Sunday, February 27, 2011

Update etc.

These are some photos of what I have been up to in the past weeks. Measuring and tearing paper and a lot (a lot) of drawing and inking. After about a year of talking about it I have actually written, penciled, and am now inking the second installment of The Lettuce Girl. There is still so much work to do, but I can say with growing confidence that it will be done on schedule, i.e. on time for MoCCA. Actually I am hurtling forward at an almost dizzying pace. It helps I don't do much else except go to work and then come home to ink ink ink. My hands are at that stage where they are embedded so deeply with ink that no amount of washing does any good. Maybe I will post a gross picture of that too.
I have a couple other sub-projects in the works which will hopefully not be too neglected in the next month or so. So keep checking in for more updates, pictures, and pictures of pictures!


seaofleaves said...

Hey Sophia, I'm a big fan of the Deformitory and am really looking forward to the Lettuce Girl (I haven't bought the first one yet!)

I just wanted to ask since you showed a picture... what kind of paper do you use to ink?

Sophia Draws. said...

I use Strathmore 500 series 4 ply bristol board, vellum finish. It's expensive and you can go a little cheaper I believe if you stick with 3 ply, but I like the weight of the 4 ply. Strathmore in general has nice bristol board.