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RobertoOrtiz
09-07-2004, 12:59 PM
"Who hid all the monkeys?"
By pooby
Posted Sep 7, 3:00 am 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 / 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)

Laeng
09-07-2004, 04:14 PM
http://www.picupload.net/files/20040709/1094573379.jpg

No one hid them, they hide themselfes.
1 hour 20 Photoshop, Wacom.

Does anyone know the brush size shortut in PS 7? I tryed . and , but it just cycles the existing brushes. I loose a lot of time with adjusting.

robinayles
09-07-2004, 04:20 PM
Use the left and right square bracket keys to size your brush up and down.

-RobinAyles

andrewley
09-07-2004, 04:22 PM
Nice pic laeng - I'm struggling for an idea for this one (is it a reference to something or just random?)

Its [ and ] to adjust brush sizes in Photoshop (and Painter)

Erikoinen
09-07-2004, 04:26 PM
andrewley, any clue what those keys would be in a Finnish keyboard? :) In Finnish keyboard you get [ by pressing Alt + 8 and ] by pressing Alt + 9.. And they don't seem so handy neither do they work :)

andrewley
09-07-2004, 04:42 PM
andrewley, any clue what those keys would be in a Finnish keyboard? :) In Finnish keyboard you get [ by pressing Alt + 8 and ] by pressing Alt + 9.. And they don't seem so handy neither do they work :)
hmmm...I know there is a Finnish update on the Adobe site

http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=39&platform=Windows

perhaps theres is something in there that can help you?

You would think they would consider that issue. If it dosn't help yo could always e-mail them - its worth it

sorry dude thats all I know

Erikoinen
09-07-2004, 04:44 PM
Thanks for the info, Andrew

pooby
09-07-2004, 05:20 PM
Andrewley. it's random.. I posted it because it was the first stupid thing that popped into my head.. I'm rather surprised it was used..:eek: ( Ironically, I'm struggling on it too)

pooby
09-07-2004, 07:24 PM
http://usera.imagecave.com/Dillon/monkeyman.jpgThis'll have to do... 1.5 hours Photoshop

MadeInUterus
09-07-2004, 07:37 PM
silly entry.. will do another one later on... arghhh pooby arghhh !!! lol tough topic. nice render

:)ps+10mins.wacom


http://pwp.netcabo.pt/0259414601/silly.jpg

about adjusting the brush size.. if u go to preferences u can customize the increase and decrease key shortcuts for brush sizes

Erikoinen
09-07-2004, 07:53 PM
made in uterus, I don't seem to find that option there. Could you describe better where it exactly is? Or post a screenshot of the menu. Thanks!

MadeInUterus
09-07-2004, 08:13 PM
my bad, actually its directly under the edit menu


as u can see i changed mine as well :)

robinayles
09-07-2004, 08:26 PM
I did a Google search and found this book. Looks interesting for those of you having trouble with the Finnish shortcut keys.

http://www.dataclub.fi/SHOP/product.php3?isbn=190345056X

Hope that helps!
-RobinAyles

Supervlieg
09-07-2004, 08:42 PM
Who hid all the monkeys?
http://www.bolman.nl/cgtalk/0094.jpg
OpenCanvas, Wacom, About 2,5 Hours

andrewley
09-07-2004, 08:43 PM
"Where has everyone gone?" the little snow monkey wondered
Painter - 1 and a half hours - Wacom

http://img47.exs.cx/img47/4173/monkey7.jpg

Erikoinen
09-07-2004, 08:52 PM
my bad, actually its directly under the edit menu


as u can see i changed mine as well :)
You've got PhotoShop CS? I use PhotoShop 7 and I can't see that kind of Keyboard shortcuts -menu. You would think, that I would've already noticed it if it were there... :P

MadeInUterus
09-07-2004, 09:06 PM
lol i miss read, ps7 doesn't have a keyshortcut custumizer? thats odd...

anyway, here's something i found

Highlight the function you want in the menu while you hold down command/control and click. Voila! You add/change a keyboard shortcut!


at

http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-4985

Drumwhore
09-07-2004, 09:56 PM
pooby, supervlieg and andrewley: cool sketches in 3 nice different styles :)

no inspiration for today's topic (hard one!), so i just did this as painting exercise.. 30mins, ps7. reference vaguely used.

