Something very, very exciting happened last month that I never got to share with you. I was so ecstatic when it happened – it was like Christmas came early… Can you guess?
My Prismacolor pencils arrived in the mail!
Okay, I know, I know, it’s not all that grand, but I truly was over the moon. In case you don’t know, Prismacolors can be considered as one of those high(er)-end kind of pencils and although they’re quite pricey, they’re said to be one of the best quality you can get. Maybe not the best, but boy are they so satisfying to own.
Being the amateur wanna-be artist that I like to think I am, I love to try different mediums and let them take me on all sorts of adventures. I finally had the chance to invest in these beautiful Prismacolors and I must say, I’m feeling very venturesome. If you love to draw like me, whatever level you’re at, I definitely recommend these.
Yesterday, after a good month of intimidatingly sitting in the corner of my room, untouched, I finally had a go at using my new Prismacolors.
I find their texture is very different to other coloured pencils. They’re very waxy and soft, making them easy to blend and create lots of layers. They were a little unusual to use at first, but I’m getting the hang of it.
If I’m being honest, I don’t quite see myself as a ‘great’ artist. At least, not yet. I believe with ‘greatness’ comes originality, but with originality comes a little bit of inspiration and practise. It’s all really a matter of passion and determination. Even if you think you’re rubbish at drawing – or anything, in that matter – how could you ever do something without learning from your mistakes? For me, my flaw is that I find it hard to draw without using a reference (for this drawing of Chloe Moretz, I followed a tutorial by the very talented Luisiana Juliete on YouTube). But I know that’s all part of the working progress.
Everyday I’m surrounded my endless sources of inspiration, both in my surroundings and all over the internet. One day, I hope to create amazing artworks without any guidance and be able to spill all the craziness of my mind into a beautiful canvas. One day…
In the mean time, I’ll stick to practising.
How about you? Let me know your goals and inspirations, whether it’d be for art or just in general. I’m curious to know.
In the meantime, creativity takes practise.
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