Incredibly shit drawings of guitars

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Something I have grown to love over the years is the ineptitude of a large fraction of artists when faced with the challenge of drawing a guitar. This image from the "real people in comics" rekindled the love, but I want to see what you've got.
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-lyNSe4WVBkQ/UxM5CHKioMI/AAAAAAAABYE/58G-NXib_ks/s1600/2014-03-01+17.04.20.jpg

startled macropod (MatthewK), Wednesday, 28 February 2018 05:08 (one year ago) link

god the warp on that neck

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 28 February 2018 05:44 (one year ago) link

Holy hell, that thing must weigh like twenty pounds.

he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Wednesday, 28 February 2018 05:46 (one year ago) link

maybe the guitar is a transformer too!

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 28 February 2018 05:48 (one year ago) link

The sax looks like a bit of a mouthful.

lana del boy (ledge), Wednesday, 28 February 2018 09:20 (one year ago) link

https://goo.gl/images/d6ztf9

pre millennial tension (uptown churl), Wednesday, 28 February 2018 23:49 (one year ago) link

Whoops sorry for no embed :/

pre millennial tension (uptown churl), Wednesday, 28 February 2018 23:49 (one year ago) link

Try again Pablo, huh.
These are WAY harder to find than I ewxpected.
https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/JroAAOSwhcJWMeu0/s-l1600.jpg

startled macropod (MatthewK), Thursday, 1 March 2018 11:29 (one year ago) link

I went looking for Hard Rock Comics because I remember how terrible their art was. But the one thing they seemed to get within spitting distance of 'not bad' was guitars.

how's life, Thursday, 1 March 2018 11:32 (one year ago) link

gotta be a load of archie comics panels that would fit the bill

andrew m., Thursday, 1 March 2018 14:51 (one year ago) link

actually a quick GIS shows them to be ... not incredibly shit.

andrew m., Thursday, 1 March 2018 14:52 (one year ago) link

This could also fit in the thread "Incredibly shit drawings of Meatloaf".

https://mindlessthefirst.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/img612.jpg

chap, Thursday, 1 March 2018 14:57 (one year ago) link

oh damn, how did I forget that one?

how's life, Thursday, 1 March 2018 15:05 (one year ago) link

I remember it making zero sense as a child, and the same is true today.

chap, Thursday, 1 March 2018 15:13 (one year ago) link

there are some pretty off-model looking ones in Marvel's The Beatles Story comic from 1978

https://13thdimension.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/01-beatles1.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/lNGhp04.png

soref, Thursday, 1 March 2018 17:29 (one year ago) link

Five tuning keys, three tuning pegs, no pickups, no strings, three knobs.

http://cartoonresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Josie_and_the_Pussycats344.jpg

Millennial Whoop, wanna fight about it? (Phil D.), Thursday, 1 March 2018 17:34 (one year ago) link

Some kind of weird three-stringed swordfish.

http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/jabberjaw_and_friends.PNG

Millennial Whoop, wanna fight about it? (Phil D.), Thursday, 1 March 2018 17:37 (one year ago) link

Jabberjaw is set in 2076 though, that might be a very accurate depiction of what 2076 guitars will look like for all you know

swordfish guitar is cool as fuck anywayi

soref, Thursday, 1 March 2018 17:43 (one year ago) link

This thread is just reminding me that as a kid it was impossible for me to ignore how cartoon drumming was never in sync with the music. I was so bothered by it. Lazy animators.

Evan, Thursday, 1 March 2018 22:31 (one year ago) link

Comic book Beatles all playing Japanese copies of their own guitars.

Three Word Username, Friday, 2 March 2018 06:46 (one year ago) link

See, that has it's problems, but it's not the worst. It's recognizably a telecaster, whereas Keith looks like Alice Cooper from Prince of Darkness and the part of Mick Jagger is being played by a child of Dagon.

R.I.P. Todd Loren.

how's life, Friday, 2 March 2018 12:33 (one year ago) link

four months pass...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DiDrt_kU8AARZVq.jpg

seen on this twitter account: https://twitter.com/panelpulp

soref, Saturday, 14 July 2018 11:36 (one year ago) link

http://viz.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Screen-Shot-2014-10-03-at-16.06.28.png
not really shit, but good!

calzino, Saturday, 14 July 2018 11:44 (one year ago) link

Such a long winded journey to the obvious punchline, but well worth it.

