I’m trying to multitask a bunch of the things I’m bringing by turning them into props (eff you, luggage fees!), so here’s my sketchbook/Enchiridion for my Fionna Cosplay!
I had to take some liberties with the colors, because I mostly made this out of the materials I already had. Here’s what it’s made out of:
- A big, honkin’ sketchbook (I think it’s about 6x10x1?)
- Cardboard to reinforce the shape
- Three sheets of felt plus scrap felt for bookmarks
- 7 Post-It notes
- Foam sheets (I found this pack in the school supplies section for about $5)
- Fabric glue
- Some plastic jewels I found in the school supplies section of a store
- Ink (for the title and some outlines)
- Clear packing tape (to keep the title from bleeding post-completion)
- Thread (I embroidered the felt pieces to the cover, the cover to the book, and the numbers on the back)
I’m pretty happy with how it turned out, for going out and only having to spend about $5 in materials.
Please enjoy these side-by-side comparisons :)
Everyone look at this thing!
"Neil deGrasse Tyson" - Illustration by samspratt
Finally got around to wrapping up this portrait of everyone’s favorite astrophysicist. With his huge impact on new generations of aspiring scientists, I knew I wanted the background to be children’s space drawings. With my 6 year-old niece’s planetary masterpieces as inspiration, I did my best imitation with my left hand. (prints available here)
“So you’re made of detritus [from exploded stars]. Get over it. Or better yet, celebrate it. After all, what nobler thought can one cherish than that the universe lives within us all?”
―Neil deGrasse Tyson
These photos are on the shortlist for Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014, a competition and exhibition run by the Royal Observatory Greenwich. The winning images will be posted here on September 18.
Ashley Mackenzie tackles complex questions about the relationship between mind and body, creating conceptual, illustrative works that stand at the cross-section of the philosophy of the mind and neuroscience. “As our knowledge of the brain becomes more comprehensive, it seems like the idea of the soul exists only in the gaps of our understanding,” Mackenzie writes on her website. Bodies melt like pools of liquid in these placid, sparsely-detailed illustrations as they visualize the inner workings of the mind.