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what an expensive waste
why do crappy artists who dont shade ANYTHING anyways buy prismacolored pencils. its not the pencils that are going to make you draw better, not to mention youre wasting a lot of money on something youre not even using properly. shade shade shade..we love to shade....
also i notice a lot of people tend to GRIND the prismas into the paper to get a "solid" look. you dont need to press that hard really, not to mention theyre rather soft so youre breaking off a lot more than youre using and have a chance of damaging the "lead" on the inside, preventing future use of the pencil *a pain i know all too well from improperly storing mine*

im hesitant to replace my prismas cuz theyre so expensive and i often catch myself thinking "Thorn? are you REAAAALLY going to use this? dont you want to practice with something a little less expensive so you dont fuck up?"

but then again, when i first started face painting i bought the most expensive stuff rather than the watery kind, even though i was a beginner. but also thats a helluva lot different. if you buy the inexpensive stuff, people tend to have an allergic reaction to it, not to mention it doesnt stick on =P youre better off buying the expensive stuff cuz theres a huge difference in quality/texture.

as far as colored pencils go, i find that crayolas work just fine when youre just trying to "color" something for colorings sake, but for shading, prismas are wonderful. so..stick with the basics if youre a "coloring book" artist. my word of advice. youll save money that way.

Thorn, the money-grubbing art whore

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westly From: westly Date: May 21st, 2003 09:44 pm (UTC) (Link)

RoseArt, cheap ass fun

Rose art rocks. Five bucks for a billion pencils. ::Nods::

Not to mention Joe Rosalles owes me a doodle for a set I gave to him at AC02...O.o ::Grins:: I'll track him down for it. ::laughs::

Come to the cheap, but dark side!

jaxxblackfox From: jaxxblackfox Date: May 21st, 2003 10:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm cheap. I use photoshop for any pic' I want to slap with quick color or want to attempt comic book or cell style coloring. That way, I only use my hard-to-find prismas when I want to use my prismas, for serious pieces... X3
vivadawolf From: vivadawolf Date: May 21st, 2003 10:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think I liked..Prang. Soft..*o*

But since I'm used to prismas and then switch to something cheaper, its always "WTF POS YOU DON'T BLEND!" .....and end up going back to prismas. :|

Crayolas are awesome because theres a lot of colors for ..waaay cheaper than highquality stuff.
katarina42 From: katarina42 Date: May 21st, 2003 10:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
*snerks at Thorn calling herself an art whore*

I've used several different kinds of colored pencils in my life. I used the Faber-Castell kind for most of my childhood. They were cheap and worked well, but had very little in terms of color availability. Then in high school, a friend bought me a set of Crayola pencils. There was a much better selection of colors, but they were waxy and hard to work with. Then I discovered Prismas. Choirs of angels sang and I was bathed in the light of knowledge. Or not.

Remember, like you said, you pay for what you get. Even if you're just practicing, getting acquainted with good media and how to properly use it is better than wasting your time on an inferior product, playing with it, then having to relearn how to use the medium when you upgrade to better quality. *shrugs*

But then, what do I know? I'm just the "queen of colored pencils", as a few people have called me ;)
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: May 21st, 2003 10:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
hey! i think i called you that you nerd! =) *huggles*

yeah youre right. im just pissy about people who make NO effort to get better. theyre just like "look at what i colored, Ma! and i wasted your money doing it!" *posts on the fridge*
katarina42 From: katarina42 Date: May 21st, 2003 10:21 pm (UTC) (Link)


You're not the first one to call me that then, because I recall a few others, too ^_^

It is annoying when people think that if they start using the media that the better artists use that their skills will automatically improve. You see it all over the place - Photoshop, Wacom, Prisma colors, Trias... If you are a good artist and you want to, you could make a masterpiece using crayons and tin foil. Yes, better media helps your end product look nicer, but only if you already know what you're doing.

But then, my new Trias automatically make my art better ;)
From: tiffalynx Date: May 22nd, 2003 09:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow that first paragraph was painful to read. Treat you prismacolors right! I can't live without them...or my ruler
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