The tiling shark fabric arrived a little while back and I finally got around to ironing it out and taking some photos for Spoonflower. :D It turned out nice. This is cotton sateen in the photo - I’m going to make pillow cases!
I’ve made the pattern available to the public on Spoonflower since it turned out well. Definitely going to upload more patterns in the future. :D
Finally finished updating my Storenvy for the day! All the new flat products are up now - stickers, postcards and the updated version of FIN.
Still to come: plush, more books, more stickers. @_@
ZICS (the Zine and Indie Comics Symposium) Launch Night was last night. I volunteered sorta last minute to do ART BATTLE for charity. It was a 20 minute battle, I think? And the prompt was “Jeff Wiggle” which kinda threw me for the first minute cause gdi do people not know that twenty minutes is not very long and caricatures are sort of hard? Anyway, I resolved to distract everyone with fuzzy spaaaaace lions and stars and that worked pretty well.
My noble opponent was tomagee and perhaps he’ll post photos of his half of the battle at some point. In the end our round came down to an unorthodox but epic tie breaking thumb war. I won! There’s no prizes or even really any glory though - just twenty minutes of entertaining a crowd while the band does quick tech/sound check. HOORAY WE WERE USEFUL!!
Anyway y’all might have gathered from this that ZICS is this weekend, at the Edge, South Bank, Brisbane. I’ll be there! Tabling! Surprising no one! If you’re local, come by and say hi. It’s free entry. :3c
I wish I was a dragon. Some kind of library dragon.
PS. I like how on bigger snakes their coils are sort of fat and collapse into wrinkly oblong shapes. Everyone thinks snakes are sleek and elegant but have you ever SEEN a real snake?? They can be really pudgy is all I’m sayin’.
Gangster Beatrix Potter styles, yeah.
If you’re curious, the fountain pen I’m using is a Noodler Creaper Flex pen and I like it a lot! But I wish the ink would flow a bit faster. But also maybe the ink flowing slower (it’s not even that slow) is forcing me to consider my lines before I draw them and that seems like a good thing so maaaybe there is an important lesson for me to learn here.
I recently bought a fountain pen. Now I do a thing every day where I fill it with ink and then draw until the reservoir is empty. I like it better than trying to draw “x amount of hours” or “x number of drawings” per day. Just keep going until there’s no ink left. Sometimes the drawings are totally uninspired but every now and then something good crops up.
The important thing is to keep drawing I guess? Often the decent drawings don’t happen until after a couple pages of shit and a page of drawing my own toes out of desperation.