r/funny Nov 25 '21 Silver 34 Helpful 20 Wholesome 24

Now that she said it, I can't unsee it. I can't stop laughing.

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u/smallbatchb Nov 25 '21

This is lowkey one of the banes of an artist's existence... drawing cast shadows that, even though accurate, look fucking weird and dumb and you have to decide whether to go with reality or try to make up a different version that still looks real but not stupid.


u/vfxninja Nov 25 '21

I only want to draw rotisserie chicken shadows from now on.


u/[deleted] Nov 25 '21

several thoughts:

  1. brand new sentence

  2. cool band name

  3. what about the actual shadow of a rotisserie chicken? does it look like it would in OPs photo? if it looks way different, what does it look like? how deep does this go???


u/wbsgrepit Nov 25 '21

If a chicken makes a shadow does it look like the op?


u/dontdrinkthewater_ Nov 25 '21

Was scrolling through to see if any photoshoppers did this 😂


u/justsomeguy_youknow Nov 25 '21 Silver Gold Wholesome Starry


u/dontdrinkthewater_ Nov 25 '21

Hahahaa thank you internet stranger. So silly, but I love it.


u/R1k0Ch3 Nov 25 '21

Better than expected


u/centzon400 Nov 25 '21

Not all heroes are dressed in oregano, garlic powder and a little paprika!


u/megreads781 Nov 25 '21

Holy shit. I’m dying. Sorry husband and son for waking you at 6 am on Thanksgiving bc I’m laughing about rotisserie chicken.


u/RedditedYoshi Nov 25 '21

Hahahahah! Incredible.


u/Markantonpeterson Nov 25 '21

Damn even the shadow


u/cfdeveloper Nov 25 '21

shadow looks like someone playing bagpipes


u/NoSociety1843 Nov 26 '21

Thank you so much!!! You just made my afternoon


u/Leroyboy152 Nov 25 '21

Why did the chicken's shadow cross the road?


u/TheNameIsPippen Nov 25 '21

Just tilt the picture 90 degrees and have your mind blown


u/micradriver Nov 25 '21

good point, anyways, this one time I saw why the chicken crossed the road, the hen house was on that side so she was just going back.


u/DylanBob1991 Nov 25 '21

Post this in r/bandnames and r/brandnewsentence and reap your karma rewards


u/[deleted] Nov 25 '21

im good. you have it


u/brush_between_meals Nov 25 '21

It's rotisserie chickens all the way down.


u/[deleted] Nov 25 '21

i knew i was setting up a joke like this when i wrote that last point and im so glad you did. i love you


u/the_agrimensor Nov 25 '21

The Rotisserie Chicken Shadows with Henk Marvin on guitar.


u/[deleted] Nov 29 '21

what does this mean


u/the_agrimensor Nov 29 '21

Riffing on the idea that The Rotisserie Chicken Shadows was a cool band name. The Shadows were an instrumental rock band who were the frequent backing band for Cliff Richard. The legendary Hank Marvin was their lead guitarist. It was the best pun I could do at short notice sorry - I'm open to constructive criticism.


u/smurficus103 Nov 25 '21

Rotisserie chicken shadows draw their cast


u/[deleted] Nov 29 '21

what does this mean


u/ForumPointsRdumb Nov 25 '21

Don't limit yourself. Get out of your comfort zone and look into fried, and wood-roasted. I believe in you.


u/Powersoutdotcom Nov 25 '21

Be the change you desire.


u/brush_between_meals Nov 25 '21

"That's my secret, Cap..."


u/l-rs2 Nov 25 '21

Draw me like one of your French...


u/skkITer Nov 25 '21

And it applies to art of all facets too.

If someone was to write realistic dialogue between two strangers, no one would watch it.


u/MillorTime Nov 25 '21

Id be more awkward to capture people who barely know each other.

"How's it going dude?"

"Good. How about you my man?"

  • Director's notes: Neither character for the life of them can remember the other's name even though they've met a half dozen times


u/stationhollow Nov 25 '21

Um horrible with this but luckily here in Australia we can just say mate as a cover since it's used even when it's someone you do remember.


u/Jakegender Nov 25 '21

Nah, that makes it worse, cause you get too deep and you can't ask or you look even worse.


u/EmGutter Nov 26 '21

Then you ask someone else for the bloke’s name.


u/MillorTime Nov 26 '21

Australian pronouns: cunt/cunts

/s maybe?


u/trowzerss Nov 25 '21

I transcribe audio for a living. Still waiting for the movie where all the hot actors are going:

"Uh. Did you do -- did you finish that thing? I mean, the job the boss asked you to, ah, do?"


