View Full Version : CgTalk Daily Sketch 104 "mysterious island"
09-17-2004, 01:15 PM
Posted Sep 17, 3:00 am EST
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09-17-2004, 02:46 PM
wacom in photoshop +- 20 min
09-17-2004, 03:17 PM
Very clever UnlikelyCorny! Thank you for the laugh.
09-17-2004, 03:21 PM
hey! I was going to paint an interrogation island as well... ok, I will make something different, I had more than one idea... good job, UnlikelyCorny
09-17-2004, 03:23 PM
painter - wacom - 1hour 15min
09-17-2004, 04:37 PM
Hi, this is my Island.
I'm not really happy with it. But I'm a beginner.
1h 20min on Photoshop using Pentagram Tablet
09-17-2004, 04:57 PM
My first one .. Hopefully i will get to keep doing more.. tell me what you think..
-- it took me 30 - 45mins--
09-17-2004, 06:34 PM
unlikelycorny - haha good idea!
andrewley - that's awesome...can you set the pressure in a wacom to the width of the stroke and the color? mines in the mail :D
mash100 - wow you did a good job with that ghost face...looks difficult.
zeroeefx - nice entry and welcome to DS!
maybe i'll do one later.
09-17-2004, 07:19 PM
For this one I forced myself to make it directly on the computer from the beggining, instead of scaning a pencil drawing and colouring it. I also used the tablet instead of the mouse, just to practice... I still find more comfortable the mouse, that's why I must practice with the tablet
- hmmm... This looks like a kinda funny island!
[edit: pic removed to keep bandwith low]
09-17-2004, 08:15 PM
For this one I forced myself to make it directly on the computer from the beggining, instead of scaning a pencil drawing and colouring it.
I started my Daily Sketches doing pencil drawings and coloring my scans as well. I found that if I drew it all on the computer, it was easier to focus on the colors and shading and I was much happier with the final product. Nicely done!
Good stuff, gents! I'll try to post something tonight if time allows.
09-17-2004, 08:20 PM
1 hr photoshop
Was playing with filters :P http://www.deviantart.com/view/10691274/mysterious-island1.jpg
If u can't see pls click the link below
09-17-2004, 08:29 PM
Nice work folks!
elmasfeo- nice humor, well done for your first all Wacom sketch! Its getting a bit easier for me as time goes on. I still find it easier to make smooth lines with pencil and paper. My digitally drawn lines are lots more bumpy. (Tips anyone?)
xeroeefx - nice drawing, eerie mood.
Mash1000 - you're a beginner?WOW! REally great work!
andrewley - nice monochromatic!
UnlikelyCorny - great humor, love it!
Linko - really nice!
09-17-2004, 08:39 PM
"My digitally drawn lines are lots more bumpy. (Tips anyone?)"
try zooming out when trying to draw long smooth lines
09-17-2004, 08:44 PM
I'll give it a try when I get home tonite...since I don't have any cool toys at my REAL job! <sigh>
09-17-2004, 08:47 PM
50 mins PSP wacom
09-17-2004, 09:16 PM
1hr / photoshop / wacom
Was trying to go for a deeper meaning with this one.
A ronin warrior, with no lord or clan, has become an Island himself. A mystery to those he passes in his wanderings.
09-17-2004, 09:32 PM
I really love this one MustardWash - love the mood and the thought behind it. You are my HERO! :)
09-17-2004, 09:55 PM
Great drawing, MustardWash!
Reminds me of the cover of my copy of James Clavell's "Shogun"
Story in 17th century feudal Japan, coincidence? :)
09-17-2004, 10:40 PM
about 1 hour, i s'pose. corel painter 8. (p.s. - damn, i lost a lotta details saving it as a jpg!)
09-17-2004, 10:44 PM
Thanks guys. I am happy with how this one turned out.
robinayles: Thank you!! I dont know about a HERO but that is sure nice of ya to say. Really glad you like it. :buttrock:
BAJAMAN: Thank you too!! As for inspiration, I have never heard of or seen James Clavell's "Shogun". I even did a google search and couldnt find the cover you are refering to. I would love to see it if you happen upon a copy on the net. I think my pic is kind of cliche' anyways, maybe derived from other images with a James Clavell / Shogun influence? :shrug:
I do have to give props to Goro and Andrewley. I was a bit inspired by a tutorial of Goros and the style of Andrewly. :thumbsup:
09-17-2004, 11:05 PM
...:Mustardwash: Great stuff, very moody. How is it an island though ; )
...:Cyanid: Nice one also very moody. It could do with a good focal point.
...:Linko: Red cross : (
...:Elmasfeo: Nice one. Reminds me of the seagulls in finding nemo. Mine! Mine!
...:Zeroeefx: Good one, though the difference between the stuff with the custom brush and the handdrawn stuff is a bit harsh.
...:Mash1000: I like the mood in this one. Floating islands in the sky always do it for me.
...:Andrewley: Yep nice one. The perspective of the bridge is kinda weird to me though.
