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Traumadore
01-25-2011, 07:54 AM
Welcome my son. This weeks subject is MACHINES. Draw your favorite kitchen appliance, a robot, a printing press, or a printing robot, whatever you want. What did you draw? It's alright we told you what to draw.

Non-rules:
1. The images can be any size or level of polish.

2. There is no wrong interpretation of the theme.

3. You can post as many images as you want. I encourage multiple entries!

I'll be posting a new theme one week from now, but you can post your image here whenever you finish it.

Kirin
01-25-2011, 08:43 AM
It ain't much, but I realized that I technically just drew a machine for work:

http://i.imgur.com/tav0g.png

Lady
01-25-2011, 09:37 AM
I'm not sure I'll actually get around to drawing something, but here is me being a smart ass
(this was my final exam last semesteR)

http://www.snowy-day.net/stuff/others/artaerobics-machines-smartass.jpg

Epithet
01-27-2011, 04:47 PM
This thread seems kind of lonely! Either everyone forgot about this whole deal, or we really love bears. Anyway, here's a shitty cyborgish thing:

http://i.imgur.com/S6UQe.png

The picture came out really crappy. I guess I should've used some better lighting.

Edit: Her/its legs are hella stubby. :0 I've been reading too much Octopus Pie.

blinkpen
01-27-2011, 05:58 PM
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b389/grendarpics/Untitled-1.gif

Donny
01-27-2011, 07:20 PM
I'll probably have more to share later this week:

http://titusandmal.com/art/go_muncher_go.jpg

Traumadore
01-28-2011, 11:00 AM
Epithet: Yeah, machines can be intimidating because people associate precision with them and think they'll have to do that. Every example here refutes that idea however! Machanical forms can be expressive and gestural just like anything else. You're right the human anatomy in your figure is off, but you recognize it which is great. The nice thing is that the machine can't be wrong! I do have to ask, did you avoid drawing the face because you think you couldn't do it? I bet you could.

Bloodyinkpen: nice chunky dude there, are you gonna do some more? That's a digital sketch so you could increase the canvas size or shrink the sketch and keep developing the rest of the figure. I also like the other head in the corner, I wouldn't mind seeing what it's body could look like.

Donny: He's got a frantic energy that's really fun, like a lot of your characters. Looking at it makes me want to skip work and go draw right now.

I'll be posting something this eve I think.

Epithet
01-28-2011, 01:20 PM
Epithet: Yeah, machines can be intimidating because people associate precision with them and think they'll have to do that. Every example here refutes that idea however! Machanical forms can be expressive and gestural just like anything else. You're right the human anatomy in your figure is off, but you recognize it which is great. The nice thing is that the machine can't be wrong! I do have to ask, did you avoid drawing the face because you think you couldn't do it? I bet you could.


I avoided drawing the face just because I wanted to draw something that didn't have a face. A lot of drawings or designs for cyborg type things that I've seen have recognizable human faces, so I decided to try drawing one that didn't, and that obviously didn't have an intact human head. My faces do need a lot of work, but I don't go out of my way to avoid drawing them or anything.

Wolfgang
01-28-2011, 01:53 PM
I haven't really had time to draw anything new this week, so I'll toss this stuff I did for a webcomic a while back up there:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/multimoog/darkrayder.gif

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/multimoog/symmetricaldocking1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/multimoog/symmetricaldocking2.jpg

blinkpen
01-28-2011, 01:54 PM
Bloodyinkpen: nice chunky dude there, are you gonna do some more? That's a digital sketch so you could increase the canvas size or shrink the sketch and keep developing the rest of the figure. I also like the other head in the corner, I wouldn't mind seeing what it's body could look like.


At the moment my policy with these threads is to throw down a canvas at my default settings and sketch without a plan until I get bored. I figure eventually I'll throw down something that intrigues me enough to put on a coat of finish. Until then, half-assed sketches it is!

EDIT: speaking of which:

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b389/grendarpics/bot2.gif

nunix
01-28-2011, 03:29 PM
I haven't really had time to draw anything new this week, so I'll toss this stuff I did for a webcomic a while back up there

kinda defeats the purpose of the thread. =/ DRAW NEW STUFF ALWAYS

Wolfgang
01-28-2011, 03:31 PM
kinda defeats the purpose of the thread. =/ DRAW NEW STUFF ALWAYS

With less than 10 posts in a week I didn't think anyone would mind the padding, but yeah.

Chu
01-28-2011, 05:08 PM
For the record I totally plan on contributing art to this theme. Real life has been keeping me busy, however.

Balrog
01-28-2011, 06:26 PM
I wanna do something else but here (http://flipnote.hatena.com/57A1805027494DBB@DSi/movie/494DBB_0A65BFD67E4E2_000)'s my first thing.

Traumadore
01-28-2011, 06:56 PM
I wanna do something else but here (http://flipnote.hatena.com/57A1805027494DBB@DSi/movie/494DBB_0A65BFD67E4E2_000)'s my first thing.

Whoa, a lot more ambitious this week! You should keep making these, they're really fun. Does that thing do scaling or rotating, or is it just straight drawing?

Balrog
01-28-2011, 07:09 PM
Whoa, a lot more ambitious this week! You should keep making these, they're really fun. Does that thing do scaling or rotating, or is it just straight drawing?

It doesn't but it does have layers, lightboxes, cut/copy/paste and a bunch of other stuff. I think it may have scaling because it has a thing to shrink but I dunno if it enlarges.

Traumadore
01-28-2011, 09:23 PM
By the way I meant to say, Lady, that is the most complicated sounding lego instruction sheet I have ever seen. It looks pretty simple in the pictures though.

