Sunday Night Sketchbook 29/6/14

I’m back!

Hey everyone, this guys on his computer again! These last two months have been bloody fantastic, not least for all the traveling, fun times, marathons, boating, fishing, working, hiking, drinking and general healthy buffoonery I’ve been getting done, but for the fact that it’s given me plenty of time away from the computer and internet to be doodling and drawing in the ol’ sketchbook. Now, this does come with some downsides- more noticeably the fact I have not updated you guys in stuff for weeks! But that changes today! Here’s my collection of drawings from the past few weeks, and rest assured, this is the start of my return! I’ve been planning some blog posts about my travels and what I’ve been up to all this time, as well as some long overdue Youtube series! Anyway, I’m planning a blog update with all my summer plans both so far and in the future but until then- drawings! Enjoy!

Sometimes the beauty of my creations astound me.

Sometimes the beauty of my creations astound me.

Seathbeard. The man, the myth, the beard.

Seathbeard. The man, the myth, the beard.

Where my essays go.

Where my essays go.

Journeys, not destinations! My artwork as part of Kurts Birthday Celebrations!

Journeys, not destinations! My artwork as part of Kurt’s Birthday Celebrations!

"Kurt's Journey, the second part of my journey series for Kurts birthday. You can buy it (and other stuff!) here

Kurt’s Journey, the second part of my journey series for Kurts birthday.  I wrote the quote myself. You can buy it (and other stuff!) here

The Mindcrack Mod Team! They know their stuff.

The Mindcrack Mod Team! They know their stuff.

 

 

Finally, the following Gallery is part of pretty cool thing going around where you pick a colour pallet for people to work with. People send me a mindcracker and a colour to work with. This is the one I was using. I’m super pleased with how the shark turned out. All available here!

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday Night Sketchbook 01/06/14- May bumper edition!

Greeeeetings true believers! I know, what a long time to have gone without posting on my flashy wee blog, but a multitude of events including exams, a marathon and a move home have meant I’ve had little or no time at all for internet duties! Which, honestly is pretty awesome. There’s nothing better than spending time outdoors on my home island, and I had a blast running the marathon so I’m certainly going to make the drive to do more outdoorsy stuff (in fact, keep an eye out here for some updates and what not)! Anyway, let’s get to the artwork! Again, not exactly a months worth of work, but plenty to keep you entertained. Hopefully I’ll be getting back on the drawing horse ASAP (or once the weather gets worse!)

Anyway, enjoy!

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The following 4 .gifs are some little silly adventurer YouTube Aureylian got up to as she joined the Mindcrack server. See the tumblr post here!

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“If” an animated piece I did about our favourite Youtuber Zisteau. See the reddit thread & context here!

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A high quality, coloured version of my Zisteau “If” artwork.

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I both cannot, and do not want to explain this. I think it’s a mule.

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/r/mindcrack summed up.

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COMING SOON ;)

Sunday Night Sketchbook 04/05/14

HEY BABES welcome back to the Sunday Night Sketchbook! Another pretty big week of sketching and drawing, including the finished version of a piece I’ve been working on for some time! So we’ll cut to the chase and get into the drawings- enjoy!

The new minecraft snapshot introduces some amazing new features! And they require slimes. A lot.

The new minecraft snapshot introduces some amazing new features! And they require slimes. A lot.

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I love the Videogamer Podcast, and I doodled some of their shenanigans.

Sexting before facebook

Sexting before facebook

"The Lucky Potato Food Truck has seen better days..." My new work required a hell of a lot of colouring but I was pretty pleased with it!

The Lucky Potato Food Truck has seen better days…” My new work required a hell of a lot of colouring but I was pretty pleased with it!

(and without colour!)

(and without colour!)

I don't have context. Just phones.

I don’t have context. Just phones.

 

A retouched version of a drawing I did for a livestream! Pretty pleased with it overall!

A retouched version of a drawing I did for a livestream weeks ago! Pretty pleased with it overall, I think i finally improved the shadows.

