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09 September 2004, 02:16 PM
"Darth (insert crazy sithlord here)"
By erilaz
Posted Sep 26, 3:00 am 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

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09 September 2004, 04:55 PM
Sorry im not english. I can't understand the topic. Can someone explain it.

09 September 2004, 05:28 PM
Movie: Starwars...

09 September 2004, 05:52 PM
Sorry im not english. I can't understand the topic. Can someone explain it.

Ok from what i understand its from starwars but you make your own appertince for the emperor like Darth vader was.. or sithlord, so you must give him a name like for example Darth Loid..

:) hope that helped a bit

09 September 2004, 06:51 PM
About 1 Hour
Photoshop with a Wacom

09 September 2004, 06:52 PM
Thank you for replying. How could i be so stupid i didn't think of that.

09 September 2004, 07:02 PM
Darth Effed up
Photoshop/Wacom/45 minutes.

09 September 2004, 07:28 PM
Oh well, I like my avatar ;)

09 September 2004, 08:10 PM
nice... here is: Darth Vesuvian
Photoshop, Painter, about 1 hour

09 September 2004, 08:15 PM
Darth the Hutt
better? worse?
55 min painter 8

09 September 2004, 08:45 PM
Octothreat:lol, good work! I always wanted to see that big fat slug hold a light saber.
Supervlieg:love the pose and lighting. Great work as always.
Novacaine:really cool character seems like it would fit perfectly into the star wars universe.

I hurt my thumb badly playing football on friday so I couldnt enter in this weekends topics :(.

Should be better in a few days.

09 September 2004, 08:54 PM
cool pics fellows. I'll be back in tomorrow. Chances are I'll take this one before tomorrows, depends on tomorrows subject :)

09 September 2004, 09:21 PM
Downloaded the trial-version of Painter IX and played around with the new brushes.
About 1,5 hr.

Supervlieg: very cool, great lighting.
Octothreat: very funny.
Russo: Wow, almost 3d
Alice: Wow, that's quality
Novacaine: Cool creature.

Ok, time for bed :sad:

09 September 2004, 09:31 PM
nice entrys guys!

ps+wacom about 3hours

09 September 2004, 09:38 PM
photoshopCS :: 2hrs :: wacom
~Edited :: + 25min wrinkles photoshopCS [Link To Previous Picture (]
Used Reference, but changed the lighting quite a bit.
Anyone hava a good technique for getting skin textures. (Without it he looks so young)
Oh well...glad its over....I started feeling really geeky when my wife walked by! :eek:

09 September 2004, 09:48 PM
Don't own any star wars movies so i should've gotten reference on light sabres. 1 Hour photoshop.

09 September 2004, 09:58 PM
NovaCaine: Nice insectoid.
Alice: Very cute, I like the little owl thingy on her shoulder.
Russo: Nice work, he looks very mean. I think you should have done with that stripy brush.
Octothread: Nice one.
TheBigXer: Thanks
Buzzz3d: I feel honored! Thanks. I like the tentacles from the head. Goodtouch. Great colors btw. You always seem to make good use of purple.
Goro: Your lighting rocks! Hey like you didnt know ;)
meta_nerd: good one. NIce expression. I think you should draw some fine lines with a medium opacity to get some wrinkled, aged look.
Malcolmvexxed: Nice one, very elegant. Looks like he stuck the lightsaber through his head though.

09 September 2004, 10:00 PM
nice entries guys!!
haven't posted for a while.. didn't have time these last days, i just started cg school, so my schedule got filled :) hopefully i'll get some free time again soon :)
anyway, 1h, photoshop.

09 September 2004, 10:00 PM
Great stuff guys! Fallen out of being a StarWars fan, but I'm still a fan of concept art, so I ended up putting too much time in again. Tried out that technique again, you can find the original render here (

Maya 20 min. to pose, photoshop about 3 hours. Wacom.

Darth Yarsilla - The female of the species is more deadly than the male.

