I needed something to get signed at A10 this weekend, so I made a thing. Pencil, fineliner and copic markers.
At pizza-with-death’s suggestion, I’m also now considering having a go at turning it into a T-shirt design at some point. Maybe.
More-or-less finished Gabriel cosplay for A10. Surprisingly tedious to make for a plain-clothes cosplay (though that’s mainly because I insisted on sticking in tiny little details, particularly on the jacket). Will hopefully have more (and better) pictures after the con itself (I might also have slightly better-looking/more appropriate hair, but no promises).
Close-up of the blade (plus another one) here.
And speaking of Asylum 10, if you’re going and spot me around, feel free to come over and say hi :) .
Planning a Gabriel cosplay for Asylum 10, so I made an angel blade (plus another one for pizza-with-death’s Cas). Made mostly out of paper and paper-based stuff (i.e. cardboard, masking tape, paper mache).
In case anyone’s interested, WIP shots are over here.
I haven’t posted anything for a little while now, but there are some things I’m working on which should hopefully see the light of
day Tumblr sometime soon.
In the meantime, here’s a Mass Effect RP character commission I finished a few days ago.
So, I’ve had this idea in my head for a while.
The problem was that, as a rule, I tend to think of myself as more of a graphic artist than a writer, and, with so many awesome writers already out there, I’ve been shying away from writing any sort of prose for a long time now (though I do have some comic plans that are very slowly taking shape).
But after sending the idea in as a writing prompt to someone else (big thanks to oldworldsongbird), I realised that what I really wanted was to write down the scenario that had already been planned out in my head for a while now.
So there you have it. Good Omens has made me
not so much take the plunge as dip my toes vaguely into fanfic (well, ficlet) writing. This can only end well.
He hadn’t started off very fond of conventions (it certainly didn’t help matters that, every half hour or so, someone mistook him for a character from one of the Matrix movies). But they had managed to grow on him.
“I’m telling you, angel, these places are great. I’m considering sending a report Downstairs about it.” He was still rather disappointed that he hadn’t been the one to come up with the idea in the first place.
“Oh?” his companion seemed to mouth over the over the chatter of the busy convention hall.
“Look around you. People practically worship this stuff. Hell, a few people might actually sell their souls for a signed first edition collectable. On top of which…” Crowley dramatically pulled his sunglasses off, to Aziraphale’s momentary alarm.
“Hey, awesome contacts!” came a reaction from a passer-by less than half a minute later. Crowley smiled and kept walking.
“I swear to Manchester, Beelzebub himself could wander around this place and people would barely give it a second thought. Even your wardrobe doesn’t look out of place here,” he added with a smirk.
“Oh, don’t you start,” the angel said, rolling his eyes with the air of someone who had had the same argument far too many times. “There’s nothing wrong with my fashion sense.” Other than the decade, though the demon, but didn’t push the subject further. He’d realised some time ago that it was a lost cause.
“And anyway… I’m sure this is all lovely for you, my dear, but some of us don’t have a taste for these sorts of things,” Aziraphale struggled to make himself heard as a group of particularly noisy convention attendees wandered past.
“Oh, don’t be such a spoil-sport, there’s plenty of things here for you too. You’ve got art (he waved towards the comic village), you’ve got books… you’ve even got a few selfless acts if that’s what you fancy,” he added as they walked past a group of costumed people collecting money for charity.
“Not really my sort of art, I’m afraid. Or, em… books,” he blushed as they walked past a yaoi stand. “And it’s far too loud.”
“Suit yourself. Tell you what, there’s a nice little restaurant around the corner. Go get us a table and I’ll see you there in a few minutes.”
He pointed Aziraphale towards the exit, and casually pretended to examine a comic book stand until the he was out of sight. Still looking over his shoulder, he cautiously slinked away towards the arcade section.
Dance Dance Revolution was one joy of conventions that Crowley was not keen on sharing with the angel (or anyone else) just yet.
DISNEY HAVE STOLEN MY ARTWORK
I don’t know what to do. I am so upset. Can anyone help me?
My painting was created back in 2010, (see it HERE) and since then so many people have expressed their love for it, not just on tumblr, but in many places. At least 9 people had it tattooed on their bodies. It’s one of my favourite images I created at University and I was proud of it in many ways.
I’m so mad because I have no chance at getting Disney to do anything about it. I had so much respect for the company and now I am just SO upset and disappointed.
