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It had to be a rainbow feather ~ watercolour pencils and pen quick sketch.

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I swear I make these prompts harder than they need to be on myself.

It’s safe to say that pointillism is not my thing, at least in the pen drawing sense, which is what I went for in response to this week’s prompt. I have absolute respect for people that draw this way on a regular basis. I’m pretty sure they are crazy but they do have my respect.

I decided to draw something simple and mundane with my Faber-Castell PITT artist pens. I grabbed a paintbrush from my desk and set to work. It was hard going. Building up dots was difficult for me. The natural instinct to sweep in shading and blend with my hands like I would with charcoal overwhelming and not being able to swirl colour around? It was so far from the norm of my practice I nearly gave up on it.

I did finish the drawing though and I’m pretty happy with the end result. I think that if I had enjoyed the process more I probably would have spent longer building up and blending the dots but I was very aware of not wanting to do too much to it after all that time making dots. In the end sometimes, for me at least, it’s better to just stop and take what I’ve created and the lessons I learned from it than keep pushing for improvements that could well ruin what I’ve already done.

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