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06-01-2004, 03:46 PM
Today's topic:

"Freefall" by erilaz

Posted TUESDAY June 1st 2004: 11:49 US 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 or 480 x 640
* 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" o plagiarizing.
* The topics will be posted every day M-F 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 thread will be CLOSED EXACTLY 24hours later.
* 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

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)

06-01-2004, 04:53 PM
Photoshop : 10 minutes.

Im sorry, I had to do it. If I have time Ill work on a sketch.

06-01-2004, 06:44 PM
hmm, interesting! but isnt it june?.. unless im very wrong ;)

Cheers, will

06-01-2004, 06:47 PM
Corel Painter 8 / Wacom :: 25 mins

Description -
For most of his life his horizons were only a few inches away, then one day without warning the world expanded, and the horizons fell away as he rose.

"Oh My!" thought the tortoise "What a wonderful friend I have here in the Eagle."

Up and up he soared, and suddenly there were rocks below...


06-01-2004, 06:50 PM
Pencil: 1 hour
The cunning plan is to start crap and finish brilliant, look's like I've succeded so far.


06-01-2004, 06:53 PM
I like French comics. Departure from usual style. 15 minutes (mostly cleaning up lines/ideas). Painter 8

Edit: Another. 30-40 minutes. Painter 8 again. (are we allowed to do multiple pieces?)


06-01-2004, 08:04 PM
Software: OpenCanvas
Tablet: Wacom Graphire3
Time: 20 mins

Don't feel comfortable painting with wacom yet.

mdme_sadie: very nice if you take a closer look :)

06-01-2004, 08:34 PM

Photoshop/Wacom/45 minutes.

06-01-2004, 08:40 PM
Medium : pencil and paper
Time: 40minutes

Comments: The fall of satan, or some kind of demonic creature. As the story goes, satan was one of Gods angels, however he fell from glory, banished from heaven. My interpretation, I would like to spend more time on this, but then it wouldn't be a sketch!!


06-01-2004, 08:42 PM
When badly drawn frogs fall from the sky...


Photshop, mouse, 20 mins.

06-01-2004, 09:03 PM

About 15 minutes, Photoshop 7, Wacom Graphire. Just a quick cartoon.

06-01-2004, 09:22 PM
This is the first time I draw something in Photoshop, except for textures. It's not really finished but Im all out of ideas...

2 Hours 45 minutes In Adobe Photoshop 7. All handpainted, just the motionblur is added afterwards... Hope you like it. Dont know if I grasped the intention of the assignment, but I tried...


06-01-2004, 09:35 PM
nice work here.

mde_sadie: cool brush settings and colors
grouse: love the style, looking forward to more from your hand
derbyqsalano: nice work, but if this is a sketch, I'd like to peek at your normal work ;)

allright second try. First one dissapeared forever because of a freakin photoshop hangup.

Anyone living in holland or who's been there by train in the past 6 months recognises this I guess ;) It's called a rookpaal (something like smoke-stake or something) thought together by the gov to make us all laugh or something

1 hour


06-01-2004, 09:46 PM
Great Stuff Guys!!
Here is my atempt:


Photoshop 7, wacom, 1h


06-01-2004, 09:55 PM
Anyone living in holland or who's been there by train in the past 6 months recognises this I guess ;)

I live in holland but this one is not familiar I'm afraid.

Anyhow this is mine: photoshop 5 minutes


06-01-2004, 10:02 PM
I did this sketch a couple weeks ago and colored it in photoshop. It probably took about 10 min to sketch and 1 hr to color.


06-01-2004, 10:08 PM
dude that sketch rocks my face like a hurricane :buttrock:

06-01-2004, 10:26 PM
aww well, just a scetch today ;)
Pencil, 5 mins.


06-01-2004, 10:31 PM
Hehe AJ nice :)

Used photoshop, 1 hr 30 mins or so,

I couldn't come up with an idea.. so i drew me trying to come up with an idea.. ;) But my brain decided to take a plunge for itself..


