I am getting ready to send the kids back to school and launch the Random Creative Online class so it is school supply shopping time!
I always advise using what you have (which we do with school supplies because I totally over buy except for the dang binders, shoot they are expensive!) but I always get emails wanting to know what I use...so here it all is..and the great thing is, just like school supplies, a ton of it is on sale..yahoo!
Today I am talking about markers....
I know there is an entire world of Copic Marker lovers out there but for me, the honest truth is I just do not like the barrel of the pen. I love the colors and the option to refill, but I just am not comfortable with the way I hold the pen...Maybe someday I will get school'd in Copic, but for now..and for the past five years or so, I have been coloring away Prismacolor.
I use Prismacolor Markers and I am happy with them.
They are a double-sided marker and the image below shows you how by just simply turning the tip, you can change the width of the stroke. If you click on that image BELOW, you will be taken right to the Dick Blick page where you can read more about the marker, see alllllll of the colors and even order them for, ready....$1.99 each. (retail of $4.19)
What are my favorite colors??? Because I know you are dying ti know, or just wondering....
Crimson Red Brittney Blue Light Olive Green Avacado Light Aqua
Cinnamon Toast Light Tan Sand Putty Golden Rod
OH, and you cannot forget a couple, or six, Color Blending pens. The blenders simply take the colors down a shade or two...I use them on everything and that is why I buy extra...and because we are talking about markers, we need to also talk about pens..as in liners for the outlines and details and I use a cornucopia of pens (even though whenever someone needs to borrow a pen, I NEVER have one..or I have 100)
Here is what I use:
Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pens for finer outlining, writing and details
Sharpie Fine Point Marker for thicker outlining, writing and detail
Zig Memory System Writers in Platinum for shading
I buy most of my art supplies at Dick Blick, which is an online source that has pretty much everything known to man...and then some
Now..should you find that you are spending $150.00 or more (gulp!), click the button below for a code on FREE shipping
As far as the other products I use, I will be posting an entire page here on the blog in the next week or so (whenever I get my dang computer back) so you can see alllll of the supplies I use and will be playing with in Random Creative.
oh, and hey..if you have a Borders Books near you, they are liquidating everything and it is allllll on sale..go see if you can pick up some blank journals, stamps, watercolors, etc! We use lots of things!