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09 September 2004, 12:17 PM
"One man's trash is another's treasure"

By hh_kiki
Posted Sep 29,9:00 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.

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09 September 2004, 05:58 PM
I guess I am first now...

I know.... I am at work and my Wacom is at home, of course... (I mean, who needs a wacom at a hotel reception :argh: :scream: )

But MS Paint isnt soo bad..only my mouse skills are... :rolleyes:

guess everybody knows what that sign is?! Took my 5 Minutes (2 to paint and 3 to write this...)


09 September 2004, 06:25 PM
tuzz: lol, thats pretty funny because for many people this is true.

I'm so swamped with school work >_< I dont think ill able to enter into any of these until friday.

09 September 2004, 06:32 PM
Hey bigxer, i am glad you think its funny :) (so i see IT IS recognizable :D)

I would be the one who considers it NOT a treasure...

09 September 2004, 06:51 PM
One man's trash...
maybe a bit off-topic... I got carried away with this one.
2 hours PSP Wacom

09 September 2004, 07:16 PM
"What a find"

This was the first thing that came to mind. 1 hr PShop+ Wacom



09 September 2004, 07:24 PM
Fnote: that looks good, though i believe it would be better if you made the lighting even stronger, on the ship for instance :) :thumbsup:

09 September 2004, 07:47 PM
"Hey bigxer, i am glad you think its funny (so i see IT IS recognizable

I would be the one who considers it NOT a treasure..."

Hahah, yeah me too but I friends who swear by it.

Fnote: Good job, I really like the sky and the landscape.
Cyanid: Great mood and lighting.

09 September 2004, 08:30 PM
here is mine.

2 Minute Concept I almost gave up on (


1 hour lunch break photoshop mouse

09 September 2004, 08:43 PM
1 h sketch with colour pencil, 1h inks, some min phshop

edit: played around with the sketch, just trying things out :)

09 September 2004, 10:27 PM
you know.. toxic waste isn't really waste.. sort of.

this one took too ling and ended up messy and not how I wanted it. Better luck next time I guess.

tuzz: thehe :) took me a while but I got it
Cyanid: a slight bit too blurry, took me some time to see what was going on. I like the concept tho.
Fnote: fabulous colors, but the lighting on the ship is odd which breaks it a little (the picture not the ship :) )
Ebola: nice!
Art2: you just saw star wars or what :scream: execution is nice, great line quality

09 September 2004, 10:47 PM
I really put a lot of time in it and its one of my fav pieces that I have done so far. I feel like I am improving!
Please any comments/critiques I would appreciate it.. thanks/

Photoshop and mouse (still no tablet) 2.5 hours.-- used references,

"On one side we live in excess, while the rest of the world looks at us with starving eyes"

09 September 2004, 10:48 PM
Garma: thank you! Yep I'm a SF fan... I like bots, laser guns, space ships, Borg and Amazon women on the moon ;)

09 September 2004, 11:15 PM
15min / painter / wacom

Havent had much time with work the past couple of days. Some great stuff in this topic and the past few ones. Im bummed I missed some cool ones.

"One man's trash is another's treasure"

great stuff everybody! I will try to post real comments later.

09 September 2004, 11:55 PM
Photoshop/wacom/50 minutes

sagi_13:cool piece. Can't wait to see your stuff when you get a wacom.
art2:great look and style
cyanid:love the robot stuff

09 September 2004, 12:11 AM
sagi_13: I love the bottom right portion(garbage can and little kid/monster thing" it has a very unique and cool style. Id say its a definate improvement over your other pieces. Keep at it and you can only get better.:)

09 September 2004, 12:17 AM
I just wanted to thank everyone for their crits on my peice. I have decided to tweak what all of you suggested, feel free to check it out. Thanks. Great work everyone, super cool thread!


09 September 2004, 12:22 AM
Novaine and thebigxer-

Thanks for your comments they are encouraging!
Yes I did spend the most time on the little figure in the bottom, lol its not a monster, it is a little starving kid, deformed by starvation, skin and bones. I decided to make him grey and black because he is someone that we dont often think about when we throw away things that others could survive on. I think the monster would be the wasted food... but that is getting to deep into it.
Yeah I cant wait to get my hands on a tablet I bet it is nicer than drawing on a mouse.
:) thank you

09 September 2004, 03:18 AM
Paris Hilton - one man's trash is another man's treasure.
Used reference photo, PS w/Wacom, about 2 hours.

09 September 2004, 03:24 AM
I was watching TV and got an idea for another sketch. I used ref to help me paint the car front and the arms. I think it really helped with the realism of the piece. It's suppose to be a garbage ship dumping it's load, but some of the garbage doesn't want to be dumped :)

2 hrs./wacom/photoshop

FNote: very nice piece. I'm trying to get more color in my work and less line work and your piece pushed me to go farther than I might otherwise have.

