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Lunatique
05-22-2005, 04:49 AM
Back in the mid-90's, I was working on my creator-owned comic book series "Enchanted," and during that time I owned a yellow tabby cat. One day, I came home late at night and noticed black paw prints all over the house. I followed the prints and found the source--she had knocked over my waterproof black india ink bottle. I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. She just looked up at me with that "What? What did I do?" look. After cleaning up her mess (it was hard as hell to get the prints off the carpet), I went back to working on the comic (I slept vampire hours then and worked all night long). While taking a cigarette break, my cat jumped up on my light box (it's warm from the light bulb), her paws just centimeters away from a panel that still had wet inks. I immediately yelled "Stop--don't you dare move a hair!" She looked at me and lifted a leg. I hissed between my teeth, "Don't. You. Dare." She kept her eyes on me, and then proceeded to stamp her paw on that wet panel. I could've nuked her in the microwave.

stepington
05-22-2005, 05:09 AM
golly,


I don't know if this is funny or not but. . .

About 12 years ago I was taking a studio art class with a friend of mine. We are both working on our own long term projects - hers was a georgeous oil painting of an oak forest in autumn. I was working on a huge bristol board (pen and ink). The day finally came when she was finished. Everyone huddled around to "ooo" and "ahhh". I pointed to a specific area of the painting to discuss it. To my surprise the painting was still wet and I streaked my finger across about four inches - leaving an orange and grey trail in the pigment. The entire group fell silent. I began to shake and turn red - definately ready for a well deserved lynching. My friend put her painting down on the table. The group dispersed in an awkward silence. I began spouting out apologies.

About a month after that I was still slaving away on my stiple drawing - my same friend asked to borrow my kneaded erasure. When she reached for it the desk wobbled and knocked over my india ink which in turn ran down the center of the board. At first I was stunned. That was something I'd been slaving over for three months. Then I began to laugh. Thank god, I thought. We're EVEN!

At the end of the term she gave me her painting that I had befouled as a "no hard feelings" gift. I still have it today.

Kargokultti
05-22-2005, 10:59 AM
I drew an OK hand in art class a few years ago. I used my left as a model, and was puzzling over the fact that there was something wrong with it when the teacher came over. She too admitted that there was something odd about it. It took actually quite a long while before whe realized that the hand I'd drawn had six fingers. (Mine doesn't.)

TheCleaner
05-22-2005, 12:00 PM
the expression on fellow male students faces when we had our first nude life drawing session in college :scream: (all of us were 16-17)

offbeatworlds
05-22-2005, 09:27 PM
Ok, this one's silly.

First of all, I was taking a painting class at the local high school to learn more about watercolors and oils. A lot of the paintings where kept by my teacher to be displayed in the school's Spring Art Show (I still haven't gotten them back yet). And the end of the course, the last day in fact, we were to come forward with our last paintings that were without a grade, and he would add them to the total score and give a final grade. I had choosen a seat right next to the teacher's desk (I always do that for some odd reason, and not just art teachers), and could heard almost every grade that came out his mouth. Most of them were C's and B's with a couple A's in there. The teacher passed right over my name. I sat there very confused, and still painting my last picture (a watercolor that did not need to be finished, just started) as he continued on through the list. I kept wondering why he hadn't called me. Finally, after he had gone through everyone's name, he called me (and by the way, he was going Alphabetically, and my name starts with a B). I looked up and started to slid off of my desk to show him my paintings, when he said, without even looking at them, "Oh, stay there. They're all A's."

*sigh*

I think it took my mom five minutes to stop laughing when I told her.


And by the way, this was not meant to be a self-indulgent rant, an excuse for bragging, or an attempt at trying to tell you guys I'm great at painting (because I'm not). It's just the only funny story I can think of right now. :)

Ryan-B
05-22-2005, 10:37 PM
I was in a life drawing class and the model had a tampon string hanging out of her vagina.

jmBoekestein
05-22-2005, 11:08 PM
I sincerely hope she wasn't the uhm...girl?...in your mugshot? :surprised

lol, that's a funny thing.


