Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Photos of Babies on Facebook


Pretty much this.

Adorable things, really happy and all, but man does it hit me right in the biological clock.

Monday, 26 November 2012

Tamara and Too Many Hats


Oh hey Tamara. Just doodling and playing about with grey tones recently, moving away from just black and white and experimenting with tone and shadow a bit. I'm not very good at highlights and shadowing so it's something I really need to research and look into.

I'm loving drawing Tamara though. She has a wide forehead, and little pokey-out ears and barely a curve on her so I think she makes an excellent demon.

Still need to find a story for her though.


Tonight I did a funny little thing about all the hats I own, completely at random. I only really ever wear the big white wooly one, so why do I have all the others?! Again, playing with greys and stuff yada yada. HATS.

Seeing these two drawings together, it looks like I used a slightly thicker line with Tamara which I'm liking better right now.. But I think it's just because I drew her small, the hat one was drawn on A5.


Friday, 23 November 2012

DRG Booklet


I also made this over the past couple of days, it's for our home roller derby bout booklet. Every booklet has a spread where the rules of roller derby are explained for people who have never watched the sport before, so this is that! Hopefully it's easy enough to understand, and please ignore the shittiness of the screengrab I took from InDesign...

But yeah, it'll be cool to have something *I* drew and designed in a booklet that gets handed out to everyone at the bout! I may frame mine.

Beard of Zeus!


I *had* to post this here because it's Marc and he's awesome. It was his birthday today - a fact that he kept quiet so I had no idea until Facebook told me it was. Normally I'd send a card or something, but since it was too late and his girlfriend is insane I figured I'd do him a doodle as that's more or less what I do best.

Obviously all Norse-Metal-Clawhands because it's Maaaaarc <3 Happy birthday ninja!

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Starbucks Boy & Possible Beginnings



This is a momentous day - for the first time ever I have drawn something with a (vague) narrative! It's about the guy in Starbucks that I had a crush on but never spoke to or made eye contact with. I don't think he works there anymore, I haven't seen him in a while... I used to just sit there with my drink, reading embarassing books on my Kindle, watching him. Originally this had some text, in my head and on the thumbnails (! I know, right?), hopefully it makes sense without the text.

I also drew some other stuff today, this morning. I kinda created a character. Ish. I kind of want to make a story called Tamara Never Dies (credit goes to Bobbins for this name - it was originally a roller derby name that I still really want! I should probably ask for her permission, actually), and it's a about a demon. Called Tamara. Who's immortal, as demons are sometimes. Not sure if I'd be allowed to get away with that title though? I don't know what the deal is with those kind of things. That's pretty much as far as I got, other than doing some lame head sketches and giving her horns and demon eyes. I don't even know her personality yet, but I guess it's early days.



Monday, 19 November 2012

Ruiner of lives, destroyer of worlds


I have been here before.

Explanation: I upset at least three (3) people over the weekend at Thought Bubble and lots of things are now pretty shitty and I feel like an ass. Who am I to be upset at someone else's happiness?! Idiot.

Anyway, Thought Bubble was actually pretty great for the most part, there was dancing and carousels (you know I love them), and I bought expensive books so now can't buy any food for the rest of the month, erk. And a lovely boy who I think I treated like shit even though he is one of the sweetest people I have ever met. Unfortunately I was lame to my best friend, and it turns out we are both more than a little fucked-up by our ex-boyfriend (long story) which goes to show what a complete ass he was and how similar we are in so many ways. Ugh.

Every time I come back from one of these cons I am always so pumped up for drawing and always vow to come back the next year with a table and lots of stuff to sell. Well this year I am TOTALLY doing it, look I've started already. But the problem is that I don't know what people like.. Like, who would pay money for that drawing of myself up there, that makes no sense without an explanation or if you're not me. I have no idea where to start and my imagination has always been awful. I must not give up though.

I want to move away again. Somewhere better than Weymouth. By better I mean full of more opportunities. I am stagnating here and I don't want to live here all my life.

Also, I have accidental pink hair right now, which is absolutely awesome - thank you cheap red hair dye.

This post has been brought to you by the emo-est girl ever.

