I was looking for some waterproof ink the other day, to draw this little pig thing with, which I bought at a zoo, and which is recycled from plastic bags or something. I like zoos a lot, and I go to a lot of them, and I plan to post some animal pictures shortly from the zoo I went to last week. At any rate, I turned the house upside-down looking for some ink and all I could find was a little red bottle that was at least 30 years old. At some point during the last few decades, somebody had screwed the cap on wrong and now it wouldn’t come off. After several hours of trying, I got the ink to come out by drilling a series of holes in the cap and draining it drop by drop into a jar.

When I went to add some watercolor, I found that the ink was not even remotely waterproof. Despite that, I think it came out well, so here it is:

pig thing

Ink and watercolor