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RobertoOrtiz
07-05-2006, 06:44 AM
THE DARK


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Good luck

-Roberto

penartist26
07-05-2006, 09:06 AM
http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/9532/dark2ew.jpg

the dark version : water
time : 7 mnts
tecniquez : smudge tool, color dodge

JeroenDStout
07-05-2006, 10:34 AM
http://dat.jeroenstout.net/cg/760/01.jpg

"Under the cover of darkness"

Just a quick one before I go to work - whatever that is. 30 minutes or so.

erilaz
07-05-2006, 10:55 AM
http://www.artfuloddities.com/2D/Sketches/DSG/thedark.jpg

PS about 20 minutes

Cyanid
07-05-2006, 01:05 PM
erilaz: nice mood...creepy!

2 hours, photoshop.

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c109/Cyanidart/thedark.jpg

maya-3d
07-05-2006, 04:46 PM
hour and half ..photoshop "done today"
http://img104.imageshack.us/img104/6466/inthedark0ad.jpg
concept sketch done 2 days ago
http://img92.imageshack.us/img92/4647/sketch2mx.jpg
i ve done this sketch 2 days ago and when i saw the title of the contest i thought i could paint it and put it into use is this OK roberto ?

Ashton
07-05-2006, 05:25 PM
45mins
the light hurt his eyes.
http://www.studiopumpernickel.com/ash/2006-dailysketch/06-07-2006.jpg

augustus
07-05-2006, 07:39 PM
http://august.f2o.org/temp/bahce2.jpg

35 mins, Photoshop.

BrittanyRichardson
07-05-2006, 07:43 PM
painter ix, wacom, 1hour 30min.

http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/8346/thedark6bh.jpg

BrittanyRichardson
07-05-2006, 07:44 PM
sorry, double post

FiYoG
07-05-2006, 07:52 PM
~1 hour
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v169/fiyog/wrt2.jpg

pondproductions
07-05-2006, 08:28 PM
wow augustus your painting conveys so much emotion! i am amazed at the level of painting so many people here can do in photoshop. i have much to learn. keep it up everyone!! there is so much inspiration to be found on this forum, i thank you all :)

reaver_ripper
07-05-2006, 08:29 PM
Meh! Didn´t knew what to put behind the scene... so i´ll just give you a plain sky.
30 minutes, PS.

http://www.geocities.com/reaver_ripper/ghost.jpg

Mats Gustafsson
07-05-2006, 08:50 PM
35 minutes in Photoshop. I didn't use any references for this.

http://www.algonet.se/~matsgus/pictures/the-dark.jpg

kaylon
07-05-2006, 09:12 PM
The Dark is trying to break free!!!

What lurks in your shadows?


Photoshop..about an hour or so

http://img390.imageshack.us/img390/8758/dark023bf.jpg
K

Spiritt
07-05-2006, 09:19 PM
how about in- The Dark...PS CS2

Kimded
07-05-2006, 11:52 PM
Kaylon - Nice... and to answer your question, something like I have drawn below is in my shadows :)

I had a picture I was quite proud of which kinda fitted but since I did not make it specially I decided not to use it, so here is my entry... 1hr20min in Photoshop.

http://static.flickr.com/44/182815839_97b6150b5c_o.jpg

In case your interested here is the image I had already made, it was going to be my submission to contest by WhteWolf but I'm not sure:

http://static.flickr.com/63/173329253_e0dcd46b99_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/78095978@N00/173329253/)

LouisCho
07-05-2006, 11:52 PM
I know it's not so original but that's it.

PS+Wacom 5 mins.

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f398/docmeduse/760-Dark.jpg

May-lea
07-06-2006, 12:12 AM
Erilaz, I like those lines, nice style. Simple but so effective!
Reaver_ripper, nice one! I like the creepy feel, it could just be... even darker. Full moon isn't the best for utmost darkness ;)
Kaylon I just like how you picked the forum's bacground colour to blen your piece in your post. It really looks like it destroyed the page to get to us.
And Spiritt, :thumbsup: to your idea. I like!

Ok, now my turn:
Photoshop CS+tablet, 1h10. This owns in simplicity my "under the moonlight" sketch. Only 1 colour used to paint.

