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RobertoOrtiz
10-13-2004, 12:15 PM
"Christopher Reeve/Superman"

By FFNeX
Posted Oct 11 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)

Sagii
10-13-2004, 01:27 PM
Hi everyone,
Christopher Reeve, passed away on Monday. I think it would be nice not to poke fun, many people made jokes about him during his life because of his condition after he fell from the horse. I think to honor him we should all try to do something nice, and show him some respect, especially since his death was so recent.

Edit: Sorry, I think saying this was redundant since everyone in the CGsketch are such wonderful people that respecting such a great man comes natural,

Supervlieg
10-13-2004, 01:34 PM
Superman
http://www.bolman.nl/cgtalk/0130.gif
Photoshop/Wacom/45 Minutes
Here's the ref (http://www.allposters.com/IMAGES/PEPH/CR2B1.jpg)

rebo
10-13-2004, 02:03 PM
Supervileg that is wonderful, and only 45 mins!.

digital-bobert
10-13-2004, 02:28 PM
nice sketch! Working on mine now

Art2
10-13-2004, 02:40 PM
Great tribute Supervlieg!

Sagii
10-13-2004, 02:49 PM
wow, that is beautiful Supervlieg! :bounce:

... I decided to change my avatar, I really didnt like having the dude from pirates of the caribean for so long, and it seems we do more and more avatar themes lately, so I wanted something new and fun, since Zelda is my favorite video game, and the reason I got into CG I thought it be fitting. (I kept the cig and the sunglasses).
Hopefully I will just stick to this one, and not change my mind again... avatars are such a silly thing, but for some reason i think about it too much.. :banghead:

Brötje
10-13-2004, 03:12 PM
I'm sad that he passed away. He was an example to a lot of people. He never gave up hope and acctually managed to overcome a little of his handicap.

CHEERS FOR MR. REEVE!!!

I'll drink one in his memory... :beer:

I know the icons aren't really that appropriate but it was the closest to what I meant...

digital-bobert
10-13-2004, 03:24 PM
Here's mine. I wanted to make to make this have an old school Superman feeling to it. No reference. Stylized version of Christopher Reeves as Superman.

2 hrs I think?

Pencil on Illustration board. Colored in PS


http://www.artofbob.com/images/superman.jpg

robinayles
10-13-2004, 04:29 PM
Oh Supervlieg and Digital_Bobert, your posts are so beautiful and so perfect! It is bringing a lump to my throat. I didn't know Mr. Reeve personally, but an old flame of mine went to school at Juliard with him and Robin Williams - so I feel a little more connected to him than to most movie stars. His handicap never stopped him, he was a tireless advocate of spinal cord injury research and rehabilitation. Its sad that he is gone, he will always be the truest image of "Superman" for me and millions of other people.

The 2 of you did such an amazing job, I'm not even going to try. Kudos!

Cyanid
10-13-2004, 04:31 PM
:drool: :drool:
brilliant sketches Supervlieg en Digital_Bobert...
I like that style Supervlieg

Supervlieg
10-13-2004, 05:57 PM
Thanks for the nice words people!

Nice one Digital_B!

Sampo
10-13-2004, 06:30 PM
Beautiful images digital_bobert and Supervlieg.
Used ref, 1h, photoshop.

http://www.romenanar.com/sampo/reeve.jpg

Lonely Pixel
10-13-2004, 07:01 PM
Supervlieg, that's just beautiful. Supervlieg's faster than a digital camera, hehe.

Joe Sandstrom
10-13-2004, 07:11 PM
My interpretation of Reeve as Supes. Approx. 30 mins. - Photoshop, Wacom

http://www.joesandstrom.com/Reeve.jpg

augustus
10-13-2004, 07:36 PM
~20 mins. ArtRage/Wacom.

http://august.f2o.org/temp/reeve.jpg

Reference (http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/scoop_article.asp?ai=1333&si=122)

Rest in peace, Superman.

digital-bobert
10-13-2004, 08:00 PM
Thanks for all the kind words guys and gals

Bobby

ElysiumGX
10-13-2004, 08:08 PM
I like that, Joe. Simple, with a great likeness.

Jasel
10-13-2004, 10:01 PM
Supervlieg... after your entry it feels like posting in this thread won't accomplish anything...
Digital_bobert, very nice work as well!

