Stab In The Art

{March 6, 2011}   My Newly Found Love

Don’t worry, I haven’t left my boyfriend and eloped with the pool boy…. We don’t even have a pool.Pretty colours :D

But I have started collecting Copic Ciao Markers. OMG how awesome!!!! Ok, they are’t exclusively new, but they were new when I first planning on blogging about them.

For years I had seen the markers at anime conventions, advertised in the manga art books and on the net, but I hadn’t even picked them up, and I dreamed of collecting them, but I didn’t have the money. I wasn’t until I was talking to my mum, and said “I wish I could collect Copic Markers, But I’ve never had the money” She pointed out, that now I have money and I could Collect them. So that day I was going into town, so I brought my first five Markers. Three skin tones, a black and a colourless blender and so far I’ve brought two more everytime i’m in the city. So I have most basic colours so far, and I ‘ve had so much fun with them. (Incase you didn’t notice, my webcomic was coloured using them.)

It’s like drawing and painting rolled into one. A bit like drawing on the puter, without the electricity. Like Painting without the mess and colouring without lines when rendering. It’s so awesome, I love it! After looking at other peoples experiences, on the net, with Copic markers, all the feed back seems to be the same- love at first draw.

So if I actually stop buying them for two seconds, I can save up and buy them in bulk for cheaper, at the anime conventions, which would be good.

Anyways, peas out. 😛


{March 17, 2010}   Art Shops

Gah. It was pay day, so I decided I’d try buying something from an art shop, so that it might kick start some arty urges. So I go to this Art shop near where we were shopping. I’ve been to this shop plenty of times before, but always forget how sucky it is until I don’t go for a while, mind you it does have a massive range of cheap beads.

The main problem you face when you walk in, other than being attacked by beaded things dangling from the ceiling, is claustrophobia. Now I’m no expert on sizes, but I’d say that this shop is about 9 meters square. Within that space, it has four aisles full of almost any art implement you could think of, but all of it is just junked together, not only on shelves but on the floor, too, Making it next to impossible to find without asking. Which you don’t even bother.

The people behind the desk of that place are so rude and unhelpful, they are worse that teenagers being made to work for no money. And forget it if there is two people in the shop at the same time! Last thing I’m going to mention is the prices. No wonder they have so much stock! When someone actually buys something they’d have enough money to replace it three times over. We once asked the attendant why they didn’t move to a bigger store, and she said that they couldn’t be bothered moving all the stock, so we actually offered to help.

I brought a piece of paper with a two geisha on it for $2.55 and am less than inspired.

et cetera