Wednesday, 2 April 2014

National Stationery Week, Day 3: The Fair Automaton


Day 3 is Pen & Ink Day, which meant undertaking a special project: a short Steampunk romance story, handwritten with a Lamy fountain pen in Ancient Copper ink (a recommendation from the lovely KenouniRenashin, and very aptly named).

There are many different kinds of pen and ink, not just of the writing variety, so there are also two illustrations, done with my trusty Copics, inked with Microns and embellished with a Gelly Roll metallic pen.  Although I don't draw too much any more, and I usually avoid fancy handwriting like the plague (downside of writing like a drunken spider normally), they've been really fun to draw.

So, without further ado, you can find the opening two paragraphs just here and the story and illustrations proper under the "read more" (please be aware they're quite large).  I hope you enjoy it, and that my handwriting isn't too terrible!



North and Seith, an illustration of two men, one brunet, one blond, on a rocky path.
The Boy at the Cliff, an illustration of a blond man with tears in his eyes at the edge of a cliff

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