Loved ones

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Here’s today’s instalment of the Acorn Island game over on Twitter (see the link below to play along). This drawing is much looser, made with a finer nib. I was pleased with it.

Who are those two? Something to think about, but now… what next?

 

Acorn Island Round-up

We’re up to Day 13 in the Acorn Island adventure game over on my Twitter stream. The players have (finally) got ’round to opening the door of the hut, to be presented with the scene of a bear, asleep in an armchair. There is a painting of a cargo ship on the wall, titled “The Last Voyage of the Saucy Seagull”. Who is that on the ship? That’s a very fancy clock. And who are in those pictures on the mantelpiece? What if the bear wakes up?

Questions, to be answered. You can take part here:

Live Fish Show

It turns out that not many people know what a gudgeon looks like. Well, it looks like this:

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Would you eat a living breathing gudgeon? Especially to save the feelings of a friendly Walrus? Well, would you?

Tools of the Trade

A Lamy Safari (medium) and a tin of Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. The Lamy is the best fountain pen I’ve ever used. It’s affordable, easy to find, has a great line and never clogs. The pencils cost more than the pen, but they’re worth it. Nice, soft blendable colours means you don’t need that many different hues. Be sure to have a sharpener specifically for colour pencils though, or they won’t last long. These Polychromos fellas are the nearest thing to my much loved and much missed Karisma pencils.

Oh, and some paper. Preferably cartridge, quite thin. Or a Leuchturm1917 notebook.

Acorn Island: Day Two

The people voted and so instead of chasing after the bear into a strange forest, they decided to talk to the startled toucan. Below’s drawing is of what he had to say. If you want to join in the game, here’s a link to today’s Twitter poll:

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