#topnine2018 It’s nice to know the little bit of art work I do goes noticed. I let go of #artsnacks but maybe this means I should pick it back up. It really helped me be creative even just once a month. #topnine
I got my December @artsnacks box this week, and the #artsnackschallenge was to create a gift wrap design using all of the materials that came in the box. I didn't have sheets of paper large enough to really create a wrapping paper (although I am designing gift wrap to release next year), so I decided to make a silvery moon gift bag. I'll admit, when I saw how monochromatic all of my materials were, I was a little discouraged. But then I saw this as an opportunity to challenge myself beyond the world of color.
The top grouping of materials are what came in my box, and the bottom group are extras I already had. Let me tell you, the silver @krinknyc marker is the most intensely-saturated yet quickest drying marker I have ever used. KRINK is a popular permanent paint marker brand used by street and graffiti artists. You pump the nib to saturate the marker―you can even pool the ink. I quickly pooled the ink on a separate sheet and sacrificed an old paint brush to add texture to the moon. I had to move fast because it's really quick drying―sort of like spray paint. You can see the shine a lot better in the second one photo. Each marker is hand made. This single marker alone retails for $12.
Other materials in the box were a draughting pencil (used to sketch my layout), a gray @tombowusa water soluble brush pen (used to create depth on the moon), and four @fabercastellglobal artist pens (for the leaves and branches).
I also used cheap white watercolor as the base of the moon and my @princetonbrush to make the shape. The stars are formed by the @sakuraofamerica gel pen I got from art snacks last month.
It took a while since I was busy with NaNoWriMo and prep for it, but this is what I came up with for the October #artsnacks box. It turned out okay but I really did NOT have a good time working on it unfortunately. The colors were really uninspiring, both the pink paint pen and gel pen didn't work very well, and the black pen kept mixing in with both of them too. The fine liners were about the only product in the box that I'd use again. Most of the time I enjoy artsnacks but this was a complete dud for me. #doodle
I spent Saturday afternoon with @mellypereda and @geen82 at the Art Snacks event hosted by @artistcraftsman_miami in Miami. I had an amazing time hanging out and drawing with other artists (that’s you, @daniellekellerart! I really enjoyed seeing all your beautiful color work!😁). A good time and coffee shots was had by all. I look forward to other events like this in the future! I absolutely must do more to nurture that creative side! #artsnacks#snackndraw
My December @artsnacks came in today and I fell in love with the SILVER Krink paint marker the moment I tested it out. By the way, this is my first art box challenge. And, because my beautiful daughter loves them, I drew her an adorable elephant.
Swipe left to see a kitten model with what’s in the box:
•set of 4 Pitt Artist 👩🎨 Pens by Fabre-Castell
•Krink Paint Marker K-75
•Tombow Fudenosuke Colors Purple Brush Pen •General’s Draughting Pencil
I realized too late that I could have tried to use the Tombow purple brush pen as a wash since it’s water based so I may do another challenge later.
M I A M I ! Thank you to everyone who came out to the Snack’n’Draw event at @artistcraftsman_miami ❤️ Your community is so talented, friendly, and completely obsessed with art supplies! To those near and far, thank you x1000. #artsnacks#snackndraw#acscommunity