I make no secret of the fact that I love working with pencil....
primarily because I've been using them since I was a tot, they suit my style of drawing - I'm fussy & pernickity and I just love adding detail!
Yeah I know I should loosen my style, believe me I've tried.
So I struggle with markers, yes you heard that right peeps...I STRUGGLE
to achieve the same level of detail.
Lets face it the point on a Copic Sketch is chubby in comparison to the point of a good pencil & some of the stamps we choose to colour are darned fiddly.........and then I wonder why I am sometimes pulling my hair out!!
And then of course we have the annoying phenomena that is "sticky Copics" - yes I am sure my detailed technique does not help but it's the same colours that go gloopy. I've heard & tried ny on all the tricks! Sometimes I can rescue my artwork, other times my bin gets rather full!
Anyway, post migraine (not my smartest idea, I admit) I decided enough was enough -
flesh tones and hair were not going to beat me!
Well that's where the Magnolia marathon began.......I am not joking when I say this gal got coloured & abandoned over 30 times!!
With my sanity in shreds and suffering from a very stiff shoulder & neck
(should have stopped when my neck started to seize & not soldiered on!)
I persevered and here is the finished card
(she says with a sigh of relief)
......and yes Tilda has features.....I know the stamp doesn't and last time I added a face I got a lot of grief & some very nasty comments.
I spent a small fortune on Maggies & they've sat in a box unused ever since - what a waste.
So I've finally put my big girl pants on, coloured my heart out to improve my skin and hair techniques and blooming well given Tilda some blue eyes.