Sunday, August 13, 2006

Don't panic!

you might have visited this page only to find it very white very plain and quite different to what it was, don't worry, it had just been a while since i'd updated it last, and i thought it could benefit from a bit of a revamp. I'm going to make bits and pieces to put on it, so if you find it changes a bit more over the next little while then thats why.

Other news is that i finally had to buy new pencils, a black and a white as mine had worn down to stubs, so i found that Rennies in Liverpool sold Derwents as open stock. I bought the two i needed and they seemed to be just the same as the ones i had used previously albeit in jazzier coloured outsides. When i came to use the black it went on very much like eyeliner, with gooey black fudgeyness which smudged, was impossible to rub out or blend and was generally horrible. The white seems alright, but then how wrong can you go with white?

In desperation i have been using a makeshift pencil holder to support the stub of my old pencil, but then last night, my mum mentioned that she had some very very old derwents and that there might be a black or a white among them. I had a look and hoorah there were two blacks and one white!! Now to get all worked up about pencils might seem a bit sad, but if the things which make a portrait (eyes, nose, highlights, shadows) all depend on using black and white, its crippling not to have them to hand! So if you are about to order a portrait then fear not...i have good old fashioned pencils with which to draw it, and it wont end up looking a dogs dinner! :D


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