777 messages - that's like the Number of the Beast stepped up a level (turned up to eleven?)
One lovely prezzie - a couple of starter sets of Sharpies to play with. One of my very favourite cartoonists and web-comic people (Jennifer Babcock - "C'est La Vie") uses them exclusively for inking and colouring, and some of the stuff she does... if I get half as adept, I'll be a happy man.
The "Queens of Snark" drawing progresses, but it's possibly the single most ambitious piece of straight artwork I've ever attempted - seven different characters, crossing over from three cartoon and literary continuums, posed in a bar. Foreground: Mona Montrois (C'est La Vie), Daria Morgendorffer (Daria) and Adora Belle Dearheart (Terry Pratchett's Discworld), at a table, sharing drinks, mordant comment and sisterhood.
Background: cowering apprehensively at the bar are the other halves: Louis Lamouroux (CLV), Trent Lane (Daria) and Moist von Lipwig (Discworld). All characters look as they do in their respective worlds.
Undecided whether to include a barman: Igor from Biers? (Discworld). Might also pop M.Smokey the rabbit (CLV) in there somewhere. The setting: the Four Winds Bar from the Blue Öyster Cult's haunting song "Astronomy", where three of the four winds have blown transdimensional people in from their respective worlds to the pub where all the winds meet. As the wizards of UU might say, it's all down to quantum...
But a complicated bugger to draw, I have to say!
Pleased all the military modelling stuff is going down so well, though. lots more to post, but remember not to do it all at once...