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Pirates & Rollerskates




Randoms. One drawn just because I needed to draw, the other drawn just before going to roller derby. I made the team! Yesssss.

Friday, 26 October 2012

Roller Derby, Drawing and Me

Holy crap, well apparently I've just missed out the whole of September and most of October... In my defence I did move house and didn't have the Internet until halfway through September, so I have a few bits and bobs to post here.

First to be eternally depressing - this was the first thing I drew after not drawing anything for weeks:


I'm just so chipper.

Then I realised I have no idea how the human body is shaped so I practiced drawing from a photo of a model (I need to do this more often):


That dress was awesome, FYI.

And then we come back to the roller derby stuff, this next one was something I did REALLY quickly for my friend who disturbed me while I was doing my Top Secret DRG logo project one night. She loves Arnie.


And finally, the big finish. I spent forever doing this.. My roller derby team doesn't really have a logo to speak of at the moment, and I felt like we should, so being someone that could draw I decided to take this matter into my own hands without telling anyone and just hope that everyone liked the surprise! It went down really well, and the response has been awesome so far, I'm still not sure if they're going to use it for anything, but it was nice to know that everyone was as happy with it as I was. I'm planning to do a full colour version one day, which shading and stuff, but for now I made a 3 colour one which is easier for printing (if we do decided to print it on stuff). Also, DRAGONS WITH ROLLERSKATES ON.

Tada!



We have our FIRST EVER bout tomorrow in Plymouth and it's going to be rad. I'm not playing but I sure have made some kickass supporting posters!

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Vote for me!

Hey remember that Roller Derby Hulk drawing I did? Well now voting is open for it and if I win my whole roller derby team gets free t-shirts! Which is ace!

Just go HERE and 'like' the image and I'd be eternally in your debt and stuff.

<3

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Hulk Smash


I drew this for a roller derby t-shirt competition. The theme was "roller girls are superheroes", I think I'm probably pushing the boundaries with using the Hulk, but he's KIND OF a superhero. I guess? The prize is 25 t-shirts for your team plus this design being on sale at their shop which would be RAD.

We were only allowed to use up to 3 colours, and I wasn't sure if the background white counted as a colour otherwise her hair would definitely be purple.

Still not really happy with the text, I may redo it (I haven't sent it in to the comp yet), also not sure how well this will translate to a t-shirt printed design, as they use silk screen printers and I think my colouring-in isn't solid enough, or my lines aren't nice enough or blahhhhh.

But it would be so cool to have something I drew on a t-shirt! Fingers crossed.

(OMG also, Hulk Smash. I am Smash. Oh I just kill myself)

Monday, 23 July 2012

"It’s Biles. Call me Biles or I swear to God I’ll kill you."

So. I watched the first season of Teen Wolf last year, and them promptly forgot about it. The second season just started on TV over here a couple of weeks ago, so I sat down and watched those, and then I was gone.

I proceeded to watch the remainder of the season in like 2 days (via the magic of the Internet) and Jesus H Christ I am addicted. Stiles is still my favourite character, he gets the best lines and there are rumours that he might be MAGIC in some way and I would LOVE that.

So yeah, I totally fangirled out and had to (attempt to) draw him. Drawing boys is hard. Okay I've drawn Squall before, but he's a pretty girly boy tbh, and Stiles has a buzzcut haircut and that's SUPER hard to do. I still don't think I've captured the essence of who he is, but yeah it was my first attempt so cut me some slack.

Although, I have to say I do not understand all the Sterek (Stiles/Derek) shipping that's all over Tumblr right now. Stiles/Erica, come onnnnn!

Monday, 16 July 2012

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Spiralling.


I don't know what the above is about. Experimenting with big dark spaces, I think.

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Bring me the bore worms...


So yesterday was Silus's birthday. I'd already given him a present (a book about the Universe) and made him a cake (blueberry cheesecake), and for some reason decided to draw him a picture which was probably really overboard but NEVERMIND. It's a bore worm from Flash Gordon. Now, nobody actually knows what bore worms look like, only that Princess Aura is very scared of them so they must be baaad. So this one is scaly and spiky, with horns and a slime trail. And a balloon for birthday fun. Happy birthday Silus!

