So mbpardy was like, "If she's going to whack him with a feather duster wouldn't she hold it the other way around?" But that's just weird, right? They do things differently in down there. We only whack our kids with the feather side of a duster... And only pink ones.
Image from Graham's Up the Tree.
From Graham's Up the Tree. We also have a paperback edition of the book available here.
I bought a transparent Pilot Kakuno EF fountain pen for my 10 year old.
The photos show a quick doodle I did to test it. It's loaded with Noodlers Black and the flow was perfect right out of the box. The nib isn't "smooth" -- it's very firm and has a distinct pencil like feedback which is even better.
He loves it... but there's a problem. I want to keep it!
It's cool how the internet can bring people together from far away places to make things. "Graham's Up the Tree" is based on a true story from the life of author mbpardy ... He's in Australia - I'm in Seattle area. When he posts these images at his page I see comments from people who grew up with real life versions of these characters I drew -- People that actually looked out the window and saw this little guy high up at the top of a tree... where no one else could go.
And now we interrupt your regularly scheduled Graham's Up the Tree programming to bring you a special edition of Sad Man: Broken Inside.
This was painted digitally in Escape Motions Rebelle. It looks like real watercolor though, doesn't it? Unlike other painting software that just stamps texture on, Rebelle as a real digital water system where the paint soaks into the page and the colors bleed into each other... wet on wet. Just like real watercolor.
I took on the Graham's Up the Tree project one week before little Izobel, my 4th kid, was born. Looking back I have no idea what I was thinking (I also work full time as a game industry artist) but I'm glad I did.
This one was drawn with a Pilot Custom Heritage 92 piston filler fountain pen. The magic of these smaller #5 Pilot nibs is that they're actually softer than the larger #10 and #15 nibs - but not soft enough to have the side effects sometimes associated with soft nibs. Great pen.
Australian author mbpardy & I have a children's book coming out soon called "Graham's Up the Tree." This illustration from the book makes a good countdown to release.
"This is not a game! It's not about Fortnite it's all about Fort Wayne!" It's Kashal Tee ( @samjewel ) and Ida on a hip hop adventure. Guest starring Fort Wayne's finest, @sankofafw
Colored with Winsor & Newton watercolors on Strathmore Multimedia 140lb paper.
Drawn with my Pilot Custom 74 using De Atramentis Document Ink Black.