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It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing. Doo wop doo wop doo wop...hello! Welcome to my art blog from Tasmania, Australia. I post very randomly on my various art projects while also working in plant genetics. For more, please try the links to my various art pages or email me at silvergumstudio@yahoo.com.au. Thank you for visiting!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Liquid Pencil

While wandering dazed through the cavernous realm of Eckersleys Art Supplies in Brisbane this week, I stumbled on a product called Liquid Pencil by Derivan.  It's a sludgy, grey ink that can be applied with a brush and dries looking exactly like pencil.  I stood in front of it for, oh, about five minutes in mini-crisis.  Was it a gimmick?  Did I really want pencil in a bottle?  On the other hand, could this be the product I needed to catapult me to a higher plane artistically?  In the end my inner child won and I took it home to play.  (After paying for it, of course!)  It actually is enormous fun.  If (like me) you like pencil drawings but (also like me) you're dead lazy - I mean efficient - and dislike spending hours doing graduated shading, this stuff can tone drawings in a flash and works well with actual pencil line.  Here's a piccy where I used it as a wash, drybrushed it on, and flicked it.  They're not paying me to write this.  No sign of the higher plane yet but I'll keep using it and see what happens.

2 comments:

  1. Great to meet you at the SCBWI conference, Gaye! Your illustration work looks really lovely; Good Luck with getting lots of commissions.
    Hope to see you at the next conference.
    Cheers, Marjory
    PS the area I was trying to think of was Opossum Bay in Tassie...

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  2. Wow!Gotta get me some of that stuff, I am also la..er efficient. Looks like fun. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving the kind message, I am back on the computer again, keep up the good work.
    Carole

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