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Colin Randall

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Jun 10, 2021, 7:23:51 AM6/10/21
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Eli the Bearded

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Jun 10, 2021, 1:05:27 PM6/10/21
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In alt.ascii-art, Colin Randall <colin.r...@gmail.com> wrote:
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> cjr2021 | `._ _ _.-'

Looks like a comic book close-up of someone swinging some thin stick.
Caning a boarding house student? Beating the dust from a carpet? Casting
a simple fishing rod?

Don't know the story here, but very evocative.

Elijah
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Colin Randall

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Jun 10, 2021, 6:35:32 PM6/10/21
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could be hanging from a high-wire ...

altho'

yep ... from a manga-style video-game called Hades
the guy/person/entity has a sword or gun slung over their shoulder

colin

Daniel

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Jun 18, 2021, 2:46:27 AM6/18/21
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Colin Randall <colin.r...@gmail.com> writes:

> .
> _-'
> __ _-'
> ___/ `-_-' _-'
> ___/ . `. _-'
> / . \ Y'
> __/ \ \ _|
> / . \ |-' `-.
> / \ \ _( \ /
> |_ \ |-' \__.-'
> _-' \ |_-' /
> _-' _-\__-' __-'
> -' _-i _..--''
> _-'/ \____.-'/
> -' /\ _|
> / `._ _.-' |
> / |
> | |
> | _|
> cjr2021 | `._ _ _.-'

Well, I think it's fantastic. I really love the perspective. Also, the
fingers aren't comically thick. I like the thumb's nail. It's simple but
obvious what it is.

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Colin Randall

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Jun 20, 2021, 3:13:19 PM6/20/21
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Thanks Daniel

i had tried a first-stage reduction of it in the vain hope it may help
with the difficulty i have drawing the hands of small figures but alas
it already starts to lose definition as can be seen

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which made me consider copying/emulating Joris Bellenger's stylistic
way of drawing small hands as shown here


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(joris bellenger)

cheers
Colin

Daniel

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Jun 23, 2021, 7:10:26 AM6/23/21
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This is still very good. I'm trying to figure out the bend of the
wrist. Seems the arm should be a bit more narrow on the left side.

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> which made me consider copying/emulating Joris Bellenger's stylistic
> way of drawing small hands as shown here

Honestly, I don't see the hands here.

Colin Randall

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Jun 25, 2021, 6:14:14 PM6/25/21
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On 23/06/2021 12:10, Daniel wrote:


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/ \ Y_/(_-'
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-' _-'`-' ._-'
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Hi Daniel ... yep that is better

>Honestly, I don't see the hands here.

well yeah ... they're stylistic ...
sometimes details don't always need to be exact for ascii

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>> / 7// )/` /\ /
>> |(_/ ) (/ ( \ /
>> '_/\ \ \ ^\ /\ /
>> \__/ \______|<-_\ /
>> )_7___\ )_/ /
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>> / \_ / '\/\
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>> + + # |___/|___/
>> ___|/ ?____ /( )\
>> / | U ) \_ /^/ \^\
>> _/_'- /__/- /__ \_/_/ \_\ __b'ger__
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>> (joris bellenger)

take a look at this ancient one i did ... if you look at the wing
i haven't filled in all the bits but in your mind's eye it appears
complete

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from: The Book of Dreams (Alton Kelley/Stanley Mouse)

711 Spooky Mart

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Jul 9, 2021, 4:40:02 AM7/9/21
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On 6/10/21 6:23 AM, Colin Randall wrote:
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Nice form but too ambiguous. Edit the stick into a jagged thunderbolt?
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Eli the Bearded

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Jul 9, 2021, 1:42:23 PM7/9/21
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In alt.ascii-art, 711 Spooky Mart <7...@spooky.mart> wrote:
> On 6/10/21 6:23 AM, Colin Randall wrote:
> > .
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> >                 |_     \   |-'  \__.-'
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> >          -'   _-i       _..--''
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> >          -'  /\        _|
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> > cjr2021   |  `._ _ _.-'
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> Nice form but too ambiguous. Edit the stick into a jagged thunderbolt?

To be Zeus readying himself to smote some mortal?

Just as a sidenote, _everytime_ I see this thread's subject I think of
_The Mote in God's Eye_ by Niven/Pournelle. The book deals with
humanity's interaction with a three armed species, and has phrasing like
"On one hand ..., on the other hand ..., but on the gripping hand ..."
There's a sequel to the book (which I have not read) called _The
Gripping Hand_.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mote_in_God%27s_Eye


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Not very spooky.

Elijah
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