying my 36-piece set of Faber Castell Classic Colour Pencils. For starters, this very helpful article about blending is a great help. It compared gamsol, colorless blender and white blender with additional tips on how to blend.
GUHIT Pinas artists also mentioned that they use either baby oil and alcohol, both are readily available in our house so I tried using them as well.
Here’s a video from YouTube that compared those as well:
Right now I’m using my white colored pencil and baby oil for blending. Colorless blenders are around Php69.00 and I’m not sure if I’ll still buy one. After suggestions from GUHIT Pinas, I tried using alcohol as well. Here’s a comparison of the 3 things I’m using:
Based on experience, I like using alcohol since it gives me the result that I want. I think it’s also easier to manage compared with using baby oil (see those circles around the sample on the second column?)
Here’s another video from YouTube that’s really helpful when it comes to blending. It’s actually the first one that I watched even before I bought my own set.
GUHIT Pinas have this daily challenge right now and apparently “sleeping baby panda” is the theme right now. I started seeing works being posted but it actually looks similar. I searched for a different picture of a sleeping panda and I did this. Later that afternoon they posted the official folder where the reference is included.
That’s how I realized that I can’t join that Daily Challenge thing.
First time I tried doing a portait and I ended up with this. I tried using my daughter’s photo as reference. I showed it to my husband and since he’s a supportive motherf*$#*r, he said it looks like a titan -you know from Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin).
Yeah, I admit it looks like a titan.
*sigh* , baby steps.