motodraconis: (French-English)
Since I am going to a Recency Ball in September, perhaps I should draw inspiration for my dress from the ladies at the back there...


Bonaparte and the British - prints and propaganda in the age of Napoleon. If you're in London and want to see it (and I recommend you do) it's on until the 16th August, one week left!

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motodraconis: (Beads)
Aaaand, we're in Shiraz. Here are some lovely figurative art tiles from Bagh-e Eram Gardens.

Bagh-e Eram Gardens

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motodraconis: (OMG!)
Arg! So much to see in Iran, I'm going to have to make several posts. This is The Old Stuff. YES! Got to see Persepolis - the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire (550–330 BCE) - just look at the crisp detail on this bull!


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motodraconis: (Fat Walda)
It's all culture here... art today, opera tomorrow.

Made by Doug Bayne, Ben Baker and Trudy Cooper, 2013. Doug and Trudy are the fiendish minds behind the awesome and mostly NSFW Oglaf.

Doug, Ben and Trudy are also responsible for Barnacle Bill's Semi-Factual Nautical Tales, biased semi-animated shorts about Science! Watch 'em now, I think the website will take 'em off air after the 15th November.
motodraconis: (CatHead)
Gakked from [ profile] offensive_mango and stashed here as it's too good to be lost into the interwebs.

Stuff of nightmares! (And the guy's Showreel is worth a look too, and OMG this guy's work is amazing and creepy as hell, now I'm going to have to find some spare time to rummage through his website. ARGH!)

I don't just post stuff gakked from Mango, I'm just really busy at the moment.

MCR 2008!

Nov. 30th, 2008 07:00 pm
motodraconis: (MCR)
Had a splendid time at the Midwinter Comics Retreat. This year [ profile] discipline_lad directed a format that has produced a corking comic which actually makes sense for the first time ever!

My effort below the cut, text by [ profile] jinty, artistic license by me.

Comic. )
motodraconis: (50 pee)
Dream - The Chav Years.

Morpheus, Dream, Sandman, one of the Endless.

It's one of his off-days.

I'm probably going to burn in Hell for depicting Dream as a Chav, but everyone has their nightmares as well as dreams, and I've possibly spent too long in Liverpool.

Sharpie on fancy paper, white and red tinted in Photoshop.
motodraconis: (50 pee)
I has a book. Illustrated by J J Grandville. (I'm a bit of a fan.)

Daily Bulletin of Events.

This book was first published (in French) in 1842, these pics are from an English copy dating from 1877.

More illustrations. )
motodraconis: (PieChart)
You have to check out this amazing Animation.


Animator vs. Animation II by *alanbecker on deviantART

Ah! The joy of Flash!

Liverpool people - The Tate is holding an exhibition of Klimt, starting today and running till the end of August. They have the entire Beethoven Frieze on display and several of the famous paintings that you should all recognise!
There's even a 20th Century art exhibition (free) with Degas' little ballerina, some Warhols and Picassos. Not the usual dreck you see at the Tate, though maybe I had a bad experience last time.

I have an urge to paint my own gigantic frieze now.

Me at 28.

May. 29th, 2008 11:46 pm
motodraconis: (Cake or Death?)
Me at 28 (Small version.)

People are always saying to me - "You used to work in computer games? How on earth could you bear to leave?"
How on earth indeed.

To be fair, it wasn't always this bad. There were times when I literally couldn't wait to run into work and get cracking on the projects, I'd get up early just to go to work early, and all the team are your bestest mates EVA.
But most of the time, it'd be like this, and you hated it and everyone. Well, not everyone, Team leader and the divas. (There's always at least one sodding diva.)
When it's going well, it's the best job ever, when it's going badly, it's the worst job ever.
Not finished yet - another picture to come - present day.

Large version with extra labels can be found here on flickr.
motodraconis: (Lannister)
Some asoiaf fantarding.

