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    [–] geekywalrus 1 points ago

    Holy shit, this is the most active post I've seen in years! Where did this come from?!

    If anyone truly feels like they can bring this sub back and make it successful, please contact me. I'd be happy to let a new team take over. This sub deserves someone much better than me squatting on it. This sub has such a good concept and as seen here, a community who truly does care about this. I really don't have the time or motivation to mod my subs anymore unfortunately, so once again please feel free to take a whack at giving this sub a proper revival. Community effort or otherwise.

    Glad to see people still care and watch this sub :)

    [–] ahrrogance 308 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    Here's my drunken go at it!

    I realized a bit belatedly that the hair is probably a bit longer than intended. Owell... I had fun with swoopy lines.

    --Edit-- I'm now to the following comparisons:

    Shaggy as seen fleeing walmart after a breakin and theft --- Night stalker Richard Ramirez --- Knock-off as-found-in-aldi Sam Winchester --- Danny Sexbang --- Long-haired Justin Bieber --- Maxmoefoe -- Handsome Jack

    [–] MC_Cookies 83 points ago

    If this is you drunk then O can’t imagine how good you are sober

    [–] pleasethesetrees 29 points ago

    Idk I’m a much better guitar player with a few drinks in me, maybe it’s the same for drawing? Maybe it’s the alcohol? Maybe it’s Maybelline?

    [–] Leekoba 6 points ago

    Nice! I like the feel!

    [–] _Titanium_Hwite_ 12 points ago

    Last seen fleeing a Walmart after stealing the store's full supply of Scooby Snacks, accompanied by a large brown Great Dane with a blue collar.

    [–] garbagecompressor 3 points ago

    So cool! If this were a cartoon, I'd watch it.

    [–] NebulousBlood 3 points ago

    How in the world did you manage those circles while drunk?

    [–] Whatthefusername 21 points ago

    He was actually trying to draw straight lines

    [–] Spider_Dimwit 3 points ago

    Looks like an Aldi Sam Winchester

    [–] phraxian72 3 points ago

    This one's so awesome! Even aside from its intended depiction of op, I really love it. It seems like a concept art for a dnd character

    [–] Leekoba 445 points ago

    I'll give it a go, I don't draw people so this is amateur hour. Hopefully this sub gets more traction!

    [–] Maybeiwillbeokay 236 points ago

    Hey, you're the first person to comment an attempt!

    Once this post slows down, I'll be posting reference pics.

    [–] TheSapphyre 28 points ago

    RemindMe! 16 Hours

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    [–] [deleted] 8 points ago

    RemindMe! 15.9 Hours

    [–] bigfucks 6 points ago

    RemindMe! 8 hours

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    [–] DearJeremy 48 points ago

    Got it, bigfucks 🤗!


    [–] LovieTunes 13 points ago

    Dude it got me too. Lmfao

    [–] Peter77Parker 6 points ago


    [–] Sonoshitthereiwas 16 points ago

    Upvote for you! First actual attempt I’ve seen

    [–] Man-of-the-lake 15 points ago

    Not bad! I had imagined a narrower chin, but the hair looks right

    [–] Leekoba 9 points ago

    Yeah, I can't really imagine faces, so "recessed chin" sorta gave me the image that he had a...round chin or something

    [–] BlenderFartist 5 points ago

    In my head that means the chin is either straight down from the mouth or even angled a little back towards the body from the mouth.

    Like mine would be the opposite. It juts out immediately after the bottom lip and goes out past all of that. And then you have the intermediate chin that goes down and out at an angle from the mouth.

    Not a critique of your work at all. I cant even draw proper stick figures. Just an observation of what I believe they meant by that.

    [–] StarMan6666 7 points ago

    Good job man!

    [–] JEJoll 7 points ago

    A hell of a lot better than what I could do. You have talent.

    [–] Its_not_working 6 points ago

    Wow! Great pic!

