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RobertoOrtiz
07-12-2004, 04:36 PM
Today's topic:

"The View Outside *" by MJM
*(Can be your interpretation of the topic, OR the view from nearest window)
Posted Monday July 12TH 2004: 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/ 800 X 600 or 600 x 800
* 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
PS To submit your topic ideas and suggestions go to this thread:
>>Link<< (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=145003&perpage=15&pagenumber=1)

Supervlieg
07-12-2004, 05:52 PM
The view outside.
http://www.bolman.nl/cgtalk/0038.jpg
From my window at work. A bit of a sloppy fast sketch today. Bonus points for anyone who can guess my working adress :p

Photoshop/Wacom/35 minutes

PowerChild
07-12-2004, 05:59 PM
513 Panama St?

theabyss
07-12-2004, 08:04 PM
Done in 30 minutes.
Painter,Wacom ... somehow i wanted to draw a harmless pic..
dont ask me why there is a dead girl on a baloon.... i shouldnt listen to
Obituary while drawing.....;o)

http://people.freenet.de/the_unreal_abyss/The_View_outside.jpg

daraand
07-12-2004, 08:25 PM
Sorry the the recent MIAs o_O im back now ^_^

@Supervileg: Excellent work. it does seem flat though, at least the clouds (the buildings are rendered nicely ;) maybe a darker tone to capture that distance effect in the background?

@theabyss: hah kinda freaky, i like it:P

35 min in photoshop :D

http://img48.exs.cx/img48/8039/cts38-viewoutisde.jpg

jalingo
07-12-2004, 09:07 PM
45 mins. Photoshop + Wacom.

MVP
07-12-2004, 09:20 PM
Here was (almost) the view from my window 2 weeks ago!
Photo manip. PS - 1hr. Hope this counts...it is MY photo!
http://mattyv.f2s.com/index3.jpg

TeoM
07-12-2004, 09:45 PM
Painter, around two hours.

http://www.h3who.com/Stuff/TheViewOutside.jpg

SteveV
07-12-2004, 09:58 PM
This is the view outside my house, looking onto the lake.
20 minutes (5 minutes to draw it and fifteen to think about it), FreeHand MX
http://www.acay.com.au/~waylie/myview.jpg

razhel
07-12-2004, 10:04 PM
My first entry here. Hope to keep with the daily sketch :)
Nice images so far:thumbsup:

So here is mine, a man watching through a window as the world turns into a cold place to live in.
http://razh.50megs.com/dailysketch/38_viewoutside.jpg
Painter (not used to it tbh), around 1 hour.

Matt_Forcum
07-12-2004, 10:08 PM
From my window at work. A bit of a sloppy fast sketch today. Bonus points for anyone who can guess my working adress :p

Looks like you have a beautiful office building just judging by the window. my office...well...you'll see.

Ronski
07-12-2004, 10:32 PM
20mins Wacom/Painter
http://img72.photobucket.com/albums/v220/kieronh/DSG/The-View-Outside.jpg

Photobucket seems to be having problems hopefully this will show.

Kieron

Gally
07-12-2004, 11:19 PM
http://www.ryogasp.com/gally/images/semaine/0423.jpg
20 minutes on photoshop with my mouse :)

Cut-Me-Own-Throat-Dibbler
07-13-2004, 12:03 AM
Hi, Im back. Been wating on my new tablet
, heres a quicky.


http://www.evil-noodle.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/Pigs.jpg

15mins Wacom :) + Painter 8

SJames
07-13-2004, 12:36 AM
This is called 'All Natural'.

I created it with watercolours and then ink. It's the second painting I have ever done, I just bought my art supplies yesterday because I suddenly felt inspired to paint and create some nice stuff.

This took me around 2 hours, maybe a little more because I had to dry inbetween painting and inking.

This was just brought together when I thought of the view outside and brought ideas into my head and I got this. I didn't want to do a painting where it was looking through a window because I figured everyone else would do that. I tried to give the buildings some personality, especially the distant ones which should appear ghostlike (ghosts rising above the city after it's dead).

