Posted in Art, Fountain pens, Musings, tagged Blog, Burma Road Brown, Dark History of Doom, Fountain pen ink, Lucid dreaming, Mabie-Todd, Noodler's ink, Penmanship, Seawhite of Brighton, synaesthesia on February 4, 2011|
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Important Notice: “Anachroneironaut” is a bloody long name for a blog when you carefully make a header in pseudo-calligraphy and then commence cleaning up the lines in the computer. Just thought I’d inform you of that.
Pen and ink used to create header
Title: Header, Mabie Todd Blackbird and Burma Road Brown
Size: ca 4 x 15 cm (header).
Equipment: Text: Mabie-Todd Blackbird semi-flex lever-filler with Noodler’s Burma Road Brown. One of my favourite inks at the moment. Ordered it from Goulet Pens, recommended!
Computer alteration: Removal of background and a slight change in colour intensity and brightness/contrast (the scanned header) and heightening of brightness (the photographs). These pictures are an excellent example how different the same ink can look in different circumstances. The header is scanned and the intensity of the colour is heightened a bit. I have made no changes in hue or colour balance! The photograph is taken in natural light (with my digital camera, Casio Ex-H15). Looks like two different inks altogether… The true colour (looking at my own screen anyway) lies somewhere in between and is heavily dependent on the paper and light conditions. But it is definitly a warm colour.
Paper: Same ol’ Seawhite of Brighton.
Inspiration: I started writing down my dreams when I was 11 years old, in a book I got from my aunt. A brown book with a fish on it. Some of the time I had lucid dreams . Over the years I have been more or less good at writing down my dreams and working on lucid dreaming, but I have always had a dreamjournal. A lucid dreamer is sometimes called an Oneironaut – one who walks in dreams. I have a fascination for time-travelling as well as timelessness and times past. To me, an anachronaut is a person who enjoy exploring anachronism.
A fascination that is bigger than either of the above ones is words. I have a slight case of synasthesia and I love the the very concept of putting words together to add to and change the meaning of them. Anachroneironaut is practically impossible to spell, but I couldn’t help it. I had to make it my own. (more…)
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Title: The Birdmonster of 2010
Size: About 15×18 cm.
Equipment part fiber-tipped Staedler 0.1 and 0.05 pen, part Parker 51 F nib (?) with Noodler’s Black.
Computer alteration: No alteration whatsoever, except changing size.
Inspiration: This is a doodle that came to life during a boring lecture. My almanac happened to be the closest paper at hand at the time. I also like the notion of a giant bird with teeth guarding my precious timetables and to-do lists. The yellow post-it shows a slightly exaggerated example of my handwriting as well as a man, working name “the Captain”, from an as yet very much unpublished graphic story that has been simmering around in my mind for at least a couple of years now. (more…)
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Posted in Art, tagged Daler-Rowney acrylic ink, Diamine, Elf, Fountain pen ink, Parker, Pentel Aquash, Planescape, Rotring, Seawhite of Brighton, Sexy elf in stockings, Staedler, striped stockings, Swamp elf, technical pen on January 24, 2011|
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Title: The Sexy Swamp Elf that wasn’t, really
Media: Parker rollerball (black), Diamine Royal Purple and Damson, Staedtler technical pen (waterproof). Pentel Aquash brush with plain water. Daler-Rowney acrylic ink (the white glint in the eye, White 011) added with a regular brush.
Paper: 14×21 cm, Seawhite of Brighton 140 gsm extra wet strength. Great find in London, I love this paper! No feathering, holds water extremely well and have just enough texture to not have the pen slithering away into my lap. Eh. Definitely buying more in May, when we’re going to London again (I hope).
Inspiration: my beloved called me a swamp elf when we were out in the woods together some time ago. I decided to draw him a sexy (swamp) elf with pretty striped stockings as a token of appreciation. It now resides somewhere on his desk at work. Note my inability to spontaneously draw simple light and sexy stuff with pouty lips, breasts and all that. At least I got the stockings right. A friend called this reminiscent of Planescape, which I have not played myself. (more…)
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