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So aaaages ago I posted a thread in Thumbshare to find themed images to feature. My intent was to post feature journals every few weeks or so, but unfortunately life has simply been filled with too many other things that took priority. Anyway, at the very least, here's the results of my thread. I do hope you enjoy the feature, and don't hesitate to comment and fave your appreciation on the artists' pages! :happybounce: 

ShadowsGirl9    fffaron            ShenaniBOOM
Take flight by ShadowsGirl9  [OC] Cinnamon. by fffaron  Jimmy Page by ShenaniBOOM

Jujoweh                     CapnDeek373        Wren12
Jerecy - Lineart by Jujoweh  the Shadow by CapnDeek373  Landan by Wren12

Debit              Birdy98                   Ou-ren
Nurse Molly, organ transplant 38/n by Debit  Contemplating Clockwork by Birdy98  Project H: X/1999 by Ou-ren

Inky-Shade     Jack-Burton25          3PenProblem
Just A Glass Of Wine by Inky-Shade  Cthulhu - Tattoo design by Jack-Burton25  Touched by 3PenProblem

plangkye             TheBrassGlass  Sparr0wlicious
Devil's Doctor Marker Portrait by plangkye  The Archivist by TheBrassGlass  a rider and his dragon by Sparr0wlicious

AquaVarin       Slave2Karma             KairaWong
Self-creation ink by AquaVarin  Bitten by Slave2Karma  + BELLDANDY + by its-kaira

CommanderEVE   SvbwayShayla   PoisoneT
Eve the ghost of the night by CommanderEVE  Isolated by SvbwayShayla  Animal Fun 4 : A mustang by PoisoneT

NikySHouse             Deckboy                    annsquare
Proverbs 1 by NikySHouse  School Girl by Deckboy  Commission: Flower/Chinese by annsquare

SamWolk         Professor-R      WatchuDrawing
Orbital Maintenance by SamWolk  Notebook18 by Professor-R  Jael OC Commission by WatchuDrawing

LualaDy    farbwirbel   sbeeart
Night bath by LualaDy  Sleeping Babys Mouth and Nose by farbwirbel  familiar by sbeeart

TEAofeyes      IRealTidyDesignI Fuee
COMMISSION: Dark Romance by TEAofeyes  Free Colouring page! Dwarven Mage by IRealTidyDesignI  Moonset by Fuee

LadyOfMae   CrimsonMagpie
A Simple Rebuff page 1 by LadyOfMae I Don't Wanna... (inks) by CrimsonMagpie  Ornery Orc (inks) by CrimsonMagpie
  • Listening to: Scratch Acid
  • Watching: Trashy true-crime bollocks
  • Drinking: Way too much coffee
You might have noticed that I'm updating a lot of my old artworks. A lot of these updated artworks are very different from my current stuff, so hopefully my newer watchers will at least find these updates interesting. :p

When I was younger I was a traditional purist, and refused even to accept the principle that significant digital editing is necessary to get a traditional painting to look true-to-life on screen, preferring instead to upload minimally altered scans. Wot a wanker. :noes:

Thankfully I've grown up now, and replacing many of the image files in my gallery with properly edited versions that look a lot more like the real physical artworks. Enjoy! Or not. :dummy:
  • Listening to: Swans
  • Watching: Trashy true-crime bollocks
  • Drinking: Coffee
Eeey, how's y'all? :iconbritishplz:

As any of you who're still active might've noticed, I've been pretty much inactive here - and on most social media - for the past year. However, I'm now starting to push myself back into the online social-sphere. :dummy: 

Once I've built up a little more momentum again on dA I'm planning on setting up an Instagram account, but I don't know enough cool artists there... I need more people to follow! Which is why I'm writing this journal; I'm compiling a list of awesome people to follow when I make my own account, so I need you to post links to both your Instagram accounts and/or give me suggestions of awesome artists to follow. I prefer pen & ink artists and comic artists, but love all kinds of art, so don't be shy! :meow:

Let's see what you've got! :iconrussiandrinkingplz:
  • Listening to: Big Black
  • Reading: Ian M. Banks
  • Watching: The Mighty Boosh
  • Drinking: Coffee
A couple of years ago, when I was just starting out as an illustrator I was commissioned to draw most of the art for an independent comic called The Foundation. It was one of the first projects I ever did, and although finished a long while ago is now after some delays finally seeing the light of day. :dummy:

Written by Thomas Muzzel it's a haunted house story with a twist; a cursed building that causes misery to any who stray into its bounds. The plot switched between two timelines, each illustrated by a different artist. Mine involves a 1930's chain gang who get into all sorts of bother. I won't say any more as I don't want to spoil the story, but might post a few more unlettered pages in my gallery. :meow:

It's currently being serially published on Thomas Muzzel's site, so scoot on over and have a read at… ! :la:

The Foundation cover [funsize] by CrimsonMagpie  The Foundation (Page 01) by CrimsonMagpie
  • Listening to: Power Glove
  • Reading: 2000AD
  • Watching: Wire in the Blood
  • Drinking: Coffee
Ey all, it's been a while since my last journal entry, so I thought a little update was in order. :p

I'm currently without a keyboard, it having broken, so am having to make do with the on-screen thing, clicking letters with the cursor. It's a right bugger to do, so I'm trying to minimise the amount of typing I do at the mo'. If I've appeared a little absent recently that's why. :nuu:

I recently Lazarus-ed my Facebook art page, so do follow me there if you want. I often use it for posting works-in-progress that I don't show here, often for commercial things I won't be able to post here for a long time. 

