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RobertoOrtiz
04-28-2006, 03:03 PM
"self portrait from the 18th century"

By MU
These are the rules:
* Also, I will add a new voting category, called THE FASTEST DRAW.
* Post only your FINAL piece on this thread, based on the topic on the thread.
* RESOLUTION : The image can have any aspect ratio up to 800 x 600
* 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, unless is it an integral part of the challenge.
* 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://showthread.php/?t=145003)

cypherx
04-28-2006, 03:24 PM
I loved this idea from the idea thread, and am glad you didn't put a time limit on it. I'm going to give it a whirl tonight

Alice
04-28-2006, 06:35 PM
me too, only problem is, it wont be an original composition :)

KahlanAmnell
04-28-2006, 07:15 PM
I'd love to give it a shot.
I'll be using a mouse but i would like to participate.


btw we need more avatar wars. Those are what drew me to this sketch forum.

Grondhammar
04-28-2006, 09:50 PM
You realise, Roberto, that by setting no time limit on such a juicy topic, you have doomed us all to drop all our plans for Friday night in favour of painting till 2 AM... :D

CodeNothing
04-28-2006, 11:22 PM
You realise, Roberto, that by setting no time limit on such a juicy topic, you have doomed us all to drop all our plans for Friday night in favour of painting till 2 AM... :D

Indeed :)

cypherx
04-29-2006, 02:42 AM
I've been working on this for about an hour and a half, and I have to say, drawing myself is too difficult! So I think I'm going to bow out gracefully, what I've come up with looks neither 18th century (though I'm still not convinced I know for certain what 18th century paintings should look like), nor does it in any way resemble me.

I look forward to seeing what everyone else comes up with though!


edit-- I decided to post what I did, even if it doesn't look like me, and even if I'm not sure if it would fit under "18th cent"

this is about 2 hours worth of work.

http://direwire.com/images/18cent.jpg

edit again- I forgot, done in photoshop 7.0

Silverwyvern
04-29-2006, 08:32 AM
Painter, photoshop, again, drawn out over hours doing other things. Did not fry an egg during this one though. I did however eat corn flakes.

Grondhammar
04-29-2006, 08:48 AM
OK, so I didn't actually think I would be staying up till 2 earlier, ha! I can't stay awake longer, the table, critter and a ton of details will have to wait.

Jazz concert tonight, very good, but cut into the painting time a bit :) Painter, about 2 1/2 hrs

http://cicero.modwest.com/images/cgtalk/692.jpg

CodeNothing
04-29-2006, 09:10 AM
Photoshop, 1.5 hours.

http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/2884/selfportrait9mf.jpg

ClausSimonsen
04-29-2006, 09:34 AM
I found this (http://www.udel.edu/Archives/Collection/JPEG/portwoman.JPEG) 18th Century picture of a woman and thought, "Wow, I don't think I could stand wearing a collar like that..."

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b35/JArcand/Art/Johanna18thCenturyPortrait.jpg

3 Hours, Painter

Grondhammar you were almost right. It's 1:30 a.m. :p

Pamyla
04-29-2006, 09:55 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v112/Claywoman/CGSociety/Challenge618thCentury.jpg

Great job everyone! Vizon I especially like yours! I tried! lol

2 and a half hours PS7

cypherx
04-29-2006, 11:27 AM
haha Vison! That's just excellent!!!

Alice
04-29-2006, 12:34 PM
ROFL! I love you vizon!:)

Alice
04-29-2006, 12:47 PM
Putted in some time late last night, dont know how much time since a party came and left in between :)

http://www.heybaberiba.com/images/213.jpg

Runecaster
04-29-2006, 03:22 PM
hehe I find it amusing that the one person who didn't even know for sure what 18th century was (Cypherx) got it the most right ;)

But don't mind me and my history buffness ;) Most people can't tell the difference anyway.

Grondhammar
04-29-2006, 04:24 PM
lol Vizon!! that has to be a contender for SOTW at least. Excellent detail. While you're trying to rip that collar off, just don't snap a string on the corset, ok? :P

cypherx
04-29-2006, 06:00 PM
lol Laby, thanks. Well I had a pretty good idea, but then I did a google search on "18th century Paintings", and I found a few styles I wasn't quite thinking of. I knew they wore wigs, and used decorative "beauty marks" to cover up smallpox (at least I think that was during that period), but just wasn't certain because the paintings I saw didn't really reflect that.

Anyhewt glad you think I managed alright

khanumnaow
04-29-2006, 06:43 PM
http://img77.imageshack.us/img77/3568/sytoto012og.jpg


photoshop/ wacom/ about 2 hours


This topic is very fun

Vyse-soa
04-29-2006, 06:45 PM
Photoshop CS, Intous 3, 3.5 hours.
No ref used at all, but of course I had a picture of Caspar David Friedrich in mind.

http://homepage.hispeed.ch/welkesblatt/18th.jpg

A little update +2 hours
http://homepage.hispeed.ch/welkesblatt/18th2.jpg

Mu
04-29-2006, 09:40 PM
Vyse_soa - that is beautiful and accurate (CDF) I have been to the "Alte Nationalgallerie" in Berlin recently and was stuck in that Friedrich room for...well a long time.

Vizon - this is one of the times the internet really made me laugh out loud...:scream: (and great pic technically speaking, too!)

