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badly drawn boy by tweaknik badly drawn boy by tweaknik
a digital painting of Damon Gough also known as Badly Drawn Boy. Made with photoshop and a wacom graphics tablet. Time taken about 1 hour.
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Given 2004-07-11
badly drawn boy is drawn very well by tweaknik... ( Suggested by naiveamoeba and Featured by ekud )
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kacheeky Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
beautiful~ I love BDB
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:iconlinuska:
Linuska Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
wow that's perfect :)
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mydogatela Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2007
This is wonderful! I love it. :heart:
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BowlsOfRain Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2005
That can't really be a painting. I swear I don't believe you. It's a slightly altered version of another photo.

I know it. It has to be.

But it ISN'T. Dear goodness, it isn't. I still don't believe it. That's to wonderful to be real.

I love this band! It's so dynamic. ;) :D
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yenkwang Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2005  Hobbyist
man!!! cool! did you ink it or you drew from scratch?? anyway its still awesome!!
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CaerArianhod Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2004
Caerarianhod likes it.
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akumyo Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
One hour? I can see it. The cool thing about art is that once you know where to place lighting and linework properly a once challenging product can come out very quickly.
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cylkryl Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2004
Gosh, seems a bit weird to put this here after all that other stuff, but...

I love what you did with this picture. It's gorgeous and I think it's well deserving of the Daily Deviation.

- CylKryl -
:excited: :dancing: :explosion: :evillaugh:
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tweaknik Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2004
thanks, I appreciate it :)
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echolalia Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2004
Wow... stunning work. At first glance this really looked like a normal photograph.
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ljo Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2004
All the previous negative comments are personal opinions
only. No matter how you created this work it's still art in
my eyes. I know there are alot of artists out there who
wouldnt agree with that statement but here's the thing:
1. How many artists are on this site who simply use stock
images, Photoshop filters and tutorials, add some tex-
ture work and a little blood and then use the burn tool
to create shadows so all the images look like one crea-
tion? And how many of those images get lots of com-
ments and favs ? So all of you who create that way, are
you creating art or just combining images in the style-of-
the-moment ?
2. Do you really think your work is any better creatively
than this person's work?
3. How many artists are on this site who take someone else's
line drawing and then color it in ? Are you not a real artist
because you didnt draw those first lines yourself ?
4. How many artists use Poser or some other program be-
cause you're not willing to put time and effort into learning
how to draw the human figure? Do you consider yourself
creative artists or not ?
** I guess that's enough...sorry but there are probably only
a few 100 percent do-all-their-own-work-from-scratch
artists on this site. ( And I'm NOT one of them ). And
they dont get DD either, :lol: LOL
Laurie
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ebineesey Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2004
thats exactly the problem... this was from a gridded photo, a photo that he didnt take. the proportions, composition, lighting, model, emotion, etc... all of those aspects were present in the photograph and merely duplicated in this "digital painting"

see: [link]

and then realize that not even the title is his own, that's the name of the guy in the picture's band.
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:iconljo:
ljo Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2004
I respect your point. What I'd like to know then is this: how
do YOU define art? What makes one image any better than
another ? I'm not trying to be antagonistic here, I really want
to know. I ask this question because as an artist who uses a
high proportion of stock images and then recombines them
( based on an original initial idea/emotion I'm trying to cre-
ate ) thru the use of color, composition and filtering I consid-
er what I create to be worthwhile art. I think this is a subject
worthy of debate. Thanks for your response......you are ob-
viously passionate about your art as well.
Laurie
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ebineesey Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2004
I honestly dont believe that the definition of art is the issue here. But rather, whos art is it?
I think any artistic credit is owed to the photographer that took this photo, not the guy who decided to recreate it as accuratley as he knew how in black and white.

You're free, as is everyone, to do whatever they want to please their artistic desires. If one can satisfy those desires by simply taking someone else's photograph and changing it ever so slightly (not to say that theres no art in subtlety) then good for them. But they, like anyone creating anything, are subjecting themselves to criticism. And it's only logical to expect that the criticism be directed at their short-cutting method since we cant critiqe the lighting or shape composition that literally belong to someone else.

I'm not opposed to stock photographs being used for inspiration or even reference for pose, gesture, expression, etc... but copying it directly is not art. It may demonstrate technique, if anything.
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ljo Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2004
Excellent and well-written reply ! Thanks for taking the time
to share your thoughts. I think you summed the issue up
very well when you wrote, "And it's only logical to expect
that the criticism be directed at their short-cutting method
since we cant critiqe the lighting or shape composition that
literally belong to someone else." and "... but copying it
directly is not art. It may demonstrate technique, if anything."
The only thing I might add is that for some of us (who wish
and have a need to be creative ), the skill sets to paint may
never be there but the emotion certainly is.
Laurie
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ebineesey Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2004
fair enough.

