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“I’m here”

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Sketch from 2009:

It’s Ted and Jude – I’ve featured one half of them in my first post but here is the two of them together. These characters take on a life of their own, really. I am quite sure that they love each other a lot but I never really know if it goes beyond the platonic into the romantic. Or maybe I’m just indecisive, or I just want to paint the message that it doesn’t matter what kind of love it is. What matters is the depth. Like the kind portrayed in the song “For Good” (Wicked).. or “Flying Without Wings”. Everybody’s looking for that something, everybody knows it.

Enough rambling. :-p I made an attempt at colourifying it last year:

…but failed miserably (as seen from my frustration). Probably for the better, too, since there are too many problems with the drawing itself! I need to keep practising to smooth out these sorts of kinks though it does get hard nowadays.

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October 27, 2011 at 11:39 am

fat-bottomed girls

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From 2010:

From the time when I got REALLY obsessed with Queen! I really like ‘Fat Bottomed Girls’ because it is just such a funny song. xD But I think I like ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ the most because it feels like one big exhilarating rocket scooter ride. Although I listen to contemporary music, the fact that I go through obsessive ‘phases’ with The Beatles, Queen, Fats Waller and even Rod Stewart (wtf, I know) leads me to believe that I have old-people taste. 😐

On an unrelated note, I rediscovered an online manga which I used to follow religiously, and spent a whole day reading everything that I had missed on. Dx I rather fell out of love with the artist a few years ago I think, because of her stylistic changes, but now it feels like her current work marries the Heart that was in her old work with her improved abilities and I really respect her work more than ever before. *geek mode* 😎 A link to her online manga, Carciphona, is newly added. –>

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October 19, 2011 at 12:04 pm

Not your deer

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From 2009:

Only British people and maybe the elderly can get away with calling people “dear”. I don’t mind it usually, but I absolutely hate it when it’s just thrown in in the wrong situation, by the wrong person. :-/ It’s as though the other person assumes that they can get away with anything just by adding that word at the end, by assuming a level of intimacy between us that, er, does not exist (Sorry). I swear it makes my arm hair stand.  “Dear” is right up there with phrases like “No offence” and “I don’t mean to be an ass, but…”.

If you are neither old nor British, please do not use it unless you are really with people dearest to you. /Advice of the day

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October 12, 2011 at 4:23 pm

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random octopus

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yet another doodle from last year:

I like octopi, and I like moustaches. (Actually, putting a moustache on anything instantly makes it 100000x better.) This particular octopus appears to have some Spanish blood. In my doodlebook I had written “an overload of octopi” next to the drawing, so I must have had a very octopus-invaded day… it might have been during the time when I got a little bit obsessed with watching Youtube videos of Shark vs. Giant Octopus. 😡

My Plan currently is to finish posting old drawings that I still like while I continue to figure out how to post the new stuff without a proper working scanner. Stumped.

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October 6, 2011 at 4:59 pm

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Teabag Buddy!

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Quite an old doodle, but I still like it:

I drink tea a lot and every teabag takes me through a late night/a cold day/a sleepy morning is a faithful friend. A thought entered my head of how it might feel as the self-sacrificing teabag… pretty lousy, I think. So this is my tribute to the humble teabag. (The title is influenced by the Spongebob episode with BUBBLE BUDDY!)

Currently trying to rediscover my purpose in life now that the Westlife concert is over.

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October 4, 2011 at 1:56 pm

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introducing Mr. Charlie Poplin

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another sketch from 2010: (colourified in 10 mins :x)

Mr. Poplin walked into my head as I was helping Denise with one of her art school projects… It was a project to create a brand and one of her ideas was to create a name out of fabric names like poplin, herringbone and twill. Herringbone => herring, poplin => chaplin, and hence I found Mr. Charlie Poplin. I also found the idea of a dandy gentlefish (marine equivalent of a gentleman) quite amusing. He he :-p

The scanner is not really working now so I will keep digging for old things that I still like, to post. :’-D In the meantime I will keep up the drawing. I hope. Yesterday I drew a snail. …Yeap. Totally on a roll!

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October 1, 2011 at 9:03 am