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08 August 2004, 02:40 PM
"Hot rods from hell"
By SteveV
Posted Aug 21 10:40 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.

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08 August 2004, 03:55 PM
15 min paint shop pro. Spent more time getting it submitted to an image host. (

08 August 2004, 07:33 PM
I had some time to kill, so here's my crappy contribution.....:) 1 hour, painter 8.


08 August 2004, 08:07 PM
2 hours PS with wacom...

08 August 2004, 09:00 PM
Hot Rods From Hell :D

PS7 + Wacom, 30 min.

08 August 2004, 11:08 PM
45 min, pencil & paper, wacom, photoshop

08 August 2004, 12:27 AM
rhemref nice little sketch!

salamandercoral: very dynamic and cool character! :thumbsup:

about 2hours ps+wacom

Goblin King
08 August 2004, 04:25 AM
2 hours, photoshop and wacom

08 August 2004, 06:05 AM
Rodney should have led a better life...

painter / 45mins

08 August 2004, 06:14 AM
Not much to say...except this took 41minutes with openCanvas1.1 :twisted:

08 August 2004, 08:03 AM
Nothing great.

08 August 2004, 08:23 AM
59min Photoshop - I just had to!

08 August 2004, 09:27 AM pencil, 10 ps cleanup / color cast

original coloring wasn't to my liking, so here's the raw sketch . ..

08 August 2004, 10:39 AM
Excellent work guyz, some great illustrations here! And Taron333, your 2nd rendition of the hotrod crashing into heaven is hilarious! :D


08 August 2004, 11:02 AM
Great work everyone!!

Really nice sketch DrawMonger!!

08 August 2004, 11:48 AM
Thanks Zycho!!

08 August 2004, 01:21 PM
1.5 hour psp wacom

08 August 2004, 03:12 PM
Alright, 1:30 hour on Photoshop this time... :twisted:

08 August 2004, 03:18 PM
Goblin king! nice shading!

Taron love your second one! Had to laugh!
Seems like I was a bit off topic....

08 August 2004, 04:04 PM
well, this was a fast one. not too much time, because i wanted to draw the second one =)

and this one:

1.- pen paper PS 1:30
2.- pen paper, 30 mins.

08 August 2004, 06:41 PM
thank you very much goro:)
this time i tried a little fluffier style...

08 August 2004, 07:39 PM
...I thought of it right when I saw the topic first, but didn't get to it and by the time I did a quick doodle I had a friend next to me, showing him openCanvas and forgot. When I remembered the original idea I couldn't resist...haha! :D

I was frauning a lot looking at all the hot rods and thought...hmmm...smartasses, but then I realized OH MY GOD, HAHAHA, the word makes no sense outside the States..HAHAHA...funny and sad....all of them should get a free go's a FUN topic!


Troy McClure
08 August 2004, 07:44 PM
The theme is
"Hot rods from hell" or "Hot ROADs from hell"?:curious:
everyone draw car! Maybe my english need a revision :shrug:

08 August 2004, 07:55 PM
...there are only a few classic designs for Hot Rods, usually distinctable by small front tires, big tires in the back and a huge engine preferably sticking out the hood. They are build to have one hell of an accelleration....they are often ordered by stars and other millionaires as roadster type of cars to show off, but geeks and freeks get a big kick out of spending their paychecks on building a hot rod for themselves. In Germany think my neighbor even converted his old VW beetle into a hot often it is a conversion of old cars into these monsters.....but by now you may have seen two tons of possible designs in the sketches funny stuff!

08 August 2004, 08:22 PM
The guys that own these type of cars call them the hot rods from hell.
But individual interpretations are far more interesting than the original thought! Well done everyone.

08 August 2004, 09:56 PM
Hotrod from Hell
PS/Wacom/30 Minutes.


08 August 2004, 01:31 AM
Sorry i'm late...
Anyways, here's my entry, hope you like it.

30 minute sketch, ~2hr photoshop
Before anyone asks, i ripped the whitewall tires off of google (with some modifications) because i got lazy... and time was REALLY running out... The rest was done without any references.

08 August 2004, 02:51 AM
Horse Power...

08 August 2004, 07:11 AM
Hot rod from heck.

6 hours, Freehand MX and photoshop

08 August 2004, 07:24 AM
Great one Rasdasa!

SteveV, Thats awesome! Too bad about the composoting. The anti-aliasing edges and the flames kinda ruins the neatness of the car.

08 August 2004, 08:49 AM
That's the way I set them up super, exported from FreeHand with anti aliasing off for the hard edge lines needed for screenprinting.

I see what you mean, I had a white base under it and it was 1 pixel too big, giving the jaggy edges...gone!

08 August 2004, 08:59 AM
I meant the anti-alias edges around the shadows of the car. But seem to have fixed them now :thumbsup:

I still dont like the background though. The car is imo good enough to be placed on a sober (white, perhaps red) background. The background is a bit distracting right now.

I really like the car though. That has to be said :D

edit: Right on!

08 August 2004, 09:08 AM
No worries super, I just wanted to add some flames to go with the hell theme!

08 August 2004, 12:28 PM
That's what I'm talkin' 'bout, Stevie! :scream:

08 August 2004, 12:50 PM
Appreciated Supervlieg, obvioulsy your rips some nice ass too ;P


08 August 2004, 04:39 AM
It was my title Powerchild so I had to have a go!

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