Postmortem. Get it? A fence post? Zombie? Post… aw, never mind. This marks the end of INKtober. I want to extend a special thank-you to Jake Parker for the inspiration and encouragement, as well as everyone else out there who has given me a pat on the back (metaphorical or otherwise). As this is a [...]
Archives for October, 2011
Eratosthenes was an amazing Greek scholar/librarian who invented the discipline of geography. He was the first person to measure the circumference of the earth, and the tilt of the earth’s axis. …Not to be confused with Hairatosthenes, his crazy half-cousin, who was famous for his unkempt hair.
Today’s entry is an experiment in tools. Inspired by David Slonim’s illustrations in Emily and Albert, I used a bamboo stick instead of a brush, and went straight to paper with no preliminary pencil or planning.
I had something completely different ready to ink today. Then I sat down with my pencil to warm up, and this little guy came out. That happens sometimes.
This was a straight-up ink sketch, with no preliminary pencil (or even planning). Inking is normally VERY different than sketching for me, and the energy from my preliminary drawing is often lost in the translation. This one felt looser and more fun.
I ran like a crazy person last night, and it felt great! According to the little microchip I was carrying, my final time was 28:06.7, or 9:04 per mile. Carolee pointed out that this image is also a good metaphor for the fact that I’m heading into the home stretch of INKtober!
I’m running a 5K this evening. Like, an actual, organized 5K complete with bib and other runners. This is shocking to me. I’m not a runner. I never have been. But lately, I’ve been trying to change that. By my calculations, running five kilometers is roughly equivalent to the circumnavigating a planetoid that is one [...]