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Hearts & Darkness. Plus Balloons.


This drawing was done for no reason other than I was bored sitting at my desk. I really wanted to go for a walk, but it was getting late and I was already in my pyjamas (as per usual) so I didn't really want to go back outside. Basically I was too lazy. But I guess drawing something instead is still A Good Thing.

It doesn't mean anything, but I do have a very large head. Which is true. Also, dark spaces = good. Love love love.

I went to Ikea yesterday and bought a ton of stuff for my new flat, I am so excited! But then I was in Morrison's today and spotted 18 glasses for £3(!) so bought them, even though I already have six from Ikea. Is twenty-four glasses too many? I have my heart set on a sofa called Ektorp, and it's going to be RED with some yellow cushions and it'll be totally rad, I wish I could move in already!!

And Mark Webber won the British GP today, which was gooooood.

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Korra


Korra! I just started watching this as I'd heard good things about it and I figured it'd be my kind of show. And of course I LOVED it, so therefore I had to draw her. I drew this one from a picture that already existed - no tracing, just for reference, and I STILL fucked up the legs. I know I should've stopped and fixed them but I was just pleased I got the damn arms right! I can move on to legs with a different drawing. This was fun to do as I made more use of layers (I actually have a 'rough' layer where I drew the outline out in grey) and gradients, so I'm getting there. 

Here she is in just lines before I added the colour. I usually save a new file when I do colour incase I end up hating it.


Friday, 29 June 2012

Squall Leonhart


I was OBSSESSED with Squall/FF8 around the time it was released in 1999. Loved him. I even printed out a picture of him and stuck it on the wall next to my bed. I still have a figurine! But yeah, he was a beautiful moody jerk and I loved the shit out of him.

Monday, 25 June 2012

Ygritte knows everything.


Ygritte from Game of Thrones/Song of Ice and Fire. She says that a lot. Daily drawings have turned into everyotherday drawings...

Also my new skates came today but I think they might be too small :( I know skates are supposed to be snug but these are super super small, and my toes are all scrunched.. I emailed the website and he said to give it a few days so we'll see. Ho hum. But they're SO PRETTY.


Saturday, 23 June 2012

Nobody messes with Sailor Jupiter and lives.


Ha, I love drawing like this. LOOOOVE. And the zombie eyes make a return! <3

Still not brave enough to do a full body complete with arms and hands and stuff.. Maybe one day.

Anyway, badass Sailor Jupiter/Makoto from Sailor Moon. I've been working my way through Sailor Moon S lately, as I only watched up to the end of R on the TV many years ago, and oh god it's so brilliant, I'm going to go watch some more RIGHT NOW.

MOON COSMIC POWER - MAAAAKE UP!

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Flat flat flat

I HAVE A FLAT. ALMOST OFFICIALLY!

I viewed one today, then thought about it a bit, then applied for it and then GOT IT within about an hour of applying. EXCITING!

Now comes the seeing if I can survive with paying that much rent a month.. It was at the top end of my price range so it'll be tight but we'll see! It's not ready until the middle of next month so I have time to sort out finances and actual furniture (Ikea) but then boom, independent living, like a real grown up. I may get a pet.

But yeah here's me in my super cool new kitchen/living room. Or at least an artist's impression of me.


Monday, 18 June 2012

flats & boys & friends & jobs




Can't decide which one I like best. This is basically me today. Really struggling to find a decent flat in this area for my price range, which is really getting me down.. So therefore I'm thinking about moving away to an area where I CAN afford a place, which means looking for another job which leads to MORE stress because I have no idea if the skills I have are actually useful to anyone. I need the exact job I have now, but somewhere else and for more money! I was thinking about Bristol, because it was so nice there when I visited Anna and Rob - like a city but not really, if you get what I mean? Not London, I don't like London.

My friend has pissed me off and I can't really avoid her so I'll probably just be seething for the next few days.

Oh, and I can't move because I'm too scared to leave the boy. But then I HAVE to move so I can finally get over the boy...

Going to try and draw every day now, even if it's just stupid emo shit like this.

Friday, 15 June 2012

Self Portrait


Self-portrait, 15/06/12.

Flat hunting is pretty soul-destroying.

