Posts Tagged ‘Clown’

This is a sloppily cleaned up drollery.

Title: Evil Clown Balloon, et al
Size: about 15 x 4 cm.
Equipment: Parker 51, Noodler’s black. I’ll have to use something else for a while soon, getting a little repetitive.
Computer alteration: enlarging and using “erase”, then changing the size. That’s about as advanced I get. Maybe I should remove this heading?
Paper: Rhodia.
Inspiration: pure drollery. A post on why I prefer the word “drollery” to “doodle” coming up (I know they are not synonyms).
Notes: I get bored with working with pictures in the computer. I have played with the thought of getting a drawing board ever since I begun being able to afford one but I believe it would be wasted on me. I want the colours alive and staining my fingers.
Important notice: Note how the kid with the evil balloon is sad, and the one with the happy balloon is happy. I am not sure why I made them that way, since the evil balloon seem more interesting to have than the other one, which looks rather stupid. I like the pince-nez on the evil clown.
Reading tips I recently bought the book “Clowns and Tricksters” by on AbeBooks. Good service, as always. There is surprisingly few books about clowns, the history and art, etc. An acquaintance of mine went to clown school for some weeks a while ago and she really inspired me to learn more about clowns. I’d love some book recommendations, haven’t been able to find any really good ones browsing around by myself. The Wikipedia article seem good, but I’d like a proper book to read.
In other news I. Have. Found. Clairefontaine. Paper. In. The. Very. Small. Local. Bookshop!!! I am very soon going to make their day and buy about everything they have stocked.
Also, bad news, I think I am not going to be able to participate in the Noodler’s Competition. There is quite simply not enough time. I am going to give it one more chance after this weekend, though. I’d at least like to honor it by doing something, as I think it is a marvellous idea and I absolutely love Noodler’s Ink.

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