During Inktober I had the opportunity to use both sumi ink and Bristol paper for the first times. I’m new at understanding them, and I’m enjoying both of them. Sumi ink gives a full range of shades and, when properly diluted, appears to add an almost sepia quality. Bristol paper is another issue, the jury is still out – one day I love it, the next day I have a problem with it. Today, I had a problem.
The novel is giving me no problems at all. Ozeki has a writing style that is full of suspense while seeming to show all. Because she shows so much, I’ll enjoy drawing the story, because of the suspense I’ll probably read the novel too quickly. There are far worse things than a novel I can’t put down.