Archive for July, 2011

Travel Paintbox

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on July 19, 2011 by fangcentral

I’ve been enjoying my little travel set of art supplies, so I decided to improve my paintbox. It’s an old tin that’s gold-colored on the inside, which made it hard to see what color my paint mixtures were.

All I did was pour some white enamel inside the lid. Easy! I used a sewing pin to pop the little air bubbles before it dried so the surface would be smooth.

I let it dry for a few days, then set about choosing the most useful colors.

The final selection was:

Alizarin crimson
Yellow ochre
Lemon yellow
Cerulean blue (?)
Lamp black
Burnt Umber
Ultramarine deep
Permanent red light

The Schmincke colors came in a small set and I really like how they work together.

It took some time to decide which colors belonged next to each other, considering my preferred color mixtures. Colors for skin tones on one side, everything else on the other side.

Let’s watch paint dry, shall we?

Once dry, it’s ready to go. I added my favorite portable tools.

From top to bottom:
A small brush (#4?) visible only in reflection. I think I’ll take it out, since I only ever use the…
Niji water brush. I wouldn’t be a travel painter without it.
Non-photo blue pencil
Sakura brush pen
Sakura Micron Pigma 05 pen
Sakura Graphic 1 pen
4H pencil
B pencil (I’m not picky about these. I might take one out.)
Click eraser

I tried the new setup at drawing practice yesterday, and the white surface makes a big difference. I can’t wait to paint more!


Ow! Diary sketch for July 12, 2011

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on July 14, 2011 by fangcentral

She’s been getting into body modification lately.

Diary sketch for JULY 8, 2011

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on July 13, 2011 by fangcentral

Oh man, I wrote "June," that is so wrong.

The last line is a reference to my favorite Zen joke.

Diary sketch for July 4, 2011

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on July 12, 2011 by fangcentral

No more gluten

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on July 11, 2011 by fangcentral

…the doctor confirmed it. 😦

(Only a partial list of things I’ll miss.)

Travel Sketches

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on July 7, 2011 by fangcentral

It’s fun to paint in airports!


Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on July 6, 2011 by fangcentral

Statue from drawing practice a couple weeks ago.