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RobertoOrtiz
08-22-2004, 03:25 PM
"My local city landmark"*
By ROR
Posted Aug 22 10:40 EST
*Hey is is sunny here in DC, so I tought it would be a cool idea...

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 / 480 x 640 OR 800 x 600 /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" or 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)

LiQuiD12
08-22-2004, 05:44 PM
*Hey is is sunny here in DC, so I tought it would be a cool idea..
is twice, one of them ment to be it ? "Hey it is sunny here in DC" would make more sense.

UnLucky_De@d
08-22-2004, 06:13 PM
Definition:


Definition:
[1] an anatomical structure used as a point of origin in locating other anatomical structures (as in surgery) or as point from which measurements can be taken

[2] a mark showing the boundary of a piece of land

[3] an event marking a unique or important historical change or one on which important developments depend

[4] the position of a prominent or well-known object in a particular landscape; "the church steeple provided a convenient landmark"



I didn't know the other definitions (only the 2nd) so I looked it up with google, I think RobertoOrtiz meant the 4th definition. Something like NYC has the statue of liberty etc

Hope to have cleared some things out

The-13
08-22-2004, 08:01 PM
Yea well I live in a small town in Pennsylvania and this is bout the only landmark u see around here... Enjoy!

http://img31.exs.cx/img31/425/gnome1.jpg

Sry I couldn't resist. Oh yea... lil more than an hour on ps with wacom tablet.

Cyanid
08-22-2004, 11:44 PM
quick one. 0:45. PSP. WACOM.

http://bushido.boonzaayer.nl/landmark.jpg

Drumwhore
08-22-2004, 11:48 PM
45 mins mechanical pencil + gel pen, 1h15 photoshop..
photo used as reference for the structure..

http://users.skynet.be/am272566/atomium.jpg

thebigxer
08-23-2004, 12:42 AM
40 mins in photoshop.

http://www.tbxr.com/crap/cn.jpg
The landmark is the cn tower but its not really a focal point.

Great work Drumwhore id love to see how you work in photoshop or just how you paint. Im still trying to figure out this digital painting stuff. Ive always been a cruddy painter.

RobertoOrtiz
08-23-2004, 02:13 AM
PSP 1 1/2

http://66.242.144.2/dc.jpg

nilk narf
08-23-2004, 03:09 AM
Woweee Drumwhore! What's that?? It looks like a molecule. :D I like it! Cool capitol, Robert. :) In fact, eveyone's is great!

MY LOCAL CITY LANDMARK; ABOUT 1 1/2 HOURS; AI & PS:
http://home.earthlink.net/~margoalexander/temple.jpg

Branko
08-23-2004, 03:49 AM
For CNTOWER POWER!
30min
http://img9.exs.cx/img9/2259/CNPOWER.jpg

thebigxer
08-23-2004, 04:53 AM
Woah you live in toronto too?! cool!

Good job on the image too.

lord Sphere
08-23-2004, 07:24 AM
A Wright Brothers flyer/glider, soaring ridiculously high.

Um. Not a landmark, I know. *shrug*

http://home.earthlink.net/~r-s/images/cg_daily/cgd78_wright_flyer.jpg

OpenCanvas3+. An hour and a half or so, i think.

d0an
08-23-2004, 07:29 AM
40 mins in photoshop.


The landmark is the cn tower but its not really a focal point.

Great work Drumwhore id love to see how you work in photoshop or just how you paint. Im still trying to figure out this digital painting stuff. Ive always been a cruddy painter.

is the big monster SARS? just kiddin :P

Supervlieg
08-23-2004, 08:26 AM
Thats just great Drumwhore! I like the colors in that one.

Taron333
08-23-2004, 09:25 AM
...that topic really blows....here's my sketch:

H o L L Y w o O D :scream:

Supervlieg
08-23-2004, 09:39 AM
My local city landmark
http://www.bolman.nl/cgtalk/0078.jpg
PS/Wacom/20 minutes.