Did anyone actually say something? Could be even funnier...0_o

Squibbit
05-23-2005, 12:07 AM
i dunno any funny stories.

hey boeke , who's taht dude in your avatar? i think i seen the same person
in another avatar on cgtalk?

Kanga
05-23-2005, 12:19 AM
In the olden days before anyone could afford 3d computers (you had to have a whole dedicated computer to do it then ) or software, clients from a very big international company wanted a perspective illustration in 3d style done of a factory. Being the king of perspective I got the commission. The whole idea was to have a green wireframe that would look high techy. I painstakingly constructed the perspective from blueprints and had to draw them out with an old fashioned ruling pen,... using windsor and newton guache paint on a black background, you know the pens that have an oversized nib that you use a paint brush to load and have to clean off the sides of the nib before you start drawing.

Eek it was a pain in the butt and took ages.

So the big day comes and the clients come to check it out,... they are pretty impressed cause it looks complicated like it is supposed to,.... then one guy says: " can you rotate that about 30 degrees?". There were 3 or 4 illustrators standing around and our faces went white! The good news was the guy actually thought it was made with a computer!:thumbsup:

paperclip
05-23-2005, 12:24 AM
i dunno any funny stories.

hey boeke , who's taht dude in your avatar? i think i seen the same person
in another avatar on cgtalk?

It's Johnny Depp in fear and loathing in las vegas and yes, someone else does have it as their avatar.

Not sure who it is though.

Did you see the new suomilainen in the gen. discussion forum? I knew they were all coming!
Finnish invasion! :argh:

ashakarc
05-23-2005, 01:51 AM
1986, first year architecture, Freehand Drawing class, final exam:

After a long 2nd semester, we had a terrible drawing teacher who kept having us draw the still life scene with a tea pot several times using different techniques. The final exam, we had a life model standing in front of us that we had to draw.

A friend of mine who had no desire whatsoever to be in architecture school, yet a top student in the country when graduated from high school, said frustratingly:
"No matter how I try to draw the model face, it still looks like a teapot !!!"

Gord-MacDonald
05-23-2005, 03:39 AM
As a young impressionable 19 year old in 1975, I went to New York, on a school art excursion - one week - to see all of the great artwiork in NYC. The school I was attending was the "Ontario College of Art" - one of Canadas finest art schools. There was as much pretension at OCA, as at any art school.
Anyways, during that trip, I ended up with a bunch of friends/fellow-students at the Guggenhiem Museum for the Max Ernst retrospective.

Digression:
The Guggenhiem is a remarkable museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. It actually spirals from the top, down to the bottom - no floors ( - actually at the lower levels there are floors), but the main viewing area - all on one big spiral!

Anyways, at some point, I brushed by someone. A friend of mine said - Hey that was Salvadore Dali. I said - NO WAY!
But then I thought about it... Hey here we are in NYC, at the Guggenhiem at a Max Ernst retospective - Hmm.
I had to satisfy my curiousity, and followed the guy. At some pint, he turned around and passed by me - looked me staight in the eye and said 'bonjour'. It was Dali! My response was "uh Hi!" (I am sure he was impressed). He was not alone. On one arm was the most beautiful woman I have ever seen, held in the other hand was a cane, with a pure silver sculpted eagles head.

My little enounter with Dali spead amounst OCA students like wildfire (we were not on a guided tour, students and teachers were all over NYC). When I got back to the Taft hotel (were we were staying), A prominent Canadian art critic, who also taught at OCA, approached me wanting all of the details. Well there weren't many - I mean Dali just said 'bonjour'...
This critic said - you mean he actually said 'hello' to you. I said 'YUP'. This critics response was "Oh boy - now when I go to parties, I can say I know someone who knows Salvadore Dali !!!"

