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The Time Eccentric by hypnothalamus The Time Eccentric by hypnothalamus
I was walking outside and this idea came to me all of a sudden... I almost lost my footing. then I drew it over coffee (as usual) but didn't realize I was using ball-pen - which by the way is amazing, but hard to preserve especially when mixing with soft pencils - you need to fix the pencils (spray or lamination) but the pen spreads on the paper making the lines a bit too strong in some cases... so yeah, this might not be for sale in the original form unless I put it in a plastic or glass case
the morale of this is to always use pigment ink pens (although sometimes I prefer the feel of ball-pen sliding on paper)
you can see now why I'm very grateful for scanners

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truedxmer Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
looks like great father tyme
EvanMcBean Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013   Digital Artist
This one is great. Love the tiny and yet fitting head on the mountainous body.
NigelEMack Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I have to say, I admire your style a lot! Have you heard of the video game Dark Souls?
hypnothalamus Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanks! unfortunately haven't had the time to check video games in years
when I started programming (3D graphics) in high-school, I kinda lost contact with games, still followed them a bit because my brother was playing but that's about it :)
Acolyptor Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
...Huh, what an odd coincidence.
Speaking of Dark Souls, I was about to mention that this reminded me a bit of a living, hourglass-version of Gravelord Nito.
NigelEMack Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! If you ever have the chance maybe check that game out, the art style is very similar in ways to your work. Your Lux - Lord of Light Reminds me of the last boss in the game Gwyn - Lord of Cinder. I saw some zbrush sculpts in your gallery, they looked very nice. I love doing 3d art.
Synaesthetic1 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
brilliant. It has an almost anime-like quality, between the symbolic, I presume, distortion of body out of proportion with the arche/sterotypical face of an old man, a common symbol of time.
Suvelis Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
unique :-)
Rietzhu Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
I exclusively draw just with a ball point pen, bic.. lol, it feels less rough than a pencil and doesn't make that annoying scratching sound..
ElderKey Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Simply brilliant... Now i can have a staring contest..:nod:
JouninHakudoshi Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this picture somehow describes me [for today atleast]..
Great work
Ruesselmann Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
before reading your comment, I thought the style is so free, i guess that comes more easy with a ball-pen. School-days scribbling...Love the picture either way
hypnothalamus Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
yeah it's easier and you can also vary the intensity of the stroke whereas with ink pens you get black and that's it
I should try some calligraphic fountain pens - manga artists and even classical artists used to draw like that - and the effects are different but richer then technical drawing pens
limetimetv Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
I used to draw with ball pens all the time, they have a great feel and how each one is different :D but youre right, most of the time the ink is shit, lol
hypnothalamus Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
well one way would be not to mix ball-pen with soft pencils - because soft pencils only need the fixing (the ball-pen will probably last a long time on its own)
but yeah once you mix them you have a problem
the inks that are recommended in drawing are pigment inks (china ink) since they last a long time and don't react in time with the paper
more recently I started to think about these things... I also started to do my prints with pigmented inks on paper, in a professional photo lab (shit just got more serious :) )
doomroar76 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
^ this.
LaurenGibson Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student General Artist
Just... amazing :XD: no more words to describe it
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