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RobertoOrtiz
10-21-2004, 02:00 PM
"hello? is anybody here?"

By Sagi 13
Posted Oct 21 10 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)
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TX-Snakebyte
10-21-2004, 05:43 PM
http://www.arcor.de/palb/alben/64/550064/1024_6566663363383662.jpg
opencanvas+wacom,1h

captain chapo
10-21-2004, 05:58 PM
originally i started doing this in opencanvas...not my first attempt at the program...grr i just can't get it to work well...oh well i'll try again another day...nothing special for today. 10-15mins ps/wacom

http://www.thedonksquad.com/cgtalk/hello.jpg

RoGreg
10-21-2004, 06:21 PM
here is mine
1h, pencil,ps+wacom :) :

http://www.rogreg.com/dailysketch/isthereanybody.jpg

elmasfeo
10-21-2004, 06:35 PM
hmm...I wasn't able to think about something better today, it's the same idea of cap.chapo, and quite similar to snakebyte
30min, opencanvas

click on it for full size
http://www.imagehosting.us/himages/ihnp-35073thumb.jpg (http://www.imagehosting.us/?id=35073&type=viewpic)


fluffy, very dark atmosphere, :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
captain, hehe, same idea
snakebyte, I like the idea of the hidden killer-pumpkin between lots of similar pumpinks :argh: ;)

I've lost quite a bunch of topics, I've been busy making 2 drawings for my parents (I'm thinking of posting them in the 2d-wip section...), and now I'm thinking about entering the space opera challenge, I've never made one and I'm a little frightened because of the high level there...you people that have seen my other sketches (today's is quite bad), do you think that I should give it a try?

edit: link updated

Ilikesoup
10-21-2004, 07:17 PM
and now I'm thinking about entering the space opera challenge, I've never made one and I'm a little frightened because of the high level there...you people that have seen my other sketches (today's is quite bad), do you think that I should give it a try?Definitely enter. Do your best and just have fun. I registered, even though I have no idea whether I'll ever finish. It looks like people are really helpful with critiques, too.

BTW, I can't see your image. :(

Vitriolic
10-21-2004, 07:47 PM
About 2 and a half hrs, Photoshop + Wacom

http://img26.exs.cx/img26/4533/sketch_hello.jpg

shaddix
10-21-2004, 08:18 PM
amazing Vitriolic!

Sampo
10-21-2004, 08:18 PM
I don't think I'll be able to join in the sketching today :(...

elmasfeo, give the challenge a go. Can't see your pic today though...
Vitriolic, great one! How do you achieve such nice two-color lighting? I'd love to hear about your technique.

elmasfeo
10-21-2004, 08:20 PM
Definitely enter. Do your best and just have fun. I registered, even though I have no idea whether I'll ever finish. It looks like people are really helpful with critiques, too.

BTW, I can't see your image. :(
grrrr... I've overflown the bandwidth of my 2 free hosts, maybe it's the time for creating a third one, or start paying :sad: ...any other solution? I cant find any free host with hotlinking and enough bandwith (I've already seen the Free Web Hosting solutions (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?t=49778) thread)
I've decided to join the cahllenge as soon as I get web space for it, I've got already some ideas...

elmasfeo
10-21-2004, 08:26 PM
oops... double post

matsuru
10-21-2004, 08:34 PM
Hello everyone. me kind of not very active on cgtalk. anyway, here's mine. ^^


Painter + Wacom. About 1 hour 40 minutes. + minor photoshop level.
Cheers~!

http://www.matsuru.net/imglinkout/cgtalk/anybodyweb.jpg

aghill
10-21-2004, 08:39 PM
Hia people. Some good ideas so far. Have to say its neat Vitriolic, nice lighting - really cool how the blueish light morph into redish:)

Heres mine:
http://upl.silentwhisper.net/uplfolders/upload6/Hello_Is_anyone_there3.jpg

1 and a half hour in photoshop with mouse.

