Hey friends! just a simple post for today.. (going in a few minutes for a out patient procedure).. so keeping it simple for today..
I LOVE sketching.. and sometimes I love to go REALLY extravagant and have fun with details and hair, etc.
But some of my FAVORITE sketches are the simple ones, done with a mechanical pencil and my charcoal pencil. Infact I LOVE just using charcoal. It's one of my favorite things. It can give SUCH deep lines and shadows and dimension without even hardly trying..
so I wanted to share with you a few sketches.. simple ones, I did recently.. hopefully to inspire you to sketch! We are doing a lot of fun sketching in the She ARt no. 3 Workshop (started tuesday and holy COW LOVING what is coming from these women taking the course!)
So here are a few of mine..just simple. VERy simple.. but the way I use the charcoal helps give it more depth.I call this my "angel" line.
(she knew she was made to love)
(her wings grew with time)
(she was a simple soul)
SO Simple.. but with a few great placements of the charcoal.. SUCH depth and meaning. By the way.. some of you have asked.. my favorite charcoal pencil is a #2b Soft. MY FAVORITE.. The brand I am using right now is Generals. WE actually carry them in our online store Scarlet Lime . (they come more in a pack with 3 different types, pencil sharpener and charcoal sticks. We also carry white charcoal pencils.)
Anyhow.. just love sketching. I have a little pocket book (3"x5" in size) and carry it around with me everywhere I go. Just never know when I will have moments of inspiration or need something relaxing to do. Right?
Speaking of the store.. ben just listed like 100 new products last night! Holy cow the man is awesome! We got some new paints & Sprays into the store!
Tim holtz new line, new Studio Calicos, and Dylusions.
Plus we also have new stencils from Crafters Workshop, Donna Downey, SC and Prima!
AND I don't have a picture.. but TONS Of new texture stamps (and only 2.99!!) From KasierCraft! As well well as a ton of new 6"x6" paper pads! I think it's time to raid the warehouse :). Who wants to join me? lol
okay.. enough talk. I better get going.. gotta leave shortly for a very annoying procedure.. but one that has to be done! See you back here Monday! Hoping to have that February mixed media kit video for you! It's SUPER fun! Just need to get it edited!