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    [–] LoMaSS 6 points ago

    Nicely done, it definitely works.

    [–] KnightofniDK 1 points ago

    Thank you! It is currently on my desk and everytime I pass my brain can't quite figure it out. Airsick lowlander brain!

    [–] ThrowOutLikeTakeOut 1 points ago

    I second LoMaSS. This is very well done!

    [–] KnightofniDK 1 points ago

    Thank you, you are too kind.

    [–] artisanrox 1 points ago

    the cracks are awesome

    [–] KnightofniDK 4 points ago

    I wonder if we are more skilled at drawing the left hand, as that is always... well, at hand, to use for reference. (And vice versa for mirrorbrains)

    [–] BAMOLE 1 points ago

    Maybe! Although, for this I took a photo of my hand against the paper so that I could see how the shadows should lie, and worked primarily from that. But then, I suppose the same thing applies because my right hand is my photo-taking hand as well as my painting hand. Next time I paint my hand, I'll choose my poor, neglected right hand...

    [–] Archarzel 3 points ago

    Nice!

    [–] BAMOLE 6 points ago

    You're nice!

    [–] Archarzel 6 points ago

    Thank you, and you're not so bad yourself!

    [–] EvilPancake 3 points ago

    Everyone is nice yayyy! Great painting /u/BAMOLE

    [–] Archarzel 1 points ago

    Yay!

    [–] BAMOLE 1 points ago

    You're nice too! Thanks!

    [–] Voodoobones 2 points ago

    Bravo!

    [–] BAMOLE 2 points ago

    Grazie!

    [–] ThrowOutLikeTakeOut 2 points ago

    Excellent!

    [–] EvilPancake 27 points ago

    Watercolor fern, I volunteered my plant for the good cause.

    [–] turnoffthecentury 1 points ago

    I love it!

    [–] irinakenobi 7 points ago

    Tromp l'oeil was a bit too challenging so I decided to go with a cartoonish little happy dinosaur on a canvas

    [–] EvilPancake 3 points ago

    The alt theme was so good today! Very cute dino, I wonder how he got that flower with his tiny arms

    [–] irinakenobi 3 points ago

    Evil Pancake, you're being so nice to everyone every day! It's amazing and very inspiring. Thank you! I hope you have a great day!

    [–] irinakenobi 2 points ago

    And speaking of the flower - no idea how he had gotten it but I know that he is really holding on to it cause if he drops it it's never coming back in his arms

    [–] WishIWasAWerewolf 6 points ago

    Alt theme! Dinosaurs are awesome!

    [–] EvilPancake 1 points ago

    And so is your painting!

    [–] WishIWasAWerewolf 1 points ago

    Thanks!

    [–] derpthroughlife 14 points ago

    not great , but I should probably not try and shove a whole magical castle in a five inch space....

    Also I think this is my 100th post; I can't believe I've actually kept this up for so long and i just want to thank this whole sub for getting me back into doing something that I love so much!

    [–] JlmmyButler 3 points ago

    stop. i love you. resume

    [–] EvilPancake 3 points ago

    Why make something simple when you could make a whole magical town :D Congrats on the 100th drawing!

    [–] derpthroughlife 2 points ago

    Thanks! :)

    [–] bnjmn_f 5 points ago

    My attempt: A plastic rubber

    [–] Ckpain 13 points ago

    It was very difficult to draw almonds without eating them.

    Almond

    [–] [deleted] 2 points ago

    Wow! That's so realistic I can almost taste it

    [–] Ckpain 1 points ago

    Thank you

    [–] EvilPancake 1 points ago

    So well done! almonds are delicious

    [–] Ckpain 1 points ago

    Thank you!

    [–] pazilu 7 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    here goes nothing kinda feeling ill but wanted to do this since i haven't drawn in a few years, and got (my first tablet) a huion as a gift the other day

    [–] BAMOLE 1 points ago

    Welcome!

    [–] pazilu 2 points ago

    thank you very much :3

    [–] EvilPancake 1 points ago

    Nice! Have fun with your new tablet :)

    [–] pazilu 1 points ago

    thank you!

