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Art January 19, 2015

Posted by Sobek in News.

This one will be number thirteen.  It’s starting out conventional (albeit very small), but I’m going to try something at the end that will either look really, cool, or else totally ruin it.




1. Sobek - January 19, 2015

As always, click to embiggen. You can see all of my pencil marks in there, which looks kinda lame.

2. lauraw - January 19, 2015

Back when I used to do art things, one of my pet peeves was receiving critiques when the job was just started, or half-done.

So, like let’s say you’ve invested a few hours into something that is going to take weeks, and that means things are in the beginning. They are rough and sketchy and you don’t have the final medium up there yet.

But you have to listen to someone who walks up saying, “those pencil lines are too rough and sketchy,” and “this is supposed to be done in oil.”

Man, I hated that.

It would be my pleasure to duplicate the experience for you.

3. lauraw - January 19, 2015

That ruler really distracts from the composition. That was a bad choice by you.

4. lauraw - January 19, 2015

I would really encourage you to leave the ruler out of the final piece, if you can remove it without breaking anything.

5. lauraw - January 19, 2015

Those super-faint lines look like they should be a part of the work, but they are too faint. You should either darken them, or spend ten minutes explaining their temporary presence, which I will not understand.

6. lauraw - January 19, 2015

Actually, now I’m kind of warming up to the ruler. It’s good. I ‘get it.’ You are very clever.
Leave it in there.

7. Sobek - January 19, 2015


8. skinbad - January 20, 2015

I love the “Caption” caption as well. Very deep. It really makes me look at captions in a new way.

9. Retired Geezer - January 20, 2015

New Superhero name: Captain Caption… Wordfighter!

10. geoff - January 20, 2015

You should add an optical inch.

11. lauraw - January 20, 2015

The lack of airplanes or dinosaurs is really starting to bug.

12. Tushar - January 20, 2015

That sketch of the ruler at the bottom is amazingly life like.
The rest of the sketch is very nice too.

13. Retired Geezer - January 21, 2015

Regarding the sketch of the ruler; are those Metric numbers along the bottom?

If there are any hidden triangles, could you highlight them for Geoff?

14. daveintexas - January 21, 2015

I thought he drew the ruler. Some kinda art thing

15. Sobek - January 21, 2015

This is what I see when I close my eyes.

16. OBF - January 22, 2015

Don’t close your eyes.

(Looks like broccoli to me.)

17. some random guy - January 23, 2015

Pretty sure if you use a ruler it’s not ‘Art’.

18. buffalone - January 23, 2015

19. Sobek - January 23, 2015

If that’s true, Random Guy, I’m going to have to re-name all my old posts.

Very cool gif, Buffalone.

20. skinbad - January 24, 2015

“Pretty sure if you use a ruler it’s not ‘Art’.”

That’s what his wife said.

21. gengap - January 30, 2015

It makes a mother proud

22. Sobek - November 12, 2018

Update: I totally ruined it. Ah well.

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