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06 June 2004, 01:02 PM
Today's topic:

"Burn Out" by Kieronh

Posted June 23: 9:00 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 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

PS To submit your topic ideas and suggestions go to this thread:
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06 June 2004, 02:20 PM
Inked with a pen and coloured in Photoshop, in little over an hour.


06 June 2004, 03:06 PM
I like it, very "Yellow Submarine" feel to it! :thumbsup:

06 June 2004, 04:16 PM
It's easy to get absorbed in these! This was 2 hours in PS7, and I finally had to make myself quit...I got intimidated with my bad drawing skills (straight line, HA!) so abused the rectangular marquee bad. But I DID draw the chair, yea me!

06 June 2004, 04:23 PM

Cool viewpoint and color scheme. Your style is very impressive. . .

Unlike mine . . . 1Hr, Flash 5

Oh boy! Its a doofus with a flame thrower.

I hate sucking!

And yet I do it consistently. Hmph.

At least I'm able to glimpse at skilled work here. . .

06 June 2004, 05:03 PM
photoshop in about 2-3h of working. This will be my first time daily sketching here, so hope I didnt break any rule :)

06 June 2004, 05:14 PM
Ilikesoup was kind enough to explain how he made his "fat lady" in photoshop, since I am still learning how to use photoshop for creating art and everyones work here is SO IMPRESSIVE I have a request :D if you guys can explain how you did it, say special brushes, layers, tricks, (especially with shadows and shading) along with your piece so those of us still learning can learn from you I'd appreciate it. :bowdown:

I will even write down what I do in case there is someone more newbie than me.

06 June 2004, 05:17 PM
Here's a retread of my "Self Portrait" post. Me at work -- fits just as well:

I'll post a legitimate pic later today.

ravioli_rancher -- that is so NOT sucky. I really like it and your avatar cracks me up.

Quality level is already high. Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines. . .

06 June 2004, 06:17 PM
Finally got a new Wacom Intuos2 and this is my first "quick" test and sketch for the forum. Alias SketchBook Pro 10mins. More to come!


06 June 2004, 06:32 PM
Photoshop 2 hours

Oh ... absolutely must get in some American muscle on this one! :D

tiger1313 - Very nice! Reminded me immediately of this one ( by Craig Mullens. That's a compliment. I only wish someone, someday, would compare one of mine to the Master!

06 June 2004, 06:41 PM
Here is mine.

Photoshop 10 minutes
*6 layers one for each part-:smoke, backround, stick, burned part, little red dot, shadow
*smoke made with #5 brush-black-smudge-opacity 20%
*shadow: black line, oppacity 30%
*stick change color (used brown and black gradient) darker towards top.
"match in the wind"

awwww mpuoci I just clicked on ur link to see yours and u had the same idea..... and it came out Much better than mine. great match.

06 June 2004, 07:07 PM
here is me when I accept my diploma from Art School in a year.

this is my very first entry and since i don't have a computer to animate... i will have fun drawing with y'all.

man i feel like an amatuer with some of these submissions! great work!


06 June 2004, 07:38 PM
voila. For the background I was inspired by this picture I got on my hard-disk from the time I didn't name it after the author.. stupid me. 20 sketches already. I should've worked some more on the foreground hill but well, you could say my fuel was burned out too :)

[edit]I played somewhat with the levels, so it would look like a sundown but I left it be, I couldn't improve it..

Crits appreciated

tiger1313: great style, looks a little like Matthew-S's style
TeoM: fantastic how you did that cloud
Kirt: kicking ass as always: especially the chrome.

06 June 2004, 08:12 PM
That's a compliment. I only wish someone, someday, would compare one of mine to the Master!
For all Jack Benny's success as a comedian, he always wished that he had been a concert violinist. And I'd take your pictures over stinky ol' Craig Mullins' any day. :thumbsup:

06 June 2004, 08:22 PM
tiger1313 - Excellent! Aw, I wish I could figure out how to do stuff like that... awesome style... *sigh*

Goblin King
06 June 2004, 08:23 PM
1 hour, wacom & photoshop

06 June 2004, 08:34 PM
Seein' some good entries thus far.

Teom: packed w/ style, and dramatic. I like it a lot.
Tiger1313: awesome beginning entry! very 'equilibrium' :P hot stuff. (i see the mullins in this piece as well. damn)
Kirt: HOT corvette mate. good choice.

