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07 July 2004, 04:52 PM
Today's topic:

"Fahrenheit 451" by ROR
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Posted July 2nd 12:00 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:

07 July 2004, 10:09 PM
bad sketch, not satisfied >:( ...1 hour psp wacom

07 July 2004, 10:26 PM
Burning Books - 45mins Painter/Wacom/Oils

Not used the Oils in Painter so thought I'd give it a bash, need a few more goes with it I think to figure out the best brush methods. Kinda fun though.


07 July 2004, 11:23 PM
Nice entries so far.

Kieronh-Really like the sky and the fire
Cyanid-Going down some right roads, perhaps more time could have been enough for a polishing

This took about 1 hour in photoshop with a aiptek tablet.

07 July 2004, 12:25 AM
Thought I'd just revisit the character I did for the Burn out comp...

EDIT: Forgot, 10 minutes with pencil, 30 with photoshop, wacom.

nilk narf
07 July 2004, 01:07 AM
FAHRENHEIT 451; about and hour; Illustrator and PS:

07 July 2004, 03:09 AM
Hi.... i miss 2 days of posting because of a fatal attack on my linux box (my open legs 2.0 firewall really doesn't pay attention to some interesting packets, hehe), anyway everything is setup again, now i can post again my "beatifull" drawings....

this took two hours for relax from the weekend, done in photoshop, listening to bossa-nova (just for the ocasion)...

btw, many nice pieces of art here, congratulations for everybody....

(i'm receiving a certificate warning on thread daily #27 page 2, is that "normal" ?????)


07 July 2004, 04:07 AM
Photoshop / ~ 1,5 hours ...

The colour palette hadn't been reduced for web purposes, its part of my
*picture* ...

edit : :rolleyes: forgot to attach the picture :scream:

nilk narf
07 July 2004, 05:04 AM
Here's my second attempt at this. It took less time than the other and I used the same applications:

07 July 2004, 05:10 AM
(i'm receiving a certificate warning on thread daily #27 page 2, is that "normal" ?????)


Keep getting that too. it wants me to install a "certifikat" to ????
but it stoped asking for username and password for Cyborgguineapig ('s webpage hehe

BTW nice work all.

07 July 2004, 06:32 AM
nilk narf- You might want to stop using so many basic photoshop filters becuase its rather obvious your using them and it really doesnt do to much for the image. Instead of using filters try recreating the effect your self or use it as a transparency but defintally keep at it:thumbsup:

07 July 2004, 08:20 AM
Careful, thebigxer.

nilk is in with Da Fambily. She "knows" people.

- Guy IncogMucci :cool:

07 July 2004, 10:51 AM 1 hour or so. I wanted to take this further but I don't have the time

idea and lines from Jay Caboney

I'd say we dump the book title themes for now. This thing is kinda slowing down.

07 July 2004, 11:08 AM
I'd say we dump the book title themes for now. This thing is kinda slowing down.

I agree. Nice pic btw.


07 July 2004, 11:18 AM

I am only a new member but have a opinion kind of directed to the moderatoron the topics of late:
Arnt the book and movie titles going on a bit, I mean they already have established themes and compared to some of the really clever topic suggestions only have limited interpretation.
How about putting more topics that inspire clever and varied responses so that a bit of creative and lateral thinking can be employed.
It is also good to remember not everyone has read the books.

anyway it is just an opinion.


07 July 2004, 11:25 AM
I dislike drawing about a book I haven't read, I prefer the old-style-topics...

...just an opinion.


07 July 2004, 11:44 AM
The book titles leave me disinterested too, I definitly prefere the more obscure. It gives you more scope for creativity.

07 July 2004, 11:46 AM
I agree with telemaco...or choose at least a book everyone knows, and with a open title, not fahrenheit 451(it's quite abstract and specific), but for example: "IT"

maybe next weeks topic is better than book titles...

07 July 2004, 11:57 AM
I remember robot dogs...but it has been so long since I read this one.
painter / photoshop / wacom / 2hr 30

07 July 2004, 01:38 PM
Keep getting that too. it wants me to install a "certifikat" to ????
but it stoped asking for username and password for Cyborgguineapig ('s webpage hehe

BTW nice work all.
Hey UG I am really sorry for this and I really have no idea how the **** its doing that... It confuses me as well and lol, i thought i was the only one recieving those messages. I'll get to fixing that.:scream:

07 July 2004, 04:45 PM
I agree with some of the posters here, this book thingy is scarying people away!

AIPh Pretzel
07 July 2004, 04:52 PM
Plus Roberto spelled "Fahrenheit" incorrectly.

07 July 2004, 10:57 PM
Plus Roberto spelled "Fahrenheit" incorrectly.. . . and Jurassic. :D

Here's mine
While listening to the Eels' Electro-Shock Blues, I "revisited" my Burn Out picture. Rather than burn down a second perfectly good house, I removed the foreground characters, enlarged the house and told the guy in the bg to REALLY torch it. Sorry if I bent the rules a bit.

The synopsis I read for 451 reminded me of 1984. I figured they would have to "reeducate" anybody found to be reading books, so why not have the firemen also arrest the person in question? I wanted to paint the criminal with a "Frodo Lives" tee shirt, but couldn't in this pose. About 1.5 hours in Photoshop.

07 July 2004, 08:11 PM
I don't think it should really matter if the subject is related to a movie or a book. Shouldn't it be an interpretation on what you think the title is? Jurassic Park could be an home for old people. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea could be about baseball. Just like the sketch, I think the title is an interpretation.

Also, when did people become too lazy to research/reference for art? Just an observation.

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