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Friday, October 7, 2016

Abstract Landscape Village Drawing

This abstract/figurative landscape was created earlier this year. It is 11"x14", and drawn with india ink. Made by me, Justin (MNR) Phillips, 2016.

Like most of my ink drawings nowadays, I didn't plan this one.
Prints and merchandise of this piece are available on my Society6 page, here:

This was rather a fun creation, I hope to make a series of this. In creating this, I was considering a book called 'Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions' by Edwin A Abbot. The gist of it is there are shape people who live on a 2 dimensional plane. The reader learns the culture and lifestyle of these 2D people, and basically how their villages are constructed. To us, the villages would look something like an architectural floor layout plan. Anyone in the '3rd' dimension would be able to see within the houses and within the bodies of the shape people.

Early video games, often called 2D sidescrollers, take on this principle, but a different variation of it. The "north-south" direction is where gravity acts upon everything, and most objects are solid, and have to either be destroyed or jumped over for a player character to progress.

Think: Super Mario Maker, Spelunky, early Rayman, and early Castlevania, if you are a gamer.

I look forward to playing with this design in the future!


Sunday, June 19, 2016

Pattern: Shells and V's Crochet Edging

I found this picture here on Great website for all sorts of handmade and machine made vintage and antique lace.
Here is the link to the original lace.

Replicating antique and vintage crochet patterns is one of my hobbies, I really like antique lace, and would like to share this one here with you.

 Here is the pattern, please comment if you find any errors.
My Version of the Pattern:

Ch: chain
Sk: skip
**: repeat instructions between
Dc: double crochet
hdc: half double crochet
V stitch: hdc, ch 2, hdc

US crochet terms. Hook and thread of whatever suitable size.
  1. Ch 27, skip 4ch, *4dc, ch2, 4dc in next space, sk 4 ch*, repeat instructions between * twice more. Ch 3, sk 4 ch, dc in 4th chains, ch 2, sk 3 chains, dc in 3rd, ch 2, sk 3 chains, dc in last chain.
  2. Ch 5, turn, hdc, ch 2, hdc (V stitch made), ch 3, V stitch, ch 3, V stitch.
  3. Ch 3, sk 4 ch, dc in 4th chains, ch 2, sk 3 chains, dc in 3rd, ch 2, sk 3 chains, dc in last chain.
  4. Repeat from 2nd row.

I reserve the right to tweak the pattern if needed.
Here is the picture of the lace, borrowed from the website (and hosted here on my blogger). I created the pattern from the image.


Saturday, June 18, 2016

Tiny Scallops Edging

An edging that I improvised.  Great for using up scrap yarn/thread

Tiny Scallops Crochet Edging

  • Size 10 thread, 
  • size 5 1.9mm hook.
  • US terms.

You will always have the flat part of the edging facing away from you.

Chain 5
Two Dc in 5th chain from the hook.
Repeat these two lines for the required length.

If desired:
Now to make the top edge:
Chain 5, *Sc in the middle of the horizontal dc of finished braid, chain 4, sc in the base of the horizontal dc of finished braid.*

Repeat instructions within * till the end.


Monday, June 6, 2016

6/6/2016 Drawing comics/conceptart with Murasaki

I'm working on some #conceptart/comic art today! Please come and check out my #livestream here! #webcomics

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Livestreaming: Working on character concept art

Come join me, I am livestreaming for at least half an hour here:

Working on character concept art. Right now.


Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Fruity Loops Artwork, Oil Pastel

I created this a few weeks ago, thought I would share it with y'all folks!

18 x 24, 70 lb drawing paper, mungyo oil pastels.
It is now framed, considering what to do with it. ;D

Here it is on instagram, please check it out!