matsuru
10-21-2004, 08:50 PM
Hey aghill. I like ur idea. Space.....where there is no other lifeform.....or has it? ^^

Vitrolic's art is superb + details. Photoshop in 2 and half hours is really fast. The monster and texture on it is very well rendered. how do you get everything done so nicely in so short time?? I would take few days just to get mine done ><

Keep up guys~! i'll check back later in the morning. It's 4:50am over here. need sleep~!

robinayles
10-21-2004, 09:25 PM
Definitely enter. Do your best and just have fun. I registered, even though I have no idea whether I'll ever finish. It looks like people are really helpful with critiques, too.

BTW, I can't see your image. :(
Elmasfeo, I agree with ilikesoup. Why not at least try for it? It will help you to develop your skills even more. There is a saying that goes "nothing ventured, nothing gained." I don't know how well that translates, but basically it means if you don't try, you can't win! Go for it!!

elmasfeo
10-21-2004, 10:04 PM
ok, robin, ilikesoup and sampo, thanks, I've finally entered the challenge, that will probably mean I wont do many DS from now on :cry: , but I think you will survive without me, hehehe :D
I've finally found a free image server, I'll try it, and I will post everything with thumbnails or I will overflow it again and again...I've updated the first post.

aghill - I was thinking about a crashed down spacecraft on my challenge entry, hehe, I'll maybe use your pic as a reference :D
matsuru - very nice! great lightning, I like how your vampiric clown appears from the darkness and merges with it...
vitriolic - amazing textures and lightning, I agree that it would be cool to know how you did that :thumbsup:

Vitriolic
10-21-2004, 10:23 PM
Hi guys, thanks for the kind words :)

As for technique and lighting, I started with rough linework, blocked in the colours using dark tones, then quickly put in some 'ambient' lighting using a coarse brush with variable opacity.

Next was the orange kinda glow from the lantern, again using the rough brush but with a reasonably bright orange. I started out with a big brush and slowly reduced its size while moving from general illumination to highlights (controlling size with the [ and ] keys makes this nice and quick.) Was trying to visualize the scene in 3D as I did the lighting, and figure out roughly where the light would reach and not reach. That's the bit I find hardest at the moment, and you'll note that I completely missed out the shadow of the man's hand holding the lantern on the monster. Call it artistic license!

Once the orange was mostly in, changed to a lighter yellow and a smooth brush. Kept the brushsize small and put in various highlights.

Lastly grabbed a cyan colour and did the other light in the same fashion.

That's pretty much it, although I did jump around a bit during all this - made mistakes, tried to fix them, swapped between lights, etc. Not sure if this explanation makes any sense - I suppose WIP shots would be better! Well, hope it helps anyways.

edit: Forgot to mention the cheesy lantern glow - did that with a orangey colour, smooth brush set to a very large size, and the 'screen' blending mode.

Cheers,
V

Vitriolic
10-21-2004, 10:36 PM
Oh yeah and great work guys, particularly like your one matsuru. I think you have a great lighting technique - looks much more natural than what I've been doing!

:beer: for everone.

Cheers,
V

ThreedyModeler
10-21-2004, 11:15 PM
I stayed with the Halloween/Horror theme, but I went with the blindfolded approach. As I was painting this I realized I have been watching too many horror and zombie movies lately.

http://home.cfl.rr.com/digitalskunkwork/cgtalk/dsg138.jpg

45 minute sketch in ArtRage / 45 minutes painting in Photoshop / Wacom
(I wish I had more time today to work on this!)

Great sketch matsuro & vitrolic... love the styles.

Russell_Collins
10-21-2004, 11:59 PM
Vitriolic: that's awesome! Extra points for posting your technique!

