This is the first sketch of another Line application sticker set - based on my original samurai cat series.
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I'm done to many things at last,
To the first bottle went down fast,
To the main lights and focus view,
To time as there's nothing to do
About it, near it, closing in
For I may be a mortal sin.
'Are you also done to cork screws? And fountain pens?'
'I'm done to many things, but not them. Though what the cork holds or the nib flows perhaps.'
Riddle Answer A Kill
to the first bottle went down fast - to kill the bottle, or to drink it all up.
to the main lights and focus view - to kill the lights, or turn the lights off.
to time as there's nothing to do - to kill time or to have time to kill.
about it, near it, closing in for I - to close in for the kill.
for I may be a mortal sin - according to the Catechism of the Catholic Church murder is a mortal sin, though, unless avoidable or without proportionate reason, accidental killing is not.
The last set of the Line sticker series that I'll share here - the village in the tree.
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I come both good, a sacrifice,
And bad, and black as plummet prices
Crash into a shore deserted,
As you find a tribe perverted,
Take me to your side, take of your suit,
Today a casual commute.
'Oh no, I certainly don't like sacrifices. Why would that be good?'
'It is often a good thing to make sacrifice. You should know that as you welcome prey.'
Riddle Answer Friday
I come both good, a sacrifice - Good Friday is the Friday before Easter in the Christian calendar that signifies the crucifixion of Christ.
and bad, and black as plummet prices crash - Black Friday, a day of economic catastrophe. Coined from market collapse in 1869 when Jay Gould and James Fisk tried to corner the gold market.
crash into a shore deserted, as you find a tribe perverted, take me to your side - a main character in Daniel Defoe's novel Robinson Crusoe, and the origin of the phrase Man Friday, a reliable man-servant.
girl Friday, an efficient and loyal female assistant in reference the Man Friday.
take of your suit, today a casual commute - casual Friday, a day at work where casual attire may be worn.
The part of the set in space - where the man on the moon lives with the rabbit that pounds rice.
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A time to marry Scottish beasts,
To Odin dedicate the feasts
The time the planet closest sun
Or star that's filled with waters run
The Japanese know it the same,
All this is in my name.
'What's in a name?'
'A huge amount, especially if you take the name from different tongues!'
Riddle Answer Wednesday
a time to marry Scottish beasts - wed nes, or Ness, day.
to Odin dedicate the feasts the time the planet closest sun - from Old English Wōdnesdæg or day of Woden or Odin, a borrowed translation from dies Mercurii, day of Mercury. The Germanic God Odin was interpreted as Mercury.
or star that's filled with waters run the Japanese know it the same - in Japanese suiyoibi means water day, as Mercury is the water star.
Another small group of the Line sticker set (which is 40 in total).
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Along a tunnel this train races;
Stops not at stations, leaps the spaces,
Lost and sometimes found again
Surprised to find me here, as when
You'd never me, ivory orb
In which, though you're not water, you're absorbed.
'I love trains, but they're awfully fast. I wouldn't want to race one.'
'Well there's no point in waiting at a station for this one.'
Riddle Answer A Thought
along a tunnel this train races - a train of thoughts.
lost and sometimes found again - to lose one's train of thought.
surprised to find me here, as when you'd never me - never thought I'd see you here!
ivory orb in which, though you're not water, you're absorbed - to be absorbed in thought.
I have started creating a few Line sticker sets. Line is a messaging application popular in Asia that originated in Japan. This set is a collection of small scenes, or momentary views into the world I illustrate and write about.
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All me of it means various,
And I'm of what's contrarious
You agree but you don't, what's that he makes?
Well blimey all of me it takes
Well your beliefs are wrong quite utterly
Nothing of me.
'All you of it? What if I only want half of you of it and half of you of other?'
'What are you babbling on about?'
'I'm not sure of either.'
Riddle Answer A Sort
all me of it means various - all sorts of, all kinds of something.
and I'm of what's contrarious you agree but you don't - sort of.
what's that he makes? Well blimey all of me it takes - it takes all sorts.
well your beliefs are wrong quite utterly nothing of me - nothing of the sort.
