Monday, February 7, 2011

The Sketchbook Challenge- My Materials

I picked up some materials the other day so I can finally start my sketchbook for The Sketchbook Challenge! I just got some really dirt cheap products as I can't draw or paint to save myself, but I didn't want to let that stop me from getting involved. I must stress that all my sketches will be created using stencils or templates as art is so not my gifting. Seeing as I'm more a scrapbooking/card making person I'll be trying to involve this style in my sketchbook. This should be really interesting!

Here's what I got:



 Material haul


Sketch and draw pack and charcoal pencils


 Some coloured charcoal pencils


I have a calligraphy set! I am so excited!! Although I can't figure out how to get the ink out, the instructions are terrible. I'm thinking I should try and you tube it. Anyone know how to use it? And yes, I will try attempting calligraphy in my sketches but I am a total beginner, you've been warned.




Metallic oil pastels, I love these!


Soft pastels


And what's a sketchbook without some watercolour pencils?


And a sketchbook of course!

The bonus with these purchases is that I can also use them in my card making! Yay! Other materials that I'll be using include paint, coloured pencils, textas, gel pens, glitter and calligraphy pens. There are so many talented artists and some amazing sketches that I can't help but feel rather intimidated but in the name of fun, I'm willing to give it a go and get involved. Although a little behind, I'm officially ready to get sketching!




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3 comments:

Alanna said...

Oooh fun!! I can't draw to save myself either but I'm looking forward to seeing your sketches!

And don't even get me started on calligraphy! I could never! get the hang of it! Good luck!

phylor said...

I do calligraphy, and there are some pen sets I've had that are very difficult to get the ink to draw up to the nib.
You could try standing the pen up, nib-side down for a while, or gently shaking/tapping the pen/nib, or put a tiny drop of water on a piece of paper, dip the nib in the water, and see if that draws up the ink. Another method is to use a paper towel as a sponge to try and syphon the ink up into the nib.
You could contact the manufacturer, or try youtube. You could google the name of the pen set, and see what turns up. Good luck!

Emily Ruth said...

Thanks Alanna :)

Phylor- I thought you did! I remember reading it in one of your posts. You can have a good laugh at mine, I am such a beginner! Thanks for that, great help!

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