A good friend who happens to be a brilliant illustrator (seriously, check out her site, she is amazing! When I grow up I want to be like her hehehehe), recommended copics to me when I asked her what medium she had used for this year's Winter trading cards.
Copic markers can get really pricey, but like the coupon fiend I am, I got 2 discount coupons for Michaels, Andrei made the math for me and after a loooong day at work, I walked out of the store happily carrying 2 starter sets of markers and some in-between colors for a fraction of the retail price.
Eager to try my new tools, I decided to break open the illustration boards I had bought a couple of days before and go to town. (Art and crafts stores are sooo dangerous for me, you guys, I might need another sponsor, Andrei indulges me way too much).
So, today I drew a larger version of a past doodle and started to refine it. Hopefully tomorrow, when I don't feel like a truck nearly ran me over, I will finish the inking and get on with the coloring.
I am nervous, but hey, if I mess it up, it is OK, you have to start somewhere and letting fear decide for you will only make challenges impossible to conquest.
|WIP - Graphite, mechanical pencil. micron pens on smooth illustration board. Aprox 1 hr.|