Spent a few days at the Batty Langley Lodge in the grounds of the Castletown House estate. Highly recommend it, they even provided firewood! Glass of mead on a cozy armchair by the fire, after a day of walking in the woods, fantastic.
Knitted stars for a special occasion. Used the Stjärna pattern by Karolina Eckerdal.
Had a go of Inktober 2016, with a Rotring pen and a stack of sticky notes. Couldn’t stick the smudging to switched to a reliable black ballpoint towards the end. Missed a day due to travel.
Subject matter is the usual mixture of visual puns, autobiographical moments and nightmare fuel.
Hey, look at all this help I got harvesting the lavender this year.
Bananas, each in one element CSS. Assets for Forest Frenemies (still in alpha). Have a go here: https://jsbin.com/jojigur/edit?css,output
So, I’ve been chugging away with my experimental “CSS illustration as comic” project for a while now, and posting .png outputs of the results on forestfrenemies.wordpress.com. Today there is a new character, who is definitely not a robin.
At this point I have prepared about five pretty sturdy characters, (fox, rabbit, bluebird, wolf and bear), with a variety of modular facial expressions and postures. Creating a new panel without any new content only takes about half an hour or so, which is pretty handy. Scaling is lovely and clean, and every time I add a new element, it can be stashed away for reuse later, saving more time in the future.
If you’d like to play around with the CSS on this page, here it is on jsbin: https://jsbin.com/roride/42/edit?css,output. It’s pretty scruffy and not cross-browser compatible right now, so consider yourself warned.
Page 4 of my comic, which only took a hundred years. Passive-aggressive invertebrates to the rescue!
But it was fun.
Look at this terrible shed. Or rather, the shed itself is okay, but this rendering of it is pretty bad.