Whilst it has reasonable line variation, this pen doesn’t much like to draw the fine lines all that easily..  High flow as well, perhaps more suited to the low porosity mediums – I am just using carridge paper at the moment.

conclusion: Platinum Fude Brush Pen likes to draw BIG on SHINY PAPER.

 

strong-like-moose-colour

strong-like-moose-web

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tunks-mining-robot-colour

ME: I THINK I MELTED THROUGH MY KEYBOARD AND FELL INTO THE MATRIX I DON’T KNOW HOW DO I TELL SHOULD I DO SOME KUNG FU?

HIM: You have to ask me to upload kung fu, of course

ME: oh yes. Import kung fu!

HIM: XTREEM TYPING

ME: MAKE SOME MOVES

HIM: Oh sorry. It seems I imported ‘Ministry of Silly Walks’ instead

ME: THIS TRIAL IS INCONCLUSIVE

 

I’d do some pictures but I am petulantly hot.

Today I realised that the robot (a giant robot from Studio Ghibli’s Laputa – Castles In The Sky) head I started yesterday had some scale issues. Given that I am making it to go in a fish tank, and given the size of the robot torso vs head, I was looking at some kibd of outsized craziness. So I made a smaller one, and started on the detail for the bigger one’s eyes. Maybe the big one will be a garden ornament..

reference pic:

robot laputa

They’re made from a clay with a high iron and mica content, so they’ll go orangey with a oxidative firing, and have shiny speckles.

Given the variable success of my rather random firings, anything could happen.

humans vs rainforestAn issue where consumer action can have a real impact on the way things work.. Unsustainable palm oil is hidden in many products, and is directly responsible for the destruction of millions of acres of rainforest. Think happy orangutan* thoughts and avoid Easter eggs from bad people!
See here for a table listing the results of a survey on palm oil use in chocolate.

*and countless other less photogenic species, indigenous humans, general ecological damage, greenhouse gas emissions and PUPPIES**

**not puppies. Except indirectly.

It’s that time of year again. Lots of rich food, plenty of brassicas, the regular addition of some spirits soaked dried fruits..