I'm also on ArtStation, and if any've you have profiles there a follow'd be much appreciated. :dummy:

Facebook >>>…
ArtStation >>>…

Lastly, I've decided to make virtually everything in my gallery for sale, so on the off-chance you want some original art drop me a line about it. :)

That's all for now, stay frosty! :iconbritishplz:
  • Listening to: Cabaret Voltaire
  • Reading: 2000AD
  • Watching: Frasier
  • Drinking: Coffee
It's probably obvious to anyone who's watched me for a while that I don't write journals very often. However, this is something I'm intending to rectify, and to start with I thought I'd show you all some of the kind of stuff I've been up to. :meow:

Early last year I was hired to create a series of cartoons to illustrate a video being made for the German law firm Anwaltskanzlei Weiß & Partner, informing people of their services advising and defending people accused of online piracy.…

All the images you see in the video were made by Yours Truly. A departure from my usual style, but nonetheless and enjoyable exercise in adapting to the needs of a client. I feel being able to change stylistic gears like that is a useful - possibly crucial - skill for any aspiring illustrator. 

:happybounce: A few of my favourite of the cartoons are in my gallery for closer enjoyment. :happybounce:

Andreas at His Computer by CrimsonMagpie   Angry Referee by CrimsonMagpie  Eager Devil by CrimsonMagpie
Internet User by CrimsonMagpie  Waiting Sprinter by CrimsonMagpie  Andreas as Rambo by CrimsonMagpie
Carefree Andreas by CrimsonMagpie
  • Listening to: Lazerhawk - Redline
  • Reading: William Gibson - Virtual Light
  • Watching: Frasier
  • Eating: Pasta
  • Drinking: Coffee
Some of the more astute amongst you might have noticed that I'm not terribly active around dA anymore.... This is because I've gone and gotten myself a job, tally-ho! But not just any job; I'm now officially a commercial artist, drawing stuff for money and all that! :la:

Unfortunately this means I'm unable to post the art I create until after the projects I work on have been published. I'm quite active here, but for now I use dA mostly as a place to just chill during downtime. =p

Now, for the meat of this journal! One of the projects I'm working on at present is a little comic called Arthur Shilling. It's a steampunk series about a gentleman who's a plumber by day, paranormal investigator by night! As you may have guessed, I'm drawing the interior art for the first issue (and hopefully future ones!), which'll have a print run of 500. We're trying to raise the modest funding for this issue via Kickstarter, so I'm calling upon my little following of watchers here to throw a little Arthur Shilling's way and help us make this thing a reality! We've got some nice little goodies for people who pledge certain amounts, and a few select generous pledgers will get an original page of artwork by yours truly! :dummy:

So go on, even a shilling is more than welcome! Here's the Kickstarter page

Even if you're a little skint, just liking the page and spreading the word about Arthur would be great! 

_ _ _ _ _ _

On a very much related note, as part of the campaign, the writers of Arthur Shilling filmed me drawing the titular character for the first time. Follow the link and you can see Mr. Magpie babbling about arty things whilst tackling Arthur for the very first time! :la:

  • Listening to: Venetian Snares - Fuck Canada Fuck America
  • Reading: Stuff about German tanks
  • Watching: South Park
  • Playing: Ain\'t got time for that!
  • Eating: Absinthe Cheesecake
  • Drinking: Omega White Cider

Supermega Fumtime Cowboy Rocketship Gothic Feature

Journal Entry: Wed Jan 9, 2013, 4:20 PM
This is called being fashionably late! :iconbritishplz:

Over at evil-incarnated we recently (durr hurr) ran an 'Evil Women' contest, and one of the prizes entailed a feature by all the club admin, (as well as a few other goodies)! :la:

Naturally, CrimsonMagpie being CrimsonMagpie, he decided, totally intentionally, to wait until now to avoid over-saturation, so increasing the positive attention to the winner. :paranoid:

So without further adoo, I present you with our winner,  :happybounce:Elisanth :happybounce:

Red by Elisanth

Crow by Elisanth Blind Mag1 by Elisanth

Mature Content

Electra3 by Elisanth

Black Magic by Elisanth Faun2 by Elisanth Rage by Elisanth

Indian calmness by Elisanth Experiment gone wrong2 by Elisanth Halloween by Elisanth

BONKERS! :iconrussiandrinkingplz:

  • Listening to: Pinkie
  • Reading: Pie
  • Watching: Ate
  • Playing: Your
  • Eating: Sodding
  • Drinking: Beaver

New Journal is New

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 3:12 PM
So that old journal was just too old, so let's replace it with something vaguely unsatisfying, like entering a loose person. :meow:

What is your favorite ice cream flavour?
Honeycomb, or hideously artificial bubblegum flavour. :la:

What do you enjoy doing the most?
I don't really know... many enjoyable things are unsatisfying, and vice versa. Sex and drawing are good. :B

If you could read somebody's mind, would you go and do it? Even if you were invading their privacy big time?
Yes, because it would make life a lot easier.

