It's the couple of days lull before I leave town for Eid-ul-Fitr vacation at the in-laws, so I had some free time to take on some Star Wars Artists' Guild requests. Here are three character requests I picked up. I used a new Copicmarker Ciao ink brush I just purchased for their line art. Click on their individual links to read their request threads at the forums:
Hey everyone! So the girl is 37 months old today. We had her 3-year checkup this morning and she was 40 1/4 inches tall (102.2 cm) and 38 lbs (17.2 kg), and at the 99th percentile for both height and weight. Her speech and vocabulary now seems advanced for her age (what a change from last year's checkup and the not talking at all business!). She counted to 25 for the doctor (skipping 16 which is the norm for her), and correctly identified the stethoscope used, and what it was for. She liked opening her mouth and saying "aaah" and letting the doctor shine a flashlight in her ear. She didn't mind the sphygmomanometer that took her blood pressure and "hugged" her arm. She didn't even cry when she was given one jab, and was very pleased with the tweety bird bandage that she got for it. Everything is going well, Alhamdulillah!
Here's our girl, modeling one of her the new sweaters received from Opah and Atok:
Here are a couple of pictures of Yaya's Adik from this morning's ultrasound. Adik is now 20 weeks old - halfway there! Adik weighs 12 ounces (which is apparently normal for this age).
Tell us, based on these pictures, do you think Adik is a boy or a girl? We'll reveal the answer later .
Here are a few more Azamar RPG character artwork for templates! The book is now for sale at their online store!
Female Bu'Col Priest
Male Bu'Col Shea'akh Warrior
Female Enfri Wizard
Male Enfri Wizard
Female Human Asceromancer
Male Human Wizard of the Veil
Earlier this month, we went back to my hometown of Sitiawan where I dug up my old stuff in my cupboard and wardrobe, then posted them on Google+. Here is a compilation of the posts, along with further elaboration, as well as a new photo near the end.
Ancient cache of geekery unearthed at my parents' house included a single Bill Mantlo / Gil Kane's Micronauts comic. I'm sure there was another where the 'Nauts battled a gentleman by the name of Professor Prometheus - at least on the cover. I don't remember much of what's inside.
I found a pair of old Dazzler comics - featuring the mutant disco performer who transduced sound to light - still readable with their pages still intact. Several years later, she would be a member of the X-Men.
I bought the West End Games' Star Wars RPG module titled Crisis on Cloud City, and they had a set of sabacc cards with rules. Cropping cardboard into equal sizes is harder than it looks, even with a metalwork guillotine.
At the back of an old receipt are illustrations and game stats for a Star Wars light freighter named Nasty Nervosa. I didn't name it, the players did. Don't ask me why.
Remember the old Star Wars sunday strips. I believe I culled these from the New Straits Times. Every week there was a panel that featured a character, vehicle or technology drawn by Al Williamson. I tried to collect them all. A futile effort, really.
You know what I miss about Superman? Him being sometimes ridiculous and fun.
Here's a tribute to the fun and ridiculous Silver Age Superman with the best ending in the world ever. This might have occurred just after Luthor stole 40 cakes.
Ruthermore Heidigens and the Fifth Planet is the first of David Leyman's Ruthermore Heidigens science fiction novellas. It features the most powerful wizard in the known universe, simply because he's the only wizard in the universe. His powers are real, but are they really of a magical source?
Here's the cover for the book I painted recently in watercolour:
So on Sunday July 24th (Vin's birthday! Happy birthday, babe!!!!) we had Yaya's birthday party. As in previous years, we had invited the neighbors and our friends and planned a cook-out. The house was clean and there was a bunch of cooking to be done! Mandy and I had stayed up assembling Yaya's present the night before (I hate assembling toys!) and Papa went to play baseball in the morning.