Added 1 new A* page:Believe it or not, in what is nearly a year now of working with ink on a daily basis--in my ancient brown shag carpeted apartment--I hadn't had a single ink spill...until today, when I had two. I don't know if it was excitement/perturbation caused by getting a call from my dad to say that a place he'd scouted months and month ago for showing my art had suddenly gotten back to him with a surprise vacancy in their schedule, and could we get some art over there and hung up before this Friday or what, but man, the carpet got it good today.|
On the plus side, the sections of carpet that I scrubbed the ink out of probably haven't been this clean in a decade. And while I thought at first my drawing board was irreparably warped--having absorbed about 2/3rds of an ink bottle from a direct hit in the first spill, it had so much pigment on it that I felt I had to scrub it off, even though I suspected that wetting would risk warping the thin, light wood--it seems to be straightening out all right under some boards and books. So huzzah!
Here's the almost immediate aftermath of the first spill--got a good long splash going right over the table, drawing table, chair, and carpet:
Pencils for today's page--if I was better at inking I wouldn't have had to re-try Selenis' face over and over, and spend hours puzzling over how much black coverage to give to her space suit:
Another good side of the first spill: the ink I spilled was experimental ink, I guess the last of the current wave of art supply experiments I've been running. Maybe I'll be able to show you the results in the next day or two. Anyway it wasn't great ink for my purposes so no loss there. :P