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Daniel Normington
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United Kingdom
Current Residence: West Suffolk, UK
Favourite genre of music: Classical, or anything with a lively tune...
Favourite style of art: Anthropomorhpic, especially cartoony
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home
Wallpaper of choice: The Dan Clan
Favourite cartoon character: Aside from Danbuster and co... blimey! There's so many!
Personal Quote: Never underestimate... the Leadboot!! O_o
  • Reading: The Lord of the Rings
  • Playing: Sonic Forces
Well, you’ll probably have gathered by now that I’m home from our family holiday, but still… I have been intending to write up a journal on our week away.

September 22nd, Saturday</b>
We woke up at the crack of dawn this day, as Mum wanted us to get on the road as soon as possible. We ate on the road (or at least, at service stations when we stopped to rest)
There were four of us: Mum and Dad and myself – and our dog Mr Tumnus.
Taking my car to travel, Dad and I shared the load when it came to driving.
We reached Cheriton Bishop, Devon at some point during the mid-afternoon… and heavy rain followed us all the way! Seriously, it was so heavy that the spray from the traffic lowered visibility to practically zero!
Anyway, we paused at Exeter (which was heavy with traffic) to get a KFC for dinner, as well as some shopping and petrol… and then the handbrake seized up on the car – probably caused by the excessive rain getting into the pads? I’m not sure what happened, but it soon fixed itself after we prayed about it.
Finally, we went on to Cheriton Bishop (on the road between Exeter and Okehampton) to the place where we stayed for the week, at a place called Venbridge Farm. Here, we met our host, Anne, the farmer’s wife – who had also left a Devonshire cream tea for us! (Scones, jam and clotted cream)
Once there, we unpacked, watched Pointless Celebrities on TV and generally settled in. And we found we had WiFi, so that was good! I could at least keep up with my dA notifications through my phone. During the week, we were also able to watch a few episodes of a series called Time Teams with Tony Robinson that Mum has been into recently. They are quite interesting. We learned a number of things, like the location of an old Roman ironworking industry from what remained of a smelting workshop, iron–ore workings and even the overseer’s nearby bathhouse facility.

September 23rd, Sunday
It was still raining when we woke up.
After asking Anne about local places, we went to West Down Evangelical Church, who were very friendly people. They even allowed Tumnus in (though he got restless with just sitting around)
By then the weather cheered up a bit, so we had a walk afterwards and had a look at the village of Cheriton Bishop. It turned out they even had a little convenience store, which was handy.
Then I had a bit of a disaster. My camera took a suicide-dive from my pocket and broke itself! Though it still switched on and displayed the saved pictures, the screen was only displaying noise and couldn’t take actual photos anymore. At least the existing photos already on the SD card were safe, so we were able to transfer those onto Mum’s laptop

September 24th, Monday
Another nice morning.
So we went over to Exeter and Dad went to see his old Baptist Church on Wonford Road, where he was baptised. These days, it’s not actually active as a church, but rather as a conference centre for the South West Baptist Association.
After that, we went into Exeter Town Centre to wander round. Dad also got me new camera to replace the one that broke itself.
We spent the afternoon with our family-friends, Paul & Pam, who are possible-cousins through our family history research, and we took Tumnus for a walk along quay beside the River Exe, before having dinner together.

September 25th, Tuesday
Today, we went on the Round Robin trip.
First we went to Paignton to catch a ride on a steam train to Kingswear, which was pulled by an engine called King Edward II.
We then took a ferry across the River Dart to Dartmouth, where we had a fish ‘n’ chip lunch and a couple of hours to wander round town. I got some clotted cream fudge from one of the local shops.
Later, we took the river cruise to Totnes, passing by some interesting sights, such as Agatha Christie’s white house at Greenways, grey seals lounging on a pontoon, a heron… I even got a brief sight of a passing kingfisher – though Mum unfortunately missed it, being distracted by Tumnus, who had again become rather restless on the long cruise.
Once arriving at Totnes, we got the bus back to Paignton so we could go home.

September 26th, Wednesday
Today, we went to Budleigh Salterton to see Dad’s old home and had a wander round town and down to the seafront. I also got a stick of mint seaside rock (with Budleigh Salterton written right through it).
We then went to see Mum’s old friend, Pauline, and spent the afternoon with her. Tumnus also made friends with her shih-tzu puppy, Roxy, who was a right character herself. They got along very well. Tumnus always was friendly, and Roxy seemed to really fall in love with him – even if he did manage to tread on her a couple of times. Him being so much bigger and leggier, she did tend to get under his feet.

September 27th, Thursday
We started the day with a brief trip to Dawlish (where we bought a cream tea from a local family bakery, Gays Creamery) and Teignmouth. We had a walk along the seafront at Teignmouth.
Then we went on to Dartmoor, where we had our cream tea lunch at the foot of Haytor. Afterwards, we took a walk, climbing the hill to the tor (although we didn’t climb the tor itself, as none of us had really brought the right sort of footwear on the trip) – it was enough of a climb just beating the steep hill!
Afterwards, we went to Widecombe-in-the-Moor to wander around the old village, made famous by the old folksong about the seven men who rode to Widecombe Fair on an old grey mare. Whilst there, we had some Devonshire ice cream – that is, ice-cream (of a flavour of our choosing) with a chocolate flake and a scoop of clotted cream on top. Even Tumnus had a small ice-cream himself – though minus the flake or cream, of course!
After driving around to see an old church and one or two other points of interest, we then let the SatNav lead us back across the moor by the “shortest route” – pointing us down what turned out to be an overgrown dirt-track of a back road… called Sweet Meadow Hill. Somebody must have had a sense of humour…
We had a heck of a bumpy trip back to Cheriton Bishop, but it certainly gave those new anti-roll bars on my car a workout!

