Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Illiterate Pirates

Hilarious video? Yes. Blatantly posting it just to get another post squeezed in before April ends? Maybe…

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Following In The Handsteps of Greatness (Hanna-Barbera)

A few days ago I was sitting around and sketching, trying to flesh out an idea I have for a painting — more on that at a later date — when I found myself sketching something that really had very little to do with the painting. But I kind of liked how it looked and the feeling of nostalgia that it woke in me. Segue to today and this morning when I woke up at 7.30 — Children. They're a blessing, am I right? — and whilst I was mindlessly brewing my morning coffee I remembered those two small and insignificant — but strangely memorable — sketches I had made the other day. As I looked at them again, it hit me! I have to draw the Carlos Eriksson avatar in different styles, in homage to the great artists whose work has inspired me throughout my life.

First up — for no particular reason — Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc. with creations such as The Flintstones, The Jetsons and Scooby-Doo.

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Bad Motherfucker

Be warned. If you are prone to motion sickness, you might not want to watch this. Actually — scratch that — it's so awesome that you should take some Hyoscine and just watch it anyway. Secondly, despite the video enticing you with promises of boobs, there's actually isn't really that much boobs in this video. And I think it's better for it. Because it doesn't need boobs to be awesome.

Now, watch it and sing "Bad Motherfucker" to yourself for the rest of the day. Your welcome!

Sunday, 14 April 2013

The Other Kind Of Green

I promise I'll try to make it interesting this time.

Back when I started drinking fresher coffee the idea was always that I would — at some point — roast my own coffee. I purposely put the idea on hold whilst we were living in Finland, partly because it was so difficult to get a hold of green beans and partly because I felt I needed to focus my time on other things. So roasting my own coffee had to wait, and wait it did. Until a few months ago when I ordered my first 2kg bag of green beans. So as you might have figured out by now this post is going to be about coffee, lots of mindbogglingly fresh and awesome coffee.

So if you want to find out how you could enjoy fresh coffee every day, brew yourself a — final — inferior cup of coffee and have a seat.

Thursday, 11 April 2013

A Good, Hard Look At Serious Things

Some days you just have to look yourself in the mirror and ask yourself those most difficult of life's questions. Questions like "What am I doing with my life?" So with this in mind, I stood in front of the mirror, took a deep breath and asked myself; "Which 5 songs would I take with me to a deserted island"? But let's face it. A post with just a few videos isn't going to cut it — any more at least — so to improve this post I decided to illustrate it as well.

Saturday, 6 April 2013

The Worst Assassin In The World

Hitman: Absolution was on sale — on Steam — for £4.99 so I couldn't resist getting the latest instalment in the long running franchise that is the Hitman series. What follows is the recollection of a tale of failure and ineptitude because as it turned out, I am a pretty terrible assassin.