The dark is the best place for us rogues to stealth in... May-lea of the blades, at your service!
http://www.triskell-productions.com/CGtalk/Stealthed_rogue_in_the_dark.jpg

daw
07-06-2006, 12:40 AM
nice entries guys!

PS/wacom about 1 hour
http://www.dplays.se/cgtalk/760.jpg

SpankTheMonk
07-06-2006, 01:00 AM
I went a different way than I usally would...

http://static.flickr.com/66/182865948_fbd8b1519d_o.jpg

InKraBid
07-06-2006, 01:08 AM
Whatever is IN the dark, its always closer than you think.

10Mins perhaps? Tablet, PhotoshopCS

http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/3635/devilmandsf0ks.jpg

Ashton
07-06-2006, 01:12 AM
augustus - I am not sure why but your drawing fits nicely.

daw - love the orignal style, creepy but also friendly.

BrittanyRichardson - you have got some good weight in the figure and
I like the use of purple on the blade.

danielh68
07-06-2006, 01:16 AM
20mins.

http://www.danielhelzer.com/sketches/sketch173.jpg

erilaz
07-06-2006, 02:05 AM
Ok, now my turn:
Photoshop CS+tablet, 1h10. This owns in simplicity my "under the moonlight" sketch. Only 1 colour used to paint.

The dark is the best place for us rogues to stealth in... May-lea of the blades, at your service!


Very nice use of highlights to show form!

Trunks
07-06-2006, 02:09 AM
danielh68: Nice idea, great painting! I like this one.
InKraBid: This is scarying me ... well done!
SpankTheMonk: I like the idea ... but ... I think you blurred it a little to much. I would like to see some more details to know what lies there :)
daw: Well done! Great image! I love this feeling!
May-lea: Great idea, reminds me of my own thoughts. I think her (?) legs are crazy ... she seems to walk backwards but looks forward. I don't get it ;)
Louis.cho: Haha this is nice :) To be REALLY original you could have made the eyes red ;)
Kimded: Lovely creature! 4 eyes? Looks funny... great work!
Spiritt: Nice idea, my own thoughts never left earth. I think you could have blurred the ciry lights a little more ... also the lights seem to be green?
kaylon: WOW! Nice work! It seems as if it wants to jump out of my monitor to eat me... great!
Mats Gustafsson: Well done! Looks great... but why purple?
reaver_ripper: Haha the grimm reaper walking under the moonlight. I think today we have often an old topic in the images ;) Good job!
FiYoG:Well ... to me this looks like daytime ... maybe a little darker? Anyway well done!
BrittanyRichandson: Cute girl. I like the bright - dark work you did. Maybe you could have made this also with her sword.
augustus: Looks great!
Ashton: Nice work! Good idea !
maya-3D: Nice monster. Can you paint the rest of it?
Cyanid: Great! I love the idea! You did a great job!
erilaz: Man that's wonderfull. This looks as if you did it with a pencil ;) Great work!
Jeroen Stout: On the right, is there a person waiting? Great idea!
nards26: Very nice... only 7min? Awsome :) I like it a lot!



Ok than here we go...
Today I had a little odysee (don't know if this word excists in english)....
At the beginning I wanted to paint a ninja, thief, asassine or something of that kind. Somebody who stands in the shadows, hides himself and fears others. You know you can only see some shapes of his face, his eyes glows and his wapons shine while the moon shines on them. So I started doodling and ended with this:
(Photoshop, tablet, 25min)
http://trunks.dasprids.de/sketch/scrabbel21.jpg
A robot with red eyes standing somewhere........... allright... funny ... but not what I wanted. So I saved it and gave another try:
(Photoshop, tablet, 30min)
http://trunks.dasprids.de/sketch/scrabbel22.jpg
This was more what I wanted and I really like it. After a while a had an idea how I could give it a more dramatic touch:
(Photoshop, tablet, another 20min)
http://trunks.dasprids.de/sketch/scrabbel22_5.jpg
I can not tell you which one of the both I like more... I like them both in another way ... please deside for yourself. They are like 2 different images for me.

