Welcome to The Escapist's Community Drawing Board!

Welcome to The Escapist's Community Drawing Board!

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This week's issue of The Escapist is all about art and animation in games, and to celebrate we've decided to create an official thread for all of our community members can express their own inner artiste. This is a thread where members of The Escapist forum family can get together to create a visual story, whether on their own or working collaboratively.

How does this work, you ask? Why, it's simple: However you want!

Okay, maybe it's a little bit more fleshed-out than that. We've provided a starting point for you all! Introducing:

Cutscenes from the Bargain Bin!

In the back corners of office supply stores, big box mega-marts and of course your favorite videogames boutique you'll always find the Bargain Bin: A melange of obvious knockoffs, castaways and other varied shovelware. In one such pile of mediocrity the gameworlds have combined, yet the story continues...

Alice: A short-fused space liner captain from Texas whose entire crew has been killed and eaten by mutant aliens, she alone must shoot them all in the face!

Outback Bruce: Jumping from ledge to rocky ledge in constant mortal danger, this harcore Aussie conservationist will stop at nothing to rescue every squirrel... for some reason.

Charlie: A film noir detective from sunny California perpetually sporting a fedora and taupe overcoat, there is no killer he can't catch, no thief he can't pinch, and no room he can't search from high to low.

Diane: A marmot from the Northern reaches of the UK, this circus performer is frequently accompanied by her consort Talbert, a pygmy elephant, to experience the wonder of traveling Big Top life!

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This is just what our in-house artists have whipped up as quick introductions to the characters. But for you all? The sky is the limit! Your job is to continue their story - however you want.

Make the characters laugh, make them cry, make them go on vacation to Tahiti or whatever you choose. All you have to do is draw a few panels and post them here. Feel free to start your own tale, or to continue someone else's - but if you're continuing where someone else started, make sure to quote them so we can follow the story as it unfolds! Don't be afraid of continuing even if someone else has taken their own twist on a story: Imagine it as one giant branching storyline with multiple paths and options.

If you aren't Rembrandt, don't worry - MS paint stick figures are just as welcome as the work of Michaelangelo.

Images should be no more than 650px wide. Please no graphic content - keep it PG-13.

This thread is for images only. Keep any discussion and feedback to this thread. Any discussion will be deleted, and repeated infractions may result in moderation.

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I actually drew a few of these >_> just stopped for a while because I think I'm crap xD... Sorry for the swear word D: If you want me to blur it out I can!

...Yes he is meant to look kinda like Solid Snake <.<

Laziness. The story involves sticking them infuturistic armor and proving to people how not to read correctly.

I should really get some sleep.

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Did this some ago during a very dull Maths lesson.

Drawn with a mouse, and containing flagrant overuse of text:
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Diagonal Horizontality:
Drawn with a mouse, and containing flagrant overuse of text:
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Dames. I tell ya...

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I may as well start a running gag or two if it kicks off...

John Funk:
(snip)

Not for a lack of concurrent storylines but...
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Jimmy_shredshot:

lol

The story sorta came in second, cause I got carried away drawing it. So... yeah.

EDIT: Can't seem to get the sucker any bigger while still using MS Paint, so If you can't view it I guess save it and have a gander at it through Paint... Or you know ignore it and crush my hopes and dreams.

EDITED EDIT: Well I got a better quality version so hopefully this might help for those who can't see it. I'm gunna have cut down on drawing if I plan to do another =[

BlindTom:
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For some reason, I have an obsession with this comic, to the point where I revised the comic with different art.

Someone help me.

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postin' doodles

longyear:
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I think you missed one.

Made in MS paint in 30 minutes.
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Give me a few hours and I can make somethin way better.
But this was made in 30 minutes at 4 in the morning so...

Old Hat:

Diagonal Horizontality:
Drawn with a mouse, and containing flagrant overuse of text:
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Dames. I tell ya...

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The plot thickens.

Archemetis:

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[1] He's on the case!
[2] My apologies for the hard-to-read font, come 3am I realized it became hard to read at small sizes. It was a mistake I was too tired to fix at the moment... that moment being 3am... when I should be asleep.
[3] I blame the Cactus.

Remy Cambridge:
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I apologize for the poor quality but as it turns out I'm very lazy when I'm not getting paid for something :p

Edit: fixed a typo

Taz, your last panel is gold.

BlindTom:

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Archemetis:

BlindTom:

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SpaceSpork:

BlindTom:
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Someone help me.

You guys are the best. :)

TazTheTerrible:

Remy Cambridge:
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I apologize for the poor quality but as it turns out I'm very lazy when I'm not getting paid for something :p

Edit: fixed a typo

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the pygmy elephant appears...

(ball point pen on scrap paper at work)

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to complete my initiation

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So THAT's how he got away with it!

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