the arty blogness of ansate jones


John Simm

Here’s my favorite photo of my favorite actor, John Simm, redone in pencil. I’m trying to get used to drawing in backgrounds, instead of just leaving portraits on a backdrop of white. It’s more difficult than I thought!

Also, I wish I could get my pictures darker. I’m using a 7B and it still looks too light to me. I’m considering moving to charcoal and/or pastels. Any fellow artists out there with other suggestions?


Halloween 2010- The Master, Boba Fett, Ricky Berger, and rats!

First of all, we were actually somewhat productive on Halloween and released a single called Spooky Rave, which you should check out/download immediately from and which I will link the Official Video to below:

Now that you’ve watched that, on to Halloween photos. After some agonizing Ken and I decided to dress as Delgado!Master and Wasteland!Master, respectively.

Wastey needs to clean his TARDIS, honestly.

Reunion photoshoot gone horribly, horribly wrong…

We had nothing better to do so we went to the Dead Rockstars event at Old Ironsides. Some evil space man tagged along…

Shut up, Master. I like cider, okay? Calories are calories.

There was a Raccoon Mario there! This is the best picture I could get. As Ken said to our Mario, “You’ve been out-geeked!”

At some point during the show, some girls cut in front of me and I was half-wanting to cut back in front of them spitefully. Then it turned out one of them was Ricky Berger, an up-and-coming folkie here in Sac, and I was glad I refrained ;)

She took the stage later for a set with Adrian Bourgeois– easily the best set of the night.

Ricky and her trusty glockenspiel did two solo covers. Mr. Rogers and Bach. I love when people stretch the definition of ‘rockstar’.

Afterward we went to Safeway to see if candy was on sale yet. It wasn’t, but we bought some anyway.

There was also this monstrosity.

Hey, even bounty hunters gotta shop.

“Come along, degenerate future self. I’ve got cannndy…” *shakes bag*

It is extremely hard to leash train Masters.

At this point Mario realized the Old Ironsides wristbands were from May 23rd.

Ken-gado breaks out the candy.

Some old Halloween stuff we had round the house.

MASTER OF RATS. Look how Bruce and Harvey have grown, by the way. I think the last picture I posted of them they were still wee babies. I’ll have to rectify that.

Dar Williams @ The Palms, Winters, CA (2007)

Before we went off on our epic Pacific Northwest Tour we kicked it off by seeing Dar effing Williams at an incredibly small venue in Winters. It was really something special. Even if my camera at the time couldn’t quite handle concert photography.

This was the concert, by the way, where I shouted “pizza umbrella top hat” during song request time. Because people were shouting for some songs I don’t think she… ever did. So I just took the absurdity to the next level. Also, I had no ideas since she’d already played my favorite at the time (“You Rise and Meet the Day”) and it was brilliant. Even if she flubbed the lyrics I loved the most :/

Here’s how happy I am to see Dar.

Full “You’re the Master’s cat, now” photoshoot

Here’s a few more shots of Kitsune being forced to wear my new fobwatch. Cats really hate wearing things, but she was a trooper.

You’re the Master’s cat now.

Instead of an engagement ring I asked for an engagement fobwatch. When it arrived I promptly put it on the cat and took pictures. Don’t even ask.

The Master… Restrained (part Deux)

Got a new scanner and thought I’d see what the difference was on my sketches. Here’s the Master-in-a-straitjacket one again. Definitely looks more like what went into the scanner this time.