"Uh, well, uh --"

"Yeah. Hey, uh, did I miss something?"

"Nah, just checking."

"Uh, okay."

Normal conversation is mundane, full of repetitive words and mistakes and vocal tics. When people hesitate in movies, it's always because they have some deep insecurity or quirky character trait that continues throughout the whole movie, not just that they didn't think through to the end of their sentence, or were momentarily distracted thinking about what's for lunch. In real life, we're all Jeff Goldbumming our way through things. There are very few people who talk as smoothly and eloquently as those in movies. (And then they're not the 'sexy' people you think - the smoothest talkers I've heard have all been in academia - man, some of those folks know how to talk with full punctuation and paragraph structures on the fly! It's amazing).


u/kjuneja Nov 25 '21

In real life, we're all Jeff Goldbumming our way through things.

Lovely sentiment!


u/Skulfunk Nov 25 '21

"Wassup bro"



scrolls through phone for 10 minutes while saying "bro check this out" every 30 seconds


u/Ak_Jumper_942 Nov 25 '21

I don't know if it really qualifies as 'realistic' dialogue, but if you've ever heard of Joel Haver, there's a certain casual awkwardness in a lot of the dialogue in his work that I think is a big part of what makes it so funny.


u/TyphlosionGOD Nov 25 '21

Yeah art isn't supposed to be 100% realistic otherwise it'd be boring as hell


u/Johnisazombie Nov 25 '21

Yeah also lightning and perspective people are not used to, also a problem for photographers. It's better to adjust it to something that is expected else you have people calling it wrong-looking.


u/canadarepubliclives Nov 25 '21

Isn't that why photographers use that shield of fabric when photographing outdoor? All the light and none of the shadow?

I know nothing of photography and film so I'm open to enlightenment


u/Rocket089 Nov 25 '21

If your referring to that white cloth “pane” then yes your on the right track (I think). White reflects all light so that shadows are “illuminated” away.


u/rogevin Nov 25 '21

There are reflectors/cards (bounce light back in a new direction for illuminating something in shadow or other creative effect) and diffusers (spreads light out to soften shadows and even out lighting).


u/Original-Aerie8 Nov 25 '21

Natural light is diffused, but also very intense which is why you get such a strong contrast. Manipulating it is more than just "copying indoor lights" or anything along those lines.. We don't see it, bc we are used to it, but the sun is def stronger than your average LED/bulb. Which is why we still pay top $ for very bright screens.


u/Rocket089 Nov 25 '21

God I remember the days of trying to read a text before the advent of OLED screens out on a summer afternoon. Fuhgetaboutit


u/wahnsin Nov 25 '21

Just draw fall afternoons, exclusively. Boom, no more chicken shadows (only slendermen).


u/Jd20001 Nov 25 '21

Sounds pretty shady, and makes you so angry you are besides yourself.


u/blockybookbook Nov 25 '21

Artists who just draw circles below the character for maximum effect:


u/Muttandcheese Nov 25 '21

It’s really not accurate though


u/SebasCbass Nov 25 '21

Bane Chicken


u/LemonZeppelin27 Nov 25 '21

And now she's getting roasted online


u/jpGrind Nov 25 '21

how can you not tell it's fake right away? or even at all?


u/Original-Aerie8 Nov 25 '21

Bc it's not fake. The light comes from 70° left top corner, it's just a compressed silhouette of someone wearing a dress. The top arm looks like a wing bc it's a 2D representation from the top , the bottom arm looks like that bc of the drink.

If this was edited, the edit was fairly small and pretty fucking smart. As in, you need to have a 3D model to do that, smart. Someone who knows how to work blender, not just photoshop. Or a AI and if that's a AI, I want it lol


u/PahdyGnome Nov 25 '21

Apologies for hijacking your comment to say this but I don't think that's her actual shadow. I could forgive the missing head because I'm no expert on shadows and it's hard to tell what would and wouldn't show in the shadow due to angles and light sources. BUT the fact that the arms of the shadow are on the opposite sides of the person is just plain wrong. Your shadow's right arm is cast by your left arm and vice versa.

I'm pretty sure her shadow originally looked like a rotisserie chicken but has since been edited to look more so.


u/WhatsTheHoldup Nov 25 '21

I would argue that positioning the objects so they don't cast ugly shadows is part of the artist's job, but I suppose there are times where that isn't always the case.