 

I’m Writing a Story!

Well, trying at least. Look, grammar and spelling are my two pet hates in the world- I try to get things down on paper so fast with my imagination racing at a mile a minute that it leaves ample time to see if everything actually reads well. But I love writing, and I’ve always loved writing stories, scripts, poems or whatever takes my fancy. I’ve been working on a new idea for quite some time now, spending a lot of time both planning it (something I’m also notoriously bad at) and creating the world and setting that has both continuity and life outside of the story.

Pictured: Planning. Or Alternatively; evidence of an insane man.

Pictured: Planning. Or Alternatively; evidence of an insane man.

 

So, what I figure is posting the first part of my story here, as well as the rest of the story as I write it. It’s only a first draft, but I figure I’ll update it as I go on my blog so that I can keep track of it better myself. Since the story is presented a bit like a diary, I figure it works on the blog quite well. I don’t want to let on anything about the wider plot, but what I’m presenting is essentially the character of Jamie, his journey and an accompanying history of an Island. Give me feedback! I want to know what I’m doing wrong!

 

Chapter 1

 

Esther’s Isle is a 55 tonne, 18 meter fishing boat. Of wooden construction, she was built in 1951 and was originally called The Emerald Isle. She was swamped of the coast of Eriskay during hurricane like conditions in January 1968 with the loss of her entire crew, and was found on the rocks of Garbh Sgeir three weeks later. She was repaired, re-engined and rechristened The Stornoway Maid and operated as a fishing boat out of Lewis for several decades. In 1971, she was rented along with several other vessels by the Scottish government to transport the inhabitants and of the island and their possessions to the mainland. She was later bought by a group of islanders for the use of ferrying goods and people to and from the island as the last of the inhabitants left. She has made fewer and fewer trips over the years, the last being in 2003 where she was hired by William Coogan for his famous and tragically ill-fated trip. She is usually beached in Port Nis Harbour, Port of Ness.

- Porter, J, A History of Brackenisle (2014)

           

26/03/2010

It was the snapping he couldn’t handle. There were numerous sounds the ancient fishing boat made as it lumbered through each wave and surge, it seemed the Atlantic was desperate to reclaim this vessel for a second time, battering at the hull with roars and creaks and thuds. Despite this, the old boat pushed forward, the hateful winds swirling around her from waterline to mast. Each crash and crunch she made was uniquely unnerving and ominous-

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But that snapping! What was that? It can’t be wood, he thought through the haze in his brain. If the wood was snapping around us we’d have sunk long ago. No, the snapping was something else. He forced open his eyes, his vision swimming around in front of him. From his bedridden position, the cabin was horizontal, periodically lurching as the boat rose into some kind of horrible weightless freefall before hitting the waves again.

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He couldn’t keep his curiosity in check any longer. He had to get up and find out what that was. He slid off his raised bunk, but his pathetic jump to the deck unfortunately coincided with one of the ship’s falls from the crest of yet another wave and Jamie crumpled to the deck, his legs giving out, his stomach being pulled in 2 different directions. He lay there for a few minutes, regaining his strength, his eyes forced shut. His mouth was dry and disgusting, his head was swimming. His ears felt blocked, as if he’d been swimming and had water trapped in them.

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Jamie didn’t get seasick. He was proud of that, very proud. When he was a child, he remembered being the only one in his class unaffected by travel sickness, one of the few who saw the roundabout as fun, rather than some kind of torture device for people who had just eaten lunch. Jamie had nott taken up a life at sea like his father and grandfathers before him, but he had their sea legs, and he liked that.

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He pulled himself up and lay against the cold, curved bulkhead. He flopped his head to the left, quick check to see if he’d thrown up in his bunk. He hadn’t. He flopped his head to the right, the cool paint of the bulkhead comforting him. Jamie didn’t get seasick, but he certainly couldn’t hold his drink.

