Ship-o-Gram of the Week: Pencils

When we got our first iPhone last autumn, it didn’t take us long to fall for Instagram, that dynamic mashup of social networking and snapshot phone photography. We’d like to periodically share on our blog Instagrams that capture the essence of what’s going on in the world of This Paper Ship.

This week’s Ship-o-Gram  shows the last nubs of most of our current drawing pencils. For every finished illustration that you see on our site, there’s usually been at least a couple of pencil drawings preceding it; most of the time both of us work the same sketch, often with several layers of red pencil, blue pencil, and dark graphite. This part of the process helps us think our way through each piece, but as you can see from the photo, it definitely makes for frequent pencil shopping!

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