If you could instantly become a star, what would you do? What's your reaction to that?
I'd light up the world, be super hot, and give people cancer. :la:

What do you do to fall asleep? (Count sheep?)
A large mug of coffee and lying in bed usually does the trick. Also spooning. :meow:

What would you change about the world? One thing only. Why is this most significant?
I'd make water violent lime green. If you want a reason, think about what the world would be like with this wonderful change.

What color represents your life this moment?
Black & white. Because I'm cool like that. :toocool:

Did you ever run away when you were little?  If so, why?
Nope. :meow:

:happybounce: I tag everyone who wants to punch my journal header in the face. :happybounce:

  • Listening to: Black Sabbath - Vol4
  • Reading: Witches Abroad by Sir Terry Pratchett
  • Watching: Fawlty Towers
  • Playing: Hurr.... :B
  • Eating: Sausage & chips
  • Drinking: Kingstone Press Cider

Musical Art Challenge

Sun May 20, 2012, 9:18 AM
I have been tagged again, this time by unexamined-life! :nuu:

1. Set your favorite music playlist on random.
2. Pick art about what you're listening to, what emotions you feel.
3. Pick only while song is playing.
4. Feature in a journal!
5. Tag 5 people once done to do the same

[Musician - Song]

Santana - Everybody's Everything…

Psychadelic trance party by Evilpainter MLP by Holivi squarepusher revisited by skulkey

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Port's Composition…

crows by KatarzynaKostecka April 6th 2012 by menton3

Frank Zappa - Sharleena…

lemon yellow triptych by erspears tout fout le camp by darkdoomer :thumb298169755:

J.S. Bach - Suite in G Major, Courante… </b>

Beautiful Infection by Izaskun Sea beast by Lingrimm

Johnny Cash - Hardin Wouldn't Run…

Cadaver in Technicolor Nightmare by rawjawbone :thumb273737946:

:thumb282994575: Waxwing by stuartmcghee

Roger Waters - The Bravery of Being Out of Range…

nuke. by darkdoomer Knight Templar by TD-Vice

I tag:
Tinoculars, ExtraMedicationNowXD, skulkey, Isaidthatsblasphemy, and Corvalian :meow:
And The-Build :icongrinstareplz:

So there you all go, a little snapshot of my library. I would embellish this journal with something, but cannot think of anything right now. :p

  • Listening to: Black Sabbath - Vol4
  • Reading: Witches Abroad by Sir Terry Pratchett
  • Watching: Fawlty Towers
  • Playing: Hurr.... :B
  • Eating: Sausage &amp; chips
  • Drinking: Kingstone Press Cider


Journal Entry: Mon Apr 9, 2012, 2:22 PM

Good evening to you, my merry band of diamond doggies. :pringles:

Tagged by draumstafur :noes:

1. You must post the rules.
2. Each person must post five things about themselves in their journal.
3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post.
4. Create eleven new questions for the people you tag to answer.
5. Choose eleven people to tag and post their icons on your journal.
6. Go to their page and tell them you have tagged them.
7. No stuff like "you're tagged if you're reading this".
8. No tag-backs.

1 - I'm part Viking
2 - I recently started drinking far too much coffee
3 - I can't dance for shit
4 - I'm lousy at filling these things in
5 - Apparently I'm silly. :giggle:

1. Habit you want to get rid of?
My champion procrastination tendency...

2. Biggest pet-peeve?
It would probably have to be people who're proud of being ignorant. That or people who think typing decently doesn't matter.

3. Favourite item of clothing in your closet?
Probably my ubiquitous black jeans

4. Song you hate, and will never love?
That 'Tonight's Gonna be a Good Night' song by whatever the fuck shit group play it

5. Favourite thing ever found on the internet?
Possibly that would be dA, and all the things it's led to be finding

6. Most recent wtf?
My girlfriend showed me a picture of a pizza with a crust stuffed with a sausage :lol:

7. Favourite flavoured yoghurt?
I don't really eat yoghurts, although I suppose chocolate would be my fave :p

8.  Cats or dogs?
Cats, definitely cats :nod:

9. Fish-tailed mermaid, or fish-headed mermaid?
Tailed, because I'm a sucker for classic mythology like that

10. Favourite mythical creature?
British folklore is filled with some pretty weird and wonderful (and nasty) faeries, pixies, sprites, and suchlike :meow:

11. Favourite word?
Possibly 'discombobulation', or something that sounds great in an English accent! ;)

1 - Insect lover or insect loather?
2 - Outdoor person or indoor person?
3 - You can outlaw ONE meme, which do you choose?
4 - Fantasy or sci-fi?
5 - Three words you hate?
6 - If you could visit anywhere in the Solar System (apart from Earth), where'd you go?
7 - Celeb gossip or political affairs?
8 - You HAVE to assassinate one world leader/head of state, who gets the chop?
9 - What'd you dream ride be? (not restricted to cars)
10 - If you could become a cyborg, with capabilities exceeding those of a human body, would you?
11 - Do you find it hard to come up with questions for tags like this?

