So, this week our Sketchbook Skool teacher is one of my all time favorite artists. I discovered Andrea Joseph's blog a several years ago and have been enthralled with her art ever since. I couldn't wait for this week to start so I could watch her videos over and over. Having done that throughout this weekend, I'm now making art using Andrea's style. I'm kinda thrilled about how my first piece turned out. I can't believe one can achieve such cool art using only a blue ballpoint pen. But then, that's the point that Ms. Joseph is trying to make. You don't need the latest pen or even a fancy sketchbook. All you need is a free pen you get from any business that asks you to sign something and some plain paper.
Those letters are so blurry without GLASSES!!!
Just for you who would wonder what pen I used for this drawing... I used a Pentel R.S.V.P. medium nib dark blue pen. Oh, and my watercolor Moleskine of course. ;o) The cool thing is I have a huge collection of gel-type pens and ballpoint pens in all different colors. They're cheap (usually) and I thought they'd be fun to draw with. Then I discovered my love of black archival ink like in the Micron and the colored pens got relegated to the back of the art shelf. Well, now I have an excuse to get them out. I now know I can make cool art with just a lowly ballpoint, who knew? (sending this into AEDM) I'll be back tomorrow with something else done with a ballpoint! Toodaloo. Best,
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I'm a watercolor and mixed-media artist who blogs about her adventure in paint. Come visit me at JustAddWaterSilly.com. I also am a contributing editor for Featuring magazine, an international english language art magazine published quarterly. Previously I owned my own wedding cake business (for eight years) making designer wedding cakes decorated in handmade cold porcelain flowers. It was fun creating three dimensional real looking flowers as decorations but I really wanted to be a painter so when I moved I shut down the business. Now I paint, blog, write for Featuring and review good books for fun. It's a good life.