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Erciyes Volcano

I have not posted in awhile.  Sorry.  We have been busy traveling and watching an inn and its resident pets.  Time to draw and post has been rare.

And I have been working on an epic Sabbatical Year comic.  It is equal to four regular comics so it is taking a bit to write and draw.  It will be posted in conjunction with some of Jocelyn’s writing.  It isn’t a collaboration but our personal viewpoint on the same subject.  We probably are heading towards a collaboration in the future.  This is our first step.

Today’s drawing is one of my first attempts to use the brush to ink a drawing as opposed to the nib pens I have been using.  It certainly has a different feel than a pen and will take some time to get use to the mechanics of inking a drawing.  I can see the benefits of both.  The pen can be more technical, yet cold, while the brush brings more emotion but lacks the preciseness of the pen.

The scene above is of the extinct volcano, Erciyes, that dominates the eastern horizon from our house in Ortahisar.  We had a warm day last week so I climbed to our roof and sketched this scene.  Today it is snowing and the volcano is hidden.