... So much for critics ...

So there is my little story - (even if it was for an instant, it was cool to go eyeball to eyeball with Dali)

Gord

PS: Damn - I still wish someone would have had a camera (perhaps my own pretension)

Gord-MacDonald
05-23-2005, 03:55 AM
Ok I can't resist - number 2


A friend at art school was in a life drawing class. Before him, was a remakable looking woman, totally naked, and in a rather provokative pose. My friend, was sitting next to a female student, bending over her drawing board, working diligently on her drawing.
It happens, that she did not have a bra on, and her position - leaning over her drawing board left her - well um - kind of - exposed. My friend spent most of the drawing session, stretching evey way he could to get a fleeting glimpse of her nipple. He said "It just didn't make any sense - here was an absolute beauty in front of me totally stark naked, and the pose - WOW, but I was totally ignoring her, to catch one glimpse at that nipple"

Gord

erilaz
05-23-2005, 04:16 AM
WAY back in highschool for my final graphic design exam, we had to choose one of the 4 major questions and draw it out (perspective and orthogonal stuff mainly). Pretty easy. We had 3 hours, and I'm guessing I finished it up in about an hour (it was ridiculously simple). So, I'm waiting out the front for my mate to finish up... and i'm waiting, and waiting and waiting... 2 hours later he comes out white as a sheet and looking totally wrecked.
"That was insane! I only barely finished!" he said. "How did you get out so fast?"
I shrugged, and said I'd done question 3, as it was the stuff I was most familiar with. No problems.
"But what about the other ones?" he said.
"What other ones?" I replied
"The other three! Did you just skip them?"
"Yep." I said
"But-"
"Did you actually READ your coversheet?"

So I explained that he'd just wasted his whole exam time trying to do 4 major technical drawings when he only had to pick one. He passed the exam... just.

So what do we remember kids? All that study means squat if you don't read the intructions!:D

Lunatique
05-23-2005, 04:22 AM
here was an absolute beauty in front of me totally stark naked, and the pose - WOW, but I was totally ignoring her, to catch one glimpse at that nipple"



Perfect example of how plain nudity isn't nearly as alluring as teasing with some skin but showing nothing. This is something a lot of so-called erotic artists don't understand. Most of them have horrible taste and the imagination of a rock.

ashakarc
05-23-2005, 04:30 AM
Perfect example of how plain nudity isn't nearly as alluring as teasing with some skin but showing nothing. This is something a lot of so-called erotic artists don't understand. Most of them have horrible taste and the imagination of a rock.That's quite true, but on the other hand, sensuality is best expressed with movement because of the anticipation associated with accidental 'oops'. I personally can't see sensuality in a painting anymore, but an artistic photograph is much more powerful from a sensual point of view. No work of art could imitate the perception of reality, but in a different way we have the chance to be elevated beyond our instincts and actually taste sensual art in a different way..

TheCleaner
05-23-2005, 06:23 AM
2 hours later he comes out white as a sheet and looking totally wrecked.
"That was insane! I only barely finished!" he said. "How did you get out so fast?"
I shrugged, and said I'd done question 3, as it was the stuff I was most familiar with. No problems.
"But what about the other ones?" he said.
"What other ones?" I replied
"The other three! Did you just skip them?"
"Yep." I said
"But-"
"Did you actually READ your coversheet?"

So I explained that he'd just wasted his whole exam time trying to do 4 major technical drawings when he only had to pick one.:D

That is hilarious !!

erilaz
05-23-2005, 06:43 AM
That is hilarious !!

He thought it was too... years later.:D

Kargokultti
05-23-2005, 07:23 AM
But I'm sure I'll laugh at this. Some day.

I went to this nude-drawing class (the kind where you draw a nude, not the kind where you are nude, though I'm sure that there are those too). The model was this stringy guy in his thirties, not overly skinny but no fat either, so really hard to draw. What made it harder was the creeping suspicion that he was a perv.