Meh, crappy. No inspiration for this one. Not really a landmark, but you're bound to run into one of these when you're in Amsterdam.

justmarcela
08-23-2004, 09:51 AM
30 min pencil + paper & 20 min PS

http://www.vfs.com/~ma11marcela/landmark01.jpg


Drumwhore - cheers! for the sketch of the week! :applause:

Phade
08-23-2004, 09:54 AM
http://crystalynstorm.com/cgt_dsg/082204.jpg
58mins, painter

dang, that's one mean tower Rasdasa . .. and I can't say I know what your's is Drumwhore, but you make it look cool.
The_13 - heh heh heh :D

drawMonger
08-23-2004, 09:58 AM
There isn't a lot of stand-out anything in Brisbane...a habitually boring city...anyway an experiement in three point perspective using our city hall...

http://digitalcraft.com.au/misc/sg78-citylandmark.jpg

painter / photoshop / 1hr30mins

Oops just noticed that i should have made the clock tower a little wider from front-to-back. Very loosely based on this photo ref: cityhall.jpg (http://digitalcraft.com.au/misc/cityhall.jpg)

Drumwhore
08-23-2004, 10:09 AM
Supervlieg: thanks! :D
thebigxer: i'd be glad to show you but i don't know how.. :) I could make a quick walktrough one of these days if you're interested..?
nilk narf: well it's called the 'Atomium' and it IS a representation of a scaled up metal molecule :)

Ego
08-23-2004, 01:32 PM
Drumwhore thats a beautiful rendition of the atom. You mentioned gel pen photoshop..any idea where I can find that? Here,s my rendition of another Gent landmark. Wacom, pencil with all sorts of different sizes.
http://www.queensoul.com/images/belfortsmall.jpg

Drumwhore
08-23-2004, 01:46 PM
Queensoul: thanks :) actually i meant i used a mechanical pencil, then i inked using a gel pen still on paper, then scanned it and colored in photoshop :) the gel pen i'm using is a pilot g-tec c4.

Branko
08-23-2004, 01:48 PM
Woah you live in toronto too?! cool!

Good job on the image too.
Yup, the you must understand how the tower forever looms over us...:eek:
:D Thanks.

-rasdasa

iamintricate
08-23-2004, 03:48 PM
PS - 2hr

'Seattle'

http://r3studios.com/yawn/intricatesketch_46.jpg

Linko
08-23-2004, 04:46 PM
http://www.deviantart.com/view/10026248/

1 and 1.2 hrs drawing 1/2 half trying out effects in photoshop

drawMonger
08-23-2004, 05:20 PM
Nice sketch Queensoul, Where is Gent?...did a search and found a city in Belgium...is that it? Love old castles!

thebigxer
08-23-2004, 06:07 PM
Drumwhore:A quick tut would be cool but im more interested in what kind of brushes you use and at what settings. I can never seem to find anything I realy like. I'd really like to see how you did your clouds.

iamintricate
08-23-2004, 07:21 PM
My local city landmark
http://www.bolman.nl/cgtalk/0078.jpg
PS/Wacom/20 minutes.

Meh, crappy. No inspiration for this one. Not really a landmark, but you're bound to run into one of these when you're in Amsterdam.

how very phalic! :D

Norante
08-23-2004, 08:36 PM
45 mins mechanical pencil + gel pen, 1h15 photoshop..
photo used as reference for the structure..

http://users.skynet.be/am272566/atomium.jpg

:eek: The Atomium :applause:

Ego
08-23-2004, 08:48 PM
DrawMonger, yes. Gent is in Belgium. :) Thanks for the compliment too :)
I love old castles myself. I have pictures I took of so many of them. When work lets up in a week I'll reupload them to my website and link you up.

