Again, with the experiments…today I worked on this sucker which I decided is called a “storkenvane” and is a late descendant of the platypus. While not terribly distinguished in and of itself, the technique was watercolor over sepia ink, and it came out kinda interesting. I still find myself slathering on the sepia and blue washes.

For my next trick, I’ll be trying to paint like Arthur Rackham, because everybody oughta try it at least once, right? Right. Maybe with a tamarin. I’ve been meaning to paint a tamarin. Or a langur. Langur is a good word. Laaaaangur. Langurrrrr.

James is plying me with German chocolate cake and vanilla ice cream, and nothing I could write is nearly as interesting as this.

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