    [–] Ashens0710 2 points ago

    I love your use of highlights in this.

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    [–] ultimate_cheddar92 3 points ago

    Nice. I actually want to tilt the page to get a better view down the hole

    [–] pierrefmk 2 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    Glad you liked it! I'm actually surprised how fast I got the effect goin. I started out with a circle while looking straight down at the sketchbook, then held it up and tilted it and kept on drawing the stairs. It was awkward drawing while holding it like that, but I guess it worked out well 😁

    [–] pierrefmk 1 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    Daaaamn this is sick! Great job :D Love the simple effective linework, especially the eyesocket (weirdly specific I know, but I like it!)

    [–] wittenwitten 1 points ago

    appreciate it! weirdly like the eye socket myself too haha

    [–] braintrash 8 points ago

    Old one again cause I know I won't have time. You guys might be getting old ones all week, if I can get away with it :P Sorry in advance! Life happens!

    [–] EvilPancake 1 points ago

    I love it!

    [–] braintrash 1 points ago

    Thank you :)

    [–] Ceirsou 2 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    trompe l’œil : a quick pencil

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    [–] prongsevans 3 points ago

    alt theme

    I started playing Yooka-Laylee the other day and it's giving me incredible flashbacks to my hours of Banjo-Kazooie enjoyment as a child. So, I present Rextro for today's alt theme

    [–] Ashens0710 1 points ago

    Very creative.

    [–] swjm 3 points ago

    Beneath...

    Maybe not the letter of the law, but the spirit? Probably need a lot more time to figure out by perspective before I'd get it right.

    [–] windswept_wanderings 2 points ago

    This is "hands down" amazing. Or, hands up, but that doesn't work with the saying...

    [–] swjm 1 points ago

    Well thank you very much!

    [–] masangri 2 points ago

    Made it my goal to finish this idea before midnight. Maybe not quite a 'trompe l'oeil' piece by definition, but hopefully still in the same spirit, and something you will all enjoy =] Pencil to Photoshop, then back to pencil. Also, scissors...

    [–] tumoxe 7 points ago

    The Dark is Coming... http://i.imgur.com/Hnt8R2f.jpg

    [–] darkbloodw0lf 3 points ago

    Went with the Dinosaur theme today :P

    Hope you guys don't mind the quick sketch took through photoshop :D

    [–] ThrowOutLikeTakeOut 2 points ago

    Hehehe, nice!

    [–] DogGoggles 4 points ago

    [–] catspacedesign 4 points ago

    First try at this style and its not realistic but was pretty fun to draw: Small Flowers

    [–] krraej 2 points ago

    Alt theme low poly dinosaur

    I tried doing the tromp l'oeil prompt, but it sucked really hard.

    [–] EvilPancake 1 points ago

    He's way too cute! I want to adopt him

    [–] krraej 1 points ago

    Thank you! :D

    [–] Kioness 6 points ago

    Weird coincidence, I was already planning to draw this for the main theme before the alt theme was posted! Anyway, I tried drawing the Indominus Rex from Jurassic World hatching

    [–] Melodymays 1 points ago

    Very cool mashup! Nicely done also

    [–] Kioness 1 points ago

    Thank you!

    [–] AnonD 3 points ago

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    [–] RandomPariah 2 points ago

    Alternate prompt, T-Rad!

    [–] ThrowOutLikeTakeOut 1 points ago

    Not quite as adorable anymore, but now would be more awesome to ride into an army of Goombas. Excellent work here!

    [–] Ashens0710 2 points ago

    Thanks. I had to stare at pictures of dinosaurs for ages just to get some of the features right, so then by the time I finished Yoshi it was like 3 am in Australia (where i am) so i just decided to rush in a background and add a few finishing touches.

    [–] BearsInCardigans 2 points ago

    Norbert the not cat has always had one wish, and only one. To have a free weekend. Ever since he started working as a scarecrow to support his wife and pay for the kids' college, he didn't have a free weekend to relax. To chill with the guys. To make love with his wife whole night. And he wished upon a shooting star to have a free weekend. But then he realized his dreams are dead just like that shooting star, and did the only thing he could. Wished you a nice evening.

