FAF the 13th

I will admit to taking a couple of Fridays off. My bad. We had a new kitchen installed, which was exceedingly disruptive. But now there are many secret laboratory-type kitchen gadgets at my fingertips, so it was worth it.

Food blogging may well commence in the near future.

But enough of my excuses. Here are the fan arts of today’s Fan Art Friday!

First we have a Darwinist/Clanker wristband by McKenna:

I love how the tag line of the Leviathan trailer came to define the series, even though “Do you oil your war machines, or feed them?” doesn’t appear in the books. This wristband above, of course, uses a variation on the “war machines” line, but that kind of reinforces my point: everyone knows what it’s a reference too. (Well, not EVERYONE IN THE WORLD, but you know what I mean.)

Here’s a great triptych of Bovril from Alyssa:

This is a very snow-adapted Bovril, which is cool. A great thing about Leviathan having black and white illustrations is that the fan art winds up with lots of different color schemes, Bovril especially. Of course, once the Manual of Aeronautics comes out in August, we’ll have canon to contend with. But I’m sure the other color interpretations will live on, because of the internets and stuff.

Next is an interesting counterfactual from Libby: a portrait of Alek’s sister. This sister, of course, doesn’t exist in my books, but in real life Franz and Sophie had a daughter who was named after her mother. Libby calls her “Princess Sophie, Alek’s sort of, actually-existed sister.”

Libby has clearly done her research, because this portrait looks a LOT like the real Sophie in 1914, whom you can see here.

(Did you know that this Sophie was fictionalized in The Young Indiana Jones? I just found out that she was Indiana’s first kiss!)

And now, because I must BY INTERNATIONAL LAW have an image of Bovril with a mustache in every FAF, here’s an image from Melissa that makes ingenious use of graph paper.

Digital Bovril is digital.

UPDATE:
A few of you have pointed out in this and other threads that it’s NOT BOVRIL IN A MUSTACHE. It’s Dr. Barlow’s nameless loris, who has different coloring and everything. Sorry to keep making that mistake. But it’s not like I’m some kind of expert on all this stuff. (Ahem.)

And to round out our Leviathan FAF, a couple of pencil works from Lauren and Tabitha:


It’s amazing how these two simple pencil drawings, which are in very different styles, both get Deryn’s expression exactly right.

And now for some Uglies FAF! First we have a drawing of Shay, based on the interpretation from Shay’s Story:

Manga pig-tails for the win!

When I wrote Uglies, I had no idea that there was such a thing as manga pigtails, and I certainly didn’t realize that a manga version would ever come out from Shay’s POV. But I’m so glad that I gave Shay canonical pigtails, so that she would have her own distinctive look in her own story.

And finally, here’s another piece of Spore-generated art from Oskar, who this time gives us Moggle:

There’s not enough Moggle fan art. I think my big mistake with Moggle was never having it wear a mustache.

From now on, all the sidekicks will wear mustaches.

1,511 thoughts on “FAF the 13th

  1. Does anybody have a Storybird account? I do. I’ve published: The Hunger Games:Monster Style, Bleak, Me and Myself, Feelings, Just a Dream, and Soar. My favorite is The Hunger Games:Monster Style.

  2. @1448-mine does too!!!! I love putting my hair in a Katniss braid! (my sister is like “it’s just a French braid! I’m like “No!! It’s a KATNISS braid!!” she hasn’t read the books! Can you believe that???)

  3. I found the cutest pic of Katniss in chibi!!! Which is like a type of manga in case you don’t know

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  5. Im going to a dance tonight and my mom is making me wear this dress that looks like a pillowcase so i told her that i wouldn’t go if I had to wear the stupid dress but it’s a REALLY fun dance and they have great food and and afterward we’re going to this awesome resteraunt so I really want to go to the dance but then again I don’t cuz of the dress…. GIRL DILEMMAS!!!!

  6. ARGH WHY?!?!?! WHY?!?! Target has absoulutly NOTHING to wear!!!! Now I actually have to wear the stupid ploowcase-like dress. Argh >:(

  7. Uggghhh All I can hear is Party Rock Anthem and all i can see is the little neon just dance guy dancing along! Somebody save me!!!

  8. My friends and I played just dance party rock anthem about 35 times in a row yesterday. It was more than an addiction. I think it was cuz we had about 1 hour of sleep the night before and we had all gone slightly crazy. The good thing is we can really kick ass at it now… 5 stars halfway through the song!

  9. @1466- I knowz! I haz these friends and Party Rock Anthem is their fave song on Just Dance and Just Dance is their fave game. They played it at the roller rink and me and my friends were doing the moves perfectly.

  10. I prefer Gale though they didn’t make him look right in the movie. Not as bad as Peeta looked though. He (Peeta) resembled an astonished fish sorta like someone just told him the Hunger Games were real and he couldn’t quite believe it through the whole movie.

  11. Peeta shouldn’t look like a fish that’s finnicks job! (get it? Cuz finnicks district is fishing?)

  12. It’s really awkward because my Sunday school teacher read Uglies, so whenever I talk about it he’ll be like “oh yeah! I remember her!” or “yeah! That was my favorite part!”

  13. I don’t want to be a chicken
    I don’t want to be a duck
    SO I SHAKE MY BUTT!!!!!
    *doot doot doot doot*

  14. @1476- SOOOO LUCKY!!! I have friends who are, like, competitive swing dancers, and it looks so fun!!!! They do the coolest most fun looking things ever!!!!

  15. @1481- Also folk dancing rules! As long as the boys you’re dancing with did NOT say “What? We shower EVERYDAY at this camp?! I only shower once a month at home!” If that is not the case, then it rox!

    P.S. My hair looks GREAT in a Katniss braid too!

  16. @1478 swing dancing= something they did in the 1930s to make themselves feel better about the depression. There was this one move we had to do called the “sweethearts wrap”. We asked if we could call it anything less akward but the instructor told us the other name was “the cuddle”. We stopped complaining after that.

    GALE PREVAILS!

  17. Draco likes honey
    Draco likes toothpaste
    Draco likes money
    Draco likes face paint
    Draco likes hamsters
    Draco likes bowling
    Draco likes FIRE!!! *sets him on fire*

  18. @1487 OMG!!! That’s my favorite video ever. Aside from llamas with hats. I got sorted into Slytherin on Pottermore 😉

  19. Ooohhh soo that’s how you make the faces!!! 🙂 ;( Awesomeissidy!!! Im soo tired

  20. Last comment= 2 minutes ago??? Oh wait, thats mine. 1 hour ago. I am so alone.

  21. Woah! Happy birthday Scott in Australia!!!!!!!!!!! Have fun at free comic day… but not enough fun so that I deeply regret not living in Australia 😉

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