Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Doodle of the day

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 12:01 am
spqrblues: (Antikythera hands)
Today's doodle was going to be a comic in the regular lineup, but the idea was just a little bit too silly :)

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This version was made with watercolours created by hand from some pigments I picked up a long while ago--all of them pigments used in ancient Roman painting: Yellow Ochres, Red Ochres, Brown Siennas, Lamp Black, Cinnabar (equivalent), and Green Earth. Which is close to the prehistoric cave-painting palette, except for the bright Cinnabar red. One thing I don't have on my palette yet is an ancient-style blue (which might be made from a pigment created by the Egyptians called Blue Frit, or made from Lapis Lazuli). It took a long time for artists to come up with a more vivid blue pigment that was stable and was not as hideously expensive as ground-up gemstones.

I don't know whether I made these watercolours well enough to last a couple of thousand years, but they do scan pretty nicely.
 
spqrblues: (Blues 5 Felix colour)
I'm setting this up to post automatically in the morning, but right now it's the middle of the night for me, and I'm suddenly awfully sleepy, so, something something something um, yeah, ::sleep time::

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In case you missed it, there was a sketch of the day earlier, too.
 

 

"There's nothing I enjoy as much as a jolly catastrophe"
—J. G. Ballard

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