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Updated 7 June 2021
I did a drawing of the Iron Dome, the somewhat fascinating and mind-blowing defence system that protects Israeli citizens from terrorist rocket attacks. And there's also three new Minipops: old timey British wrestler Giant Haystacks, jazz dude Miles Davis, and a word=playingly-rendered Girl Scout Heron.

Updated 2 June 2021
Here's a big new thing. I've been slowly working on it over the past 12 months, (you can see a small bit of it in the image at the top of this page): it's a drawing of a street, 15 blocks long so far. It's called Avenida Selena Gomez. The beginning of the idea can really go back to the Rapid transit trains I drew in 2019 where I realised that if I drew things at Minipops scale, I could easily re-use or edit elements if needed. And then during the first few months of lockdown, I was well into drawing these architecturally-unsound Structures. Towards the end of that project, I began thinking that maybe it would've been better if I'd've done the Minipops-scale thing in that project too. After that I began drawing a few buildings at that scale, and it soon became apparent that a) I was enjoying it very much, and b) it could be a long-lasting, multi-year project if I wanted it to be. So that's a long way of saying, here's Avenida Selena Gomez. I suspect I'll explain more at a later date, but that's not necessary right now. Hope you're having a lovely day.

Updated 28 May 2021
Another drawing in the People with faces series. It's called Peace Sign Emoji Dot Church. I've been watching a lot of online church services during Covidian times. I've mixed it up with some British, some American, some Mexican, Belizean, German churches. Some high church, some low, and some of those modern ones which have, and I forget where I heard this phrase, "names like nightclubs." The latter style has its plusses, for sure. The general vibe is quite appealing, but the music... oh man, it's so so terrible. It makes Coldplay sound like Black Sabbath. Anyway, that's a long way of saying here's a drawing called Peace Sign Emoji Dot Church.

Updated 25 May 2021
Hiya, here's a couple of new Minipops: old timey footballer Charlie Nicholas, and Eurovision contestant Eden Alene, who, somewhat notably, is now the fourth Minipop I've drawn that is younger than the Minipops series itself (which began in July 1999). Hurrah and sigh at the same time, right?

Updated 14 May 2021
I've been doing these drawings called People with faces that are a bit more detailed and stylised than Minipops-style pixel people. With a couple of exceptions, they aren't specific people. The new drawing is just people wearing black clothes. For my own enjoyment (see also: the rest of this site) I wanted to draw clothing all the same colour and with no shadows or highlights, so choosing black was the obvious choice. Hope you like. Have a good weekend.

Updated 14 May 2021
I've been doing these drawings called People with faces that are a bit more detailed and stylised than Minipops-style pixel people. With a couple of exceptions, they aren't specific people. The new drawing is just people wearing black clothes. For my own enjoyment (see also: the rest of this site) I wanted to draw clothing all the same colour and with no shadows or highlights, so choosing black was the obvious choice. Hope you like. Have a good weekend.

Updated 10 May 2021
It's been quite some time since I did some sort of light-hearted picture story, the sort of thing I did a lot in the early days of the site. But here we are, with a new one, snappily titled Flamingo and the Cloud in the land beyond the universe, over the rainbow (feat. Cactus and Skydancer).

Updated 8 May 2021
Four new drawings. First, a drawing of the events of Genesis 19:23-26, where Lot, his wife, and his daughters escape from Sodom. They were told to not look back at the destruction. Lot's wife looked, and was turned into a pillar of salt. That'd put a kink in your day, huh?

Second: the fourth in a series called Coma drawings which all reference moments within the coma I lived inside of for a couple of weeks two years ago. Fun fact: my brain was still active, living an alternate reality, while I was inside the coma. Anyway, these drawings aren't telling any story, they are just snapshots of things presented like street altars one might see in Mexico.

Next, a new addition to the Serie 14 section. This ongoing project is kinda drawing for the sake of drawing, not really doing more than enjoying doing it, enjoying colour, patterns and stuff. It started off when I was wondering why motorsport helmet design exists entirely outside of the design world. It never leaks over. A friend mentioned that it was because it was design that is cool for 14 year old boys (thus the project name). Not sure I completely agree with that, but I see the point and it made me giggle. I love the motorsport aesthetic, and I'm very much not 14 years old. Anyway, I wanted to see how this approach might mix with my regular pixelly thing. The most recent two or three of those have begun to introduce less pixelly moments, drawn in Procreate.

Last year, I did a drawing called Northamptonshire landscape. It was an experiment more than anything: drawing a landscape where each row of pixels doubles in size (1x1 at the back, then 2x2, 4x4, 8x8, 16x16 all the way up to 256x256 at the front). I did another, called Northamptonshire marina. (Both of these are listed alphabetically within their year's "Other drawings" sections. I'm still wondering how to deal with linking directly to individual drawings within sections, so bear with me on that. Apologies for making you scroll a lot.)

Updated 3 May 2021
As you may have already noticed, there's been a redesign, the first since 2009. With the advent of social media, the site began to take a back seat unfortunately, purely because it's so much easier to just drop a drawing onto Instagram or Twitter. But, I'd like to edge away from social media a little, for my own mental well-being, and putting a bit more effort into being timely putting things on this site feels like a good first step. That will be easier for me to achieve if the site's design is simpler. (Being a massive hypocrite, my Twitter and Instagram links are above should that be preferable to you.)

This new front page is a lot less image-heavy. It's just a simple list of text links arranged reverse chronologically. After having a close brush with death in 2019, I've wondered what stage the site will be in when that close brush actually sweeps me away for good. If I had died back then, I'd've left a Web site in a bit of a mess. Honestly, right now, I'd quite like it to look as simple as possible. So here it is. As simple as possible.

I've removed some stuff. There were drawings that dragged the whole quality down. So there's been some editing: various smaller things have moved to a section called "other drawings" for each year, and other things have gone straight into the bin because nobody at all will miss them. What constitutes a drawing linked in the main list or a drawing within the "other drawings" sections is difficult to explain. Some things feel like they exist as separate entities, others are just drawings. Some of the "just drawings" are quite good, I think, so even I'm confused.

Things listed below that aren't hyperlinked are things that will return, once some file conversion has been done. Mostly it's Flash or Quicktime stuff that needs converting or rebuilding. There's also a bunch of stuff from the late 2010s that, for some reason, never made it onto the site. I'm gonna rectify that. This is gonna be a slow process that I'll be doing over the course of the rest of 2021. I was intending to get it all done before putting this redesign online, but the redesign process was taking too long, and blocking me from adding any new stuff in the meantime. So a whole load of the 2020 and 2021 stuff below are totally new additions to the page.

Anyway, thanks for visiting. I appreciate it. Hope you like some of my drawings. Should you wish to say hello, that'd be nice (craig AT flipflopflyin DOT com).

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