roughing it

I have been struggling to get Marit roughed in to my satisfaction. In some ways, referencing photos in analog is easier than digital if you decide to grid both the source and the illustration. Nevertheless, I think this good enough for me to move on for now.  Eventually this will be a part of a bigger piece of both she and I in the theme of Game of Thrones.

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site design old school

The site redesign is taking its own sweet time, but I am slowly rounding out some ideas.  Since I misplaced the MS Surface pen (again), I went back to what I know best: ink pens.  And while I love using Faber-Castell PITT pens, there is nothing like just using a good ole fashioned fountain pen to ink out a sketch.

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site design first draft

I am pretty stoked to do a first draft of the new site design.  I have wanted to do something like this for the site for quite a while, but I have not had much opportunity other than quick jots on actual paper with a real-life pencil.  Till now, that is (see below for more on that).  You will note that there is a wavy line half down the drawing, denoting the separation between the header and footer of pages.  Content for the site will go in the middle and flow from top to bottom.  There are a few more variations on theme I want to try, but I am happy with this as a rough first draft.

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from japan with love

It is of no particular note that thirty years after James Bond’s “From Russia with Love” premiered in theaters that I found myself in Japan, but there is nonetheless an analog to be found between Kronsteen’s vain attempt to steal a cryptograph, and my own attempts to break the code that is Japan.

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