Monday, February 23, 2009

Play Me Some Art Supplies

A few months ago my brother-in-law, Jay showed interest in picking up the guitar again. I lent him my Fender acoustic so he could get his licks back while saving up for a guitar of his own. Last week he had enough cash to get one so we drove down to Guitar Center. We played many guitars and he finally settled on this Epiphone.


This Saturday I received a Fed-Ex envelope from Dick Blick art supplies. I hadn't ordered anything so I couldn't figure out what it was. Upon opening it I was surprised to find it was a gift certificate. It was from Jay with a note thanking me for lending him my guitar and helping him pick out one of his own. I was like a kid in a candy store and set myself up with some drawing supplies for cartooning that should last me quite some time.


I ordered a mess of Faber Castell Pitt artist pens with various nib sizes.



I also ordered a bunch of non-photo blue pencils. These are great because when you photocopy your inked drawing, the pencil lines don't show up which saves you from having to erase all of your sketching.


I ordered this neat spinney thing to hold all of the pens and pencils.



Thank you very much Jay and practice those chords!



Speaking of cartooning, here are a couple of more drawings I've done for my class. This one I did of my instructor giving us some advice.

This one is an exercise showing motion. Not sure what he is running to or from, but whatever it is, he's in a hurry.


3 comments:

KATHY said...

WOW! HOW FUN TO HAVE THAT GIFT CERTIFICATE! LOOKS LIKE YOU PICKED SOME EXCELLENT ART TOYS :)
I LOVE THE DRAWINGS, ALTHOUGH NOT TOO SURE YOUR TEACHER WILL APPRECIATE HIS ROUNDNESS. THE SKETCHES ARE REALLY GOOD THOUGH!

Kathy Prario said...

There is an awful lot of talent in this family. Drawings are great David. Look forward to more of them. Kath

freebird said...

What a great surprise for you. It's nice to know you are really, truly appreciated isn't it?

Good idea about those blue pencils. I like the idea of not worrying about erasing lines sometimes.