09 September 2004, 11:00 PM
Novacaine Nice sketch! A funny design i didnt expected :)
Supervlieg Lovely use of colours!
russo Good work!
Octothreat I would expect jabba to be a bit more... slimy :) (atleast around facial areas)
Buzz3D lol, having a hard time letting the avatars go aswell? :)
Goro Thats some nice action and mood!
Meta_Nerd I think most people in here, did give that picture a thought, I know I did, nice to see someone carrying it out so well :)
malcolm nice work!
Drumwhore ewwwww! :D Love it!
Dargon Thats just simply beautiful :)

Supervlieg: thanks for not noticing its sitting on her ear, she has no shoulders :)

09 September 2004, 11:08 PM
oh, and btw, to get some skintextures, scan you hand, make a nice black and white wrinkled face of it (just the bascis, not detailed) and lay it as an overlay mode layer in photoshop, should work :)
I have done it on the picture below:

09 September 2004, 11:37 PM
Thanks Supervlieg and Alice for the advice.
I updated the picture and it feels alot more old and Mean.
(I also posted a link to the old pic for those who didn't see it before);



09 September 2004, 12:31 AM
Drumwhore's back! Sweet comeback!
CHRIS!!! OmG....that's very nice! I like to foresee that this is going to be it for today! :)

Here's my's: DARTH INABOCZ (the shocking one)

09 September 2004, 12:47 AM
Wow the today's entries are amazing !

Taron333>LoL , fun idea , i like it :)
Dargon> It's amazing , she looks real .. nice job
Drumwhore>good to see some work from you , this pic make me laught , it look like a SM version of Darth Vadder =)
malcolmvexxed>Nice sketch , but a bit blury
Meta_nerd>Good idea , awfully representative
Goro> Nice lighting job , love your use of colors
Buzz3d> lol , nerver think to see a darth supervlieg chick here
Octothreat> Good idea , but i think he's not fat enough to be a hutt ^^
Russo> Nice , it looks like 3d art =)
Alice> Hehe ,I've always thought that you were on the shadow side of the force..Great work as always
Supervlieg> Wow the color are amazing ,dunno why , but it's remind me a predator ;)
Novacaine> Yeah ,interesting concept , should be fun to see it fighting yoda :D

09 September 2004, 01:25 AM
LOOK OUT....It's Darth Chicken!!

09 September 2004, 01:28 AM
Dragon did you model that in 20 mins? :eek:

Great work!

09 September 2004, 06:21 AM
based on an obscure bonty hunter character from Empire Strikes Back...used ref.

painter / ps / 2hr30min

09 September 2004, 09:31 AM
Darth MashiMaro (
Flash/Wacom/About 20 minutes

Goro Reminded me about this one. Its my msn avatar. And I totally forgot how well it fits this subject.

Thanks for the comments guys.
RobinAyles: Once more I feel honoured :)

09 September 2004, 10:16 AM
Dragon did you model that in 20 mins? :eek:

Great work!
Naw, I just spent 20 minutes posing and setting up the render. I don't have that one rigged, I just saved off an intermediate step of another model, so I just rotated CVs to get her close enough. I think that's about the 5-6th hour mark for modeling, but done long ago.

Cheers, though!

09 September 2004, 02:18 PM
After 1 hours I lost interest... sorry.

But here you go. I call him Darth Angel...

09 September 2004, 03:29 PM
I know its late but heres.....

Darth Brooks

15mins/Painter8/Wacom| ref used v loosly

09 September 2004, 04:27 PM
here's mine

Darth Butcher:

10 min drawing, 1h30 coloring in PS

09 September 2004, 05:07 PM
Hi peeps!
Great work as usual!
Big-ups to:
Goro - Nice. V Nice.
Meta_Nerd - Dude, that's evil. Pure Evil.
Drumwhore - I guess now we know where you've been all this time hmmm....?

Anywho, here's mine. Darth Potter!

50 mins, Photoshop/wacom

09 September 2004, 08:09 PM
Another late submission

Darth Angler

Photoshop / Wacom / 1 hr

09 September 2004, 08:27 PM
There was my favourite theme and I missed it! Here is my very late and very "quick" entry:

'bout 30 minutes, phsp, wacom

09 September 2004, 10:27 PM
painter - wacom - 1 hour

09 September 2004, 10:49 PM
I sketched this one years ago on paper and almost forgot about it until today. I just can't resist myself from redrawing it once more.

Explanation for starwars non-fanatics: - Darth Maul role was performed by stuntman Ray Park.

2 hours, phsp, wacom

andrewley: the Force is with You!

09 September 2004, 02:36 AM

I call him Darth Tyson. I thought about those facial tattoos and couldn't resist.
About an hour with wacom + ps (ref pic used)

09 September 2004, 10:27 AM
another late quicky. here's my shitlord :)

half an hour, ps.

09 September 2004, 03:08 PM
this is some really funny pictures here.. hehe great thread.. :D... man..

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