Since I have the best husband ever, I now also have the most awesome markers ever! For our 23-month wedding anniversary, MrE Bought me the giant pack of Prismacolor brush tip artist markers i have been lusting after! I tested them out on my palette page and can’t wait to use them on some sweet new doodles.
So many markers…*drool*
I also got a teeny tiny Moleskine notebook to start doing tiny doodles when the mood strikes me.
I’ve been branching out into different subjects, as you may have noticed in past doodles. There is an artist I really admire, Kirby Rosanes, who does some truly ridiculous and awesome art. I took a page out of his Moleskine, ha, and tried something steampunk:
Just wind him up and set him loose.
Compared to Kirby, this little dude is but a meager steampunk baby. This is probably a doodle topic I will return to in the future.
I should have guessed right away that the state flower of Kansas would be the wild sunflower. I mean, sunflowers are the only really awesome thing about driving through what is an otherwise unremarkable state (at least from the highway). Sunflowers are such happy flowers and it was easy drawing this particular doodle. After I drew the outline, I realized I needed a color that I did not have, so MrE took a trip out to find markers. It just happened to be labor day when we went shopping which means that Michael’s had 50 percent off one item, huzzah! This made me feel less guilty about buying really, really expensive markers:
Golden orange: not orange like a pumpkin, orange like a sunset:
Regularly $9. For. One. Marker.
We also got a set of grey Prismacolors which I am very excited to experiment with. I have one grey sharpie that I love, so I think I’ll be able to do some really cool doodles with a whole bunch of different tones of grey.
Do not buy without a coupon or risk surrendering limbs.
The splurge on the orange was worth it though. It put down ink beautifully and was the perfect bright sunflower yellow I needed:
Sunflower, you rock! Kansas….we forgive you for being kind of boring.
I still have a few birthday cards to draw and a very special get well card for my friend, Kyla. Wish me luck!