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2021 Illustration Personal work

War for Rayuba Round 2: Kimobe vs Nipih mar Immunsu

This was my entry to Round 2 of Kill Six Billion Demons’ Original Character Tournament, in which Kimobe the Mad Monk faces off against Nipih mar Immunsu.

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2021 Clothing

How Groovy are my Pants Exactly?

When attempting to accurately date an article of vintage clothing, the Devil is often in the details.

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2021 Illustration Personal work

Illustrations 04-02-21

Busy, busy, busy. This January, I’ve been working on getting back into the art groove. This has meant more sketches, more studies, And more art gifts for friends. It has also meant joining an Original Character Tournament (OCT) for the webcomic Kill Six Billion Demons. I’ve been a fan of the comic for a few […]

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Recent Repairs 25/12

Another instalment of clothing repairs today. Don’t let the date fool you, this one doesn’t have anything to do with Christmas. The need to write these posts strike me at impossible to predict intervals, with no respect for holidays, and oftentimes it feels like a wave of fervour crashing over my shores. The loose connecting […]

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Illustrations 12/20

Some illustrations that I’ve made in a recent-ish timeframe. There’s a couple of older ones mixed in here that didn’t make it onto the blog for one reason or another, but they’re here now for posterity! EDIT 24/12/20 – Added fifth image

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Clothing Personal work

Winter Texture

Covid-19 Lockdown continues in the United Kingdom, and continues to reveal some painful truths about my choice of wardrobe:
1. I definitely wear fun shirts for other people and not for myself,
2. I do not love all of my jeans equally,
3. Overshirts are my favourite outer layer.

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Mending Project: Lee’s Denim Jacket

It’s a little embarrassing to admit that some of my strongest memories of my last year at university are of trips to its town centre to go thrifting. Highcross, Leicester is home to a wonderful little pocket of charity shops and boutiques, no doubt thanks to being a ten minute walk from two universities at […]

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Making a Card Game in Two Weeks

A case study about a card game a friend and I made in a little under a fortnight.

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Clothing Personal work

Repairing a military canvas bag

I’ve been struggling quite a bit to write introductions for these articles. There’s an invisible compulsion that I have to use the first section to entice you, the reader, into continuing to the end of what I write here. And to achieve that, I need some kind of preamble with a ‘hook;’ some anecdote or […]

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Upcycling a ruined turtleneck

This article is first and foremost a warning to make sure you properly read the care instructions for delicate clothes that you happen to care about.It is secondly about making something out of a turtleneck you shrunk in the wash because you didn’t properly read the care instructions. For Christmas last year, I got a […]