WHAT THE HELL?

Treated myself with a round of cleaning, filling and testing my WATERMAN 12. Just as I was finishing the sketch of Roman legionnaire, I noticed it was the very last blank paper in the block. As I’m used to jumping around the pages of my journals, it can happen that the one in the middle might actually be the last.

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No big deal, I thought, there’s another blank block on my shelf. And then – DUH! Although the same, FABRIANO DISEGNO 200 gr, the new batch performed completely differently, forcing the ink to bleed horribly, like the block have been soaked for hours. Maybe it was, somewhere in the warehouse? Completely different experience. I know that ACCADEMIA is the entry level grade from FABRIANO, but my other blocks of DISEGNO have been great, as seen HERE or HERE, for example. What the hell happened here?

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SPRING

I made this drawing on purpose, to illustrate the qualities of PLATINUM 3776 SOFT FINE nib and demonstrate it’s springiness. While not a flex nib in the vintage sense of the term, it still can provide some line variation, especially in the finer register of spectrum.

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You can easily pull the hairlines with it (as seen in the spots on the scarf and wrinkles around the eyes) and push it to some extent (like deeper folding in the drapery). Someone might jump at this with a “you can get more line variation from Noodler’s AHAB or KONRAD“… and while it is true considering just the extreme width of the line, PLATINUM is so much more pleasant to work with, supple to spread as much (or as little) as it can and always prompt to snap back. On top of all that, it’s a solidly built and truly reliable pen that never failed to start or perform. Makes me wonder how higher-end NAKAYA pens perform if this entry level pen is this charming.

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CARTHAGO – CYCLES

Venu directement de BLOG DE CHRISTOPHE BEC, voici LE PLANNING GENERAL DE CYCLES DE CARTHAGO, ici mis en copie et accompagnie par ex-libris fait pour la librairie DURANGO:

La série CARTHAGO va s’articuler en trois parties.

Un premier mini-cycle comprenant les 3 premiers albums (les deux premiers dessinés par Eric Henninot, le troisième par Milan Jovanovic) :

– Le Lagon de Fortuna

– L’Abysse Challenger

– Le Monstre de Djibouti

Cette première partie boucle la première traque du megalodon et une page se tourne pour l’héroïne principale, Kim Meville.

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Suivra un deuxième mini-cycle constitué de 2 albums, déjà écrits et qui seront dessinés par Milan Jovanovic, dont les titres seront :

– Les Monolithes de Koubé

– La Cité de Platon

Ils seront un peu plus centrés sur les personnages principaux : Kim, Lou, Donovan, le Centenaire, etc.

Et enfin, si bien entendu les lecteurs sont toujours fidèles, un troisième et dernier mini-cycle de 3 albums viendra conclure la saga.

8 albums au total.

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ART MEET #21

Nos ART MEETS continuent dans le mode “mini”, sans l’equipe entiere, manquant DRAZEN et DULE. Cette fois chez BRADA, toujours sur la decoupage de LIGNES DE FRONT:

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A droite de lui, TIHO, sur les encrages de TITANS:

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Oppose a lui, moi, (pris par DULE qui a fait juste l’apparition breve avec la famille) prennant la photo de…

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SINISA sur les crayons de MOWGLI:

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Apres la pause photographique, retour dans les egouts de Bruxelles, dans le deuxieme tome d’ARS MAGNA:

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