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teahermitcomics:

I’m really pleased with how this turned out, I think I might focus on cell shading more often…! It’s super fun and looks dramatic~ Plus you can play around with incorporating extra things within the shading itself. Always good.
I spent some time on this while I was still excited by the first episode of The Bletchley Circle. If you didn’t watch it yesterday, I urge you to give it a go. The characters are brilliant and the story is exciting! It’s about four frustrated women in post-war Britain who used to be codebreakers at Bletchley Park*, and reunite years later to use their great intellect to find and catch a serial rapist killer. It’s equally awesome and rage inducing to see how these women battle the people around them who are sceptical (or just plain ignorant) of their mental abilities. Can’t wait for episode 2 :D
*I live round the corner from Bletchley Park, and I’m a little obsessed with the place hehe. It’s fascinating to think that its huge team of geniuses were possibly responsible for ending the war 3 years early. Shame that these people were not applauded for their efforts for something like 30 years, until the Official Secrets Act was ended. Instead we have the sad stories of people like Alan Turing and these fictional women, all not recognised for their efforts and in poor Mr. Turing’s case, horrifically punished.
Aaanyway, enough history. I hope you all like this illustration!
(The Bletchley Circle (c) ITV etc, Illustration (c) Jade Sarson)

teahermitcomics:

I’m really pleased with how this turned out, I think I might focus on cell shading more often…! It’s super fun and looks dramatic~ Plus you can play around with incorporating extra things within the shading itself. Always good.

I spent some time on this while I was still excited by the first episode of The Bletchley Circle. If you didn’t watch it yesterday, I urge you to give it a go. The characters are brilliant and the story is exciting! It’s about four frustrated women in post-war Britain who used to be codebreakers at Bletchley Park*, and reunite years later to use their great intellect to find and catch a serial rapist killer. It’s equally awesome and rage inducing to see how these women battle the people around them who are sceptical (or just plain ignorant) of their mental abilities. Can’t wait for episode 2 :D

*I live round the corner from Bletchley Park, and I’m a little obsessed with the place hehe. It’s fascinating to think that its huge team of geniuses were possibly responsible for ending the war 3 years early. Shame that these people were not applauded for their efforts for something like 30 years, until the Official Secrets Act was ended. Instead we have the sad stories of people like Alan Turing and these fictional women, all not recognised for their efforts and in poor Mr. Turing’s case, horrifically punished.

Aaanyway, enough history. I hope you all like this illustration!

(The Bletchley Circle (c) ITV etc, Illustration (c) Jade Sarson)

Sep 20

stayforthecredits:

Costume designer Anna Robbins: “You’ve got these four beautiful women, who are really strong characters, and I wanted every single composition within their wardrobes to sit well together.

“We want it to be historically accurate and have minimised floral textiles and patterns to give it a much more austere 1950s’ post-war feel.

“But I still wanted to have graphic prints and regimented patterns to connect into the code-breaking and the fact that there are all these patterns within.

“In terms of costumes I’ve looked at the late Forties and into the Fifties, more than the new look that arrived in the early Fifties, so it doesn’t have a sense of being too optimistic, opulent or luxurious fashion-wise. Rationing was still going on and thisfilters through to the shapes of the clothing.”

“Women wouldn’t have many outfits at this time, so we’ve got a capsule wardrobe. So you’ll see things worn a couple of times at least but in different combinations so that it’s realistic.

“When you’ve got women dressed as they would have been in the early Fifties, they would have been wearing suspenders and stockings and nylons, which actually comes across as being pretty glamorous and dressed up to how we are now, with relaxed, comfortable clothing.

“Also you have to realise that people don’t change that much. They’ll create their style in their early twenties and it kind of stays. The generation carries the style through. So when you’ve got twinsets and pearls on a grandmother in this century, they will have been wearing that as a glamorous twentysomething girl in the Fifites.”

Sep 20

http://hellotailor.tumblr.com/post/49973971509/btw-guys-if-youre-wondering-why-im-psyched-that →

hellotailor:

BTW guys, if you’re wondering why i’m psyched that this “bletchley circle” thing got renewed for a second season — YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY BE WATCHING THIS MINISERIES.

  • the four main castmembers are women.
  • who secretly fight crime using codebreaking skills they learned while doing top secret work…
Sep 20

All that’s necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing- or good women.

Sep 20
Sep 20

The Bletchley Circle - 02x01 - Error code. Code 14. Corruption in data set. Re-do calculation from start.

Sep 20

ladysybil:

"Why do men do it?"

"Do what?"

"Kill women."

"Women kill too, you know."

"Not like this. Only men do this."

the bletchley circle - s1

Sep 20

brain-food:

I stumbled across these 3 shows on Netflix this year and absolutely fell in love with them. I was pleasantly surprised.

BOMB GIRLS

Bomb Girls is a Canadian television drama that debuted on January 4, 2012 on Global. The plot profiles the stories of four women working in a Canadian munitions factory during World War II, beginning in 1941

THE BLETCHLEY CIRCLE

The Bletchley Circle is a 2012 television mystery drama miniseries, set in 1952.  It focuses on Four ordinary women with an extraordinary flair for code-breaking and razor-sharp intelligence skills. Having served as code breakers in World War II, the four now focus their talents on catching killers.

CALL THE MIDWIFE

set in the 1950s, this period drama based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth follows new midwife Jenny Lee and the other midwives and nuns working in a nursing convent in an impoverished section of London’s East End.