Hey, sorry for missing FAF last week. I was busy preparing for the release of Shay’s Story, but you guys know all about that. Hope you’re enjoying it, and sorry to those who can’t find a copy nearby. They will appear eventually.
This week I’m headed up to the Somerset Festival of Literature, where I’ll be appearing several times and giving my Leviathan speech, so I thought I’d post this FAF now.
Let’s start with a little love triangle from Miyu999:
Everyone’s expressions are great here, and I like that Alek is distracted by Bovril. (Bovril is SO distracting!)
But enough love. Here’s some Clanker hardware! Oskar created this in the game Spore, and it even has moving legs (in the game, not here, alas).
Because it’s 3D art, I think we need several views.
Pretty cool. I haven’t played Spore in a while, and it’s definitely gotten more sophisticated.
Here, from Lydia, some comic art.
I love that the biggest maternal yelling is about the haircut, not the, you know, treason and stuff.
And a couple of sketches from Carly, kissy Dalek:
And annoyed Deryn:
Angry Deryn is angry. I love that her tie is loosened, and that makes her totally ready to rumble.
And here’s another of that ever-popular lift from the book, Bovri-with-fake-mustache, from Nicole:
I love that this throwaway line in the text, about Bovril trying on the mustache, has become the signature image of Bovril. And I’m sure in an unillustrated book, most people would have skipped over that sentence and not become obsessed with it. THE POWER OF THE PICTURE.
And finally, a quirky and expressive micro-sketch of Deryn from Lauren:
I like her messy hair.
Thanks to everyone for their work this week. I’ll probably go back to Fan Art Friday Fortnightly, because I’m busy working on a New S3krit Project, which is a novel. And, of course, I’m still busy with the second Uglies manga. Also there is ANOTHER s3krit project, which is not a novel, which will be announced in the next month or so.
And of course I’ll be doing the meet-up after the Festival, which means next week. Shall we say Tuesday night, March 20, at 8PM American-East-Coast-time?
But I’ll get back into full blogging mode when we get closer to the Manual of Aeronautics coming out, which is August 21!