Tinoculars, Corvalian, Chi77y, unexamined-life, PyroSikTh, fighter-jet, Sev-Tatius. And No-pretext has to do it or else he'll be tarred and feathered. :pringles:

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

A while ago I did a thing (thing = technical term) where whoever left a comment got a mini-feature. Here are the results of that thing for your enjoyment. LOOK AT THEM! :noes:

1 - Herisheft

Mature Content

Commission:: Veronica by Herisheft
commission:: Mystiqe by Herisheft Munshine:: Egil Saga by Herisheft

2 - birdalie
Rebellious? by birdalie Front row 1940's acid trip by birdalie Oh brother by birdalie

3 - Tinoculars
:thumb273132045: :thumb192017360: :thumb192017021:

4 - ZombieBoy14
SPLAT by ZombieBoy14 halloween is here by ZombieBoy14 Tonto by ZombieBoy14

5 - licencieux
Back To Black by licencieux All That Jazz by licencieux Ghosts by licencieux

6 - Dezenerate
Hate Is my Muse by Dezenerate :8C:, my version by Dezenerate Grumpy rock by Dezenerate

7 - DuncanJBerry
:thumb213104392: :thumb216058020: :thumb212970374:

8 - Calacyria
:thumb146018291: :thumb139921688: :thumb260765084:

9 - No-pretext
Dogwalk13 by No-pretext Dogwalk15 by No-pretext Dogwalk11 by No-pretext

10 - RCWikkydArtist
Calligrapher:I am the clown... by RCWikkydArtist :thumb199542740: :thumb266701832:

11 - Isaidthatsblasphemy
Global WarmingBy 2050,
he was knee-deep in water
very well-informed about it.
Ion Trap by Isaidthatsblasphemy 6 - Version 2 by Isaidthatsblasphemy

12 - Chi77y
:thumb277943943: :thumb286749237: :thumb279357353:

  • Listening to: Black Sabbath - Vol4
  • Reading: Witches Abroad by Sir Terry Pratchett
  • Watching: Fawlty Towers
  • Playing: Hurr.... :B
  • Eating: Sausage &amp; chips
  • Drinking: Kingstone Press Cider


Journal Entry: Tue Jan 3, 2012, 6:05 PM

Good evening, my little droogs, I trust you've all recovered from your hangovers enough for me to wish you positive tidings for the new year. Yes, I know the world is going to blow up or something later on, but lets enjoy it whilst it lasts, no? :meow:

~ ~ ~

1. For each of the 20 first people answering this journal, I will put their avatar and the three deviations I like most from their gallery on the list!

2. If you answer, you have to DO THE SAME in your journal, putting the tagger on the first place. The idea of this is not to get a free feature, it is to spread art around for everyone!


1 - Herisheft

Mature Content

Commission:: Veronica by Herisheft
commission:: Mystiqe by Herisheft Munshine:: Egil Saga by Herisheft

2 - birdalie
Rebellious? by birdalie Front row 1940's acid trip by birdalie Oh brother by birdalie

3 - Tinoculars
:thumb273132045: :thumb192017360: :thumb192017021:

4 - ZombieBoy14
SPLAT by ZombieBoy14 halloween is here by ZombieBoy14 Tonto by ZombieBoy14

5 - licencieux
Back To Black by licencieux All That Jazz by licencieux Ghosts by licencieux

6 - Dezenerate
Hate Is my Muse by Dezenerate :8C:, my version by Dezenerate Grumpy rock by Dezenerate

7 - DuncanJBerry
:thumb213104392: :thumb216058020: :thumb212970374:

8 - Calacyria
:thumb146018291: :thumb139921688: :thumb260765084:

9 - No-pretext
Dogwalk13 by No-pretext Dogwalk15 by No-pretext Dogwalk11 by No-pretext

10 - RCWikkydArtist
Calligrapher:I am the clown... by RCWikkydArtist :thumb199542740: :thumb266701832:

11 - Isaidthatsblasphemy
Global WarmingBy 2050,
he was knee-deep in water
very well-informed about it.
Ion Trap by Isaidthatsblasphemy 6 - Version 2 by Isaidthatsblasphemy

12 - Chi77y
:thumb277943943: :thumb286749237: :thumb279357353:

13 -

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15 -

16 -

17 -

18 -

19 -

20 -

  • Listening to: Black Sabbath - Vol4
  • Reading: Witches Abroad by Sir Terry Pratchett
  • Watching: Fawlty Towers
  • Playing: Hurr.... :B
  • Eating: Sausage &amp; chips
  • Drinking: Kingstone Press Cider

Interesting Scraps and Geometry

Journal Entry: Sat Oct 1, 2011, 5:13 PM

First off, I apologise for some of my old scraps occasionally appearing in your inboxes; I've been editing my entire gallery here and I've still not completely gotten used to the Edit Deviation interface they're beta testing currently. :P

Which leads into the subject of this journal; my scraps. Previously I've used my scraps as a dumping ground for old images from my gallery I no longer deemed worthy of inclusion there, but I'm changing that now. From now on I shall be using my scraps as a place to dump interesting little artistic tid-bits, experiments, works in progress, preliminary sketches, colour roughs, and so on and so forth....