I just cant help but speak up when the aspects of the art that are praised are the ones that are evident in the photograph, and merely coppied here. The fact that the photograph wasn't even linked by the artist is the biggest problem. If that had been the case, and everyone was still shouting about how great this "painting" was, we could just brush it off on the viewers for not reading the artist's comments.
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2gtars Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2004
baddly drawn boy is also a awesome band...if that's what you meant?



*don't hit me*


BWHAKWJRKWEJIWNAHBWHAHAHAHAHAHHWKERI!1
CHUBAKA!
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helovesarienette Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2004
I love badly Drawn Boy, and this is amazing... Looks Just like a photograph!
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eternal-luciant Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2004
Wow, that's incredible...it really is a shame that the comments on this aren't a little more in your favor. But all that aside, this is really amazing work...*fav!*

--Luc
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Silphy Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2004
wow i still cant belive its not a photograph! n.n= its AMAZING
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DoctorSLinky Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2004
Wow, that is totally awesome.
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daheroes Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2004
damn. an hour. that statement simultaneously makes me hate and adore you. :)
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ntopp Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2004
And folks, if you take a look out the right side of the browser, you'll see a digital painting that looks exactly like Badly Drawn Boy.
"It really does look just like him."
"That guy is everywhere."
And just so you know, we'll be giving you the thumbs-up in approximately 3.5 seconds.

:thumbsup:
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tweaknik Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2004
hehe, nice quote :) - thanks
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MissMisery16 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2004  Student
reading the mean comments on this makes my heart bleed. sigh. it's really pretty. whatever you did to it, it's beautiful.
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MissMisery16 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2004  Student
and while we're on the topic, i think this is a beautiful drawing that deserves better comments. *hugs badly drawn boy* i love the shading you did on the hand, and the cigarette's ashes. m-hmm! good good work.
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Angie090485 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2004  Student
haha, this dude is probably sitting back laughing at everyones comments, knowing that he just smudged a photograph. nice work. :)
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tweaknik Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2004
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desperationsarms Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2004
i <3 badly drawn boy. indeed i do. this is amazing.
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alone1 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2004
awesome work!!
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hever Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
very nice and a perfect pose for him too ;) I saw him in concert twice and he really puts on an amazing show :)
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elenrandir Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2004  Student
love teh texture on teh hat
nice work
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swimmie Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2004
badly drawn, pfft, whatever, this is awesome!
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gavinwm Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2004
That is awesome :) :+fav:
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TheIanMonster Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2004  Professional General Artist
Wow.
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Sleeper-Desolate Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2004
...Sexy. :D :love:


Meh... but very interesting. *nods* Good job! :clap:

Bravo!
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redkat Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2004
Impressive. But with a lot of critics apparently. Serious charges, those. Maybe post the source pic and let the naysayers have a crack at it? It would clear up any doubts, I'm sure.
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tweaknik Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2004
I put together some example 'in progress' pics on this page: (warning the files are probably quite large)

[link]

As you can see from the first two pics, I use the grid method, which means no skill required :)
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poopydooty Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2004
this has got to be a joke. A daily deviation? This is simply a bad example of photoshop's filter gallery...and how NOT to use them. Yuk.
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t-gar-photography Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2004   Photographer
Simply a retouched photograph....and yes, done badly.
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:icont-gar-photography:
t-gar-photography Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2004   Photographer
Simply retouched photofraph....and yes, done badly.
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damnvampyre Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2004
really well done!
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zakukun Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2004
Put the two pictures next to each other. You can't just paint over this and expect the same results. My mom makes a living as a portrait artist using similar methods [albeit with a pad and pencil, no digital tools involved], and seeing all these negative comments just kinda shows that there aren't many people who can appreciate this kind of stuff, or the effort that goes into it.

Awesome job, tweaknik. You really added something to a picture that originally did not have much to say for itself other than "Here I am." [thumbs up]
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sketchy Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2004   Photographer
all this contraversy reminds me of a contemporary artist, i forget his name... he paints photo-realistic canvases of landscape photographs (not sure if he takes the photographs as well), and there are many people who don't think the work deserves to be hung in a gallery because of his process. and i find it all so silly, because if one looks at the work, there's undeniable beauty and talent.

your work is envy inducing, just read some of the... haters', for lack of a better term, words: 'why does this get a dd and my work get ignored?' but envy inducing is a good thing.
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YumeNezumi Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2004
So, I'm gonna guess that "Badly Drawn Boy" is maybe the name of his band or something? :?

Anyway, this is excellent. It has just a touch of the tools you used, just enough to tell it's -not- a photo, but I like that. It lets you know it's real.

:rose: <--- for joo.
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tweaknik Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2004
Yes, it's the name of the band... thanks for nice the comment :)
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bekind20thers Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2004
He's hot, I like his hat. :nod:
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jokerjfu Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2004
good lord only an hour, thats crazy. Looks good
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RyanMcMurry Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2004  Professional General Artist
That took you ABOUT AN HOUR?!!

Oh wow!!
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tweaknik Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2004
well, it may have been 1-2 hours, I'm not too sure... it's mostly not that detailed, too :)
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