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

Dargon
09-07-2004, 09:58 PM
Really tough one this time, betting we don't have another 5 pager....

Here's mine, about 2 hours all tolled, pencil, then photoshop to colour
http://img80.exs.cx/img80/2818/Monkeys.jpg

andrewley
09-07-2004, 10:22 PM
Dargon - my fav so far - great angle

Drumwhore - Cheers, I had the same problem :) Cool pic - I like his expression

Supervlieg - awesome, very funny

Pooby - another nice one from you. I like the little touches like his sly moustache and open shirt :)

animalunae
09-07-2004, 10:39 PM
Monkeys again huh... hard one... well... here's mine... great submissions so far!

Photoshop and Wacom 10 mins

http://home.pi.be/%7Ewimcoene/Monkeys.jpg

pooby
09-07-2004, 10:46 PM
http://usera.imagecave.com/Dillon/monkey.jpg
Come on you lot.. If I can do two it can't be THAT hard..

Supervlieg.. The little monkey head hanging out the bottom made me laugh out loud..

Sorry HenningK, I wanted to have a go at your style.. and failed, I have to add..
Photoshop 30mins

Art2
09-07-2004, 11:24 PM
Come on you lot.. If I can do two it can't be THAT hard..
Hey pooby, we're not as fast as you :). I love your first sketch.

Supervlieg: Great characters! I especially like that little monkey.

Andrewley: another terriffic piece. Is that a Japanese snowmonkey?

Drumwhore: Great sketch. Looks like he's wondering..."Who hid all the monkeys?"

Dargon: great comic style and angle.

:thumbsup: to everybody else.

edit: lots of hours (5?), worked on it on and of, and I had a blast making this one.
Painter8


http://www.empa.tv/marlon/sketch24.jpg

BadPenny
09-07-2004, 11:35 PM
Well I ve been watching around for a while and now is time to post something.
I just begun learning 2d art (its so difficult for me mixing colors the first times!!) so my skills aren't so good but i hope i can improve em a lot here.

Anyway this is my first post ever.
WHO HID ALL THE MONKEYS?- "hmm..er..not me."
http://utenti.lycos.it/avvistamentiufo/monkey.jpg
PS+Wacom 1.30/2 hours

Btw Pooby u may note that it looks a lil bit like yours.I was creating this pic before u posted yours so i really apologize for this.

WillSweat
09-08-2004, 12:04 AM
Nice sketch pooby! :thumbsup::thumbsup:

Branko
09-08-2004, 12:15 AM
What HAppened To All Of The Monkeys?
I'd Tell Him.
:We Massacred and Caged Them Asshole...:shrug:

http://img80.exs.cx/img80/6765/CagedFamily.jpg

SteveV
09-08-2004, 12:24 AM
Hey Rasdasa, I want to buy one of your drawings, are you interested in selling?

majofo
09-08-2004, 12:28 AM
WOW, Rasdasa!! That's a great pic! it's scary! I love the dark sunken eyes, it's sweet!

I am back to school now, so looks like i may not be able to do many more of these! Hopefully I will get the time to do one once and a while.

Branko
09-08-2004, 12:47 AM
Hey Rasdasa, I want to buy one of your drawings, are you interested in selling?hahaha, are you joking or for real?
If your serious of course I'm interested. But what do you mean, that you buy the rights to it, or that you just buy it and I keep my name to it. Because if its the first there is no way I'm selling, my art is my life blood, otherwise sure! I'm bloody flattered :D .