Enjoy. I'd like some comments too because i've only taken one art history class :)

edit: fixed size :scream: , sorry first time.

http://img12.photobucket.com/albums/v36/sjames/painting_wc2_dailysketch.jpg

Matt_Forcum
07-13-2004, 12:51 AM
Here is the view out the closest window to my cubical...gorgeous.

Illustrator and Photoshop, 1.5 hours

http://www.rocketseason.com/daily_sketch/view_outside.jpg

Great job everyone!
SteveV: Beautiful
theabyss: ....seek help :shrug:

Zocarius
07-13-2004, 12:58 AM
I know it isn't a real high-quality image, but hey, it's my very first (and late night) attempt with painter. Still, a bit dissapointed about the result...

Actually, I didn't want to post it, but then I thought of the fact that by annoying YOU with my image might just make ME feel better... ghehe lol

Painter // 45 min
http://www.student.tue.nl/H/w.walmink/cg_talk/The_View_Outside.jpg

Rikaro
07-13-2004, 02:46 AM
making something different :D
info on site
http://members.shaw.ca/rikaro/Images/sketch38.JPG

Matt_Forcum
07-13-2004, 03:40 AM
how about giving some info here Rikaro?

how long did it take and what programs did you use? what is the Idea behind your piece? etc.

ottvall
07-13-2004, 05:25 AM
Greetings people, I noticed this sketch section a while ago and saw some awesome stuff here. Thought I'd try to nessle my way in here, hopefully I'll be able to stick around.

The pic took about 2 hours in photoshop using one of those little wacom tablets.

http://www.student.bth.se/~maom03/viewoutside1.jpg

squee
07-13-2004, 06:10 AM
found some time today to do a quick sketch. Its of the city in case you cant tell kinda went off on this one haha. enjoy... oh ya photoshop bout 45min.
http://matrix.senecac.on.ca/~jtvandyk/city3.jpg

tservo
07-13-2004, 06:23 AM
http://www.members.shaw.ca/mapleservo/tservo_cg38.jpg

(Crap. Hey, Kieronh. At first I thought I was stepping on your toes, but now I think you're moving in the opposite direction! Great image. Very evocative. I'm kind of bludgeoning people with the literal :sad: ).

Well, the particular view outside my window TODAY looks a little too much like This. Time to dust off the resume.

Photoshop, Wacom. 1hr 30mn.

In reality, I think I must share a cubical with Ephesus. I'm surprised we've never bumped into each other. ;)

Supervlieg, beautiful job. Love the way you contrasted the space of the wall with the window. It DOES look like a beautiful building. Nice painterly feel too.

SJames
07-13-2004, 06:34 AM
no comments on mine yet? :(

squee I like yours a lot.. very cool.

zem
07-13-2004, 07:11 AM
No time today, so...
Going for the minimalistic approach. Not really minimalistic, but you know...

http://www.pixelsbyzem.com/images/outside.jpg

By the way, that is not the view from my office. It's from my bedroom.:scream:
No seriously, it's just a hole in the ground.

edit: After a suggestion from supervlieg and some spare time I have added a shadowy hand. Maby to dark for some to see. So that's another 2 minutes to the total.

SteveV
07-13-2004, 08:03 AM
"We used to dream of living in a hole in the ground..."

The Four Yorkshire men, Monty Python.

