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Some Comic of Mine 005 by DanShive Some Comic of Mine 005 by DanShive
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This is way early (Friday is the paper release date), but it's my birthday, and I'll post if I want to. That, and I doubt there's much school paper / DA watcher overlap at this point.

While I was considering going for a more sketchy style ( [link] ), I decided I'm not ready to do that just yet, if ever for this. At the very least I think I'll stick to more of an ink-like look.

Ok, as for what's going on in the comic itself. This is the sort of gag that I think is somehow less dirty with the gender roles reversed. It's a double standard, I know, but I think it would be considered more dirty if Tori was a guy drawing a woman streaking through the mall. Any disagreement on this would actually be refreshing ^^;

Oh, and for those wondering about how messy Tori appears? Well, she's working with charcoal. That stuffs MESSY, and Tori doesn't mind. I do, however. I go out of my way to only get one hand dirty, and to keep the rest of me charcoal free. I don't always succeed, but I try.

Panel by panel:

Panel 1: Tori's fierceness while drawing is an exaggerated version of the vigorous drawing style of someone actually in the life drawing class I'm taking. One time he drew in red, and I stated that he had attacked the paper and his drawing was the result of the paper bleeding.

Panel 2: Tori's pose in panel 1 was pretty much precisely what I wanted, but I realized that I just made her drawing with her left hand and I'd already drawn panel 3 with the charcoal in her right hand. It's a happy accident, as it makes her seem all the more wild with her drawing style.

Panel 3: This panel, in my opinion, looks so much better than the others, and I think it's because I sketched it off of the computer (the rest is 100% computer generated). I think I just get better results with sketching off the computer, but it is more time consuming just account on scanning alone.

Panel 4: This is based on two things, the first being that I occasionally get tired of drawing the literal interpretation of what's in front of me. I'd rather use the model as a reference and make something new. The second is that there is a shortage of male models for my life drawing class, and I figure Tori would get tired of always drawing women.
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:iconeternoaprendiz:
EternoAprendiz Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
Genial:D (Big Grin) 
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AshuriKakko1 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
Im pretty sure you drew it out first but how did you make it look like that?
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Kerevon Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
I wish I could just go 'Ker-Sketch!'

And yes, he looks like Mr. Verres to me. Very funny comic. :)
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:iconneoplayer2:
Neoplayer2 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
Mr. Verres also teaches art?
What's the government have to say about that?
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scatmanfan Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008
Ker-Sketch! Could "Ker" be your answer to the Wotch's "Ka?"
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KeramonTamer Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008
So Mr. Verres secretly teaches an art class. And he takes his glasses off to do so.
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jjferrit Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008  Professional Filmographer
hahaha, as someone who hates life drawing, i love this XD lol
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DragonicSoul Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008  Student General Artist
I've worked a bit with charcoal, and I'm also amazed that Tori is as clean as she is. Kerskketch is probably the most epic sound effect I've ever seen, and the teacher DOES have a Mr. Verres thing going on... but without the glasses. It's probably in that last pose and the attitude I always think of Mr. Verres having with Tedd being reflected here.
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azerisii Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008
Haha!

I normally get "Now look here, see that bit..." followed by my teacher redrawing almost everything inspite of my face.

But that is awesome.

This character gets my luff!
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CidGregor Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008
You don't happen to read "Sexy Losers" by any chance, do you, Dan? Because the joke in this comic is strikingly similar to a joke in that comic.

Granted, it's incredibly dirtier than yours, but it still rung a bell.
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InuJoshua Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008   Traditional Artist
I must admit, Tori looks like quite the hottie.
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Avistew Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
We also lacked male models. We only had like 2 during the first year (we had a new model every week).
I liked drawing women though. They were all so different, I felt like I was learning more tan if they had only been male. That, and I was 17 and was rather bashful to see males spreading their legs a meter away from me.

I'm not sure if the other way around would be less politically correct. I find that in art, women are not sexual at all. They're almost always naked, but rarely sexual. Just my opinion, though, it might just be hat I'm so used to seeing naked women in paintings, sculptures and so on, and they're dying or dead half the time, and the rest of the time they're breastfeeding or something.
I do think that a woman drawing a woman in the mall would probably sound more "okay" than a man doing so, while a man drawing a man would just seem to be gay.
I think it's because men are considered to think about sex more often, and to be excited more often. To some extent, this is true, although it doesn't mean they think that way all the time or that women never do.

