Fresh Face

Behold, the site is refreshed! The visual shift came about as this blog is now powered by WordPress. There’s a reason it’s one of the top names in Content Management Systems: It sees a heck of a lot more updates, support and plugins than my previous CMS, Habari. Everything has been ported over except the comments, and there may yet be an injector for those. All in all, I like it.

If you want an update with a picture in it… my deviantArt account passed 7,000 pageviews a few days ago. I did a comic for 2, 3 and 5 thousand views – The 7,000 views comic, featuring old character Super Turnip, is now up.

"Did someone say my name?"
“Did someone say my name?”

Hunger sated

Some personal projects run straight through, quick as a flash. Others get put on hiatus. Many sketches never get off the ground. Today’s post is about one particular illustration of mine; one that has made it through development hell to see the light of day.
After watching Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban for the dozenth time, and laughing at that brat Malfoy getting clawed after provoking dangerous animals, this doodle of a cheap pun landed in the sketchbook.

Hungry Hungry Hippogriff - first doodle
Timestamped – lawks! – March 1st 2008.

I sourced visual references of both the film and the board game referenced, and drew it out A4-sized while I was freelancing: I distinctly remember working on this while at the Saatchi & Saatchi offices. Scanned it in, did some digital colouring, applied filters and textures while playing around with the colour scheme…

Hungry Hungry Hippogriff - 09/10 colour options
The lower colour option being “contemporary video game”, apparently.

3,000 DA views!

Hey hey! My DeviantArt account just ticked over 3,000 pageviews this morning!

I had been preparing a special little comic to mark the occasion, but by the time it was finished the count read 3,007. It’s still good – here’s to 4,000!

3000 page views comic - Click to visit
If you’re asking “Who’s that Short Round accompanying your handsome self on the hill?” it’s my old character Super Turnip: He hasn’t been in anything for a while.