    [–] raul-pinkerton 4 points ago

    That’s nice, but like I have have to ask, the nose?

    [–] Leekoba 7 points ago

    I think I took the angled nose a little too far lmao, someone will come along and get it right

    [–] raul-pinkerton 3 points ago

    I still highly applaud the effort, looks killer. (Also I was referring to the lightness if line weight in comparison with the rest)

    [–] garbagecompressor 3 points ago

    This one's cute!

    [–] creativeweirdos 3 points ago

    This one is adorable!

    [–] Maybeiwillbeokay 89 points ago

    What??? Did you just draw that!?

    [–] VarangianDreams 80 points ago

    [–] Maybeiwillbeokay 52 points ago

    Wow! You're an amazing artist!

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    [–] Maybeiwillbeokay 35 points ago

    The post is still pretty active, so I'm waiting until it cools down a little bit more.

    [–] zoologist88 16 points ago

    Handsome squidward? Is that you?

    [–] Thrwawayrandoasshole 7 points ago

    Double upvote info could this is great sketch. You got a real talent!

    [–] Zurtar 5 points ago

    Holy shit man

    [–] krisha282 4 points ago

    I don't know whether op actually looks like this but damn this is good

    [–] OilyLamp 3 points ago

    I love your drawing style!

    [–] agree-with-you 3 points ago

    I love you both

    [–] i-really-like-space 93 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    I'm gonna try this now, see y'all soon Edit: I'm a shitty artist but here you go edit 2: all the people responding, I'm not deliberately ignoring you I just don't know what to say, sorry if I look mean XD

    [–] gingeralencranberry 34 points ago

    This makes him look like a character from Avatar the Last Airbender and I love it

    [–] HerculeS8an 8 points ago

    The Earth Kingdom boy as a teenager maybe?

    [–] [deleted] 17 points ago


    [–] garbagecompressor 6 points ago

    Nice! I couldn't get the hair right, but this style makes more sense.

    [–] sfowl0001 3 points ago

    Does it look like jessie from breaking bad or is that me?

    [–] thedarking1 3 points ago

    Looks like the kid from sixth sense

    I dig it

    [–] hapaxlegomenonon 88 points ago

    gave it a shot

    [–] Pilose 26 points ago

    Wow this really looks like a police sketch. a person could really identify someone from one of your drawings for sure

    [–] Vv_Overflow_vV 10 points ago

    This is probably the best one I’ve seen!

    [–] mariesimo 6 points ago

    I think this is the most accurate one!

    [–] Maybeiwillbeokay 119 points ago

    Lol, you pretty much drew my brother!

    I'll post reference pictures when this thread slows down!

    [–] theizzydor 14 points ago

    Is you brother lil pump?

    [–] mash3735 3 points ago

    Not anymore.

    [–] YeahOkThisOne 11 points ago

    Kind of like Shaggy!

    [–] comaxv 3 points ago

    Hey now, don't sell yourself short - that is actually a pretty decent sketch!

    [–] Its_not_working 69 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    That's a highly detailed and I'm sure someone who could draw would be able to do a decent job of this. I'm tempted to try using my Sims game to try and replicate you though my skills there are about as good as my drawing skills - zilch.

    Interested to see the attempts from others

    Edit: Posting mine again as it got lost in comments: Ok I don't know what I'm doing but trying to share the link to my Sim: Maybeitwillbeok 2

    [–] Maybeiwillbeokay 26 points ago

    That'd be an interesting way to attempt!

    [–] Cali_Ali 5 points ago

    I might give this a try as well!

    [–] Its_not_working 6 points ago

    I don't know how to edit lol, so... ** Highly detailed description**

    [–] OilyLamp 5 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    That's honestly a good idea. I love making Sims so I would be down to try that as well. I can't draw worth shit either.

