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10 October 2004, 12:42 PM
"Things that go bump in the night"
By hh_kiki
Posted Oct 5 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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10 October 2004, 01:40 PM

It's the forest troll raiding your fridge. Nothing to worry about. Have never heard the expression before so I hope I got it more or less right.

30-40 min/Photoshop/Mouse

10 October 2004, 02:08 PM
don't ask me what's going on here, I honestly don't know. Free beer for the one with the best suggestion :beer:

1.15 H | PS

Zem: good one, I too never heard of it before.

10 October 2004, 02:26 PM
Garma thats easy:
The path splits ahead, though both look harmless only one will lead you out.

10 October 2004, 02:38 PM
Garma those are the lungs of a smoker :)
Looks much nicer than I'd imagined though...

Zem, you Swedish people have a troll for everything :D

10 October 2004, 02:42 PM
Garma thats easy:
The path splits ahead, though both look harmless only one will lead you out.
Actually, they are Jenny's denim-clad thighs. With no light to see by she tripped over Spot, the family's tabby cat, and fell to her knees with a loud *bump*.

10 October 2004, 02:48 PM
Art2: Yeah, they are so easy to blame for everything. "The troll did it, the troll did it."

Garma: To me it's clear that it is the nocturnal man-eating boulders of the forest of fear, deep in the land of Flub, that are coming down from the trees to feed on campers. Obviously!

10 October 2004, 02:55 PM
Tish and pish all of you...

Garma's picture is clearly a close-up of the eyes of a particularly bemused forest troll after he's had a bit too much mead at the "creatures of the wood" Xmas party...

10 October 2004, 03:11 PM

50 minutes, Photoshop + Wacom

Xanthan Gum
10 October 2004, 03:16 PM
Hihi... =)
Nice pic Garma, Well I personaly think its an abandoned golf-course. And the round things are lost golf balls.. =)
Lol! Nice idea zem!!!
Keep 'em comin' guys..
*btw- if someone could explain the topic to me it would be nice..


10 October 2004, 03:16 PM
haha hilarious guys. Seems like it's time to put some really good beers cold. Judging will be executed by me, deadline tomorrow 4 P.M. :scream:

10 October 2004, 03:20 PM
Hihi... =)
*btw- if someone could explain the topic to me it would be nice..

"Things that go bump in the night" are those mysterious sounds you hear in the dark that get your imagination going. Perhaps a big furry monster or the ghost of a pirate looking for the scurvy dog what stole his treasure. Arrrrr!

10 October 2004, 03:58 PM
Here goes... Painter IX - 20 minutes

10 October 2004, 05:15 PM
1 hour and a half. Whew! probably could have done it faster with out distractions.

The shadow team is what goes bump in the night, the raid your house at night looking for msicheavious shadows that run amuck at night. They are the protectors of the light assigned by ancient gods to keep balance between light and dark.

10 October 2004, 05:15 PM
This took me far too long (3-4hours) PS and Mouse.

10 October 2004, 06:46 PM
Well, here's mine: blorg and the free beer party.
He's not getting in, so he's gonna bump all humans
Program : Flash 5
Time : 1 hour and 20 minutes
The idea was better then the realisation, background spoiled it, anyhoe.
Crackdown - I *REALLY* like the smoke of your DESTROY ALL CITY thingie, only it seems it's heading to wrong way
thebigxer - luv ur shadow team O_O, only the guy in the middle, stands up 2 much
Vitriolic - muhahaha, blorg's brother ^ ^;;

10 October 2004, 07:15 PM
haha hilarious guys. Seems like it's time to put some really good beers cold. Judging will be executed by me, deadline tomorrow 4 P.M. :scream:
Okay, gotta get in my entry now then...I think it is the land of lost bowling balls! :)

10 October 2004, 07:23 PM
Apologies for having my mind in the gutter. :D

15 minutes pencil sketch & ink; 1 hour Photoshop; Wacom

10 October 2004, 07:34 PM

45 minutes, Photoshop + Wacom

UnLucky_De@d - The family resemblance is uncanny, yeah :)

10 October 2004, 07:55 PM
I decided to give Painter a try and again number of choices overcome me a little. I've pick the oil paint and change brushes randomly and look what will happen :) Could I ask You guys which of Painter's brushes You are using most frequently?