...:UnlikelyCorny: Great concept and good execution. Good to see you around here as well : )
09-17-2004, 11:36 PM
Thx guys! I'm really happy that you like my work and I am really a begginer and its my first work at cg skretch, but I like it so I will do it more often. I had big problem with the face but the worst was the beard - it's look easy but for a guy like me it's not. It was to dark in one time and to big in the second time.
MustardWash - super work - I love it.
Supervlieg- I think that you should add more detalils. The idea is very good and drawing too but to less in the paint. Island should it better.
about an hour in photoshop.
09-18-2004, 01:04 AM
UnlikelyCorny: Haha... good idea.
andrewley: nice. a very desolate looking place.
mash1000: Im a floating island fan too. Very nice. Looks great for a "beginner". The only thing that bothers me is how well defined the nostrils of the nose are compared to the rest of the face. That is where I immediatley look and draws too much attention from the beauty of the piece.
zeroeefx: I like B&W. Good job on the textures.
elmasfeo: Now that is funny. Reminds me of the Nemo seagulls too.
Linko: Nice contrast and colors.
Cyanid: Now that is defenitely mysterious.
catbert: Great texture. I like the little guy.
Supervlieg: Good tone. I like the blue, but has a kind of somber, sad, lonely feel. Your text is pretty cool today too. :thumbsup:
Ch3: What is so mysterious about that island? j/k great pic, funny.
09-18-2004, 02:16 AM
Here's mine... 30 min in photoshop cs. mysterious island in the sky :P originally I thought about altantia (sp?) island.. but when i painted.. it turned out very much different. :P
This was fun... but if I had photoshop again... sigh.
.5 hr flash.
09-18-2004, 05:20 AM
I lost track of time trying to watch the season opener of Third Watch while working on this...so I'll guess and say 2 hours in Photoshop with Wacom.
09-18-2004, 06:52 AM
Hi, this is my first post to cgtalk. I've got to say i really enjoy the thought of a daily inspiration to sketch from- great idea! So here is my first submission, it took about 2ish hours with Alias Sketchbook and a wacom Intuos³. I'm pretty new to cg art, so please feel free to give crits or comments. thanks.
by the way.. my post will apparently be quite delayed since it's my first post :shrug:
09-18-2004, 08:19 AM
DreamMaster - I like your idea. It's very "mysterious". I'm only regret that you didn't draw more details. I know that is a skretch....but I am regret :)))
09-18-2004, 09:45 AM
09-18-2004, 10:05 AM
MustardWash: check your PM's ;)
The rest: great work
09-18-2004, 10:26 AM
OpenCanvas1.1 :: 2hrs :: wacom
09-18-2004, 10:43 AM
Sweet, Chris! That's awesome! Good to see you back in action! ;)
09-18-2004, 11:13 AM
25 min photoshop, trackball
Just a quick one for me this time.
09-18-2004, 11:22 AM
"The attack on the Mysterious Island!!!"
PhotoshopCS 'bout 2-3 h.
Hope Im not too late... =/
Hope you like it! :D
09-18-2004, 11:39 AM
no questions please :)
edit: errr! i keep forgetting to post specs: 25 minutes, ps, wacom.
09-18-2004, 11:40 AM
Dawnwrdspiral - I see that we had the same idea for that project ;p nice
09-18-2004, 11:52 AM
Wow, great to see so many contributions with such varried ideas.
Xanthan Gum:Nice one, I like the casualness of the drawing.
Downwrdspiral:I would never have come up with a floating Island, but it is def a good idea.
Taron333: Now that's great, good idea, original and very nicely done as well.
meta_Nerd:The footsteps really work.
Phade:Nice impressionistic style.
robinayles:Menhirs and stuff allways work for me.
Dirj:I'm a bit lost on the idea, but don't give up on flash, looks funky.
DreamMaster:Well, with a name like that, this is an obvious choice, well done.
Ch3:I just had to laugh, great concept. like the absurdisticness of it.
Supervlieg:That's scary and achived in such a simple way. Klasse!
Catbert: you're right about the details, that's a pitty
Mustardwash:I like the eastern concept, nice composition as well.
Linko:it's not there, link?
Zeroeefx:Great atmosphere and nice composition, top notch.
Mash1000:Great pic for a first, the floaty island alone would have done it allready.
Andrewley:Big fan of your style, mystery at once!
09-18-2004, 12:28 PM
META NERD and DREAM MASTER espically caught my eye, though ive been pretty much just flipping quickly - they are all good this time!
(oh, and thanx for whoever saw mine:))
09-18-2004, 12:48 PM
Catbert dude, are u trying to blind us?
its rather hard reading that black text mate :)
09-18-2004, 01:14 PM
painter / 1hr30
09-18-2004, 02:35 PM
Drawmonger - Nice - a very different take...sort of reminds me of Don Quixote, but then - where are the windmills? :)
Opeth - ok, I won't ask..but my brother-in-law, the golf freak would love it!
Downwardspiral - nice work - I just love the floating island ones!
Taron333 - WOW! Kickass as usual!
Meta_Nerd - FANTASTIC!! Very tranquil and mysterious, love it!
UnlikelyCorny - Thanks, glad you liked it.
