May 18, 2014

IC: Biding Time, Coincidences, Paradox



Note: For the creatively interested, I am using a small watercolor sketch kit made from a repurposed watchmaker's case (Lee Valley Tools). The small tins are filled with artist quality pigments from tubes and allowed to dry. The pigment rewets easily with water. Other items in the kit include a cheap Pilot varsity fountain pen refilled with Noodler's Lexington Gray ink (waterproof), a couple of Kolinsky travel brushes, a lead holder, eraser (not shown), and Sharpie. Add a small container of water and a napkin or paper towel and I have all the tools necessary to sketch to my heart's content. I often take this small kit and sketchbook with me in case the opportunity to sketch presents itself when out running errands or taking a coffee break somewhere pleasant. 

I imagine that even in far future New Eden, traditional methods of making art will persist. As a capsuleer, Mynxee is both dependent on and integrated with extremely advanced technology. This offers an interesting contrast with her human need to express herself creatively using non-technical tools. In her years planet-side while on hiatus, she spent time close to nature in a low-tech wilderness cabin where she had time and inclination to develop her artistic skills. No skill books needed, just practice, practice, practice!


8 comments:

  1. Saw your link on BadWrongFun.org and on Twitter. Nice stuff you're doing! How do you find the time??

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    1. Thanks for your comment! I usually complete the sketches as I play, letting them evolve as I go. Each one takes about an hour, so it's not a ton of time...and as a self-employed artist, I have some flexibility for fitting this into my day.

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  2. Very, very nice. Please do keep these coming :D.

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    1. Thanks! I intend to fill an entire Moleskine with them (70 pages / 34 spreads) over the next 8-12 weeks or so.

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  3. Loving the creativity here. Damn. Really makes me wish I wasn't such a bitter vet... Been out of game for almost a year now, but still read up on Eve every day (#hooked...).

    + <3 for the Noodlers ink! Can't bring myself to use anything else. Don't have grey though... (...notices odd feeling of jealousy creeping in... ;) )

    - Hiram Alexander

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    1. Thanks :) I don't think I could live without Lex Gray...

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