Day 840 Almost a nightmare. 

The pen I used on this page was not one of my normal ones. THE INK LEAKED WHEN I TRIED TO PAINT THE PACE. EEEKKK. 

So I painted almost all the letters grey with water. All but the numbers which is why they are dark red. When the numbers did ok I decided to go back over the grey ines with the same red marker. 

Not bad but I will not be using that pen again unless I want the ink to run. Here’s a picture of the offending pen.  

I tried to go with the Bleedy color. It occasionally  got me into trouble as I colored and painted. I used a pile of Kleenex blotting the ink as it ran. 
I used tombow markers and a couple of caran d’ache neocolor ii crayons on this. Strathmore 500 mixed media journal a lovely crispy paper. Highly recommend this one or stillman and birns series. Great sketchbooks for watermedia. 

Ttyl 

Margaret off to the y for yoga!!😳xoxox

Day 840 Almost a nightmare. 

The pen I used on this page was not one of my normal ones. THE INK LEAKED WHEN I TRIED TO PAINT THE PAGE with a light blue tombow pen. EEEKKK.

So I painted almost all the letters grey with water thinking I would stop there. I painted All but the numbers which is why the letters are a darker red.  I blotted alot of the excess ink with kleenex and take out napkins.

When the numbers did behaved ok I decided to go back over the grey letters with the same red marker. And a dark red resulted…not the lite blue I had in mind BUT when catastrophe strikes you have to make lemonade right?

Then I colored the background with what I thought was a yellow marker…it was really orange…oh well …I wet it and lifted alot of it too with the kleenex heap which was growing.

Not bad but I will not be using that pen again unless I want the ink to run. Here’s a picture of the offending pen.  Its a Japanese pen with a brush on one end and a really fine point on the other end.

I tried to go with the bleedy color. It occasionally  got me into trouble as I colored and painted. So I blotted some more with the growing heap of kleenex!
I used tombow markers and a couple of caran d’ache neocolor ii crayons on this. Strathmore 500 mixed media journal a lovely crispy paper. Highly recommend this one or stillman and birns series. Great sketchbooks for watermedia.

Ttyl

Margaret off to the y for yoga!!😳xoxox

Day 839 Progress!

Today at 2:30.  Have French class today so I left on time for once…maybe the first time ever.Its cropped a bit to small. BUT I and everyone else that I paint with like it alot.

Instructions from todays critique..DO NOT loose the sketchy lines as I paint AND to organize the chaos of the shadows…whatever that means…I guess it will be revealed!! I HOPE!

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Last Wednesday afternoon at the end of painting session.   I will be glad when Friday gets here and I am done with my diet journal…I think at least one of my followers will be too!!

 

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The photo that I am working from in downtown Brevard last month.

 

TTYL

Margaret off to parlez vous français.