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Offspring School art Project (drawn in 2003) by MelyssaThePunkRocker Offspring School art Project (drawn in 2003) by MelyssaThePunkRocker
Other band fan art I made: [link]

Photo reference: [link]
This probably would have looked better done by a scanner, but it's too big!
This printer I used to print the photo decreased the amount of details visible, as did gray-scaling it. I drew what I saw and this was the result.
I did this for a project in 10th grade back in 2003. This one was displayed in an art show, along with my project of a guitar-playing Dexter made of metal wire. In a different project, I started to scuplt Greg K playing bass out of a chunk of either clay or plaster, but it was so tedious I gave up. I still have it. I cut my hands up so much by slipping while scraping the material away, and I had to glue the head and leg back on because they broke off, hahahaha! XD

We graphed on a black and white photo evenly spaced vertical and horizontal lines, then scaled up the graph on a large blank piece of paper (1/4 inch here). We focused on one square at a time, treating each square as in individual drawing, rather than a part of a bigger picture. This was my result.
In gym class, a drop of my sweat got on Dexter's (braided hair) head when I leaned over to pick it up after class, which is why it is smudged. It was too big to fit in my schoolbag to take home and I REFUSED to fold it in half! And something got dropped on Noodles' (glasses) face, so it got torn a little there.

Other Offspring art done in same style:
Group shot: [link]
Greg K: [link]
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Offspring totally owns. :D
I've used that technique before. It's extremely tedious. I don't have the patients for it. XD I'd rather just tackle the whole thing at one time.
MelyssaThePunkRocker Apr 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Agreed! I have videos f me playing their songs on guitar, lmao.
Yeah, it takes forever, I have a few arts I did this way. Others, I just drew Dexter the way you prefer, all at once.
I really want to do some art of Dexter. Gotta get my lazy ass around to that one of these days. He'd be so much fun to draw. :D
MelyssaThePunkRocker Apr 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, he IS fun to draw, trust me. I did about 15 drawings or so around 2003-4 in high school. I drew some of Greg K., as well.
This is a wicked cool technique, why did my old art teacher never use this one!! She just made us draw things upside down for hours. Or stare at our own hands for reference and draw without looking at our sketches...>_< Torment, I tells ya, torment!
Srsly cool though, babe. ^_~
MelyssaThePunkRocker Dec 16, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot. UPSIDE DOWN, really?! 0,o
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