I haven’t been drawing Dirk very well, and never am very happy when I draw him but I think I found a solution. I decided to reference the artists listed with the hair styles above and I think I figured out how I like drawing him the most.
I referenced the original by Andrew Hussie, which was more to get a feel for the shape. I referenced @caligulasaquariums, @ikimaru, @ventrios, @toxicgummy, and @davestrider-ebooks because I love their art and their versions of Dirk. I think I like how the one I referenced toxicgummy the most personally so I think I’ll stick with that one.
If I could get some constructive criticism on how I’ve represented these styles and my previous Dirk pictures, that would be appreciated. I would like to take note of anything I need to improve on as to focus on it on future drawings.
I don’t know too much about Sid Meier’s Civilization nor have I played any of the games, but the charicatured art style for the leaders in the latest installment looks absolutely brilliant. So please, have these doodles of my waifu QILF Victoria and Bapu, the destroyer of worlds.
Senators, protesters and admirers weathered a cold, rainy day in the nation’s capital for the inauguration of President Donald Trump. One thousand miles or so to the south, roughly 120 Democratic donors and dozens of other party insiders retreated to a golf resort to regroup. It was a balmy funeral. Self-styled leaders of “the resistance” sipped cocktails around a heated outdoor pool, debated voter outreach strategies under the chandeliers of a piano bar and listened to hour after hour of presentations about What Went Wrong and how to right it.
The event was organized by David Brock, a longtime Hillary Clinton operative whose various organizations collectively burned through $75 million in the 2016 election cycle only to watch their political patron fall to a reality TV demagogue. In the opening address of the conference at Turnberry Isle Resort, Brock defended both his own work and the direction of the Democratic Party. Trump’s election, he insisted, was a “black swan” event born of James Comey and “traitors inside the FBI.” Democrats should not “over-learn” the lessons behind their loss. Clinton, after all, won the popular vote by 3 million, despite Russian interference ― a grand achievement in the face of the vile sexism of voters who would not accept “one of the most qualified, dedicated, committed, forward-thinking and honorable people to ever seek the presidency of the United States.” Brock didn’t mention her paid speeches to Goldman Sachs.
Brock’s only regret, if it can be called that, was the Clinton campaign’s refusal to follow his advice about Trump’s business record. Republican nominee Mitt Romney was known as a successful businessman before Barack Obama savaged him in 2012 over Cayman Islands investment schemes. A sustained campaign blasting “Don the Con,” Brock said, could have prevented the 2016 Rust Belt wipeout by focusing on Trump’s reliance on cheap foreign labor and his aggressive avoidance of federal tax bills.
“Did Hillary’s own campaign rob her of the only anti-Trump argument that would have opened up the all-important economic issue to her advantage?” Brock asked. “That’s the inescapable conclusion.”
It’s true that Clintonia botched its economic message. But Brock’s broad diagnosis of the Democratic Party’s ailment was so obviously wrong that many of the party elites he invited to speak at his Florida retreat rejected their host’s premise. Multiple speakers talked to reporters about a decade-long slide in state and local party viability, which resulted in the loss of over 900 state legislature seats in the Obama era.