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07 July 2004, 03:36 PM
Today's topic:

"The View Outside *" by MJM
*(Can be your interpretation of the topic, OR the view from nearest window)
Posted Monday July 12TH 2004: 12:00 US EST

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07 July 2004, 04:52 PM
The view outside.
From my window at work. A bit of a sloppy fast sketch today. Bonus points for anyone who can guess my working adress :p

Photoshop/Wacom/35 minutes

07 July 2004, 04:59 PM
513 Panama St?

07 July 2004, 07:04 PM
Done in 30 minutes.
Painter,Wacom ... somehow i wanted to draw a harmless pic..
dont ask me why there is a dead girl on a baloon.... i shouldnt listen to
Obituary while drawing.....;o)

07 July 2004, 07:25 PM
Sorry the the recent MIAs o_O im back now ^_^

@Supervileg: Excellent work. it does seem flat though, at least the clouds (the buildings are rendered nicely ;) maybe a darker tone to capture that distance effect in the background?

@theabyss: hah kinda freaky, i like it:P

35 min in photoshop :D

07 July 2004, 08:07 PM
45 mins. Photoshop + Wacom.

07 July 2004, 08:20 PM
Here was (almost) the view from my window 2 weeks ago!
Photo manip. PS - 1hr. Hope this is MY photo!

07 July 2004, 08:45 PM
Painter, around two hours.

07 July 2004, 08:58 PM
This is the view outside my house, looking onto the lake.
20 minutes (5 minutes to draw it and fifteen to think about it), FreeHand MX

07 July 2004, 09:04 PM
My first entry here. Hope to keep with the daily sketch :)
Nice images so far:thumbsup:

So here is mine, a man watching through a window as the world turns into a cold place to live in.
Painter (not used to it tbh), around 1 hour.

07 July 2004, 09:08 PM
From my window at work. A bit of a sloppy fast sketch today. Bonus points for anyone who can guess my working adress :p

Looks like you have a beautiful office building just judging by the window. my'll see.

07 July 2004, 09:32 PM
20mins Wacom/Painter

Photobucket seems to be having problems hopefully this will show.


07 July 2004, 10:19 PM
20 minutes on photoshop with my mouse :)

07 July 2004, 11:03 PM
Hi, Im back. Been wating on my new tablet
, heres a quicky.

15mins Wacom :) + Painter 8

07 July 2004, 11:36 PM
This is called 'All Natural'.

I created it with watercolours and then ink. It's the second painting I have ever done, I just bought my art supplies yesterday because I suddenly felt inspired to paint and create some nice stuff.

This took me around 2 hours, maybe a little more because I had to dry inbetween painting and inking.

This was just brought together when I thought of the view outside and brought ideas into my head and I got this. I didn't want to do a painting where it was looking through a window because I figured everyone else would do that. I tried to give the buildings some personality, especially the distant ones which should appear ghostlike (ghosts rising above the city after it's dead).

Enjoy. I'd like some comments too because i've only taken one art history class :)

edit: fixed size :scream: , sorry first time.

07 July 2004, 11:51 PM
Here is the view out the closest window to my cubical...gorgeous.

Illustrator and Photoshop, 1.5 hours

Great job everyone!
SteveV: Beautiful
theabyss: help :shrug:

07 July 2004, 11:58 PM
I know it isn't a real high-quality image, but hey, it's my very first (and late night) attempt with painter. Still, a bit dissapointed about the result...

Actually, I didn't want to post it, but then I thought of the fact that by annoying YOU with my image might just make ME feel better... ghehe lol

Painter // 45 min

07 July 2004, 01:46 AM
making something different :D
info on site

07 July 2004, 02:40 AM
how about giving some info here Rikaro?

how long did it take and what programs did you use? what is the Idea behind your piece? etc.

07 July 2004, 04:25 AM
Greetings people, I noticed this sketch section a while ago and saw some awesome stuff here. Thought I'd try to nessle my way in here, hopefully I'll be able to stick around.

The pic took about 2 hours in photoshop using one of those little wacom tablets.

07 July 2004, 05:10 AM
found some time today to do a quick sketch. Its of the city in case you cant tell kinda went off on this one haha. enjoy... oh ya photoshop bout 45min.

07 July 2004, 05:23 AM

(Crap. Hey, Kieronh. At first I thought I was stepping on your toes, but now I think you're moving in the opposite direction! Great image. Very evocative. I'm kind of bludgeoning people with the literal :sad: ).

Well, the particular view outside my window TODAY looks a little too much like This. Time to dust off the resume.

Photoshop, Wacom. 1hr 30mn.

