In October 2017 I came across an internet blog challenge for a story written in two sentences. I wrote a story. Liking the format, I did another one. Another one. And another.
Quite a few stories later, I had enough for a book. Not only did I have stories, but I had written a short poem and created a brush and India ink illustration for each one as well.
The result was Minuscule, published in 2018. I’m now going to show you the book illustrations as an ongoing feature on this blog, once a week. I’ll link back to the story (they have been published one by one on my poetry blog).
And here’s something more … this is the last story to be posted from Minuscule. You’ve now read the entire book, if you have followed along over these months of posts.
If you would like to hold the entire book in your hands, the print version is available on Amazon.
“Select” is the title of today’s story. Look here to read it.
I like the composition of this one, the central character on one side and the plants and the assembled, listening members on one side.
these always make me feel like I am reading a comic from the 1960’s. Your ink style has a real retro feel to it.
Thank you. It’s the bamboo brush effect, I think. I really like working with it and I think it ups my game as far as drawing.
what brand bamboo brush ?
Yasutomo. I have a variety of sizes.
I might consider working with that
It’s a different technique from any other brush I have used, but practice will show you how to manage it. And it’s very dramatic and also mixes well with regular drawing pens, I think.
always up to try new things