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Title: New old wave hair-faery
Size: A6, “postcard”
Equipment: Lamy 2000 (F) and Diamine Damson
Computer alteration: none.
Paper: Fabriano Quadrato Artist’s Journal
Notes: I am satisfied with how the pince-nez turned out. I like the colour of the paper combined with the ink. Overall I tend to be drawn to dusty colours in design (clothing as well as interior design). I like grayish green, vintage powder peach pink, rainy cloud gray, steel blue and old white. Diamine Damson is that gray purple i like. I would like a little more gray in it, then it would be perfect. The Lamy 2000 is a very nicely designed pen but not at all representative for my favourite era. I am usually drawn to Art Deco and the 30s-40s. It was the very first new fountain pen I bought. Almost all my other pens are previously used.
Inspiration: I made this drawing last year. Spontaneously inspired by the famous Kanagawa Oki Nami Ura by the artist Hokusai while drawing a random steampunkish faery. I did not have a reference picture of the wave when making my drawing, but I think there is a definite resemblance.

Only part of the print. Source: Wikimedia commons

Today’s Learning Experience The woodblock printing technique used to make the Kanagawa print is called Ukiyo-e. One thing I regret about deciding to not do art for a living is not getting an education at an art-school, where supplies and instruction in different techniques would have been ubiquitous. I am all for autodidactism, but in many ways having the time, space and resources at an art school would have been fun. Trying woodblock printing at home? Hardly practically possible, at least not right now. But I am not saying it will never happen…
In Other News Noodler’s ink is prolonging the competition til 28th of February (which, coincidentally, happens to be my birthday). I have THE greatest idea for another entry. Or wait, maybe two ideas! I have really appreciated all the entries I’ve seen so far, several new added just the last couple of weeks. I have also gotten several new visitors from the Noodler’s Ink blog, you are all very welcome!

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