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07 July 2004, 10:30 AM
Today's topic:

"The Last Day of Pompei" by Telemaco

Posted Monday July 6TH 2004: 6:30 US EST

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07 July 2004, 12:17 PM
Quick one. ~10 mins with a ballpoint pen.

07 July 2004, 03:51 PM

painter / photoshop / 2hr
(pls note I cheated with the shirt design it is a photo :sad: )
augustus: I wonder to which god he was praying to? have a very confident and effective sketch style -- good one!

07 July 2004, 04:00 PM
Augustus: Excellent work there, such a sad but beautiful moment!

07 July 2004, 04:15 PM
I had numerous ideas for this one, but this is where I landed.
Pen sketch w/ PS7 detail. 45 min.

07 July 2004, 05:15 PM
well I haven't posted for a while!!

photoshop : 50minutes

comments: well I was trying to just express the anguish of maybe someone looking on at the disaster, face lit up by the volcanic eruption.

@augustus : nice sketch, i like it. you capture reall feeling in that composition.
@drawMonger : very funny, i like the "un" sunburnt legs.
@PowerChild : nice little comedy sketch, I like the cartoony feel and the way you've used the highlights to bring out the detail.

well C&C anyone?

07 July 2004, 05:53 PM
haha! drawmonger that rocks!

07 July 2004, 07:50 PM
PS 7 + Wacom. 1 Hour.

07 July 2004, 07:53 PM
about 45 mins in painter 7. kinda rushed

07 July 2004, 07:55 PM
About 15 minutes in Photoshop 7. Additional grime noise by KPT 3.

07 July 2004, 09:20 PM

1 hour

07 July 2004, 09:57 PM
great work so far.

grouse: I dig that picture

07 July 2004, 10:22 PM
awesome job, stephan and garma!

07 July 2004, 10:29 PM
2 Hours PSP + Wacom, worked on the lighting

07 July 2004, 11:51 PM
Here is mine.. havent posted all weekend (not much I can do when the lab at school is closed)..
I like my little city, first time I make an "enviorment" the sky, well I was not sure how to make it... I know lava would not flow like that it was more an imagery of fire coming down...
anyways it is what it is....
Photoshop 1 hour 30 minutes.

07 July 2004, 02:51 AM
ps 7, wacom, 40 min.

07 July 2004, 04:30 AM
20 min sketch, then 1.5 hours in photoshop.
She's supposed to be a human sacrifice, but looks more like she's gonna dip her toes into a swimming pool. I'm happy about the lava and the cloud but not much else. Hmph.

07 July 2004, 06:20 AM
I can't decide on this one. The original was very grey and I wanted something with a higher chroma so I multiplied the values with a higher chroma overlay and got something a bit more constrasty while still respecting some of the soft colors and light. I'm still not happy tho :| As Robert Schmidt says, you're not finished with a painting until it looks exactly as you have it in your head (or somethign to that effect o_O). Either way I'm still a bit meh about it :| I was painting also the dragon from yesterday but err I didn't like that one either :D man I'm so undecided.

1 hr in photoshop/wacom

Awesome work today ;)

I dig stephan.s' <- awesome stuff and great texture :D
Drawmonger <- lol :O
grouse I love that, darken to work on the feeling maybe? but good stuff
Garma: awesome man ;)

07 July 2004, 09:23 AM


1 hour in Photoshop with my trusty trackball.

07 July 2004, 11:00 AM
Pwhhee! Had to make a really fast one. Not really my style. Had some time over on my lunchbreak.

07 July 2004, 12:49 PM
@ cadaloo : hehe - keep it up.
@ teknotek : like the eprspective and the brush strokes, has nice relaxed feel about it!
@ CybrGfx : Not bad, but i think the noise detracts from it if anything.
@ Stephan.S : very nice, i think this has to be my favourite for the moment!
@ Garma : cheers mate and rock on. I'm liking it, though the estuary looks i might weird, I think the eprspective isn't quite right around that area.
@ Cyanid : very dramatic, there's a real sense of movement and action in this one.
@ sagi_13 : not bad, but could do with a little more work.
@ pearblossom : i like this dark feel you got going there.
@ Ilikesoup : thats quite a fun pic, I like it.
@ agentJ : nice brush strokes there. You really get across a powerful scene.
@ Downwrdspiral : hehe, thats gonna hurt in the morning. Like the concept.
@ zem : another funny one, yay. Nice one.

well I had a bit of a tamper with my earlier attempt, here's what I came up with, I guess and added 15 minutes to my original time. I took agentJ's comment to heart and just contrasted more. Not an image to be viewed in a screen with any kind of reflection or glare acting on it :D

07 July 2004, 01:50 PM
1 hour in ps.

Hello again boys and girls, I've been away for a few days, but will try to take up the daily posting now.

07 July 2004, 01:54 PM
stephan.s, I really like your entry :thumbsup:
Some great work post today. ;)

heres' mine

PS, about 1h30


07 July 2004, 10:25 PM

50mins Wacom/Painter/Pshop. Ended up doing a bunch of colour correction in Photoshop to drop the colours down, struggled with this one.

Obi-one - like the colour palette & lighting on this
TeoM - hehe
Garma - nice effort I like the contrast in lighting
stephan.s - thats great, love the look
augustus - nice & to the point


07 July 2004, 10:49 PM
here is a quick one done at work 15min pen, 15min photoshop,

my favs are:
stephen.s - a really effective landscape
drawmonger - it is so funny because if you have gone traveling it is so real a response by certain tourists and it is so not funny.

nilk narf
07 July 2004, 08:28 PM
LAST DAY OF POMPEI; about 1 1/2 hours; ai and ps:

07 July 2004, 08:33 PM
Very nice nilky! :thumbsup:

nilk narf
07 July 2004, 08:59 PM
Thanks PC! :)

07 July 2004, 08:56 PM
Photoshop CS, about 1.5 hrs.

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