I read a post recently about copic pens, and looking into them I was really excited – professional illustrators alcohol based felt pens that you can do a solid block of colour with and blend like inks.
I looked on amazon and they were about £5 each. There was a kit of about 400 of them that cost £1600! eek. I decided it would be an expensive habit and I shouldn’t get any.
Then today i wandered into “the works” (which is a discount stationers and bookshop) and found that they had something very similar available for 99p per pen! The joy!
I drew these with idea of adding gold leaf to them as highlights – but gold leaf is a lot harder to use than I expected! I was expecting it to rub on like letraset but you need to glue it on and it’s so fragile .. I can’t imagine being able to neatly draw starts etc at this scale. I’ve bought some gold ink instead but it hasn’t arrived yet!