Also, thank you majofo. I too had my first day of school... be honest, did you do what I did...? run to the washroom, lock yourself in a stall and cry like a little sissy... I feel like I'm in a dead end... I'm doing Graphic Design right now but what i really want to do is illustration/animation. The only problem is that the schools that offer such courses are also 3x 4x times more expensive and I just can't afford that... it's bloody depressing I tell ya... I don't care about Typography!! and Quark Xpress!
Raaaa!

SteveV
09-08-2004, 01:07 AM
I'm a professional (some say) illustrator, I surround myself with the art I love. It helps keep me motivated after 25 years (like this place does)

I'd just be framing it and hanging it on the wall.

I'm with you on Quark and Indesign, I went digital 10 years ago and I'm proud to say still can't use Quark or any other page layout program.

hawk
09-08-2004, 01:16 AM
http://www.applegeeks.com/temp/snowchyld.jpg

Sketch on paper. Inked and colored in Photoshop.

Branko
09-08-2004, 01:18 AM
Hell, in that case I'd be honored! Really honored! As long as my name stays on it, that is ;P
Send me an e-mail if you really are serious and tell me what you propose.
bisvictonics@rogers.com

-rasdasa

meta_Nerd
09-08-2004, 01:31 AM
Good work everyone....

OpenCanvas
1hr
wacomhttp://www.monkeyshitfight.com/public/quicksketch/WhoHidTheMonkeys.jpg

SteveV
09-08-2004, 01:35 AM
Why the hell would I take an artists name off their work? You might be famous one day! ;)

Taron333
09-08-2004, 02:21 AM
...it feels so straight forward....hmmm...anyway...here it goes...
within 2 hours during render-breaks....openCanvas1.1

http://www.taron.de/Storage/Images/2d_sketches/ZooMyMonkeys.jpg

SteveV
09-08-2004, 02:30 AM
Zonkers taron, you have some awesome depth to that illustration.

Taron333
09-08-2004, 02:41 AM
Zonkers taron, you have some awesome depth to that illustration.

Thanx, Mr.daily Avatar...hehehehe....Yeah, I feel that it's getting really hard to contribute something worthy to that stunning crew here....I'm so in awe....it's nearly impossible to pick out a single one to talk to, because it's all fantastic, but just so I've said this real quick: Pooby....man....please be an older man like around end of 30s or so....I'm terrified by the routined brilliance. That goes for a whole bunch of you, but I just see this deep and nearly satisfied knowledge in his work....big Wow!

Taron

thebigxer
09-08-2004, 03:34 AM
I feel like i kinda let everyone with this one, I just couldnt think of anything to put in the background.

http://www.tbxr.com/crap/goarlack.jpg

On the upside I'm starting to get better at this digital painting stuff I just need to start adding more contrast to my images cause there always to light.

about 40 mins in photoshop.

DigitalOmega
09-08-2004, 04:20 AM
not really inspired, but what can i do?? =)

http://3db2.com/daily/29.jpg

pen and paper, ps, 2 hr

this time i had some good ideas.. mostly form this site:

http://www.ape-o-naut.org/famous/
good reference for the next monkey theme!

Phade
09-08-2004, 04:49 AM
http://crystalynstorm.com/cgt_dsg/090704.jpg

58m painter

so many posts to the tune of "uninspired" yet so many great pieces from everyone . . .

Supervlieg
09-08-2004, 08:31 AM
So many great entries for such a hard topic. Some people actually selling their stuff now! :D