Here's mine, took me about 45 minutes. Nothing new here, but I quite liked that it does have a little resemblance to Reeves (at least in my eyes) even though I didn't use any reference. And I also liked the fact that I remembered how to draw Superman's emblem; hehehe, I hadn't done that since my late childhood...

http://img97.exs.cx/img97/9929/Superman.jpg

elmasfeo
10-13-2004, 10:17 PM
difficult topic today... not only because it's a "closed" topic, with only 2 or 3 possible ideas, but also because one feels that he must do something good enough for a man like Christopher Reeve, and something serious that talks about missing a good person...
Someday I will try to make my first realistic portrait, but today I had no time, so I just painted this in 30-45min in photoshop with my tablet, I hope it's good enough: an empty chair and a solitaire cape

http://es.geocities.com/chapucerostechnologies/sketches/reeves.JPG

I was trying to focus on what is not there...
Very good portraits you all, I wish I could do things like that

robinayles
10-13-2004, 10:38 PM
elmasfeo - very powerful image. I think you accomplished what you set out to do.

capedwonder
10-13-2004, 11:27 PM
Hello all talented artists,

I was a friend to Chris Reeve, and had the pleasure of working on the restoration of Superman-The Movie. I have a website dedicated to Chris and his interpreation of Superman, www.capedwonder.com (http://www.capedwonder.com/). I have made a tribute page to Chris, and would love to add your work to the page. Please feel free to visit my gallery and create whatever comes into your heart to remember Chris by. Please e-mail me at jimb@hawsco.com. I give credit io all artists on my website.

Thank you so much,

Best...Jim Bowers

malcolmvexxed
10-13-2004, 11:39 PM
I didn't know him so I can't say for certain that he was great, bu the work he did was. Nonetheless re: not poking fun I find it sad that on a digital arts forum, which should be a place for free expression, peoplee are pressure in a freeform sketch forum to do a certain type of pic.

whteva

Kirt
10-14-2004, 12:03 AM
Didn't want to do the "Superman" red and blue. I wasn't a big fan of Superman but I remember seeing the first movie in the theaters and felt the inspiring and uplifting spirit that Reeves portrayed in that role. After his accident ... well, what can you say that hasn't already been said.

You were an inspiration to us all, Mr. Reeves. Bless You.
capedwonder - Feel free to use the image. (credit: Kirt Stanke www.kirtstanke.com)

http://kirt.cgcommunity.com/images/ds130.jpg

Photoshop 1.5 hours

capedwonder
10-14-2004, 12:07 AM
It doesn't have to be Chris as Superman, just Chris as Chris. Thank you.

Art2
10-14-2004, 12:52 AM
http://www.empa.tv/marlon/sketch46.jpg

Style (hotdamnhard!) inspired by Frank Milller's Sin City. Thought it would fit the topic.

Painter, lost track of time... (couple of hours)

SOLO-RM
10-14-2004, 01:16 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v470/RMobscura/eaf3e719.jpg

...and now i can go home.
~solo arem~

Sagii
10-14-2004, 01:22 AM
there its gone...

Ilikesoup
10-14-2004, 01:30 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/ilikesoup2/Superman2.jpg
1 hr total, wacom & ps -- I had to go back and fix his logo. I forgot what it looked like.:blush:
Any time there's a serious threat to the Earth Superman scoops it up, flies into space and throws it into the sun. I wanted to honor Christopher Reeve's efforts to beat his own paralysis and to aid other paralyzed individuals. If only the solution were this simple.:sad:

Art2 -- I get chills when I look at your picture. Beautiful.

Nice work so far, gang. Let's see some more!

malcolmvexxed
10-14-2004, 01:57 AM
if you are referring to my comment at the begining, I said that because in my opinion people should respect those who suffered and have recently pasted. Its my opinion and I posted. You are free to do whatever you want, I dont see why its such a big deal, or sad that someone "pressured you" into not poking fun. No where in the rules of CGSKETCH does it say that you cannot draw what you want, so your oh so important "freedoms" have not been restricted.

whteva back to you..




Edit: Everyone, beautiful work, I did not know him, but looking at elmasfeo and Art2, sketches it almost brought tears to my eyes, very touching.

In my opinion those who poke fun, while it's not what I would do or have done, are entitled to do it. I'm not interested in suggesting what other people do with artistic license. Sites like this are supposed to encourage artistic freedom, and my point was that you were doing the opposite. It's not a big deal, it was a mild mannered post, and you're the one taking a mocking, defensive tone. I'm simply not a fan of political correctness. The "oh so important freedoms" moronic comment speaks more to the idea that has long been held by artists that expression never does harm to other people physically and so should always be allowed. It's something I'm always aware of because I've done comics work and watched the industry targeted by people who like to deem what's "appropriate in their eyes." There's some things I hold sacred that people mock and as long as they don't attack anyone's body I don't have a problem with that.