Thany
07-06-2006, 02:11 AM
Photoshop, 1.5 hours.

http://monkey.trouble-free.net/~thany/temp/thedark.jpg

erilaz
07-06-2006, 02:23 AM
Damn, Thany... wonderful. :D

reaver_ripper
07-06-2006, 03:31 AM
I got a lil more excited about this drawing and took another 20 minutes on it.
thx for tips May_lea

"I am the Darkness. And I will not be denied"

Ok too much drama ehhehehe

I hope I could improve it a lil bit

http://www.geocities.com/reaver_ripper/ghost.jpg

May-lea
07-06-2006, 03:35 AM
Very nice use of highlights to show form!
Thank you! ^^ *bows*


May-lea: Great idea, reminds me of my own thoughts. I think her (?) legs are crazy ... she seems to walk backwards but looks forward. I don't get it ;)


ok, here's the pre-sketch+final pic overlayed:
http://www.triskell-productions.com/CGtalk/Stealthed_rogue_in_the_dark_line.jpg

She's walking crab-like, a bit like karatekas do in freestyle sparring, sort of back stance, but in movement on this picture. She's already transferring the weight from her back leg to her front one. Shoulders always facing forward. If anybody else has done karate before they can confirm. The back foot should face more forwards, but I broke mine ages ago and I can't place it correctly anymore. I always draw it inconsciously in my drawings.

Trunks, I definitely like your second entry better :). Sorry I stole your idea for the first. - but hey, that's what rogues do :P -

And with Thany's entry, we have the proof there's another alien sketching freak posting on this forum... (this is a compliment :))

May-lea
07-06-2006, 03:52 AM
I got a lil more excited about this drawing and took another 20 minutes on it.
thx for tips May_lea

"I am the Darkness. And I will not be denied"

Ok too much drama ehhehehe

I hope I could improve it a lil bit


Glad I could help :).
Have you ever wondered why the dark always have something glowing? Like his eyes or his hand. I'm sure it's for extra effect, but I bet the dark would more suck and anihilate light out of things rather than emmiting light himself. "The dark wants everything to be darker". That's why I even considered submitting a picture all black in the first place :) But that'd been too easy :). So yes for the dark to radiate darkness. True, you'll need a little light to see the dark. -yeah I know, paradoxal-

I'd say... the Dark closes his fist radiating darkness, and dark clouds cover the sky and zoom towards the moon to cover it (just not full moon, too). Just a few rays of light manage to slip through and highlight the Dark's back. Very dramatic :)

Ok, ok I shut up, it's your idea after all :) I the sky's darkness better now though ^^ :)

pipichu
07-06-2006, 04:08 AM
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a244/pipikon/wicked_parkcopy.jpg

Photoshop, about 30 minutes.

reaver_ripper
07-06-2006, 04:38 AM
lol! dark has to be darker! I´m supposed you´re rihgt about it. There´s a big cliche about darkness emmanating light. And if you come to think of it, there´s no reason: If I was a dark entity, i would have not a single flicke! Hmm, well I am another victim of cliches =(. Just like drawing cupids with arrows shaped as hearts (bad example?) hehehhehe

But I see your point. I sure would like to see your version of that in a sketch ^^

NoPancakeMix
07-06-2006, 06:15 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v119/NoPancakeMix/cgtalkthedark.jpg

about 1.5 hours, painter IX

Drone2222
07-06-2006, 06:50 AM
Pipichu, you need to illustrate a kid's book. I'd buy it.

Octothreat
07-06-2006, 07:35 AM
33 min ps
http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/5815/760dark3vk.jpg

Chrisguy
07-06-2006, 08:27 AM
http://www.chrisartguy.com/hotlinkimages/baitubak.jpg

A random character I made, done in Photoshop, I think it took 30 minutes :D
Yeesh, speedpainting is something that I need to practice, the pictures look pretty neat here :)

pipichu
07-06-2006, 11:12 AM
Pipichu, you need to illustrate a kid's book. I'd buy it.

Thanks! I actually made a 64 page children's book for my final project. It's probably too long(lots of text) for a children's book. I'm gonna try to shop it around though.

