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Archives for October, 2011

INKtober 2011 Day 31

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 […]

INKtober 2011 Day 30

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.

INKtober 2011 Day 29

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.

INKtober 2011 Day 28

Brachio love.

INKtober 2011 Day 27

INKtober 2011 Day 26

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.

INKtober 2011 Day 25

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.

INKtober 2011 Day 24

INKtober 2011 Day 23

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!

INKtober 2011 Day 22

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 […]