Matt Hackmann

Can I Be an Artist?

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Some time ago, I did that stupid art instruction school test, just acting like a jack ass because I can't help but feel that there's something skeezy going on there. Well, nearly one month later, I get this back:

VERY GOOD!

85 out of 100, they gave me. There's apparently a whole bunch of shit that goes into making this "composite score", namely accuracy, stroke quality, shading and tones, and "design concepts". I feel I should have gotten a 0 because I broke the one and only rule... draw one subject.

Also, I'm not 100% certain that this wasn't just rubber stamped on. The sheet I got back was a scan of my original paper, and closely examining the lettering suggests that it was (at some point) handwritten because all the Os are different, but still.

Maybe I'll consider this my control and send in another form under a different nym, but draw something completely off topic, very badly rendered, or perhaps both.

Forever Unfinished

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I was going to do an accountability report today, but I don't want to type that much. Instead, I'll give you some pictures of in progress comics... that have been that way for probably a year now. A couple of these I'll probably finish eventually, and one I don't even remember the premise for, so it'll forever remain a mystery.

This one comes straight off the Whiteboard

Borne from a discussion with coworkers, this will probably get finished first

No fuckin' clue...

Picking the Pencil Back Up

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Not for any noble reasons, I assure you. But, certainly you've seen these commercials at one point in your life:

Alright, General Specific. The words uttered through your clenched teeth have moved me to pursue a career in art. I'll call that number.

INTERNET MAGIC!

Oh, shit! It came! Draw only one of the subjects, huh... guess I'll draw the pirate...

Fucking, arg matey

Hmmm... seems a little bland. I have drawn only one of their subjects, but I need to fill in this white space...

Of course I would draw Squid Girl. Also, fuck hands!

Sweet! Now to fill out the bottom section...

I'd be remiss if I didn't say 'fuck' here as well

Now just to send it using the prepaid envelope. I hope these guys respond and give me some free blog fodder!

Those That Didn't Make the Cut

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With only two more blog posts to go and only having missed one day, I'm digging into cheap content to fill this space. Perhaps it'd be more challenging to actually create new content for an entire month, but I'm too lazy for that.

Instead, you get random scraps of things I started and never completed from my sketch books. So, yeah. Enjoy that. Or have a beer. Or have a beer and then enjoy that.

Not so sweet anymore

This was the first thing I drew with the complimentary box of Crayons I got from Crayola. I was not in the least bit bitter.Read More