Riddle Me Oft

If you've oft the answer but know not what to do, press the title and do it below.


swirls (blog 212 - header).jpg

So many kinds; swim hardly soft

And with the soldiers marching oft;

I'm jumbled, mixed and much confused

So run away; you hunt me, used

The back gate, snuck, and got me wrongful;

Beat me, you must break a songful. 

swirls (blog 212 - footer).jpg

'So many kinds, swim hardly soft? Are you sweet?'
'Yes.'
'Really?'
'But I'm not a sweet.'

 

Riddle Answer An Egg

 

Riddle Explanation
so many kinds; swim hardly soft and with the soldiers marching oft - a hard or soft boiled egg, often served with soldiers.

I'm jumbled, mixed and much confused so run away - a scrambled egg.

run away; you hunt me, used the back gate, snuck, and got me wrongful - a poached egg.

beat me, you must break a songful - you can't make an omelette without breaking some eggs.

Renaissance Rabbit

4El_caballero_de_la_mano_en_el_pecho_(2008)-1.jpg

Foundation work done for the first piece in the European Renaissance series of rabbits. This is a dual series to go along with the Eastern/Japanese series of cats. Further posts on my Instagram page at jack_brutus_penny.

Riddle Me Pout

I've you've an idea, don't just pout, click on the title and let it out.


swirls (blog 210 - header).jpg

I'm up, or just as bad, I'm out,

You may be two me, losers pout

But just as bad's to waste me so

Know any, I just ask and go

To help, for it's a cruel man if he

Can't give the one day's me.

swirls (blog 210 - footer).jpg

'I'm usually up, and often out, is this riddle finally actually about me?'
'No, and I never understand why to insist on staying up out of reach yet always want me to join you.'
'come closer.'

 

Riddle Answer Time

 

Riddle Explanation
I'm up, or just as bad, I'm out - time up, or time out.

you may be two me, losers pout - a two time loser.

but just as bad's to waste me so - a waste of time.

so know any, I just ask and go - any time.

for it's a cruel man if he can't give the one day's me - to not give anyone the time of day.

Woodblock-print Cat III

7喜多川歌麿『松葉屋内粧ひ』.jpg

The final stage, where I add the designs on the kimono and in this case the hair accessories. See this post and more on my Instagram page at jack_brutus_penny.

Riddle Me After

If you wish the leave the answer after you've had it, click on the title and do so below.


swirls (blog 208 - header).jpg

It all goes flying after me,

First bad then comes the good, money's

Around as if no bank can break,

There flies a name for naming's sake,

And flies a ruder, bitter word,

That's caught when it is heard.

swirls (blog 208 - footer).jpg

'I wish things came flying after me.'
*sign*...'Why?'
'I like to eat flying things.'

 

Riddle Answer A Throw

 

Riddle Explanation
first bad then comes the good, money's - to throw good money after bad.

money's around as if no bank can break - to throw money around.

there flies a name for naming's sake - to throw a name around.

and flies a ruder, bitter word - to throw insults.

Woodblock-print Cat II

3喜多川歌麿『松葉屋内粧ひ』.jpg

Stage two in the same illustration process, adding shading and preliminary details. 

Riddle Me Accordingly

If the answer is accordingly in your mind, press the title and deliver is below.


swirls (blog 206 - header).jpg

My place is here, so act accordingly

I'm done like nobody

Could fathom all this effort put

Is just to show me break a foot,

To run around my constant state, thereby I gush;

the state of being rather rushed.

swirls (blog 206 - footer).jpg

'My place is here? Well that sounds good, so is yours, so come here to me.'
'I can't reach.'

 

Riddle Answer A Business

 

Riddle Explanation
my place is here, so act accordingly - someone's place of business.

I'm done like nobody could fathom all this effort put - to do something like nobody's business.

is just to show me break a foot - that's show business.

the state of being rather rushed - busi-ness.

Woodblock-print Cat

1喜多川歌麿『松葉屋内粧ひ』.jpg

Some of the process for one of the larger cat pieces based on Japanese woodblock printed ukiyoe. More on my Instagram account at jack_brutus_penny

Riddle Me Split

If you're split on the solution, click on the title and leave both thoughts below.


swirls (blog 250 - header).jpg

You take one me, I'm into it,

And judge within a second split,

I'm down, for all your intense blows

Have left me spread beneath your nose,

Who knows? Perhaps from this good things collide,

So I am on the brighter side.

swirls (blog 250 - footer).jpg

'I'd certainly not be into you taking one me.'
'Why's that?'
'Well, I've only one to begin with. I'd be left with nothing.'

 

Riddle Answer A Look

 

Riddle Explanation
you take one me, I'm into it, and judge within a second split - to take a look at something. Also, to look into an issue.

