Illustration Friday: Subterranean

I’m about to fall back into the throes of a very large pen & ink project, so here I’m just messing around with flats & textures in Photoshop – and some classic poetry. The font is Hobo.

This picture has a very tenuous connection to 2DGoggles, which I am making only to have an excuse to link to it because it is a wonderful web comic/musing/project/collection of notes/hilarious extracts from actual historical documents. Also, it gives me a crushing inferiority complex, but I can’t stop reading.

The relevant post is The Person from Porlock, and the supporting material includes a reference to Charles Babbage’s “highly-targeted poetry-destroying method”, with evidence from primary sources (the target, in that case, being Tennyson).