September 28th, Friday
Not much to write about today. We went off to Bideford and Barnstaple to have a look around the shops. Whilst in Bideford, I found a DVD of Carry On Matron at one charity shop, and a Looney Tunes 2002 Annual at another. Since I’d just finished reading “The Last Battle” (ending the Narnia series), this meant I had something light to read.
Meanwhile, Dad managed to get himself some new shoes from the Clarks in Barnstaple. During the week, Mum also got a new coat from Sainsbury’s.
Later, we returned to Venbridge Farm, where we’d arranged to have a cooked dinner from our host, Anne. Since the option was available, it seemed a nice way to end our week at Cheriton Bishop. We had gammon, chips and peas and pineapple (tinned, since Dad’s allergic to fresh pineapple) followed by dessert – I had sticky toffee pudding, Mum had chocolate profiteroles and Dad had apple crumble.
Afterwards, we started with our packing and cleaning up around our cottage, so that we would be near-enough ready to leave early in the morning.

September 29nd, Saturday
Going home today, we made a fairly early start and headed to Westbury, Wiltshire. Before going home proper, we had planned to visit Grandma, who is still quite fit and well, though getting a little frail in her old age. Her mind is still sharp, though, and she was happy to see us.
We got back to Mildenhall by dinnertime, and once again got a KFC for dinner.

So all in all, we had a great week.
And now that we’re home again, I’m also back to work at the Royal Papworth Hospital. I’m really getting the hang of my work now, entering records of patient clinic visits, transplant operations and keeping the waiting lists updated… though I still have a bit to learn. I’m trying to avoid any serious mistakes, since this is the confidential files of real people here.


Dan Clan 04 - Shopping List
Finally got around to this again. I guess two or three weeks works, depending on how busy things get at home... and how soon I can make it back from work.

The scene shifts to the morning following Danbuster's late-night carrot panic.
The three friends sit down to breakfast, and Frederick is already thinking about what they'll need for their impending shopping trip...
Anthro Team Sonic
With all these rumours flying about lately about this upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog "buddy-cop" movie I've been hearing about, and the resulting "leaked" designs speculating on Sonic's movie design appearance, I'd been inspired lately to draw Sonic - and indeed Tails and Knuckles - in my own style.
You might say, this is how they could look if they ended up in Danbuster's world, and their appearances changed according to the dimensional hop... ;)

I was taking a few mixtures of style here:
Of course, there's the classic Sonic look - I kept the toony eyes and the classic shoes and gloves.
Then there's inspirations from the Sonic Boom cartoon - Sonic's scarf and Tails' goggles... and yes, I know Sonic's arms are blue... I happen to like it better that way somehow! :XD:
Finally, there's the anthro-style itself - fully fleshed-out limbs and torsos and muscles, fuzzy fur and a hint of animal characteristcs (slightly more realistic faces, separate eyes and longer muzzles, claws, animal legs, etc)


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KosmoKOYOTE Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave!:D
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :aww:
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Chritian Socnis
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not on Patreon myself
jazz316 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2019
It's alright. If you can help spread the word about it id be honored and very grateful
AshleyWolf259 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dan mah boi. =P
Hows tings?
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi there!
I'm fine in myself, apart from this persistent rash on my belly... although it's gone away somewhat on my arms and such, I still get irritating itching on my midriff, especially on the waistline! ^^;
The creams the doctor prescribe help a little, but we still don't know what's causing it... but all a recent blood-test has proved is what's NOT causing it.
AshleyWolf259 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I had a rash once...had to be on steriod (Typo sorry, using Steam browser) cream.
Not pretty. I can't even wear a shirt without feeling such an itch!
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know if it's connected with the wintery weather and changing temperatures or what... ^^;
KosmoKOYOTE Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave!:D (Big Grin) 
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :)
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Thanks for the fave in  : Rokko

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Hehe, you're welcome! ;)
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Well, I can't promise VERY long comments, but I do try to be encouraging. ;)
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IrishBecky Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
Hey, I hope you had a wonderful Birthday!! Sorry I was so late sending you happy birthday wishes.
:party: :cake: :hug:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, no problem! :aww:
Thanks! Had a pretty good day... not short on Birthday cake! ;)
Got a new phone too
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You're welcome! :D
That's awesome!
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Yup! :D
RayErronArts Featured By Owner Edited Jan 21, 2019  Hobbyist
Thank you very much for the fave and adding to your collection :).
Greetings from Poland :hug:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :aww:
And thanks! Greetings from England! ;)
KawaiiSteffu Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
Happy birthday for yesterday! :hug:

As soon as I've got some things sorted with moving, I'll try and make it up to you. 

HEADS UP: I'm not moving to HHog's place yet, have to get other things sorted first but I am moving out of the other place probably soon, I saw the place yesterday and it'll be a supported/shared living place. Luckily a town's nearby so I can get out and thank goodness for my own room etc. 
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much, Steph! :hug:

Hope it gets sorted out for you guys soon! :aww:
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