Then again I'm not a coward.

robinayles
10-14-2004, 02:23 AM
Jasel, Kirt, art2, AREM, ilikesoup - thank you all for such beautiful and thoughtful work, it brought tears to my eyes - kudos to ALL who drew for this thread!

Sagii
10-14-2004, 03:43 AM
Yeah after seeing everyones work today I dont think I can come up with anything as touching, Art 2 I really love that piece.... I likesoup, I remember that part of the movie, when he got rid of all the nuclear weapons and threw them into the sun, really nice touch.

robinayles
10-14-2004, 04:13 AM
If you only know Christopher Reeve, the actor, from "Superman", You should rent or buy his fantastic performances in "Deathtrap" and my favorite romance, "Somewhere in Time." Here is my tribute to him from "Somewhere in Time." About 2.5 hours PS/Wacom.
[edit: forgot to include my reference (http://www.k-squared.com/reeve.jpg).]
http://www.k-squared.com/chris_reeve.jpg

meta_Nerd
10-14-2004, 04:32 AM
Being that my name is Christopher Reid, I lived a life in the shadows of the name Christopher Reeve. People would always have something witty to say when they met me. ....Ahh Superman!... Yep, heard that a million times. Oh well, enough of my stories.

In homage to a man who devoted his life to the cure of his ailment. I present my piece...

I wanted a more organic traditional look so I went with painter.
painter8 :: 2hrs-ish :: wacom
I used reference but changed the lighting and age quite a bit...[ here is the reference (http://www.monkeyshitfight.com/public/quicksketch/ReevesRef.jpg) ]
http://www.monkeyshitfight.com/public/quicksketch/Reeves_01a.jpg

cLos71
10-14-2004, 04:44 AM
Very nice indeed. cLos

Kirt
10-14-2004, 05:45 AM
sagi_13 & malcomvexxed - Drop it and I do mean now. No one cares and you're ruining a perfectly good excercise with your ramblings. Thank you.

Sagii
10-14-2004, 07:02 AM
Kirk I did not know we were breaking any rule, but since I dont want to ruin this for everyone, so I went ahead and deleted the posts, so its gone now. :D

Art2
10-14-2004, 09:51 AM
... a perfectly good excercise ...
Indeed. Everyone is putting his heart into this. It shows.
Nice work Robin and Chris.

UnlikelyCorny
10-14-2004, 11:02 AM
http://www.unlikely.nl/cgImages/sprmn.jpg

Wacom in Photoshop, 45 minutes, ref (http://www.supermanhomepage.com/multimedia/Wallpaper-Images2/Supermanflyinghigh-tb.html)used.


Great work everybody, very touching, all of them. Let's hope his family will find this thread and will be proud.



..

elmasfeo
10-14-2004, 11:42 AM
unlikelycorny, that's...beautiful, and touching, I love it

all of you made some great work today, I thought that this was going to be a topic with very few entries, and it's turned into one with 3pages for the moment, and great pieces of art!

arvid
10-14-2004, 12:09 PM
Someone plug this thread :buttrock:

Supervlieg
10-14-2004, 12:25 PM
Great stuff anyone, especially Art2 and UnlikelyCorny!

Art2: Thats a damn hard style to get right indeed. But the guy has ages and ages of experience so it would be hard to catch up in one go. He doesnt use greys either.

robinayles
10-14-2004, 12:48 PM
Chris and unlikelycorny - you both took my breath away.

Chris, believe me I understand about the name jokes. With a name like Robin, I've always gotten either Batman and Robin jokes (thus my mis-guieded hero entry) or Rockin' Robin stuff. The latter isn't too annoying tho, as long as they don't sing.

I saw Robin Williams on Nightline last night talking about Christopher Reeve. And just like several of your entries, Robin said, "He's flying now. He's out of that chair and flying." He was rather choked up and it chokes me up just thinking about it now.

Everyone, super great entries and a wonderful tribute to an outstanding man.

drawMonger
10-14-2004, 01:54 PM
A tribute that i'm more than happy to be part of.

http://digitalcraft.com.au/misc/sg130-chrisreeve.jpg

painter / ps / 1hr30

used this as a ref (http://digitalcraft.com.au/misc/superman.jpg)

As always, fantasic work all!

edit: 1min touchup

malcolmvexxed
10-14-2004, 03:15 PM
sagi_13 & malcomvexxed - Drop it and I do mean now. No one cares and you're ruining a perfectly good excercise with your ramblings. Thank you.
Exactly what terms of use am I violating? I don't think discussing artistic liberties on a digital art website thread is a problem. I'll speak my mind as I choose to, and to this point have not been obscene or disrepected the subject of the thread. It's not ruining anything based on the artwork that has been presented.