Picture. )

I suppose I should warn people at work, there are exposed comedy cartoon n*pples.
motodraconis: (Smoke)
Can you tell I'm enjoying this meme?

Me and my mates aged 14-15.

Labelled version below cut.
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motodraconis: (Gimp)
There's a meme going round - draw yourself as a teen. Looked like fun.

Me as a teenager, and at 25 years old. )

I challenge the artists on my friendslist to do this too!

More versions of the teen meme here.

MCR 2007!

Nov. 25th, 2007 08:13 pm
motodraconis: (Geryon)
I'm back from MCR. I had a fab time, being royally wined and dined by the fabulous [ profile] badasstronaut.
14 chums of coolness locked in a remote cottage for a weekend, buried under vast amounts of amazing food and superb booze and not allowed out until we've made a comic. Frankly, it's my idea of heaven.

This time I'd been practicing beforehand and intended to make a real stab at drawing up pages. Managed 5 in the weekend. Woot! Don't yet know how many we made between us (some still in progress, including the rest of mine that need a bit of clean up) but up to 25 pages I believe.

2 of mine below the cut... one of which could be considered not worksafe, sort of. Though technically it is worksafe. (Cough.)
2 Pics. )

The full comic should be going online at some point, when fully finished. Will linky when it's up!
motodraconis: (Sith Lord)
When I was small, my dad told me about this amazing book his grandad, (my Great-Grandfather) had owned. My dad loved this book as a child, it was probably close to 100 years old even then, but after Great-Grandad died the book went missing.
My dad was gutted, (he was very fond of his Grandpa, and describes him as a wise and splendid fellow, much to be admired, in fact, Great Grandads exploits have inspired me in my life - but that's another story,) he searched for the book, and often when I was small, every time we walked into a posh looking old bookshop my dad would inquire if they had a copy.
But they never did.

Years later, I'd forgotten all about it, until [ profile] r_kane mentioned discovering a fabulous old bible illustrated by Gustave Dore. I thought, that was the illustrator of the book my dad wanted! Now armed with a name, I searched the internet and found an original copy of The Book from the 19th century. I rang my dad just to check I'd got the right one, and dad goes "Buy it buy it! I'll give you the money for it!" (without even waiting to find out how much the book cost.)
I said I'd buy it for him for his birthday, I know this book means a lot to my dad, so I'm so chuffed at getting him such a splendid present at last. (Dads are so hard to buy presents for, dontyafind?)

I took some photos of it, and of some of the illustrations by Gustave Dore. More for my reference before I give the book to my dad. It is indeed a fabulous thing, and I'm a huge fan of books myself.

Many Pictures )
motodraconis: (LavaLamp)
DreamSpace Blur.
I finally managed to get into Dreamspace. Only on the third frigging visit! The first time it was closed due to high winds, the second time closed due to too much heat, eventually rang them to make sure it was open before I visited.

I was on my way to Tai Chi that evening, and had my sword packed with me, so it seemed a shame not to waste a posing opportunity. I did ask first, since scally kids had slashed the art piece some days earlier so waving a sword inside this bubble-like object might not have gone down too well!

My tai chi sword was examined, given the ok, and one of the Dreamspace bods came in with me, not just to keep an eye on me (as she put it, in case I scared any of the other visitors waving a sword around.) But also to take snaps of me.

I didn't catch her name, but whoever you are, you did a good job - cheers!

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For those of you who want info on Dreamspace, I've found the original Liverpool flyer which says...
Dreamspace will be in Liverpool (located behind the Metropolitan Cathedral) until the 16th July.

It will then move to city of Chester-Le-Street, Durham. 21-30 July.

Then to London from 11th August - 10th September.

There is no website or contact number given, (apart from events in Liverpool only.) So exactly where in Durham or London is anyone's guess!
As far as I know it has toured European cities but not as yet the USA.
motodraconis: (50 pee)
Link pinched from [ profile] aperrott.

Cos you have to see these.



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