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11-02-2008, 03:35 AM
"The Dead Tree"

You have 60 mnfor your sketch. IF you go beyond the assigned time limit , you have to post WHATEVER you have done after the time has expired, along with the FINAL drawing.
NEW RULE: You may also re-post a copy of your finished drawing a this forum:
Member SKETCH Collection (http://forums.cgsociety.org/forumdisplay.php?f=272)

Post only your FINAL piece on this thread, based on the topic on the thread.
Only final pieces can be posted on the thread. They must have been done AFTER the topic has been announced.
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.
You can post an entry at anytime for the topic presented on this thead BEFORE the voting thread for THE WEEK has been posted.
The artist also has to post total length of time it took and program used.
Any piece caught breaking the rules will be taken off the thread.
The topics will be picked at random from the list on the TOPICS thread >>LINK<< (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php/?t=145003)
(The author will be given credit). So guys keep them coming

11-02-2008, 07:55 AM
Photohshop. ~50 MN


11-02-2008, 10:07 AM
Great work Creeto, I love the style. It's kind of the style I was going for in mine but so much better. Also, the composition is superb.

I want to get better at painting in Photoshop so I thought these daily sketch challenges would be a good place to start. I have been watching these forums and am constantly blown away by what people can do in such a short period of time. I love the messy scratchy look some people use.

Anyway, here's my attempt. I'm not proud of it but I've got to start somewhere.
Done in Photoshop with a mouse and default brushes.

45 Minutes


11-02-2008, 03:26 PM
Cool work guys!

@Morlankey - welcome to the n00b club...I'm also trying to improve my photoshop drawing skills, and this is my third submission. I think I've improved a bit in just a few drawings, and I'm sure you'll do the same!

This is about 20 mn, reference used.

11-02-2008, 05:20 PM
60 mins.


11-02-2008, 06:25 PM
huh, you guys are insane.

i'm joining the noob club as well, first post :)

bout 65mins, and as i look at this pic i have no clue where did the time go :D


11-02-2008, 06:34 PM
Creeto, i like your mood very much, the colors and the drawing, nice one.

35 minutes Photoshop cs 2

11-02-2008, 07:51 PM
Really nice mood, Creeto.

Daniel, I really like your composition. Both yours and Wexter's are very ominous. Everyone has such great mood in this thread, really.

Just shy of an hour, PS-CS3.


11-02-2008, 10:19 PM
Nice one Creeto, Reeks of atmosphere

11-02-2008, 10:27 PM
SevenMars - Thanks! Your piece is striking, I like the vibrant hues, it lends to the beautiful side of death, a very different symbolic interpretation.

Wexter - I enjoy the subdued almost monocromatic palette you use. The adventurous narrative quality is awesome too!

im^ - Very cool, almost like a photographic. Nice work!

woadiestyol - Ah, great idea with the raven, I wish I would have thought of that!

Morlankey - Your brushstrokes carry lot of energy...keep busting them out :)

Creeto - Awesome piece, very forlorn and evocative.

11-02-2008, 11:56 PM
A friend of mine introduced me to this thread and I think it's pretty sweet. This is a great way to enhance your skills and stay sharp. I hope to become more comfortable with Photoshop through this daily exercise. Keep at it everyone :)

Tools: Photoshop CS3 & pen tablet
Roughly 30min

11-03-2008, 12:32 AM
Hi Guys, some great work here. Great to see that I'm not the only noob to painting here.

I stumbled on Stahlberg's paint-over thread, it's absolute gold. I got about half way through before calling it a night.

Anyway, here's attempt 2, 60 Minutes, I used reference for the tree:

11-03-2008, 12:39 AM
I've been meaning to start participating in the daily sketches and, liking the topic, it seemed a good time to start. I referenced a photo that my husband took of a fallen tree we came across in a forest preserve.

Photoshop, 60 minutes


11-03-2008, 12:56 AM
Hi there, lot's of dead trees ! Very nice work guys !

60mins AR


11-03-2008, 04:58 AM
This Dead tree would act as a cage for the dead... or something to that effect. I spent the whole 60 minutes and did this in my sketchbook with pencil.

11-03-2008, 02:57 PM
hoo hooo! wow, so many entries. nice work guys :applause:

and thanx for the kind words about my sketch. very inspiring :)

11-03-2008, 03:00 PM

photoshop 54min

The tree is going to die,but its soul will fly towards to sky.

11-03-2008, 03:08 PM

photoshop 50min

11-03-2008, 04:50 PM

Ps cs2 _ 1hour 15 mn

15mn,. because space ship is too dfficulty to me.

11-03-2008, 09:31 PM
Wow! this topic has lots of really good sketches! Hennah - I love the idea! Same with yours Wexter. Very original.


11-03-2008, 09:58 PM
Wacom+PS 25 min. I gave up, not rly satisfied with this one, but I'm sharing it anyway.


Creeto - nice one, remarkable atmosphere.

11-04-2008, 09:54 AM
"Dead Tree" in Photoshop. More like 70 min due to detailing.




11-04-2008, 10:45 AM
so many good entries! - great work guys!

PS/wacom 70 min - this one turned on me halfway through...

11-04-2008, 09:28 PM
Hahahaha Great stuff daw :thumbsup:

11-04-2008, 09:56 PM
daw, filled with fantasy as usual. great :)
krpolak, nice idea. could become a good drawing

awesome stuff folks!

11-09-2008, 07:44 PM
about 45 min using PS


11-09-2008, 09:20 PM
Okzorg, wonderful sketch. i really like your style, it's very clean and realistic


11-11-2008, 11:22 PM
45 min in PS

First time entry. Enjoy.


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