Anything you can do, I can do worse and more often

Posted: 30th January 2012 by Carrie in Making Things
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Today, I noticed a pretty cool offer on Twitter. Comics artist Brent Peeples, who was verging on 500 followers, announced he would give away a free pencil sketch to one randomly chosen follower if the magic number was reached by the end of the day. Well, first of all, I thought that was cool, as already mentioned. Then I thought, “Hey! I could do that too!” even though I am not a professional artist. In fact, I haven’t tried drawing anything since I was about six, and have definitely never produced any artwork that anyone in their right mind would pay for or publish.

So I figured, if you can’t offer quality, maybe people will go just as wild for terrible WTF crap, just as long as there’s a LOT of it! The American restaurant industry has always done well with this concept. Sure enough, eight people put in their requests for various works of art, which I dutifully drew to the best of my ability as soon as I got home from work that night.

And here are the results.

@Thomsirveaux requested a picture of a Skyrim character.

@SuperLobster requested a picture of a lobster superhero.

@kristinalustig requested a picture of Harry Potter frolicking in a field of daisies with an enormous bottle of Heinz ketchup.

@Lacello requested the two-headed monster from Sesame Street but with Mr Rogers for one head and Spock for the other head and it should be teaching him a new word.

@mygoditsraining requested a picture of a cow eating some snails.

@LaylaBohm requested a picture of me drawing the picture of the cow eating some snails.

@lostcosmonauts requested a picture of a frog in a top hat and tails, dancing jauntily.

@perfectlydarien requested a picture of himself and @stephenkeller having a lightsaber fight on surfboards.


And there you have it: my contribution to the arts. There is no need to thank me. The knowledge that there are at least eight other people in the world who are weirder than me is comfort enough.


  1. Sarah says:

    Some of these are actually really really good!!