Now, I thought quite a lot about this, and I completely agree with Lunatique: nudes are not, er, appealing. Come to think of it, if you look really closely, you'll notice what an odd thing the body is. I mean, take the butt for instance: you have the legs and you have the torso, and in the middle you have this weird connecting thing. But enough of butts and back to business.

I thought that it must be just me, that I'm this uptight little girl who should just stick to drawing still-lifes. But the guy just was disturbing to look at: he had this one pose where you could actually see up his... Well, when someone's nude you kind of tend to see most of everything there is to be seen, but if you think for a while you might guess what it was that the guy was flaunting in full view. I can even post what I drew, if someone's that interested.

There was other indication, but lets leave it at that. I left the class quite befuddled, thinking the model was a perv but on the other hand worrying that maybe it was all me. Happily (or not) all my doubts were cleared when I heard through the grapevine that the guy works in a porno shop. So he is, and I'm not.

Kanga
05-23-2005, 08:13 AM
.....At some pint, he turned around and passed by me - looked me staight in the eye and said 'bonjour'. It was Dali!......

Wow a brush with greatness! Great story:).

LEEBLEEB
05-23-2005, 08:21 AM
Be careful when drawing old nudes, sometimes they leak.:D:argh:

jmBoekestein
05-23-2005, 08:41 AM
i dunno any funny stories.

hey boeke , who's taht dude in your avatar? i think i seen the same person
in another avatar on cgtalk?

That my friend, is the doctor of journalism, the one and only. Dunno his name though...:surprised

Kargokultti
05-23-2005, 08:51 AM
Be careful when drawing old nudes, sometimes they leak.:D:argh:

<nudge nudge> <wink wink> Say no more.

Squibbit
05-23-2005, 09:08 AM
That my friend, is the doctor of journalism, the one and only. Dunno his name though...:surprised

i read from today's newspaper depp's gonna make a sequel of fear and loathing ...

never seen that movie

jmBoekestein
05-23-2005, 09:16 AM
It's really funny man! You have to see it. :D, these guys set out on a trip, tripping on anything your local drugstore does not sell. One long frenzy, makes me laugh everytime I see it...:cool: ...if I had slept last night I'd actually say something useful about it! ;)


Damn it. Well if that's true, who's going to direct it? How the hell are they making another story for it. :surprised

adamdaly
05-23-2005, 10:02 AM
the good doctor is of course Hunter S. Thompson, who recently passed. In the movie his charaters name is Raoul Duke, a psydenum of Thompsons. the next movie isn't a sequal but is based on a novel by thompson called the rum diaries, a semi-biographical story based on the time spent in south america.adam daly

Enayla
05-23-2005, 10:07 AM
Heheh, awesome stories, everyone.

I don't know if mine is actually funny, but it was extremely awkward for me at the time and I giggle a little just thinking about it - but that's because I was there and I know what kind of girl I was.

So, now imagine Linda at seventeen. Young and na´ve and almost deliriously shy. Taking art classes, as it were, and attending one of life drawing at this particular occasion. So I'm standing there, sketching away, sketching the figure of a stringy looking fellow in his late thirties or early forties - feeling very uncomfortable with the subject matter, I might add. As it happens, I found drawing the male genitalia extremely uncomfortable and I thanked my lucky stars I have the kind of complexion that actually makes it impossible for me to blush - or, rather, I might blush but it would never show.

Eventually, this thin fellow turned my way, and I faced him full on, him standing there with his hips thrust forward, and me hardly being able to look at him. I decided to grasp the bull by its horns, as it were (and no, not in the kinky way you're imagining) so I resolutely looked at his hip area - hips, thighs, genitals - after a while to sketch out what I saw there. I glanced from canvas to penis, to the canvas again - and when my eyes shyly returned to the man, I realised with some shock that I must have totally misunderstood the anatomy and done something awfully wrong, because really, what I'd drawn looked nothing like what I was glancing at.

