Thursday, 22 December 2011

Facebook Cover


So Facebook has this new timeline thing for your profile page, and it comes with a big header image at the top (why it's called "cover" image I don't know..) and it seemed like the perfect place for a drawing!

I spent ages doing this but now I don't really like how it looks on the actual page so I'll probably end up making another one.. When I'm not working or playing Skyrim.

Fucking Skyrim. I curse whoever created addictive RPGs! (I do love it though omg.)

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Skyrim


Seriously I don't want to even try and count how many hours I played this today. I was in my pyjamas until about 2pm. And I'm still only level 15 or something! I've taken the sneaky sniper route like Dan, because that seemed like the least dangerous - less chance of me getting hit = less chance of me flailing and panicking. But ohhh my god I live forever in fear of stumbling across something huge that will kick my tiny blond Nord ass, so I'm almost always crouching and sneaking, even though I move like ten times slower.

Gaah I'm anxious just thinking about it!

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Vikings!


My friend Marc wanted me to draw him as a viking, but I can draw myself better so...

This is possibly what I will be like when I get Skyrim - slaying dragons all over the show. And talking all olde Englishe, with many a "thee" and "forsooth".

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Just fucking take it!


I know, right?

Bleurgh.

I don't know why I did this. I need better ideas and less feeeeeelings.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Brain


100% true as of right this moment. I think everyone should do one of these and see what their head's filled with.

Boys! Babies! Dammit all!

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

rollerskates2


After spending forever colouring it in.. It looks better in black and white.

Hmph.

Monday, 5 December 2011

happy birthday


I drew this for my friend Dan's birthday. Shush it's a secret! It's his birthday tomorrow and he didn't tell me until YESTERDAY so I couldn't get him anything. Hence drawing. The joke is that he's very tall! And I am very short! Haw haw.

Happy birthday for tomorrow, Dan.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Rollerskates


Skates. In progress.

For some reason I drew this MASSIVE, but it looks better when it's zoomed out all small, haha.

Going to colour it in tomorrow possibly.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Grizzly Bear


The tiny Lizz Lunney holds a Grizzly Bear Thursday every month where bears of the grizzled kind are drawn!

Here's one on rollerskates, obv.

Monday, 28 November 2011

bass2


Bass, coloured.

And now I'm off out for my sister's birthday lunch with half the fam. And then for a birthday dinner meal with the other half later. All the food for me today.

Friday, 25 November 2011

Pro Bass Player


Ah, the dream. I own a bass guitar, and I cannot play it.

I might go back and colour this in later, but I just liked the way it looked for now.

And I ALWAYS forget the black bit in my hair!

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Stick him with the pointy end.


My friend Edd requested "Arya Stark sticking someone with the pointy end". Obviously she's going to stick Joffrey good and hard. ;)

Man I miss Game of Thrones.. I need it on DVD and I need A Dance with Dragons for Xmas and I need the new series next year.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Tentacles.


I went to MCM Expo at the weekend, and once again I came back thinking that some of the stuff there is complete tosh and that I could better. Now I said this last time and gave up drawing again after about two weeks. I've set myself a task of drawing something EVERY DAY, which I have kind of kept to (although today was scanning and colouring, not technically drawing). What I need is a completely awesome idea/concept that I can run with and feel really inspired by all the time. It'll come to me eventually I hope.

I mostly ended up drawing things with tentacles. I have no idea what goes on in my head. Witness girl with squid hair. And then I had the bright idea of colouring it while trying to remember how my layers go and what goes where. Freakin' layers man. Anyway, before and after colouring. I have so much respect for people that do this for real because this one tiny drawing took me perhaps an hour to colour, maybe more. Might be because I am easily distracted and out of practice though.



I'm going to Thought Bubble (in LEEDS) in a couple of weeks, which is either an awesome idea or a REALLY REALLY BAD one. I am worried.






Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Rogue

Wow, yeah so after my mini meltdown the other day (I need to step away from the computer when that happens) I've been drawing a bit more. I tried drawing various complicated things like DIFFERENT FACIAL EXPRESSIONS (why do you torment me so) but in the end settled with my favourite X-Lady. It was quick and surprisingly easy, partly because I didn't have to do anything hard like hands or bodies. I also haven't plugged my scanner back in since moving house so you'll have to deal with a shoddy iPhone photo instead. I am pleased, I like her face. Maybe eyes like that are the way to go, I've always had issues with how to draw my eyes.

I should draw superheroes more often.

Friday, 19 August 2011

Brain dump. More for me than you.

I wish I wasn't such an emotional dick and would learn to MAN THE FUCK UP and GET THE FUCK OVER IT. Jesus Christ it's been like six months (I had to count that on my fingers and whoa has it really been that long?) and I am still a blubbering WRECK. Six months since my last kiss. I'll probably delete this in the morning, but I am tired and upset and in the middle of PMT and I just needed to write it down. Who knew one person could affect me so much?

Tonight I bought myself a comic, a dress and a necklace.

MOVE ON, BECKI FOOT.

Friday, 29 July 2011

Still alive. In transit.

Ack, I haven't updated in forever, I am sorry. I do have excuses though. I went on holiday to Spain for ten days, and almost died of sheer boredom. Seriously, it was the worst "holiday" I have ever been on. We weren't in walking distance of the beach or anywhere to go during the day - basically it was lie by the pool or do nothing. I literally spent 95% of my time there sat in the shade reading on my Kindle. It felt like such a waste of time and money and ugh I wish I hadn't gone, I knew beforehand that it wouldn't be my kind of thing but I went anyway. At least I now have memories of flying which I didn't have before as the last time I went on a plane was when I was six.

So I came back and decided to move out! Which was way overdue to be honest and I'm so glad I'm doing it, I was getting super unhappy living here and unhappiness is bad. I'm moving back in with my mum, which is fine for now, until I can save up some money to hopefully get another place. But wow do I have more stuff than I thought. I'm going to a car boot sale on Sunday morning to try and shift it and get some moolah, and maybe find some treasures. Must not get distracted by shiny things.

BUT the most exciting thing about this weekend is the fact that I AM GETTING AN IPHONE TOMORROW! I know right, welcome to 2009. Seriously, I have been locked into my current contract for what feels like twelve years and I am so happy I am finally allowed to get one, I have been squealing like a tiny pig all week. App recommendations are appreciated.

I'm upset/angry about the announcement that the BBC have lost the rights to all Formula 1 races.. It's like the only sport I watch and I love watching it on a big TV, and now I'm probably going to be forced to watch it online as I don't have Sky Sports and I refuse to buy it JUST for F1. I mean, my monitor isn't small by any means, but it's just not the same.

I must get back to packing. If anyone knows a burly guy who can disassemble an Ikea bed please send them round.

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Help.

Right, I am still alive. I've just been incredibly busy lately. And I'm going on holiday in a few days - to Spain, and I'm not looking forward to it at all for a number of reasons. Pretty sure I need to move out of here too, but I have nowhere to go and no money so I am stuck here, crying over cakes. I might screw up my dance show tomorrow on purpose.

I have been drawing, the odd doodle here and there, trying to get faces and expressions right. Nothing really worth scanning and posting on here though.

I have also become shamelessly addicted to the new MTV show Teen Wolf, it is SUCH a guilty pleasure because it is barely any good, but for some reason I love it. Speaking of which I have one more episode to watch before I am all caught up so I am going to do that now!

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Cowabunga

So after my little tirade last night about not being able to draw anything I went back to the book and produced this totally radical gem. I have no idea why I have Leonardo's swords and colours, Raphael was always my favourite, but I guess I could draw swords on my turtleback better than holding sais in my hands. Thinking about it, with my current hair I could probably be April O'Neill, plus I could totally work a yellow jumpsuit.


(Not so) Teenage Mutant Ninja Badass. Now pass me some pizza.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Where this blog turns into some kind of emo diary..

