boardselite bastardsBonnie
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DeadlyBlondeArcher (Dec 27, 2005)
(One of my favorite Texans... and I was just thinking it's a good damn thing I don't have a "Clyde" right now.)

Bonnie Parker stood 4’11" in her stocking feet, weighed 90 pounds, had Shirley Temple-colored strawberry-blond ringlets, was freckle-faced and, according to those who knew her, was very pretty. Born October 1, 1910, in Rowena, Texas, her parents were hard working laborers plunked down in life among the lower caste. A good student in high school, she excelled in creative writing and displayed a dramatic flair for the arts. Her favorite color was red; when she could afford it, she wore fashionable clothes dominating that color. She loved hats of all kinds. As a child, her father died young and her mother was forced to bring her and her two siblings to Cement City, near Dallas, where they lived with Mrs. Parker’s parents. Married too young, at age 16, her immature rattle-brained husband wound up in the penitentiary a year later. For money, she was forced to become a waitress. Bored and poor, she knew life had something more to offer.
Clyde Chestnut Barrow stood 5’7," weighed 130 pounds, slicked back his thick brown hair in the style of the day, and parted it on the left. His eye color matched his hair. Women found him attractive. He came into this world as one of many children born to dirt-poor tenant farmer parents barely making a living on the cotton fields of Teleco, Texas. Moving with his parents, brothers and sisters to the Dallas outskirts, where his father ran a gas station (in which the family members crowded as one into a tiny back room), Clyde quickly learned to abhor poverty. Bored and poor, he too knew life had something more to offer.
Bonnie and Clyde were meant for each other. And they clung to each other while they fought back against the elements. These elements were destitution and a government they took for its face value. They were children of a nationwide economic depression that not unlike France in the late 1700s had its upheavals -- and those who tried to keep small the size and impact of the upheavals.
An anger dwelt within Clyde, having been born ragged and made more ragged by the Depression. He sometimes killed in cold blood, and always tried to justify the murders as if he had a right to pull that trigger, thus releasing somehow the seething that built up like a volcano deep inside him. Perhaps he actually believed in his own special privilege. As the fame of Bonnie and Clyde grew, they shot their way out of police loops, each time growing tighter and tighter, and claimed that the "laws" they killed just happened to get in the way between their fiery outcry and the rest of the country. Their killings were not personal, they contended. But, the government took them personal. And Bonnie and her man were marked for death.

