Day 51 of my #drawpaint366 challenge, today for Creative Bugs March 31 things to draw challenge and for #12monthsofpaint the theme is green so first entry for that as well. Well the frustration continued today, I got my referral and the Dr. had no urgent appointments available and sent it back for me to get another Dr. Which took all day and I left a message at the new Dr. at 4pm...sigh...I had to get out of the house and take a break today so I walked 6 blocks, the 3 blocks back to my house hurt but the first 3 were OK.
I walked to the art store to get some painters tape, copic multiliners and they had Palomino Black Wing pencils YAY so I grabbed some. I wanted the Copics because my microns take forever to dry enough for me to either use pens or paint and Pam Garrison our instructor for the March Creative Bug challenge uses them and is able to color immediately. I tried them today and they aren't as butter smooth as my microns, oh I love a new micron so much, so smooth! But they dried almost immediately which was awesome, I'm going to try them with watercolors next. And the Black Wing pencils are AMAZING!!!! I can't believe how much I love them, maybe a little dark I might get the lighter one for watercolor but fine for ink. I press too hard when I draw, I'm forever working on it but these pencils are so smooth I applied almost no pressure it was a magical experience! I lOVE new art supplies!!!
I wanted to mention, I'm not in love with these leaves, I feel they are OK but not where I wanted them to be. I've been struggling with my painting this year and it really sucks, I hate almost everything I do, I get overly precious, I overthink and over work, it is not the the freeing exercise it used to be for me. I think my lack of confidence is causing a major problem here as well, I have psyched myself out. I'm a good watercolor artist, I look at my work right now and am like what the hell is going on??? It is super uncomfortable, makes me sad and frustrated. The reason I love watercolor is the wonderful lack of control, I'm a control freak and I have always found it immensely freeing and fulfilling. I have just forced myself to keep painting and I'm hoping I'll push through this yuck phase I'm in and feel great about painting again. I just wanted to share this because it's a struggle for me right now and some of you can maybe relate to this. I typed all this with one hand! Ha ha, that's an accomplishment at least!