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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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OSIDUS Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i realized that before commenting too. mostly, i was just saying that i found it funny.

...

yes i have.
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i think we are both on the offensive, and i am trying to break the habit of liking to fight, so for now, i won't argue on that.
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i have never done that, and don't know anybody who does, but i am no computer graphics person (even though the ones i know also don't have any rough sketches, even if they do, they usually draw in the whole outline and just color it or animate it.)
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my empathy is based off of what i would think if the same situation occurred on me, which i apparently seem to take things lighter than i had anticipated... which seems odd. (maybe i was having a bad day (like always) and didn't notice? :shrug:)
*sigh* fine, i'll see if i can work on that.


...meh.
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TheArtofAir Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
sorry, i just realized u r a woman...let me rephrase: 'it's all good sister'
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OSIDUS Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
no worries.:)
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TheArtofAir Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
cool...very cool :) and nice to meet u too...
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TheArtofAir Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
it's all good brother...i'm sorry if i was a little harsh on u myself...it's just that i usually find everyone on deviant to be really nice...we're all artists u know...so we all get temperamental right? lol, no worries, and i took no offense nor meant to give any :) 'drinks all around!'
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OSIDUS Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:handshake:
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AlexGarner Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You know, I didn't HAVE to post this rough sketch. This is the kind of comment that discourages me from doing it in the future :unimpressed:
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OSIDUS Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
before you delete this comment, i'd appreciate if you read it first.

i don't know how good of a day you have had, but you could have always answered something along the lines of:

"lol, i didn't notice that," or
"this was a test to see how many people would point it out," or even
"i did it on purpose... for morale reasons".

and i could have said something along the lines of:
"everything is out of proportion and stiff, and it looks terrible" even though we both know that that is not true.

..but i COULD have said that.

so why get miffed over a comment so neutral as "it looks like she has a mustache"?
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AlexGarner Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I won't delete your comment. You're entitled to your unsolicited opinion just as I'm entitled to react testily if I interpret it as a bit rude. Stating she looks like she has a mustache doesn't fall within the purview of neutrality. If you don't agree, I invite you to tell an actual woman the same thing and then gauge her reaction.

Let's not beat a dead horse here. I'm not mad, It's no big deal, and I consider the matter closed.
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OSIDUS Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i'm a woman myself, and yes, i have taken this criticism many times. MANY TIMES. and i just laugh at myself and decide to never make that mistake again. that, or i point it out myself before anyone else gets a chance to. some other women need to learn that lesson before they end up committing suicide. some. i know others who take it just as lightly as i do.

other than that, the comment was something well known as constructive criticism. and it was more of a fact than an opinion. really, it is the reason that i hate all of the artwork that i have ever made; because i think it is terrible

and yes, i believe that we are, indeed, arguing over something near pointless to be arguing over. but i feel that that had to be said.

<<transmission terminated>>
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TheArtofAir Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
don't listen this clown...please keep posting ur rough sketches...they r inspiring...
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OSIDUS Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
the sketch is fine, and i'm sure people appreciate it, it just seems funny.
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skatkat1 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It's like you gave this sketch steroids haha...
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JericaWinters Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
Looks good so far :clap:
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TheArtofAir Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
nice..very campbell-like...i mean that as a compliment :)
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AlexGarner Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I take that as a compliment! I was going for cartoonish exaggeration but it worked better with line-work rather than digital paint. Thanks!
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TheArtofAir Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
Awesome...Because i loved Gen 13 growing up...it was the only comic i really collected...i even had the 4 part miniseries, when Jim Lee first brought him on board...those were the ones i had u and Campbell sign in New Jersey at the Garden State Plaza when i was like 16...along with the Danger Girl books i bought that day...I wish i could say i still had those issues, because they were my treasures, but i lived with a room mate who stole all of them from me when he moved out and sold them on ebay! and worse i didn't even know about it until i moved out years later. (because i didn't even think to open the box in my closet that i kept them safe in, never dreamed they would be stolen)...but i digress, i know u inked for him, but i had no idea u could draw as well (until i found u on here) and i'm just blown away, ur awesome! i always wanted to be a comic book artist...i even went to art school and studied story boarding under Carmine Infantino and drawing under Sal Amendola....but i accidentally discovered airbrushing, i started to love it, the money was good (still is)...but damn, i would totally take a crack at a comic book given the chance...i'd just have to tighten my pencils up again, but drawing has always been my strong suit...and i remember all the things i was taught...
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AlexGarner Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Very cool! Yeah, it was a little surreal to draw and paint Abbey Chase on my recent Infestation2 cover after all my years inking her.
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CrakaJ Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist
Has Valve ever offered you a job before? If not... WHY?!
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AlexGarner Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Ha! If they did I'd accept :)
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CrakaJ Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist
Lol who wouldn't!? Plus you'd get to see HL2: Episode 3! :O
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AlexGarner Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Where the hell is that game anyway? Are they even making it?
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CrakaJ Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist
They've been making it for like at least 5 years now. No clue when they'll announce it, but it better be damn good for a wait this long and not a let-down like Duke Nukem Forever lol

I heard a rumor that they might not announce it for a while still and they're more likely to be announcing some Left 4 Dead type of RPG or MMO instead lol...
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CaptainButano Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i really love sketches...
and i must say like so much how yo give dinamism, torsion and inclination tho the body.

┐Have you more sketches like this?
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Zhaanman Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool seeing it from the start!!
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7daywalk Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
would love to see what you'd do in a full Portal Piece!
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DarkKnightJRK Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I really like this--rare to see you do more sketchy, traditional looking pieces. :D
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AlexGarner Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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