Laeng: Great job, a bit desatured color imo, but good nevertheless.
Pooby: Great pic, I like the hands in this one mucho.
Made in Uterus: Nice one, especially for 10 minutes :)
Andrewley: Great sketching job dude. Did you work with a reference or did you do this by heart?
Drumwhore: Great expression and somehow that monkey works very well.
Dargon: Excellent style, nice perspective.
derbyqsalano: Hehe, nice one, maybe a spotlight would have enhanced the feeling.
Pooby (2nd): Good one, though your first one is better imo.
Art2: Good start.
-Andy-: Welcome dude, seems like an excellent start to many daily sketches :)
Rasdasa: Great one, maybe you should sell that one ;)
Hawk: Awesome, very professional coloring. I always enjoy your coloring jobs on characters. Very inspiring. im always hesitant to use the dodge tool a lot, but maybe I should get into it more.
Meta_nerd: They look so sad. Great sketching though. I wonder who's the guilty one.
Taron333: Great man. That sunlight is amazing.
Thebigxer: Yep, it looks like youre getting better :) Contrast is hard to get right, Im often struggeling with it myself. Sometimes its got to take a breather and return to it after an hour or so. You see things you usually dont.
3db2: Nice one, could use some color. But then again its more easy when youre inspired I guess.
Phade: I think the pic could do with some more extreme highlights/shadows. The pose is very dynamic.

And that concludes the list for today:D

andrewley
09-08-2004, 09:43 AM
Supervlieg - Cheers bud - I used elements from a few references

Taron333 and Meta Nerd - Nice pics guys

good work from everyone on a tough topic

Laeng
09-08-2004, 09:58 AM
Rasdasa: I study on such a school, and after 3 years, I know that such a school is helpfull, but you realy can get along without it.

A while ago, the found the 3D departement at disney, and hired technical people. It endet in half a deasaster. They knew the technical stuff, but had no idea of the artistic part. Then they gave courses for traditional animators, with great success.

I think you can go far enough with some basic software skills to get hired if you´re an artist.
Buy "The animators Survival Guide" and "acting for animators", get a small package, maybe Hash Animation Master, and start to work with it. Softimage and Alias offer free tryout versions, and no one will blame you for a watermark in a demoreal, as long as it´s good animation.
First of all, learn to teach yourself, and stay in contact with others, they will guide you a way how to improve.

There´s a guy who was hired as a runner in a big Production house. He asked a teacher of mine wheather he could look over his shoulder, and learn modeling when he finished his work. He did this for 4 month, and then got hired as a modeler. 3 years later he became a supervisor for Jurassic park.

Try Hard, fail hard, no matter, try again, fail again, fail better
Samuel Becket.

patogonzalez
09-08-2004, 10:31 AM
ask the jaguar...

http://www.digito.cl/ahorator/jaguar%20copy.jpg

elmasfeo
09-08-2004, 12:09 PM
Who hid all the monkeys? ...well, the answer was pretty obvious: the terrible Monkeyhider


[edit: pic removed to keep bandwith low]

pencil + photoshop with mouse, around 2h

so many posts to the tune of "uninspired" yet so many great pieces from everyone . . .I agree with that, great ones today, it seems like lack of inspiration produces beautiful pieces...

Supervlieg, lol, that was funny, I love how you make quite simple characters with lots of personality :thumbsup:
Rasdasa, great! those eyes are... looking... at... me... :scream: AAAARGH!

rhemrev
09-08-2004, 12:50 PM
Lacking originality I think, but here's mine:

http://www.rhemrev.com/monkeys.jpg
2 hours painter 8 / photoshop / wacom

-Edwin

r0mer0
09-08-2004, 02:02 PM
Spaceman: "Wanna go to my place?"
Ape: "Well... alright..."

http://www.r0mer0.de/ext/monkeys.jpg
Open Canvsa 1.1, 2h
( OK, ok, it's an ape not a monkey...:blush: )

Cyanid
09-08-2004, 02:47 PM
Monkeys again huh... hard one... well... here's mine... great submissions so far!

Photoshop and Wacom 10 mins

http://home.pi.be/%7Ewimcoene/Monkeys.jpg

LOL this made me laugh whahah! very cool ^^

Supervlieg
09-08-2004, 03:11 PM
patogonzalez: nice pic. Good jaguar, a bit zombie like without the pupils though.
elmasfeao: Thanks man. your pic reminds me of the merchant in Zelda: the wind waker.
rhemrev: Those monkeys are well rendered.
R0mer0: Great pic, great depth with the jungle. Its hard to choose a favourite in this topic, but this is certainly one of them.

r0mer0
09-08-2004, 07:49 PM
Thank you Supervlieg! Your pic is very funny again, especially the big monkeys dangling arm (and leg)! :D

pooby
09-08-2004, 10:53 PM
''Pooby....man....please be an older man like around end of 30s or so....''