RobertoOrtiz
10-14-2004, 03:23 PM
Please take debates to General discussions.

Thanks guys
-R

malcolmvexxed
10-14-2004, 03:30 PM
Okay no problem. That's my fault, as I didn't realize discussions weren't allowed within the sketch threads but if that is supposed to be separated I understand. When people look through them to vote I suppose long discussions would really get in the way. But asking that any debates only be had in general discussions is both more reasonable and more informative than "cut it out, and i mean now." There's no need or cause to power trip when you're talking to a grown man who is not spamming your forum.

roozelle
10-14-2004, 03:52 PM
UnlikelyCorny - Great idea! I was thinking of doing something similar - with Christopher Reeve flying once again through the clouds (dressed up like an angel, complete with wings.) - But I didn't have the time yesterday to do a sketch. I'm glad to see someone did something similar.

Art2 - Nice style!

robinayles - Yay! Christopher from 'Somewhere in Time'. Excellent movie! And 'Death Trap' is my favorite performance of his. He was amazing in that movie. (Another of my favorite performances by Christopher is in 'Noises Off' - he is hilarious!)

TheTon
10-14-2004, 03:55 PM
malcolmvexxed, are you actually gonna DRAW something or just keep moaning and throwing your creative toys out of the pram??

SOLO-RM
10-14-2004, 04:02 PM
wow i like your take on it unlikelycorny. great idea.

malcolmvexxed
10-14-2004, 04:03 PM
malcolmvexxed, are you actually gonna DRAW something or just keep moaning and throwing your creative toys out of the pram??
I'm spending my free time working on a full color image that i'm posting the progress of in the 2d WIP forum. I wasn’t aware that precluded me from discussing the threads in the sketch forum. I’ve often commented on pics in threads where I hadn’t posted pics or made separate posts from my pic to talk about the thread so this doesn’t seem that different. Is there anything else you’d like to know? Sorry I'm not sure what a pram is.

MustardWash
10-14-2004, 04:28 PM
Please guys. Just let it drop or go somewhere else to discuss this.
This thread is dedicated to a good mans memory and I dont feel this is the time or place for such a discussion.

malcolmvexxed
10-14-2004, 04:32 PM
No problem, there's plenty of art in the thread to focus on.

TheTon
10-14-2004, 05:15 PM
Hi people...
Here's my pic for Christopher Reeve.
Some of my earliest Memories are of this guy. Seeing Superman as a kid filled me with wonder and joy and I hope that he can now find peace after all the suffering he has encountered.

Love ya man!

Ton

http://img79.exs.cx/img79/3905/super.jpg

PS. While you're up there Supes, how about you give that Zod character a good smacking..?

roozelle
10-14-2004, 05:18 PM
Ton - Brilliant! Very nice sentiment.

Sagii
10-14-2004, 05:22 PM
:applause: :applause: The Ton, me like... robin nice, I am glad someone did something other than superman, cause he did make other good movies...
Unlikely corny. nice nice. very touching

Amida
10-14-2004, 05:30 PM
Nice entries so far! I especially like Art2's enty, it has originality and great style :D. A very touching and cool pic.

robinayles
10-14-2004, 06:09 PM
Thanks for the compliments, folks.

The Ton - love your take on it, nicely done
DrawMonger - your sketches are always so well done - beautiful!

Roozelle - "Somewhere in Time" is my fav. of his, in fact the theme song from it (Variations on a theme by Paginini) is the song that my hubby and I call "our song." I do like "Noises Off" too, but as a Theatre person, I much prefer the stage play to the film - but everyone in the film was very good! Are you going to post a sketch? I love your style and would like to see your take on this thread.

roozelle
10-14-2004, 06:53 PM
Roozelle - "Somewhere in Time" is my fav. of his, in fact the theme song from it (Variations on a theme by Paginini) is the song that my hubby and I call "our song." I do like "Noises Off" too, but as a Theatre person, I much prefer the stage play to the film - but everyone in the film was very good! Are you going to post a sketch? I love your style and would like to see your take on this thread.Thanks dear! I have not done a sketch yet - I have an idea (to do Christopher as an angel complete with a halo, wings and robe - flying through the clouds.) But, I don't have the time right now to do it. I wanted to do it in a painterly approach rather than the cartoony style I normally do.

Yay - another theater person! :) I saw 'Noises Off' on stage in London. It was an excellent production and was quite similar to the movie. My vote is for the movie though - tremendous cast (Christopher Reeve, John Ritter, Carol Burnett, Michael Caine - etc, etc.) It's so great.

