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Sprick is a term from my school days, junior high. Using your thumb, you held back your finger, tensing it up, and then, when you loosened your thumb, your finger snapped out at its target, the earlobe of the person sitting in front of you for example, causing sharp pain. I was usually on the receiving end of this.
This is also how you flick a paper football. But we called it sprick rather than flick, probably because it sounded less friendly.
When Desmond Collins finally locates Judah Zachary’s decapitated body in a secret underground chamber hidden under an unmarked gravestone, he goes to the Blue Whale and enlists the help of a fisherman named Tim who discovers the jeweled mask in the cross-impaled coffin containing the body. “Diamonds! Emeralds! This must be worth a fortune!”
I made this illustration for the New England TB Symposium. It was used for their program and posters as well as mugs and bags.
Initially, I drew a pattern of abstract shapes, but the client wanted me to show the drugs used to treat TB. The final sketch fused the cabinet with the head and shoulders profile.
I used my trimmed Pentel brush pen for the line work. It was getting low on ink which allows me to create a more textural line.
Below is the illo in a few stages of development.