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Drawing under the influence

So I’m enjoying my week off.

My parents visited on the weekend. At 6:30 in the morning, but that aside it was nice to see them.

Anyway, I caught up with friends yesterday, had a few beers and came home and attempted a quick sketch.  I probably would have been better off starting it before the beers, but well, sometimes these things are out of our hands!

Anyway, I was so focused on trying to get the lines right, I didn’t really notice that I had completely stuffed up the face…

Drawing under the influence

(Click to embiggen)

Also. I finally fallen to peer pressure and set up a redbubble account. So, on the off chance you feel like buying some drawings…  y’know…. Go there!

A box of sunshine

OK, I know I’ve been slack and/or quiet. I don’t have a real reason, but that normally wouldn’t keep me from babbling on for three paragraphs to try to convince you otherwise.

However, the post is about my Monday Project submission.

Normally, I’d say “here is the picture, read after for the explanation’ but since I took this months theme rather literally it doesn’t really seem to need a lot of explanation.

Plus, y’know. I’m drunk…

So here is this pic. I’m hoping to do more posts this later this week…. So don’t say I haven’t warn you!

boxofsun

Ok, this is both embarrassing and really cool.

Subtitle; A brief history of mr sketchy.

OK, first of all if you go back to my very first post you’ll see my storybook picture for the Monday Project. But if I’m honest, that wasn’t my first post. I wrote two others, but I deleted them before taking the blog in a different direction.

I started reading blogs more years ago than I can remember. The first blog I can remember getting into was the cartoonist Tom Tomorrow. After that I got into a lot of political blogs and a few other cartoonists. Over the years I’ve built up over a dozen blogs I read regularly if not daily. But never had I been tempted to try blogging myself.

Then when I was going through a extended quiet period at work that was rapidly eating through my sanity, I came across this post

One of the first times I had laughed out loud reading a blog. I soon came across this one.

That was it, I was hooked.

The Bloggess has to be the most enjoyable blog on the face of the planet. Or the internet. If that has a face. Ok that has gone horribly wrong. The thing is The Bloggess simply writes the way I wish I could. She has the type of humour that I wish I were brave enough to say (or write).

It was her blog that finally inspired me to give blogging an attempt myself.

Now this is the embarrassing part….

A couple of Fridays ago I had a lot to drink, including red wine, which I normally avoid cause it has a habit of knocking me totally on my arse. So in this state, I made the unwise choice of getting on the internet.

Now I had always planned to write a post like this acknowledging the influence and inspiration of the bloggess. But while I was barely able to type, I thought I’d write my very first fan letter ever instead.

Yeap… you can see where this is going…

My subject line was “I would totally stalk you but I can’t be bothered…”

I didn’t do myself any favours after that either. I rambled on about how cool I thought her blog was, then somehow got onto rambling about some other blogs that were cool, Catacombe Creative and The Monday Project.

I also suggest some sort of weird reverse interview thing, which I thought was really amusing at the time, but on reflection, no, Not so much.

Anyway, I hit ‘send ‘and promptly passed out. The next morning I woke up, remembered the email and promptly put it that well used part of my mind which houses embarrassing things I’ve done while drunk and am determined the best course of action is simply not think about it ever again.

So imagine my surprise when she actually sent a cool reply. Actually apologising for taking a few days…

How freaking cool is that?

Honestly, you have to go read The Bloggess. Click the link or you’re dead to me!

Blogging interupted

So I managed to spill a beer all over my laptop.

For over 24 hours, the laptop refused to power up and I was pretty sure it was dead.

Late last night, still playing around with it, it actually managed to power it up long enough to log on and it ran for 5 minutes before powering itself off. 10 minutes later it started again and ran long enough to open it up, open 2 programs and test the keyboard and discover 90% of the keys aren’t working, however the “j” key that seems to be trying to make up for all the others and will just start off at random and won’t stop. I’m pretty sure the fans aren’t running either, which might be why it’s shutting itself off.

So today, I’ve got to google “cleaning beer out of a laptop”, buy a small screwdriver set (cause I can’t find mine) and see if I can fix it. As it stands, I don’t know if the laptop is dead, dying or just drunk.

Moral of the story: My laptop is a one pot screamer and really can’t handle it’s drink.

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So that aside, new posts are probably going to be rare, if not non existent for a week or two until my laptop is either fixed or I can source a replacement. I’ll still be checking in on my favourite blogs, but outside of business hours the only comments I’ll be able to make will be “345      jjjjjjjjj a *” <= Seriously, pretty much all the keys on my keyboard that are working.

No post, but this will totally make up for it.

OK, I was writing up today’s blog post, but managed to close the window three quarters through it without saving. That’s what I get for drinking BEER! not concentrating.

So instead I’m going to post a link to something that in my opinion is very, very cool! First, a word of warning though, I have no idea what the site says cause it’s in Russian and there are porn links at the bottom of the page, which makes what I’m about to say in the next paragraph a little disturbing if you think about it too long. The rest of the page is safe and you absolutely have to see it (the page I mean, I’ll leave it up to you if you want to see the porn or not).

Basically, children’s drawings are brought to life via photography. It’s absolutely terrific and I can believe I haven’t seen it more often. Especially without the porn links…

http://fishki.net/comment.php?id=32304

Hopefully, normal posting will return tomorrow.

Old Friends…

OK. I said yesterday that I was in a cranky mood. That hadn’t changed today, but I forced myself out to go and see my old flatmates the Wonderful and Witty Mr & Mrs M.

I’ve been slack in keeping in contact with them since I moved out just before new years, but it was a good boost to the old want-for-social-interaction. Not a minute after I turned up we had BEERS! started a good old fashion catch up.

Mr M is one of my oldest friends and we’ve had times where we’ve been out of touch for a couple of years due to living and work arrangements. But somehow we’ve always managed to pick things up again.

This is probably not of any interest to anyone else, but I can’t help but thinking these are the things to dwell upon every now and then.

Not an amusing post I know, so I’ll end in presenting the literal video translation of “white wedding” (via rumproast)

UPDATE:

Freek! The embed isn’t working for some reason… try this

I’ll see if it works tomorrow…