Here's mine. It looked fine on my own personal computer but from here, the contrast seems too minimal and so you can't really make out what is going on. That could be a good thing though...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v83/Russell_Collins/DailySketchBook/Sketch138_IsAnybodyThere.jpg

3 hours Painter 7 (yeah, 3 hours ain't exactly a sketch, but oh well)

robinayles
10-22-2004, 02:50 AM
Hello, Is anybody there?
For those of you who may not know, SETI is the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence. They use the satellite array at Arecibo to do searches of the sky looking for "the little green men." This is my tribute to all the hard-working folks at SETI!
1.5 hrs PS/Wacom.
http://www.k-squared.com/hello.jpg

Ilikesoup
10-22-2004, 04:19 AM
Because I want to eat you if you are!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/ilikesoup2/Monsta.jpg
A quick one -- about 45 minutes.

richd
10-22-2004, 04:25 AM
hey, ps and maybe 2+



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v69/rich4d/anyonethere.jpg

FridayEve
10-22-2004, 05:02 AM
http://www.fridayeve.com/gallery/cgtalk/cg138_fridayeve.jpg
2 hours/painter

TedTerranova
10-22-2004, 05:15 AM
1.5 hours/photoshop

http://www.terranovaart.com/WIPS/daily_sketch/138_anyone_here.jpg

matsuru
10-22-2004, 05:34 AM
Thanks for the feedback everyone ^^! i had a nice sleep + a weird dream last night.

Elmasfeo, I agree with ilikesoup. Why not at least try for it? It will help you to develop your skills even more. There is a saying that goes "nothing ventured, nothing gained." I don't know how well that translates, but basically it means if you don't try, you can't win! Go for it!!Yup, couldnt agree with that more. ^^ u have the chance to get critiques from the Best Artist from the world.

Vitrolic: ohh, so that's how u do it. now i know ^o^ I've stop painting with photoshop after i discover painter. But my skills on painter is not as good as photoshop, still got alot of unknow territory to explore. i agree on 'screen' thing, that tool is very very nice to create light. try making light with 'dodge' + 'soft light'. The effect also quite nice.

DigitalSkunkwrx: woo, ur style reminds me of Metal Gear Solid's Game Artist. Sketchy yet detail. yup, blindfolded is indeed scary..especially when u hear the chainsaw...

Russell_Collins: wow...looking for something. wat's the giant doing btw?

robinayles: I never thought of this. thanks for opening my eye here. ^^

richd: haha.....wat happen to the person? vanish in thin air?

FridayEve & Novacaine: I like both ur style. reminds me of Aliens and Starship Troopers. ^^ Fridayeve's Color is vibrant and nicely done. Novacaine's is kind of tone down abit. Mine also after smudging and mixing color, maybe a little level tweaked could help.

thanks everyone. keep posting ^^

sempiternal
10-22-2004, 06:00 AM
just wanted to say vitriolic and matsuru your work is great, its pleasure to view all this great work. thanks for sharing your technique vitriolic helps us newbies out a lot:thumbsup:

Whirlwind
10-22-2004, 07:00 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v118/taylord/10_21_04.jpg
30min Photoshop 7ish.
Great stuff everyone, hopefully I can keep up.
-D

captain chapo
10-22-2004, 07:26 AM
Because I want to eat you if you are!
haha...that made me laugh ilikesoup! thanks i needed that.:thumbsup:

man all this encouragement for elmasfeo to do the opera challenge kinda makes me wanna sign up too...:D

pm_ceglowski
10-22-2004, 08:51 AM
art rage + PS/ 1 hour/ Pentagram

http://members.lycos.co.uk/pmceglowski/138ok.jpg

This topic was so cool!! I have two more ideas.. maybe If' I'll have some time
I'm gonna do them too.

GL You all.

Vitriolic
10-22-2004, 11:38 AM
Matsuru, just been looking at your website - wow, I should really be asking you about your technique! Some beautiful illustration work there; must be great doing this stuff for a living.. :)

Cheers,
V

Vitriolic
10-22-2004, 11:55 AM
pm_ceglowski: Another great one - very painterly. How do you find ArtRage to work with?

robinayles: Seems like your work is improving with every sketch! This one has some nice texture to it in the clouds and grass.

