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DrunkDuck Sketch Thread Part 2: the dial-up killer
Black_Kitty at 12:00AM, Jan. 1, 2007
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With a new year comes a new sketch thread as the last one was started on January of 2006!

So you know what this is all about. Post your sketches! If it's not safe for work, please link them instead of posting them. I shall be locking the old thread.

The last two replies to the old thread were by Abby Greenwald and subcultured:

Abby Greenwald
Jotted down on stationary and dirty lined paper at the tail end of a 22-hour shift at work. *WARNINNNNG* Really not work safe or like, kid-safe.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v62/BigEvil/WORK1.gif
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v62/BigEvil/WORK2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v62/BigEvil/WORK3.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v62/BigEvil/Worko1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v62/BigEvil/Worko2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v62/BigEvil/Worko3.jpg


subcultured
panel sketch of porter

  
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theleast at 7:29AM, Jan. 1, 2007
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A very quick concept sketch for my next comic, just to give the artist an idea of what I have in mind:
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Abby Greenwald at 1:06PM, Jan. 2, 2007
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Actually, this next one IS what I'd call a sketch. My pencils are pretty much nonexistent. I just go straight for inks 90% of the time.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v62/BigEvil/Card1small.jpg
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Generic Human at 9:31PM, Jan. 4, 2007
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Abby Greenwald
Actually, this next one IS what I'd call a sketch. My pencils are pretty much nonexistent. I just go straight for inks 90% of the time.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v62/BigEvil/Card1small.jpg


That's killer. I wish I could whip inks out like that.



Here's one I scanned for deviant art…

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subcultured at 10:33PM, Jan. 4, 2007
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it looks like you
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Abby Greenwald at 12:03AM, Jan. 6, 2007
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Generic Human
That's killer. I wish I could whip inks out like that.

Thanks. I turn thirty-one in less than a week so at this point, the secret is being wicked old and just having mounds of practice under my belt as a result.
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subcultured at 5:49PM, Jan. 7, 2007
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big version here http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f251/subcultured2/sketches/Dreams_in_Synergy_024sk.jpg
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kaminari at 10:22PM, Jan. 7, 2007
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This isnt really a sketch… and it didnt really fit into any comics.. so I thought I'd just post it here!!


I am FS2 champion! w00t!!
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theleast at 5:52AM, Jan. 8, 2007
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Some quick costume designs for Chapter 3 of Crimson Dark:


(hotlinked from my shiny new sketch-dump)
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mechanical_lullaby at 1:35PM, Jan. 20, 2007
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hooray for art…
and now something unusual for me:
a NOT-cartoon
quick sketch in less than ten minutes

I guess I have some skill, but most of the time I just prefer cartoons.

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Vaoni at 3:29PM, Jan. 21, 2007
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scrappy quick piccy drawn on comp


- Updated! 1.10.06
“You'd never get a cat to be a servant. You ever see a cat return a stick? ”Hey man! You threw the stick, you go get it yourself! I'm busy! If you wanted the stick so bad, why'd you throw it away in the first place?"
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KC3Tlifevirus at 6:38PM, Jan. 21, 2007
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Woah. That is freaking awesome. The lips look great.
I am seriously envious right now… =(
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Ian Jay at 7:47PM, Jan. 23, 2007
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Hey! Might as well put some stuff in here.

This was a sketch originally drawn for a Sketch Tavern Forum “Life Drawing” thread. Apparently, though, when they say “life drawing”, they literally mean “try to make it look real”. (Ptsssht! Whatever, man! If I wanted to have a realistic picture, I'd go out and buy me a Kodak Fun Saver 35!) Anyways, was based off of a photo, which I think was taken as a reference to some anime show or something. I don't know; I've never seen it. I just drew from the photo.



I never really cottoned to the Sketch Tavern forums, and I don't think they ever cottoned to me. This might have been for a number of reasons, but mostly I think it was because I was so stupendously worse than the rest of them (most are either licensed animators, illustrators, or people who have otherwise been drawing things for a very, very long time). There's a bunch of other DD people on there, though, so I won't tell you not to go there.

Anyways: More stuff by me up here soon. Maybe.
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ccs1989 at 11:01AM, Jan. 25, 2007
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Nice sketch, Ian. I see what you mean about sketch-tavern. Berlin Poe is getting beaten up by a bunch of self proclaimed “experts” over there as we speak.
http://ccs1989.deviantart.com

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-Henry David Thoreau, Walden
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ozoneocean at 11:40AM, Jan. 25, 2007
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Good picas!
The trouble with that rather interesting Sketch Tavern place is that people really go there to critique each other, not to compliment. They'll do it in a blunt, inexpert, clumsy, forthright manner, because that's how “artists” critique.
-Drawing type artists who've not had much social experience with other artists that is ;)
Basically; they're not being mean, they're just doing their (sometimes hamfisted) versions of giving “honest” opinions to try and help each other improve. If you don't want your ego deflated, don't post there, and if you really want to get better, take a few courses and practise; but unless you're willing to do that, places like the “sketch tavern” are as good as any, and maybe better than most. At least they're willing to try and “help” you. :)
 
