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Inktober 29: Double - Old-school Uber driver
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Published: October 30, 2018
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“Look pal. It’s obvious that you have no idea what’s going on here, but if you tug that rope again, you and I are going to have problems,” said an anthropomorphic llama named Kevin, as he stepped out of the darkness.
At first, Sir Goober couldn’t believe his eyes. A talking llama, he’d never heard of such absurdity. But the burning question Sir Goober really wanted answered was why bother with a singlet if he wasn’t going to wear pants. He never got the chance to ask.
“Yes, yes, very unusual. Talking llama and all that, I get it, it’s weird,” said Kevin.
“A little,” said Sir Goober.
“I get that a lot. Don’t worry, this bit is nearly over. Try not to think about it too hard, or you’ll end up doing yourself a head injury,” said Kevin.
“What do you mean, bit?”
“This weak flashback bit. I figure the doofus in charge has only got maybe two, three lines left before he runs out of ideas, and then I’m out of here,” said Kevin.
And just as the llama spoke his cryptic explanation, the memory-scape started to fade.
The words “Told you” drifted from Sir Goober’s subconscious as his awareness returned to the thunder box where he’d been riding out the hurricane, which was, conveniently, over. Thoroughly shaken by the storm and the surrealistic memories that he wasn’t entirely certain had been real, Sir Goober decided that what he really needed now was somewhere safe and dry where he could look himself over and check for damage.

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From the outset, I feel I should point out that this drawing was heavily referenced from a “Taxi Driver” screen shot for composition and posing. Since it’s an homage/parody to the movie, I don’t see anything wrong with that, but I figured it’s always best to give credit where credit is due.
Having said all that, I still found the reflection foreshortening particularly challenging, so that is definitely something I’m going to have to practice. As to the result, I think it turned out okay. It didn’t really excite me as much as some of the other ones, but with the finish line of Inktober in sight, I just kind of want to get the challenge finished so I can move on to other things.
Anyway, let me know what you think.
More on the way.

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SkylaComics's avatar
SkylaComics|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great scene :)
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KaidokJ| Digital Artist
Thanks. I'm glad you liked it. :) 
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ARTificialphanTOM|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very funny. Great work.
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KaidokJ| Digital Artist
Thanks. I'm glad you liked it. :) 
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Phoenix-Bichez|Hobbyist Digital Artist
DEUS VULT!
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LaurenIpsome's avatar
I like the detail around the mirror's edge, most would have missed that, I think... I like it. I can see what you mean about the foreshortening, very tricky
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KaidokJ| Digital Artist
I'm impressed that you noticed that. Makes me glad I added it. :)
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LaurenIpsome's avatar
Why thank you. As I said, I do try to leave helpful comments. And your attention to detail makes it worth the note. 
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KanaGo's avatar
KanaGo|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Will the mirror survive? ^^ Sir Goober seems a hot-headed guy!
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KaidokJ| Digital Artist
That mirror once belonged to the infamous Durf Twins. If it can
survive being subjected their ugliness on a daily basis, there
isn't anything Sir Goober could do that would bother it.
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ChronoHyperion's avatar
Relax, Sir Goober. That is a mirror.
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KaidokJ| Digital Artist
Disaster averted. :D
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Shadow-Spryte's avatar
Funny stuff;)  Sadly I guess i miss out on the Taxi driver movie so that part is unfortunately over me.  And I watch a lot of movies to ;(
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KaidokJ| Digital Artist
Thanks.
It is quite old now, but considered a classic. Scorsese directed. One of Robert Deniro's most famous early films.
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Shadow-Spryte's avatar
Hmmmmmm , well I might have to check it out.
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KaidokJ| Digital Artist
It's been a while since I've seen it, but I remember it as being pretty good.
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OcioProduction|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ehehehehe  yea , immediate reference :D
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KaidokJ| Digital Artist
Glad it wasn't too subtle. :D
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OcioProduction|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
pose and mirror was enough ;) 
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