Russell_Collins: Badass! I think the contrast is fine, seems like the subject matter warrants a very dark piece. Only thing I might say is it looks lke the reaper guy looks tom me like he's more interested in the car than the dude with the torch! ;) Great work. :beer:

DigitalSkunkwrx: Excellent composition and very creepy to boot.

Novacaine & FridayEve: Gotta love Space Marines :D

TheTon
10-22-2004, 01:11 PM
Good day to you one and all...

Here's my addition to the greatness of this thread. Sorry but I have no time to comment on any of yours, but console yourselves in the knowledge that I think you're all ace!

45 mins Photoshop.


http://img50.exs.cx/img50/1568/torch1.jpg

Cheers

The Ton

robinayles
10-22-2004, 02:13 PM
There are some really great sketches in this thread! I'm always so impressed with everyone's work, and the willingness to share ideas and tips...I just want you all to know that YOU ROCK!! I learn so much here!

Vitriolic - your work is always so great, this one especially! Thanks for the compliments on mine. Its funny because I wasn't all that happy with how it turned out.
matsuru - I really like your work
Russell_Collins & DigitalSkunkwrx - you both continue to surprise and WOW me with your work!
FridayEve & Novocaine - similar idea, huh? REally good execution - both of you!
whirlwind - nice use of color, very moody
pm_ceglowski - WOW-WOW-WOW! This one really knocked my socks off! Fantastic!
ilikesoup - you know I always love your entries!
richd - great moody piece, really nice!
TheTon - you know that yours are always wonderful, right? If you don't know, you should!

TheTon
10-22-2004, 04:01 PM
Dawwww shucks Robin... You're too nice...
Come on.... Gizza hug....

robinayles
10-22-2004, 10:35 PM
Okay Ton, here's a hug, but please don't bite me with those sharp, pointy teeth!

Hammy_W
10-23-2004, 02:15 PM
Vitriolic, you are easily one of my favourite list of sketch artist here and this is sketch entry is no exception. Your colour sense is just wonderful and I love the detail. I couldn't believe it was done in no longer than 3 hours time! Love the texturing and details! Also the overall idea!

Matsuru, I love that creepy clown so much! And your figure is awesome! And... You're from Malaysia! Somehow I had a feeling you might be related to TOA? Maybe not. Pardon me here!

pm_ceglowski, wonderful texturing and colours too!

Ton, *laughs* I love the idea of you using the same colour with the thread's background colour.

And everyone else, lovely works amd keep it up! You guys are inspiring! :D

matsuru
10-23-2004, 09:38 PM
Whirlwind:: like ur simplicity. i can feel the mood.

pm_ceglowski:: wow....looks like real media. or issit real media? the eye and texture looks great^^

Vitriolic: hey! thanks for stopping by my site^^ ur stuff are great as well. mine are just not bad, can be better^^

The Ton haha...i tot u save it as gif ^^; but after checking, it's just the same color as the background in the forum. nice lens-flare.

robinayles thanks~! :hug:

Hammy_W yup have to agreed that V is definately a +fav. hey~! u from Malaysia also man~! small world it is. and i also have the feeling that u got something to do with TOA. ^^

MVP
10-25-2004, 08:27 PM
The Ton and Robin...GET A ROOM!!

The Ton, mush as I do love your picture I would have thought that the torch was fairly useless judging by the light coming from behind the character and casting that huge shadow...just something to think about, like i said, nice work. I may get round to doing another one one day!!

pm_ceglowsk (http://www.cgtalk.com/member.php?u=106548) - yours is my favourite so far...it looks as if there is a hole in my screen and someone is actually looking at me thru it..very realistic wet-looking eye.

pm_ceglowski
10-27-2004, 11:06 PM
Thanks MVP :D If only I had more time... well studing architecture is kind
of time consuming activity ;) I'm glad to be part of the DSG community :D

PS: Matsuru: I draw both the eye and wooden element :D

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