Visibly Over 25 (snoball), Saturday, 14 July 2018 12:15 (one year ago) link

YVOORG

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Saturday, 14 July 2018 14:12 (one year ago) link

looks like a pear that someone tried to string

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Saturday, 14 July 2018 14:58 (one year ago) link

https://imgur.com/cNeoyox.jpg

Just sighted. Perfectly fine, just needs an inexpensive bridge repair.

mick signals, Saturday, 14 July 2018 16:05 (one year ago) link

What the actual fuck @ dinsdale's last contribution. Those look like they're made out of cardboard and colored in with crayons. And the guitars are terrible looking too.

(V) (°,,,,°) (V) (Austin), Saturday, 14 July 2018 17:33 (one year ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/nb1Deym.png

soref, Saturday, 14 July 2018 18:09 (one year ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/5cCXk9F.png

soref, Saturday, 14 July 2018 18:10 (one year ago) link

Yeah that’s pretty bad.

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Saturday, 14 July 2018 18:15 (one year ago) link

not entirely clear what the drummer is aiming for with his sticks or doing with his feet either.

lana del boy (ledge), Saturday, 14 July 2018 18:36 (one year ago) link

Drawings of drums are generally pretty bad too, and drums are usually just cylinders! You'd think that someone who studied drawing would have a basic idea about forms.

nonsensei (Ye Mad Puffin), Saturday, 14 July 2018 21:45 (one year ago) link

Like his bandmate Pete Townshend, John Entwistle played the 10-string guitar. Unlike Townshend, he was left-handed.

https://img.discogs.com/iLRUmufmUPkIQ4bzQrEJdaoYJjw=/fit-in/600x598/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-991282-1181559387.jpeg.jpg

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Saturday, 14 July 2018 21:54 (one year ago) link

Best thread ever

Pwn Goal Picnic (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 14 July 2018 22:10 (one year ago) link

Why does this cyber-tittied horselady have a fretless bass for a right arm? Passable likeness, shit context.

http://www.maidenthebeast.com/archivos/albums/metal/metal-for-muthas-front-m.jpg

Category: Animist Rock (Matt #2), Saturday, 14 July 2018 22:49 (one year ago) link

See, that has it's problems, but it's not the worst. It's recognizably a telecaster, whereas Keith looks like Alice Cooper from Prince of Darkness and the part of Mick Jagger is being played by a child of Dagon.

Haha, I think it’s worst on here... look at the angles of the neck and headstock! It’s clear the artist drew Keith’s hands first, and then very awkwardly tried to work in the gtr.

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Saturday, 14 July 2018 22:50 (one year ago) link

fwiw I think that is actually Bill Wyman’s head on Keith’s body.

Pwn Goal Picnic (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 14 July 2018 23:21 (one year ago) link

I thought Ron Wood myself. Also loving the shoes and "pirate legs", reminds me of how Han Solo was drawn in the original Star Wars adaptation.

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Saturday, 14 July 2018 23:55 (one year ago) link

uh the guitar is good i guess but the rest is ...

http://everygamernews.com/wp-content/plugins/RSSPoster_PRO/cache/7305e_spiderpunk.jpg

Scam jam, thank you ma’am (Sparkle Motion), Sunday, 15 July 2018 00:07 (one year ago) link

I've seen worse!

Alan Alba (Tom D.), Sunday, 15 July 2018 00:08 (one year ago) link

haha yes indeed

Scam jam, thank you ma’am (Sparkle Motion), Sunday, 15 July 2018 00:10 (one year ago) link

I knew that the po-faced absurdity of DC Comics would not fail me

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/cb/ec/91/cbec91c1f017a34b6c523d5401f96feb.jpg

Scam jam, thank you ma’am (Sparkle Motion), Sunday, 15 July 2018 00:15 (one year ago) link

They also never get the gopher living in the hole

When I am afraid, I put my toast in you (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 21:59 (one week ago) link

https://s.put.re/21k7YLW1.jpeg

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 9 October 2019 22:20 (one week ago) link

Hell yeah

flappy bird, Thursday, 17 October 2019 00:08 (three days ago) link

Love this thread. That thing Jimmy Olsen is playing looks more like a saz than a guitar.

Beware of Mr. Blecch, er...what? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 17 October 2019 01:28 (three days ago) link

n tuning pegs with n-1 strings seems to be a common theme.

https://i.imgur.com/wiXmO7T.png

how about n-3 strings?

☮ (peace, man), Thursday, 17 October 2019 11:41 (three days ago) link

that fretting hand appears to be entirely boneless

expedited frictionless convergences (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 17 October 2019 11:46 (three days ago) link

veering dangerously close to an existenZ-level nightmarish flesh instrument there

expedited frictionless convergences (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 17 October 2019 11:56 (three days ago) link

The organtar.

pomenitul, Thursday, 17 October 2019 11:59 (three days ago) link

Boneless fretting hands were great until Popeye's ran out

When I am afraid, I put my toast in you (Neanderthal), Thursday, 17 October 2019 12:07 (three days ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/FIRTNB7.jpg

chips moomin (unregistered), Thursday, 17 October 2019 13:35 (three days ago) link

ahah. is he (it ?) left handed or right handed !

