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01 September 2018 @ 05:30 pm
First page done!  
I'm very happy to have finished my first page in my Bible and I'm thrilled with how it turned out. Well almost finished. I still have to add the gourd tip-in. I'll go out and get the paper for that tonight. But here's the page.

I had to go out to the store and get some individual grey pencils because my set I bought doesn't come with greys. That's very bad. I hadn't realized how much I actually use greys. So I used them in the storm and on the whale. I LOVE this whale. Every time I have drawn a sperm whale it has always come out nice. I don't know why I seem to have a knack for drawing them. Ok let me post a close up of this now.

Here's a close up. I tried to make the lightning white at first but didn't work. The gel pens don't write well on waxy pencil I found out. More on that later and how annoying it was. But the yellow glitter gel pen worked so it's now yellow lightning instead of white. If you look closely you'll see tiny Jonah as a black stick figure. I think I have vastly improved in coloring since I started this a few days ago. I think my blending is getting better. I need to practice it more. And my whale is awesome. I liked adding dots and details to him. The problem I had was I wanted to write the verse where it mentions a whale from the New TEstament. I wanted to write it in orange gel on the water but no color and no type of pen worked. I had to erase and it's still messed up. So I wrote most of it across the top and part at the bottom and still had a bit of a hard time with the pencil being too waxy for my pens. Last time this wasn't an issue. I don't know if using the white pencil as a blender messed everything up for pen writing. I'll have to keep this in mind for next time. So now only I can read my sloppy writing. Other than that I am very happy with how this turned out. Though I'm going through Job now I feel I should color that first page of Micah so it's balanced better. So that's it for now. If I remember anything else I'll edit this.

actipton80actipton80 on September 1st, 2018 10:02 pm (UTC)
little stick figure Jonah is funny. I like that drawing.
Desthagirion on September 1st, 2018 10:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Haha it's very funny to see a stick figure when everything else is detailed. I'm glad you liked this.
kabuldur: Asterkabuldur on September 2nd, 2018 08:26 am (UTC)
I'm very impressed with your whale drawing. Your shading is very good, too.

That is odd that the gel pens won't write in the pencil. Yes, it is waxy. I remember No 1 granddaughter drawing with a get pen over coloured pencil, so I wonder what has changed?

The trouble with coloured pencil or pastel is that you do need to go out and buy individual shades. You can't mix them like paints. You can blend them, though, as you have done.

Really loving your art work!
Desthagirion on September 2nd, 2018 11:19 am (UTC)
Thank you. I'm very happy with it. Most of it was fun but it did have some frustration.
It was very odd and annoying about the gel pens. I even tried an art writing pen and it didn't take.
I think I like these enough to save up for the complete set. Though they are expensive it's cheaper than buying the pencils one by one.
Thanks. I'm glad you liked it.
kabuldurkabuldur on September 3rd, 2018 09:17 am (UTC)
Yeah, I was thinking that it might be just as well to buy the whole set, because you might need other shades. No guarantee that you might never use some of them...
Desthagirion on September 3rd, 2018 11:57 am (UTC)
I'd have to force myself to draw stuff that requires other colors I don't usually favor.
kabuldurkabuldur on September 4th, 2018 10:27 am (UTC)
Well, you could come up with some interesting results if you did that!
jokerforeverjokerforever on September 2nd, 2018 10:19 pm (UTC)
This turned out very nice. The colors turned out pretty well here, I like the lush green and cold blue. The whale did turn out cool here, I like how it's posed, looks powerful indeed.
Des: Ophidius Artistthagirion on September 3rd, 2018 01:48 am (UTC)
Thank you. I tried to show that even at night there are different shades of blue in the water. This is something I noticed on the cruise ships. So fun to watch the lovely water go by. I'm glad you like him. Yeah he's ready to come up and eat Jonah. He's way bigger than a normal sperm whale too. This was a lot of fun to make.