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Boy with Octopus

Well I posted the front cover so I might as well show you the back cover, yeah? On a technical note, I have changed my watercolours from my standard 'Winsor & Newton' paints to 'Lukas' inks on a recommendation from a friend (the talented Anna Walker) and I'm really happy with the results. The colours seem to be much more vibrant and not so flat and muddy (sorry to get all nerdy on you). I think I'm not imagining things.

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Hi Gus
I love your work and check in with your blog as often as you post. Wonderful stuff!
I am curious about 'lukas' inks...I googled them but found no references. Where would I get my hands on some of these beautiful colors? (love what they do for Anna Walker)
Keep up the lovely work!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer K. Mann

Hi Jennifer. Thanks for saying hi and for the kind words. I never know who's reading unless people post a comment. I sort of see my blog as a kind of diary of sorts. It's surprisingly cathartic to waffle on as if no one's reading!

Yeah, I must admit the Lukas inks (which are German) were hard to find, but I ended up finding them online here:

I just ordered the lot and they arrived nicely wrapped up a week or so later. I'm not sure where you are but these guys are in Melbourne, Australia (I'm in Sydney.) They do ship outside Australia though. Anna basically had ditched her 'Winsor & Newton paints a while back and really rated the inks so I thought I'd give them a go. Happy so far.

Best, Gus

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGus Gordon

GG you are the coolest nerd I know. And that octopus is a stunner. jx

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjen storer

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