IF: Detach (2)

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"Anansi detaches the wisdom he

This is an illustration of an african folkore
figure, Anansi the Spider. In this particular
story he collects the wisdom of the world in
a calabash (a container), then tries to hide
it on top of a large tree. He binds the
calabash to his stomach, but he keeps getting
stuck in the tree. When his son points out
that he needs to put the calabash on
his back to get to the top, he realizes
that the wisdom he collected did not
make him wise, so he releases the wisdom
back into the world.

You can see older versions of this
one on my Flickr account if you like
(link to the right). Hope y0u like it ;)


IF: Detach

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"Plane detached! Mission to sun commencing!"

This is inspired a lot by the works of
Martin Tom Dieck and Markus Huber. This is
my usual Uniball Eye finelines, but the grey
shades are made with a Faber Castell
Polychromos black color pen.
I like the more chunky and slightly
metallic feel it gives the drawing.
(I used a slighty similar ink
wash technique some time ago.

Hope you like it ;)

Oh, and from now on I´ll posting
mostly on Flickr since it´s a lot easier and
more comfortable for viewers. I´ll keep posting
my IF submissions here, though.