Thursday, February 2, 2012

A Moment to Relax

sketch of mug
markers on paper
©2012 Stacy L. Rowan

I made myself hot chocolate tonight. Which is kind of ironic since the 60 degree, sunny weather we had today felt more like spring than winter. But there is something about a warm drink that gives me permission to sit and relax while I slowly sip my treat. And tonight I felt the need to relax.

I suppose I could, and maybe should, give myself that permission without the crutch of a warm, sweet concoction, but I never do.

Do you have a special treat that you indulge in when you want to relax? Or a ritual you follow that signals the start of your relaxation time? Feel free to share the details in the comments section.
While I was relaxing I decided to play with some markers I found recently while cleaning my studio.

The mug was drawn using a set of cool gray markers. There are 12 dual tipped markers in the set. I really enjoyed the wide range of values. The sketch below is a marker from this set, but was drawn with a markers from a different set.

sketch of a marker
markers on paper
©2012 Stacy L. Rowan

The second set of markers is made up of six brush tipped markers - 3 cool grays and 3 warm grays. I like the brush tips, but found myself wishing I had more intermediate values.


Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

its -3C outside, wish i had a hot chocolate lol

whats relaxing? :P

Stacy said...

-3C?!?! Brrrrrrr! You definitely need hot chocolate! I'd send you some but I think it would be cold by the time it got there. ;) Maybe you will have some time to relax once you are done with school. You can dream, right?!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

lol i wish, if i get into uni, i really wont know the meaning of the word :p