09-18-2004, 02:52 PM
Great pic meta_nerd!
09-18-2004, 10:19 PM
DreamMaster - I like your idea. It's very "mysterious". I'm only regret that you didn't draw more details. I know that is a skretch....but I am regret :)))
I know.. I regretted it too, but I didn't have a lot of time.. but.. hey.. better than nothing right? :)
09-18-2004, 11:09 PM
1.5 h, pencil & paper, wacom, painter and ps...
09-18-2004, 11:14 PM
Nice one, SalamanderCoral, original and Drawmonger..I like the graphic style. Funny one, Opeth.
09-18-2004, 11:15 PM
Respect, Salamander! Great colors. the circles are a little bit over the top imo. But great nevertheless.
09-18-2004, 11:27 PM
thank you very much guys, i'm very honoured...
I agree with you, Supervlieg... i overshooted the mark a little bit...:) the circles are too much...
it's a really nice topic with great entries...
09-19-2004, 12:07 AM
Everything posted here is beautiful.. great work everybody.
Salamander: your entry is very compelling.. the 'circles' add a nice touch and are non intrusive. to be honest, i didnt even see them until someone pointed it out! your painting blends very well.
09-19-2004, 01:21 PM
thank you, eldee!
i'm very pleased that you like my pic...:)
09-19-2004, 03:06 PM
Finally found some free time to sketch.This time i've tried using a lot hard brushes.
ps+wacom 30/40 mins (used ref for the ship)
09-19-2004, 05:14 PM
Nice work Andy, love the mood!
09-19-2004, 06:10 PM
i love the lighting on the ship, and the reflections of it in the water. nice job :thumbsup:
09-19-2004, 10:51 PM
thank you guys, I really appreciate your support!:)
09-20-2004, 03:42 AM
Hey, im new to the daily sketchings, and I'm planning on doing more http://cgtalk.com/images/smilies/grin.gif.
Heres mine, 1h 30m:
09-20-2004, 09:28 AM
Adobe Illustrator CS : ~ 1 hour : Mouse
09-20-2004, 11:06 AM
hey, what a nice pic, immerzeelpictures! :)
i like your simple and clean style very much. i'm looking forward to see more of your work soon.
09-20-2004, 01:56 PM
yeah i know it is super late, but I dont have a computer to work on during the weekends, so I try to squeeze fri-sat-sun on monday.
Anyways Photoshop and mouse, 15 minutes.... I tried a different style more in the dark side, started with black and used grays and whites to "earse" the image out.
... hope I'm not late... 2h and a bit Painter & Phshop.
09-21-2004, 11:11 PM
hope this isn't too late for entry, using the painter oils. I did do a boat in the foreground but took it out as I just couldn't get the scale right, felt like a little model boat going past ;)
Art2 - really nice guys in the foreground, island gets a little lost
immerzeelpictures - like the idea of a snow globe
grafi - kinda looks like a huge submerged shark?
alamanderCoral - nice idea & I like the tired look on its face
Taron333 - like the feel of this & the ambiguous scale
meta_Nerd - nice colours
DreamMaster - love the colours & light on this
hey Kieron thanks, like the clouds in your piece mate.
Yeah, the island. I wanted it to be covered by fog. Making it hard to see
and add some suspence for the Vikings in the foreground.
Hmm... maybe I used a bit too much fog.
09-22-2004, 04:36 AM
Kieronh, Art2 and Sagi -- y'all might be late, but I'm the latest!:applause:
I was pretty proud of my clouds in the background until I saw Kieronh's. Great job, K!
About 1.5 hrs, wacom + ps
My sky is too blue and the water's too calm. Must experiment. . .
edit: darkened the sky, messed with the clouds and gave the water a bit of motion.
Crits would be much appreciated.
09-22-2004, 03:44 PM
Kieronh (member.php?u=5546): Yeah, a whale shark http://cgtalk.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
09-22-2004, 08:27 PM
Kieronh (http://www.cgtalk.com/member.php?u=5546): thanks for your comment. your sketch is also very nice. i like the way you painted the clouded sky... (i have a weakness for such dramatic backgrounds)
and i wish i would be able to sketch as fast as you and a few of the other guys... 40 mins! respect! as a matter of fact, i'm a quite tardy sketcher.... :)
09-23-2004, 12:31 AM
Hey thanks for the nice comments guys!
I noticed I'd saved one version earlier thought I'd show you if you're interested...
Basically I blocked out the sky & sea with a big brush then lowered the opacity down & did some blending of other colours to get the overall feel right. Then I used a much smaller brush back at 100% opacity & started to block the island in over the sky, then I blended in a white horizon haze with a 10% larger brush on top of the island. I had a few reference images of clouds I liked & used those to start thinking & blocking in the forms but switching opacities to blend sharp & soft edges of the clouds which helps give them the right look. I was going pretty quick but was glad I stopped when I did, its so easy to start over working things.
Hope that's of some help or makes some sense at least??
[Edit] Found this page on painting clouds (http://www.androidblues.com/cloudtut.html) by Steven Stahlberg, pretty cool :thumbsup:
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