'Whoever said life isn't like a movie obviously has never fallen asleep'
An illustration for MattConley's tiny story 'Life As A Movie'
I know it doesn't make a hell of a lot of sense. I was more interested in the framing image for the dream and wasn't thinking about what would ultimately go in there. But the bubble can be filled with other images if anyone wants to improve it.
'Having never fit into the social circles of society, the boy formed his own social square, and fit right in'
A quick drawing inspired by MattConley's tiny story 'Social Geometry'
For a story with geometry in the title I probably should have used a ruler.
the boy argued
the girl insisted
Based on InkedCanvas's excellent tiny story 'Super'
I had this image in my head of the two kids in their own superhero costumes as they faced off over this. They've even found some hitRECord merchandise to play dress-up with.
I have actually attempted colouring it in photoshop (a piss-poor attempt at that) but I'll only upload that if no-one else wants to colour this. Go on, don't you feel photoshop calling to you.
If I read our story backwards, it’s about how I un-broke your heart, and then we were happy until one day you forgot about me forever.
I love happy endings.
This is my illustration for the brilliant tiny story 'righttoleft' by Blodnasir.
I was also inspired by pprescott's comic panel style idea for her illustration of the story. I wanted to create a comic panel that was ripped and rearranged as if whoever wrote the story did this too out of frustration.
"It's called the world wide web," said the spider to the fly.
Saw this tiny story by rayperez in RegularJOE's reRECs and thought I'd try and give my version of it. I decided to use binary but I just wish I knew how to write in it. Then I would of written hitRECord or something over and over on the webbing. Challenge for someone else maybe?
My fly looks resistant to change.
There was a little girl that overheard her mummy and daddy saying that if a butterfly flaps its wings it can make a hurricane if it wants to. So she was always really polite to butterflies.
"This is going to end badly" said The Beginning.
"Why do you always assume that. That is so unfair!" said The End.
"Hey, no need to get like that. Back me up will you!" said The Beginning...
One day whilst walking across the living room Achilles stubbed his toe on the edge of the coffee table and cried out in pain; "What the hell, Mum! I thought you said you dunked me in the Styx ho...
I made a machine that turns sadness into balloons.
As it turns out, sad thoughts are heavier than air.
Now I'm surrounded by bright latex that won't go away.
Illustration of a Tiny Story by Betagold.
It's true, the rusted spade was not the sharpest tool in the shed. He just wished that the other tools hadn't overheard their owners use that expression. Now all the saws laughed at him.
the boy argued
the girl insisted
A coloured version of my illustration for InkedCanvas's tiny story 'Super'
'My heart is broken but it's okay - I have a plaster'
Random tiny story idea. It may seem a little depressing but I thought it was quite hopeful too.
I love the idea of tiny stories revolving around misheard and misunderstood sayings or old wives tales. There could be a whole series of them.
Also I realise that I've made my Penny look a little deranged. I think she could just be surprised. It's not everyday someone lifts you in a chair with very little apparent effort. It's been days since it happened to me.
I've just found this in basic outline on one of sketch pads, so I've inked it and uploaded it. I must of done it a couple of months back at the earliest and looking at it I knew what I'd intended the title to be. The thing is I don't really remember where I was inspired from - I know it was a tiny story idea but the question is which one? I want to resource whoever it was but I just can't seem to find it. If you recognise the premise or even think it's yours - comment and I'll resource.
Sorry, I know this is a little unusual.
One wanted to share a life together.
The other wanted to share two.
It's been a while since I've seen a tiny story which has stirred so much debate about its possible meaning and created so many interesting ideas from it. It's definitely worth looking at the conversation thread for Joe's story and read some of these.
As far as I know my viewpoint hasn't been taken up by anyone else yet. I saw it as a woman sharing the news with her partner that he's going to be a father.
Turns out I'm a romantic. Who knew?
As the little sugar cube was dropped into the cup of tea, she did her best Wicked Witch of the West impression. “I’m melting, I’m melting!” she screamed. Those were her final words.
An illustration for lindzey42's tiny story 'Wicked Witch'
Is this too late? Hopefully not. Thought of adding to the story visually by still having a dorothy type figure who's responsible for the melting. Only this one harbours no feelings of guilt.
Just as she was coming to the big finish of her report on the effects of flooding on rural areas, her teacher interrupted and told her to stop being so dramatic.
Unfortunately, she w...
Illustration for greytime's tiny story 'Spring Clean'
'today mother nature must have been redecorating
she used the clouds as a paint sample gradient chart
going from dark to darker grey'
An illustration for aimeecanto's tiny story 'Silence!'
