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Drawing for the uninspired!
« on: January 04, 2010, 07:57:53 PM »

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This post is now irrelevant, since our blog was laid to rest.

Let's use this topic to share any drawings/art any of us did/do.




Heya people!

Short version: I has made blog for people that fail @ drawing because they don't know what the heck to draw and don't want to be forced to draw something but do want to draw and and and... well yes. That about sums it up in a non-punctuated line.

So me and a basketball teammate of mine used to draw a bit every now and then. Lately, however, we've been drawing diddly-squat, because most of the time, you just sit down, with a pencil in your hand, and stare at a blank piece of paper. Waiting. But it never comes :)

So we decided to make a blog, and put up our drawings there. We discussed this stuff over Twitter, and some people showed interest. Right now, I've got several people (some friends from real life, the basketball team mate, a friend from a long long time ago, etc) that joined in on the blog.

What we do is fairly simple:

We set a topic every month, and if you like the topic, if you have time to draw, really only if you feel like it, you have the option of sending me a drawing and I'll put it up somewhere around the time of the deadline.

The thought is to get people to create again, mainly if you lack inspiration or reasons to draw.

You don't have to be able to draw really well, as long as you have fun while drawing. The quality of the work can be anything from "scribbled on a napkin" to "digital painting" and it doesn't matter whether it took you the full month and 40 hours a week, or just half an hour, as long as you created it after the start date.

Now, the reason I posted it here should be quite apparent: you're welcome to join :)

Drop a post in this topic if you want to join and I'll email the details :)

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Re: Drawing for the uninspired!
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2010, 10:37:18 AM »

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For those that care (and I doubt there's many :p) you can view the first results of this project right here:

http://totallyrandomdrawings.blogspot.com/2010/01/ragefinal.html

I'm pretty satisfied :] Good entries with lots of different styles.

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« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2010, 10:38:41 AM »

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Re: Drawing for the uninspired!
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2010, 10:39:44 AM »

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Hahahaha :D

Well, you're welcome to join this one, if you *like* to draw. Talent isn't a prerequisite.

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« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2010, 10:57:08 AM »

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Alright, since you guys are here anyway; tell me what ya think of how it turned out. Is it something you could look at more often? Does it interest you even though you don't draw?

And don't hold back, brutally honest replies are just fine ;)

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« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2010, 12:24:37 PM »

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Alright, since you guys are here anyway; tell me what ya think of how it turned out. Is it something you could look at more often? Does it interest you even though you don't draw?

And don't hold back, brutally honest replies are just fine ;)

I can't draw, and have no desire to draw, but the pics on the website looked pretty cool.  Looks like it could be pretty cool once it gets up and running and fills out a little bit more, but so far I liked what I saw.

And it kind of reminded me of threadless.com, where people just submit random drawings and they get voted on and put on t-shirts.

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« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2010, 12:36:52 PM »

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Alright, since you guys are here anyway; tell me what ya think of how it turned out. Is it something you could look at more often? Does it interest you even though you don't draw?

And don't hold back, brutally honest replies are just fine ;)

I can't draw, and have no desire to draw, but the pics on the website looked pretty cool.  Looks like it could be pretty cool once it gets up and running and fills out a little bit more, but so far I liked what I saw.

And it kind of reminded me of threadless.com, where people just submit random drawings and they get voted on and put on t-shirts.
Thanks for the answer. Hm. I know threadless :] Good site, true.

Thanksio.

Re: Drawing for the uninspired!
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2010, 02:18:15 AM »

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Looks promising.  Just get more stuff up on there and once you build up a nice archive I think people could spend quite a while on there.
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Re: Drawing for the uninspired!
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2011, 12:04:45 PM »

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Just a little ocean cottage I always liked from "Summer Of '42" ... thought I'd sketch it (just No.2 pencil).








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Re: Drawing for the uninspired!
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2011, 12:18:13 PM »

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Another movie-inspired sketch, this one of the ancient, fossilized spacecraft from the first "Alien" movie ...







 ... that scene always fascinated me.





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« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2011, 12:26:09 PM »

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This I drew from what I think was a woodblock print I saw online of my hero, Walt Whitman ...








 .. again, just No. 2 pencil.





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Re: Drawing for the uninspired!
« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2011, 01:53:56 AM »

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I'd say that that was pretty inspired (or inspiring) - TP, my brother.

Re: Drawing for the uninspired!
« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2011, 06:42:37 PM »

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I'd say that that was pretty inspired (or inspiring) - TP, my brother.

Thanks, Brother ... just "hen scratchings", but it relaxes me, and I guess that's as good a reason as any. Back atcha for the kind words. :)
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« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2011, 07:09:53 PM »

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You've got some serious talent Bahku, I especially like the cottage.

Sketching is probably one of the hardest things I've EVER tried to do.  That's one skill I don't think I could ever improve on, no matter how hard I practiced.
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