Any help, advice or signal boosting would be amazing. And thank you so much to the kind person who messaged me about this.
This is really sad.
Look at the bag. It is the EXACT drawing. This is terrible. For the company responsible for a lot of current copyright law to do this - wow.
Please signal boost. Literally the only thing someone can do against Disney’s stealing someone’s work. Without all the lawyers.
This is so sad. :(
Signal Boost…DISNEY! One of your designers stole this and no one noticed. Please give Katie a fair (7%) royalty WITHOUT going through the unnecessary hassle of a law suit…THANK YOU! That would be the only way to prove to me that you don’t suck.
From an ethical standpoint, the one who stole the image and made money off of it is obviously in the wrong here, but from a legal standpoint, doesn’t this technically count as fanart of Alice in Wonderland and doesn’t Disney own the rights to that however far that extends? (*I know as much about copyright law as I do about rocket science… which is to say, not much at all)
Indeed that would be the case if Disney owned the copyright to Alice, but they don’t.
“Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” was written in 1856 by Lewis Carroll. Illustrations in that book showed Alice as a blond girl wearing a blue dress and an apron, as shown in Katie’s artwork above. Disney’s adaptation was created about 100 years after that.
Those illustrations (as well as the original work by Carroll) are in the public domain. Which does not mean that works created based on them (like the Alice movie, or Katie’s art) are in the public domain.
I’m looking forward to the day when all legal battles are settled via reblogs on Tumblr…
Having something like this happen is just horrible. Few words (none of them nice) can describe just how I feel about people who profit off someone else’s hard work without their permission.
That said, as much as it might seem like there’s not much you can do, I think it would be worth getting in touch with Disney about this (I’m sure there are contact details somewhere). Not to say it’s guaranteed to help, but they may well not know that one of their designers stole this off you. Which means there’s a chance (however small) that, if you point it out to them, they’ll do something about it (hopefully sack the designer and give you royalties).
Here’s hoping this gets resolved in a civilised manner.
Sticking this on both my blogs because a)it’s art-related and (more importantly) b)art theft sucks.
Lineart made from the pencil sketch I posted a while ago; I may get around to sticking some colour on it at some point, too.
Ended up almost completely redrawing Crowley’s head because I didn’t like the way it had come out (partly because I was tired the first time around, and partly because I’m still zoning in on what I actually want his face to look like - this version is actually pretty close to what I was aiming for). Also drew the wings in properly.
Everything else is more-or-less how it was before, just properly “inked”, plus some minor tweaks or extra details.
I couldn’t help but notice that I’d not bumped into any Pony/Good Omens crossover pictures yet, so, naturally, I felt it was my duty to remedy this on a break between commissions.
Pony!Crowley could have come out better, but Azirapony I’m quite happy with (maybe minus the cutie mark).
i love this, i really do, as a MLP fan though i feel like i’d have to suggest that you give them horns so they can do magic XD
Oh, rest assured, they can still do magic :)
I’ve actually thought this stuff through, and I do have a preference for having my ponifications of angels/demons not have horns. I know it’s probably just a personal preference, but here’s some of the reasoning behind it:
1) They’re not standard ponies to begin with. They’re an angel and a demon inhabiting physical bodies, and what those bodies look like shouldn’t affect what they can do any more than having human bodies in the original setting limited them to human abilities. So really, they could well look like any type of pony (I only made them pegasi because I thought it worked well in the picture, I could easily see the wings being hidden under normal conditions).
2) Give them horns AND wings, and you get an alicorn, which would be far too unusual and and attention-grabbing, when the intended purpose of the bodies if to blend in. Of course, then, you might wonder “Why not just make them unicorns then, and have the wings normally be hidden?”. If would certainly make blending in easier, since nobody would think twice about a unicorn using magic in public. Which brings me to my last point:
3) Surprise. People in Good Omens don’t expect them to be capable of magic, which can not only be a tactical advantage, but can also make for interesting narrative. So, by not giving them horns, I’m trying to keep that same effect when dealing with the ponified versions (If I was making more ponified angels/demons, at least some of them would end up being unicorns, both for variety’s sake and because of individual preferences of said angels/demons).
So yeah, that’s why no horns. Hope this helps.
As a sidenote, I’ve not drawn any SPN ponies yet, but this is the same logic I would use for certain Supernatural characters (in some cases, with added bonus point #4:possession means you have no choice in what your body looks like).