Vahn
04-29-2006, 10:12 PM
great works so far :thumbsup:

Vizon: that is very cool :bowdown:

Runecaster
04-29-2006, 10:58 PM
Vyse - you are quickly becoming a fave of mine o.o

Caspar David Friedrich is one my all time favorite artists - I can clearly see the influence in your piece here. I have just recently discovered him and I can't believe I hadn't known of him before, as everything he does speaks to me... and to think he did most of his work in the mid 19th century - amazing! The amount of technical detail he can wield is stunning... but then I could talk about him forever :)

Your piece is beautiful, really well done!

Mu
04-29-2006, 10:59 PM
'tis strange, ye fellow draughtsmen, how with cruel perfection the mirror reflects our every weakness.
O! I would my skills matched the quest and the hand obeyed my wits.
Alas, who sucketh too much now shall soon be master of his fate.


http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c4/mkayi/dsg_sp_18thcentury.jpg

Alice
04-30-2006, 01:45 AM
Had a second try at it, but I refuse to wear the silly wig! :D

http://www.heybaberiba.com/images/215.jpg

Grondhammar
04-30-2006, 01:47 AM
ooh, very nice Alice! great textures

brevvi
04-30-2006, 02:16 AM
http://www.lostpop.com.br/blog/selfportrait_18th_century_style.jpg
my self-portrait (or how I would like to be) - 18th century style
graffiti, photoshop, and tablet
about 3 hours

FridayEve
04-30-2006, 05:57 AM
http://www.fridayeve.com/gallery/cgtalk/cg692_fridayeve.jpg
1.5hr/painter

Her0d
04-30-2006, 10:59 AM
Great idea for the topic, and fantastic work so far :thumbsup:
Oh well, here's mine, Photoshop, 2-3hours. I suck at drawing faces :/
http://herod.webd.pl/dsg/portret2f.jpg

Alice
04-30-2006, 11:33 AM
Thanks grondhammar :)
And nice to see some familiar faces, hi friday and herod!
Har0d fits better in a wig than me... ;)

Runecaster
04-30-2006, 02:31 PM
Mu!!! I'm so impressed! Spot on target there with the costume :)

I'm so sorry but the 18th century is like, my fave era - ok well except maybe second to Renaissance... and umm.. Medieval.... err and Greek/Roman.

Bah, History is just my THING :)

I just can't do people well, and worse - I can't work well at all w/out a time limit, I'm just too new and undisciplined I suppose. Plus, it's hard for me to work at subjects I love so much, because I can never achieve to bring to life on 'canvas' what I see in my mind's eye. But, I'm working on it. But man, I'm hard on myself =D

I'm chatty this morning >.< Lovely pieces, all!

ClausSimonsen
05-01-2006, 06:17 AM
Thanks everyone for your comments! I like to make people laugh more than "ooo" and "ahh" over my work, so very muchly appreciated! I think I'm finding my vein.

Everyone's pics are coming out really great! I especially liked khanumnaow's idea - ha ha.

So, Grondhammar - are you going to finish that one? I'd like to at least see the dog/animal there finished as I'm a fan of critters. I also just noticed that you've labeled yourself a botanist in Missoula? That's awesome! I used to live in Bozeman and my bro's attending U of M.

Grondhammar
05-01-2006, 06:47 AM
I used to live in Bozeman and my bro's attending U of M.

Seriously? very cool! small world. If your brother's feeling brave we could do lunch before the semester's over and he could tell me terrible stories about you, ha :P

And about the botanist, no, I work at U of M but as a techie. My kids think I am one though because I'm constantly taking them out for hikes along the rivers trying to teach them Linnaean names for the trees around here =)

alfonsoperalta
05-02-2006, 09:41 PM
A little late, but here is mine... :curious:... I look like a pimp from the 18th century
http://www.morphostudios.com/fotos/cgtalk/selfportrait18.jpg
1 hour in Photoshop with my Wacom Cintiq

Alice
05-03-2006, 10:53 PM
I finished the portrait and submitted it to my portfolio :)
http://features.cgsociety.org/gallerycrits/4215/4215_1146425061_submedium.jpg

mindofka
05-05-2006, 12:54 AM
This is something I made last night. My first volontary selfportrait.

http://www.mindofka.com/images/Selfportrait-def.jpg

robinayles
05-05-2006, 10:23 PM
Mu!!! I'm so impressed! Spot on target there with the costume :)

I'm so sorry but the 18th century is like, my fave era - ok well except maybe second to Renaissance... and umm.. Medieval.... err and Greek/Roman.

Bah, History is just my THING :)

I just can't do people well, and worse - I can't work well at all w/out a time limit, I'm just too new and undisciplined I suppose. Plus, it's hard for me to work at subjects I love so much, because I can never achieve to bring to life on 'canvas' what I see in my mind's eye. But, I'm working on it. But man, I'm hard on myself =D

I'm chatty this morning >.< Lovely pieces, all!

I agree with you on both the history thing and trying to get on canvas what you have in your head. My skill isn't good enough to capture what's in my head most times, it can be very frustrating. But I think practice, practice, practice helps a lot. That's why the sketch group is so great! Now...if I could just find an extra hour or so in my day to actually start sketching again, THAT would be SWEEET!

Her0d
05-08-2006, 10:57 PM
Thanks grondhammar :)
And nice to see some familiar faces, hi friday and herod!
Har0d fits better in a wig than me... ;)
Heheh, thanks :)
And that's the thing i really like in all those 'auto-portrait' topics - it's really great to see real humans hidden behind their avatars :)

RobertoOrtiz
05-13-2006, 05:28 PM
Pencils mostly...

and some psp
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b216/robertoortiz1/cgtalk/sca02.jpg

-R

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