Behind the Mythicality

Stranger Draws Us Without Looking (BTM)

August 10, 2022

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GiGi H on August 28, 2022 at 8:20 am

Link won! ❀️

Mark Stanley on August 15, 2022 at 3:23 pm

I love this episode! (Just catching up now after a busy week.) Great episode idea in general, and Alyssa did a great job. Learning about drawing is fun, so it was interesting to get a camera on her drawing in progress in the More.

I think the things that made Link's drawing look different to me are that the sides of his head are longer and more straight before it gets to the chin, his neck is more slender, and the prominence of his adam's apple creates a round shape, not a long shape. He has a thinner nose and thinner lips.

For Rhett, it looks a lot like him at first glance because the boy is all hair, but I'd say it's more off in the details. His eyes are more shallowly set and his brow is less prominent. His eyebrows are more arched. She put shadows to represent bags under his eyes, but I think he actually has visible folds in the skin below his eyes. His hairline is a little higher. His cheeks are the wrong shape in the image -- when he's not smiling, he doesn't have much in the way of visible cheekbone. (It's when he smiles that we get those lovely apple cheeks!) His lips are thinner.

The things that are off on the Link image are much more noticeable, but there are more, subtler things that are off in the image of Rhett, I think. I can see why she chose Rhett as the winner.

Mark Stanley on August 16, 2022 at 11:31 am

In retrospect, this seems like a lot! I am taking art classes and I guess I'm just at that stage where I think I have learnings to share. :p

Krysti on August 13, 2022 at 8:53 am

The drawing of link looks like Saagar Enjeti to me πŸ€”

Beverley Smith on August 13, 2022 at 6:33 am

Link definitely won, Rhett's drawing was spot on, I think they should have let the crew judge because artists are always so critical of their own work she was bound to see something that we couldn't. She did terrific with the sketches though

Max Rosenberg on August 11, 2022 at 7:49 pm

If you take a close look at the picture of Rhett, you can see his chin under his beard. As this chin does not exist on the real Rhett, I feel that the drawing of Link is more accurate.

Grace Whaley on August 13, 2022 at 4:49 am

agreed πŸ˜…

Casey Cline on August 11, 2022 at 12:04 pm

I would love to see how she sketches them when looking at them to compare.

Jay Bee on August 11, 2022 at 5:06 am

Did you think Rachel Maddow while looking at the sketching of Link? No? Then Link won. Great job, Alyssa!

Griffin DuBreuil on August 11, 2022 at 10:05 am

Rhett was definitely easier to describe but for never seeing Rhett or Link, Alyssa did a great job. πŸ™‚

StormCrow on August 10, 2022 at 5:43 pm

Link Drawing reminds me of Jeff Goldblum. Rhett's drawing reminds me of Rhett

Heather Pellegrini on August 12, 2022 at 5:31 am

That's what I was thinking!! I was just about to comment that and I'm glad you already said something about it haha

Alex Campbell on August 10, 2022 at 10:52 pm

It's like the black/blue/white/gold dress scenario. Half the people think Links drawing is more accurate, and half think Rhetts is. I am on Links side. I think the drawing of Rhett looks much more like him.

Keith Baker on August 10, 2022 at 10:28 pm

This was such a fantastic episode and I think Alissa is one of the best guests you've ever had! Kudos to her and kudos to you. Thanks for making my day.

Anna Baldwin on August 10, 2022 at 2:27 pm

this was such a fun ep! the Rhett pic was perfect!

Scarlett Mowrey on August 10, 2022 at 8:34 pm

I agree. I turned to my hubby and said that's easy to see. Link won. amazing job great artist

Michelle King on August 10, 2022 at 7:57 pm

She did great!

Erica is Lost in the Music on August 10, 2022 at 6:09 pm

Alyssa did PHENOMENALLY. I can't believe how well she nailed drawing Rhett. I mean, yeah, that much hair is rather forgiving but dude! The little details she got right are 🀯! The forehead, cheekbones, and eyes, especially. I appreciated Rhett's kindness in his descriptions of Link (that was so sweet) but the fact that she drew Rhett so accurately, Link shoulda won (despite his ornery details πŸ˜‰). Sorry, Rhett. πŸ˜…
This was an AMAZING episode. As an artist whose medium is largely graphite, I very much appreciated this today. So good.
Also, I could immediately tell in the More today that Rhett was describing Nicole. I got it right off the bat! Good job, Rhett! πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘πŸ»

Somer Flowers on August 10, 2022 at 5:06 pm

Links looked like Nick Kroll with a fat neck 🀣 that's the first thing that came to mind when I saw it this morning.

Katy on August 14, 2022 at 1:31 am

Yes! I was screaming the same thing when I watched it. those lips.

Lynne on August 10, 2022 at 6:13 pm

Yes! I was just going to comment that very thing.

Christy S. on August 10, 2022 at 12:04 pm

lol!! I was going to say Nick Kroll too cause of those lips! πŸ˜‚ Also, Link should have won that one tbh~

Dara on August 10, 2022 at 4:02 pm

I was gonna say Nick Kroll too πŸ˜„ Link definitely should have won