In reality, I think I must share a cubical with Ephesus. I'm surprised we've never bumped into each other. ;)

Supervlieg, beautiful job. Love the way you contrasted the space of the wall with the window. It DOES look like a beautiful building. Nice painterly feel too.

07 July 2004, 05:34 AM
no comments on mine yet? :(

squee I like yours a lot.. very cool.

07 July 2004, 06:11 AM
No time today, so...
Going for the minimalistic approach. Not really minimalistic, but you know...

By the way, that is not the view from my office. It's from my bedroom.:scream:
No seriously, it's just a hole in the ground.

edit: After a suggestion from supervlieg and some spare time I have added a shadowy hand. Maby to dark for some to see. So that's another 2 minutes to the total.

07 July 2004, 07:03 AM
"We used to dream of living in a hole in the ground..."

The Four Yorkshire men, Monty Python.

07 July 2004, 07:32 AM
Powerchild: Not even close!
TheAbyss: Harmless pic?
AgentJ: I agree on the flatness of the clouds. I was being a bit lazy when I did them. I also made the window slightly smaller so I didnt have to draw that much.
Jalingo: Nice, I like the depth in the picture.
MVP: A bit simple overall, but I like the guy walking on the beach.
TeoM: Nice one. I like the paintery feel of it.
SteveV: Very effective. I like the clean and simple look of it.
Razhel: Very moody.
Ephesus: Yeah, it definitely beats a cubicle. I like how the hard lines in your pic strengthen the feeling of cublicleness.
Kieronh:Going up or down? hehe.
Gally: Simple and good. Could perhaps be better if he was looking at the window.
SJames: Nice one, I like that you used real life materials for it. The "mouth" in the distance looks very threathening. Ill probably get around to making some more render of ol' Bill when I have some more time on my hand.
Ottval: I like it, very effective lighting.
Sqee: I like the chaos!
Tservo: If thats your view, youre not doing to bad.
Zem: I was thinking along those lines as well. But decided to do my window instead. I would have liked to see a hint of something in the hole.

07 July 2004, 07:54 AM
SteveV >> Well, accually I was evicted from my hole in the ground. I had to go and live in a lake. :)

Supervlieg >> Yeah, I thought about adding a hardly visible hand, but I didn't feel I had the time. It teabreak now, without milk or sugar....or tea. :D
Maby I'll edit it during my lunchbreak.

07 July 2004, 10:11 AM
a bit less than 1h photoshop. Experimenting with textures :)

07 July 2004, 10:25 AM
Nice one drum, I like the texture. Gotta check that out in Photoshop.

07 July 2004, 12:23 PM
it's been a while.. here's mine. Not my view outside, just trying out some new tools and practicing vanishing points.

cgtalk loads slow atm, so I will suspend comments to tonight.

07 July 2004, 01:36 PM
great piece drumwhore. what did you do to get that texture effect?

07 July 2004, 02:49 PM
Supervlieg & Ephesus: thanks! :) To get this effect, I just painted with 2 or 3 different custom brushes, then I used a photo of sand & shells in linear burn (i think, it's 'densité linéaire +' in french) mode, and low opacity. Then I masked some parts, and that's it :)

07 July 2004, 03:11 PM
SJames - I hadn't commented because your avatar makes me dizzy. :argh:

I agree with Supervlieg that it appears you've got a toothy mouth in the sky. Don't know if that's intentional. The earthy tones you've used look good for a city in ruins. About the ink you used -- make sure it's water proof if you're going to watercolor over them otherwise it will bleed. Nice work overall.

07 July 2004, 09:22 PM
Yes I meant to make it bleed :D .. yes, those are teeth in the sky, you could say the smog is swallowing up the world.

07 July 2004, 03:56 AM
Here is my submmition it is a water colour 20min on very porus paper, then stuffed up with some soft pastel/with 15 min spent in PS/with tablet.

tservo: love the atmosphere, it makes me feel cold, Top shelf.
p.s. did you use a photo reference for your clouds....only joking.
ottvall: Great feeling, a good picture gives promise of a story...yours does that, top shelf.

07 July 2004, 05:43 AM

07 July 2004, 02:44 AM
WOW peppe27 that chick must be loose!

nilk narf
07 July 2004, 02:51 AM

07 July 2004, 05:36 AM
peppe27: That is funny! Creative idea!:scream:

07 July 2004, 08:54 PM
oops posted on "the Tower" thread insted of this one, I have one for this thread but cannot post it because I'm too new, will come up with something hopefully.

07 July 2004, 12:16 AM
sorry did it again newbies huh?

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