This beast kept chewing herbs for hours on end and always spat them out. He didn’t even eat them! What a waste of thyme.
As time goes by, I’m becoming more conscious of waste. I have always been pretty eco-friendly. I use everything until it’s falling apart before I replace it.
The missus and I currently produce less than a litre of bin waste every two weeks. The only thing I go through a lot of is paper. My constant scribbling has filled two A4 file boxes in the last eight years. That doesn’t sound like much. But I draw at a tiny scale. The photos I scribble on are printed twelve per page.
I feel the only way I can improve with pen and ink is to draw at a larger scale. You’re limited on what you can fit onto a 2-inch square. But then, the way I draw and discard, I’d be using twelve sheets of paper a day instead of one.
The pot of ink and nib pen I just bought will last me twelve months. I think, over the next year, I’ll look into digital alternatives to pen and ink. Heck, I’ve written a course on turning doodles into digital graphics (clicky). There must be a way I can create something unique daily, cut out the paper use and improve what I do.
Yes, I know a bovine kaiju is udderly ridiculous. I didn’t want to do a bovine kaiju for Kaijune. But sometimes, you have to go with the herd.
Currently writing all of next months stories. We’ll be hanging around the black-sand islands for July. A series of summer holiday stories, of lost fears.
I have around 600 tales already pre-written. However, the stories are heavily serialized. This didn’t work for me during Brass (clicky). I wrote about my experience with serialized fiction online in-depth in an earlier post (clicky). I don’t want to scrap them, but I also don’t want to publish them on the site. There are ideas and themes amongst them I could use elsewhere.
I guess the lesson here is, don’t write too far ahead.
Just mentioning this again, if you want to revisit any of my earlier series of Fears, you can buy the first five series in book form on Amazon (clicky). Or read all seven series for free by checking out my websites spiffy new front page and scrolling down (littlefears.co.uk).
Hey, I just realised how good the reviews are on my books on Amazon. That’s very heartwarming.
Ink’s nearly run out of all my Faber-Castells. *Sniff* They are bloody expensive and I am conscious of how much plastic I could be saving by moving onto a dip pen. I’m currently eyeing up the Speedball sketching set and Kuratake ink. I’ve tried the missus Speedballs. They are easy to use and forgiving. That’s something I need as I am a scruffy doodler.
A triple tonight. So the first chunky lady, obviously, I’m happy with. Different shapes. Not entirely furry. That’s what I was after.
I cannot stand the look of those blade-headed kaiju. They look daft. Had a bash at one, trying different things, and I just wasn’t into it. Boy, does it show. Part of the learning process or something I guess.
I simply just drew this lady too small and I think my scanner is giving up the ghost. She’s about 1.7 inch square. Hence the thicker lines. My HP 7520 is getting on. It used to deal with this size, no problem. The bottom parts blurry as feck. Bah. Another thing on the shopping list.