I know it probably seems to a non-artsy person that this is way more choice than a person would ever need, but trust me, it's not! I love having a lot of choices in the blues, greens, reds and pinks, but where it really is helpful to me is all the warm fleshy tones and the array of browns. These are so wonderful for doing faces and hair, which is something I totally enjoy!
The thing that put me over the edge in choosing this brand over Prismacolor is that they are oil, rather than wax, which means you do not get that "bloom" that happens when you put it on heavily. Also, this brand supposedly breaks less while sharpening, as they are glued all the way through. I already broke one on my 3rd day, but I think the problem was a jam in my manual sharpener. Time will tell, I suppose, but in the meantime, I'm loving how smoothly they color and the richness of the colors.
Hubby asked me to do something for Easter "with eggs...and bunnies" so I did this "slightly tangled" one for him.
I didn't leave purely tangled designs behind at all. Here is just one of my recent ones.
Oh, I almost forgot that I did this this little one in ink and colored pencil. She's based on a 1950's paperdoll of the Jinny doll.
Over the next few days I plan to also make up a batch of caramel sauce and some hot fudge sauce. I've made these before and they make smaller batches, which I do NOT plan to can. We'll probably eat it all up on Saturday :) I may, if I have time, make some strawberry topping, as well. I haven't done that before, but it looks simple and will certainly beat the heck out of anything you could buy in the store. Yay, ice cream party!