It actually took me a few moments to understand what was going on. The fellow was having an erection, of course, even as I watched. As I understand it, these things happen, and I should probably feel sorry for the guy. I'm not so sure if I do feel sorry for him though, come to think about it, because there's something rather wrong about a naked guy in his late thirties staring (and yes, he was staring) at a seventeen year old kid while sporting a boner.

The next time we had life drawing classes, thankfully enough, the subject was a chubby lady instead. No 'moving' pieces of genitalia anywhere to be seen.

Enayla
05-23-2005, 10:13 AM
Oh, and Rob, cats are SO evil that way, haha, I really enjoyed reading about it. Azrael has done similar things. The last time (and yes, last time, as in never again) I painted in water colours, he turned the jar with water over on the painting. And there are golden footprints all over my leather couch because he stepped in the gold paint when I was detailing a mask, and then ran all over the place before I could stop him... Cats....

jmBoekestein
05-23-2005, 10:21 AM
Brings a new meaning to "personnel screening"...:surprised...that's hilarious.

Peddy
05-23-2005, 11:23 AM
A girl in my class in our first year of university told us how his dad accidentally deleted a bunch of her photoshoped line art from the family computer. He felt terrible, as you would, having deleted your child's art just as she's getting all excited about learning how to do it. So he bought her a Cintiq 15" (this is australia remember, where cintiq's are noticably more expensive and harder to come by). She said that she hated the photoshop work that got deleted.
I almost wish my parents were rich and clumsy =]

And life drawing class can be funny sometimes. We never had a guy model lose blood from the rest of his body, but its always funny seeing one of the guy students talking to a model casually (like it was cafe smalltalk or something) while she steps down and throws a robe over her, like he hadnt spend the last 45mins convincing himself he wanted to study the female form as a whole, and not just the fun parts.

tayete
05-23-2005, 12:22 PM
Well, here at Spain we have a famous Art School (Escuela de San Fernando in Madrid) where it was really hard to get in. You had to pass an exam about making a perfect copy of a cast, a life drawing, and some more things in a couple of hours. Most people dedicated a whole year just to copy casts and life models to pass it.

A friend of mine was trying to get in, so he was attending an academy, and by the afternoons he hired a gipsy (quite common at Spain) to pose for him. It happens that gipsies are natural enemies of our Guardia Civil (civil guards), since the gipsies stole hens from farms, and travelled by our tracks in their charts selling stolen stuff. And it happened too, that in front of my friend's house there was the headquarters of this Guardia Civil in Madrid.

My friend couldn't take an eye from the gipsy, because as soon as he did look at his sketch or whatever, the guy would get down from the posing place and get to the window, to manipulate his genitalia in front of the Guardia Civiles that were guarding the HQ some floor below, saying all kind of insults and such.

My friend was put in jail several times because of this gipsy's behaviour, so he gave up and finally hired a gipsy woman... it went worse, but that's another tale. :)

colintheys
05-23-2005, 01:26 PM
I was taking a summer art class in high school. Last day we all had to clean up. Everyone was there but one kid who had done this weird still-life of a tree and left early without warning. We rock-paper-scissored for the jobs and I had to clean all the brushes. We had been using acrylic paints for the whole class. So i wash all the brushes, including the huge HUGE brush the weird kid had left in a large cup of this ugly, poop brown paint. Since they were acrylics, I got sort of into it and was really trying to get it done fast. In cleaning it, I got paint covering both hands and up my arms to my elbows. When I'm done, I wash my arms, only to notice that it's not coming off. I ask the teacher and she turns this horrible pale color. Turns out she had allowed him to paint with oils, which I had just rubbed up both arms, making me look like the poopsmith from homestarrunner. It, of course, did not come off. Even worse, I was acting in a play a few days later. And we had a number of incidents trying to cover both my arms with makeup. sigh.