Monday, 11 June 2012

Can't draw arms/hands! STILL!


I've been trying to break away from drawing all neat and "one-line"y lately, and adopting this kind of fast, sketchy style like above - and I really like it. This is more the way I draw with pencil&paper, and somehow it never occurred to me that I could draw with my tablet like it too, but now I can and it feels pretty awesome!

Obviously roller derby. I debated making her a zombie, but then held back. She's just got zombie eyes. Oh, and no arms because I can't draw arms/hands properly and I had no idea what position they should be in, so I just left it. Maybe I'll come back to it later and finish her off. I'm actually really proud of this one, no-one else'll think so, but I like it. I need to look into poses and anatomy more, so maybe I can actually end up drawing a whole person one day.

Speaking of roller derby, I bought new skates last week! Expensive Vanilla Brass Knuckle skates, which need to come from America, but oh god they are so pretty. I just hope they fit, because skate sizing is strange I ordered a size down from my usual size, so fingers crossed I can fit in a 5. If not the site I bought them from has free refunds/exchanges so it's no big deal, but it would be nice for them to be awesome right out of the box! Which means I need to sell my old starter skates, hopefully I can get about £45-50 for them as I bought them for £75 but have properly scuffed them (because I fall over a lot), but they're still good for a rookie.

..And then I drew Sailor Moon! From memory! See what I mean about arms? Eesh.


Friday, 1 June 2012

Daenerys. Mother of EATING HEARTS.


First time I've sat down and actually seriously drawn anything for ages. This is a bit of a departure from my usual style, it's a bit scrappy and fast, but I think I like it for this one. I was supposed to be doing actual proper drawings for my friend Dave but I kinda got sidetracked and this happened. Oops.

I wish she was still eating hearts and being a badass, but alas..

Also, I didn't get the internship job at Red Bull Racing, boo! I guess they don't appreciate drawings of dragons.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Roller Derby. Again. I know.


Yes yes, I know, more roller derby. But this was a request! One of THREE requests I have had lately for illustrations for people. I've never had to draw something for anyone before and it's kind of daunting, but exciting. This one will (hopefully) be printed(!) in Lead Jammer Magazine #3 as one of my rookies is writing an article about Fresh Meat for it.

But now my back is killing me. My posture while drawing at the computer is awful, but I can't seem to draw any other way. I need to have my left hand on Ctrl + Z and the tablet has to be in front of me as there isn't any room on the desk for it to be anywhere else. Basically a bigger desk might solve this problem, but alas I have no room. I just need to SIT BETTER.

Saturday, 14 April 2012

A Song of LIKE, DRAGONS AND FIRE AND BLOOD.


(Spoilers for A Song of ice and Fire)

So like, whatever Meereenese.

Getting tired of Dany being stuck in Essos and not claiming her throne. Okay you freed the slaves, okay you want to keep them all safe.. but like.. Westeros! Yours for the taking! THREE DRAGONS! Hhhnnngggg.

And forgive Jorah already. I love you to bits Daenerys but poor Jorah is having a tough time too.

Monday, 2 April 2012

Dragons & Cars


So, on Saturday night I saw an ad on TV for interns at Red Bull Racing in Milton Keynes, me being the F1 nut that I am ran to the internet and looked up what I had to do. Basically I had to pass this convoluted online test and be within the top 20% to move forward into the next round. I passed!

I was then given an application form which was just a blank page PDF and was told to "fill this space with the reason you deserve this internship. Be as creative as you want, there are no limits here." So I draw me and a dragon. As you do. If I make it through this round the top 100 will have to do a video interview about themselves (I know, right, terrifying), then the top 50 after that get to go to the factory in Milton Keynes for real interviews. I probably won't get any further than this drawing, but hey at least I tried.


Also on Wednesday I'm going to pick up my new car! It's a 52 plate 206 and it's lovely. It has all mod cons like power steering and remote central locking! I am very excited to hopefully get a car that will do above 60mph.

Friday, 9 March 2012

You know nothing, Jon Snow.


Aw my baby angsty Jon Snow. First, Ygritte, now Melisandre.. You know SOME things, right? Like how to be adorable. This was done super fast, while listening to the Game of Thrones soundtrack. That title music gets me every time.

