A Dream of a Thousand Cats

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“If enough of us dream, if a bare thousand of us dream, we can change the world. We can dream it anew!”

– Visionary Cat (Sandman, Dream Country)

Just a simple one for today, LOL. It’s actually a brush pen drawing, with lettering in marker. Here’s what it actually looks like before shooping. XDD

Yeah, I’ve been trying for nice, solid, flowing lines, and I’m not sure if it worked. I’m also trying to practice simple lettering because seriously, I really suck at type. T__T  I’m kinda inspired to give it a try, though, because yesterday’s 60’s binge had me looking up posters and graphics from that decade, and I just LOVED how they did their lettering… all during a time when there was no Photoshop to speak of.

Before I go on, though, I just have to also say that this has got to be the most difficult post SO FAR, in this 365-day challenge, mainly because I’m falling asleep on my feet (been running on 2 hours of sleep since yesterday because I insisted on pulling an all-nighter to participate in the Elder Scrolls Online beta, HERP), and no ideas were coming to me AT ALL. X__x;; I struggled to squeeze ANYTHING out of my brain for about two hours before I finally got anything done. Frustrating as heck.

Oh, and I guess I should also mention that it’s 4am where I am, and I need to get up early later. AHAHAHAHAH oh gods, me and my life choices… oTL

Anyway, here’s my meager attempt at maybe a title page (or something…?) for a story called “A Dream of a Thousand Cats”, penned by one of my favorite authors, Neil Gaiman. It appears in the book Dream Country, which is Book 3 of the Sandman series (and I dunno if I’ve said this before, but if you haven’t read this series yet, please do so. It’s lovely…).

Good night.

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Random Doodle: A word or two about cats

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Blergh. Been a busy, busy day… X__x;;

So yeah, anyway, I decided to derp around with an old brush pen that I have lying around. One of the things that I love about drawing patterns and random lines is that I find it as a great way to just zen out and relax. So yeah, no matter how cluttered or noisy my head gets with deadlines, projects, grocery lists, to-dos, emails, bills, etc etc etc, sitting down for 30 minutes and just drawing patterns is a great way to quiet myself down. 

In any case, I guess this counts as a bit of an experiment LOL. I think there’s still a lot to work on, and I might redo this at some point in the future, who knows (and yes, typography is one of my many weak points, sorry. I’m practicing, LOL). Oh and yeah, I love Neil Gaiman, and I love cats. So there, hehehe.

If by any chance anybody’s interested in the plain ink/uncolored version:

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And yeah, I still need a scanner, LOL. XDDD

Cats and Loki for everyone! 8D

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Hehe. Feeling a bit celebratory today, because I was just floored when I checked my blog counter after dinner and saw that it’s hit the 10.5k mark! I’m pretty happy about it. ^_^ LOL, I know that most blogs do their counting in the millions, but it still feels good to know that in the month-and-seven-days that this blog has been in existence, it’s been doing more or less okay, haha!

And yeah, when I started all this, I figured I’d probably get 30 hits a month. Once a day. From my fiance. Because he’s obligated to. SO YES, THIS IS MUCH BETTER THAN I COULD HAVE EVER HOPED FOR! =))))

Also… it took me YEARS and YEARS before I hit 10k on DeviantArt. ._.;;; So… yeah. *cough*

In any case, as a sign of my delight and gratitude, here, have a Tom Hiddleston/Loki burried in cats while petting a tanuki. ❤

Random Doodle: Clockwork Cats

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LOL it’s been another one of those days when all I wanted to do was SLEEP, which also means that it’s been another day when I had no idea what the heck to post for today.

Yeah, this whole post-a-day challenge is pretty hard and intimidating (STOP SNICKERING…), but I remember reading somewhere that it’s OUR responsibility to keep ourselves inspired. So I try. It’s a b**ch, but I try, haha.

Anyway, I’m in a steampunk-ish mood today, and I decided that my whole day has been spent thinking about how nice it would be to just curl up and sleep for sixteen hours like a cat. So I drew cats. GENIUS, I KNOW. =)))))

I’ll try to do better next time. ^_^;;;

Random doodle: Friends

A few months ago, I couldn’t resist buying this sketchbook I found at the nearby bookstore. I had no reason to get it since I already HAD a bunch of half-filled sketchpads and notebooks, but I JUST HAD TO HAVE IT.

Anyway, it turned out to be a good decision, since I found that I like the paper so much that I just really, really enjoy doodling on it. So yay. ❤

This was the first drawing in that sketchbook. Black permanent marker, blue ink pen and silver gel pen. Because it was all I had within reach at the time as I was too lazy to go to grab my actual materials from the drawer where I keep them… then I ALSO realized that I really, really liked using pens. Haha