I've decided it's safer just to stay indoors and watch DVDs. I tried drawing something awesome today but I just can't get it right and I ended up getting really frustrated and threw my sketchbook aside with a wail. Man I do not know how people can draw whole strips daily, it blows my mind. I can barely get out a doodle each day. I promise I'll have something to show tomorrow. Also, I don't know if it's good or bad to look at other artists' work. I mean, on one hand I guess I can learn a lot and I enjoy it, but on the other hand it makes me realise that I will never catch up to them and I am just not as good. I have no idea how to do facial expressions or hands or feet or practically anything! I need some kind of drawing-sensei.

After some pretty terrifying news at work today I have realised I have little-to-no skills for use in the real world, apart from being able to design Medical Supplies catalogues and touch up photos and design banners in Photoshop. I am bracing my head to meet the chopping block.

I had something else written here but I deleted it because it was petty and obvious. Come on, I can do better than that. Don't let it get to you, self.

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Weird Things I Like #1

Weird things I like #1 = watching the washing go round inside a washing machine. I know, right? But there's just something about watching the clothes go round and round and round that I love watching. I do the same if I ever go to a launderette to use the tumble driers. Love it. I will literally sit on the kitchen floor in front of the washing machine and watch it do it's thing, for it's whole cycle if I have to.

Is this really strange? Does anyone else do it?!


A HAND. Victory is mine. I screwed up the cheek a little there too, but pretend you didn't see it. I am now also Officially Ginger. I am expecting the death threats to come pouring through my letterbox any minute now.

Friday, 17 June 2011

Today is All About Tomorrow

Tomorrow I shall appearing in the annual Dorchester Carnival, I shall be cheerleading, and I shall be the oldest one there. But pah to that! The weather forecast is iffy at best but I shall be lifting spirits all over the show with rallying cheers. Alas, not rallying cries to lead my army to war. What an awesome carnival that would be. The one thing I'm worried about is that my shorts haven't arrived, so I'm either going to be cheerleading bottomless, or borrowing a tiny child's pair of shorts which will invariably look like hotpants on me.. Anyway, this shall be me, minus the pom-poms - we don't actually have them, I'm just too lazy to draw hands. I am full of PEPPY PEP!


Look, a background! Well, the start of one. I was unsure of what to actually put there. In real life there'd be a crowd of people but I don't want to draw a ton of people! But yeah I should get used to drawing backgrounds and shit really... And not running out of paper so I don't have room to draw legs argh.

While colouring that I listened to Landfill by Daughter on repeat. It's just lovely. The chorus really resonates with me, apart from the hating your guts part, because I don't hate your guts. But everything else! = love.

I took this photo of my room reflected in my light fitting. It's pretty awesome, even with my shitty digital camera. I like it anyway, it makes my room look cool.


Thursday, 16 June 2011

Thinking of blog titles is too hard

Firstly, I'm feeling much better than yesterday, so that's good! I'm planning on reading this over the next few days:


(Excuse the fresh-out-of-the-shower hair and NO MAKE UP. It is not a hideous monster you are viewing on your screen. Be not afraid.) Hopefully by reading this comic book about comic books I can get a better understanding of sequential art and text arrangement and yada yada, so maybe I can get on with producing something of my very own.

Also last night I did this for a friend. It's her son, who is almost always covered in some kind of foodstuff. It was only after I'd finished the whole thing and went back to my sketchbook to do more drawing that I realised I hadn't erased the pencil lines before I scanned it in. But they didn't seem to show anyway, so that was lucky.

I totally want that onesie.

I'm now off to eat ice cream and watch Hanna in bed. I have it okay really.. I am such a drama queen.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Wallowing

Ack, emo day!

Sometimes I think the Internet is the worse thing ever invented, because boy does it make me upset often. Pretty sure I used to be okay with myself/life before I wandered onto the World Wide Web. I also may have been like 15 but still. If I hadn't have read that.. if I hadn't have seen that photo, then perhaps I wouldn't be so fucked up and I could just GET ON WITH MY LIFE without thinking that everyone out there is better than me. There's just something about sitting alone at your computer and reading a couple of lines of text that feel like a punch to the gut.. I get this all the time. Maybe I should just wipe everything and start again, start afresh, and forget about the things that hurt me. Argh, stop thinking, brain!


