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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Old Doodles.

IMG_6596 Not sure if I have posted these here before. These are some really old doodles I did to decorate an art folder I made for my comic strips. I did these ages ago. They’re characters from my really deliberately badly drawn comic I started in highschool a decade ago.

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Art: Blanket

IMG_6593This blanket was… Well, I honestly lost count of how many rows. I lost count of how many stitches. I do know that there is over 350 stitches per row, and the entire blanket was done in basic garter stitch using acrylic yarn and on size 15 needles. All of the yarn used were scraps left over from my mom’s knitting projects. This blanket is the size of a fully size bed. It took approximately 3 months, and was at one time put on a coat hanger with the needles hanging off either end of the unbent coat hanger just to have enough space for it.

I made this for a friend in Florida for Christmas in 2010, and was actually the first knitting project on needles I ever started AND finished, which made me very proud.

As far as I know, she still has the blanket to this day.

Misc. Project: Sherlock Shirts

A few summers ago, I did a DIY fandom t-shirt project. I really wanted some Sherlock themed shirts, but had very little money. I saw in one of my DIY design books that I could use spraypaint and stencils. So, these are the results. The shirts were done using spraypaint. That’s it. Just spraypaint, cardboard/foam core stencils, and a cardboard insert to keep the paint from bleeding through. I did them during the summer so that I could put them in the car my mum and I had at the time for quick drying.

The first one is my John Watson shirt, and honestly it sucks. It didn’t turn out all that well, and there’s a LOT of bleeding from the paint. The second shirt, my Sherlock Holmes shirt, fared much better. There’s still bleeding at the edges, making it look fuzzy, but it still looks really good. Plus side, with much wear, the excess white at the edges and patches of it have washed off, but the fuzzy letters remain.

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Art: Fanfiction Works

I write. I write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and I will openly admit… FanFiction. I also am an artist, and as such I also will openly admit that I drew/painted art to go with said FanFiction. Below are works of mine from a Doctor Who/Torchwood fanfiction crossover I wrote from 2009-2012.