Monday, December 6, 2010

Miere, the sweet chestnut

A chestnut horse with a red bridal
This painting felt like I added 15000 layers to it. I guess adding a dark layer, a medium dark layer, a medium layer, a medium light layer and a light layer will do that.
The name was given to me by Archers' sister, Prophtess. THANK YOU :) I love the name

If you would like to purchase a print of this painting, you can do so here.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Art Supplies I Use

For those of you that may wonder what art supplies I use, this is this is the post for you.

First thing I have to say...I do not use expensive supplies!
I do not like using supplies that will cost you $4-10 just for one pencil. :)
For painting I like to use Apple Barrel paints because of the pigment in them. They will give you a nice color with it being already watered down. These will cost you about $1.50 per bottle, with one bottle lasting you 6 months (depending on how big your painting is).

As for canvases, I like to use canvas boards (thin boards with canvas stretched over it. usually a few millimeters thick, and costs about $1.50 each) instead of usual canvas (usually a few centimeters thick, and costs an average of $10-100).

Drawings I start with a common household HB pencil. Nothing to it. Just a regular pencil. Once I'm done drawing it out I go over it with B pencils. I prefer 3B, 5B, 7B and 9B to do different blacks. For paper, I use average printer paper. Nothing special, no sketchbooks (although I have many unused books) is all I use

An average painting of mine, just for the supplies, would cost about...5 bucks. Imagine painting for just 5 dollars. That is the way to go for younger artists :) Enjoy painting...God Bless!!


One of my first 'good' pieces of artwork from 2003. I was under 7 years old then

*sighs* Yes, this is what I used to do for artwork. AND I WOULD BE PROUD OF IT TOO! This has to be one of my oldest pieces of artwork that I called 'official'. *goes off and puts paper bag over head in embarrassment*
I am really not enjoying putting this up here, but then again this shows that ANYONE can become a good artist with practice and hard work. :)