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Ian Jay at 1:59PM, Jan. 25, 2007
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ozoneocean
Good picas!
The trouble with that rather interesting Sketch Tavern place is that people really go there to critique each other, not to compliment. They'll do it in a blunt, inexpert, clumsy, forthright manner, because that's how “artists” critique.
-Drawing type artists who've not had much social experience with other artists that is ;)
Basically; they're not being mean, they're just doing their (sometimes hamfisted) versions of giving “honest” opinions to try and help each other improve. If you don't want your ego deflated, don't post there, and if you really want to get better, take a few courses and practise; but unless you're willing to do that, places like the “sketch tavern” are as good as any, and maybe better than most. At least they're willing to try and “help” you. :)

Right. It's for professional critiques. And I'm just not at the level of “professional” yet.
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ozoneocean at 2:25PM, Jan. 25, 2007
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A “professional crtique” would be one that they're payed to give. Only art instructors and teachers do that. ;)
A critique by an art professional is a different thing; not quite as expert at being a critique, but very helpful nontheless because of all the work experience it carries with it.
You're always at enough of a level to recieve a critique. It just depends on what kind of critique it is and what you take away from it.
 
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Ian Jay at 2:34PM, Jan. 25, 2007
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Yeah, but when you're posting on an art forum, and you're in the bottom 10% (with less refinement in your art and less of a portfolio to back you up), it goes without saying that you're dragging the entire group down with you. Only when you get rid of the big stupid glaring mistakes in your art can you safely and politely ask others how to get rid of the little mistakes.

…I mean, I may be wrong here, but that's always been the general impression I've had.
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ccs1989 at 3:03PM, Jan. 25, 2007
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I dunno, there are a lot of amatures on that site.

I dunno how much drawing from life you do, Ian, but it is really helpful to learn to draw from life. The art class I've been taking this year has been really dedicated to getting realism down, and it's really helped my cartoony art as well. Considering you're going to SCAD, practicing life drawing will definitely help in your life drawing classes. Because you're probably going to have to take a LOT of those.

As for the website it's not the whole critique thing, but it's HOW they critique. These guys are ruthless. Like with Berlin Poe, he made some changes to his work and some of them liked it, and others were like “Shut up. We're helping you. If you didn't expect this, don't ask us for our help. Pussy.”

That kind of stuff doesn't help at all. I remember how defensive I was when Eggbert first reviewed my comic. These guys are being 100% harsher. I guess they find that's the only way to make an impression on someone over the net to get them to change something.
http://ccs1989.deviantart.com

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ozoneocean at 3:21PM, Jan. 25, 2007
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ccs1989
These guys are being 100% harsher. I guess they find that's the only way to make an impression on someone over the net to get them to change something.
No. That's the thing: An art teacher wouldn't approach it like that; only another artitist offering advice; because they don't know how to give advice correctly.
The advice is still worthy, it's just less likely to be helpful because they don't know how to craft it so that it'll be well recieved by the person they're trying to help. It can even be unhelpful in that form.
 
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Eviltwinpixie at 11:54PM, Jan. 26, 2007
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Ian- you may say your art doesn't look professional, but actually that picture makes me think of the Quentin Blake illustrations which adorned my beloved books as a child. ^_^
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subcultured at 1:33AM, Jan. 27, 2007
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sketch of a page in DIS
including color blocking
big version: http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f251/subcultured2/sketches/Dreams_in_Synergy_025sk.jpg
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acadia at 11:55PM, Jan. 27, 2007
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Didn't really fit into my whole ‘comic’ deal, so I figured I'd share it here. Just for kicks (heh) I guess.

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subcultured at 11:24AM, Jan. 31, 2007
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sketch of the lates DIS page


I saw some manga covers that got me curious if i could duplicate thier color blending in painter. So i tested a few brushes and this came out
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glenoneill at 6:17PM, Jan. 31, 2007
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I Like Giants…

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acadia at 10:39PM, Feb. 5, 2007
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Quick portrait for a friend.

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subcultured at 11:01PM, Feb. 5, 2007
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nice!
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acadia at 12:06AM, Feb. 6, 2007
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Heh, thanks. I only wish i could draw/paint like that on a regular basis, that portrait was a rare glimpse at what I'm capable of, but rarely take the time to do.

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Eviltwinpixie at 2:56AM, Feb. 7, 2007
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Not a sketch, exactly, but an unfinished drawing.

It's Rosalyn as a Pirate Superhero. ^_^

6am is an odd time for me. ;)
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mechanical_lullaby at 5:18AM, Feb. 8, 2007
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boobies!

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