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Days 253-254: Nine Eleven

11 Sep

FIREFLY DOODLE COMPENDIUM!

29 Aug

This is what I’ve been doing all of this time. I’ve been making portraits of every single member of the crew of FIREFLY because I am really upset that it got cancelled. After 14 episodes and a movie. The world is unfair. So. I wanted to just get this out of my system. And decided to make one giant master post of all the Firefly portraits instead of posting them as I finished them.

Oh also, this project was designed to be displayed as a photoset on Tumblr. So if you’ve got a Tumblr, and you maybe want to reblog/like this, you may do so HERE. Or if you don’t have one, this is what it looks like with all the drawings together:

 

Here’s a closer look at each of the portraits.

Day 222-223: Zoe

Day 224-225: Wash

Day 226-227: Mal

Day 228-229: Jayne

Day 230-231: Shepherd Book

Day 232-233: Simon

Day 234-235: Kaylee

Day 236-237: Inara

Day 238-239: River

Day 240-241: Big Damn Heroes

And that’s that. I will go cry in a corner now and dream of a world where Firefly went on to do at least five more seasons. See you next time!

Day 220: London Riots!

8 Aug

Photo credit: Lewis Whyld/PA/AP. Text from Neil Gaiman's tweet.

My thoughts are with the people of London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Bristol, Leeds and all the other parts of the country that are being affected by this.

To all our British friends, please stay safe!

Days 207-213: Harry Potter Book Posters

1 Aug

I know I haven’t been on here for exactly a week. There’s a reason! And it is this: I’ve been sleeping. This is how a typical day in the past week went. I wake up, go to work, work, get home from work, and then sleep for like 12 hours, and then I wake up, go to work, etc, etc. It was weird. It could be a medical condition but I couldn’t really be arsed to find out.

So over the weekend (which incidentally was Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling’s birthday, plus the (soft) opening of Pottermore for the well and truly nerdy. I’m SkyNox31! If you see me, say hi!) and tonight, I made these 7 posters in a series I am thinking of calling “The HP Computer Icons Book Poster Series of Zen.” The title’s a work in progress. It uses only computer icons to illustrate key moments in the books/films, in celebration of the historic moment went Harry Potter goes/went digital. There is one poster for each of the seven books of the Harry Potter series, and for each of the days that I missed on this blog. Shhh this is not cheating.

You can like this on Tumblr, if that’s something you’de be interested in doing.

That’s it! See you tomorrow!

EDIT: So stupidly, I misspelled “Deathly Hallows” as “Deathly Hollows” because I am an idiot. I even double and triple checked that I spelled Azkaban right, and if Half-blood prince had a hyphen or not. Ugh. It’s fixed now but the misspelled version is floating around in tumblr with at least 500 likes and reblogs and ugh ugh ugh whyyyyy)

 

Days 201-203: SHERLOCK Poster Series

22 Jul

This is the first set, of what is to be a series of sets (at least that’s the plan), of Sherlock episode posters. I thought I would take a break from drawing for a bit and try something else.

I’m quite pleased with how these turned out. I had missed working in Illustrator and there’s something therapeutic about making vectors from scratch. So yay.

In other news, I’m still working on the selling stuff bit. I might devote the weekend to getting on top of that.

That’s all! See you next time!

EDIT:

Due to insistent public demand, these things are now FOR SALE!

Like/Reblog this on tumblr if you want!

 

 

 

 

Day 145: Happy Towel Day!

25 May

Hey friends! In case you don’t know what Towel Day is, it is celebrated every May 25 as a tribute to the late great author genius, Douglas Adams. He wrote one of my favorite books of all time: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. It’s called Towel Day because in the Hitchhiker books, it is said that a towel,

“is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value. You can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapors; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a miniraft down the slow heavy River Moth; wet it for use in hand-to-hand-combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (such a mind-bogglingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can’t see it, it can’t see you); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.”

If you read through all that, congratulations and I love you because you are a true friend hahaha.

In honor of Towel Day, I made this thing.

This is Arthur Dent, unwilling hitchhiker, clutching his towel and trying real hard not to panic.

Also, over at Tumblr, people are celebrating Towel Day by posting pictures of themselves with their towels. So here’s a bonus picture of yours truly with my towel. It is blue and soft and it smells nice.

😀

That’s all! Happy Towel Day and see you tomorrow!

Day 143: Lunchtime Doodle

23 May

Look! It’s Day 143! And we all know what 143 stands for.

So I want to take this opportunity to thank you, beloved friends, for still checking out this blog everyday, undeterred by the often questionable quality of the posts. Readership is steadily increasing for some reason (where are you people coming from?) And yesterday we got the highest number of hits (double the previous record!) which was mostly due to the kids from tumblr coming over for the very emotional BAFTA post, and to those kids, I say thank you as well. So to everyone, I just wanted to really say, from the bottom of my heart that

I made this over my lunch break today and I found it quite refreshing to not overly think about what to make and just do whatever pops up into my head first. No sketches. Just straight up doodling with a sharpie on some graph paper. The Epic Year Project: putting unused office supplies to good use since, erm, 143 days ago.

That’s all! I’m watching the Arctic Monkeys tomorrow so my next post may have something to do with that, and may be delayed a day as I will probably get home bruised and broken and soaked with other people’s sweat and too tired to do anything besides taking a long shower and passing out. It is going to be awesome.

Day 133: Friday the 13th

13 May

I quite like this. It needs some refining but I can’t be bothered right now because I’m sleepy. Maybe next year.

Meet Trese, the bad luck kittie cat.

That is all! See you tomorrow!

Day 131: RIDICULOUSLY SICK!

11 May

I was finally too sick to function today. Couldn’t go to work. Stayed in bed. Couldn’t lift my hand to even open my sketchbook, let alone try to draw something. I’m afraid I have nothing for you today. And it sucks too cause it’s Douglas Adams’ 10th death anniversary today. Good thing I made this thing last year.

😦

It’s Towel Day two weeks from now. Hopefully, I’ll be well enough then to honor Douglas Adams properly.

Take your vitamins everyone. 😦

Day 124: HAPPY STAR WARS DAY!

4 May