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That was one skill he pretended he had. Fooled himself into thinking, but he was the only person convinced by his lie he realised now. The bottle of Famous Grouse he had brought and shared last night were probably having a much easier time in the stomachs of the crew. He had at least slunk out of the galley before they noticed how drunk he was getting, or at least he hoped. Spying his phone beside one of his boots and feebly fumbled at any of the buttons on the keypad. The boat lurched in an entirely new and horrible direction.

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5:07. He’d slept about five hours. He pulled the boot over to him, grabbing the lace and dragging it closer, and limply pulled it over his sock. He noticed the other Doc Martin was still, thankfully, attached to his foot. Filled with resolve, the resolve to at least appear sober and figure out what was making the noises outside, he stood up. The ship did a small bounce, a crack as the keel hit the wave trough as if it was solid ground. Jamie threw up.

 

Sunday Night Sketchbook 27/04/14

Buckle up Bagginses! We have a Sketchbook so bursting full of drawings, I literally do no know how to format it! I’ve been making a series of Tumblr posts in which I answer questions submitted by the lovely folks over there. The questions have been silly answers full of gifs and other nonsense, and you can see parts one, two, three and four in their original glory here! Either way, let’s get to it- enjoy!

Why is BTC called Jarool?

Anonymous asks:

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Well Mr Mous,

Years ago There was a guy called BTC

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He was pretty cool and loved to pet minecraft and play cats (or maybe the other way around). One day though, this guy called etho came along

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Etho wanted a fight, because you know, Canadians and all, and started taunting BTC

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Problem is, BTC hearing his name so much made him mad. Real mad. He’s usually cool as a cucumber this guy, but hearing his name that much made himmad

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bad

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AND RAD!

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BTC punched Etho so hard he broke the speed limit. His face was so broken, it fell off when he tried to blink. Etho lost every bone in his body, and the pen in his shirt pocket got broken TWICE. His nipples flew off in 6 different directions. Some say they’re still flying.

After Etho got back from hospital, it was decided this couldn’t happen again

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It was ruled BTC could no longer use his name, and it must be changed to Jarool, after the first president of the United States (John Henry Jarool).

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Ever since, there remains an uneasy friendship between everyone. But everyone knows never to stir the beast, lest this terrible tragedy happen again.

Hope that answers your question Mr Mous!

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What happened to Beef’s Legs?

b7o7u7n7c7y asks,

 

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Well that’s just a top notch question there  BeeSevenOhSevenYouSevenEnSevenSeaSeven, what happened to villagebeef’s legs? At first, I figured Booff’s legs would be where you find most other legs- right between the nozzberry and babble bones!

 

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However on closer inspection, it seem’s VantageBaf is missing his champion hams. There are several varying ideas as to what happened, from human error:

 

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… natural causes…

 

 

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and even seemingly safe activities

 

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However it’s hard to tell which of these is true and not some lie perpetrated by /r/mindcrack or The Illuminati. What we do know is that berf uses the detachment of his legs to great effect:

 

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I hope this answers your question sufficiently enug so you don’t loose too much sleep BeeSevenOhSevenYouSevenEnSevenSeaSeven!

and as vontagburf always says: “Stay frosty, and mind deez chuckies”

 

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Where did Pyro get his Dinosaur Costume From?

Mr/Mrs/Tyrannosaurus Mousy asks:

 

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Well [mind]crack me open and call me an easter egg, that’s a good question guy/girl/dinosaur! All these years of knowing Pooper, I never stopped to think: where did Piryi get his costume?!

To answer this, first we have to ask: what makes Psy-Ops’s costume?

 

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As you can see: Pypee’s suit is a technological, high tech marvel. This is clearly demonstrated during Poi’s day job as a thigh slappin’ gob crackin’ superhero:

 

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Also, Pap’s suit is not just for looks- it serves as a handy remote-control servant and friend (and lover…?) when the time calls!

 

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But I hear you cry- WHERE? HOW? Why was Pepper blessed with such a suit? Well, it’s a dark tale. One that would shock you to your very core.

