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RobertoOrtiz
07-03-2004, 04:39 PM
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Today's topic:

"The Stand" by ROR
>>Link<<The Stand (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0385199570/qid=1088869240/sr=2-2/ref=sr_2_2/102-3633931-3028133)
Posted July 2nd 12:00 US EST

Welcome to the cgtalk sketch group.

We will try to post one of these topics once a day for your enjoyment.

These are the rules:
* Post only your FINAL piece on this thread, based on the topic on the thread.
* 640 x 480 or 480 x 640
* They can be done on any medium.
* If you wish, you can add a brief text description about your piece.
* Only original compositions. No "tributes" o plagiarizing.
* The topics will be posted every day between 10:00 - 12:00 am US EST.
* The artist also has to post total length of time it took (Thanks Clanger for the idea) and program used.
* Only final pieces can be posted on the thread. They must have been done AFTER the topic has been announced.
* Any piece caught breaking the rules will be taken off the thread.
* The topics will be picked at random from the list on this thread
(The author will be given credit). So guys keep them coming.
*You can add multiple entries, but please dont post WIP (Unless you intend to update them). NEW RULE!
* Ill post ANOTHER thread to quantify and track WHO has participated the most on these threads.


Good luck

-Roberto
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nilk narf
07-03-2004, 05:48 PM
THE STAND: I guess this means Stephen King's The Stand, right? From what I remember, there was an old lady in a rocking chair that was the center of attention. About 15 minutes; Illustrator & PS:
http://home.earthlink.net/~margoalexander/stand.jpg

Ya know, what with the rocking chair, it should be called THE SIT. Lol! :D

Selvagem
07-03-2004, 10:43 PM
of Randall Flagg from http://malakoff.com/skrf.htm:

"What is Randall Flagg?
We know that Flagg is not quite human; both Roland and Peter believe him some kind of demon, one who shed “some stinking black fluid—most assuredly not blood” when injured. Flagg appears to be ageless, having lived for more years than we can grasp. He’s capable of magic, levitating, changing people into other forms. He can read and influence minds. He is evil, but he is not the devil. It’s quite possible he is a servant of chaos, a “minion of the Tower.” What is Randall Flagg? Ah, that’s an interesting question."

this is sort of what I based my interpretation off of...

mb 2 and half or less wacom, photoshop, and mouse.

http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v251/pwong/flagg.jpg

ROCK ON :buttrock:

PaemrI
07-03-2004, 11:39 PM
Here is another style I am experimenting with, any crits would be welcomed, about 2 h, PS and wacom.



http://paemri.50megs.com/images/madd.jpg

DreamMaster
07-04-2004, 03:17 AM
I don't know if I did that right.. I only read that veeeery short one paragraph summary of this book... but anyways, i made that in 30 min i think or 45 in photoshop cs w/ tablet

http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v298/dm7755/Virus.jpg

zzacmann
07-04-2004, 06:43 AM
Not many posts today. But Im not one to talk having not submitted any sketchs for the last two or three days.

Anyway, Im not familiar with the book so I just did the first thing that came to mind. 10 minute sketch. 30 minutes coloring.

"Little Jimmy quickly discovered that providing cups was a vital ingredient to a profitable Lemonade Stand."
http://zzacmann.250free.com/ZacTheStand.jpg

drawMonger
07-04-2004, 08:36 AM
http://digitalcraft.com.au/misc/sg29-thestand.jpg

photoshop find edges fun / 15mins

PaemrI: I can see that you are on to something with the style...I don't totally like the black line work defining shapes so overtly (e.g. the boots and the center character's right arm)...although it seems to work pretty well for the figure on the couch, perhaps a finer brush for lines and more directed use of shading to define shapes will set it off?? Good work :)

BTW: I notice Ballistic have opened orders for D’ARTISTE on their site...i can't wait for this one!!

ladycrowe
07-04-2004, 09:20 AM
Yeah, sorry about the poor picture quality. I've been trying to work on my composition abilities and wasn't too worried about overall lines or colour or giving it the 'finished touch'. Just hope I'm going in the right direction with my compositional skills.

Anywho. It didn't even cross my mind that it was the title of a book. I just thought of two cowboys making a stand at sunset. approx 2hrs on Painter.

http://freakspace.net/portfolio/daily/2004-07-03_thestand.jpg

PaemrI
07-04-2004, 09:24 AM
Thank you for your comments and critique drawMonger! Advice taken!:thumbsup:

SteveV
07-04-2004, 09:41 AM
That's exactly how I imagined it too Ladycrowe.

