One sketch a day. That’s what the Christmas present I received from my girlfriend demands. It’s a great way to keep a visual journal, while also rekindling my enjoyment of drawing.
I’ll share my efforts on this page with daily(ish) uploads.
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Royalist, republican, or really couldn’t give a toss-ican, I’m sure most of you are fed up with all the hullabaloo surrounding the anniversary of our Queen’s 60th year on the throne (she must really be in need of some Senokot) .
However, it’s not our fair Queen’s record breaking long reign that’s raining on my parade, instead it’s the inescapable publicity and uncontrollable amounts of Union Jack-themed merchandise everywhere you look.
Mucking around on the internet is nothing new, we’ve all done it at some point – after all, who can honestly say they’ve never had to quickly minimise all their windows on their computer when their teacher or boss walks behind them?
Anyway, in the spirit of dicking around on the internet and annoying my friends on Facebook here’s a small collection of silly images, inspired by internet memes, puns or simply my attempts to exploit the new Facebook profile page…
What's in a meme?
The word meme, pronounced like cream, is a relatively new term for a way of sharing ideas, styles and behaviours that spread from one culture to another – catchphrases, fashion and religious beliefs are all types of meme (see image).
The word is derived from the Greek mimëma, meaning something imitated and was originally coined by Richard Dawkins in the Selfish Gene.
“The concept comes from an analogy: as genes transmit biological information, memes can be said to transmit ideas and belief information.”
Wikipedia, aka fountain of all knowledge.
As some of you may or may not know, last year I foolishly enrolled myself to take part in the 2011 Brighton marathon. This somewhat foolhardy decision was brought about after having witnessed runners of all shapes and sizes completing last year’s marathon which left me thinking – “I could do that!“
However, after many a long and dull training run I can assure you that running is not a wonderful stress relieving, meditative activity, it is a silly sport – there is little pleasure to be derived from a run which lasts longer than 2 hours. In fact, aside from trying to stop my earphones from falling out by continually jamming them back into my ears, one of the only ways I’ve managed to keep myself sane on these long pavement-pounding runs is by people-watching, particularly by watching other runners.
There are many different types of runner that you might encounter whilst going out for a pleasant walk (or an unpleasant run) . Obviously you get super-sporty types and then the not-so-sporty runners but there are many more varieties of runner you can find dashing around your town or city:
Thanks to the new layout template for Facebook it is now possible to have a mosaic style profile picture.
French artist Alexandre Oudin was the first person to really grasp the full potential of this new template layout, positioning his eyes perfectly. My attempt to recreate his Facebook finesse may fall short but nonetheless I tried my damnedest the enter this world of geekery.
To view my attempt scroll down/ click the Read More link below.