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Animorphia Mandrill

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Had to post a pic of this which I finished at the weekend.  I am so happy with it.  It was a heap of fun to colour,  as you can probably guess I really like this book. 

It’s crazy how a monkey can be this colour in real life,  I had no idea until I googled it!

I learnt the cloud technique from a friend,  it’s so effective and really easy to do.

Animorphia Rocks

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I’m working on the leopard from Animorphia at the moment.  I really love this book it’s so much fun colouring the doodles.

I’m trying not to finish it too quickly as I am in hospital for the day Thursday and want to take it with me.  I will be hooked up to a drip for 7 hours getting my chemo and I will need something to do to stop me going nuts from boredom!

So far I have used caran d’ache luminance pencils,  prismacolor and polychromos.  A little bit of gold and silver gel pen too.

I’m a One Trick Pony!

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I was checking out my colouring books last night and these are my favourites.  Can you see a theme going on here LOL

I love doodles.  Any colouring book with doodles and I want it, they are so much fun.  I think the combination of a regular picture with doodles on it keeps me engaged and interested.  I can get caught up for hours colouring in those little critters and once i’m done I feel really relaxed and realise that I haven’t thought about my health or pain once.  It’s almost like I go into a meditive state.

I have realsed that im not really interested in my other colouring books, I just want to colour doodles.  It’s official, I am a one trick pony!

Am I Nuts To Spend $300 On A Set Of pencils?

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Colouring is my hobby, I love it and its very good for my mental health.  It makes me happy. I dont drink or smoke or spend my money on anything else. I now have a heap of great colouring books and supplies but I want to get this amazing set of Faber Castell pencils in a wooden box.   This set is beautiful and amazing and will last years but as with any high quality art item it is expensive.

I think I can justify spending this sort of money for colouring, having the best quality pencils makes it so much more fun and you get a much better result.  This is my latest WIP from Animorphia which is my favourite book.  See how these beautiful pencils make the colours pop (I have a few singles).

Yep these are definately next on my purchase list and that wooden box is just gorgeous!

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Testing the Faber Castell Albrecht Durer Pencils

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I bought a few Faber Castell Albrecht Durer watercolour pencils to add to my Prismacolor range of colours.  They are not as soft as the prismas but this means you are not sharpening them every 2 minutes like the prismas so they should last a lot longer.  You can use them wet or dry and they are vibrant and nice to colour with.  I like the idea of having the option of using them wet if I want to, nice to have the choice.

I’m working on an Animorphia piece at the moment, last night I used the Durers and used some Vaseline for blending.  I was very impressed with the performance of the pencils so I’m certainly going to invest in a set.  The Vaseline was fun to use, it made the pencils silky smooth and gave a nice finish.

As with any high quality art item they are expensive, but you really do get what you pay for.  These bad boys really deliver.  Now to save for a set!