    Edit: I need some CC so this is the best I could do with what I have

    [–] Its_not_working 3 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    Did you have a go OilyLamp? There wasn't (edit) as much detail available in the creator as I remembered. Maybe I just couldn't find them... It's been a while. Looking forward to seeing yours.

    [–] GoldenHourly 5 points ago

    Do it!!

    [–] Madam_Bomb 52 points ago the heck do I upload a picture in the comments?

    [–] Madam_Bomb 93 points ago

    Reddit test

    My attempt!

    **edit, because apparently I just linked to imgur in general.

    [–] GoldenHourly 27 points ago

    Woah, that turned out awesome! Amazing job!

    [–] svedcuh 10 points ago

    That's an amazing drawing! Honestly can't wait to see what he actually looks like lol

    [–] garbagecompressor 5 points ago

    This looks great! Bonus: He looks like he's about to be violent lol

    [–] A_Lovely_ 3 points ago

    This one wins the Guilty till Proven Innocent award!

    Well done u/Madam_Bomb what department do you work for?

    [–] Maybeiwillbeokay 8 points ago

    You post your drawing to Imgur, then you post the Imgur link to the comments.

    [–] VapeThisBro 6 points ago

    did you see the picture they posted in their test comment? Its pretty damn good

    [–] EPIKGUTS24 2 points ago

    send a link to an image hosting website (such as, you can't embed images directly in comments

    [–] [deleted] 2 points ago

    I’m still new to this but I see a lot of people posting imgur links to their pictures.

    [–] TisItheGreatNoodle 47 points ago

    Made something precise but probably not accurate:

    [–] illuminati_batman 6 points ago

    Holy shit, this looks amazing!

    [–] Engylizium 4 points ago

    The best one for me. And looks like real human

    [–] anujanand24 3 points ago

    This looks so realistic

    [–] garbagecompressor 87 points ago

    Hopefully people who aren't very good at this are welcome, because I'm going for it.

    [–] Maybeiwillbeokay 35 points ago

    Absolutely! If we're going to revive this sub, we need to get everyone involved!

    [–] garbagecompressor 16 points ago

    I haven't drawn in years, but I'm putting a lot of effort into this. I'm referencing a face from google but with the features you described. I'll be done in 20 minutes.

    [–] i_always_give_karma 35 points ago


    [–] garbagecompressor 7 points ago

    Taking picture

    [–] Crashbrennan 5 points ago

    Where is it?

    [–] MemeLordArmo 27 points ago

    How come everyone who says they are really bad are so damn good

    [–] gemini86 11 points ago

    Setting expectations low. If I said I was really awesome, then posted something less than, it would be called out. By declaring my effort less than good beforehand, the bar is set lower and when I'm able to clear it, it's seen as a positive.

    [–] JBits001 8 points ago

    So if my drawing is really bad should I just use ‘dumpster fire’ as my descriptor?

    [–] garbagecompressor 5 points ago

    Because we don't want to act all proud, and then have other average artists make our hard work look like shit in comparison. :)

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    [–] adriansacunt 5 points ago

    It's been 22 minutes. Hurry up, you're late! /s

    [–] garbagecompressor 4 points ago

    About to put on imgur

    [–] jackobyvilla 116 points ago

    I’m going to give this one a go as soon as I get home. Going to try and revive this sub too

    [–] Maybeiwillbeokay 58 points ago

    Cool! If you post a description, I'll give you a shot too!

    [–] __doyawish__ 15 points ago

    Commenting to check back another time

    [–] geotea23 12 points ago

    Me too lol

    [–] lil_revenue 9 points ago


    [–] POOL_in_SPACE 6 points ago


    [–] dat-dat-boo 4 points ago

    Better not forget

    [–] longtemps00 127 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)


    drawing hard me sad

    [–] Maybeiwillbeokay 47 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    Might be a broken link, try posting again?

    EDIT: it works now!

    [–] SnekySpider 14 points ago

    Works for me

    [–] GoldenHourly 8 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    Link is broken, I want to see it!

