During this transaction time, I'm writing a smaller article than usual. Next month, you can expect one with much more information, such as single line drawing. See you then.
Doing art can be expensive. Within the past twenty years, I have witnessed the rise of paper products alone go from reasonable to absolutely ridiculous. I used to buy 20 x 30 watercolor paper for around $3.00 a sheet, today it's over $8.00. Wow, more than doubled. In these times we have to find ways to save money. Some may be sitting right inside your house.
Let's stop in the kitchen.
Dish drying mat
A couple of years ago, I was washing dishes and put them on one of those dish drying mats and then, I had an inspiration. Why not use the mat to wipe my brush when painting? I've been doing that ever since. I also use the mat to clean my erasers from left over graphite. It's a perfect companion to my work table. Yes, when it gets to dirty, I just put it in the laundry.
Clear plastic cutting boards: are perfect palettes and easy to wash after your project is done.
Large make-up brushes: are good for as art brushes to clear debris, cheap at Dollar Tree, Target
- One-point perspective, two point perspective
- More one-point perspective: clouds, fences, arches
- More two-perspective: buildings, animals
- Perspective in nature
- Surprise project