Happy belated birthday, epigenome!
I’ve known Asurae Equinox since 2003 or so, which means it’s been at least 11 years since we met. She’s an incredible character and if you get to know her you’ll learn how wonderful she is!
I also think of her every time I see a Chevy Equinox but anyway

Happy belated birthday, epigenome!

I’ve known Asurae Equinox since 2003 or so, which means it’s been at least 11 years since we met. She’s an incredible character and if you get to know her you’ll learn how wonderful she is!

I also think of her every time I see a Chevy Equinox but anyway


Happy Birthday Dudley Stuart John Moore (April 19, 1935 - March 27, 2002)
“I can’t imagine not having music in my life, playing for myself or for other people. If I was asked, ‘Which would you give up?’ I’d have to say acting.”

Happy Birthday Dudley Stuart John Moore (April 19, 1935 - March 27, 2002)

“I can’t imagine not having music in my life, playing for myself or for other people. If I was asked, ‘Which would you give up?’ I’d have to say acting.”

Dear Friends,

I think most of you are fond of Edward. His Driver and Fireman, Charlie Sand and Sidney Hever, are fond of him, too. They were very pleased when they knew I was giving Edward a book all to himself.

Edward is old, and some of the other engines were rude about the clanking noise he made as he did his work.

They aren’t rude now! These stories tell you why.
                                           ~ Rev. W. Awdry

Although they’re not major characters in The Railway Series, being human, Charlie Sand and Sidney Hever are extremely important individuals. Besides being the only driver/fireman crew to be addressed by both their first and last names in the books, they teach a very important lesson about having faith in people.

In the very beginning of the series, Edward is sitting in the shed and has been there for some time, unused due to his age. Despite the other engines being rather rude about this and telling him he’ll never be picked to come out again, Charlie and Sidney see that he’s upset and proceed to fire him up and put him to work. In return, he ends up becoming one of the most valuable engines on the railway (and easily one of the most competent) despite being older and not as powerful as some of the others.

The fact that Charlie and Sidney saw something where others did not and gave Edward a chance is one of the most significant small moments in the books and television series because it shows that little acts of kindness can be repaid in big ways. In this case, engine and operating crew are direct reflections of one another - and both reveal to the young readers and viewers not to judge by appearances and to always treat people with the kindness you would like them to both show you in return and pay forward to the rest of the world.

And that is why I love Charlie Sand and Sidney Hever.

I closed out a sketchbook with these two drawings a week or two ago and just colored them now.

Because Eddie.

Continuing the TTTE Gijinka project because I turn 25 in…20 days and I am really scared because I have to officially admit that I am a qualified grown-up so I am turning to a show I loved when I was 3 to feel better.

This batch includes Bill and Ben, BoCo, Daisy, Mavis, Rosie, and Charlie, as well as some extra doodles of Edward that I did because grown-up me identifies with Edward hardcore. Like, I grew up to be Edward. I’m too nice to people and according to this website I’m old.

You can see the first batch (consisting of the Steam Team, Duck and Oliver, and the Scottish Twins) here! I don’t have enough to do a second batch of twelve yet, but I’ll be doing more when I have time in between grad school assignments. Adulthood, man. Ugh.

Happy birthday, clarabows! Clara’s blowing you a kiss!

Happy birthday, clarabows! Clara’s blowing you a kiss!

Happy birthday, filecreator! Beryl’s redesign is so cute!

Happy birthday, filecreator! Beryl’s redesign is so cute!

I watched the first four episodes of Kill La Kill today and ended up drawing Mako as a warmup doodle, so I colored her in.

I watched the first four episodes of Kill La Kill today and ended up drawing Mako as a warmup doodle, so I colored her in.

Occasionally I actually draw something quality, even if it is fanart for a preschool show and I am 25 years old with no preschoolers remotely anywhere near me.
That being said, as a writer-illustrator I have to hand it to Chuggington for having pretty darn quality writing and cute boys, even if the cute boys aren’t the main characters because the main characters are trains.

Occasionally I actually draw something quality, even if it is fanart for a preschool show and I am 25 years old with no preschoolers remotely anywhere near me.

That being said, as a writer-illustrator I have to hand it to Chuggington for having pretty darn quality writing and cute boys, even if the cute boys aren’t the main characters because the main characters are trains.

I colored in those magical boy Eddie doodles I did last night because I felt like it and Eddie’s really cute.
I drew Hodge from memory. I should not watch this show so much that I can draw Hodge from memory.

I colored in those magical boy Eddie doodles I did last night because I felt like it and Eddie’s really cute.

I drew Hodge from memory. I should not watch this show so much that I can draw Hodge from memory.

The Dweeb Brigade hanging out outside of work.

The Dweeb Brigade hanging out outside of work.

By request for my good friend Essanay (meowth812)! Essanay’s work friend seems like he’s the greatest ever.

By request for my good friend Essanay (meowth812)! Essanay’s work friend seems like he’s the greatest ever.

Happy belated birthday, digitalarcadia! This is her OC Chess. I just adore the character design!

Happy belated birthday, digitalarcadia! This is her OC Chess. I just adore the character design!

Happy belated birthday, gallopingtormaunt!
I wasn’t able to squeeze myself in there the way you hoped due to the way this ended up coming out, so I put a little doodle of myself next to my signature. Hopefully that’s okay with you!

Happy belated birthday, gallopingtormaunt!

I wasn’t able to squeeze myself in there the way you hoped due to the way this ended up coming out, so I put a little doodle of myself next to my signature. Hopefully that’s okay with you!

I think this is becoming compulsory because so many random sketches have been turning into Eddie lately.

I think this is becoming compulsory because so many random sketches have been turning into Eddie lately.