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Portal 2 Sketch by AlexGarner Portal 2 Sketch by AlexGarner
Just thought I'd post the initial pencil sketch to the Portal 2 piece. As always, I made lots of changes/fixes to this as I went along.
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mistakendestiny Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
that's really interesting. thanks for sharing :)
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urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
I dig, mister! Nice and loose!
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AlexGarner Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man!
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DevWatcher1452 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
Cool!, share more sketches. This is great, reminds me of Ringo!
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AlexGarner Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! High praise!
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superjedi003 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
hey i finally played the first portal. now i know what people are talking about when they make obscure comments about cake
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OSIDUS Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
she kinda looks like she has a mustache...
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TheArtofAir Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
Nice Osidus...real classy...didn't u ever hear: if u have nothing nice to say keep ur effing trap shut!...show some respect, mr. garner has been working as a pro for over a decade...what about u? r u a pro? what does ur portfolio look like? after i'm done writing this i'm going to take a look...let me see what kind of nice things i can say about u...cause i'm sure every single piece of artwork u create is perfect, even rough sketches...oh and by the way, did u see his digital painting of this sketch, because it's epic...along with the rest of his body of work...how do u stack up? cause all i hear is a lot of jealousy punk...
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OSIDUS Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:)

first, i have not been working with computers, don't have a wacom pad that doesnt crash computers, and don't have a scanner. all i have is a camera and a USB that allows me to download it's memory. that's it. yes, i am an experienced artist who has painted many murals, most for fun.

SECOND, you BOTH took the comment the wrong way. it was not intended to be mean. alexgarner could have responded something like:

"lol, i didnt notice that" or
"this was a test to see how many people would point it out" or even
"i did that for my own humor, as well as others... for morale reasons."

criticism is something that all artists have to expect and learn to take. no artist ever had to try and post, show, or sell artwork.

i could have said: "this artwork sucks, and the dimensions are all wrong" or something of the like, even though it is not true.

so why get in a fuss over a comment so neutral as "it looks like she has a mustache"?

AND THIRD: i am a philosopher, not a clown.



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TheArtofAir Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
U can attempt to justify what u said anyway u like...but it's ur responsibility as the communicator to get ur point across accurately, it's funny how when i look at the sketch, i see the lines as her top lip...it's also interesting that i immediately recognized that those lines were left incomplete on purpose...meaning, this sketch was never intended to be the 'final' piece, also the word 'sketch' is usually a good indication of just that...but u being the consummate pro, don't need me to tell u that...also, have u looked at alex's body of work? his portfolio speaks for itself as to how masterful he is at artwork...so when u comment the way u did, it communicates all wrong...it communicates that u didn't understand u were looking at a rough sketch, not a finished piece...it communicates, that even if u do understand what a rough sketch is, u clearly didn't study her face long enough to realize those r 'lip' lines that don't need to be completed in their entirety (which should have signaled to u that this sketch is intended to serve as a template) i don't know too many artists (myself included) who would waste time putting needless details into a sketch that's intended to be finished as a something else...and if u go and look, this particular sketch was the rough skeleton for it's finished digital painting counterpart...so therefore, ur comment does not come across as criticism, it comes across as an ignorant sniper shot...so that's why all the fuss...and clearly it wasn't just alex being 'too sensitive' because i read it like that too...and if more than one person is missing ur meaning, then that means u communicated badly...
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