Thats another limited edition of original inkings sorted. 10 copies, 1 wedding gift and 1 artists’ proof (A/P) for me. Very much enjoying inking these pics. Its quite a challenge as for some reason I’ve taken to using a broken dip-pen nib which makes it all the more satisfying completing a finished picture. I don’t think anyone other than me will notice any difference, but it just stops everything looking that little bit too slick. It forces mistakes and that makes it interesting! (masochist…)
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So this is a bit of a departure from what I’ve been doing recently and a bit of a new direction – if you can call rocking it old school a new direction. I’ve been itching to have a crack at dip pen and ink work for a while now so I decided to fire up the old lightbox and ink a couple of pics from my sketchbooks. Then I decided to test whether its still fun to ink the same drawing over and over again, just like in traditional 2D animation clean up. So I did. And it is. It was also nice opportunity to watch a lot of episodes of ‘bottom’ while I was at it. The outcome is a couple of nice wedding present prints and a limited edition of 10 original inkings of a splendid ‘Curious Head Worm’. Here’s pics – looky:
The next big thing on my mind is to go big! I want to get hold of the most massive canvasses I can get and basically do the same as the inkings but on a titanic scale. Big ass Cropley head worms and freaky life models 10 ft high! …but we’ll see how that goes.