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Ignore the clock here, didn't want to submit between times working so I left it sitting here.
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Ty854 (Dec 29, 2005)
Haha, this is genious. What a great picture of such an interesting person!
davincipoppalag (Dec 29, 2005)
Damn Cindy..this here, that picture you done did up yonder, ..yea that one..of Bonnie..Holy crap.. that there is one damn good doggone picture thingy you did.. ..amazingly realistic.. (stands and claps;.))
julietjuniper (Dec 29, 2005)
you really captured the vintage look........ILOVEITWOO
Alex-Cooper (Dec 29, 2005)
Now that's my kind of gal. This is an awesome picture. I especially dig the headlight of the car and her pissed face.
Opium (Dec 29, 2005)
Wow! that is so incredibly realistic! Wow...just wow....amazing. I bow to the master
davincipoppalag (Dec 30, 2005)
<comments again to move this on to the welcome page..more people need to see this...
Axil62 (Dec 30, 2005)
She's hot. I'd do'er.
hideyourface (Dec 30, 2005)
her head is too big, the torso is too long, and the legs are too short. I like the palette and car.
kristine (Dec 30, 2005)
maybe shes just shaped wierd, but i think it looks fine, from the decription =] really good job, cindy!
DeadlyBlondeArcher (Dec 30, 2005)
hide, I did get her chin just a little too long, but the rest of her is almost identically proportionate to the reference photo I used. I like her, and I am the most important person in the world, and it's all about ME, so that's all that matters. HAH.
kristine (Dec 30, 2005)
lol, all hail cindy.
Opium (edited Dec 30, 2005)
I agree with DBA...the photos I've seen of Bonnie match this drawing to a T. You're probably just used to seeing the same faces on here all time...not everyone is perfect like in the anime pictures :)
Gigandas (edited Dec 30, 2005)
Yeah, I found the reference, and DBA has the body proportions pretty accurate. Sometimes clothes make people's bodies look funky too. If you ever get a chance, try looking at how someone's baggy (not really baggy, but somewhat loose) pants fits over their leg. The wrinkles sometimes give the leg an unrealistic, I bet this doesn't make any sense, but if I had a photo of what I'm talking about, I'd show it to you guys...
Felistorm (Dec 30, 2005)
hideyourface (edited Dec 30, 2005)
well I've noticed in other pics you've done DBA that your torsos are too long so the legs look weird. And I guess she just naturally has a large head >_>. Opium,
DeadlyBlondeArcher (Dec 30, 2005)
I noticed that most of your pictures just suck in general, but I'm usually too polite to say so.
Deino (Dec 31, 2005)
Amazing detail, and her face is intriguing... she must have been a determined person. A great drawing as usual, Blonde Archer x)
kristine (Dec 31, 2005)
Bonnie and Clyde =) still loving it, cindy.
hideyourface (Dec 31, 2005)
I wasn't trying to say your picture were bad, I was just pointing out mistakes you had made.I hate when people like you get all this praise and then you start acting like assholes.
marcello (Dec 31, 2005)
the head looks like it was pasted on the photo after the fact, more than anything. reminds me of anna's pic.
Rosemary (Dec 31, 2005)
great picture :)
hideyourface (edited Dec 31, 2005)
after looking at the ref I realized the shading on her lower dress shows the leg coming forward more with lines, but with yours its just some blurs of brown. Also on yours by her hip on the right there the dress goes down straighter and doesn't curve like that. Actually I think the curves are supposed to be much more angular where on yours its a lot of curves.Her torso and hips should be wider, and after looking at it for a bit, the head really is too big. That's my constructive critisism. You dont seem to take advice from people who you dont think draw well though, so I really dont know if there was a point to writing this.
DeadlyBlondeArcher (edited Dec 31, 2005)
I pretty much thought the same thing Marcello said, but I couldn't figure out why it looked that way...
(I don't know which one of anna's pics you were referring to?)
Hide, I do appreciate constructive criticism (coming from someone with artistic knowledge who knows what they are talking about)... that is always helpful. I never said my paintings were perfect. I personally think you should spend a little more time working on your own art than trying to critique others. I noticed you spend alot of time criticizing almost everything everyone does, and most of the time your criticisms are not constructive, nor are they accurate.
kristine (Dec 31, 2005)
i think it might be because you cant really see the neck, but i still luvs it!
DeadlyBlondeArcher (edited Dec 31, 2005)
thanks kristine, I know it's not perfect but I still kinda like it myself, anyway.
and.... while we're talking about what's wrong with it, the license plate is totally horribly wrong, the angle, the perspective... it's really badly done.
Axil62 (Dec 31, 2005)
I agree, hides work is pretty much all crap and he spends alot of time trying to sound like some sort of authoritarian on the subject.
hideyourface (Dec 31, 2005)
for the past year the only place I've been drawing is on 2draw, so I dont practice much. I dont put much effort into what I draw anyway. All I do is point out what I see wrong with it in my opinon. The only people I actually criticise are the little girls who draw yaoi, which I shouldn't be doing, but whateva.
staci (edited Dec 31, 2005)
The only people I actually criticise are the little girls who draw yaoi, which I shouldn't be doing, but whateva.

bzzt. wrong. hahahah i laugh at you!

and kristine is right i believe. its the turtleneck think she has going on that makes it all disconnected looking. her head that is. but whatever its still great.
hideyourface (Dec 31, 2005)
the only things I said that people are concentrating on is everything but the actual advice towards the picture..
DeadlyBlondeArcher (edited Jan 1, 2006)
nananny booboo staci said it's great so now I don't care how f'd up it is... HAHAHAHA
flopsymopsy (Jan 2, 2006)
Hmm... I can't draw to save my life. Really. I don't pretend to either, so no one should waste their breath or electrons telling me that I should pay more attention to my own art before I can comment on anyone else's. But not being able to draw or paint doesn't mean that I can't have an opinion on the use of colour, perspective, brushwork ... or the whole picture. I know a fair amount about art, I like some styles and schools more than others, and as someone who has haunted various galleries across Europe, I am reasonably, though not infallibly, practised at distinguishing good art from bad. And, to coin a phrase, I know what I like. ;)

I like DBA's work a lot, some pieces more than others. It's not the sort of work I would buy - I tend to buy abstract, minimalist works - but I appreciate it nonetheless. This is a good picture, I like it ... but hideyourface is right, the proportions are wrong. In comparison to the ref, the legs are too short. In real life I have no doubt that Bonnie Parker's head was disportionately large, that's not uncommon but in this pic the scale and proportions are the same as the ref down to and including the hips/ass and after that, they're not. If you want to be anally retentive about it, you could resize this pic to the same width as the ref, erase most of the background then overlay the figure on the ref ... or you could take my anally retentive word for it that the legs are too short for the torso/head.

