Sunday, October 10, 2010

10.10.10



What a day!  Beautiful weather with the temps unusually high for this time of year.  I found myself at Dick Blick in Dearborn buying a few Derwent drawing pencils.  I find these pencils wonderfully smoochy and different than the Derwent coloursoft pencils.  When I put some color down, I can use my figure to smear it a bit, almost like you would charcoal, but not quite.  I am up for experimenting.  
Let me just say, I get it, that the city of Detroit is not the big city I like to think it is.  By all accounts, our population has been dwindling for some time.  Sadly, there are so many thing that has left the city.  But, I must say, the metro area has wonderful art stores.  Two Utrecht stores, Dick Blick, and Green's.  Where I end up is determined by what I want.  If I am jonesing for some paint, pencils or yet, another sketchbook,  I am minutes away from being satisfied.  Oh, I know I could get pretty much anything delivered to my door.  But, there is nothing like holding it in your hand, really looking at the colors and gliding my hand over the papers.  Yes, my name is Allo and I am an artaholic.

2 comments:

Marlene said...

I love Derwent pencils also, you can get some great effects with them. I understand about hold and seeing things in person, It is so much more fun to choose what you want that way.

Creative Carmelina said...

WHO SAID THERE WAS EVER ANYTHING WRONG WITH BEING AN ARTAHOLIC?

i suffer from the same influence! hehee...
nice to hop on over here from the art link list!

come by anytime!

ciao bella

CREATIVE CARMELINA