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die reichstag thatchers



I am so proud of my thatching girls (see earlier post). No. 14 led the way, vastly improving the appearance of Berlin's once frumpy edifice. No. 23 is currently leading a team of her sisters who are toiling on London's Gherkin. We're all fond of the Gherkin, but we never felt it looked altogether finished.
edit: That's supposed to be 'die' as in the German plural 'dee', not die as in 'expire'. Of course I don't want any of my family to come to harm.

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trypanocorax
Sep. 13th, 2007 02:23 pm (UTC)
:D :D :D This is SO great!!! You just keep on getting better and better! I can't wait to see what your girls will do with the Gherkin!
dlasky
Sep. 13th, 2007 06:24 pm (UTC)
Yay!
This is awesome! How do you produce so many great drawings in such a short time? Are you drawing directly with ink?
jabberworks
Sep. 13th, 2007 08:16 pm (UTC)
Re: Yay!
Thanks, David! Yes, scanning in the ink lines, then adding everything else in Photoshop. Much quicker than painting! It almost qualifies as a morning sketch, but I think I lingered a bit on this one.
dlasky
Sep. 13th, 2007 08:18 pm (UTC)
High Quality Lingering
Yes -- I could see this image being the cover to a little childrens book.

jabberworks
Sep. 13th, 2007 08:20 pm (UTC)
Re: High Quality Lingering
Ha ha, you're second guessing me very well! I think thatching is the new knitting. :-D
(Anonymous)
Sep. 27th, 2007 02:04 am (UTC)
I love those girls; the one with the braids looks appropriately teutonic :-)
(Anonymous)
Sep. 27th, 2007 02:05 am (UTC)
whoops, that last one was from me

Abigail - http://www.theodesign.com/blog
manuelap
Jan. 22nd, 2008 06:07 pm (UTC)
You have a wonderful style :D
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