January is coming to an end. Truthfully, I’m glad. I’ve spent most of this month sick and injured, respectively. The first half of this month I had the flu. Just a few days after having completely recovered from the flu, I somehow managed to injure my back. Though not a serious injury it has left me combating pain, daily.
On Friday, after school, I went to one of my favorite coffee shops, so that I could eat something and take my pain medicine. I often go to this coffee shop to draw, but because of my back injury, I hadn’t gone there in few days. I hadn’t drawn for much of the week, by this point. I decided, “No more. It’s time to get back in the game.” I realized that I shouldn’t wait to be 100% to start drawing again. Convalescence had already begun. I was well enough to work for eight hours, so I knew I was perfectly capable of drawing, as well.
I searched for the drawing I had started working on but soon realized that it was in different book than the one I actually had with me. I didn’t want to use untinted graphite on yellow paper but that’s what I had so that’s what I used. I decided to take the opportunity to use a few of the new pencils that I had bought and I wasn’t disappointed! These Derwent pencils are called “Onyx.” I found them to be strong and durable. While drawing this rose, I didn’t have to sharpen these pencils once! Maybe that’s why they’re called Onyx:-)