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Awkward things you might say as an artist

Postby RobboAKAscooby on Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:30 am

Just a list of things I've said or thought that have gotten THAT look.
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"This butt doesn't look right"
"I think my boobs are a little lopsided"
"Oh men are easier but I hate penises" (discussing life-drawing and overheard)
"That's interesting anatomy"
"I need to warm up or my hand gets stiff"
"I did a marathon session last night now my hand hurts" (responding to a mate asking how the comic's going and again overheard)
"Damn I don't have a rubber" (rubber is Aussie slang for an eraser)
"I prefer small breasts but they're harder to work with" (answering a vendor's question on why I don't draw big tits)
"It's easier to start naked, then dress them up" (same conversation as above on if I'm drawing a nudie pic)
"I've done some nude work but not often"
"Stop touching my pens" (said with a mouthful of food so one keyword was misheard)
"I mostly do teenagers" (discussing the ages of my characters)
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Re: Awkward things you might say as an artist

Postby McDuffies on Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:03 am

I think you're saying those things on purpose.
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Re: Awkward things you might say as an artist

Postby RobboAKAscooby on Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:49 am

McDuffies wrote:I think you're saying those things on purpose.


Me? saying dirty double-entendres on purpose? Who do you think I am, Cornpone or something?
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Re: Awkward things you might say as an artist

Postby VeryCuddlyCornpone on Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:34 pm

RobboAKAscooby wrote:
McDuffies wrote:I think you're saying those things on purpose.


Me? saying dirty double-entendres on purpose? Who do you think I am, Cornpone or something?

:lol:

I usually draw in the darkened cave of my own room, so I rarely get to say awkward things to people. Something that does happen, though, is I'll draw a picture and not realize until it's beyond saving that there's some subtle suggestions in the artwork. Or, more frequently, every speech bubble I draw ends up looking like a twig and berries. Why must so many of my dialogue balloons have ballsacks?

(i just went back to look to see if i could find prime ballsack examples to share. it was actually quite hard for me to find them, i guess they pop up less frequently than i think)
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Re: Awkward things you might say as an artist

Postby Dutch! on Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:49 pm

Nah, I never have anyone around when I'm working on the strip, so the best I could contribute would be various comments to the dog to stop trying to jump on my lap, bury his chew toy under the desk, or attempt to get me to play 'that game where I run around barking and you get frustrated'.

I did end up with a cloud or something like that which looked suspiciously anatomical... thank you, Speech Bubble, for covering that slip! :D
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Re: Awkward things you might say as an artist

Postby peterabnny on Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:45 pm

I'm nearly always at home and by myself in my office/man cave when I'm drawing. Even those few times I work on artwork at work I'm by myself. However, once or twice I've been working when someone's happened by. In a way, I actually would welcome them asking me what I was doing, so I could show 'em. Course, part of me is also a little hesitant to do so, too, lest I get that "Oh, so you're one of *those* people (i.e. furries), eh?" look. I've already had a conversation with one of the guys explaining the difference between anthro art and furry art.
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Re: Awkward things you might say as an artist

Postby McDuffies on Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:40 am

VeryCuddlyCornpone wrote:I usually draw in the darkened cave of my own room,

That can't be good for your eyes.
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Re: Awkward things you might say as an artist

Postby Mastermind on Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:09 am

I usually don't comment my own "art". But I'm always the first one to go THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID!! in this sort of situation.
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Re: Awkward things you might say as an artist

Postby RobboAKAscooby on Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:22 pm

Mastermind wrote:I usually don't comment my own "art".


Neither do I really, but the more that people know I do this stuff the more questions I get asked (especially at work 'cause I draw between customers in the morning) and it's kind of rude not to answer.

Also I have a tendency to think out loud when I forget people are around.
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That's why I practice so much.

Postby Mo on Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:54 pm

RobboAKAscooby wrote:"Oh men are easier but I hate penises"

Yeah, they can be hard...





...too draw. TOO DRAW DAMMIT! :shifty:
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Re: That's why I practice so much.

Postby VeryCuddlyCornpone on Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:02 pm

Mo wrote:
RobboAKAscooby wrote:"Oh men are easier but I hate penises"

Yeah, they can be hard...


And when they're hard, it takes a long time to finish them. Can get tiring for the hands. You might go through several rubbers before you're done with one.
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Re: Awkward things you might say as an artist

Postby Mastermind on Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:42 pm

RobboAKAscooby wrote:
Mastermind wrote:I usually don't comment my own "art".


Neither do I really, but the more that people know I do this stuff the more questions I get asked (especially at work 'cause I draw between customers in the morning) and it's kind of rude not to answer.

That's why I avoid doing it in public (aw crap, I walked right into this one). People ask questions that seem simple to them and one-sentence answers always end up awkward.
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Re: Awkward things you might say as an artist

Postby VeryCuddlyCornpone on Sun Jan 15, 2012 4:40 pm

Mastermind wrote:That's why I avoid doing it in public (aw crap, I walked right into this one).


Better to do it in private


darn you schoob for initially tempting me!! :P
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Re: Awkward things you might say as an artist

Postby RobboAKAscooby on Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:13 am

VeryCuddlyCornpone wrote:darn you schoob for initially tempting me!! :P


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Re: Awkward things you might say as an artist

Postby Phact0rri on Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:45 pm

but.. but... drawing in public is a great device to chat up the ladies. Or to look like a creepy lookie-lou.
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Re: That's why I practice so much.

Postby McDuffies on Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:38 am

I can't remember the last time I drew in public.

VeryCuddlyCornpone wrote:
Mo wrote:
RobboAKAscooby wrote:"Oh men are easier but I hate penises"

Yeah, they can be hard...


And when they're hard, it takes a long time to finish them. Can get tiring for the hands. You might go through several rubbers before you're done with one.

I don't know what you people are talking about.
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Re: Awkward things you might say as an artist

Postby VeryCuddlyCornpone on Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:24 pm

Of course you wouldn't, you're a cat!
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Postby Fading Aura on Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:01 pm

VeryCuddlyCornpone wrote:Of course you wouldn't, you're a cat!

One who professionally purloins panties has no need for uncouth word-play. The actions speak for themselves. ;)
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Re: Awkward things you might say as an artist

Postby robotthepirate on Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:13 am

RobboAKAscooby wrote:"Damn I don't have a rubber" (rubber is Aussie slang for an eraser)


That's just was we call them here, I don't even think its slang.

Though the phrase "Heeere's Jonny!" has its own double-entendre to make up for it.

Mastermind wrote:I usually don't comment my own "art". But I'm always the first one to go THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID!! in this sort of situation.


Aw, I haven't played that game in years. Kinda miss it now.

Phact0rri wrote:but.. but... drawing in public is a great device to chat up the ladies. Or to look like a creepy lookie-lou.


*Sits drawing people in a park* *Girl comes up to me* "Hey. Were you just drawing me?" "Yeah" "Can I see?" "Sure" *Shows her the picture* "Why do I look fat!?"

And that is why I don't draw in public. I really should work on not making people look fat, or old.
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Re: Awkward things you might say as an artist

Postby Ti-Phil on Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:15 am

Phact0rri wrote:but.. but... drawing in public is a great device to chat up the ladies. Or to look like a creepy lookie-lou.


The rare times I was noticed to draw people, I never was seen as a creepy person. However, there was a few who asked me to give them the sketch afterward.
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