I’m totally cheating on the faces thing, but I figure I am doing 29 faces, just not within the 29 days, so I’ll categorize them that way to make them easy to find.
I decided to experiment with my Portfolio water-soluble oil pastels and do a face yesterday. I enjoyed using them! I can’t believe how great they are for the price. They’re very creamy, and even though they only make 24 colors, they’re great ones and make for a very versatile palette, in my opinion. They would work for portrait, landscape, and bright abstract or graphic stuff. I liked being able to work and re-work a bit, and I loved blending and softening with water and paintbrush. I should have done her in my Sketchbook, but I forgot and put her in my Faces journal. Oh well. Here she is:
Then today I decided to get brave again and sketch my own son. I used my Tradio Fountain Pen for the first time. It works great, having a new style of flat, hard, fiber nib. It gives a bit rougher line than the Sensei Mangas, though. I think I prefer the Senseis for sketching. But the Tradio will be great for writing. This took about 10 – 15 minutes, and I did remember to do this one in the Sketchbook. He’s playing one of his fave video games, “Tales of Symphonia,” so that’s what I call it:
Happy March! I’m ready for a very exciting month, and we even have partly sunny skies today.