But I still like it. :)

Anna (Jan 2, 2006)
lol, cindy... cello was referring to one of the pics of myself. he says it looks like my face is pasted on the body. -_- lol whatevers.

As for your drawing, I like it. :-)
DeadlyBlondeArcher (Jan 2, 2006)
I'll just take your word for it, flopsy... but I ain't fixin' it, I gotta go shoot stuff now. (thanks, anna, darlin' :)
Miss_DJ (edited Jan 2, 2006)
unbelievable the conversation regarding whether this is "perfect" enough. Whatthefu? I think this is fabulous. I don't look at ANY of this art to criticize it. I look at it because I enjoy art and WOW what an opportunity to learn from the many, many artists that ROCK in here! I believe most people are here, as I am, because it is a really great medium to express themselves and grow....and for that reason..."hoo-hah" to Cyndi who says it's "all about me.." yeah, it really is...So hide..I don't know what your agenda is, but it sure seems like you have one. I guess those that have perfected themselves completely wouldn't wasted valuable time and effort in here in the first place, would they? Now 'ye who is without the need for personal and artistic growth may cast the first stone'.....put your stone down, hide....
flopsymopsy (Jan 2, 2006)
Hehe, no need to fix it 'cos it ain't really broke. And I know you don't shoot wabbits, so I feel quite safe ... and anyway, I'll just hide behind Anna, she's got good strong Texas glue holding that head of hers on!
DeadlyBlondeArcher (edited Jan 2, 2006)
I try to be perfect, I really do, but I just don't ever seem to be able to live up to anyone's expectations at anything. GAHHH. :) (thanks dj) flopsy, I do appreciate your critique, I always appreciate constructive criticism, I would suck way worse than I do if no one had ever told me I sucked. The deal with hide is that he's a punk 16 year old boy that doesn't know jack about jack, acts like he does, and goes around trashing everything everywhere without a lick of sense to it, and it just got annoying, that's all. (he might have actually hit on something here on this picture, but, hey... even a broken clock is right twice a day.)

I really considered revising this picture and trying to make it right, but it wouldn't be nearly this much fun if it were right, and I probably can't do it, anyway. I gotta go scrub the black powder out from under my nails now.
staci (Jan 2, 2006)
hey... even a broken clock is right twice a day.

lol, i want that tshirt.
DeadlyBlondeArcher (edited Jan 2, 2006)
I'll paint you one! But don't even expect it to be perfect and shit, or something. lol
oh yeah, and I have you, Staci to thank for teaching me how to accept, and use criticism constructively, without getting my fur all ruffed and stuff. I learned that partially by watching you do it gracefully and get better. So... thank you.
Gigandas (Jan 2, 2006)
Here's a good way to look at drawings:
Consider each drawing as a practice towards getting better on the next piece.

Criticism is really a 'take it or leave it' deal. It's the artist's decision which to take into consideration while leaving others alone. Besides, it's like my professor always said: "It's only speculation until you try it."
staci (Jan 2, 2006)
oh please im a horrid bitch and you know it :P but thanks for the compliment cindy. im having a sec...

ok im good now :)
DeadlyBlondeArcher (Jan 2, 2006)
hahah no, you're a royal bitch. It really wasn't a compliment, it's the truth. I never got to have a professor, so I'm still dumb, Niel. :)
staci (Jan 2, 2006)
shhhhhhhhh people willstart to think we are getting along. it will interrupt the whole 2draw continuum.
DeadlyBlondeArcher (Jan 2, 2006)
oh yeah. *scowls and wiggles holster fingers*
darkshadow (Jan 4, 2006)
Ha-ha this is great I just saw a show on her by the history channel
It is said that she was not as bad as the police made her out to be and that they did not want to rob the people just the bank
They were known to give poor people packs of bills on the side of the road ;P
Cool pic Cindy…. this is on the press used to portray her as a killer but she really wasn't
SYTHE (Jan 4, 2006)
Excellent as always! This peace shows a particularly high level of attention to details. Very Nice!
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