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10-02-2004, 11:52 AM
"beauty comes in all sizes"
By robinayles
Posted Oct 2 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

PS To submit your topic ideas and suggestions go to this thread:
>>Link<< (

10-02-2004, 02:04 PM
Painter - 2 hours - Wacom - (used my hand as ref)

10-02-2004, 03:42 PM
Andrewley - absolutely gorgeous! I hate it when you post first, you are a very tough act to follow!

10-02-2004, 04:12 PM
Bah! Andrewley, you had the same idea and executed it a lot better than I did. I am regretting going with a cliche fairy... I guess I am not feeling very creative this morning... probably because I am stuck at work for the whole weekend. Oh well.

This was my first daily sketch, hopefully I will keep up and do these on a regular basis... great practice. All you guys do great work btw.

1.25 hours, Photoshop, Wacom (used my hand for ref)

10-02-2004, 06:30 PM
Cheers Robin - very kind

DigitalSkunkwrx - I expected someone else would do this idea - its not very original. I also painted a fairy but it didn't look right so I did the lady instead. Good work btw

10-02-2004, 07:10 PM
well its not exactly what i think the topic would mean but u get what i was goin for, 15 mins wacom + photoshop

10-02-2004, 07:53 PM

"What are you lookin' at?"

1/2 hour wacom&ps

10-02-2004, 08:11 PM
been so busy..missed the last few posts...10 min, wacom in ps

10-02-2004, 09:12 PM
haha 3 with the same idea great!
Nice hands everyone! :)

Here is my entry.
about 3 hours ps+wacom

10-02-2004, 09:28 PM
Damn Goro, that is a fine sketch :)

10-02-2004, 09:35 PM

"What'choo talkin' bout, Willis?"
About an hour, ps&wacom. Probably should have used a reference. :shrug:

Beautiful, Goro!
Berice-- is "blue beauty" what the pills are called?
Fire-- Who's the small girl with him? Nice sketch, tho.

10-02-2004, 09:46 PM
Goro :: Just WOW! Really nice one!
Jeroentje :: I really like that one; especially that vector-look :)

Here my thing is ;) ,

- Photoshop 7.0
- Medion Tablet
- About 2 houres
- Allot fun ;)

If you'r interested; click behind for a WIP-cell:



10-02-2004, 10:09 PM
My sketch, I've spent a little longer experimenting with color. But I have failed.

Anyways, 5 min sketch / Wacom / 30 minutes paint.

10-02-2004, 10:38 PM
The two beautiest someone can have... :)
~40min opencanvas+my new wacom...

Sorry for my english :rolleyes:


10-03-2004, 12:25 AM
Big size, hms Beauty :) 1h, phsp, wacom

Goro, your technique is killing me, it's so light and fairy, more like magic for me.
jeroentje - perfect for xxxl logo, cheers!

10-03-2004, 12:48 AM
Painter IX trial... 30 min. I seriously consider buying this painter.. wow i'm falling in love with it!

I tried to make her look "big"... *shrugs*

10-03-2004, 01:24 AM
Painter IX trial... 30 min. I seriously consider buying this painter.. wow i'm falling in love with it!
I tried to make her look "big"... *shrugs*

where did you get the painter 9 trial.? i just see the painter 8 trial on their website.

10-03-2004, 01:33 AM
Nice work Jeroentje, Goro, Skunkwerx.
Here's mine. Hour with the sketchbook, hour with photoshop.
I thought she would look good on a wine label or crate.


10-03-2004, 01:40 AM
where did you get the painter 9 trial.? i just see the painter 8 trial on their website.

:) Here ya go

10-03-2004, 01:54 AM
Painter 9 Trial is available from Corel's web site, click Painter IX on the main page, then Sneak Peak and you'll get a link to windows and macintosh's version of the trial.

Here's my entry for today, as you can see, I've tried to work my shadows (and realized too late that some highlights are wrong, especially the one on the metal container).

Anyway, 2nd drawing for me since I joined the sketch of the day fun only yesterday :)
OpenCanvas 1.1, something like 45mn, haven"t really payed attention to the clock...

here's the WPE file (

Wanted to draw an ugly woman in the back, speaking to some sort of vendor, telling him something like : " What do you mean when you say I should get the big one ?", then I changed my mind (mainly because it wasn't that funny and because I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be able to draw that situation without confusing the reader).

By the way, you OC pros, is there an easy way to add a background using layers without even caring about other layers ? I mean, if I add a layer to my drawing, and place that layer way down the layer list, and paint it all black, no matter what type of layer I choose (add, substract, etc...) I can't manage to have just exactly the same drawing but with a black background (I mean without altering my already drawn objects' colors). Is that normal, or did I miss something that would help me obtain that effect ?

