Around a year ago I painted these for my friend Fay but never gave them a good photoset.
Might get edited a bit before printing…
This is a t-shirt design for our society, we’ll only make 20 or so for current members. Every year they try to make one that relates to a big film of the year…
Apparently I’m going to be helping to design another SSAGO t-shirt tonight.
This time I won’t just be touching up previous drawings by tracing them (as with the Rally top) but instead drawing up my own design from Will’s ideas!
Yey for being the arty one out of a whole load of scientists (most Scouts are science people), and yey for p. much only having my dissertation to focus on now! :)
My Nerdfighteria Currency, “bytes”.
It was my 2010 summer art project, shown in the video below.
Notes are 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100. The sizes increase by 1cm each denomination sometimes in width sometimes in height so there are 3 square and 3 rectangular notes. This was an attempt to aid blind people.
They are printed onto acetate and laminated as I thought this would differ them from existing currencies.
Each note will has (would have) a unique serial number and in my examples I have used “nerdy” numbers.
[Sharing again now tumblr has photosets.]
I got 4 whole new followers on this blog thanks to Alan/Alex so I thought I’d reblog this, my other favourite contribution to Nerdfighteria.
(OK, maybe I’m proud of Harry Moon too…)
(As if tumblr didn’t have photosets when I started using it!)
This is the original quick mock-up I made for Alex Day’s Parrot Stories CD cover back in 2009. I found it while searching through some old emails trying to find something else for Alex.
Alex wasn’t too fond of it:
Alex: “Seems too mature. Any image of a parrot that doesn’t have glasses and…
Oh my gosh Alan, that was quite a lovely cover!
I can’t believe how amateur my art was back when I did the cover either…
My original idea was this:
but was also rejected due to lack of glasses and jacket :)
I haven’t made much art in a while because I’ve been doing a degree in Museology. I’d love to get back into illustrating things through eventually!
I also did some sketches of the children being super engaged in their artwork.
I miss drawing often.
Today I was observing the Family Art Group on the theme of Radical Figure Drawing, so I joined in a bit when they were being inspired in the gallery.
For the sake of history and chronicling my artistic past.
So, this is the only thing I’ve done, artistically, in a while.
It’s the t-shirt design for the ManSSAGO rally coming up in Feb. I re-drew the mascots from images provided by another member.
(The final design needed extras adding and so the other guy added them in and it looks a bit weird now but I didn’t have time to do the edits and I’m not including a picture of the final version here because it’s not all my work :( Oh well!)
(Story War is a cool card game we’re making that’s like Apples to Apples combined with Dungeons and Dragons, read more about it here.)
Hey, so! Anybody who makes Story War fan art and posts fan art in the #Story War tag will get a Secret Code that can be used on our Kickstarter to get a special edition of the game at a discounted price! And our Kickstarter launches at the end of the month!
Fan art can be of any of the above characters or anything we’ve posted on our blog! Everything is fair game! (You can even feel free to mashup Story War characters with characters from other fandoms, that’s totally acceptable and kind of canon - our game is set in a world that exists between other fictional worlds, so random cameos aren’t totally out of place! You can draw characters fighting, hanging out, or just doing a cool dramatic pose!
Also: We might be including a sheet of some fan art in the game itself as an additional little zine thing packaged with the cards. So if you submit fan art to the Story War tag, we might message you and ask if we can include your art in the game itself!
What if you can’t draw, and still want a chance at the Secret Code?
That’s fine, by reblogging this post and following our blog you would be doing us a huge favor! So, we’ll go through the notes and pick 10 random people who reblogged this post and give them the Secret Code, in addition to anyone who submits fan art to the #Story War tag.
Alright? Cool! Go go go!
(PS: If you’re in NYC, you can come to our playtest on Saturday!)
Eeeeh! I have time off this approaching week and I haven’t done any proper art in aaaaaaaaaaages so I really hope I find a day to devote to doing this. Also, I can’t wait for this game.
Chuck Close on creativity
The rest of this quote is glorious as well:
“Inspiration is for amateurs — the rest of us just show up and get to work. And the belief that things will grow out of the activity itself and that you will — through work — bump into other possibilities and kick open other doors that you would never have dreamt of if you were just sitting around looking for a great ‘art idea.’ And the belief that process, in a sense, is liberating and that you don’t have to reinvent the wheel every day. Today, you know what you’ll do, you could be doing what you were doing yesterday, and tomorrow you are gonna do what you did today, and at least for a certain period of time you can just work. If you hang in there, you will get somewhere.”