Lost ~ in ~ Space! by Nadya Johnson

The rescue goes awry!


Tom and Crowe’s Un-Excellent Adventure – 9

The Saga Continues… (triple feature!)
Inspired by Dr. Who and MSTK-3000

When we last left the team, it looked like Tom and Crowe were safe aboard the Tardis (someone’s Tardis… ) and that Gypsy was about to get them home. But no such luck! Crowe T. Robot messed with the controls and now they’ve gone careening through the Vortex on a mad trip to – - – who knows where or when? Zounds! Will they ever see the Satellite of Love again?


An experiment in comic-book art:

Panel #1 is from yesterday’s post turned into to a colored sketch. There are “Actions” to do this but I no longer have them on my desktop so I used the Cut-Out filter in CS2.

For Panel #2 I used a photo of my model Tardis, placed Tom Servo in the window (again, from a photo of my mini-fig) and placed it in a custom background taken from another project which I did in CS2 some time ago. You can barely see him, but he’s there! lol

Panel #3 is from a photo of the two figures which which I took in front of my monitor with a space-scape on the screen I also did in CS2 some time ago (here)

I converted the photo to a drawing using poster-effects.

This series started out with snapshots of my figures but then evolved into a series of experiments in Photoshop. It’s purely for fun – none are for sale – but somehow, when I’m “only having fun” there’s a tendency to be more creative – try new things, new methods, more than I might otherwise. WHY that is, who knows… It really is a lot of fun! And because I have so many images to use, it’s not as time-consuming as it probably seems. No idea really, where I’m going yet with this (I confess, the story wasn’t planned so the characters are “winging it”)! ~ but we will see. Stay tuned for more: hope you’re having fun with it as well! :))

Tom’s Dramatic Moment (closer view)

Fine, then – Crowe insisted on a close-up too!

(The “Cut Out” effect isn’t perfect but I think with some clean-up and manipulation it would work for converting photos into digital drawings pretty well – maybe I will try some more)

You can see the rest of the series here

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  • eoconnor
    eoconnoralmost 3 years ago


  • Thanks so much for your comment on my little “comic,” Liz! This project’s Just for Fun but has turned into a learning experience… hey who knows, maybe I’ll begin a comic strip. lol!!

    – Nadya Johnson

  • frankula49
    frankula49almost 3 years ago

    “Hmmm! That’s another fine mess you gotten me into”……hahaha Lol
    Very Funny Nadya

  • Thank you, Frank! Glad you liked the little comic strip! All I need now, are some Original characters, and hey – maybe I will be in business! lol! (In the meantime, it’s On with the Project – for a bit.) I appreciate your comment!

    – Nadya Johnson

  • Carol and Mike Werner
    Carol and Mike...almost 3 years ago

    Delightful creation, Nadya . . . poor babies . . . will they ever make it home safely . . . eagerly awaiting the answers . . . wonderful work . . . LOL

  • Thank you, guys! Still having Too Much Fun. lol!! I’m finding it’s the perfect thing to do while watching sci-fi in the evenings with my Better Half… as is our crazy custom, lately. Also finding many tricks with custom brushes, most of which I’ve never tried before; so I guess in the end, this silliness is valuable! I appreciate your comment!

    – Nadya Johnson

  • Kanages Ramesh
    Kanages Rameshalmost 3 years ago


    See your work displayed Here

  • Wowie – Zowie! Thanks HUGELY for the feature in your group!! I am really, really pleased! :))

    – Nadya Johnson

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