In it, Carla Sonheim1 showed her technique for using Sharpie markers on cardboard. It seems pretty straightforward, right up until she uses a white oil pastel to scribble over big black areas...and they turn blue right in front of your eyes. It's like magic, folks. Seriously.
Last night, this was both a fun exercise for me, and a reminder of my Stuff Manifesto. With just three things -- a sharpie, a pastel, and some cardboard -- you can make really nifty stuff. You don't need to drop a load of money to practice, and even in practice, you can make good stuff.
(Granted, then I dropped a wad of cash at Blick because of a sale on markers and canvases, but those were wants, not needs.) :)
Make what you can, with what you have. Make all the things. Practice and play.
That's really what it's all about.
1) by the way, if you ever have a chance to take a class with Carla, do it. Everything I've ever taken by her has been amazing, accessible, and has never failed to teach me a whole slew of new things. She's amazing.