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Behind the Sofa by AdrianImpalaMata
Behind the Sofa
"Behind the Sofa" is a British pop culture phrase describing the fearful reaction of hiding behind a sofa to avoid seeing frightening parts of a television programme. (Wikipedia article on this British term)

This is yet another one of those ideas I had in mind and pushed back until just recently. I started out with the basic structure of a sofa, and from there, erased some lines as I wished so that I could add in Shellington and Dashi, and work on adding in the characters from right to left. Dashi's pose initially came out very strangely; I wanted her to lie down on the sofa, but as it all came together, it became more sensible enough for me to draw her in said pose. Her left eye also became an issue, as the white circle in said part wasn't bright enough. So I tried out a white crayon - didn't work. The Wite-Out kind of worked, but it didn't cooperate with the pencils I was using for this sketch, and at that point Dashi's eye was RUINED. From there, I had to try and reduce whatever I had soiled and try to do whatever I could to get that perfect eye on her.

I then moved on to Tweak, and wanted to have an annoyed expression on her face and body, looking at Kwazii, who was the second-to-last character I would draw. (Maybe she's annoyed by the Kwaz's boisterous attitude...) Speaking of Kwazii, I put a very excited expression on him, perhaps quite pleased with how the adventure on TV's going so far...

And then there's Peso. He's a medic, but he can get scared easily by Kwazii's pirate stories or a certain situation the Octonauts are in. And apparently, some frightening parts throughout the show they're watching. (Meanwhile, Shellington is comforting Dashi and sending her a signal that everything's alright...)

And before you ask what they're watching, it's Doctor Who. Yes, it's Doctor Who. Kinda why I began doing these weekly Saturday sketches since the start of the new season.

Materials: no. 2 pencil and a little Wite-Out on sketchbook paper.
The Octonauts (c) Brown Bag Films / Silver Gate Media / Meomi / BBC.
Tunip Says Hi by AdrianImpalaMata
Tunip Says Hi
Quick sketch of Tunip the Vegimal. In hindsight, I don't really like how I drew his expression and the structure of his face - the muzzle should've been aligned better. But it's only a start - I found it hard to do part of Tunip's head, so I might revisit this in the future.

Materials: no. 2 pencil on sketchbook paper.
The Octonauts (c) Brown Bag Films / Silver Gate Media / Meomi / BBC.
Ready to Command by AdrianImpalaMata
Ready to Command
"Octonauts, let's do this!" - Captain Barnacles

I've been itching to do the Captain after having done a rather confusing drawing featuring Peso ("Helping Yourself")... so here we are. I did this sketch last night, and one thing that should be noted is Barnacles's hat - it was a bit of a challenge to do, trying to get the shape and proportion correct before focusing on other parts of him. Unlike the Kwazii and Peso sketches I had done in September of 2015 ("Ready for Adventure" and "Ready to Help"), I chose not to give the Captain any eye expressions, but rather a smile on his face. He looks quite content with how things are going in and out of the Octopod... heck, he might be happy that the viewers over in the UK agree that the adventures he and his crew embarked on in Season 4 so far never cease to amaze them. And yet I'm still waiting to see those episodes on the western side of the Atlantic, Dashi and Peso's voices redubbed and all...

Materials: no. 2 pencil on sketchbook paper.
The Octonauts (c) Brown Bag Films / Silver Gate Media / Meomi / BBC.
Helping Yourself by AdrianImpalaMata
Helping Yourself
Two-hour sketch featuring two penguins named Peso, one being the patient who got himself hurt while on a mission with Captain Barnacles and Kwazii, and the other the apparitional medic who gave him medical treatment. I think I had a moral in mind while sketching this one up, something about... well, you know what it is, based off the title of this drawing, right? I had a rough day yesterday, and it's partially why I went into my sketchbook and drew this whole thing up - even almost the whole Sick Bay you see in the Octonauts.

Materials: no. 2 pencil on sketchbook paper.
The Octonauts (c) Brown Bag Films / Silver Gate Media / Meomi / BBC.
Allons-y by AdrianImpalaMata
"Allons-y!" - David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor

Ahead of the ninth season premiere of Doctor Who (or after if you're in the UK) starring Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman (who is, sadly, leaving for a new ITV show to play the role of Queen Victoria after this season), after redoing Shellington, I thought it'd be nice to draw him as the Tenth Doctor, who was played by David Tennant - the Scottish guy who arguably made it the BEST Doctor out of all Doctors so far - and have a little fun with it. I worked on perspective for a while before working on Shel's details. His wardrobe was based on several images of the Tenth Doctor I searched for on the Internet; here, he's wearing what I think is a full-on business suit, albeit with a pair of sneakers. Left paw in his pocket, right paw sticking out, and a smug or determined expression on his face, perhaps ready to fight the Daleks in the Time War...

A sea otter can dream, can't he?

Materials: no. 2 pencil on sketchbook paper.
The Octonauts (c) Brown Bag Films / Silver Gate Media / Meomi / BBC.
Doctor Who (c) BBC.