AlXTC from Paris, Thursday, 17 October 2019 13:40 (three days ago) link

(awww I remember Titus games...)

AlXTC from Paris, Thursday, 17 October 2019 13:42 (three days ago) link

nailed the lips though

the public eating of beans (Sparkle Motion), Thursday, 17 October 2019 16:37 (three days ago) link

I love this thread because apparently no one looks at guitars while drawing them. And yet every serious artist everywhere has been told to actually draw from life, even when (especially when) you think you know what someone or something looks like. It is as if art school is basically: you need to be looking at people and fruit to draw them. Guitars, however? Close your eyes and go to town, be as random as possible.

well, fuck me with a pumpkin spice lube (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 17 October 2019 16:50 (three days ago) link

one thing that kills drawings like this is total adherence to a particular photographic source- it doesn't matter how much nuance you put into the shading if you don't understand the mechanics and dynamics of the thing you're trying to depict

the public eating of beans (Sparkle Motion), Thursday, 17 October 2019 16:54 (three days ago) link

also little jimmy's arms are incredibly long

the public eating of beans (Sparkle Motion), Thursday, 17 October 2019 16:55 (three days ago) link

That thing Jimmy Olsen is playing looks more like a saz than a guitar.

Actually it is a baritome saz.

well, fuck me with a pumpkin spice lube (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 17 October 2019 16:55 (three days ago) link

Not to be confused with the soprama saz, a.k.a. tha sazparilla

well, fuck me with a pumpkin spice lube (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 17 October 2019 16:56 (three days ago) link

Don't get me started on drums, cymbals, and tom angles.

seek out the dark forces and join their hellish crusade (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 17 October 2019 18:43 (three days ago) link

Here is a pretty good drawing, as a palate cleanser:

https://d1466nnw0ex81e.cloudfront.net/n_iv/600/4379044.jpg

drunk on hot toddies (morrisp), Thursday, 17 October 2019 18:45 (three days ago) link

it's obviously tough going to get the face of the guitar to read as a flat surface on an elipse with so many compound curves around the edges

the public eating of beans (Sparkle Motion), Thursday, 17 October 2019 18:50 (three days ago) link

Wow, both of the instruments on the Spider-Gwen cover that morrisp posted are pretty good! OFF TOPIC. MODS PLEASE PERMABAN.

seek out the dark forces and join their hellish crusade (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 17 October 2019 19:01 (three days ago) link

I said it was a palate-cleanser!

drunk on hot toddies (morrisp), Thursday, 17 October 2019 19:06 (three days ago) link

Ok but take further discussion to "Reasonably accurate drawings of guitars."

seek out the dark forces and join their hellish crusade (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 17 October 2019 19:08 (three days ago) link

OK, back on track... this is one of my favorite drawings, by my favorite artist -- but I'm not afraid to admit that the angle of the neck is all f'd up:

https://thenextissuepodcast.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/lrvol1-24.jpg

drunk on hot toddies (morrisp), Thursday, 17 October 2019 19:12 (three days ago) link

Hernandez Bros grasp the fundamental trick of *not* drawing strings

Οὖτις, Thursday, 17 October 2019 19:18 (three days ago) link

well ok maybe just Jaime

Οὖτις, Thursday, 17 October 2019 19:18 (three days ago) link

suspicious number of frets on hopey’s bass

expedited frictionless convergences (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 17 October 2019 19:23 (three days ago) link

I think my favorite detail of that cover is the implication that someone stagedove while wearing heels

Οὖτις, Thursday, 17 October 2019 19:25 (three days ago) link

Spider-Gwen looks like she's about to drop her pick. Good drawing otherwise tho

flappy bird, Thursday, 17 October 2019 23:46 (three days ago) link

That’s MJ; Gwen is seen swinging thru the window.

drunk on hot toddies (morrisp), Friday, 18 October 2019 00:49 (two days ago) link

Mary Jane! I hope you can play fingerstyle!

flappy bird, Friday, 18 October 2019 01:30 (two days ago) link

She travis picks

When I am afraid, I put my toast in you (Neanderthal), Friday, 18 October 2019 01:32 (two days ago) link

Will the circle be unbroken?

Beware of Mr. Blecch, er...what? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 18 October 2019 01:57 (two days ago) link

smooth

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Friday, 18 October 2019 03:19 (two days ago) link

I would love a les Paul with a neck the width of a breadstick

flappy bird, Friday, 18 October 2019 03:47 (two days ago) link


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