I’m leaving out quite a bit on what I’ve been up to. About a week ago, I began a new life journey. However short lived it may turn out to be, I’m very excited about life at the moment. I will write another post about how I finally snapped out of the funk I’ve been in since November of last year. But for now, I just want to tell you about the box I got from Dick Blick Art yesterday!
PrismaColor 24-set of art markers and 6-set of brush markers. For doodling mostly.
Copic Ciao skin-colored marker set. This is for chibi manga drawing and I’m also thinking about doing some paper dolls for the girls.
I’m super excited about these! Especially the frame cards. It comes with envelopes that are large enough to actually mail.
I’m not familiar with the different types of art paper. I’m hoping to discover a really good paper for use with markers. This paper seems really nice. Smooth and thick.
I love notebooks! Especially with graph paper. I am in LOVE with these Fabriano EcoQua notebooks. The colors are beautiful and the paper is thicker than the American graph paper notebooks I currently have.
The red is staple bound and the green is wire bound.
But this is my favorite! Grid dot paper. I love this grey cover too.
This is my first grid dot paper notebook. The only option with this paper is to have it glue bound. I had read a review that complained about the pages falling out and that’s definitely true. But I was actually looking for something like that so this will work out well for me.
It’s not so bad when you open the book up in the middle. If I skip the first dozen or so pages, I might be able to use it without the pages falling out.
Caleb has never shown any interest in art. He is my most contrary child and tends to not want to do anything that I show any sort of enthusiasm for. Which doesn’t bode well for him considering I’m interested in pretty much everything. But when he saw the dot grid paper he got very excited and asked for a piece. Then he made this!!
I’m going to have him clean it up and I’ll upload a pdf of this and another one.
You can also see how well this paper takes pen ink. He drew another maze on the other side with Gelly Roll Stardust pen in pink.