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Brushes app showreel.

Well, sort of 🙂

With the intention of getting myself out there a little more I did a Brushes app showreel last night. Will carry on rejigging (hence the V1 tag) but this is it as is at mo 🙂


Next step need to completely rejig the personal website (somehow – web stuff is not exactly my forte) and then to summer holiday pounding the pavements with a placard on me or something…

Victory of the Marmites…

So, as mentioned in a past post I’m a fan of both Doctor Who and Marmite. Which, somehow in my mind have become a little mixed up… Yeah, I know. Messy.

Onto this pic. I started it almost during the Dalek ep which, although some people seem to be very down on I thought was OK. Not a corking humdinging classic but not bad (and the past four series have seen some VERY bad amongst some VERY good). The main problem for the pic was that it fought me all the way through. I’ve liked parts, been really cross with others, but yesterday thought ‘this pic gets finished and posted one way or the other’. And it was, and it’s OK. Not classic 🙂 but not bad. Certainly not bad for being drawn on busses and Brushes 🙂

In the interests of Full Disclosure: I did use Pixelmator again for the last five percent or so of the pic, ie: one sharpen layer, one overlay. But that’s OK isn’t it? I don’t have to do EVERYthing on the bus do I? :O)


Off in an hour to youth work, then a Sylver meeting, then teacher training, then church agm.

Busy day.

Doodled these over the weekend while out with my dad (the beer one) and doodling with family (the flowers). May say more in the future but here they is anyhow. Hope life is fun and calm out there, somewhere 🙂

Molly and Steve part deux.

So, amongst other things, I love the Buzz Out Loud podcast. In general it sings me to sleep at night, being the last thing I tend to download around nine o clock.

As a show it’s effortlessly and magnificently chaired by Messrs Molly (Wood) and (Tom) Merritt and each spark off each other in different ways. Molly rants in the best possible way and Tom provides the very best in cheesy links. If you like tech then this is the show I tend to appreciate the most. The back up cast of Howell, Cooley, Tong, Bell, Needleman, and so on are all excellent fun and the guests all tend to add a lot. There have been a couple of dips and low points but its a thirty minute slice of tech joy I always love catching up on…

Hence doodling this. A cowardly caveat before uploading though: Apple are still the most vocal technology company in my life and Steve Jobs is still someone who has achieved much more than I ever will. Jony Ive’s designs are still a thing of wonder and I can’t wait to get an iPad. I’m sure Jobs’ sense of humour won’t see me banned from Apple stores prior to the launch of the iPad, right? I also, remembering one of the mini-in-jokes on the page, don’t find myself hideously offended by the Worldwide loyalty team per se, more the fact that it needs to exist more than the idea of it existing in the first place (although like much of what Apple does it’s very… heavy handed). I can see why some would disagree with that pov but I like surprises at trade shows personally. I hate seeing spoilers 🙂

As ever drawn in Brushes on my iTouch. This time over brekkie, which was, ironically, apple and blueberry porridge, so called because there was only one blueberry.



Doodled this as part of showing someone how Brushes app works. The first half was just me sketching as normal, the finish off just for the fun of completing the image… Then I finished off the picture in Pixelmator with a couple of filters while watching 24.

Zing! How’s that for multi-tasking…

The Louse Guard.


Low day yesterday. Sent off a good few Sylver and Wombat emails over past week and had one reply. And taht was about something different. Hey ho. The path to any sort of visibility on both projects seems to be steep and rocky and (ironically) I’ve also done my back in yet again and am shuffling around like a Zombie film reject. And I mean a proper zombie, not one of the rubbish running ones.

Anyhow, when things are tepid I do seem to hide back into Brushes and I doodled this yesterday during my lunch hour. Normally I don’t get one, just a sequeway between one project and the other, but yesterday I had an idea, gleaned from an off hand Twitter post, and this came out of it. I’d change a couple of bits if I did it again, one arm seems confusingly attached to the Louse’s head, but for 59 (ahem) minutes it’s not so bad.

Music by the mighty Open the Skies. If you ever see their name attached to a Boileroom gig get thee there. They OWN the place. Very good stuff indeed.

Hmm anything else? Nothing springs to mind and 4% battery so onwards again. Oh yeah, one thing – quickly 🙂 – the image/vid is a nod to the Uber Brilliant Mouse Guard comics by Mr David Petersen. They are an artistic wonder, beautiful books and well worth a look see. Not only that but in reading various blog posts (and the odd email we’ve exchanged) David also comes across as a thoroughly nice guy, which is good. I’m glad a few of them walk the planet 🙂