BTW - What's the rule for posting sketches to the forum? I guess I assumed it had to be done within 24 hrs of the topic being stated. However, I have noticed that some people post days after, some nearly a week after the topic has been posted. Is there a rule? Can I post something REALLY late?

robinayles
10-14-2004, 09:07 PM
roozelle - you can post your work late if you want - it just might not be considered for "sketch of the week"

Couldn't agree with you more about the casting of the Noises Off film!

Ronski
10-14-2004, 10:43 PM
45mins Painter/Wacom - with reference
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/kieronh/DSG/Christopher-Reeve-Superman.jpg

Ariyoshi
10-14-2004, 11:32 PM
Here is my entry, all of you did a wonderful job, reeves can be proud.

http://users.servicios.retecal.es/aki-ross/R33ves.jpg

Piece of paper and pen. 15min. Photoshop 2 min.

UnlikelyCorny
10-19-2004, 09:00 PM
Thanks for the compliments guys. It felt very much like the thing to make and as I can see that goes for a lot of the entries here.

capedwonder
10-20-2004, 02:29 PM
Christopher Reeve Superman Tribute portfolio...
My name is Jim Bowers, and I run CapedWonder.com, a website devoted to Superman imagery and Christopher Reeve's portrayal as the Man of Steel.

As everyone knows, we lost Mr. Reeve on October 10, 2004. As a gesture of goodwill and respect, I will be mailing a leather-bound portfolio directly to the Reeve family at their New York home containing the best tribute letters and artwork that I receive from fans. Please submit (jimb@hawsco.com) your contributions to me by November 15, 2004. I accept large TIFF, JPEG, PNG and EPS artwork files...please ZIP them if possible.


Thank you very much,

Jim Bowers
www.capedwonder.com (http://www.capedwonder.com/)
jimb@hawsco.com

MattClary
10-21-2004, 05:15 PM
Wow, these are some very powerful image guys, good work. Very moving.

artist71
10-21-2004, 06:58 PM
This is a drawing that I did of CR about a month before he died. He really was my hero growing up and I am a huge superman fan. I just drew this with my Wacom. I copied (no TRACING) from a photo. Hope you guys can enjoy this.http://www.animart.homestead.com/files/superman6A.jpg

JDaniel
10-21-2004, 09:51 PM
Nice thread. :) Awesome artwork from everyone. I like the flying out of chair theme the best. I have dreams like that, since I broke my neck. Ironicly the same year Mr. Reeves did.
&quot;Your free now Chris... see ya later.' :sad:

Valandar
10-22-2004, 01:21 AM
It's positively amazing how much this man touched our lives. I remember going to see the movie in the theaters when I was a little kid, and i thought to myself, "He looks a little thin to be Superman". However, nobody can deny that in reality he WAS a man of steel - steel will, and steely convictions.

These pictures are a wonderful tribute. I may not be a good 2D artist, and only a mediocre 3D artist, but seeing things like this make me WISH i coud draw, just to add my own tribute.

FFNeX
10-22-2004, 02:30 AM
Hey everyone, I'd like to thank everyone for making these, I'm saving them all; Chris Reeve was always an inspiration to me when I was growing up, and more so after 1995 when I was entering my adulthood. I can truly say that I will miss him deeply for someone I never met in person.

I'm terribly sorry I couldn't participate, I live in Miami and with the heavy rains in my area my Internet went down for the past week or so and I completely missed this topic :(

I'll add one even if it's already over.

FFNeX
10-22-2004, 03:43 AM
I'm so self concious about this, I just had to do one:

http://www.fiu.edu/~fdomi002/images/chrisandsupes.jpg

Mechanical pencil on the first piece of paper I saw laying around. Under 5 minutes.

I'll redo it and treat that as a study, I want to do a nice clean colored version of it. The man was truly my hero my entire life and I feel bad as hell for missing this after I looked forward to it being picked :(

Matt
10-23-2004, 01:38 AM
Wacom in Photoshop, 45 minutes, ref (http://www.supermanhomepage.com/multimedia/Wallpaper-Images2/Supermanflyinghigh-tb.html)used.


..

The 'reference' you used looks like a rip of something Dan Jurgens did for Superman #86.

SwatZeR
10-26-2004, 07:06 PM
Art2 - your picture made my eyes well up. It reminds me of Superman when he was killed by Doomsday. Its kinda wild to think that a movie/comic book icon such as Superman can instill such inspiration from all different artists.

Your picture had a deep affect on me...

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