The test of an adventure is that when you are in the middle of it, you say to yourself, "Oh, now I've got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home." And the sign that something is wrong with you is when you sit quietly at home wishing you were out having lots of adventure. -Thornton Wilder

The nice thing about being confused is you get a chance to notice things a lot better than if you knew where you were going.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

I See Colors


A long time ago, longer than I care to fess up to, my wife gave me a set of colored pencils thinking I might want to incorporate some color into my pen and ink drawings.  Gee, the last time I used color was with crayons in my coloring book when I was a little guy.

The pencils sat for years, untouched and hardly ever looked at and they were pretty to look at too.

Recently I mustered up the courage to venture into uncharted territory for me and try out the colored pencil set my wife gave to me as a gift.

I'll have to admit, it came out better than I thought it would, not knowing what I was doing.  I'll confess that I was going off an image from a cocktail napkin.  The black portions are ink, not pencil.
Will I do color again?   Maybe...probably, but I won't wait 30 years to do so the next time.



11 comments:

  1. For a first not bad at all. Really better than 99% of what people can do.

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  2. That was a much obliged gift from your wife :). She must be delighted you finally used it after 30 years. The result is very nice I think.

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  3. awesome. agree with s.c. really great. please do so again.

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  4. I like it and hope you do more.

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  5. How you doing, Sinbad's Dad? Long time no see. But yeah, I support you in your artistic endeavors --I used to work in an art supply store and we sold lots of those pencil sets--that's a good brand. You should try the water-soluble crayons for some on-the-spot blending. Also good for use with stencils for hard edges and repetitive patterns. --I don't add to my blog anymore, but am active on Facebook.

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  6. I like your fox. I have some pretty colored pencils too and one of those coloring books for adults (don't laugh, it is rather fun). Keep on using color, it is a nice addition.

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  7. Changing your tools and trying new / old things keeps the brain growing!

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  8. Again, pictures one and two would not come up. What in the world is going on with my computer?????? I think you did wonderfully. Give yourself a big pat on the back for a job well done. If I can paint knowing nothing about what I am doing you can use your pencils. Keep it up. genie

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  9. I bought the colored pencils for Cory and I to do some "therapeutic" coloring. I've used them once and Cory not at all. It started out as fun and relaxing but soon became "work" to finish it. Photography is more instantly gratifying!

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  10. Yes, please keep doing your pen and inks. Put color here and there. What about water colors?

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