Yes, having missed fifty percent of the last few Fan Art Fridays, I hereby declare Fan Art Friday to be Fan Art Fortnightly. (It’s not easy being a lazy blogger, okay?)
This part 2 of the Non-Drawn Fan Art trilogy, guaranteed to have zero paintings or drawings, but with lashing of tattoos, cosplay, and photography. (Fan fic will be the concluding edition, in two weeks.)
First up we have tattoos, which are the most flattering/disturbing medium of fan art, because they’re, like, PERMANENT. This should go without saying, but I’ll say it: Do not get fan tattoos without serious consideration!
And yet, kind of awesome.
For all you Midnighters fans, here’s an awesome mindcaster tattoo on a fan I met in Florida. I have forgotten his name! (Sorry, dude. But I follow you on Twitter.)
And showing even more commitment, here’s an unknown rockstar in Russia who is obviously a huge fan of Keith’s!
Note that this isn’t from Leviathan, and is Westerfeldian in no way. But as you all love Keith as much as I do, I thought you’d want to see it.
Finally, here are a couple of non-real facial tattoos. (Non-real being the way to go with facial tattoos, I’d say.) The first is from Rachel, and is a mix of Special Tally and the cover of my (very) adult book, Evolution’s Darling:
And here’s another (fake) Special tattoo, spotted on the Behemoth tour last October:
By the way, if you want to read an academic paper on tattoos and body modification in the Uglies series, click here.
And now for some cosplay! Here’s Saiyuki-15, playing multiple roles:
Yes, that’s some awesome costuming AND jewelry making.
Here’s an intense Dr. Barlow, from FlyingBicycle at Deviant Art.
And now some photography from Zvaella, featuring a page of Leviathan:
Our last piece of FAF is photography plus Photoshoppery, from Ponylov. It’s one of my creations that amuses me the most, Shay’s eye-clock from Pretties:
It appears to be showing
five four o’clock, given the angel of the eye and the fact that Shay’s clock runs backwards.
So here’s a mind-bending question for you: Why does Shay’s eye-clock run backward? Yes, it’s partly because pretty fashion is always silly, but there’s also a perfectly reasonable answer. Bubble-headed Tally and Shay never figure out in the books, but I bet you guys can. First correct commenter gets a virtual fist-bump from me.
(UPDATE: Solved in comment 2. But many other good theories have been proposed.)
Okay, that’s it for today. Come back in a fortnight for the all fan-fic Fan Art Fortnightly! Sorry to take so long, but there’s a lot to organize.
In the meantime, those of you in the New York City area should remember that my Book Expo America events are coming up next week! Hope to see some of you there.