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A'ight my peeps, this week's strip may be a taaaad wordy, so I recommend getting your morning coffee/cola/vodka before settling down to read. It's somewhat of a response to the people who've asked me to do drawing tutorials in the past... =P

EDIT: :iconhielohielohielo: was kind enough to translate this comic into Spanish, gracias! Even the book titles were translated!
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Two more days to xmas, EXCITED, I can't wait to see my family all at oooonce...

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:iconripper9492:
ripper9492 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Best advise ever. =D
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:iconsarcastic-squirrel:
Sarcastic-Squirrel Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
Made my day! ... actually, that's not a bad idea
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:iconsalierithefish:
SalieriTheFish Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
I have been looking FOREVER for this one! And to think all I did was search '12 Monkeys'.

...

GILLIAM KNOWS
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:iconkaoz87:
kaoz87 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
Great idea! hahahaha also mexicans (like me) we cheat hoohoo
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:iconsuperflatpsychosis:
SuperflatPsychosis Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I showed this to my friend a while ago and we both laughed at the 'Trace that shit!' part. At least now I know how to draw backgrounds XD
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:iconem0freak34xmcr:
em0freAk34XMCR Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
"Trace that shit!" LOL thats a win :lmao:
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:iconoriga21:
Origa21 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
lol i was reading this all nodding jotting this down in my mind as i suck at doing perspectives until i got to the last part haha that always works too. ahha i thought it looked familiar! i love that design store with the random clocks and kitchen stuff crazy expensive tho @_@ (i'm assuming you kno what i'm talking about..and if you don't you have to go back and visit all the stores heh)
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:icondomipet:
Domipet Featured By Owner May 9, 2009  Student General Artist
I fucking love you <3
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:icongual-kun:
Gual-kun Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Genius! How can't I...? I mean...

Nice comic. I like your sense of humor :XD:
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:iconpanthen:
Panthen Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009
That was awesome. owo
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:iconconstantine2530:
coNstantine2530 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009  Student Filmographer
XDD I feel such an arse for not paying attention to Shrub Monkeys... I MEAN, for not tracing the goddamn backgrounds xDD
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:iconcavechick:
Cavechick Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
HAHAHA!!
That made me laugh so hard. I wonder if that is how my boyfriend feels. He's at a fancy art school right now. :)
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:iconouroborosi:
OuroborosI Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you the comic was really help full... now lets start with the beginning
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:iconlaptopgeekarchivev1:
LaptopGeekArchivev1 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009
I don't blame you for cheating.

(I hate drawing backgrounds)
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:iconnikkiflinn:
NikkiFlinn Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
(giggles) Oh, I know we've all used that card before.
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:iconrazuberii:
razuberii Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009  Student General Artist
Man, I just started learning perspectives and vanishing points for shadows and lighting. =/
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:iconkiwifromoutherspace:
Kiwifromoutherspace Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
This is freaking genius :D
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:iconmtriton:
MTriton Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009
That is so true. I have the same problem with architecture.
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:icontransformergirl:
Transformergirl Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy crap! How come I never thought of doing that!? :iconsaywhaplz: :iconthinkingplz:

You're brilliant! =D
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:iconlberghol:
lberghol Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009   Filmographer
lol You are brillaint indeed...backgrounds are the BANE of my exhistance :P
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:iconkimmers4ever:
Kimmers4Ever Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009
Too right!!! I hate backgrounds. :P

Thank you for the laugh! XD
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:iconhot-sauce-vixxen:
Hot-Sauce-Vixxen Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009
Wewt! Very helpful for the bg n00b. Also, Distillery District FTW.
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:iconpiaoliang:
Piaoliang Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009
Great method !
Ok, I've been using it... but don't tell anyone (which kind of fool still try to create BG, huh ? :D).
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:iconmizzy-chan:
Mizzy-chan Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009  Student Digital Artist
yess tracing and big fancy art school!!!
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:iconadriana7:
adriana7 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
This made me laugh like you have no idea!!! Too awesome!
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:iconwinterweather:
winterweather Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
one of the best tutorials i have seen up to date XD i shall take that advice.. but now i need a camera >.>' lol
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:iconstephieca:
Stephieca Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Hahahahaaaa I'm glad to see that all those years in school have paid off ... LOVE IT!
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:iconyazzydream:
YazzyDream Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Student General Artist
rofl. agreed. ktshy, you're the best.
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:iconstephieca:
Stephieca Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yes she really is :P
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:iconfablepaint:
FablePaint Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Oh gawd YES I despise perspective. I really need to practice it more, but it kinda hates me. Everything always looks so fake to me.
However I love the mood and atmosphere of certain locales and think the same thing: "omg that would be so AWESOME if I could include that in a,b,c project!" Especially natural environments, like looking out the window of a train while the California landscape glides past. So cool :D
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:iconsprite37:
Sprite37 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
hoho!
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:iconfrijolesgirl:
FrijolesGirl Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008  Professional Artist
XD Trace that shit! Hilarious!
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:icontransitoryfish:
TransitoryFish Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008  Student
OH how i love it!
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:iconstr4yk1tt3n:
str4yk1tt3n Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008
HAHAHAHAHA! You're my hero.
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:iconfyrelilly:
FyreLilly Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
X3 You're right! It was easier than I thought! :nod:
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:iconexplosive-toaster:
explosive-toaster Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008  Student
When I am rich and famous, I will publish a book titled "ME WANT DRAW GUD" and dedicate it in part to you. ;D
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:icontheloneliestworm:
TheLoneliestWorm Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
MAGICAL!
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:iconjeregrettebcoup:
jeregrettebcoup Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008
:lmao: I always do that...give up and just trace the background.
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:iconfurubalunchbox:
furubalunchbox Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008  Student Photographer
oh my gosh
that's a great idea
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:iconkorybing:
korybing Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
This comic basically sums up my life perfectly.
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:iconquesoloco27:
quesoLOCO27 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008
And THAT is how you draw a background!
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:icontabby-katt:
Tabby-Katt Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008
Crap, did I ever laugh at the last panel.

I love how incredibly creepy Micky Mouse looks like And that when "learning" about BGs, there's no background. :D
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:iconedmidt:
edmidt Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
HAHAHAH

man the panel with you and like ten feet of paper on your desk made me laugh. I been there... I been there...
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
"Trace that shit!" Man, I nearly snorted my breakfast tea over my keyboard. Been guilty of that, too, on some occasions...
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:iconajangelique:
AJAngelique Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*dies laughing*
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:iconfallen-from-stars:
Fallen-from-stars Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008
Hahaha, GREAT! XD
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:icontoracat:
ToraCat Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008
i'll follow your advices great wise master


*goes downtown to take some photos
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:iconleviathandemon:
LeviathanDemon Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XD Perfect idea! Should be doing that myself!
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:iconhaos-shaman-queen:
haos-shaman-queen Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Student Digital Artist
I saw that coming XD Great work!
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:iconkozispoon:
kozispoon Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008  Student General Artist
Best comic EVER.

You do not understand how my day to day artsy frustrations and misadventures feels almost brought to life in your comics. Thank you SO much for doing Shrub Monkeys. It is too awesome!
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