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Old Friday 5th January 2007, 23:34   #1
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deskbound

Loooooong and boring phone conference at the office this evening so inspired by Buzzard12 here's the biro put to productive use- a scan of the top left corner torn from my notes. Technical details:

- biro a bic, estimated at #5 on the blinman scale http://www.blinman.com/biro.htm

- brown colour is cold office coffee flicked and dragged with forefinger, although next time I am doing a Hawfinch I think a mixed IrnBru/Lucozade wash may be the thing to try on crown and cheeks..

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Old Saturday 6th January 2007, 00:18   #2
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You are one seriously talented individual,I love the coffee staining!

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Old Saturday 6th January 2007, 00:39   #3
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Ed - you really ought to be paying more attention at meetings (the drawing's great though!!!!) - All the best.
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Old Saturday 6th January 2007, 08:18   #4
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Superb - I really like it,

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Very talented Ed. What you need is more Pens and more coffee and less work!
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Old Saturday 6th January 2007, 14:04   #6
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What can I say Ed?!!....(Glad you were bored?)

Must say that my current favourite biro is somewhere between stage 6 and 7 . The cap goes straight in the bin from the start. Then when I find one with a good tip and even ink dispersal I start to chew on it intermittently between sketches! Its not deleberate you understand, it just happens...

Hawfinch is cracking too by the way...

...inspirational use of cafeine.

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Love the Hawfinch Ed.

I just hope your boss doesn't ask you to provide the minutes for the meeting since you were paying such close attention!
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What can I say Ed?!!....(Glad you were bored?)

Must say that my current favourite biro is somewhere between stage 6 and 7 . The cap goes straight in the bin from the start. Then when I find one with a good tip and even ink dispersal I start to chew on it intermittently between sketches! Its not deleberate you understand, it just happens...

Hawfinch is cracking too by the way...

...inspirational use of cafeine.
I had a quick try at jazzing up the colours on crown and cheeks over breakfast with a ribena/orange squash mix but nothing really stains with the same intensity as coffee. Could try blood..or even paint I guess

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I had a quick try at jazzing up the colours on crown and cheeks over breakfast with a ribena/orange squash mix but nothing really stains with the same intensity as coffee. Could try blood..or even paint I guess

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I had a quick try at jazzing up the colours on crown and cheeks over breakfast with a ribena/orange squash mix but nothing really stains with the same intensity as coffee. Could try blood..or even paint I guess

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Deskbound again today- but my gaolers have given me a sachet of soy with my lunch..

so all being well should be able to post something with both a literal and a metaphorical oriental flavour this evening..

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Old Tuesday 9th January 2007, 23:24   #12
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Here we are- a slightly more advanced deskbound effort this time- heavy biro work combined with mixed media- finger painted soy sauce/white coffee/black coffee. It is intended to be instantly recognisable as a Long-toed Stint....

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Jeez! These are absolutely superb, Ed! Good use of the soy...

For everyone here's sake (though probably not yours!), I hope your work remains boring, and we get to see a few more.
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You are one talented (and mad) boy, Ed - why no like soy sauce? (other than as tinting media) and who's coffees are you pilfering? (or is the coffee machine being raped for your art!!!!). I wouldn't peronally know a long-toed stint if it trod on my foot, which by the sounds of it, it could from several paces - but it is a truly sensitive and textural piece of work. Probably the only bit of work you've done today - ha ha!
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- why no like soy sauce? (other than as tinting media)
Plenty like soy sauce, but the great news is that even after you have used a sachet for its intended purpose there's enough left to finish off a medium-sized biro drawing- so I am not mad after all. Just making wise use of the dregs.

Not sure where to go next with this particular art form, but maybe I should do a Little Mustard.

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Whatever - just this time SWALLOW it more SWIFTly.
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Here we are- a slightly more advanced deskbound effort this time- heavy biro work combined with mixed media- finger painted soy sauce/white coffee/black coffee. It is intended to be instantly recognisable as a Long-toed Stint....

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Well it's been a bit of a busy week but when the wind blew yesterday the desktop doodling hand could not be stilled..here's some ultra quickfire skuas lifting off having sat out a storm (in the spring if their plumage is anything to go by)

The usual media for this particular thread- biro+ finger painted strong coffee + a little splash of orange and mango smoothie for the cheek markings. Sadly the coffee stains come out a bit gingery- so not quite dark enough for the satanic goth-hound look one likes to see on ones skuas...but atmospheric I think.
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Well it's been a bit of a busy week but when the wind blew yesterday the desktop doodling hand could not be stilled..here's some ultra quickfire skuas lifting off having sat out a storm (in the spring if their plumage is anything to go by)

The usual media for this particular thread- biro+ finger painted strong coffee + a little splash of orange and mango smoothie for the cheek markings. Sadly the coffee stains come out a bit gingery- so not quite dark enough for the satanic goth-hound look one likes to see on ones skuas...but atmospheric I think.
I love them they are outstanding!
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Great stuff as usual Ed. Toooooo talented for words (that's 'cos I can't think of any) - Bravissimo!
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These pics are BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!

You are wasted doing your boring job LOL Can't wait to see more!
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Ed, I absolutely love these 'doodles'! They are so skillful. I used to do exactly that sort of thing when I was bored at work - although nowhere near as good as yours! Trouble is I found myself so bored so often in the office, I had to leave!! So anyway, I love the drawings, and I appreciate the sentiment that inspired them!
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