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Posts about colour

Attempting to copy the colour of DeA Plum


I love De Atramentis Plum, but can't easily get it in the NL/UK/EU. So, instead of having it shipped from the US, I attempted to copy it. I used several Noodler's ink I already have (Turquoise, 54th and Bad Blue Heron). Still have some tweaking to do, but like the overall result a lot!

Making little drawings

Today, in one drawing

These past few days I've made a few autobiographical drawings with myself as a cartoon character. I also did a few of Nano, because she plays a big part in my life. I used to do these drawings / cartoons (I might dig them up and scan, no promises however!) and stopped doing them when I started to do 'serious' drawings. I now feel I can do both, so I do :)

Today we visited a few monuments in the city of Alkmaar. We nibbled some cheese and one stand had free poffertjes. Though the official recipe uses buckwheat flour, most poffertjes-makers these days use plain wheat-flour to make them. As did these. I can't tolerate wheat very well but couldn't resist nibbling on one little poffertje with lots of butter and powdered sugar. And then I had one more. And another.

The following tummy-ache did not make me happy. But eating poffertjes did. It made my week, aaah!