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    Default Ink Experiment - Unnamed

    Not sure how "finished" this is, but it's as done as it's going to get, as I've ruined it by dropping a big ol' blob of ink onto it. Still, I'm awfully proud that I managed to get the dip pen to work at all, so I'm posting it anyway

    This is done entirely with a dip quill pen and ink on drawing paper, scanned with no processing.
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    There are methods for erasing inks, even black ink. You could try a quick search of the www or this
    It'd be a shame not to complete such a map.
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    Thanks, Crayons, I'll keep that link in case I drop ink on something important, but this was only an hour or so of work, and the writing's horrible to boot

    I did however almost instantly decide to make a liar out of myself; I got a pack of ridiculously expensive colored pencils the other day and figured since it was already an experiment and pretty well ruined, I couldn't hurt it. So I practiced with the colored pencils by coloring it. Still scanned with no processing, and now I'm done Off to something I'll actually try to finish using the same methods.
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    Ink blot? It's a lake! Very nice penwork, Gidde. Is there any chance of a bigger sized scan?

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    Very Nice Oh and I didn't forget our discussion in the chat, I just have to get to the art supply store
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    it looks great - and I'm with Ravi, its a lake
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    Hehe, thanks guys

    I actually did consider making it a lake, but I had already made a lake that wouldn't match it ... and honestly, the little maplet had served its purpose. I've been going through the pages of a sketchpad systematically for a couple weeks now trying to prove to myself that I could apply all of the hand-drawing techniques I've been practicing to actual hand-drawing on real paper. This is the first time I've been able to get that dip pen to work, and I really like the results, so I allowed myself to get actual watercolors and watercolor paper (just got home with them, yay). I think I'm getting close to actually being able to do ink-and-watercolor for real, and not just on the computer. Which is good, because as awesome as those colored pencils are, I'm not feelin' em for mapping.

    As requested, here's a 300dpi scan (above is 150 dpi -- it's only about 3 inches square or so on the paper). It kinda looks crappy when it's super-zoomed like this, though.
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    The other option to deal with an ink blot is to,... make it an ink blot. Create it as a dirty, stained, and torn map old map.

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    Someday I´ll go analog... it´s beautiful

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    So you had an "unhappy" accident . I like the style handwriting and all. I makes me think of a map drawn by an explorer during a rest in his journey well done. Can't wait to see to see how you incorporate what you learn into your next project !!
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