Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson for May 14, 2022

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    dvandom  about 2 months ago

    Yeah, doesn’t look a thing like Ludwig.

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    Ahuehuete  about 2 months ago

    That doesn’t look anything like Luddie

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    C  about 2 months ago

    Certainly can’t draw meaningful conclusions

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    Robin Harwood  about 2 months ago

    And after he sat posing for so long

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    Jesy Bertz Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Luddie, you’re a handsome boy!

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    Hey, Jimmy, is that “sketch” your own cat?

    I love how you turn around the realities and let a “bad art” look like realism in your comic universe, like in our universe a cartoon cat is considered “bad art” as it lacks realism and looks like a cartoon. I wonder how much of a glimpse into your own life and your critics judgement that is?

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    some idiot from R'lyeh Premium Member about 2 months ago

    That’s a terrible rabbit.

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    Lyrak  about 2 months ago

    Her drawing looks better than their actual cat.

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    John Smith  about 2 months ago

    Janis would probably feel better about her talent if she used it in a more meaningful way. She could volunteer at the Red Cross where she could draw blood.

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    Olddog04  about 2 months ago

    We are always our worst critics. There are several examples of this in music. A lot of bands signature songs were added to albums because they needed another song to complete the album. Also, several number one hits almost got thrown in the garbage because the writer thought they weren’t good enough.

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    Màiri  about 2 months ago

    Lovely dwg of Ludi. Too heavily posterised, but that’s easily fixed.

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    duggersd Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Maybe if they had a dog it would look better.

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    Jeffin Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Nice, J!

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    lnpdavid74 Premium Member about 2 months ago

    I think that’s a very decent drawing of a cat.

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    Weakstream   about 2 months ago

    I wish he would continue the story line, he started when they were young.

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    rugeirn  about 2 months ago

    Self-fulfilling prophecy.

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    Chris  about 2 months ago

    but it’s good…

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    DawnQuinn1  about 2 months ago

    You may NEVER know.

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    Tyge Premium Member about 2 months ago

    A true artist is his own worst critic!

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    MuddyUSA  Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Janis needs confidence!

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    coffeemom88  about 2 months ago

    Sometimes we can’t see the beauty before us, that we create.

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    Threeseas  about 2 months ago

    This reminds me of my daughter, she draws really good pictures but she thinks that they are all bad. I wonder is a lot of artists think this way. The very few that I have met all are their own harshest critics.

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    banjinshiju  about 2 months ago

    I guess Janis was trying to draw an impressionistic drawing of Ludwig but ended up with a realistic drawing instead. Impressionism is hard to do properly.

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    Flatlander, purveyor of fine covfefe  about 2 months ago

    I can’t even draw a conclusion, so I gave up on art and understanding long ago

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    eladee AKA Wally  about 2 months ago

    I think he’s saying she has tremendous talent. SHE simply cannot see it in herself.

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    eladee AKA Wally  about 2 months ago

    It’s a common problem among artists that most are their own worst critiques.

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    raybarb44  about 2 months ago

    Might want a second opinion on that…

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    paranormal  about 2 months ago

    Looks like a Panther. Ludie would be flattered!!!

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    locake  about 2 months ago

    I think I am a terrible artist. But maybe my drawings are as good as Janis’s.

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    sgs13  about 2 months ago

    A beautiful black cat!

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    Butteruss Premium Member about 2 months ago

    So when an artist from our side of the fourth wall draws Luddie he appears cartoony to us. Kinda makes sense to me that when an artist from the other side of the wall draws Luddie he appears photo-realistic to us. Sort of an inverse transmogrification or something. Makes me wonder how things out here would look from in there…

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    metagalaxy1970  about 2 months ago

    That’s perfect!

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    Moonkey Premium Member about 2 months ago

    When about age 3, my child wanted me to draw a rabbit. I have zero art skills. I asked her to draw one, and she was already way ahead of my skills! She excelled in art and physics as she got older. That’s an unusual combination.

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    martinman8  about 2 months ago

    now that is a good likeness of her cat. nothing wrong with it.

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    ahnk_2000  about 2 months ago

    Her cat sketch is sold as an NFT for millions.

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    MCProfessor  about 2 months ago

    My grandson found my old drawing pad. He asked me, “Who drew these? They’re great!”. I remember drawing them and thinking, “I suck!”.

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    bobpeters61  about 2 months ago

    When did Luddie become a Bombay?

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    Scoutmaster77  about 2 months ago

    Linda Ronstadt said she couldn’t sing.

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    DaBump Premium Member about 2 months ago

    An artist’s biggest critic is always the artist’s interior dialogue.

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    daddo52  about 2 months ago

    I thought it was an outstanding drawing

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    j.l.farmer  about 2 months ago

    i think it is pretty good.

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    David Huie Green-HavePityOnOthersYouWillNeedItToo  about 2 months ago

    My appreciation of what she rejects shows I have no taste.

    (And I’m not even a cat person although they tolerate me as long as I feed them.)

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    PammWhittaker  about 2 months ago

    Looks like our late mini-panther, Pepper… I miss him so much

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    Chris Kaye Premium Member about 1 month ago

    Don’t give up, Janis, don’t ever give up. All of us artists are filled with moments of doubt. Press on!

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