Monday, November 3, 2008

Buzz Buzz, Baa Baa . . . Book Book?

There's a dead bee in our kitchen light. Poor thing flew in here and sort of ghosted about the flat till he climbed into the light casing and got stuck there. Sad -_-

. . . Er, yes. Less waffle, more art.

Did this quickly today, having found myself with a few hours in which I had the option of Doing Art Not Neccessarily Related To My Thesis. I've been watching Black Books a tadge obsessively over the past week or so, and this came of it;


(click the image to see a bigger version)

This is, of course, based on that bit in the episode entitled "Grapes of Wrath," in which Manny discovers the shiatsu machine. I was rewatching it and simply had to draw it.

Aaaand i had time to do this because, as of today, I am finished with all of the spots/sketches for my children's book! Huzzah! Just need to deftly insert the final additions into the dummy book and I am ready to send this puppy off to the publisher. In the meantime, here's a few of those last little sketches.

Behold . . . WEIRD AND WONDERFUL SHEEP! (I'm Scottish. If this comes as a surprise, then you are a sad sack of poo)


And a bit of info about each one;

RAMBOUILLET: In 1786, King Louis XVI received a flock of Merino sheep from the King of Spain and developed the new breed exclusively on his own Rambouillet estate, with many years passing before a single animal left it.

RACKA: This Hungarian breed's straight, spiral-shaped horns are unique among sheep and can grow to a length of up of to two feet.

LONK: The name of this sheep is a variation on the word "Lanky." It is a very durable breed, but thrives in only two counties in Northern England.

HEBRIDEAN: When the Vikings arrived in Scotland, they brought their sheep with them, and this breed came about. They have two to four horns, though the odd three-horned specimen is not unheard of.

ALTAI ARGALI: Hailing from the mountainous regions of central Asia, this breed has the largest and heaviest horns of any kind of sheep.

MANX LOAGHTAN: Indigenous to the Isle of Man, this sheep can have up to six horns. The word "Loaghtan" means "mouse-brown," and this breed was developed both for its wool of that colour, and for its meat (it is considered a delicacy and is raised for meat on only two farms).

. . . And yes, all of these sheep are actually real. Wiki them if you think I'm telling porky pies.

Lastly, just for fun, a picture from Hallowe'en!


Featuring flatmates Sara Joy and Kelly and Kelly's sister Aileen. Sara Rase is the Lydia in the middle. I'm the one in the stripes :P I bloody love Hallowe'en, so I do.

1 comment:

Kim Hazel said...

FALA! I didn't know you had a blog -- welcome back to the Internets!


For now, a blogwatch will have to do.

I miss you!

- Kim!