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Spooky Doodles

spooky doodles

I promised ages ago I would share my original spooky wooky doodles so here you are! This is a page from a notebook I had with me when I went to Oban for my dad’s birthday last Summer. We spent a fair amount of time on ferries and much smaller boats so I imagine my train of thought was boats >  ships in bottles > pirates > ghost ships > mad scientist. Obviously.

Also Zelda of course, which has entire sidequests involving capturing things in bottles. I have never really gotten over the moment when the Wind Waker game made us realise that capturing fairies in bottles wasn’t fun for them. Sadface!


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