Kargokultti
05-23-2005, 06:14 PM
Finnish invasion! :argh:
Be afraid. Be very afraid.

http://www.cgtalk.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=71568&stc=1
Here's a genuine Finnish buttcrack for y'all. Drawn very quickly 'cause I must admit I didn't exactly enjoy the view.

Ilikesoup
05-24-2005, 02:09 AM
I have to go back to third grade for my story:

One day we had to stay in for recess because it was raining outside. This was fine with me -- I decided I'd use the time to draw. I had just seen a Godzilla movie days before, so I wanted to draw a scene from the film. I was almost done drawing Godzilla when another boy grabbed my paper and pencil and drew really large breasts on him. He walked around the room shouting, "Look, Godzilla has boobies!"

I still don't like third graders.

Empath
05-24-2005, 05:27 PM
In highschool I did Drama, and for one performance for the school had to miss a test and arranged with the teacher to come by immediately after school to take it. Now, when acting on stage you're required to plaster on enough makeup to make a drag queen turn green just to show up under the spotlights, a fact I had forgotten as I hurried across the school after the show. I was about halfway through with the test when some apparently very important people who were touring the school dropped in. One of the guys in the group gave me this wary, bug eyed look, which confused me at first....
...then I remembered. :D

jmBoekestein
05-24-2005, 06:53 PM
I'm now in my first year of filmschool here, our assignments vary but generally involve teamwork and a lot of different jobs for everybody. In other words,
ditch the pride and get with it. :surprised

That was my attitude at least. So, we had an assignment to reconstruct a scene from an old movie, fine. The idea was concucted and I wanted to act, they seemingly enjoyed that idea. I'm rather pale and skinny and suit the role somewhat. So time comes and we film in an oversized under-carpeted cement studio. They first smeared all kinds of paint on my face, then put me in a "death" robe to demobilise me and started shooting. :curious:

Ofcourse the teacher couldn't sit by constantly so he went from studio to studio, helpingout occasionally and giving advice and (somewhat harsh) critique. Which of-course can be hard on spoilt-rich kid-up starts, ;), but that's another stoy all together.
Anyway, in the story I was cheated out of my robe by some goth kid, through a game of twister. I know what you're thinking, twisted. The other guy is an overactive german, you do the math...:surprised...
So, the scene comes up where I get my exposure. And who comes walking in after 4 hours, it's our teacher, who strangely stuck on for the shoot. "That's nice of him," I thought, "to stick around and build moral." Well this was several takes blah-duh-di-blah...they edited it and then was viewing day. 75 young filmmakers whom I'd have to face for the following 4 years, :rolleyes: I'm a bit hypertensive you see, and uhm...well...also a bit shy:blush:, probably gullable too looking back.
It went well, I was one of the few to get a few laughs, but I don't really think about why, it's better that way :wise:. Moving on, ahem, upon discussing the short naturally my talents quickly become the topic of choice and duelly noted the teacher felt it was inappropriate for me to actually have kept on my underpants, which had a nice print on it:"Hot, sex, lies and scandals" a statement sort of... ah whe you're young. :rolleyes:

Later on upon joining the rest in the pub to drink some beer and chat up, I was informed of some rather shocking gossip...I think it might be true actually. Apparently the teacher is
gay.
;)


:rolleyes:But, I have grown personnally, in ways you are NOT thinking of though. Anyway, I'm sure others had a great time watching me behave like the local "innocent", which I eventually am, coming from a farmer town.

umbrellasky
05-24-2005, 09:23 PM
I wish I had some funny stories to share.

I myself have a cat and had simular experiances to Lunatique, or Rob If I may use your name :) many times I have had work left out that my cat has trodden all over with muddy paws. My cat also has a habbit of ripping any piece of paper left on the floor just to get your attention. I am sometimes woken up in the morning by meowing and the noise of paper being ripped up on my bedroom floor, in most cases my college art work, you'd think I'd learn to keep my bedroom tidy :D

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