I like how messy she looks, but I have to say I'm surprised. I've never got even one hand dirty when using charcoal (I guess I wasn't using the same type, or I just didn't notice).
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Paladin343 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I like Tori. I LIKE her... XD

But why does the art teacher remind me of Mr. Verres? Maybe it's the mustache.
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YarKramer Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
Heh, she's sketching more dramatically than Light Yagami writes in the Death Note! XD

I, too, would rather draw a male than a 50-year-old female. ;)
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WingsofDeath-Damian Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
wow neat
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Linkhero Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
Its realy nice :D

just noticed that her hand in panel 4 is missing a finger :P
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DanShive Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
It isn't; that may look like negative space between her middle finger and hair, but that's her index finger. She has the charcoal stick between her middle and index finger.
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Linkhero Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008
O right... forget i said anything more then that the strip is great
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Mr-Rose Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
Indeed. If anyone's missing a finger, it's her left hand in panel two. But it could also just as easily be hidden behind her middle finger.
There appears to be a slight disconnect in the line at her knuckle that would tend to suggest otherwise though...but on closer examination, it's there, you just need a magnifying glass to see it. Huh.

Also, she has pretty hands. :)
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DaVince21 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You know, I actually like the style you use on these comics a lot more than the one you use on EGS. I guess it can't be helped, though.

Keep it up, I love these comics! :)
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Seigmann Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Artistic licence :rofl:
I love it.
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Golden-Dragon-Girl Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
OMG, Tori is ME.

But with darker, shorter hair and less Viking-chick looking. XD

And probably taller.

Yeah, most models for those classes are all women. It's like, "isn't male uniqueness and beauty important too?" But no, apparently not. Bleah.
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DanShive Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
To be fair, my professor wants and is attempting to find male models for us. I don't know if that was true in your case, but in ours, the guys are simply difficult to find.
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vidthekid Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This life drawing class isn't located anywhere near central Ohio, is it?
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Arkus0 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
lol a true artist
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DeckardCanine Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Best written sound effect I've seen in years.
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Squato Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Is it just me, or is panel one in a more manga/anime style?

Eitherway, got to love her for drawing what she wants to. :P
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Bocaj-Claw Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
Never let an art student get bored. Terrible things happen when art students get bored.
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Zerozero204 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
Funny. Hey, she knows what she wants and she'll draw it reguardless.
Let the paint chips fall where they may.
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roidroid Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
agreed. 2nd panel makes it better, gives her more confidence.
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:iconbtisaac:
BTIsaac Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
Now let's see. How many times did I use the artistic license excuse?
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PTGreat Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008
:lmao: I love it!
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Spacebabie Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
I remember how messy it got when we had to do negative space. Our teacher told us that when we are done to spray the pic with Aquanet to seal it.
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brandeis1 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008
I don't think it would be more dirty, but I do think it would be more stereotypical. I find it a lot funnier with the gender reversal. I probably wouldn't have laughed as much if it were the other way around.

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BlackNightingGale Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD Utterly random. Loves it. =D
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raevynwulf Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008
It's surprising what you can get away with using those two magic words ;)
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DanShive Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008
which ones?
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:iconptgreat:
PTGreat Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008
artistic license, maybe?
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raevynwulf Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
exactly :)
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:iconptgreat:
PTGreat Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
:D
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Dayantis Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008
That's just an awesome gag! :D I don't just fav' any old thing, y'know.

One crit: Tori's face in panel one looks a little... y'know, vertically compressed.
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Foxby Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008
I love Tori's look in that last panel. xP
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Gclaw4444 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008
so what did you first study?
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GorFanel Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the girl xDDDD

maybe she is ambidextrous? anyway, the charcoal passing from one hand to another is cool ^^
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Kitkatinahat Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
whenever i did charcoal stuff i got it everywhere...she is far too clean. XD
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Wakeangel2001 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
ugh, I hated drawing with Charcoal, it didn't stick to the paper and got EVERYWHERE.
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will2bill Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to draw like that
*KER-SKETCH*...Nope, All i get is a ridiculous black line on my page.
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lost-angle Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
guy or girl streaking.. either one is weird and refreshing to hear, though a guy drawing a girl would be less politically correct :P I dislike that though, I don't see what the big difference is...
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seadog-driftwood Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008
And that, my friend, is why political correctness is stupid - it has these kinds of double-standards.
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lost-angle Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
That's why I hate political correctness... screw it, I say, I act like a guy, cut my hair short, sing bass/tenor, and then giggle like a girl, people stare. I draw something (like a naked guy) and people go "are you gay?" (it's not commonly known I'm a gal) and when I draw an naked girl, they go "you like porn?" I hate it... can't I practice my art skills without being yelled at? -_-

(I really don't know how relavant that was to what you said...)
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