Trunks
07-06-2006, 11:51 AM
Thanks for the explanation May-lea! I think now I got it. Her left leg (seen from her!) confused me. Now I understand it :)


Wonderfull work all the new ones.

pondproductions
07-06-2006, 02:25 PM
i got bored so...

pencil on paper, 20mins

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g228/pondproductions/sketches/thedarksketch.jpg

Spiritt
07-06-2006, 03:02 PM
PS CS2... 30 min... creature of THE DARK

jordygraph
07-06-2006, 03:31 PM
Paint + PS + Tablet
2h 25'

http://www.megatronservizi.it/giordanoaita/sketch/darkdark.jpg

Miyagu
07-06-2006, 10:18 PM
photoshop, painter, around 4-5 hours. inspired by my new stone-head-room-decoration.
(..it's supposed to be a shadow mage..)


http://www.dunkelgold.de/cgtalkpix/the_dark.jpg

May-lea
07-07-2006, 12:20 AM
lol! dark has to be darker! I´m supposed you´re rihgt about it. There´s a big cliche about darkness emmanating light. And if you come to think of it, there´s no reason: If I was a dark entity, i would have not a single flicke! Hmm, well I am another victim of cliches =(. Just like drawing cupids with arrows shaped as hearts (bad example?) hehehhehe

But I see your point. I sure would like to see your version of that in a sketch ^^

Here you go. If you can't see a thing, good, that mean it's dark enough ;)
45mn photoshop, (30min mouse and 15min tablet)
Didn't exactly turn out as I wanted but oh well.
http://www.triskell-productions.com/CGtalk/Thedark.jpg

OneoftheVoices
07-07-2006, 05:00 PM
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h293/Shevek_Moore/dark2.jpgI think that we've all had one of these nights - you know, just KNOW, that something is in the closet, staring at you, but there is no way in hell that you're going to turn around and check!
*Ahem*, of course, it never happens to me any more...I'm far to old to be afraid of the dark (and I dont have a closet any more..!)

rawwad
07-07-2006, 05:29 PM
Hey Benita, your sketch killing me :D

Trunks
07-08-2006, 01:07 AM
Thank you! ^^ *bows*



ok, here's the pre-sketch+final pic overlayed:
http://www.triskell-productions.com/CGtalk/Stealthed_rogue_in_the_dark_line.jpg

She's walking crab-like, a bit like karatekas do in freestyle sparring, sort of back stance, but in movement on this picture. She's already transferring the weight from her back leg to her front one. Shoulders always facing forward. If anybody else has done karate before they can confirm. The back foot should face more forwards, but I broke mine ages ago and I can't place it correctly anymore. I always draw it inconsciously in my drawings.

Trunks, I definitely like your second entry better :). Sorry I stole your idea for the first. - but hey, that's what rogues do :P -

And with Thany's entry, we have the proof there's another alien sketching freak posting on this forum... (this is a compliment :))


I hope you don't mind... I did a quick overpaint to this image. I could not get it out of my head because ... well I don't know ... I hope I could answer my own questions ;)

Anatomy:
http://trunks.dasprids.de/overpaint/Stealthed_rogue_in_the_dark_anatomy.jpg

Lightning:
http://trunks.dasprids.de/overpaint/Stealthed_rogue_in_the_dark_color.jpg


My opinion was, it must look a little more like how I did it. I am not best anatomy artist but I think this might help.

paulR
07-08-2006, 01:10 AM
wooh, long time no see... again. -_-'
good stuff going on:thumbsup:


some creep that... creeps in the dark... whatever. ^_^
[tablet] # OC1 45min + PSE 5min (zhe slowness!)
http://nr.cfs.game-host.org/2d_stuff/new/speed/027.jpg

May-lea
07-08-2006, 01:35 AM
I hope you don't mind... I did a quick overpaint to this image. I could not get it out of my head because ... well I don't know ... I hope I could answer my own questions ;)

Anatomy:


Lightning:



My opinion was, it must look a little more like how I did it. I am not best anatomy artist but I think this might help.

(I removed the pics for better reading)

Well on the first one the perspective has become very weird, you don't see her back foot is back anymore. And she's so fat, too. Probably because you almost made her face forward too much with her upper body..

