…and an endless fascination of Nightmare Before Christmas I drew this little guy. Didn’t bother to clean the file up digitally, the quality is bad. The drawing is made in 2000.
In other words, I am back from vacation but I haven’t been drawing as much as I planned. Actually, I’ve been quite exhausted and only by reading massive amounts of books (among others “Welcome to Bordertown” and the first four books of Anne of Green Gables) I have reloaded my mental batteries enough to now, four weeks later, return to some sort of creative mindset. Only one new pen, an Edward Todd dip pen. Not as flexy as I expected. A review of my two Edward Todds is upcoming, together with several more monster-focused posts.
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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.
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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