If you're a LOST fan (insert heavy dog sigh here...) then one of your most beloved lines on the show HAD to be "don't tell me what I can't do."
Well, here's one of my favorite "don't tell me what I can't do" efforts EVER - One Million Giraffes.
Apparently, Jorgen does not believe it's possible to collect a million handmade giraffes via the internet by the end of the year. I think Jorgen is wrong and that the owner of this fabby idea will win that bet.
This is one of the early people I started following on Twitter, because I was completely charmed by the idea. The blog is so sweet and such a great testament not just to creativity, but to the fact that people are endlessly looking for an outlet for their creativity - and if a giraffe project comes along, by God, people will make giraffes. Squeezes my heart, it does. (Disclaimer - I'm not responsible for you becoming addicted to that blog. )
So, since I'm a Penfessional, and I got some awesome Hybrid Technica pens, I thought to myself - "Self - why don't you draw a giraffe with your fancy pens?"
I did not let the fact that I can't draw stop me, either. :)
I picked these pens because the info on them says they're great for Manga, hence, Copics.
And SURE ENOUGH - they are spectacular with Copics - no smearing, quick drying perfection! Since they have a rollerball, they definitely have more precision than my much beloved Copic Multiliners. There's no fuzziness or bleeding at all. If I could draw, these would be my go to pens!
But I did my best to capture the essence of giraffeyness by drawing that glorious neck. I just crosshatched to make the spots. I stamped the word "Journey" and some numbers in Versamark and clear embossed before coloring with Copics and rubbing ink over the image, because that neck is a journey and a mathematical miracle.
So my little guy is now officially one in a million. Why don't you make one?
Have a great Sunday.
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