The lighting sketch is cool, but there's a problem. You're not a good rogue if people can see you so much. Or you're a dead rogue... I already showing almost too much on my sketch. Rogues are meant to go unseen :)

Trunks
07-08-2006, 01:53 AM
You are right she looks really fat. I made a man of her ;)

I thought he/she walks a little ducked ? So this is how I understand the painting ;) Also I painted her walking a little sidesteps because if one leg is turned forward you are automatically moving your hip. So the whole body moves. Maybe I am understanding this pose TOTALLY differrent from you ;) I mean it seems a little like this ;)


By the way, I would say a rogue can not be lightend if he hides in a totally black envrionment ;) If there is no light on the floor or in the background, there is no light so he/she can also not be lighted ;) The rogue I painted must really be a total newbie ;)


Just to add something I read today: The darkest color on environment is a dark purple ... sounds interresting ... I will try this the next time :)

May-lea
07-08-2006, 03:14 AM
I was offered World of Warcraft in February as well as 3 months of pre-paid playtime. I played that time fully, and I created as a main character a female human rogue. Rogues can stealth. They become transparent, and take that sort of half-crouched stance. My 3 months subscription ended ages ago but since I don't have a job and nobody seems any interested in hiring me, I decided not to play that game anymore for financial reasons. So I won't be able to show you the character this sketch is inspired from, nor the position/animation corresponding (I do have one screenshot in stealth mode with the character in the picture, but you only see her from above). If you really want answers on what stance I really wanted to show, it's in that game that you'll find them :)

So as for the lighting, sure if the environment is all dark you shouldn't see her, but I imagine there's a light, or a ray of moonlight that made it to that dark room by going through some crack in the roof or something. Rogues need a little light to see what's going on, too. They just shouldn't go in it. But then I've never been the best rogue either :P

Trunks
07-08-2006, 03:19 AM
I was offered World of Warcraft in February as well as 3 months of pre-paid playtime. I played that time fully, and I created as a main character a female human rogue. Rogues can stealth. They become transparent, and take that sort of half-crouched stance. My 3 months subscription ended ages ago but since I don't have a job and nobody seems any interested in hiring me, I decided not to play that game anymore for financial reasons. So I won't be able to show you the character this sketch is inspired from, nor the position/animation corresponding (I do have one screenshot in stealth mode with the character in the picture, but you only see her from above). If you really want answers on what stance I really wanted to show, it's in that game that you'll find them :)

I know World of Warcraft and a friend of mine is still playing his rogue ... I have his account these days because he is in holiday ;) My sketch was also based on what I had in mind after wow ;) Anyway this is really trubling me ... I am going to do some anatomy sketches on this because I want to get this pose down now! :)

May-lea
07-08-2006, 03:24 AM
Good luck! I need to sleep myself, I tend to stay up insanely late because of those threads!

Trunks
07-08-2006, 03:28 AM
Good luck! I need to sleep myself, I tend to stay up insanely late because of those threads!

Haha me too. Look at my location, you life in my neighbour country (what a word) ;)

I have to do this tomorrow or so ... good night :P

Runecaster
07-08-2006, 04:06 AM
Just as an aside to the conversation about the poses...

I think her initial pose was just fine - but then I'm familiar with martial arts, most notably Shaolin Kung Fu and that pose is 'cat stance' - which is the main stance for sparring/fighting. Your weight is on your back foot, with your front foot resting lightly and moving nimbly in front. You make almost no sound with this way of moving and you are able to move side to side as well as frontwards much quicker than normal movement.

I think the only thing potentially incorrect with the original was the left hip, but she explained that in her post about how she draws that foot that way all the time unconciously.

If you REALLY like, I can get a ref pic of my son doing the pose ;)

Marcellis
07-09-2006, 09:13 AM
Man, there is some incredible stuff in this thread! Nice work guys! :thumbsup:

About an hour (?) over the course of...a couple neglectful days. :rolleyes:

PSCS, mouse. Man, that globby guy is nasty.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b397/chumble_spuzz/marcellis_DSGthedark.jpg

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