Thursday, November 14, 2013

The problem with the world is. . .

"The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubt, while the stupid people are full of confidence."  -  Charles Bukowski

Quick sketch with a black Stabilo pencil - did you know that Dina Wakley calls these "magic pencils"?
Look what happens when a little bit of water is added!  The pencil is designed to mark on most surfaces including glass and does amazing stuff when melted with the water.
First layer of paint added with paint markers.
Hair was colored with Neocolor Crayons - I always return to these fabulous sticks of water-soluble color!  Finished up by writing the quote with Gelli Roll Pen and Stabilo pencil.
She looks a bit creeped out by the tired critter (I filed down those dangerous, sharp teeth!)

CHECK IT OUT - One of my pics made it onto Julie's blog today!!
Linking to Art Every Day Month,

26 comments:

Lynn Cohen said...

Very kind of you to share your process. I love learning about new to me tools for making art. The quote made me smile. And the art is terrific!

Ayala Art said...

She is beautiful, and the quote so true....

Julie Jordan Scott said...

I love quotes by Bukowski - and added to you art it is even better. You make it seem so easy! :~)

Happy AEDM!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

She is so BEAUTIFUL and stylish too!
I like the little monster too!Happy PPF!

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Vicki Miller said...

I love the stained glass look to the painting and the quote is so true!

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Beautiful and perfect sketch for the quote! adorable project, Michelle!

www.dorissdaughter.com said...

Wonderful journal page and I love the quote! Its great to see the progression of your work and the colours give an abstract feel which works really well. Great work!

Netty said...

Smashing pages with a great quote, loving the strength of design with the girl. Happy PPF, Annette x

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Fida said...

LOVE it!

annkrier said...

I love those Neo Colors as well. They are especially great when you use bold lines as you have done here. She is beautiful and the little monster is sweet.

denthe said...

Would you believe that I've had a Stabilo-marker since a few months and still didn't use it ....? Now you've inspired me ;-) I love your girl, and the quote by Bukowski is fantastic!

SLScheibe said...

This is wonderful art with a strong sense of design. Lovely!

alarmcat said...

oh, the quote….sad but true!

this face is a real beauty…very nice

Jennifer Tough said...

Sad, but yes the quote is so true - and she's quite captivating. Love the colours as well. I'll have to get myself some of those magic crayons - still building my stash of art supplies (it'll never end will it?)
Have a great weekend

~jen

Linda said...

She's beautiful Michelle! I have those pencils in several colors thanks to Dina :). saw your sweet journal page at AJED too!

JoyCorcoran said...

I've recently used stabilo water soluble markers in my work but haven't tried the pencil yet. Will have to check that out. This is a compelling painting and I love her expression of bewilderment.

Judy Hartman said...

This is fabulous, and I love reading about your method! Very strong, compelling image!!

cmoh said...

Great piece. Love that you showed us some of your process, very inspiring.

Hugs
Caroline

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

I really like it when artist share their process. Thank you. I like the expression on her face.
Very nicely done.
Nicole/Beadwright

Catherine Constance said...

Love the quote and so true.. :) Your girlie is gorgeous, the colours really pop. Neocolours are fabulous.. :)

Irene Rafael said...

The quote is perfect and I enjoyed seeing your process. I, too, love the Neocolors and carry them with me just in case I need some color in my life.

Viola said...

Oh this work is beautiful! =)
Stablo pencils.. I've used one called Fountain pens.. which you blend out with water.. but I don't know if they do the same work..
:)

Viola said...

I menat Stabilo..
and by reading what you wrote once again I now see you're talking about a pencil.. so then it's quite another thing than my Fountain pen :))

Jez said...

I haven't heard of the Stabilo Marker pencil, but I shall look out for it now, it sounds exciting. As for the Neocolour Crayons, I keep reading about them on people's blogs, but resisting yet another kind of medium to add to the ever-growing pile, but seeing your lovely lady I think I'm about to give in and buy some.
Thanks for sharing the process - I love to learn about new methods from generous people like yourself.

elespaciocreativodenora said...

Your pages are gorgeous. I love your style. Beautiful work!!

Have a great day!
Nora

Cindy D. said...

Love the quote! Neat technique. She is so pretty! I love that sideways look, a bit cautious and hesitant.