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Tresvansdrake

Title: An unfinished Three-tailed dragon.
Size: 18 cm from eartip to end-of-middle-tail (Well, the left-most tail if you follow them closely).
Computer alteration: None.
Paper: Clairefontaine 90 g.
Inspiration: This three-tailed dragon have been giving me the sad eye for several months now, hanging out in the very front of my notebook and making me feel guilty for not completing him. It started with an idea of a faerie-dragon with a plait of three tails (what would YOU do if you had three tails? Plait them, of course!).
Notes: I decided to do things in the proper order and made a graphite sketch (I really, really dislike the word “sketch”. “Graphite” is pretty, though). Filled it out some with the Parker EF (now with J Herbin Perle Noir, which isn’t as black as I’d wish, but annoyingly the first black ink that works very well in the capricious piece of pen). Added the purple (Diamine Damson) shadowing on a (severely misguided) whim. Now I/he is stuck. So, I thought I’d give him some notoriety and see if anything happened.
Upcoming: I am not quite sure. RPGnow-project developing nicely, as is Life in general.

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Sockbird 8

Title: Baby Purple
Size: cut from A6.
Equipment: Parker 51 EF, B. Noodler’s Black. Diamine Damson. Waterwashed with W&N Kolinsky brush.
Computer alteration: Scanned, a bit more brightened and heightened contrast than the other birds. For good or bad? Not sure, I think I might have gone a bit overboard.
Paper: Clairefontaine 90g.
Inspiration: Lost socks and the birds responsible.
Notes: as I think I might have mentioned, the purple birds are very shy. Especially when small and vulnerable. They also suffer from the misconception that they are invisible when they hide their head in their socks. This is not true, but partially effective since no predator could ever hurt something this cute.
Important notice: I adore his little tail!
In other news: I’m not going to Stockholm for work. Oh, well. Since there is no real possibility of going further north in Sweden, I guess I am still heading south. I have narrowed it down to just a couple possibilities now.
The future of the sockbirds: up ahead is the very second and the very third sockbird I made. They are more like sketches than proper birds, but I think the bird-ancestors deserve their place in the blog as well.
Upcoming: See above. Also, around Christmas/Saturnalia/New years I am happy to be able to present Hemlo to you. Hemlo is something made of clay. I cannot say any more, since my fiance is the recipient of Hemlo (and frightfully good at guessing which gifts he is going to recieve).

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Title: Red Chief
Size: cut from A6.
Equipment: Parker 51 EF, B. Noodler’s Black. Diamine Poppy Red (somehow more orangey than usual, probably because of pen contamination). Waterwashed with W&N Kolinsky brush.
Computer alteration: Scanned, slightly brightened and heightened contrast.
Paper: Clairefontaine 90g.
Inspiration: Lost socks and the birds responsible.
Notes: Red Chief is strong and brightly coloured. I like how his sock is sort of twisted.
Important notice: The Red Chief is not as goblinoid as the Green Leader. Instead, he is extra colourful and… …robust.
Upcoming: Next up, Baby Green!
In other news: I recently discovered I have an iron deficiency, which explains some of the tiredness and general uneasieness I have been feeling recently. Back on track with substitution therapy, but it will be a while until I feel up to par again, I guess.

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Title: Baby Red
Size: cut from A6.
Equipment: Parker 51 EF, B. Noodler’s Black. Diamine Poppy Red (somehow more orangey than usual, probably because of pen contamination). Waterwashed with W&N Kolinsky brush.
Computer alteration: Scanned, slightly brightened and heightened contrast.
Paper: Clairefontaine 90g.
Inspiration: Lost socks and the birds responsible.
Notes: This is a very young Sockbird. This is how they start out, hatching in a sock. They grow a lot, ending up with the sock in their beak like the Librarian.
Important notice: AWWW!
Upcoming: There is a Baby Green and a Baby Purple upcoming.
In other news: I have changed the ink in the “red” Parker 51 to Noodler’s Red Rattler for the moment. I have a theory that the nib lays down such a thin (F-M) line that the colour easily gets a washed out look if it isn’t heavily (and I mean heavily) pigmented. A wet nib would give a deeper, nicer colour. Can a nib be too frugal with colour? The nib on this particular Parker is very smooth – but only at a certain spot. I am not best friends with it yet. I also want to add that my preparations for my professional exam and interview is going well at the moment. Looking forward to making more updates, possibly as soon as the upcoming weekend.

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Dedicated to my mother

Title: The Hoarder
Size: cut from A6.
Equipment: Several Parker 51. Noodler’s Black. Diamine Damson, R&K Alt Goldgrün, Diamine Poppy Red. Sloppily waterwashed.
Computer alteration: Scanned, slightly brightened and heightened contrast. Just to get rid of a bit of graininess (ehm…).
Paper: Clairefontaine 90g.
Inspiration: Lost socks and the birds responsible.
Notes: So, I got inspired by the first sockbird. Soon I had several sockbirds that I didn’t know what to do with. Alas, a drawer of sockbirds. Love that jamble of puns. More of them are on their way (puns as well as Sockbirds).
Important notice: I am very well aware that birds don’t have navels. This is not a bird. This is a sockbird.
In other news: I have 20 followers! Great, you are all very welcome.
Upcoming: More sockbirds. Sockbirds will become a recurring theme in the weeks and months to come. I am thinking maybe some sort of “Sockbirds for charity” in the future? I’d have to be prepared to give them new homes, though. Hm… The bird above is already adopted by my mother. Small steps, small steps.

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Title: The Return of the Mutated Green Hippie Duck
Computer alteration: Scanned, minimized and birghtness/contrast manipulated a little.
Notes: for more info look at the post below. This image is added for comparison, illustrating how different a drawing becomes when scanned with a good scanner vs photographed with a low capacity web camera. Now, I know very well that you all are aware of this already, but still. This version is of course more true to the original. Look especially at the legs, the camera really couldn’t handle the hatching (sic?). I like the glasses better on the first version, though. A warmer, softer coulour.

Upcoming: now, I guess I have to do a “Revenge of the Mutated Green Hippie Duck” as well?

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Groovy…

Title: Mutated Green Hippie Duck
Size: about 4×8 cm
Equipment: trusty Parker 51s. Diamine Damson, Noodlers Black and R&K Alt Goldgrün. I haven’t brought that many pens and inks with me, so expect the following posts to continue with this equipment.
Computer alteration: unusually much for me. Photographed with my macbook, then cleaned up surroundings, used the smudge tool to even out the colour and also altered brightness and contrast. Honestly think I wouldn’t have had to do all this if I had been able to scan in the picture… Would be intresting to add a scanned picture of the same drawing when I get back from my vacation. Scanned pic will look better.
Paper: Clairefontaine Sketch paper 90 g.
Inspiration: The place where hippie rubber ducks with tentacles come from.
Notes: I’ve been studying by listening to recorded lectures for a couple of days now, drawing while listening. Lots of weird birds. I think I have been in a bird mood lately.
Important notice: Note how the tentacles have wings too.
Upcoming I am planning a series of sockbirds, it is going to be called ”A Drawer of Sockbirds”…

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