Taron.. thanks for the flattering comments..

I'm 35.

Doing this sketch club is really therapeutic.. I used to draw all the time but now pretty much just work in 3D so this is a great way of getting back into the swing of it..

I really enjoy seeing the way everyone approaches an idea.. And I like nicking style ideas off you all..:D

Taron333
09-08-2004, 11:20 PM
I'm 35.

Doing this sketch club is really therapeutic.. I used to draw all the time but now pretty much just work in 3D so this is a great way of getting back into the swing of it..

I really enjoy seeing the way everyone approaches an idea.. And I like nicking style ideas off you all..:D

3D...oh really?! Do you have anything online?! I'm a little bit out of the loop here! I'd love to see your 3D work!

YES, it SURE is therapeutic! It serves that purpose very much! But it also gives me a chance to learn again! I'm 32. We're all old farts, huh!? Funny....but it's beautiful and I'm ecstatic about it all!

Taron

pooby
09-08-2004, 11:35 PM
3D...oh really?! Do you have anything online?! I'm a little bit out of the loop here! I'd love to see your 3D work!

Well, I do, but it's REALLY old and rather embarrassing. It's mostly commercial work. In need of an update V soon..

www.movinghousefilms.com (http://www.movinghousefilms.com)

Art2
09-09-2004, 01:20 AM
I'm 32. We're all old farts, huh!?
Hey, who you calling old fart! :)
(God, I'm glad that Pooby guy is older than me ...)

uhm... I've finished my sketch. (page2)

SteveV
09-09-2004, 03:28 AM
I can't even remember when I was 32.

1959.

Branko
09-09-2004, 03:54 AM
R0mer0, that made me chuckle. Great rendering.

SteveV
09-09-2004, 04:57 AM
It's a beautiful drawing R0mer0.

r0mer0
09-09-2004, 11:19 AM
Thank You both, Rasdasa & SteveV! :D

Alice
09-09-2004, 11:45 AM
I was bitten by a monkey when I was a kid :(

Supervlieg
09-09-2004, 12:23 PM
I was bitten by a monkey when I was a kid :(
Hey me too! It was a small one though. And it didnt really hurt. I never thrust them again though.

Erikoinen
09-09-2004, 12:34 PM
Doods, are you all around 30? :)

Now I found my reason why I (18) suck compared to you (~30) guys! :D

Art2
09-09-2004, 01:01 PM
I was bitten by a monkey when I was a kid :(
When I was a kid, I was the monkey...

Andyman
09-09-2004, 01:03 PM
Hey, Erikoinen, don't feel bad. At least you're not alone... I'm 18 also, and I don't like my sketches either. :D

Erikoinen
09-09-2004, 01:47 PM
Hmm.. I wonder why can't I remember that I'm 19 already :) Everyone that asks me how old I am: "18". Weird. :p

Anyway, going waaaay off-topic.

meta_Nerd
09-09-2004, 04:28 PM
Pooby

Holy, holy, holy....shiznit man.
Your animations are outstanding.

Is this a production team , or is this all you. No matter what it is , they are amazing.

Man you've got some talent.

Excellent work

Chris

BadPenny
09-09-2004, 04:36 PM
Doods, are you all around 30? :)

Now I found my reason why I (18) suck compared to you (~30) guys! :D
Hmmm...i am feeling exactly in the same way man.I am just 17 and was wondering if i am the youngest here.:D

pooby
09-09-2004, 05:14 PM
Pooby

Holy, holy, holy....shiznit man.
Your animations are outstanding.

Is this a production team , or is this all you. No matter what it is , they are amazing.

Man you've got some talent.

Excellent work

Thanks a lot Chris

I'm really glad you like them. I'm flattered.
some of them are just me, some with my team..

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