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 (two years ago) link

god the warp on that neck

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

maybe the guitar is a transformer too!

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

The sax looks like a bit of a mouthful.

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

https://goo.gl/images/d6ztf9

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

Whoops sorry for no embed :/

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

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

andrew m., Thursday, 1 March 2018 14:51 (two years ago) link

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

andrew m., Thursday, 1 March 2018 14:52 (two years 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 (two years ago) link

oh damn, how did I forget that one?

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

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

chap, Thursday, 1 March 2018 15:13 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years ago) link

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

Three Word Username, Friday, 2 March 2018 06:46 (two years 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 (two years 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

also little jimmy's arms are incredibly long

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

I said it was a palate-cleanser!

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

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

Οὖτις, Thursday, 17 October 2019 19:18 (seven months ago) link

well ok maybe just Jaime

Οὖτις, Thursday, 17 October 2019 19:18 (seven months ago) link

suspicious number of frets on hopey’s bass

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

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

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

Mary Jane! I hope you can play fingerstyle!

flappy bird, Friday, 18 October 2019 01:30 (seven months ago) link

She travis picks

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

Will the circle be unbroken?

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

smooth

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

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

flappy bird, Friday, 18 October 2019 03:47 (seven months ago) link

two months pass...
three months pass...

https://i.imgur.com/ENMDWY5.jpg
context is everything

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Friday, 17 April 2020 22:12 (one month ago) link

https://i2.wp.com/crockpics.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/beatlescartoonsbottom.jpg

The Beatles cartoon wasn't exactly a model of accuracy, but it's funny they went to the trouble of drawing Paul with his left-handed Höfner bass but couldn't be bothered checking how many strings a bass has.

Brainless Addlepated Timid Muddleheaded Awful No-Account (Pheeel), Friday, 17 April 2020 23:34 (one month ago) link

... it has four strings

budo jeru, Friday, 17 April 2020 23:37 (one month ago) link

Oh no, hang on. This is the one I meant to post, with Paul's 6 string bass.

https://whythebeatlesarestillrelevant.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/beatlescartoons.jpg

Brainless Addlepated Timid Muddleheaded Awful No-Account (Pheeel), Friday, 17 April 2020 23:37 (one month ago) link

would totally kick it with a six-string Hofner bass though

Fleetwood Machiavelli (Ye Mad Puffin), Saturday, 18 April 2020 01:30 (one month ago) link

Probably off-topic for this thread but providing a (completely implausible) snare stand is small comfort given that a kick drum with no spurs is liable to roll off the stage...

"Incredibly shit drawings of drumkits" thread would dwarf this one, if it were something that anyone but me cared about.

I mean, many non-guitarists have at least looked at guitars and kinda tried to represent what they look like. Many non-guitarists have held guitars. Some even own and display them as collectibles or art objects!

In contrast, only drum nerds have elaborate opinions about tom mounting systems, double-braced vs. single-braced cymbal stands, tilters, booms, single vs. double lugs.

Incidentally the zigzag pattern of the lines on the second Ringo pic indicate a system of rope drumhead tensioning that was becoming obsolete in the 19th century. Meanwhile the first pic is a little ahead of its time; those lugs have an 80s Pearl Export vibe!

Fleetwood Machiavelli (Ye Mad Puffin), Saturday, 18 April 2020 01:40 (one month ago) link

drumming post

El Tomboto, Saturday, 18 April 2020 03:00 (one month ago) link

🤩

Three Hundred Pounds of Almond Joy (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 18 April 2020 05:27 (one month ago) link

Lol thanks

Fleetwood Machiavelli (Ye Mad Puffin), Saturday, 18 April 2020 10:53 (one month ago) link

“Drawing shitty pictures of drums cheers me up. Whenever I feel low, I draw some new pictures of shitty drums.”

budo jeru, Saturday, 18 April 2020 11:52 (one month ago) link

> rope drumhead tensioning that was becoming obsolete in the 19th century

This is fascinating, because the visual trope is a constant in illustrations of toy soldiers, the little drummer boy, etc. It seems to carry over into images of trap sets, even though there was no overlap.

Julius Caesar Memento Hoodie (bendy), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 17:39 (one month ago) link

Exactly. I am sure there are rope-tension aficionados, just as there are animal skin-head aficionados. But Ringo was neither of those.

molon labe, kemo sabe (Ye Mad Puffin), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 17:48 (one month ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/X6G8phh.jpg

☮️ (peace, man), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 18:05 (one month ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/J8QJJvy.jpg

☮️ (peace, man), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 18:09 (one month ago) link

So many good details! Appropriate number of strings, p90 pickups, a bigsby tailpiece.

Then you got the instrument cable coming out of the lower horn.

☮️ (peace, man), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 18:11 (one month ago) link

(from the Be Cool Scooby Doo episode, 'Screama Donna')

☮️ (peace, man), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 18:11 (one month ago) link

ahahah I was looking at that like 'hey looks pretty good!' then saw the cable lmfao

flappy bird, Tuesday, 21 April 2020 18:21 (one month ago) link

Cross posted from the incredibly shit drawings of Shaggy thread

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 18:31 (one month ago) link

Beat me to it!

The Corbynite Maneuver (Tom D.), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 18:51 (one month ago) link

Shaggy & Scoob look like they've changed stimulants over the years

justice 4 CCR (Sparkle Motion), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 19:43 (one month ago) link

Daphne changed as well in that show, to be fair

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/NQ_vOFX5t5o/hqdefault.jpg

☮️ (peace, man), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 21:42 (one month ago) link


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