In a nutshell; if you're at all interested in my art then my scraps have become a whole lot more interesting, and are going to get even moreso as I submit more to them (so you might want to watch them ;)). I won't be submitting this stuff to my main gallery, as I desire to keep that for finished work (mostly).

~ ~ ~

The feature theme this time will be geometric architectural photography, since that was suggested twice in the last journal.

Veranda by Jake1313 Alone by Stilfoto up by darkdoomer

standing still by kevinsaintgrey Diagonally by PansaSunavee Pinnacle by Jake1313

Mind Pattern by DpressedSoul Blue hour by Daywish Synaptic Overload by DpressedSoul

The Score by DpressedSoul Belly of the Whale by w-i-s-h K.ontact Wires by DpressedSoul

  • Listening to: Black Sabbath - Vol4
  • Reading: Witches Abroad by Sir Terry Pratchett
  • Watching: Fawlty Towers
  • Playing: Hurr.... :B
  • Eating: Sausage &amp; chips
  • Drinking: Kingstone Press Cider

Twitter and The Queen

Journal Entry: Tue Sep 27, 2011, 4:50 AM

Are any of you like me; painfully lame enough to have a Twitter account? If so do share, and you might even want to follow me at!/CrimsonMagpie Sometimes I actually post interesting things, and I'm sure you do too! :la:

Also, your Twitter experience can be massively enhanced by using the RockMelt browser, since you'll have a Twitter live feed integrated into the browser itself, so you can stay up to date without having to go check the site all the time. ;)

Following on from my last journal, I'm featuring Queen-of-Spiders this time round. She has a small but perfectly-formed gallery self-portraits; excellently painted, highly interesting, and by turns vibrant, disturbing, and emotive. Go check her out! :happybounce:

Disorder by Queen-of-Spiders Amour, Amour by Queen-of-Spiders

Mature Content

Disorder II by Queen-of-Spiders

My Downward Spiral by Queen-of-Spiders Head Like A Hole by Queen-of-Spiders Fear Awakened by Queen-of-Spiders

  • Listening to: Black Sabbath - Vol4
  • Reading: Witches Abroad by Sir Terry Pratchett
  • Watching: Fawlty Towers
  • Playing: Hurr.... :B
  • Eating: Sausage &amp; chips
  • Drinking: Kingstone Press Cider

Suggest Features and Stuff

Journal Entry: Fri Sep 16, 2011, 5:17 AM

My page is too uneven, so I wanted to make a short journal to even it out. :iconforgivemeplz:

As you may have noticed, I like to do features of various sorts in my journals. I thought it'd be interesting to ask if you guys wanted to suggest feature themes and deviants for the next journal (and the next, and the next, and so on...). So, you want to suggest some themes/people in to me in this journal? ;)

To encourage you to comment and suggest I'm going to feature ponies until someone says something different. :grump:

:thumb199722950: Animu Rarity by NabbieKitty Ruler of Equestria by Cenit-v

:thumb254940480: :thumb256121057: Twilight Frizzle by MoongazePonies

  • Listening to: Black Sabbath - Vol4
  • Reading: Witches Abroad by Sir Terry Pratchett
  • Watching: Fawlty Towers
  • Playing: Hurr.... :B
  • Eating: Sausage &amp; chips
  • Drinking: Kingstone Press Cider


Journal Entry: Thu Sep 1, 2011, 5:37 PM

Tinoculars tagged me because she's evil. :noes:

1. Rob
2. Bobbins
3. Rubble

1. CrimsonMagpie
2. You want to know my other online identities?
3. Go hire a private detective, bub.

1. Drank Southern Comfort from the bottle
2. Read some of Watchmen
3. Shaved

1. The fact that I'm me
2. I'm far less squeamish than just about everyone I've ever met
3. The fact I type like a retard online

1. My social awkwardness
2. My nose :grump:
3. The slight tan on my forearms

1. England
2. Norway
3. Italy

1. I'm not really afraid of things....
2. I'd be afraid of sharks if I were swimming and one attacked me.
3. A hungry bear would be scary if I were camping without a gun.

1. Ripped jeans
2. Boxers
3. Headphones

1. Internet
2. Food
3. Insulin

1. Paintbrushes
2. Laptop
3. Goggles

1. Polysics
2. Randy Newman (not a band but shut up)
3. Talking Heads

1. Create decent art
2. Fresh air
3. Have sex

1. Ode to the Bouncer (Studio Killers)…
2. The Art of the Dress (MLP music team)… (shutup :unimpressed:)
3. Spieluhr (Rammstein)…

1. Making money from art
2. S/M sex
3. Driving (:stare:)

1. Not making more time for socialising whilst at college
2. Being too nice

1. A female
2. Relationship stuff
3. Kinky stuff

1. Logic over emotion
2. My beautiful art
3. Torture porn :meow:

TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE (in order):
1. You are a man
2. You are a woman
3. You are special

