So I had this pack of canvases just laying around, as you do…

So. It’s cold as hell and I got bored. I had this 6 pack of 8″x10″ canvases and was wondering… “What’s my name look like in Gallifreyan?” This was the result.

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My name in Gallifreyan.

So then I said, “Well, that barely fits the canvas all by itself. Best add some lines. Make it look funky.” So I did that and moved onto another picture.

And with the new picture I said to myself, “Wonder what my husband’s name looks like in Gallifreyan?” and so I plugged his first name into the generator and copied it out onto another canvas. But then I looked at it and went “There’s all this white space off to the side. Best add some lines like I id to mine and make it look funky. And after I did that I still was not satisfied. It looked… off. So then I thought, “Hey, he likes Iron Man. Let’s give him some Iron Man.” Because at some point while drawing I subconsciously decided this was going to be a gift for my husband apparently. And after doing a bit of Googling on the old Google I found some arc reactor clip-art that was easy to draw out. And so this final product was born.

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Husband’s name n Gallifreyan.

But then I looked at mine and went…. “Now that’s just bland as hell.” And added in two things from stuff I enjoy. The Deathly Hallows symbol from Harry Potter, and the Dragon Power Coin from Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers. And then just for shits and giggles, I added the number 42 (Not pictured in my picture above though because I added it after the picture was taken.

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Left to right/bottom: Dot Guy (H2G2G), TARDIS (Doctor Who), The Guide (H2G2G), A Scutter (Red Dwarf)

Well, then since I was on a roll, I decided to keep drawing. I mean, I had 4 more canvases left over and these things have been sitting in my house for about 5 months or so now. I did two more. The first is another fandom one that focuses primarily on the sci-fi things I enjoy. Doctor Who, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and Red Dwarf.

The second one was inspired by a series of videos by Youtube personality Markiplier. The videos were a 4 part story called “Who Killed Markiplier?” and were shot in First Person perspective. It’s really cool and gives some origins of 2 of the characters that he plays in different spoofs, skits, and such.

These are all rough sketches on canvas at the moment, but will be finished off over the next week or two. I want to do all of them as mixed media using yarn, paint (both acrylic and watercolor), embroidery thread, and tissue paper. Its been a long time since I’ve done actual art stuff and with my birthday coming up next week I really want to get SOMETHING done as a sort-of gift to myself. The one with my name in Gallifreyan will be going on my awesome stuff wall behind my desk, while the others… who knows. Maybe I’ll find a way to ship off my Markiplier one to the man himself once it’s finished and dried. I hope to post pictures of the finished products before the last day of the month, but don’t hold me to that!

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Who Killed Markiplier? – I call them Warfball and Darkball

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