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Adrian Mata
Artist | Student | Design & Interfaces
United States
Octonaut, NASCAR + soccer fan, digital artist, musician, and autistic boy.

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50 Secrets About Yourself
Be HONEST no matter what.

1. What is your natural hair color?
Dark brown, close to black.

2. Where was  your  ID pic taken?
It's not a photograph. Made it in Photoshop.

3. What is your middle name?

4. Your current relationship  status ?
Single, uninterested, and waiting for reality to strike.

5. Honestly, does your crush like you back ?
I have no crush at the moment.

6. What is your current mood?

7. What's the color of your underwear?

8. What is one thing that makes you happy?
The music I listen to and sing.

9. Who was the last person you cuddled with?
Haven't cuddled with a person before, sadly.

10. If you could go back in time, and change something what would it be?
The results of the games in the game shows I watch every morning since this summer began.

11. If you MUST be an animal for ONE day?
Sea otter. So I can live with Shellington and Pearl and Periwinkle - and hold hands and find something profound and fascinating in it.

12. Ever had a near death experience?
Nope. Too young :p

13. Something you do a lot?
Using my iPhone! No, seriously, surfing the web.

14. What's the name of the song stuck in your head right now?
Armin Van Buuren - "Another You" feat. Mr Probz (Headhunterz Remix)

15. Who did you copy and paste this from?
SteelCZ, via Mr-Blitz

16. Name someone with the same b-day as you?
Susan Boyle, British opera singer.

17. When was the last time you cried?
Conversation with dad

18. Have you ever sang in front of a large audience?
Yep! Part of my high school's choir.

19. If you could have one superpower what would it be?
Changeling. You know, the shape-shifting creatures from MLP:FiM? Yeah. So basically, shape-shifting, with the ability to talk in the exact same voice as the person you transformed into. Just so I could play pranks on them. :p

20. What's the first thing you notice about the opposite sex?
Hairstyle, face... EVERYTHING.

21. What's  your  biggest secret?
Don't have one. :p

22. What's your favorite color?

23. When was the last time you lied?
Won't say.

24. Do you still watch kiddy movies or TV shows?
Do happen to watch the Octonauts. Kinda trying to branch out and find some new shoes to watch.

25. What are you eating or drinking at the moment?
Nothing, just ate.

26. What's your favorite smell?
Anything that's meaty.

27. If you could describe life in one word what would it be?

28. When was the last time you gave/received a hug?
A couple days before the last day of school

29. Have you ever been kissed in the rain?
No and I wouldn't want to

30. What are you thinking about right now?
The song that's stuck in my head right now.

31. What should you be doing?

32. What was the last thing that made you upset?
Political correctness.

33. Do you like working in the yard?
Haven't barely worked on the yard AT ALL.

34. If you could have any last name in the world, what would you want?
None. Happy with my last name.

35. Name 5 things in your closet:
Clothes, books, CDs, art supplies, and 3 referral cards.

36. Do you act different around your crush?
See question 5.

37. When was the last time you slept with a stuffed animal?
Last night.

38. How many times do you take a shower a week?
7 times a week, 12 if it's a school week

39. Do you brush your teeth everyday?
Not often.

40. Have you ever said something stupid in front of your crush?
See question 5.

41. Have you ever watched a hockey game?

42. Do you lie about your age?
Guess my age right now.

43. Ever been jealous about something stupid?

44. Do you pick your nose?
Can't tell ya. Best to leave that up to you.

45. One food you hate?

46. What's the one junk food you cant live without?
Orange chicken (does that count?)

47. How old were you when you found out Santa was fake?
Never thought that Santa was fake.

48. Have you ever blown your nose and looked inside the napkin?
Can't say.

49. Describe your favourite underwear you have?
The hell you talking about?

50. Did you lie in any of these questions?
Nope. Did skip a couple at my own discretion.

Won't tag anybody as I don't partake in tagging games anymore. But feel free to copy-paste the questions and answer them for yourself.

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BronyNo786 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For your MLP album art, you should do a Turn Down For What :) (Smile) 
AdrianImpalaMata Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Student Interface Designer
I don't do pony album covers anymore as I have left the brony fandom. Thanks for the suggestion, though ;)
BronyNo786 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not a music fan but I LOVE your MLP album art! It's so amazing! I made my own too: [link]
TheDemonOfSloth Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
For some reason your icon makes it look like Shelly is wearing a white lab coat. It's amazing.
AdrianImpalaMata Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Student Interface Designer
Sorry for the late reply!

Actually, I got the picture from the Brown Bag Labs blog. I only cropped part of that in a circle.
AldoBronyJDC Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav! :D :squee:
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Hellow there random deviant. :) *clicked the random deviant button* Just want to spread the love. :)

You are beautiful and worth it, no matter what people say. <3

Have a hug too. :hug:
Don't be afraid to pass this on if you want. :)

And have a nice day/evening/night. :3

Sincerely, CelineDGD
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Hi from tumblr! Thank you for following me here! :D
AldoBronyJDC Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey! Thanks for the watch! :D :squee:
AdrianImpalaMata Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Student Interface Designer
No problemo ;) Keep doing what you're doing, it's all good :)
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