no but the best part is how he got the name:
his name was originally “potatoes,” and his owner, willoughby bertie, told the stable lad who helped him to write the horse’s name on a feed bin. the boy misheard it as, literally “pot-eight-o’s” and wrote it with 8 o’s. bertie found it so funny that he kept that as the horses name.
This is the most beautiful horse-related story I’ve ever heard.
omg i am laughing so hard
'Stud career', Wikipedia? I think you mean… SPUD career.
It’s the last day of the Steam sales! Why is this important? Well, for those who don’t know me through DeviantArt, I’m the creative director (artist, writer & level designer) of a game called Freedom Fall.
It’s an indie story-driven platformer game, which is essentially a reverse-Rapunzel setting - the unwilling hero finds himself at the top of a prison tower that is ruled by a tiny, evil princess. Find out why you’re both there, why the princess leaves passive-aggressive graffiti everywhere and hopefully, find your freedom at the bottom of the tower.
It’s just $6.49 USD during the Steam sales (or $9.99 after that).
While I was in Sydney a couple of weeks ago, I got to go to Kinokuniya (amazing bookstore!) and buy a lovely Princess Mononoke artbook! I really wanted to draw some fanart after flicking through it.
With so many spirits and traditional imagery, I thought I’d have another go at an ukiyo-e like style for it.
Oh man, I adored the first movie, and never did any fanart for it! Making up for lost time here!
I loved the new movie! Sure, it had some narrative problems, but the characters and the DRAGONS made up for it! Gorgeous animation and art style again.
Oh hey, I realised I haven’t posted any more of my kanzashi (hand-made fabric flower hairpieces) since the first lot last year - I’ve made quite a few since then! Perth Supanova’s on this weekend, and I’ll have some of these at my art stall. …and possibly a few in my hair. =)
So I just got back from Sydney, and my activity graph looks like the Opera house.
WIP - Almost time to paint the dragons!
I’ll be away in Sydney for Supanova this weekend, then back for Perth Supanova the weekend after, so I probably won’t have much time to paint this week. Here’s my old painting of some nesting daleks in the meantime. REGURGITATE!
See you in Sydney!
So, I was organising my fanart prints… I’m glad I noticed this in time! Merida, you are banished to a left-side page from now on!