Last week I was lucky to be staying at a beautiful spot on the Noel Shore of Nova Scotia, overlooking the Minas Basin.
I took my Wild Gears along.
One morning I set up my tripod on the table in the photo to make some videos.
The direct sunlight created sharp shadows through the clear acrylic gears.
As the sun progressed through the sky, I had to keep rotating my setup around the round table so that the tripod and camera did not cast shadows on the paper.
The house is down a long driveway from a quiet road, so there was no sound except for the distant waves and the singing of birds.
While recording the following video, I had no interruptions at all, so I have preserved it with birdsong and all.
I was using the triangular gear with 120 teeth that comes with the Strange Shapes Gear Set, inside ring 210 in the frame of the Full Page Gear Set – the largest Wild Gears ring that fits on 8½ inch paper. Pens are Stabilo Point 88, in colors to match the scenery.
You may observe my left hand gently pushing the triangular gear when drawing the outermost holes. When working those holes with a larger gear like this, there isn’t quite enough leverage for the pen to make the gear “turn the corner”. The trick is to preserve the shape at the tip of the pattern while so doing, which requires a light touch.