One one hand I’m looking forward to the start of Who series 8, but on the other hand it means I’ll be that much closer to going back to work after three years’ leave…

…On the third hand (hey Zaphod!) there are moments where I wish the school year were starting right now so this stressful wait could be over with…

….yeah…

Colour test for Yoshiteru, the protagonist from the Haruka project. I’m not sure about the trimmings - but it’s hard, when you go for a blue-and-red scheme, to avoid your character looking like a French flag. (Or US or UK or wherever you’re from - I don’t think I have any Dutch followers at least…) What do you think?

Colour test for Yoshiteru, the protagonist from the Haruka project. I’m not sure about the trimmings - but it’s hard, when you go for a blue-and-red scheme, to avoid your character looking like a French flag. (Or US or UK or wherever you’re from - I don’t think I have any Dutch followers at least…) What do you think?

The Discworld Convention Card Game, part 1 by Alda-Rana

And now the one you’ve all been waiting for: the Convention Card game! Well, part of it. More to come.

The Discworld Convention Card Game, part 1 by Alda-Rana

And now the one you’ve all been waiting for: the Convention Card game! Well, part of it. More to come.

I went back and added captions to some of my Convention Sketchbook posts from earlier, to provide context and hopefully make some of the drawings a bit less confusing - though, don’t worry, there’s plenty of confusing to go around still :)

Discworld Convention Sketchbook, part 5 and Last: Generic Scribbly Fanart

Discworld Convention Sketchbook, part 4: Things

1- Granny Weatherwax Cottage from the art show

2 - Discworld Coffee Table from the same (well, more of a Squareworld, but still impressive)

3 - One of the cute orangutan plushies sold at the Orangutan’s Fundation booth. This one was bought by my friend Mazzie and named Terry :)

Discworld Convention Sketchbook, part 3: Entertainment

1 - Mitch Benn performing

2 - Chairman John ‘Dr Hix’ Hicks at the Gala Dinner, totally undisturbed by the fact that he got pie-on-the-headed by his own wife five minutes earlier. By order of a fishnet-wearing Vetinari. The Discworld Convention, people.

3 - Spandex Ballet, a comedy song act, performing at the Night Circus

4 - Dame Davina, the Discworld Queen of Drag and Night Circus ringmaster

Discworld Convention Sketchbook, part 2: Costumes

1- A lovely member of the Watch

2 - My awesome compatriot, Mirliton, aka Mayonnaise the Quirmian Witch. She hurt her neck paragliding just before the Con, but rather than let that disturb her, she 1/added a bow tie on top of her neck brace and 2/ walked around with a sign saying ‘Broomstick Licence Removed’. People complimented her on the neck brace, thinking it was actually part of the costume!

3 - Jantien as the Dean from Soul Music. Born to Rune!

4 - A hilarious Bilious who apparently decided that if he’s going to get all of the Con’s hangover, he might as well have fun beforehand

5 - This quick sketch doesn’t do justice to the beautiful costume with which Jen won the Maskerade in her category. It had little lights all around her mask and down the bodice…

6 - Yeah, well. What did you expect. (For those that don’t know, ducks are one of the Con’s most enduring - and most difficult to explain - inside jokes)

7 - My outfit for the gala dinner. I looked very pretty, but that was uncomfortable.

8 - Another unstoppable adventurer, Kirstine, who sprained her ankle while learning Feegle dancing and still kept going. Here wearing the hat that marks her as one of the Captains of Industry (we’re not pirates, we swear!) and the Kaylee dress from Firefly that took her weeks to make.

9 - And speaking of the Captains of Industry, here’s their leader Rob. Still not a pirate :)

Discworld Convention Sketchbook part 1: Getting to the Con