This was my initial thought to the subject. :x

PS - 1.5hr

06 June 2004, 08:58 PM
mine for today.
PS & penpointer. 1hr 40 min

tiger1313 : love that style,so nice.,40min.jpg

06 June 2004, 09:04 PM
1 hour in Photoshop CS with a Wacom tablet

06 June 2004, 09:07 PM
ok, first post in this sketchgroup, because goro forced me to do so:-)

btw: Alias Sketchbook, Wacom intuos A5, 5 min.

06 June 2004, 09:11 PM
Nice one Kirt!
Good to see you here ManiaX! good one! Hope to see more of you from now on!

Great work everyone!
here is mine...about 2h photoshop+wacom

06 June 2004, 09:19 PM
loosing... inspiration.. just gonna post now because i doubt this ones going any further

-Great stuff guys!! this forum rocks.

Scott Harris
06 June 2004, 09:22 PM
PS7 & wacom - 15 minutes this thread gets your brain racing

06 June 2004, 09:37 PM
And I'd take your pictures over stinky ol' Craig Mullins' any day. :thumbsup:Craig's rollin' in his grave right now ... oh wait ... he's not dead yet. :D

Some more crits ...

TeoM - Like Dargon already mentioned, nice "Yellow Submarine" feel. I like.
ravioli_rancher - Never apologize for your work (or say you suck) ... what's important is that you're trying. For what it's worth, I love the look on the guy's face.
mpuoci & sagi_13 - Like minded individuals :D
bawhabmw - Neat character.
Garma - Looks kinda like the Predator climbing that hill. Maybe some mountains in the background would help the background a bit?
iamintricate - That's about how I feel when I arrive at work everyday.
Biped - Great interpretation of the topic!
ManiaX - LOL
Goro - ... you kick so much ass!
PaxtonGerrish - Heheheheh ... I thought about that for a sec, then I realized my kids are watching me draw.
Scott Harris - Fantastic and simplistic. Gets the point across well.

06 June 2004, 09:48 PM
Yah,the flags picture,spooge's really inspiring me latly. Thanks for such good words guys :) Will try to paint one another here before session closes.

06 June 2004, 09:51 PM
Ok, little hesitant to post after all these great entries.

Goro, tiger1313, Kirt: Wow!

I did an homage to HPX:

Painter 8.1, 2 hrs.

06 June 2004, 10:31 PM
Jaw dropping entries today!

Quicker one today, 45 minutes of actual work, 'bout an hour trying to come up with a better idea. Oh well.

Photoshop Wacom.

06 June 2004, 10:59 PM
15mins Pencil/Brush, this was the initial sketch wish I had more time to complete it :banghead:

My 2 pence worth...
TeoM - nice style to this.
tiger1313 - looks good, nice colours.
bawhabmw - I like the hand reaching out like it's a second after it happened.
iamintricate - that's me in the morning.
Biped - nice take on it, perhaps the background is fighting a little colour wise.
Goro - excellent, like the idea of the camera being in the flames
Scott Harris - like it
knivel - nice look to the clouds there
buzzz3d - like this one too, flames look good
Dargon - nice atmosphere to this one as well


06 June 2004, 11:15 PM
missed yesterdays bah well, heres my go at todays. 15-20min too tired

06 June 2004, 11:28 PM
artrage and photoshop
45 minutes

06 June 2004, 11:31 PM
A little over an 1.5 hrs hand drawn + photo shop

06 June 2004, 12:22 AM
photoshop w/mouse. 1 hour.

06 June 2004, 12:24 AM
1 hour on photoshop.

06 June 2004, 12:32 AM
artrage and photoshop
45 minutes
i thought it was done in painter ... what brush are you using for the fire? awesome texturing.

06 June 2004, 12:39 AM
thanks for the comment

I used the oil paint brush in artrage for the fire, just fond of the way it blends colours when the brush gets dirty.

Like your take on this too. I chose not to do a character since characters aren't my strong point. Had a blood shot eyes 'ren and stimpy' kinda bloke in mind first, but settled for the forest fire.

06 June 2004, 12:44 AM
I draw dragsters (amongst other automotive related illustrations) for a living so I had to do this one.

Top fuel dragster, Painter 3 hours....edited 15 minutes extra.

06 June 2004, 12:59 AM
This is a good topic, lots of possible interpretations.

15min chalk/15min photoshop.

A few of my favs:(to mention just a few)
tiger1313 - awsome, reminds me of warhammer 40000ad meets the USA future government.
Knivel/Teom - great colours and composition, both would make a great T-shirt design
Pasto/squee/Dargon- these three have incredible atmosphere.

