System Failure
copstory:

Pool Party - Totty by Oly-RRR
This is the last picture I’m doing for this particular jam but I’m hoping to take part in the future ones.I wish I could fit more people in here, but we have what we have (left to right):Danny Ness with his super-soaker, Wanker the guide dog, Quinton Rhoades who never stops trying to add an insult to an injury, DC Graham Wilson who’s not getting a date today, Dylan Benton with his pal Ray Close and Diane who is not a Cop Story character and belongs to scienceoftheidiotAnd here’s a song by Frank Turner that seems to fit:We’ll bask out in the sun, bring a guitar and play some songs, call up our friends and invite them out to share what might be the last weekend of the summer, because September’s getting colder as it goes. And we haven’t done enough of this simple kind of stuff this year. It’s clear we’re getting older and it shows. Work weeks make us weary now and school’s a distant memory and it’s easy to ask questions of ourselves, like: where it is we’re going now and what we have to show for all the sunny days shut up in the shells of expectations of our ultimate directions, and the stations that we should have reached by now, when we haven’t read the script and our tender wings are clipped, and we’re scared we might be letting someone down. So we listen to these heartbreak songs when nothing’s really wrong, and we smile when we’re asked and say we’re fine. But we’re drifting through our middle days, creeping into middle age, setting in our ways… But now it’s time to decide, now it’s time to draw a line in the sand and ask what’s more important than days like today?

Sneaking this in on tumblr while avoiding Doctor Who spoilers.

copstory:

Pool Party - Totty by Oly-RRR

This is the last picture I’m doing for this particular jam but I’m hoping to take part in the future ones.

I wish I could fit more people in here, but we have what we have (left to right):
Danny Ness with his super-soaker, Wanker the guide dog, Quinton Rhoades who never stops trying to add an insult to an injury, DC Graham Wilson who’s not getting a date today, Dylan Benton with his pal Ray Close and Diane who is not a Cop Story character and belongs to scienceoftheidiot

And here’s a song by Frank Turner that seems to fit:
We’ll bask out in the sun, bring a guitar and play some songs,
call up our friends and invite them out
to share what might be the last weekend of the summer,
because September’s getting colder as it goes.
And we haven’t done enough of this simple kind of stuff this year.
It’s clear we’re getting older and it shows.
Work weeks make us weary now and school’s a distant memory
and it’s easy to ask questions of ourselves, like:
where it is we’re going now and what we have to show for all the sunny days
shut up in the shells of expectations of our ultimate directions,
and the stations that we should have reached by now,
when we haven’t read the script and our tender wings are clipped,
and we’re scared we might be letting someone down.
So we listen to these heartbreak songs when nothing’s really wrong,
and we smile when we’re asked and say we’re fine.
But we’re drifting through our middle days,
creeping into middle age, setting in our ways…
But now it’s time to decide,
now it’s time to draw a line in the sand
and ask what’s more important than days like today?

Sneaking this in on tumblr while avoiding Doctor Who spoilers.

ani-r:

Let’s talk about trees - a practical how-to for populating your natural environments and landscapes with trees and plantlife in drawings

I’ve seen a lot of people who really want to do nature/landscape drawings but struggle with filling the space. I’m by no means an authority on this matter, but I thought I’d share my observations and ideas about filling nature shots with cool stuff because I really like drawing them and spend a lot of time doing it.

Some observations:

  • It’s hard to figure out what’s in a natural landscape unless you take time and really make a mental inventory of everything you see. Go explore and memorize
  • Draw from life and references
  • It’s too easy to fall into the habit of making ‘convenient shapes’ with trees and branches. Look for alternatives, examine how abruptly branches grow into different directions and split.
  • Mix and match. I never draw a scientifically exact tree species, I mix the relevant qualities from the kinds of trees I know that fit the image. Combine stuff you’ve seen and your imagination.
  • I try to ‘layer’ the vegetation. A forest looks empty with just trees. Think about the medium and low-height vegetation and bushes and then what’s closest to the ground and ON the ground.
  • Take into account what you want to convey with the vegetation; seasons, is the environment lush or harsh, is it creepy or idyllic?

If you like this, please do reblog but do not redistribute/reupload or modify in any way without my written consent.

copstory:

This image is brought to you by Royal Mail - midoriner, while you were out I finally went and drew your request. ;)
Kevin and I have a deal - I’m vouching for his skills as a postman, he’s vouching for my skills as a graphic designer. Successful employment in Royal Mail, here we come! :D
Still doing the limited palette meme, I have a few requests left in the askbox but feel free to submit more!

Fiddled with some non-comic art today, including this! Feels good! I generally draw Kevin when I need more optimism in my life, I don’t know where he gets it.

copstory:

This image is brought to you by Royal Mail - midoriner, while you were out I finally went and drew your request. ;)

Kevin and I have a deal - I’m vouching for his skills as a postman, he’s vouching for my skills as a graphic designer. Successful employment in Royal Mail, here we come! :D

Still doing the limited palette meme, I have a few requests left in the askbox but feel free to submit more!

Fiddled with some non-comic art today, including this! Feels good! I generally draw Kevin when I need more optimism in my life, I don’t know where he gets it.

copstorycomics:

Gavin has developed a (somewhat delusional) mechanism to cope with the stress of constant dangers of field work but once he’s safe he’s a complete wuss. This comic makes me hear Gavin and Chance singing this a cappella. My friends were very sad but I said it’s not too bad, as a matter of fact it didn’t even hurt (yet)… But I think I’ll need a band-aid! And unlike my previous jokes of this sort this one actually gets less funny if you’ve seen Reservoir Dogs. I’m sorry. I’ll stop that for a couple of months.

