“Deep Woods, Deep Winter” – Inner Vision
– Pen & Ink – 23×16.8 cm
Another season. The long wait begins.
Drawing Geek Notes: I wanted to try snow with pen and ink, without doing too much prep. It worked! I used the Hi-Tec 0.3 and 0.4 mm technical pens, finally running out of ink in the 0.3. I was prepared, though: I had another one handy. Again, I did the majority of the work with the 0.3, but the depth really started happening with the 0.4 mm pen. I went over certain spots and finalized some details with the 0.3 at the end. Pretty fun to do!
Just finished a small sketch this morning. Made me wonder what this thing does–besides float, of course.
Back in the late 2100s, Beryl Thwackenheimer devised a means by which to levitate a solid object by harnessing the energy shifts caused by variances in luminescence. Subtle changes in cloud formations, or even the appearance of a meteor in the night sky could actually cause the object to counteract gravity. The technique proved so effective that her first successful prototype got away from her before she had completed building it. These days, virtually every appliance and vehicle uses some version of the Thwackenheimer luminescence converter.
A flaw in Thwackenheimer’s system design causes the unit to repel any approaching object (like the ground, an ornithopter, or even a net). The extreme efficiency of this function has rendered impossible any attempts at recovery. It’s been a hundred and fifty years now, and fortunately, no one’s transporter has been damaged by the rogue prototype.
It’s still up there somewhere. No one can catch it and bring it down.