I've been drooling over the beautiful coloring of Marika Rahtu for a long time. She is an incredible artist. I'm in awe of her talent. Like fan girl awe. When I grow up, I want to be her.
In her blog posts she often demonstrates using Faber Castell Polychromos pencils on her images. I've always been tempted to try them.
I have and love my Prismacolor pencils, so I hesitated. And hesitated. But I played with a few of the open stock pencils at my local art store the other day and fell hard. So I ordered a set. They were on my doorstep when I came home from the hospital.
Aren't they beautiful? I love coloring mediums. All of them. But these might just be my favorite. They are incredibly creamy and vivid, and blend easier than Prismas. And you don't need Gamsol or OMS and blending stumps.
I had to play. (Shhhh. I'm supposed to be working on my taxes.)
This Altenew Peony Bouquet set arrived today too, from Butterfly Reflections Ink. (Can I just say how incredible fast their shipping is??? Amazingly fast. Seriously. Thanks so much Vanessa!)
It took me longer to cut out the peony mask to stamp the leaves than it did to color this. These oil-based pencils are so smooth and easy... Unreal.
I don't think the taxes are getting done tonight either.