Just a little cool quote of no direct relevance worth sharing:
Amatuers built the Ark, Professionals the Tittanic.

06 June 2004, 01:17 AM

Photoshop for 1 hour...

06 June 2004, 01:20 AM
I guess I'll stick with the basic idea.
2 hours photoshop with wacom and photoref.
been a while since I painted the last time. hope I can back into this.

06 June 2004, 01:23 AM
edit: I used photoshop and adobe illustrator CS, and it took about two hours. (I know)

I guess the idea is that he's lost in the woods and his last match is about to burn out. Then the big scary beast on the hill (you can see its eyes glaring down on him) is going to eat him. weee! Entry #1 for me.

How in the world do you people kick my ass so hard? There must be a 'stop sucking' button in photoshop.

edit: I sort of liked my outline more, even though it was lacking body and clean-ness.

06 June 2004, 01:30 AM
Oh no Annuostivix scary :argh:

06 June 2004, 01:31 AM
Great entry Annuostivix! I love the idea, welcome to the daily sketch forum!

Please don't think of this as a contest. that will take all of the fun out of it. This is just a friendly competition to show off our ideas, build our skills, and share our talent with others. If you have a question about how someone achived a particular effect, just ask! anyone of us would be happy to let you know anything you wanted!

have fun!

06 June 2004, 01:34 AM
This is how I described it to a friend who was intimidated by some of the awesome artists here:...don't do it as a contest, do it because it diciplines you to do a fresh drawing everyday, posting it is proof, that's all.

06 June 2004, 02:00 AM
First post...first attempt...2 hours in Photoshop

dont know why he's a priest...guess I was going for irony?

06 June 2004, 02:06 AM
Amazing stuff as usualy guys and gals.

Heres my crappy attempt at something. Really uninspired right now. Bleh.
20 mins plus photoshop and aiptek drawing pad.

06 June 2004, 02:08 AM
New here, first digital painting ever. I'll try to get one out everyday also, it would be really helpfull just to draw more. 40 mins.

06 June 2004, 02:16 AM
I think I'll take SteveV's advice and participate in some of these exercises. I've lurked long enough...and I certainly need the practice...
Pixia - 20 minutes - cgtalk sketch 20 - burn out.jpg

06 June 2004, 02:35 AM
DePingus - I like yours. I really wanted to go for something with the vibe that your sketch expresses, but it'll take a while before I have enough control to present whatever I have in mind I guess. Good job though, I dig it :D

06 June 2004, 02:42 AM
Dargon's reminds me vividly of the book Farenheit 451
What a good book, and that's exactly how I pictured the firemen going at it.

06 June 2004, 03:16 AM
OK. I don't have time to sketch up something new :sad: but this topic kinda fits something i did awhile back so i'll just put it up here.
Quick sketch in pen. 10 min.

Lots of different takes on the title which is cool.
Me likes:
TeoM - woah that's a lotta smoke for one small car! :) Great colors.
tiger1313 - don't know about how it relates to the title but nice style!
Kirt - cool as usual!
bawhabmv - welcome! great idea and execution
Goro - outstanding as ever!
Scott Harris - cute i like it!
buzzz3d - another one with a nice painterly style
Bytehawk - that looks like a painting!
trevlb - simple. effective.
Annuostivix - welcome! simple, nice textures, and what a great idea behind it.
thebigxer- loud and in-your-face. i like the style.

I'll try to do a fresh one for the next Daily.

06 June 2004, 03:25 AM
Hmm... this is a complete ripoff of goro's painting =/ Seems like today is teh great day of plagiarism. :B Well, I didn't want to do this though. Initially I wanted to push goros story a little further and show the reason for the running robot. But after an hour or so I had to realize that I couldn't pull that off at all.
And I didn't want to start a new one as well, it's 5:20 am now. Well, anyway. Here it is.

Sorry :shrug:

06 June 2004, 04:13 AM
Is it me or are these topics getting more challenging? I ain't complaining, though. Here's my entry:

Thanks to Sagi_13 for reminding me that I have a gradient tool (with a radial setting, even!). Now if I can just learn how to use it. . . (edit: used dark blue to black gradient for the sky, wanted a tighter circle around the house. At this size, you probably can't even tell :shrug: ).
About 2 hours in PS 4

I'll leave y'all with a few lyrics from the great Peggy Lee:

I stood there shivering in my pajamas and watched the whole world go up in flames.
And when it was all over I said to myself, "Is that all there is to a fire?"

