If there's one story that sums up my childhood, it's this.
Mom: Here's some spending money. But whatever you do, just DON'T go buy $20 of candy.
We IMMEDIATELY bike down the street and buys 3 bags of candy, nonchalantly eating it directly outside.
Newspaper guy: Hey! Would you mind if I took an incriminating photo of you all
eating large quantities of candy that you weren't supposed to buy AND
take your names down just in case your parents don't recognize their
jerky liar children in the paper tomorrow?
Us: Sure thing!
Mom: Sooooo...what'd you guys end up doing yesterday?
Us:Oh...you know...some stuff... played some arcade games, rode bikes, ate some really really healthy food... (or some incoherent kid mumbles that sounded like a coherent lie)
Mom:Sooooo...you definitely didn't just go buy a bunch of candy?
Mom: Are you suuuure?
Us: (still not even catching on) Of course not, Mom. What do we look like, idiots?
Mom: Yep! *holds up newspaper*
Behold the front page of the Asbury Park Press, of course on Sunday, so in full color.
Something I've wanted to try for YEARS and too scared/intimidated to try. I finally sat down for a good ten hours with my thinking cap on (sharkhat) and went to work using all the techniques that Ctrlpaint.com has me infatuated with.
I'm honestly floored with the results. I had no idea i would ever be able to make something like this.
It makes me want to set my computer on fire knowing i will never do anything this good again.
I've been absolutely fascinated with the wealth of information found on ctrlpaint.com and their unmatchable tutorials. As someone who has been using Photoshop for about 8 years now, I honestly want to start applauding as I'm watching them.
So while i have about 10 more pressing projects I should be working on...i just felt like sitting down and drawing a pretty girl. I was just practicing gesture, form, line quality, and texture when i suddenly realized i liked where i was going with this...
On nothing more than a plea for inspiration via facebook, i inadvertantly and unapologetically started an art war amongst my friends.
I said that who ever posted a drawing of me on my page, i would in turn draw a portrait of them...yet somewhere along the line...we lost control. All of a sudden merely commenting on one of the pictures made you a target of a satirical cartooning. Friends that weren't involved at all suddenly were being dragged in and make fun of as well.
I gladly will take credit for the hilarious chaos!
Here is a taste of the ones I recieved and my illustrated retorts. Most of them probably warrant some kind of an explanation, which is precisely why I'm not giving any!