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Miers Remorse

Chibi Harriet Miers
Illustration by SterlingNorth
He's the most brilliant man
I've ever met!
Well, let's start by explaining myself. Friends (well, people who when put under oath must testify to knowing me) know that lack of sleep tends to make me goofy. Shortly after my last post, I stumbled across this parody blog of Harriet Miers. This is one of several fake blogs of famous people, written in the style of the typical weblogger -- a teenager in high school. For reasons I'll probably forget once I get some sleep, I found it rather amusing. Anyway, I think we need a term for these types of fictional journals where people imagine famous people as webloggers. I've gotten to calling them Chibi-blogs, after the common anime and manga practice of creating a shortened, more child-like version of their illustrated characters ("super-deformed" they're sometimes called). If I had more credibility in the blogosphere (which I won't as I frequently mock such goofy terms like "blogosphere"), I'd try to spread this new term throughout the internet. Instead, I chose to use this as an excuse to draw "Chibi Miers". Quite honestly, she deserves being reimagined as a child (and the blog treatment) for stating that Bush was the most brilliant man she had ever met. The fact that she's been nominated to replace O'Connor at the Supreme Court should keep you up at night.

(And yeah, I know...this post has made me a liar. I will talk about the debate -- hopefully before the election in November.)

Friday's Girl...

Originally uploaded by SterlingNorth.
I haven't done this in a while, and it's been rarer that I've done this on the day advertised, but you can't keep a good thing down. I missed the feature, and if there is only one reason that this journal exist, it's for Friday's Girl.

Though this time we're doing something different. I haven't drawn a sketch in a while, so I decided to see how much my skills have eroded since I believe January. Anyway, if you click on the little picture, you can see the big version over at Flickr. The sketch is that I've done of this photograph of the adorable little girl. Hopefully, Spanishgirl_in_oxford doesn't mind.

Now, I want comments, and I want them soon... Or next week I start Friday's Old Guys in Speedos

Birdy the Mighty...

Originally uploaded by SterlingNorth.
Earlier this afternoon, I was scared to my very core. Likely because of the excessive heat and humidity, I lost my sight for about 10 minutes, though it felt like a eternity. Of all the scary thoughts that ran through my head, one was fear that I'd never draw another picture again. Now I'm scared straight, and I'm going to try to do more pictures.

This picture is an old sketch (several years ago old) I did from a scene in the anime Birdy the Mighty. It was a cartoon that could have showed some promise, even though the four episodes that were produced didn't strike it out of the ballpark.

This isn't the original sketch I did. I lost that a long time ago. This is a tracing I did off of the sketch (since my sketches wind up having millions of excess lines, ugly smudges and erasure marks). I had intended to rub the sketching off on a clean sheet of paper, and to scan it into Photoshop, and to... well, you realize this is more work than I'm accustom to, so none of that ever happened.