i leaped out of bed this morning in my characteristic high-energy way, sprinted to my jalopy, and sped off to the south coast epiphyllum show.
this post is not about that.
although, i will share photos from that event posthaste!
this post is about this:
i brought my copics out of the closet and have been having a mighty fine time drawing & coloring with them. the paper in this sketchbook is thin and soaks completely through several pages. so... i devised an ingenious plan to stop the bleeding. prepare to be impressed. go get your pencil and reporter's notebook, i'll wait.
i put a couple of pieces of paper behind the page i'm drawing on. told you i was smart. copic does make THIS special sketchbook that resists bleeding and i may try it out in the future, but for now i'm enjoying the backwards sketch on the back of mine.
i'm getting a lot of mileage out of the orchid i bought recently.
there were also 2 artists who make lovely landscapes with copics, but i was unable to locate them online. what a pity.
i will continue to conduct experiments and share my findings with you.
the epiphyllums above are done in gouache. i acquired 4 new varieties for the patio.