Tuesday, January 24, 2006
For what it's worth....
There is an old Air Force saying called "screw the pouch". This phrase was applied to a pilot who augered their aircraft into the ground or otherwise lost their aircraft. Their survival was not mandatory.
I thought the phrase might be fitting on this occasion since I was painting my dog and I am ,in fact, alive.
The color got away from me completely. I used a Pilot G5 gel pen to do the underdrawing. I LOVE this pen and the way it flows ink onto the paper. What I didn't realize was that it isn't waterproof. So when I started to add the paint I ended up with dark gobs of value instead of the precise area of color that I was hoping for.
I thought that fixative would solve the problem, but I am totally out. Can't believe that either. I'm NEVER short on supplies. Just goes to show you how much corporate life has distracted me lately.
Oh well, lessons learned.