06-01-2004, 10:33 PM
Photoshop CS, 45 minutes with a wacom.

Motto:'Not all free things are good for you :D'


06-01-2004, 10:52 PM

around 10-15 min
Edit: Photoshop ;)

06-01-2004, 11:15 PM
quick question is this the first topic in the CG sketch book? or did i MISS the first one?.
I just saw this so I when I get home I will try and sketch something real quick before this closes.

06-01-2004, 11:15 PM
quick question is this the first topic in the CG sketch book? or did i MISS the first one?.
I just saw this so I when I get home I will try and sketch something real quick before this closes.

06-01-2004, 11:33 PM
This is my first post at here at cgtalk. I missed the dsg on ca.org so i decided to take part in this one. My handle there is simmi (cant seem to register with the same email as this handle :/).

Nice entries!


Photoshop and im not really sure how long it took, about 15 min.

06-01-2004, 11:42 PM
thats really cool agentj, i like it alot

is that the full size cause i want that for a backround, but i run at 1280x1024

06-01-2004, 11:51 PM

About 5mins for pencil sketch, scanned, then 35mins or so with Wacom & Painter, decided to turn the sketch layer off in the end. Damn those hands lol :)

mdme_sadie - like the composition of this & the media feel

AgentJ - Hehe like it

derbyqsalano - Looks nice, like the birds expression

AJ_23 - I like this one as well, not sure if he was thrown or jumped :)


06-02-2004, 12:05 AM

two hours.
used: alias sketchbook and adobe photoshop

one hour to figure out how to post image

edit: oh yeah used wacom tablet to draw. First sketch in alias, then color guy in alias, then use photoshop to do the sky and the clouds.

06-02-2004, 12:25 AM
I'll bite- this is a cool new speed forum- it will be interesting to evolve with everyone from the beginning- Half Hour/ Painter 8


06-02-2004, 12:58 AM
This thread is a good idea. I wish I had more time, but I guess there is nothing like working fast to humble me and teach me how much more I need to learn/practice. Here is mine. 30 min Loose sketch all on wacom in Photoshop 7. http://www.borderlandgraphics.com/falling.jpg

06-02-2004, 01:04 AM
Okay, I had some time to do some work. This started as a 2 minute pen drawing. I scanned it in and colored it in Photoshop. Coloring took about an hour and a half.

I was originally going to have the face facing down, but I like it better facing the side. Its not quite as obvious and lets the viewer use their own imagination.


06-02-2004, 01:37 AM
This thread is a great idea. Nothing beats a few sketches a day for practice, and boy do i need some :P

Just a 15 min. sketch in painter for today though.


06-02-2004, 01:42 AM
Icarus - the one who flew too close to the sun.

It was nice to draw on paper for a change - haven't done that in a while. 10 minute sketch with No.2 lead pencil on white ink jet paper - scanned into Photoshop and adjusted levels. No references - just out of my head.


06-02-2004, 02:22 AM
Just a quick sketch on paper with a gool ol' Number.2 Drawn on Printer Paper. Painted in photoshop.

Total time: 1 hour

A Freefall only lasts so long, i was going for the aftermath! Booya.


06-02-2004, 02:39 AM
Let's go bungee jumping
ps5.5 15 min

06-02-2004, 02:47 AM

Wow! This daily sketch thingy will be great, I can do sketches at work, while doing other projects. :) What a way to kill time!

30 Minutes, Photoshop CS

06-02-2004, 02:54 AM
pencil and paper then later touched up in photoshop

06-02-2004, 02:55 AM
JEEZ! this rocks, lotsa people jumped on and tons of good stuff! :D
If there's one everyday, then perhaps we should have a link to it setup, or a forum setup (speed painting? who knows) So that it can be accessed easier,
Much like how ca.org has it on the topright of all their forums..