1. Unnaturally pale skin
2. Slim
3. Absence of body hair

1. Intelligence
2. Cynicism
3. How the fuck should I know these things? :unimpressed:

1. Sing
2. Dance
3. Enjoy modern club music

1. Not caring about life's woes
2. Not caring about money
3. Not caring about most things

1. A jet fighter
2. A decent centrefire rifle
3. An Arial Atom V8

1. My
2. Life
3. Experiences

1. Painting
2. Sampling fine ciders
3. Walking/hiking

1. S/M sex
2. Paint some anthro stuff
3. Read more of Watchmen

1. Commercial artist
2. Fine artist
3. Private military contractor

1. Norway
2. Canada
3. Siberia

1. Twilight Sparkle
2. Togusa
3. Bucky O'Hare

1. Pilot an aeroplane
2. Become a successful artist
3. Make an artwork I'm 100% pleased with

1. The-Build :icongrinstareplz:
2. RockLou
3. gzegzolka

No features tonight, it's already past my self-imposed bedtime. :icongreennoesplz:

  • Listening to: Black Sabbath - Vol4
  • Reading: Witches Abroad by Sir Terry Pratchett
  • Watching: Fawlty Towers
  • Playing: Hurr.... :B
  • Eating: Sausage &amp; chips
  • Drinking: Kingstone Press Cider

Raindrops on Roses and Whiskers on Kittens

Journal Entry: Thu Aug 18, 2011, 5:58 PM

So manic-cure started a tag whereby one compiles an unlimited list of Things They Like. :devOpiateTart genuinely wanted to know what I like, so she tagged me. :grump:

- Raindrops on roses
- Whiskers on kittens
- Bright copper kettles
- Warm woolen mittens
- Brown paper packages tied up with string

Ohwait- :trollface:

- How ridiculously uplifting this song is… (listen to it whilst reading this list)
- Foamy bananas
- Painting & drawing, etc...
- Scrumpy cider
- [breakfast] cereal. I like this far too much.
- Aeroplanes
- All that crazy military hardware the Nazis designed but never built
- Makeup and body paint
- Big glasses of neat Scotch Whisky
- Seagulls
- Blood
- Torture & needles
- The English language
- Cunning linguistics
- English accents
- People who can actually use the English language properly
- Ponies!
- Unnaturally pale skin
- Cyberpunk
- Goggles
- Dartmoor
- Hiking, especially on Dartmoor
- Attractive female anatomy
- Doing things to attractive female anatomy
- Guns
- The half-dreamy state when falling asleep, when you're awake but your thoughts aren't fully under your control.
- Black clothes and accessories
- My '71 vintage bespoke gold Swiss watch
- The smell of wet pine forests
- Aviator sunglasses
- The planet Jupiter
- Weird sexual aesthetics that very few others find attractive
- Long bus journeys on cold winter mornings, zoning out with music
- Misty/foggy days, especially when out in the wilderness (or whatever tame place passes for a wilderness in England)
- 80s sci-fi films
- 80s sci-fi art (by far my biggest artistic influence)
- 80s music
- 80s fashion
- The 80s
- Cyborg girls
- Books books books!
- How things work
- Sadism
- Serial killers
- How elegant deer are
- Other stuff

Bonus thing I don't like:
- Cabbage :stare:

In other news, a good friend of mine let me know at short notice that he's suddenly got a spare ticket for the Beautiful Days festival, so I shall not be here from Friday until Monday evening. I'm just slightly worried that I do not currently own any wellington boots....

I was going to feature things pertaining to my favourite things, but instead this journal's feature theme will be everypony's #1 egghead, Twilight Sparkle! :icontwilightclapplz:

Twilight Sparkle by K-Bo. by kevinbolk :thumb217562248: kawaii.. by mutagorou0w0

Twilight Overcharged by Noben :thumb186952633:

Twilight - Pose 1 by KP-ShadowSquirrel :thumb252894626: :thumb252746289:

  • Listening to: Black Sabbath - Vol4
  • Reading: Witches Abroad by Sir Terry Pratchett
  • Watching: Fawlty Towers
  • Playing: Hurr.... :B
  • Eating: Sausage &amp; chips
  • Drinking: Kingstone Press Cider

Identity Crisis and Boobs

Journal Entry: Tue Aug 16, 2011, 6:00 PM

As you may or may not know, I've spent the last three years studying illustration at college, and a few weeks ago I graduated. Yes, I'm no longer a student, but technically a jobbing professional artist. Or a professional bum. :B

The point is, I thought to myself the other day, is that I need to start creating for myself a more professional web presence, and what better place to start this than the place I've already got the strongest presence; deviantArt.

Now, it has come to my attention that companies are not above hacking into, or simply checking up on, prospective employee's Facebook and other social networking profiles, in order to see what kind of person they are. As many of you probably know my deviantArt presence is far from professional, since I spend a lot of time here in the forums being a colossal dick to everyone. This is not very professional at all. :B

My gallery here is also rather sprawling and un-concise, full of scrappy stuff, and generally not the kind of thing to show any potential employer.

So I've been considering what to do about this, and came up with several options;
   1. I could make another account as a professional profile, where I act all businesslike. This profile would have no connection to this one. I would then get rid of most of the art on this one and continue to use it as normal.
   2. I could clean this account up and use it as a professional account, then make another account to forum with. Again, this foruming account would be completely unconnected with this one.
   3. I could do both of the above and have three accounts. I thought this because I didn't consider 'CrimsonMagpie' to be a very professional moniker, and wanted something slicker for my portfolio profile.