09 September 2004, 03:46 AM
Pfft.. that took me forever... 2 hours in Photoshop CS.. I dunno why it took me forever... I guess I was struggling with human stuff. >_< Plus I totally had different idea (baby) but it turned out to be the opposite. >_< It sucks! WHy do I even show it? Oh well.. *sighs*

09 September 2004, 04:36 AM
I had two ideas--
Mice playing with an old bananna peel, or Aladdin. I enjoyed doing this, used more transparent colors. Not sure why it's so foggy in the desert, though. :shrug:
About 1.5 hours ps + wacom

Dreammaster--Actually it's a very nice drawing, I especially like her legs. Don't beat yourself up for changing your mind mid-drawing, it happens. I'm glad you posted.

09 September 2004, 04:42 AM
First thing I thought of.....trashiness is in the eye of the beholder

I am new to the forum by the way, I used to do a lot of pen and ink, so I thought I would try and apply some of what I have learned from lurking....c&c welcomed

forgot....about 1 hr PS7

09 September 2004, 05:33 AM
Cool topic. PS as always. 30 minutes. I like the face, i'm gonna re use it in my comic book and finish it when i have more time lol.

Great job novacaine on both of them. the first is similar to my first idea. Also liked gemcaps' a lot. Funny idea behind it.

09 September 2004, 05:51 AM
Pencil / Pen / Paper / Wacom / Photoshop 3.5 hrs

Ilikesoup - great idea
robinayles - ha, ha! brilliant!
Novacaine - i like them. i actually like your first piece better than your second one. i like all the lines you used.
sagi_13 - i really like how you did the jeans and the child - nice!
Garma - great imagination

09 September 2004, 11:52 AM
Hope that's not too racey?!


09 September 2004, 12:38 PM
Great sketches people, compliments to all!

Xanthan Gum
09 September 2004, 02:32 PM
Hi all you guys!!!
AWSOME entries!!
Taron- I admire your work!! Its awsome! =)
Well heres mine.. Its kinda lamecuz its not actually the subject, its more of a "Everyones treasure!", but it also could be someones trash.. =)
Dunno really the exact time but I belive that it was about 1-2 hours max. Ps cs/ Tablet.
Hope you like it!

09 September 2004, 08:42 PM
Another trash king. About one and half hours, Wacom/Photopaint. Not quite finished, but I'm tired.

09 September 2004, 08:46 PM
Taron.. you rock! How did you manage to do the background and stuff in opencanvas cuz the layers are multiple by default. :(

I experimented with it and hated it at the first second when layers aren't working to my expectation.. and tried 3.05 one... crashes too much.

Oh well...

Ilikesoup: :) Thanks.

10 October 2004, 09:45 AM
Hey DreamMaster,

openCanvas1.1 has three types of layers ( is a bit pathetic, but here they go): Multiply, Add and Subtract (what the hell is that good for..hehe...) Anyway, Multiply and Add both are quite powerful once you wrapped your methods around using them to your course...

So in this case I really exploited that a lot. I made the skin almost monochromatically blue with all the simple light on it. Then I used another multiply layer to add more color to it (red cheeks, specs and such). After that I used additive layer to add highlights, but also to add some lighter colors over top. The background then was very easy just a combination out of Additive Layers for the lights and smudging stuff in the multiply layers....that's all...very efficient actually! Hmmm...I could post the wpe, but I don't want to stretch my limited bandwidth too much....if anyone wants it, just point me to a place where you'd like me to post it and I drop it there.

3.05 sucks in many ways, while in some other ways it is way more usable, too...very sad story...I would really like to talk to these guys...they did a fabulous job with 1.1!

Make sure you understand the brushes and make yourself some settings (store them) then you can easily jump back and forth with the hotkeys and painting becomes absolutely a breeze...prefer it over photoshop for that reason (and painter!)

10 October 2004, 09:34 PM
Taron, yeah I know how layers work...
but I hate multi layers unless i'm adding shadows.

That would be harder to do with background anyways cuz.. you can't just paint over it. Know what I'm saying?

Maybe thats why I like painter cuz it gives me full control of colors.. no dodging/add, or anything. :D Unless i want to add some.

Thanks again :) maybe I'll try opencanvas again someday.. I still have it on my computer. :)

10 October 2004, 09:31 AM
Another attempt, still learning. 2 hours, photoshop + mouse :sad:

10 October 2004, 07:04 PM
Hahaha, that God one is great. :)

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