Jb5k1: yah sorry m8 :Z I was htinking about making it a bigger one, and I think I will next time :) glad you liked it!
chikega: nice idea hehe, i like!
fnote: haha..nice :P
Squarecloud: haha i laughed when i saw yours :D
Archeophant: rawk on i like that one ;))
aw alice that one is cute :P i love that smile!
jawine: haha! nice one ;) when i saw it i wanted to paint a similar one of like a store like wal mart giving away FREE! falls and have like those acme holes from bugs bunny toons but alas ^_^ cool stuff
mcspirit: im so confused o_O poor spider..
kallinn: haha i loved that eat lead pic.. nice style :D
kieronh: awesome jeez
arliss: whoa! awesome speed painting, but i think the diagonal lines take to much and interfere with the vertical falling a lot. good stuff tho :D
vidar3d: oo nice work on imbalancing there. very cool
zzacmann: that face kicks ass! i like :0

06-02-2004, 03:04 AM
30 minutes or so.


06-02-2004, 03:08 AM
Ok here is mine 20 minutes paper and pencil.
It was supposed to be funny, but its rather sad.
Anyway here is my version of "freefall"
Slippery walker


Fnote :thanks. I guess I should have added the image and not just words.
Grr me and my scanner are not friends. Its new and I am having complications with it. *kicks scanner*
And i have never added an image here before either, I thought I had the image in my site but guess not.
Is there anyway to get images on here without having to upload to a separate site?

06-02-2004, 03:19 AM

Nothing is showing up.

06-02-2004, 03:21 AM
Trying to get better with this.

10 min. sketch with pencil and paper
20 min paint in Photoshop

Freefall to hell.


06-02-2004, 03:31 AM
what a great idea!!! I will try to draw one every day. I'm excited that I have a reason to draw again. My first thought was nearly exactly what zzacmann did. Good job man, you did a better job than I would have.

I really wanted to contribute... but,, couldn't think of much. So.... whatever this is.... it's in a free fall.

#2 pencil / printer paper + photoshop & wacom tab.
10 min drawing
15 min color

06-02-2004, 03:59 AM
Hey what a neat idea. Here's my 10 minute contribution. Done in Sketchbook Prohttp://www.artofbob.com/images/farretdogfreeefall.jpg

06-02-2004, 04:09 AM
lol... okay,,, that was scary... great minds ;)


Photoshop and ink, 20 min.

06-02-2004, 04:12 AM
If there's one everyday, then perhaps we should have a link to it setup, or a forum setup (speed painting? who knows) So that it can be accessed easier,

Totally agree with you agentj, was thinking the same thing! Roberto maybe you can petition Leo to establish this as some sort of offshoot or at least sticky it:)

06-02-2004, 04:24 AM
Yes, start a new forum for "CGTALK DAILY SKETCH GROUP" and number them so I can organize them better. :D



skitchity sketchity

edit: following the rules:

uh, took about 10-15 minutes i suppose. with a graphire2 and photoshop.

06-02-2004, 04:58 AM
Oops... scanned sketch and PS painted.... 2.5 hours...
It's meant to be a guy who's in an emotional Freefall... drugs are killing his soul...
(Man I need a Wacom)


06-02-2004, 05:56 AM
Awesome and unique sketches here so far. I especially like Fnote's bloody man, UnlikelyCorny's hole on the ground, and AJ_23's frog.

06-02-2004, 06:42 AM
awesome stuff everyone :)

Originally posted by fresh27
Yes, start a new forum for "CGTALK DAILY SKETCH GROUP" and number them so I can organize them better. :D

The sketch group on cgtalk is called "the daily grind", but I agree with you tho.

06-02-2004, 06:45 AM

Painter 7, Wacom, 30 minutes

06-02-2004, 07:58 AM
I'm loving some of these!!

chikega: I think this is one of the best in this thread. It's original and links in nicely to the topic.

