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Beatlebug's Beatley drawings and things
23 April 2015
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Hello *waves timidly* and thank you for taking the time to visit this corner of Forumpool! 

I'm a bit scared to open a new topic (partly due to past experience, but mostly because there are only about 90,000,000 threads already, and the sheer mass frightens me), but I felt like I should, just to keep all my stuff in one place. The "Artwork Of/By The Beatles" thread was getting too clogged up with my scribbles. ahdn_paul_01 

An "RP" means drawn from a Reference Photo. "I" means Imagined, John-style. 

So... 

Under spoilers, what I've done so far (originally posted in Artwork Of/By The Beatles): 

Coloured drawing of Penny Lane (song imagery). First Beatle-related drawing that wasn't a Hofner or Rickenbacker bass. 

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My beloved Paulvatar and first proper Beatle portrait (RP): 

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The Fab Four: official portraits.(RP) George didn't come as good as hoped, but the others were fab: 

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And last but not least, the first decent (in my opinion) drawing of George I've done so far (I): 

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And that's it for today. I'll Be Back (hopefully) soon with more. And please note, I'm not selling anything... just sharing my obsession. 

Thoughts/comments/opinions welcome! heart

(Only, if yer don't like 'em, then don't look at 'ema-hard-days-night-paul-11

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23 April 2015
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I really like what you did in "Penny Lane ", with the inserts. Nice colours too...these are pretty good, keep 'em coming!

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Oh, and I almost forgot-- the drawing I did for Mr. Kite's birthday: 

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Nice drawings, I like 'em 🙂

What you said about drawing George made me laugh, he definitely had an unusual facial structure that would definitely be more difficult to draw than most I imagine. Still, as you showed us, practice makes perfect!

I love the Penny Lane one too and pictured one in the same style with the scenes from Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds  

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Tuesday orated 
Nice drawings, I like 'em 🙂

What you said about drawing George made me laugh, he definitely had an unusual facial structure that would definitely be more difficult to draw than most I imagine. Still, as you showed us, practice makes perfect!

Thanks, @Tuesday! heart

Yeah, George's looks are on a very fine line between handsome and... not so much. Usually he stays on the handsome side, but it can be hard to capture in a drawing. And there's something in the way he moves his gaze that is very singular... and if it's not there, then it doesn't look like George, even if the rest of his face is right. I have a theory about how the eyes are the most decisive feature in a person's face. But I'll stop yammering on about George now, I can go on about him all day... a-hard-days-night-george-9

I love the Penny Lane one too and pictured one in the same style with the scenes from Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds  

Ooh, hadn't thought of that. Neat idea! 

And I'll be back with a new drawing soon. 

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Haha yeah whether he's handsome or funny-looking varies from photo to photo. Hahaha nothing wrong with being a George fan.

Sweet, looking forward to the new drawing 🙂

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I've been busy this weekend! a-hard-days-night-john-6

A rather lovely picture of George on his Rickenbacker 12-string (RP):  

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And a portrait of John (RP): 

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And finally.... 

I did this when I heard "When We Was Fab" playing in a restaurant-- just a silly little scribble I knocked off as a joke. Very little artistic merit but I thought it might bring some laughs. (I)

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Edit: Just thought it was funny that when I scan my drawings, the background comes out sort of greyish (ergh!), but when put into spoilers it actually matches the spoiler-grey rather nicely. 

Second edit: I re-scanned them so they wouldn't be greyish. 

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Woah I love these, especially George on the guitar. heartheartheart

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Woah I love these, especially George on the guitar. heartheartheart

Thanks! I like that one too-- but I can't take credit for the lovely pose 😀 I drew it from a photograph that's inside the AHDN remaster CD booklet. 

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@Beatlebug, I thought your avatar was a self-portrait. You mean you don't look like that?

I like the Penny Lane and George at the guitar the best.  I noticed two sets of initials:  "RF" and "MLK."  One of the two is not your initials, right?

I'm not asking what your initials are, I just found it curious. Did you draw it on MLK Day?

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@Expert Textpert said
I thought your avatar was a self-portrait. You mean you don't look like that?

*sigh* Alas, no. Paul is much prettier than I am. a-hard-days-night-george-10

I like the Penny Lane and George at the guitar the best.

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 I noticed two sets of initials:  "RF" and "MLK."  One of the two is not your initials, right?

Yes. 'RF' is not my initials. It stands for 'reference photo'-- then I realised that 'photo' starts with a P. And I thought I was a good speller... a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

I'm not asking what your initials are, I just found it curious. Did you draw it on MLK Day?

No. 

I leave you to infer the rest... 

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Well, it only starts with a P in English.

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Love the new drawings, the George one especially. Looks like you resolved the issue of having to capture his gaze correctly to make it look like him by drawing him not looking at the viewer, because that looks great!

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I like the posing in the George-with-Rickenbacker one. Are you drawing these while looking at photographs or are they from your imagination? 

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@vonbontee said
I like the posing in the George-with-Rickenbacker one.

So do I. 🙂

Are you drawing these while looking at photographs or are they from your imagination? 

Both. It depends. 

Like you heard me said* 
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An "RP" means drawn from a Reference Photo. "FM" means From Memory-- well, from imagination really, but that's what that means. 

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I put them in the notes with each picture. For example: 

A rather lovely picture of George on his Rickenbacker 12-string (RP):  

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 That little (RP) means I did it from a photo. 

*Sorry about George's atrocious grammar in Not Guilty

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 Thanks, shoulda read your "RF" explanation upthread more thoroughly!

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 Thanks, shoulda read your "RF" explanation upthread more thoroughly!

Make sure @vonbontee sees it as well. a-hard-days-night-george-10 

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You're a great sketch artist, @Beatlebug, who can only get better with practice. You shouldn't dismiss a talent as "scribbles"!

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@Ron Nasty remarked complimentingly 

You're a great sketch artist, Silly Girl, who can only get better with practice. You shouldn't dismiss a talent as "scribbles"!

You just made my day. heart 

(The 'scribbles' is tongue-in-cheek, of course, as is 95% of my total communication.) 

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Love the new drawings, the George one especially. Looks like you resolved the issue of having to capture his gaze correctly to make it look like him by drawing him not looking at the viewer, because that looks great!

a-hard-days-night-paul-11To prove that I can capture Georgeness in a direct stare. (RP) 

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Silly Girl said

@Ron Nasty remarked complimentingly 

You're a great sketch artist, Silly Girl, who can only get better with practice. You shouldn't dismiss a talent as "scribbles"!

You just made my day. heart 

(The 'scribbles' is tongue-in-cheek, of course, as is 95% of my total communication.) 

@Tuesday rang in to say
Love the new drawings, the George one especially. Looks like you resolved the issue of having to capture his gaze correctly to make it look like him by drawing him not looking at the viewer, because that looks great!

a-hard-days-night-paul-11To prove that I can capture Georgeness in a direct stare. (RP) 

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Wow! How long did that take you? That's a fantastic drawing! You used one colour and still managed to make such an intense stare, great job

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