CBAS
07-04-2004, 11:56 AM
microphone stand designed for the music group KoRn by H.R. Giger

my impression:

photoshop 45 min.

http://users.telenet.be/cbas/gigermikestand.jpg

CBAS
07-04-2004, 12:03 PM
sorry double post... got a timeout

tservo
07-04-2004, 03:06 PM
http://www.members.shaw.ca/mapleservo/tservo_cg29.jpg

Well, I read a plot synopsis that mentioned something about tracking down the evil guys in Vegas. The devil in vegas could be a cool image!

Unfortunately, started the sketch, and got trapped in it.

So...
Photshop 7.0 & Wacom tablet,
Probably at least three hours before I managed to escape (and still not what I wanted)
Used photo references to try to get a vague Vegas-y feel. Bleh.

Dargon
07-04-2004, 03:57 PM
Yeah, sorry about the poor picture quality. I've been trying to work on my composition abilities and wasn't too worried about overall lines or colour or giving it the 'finished touch'. Just hope I'm going in the right direction with my compositional skills.

It's a good start, especially trying to think about composition, which is the most important step. Here are some resources about the Golden mean, or Golden Section, which is a mathmatical constant proportion in all of nature, that the human eye typically finds most appealing. On your next one, try incorporating the Golden mean into your work. Mostly it comes down to not putting the horizon right in the middle of the picture, it's better to put it higher or lower on the image, and that same idea transfers to other parts of the image.

Fibonacci Numbers and The Golden Section in Art, Architecture and Music (http://www.mcs.surrey.ac.uk/Personal/R.Knott/Fibonacci/fibInArt.html#art)

Mathsoft Constants (http://www.mathcad.com/library/Constants/gold.htm)

drawMonger
07-04-2004, 04:16 PM
thanks for the links dargon :)

here is a link to Steven Stahlberg's site...in the tutorials section there is an essay on composition that I found to be a good read (the page is framed so can not link direct)

http://www.androidblues.com/

ladycrowe
07-04-2004, 05:23 PM
On your next one, try incorporating the Golden mean into your work. Mostly it comes down to not putting the horizon right in the middle of the picture, it's better to put it higher or lower on the image, and that same idea transfers to other parts of the image.

Hi Dargon. Thanks for the links, those will definately come in handy. To be honest I was actually trying to impliment the Golden mean into this piece, though I didn't do it very well. It isn't exact because I just eyeballed it, but here is how I was trying to set things up...

http://freakspace.net/portfolio/daily/2004-07-03_thestand2.jpg

I did try placing the horizon line on the lower third but it didn't quite feel right so I pushed it up and everything to the side a little and stuck the perspective point right on the little guy in the distance. *ponders* Though It may have been interesting wit him stuck on the upper third as well... ^_^

pooby
07-04-2004, 06:07 PM
about 15-20 mins photoshop Wacom Cintiq (first post) don't know if this is anything like the book, I just did a bad guy in las vegas because I read someone else talking about it.. http://picserver.org/view_image.php/1O2GKXYC2G50/p.jpeg

jeroentje
07-04-2004, 08:05 PM
The Stand is one of my favorite books.

The house is too wealthy for mother Abagail's little farmhouse, but I liked the Edward Hopper inspired lighting I used for it too much to turn it into an unpainted piece of crap. Maybe the roof needs some extra work, I'll update when (and if) I change that.

The clouds represent the bad guys in Las Vegas who are threatening the good guys. I also found it a good way to make the house stand out more from the background. A nice way to put light behind the dark parts of the foreground and a light tone behind a darker parts.
And the round shapes of the clouds, the tree and the tire are a nice contrast with the sharp shapes of the house. Like it is saying: "This is it. Here is where you'll find what you're looking for." Or something like that...

Painter/Photoshop 3h30m

http://jeroen.cgcommunity.com/pics/daily/cds29stand.jpg

woadiestyol
07-04-2004, 08:11 PM
Okay sorry, I know this is really late but my stupid internet was down again so I couldn't upload my files! I've never read the book, so this doesn't have anything to do with it.

Didn't have much time, photoshop, about 30 minutes.
http://www.woadiestyol.com/images/stand.jpg

PowerChild
07-05-2004, 02:39 AM
jeroentje:

Wow. That's all I gots to say about that.
:drool:

Ego
07-05-2004, 06:45 AM
i've been very busy with work and haven't been able to come and learn from you guys for the past couple of sketches. Very nice work all of you. I certainly have enjoyed discovering this section of the board :)

Drawmonger; thanks for the link to Stahlberg's site. Believe it or not I was looking for it :)

Downwrdspiral
07-05-2004, 08:06 AM
I know this ones past, but I just had to do it. Was a lot of fun. Took just about 1 hour in Photoshop.

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