SO from now on I'm using this weekly thing as a chance to put some practice hours in digital painting. I am a noob at it so I would really appreciate some criticism, expecially from Shawn, BloodyInkpen, Donny, and any else who know their way around a wacom. All other criticism welcome, seriously. I take it well.

Here is a machine I started from memory without an underdrawing. Not the best of circumstances but I just want to practice. Let's say it's loosely based on the Vandercook SP20 Proofing Press as seen from the right. It's a WIP, tell me what you think I should work on.

http://i544.photobucket.com/albums/hh327/Traumadore/machine1.jpg

Karzac
01-28-2011, 09:34 PM
I look down the desk
With surreptitious sidelong glances.
I see her enticing curves
Shining brightly.
Desire fills my mind
As I imagine
Running my fingers over her.

Too soon she's gone.
Closed up, hidden away.
Carried off, not to be seen
Until she's brought out again.

I haven't written any poetry in a long time, and I've never doneit well, but I thought I'd give this a go. The second stanza sucks, but I kind of like the first one.

Traumadore
01-28-2011, 09:41 PM
I haven't written any poetry in a long time, and I've never doneit well, but I thought I'd give this a go. The second stanza sucks, but I kind of like the first one.

I like the first one too, and all the second needs is more evocative language. It says the right thing, but in a sort of pragmatic way. I love it when the last two lines of a poem punch me in the gut, but this one ends with a sigh.

Deptford
01-29-2011, 05:19 AM
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j293/ReenayeStarr/BaroqueMechanisms.jpg?t=1296307174

Oscar
01-29-2011, 06:27 AM
A Robut!

http://i51.tinypic.com/oglwnn.jpg

Probably could've spent more time colouring it. I'll probably do another one over the weekend!

Karzac
01-29-2011, 08:29 AM
I like the first one too, and all the second needs is more evocative language. It says the right thing, but in a sort of pragmatic way. I love it when the last two lines of a poem punch me in the gut, but this one ends with a sigh.

Yeah, that's because I wanted to go to bed. I'll try to think of something better later today.

Lady
01-29-2011, 09:21 AM
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j293/ReenayeStarr/BaroqueMechanisms.jpg?t=1296307174

Please tell me that face saying PROGRESS! is being used as a wrecking ball pleasepleasepleasepleaseplease

Elements
01-30-2011, 02:30 PM
http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/030/6/a/creation_by_p4g4n3l3m3nt5-d38f32l.jpg

This week was severely lacking in free time, so I had to do a real rush job on this one. :( Oh well - I guess it'll be added to my ever-expanding WIP pile. I've always thought clockwork-style toys were pretty cool. I want one.

nunix
01-30-2011, 04:39 PM
Well, the perspective and proportions are a little off, but that's the most interesting thing, composition-wise, I've seen you do, P3! It's great. =D

Lady
01-30-2011, 05:34 PM
That kinda reminds me of a strange novel I read once. I should try to track it down. (the girl in it was a clockmaker, and it dealt a lot with gender/sexual issues in the rennaissancey/enlightenment era)

[edit- Found it! (http://www.amazon.com/Captives-Time-Malcolm-Bosse/dp/0440203112/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1296438213&sr=1-1)]

Violentvixen
01-30-2011, 05:40 PM
There is something at work that I specifically want to draw and I ended up being out sick half of this week. I'll probably be a late entry early next week.

Elements
01-31-2011, 04:31 AM
Well, the perspective and proportions are a little off, but that's the most interesting thing, composition-wise, I've seen you do, P3! It's great. =D

Perspective and proportions are way off, even by my standards. But sometimes, you just need to throw stuff down on (digital) paper and not give a damn. But thank you. :D

Traumadore
02-01-2011, 06:46 AM
I'll be posting the new thread on friday, and we'll continue with fridays from then on. It should give folks a chance to make a couple more things if they're so inclined!

bobbywatson
02-01-2011, 10:36 AM
It looked so much better in my mind... Oh well. I should have put goggles on the guy.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5060/5408363754_c0f73d4521.jpg

Alex Scott
02-01-2011, 08:20 PM
So last year I wrote a short story about a little robot girl and her adoptive human sister. And just now I did a drawing of them. It gave me a chance to experiment with a few things, like reductive drawing. My mom used to do scratchboard illustrations for her friend's fanzine, so the tutorial that came up in the Instruction thread clicked with me.

So here it is.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v203/Gumpman/ikidgunfight.jpg

Donny
02-02-2011, 12:03 AM
Traumadore, there isn't much to criticize about your one drawing there. I'd suggest cutting down on the white outlining a bit though if you're going for a more painted look.

Also here is more stuff:

http://www.titusandmal.com/art/more_chomper.png

http://www.titusandmal.com/art/sophie_zoom.png

Chu
02-02-2011, 07:06 PM
http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/033/3/9/hello_janitor_bot_by_raizy-d38o2zf.png

A robot from the same universe as the mutant hyenas I've drawn before. This robot with a mild-mannered personality program (but no gender) works as a janitor, but suspects it was made for another purpose. Who made it? Where did it come from?

I didn't draw it, but the back of the robot and its arms can detach as a floating flying saucer-shaped thing. Two, two robots in one, ah ah ah. This robot will have a name eventually, I guess. Maybe in a few years. Decades.

Violentvixen
02-03-2011, 07:39 AM
Finally had time at work to draw the TEM:

http://i362.photobucket.com/albums/oo62/annumd/Scan-110203-0001.jpg

I'm okay with how it came out overall especially since it was kind of rushed, I did it quickly between vacuum cycles. I think what was interesting was that when I had to draw a curved line I would almost always still start out drawing a straight one. I'm now remembering that this is an old issue for me.

Also I would have used pencil and unlined paper, but oh well.