10-03-2004, 03:57 AM
WOW everyone! Great entries!
PS w/Wacom about 1 hr 45 min.
ilikesoup - funny parody! (1st one) and I love the 2nd one!
HenningK - she's a beauty allright!
lopoly - my Dad would want that ship!
shaitan - very nice, especially the mood
Brötje - you are too hard on yourself - I really like it!
jeroentje - she's fabulous!
Dutchman - nice use of the thimble and magnifying glass to show how small she is!
Baramin - similar idea to mine
berice - OUCH! That's like the saying that there are no ugly women just before the bar closes!

10-03-2004, 07:32 AM
I couldn't believe how fast this charicature went.
Watch the wpe, I am very happy with how quick I got what I wanted. I don't think it is a perfect sketch, but I definately felt the magic at work on this one.
This one was definately more about the Idea than the sketch. ...Oh so fun.
OpenCanvas1.1 :: 35min :: wacom
OpenCanvas.wpe File (

Oh By the way Mr.Goro.... I hope you do this for a living. If not you should really think about it.
Again, speachless.

10-03-2004, 09:14 AM
Nice work, Chris! It's clear who it is from the very first glance at it already!


10-03-2004, 02:47 PM
Damn! Posting right after Taron...
Anyway, here's mine, Photoshop/Wacom/1:40 hours

10-03-2004, 02:58 PM
thnx for your nice words guys! I'm glad you like my little fairy

Thnx chris! Well I'll go with 3D character animation I think...
hilarious portrait btw :)

Nice little sketch HenningK!

Jasel great idea keep it up

10-03-2004, 04:42 PM
Chris - wonderful characature! I thought about doing Anna Nicole too, but changed my mind.
Taron333- WOW! another really nice one, love the misty mood!
Jasel - very crisp and clean, really nice work!

10-03-2004, 05:35 PM
Decided to get involved for once... though I'm kinda embarassed... ah well, fun and practice!
20 minutes, Painter IX trial

10-03-2004, 05:40 PM
Damn! Posting right after Taron...
Anyway, here's mine, Photoshop/Wacom/1:40 hours
Damn! Posting 12 after Goro and one before Jasel!

Love your Babuschkas....very beautiful and in all sizes...that's it, all it takes! :thumbsup:

10-03-2004, 06:01 PM
Thanks you guys,
I will take off the bottom line explaining who it is.
You know how it is when you draw someone else. Everyone sees people differently. Just wanted to make sure that no one missed the joke.

robinayles - I think it is funny that as I look at these I see so many of my Ideas too. For some reason this topic especially. Its kinda spooky.
btw. I like your idea too. I think that it is peculiar how many hands made it into these. Everything seems to be from such a personal perspective. Hmmm.....thats beaty I guess.

Taron - took me a while to see it. Nice!

Jasel - good painting and Idea. Like 'em'

Baramin - Don't think it is possible. The great thing about OC1.1 is that you really have to think ahead , as if it was a real painting. But you still get the speed of digital. Here is my approach.
1. figure out what I want, where it will go, and how it should look. (of course it can chage).
2. Lay in BG colors.
3. make a new layer and sketch out Idea (I sometimes skip this and just start painting, depending on how confident I feel about it). may want to hide BG when doing this.
4. Lay in base colors . ..... and keep painting.
5. As I paint I start turning the opacity of the sketch down, so I can work all the edges out.
6. Sometimes if I need a nice glow (sun/clouds, or Rocket thrust/nuke[misguided heroes]) I will make a layer on top of my BG Layer, make it black . Set it to multiply and use a soft edge brush to pull the light through. It gives a really cool glow look.

I have been posting all of my wpe's so you can check this out.

good luck.

HenningK - love the texture feel. Makes me miss my sketchbook. Very fun.

Good job everyone.

Chris Reid

10-03-2004, 06:18 PM
Thanks for your nice comments! It's encouraging... I still have a lot to learn, and this forum is a great expierence, so I'll try to make one sketch a day before I start college in the middle of October. I'm not aspiring to reach such heights as Taron, Goro (I'm officially in love with your fairy :drool: ), Andrewley, Supervlieg, etc (too many great names...) in such a short time, but I know I'm going to learn loads around here!

10-03-2004, 06:27 PM
Thanks a lot for taking the time to answer my question, Chris ! :)

I'll try the method you describe, seen you using it with that earth+moon+rockets sketch (was 2 days ago I think). Thanks a lot for the WPEs you post by the way, but I'm bad at staying focused even when the show's interesting, so I guess I need to play them several times to get any benefits from watching them.

10-03-2004, 07:24 PM
"The big canvas"


1 Hour


Pd: now i'll take a look on the other entries... :)

10-03-2004, 08:45 PM
hey thats new Telemaco:
you made two wonderful pieces of art in one pic/post :thumbsup: :scream:

hehe, /me likes it!

10-06-2004, 02:13 PM
Quick one 15 min photoshop.

:) shinny things :)

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