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In a way I was a little reluctant to expose the Steampunk Trickster in the previous post like I did. Borrowing/stealing pictures, concepts and such are par the course on the ‘net and I am well aware that there is a risk that my pictures and concepts end up somewhere else than in my loving hands and mind if I post them officially in a blog like this (not even watermarked…). The steampunk trickster is perhaps a little bit more dear to me than the others, but I decided to let him out to play anyway. I like how Neil Gaiman in this november 2004 post in his journal likens art to a giant stew. When you create you pick something out, you put something in. Applicable to art as well as writing fiction, of course. As long as it isn’t something that is an obvious ripoff and deserving of ending up on You thought we wouldn’t notice, I believe it’s all good.

And this is all I am going to write about that for now.
I leave you with this view from my new apartment, about 06 in the morning. I get a new and perfectly original sunrise each morning, free of charge and impossible to copy. Isn’t that what life is truly all about, experiencing that which is impossible to relive, making you want to discover what else is out there?

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When making the front page to this issue of the fanzine Landet Annien, one of the characters that grew out of my sketches made a greater impression on me than the others. I do not have a name for him, but he is definitely a trickster type of character. I figured, since goggles is practically a steampunk necessity, who are the ones making and selling them? Well, one of them is this strange man, possibly undercover agent, half-thief half-rogue, with the highest top-hat you could imagine. Of course, as I dare suggest the steampunk cliché demands, goggles belong strapped to top-hats and these are not an exception.

Title: Steampunk Trickster
Size: app. 4×20 cms
Computer alteration: I cleaned it up a bit in the computer, stray lines and such, if I remember correctly. Also, converted to greyscale.
Paper: Markerblock A4, Canson 70g.
Equipment: Fiber-tipped technical pens, mostly Staedler, and Pentel Tradio Stylo. As I have mentioned before, this drawing and the Myller (the background of the blog) were made with too expensive fiber-tipped non-refillable pens. Yep, even though the Pentel Tradio is “refillable” to some extent I count it among those pens as well. It performs differently as it ages, becoming bristly and the line uneven (I know it is immensely popular in the comics crowd, so don’t take it personal if you use it and love it. But feel free to let me recommend you some proper fountain pens if you are curious).
Shameless Preaching: To discover drawing with fountain pens (at first Lamy Safari, then refillable Koh-I-Noor technical pens and the Parker 51) was like going from stale water and gritty bread made of flour mixed with sand to a luxury all-you-can-eat buffet. Eh, or something like that. Now I am a happy convert, having started this blog partly to spread the word.

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