Friday, November 2, 2018

Inktober 2018, Day 22 "Expensive"

Day 22 of Inktober, prompt word "Expensive." I previously wrote about Inktober here. This is an edited version, but I'm posting these daily on my Instagram, @St.Rhinoceros.

I simply wanted to write some beautiful script with the dip pen, and that turned out to be more difficult than I thought. I ended up with two attempts I was willing to post, and none I loved. I would like that time machine, though.

Inktober 2018, Day 22 "Expensive" #1, by Ciana Pullen / St. Rhinocéros
Day 22 of Inktober 2018, prompt word "Expensive." by Ciana Pullen / St. Rhinocéros. [Image description: black and white ink drawing of a handwritten letter sitting on top of an envelope. The letter is formally written and is addressed to St. Rhinocéros's past self, then describes some financial difficulties and requests some actions for the Past Self to take to avoid said difficulties, ending with encouragement to be more "difficult" with regards to arguing financial decisions and to view the ensuing confidence as an investment in itself. The letter is signed Future Rhinocéros. A small chic package decorated with lavender sprigs and twine sits in the top right with a gift tag that reads, "F.R. -- Message received! Enclosed please find a time machine. -Past R."]

Inktober 2018, Day 22 "Expensive" #2, by Ciana Pullen / St. Rhinocéros
Attempt #2 at the same idea for "Expensive." By Ciana Pullen / St. Rhinocéros. The text is identical. [Image description: Same letter and response as above, but the text is simply written on the page like a letter, there's no pretense of making it look like a drawing of a letter sitting on a surface. The response is written in a small diagonal framed rectangle at the bottom right of the page. The focus is on the handwriting, which is old-fashioned cursive script, not too fancy.]

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