These are some of the first steps in an illustration for the book In Truth Stories, for the story on how the turtle got its shell. For the lovely final piece, well, you'll just have to find it, along with the turtle, in the book.
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In general we communicate what passed
And printing me helped do so fast
To go to me means all will know
And off not cold, but hot will go
Though hold a minute, shocking all bottom to top
So us you stop.
'You communicate in the past?'
'Well naturally I did also, and shall continue to into the future.'
'Oh, that's a relief. Otherwise I'd be quite bored.'
Riddle Answer Press
in general we communicate what passed - the communications media as a whole.
and printing me helped do so fast - a printing press.
to go to me means all will know - to go to press.
and off not cold, but hot will go - hot off the press.
though hold a minute, shocking all bottom to top so us you stop - stop the presses! Hold everything!
The final steps to the Raven study. Based on another artist's original character, a girl who has a jacket with raven designs on it. It felt more suitable the other way around for my writing and style.
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Upon your back I have you sit,
And in me is a thorn to wit
You ruin all my plans, so take a walk
Upon what's not domestic, chalk
It down to living on the wrong
Me of what trains will run upon.
'In you is a thorn, how dreadful.'
'You are often a thorn in me.'
'My claws are as sharp as thorns, but they aren't current in you.'
Riddle Answer A Side
upon your back I have you sit - a backside, or buttocks.
and in me is a thorn to wit you ruin all my plans - to be a thorn in one's side.
so take a walk upon what's not domestic - to walk on the wild side.
chalk it down to living on the wrong me of what trains will run upon - the wrong side of the tracks.
So inspired by my raven studies and another artist I follow on Instagram (_picolo), these are the beginning sketches of a character design piece. I'll post the final piece next week so stay tuned!
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I am a face without a mouth or eyes
Don't roll but on the flip I tries
To see the up me not the down,
And split your me there goes the frown,
What's not a main, but still professed
Such as my interest.
'I don't think there's anything scarier than a face without a mouth or eyes.'
'What about a face without a nose also?
Or a bowl without milk?'
Riddle Answer A Side
I am a face without a mouth or eyes - in geometry another term for face.
don't roll but on the flip I - on the flip side.
I tries to see the up me not the down - the upside, and the downside, of something.
and split your me there goes the frown - to split someone's sides, to make someone laugh vigorously.
what's not a main, but still professed such as my interest - something that's minor or incidental, such as a side interest.
The turtle carefully drifts by but you hardly notice, for all you can see from your coconut tree is a tiny red and white straw, that looks perhaps simply like a reflection of sunlight on the water.
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You're in one that is all your own,
You are an act, no actors, known
As elegant, not city, land,
But you are world me and your band
Is just above an order herds
Of mammals, reptiles and of birds.
'I'm in one all my own? My body!'
'Are you in your body? Or are you your body itself?'
'Without my body am I me? Oh gosh, a troubling thought.'
Riddle Answer A Class
you're in one that is all your own - to be in a class of one's own, or to be completely superior to all others.
you are an act, no actors, known as elegant - to be a class act.
not city, land, but you are world me - to be world-class.
your band is just above an order herds of mammals, reptiles and of birds - in biology, a taxonomic category above an order, including mammalia, reptilia, and aves (birds).
The final animal study I'll post for now. The bear brownies are the outdoors type, but hardly very good at it. They prefer to play by themselves and have taken a liking to yoyoing.
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I'm not of death but I'm of life,
In point of me you make it rife
In clarity, and after I
Came later, at my end you spy
A part of plays, but stranger this affliction
Than is fiction.
'In point of you? Do you have many points I'm in?'
'In which you are.'
'Oh dear me. That sounds worrying.'
Riddle Answer A Fact
I'm not of death but I'm of life - a fact of life.
in point of me you make it rife in clarity - in point of fact.
and after I came later - after the fact.
at my end you spy a part of plays - ends with act.
but stranger this affliction than is fiction - fact is stranger than fiction.