'He wanted to scream to the world how much he loved her, but they were at the library, so he whispered.'
The way I pictured it with them hiding behind a book and being surrounded by books, I figured that it may as well be in a Library of Tiny Stories.
Illustration for ubespidermonkey's tiny story 'Jealous Stars'
'Stars are jealous of city lights.
So once in a while, they cut the power.'
Liked the idea of them literally cutting the power and other stars acting as look outs but I resisted the urge to add ski masks. Needs some serious colouring to brighten it up though - being the whole point of the story.
Illustration for SashaB's twist on the saying - if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.
"If you can't beat 'em, find someone who can"
And why can't the little guy have action stars, crazies and monsters be the 'someone'
A rough illustration for Marke's 'Tired' text.
I love this story, the way that it can keep going round and round but only figured out that it reminded me of a zoetrope yesterday - so here it is.
Illustration for swaylooza's tiny story 'In my head'
'I do not fear the monsters under my bed. The monsters I fear, are in my head.'
I love that this story can be interpreted in different ways. The monster can be her. I saw it as the thing in her head is another version of herself and she's afraid of what she's capable of. Brings another angle to the first part of the story - why would she fear the monsters, there's one in the bed too.
Illustration for LifeAboveTheWaterline's tiny story 'Under That Parking Lot'
'On this field there lies a parking lot
And under that parking lot there lies a story'
I saw it as the story/field wasn't too happy about being covered up by the parking lot and decided to break out. I also wanted someone above that has no idea what's going on beneath their feet.
For Michal's 'News (Tiny Story)' - more messages after these messages.
An illustration that I did a little while ago and then kind of forgot about. I haven't produced much lately as I've had an issue in my new place that meant I've been trying to save most of my belongings including all of my drawings from damp and mold issues. I'm not gonna cry! Anyway, found this tucked away somewhere safe.
" I like my chaos organised"
I haven't hitRECord in a while. With an unexpected house move and other stresses it finally feels good to get back to some illustrating. Recently the phrase "organised chaos" kept popping up and while I was waiting for removal men who were three and a half hours late, while all of my art supplies were packed up in boxes and with nothing better to do but stare into space, I thought of and scribbled this tiny story onto a scrap piece of paper, shoved it into the nearest box and then forgot about it. Two weeks later, I got to the last box and there it was.
Today I illustrated it. I usually find other hitrecorder's tiny stories to illustrate but I quite like this one as there are so many ways to draw it. I hope someone else might want to give it a try too.
"we used to perform magic together, before the incident."
An illustration for the tiny story 'The Magicians' by Kubi.
And this is my 300th RECord! Hooray! Confetti! I don't know how it's possible that it's that many. Anyway, I love Kubi's story because there are so many different ways that it can be interpreted. But for me it was the macabre that I decided to go for.
"I pushed you away while secretly hoping that you'd stay"
Illustration for the tiny story 'I Never Thought You'd Actually Leave' by IAmRobynNicole.
I think that I've seen the trailer for Cloud Atlas one too many times. The phrase "We are bound to others" keeps rolling around my head. A literal interpretation, yes but it seemed to fit with this story. I also had the idea of them leaning away from eachother but that is what keeps them balanced.
An illustration for haley.aronow's 'Fabric of Time' tiny story.
in the corner of the universe
sits an old lady
who knits the endless fabric of time
and cannot remember how to finish it.
After an attempt at hiding under a child's bed and failing, the monster found they'd accidentally discovered a fantastic new fashion statement.
Random idea I had a while ago. A monster too big to get under a child's bed wears it like a hat. Probably needs a snappier tiny story to go with it but anyway, I give you a pretty chuffed monster showing off their new hat.
An illustration for the tiny story 'what i wear alone with you' by thatwasnotveryravenofyou.
Some days, armor.
Others, just skin.
I identified with this tiny story. I wanted to have the image be something exposed but closed off at the same time. And also have the hands and hair shape into a kind of armour's helmet.
Illustration for 'signs' by Zucherman.
A girl once told me that peeling the labels off beer bottles was a sign that I was sexually frustrated. "So is this," I said, then sobbed.
Illustration for 'through the doorway' by Karishma.
Every step I take down the winding stairs
Reminds me that I will never see you again
I really love this tiny story. I found it very effective. As a child I used to think that there was nothing sadder than an empty chair after a relative passed away and this story made me think of that so I worked that into the image too. This also counts as one of my 'Challenge a Suspect' RECords for the hitRECorder challenge collab. It's taken a while for me to get my arse in gear, so my apologies for that.