I'm down, for all your intense blows

have left me spread beneath your nose - to look down one's nose.

perhaps from this good things collide, so I am on the brighter side - look on the bright side.

Cats on Line

face2Full Size.jpg

A few more from the cat series being created for Line stickers. 'Alert'

Riddle Me Key

If the key is clear, click on the title and leave the solution below.


swirls (blog 248 - header).jpg

Things may come and go from me,

But I sit still my name's the key

I know where I belong, it's mine,

For I was firstly here assigned,

And find that I'm in love, though she won't take my bridal wreath;

For I'm beneath.

swirls (blog 248 - footer).jpg

'So what exactly can your name open?'
'Nothing, it is not that kind of key, unless we say it opens your mind.'
'Gosh, that sounds painful.'

 

Riddle Answer A Station

 

Riddle Explanation
I sit still my name's the key - to be stationary.

I know where I belong, it's mine - to know one's station.

for I was firstly here assigned - to station someone, somewhere.

I'm in love, though she won't take my bridal wreath; for I'm beneath - to marry beneath one's station.

Cats on Line

face3Full Size.jpg

A few more from the cat series being created for Line stickers. 'Doubtful'.

Riddle Me Terrible

If you're terribly good at finding the answer, then push the title and drop it below.


How terrible it was you did

Like I would, devastation-mid

The city in and out a dash

Like me you're gone through in a flash,

A clap, the crowds of people banter, barter, trade all day

While in my bay.

'Devastation-mid? Surely that would mean either going to sea or being a dog!'
'This perhaps is more so for more soandsos.'

 

Riddle Answer A Bomb

 

Riddle Explanation
how terrible it was you did like I would, devastation-mid - to bomb something, to flunk or fail terribly.

the city in and out a dash like me you're gone through in a flash - to go like a bomb or to bomb through a place, to move very quickly.

a clap, the crowds of people banter, barter, trade all day while in my bay - Bombay is the second largest city in India after Calcutta, just of the Arabian Sea.

The Tattler

One of the many illustrations in the In Truth Stories publication now available. Full of whimsical stories and lovely illustrations - pick up your copy from our website shop page!

Riddle Me Sea

If you've taken to sea the answer, then press the title and observe it below.


I'm on the vessel on the sea,

To clear me you must move quickly

But lounge, relax upon my chair

Don't sit but you may lay right there,

Or stand binoculars in hand

Observing me observing land.

'I would also never go to sea.'
'Whyever not?'
'I hate the water.'
'But you went with the Owl.'

 

Riddle Answer A Deck

 

Riddle Explanation
I'm on the vessel on the sea - a ship's deck.

to clear me you must move quickly - to clear the deck or get out the way and prepare for action.

but lounge, relax upon my chair don't sit but you may lay right there - a deckchair.

or stand binoculars in hand observing me observing land - an observation deck.

MyBaby

Some of the MyBaby Line stickers that come with the personalised images of your baby.

Riddle Me Bred

If you've been bred to answer this riddle, then select the title and leave your legacy below.


You live on me you're born and bred,

To find it first go one ahead,

But in me and you're paper flat,

You've been around me, fancy that

You left and now you're back but since you did

Came a new kid.

'I think that's a good life philosophy.'
'What is?'
'To find it first go one ahead.'
'Lucky it's not in me and you're paper flat.'

 

Riddle Answer A Block

 

Riddle Explanation
you live on me you're born and bred - a housing block.

to find it first go one ahead - in directions, especially in the US where cities follow a more grid-like plan, go straight ahead one block.

but in me and you're paper flat - a block of flats.

you've been around me, fancy that - to have been around the block, or romantically experienced.

you left and now you're back but since you did came a new kid - the new kid on the block.

MyBaby Rayden

This is the first set of personalised stickers that I created. If you would like your own baby, grandchild, or even pet (series coming soon) made into a Line sticker set then contact me!

Riddle Me Dog

If you're panting and pawing to comment then touch the title and do so below.


Well done, now you've become my dog,

So pay my dollar, go whole hog,

A scratch or little mark, a splotch,

Yet best of all if with my notch

So off the part that can't think deeply, tread

Still in the head.

'I would never become a dog! Foul beasts.'
'In all our days we are all at some points dogs, no doubt.'
'How absurd. I surely will never be.'

 

Riddle Answer Top

 

Riddle Explanation
well done, now you've become my dog - to be top dog.

so pay my dollar, go whole hog - to be top dollar.

a scratch or little mark, a splotch,

Yet best of all if with my notch - top-notch.

so off the part that can't think deeply, tread still in the head - off the top of one's head.

Samurai Cats

This is the first sketch of another Line application sticker set - based on my original samurai cat series.