No, it's not a spelling mistake, but it is intended to be a pun. It's been a pretty uninspiring week at work, certainly not one in which I felt the slightest amount of charisma, so I was ready for the usual Friday afternoon ramble with Louie The Beagle along the country bridleways and footpaths and the chance of a little bit of sketching.
After sitting pretty much idle for the best part of twenty years, I decided it was about time I used my much coveted Karisma coloured pencils. I only have a few left, about thirty or so, and some of them are very little more than half their original length, in some cases just stumps, but they're still very usable and full of that gorgeous soft rich colour that made them (and still does make them) sought after. I just wish I'd bought bucket loads of them when I had the chance :( Still, I do have my Coloursofts :) Here they are in all their glory:
Well that's enough rambling: here for your enjoyment is an A5 sketch using only Karisma pencils in a Daler Rowney wirebound sketchbook. The place is a few miles from home, somewhere between the towns of Huntingdon and St Ives. I completed the entire sketch on location in about forty-five minutes: long enough for Louie to take a break and enjoy the sunshine!
Have a good weekend!