There are problems with these options though.... I've been foruming for a long time, and my post-count is quite impressive. Call me sad, but I don't want to have to start from square one again. I also have a lot of art here, including three DDs, which would disappear if I were to get rid of the art from here. I'm also scatty, and would invariably neglect one or more of these new accounts, or this one....

But then I drank some whisky, and found clarity; employers aren't likely to come to dA looking for artists. It's more a place where professionals can interact with fans more personally than otherwise, and if I'm going to direct any potential employers to a showcase of my work, then it won't be here. So, I needn't worry too much about being all neat and professional here.

And so to my solution. I have decided to keep this account as my one and only deviantArt account, but I shall be making some changes. I'm no longer going to be as much of a cunt in the forums, and instead want to be a more positive member of the dA community. I shall also be altering my identity on here slightly, and streamlining my gallery. But by and large this will remain a place where I can kick back, post stuff that might not be appropriate elsewhere, relax, and socialise.

I've also been mulling over how to create a professional identity for myself without forcing anything or having to create new profiles everywhere. I'm not going into particulars now, but suffice to say that after several days of thought I've come up with an idea that I'm happy with, and  shall be starting to implement soon.

I know I could have imparted the necessary information in there more concisely, but I wanted to vent. If you read it all then you deserve a cookie, and the feature below is for you. If you didn't read it then you're a big meanie and the tooth fairy will come to pull your teeth out with bolt cutters. :stare:

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stamped and proofed... by MichaelPe

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Nude study 16 by Pixelles

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V for Viles by roperookie

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Nikki DOM I by nikkimagnusson

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Venetian II by PorcelainPoet

  • Listening to: Black Sabbath - Vol4
  • Reading: Witches Abroad by Sir Terry Pratchett
  • Watching: Fawlty Towers
  • Playing: Hurr.... :B
  • Eating: Sausage &amp; chips
  • Drinking: Kingstone Press Cider Scam? Legit? D:

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 15, 2011, 6:21 PM

I've recently had an email from one Daniel Brueckner (head of marketing) asking if I'd be interested in submitting work to Artflakes, for a 'print on demand cooperation' as he'd seen my dA portfolio.

Have any of you guys received this email? Do you know for certain if it's a legitimate company or a ripoff merchant? I've searched for them but gotten mixed results, so it's be great if any of you guys had any firsthand experience.

The wording of the email is slightly strange, but he is supposedly German, and due to the rather shocking standards of English prevalent today one can find it hard to distinguish between poorly written spam and legitimately professional work offers.

And now, to offset all that seriousness, let's have a feature of some humorous and quirky! :eager:

Spermy the Whale by Enzoguri Elvis Lives Risograph by Teagle

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gnome by DanielGrzeszkiewicz

that rarity by stupjam antics number 189 by readmorebooks ZZ Trot - Elimineightor by kefkafloyd

  • Listening to: Black Sabbath - Vol4
  • Reading: Witches Abroad by Sir Terry Pratchett
  • Watching: Fawlty Towers
  • Playing: Hurr.... :B
  • Eating: Sausage &amp; chips
  • Drinking: Kingstone Press Cider

Il Duce

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 20, 2011, 5:44 PM

I have been tagged, twice. ThereAreNoTurkeys tagged me just before I went to London, and Tinoculars tagged me just the other day, because she's mean. :B

ThereAreNoTurkeys' tag:
1→You must post these rules.
2→Each tagged person must post 10 things about themselves on their journal.
3→You have to choose and tag 10 people and post their icons on the same journal.
4→Go to their pages and tell them you tagged them. (BULL FRICKIN' HORSE SHIT >:U)
5→No tag backs.
6→No crap in the tagging section about "you are tagged if you read this." You legitimately have to tag ten people.

I can't stand beer, lager, or wine... I'm a cider and spirits person.

I own a lot of books.  Apparently this is unusual. I find the fact that this is unusual unusual.

I used to draw/paint a lot of fairies, inspired by Brian Froud. I plan on taking this up again soon, because monies.

My watch is a 1971 vintage bespoke Swiss gold plated Eterna thing, worth more than your car. :aww:

I'm passionate and proud of the English language, and it saddens me to see people raping it through laziness and ignorance.

My room is apparently the most tidy student room ever (I live in a student house). :B

I routinely carry enough drugs to kill a dozen people. No kidding.

I eat like a famished horse and still have a stomach like a washboard, because I'm cool like that.

Logic and reason pwn emotion and stuff.

I've never had sex with a cow. Honest. :B

I tag:

Tinoculars's tag:
1 - What song are you listening to right now?
Captain Beefheart, Moonlight on Vermont

2 - Where did you get the shirt you are wearing?

3 - Could you go a day without eating?
Not at all.

4 - Have you ever kissed anyone whose name started with a J or A?

5 - Do your parents force you to go to church or let you make the decisions?
No to the first, yes to the second.

6 - How long does it take you to shower?
Usually around ten minutes, although sometimes I indulge....

7 - What was last thing you drank?
Coop cider.

8 - Are you "talking" to someone?
Indeed. :B

9 - What was for dinner last night?
Pasta and tomato sauce that I made myself. I'm a clever boy. :B

10 - Is anyone in love with you?

