Look at what I found…
I was going through my boxes the other day and I happened to find an old sketchbook of mine that I barely used. I flipped through the pages and found this.
Pencil, 22.9 x 30.5cm multi-purpose Manila Paper
I can’t believe I totally forgot I drew this! I must have drawn this around the summer of 2006. The model is from one of the Glamour magazine pages. I don’t know why but I always practice with the photos from the Glamour magazines. haha. I also found this on another sketchbook.
Ink, Self-portrait 11″ x 14″
A self-portrait of me. haha! I must’ve done this really quick ’cause I wasn’t too concern on how my hands were drawn. haha. I think I did this some time in 2005 when I was living in Goosebay. It so fun to look back at old drawings especially the ones you forgot you did. haha.
At the moment, I’m working on a drawing using Copic Markers and Prismacolor Pencils. It’s going pretty well, I’m 80% done. I’ll try and get the 20% done some time today. haha. I’ll post it tomorrow if I’m done by then. =)
As I mentioned on my last post, I’ll be going on vacation real soon. We’ll be leaving Rankin on March 10th and won’t be back till April 11th. We are heading off to Calgary and we’ll be staying at our house in Chestermere which is just a town away. I’ve never seen the house since we purchased it last year, I’ve seen pictures, but never been inside. My brother has been living there since he moved back in July. So I’m pretty excited to see the house for the first time and get to see my brother too. haha. It’s funny we always go to Calgary for vacation, never Hawaii, New York, or Paris. haha Oh well. I can’t wait.
On Wednesday, we had a major power outage. The whole town was under State of Emergency after three out of four diesel electricity generators shutdown. It was pretty scary because with no power, our pipes could freeze and burst. So we had to keep a bit of water running. I read that about 70 homes, 10 per cent of Rankin’s Houses, were frozen solid even until now. Good thing we left the taps running.
What happened was that one of the four generators shutdown (around the 18th of Feb) and two of the generators ended up catching on fire that Wednesday. So the whole town ended up running on one generator.
The guy that was suppose to come and fix the generators was stuck in another town. The Airport there wouldn’t let him on the plane because they wanted the Hockey team go first. Pretty dumb, right? Especially concidering the Hockey Tournament was canceled. He ended up having to wait for the next flight out.
Power was going off and on. We spent the whole night practically in the dark. But Nunavut Power was able to give us about 4 hours of electricity on Thursday so that we can open up the store from 9:00am – 1:00pm for people to shop and stock up on food. The store was so jammed pack of people that we had to hurry to get everyone’s grocery put through before the 1’oclock deadline. It was pretty insane, I wished I had taken some pictures of it. You can read more about it here. (I know some of the people featured in that article! Goes to show how small the town I live in. haha)
One of the perks without electricity is that during that night we were able to enjoy the lunar eclipse, plus, we also got to see the Northern Lights! It was spectacular.
We have electricity now but we still have to be careful and conserve energy. We are still waiting for new generators to arrive from Edmonton and I heard that it won’t get fixed until next week. Well, that’s just a bit of Rankin Inlet news for ya! =) I’ll be on vacation in exactly two weeks! Hooray!
I waited almost a month for these. DickBlick ran out of the Copic Marker sets right after I ordered them so I had to wait several weeks till they got some on stock. But my other items arrived a week after my order, which is pretty fast, but a few items got damaged on the way. The ink I ordered exploded everywhere and slightly damaged a few items. I sent an email to Dickblick about it and they were happy enough to replace all of them with no charge. So I got a new bottle of ink, another 50 sheet marker pad and a sharpener in the mail too. Cool eh?
For those who do not know what Copic Markers are, they are a line from Japan and very popular with designers and illustrators (especially Manga artist). They are alcohol based, double-ended (brush nib, broad nib, etc), dries quickly and blends quite smoothly. Also, they are refillable, permanent and non-toxic.
These are my second set, Copic Sketch 72B, my first Copic set was a 36 set of Copic Original Marker that I bought on Ebay for about $140US. I would recommend doing a bit of research before you purchase one of these Copics markers as they are expensive and have different kinds. One single Copic marker can cost $5 – $6 each and sets can start from $100 – $300. Tria Pantone Marker are good too but they are also quite expensive but if you want a cheaper alternative try Prisma Markers.
If you would like more information about Copic Markers check out their main site http://www.copicmarkers.com. You can also do some research on Youtube.com or deviantart.com for reviews and tutorials. I highly recommend ordering from DickBlick.com if ever you decide ordering art supplies online.