Yup, today's drawing is unsurprisingly this.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Cakes!

Today I made double chocolate chip muffins! I hadn't baked for ages BUT I didn't have all the right ingredients so made a box-batch. You can thank Tesco for the chocolatey goodness today. Normally I make my own (I love baking) and they'd be awesome, but I wanted to try out a lazy box recipe and see how they good they were - not as good as my homemade ones, it turns out. So the moral of this story is - bake your own cakes!

Ah, if only I had a giant one that big...

Monday, 13 June 2011

When sad, draw.

I have super low self-esteem. Fact. I am way too over-sensitive. Fact. I take more or less everything personally. Fact. All of these things lead to me crying almost every single day. So I have decided that instead of getting upset (usually about things that may not even be about me) I am going to focus on drawing instead. Apparently my stars for this month in Elle magazine said that I should embrace creativity and within six months someone awesome will happen with it (not those exact words), so here's me giving it a giant bear hug.

It's a dragon drinking tea and eating a crumpet. I know the background is awful, I struggled with the levels and it went a bit patchy and yellow, but it's all practice!



And omg I finished Season One of Fringe and.. I won't spoil it for you here but let's just say - my mind, it was blown.

Saturday, 11 June 2011

In which I watch five episodes of Fringe and drink tea.


Today I have mostly been watching a lot of Fringe and sketching. The one in the top right is Olivia from Fringe. The bottom one is supposed to be me (if only I was that cute in real life!). Behold, hands! Getting there I think, now if I can just get every character to have their hands splayed out or grasping some kind of pole.. I am a particular fan of this little monster:


Perhaps drawing small is the way to go. Super fierce Perry. I also want her booties.

I need to pluck up the courage to sort out that (kind of) finished little strip that I started. I scanned it, but had issues with everything going blurry near the spine, so I may have to hack the page out of my sketchbook. Or get a bigger scanner. I also need to figure out how to do text/speech bubbles, I have no idea how to plan out frames.

Man this is a bigger job than I thought it would be.

Camglasses


Today I bought a webcam! And some new sunglasses. Pretty snazzy, right?

Workspace


Behold, my tiny desk! I need a bigger one really but then there wouldn't be any space in my room for anything else.. so I'm stuck with this little corner one for now. Take note of important things like crispy seaweed, and two containers of Vaseline because apparently I have really sore lips? And my ugly home-glasses, because computers are turning me blind. So yeah, this is where I have to work so I have an excuse if stuff looks lame - "My hands are CRAMPING because of this TINY DESK!"

(Also hi to my first and best follower - Silus!)

Friday, 10 June 2011

Princess Peregrine Snowflake


This is Princess Peregrine Snowflake, my baby. Well, early stages of her at least. I really want to make something out of her, but I have no idea what. Yes, she's a Princess, but after becoming obsessed with Game of Thrones I want to make her kickass and awesome like Arya. So there's room for many dragon-fighting adventures but I have no idea how to get there, I don't even know how to begin!

I figure she's not very old, still a mischievous kid - about 12-13 perhaps, bored of pampered palace life and yearns for adventure and shit. Too cliché? It is isn't it? I totally picture her with a sword and a bow and learning that life outside the castle walls is pretty darn terrifying. maybe I should take a leaf out of Perry's book and venture outside of my room. I am hopeless at this, I always have been, but I really need to knuckle down and THINK because I know I can do this! I am determined to bring this thing to life before the end of the year, to have some sort of story in motion, with characters and bad guys and a fully fleshed-out adventure happening. 

Don't let me give up.

First Post

I'm sitting here eating crispy seaweed with my fingers out of the foil carton. It's good for me, right? Seaweed?

Anyway, this is my blog. It'll hopefully contain exciting things like drawings and photos. If I can pry myself away from the seaweed. It mostly exists because I wanted somewhere to put my drawings, some place nice and organised. But so far I've been plagued by 503 errors and struggled to make even one simple post, I fear these may be signs of impending doom.

Welcome to Dinosaur Carousel!