I don’t know about you, but I love to see what others create with their Colored Pencils. I wanted to do the same. I know it is not all about the tools, but if you want good results you have to have good tools. I did some Internet research and narrowed it down to 2 brands: Prismacolor & Polychromos. Due to their availability in Europe and some reported Quality Issues on the Prismas I ordered a full set of Polychromos.
I got all exited when my full set of Polychromos arrived. It took a while for me to open the package and than I was just staring at them. They were all the same length and all with the same sharp Point, and OHHHH how they smelled. I was in Artist-Heaven. But wait: they were not Perfect! The Labeld were all up and down. So I touched them gently, a Little scared to destroy this perfect Moment and rolled them all until the Names faced up.
Now it was Perfect!
I was overwhelmed. I didn’t knew where to start! No, the Problem was not, that I hadn’t had ideas for drawings. I had plenty of them but these colored sticks in front of me were total strangers. I didn’t knew how they would behave, how they worked and how the Colors would look like. I didn’t knew which paper they would prefer and what their favorite technique would be. Like I mentioned: total strangers.
It was up to me changing that. But how?
Should I just start with one of my ideas? No, since we were strangers I was not shure if the result would be good. And if it didn’t work out I would get discouraged. There had to be another way! And soon I had the Idea of doing a Color Chart (Topic of next weeks Blog)
How did you feel, holding / seeing your Pencils for the first time?