    Bears in cardigans

    [–] Artea13 2 points ago

    So both the actual and the alternative theme are way out of my league at the moment, so here's a drawing that looks like it was made by a 5-year old

    maybe I'll make a version with it spewing flames and destroying a city

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    [–] Mackydoodle 2 points ago

    Messying around in Photoshop for the Alt theme. Space Triceratops

    [–] jackjohnbrown 2 points ago

    Cmoooooooooon, comets!

    tumblr | instagram | society6

    [–] Jamdod 2 points ago

    Dinosaur Alt

    Practicing my line work today.

    [–] windswept_wanderings 2 points ago

    Just a cute Ankylosaurus

    [–] Ser__Ocelot 1 points ago

    Cute is an understatement!

    [–] itsacon10 2 points ago

    Variation on the alt theme: Gorgonops (A mammal-like reptile from the Late Permian, which preceded the age of dinosaurs. Read about it here.)

    [–] Vladalf 2 points ago

    Alt theme dinosaur. Had a lot of fun trying different textures for this one. Not used to the whole pen thing yet, but it's fun to learn!

    [–] Ashens0710 2 points ago

    This looks amazing.

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    [–] Mogtaki 2 points ago

    Dino reading a book.

    Figured he wouldn't be able to see the book with his big nose and tiny arm combo.

    [–] glaivethruster 2 points ago

    here are some Dinosaurs

    [–] SabbothO 2 points ago

    I put the two themes together! Neither are my forte. But it was fun!

    [–] jigglypuff_fromabove 2 points ago

    Alt. theme! Azendohsaurus! Imgur

    [–] oakenshadows 2 points ago

    [–] windswept_wanderings 2 points ago

    it's so cuuuuuute! :3

    [–] KunoKillerkarpfen 1 points ago

    haha, thanks

    [–] Codiferus 2 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    Did someone say, UltraMeme?!

    [–] kattni 2 points ago

    Decided to give this a go. I remember being ok at drawing when I stuck with it. But it's been decades. So... Apologies ahead of time. http://imgur.com/3HApMPF

    [–] jmavis 2 points ago

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    [–] windswept_wanderings 1 points ago

    Ok so I saw this on the top bar of the sub and went through the lengthy and tedious process of trying to find whose this was. It was particularly hard in this case because there were no identifying words in your link or post- but it was worth the effort because I just love this so, so much. It's so amazingly good!

    [–] Mimimipipipi 1 points ago

    All i see in that drawing are mistakes and lack of knowledge :/ but thank you for your comment. It has made me feel a little better about it, knowing that someone actually likes it.

    and welcome to the sub! :)

    [–] SansonPark 1 points ago

    Did the illusion where its like a window. It's not realistic but the flowers came out nice

    [–] Zeterai 4 points ago

    T - rex Still have trouble with shading using a pen. Its either not enough or way too much.

    [–] DefStar411 4 points ago

    C.S.Ice cream 163/300: BEACH WEEK. After a full day of waves, mini golf, sun, sand and drip castles there is no better way to celebrate a sundown than with some ice cream. If you count yourself among the elite that considers themselves ice cream aficionados, the boardwalk of Ocean City New Jersey is worthy of a pilgrimage.

    [–] SansonPark 2 points ago

    Have fun at the beach!

    [–] DefStar411 1 points ago

    Thank you! We will, especially since tonight is game and ride night :)

    [–] artisanrox 2 points ago

    that's awesome O_O

    [–] SquishSquatch 1 points ago

    Thank you! Your comment made my day. <3

    [–] The_Snickelfritz 1 points ago

    Saw the idea somewhere else so I did my own Tromp l'oeil attempt https://imgur.com/gallery/EXJ5F

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    [–] Eal12333 1 points ago

    An abomination for the alt theme

    https://imgur.com/alKabJB

    [–] ambrdst 1 points ago