I keep confusing myself about where I am in the ASOIAF storyline as I'm reading A Dance with Dragons at the same time as re-watching Game of Thrones...

Now going to go make myself a banana smoothie and watch some MORE GoT - the commentaries are amazing, Lena Headey is my new fave.

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Noonz


CATZ IN CUPZ! I don't know if this site actually exists or not. BUT IT SHOULD.

This is some fanart for Marc Ellerby's Chloe Noonan: Monster Hunter. And if you haven't read it yet you totally should because it's ace. And Chloe is the best reluctant, moody ginger heroine you have ever seen. I did it because well, basically I haven't drawn anything for a while and I was bored, and it was a choice between doing this or baking cupcakes (I did both in the end).

Now go read and buy it!

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Super Late Valentine's Day


Oh man I totally forgot to post this one here. It's a tad late but hey at least it exists! FYI this one wasn't about me, I actually wasn't that ragey this V Day (I know, right?), it was mostly about all the other single girls who were filling up my Facebook timeline with anger.

Roller derby is going greeeeeat, I can go pretty fast and I love falling over, but after reading all the things we need to do to pass our minimum skills test I am kind of scared. Leaping over things?! I bought some proper derby skates too! But they haven't arrived yet, which sucks, so I'm still on my lame disco skates for one more week. I also need to buy new laces, new toe guards, new toe stops and new wheels (I'm going for a pink and black theme) but they can wait until the new skates get here I guess! Super excited.

I also went to an InMe gig last night, I haven't seen them live for about 6-7 years and man I just fell in love with them all over again. I was pretty brave and went al by myself but apart from looking like a loser in between support bands it was actually okay. I managed to get a spot right at the front for InMe, so Dave was practically sweating on me, and my back is probably bruised from all the shoving I took, but yeah it was amaaaazing.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Facebook Cover Take Two

I wanted to update my Facebook cover photo drawing as my hair isn't really like that anymore (even though I haven't even updated my default profile photo), and I had grown bored of the original one. I racked my brains for AGES trying to think of something witty to splash across my page but me being the queen of imagination that I am couldn't think of anything.

Started doing this one:


Then gave up because I'd already done the "favourite things" theme and didn't really want to go there again.

During this time I also discovered that the other end of my tablet pen is actually an eraser! Like a real pencil! Like, if you turn it upside down and use it on the tablet it automatically turns into the eraser tool! Magic.

Anyway, I was running out of time and One Born Any Minute is on soon and in the end I came up with a kind of placeholder if you will.. Although it'll probably be there for a while knowing me. Until I can think of something better.


My faaaace, all over your screeeeen. I doubt anyone actually clicks onto my actual wall anyway, so I've gone through all this trouble for no-one to look at it. But for now I'm off to watch babies being born. I can come back to this tomorrow.

Monday, 30 January 2012

X5-452 reporting for duty


Only 6 days to gooooo. This obsession is taking over my life and I haven't even been to a session yet. But behold my derby name and number! Pretty sure I'm going to stick with these, especially the number. And yes I took it from the amazing (but short-lived) sci-fi series Dark Angel. X5s were a breed of genetically-enhanced supersoldiers, who kicked ass and were generally pretty badass. One of them was Jensen Ackles! If I could I'd probably have Max's number, but X5-452 is probably a bit long to have on the back of a t-shirt.

Plus Smashtronaut is just plain awesome. Space AND smashing stuff! MINE.


Friday, 20 January 2012

Roller Derby


Listening to Sleigh Bells, drawing about roller derby. As you do.

So flippin' EXCITED.

Monday, 16 January 2012

Oh, Sherlock


Super-fast, uncoloured fanart. I should do more of this, drawing people that already exist is easy, it's just thinking of funny words that stumps me.

I really want an awesome puntastic roller derby name, and I cannot think of one for the life of me. It needs to be funny AND mean AND cool. I kinda want Scarbuck like the awesome Starbuck from Battlestar Galactica, but there's already a ScarbuckS registered and I don't want to get into trouble for having a name too similar to another one :( Oh well, I have loads of time to think of one, there's no big rush.