Look at me, suddenly updating.

copstorycomics:

Gavin has developed a (somewhat delusional) mechanism to cope with the stress of constant dangers of field work but once he’s safe he’s a complete wuss.

This comic makes me hear Gavin and Chance singing this a cappella. My friends were very sad but I said it’s not too bad, as a matter of fact it didn’t even hurt (yet)… But I think I’ll need a band-aid!

And unlike my previous jokes of this sort this one actually gets less funny if you’ve seen Reservoir Dogs. I’m sorry. I’ll stop that for a couple of months.

Look at me, suddenly updating.

If you watch Fargo backwards, it’s the story of a dead murderer who comes out from a frozen lake to fix a washing machine. And he fails
You looked inside me and you saw hatred. That’s not victory.

If this wasn’t great writing I don’t know what is.

Also, is Missy some twisted female version of Gene Hunt?

fogwithwheels:

i-need-that-seat:


For structures that have no entry steps, ConvertaStep also makes ramps of three sizes that come in a manual as well as automatic version.
(via ConvertaStep | Wheelchair Accessibility | Ramps | Convertastep - Freedom In Mobility)

This welcome mat converts into a fully accessible wheelchair ramp. Beautiful and functional design. I want it.

Ok, something that I love about the functionality of this is that it keeps the step part usable for those who prefer it. It’s easy to forget, but not everyone, and not all disabled people are going to find a ramp better than stairs. Also this actually keeps the grade decent, which a lot of people forget the importance of

fogwithwheels:

i-need-that-seat:

For structures that have no entry steps, ConvertaStep also makes ramps of three sizes that come in a manual as well as automatic version.

(via ConvertaStep | Wheelchair Accessibility | Ramps | Convertastep - Freedom In Mobility)

This welcome mat converts into a fully accessible wheelchair ramp. Beautiful and functional design. I want it.

Ok, something that I love about the functionality of this is that it keeps the step part usable for those who prefer it. It’s easy to forget, but not everyone, and not all disabled people are going to find a ramp better than stairs. Also this actually keeps the grade decent, which a lot of people forget the importance of

Timey Wimey Problems by Oly-RRR
An entry for Redcoat West chapter one contest a fellow webcomic enthusiast natasplund is running!Whatever’s happened, it’s like I’ve landed on a different planet. Now, maybe if I can work out the reason, I can get home.I’ve been meaning to make this joke for ages! If you don’t get it you might have missed out on the two best shows I know.

Timey Wimey Problems by Oly-RRR

An entry for Redcoat West chapter one contest a fellow webcomic enthusiast natasplund is running!

Whatever’s happened, it’s like I’ve landed on a different planet. Now, maybe if I can work out the reason, I can get home.


I’ve been meaning to make this joke for ages! If you don’t get it you might have missed out on the two best shows I know.

silvermender:

A suuuuper delayed crayoncrunch for jim-moroniarty of their amazing characters Chance and Gavin, the one handed cop and a not-so neurotypical cop best friends from Copstory.  The combined music tracks from these just gave me a vibe for them hanging out somewhere particularly busy and a fair just clicked for some reason. Blame this one the most 
ughi’m hideously sorry for being so late, with the combined busy from internship + moving to USA it’s been two bloody months. Scanned this from sketchbook a while ago but just managed to slap on a color scheme that didn’t make me wince til now—Don’t think i’ve ever tackled backgrounds before so this was a bit of a learning/trying experience
and bonus attempts at another of their characters, Philip Troutdale (EVERY SINGLE ONE IS DIFFERENT)

Aaaah sneaking in on tumblr was SO WORTH IT! I love it! :D
That picture is just amazing, it really feels like a busy fair (and it’s so interesting that that song inspired it - I listen to it a lot but imagine different stuff, the more you know!) and the details and expressions are spot-on, Chance totally is the grumpier one out of the two.
And awww bonus Philip! :D Pssst there will be a comic about him soon. Soon.
This really made my day! And I don’t mind the waiting - it was totally worth it, you didn’t forget or anything, life stuff happens! :]

silvermender:

A suuuuper delayed crayoncrunch for jim-moroniarty of their amazing characters Chance and Gavin, the one handed cop and a not-so neurotypical cop best friends from Copstory.  The combined music tracks from these just gave me a vibe for them hanging out somewhere particularly busy and a fair just clicked for some reason. Blame this one the most 

ughi’m hideously sorry for being so late, with the combined busy from internship + moving to USA it’s been two bloody months. Scanned this from sketchbook a while ago but just managed to slap on a color scheme that didn’t make me wince til now—Don’t think i’ve ever tackled backgrounds before so this was a bit of a learning/trying experience

and bonus attempts at another of their characters, Philip Troutdale (EVERY SINGLE ONE IS DIFFERENT)

Aaaah sneaking in on tumblr was SO WORTH IT! I love it! :D

That picture is just amazing, it really feels like a busy fair (and it’s so interesting that that song inspired it - I listen to it a lot but imagine different stuff, the more you know!) and the details and expressions are spot-on, Chance totally is the grumpier one out of the two.

And awww bonus Philip! :D Pssst there will be a comic about him soon. Soon.

This really made my day! And I don’t mind the waiting - it was totally worth it, you didn’t forget or anything, life stuff happens! :]

Some people, they just fuckin’ love to hate. Some people fuckin’ walk around the fuckin’ Garden of Eden fuckin’ moaning about the lack of fuckin’ mobile reception!
Malcolm Tucker (via jim-moroniarty)