FlexGiddy
08-23-2004, 09:27 PM
http://www.yourimagehost.com/is.php?i=16842&img=pittsburgh.jpg

I live in the ghetto. I mean Pittsburgh, PA. :shrug:

PhotoShop about 10 minutes

Drumwhore
08-23-2004, 10:01 PM
thebigxer: well, for the clouds i use a custom brush. I made it with a photo of sand, rock or something like this, converted to grayscale and with modified levels and contrast, and cleaned up. its settings are pressure used as size, and 100% variation in rotation. this gives it the non-repetitive look.
I first start painting bigger shapes with something like 5% opacity, then scaling it down until i paint small details (hilights in this case). That's all :) no smudge or anything else involved.
I did the same thing for the trees.

Now for painting other stuff like the balls of the atomium, i create a new layer, paint the shape with a hard brush, then create another layer and alt-click between them. Now everything I paint on the new layer, it shows up only where the previous layer is painted. At that moment i shade with a hard brush, pressure sensitivity of the tablet being 'medium' or 'firm' depending of the level of detail.

Dunno if i'm clear enough, but i hope this will help :D Try experimenting with brush settings, you can get some really neat effects!

drawMonger
08-23-2004, 10:49 PM
DrawMonger, yes. Gent is in Belgium. :) Thanks for the compliment too :)
I love old castles myself. I have pictures I took of so many of them. When work lets up in a week I'll reupload them to my website and link you up.
Thanks Queensoul, I look forward to the link :)

Supervlieg
08-24-2004, 11:15 PM
how very phalic! :D
I could say the same about your tower mister. Ahem, that sounds weird. Nevermind.

thebigxer
08-25-2004, 12:34 AM
Thanks for the tip drumwhore, I appreciate it.

MustardWash
08-26-2004, 11:25 PM
Drumwhore: I love the pilot g-tec c4. Thats a nice pen. I havent been able to find any here in the US though. Maybe Ill have to special order one.....

Drumwhore
08-26-2004, 11:36 PM
I heard you can find the equivalent one, the hi-tec C in L.A. or something, in a japanese import store.. don't know exaclty where.. but yeah they are fine indeed! Anyway if you come in europe you're sure to find some :)

MustardWash
08-27-2004, 12:18 AM
I was in Italy a few years back and discovered the g-tech. Now I only have one pen left and its over half gone. :cry:
Thanks for the tip. Im not too far from LA. I will have to stockup next time I get a chance to head over there.

Drumwhore
08-27-2004, 12:29 AM
After a few researches, i came across the name of the shop: it's Kinokuniya :)

MustardWash
08-27-2004, 12:38 AM
You have made my day! Thanks for finding that out for me Drumwhore.
Beers all around!!!
:beer: :beer: :beer:

Now I can get my presssioussss back.... oh my presssiousss. :applause:

EDIT: Using what you have just told me I have found some nifty info on the G-Tec C4 and the Hi-Tec C at this website (http://www.spacylittlecowgirl.net/faq.shtml). Just in case you or anyone else was curious. It has a list of quite a few US locations that sell the pens along with a link to some overseas shops.

Drumwhore
08-27-2004, 12:46 AM
Hehe glad I could help! cheers! :beer:

Ego
08-27-2004, 04:09 PM
Ha :) I dont think I looked for that g-tec pen at the store. I had bought rotring Graphic 0.5 pigmented ink a few months back. I used it for the first time today cos it scares the crap out of me. You can tell am a mess when drawing.

What store did you buy the g-tec pen from, Drumwhore?

Drumwhore
08-27-2004, 05:26 PM
I bought it at Nias (near place Stephanie, in Brussels), but I'm sure you can find it in most office supply stores..

Bentagon
08-29-2004, 09:05 AM
Ha :) I dont think I looked for that g-tec pen at the store. I had bought rotring Graphic 0.5 pigmented ink a few months back. I used it for the first time today cos it scares the crap out of me. You can tell am a mess when drawing.

What store did you buy the g-tec pen from, Drumwhore?I'm pretty sure you'd be able to buy it in Schleipers. Don't have the exact adress, but my brother and I buy our drawing equipment over there. It's somewhere in the center...

- Bentagon

kjoy
02-23-2005, 07:30 AM
i found a cool website with the hi tec c pens: www.jetpens.com (http://www.jetpens.com)
they have all of the sizes in toooons of colors!

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