Sunday, February 7, 2016

Pink Study Week 2

For week 2 of my pink study, I used the prompts from #yayeveryday2016 by I Like Cats. It was definitely a challenge, especially trying to draw with my right hand, but fun too!

Day 7: Draw with other hand. As a kid I could write with both hands, but I'm out of practice. It was easier to draw with pencil than to go over it in marker.

Day 6: Hugs. I love hugging my kiddo! She's just too cute!

Day 5: Coffee, coffee, coffee. I really wasn't feeling this day, but I do love coffee.

Day 4: all eyes on you. This is how I feel sometimes going out in public with brightly colored hair. Kids especially like to point and state how I obviously have pink hair....

Day 3: pom pom. I had no idea what to do for this day, but I've always wanted to make a pom pom garland to go in my little studio space. Also, the way I wear my hair kinda looks like pom pom's. This is me working + watching Shadowhunters....don't ask me why I keep watching it, it's awful.

Day 2: constellation. I decided to switch over to my new sketchbook for this day, and instantly regretted it. The paper is awful! It just absorbs all the ink + bleeds like crazy. I found a couple of old moleskine cashiers that I will use up until I can find the kind of paper I'm looking for.

Day 1: new beginnings. New month = a new book for book club. We are reading Big Magic, but I'm only on like page 5....

I have to say I am not loving copics, but maybe it's because I haven't found the right paper. I also wanted to use Copic Ciao markers, but they didn't carry them at Hobby Lobby + Dick Blick was sold out of the individual colors.

I'm currently using Copic sketch in R81 (Rose Pink), RV04 (Shock Pink), RV55 (Hollyhock), + RV14 (Begonia Pink). I also grabbed one Winsor & Newton pigment marker, but I definitely don't like the way it writes on the paper I have.

Let me know your favorite markers + sketching paper for ink. xo


  1. I am also addicted to the awfulness that is Shadowhunters. It really is a perfect storm of bad.

    1. haha! I'm glad I'm not the only one...I read book one so far, but I'm not sure if I am really that invested to read the whole series. >_<

  2. Whenever I watch people on Youtube using Copic markers they look super nice, so I'm surprised that you're not loving them. I haven't used them but I'm interested to see if you like them better with different paper. Anyway, your illustrations are awesome as always!

    1. Thank you! I watch people using them on YouTube too! They make it look easy + beautiful. I'm hoping with time + the right paper I will start loving them. :)

  3. I don't think I've ever been more addicted to a TV show that is so bad. My BFF have a weekly date to watch Shadowhunters and every time it ends we ask ourselves why we continue, yet also wanting more. So strange!!

    I've found that I like using my Copic markers best on either Mixed Media paper or Bristol board. I feel like I get a tiny bit of bleeding/spreading, but it's hardly noticeable unless I'm saturating the area in ink. I'm still learning how to get a smooth look when filling in a large's tricky to not have it turn in to a streaky mess! Have you tried specific Marker Paper? I have some that is supposedly best for alcohol ink markers and I actually hate it. I can't get them to blend well at all and it just looks splotchy! So I would definitely try out some different paper types. I hope you find one that works for you!