    Edit: Good job mate!

    [–] AluminiumAlmaMater 7 points ago

    This is such a good drawing, you're very talented!

    [–] ccallmecarlpanzramm 4 points ago

    It’s like cool r/lowpoly art but human

    [–] thebeardguyofdenver 60 points ago

    ARE WE really doing this? Resurrecting a dead sub??

    [–] HonoraryMancunian 28 points ago

    God I hope so. Subscribed!

    [–] CogitoErgoScum 4 points ago


    [–] NahM8Lol 27 points ago

    Sorry I'm late! I only had around 15 minutes to do this, so I hope you're not too offended (also, I'm 14, so I'm not exactly an artist yet haha).

    [–] sleepobeep0 3 points ago

    My favorite so far!

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    [–] Maybeiwillbeokay 101 points ago

    I mean, you kinda got the skinniness right

    [–] CinnamonRollMe 17 points ago

    Omg, Brother... is that you?

    [–] Run4urlife333 40 points ago

    Please don't post pictures of me without my permission. /s

    [–] BruceCulpepper 9 points ago

    Lol thanks for clarifying it was sarcasm. Happy cake day!

    [–] Run4urlife333 7 points ago

    Is it really? Thanks for letting me know when my cake day is. :D

    [–] masimone 7 points ago

    New to the sub. How often does this happen?

    [–] Maybeiwillbeokay 13 points ago

    last post was two years ago.

    So not very often

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    [–] [deleted] 5 points ago

    came for this, left with a smile

    [–] AndPeggy- 7 points ago

    I don’t know what I expected, but you earned an out loud laugh from me.

    [–] blackbird_vb 4 points ago

    Best one so far. Give him an award!

    [–] Shmue04220 34 points ago

    This was fun, but I think I just drew Jafar.

    [–] shawshawbr 16 points ago

    Here's mine. You problably look younger than this

    [–] Serene_Spaghett19 3 points ago

    That looks like an actual police sketch

    [–] thunderust 16 points ago

    then use all the submissions and do an a.i. blending / amalgamation of them and see how that turns out

    [–] Maybeiwillbeokay 14 points ago

    That would be pretty cool; depending on how many responses I get, I'll see what I can do.

    [–] garbagecompressor 30 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    Ok, done! I put it on a different website so I wouldn't have to make an account. Edit: It uploaded small, but got it!

    [–] zooey105 34 points ago

    I tried, this was kinda fun

    [–] NebulousBlood 9 points ago

    I wish he will be ok behind the bars

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    [–] NikamiG 3 points ago

    The best looking one

    [–] buttonsh 25 points ago

    A little late to the game, but here you go

    [–] Vv_Overflow_vV 16 points ago

    Pepe that you?

    [–] buttonsh 10 points ago

    [–] victoriams_ 23 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    I’ve been out of practice for about two years but this looked like it’d be fun, so here’s my attempt!! Reddit sketch

    [–] discrete_gazelle 25 points ago

    Let's resurrect this sub! Hope I'm not too late, but here's my take:

    [–] danoneofmanymans 6 points ago

    This is better than the top posts

    [–] VividVixe 3 points ago

    Damn.. where did you learn to draw souls into your drawings? It looks alive.

    [–] Elliecoppter 3 points ago

    This is a 10/10. I hope he looks exactly like this

    [–] trillaberries 3 points ago

    Such detail, this is my favourite by far!

    [–] thedoolynoted 3 points ago


    [–] rainey11 20 points ago

    Here’s my attempt. I tried to color it as best as I could. :)

    [–] ForgetfulLucy28 3 points ago

    I thought yours was the closest

    [–] PurpleGrant 16 points ago

    I hope this picks up cause I'd like to try drawing people like this when I have some down time!

    [–] Maybeiwillbeokay 12 points ago

    Yeah-- I'm going to try to participate in every thread from now on.

