Thursday, July 17, 2008
I wish that someday I will be able to use a brush as well as Karl Story, but until that day comes I will continue to slice pages up with the razor tip of my Namiki. Holbein 354 black flows quite nicely through the pen and lays down a serious black. I tried running Holbein special black through an older Osmiroid fountain pen once and I believe it's still stuck in that pen. That stuff is dangerously black.
It's always fun to play with this hard cut style. It's really all a balancing act between small cut graphics and long sweeping shapes. I want to create spaces that trap the eyes like a maze and combine those with giant expanses of positive and negative space. I feel that one helps to amplify the other.
I liked how the pieces turned out individually, but as a triptych they really flow well. Perhaps the three brothers should meet every decade or so and bring the pieces together. If they do, they should take care not to say their names backwards when the pieces unite. It could awaken something… terrible.