 

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that would leave you wondering how you can ever look at him in the same way again…

 

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And may make you ask yourself: wtf otp no mre bbz 

 

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HOW POOPER?! HOW DID YOU GET THE SUIT?! ANSWER US

 

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I don’t know if I can ever look at Papa-Pie the same way again.

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Hope that answers your question Anonymousus-Rex! You can ask me more questions (about anything you like!) here.

kindest Regards,

-Zip

What happened to Etho’s flowers?

A plant asks:

 

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Uh huh I see what you’re asking there Mrs/Mr Vegetable and it’s a good questions: what happened to Peetho’s flowers? One minute he’s green fingers, next here’s sitting in a greenhouse full of only regrets and the warm heat of missed fauna.

To get to the bottom of this, I sends a letter to the sexy beasts at the Canadian Embassy:

 

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and I got this reply:

“Dear LitZippo, The story of Ethrow’s flowers is a very important moment in Canadian history, so we decided to commemorate it in a series of crappy gifs. Enjoy mr Zappo.

 

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I hope that answers your question Large Sunflower who learned to type, and remember to spay and neuter your pets.

 

The Sunday Night Sketchbook 20/04/14

Hello! Welcome back to this weeks edition of “Stuff I gone done and drawn” (or Sunday Night Sketchbook to you fancy folks). Brilliantly, I actually have an excuse for being late this week! My computer has been in pieces while I give everything a well overdue clean, so apologies for this being a day over the deadline! This week encompasses a few doodles and stuff from the week of the 14th as well, however since I didn’t have much to show for it that week, between me and you, we’ll consider all this done from the past seven days.

Anyway, enough deceit enjoy!

 

GuacaZippo! A little thumbnail art of my roboty character for my new Guacamelee series!

GuacaZippo! A little thumbnail art of my roboty character for my new Guacamelee series!

"Pretty Fly for a Hermit guy" Some more UHC fanart.

Pretty Fly for a Hermit guy” Some more UHC fanart or the Baj & GennyB facing off!

And of course, a .gif of the thought process.

And of course, a .gif of the thought process!

/r/mindcrack during Ultra Hardcore Seasons. People take games seriously, yo.

/r/mindcrack during Ultra Hardcore Seasons. People take games seriously, yo.

Even MORE UHC fanart! Whatever I like UHC. Jsano and Vechs make their escape!

Even MORE UHC fanart! Whatever I like UHC. Jsano and Vechs make their escape!

"Leathal Needles" More a quick doodle to highlight how crazy my Game of Thrones fanart exploded a few weeks back. Crazy!

Lethal Needles” More a quick doodle to highlight how crazy my Game of Thrones fanart exploded a few weeks back. Crazy!

 

 

Sunday Night Sketchbook 06/04/14

Minor Game of Thrones & Current Mindcrack UHC spoilers to follow!

 

What’s that? Drawings? Actual real life drawings?! Yes! Welcome back to Sunday Night Sketchbook, and boy do we have SOME art for you! Pretty proud of this week’s doodles, so we’ll cut straight to the chace- the UHC filled, Game of thrones packed chase! Enjoy!

 

"Chicken is the Sweetest Thing", based on the season premier of Game of Thrones Season 4! (Don't worry, it's not a spoiler)

Chicken is the Sweetest Thing“, based on the season premier of Game of Thrones Season 4! (Don’t worry, it’s not a spoiler)

Etho: PVP master?

Etho: PVP master?

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Team Cheaty Hot Beef V Dr. McBoulderfist. it’s all going down!

 

 

Robert Baratheon is my favourite.

Some Shenanigans of Thrones“. Some Game of Thrones artwork I’m working on. More here!

Internetman visited the Rev3 games offices!

YouTubeman visited the Rev3 games offices! PS. Sad to hear about Adam Sessler leaving Rev3. We’ll miss you man! 

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I knew I recognised BTC somewhere… A drawing I did for “BTC Day” on Tumblr, but I’ll look for an excuse to draw Skelator!

And uuuuh... well i don't know where this came from.

And uuuuh… well i don’t know where this came from.