Supervlieg
07-13-2004, 08:32 AM
Powerchild: Not even close!
TheAbyss: Harmless pic?
AgentJ: I agree on the flatness of the clouds. I was being a bit lazy when I did them. I also made the window slightly smaller so I didnt have to draw that much.
Jalingo: Nice, I like the depth in the picture.
MVP: A bit simple overall, but I like the guy walking on the beach.
TeoM: Nice one. I like the paintery feel of it.
SteveV: Very effective. I like the clean and simple look of it.
Razhel: Very moody.
Ephesus: Yeah, it definitely beats a cubicle. I like how the hard lines in your pic strengthen the feeling of cublicleness.
Kieronh:Going up or down? hehe.
Gally: Simple and good. Could perhaps be better if he was looking at the window.
SJames: Nice one, I like that you used real life materials for it. The "mouth" in the distance looks very threathening. Ill probably get around to making some more render of ol' Bill when I have some more time on my hand.
Ottval: I like it, very effective lighting.
Sqee: I like the chaos!
Tservo: If thats your view, youre not doing to bad.
Zem: I was thinking along those lines as well. But decided to do my window instead. I would have liked to see a hint of something in the hole.

zem
07-13-2004, 08:54 AM
SteveV >> Well, accually I was evicted from my hole in the ground. I had to go and live in a lake. :)

Supervlieg >> Yeah, I thought about adding a hardly visible hand, but I didn't feel I had the time. It teabreak now, without milk or sugar....or tea. :D
Maby I'll edit it during my lunchbreak.

Drumwhore
07-13-2004, 11:11 AM
a bit less than 1h photoshop. Experimenting with textures :)
http://users.skynet.be/am272566/vo.jpg

Supervlieg
07-13-2004, 11:25 AM
Nice one drum, I like the texture. Gotta check that out in Photoshop.

Garma
07-13-2004, 01:23 PM
it's been a while.. here's mine. Not my view outside, just trying out some new tools and practicing vanishing points.

cgtalk loads slow atm, so I will suspend comments to tonight.

http://csr.oli.tudelft.nl/huizen/hg/tdg/038_theviewoutside.jpg

Matt_Forcum
07-13-2004, 02:36 PM
great piece drumwhore. what did you do to get that texture effect?

Drumwhore
07-13-2004, 03:49 PM
Supervlieg & Ephesus: thanks! :) To get this effect, I just painted with 2 or 3 different custom brushes, then I used a photo of sand & shells in linear burn (i think, it's 'densité linéaire +' in french) mode, and low opacity. Then I masked some parts, and that's it :)

Ilikesoup
07-13-2004, 04:11 PM
SJames - I hadn't commented because your avatar makes me dizzy. :argh:

I agree with Supervlieg that it appears you've got a toothy mouth in the sky. Don't know if that's intentional. The earthy tones you've used look good for a city in ruins. About the ink you used -- make sure it's water proof if you're going to watercolor over them otherwise it will bleed. Nice work overall.

SJames
07-13-2004, 10:22 PM
Yes I meant to make it bleed :D .. yes, those are teeth in the sky, you could say the smog is swallowing up the world.

DanubuKa
07-14-2004, 04:56 AM
Here is my submmition it is a water colour 20min on very porus paper, then stuffed up with some soft pastel/with 15 min spent in PS/with tablet.

http://digitalcraft.com.au/misc/mark/view.jpg



tservo: love the atmosphere, it makes me feel cold, Top shelf.
p.s. did you use a photo reference for your clouds....only joking.
ottvall: Great feeling, a good picture gives promise of a story...yours does that, top shelf.

peppe27
07-14-2004, 06:43 AM
http://img58.photobucket.com/albums/v177/peppe27/theviewout.jpg

DanubuKa
07-15-2004, 03:44 AM
WOW peppe27 that chick must be loose!

nilk narf
07-15-2004, 03:51 AM
THE OUTSIDE VIEW; ABOUT AN HOUR; AI & PS:
http://home.earthlink.net/~margoalexander/outside.jpg

dck
07-15-2004, 06:36 AM
peppe27: That is funny! Creative idea!:scream:

questionmark
07-21-2004, 09:54 PM
oops posted on "the Tower" thread insted of this one, I have one for this thread but cannot post it because I'm too new, will come up with something hopefully.

questionmark
07-22-2004, 01:16 AM
sorry did it again newbies huh?

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