Fnote: This has to be my second best. I love the way it implies rather than states what is happening, in my view thats the making of a great artist!

Lots of good stuph from the rest of you, keep it up!! See you in tomorows sketch!

06-02-2004, 08:08 AM

Recycled stuff from a short from a while back. The character fell in it... so I thought I'd reuse it. Next time I'll be back to this forum with a pencil! Now must sleep...

Oh, and it took about a half hour to comp this shot. To generate the original stuff took a lot longer...

06-02-2004, 09:35 AM
My first time a sketch with my wacom....man thats fun..!!!!
Here is my version of freefal

Photoshop 45 min

hope you like it

06-02-2004, 10:05 AM
2 minutes, Painter 8, chalk.

06-02-2004, 11:13 AM
props up for chikega, Fnote, airborn, onewolf and thesightsmith

06-02-2004, 02:56 PM
Originally posted by digital_bobert
Hey what a neat idea. Here's my 10 minute contribution. Done in Sketchbook Prohttp://www.artofbob.com/images/farretdogfreeefall.jpg

This is so awesome :)

06-02-2004, 03:07 PM
Oh my gosh, it's a white ninja! :D :D

PS + wacom a6. ~20 min


06-02-2004, 03:23 PM
Well, day one was a huge success. Bring on day 2

06-02-2004, 04:07 PM
Day 2 is posted!

Thanks to all who participated!


06-02-2004, 08:00 PM
Please don't close threads like these ...

It's never to late to practice more sketching.

06-02-2004, 08:08 PM
Drop zone squirel style...pencil 10min, PS 60min.


06-03-2004, 06:47 AM
I'm running a bit behind on these, but I'm really excited that CGTalk finally has a daily sketch activity. Thanks to Roberto for getting this going. You're a good man Rob! :beer:


I took a stand with mine ... hope the message is clear.
Paper to Photoshop @ 2 hours

06-03-2004, 07:51 AM
I know this daily sketch is over - but I'm not lookin' to win any medals.

This idea just popped into my head as I was browsing the (fantastic) entries. Why not right?

Approx. - 45mins PS


06-03-2004, 02:40 PM
Awsome kirt. just awsome. :applause:

06-03-2004, 08:38 PM
I missed yours yesterday Kirt. Great message. Nice image too ;)

06-04-2004, 01:52 AM
Kirt, awesome - whay were they thinking, no 2D for Disney?!?!oh, sorry, I know......the almighty buck (not that I'm bitter...). Poor Walt, turning in his grave....
iamintricate, nicely done - great details and I love your colours!
On to the next one.....:)

06-04-2004, 05:17 AM
Originally posted by aminator
Kirt, awesome - whay were they thinking, no 2D for Disney?!?!oh, sorry, I know......the almighty buck (not that I'm bitter...). Poor Walt, turning in his grave....
iamintricate, nicely done - great details and I love your colours!
On to the next one.....:)

More like: Poor Walt, turning in his cryogenic tube.

06-05-2004, 06:52 AM
lol, nice!

06-06-2004, 03:28 AM

06-09-2004, 07:31 AM
Photoshop CS, 15 minutes


my first one, just want too inspired, but thought i might as well do somethin, just wanted to join in, and i plan to keep it up.

06-09-2004, 07:56 AM
ha! great! :D


06-10-2004, 02:45 AM
LOL. I don't know why, but, the_wayward_man, yours made me laugh. Good job.

06-12-2004, 01:41 AM
LOL yeah me too..something about that big blue canvas and a small very small man falling...and he's very to the right too..LOL

just wanted to say Iamintricate, that's brilliant mate. coin falling from the building right?? nice touch with the glare..

06-12-2004, 02:50 AM


07-15-2004, 05:03 AM
Wayy cool ideas from everyone and it's hard to pick out the best!... love this topic.. sadly, I wanna post too but I can't seem to attach my work :( oh well. Thumbs up y'all

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