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The Al Dente Code

Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 8:26 pm
by MrAndrews
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Just the first draft of a picture/poster I did. Before doing this, I had no idea how hard it was to draw noodles... especially supernatural ones. I need to work on my artistic skills, apparently.

I'll probably update this image over the next few weeks, but it felt polished enough to share. Any good?

Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 9:19 pm
by Qwertyuiopasd
nice "robert langdon" (perhaps linguinie parody is in order?)

whats the text in the background?

and what I think are the meatballs behind the noodles look kind of like sunflowers... and I think the noodles look fine.

not that it detracts from the image at all, but whats with the fire/tear thing?

Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 10:59 pm
by MrAndrews
The text in the background is partly code, partly nonsense. The first part is a Latin translation of a recipe for spaghetti and meatballs. There's some Welsh in there, and it ends up with a Latin translation of my brief recap of Pastafarianism. The highlighted words make an anagram that, when decoded, is actually a big plot point in the Al Dente Code story I'm writing. I figured putting an actual code into a picture with the word "CODE" in it was too good to pass up.

I have to work on my meatball drawings for sure. They're faded out so much partly because I can't draw them very well (heh).

And the fire... that's because I didn't draw legs for those characters and needed some way to cover it up. :D

I'm not very good at drawing, but if one works hard enough at anything, good things happen. Or at least things that don't induce strokes.

Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 12:20 pm
by Qwertyuiopasd
if you drew those two then you are NOT a bad artist. I could never attempt that, unless I was tracing :D

and the fire hiding the nonexistance of legs worked well.

I still think it should be Robert Langduinie or something...