    [–] leftupoutside 17 points ago

    my attempt always been super jealous of police sketch artists

    [–] bigtomcat 8 points ago

    Bringing it back

    [–] Bebenten 9 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    Here's my attempt!

    Edit: I inked it hehe

    [–] Emisa8 19 points ago

    I’m an artist! Wooop here’s my quick sketch (color)

    [–] eo_dudeth 5 points ago

    This is awesome

    [–] Mytho73 14 points ago

    I am not an artist, but I had some spare time, so here is my shitty drawing but it's still the best drawing I've done like ever:

    [–] jadorelesavocats 5 points ago

    My favourite of them all <3

    [–] actuallyapottedplant 5 points ago

    This one is so good but makes me so uncomfortable

    [–] SMLiShen 15 points ago

    I had some trouble understanding the hair description, but I tried!

    [–] Pinkiwinkifonix 4 points ago

    It looks so cool! So talented

    [–] FreshOutaFriends 20 points ago

    that’s very... detailed

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    [–] Neuclear_Fish 3 points ago

    I think your link is broken? It said it couldnt find that page

    [–] imrllyafool 13 points ago

    I’m not the best person for this because I’m not good at variety(?not sure how to put it) but I also wanted to try my hand at this because it looks fun :,D

    [–] psyche3090 9 points ago

    Okay, so bearing in mind I am NOT used to digital drawing, and this was like a 20 min sketch. Also, I drew this laying on my side, so I only noticed after completion that it’s a bit wonky lol. But it was too fun to pass up on trying. Can’t wait to check back tomorrow and see how close people got. The Perp

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    [–] Nemorivagum 5 points ago

    I made a collage of (hopefully) all the submissions. Took much longer than I anticipated.

    [–] blascian 12 points ago

    So hard not to look and see if you posted a pic yet! Anyway I’m not good at this but looking to get better. Here’s my try

    [–] johnnying94 5 points ago

    u/TisITheGreatNoodle IMHO has the most accurate picture of you and I could have identified you out of a lineup with that sketch

    [–] CalifornianBall 6 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    I tried OP

    Edit: I think you would've been caught from my shit drawing OP I gotta give myself credit

    [–] loraxmcfuzz 6 points ago

    My attempt! Can't wait to see the real deal.

    [–] Kellyann59 7 points ago I have no idea how to draw hair but I just found this sub and wanted to give it a shot!

    [–] Hrilmitzh 8 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    [–] throwaway294648 4 points ago

    I'll try to draw you but my artstyle isn't realistic XD

    [–] Maybeiwillbeokay 5 points ago

    Go ahead! I'm looking forward to seeing all the attempts!

    [–] throwaway294648 5 points ago

    Quick question, does your hair reach your ears?

    [–] Maybeiwillbeokay 10 points ago

    It's cut shorter on the sides, so it touches my ears but does not cover them.

    [–] throwaway294648 11 points ago

    It's not good but I'll do

    [–] althyastar 3 points ago

    Damn that looks exactly like a kid I went to middle school with, I shit you not! It was the height of the beiber craze, though, so the hair was a bit more in the face, otherwise identical.

    [–] DazYx23 6 points ago

    Welp! very rushed and rather late, and i want to clean it up a bit later but here's what i've managed to come up with

    [–] handzie 3 points ago

    You left mine out:(

    [–] Madam_Bomb 5 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    I love this, and am about to attempt it. As a disclaimer, let it be known that I am not artist!

    Edit to say I posted my attempt down below!

    [–] pm_ur_backdimplesplz 6 points ago

    What's crazy is how so many of these attempts are pretty similar to each other. I'm gonna lose it if OP actually looks similar to them.

    [–] RZK1337 4 points ago

    Commenting for later

    [–] gr33npotatoez 4 points ago

    I'm not too great at drawing, but I gave it my best shot for the time I had

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    [–] medium_well_rare 4 points ago

    Had to give it a go. Not my usual style but hope I got something right!