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A shorter now I have a bit more of a hang of this!

I'm a UK-based neurodivergent, easily distracted and enthusiastic IT professional with a wonky body.

I mostly work digitally, but daily art challenges, including Inktober, have improved my traditional skills.

I'm aspiring to be a comics creator, but to be less extreme about it than I've been during challenges. More self-care and fun, less argh-deadlines.

Here's some self-portraits, scroll up this thread of replies for a selection of favourite comics, Inktober entries, wildlife art and Doctor Who fan art.

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A while ago I turned some of my into and gave them away for free.

I've now made a 10 page printable PDF colouring book, featuring 16 characters including Ood, Cybermen, Daleks and K-9!

As long as you're not making money off these, they're free to download and use however you wish - just please give me credit and link back to the download page:

quarridors.com/colouring/

I'd love to see what people do with them ๐Ÿ™‚

And lastly, a couple more that are just straight up coloured pencil drawings, with the Twelve Days theme as inspiration.

Gold one Ring and Swan A-swimming.

Because a couple of people asked, here's some more favourites from my 2015/16 Days of Christmas coloured pencil sequence.

In order: Drummer Drumming, Piper Piping, Calling Bird and Dancing Lady.

And now it's almost midnight on Twelfth Night, so these must go into the dusty drawer along with all my Xmas cards!

Happy Twelfth Night!

Here's a favourite of my coloured pencil drawings from my Days Of Christmas series in 2015/16:

Goose A-laying, aka Draw me like one of your French Hens

I hope this cheers you up while you're taking your decorations down!๐ŸŽ„โ™ป๏ธ๐Ÿ—‘๏ธ

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(Even if we did occasionally miss a story detail from the previous panels, due to not having time to stop and think.

Spotting what we did and didn't notice - or decide to go with - during our split-second starting points each time is a big part of the fun and charm of these comics though!)

It's xmas party season so we were 3 down on last month's meeting, but that was still an extremely fun comics challenge.

Given how we barely had time to think about, let alone draw, each panel, I think they turned out to be surprisingly coherent and effective 1 page story comics!

Quirky festive comics drawn round-robin style with @disraeli_demon@twitter.com and @garethdoodles@twitter.com at Nottingham Hackspace Comics Making Group this evening.

Having announced which story prompt we were using, we had a strict 5 minute timer for each panel, then had to pass the page to our left and move on to draw the next page's panel!

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I pressed enter on the image caption and sent that Doctor Who day painting prematurely without the and tags.

Happy , here's my digital speed paint of that evocative first cliffhanger, aired 54 years ago today, painted 8 years ago

It's really quite striking when you put Amiet's hill near Oschwand, 1926 next to 's hill from Hobbiton-across-the Water, c.1937.

Not that Tolkien was inspired by Amiet's art, but by the landscape that inspired them both.

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When @tombomp@twitter.com commented on how Hobbiton looks more like Portugal than rural England: twitter.com/tombomp/status/933

I researched to see if had visited Provence or been inspired by Cรฉzanne and Van Gogh.

Turns out his cited inspiration was a 1911 walking holiday in Switzerland.

This immediately made me think of the Swiss landscapes of Cuno Amiet:
pinterest.co.uk/minntenn/cuno-

I feel like I've had completely the wrong geographical reference and colour palette for all this time!

Oh and, if you're wondering why Tolkien's giant eagle looks so much more realistic than his almost cartoon-like dragon, it's because he used a painting by Archibald Thorburn as reference.

Great blog post about that and the inspiration for many other fictional birds here:
willoughbyart.blogspot.co.uk/2

If you'd like to see more of how visualised and illustrated , there's coffee table books of his artwork, the contents of which are all over Pinterest, if you search.

This Tumblr post collects his painted illustrations and heraldic devices for The Silmarillion:
hackedmotionsensors.tumblr.com

That inspired me to track down good quality scans of the original J.R.R. Tolkien ink illustrations for the first edition of The Hobbit.

What a difference H.E. Riddett's colours made!

After seeing this tweet from @41Strange@twitter.com showing J.R.R. Tolkien's original illustrations for "The Hobbit" twitter.com/41Strange/status/9

I researched and found they were in fact coloured by H.E. Riddett for the 1976 Calendar:
tolkiengateway.net/wiki/H.E._R
tolkiengateway.net/wiki/The_Ho

Three 5 minute life drawings from 2011, rapidly drawn as warm-ups using charcoal sticks and chalk.

Images show scrappily drawn naked figures with bare chests and blurred crotches.

Really enjoyed drawing with so little time, I just had to put marks on the paper and not really think about it!

A while ago I turned some of my into and gave them away for free.

I've now made a 10 page printable PDF colouring book, featuring 16 characters including Ood, Cybermen, Daleks and K-9!

As long as you're not making money off these, they're free to download and use however you wish - just please give me credit and link back to the download page:

quarridors.com/colouring/

I'd love to see what people do with them ๐Ÿ™‚

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Hi y'all! I'm Brinson. I draw storyboards for animation and comics for ... fun?

comic: califata.com
elsewhere: sairobee.tumblr.com

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sharing in the love -- these two boys from my comic:
Matthias is a freckled cinnamon roll. And Tomas has Love Problems. (Also major Royalty Problems, but he doesn't know that yet.)
I didn't think it was possible to love OCs so much until I made my own! ๐Ÿ˜Š