--Is That All There Is?

06 June 2004, 06:32 AM
30 minute sketch. 20 minute coloring.

Title: Blue Screen Burn Out

06 June 2004, 08:35 AM
haha thats great zzacmann, I think we've all been there :D

06 June 2004, 09:31 AM
Made this while watching the 2nd half of the England-Portugal match.
So I was very distracted and I lost count of the minutes I spend on this.
I think 45 mins?? Tried to paint it in Painter, but ... I had a burnout.
I gave up and went to bed.

Pencil and Photoshop.

This is model Z-10342XPbFtrE with the Flamethrower-Head-Setup...
codename: Burn-Out (I know cheap...:D )

06 June 2004, 11:06 AM
zzacmann, that is a great sketch. Kewl idea !

06 June 2004, 11:47 AM
To much skill to here to do justice in commenting. When it comes to concept, my favourites would have to be; Buzzz3d, Dargon, Ephesus, DanubuKa and zzacmann though.

ManiaX doodle made me giggle too.

06 June 2004, 12:06 PM

painter / photoshop / 30 min

I shouldn't have to use painter and photoshop for something simple like this...but photoshop is my 'native' image manipulation package and new to painter so not comfortable with all of its features yet.

nice work all! :)

06 June 2004, 01:11 PM
Hello all,

I flew into Ghana on very boring IT business last Thursday and on that same day found this daily sketch thread. I think i must have looked at every single picture of the past 20 days sketch threads and it has truly been the only thing that has saved my brain melting thru boredom.

It was ZZACMAN and MAHIR's pictures that really prompted me to post a little note as i think those images are fantastic and I love the style - excellent work.

I like a good doodle myself and my WACOM arrived the day before I flew out here so I will be getting used to that by starting to join this great 'competition' each day if i can.

I still ahve a week before i am back in London so keep posting your inspiring work and i look forward to joining in soon.


MVP :thumbsup:

06 June 2004, 01:25 PM
hehe thought I might join with a quick scetch

10 mins PS with Wacom

06 June 2004, 02:43 PM
Thanks for the kind words. Maybe I should participate more often. I noticed your's had a similar theme as well. Great minds must think alike! Keep up the good work.

DePingus - I like yours. I really wanted to go for something with the vibe that your sketch expresses, but it'll take a while before I have enough control to present whatever I have in mind I guess. Good job though, I dig it :D

06 June 2004, 03:22 PM
15 minutes, PS CS, custom brushes

06 June 2004, 03:38 PM
hey gang.

I use Mozilla as a web browser at home and IE at work. who does my colors look great on mozilla and very bad at work? my keeper of the gates entery is a good example. nice smooth gradients at home. splotchy color and no subtle gradients on IE. any ideas on how to fix it?

06 June 2004, 04:51 PM
PSP 3 hours

06 June 2004, 05:07 PM
Painter - 1hr30mn
My very first abstract. Please don't kill me :hmm:

06 June 2004, 06:02 PM
an illustrator of your skill has never done an abstract???

06 June 2004, 06:05 PM
Nope :shrug:

06 June 2004, 10:20 PM
Majunko The Inventor. photoshop 3 to 4 hours.

06 June 2004, 09:55 AM
roberto: very cool :)
Jeroentje: I'm not too much into abstract stuff either, but I believe the standard composition guidelines still apply to abstract art. I don't really have the feeling that my eyes are guided through your picture, the amount of colors are a bit overwhelming. Can be I'm mistaken though.. I like the idea!

06 June 2004, 12:44 PM
MVP thanx for the kind words man.
Looking forward to seeing your stuff.
Careful though...this place can be highly addictive! :)

06 June 2004, 02:49 PM
[QUOTE=I'm not too much into abstract stuff either, but I believe the standard composition guidelines still apply to abstract art. I don't really have the feeling that my eyes are guided through your picture, the amount of colors are a bit overwhelming. Can be I'm mistaken though.. I like the idea![/QUOTE]
The dictionary describes abstaract as being:

Considered apart from concrete existence: an abstract concept.
Not applied or practical; theoretical.
Difficult to understand; abstruse: abstract philosophical problems.
Thought of or stated without reference to a specific instance: abstract words like truth and justice.
Impersonal, as in attitude or views.
Having an intellectual and affective artistic content that depends solely on intrinsic form rather than on narrative content or pictorial representation: abstract painting and sculpture
Basically all that means is anything goes.

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