May 11, 2011

Nerd Books

Today's Daily Pattern is Books. The idea was to depict a nerd who gets so swept up into nerd-books that he takes on the role of major characters in his imagination.


I actually got so swept up in the characters and icons, I kind of forgot about the pattern they were supposed to make. Oops. I spent way too much time fussing over a bunch of icons that don't make a super strong pattern. I had planned on adjusting color and scale to make it more cohesive, but time's up, I gotta move on.

I have to give a big thanks to Lindsay for helping me toss them into something that makes any sense at all. I was having a lot of trouble making sense of everything.

Since I put so much time into the characters and icons, I wanted to show them bigger and right-side-up for good measure. So here they are:


I made this 2o sided dice. It doesn't relate to any character, but I love this drawing for some reason.


Harry Potter. I've never read/watched anything Harry Potter. Don't yell at me, I won't listen. I guess he's a magical kid who lives in Hoggsville. Francesca told me about this Snitch thing. I guess it's a magic bird.


Spiderman. Now there's a character I am familiar with. His alter-ego is Irving Spiderman, who got bit by a possessed bug. Then he grew a bunch of arms and got super strength. Irving collected spiders, hence his super-name; Spiderman.


The Smiley-faced Planet from Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. Again, I've never read/seen Hitchhiker, but I saw the cover to the book a few times when I was a kid. And judging the story based solely on the cover, I'd say it's about a green sphere who can't see you but taunts you anyway. Francesca and Alyssa helped me brainstorm the Babblefish icon, because I had no idea what to do.


Gandalf is a mighty wizard who crafted a ring to give to Frodo when he got married.

The end.

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