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The Wizard

Title: The Wizard
Size: cut from A6.
Equipment: Parker 51 EF, B. Noodler’s Black. Diamine Damson. Waterwashed with W&N Kolinsky brush.
Computer alteration: Scanned, some brightening and added contrast, but not very much.
Paper: Clairefontaine 90g.
Inspiration: Lost socks and the birds responsible.
Notes: Well. You know. When a red bird meets a purple bird, sparks might fly. In a good way. The two-coloured birds are often a bit magically talented, travelling från gang to gang, tribe to tribe doing odd but probably important things involving making strange gestures.
Important notice: He is NOT scratching his wingpit. I think. Eh.
In other news: I am frightfully tired of not having a proper place to live. I want a place of my own, where I know I will live for years and years ahead! I want somewhere to put all my little projects! I passed my Important Exam. Now I look forward to several years, perhaps an eternity, never having to take an exam again (knowing myself, I’ll probably end up starting a PhD so take what I write with a grain of salt, please). Now, if I only knew where

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Title: The Green Gang Leader
Size: cut from A6.
Equipment: Parker 51 EF, B. Noodler’s Black. R&K Alt Goldgrün. 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 sockbird is the leader of the green Sockbirds. It has a tail, which means it is slightly more goblinoid than the other birds. If a Sockbird becomes too goblinoid it ceases being a Sockbird and becomes something else, hitherto unknown. I have just recently started to investigate the Sockbirds, I am sure I am going to find out eventually.
Important notice: It maneuvers well, despite the illusion of it being unable to see properly because of the sock over its eyes.
Upcoming: More sockbirds. They are multiplying exponentially. There is a Red Gang as well. Next up is the Green Gang Sock Librarian.
In other news: Some tough work over the weekend planned. Also, I am in the beginning of a new project, not very bloggable. A board game! Involving (you guess…)…monsters.

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Title: Hopping Horsebirds
Equipment: Lamy Safari B nib with Noodler’s Apache Sunset. Parker 51 EF with Noodler’s Black. Lamy Safari EF with Diamine Poppy Red (for the tongues).
Paper: Rhodia lined notebook
Inspiration: Intuitive drawing with the goal of making these critters really move. I am not sure I am up to psychoanalyzing exactly why I consistently return to motifs of fish, birds, weird animal combinations and juxtaplorations (my very own, very new portmanteau, it gets NO hits at all on Google. Cool. Experimental linguistics certainly lost a talent when I decided to pursue other areas of academia).
Notes: The Lamy Safari B nib is broad and wet to the point that it is possible to use it as a “brush” of sorts, as you can see in the drawing. No brush, no washes, no brush-pen. Just fountain pens! The technique is the same as in the post Drollerish Alien Landscape, only the black colour is here Noodler’s black instead of Parker Black Cartridge. It is interesting how different the colour-palette becomes after changing only one component. It is like the bluish black of the Parker brought forth the orange in the Apache Sunset, while the Noodler’s black mixed with Apache Sunset made all these greenish hues come through. Another good thing with the Noodler’s Black is that it is permanent when dry, so by blending quickly you get a nice mix, but if you want a clear black line you can get that too.
Important notice: The horsebirds are confused because they cannot fly. This is why they are hopping around in vain trying to lift from ground. As they are not very smart, it is unlikely they will stop hopping anytime soon. Quite tragic, really.
In Other News Coming up: the one-year anniversary of the blog. The 22nd of January!

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The Jaagel

Title: The Jaagel (Jågeln)
Equipment: For the first drawing I used ink, of which kind unknown. I like how the colours have blended. Originally, this drawing is about 10 x 10 cm. I actually made a primary sketch in pencil before inking this one. The second drawing is A4-sized and made with a very soft and fat stick of graphite charcoal I found for sale in a little art shop in the middle of nowhere in the late 90s. I promptly bought all of the sticks. They have a fatty feeling, unlike regular graphite sticks for sketching and are not as dry as ordinary charcoal. No idea of the brand or other information on the qualities of it, since I haven’t used this kind of medium much.
Paper: unknown.
Inspiration: If I told you, a large part of the graphic story mentioned below would be spoiled, so I’ll just not tell you. Ha. It has a great twist in the end that probably will be painfully obvious for everyone right at the first page. We’ll see.
Notes: I do not remember when I made these drawings. Probably between 2001 and 2003. I had an idea for a short, very dark, graphic story involving a skeleton bird with a long neck and a visible brain. So, I drew that bird a lot for a while. Never tried making the story, but it still resides in my mind. If you look at both the pictures you can see that he can be both very sad and very mad. This is important.
One more bird: –> (more…)

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