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08-18-2004, 12:25 PM
"The way of the Samurai"
By Cyanid

Posted Aug 11 6:30 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 / 480 x 640 OR 800 x 600 /600 x 800
* 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" or 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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08-18-2004, 04:14 PM
1 hour, pencil & paper, wacom, painter and ps

08-18-2004, 09:53 PM
nice topic ;)
PSP7 Wacom

08-18-2004, 10:02 PM
Pen & Paper / Photoshop CS / Wacom / 1hr - 1.5hrs

The Way of the Samurai

SalamanderCoral: Awesome. Love your samurai.

Cyanid: Great Picture, I like the way it flows.

08-18-2004, 10:05 PM
Not really sure what kind of weapon that is...I kind of had this like stick thing and then I used a distortion tool and made it look really sharp. Anyways, Here's mine.
1 hour/painter and a bit of photoshop
EDIT: I forgot to mention that I used a pic of Jet Li from "HERO" as a reference pic.

08-18-2004, 10:09 PM
About an hour. Pencil & Paper, wacom, PS CS, Painter

08-18-2004, 11:51 PM
SalamanderCoral: I like this style :)
MustardWash & Cyanid: nice sense of movement
majofo: weird weapon indeed :)
WillSweat: hehe :)

Here's mine, 2h15, photoshop.
Spent too much time on lineart, shouldn't have done it.. bad habit.. :)

08-19-2004, 01:22 AM
2 hours pencil & paper, 0.5 hour PShop.

Maybe I should've used some refs. , 'cos I struggled with the poses.
Still not happy, but I've to go to bed...

Oh yeah, sorry for size, samurai's must hold some distance when they duel :D

08-19-2004, 01:59 AM
one,about 1h photoshop,
the other : one whole confused night, photoshop
cool, Art2!
powerfull pose, cyanid.

where the way ends...
couldn't resist.

08-19-2004, 05:33 AM
90mins painter

shoque: first thought: whoa .. .
Drumwhore: very clean - the extra time paid off
Cyanid: powerful
Art2: really like the warrior with the hat

great work everyone as always.

08-19-2004, 05:45 AM
PS, 2 hours - really need to get better with this painting stuff (and drawing as well), so here goes:

And yeah I know, it looks like he's got an oversized kitchen knife in has hands instead of a real samurai blade :D

08-19-2004, 06:33 AM
Pretty cool group u got here! i'll be giving it a try.
Before that, anyone can tell me how to post the sketch?

08-19-2004, 06:47 AM
Shoque, Awesome work! I love the dress(?) of the warrior on the second image.
Art2, Beautiful, and the poses are fine. Nice.
Drumwhore, coool I like the style much.
Mustardwash, Great samurai on the foreground really great. Maybe you should remove the blood on the background.

all others: nice work keep it up

daily sketch really makes you better!

08-19-2004, 10:53 AM
wow!! great work guys...

salamander: i like your sketch man... its awesome!!.. :applause:
drumwhore: super neat!! :bounce:
shoque: i like the dojo feel.... great sketches...i envy your lighting...

here's mine :hmm:

08-19-2004, 01:05 PM
Well, a little late, but here it is:

paper, pen, photoshop, 1.5 hr

08-19-2004, 01:23 PM

20 mins + 2 extra to do this
Plus another 5 to do this, wish i had done this one now, oh well no time for fun, back to wing mirrors

you dont wana be seing this view!

Photoshop6 A6 wacom
Even later

08-19-2004, 03:31 PM
There is so much cool stuff here, I think I won't vote cause I can't decide which one is best.
You all rock dudes! :thumbsup:

08-19-2004, 09:01 PM

A form of suicide only allowed to the samurai, it was an acceptance as a Warrior, of one’s failure. The Japanese find an intimate respect for the abdomen, because they believe it houses ones spirit.
To cut the belly was to release the spirit.
The ceremony entailed the act of cutting ones gut, in a ceremonial fashion, from the left to the right so as to release the core of one-self and die honorably.
Usually, the samurai was assisted by a Kaishaku; an individual whose responsibility it was to decapitate the head of the samurai after their gut was split, so as to spare them any needless suffering.
This person was usually the closest friend the samurai had.

08-19-2004, 09:12 PM
some amazing stuff here!
Shoque love your first one!

here is mine photoshop 1h 30

08-19-2004, 09:30 PM
I know it's one day late, but I could not get the access to the internet last night after I finished painting it... so... my apologizes.

Painter Classic & Photoshop... 1 hour.

08-19-2004, 09:41 PM
The way of the Samurai
Photoshop/Wacom/2 Hours and a little.

Many great entries here. Hats off to everyone. Good to see you back Goro!

08-20-2004, 12:49 AM
30 minutes on Photoshop.. really tired tonight (not to mention running behind the day´s proposed theme...)

08-20-2004, 08:18 AM
I decided to explore more areas of this forum, and this looks like it could definately help me out where I am lacking. Also, just got a wacom tablet, and what better way to break it in then to do a daily sketch for my first project :D. Anyways, heres mine.

45min-1hr, photoshop & wacome tablet (if image doesnt work)

08-20-2004, 09:29 AM
good excuse for a monster drawing!

painter / 2hr30mins

sorry about the crap compression quality and the big file size...but this type of drawing isn't suited to compression...and i feel i'd be wasting my time if cutting down to 480x480.

08-20-2004, 12:52 PM
nice one supervlieg! Yeah I'm back in town. Glad to be back!

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