11 - Do you curse in front of your parents?
All the time. They don't mind.

12 - What girl(s) can you tell everything to?

13 - Does anyone hate you?
Probably. I'd be surprised of no-one did.

14 - What are you doing tonight?
Watching The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers.

15 - Do you believe everyone deserves a second chance?
I think people should get as many chances as they need.

16 - Your phone is ringing, it's the person you fell hardest for, what do you say?
Either 'yes?' or 'what?'.

17 - Ever liked someone older than you?
I don't think so...

18 - Did you get a full 8 hours of sleep last night?
In parts.  

19 - Have you ever been arrested?
Nope, I'm a good citizen.

20 - Do you wear the hood on your hoodie?
I don't think I even own a hoodie.

21 - Do you want someone you can't have?

22 - Did anything special happen last night?
It might have....

23 - Who did you spend most of your time with last night?

24 - Do you believe what goes around comes around?
No. It's a fact of life that people get away with bad things.

25 - Can you handle the truth?

26 - Last time you left your house, where did you go?

27 - Is your bedroom messy or clean?
Tidy but not particularly clean.... :paranoid:

28 - Do you have any unusual skills?
I'm a pretty good pistol marksman.

29 - When did you last have an 'Oh, I get it now!' moment?
I don't remember....

30 - What were you last embarrassed about?
I don't remember....

31 - When were you last jealous?
I don't remember....

32 - Are you in a good mood right now?
I'd say so.  

33 - Do you drink energy drinks?
Only when forced to through circumstances.

34 - Are you an alcoholic?
Only when I want to be. :B

35 - Is anything bothering you?
There is always something bothering me; I'm a tortured artist.

36 - Are you currently wanting any piercings or tattoos?
Hell no.

37 - If you could erase somebody from your life, who would it be?
Chavs, all chavs. Or Israel.

38 - Was 2009 a good year for you?
It wasn't great, but it wasn't too bad.

39 - Last time you said you loved someone, did you mean it?
I can't remember the last time I said such words.

40 - Do you think people think bad things about you?
Of course.

41 - Would you rather have long or short hair?
I'd rather have long hair, but my hair looks shit long. So I have short hair.

42 - Would you ever camp out on a beach, under the stars?
No, I'd rather camp in the wilderness; beaches are annoying.

43 - How was the weather today?
English and grey.

44 - This past summer, did you have a "thing" with someone?

45 - What was the first thing you thought of this morning?
That I'd got up late, and that I wanted to sleep more.

46 - Currently wanting anything?
My own aeroplane. Someone give me one? :aww:

47 - If you had to get another piercing where would they be?
Nowhere. :unimpressed:

48 - Next time will you kiss someone on the lips?
Probably. (it turned out to be 'yes' :B)

49 - If you woke up in one of the Saw movies, do you think you could survive?
Yeah, I'm not a cunt like all the characters.

50 - Do you know anyone with the same middle name as you?
I don't know forshore, but I'm sure some people do.

51 - Are you missing anyone?
Not really.

52 - Is there anyone who doesn't like you?
No-one who makes it known to me.

53 - Who was the last person you took a picture with?

54 - Where do you want to live when you are older?
Southern England or Norway.

55 - How far away is the person you miss?
What person I miss?

56 - Do you ever get "good morning" texts from anyone?
'Good morning' texts? Is this another lame social gimick that I've bypassed? :lol:

57 - Is any part of you sad at all?
My right eye keeps watering. Probably because I'm tired or been looking at a screen too long.... More likely the former.

58 - Who were you last in a car with?
My dad, I think.

59 - Do you think things will change in the next few months?

60 - Were you single on your last birthday?

61 - Is there a girl that knows everything or almost everything about you?

62 - Last thing you did before bed last night?
I took a whizz. :B

63 - Did you see a guy today that made you smile?

64 - What are you doing tomorrow?
I'm not sure yet....

65 - Will you be up before 7 am tomorrow?

66 - Have you ever had a best friend who was of the opposite sex?

67 - Will you be sleeping alone tonight?
No. :B

68 - Have you ever slapped someone in the face?
No, but I've crushed someone's windpipe. :happybounce:

69 - Could you go the rest of your life without smoking weed?
Very easily.

70 - How are you feeling at this exact moment in time?
Relaxed and a little drowsy.

71 - Are you a bad influence?

72 - Are you wearing something you borrowed from someone?

73 - Does it bother you when people respond with one word texts?
Somewhat, unless it's appropriate.

74 - Do you remember the first time you kissed the last person you kissed?

75 - Would you go out in public looking the way you do now?
I think PJ bottoms and no top would get me an ASBO.

76 - Do your parents know everything about you?
Not at all.  

77 - How late did you stay up last night? Why?
Around 2:00, because stuff.

78 - Do you find smoking unattractive?
Yes, but not overly so. I mainly find it stupid.

Th-th-th-that's all, folks! :iconpinkamina-diane-pie:

  • Listening to: Randy Newman - Land of Dreams
  • Reading: Heinkel He 177 specs
  • Watching: 28 Week Later
  • Playing: with Amy Rose
  • Eating: Spag bol ready meal
  • Drinking: Strongbow, again