My art goodies that arrived last week included Prismacolor Premier colored pencils and Verithins. I've tried different brands of colored pencils, and I have to say that for the money, I like Prismacolor hands down. They are richly pigmented and go down very smoothly.
I left my jammies on and piled into the bed with a new journal, my pencils and hot, steamy coffee. Armed with my supplies, I watched a couple movies beginning with Gorillas in the Mist and ending with another favorite, Good Will Hunting.
I didn't have anything in mind except to play with colors. I felt like a little kid with the "big box" of Crayolas! I really splurged and bought the box of 72. My first box of Prismacolors had been a gift of 36. The first thing I had to do was sharpen them. I love that the tin included a sharpener. I bet I can keep track of this one - maybe!
I randomly began sketching in the leaf. From there, I drew the eye at the bottom and the page evolved from there. I experimented with layering different colors for skin tones, and I included about 5 different colors for the eye. I continued with the stripes and glass reflections and ended with the fish.
It's not complete and perhaps never will be as I've grown bored with it already. What I haven't grown bored with are the colored pencils. I really liked using the Verithins for details such as the eyelashes and I think they would also work nicely for adding fish scale too.
I hope you're inspired to pull out your colored pencils or other supplies that you haven't used in a while. Let your imagination run free and embrace your creativity! As always, "Celebrate, LOVE, and Create!"