Added 2 new A* pages:Starting to get back into the swing of this pencils-before-ink thing, I think. Had to dig up my ancient X-Acto knife to cut the masks for protecting foreground objects when I spray stars on the backgrounds with white ink--I'd been using just regular scissors for that up to this point, but today's had little enclosed spots in them and so forth that weren't really scissor-accessible. The X-Acto has probably been sitting in my drawer for over a decade and actually has rust on the blade. Hm. Should probably get a new one. Still it cut through the transparencies I'm using for the masks pretty well--didn't do so good on the waxed tracing paper, which sometimes would try to pull and tear; I like the transparencies much better for making masks though since they're way easier than tracing paper to see through...when tracing! Their only down side I suppose is that the marker will smudge off them (even though I was using a waterproof Kuretake Disposable Brush Pen) and get all over my hands as I'm cutting the mask, but I don't mind that if you don't.|
I smeared the spattered stars with my finger to get a sort of exaggerated motion effect; need practice at that though 'cause you'll see some of them are going slightly different directions. In theory it works well, though!
Australians implant 'world first' bionic eye (warning: auto-playing video with sound) was the eye-catching title of an AFP article I spotted today; apparently it only gives the woman who got it a "little flash" of light as a hint of what she's looking at, but that seems like a good place to start.
The Twitter account of Pentel of America--the pen company--retweeted the Pentel Pocket Brush sketch I posted yesterday. :o Thanks, @PentelofAmerica! Your brush pens are pretty fun to sketch with.