2 Hours, Painter, Wacom

10 October 2004, 08:43 PM
lopoly: when working with oils, i use the dry camel brushes and blend with the just-add-water blender
but i primarily use pastels and normal blenders

10 October 2004, 09:47 PM
Tried to imitate Taron's style a bit...

1:30 PSP Wacom

10 October 2004, 10:11 PM
Here is mine.. well it really goes drip.. bt if its a leak faucet all night, it can start to sound much more powerful
Photoshop and mouse... 30 minutes.

10 October 2004, 10:55 PM
1 Hour/Photoshop/Wacom

10 October 2004, 10:57 PM
Things that go bump in the night: bed-a-pult.
30mins, photoshop.

thebixter, creepy crew :)
CrackDown, cool smoke on that asteroid
DigitalSkunkwrx, I like your style
Vitriolic, awesome creatures!!!
Lopoly, very eerie...

Keep it up everyone!

10 October 2004, 11:22 PM
Nice Work Everybody
Here is my work: 1h | PS | Tablet

10 October 2004, 11:32 PM
House Beat.. "Things that go bump in the night" 1 hour on PS with trust digitizer
DigitalSkunkwrx great pic.. The same 1st thing that went trough my head ;)

10 October 2004, 11:50 PM
20min / painter & photoshop / wacom

10 October 2004, 12:05 AM
about 15 mins+wacom, trying 2 get the daily habbit of doin dialy sketches

10 October 2004, 12:32 AM
20 min wacom ps

10 October 2004, 01:29 AM
great work vitriolic, mustardwash, digitalskunk

ps 1 hr

10 October 2004, 02:45 AM
Trying a different style, this not so great sketch took me about 45 min. PS & Wacom

10 October 2004, 02:48 AM
((it's been SO long since i've had a mere few hrs for these... art school started... i'm hopin' to squeeze in a few sketches a week! anyhow...))

PS - couple hrs

10 October 2004, 03:03 AM
It's a quickie for me. 10 minutes pen & paper.

10 October 2004, 03:05 AM

iamintricate - lol, right when i viewed ur sketch i saw the fall line and looked down at the compacted looking head of the baby i assume or small child, i just love it when these sketches give me a laugh , gj

10 October 2004, 03:07 AM
Here's mine. 2.5hrs Sketchbook Pro 1.1

Cat Zombies!!

10 October 2004, 03:09 AM
haha! ... niiice - everything from the concept, to the p.o.v., to the final product.

10 October 2004, 04:10 AM
I hate cats which is why that sketch is amazing!

Good work!

Everyone else: great work too. A lot of good ideas and settings.

10 October 2004, 04:39 AM

About 1/2 hour. Wanted to do more with lighting, but it's time for bed now. Nice job, all.

10 October 2004, 05:24 AM
Can't see yours, Ilikesoup.

After a bit of thought, this popped into my head... Simple, aye, but that's how it popped...
'Round 1 hour photoshop 7.

10 October 2004, 05:45 AM

about an hour in third color 2d piece, and my first without those trusty inklines...if I squint really hard I can see progress (and spots)

pity we 3d animators as we attempt to regain our analog skills :shrug:

lots of good stuff, and I particularly liked vitriolic's (first one in particular), sampo's, and boberts.

10 October 2004, 06:09 AM
photoshop/wacom aprox an hour...


10 October 2004, 06:11 AM
WRX rally car.

10 October 2004, 06:11 AM
30 min painter

10 October 2004, 08:23 AM
I love that image Gekido great stuff ,really like yours too Digital Bobart real nice perspective.
Grrr Ive no time at the cause of work. DONT DO ANOTHER AVATAR ONE TILL IM BACK!:sad:

10 October 2004, 08:34 AM

bit over 60 min, painter

10 October 2004, 08:47 AM
Bobert, that sketch rules! :) Love the facial expressions, and the way the cats are all 'marching' in time.. What the hell's that green goo coming from their mouths though? Spirulina? :)

Xanthan Gum
10 October 2004, 09:52 AM

Awsome sketches you guys!! :thumbsup:
Well.. Heres mine.. Its a quickie, Im experimentin' with OpenCanvas (fist sketch), bout 20 min.
It came out lame...
*It was suposed to be a drunk guy knockin at a door.. AAAHHhhh!!! I hate it!!!:banghead:


Xanthan Gum
10 October 2004, 09:55 AM
Awsome sketches you guys!!! :thumbsup:
Well heres mine, its my first sketch with OpenCanvas, took about 20 min.
*It was suposed to be a drunk guy knockin' on a door..
AAAHHHhhh!!! I hate it!! :banghead:

Oops.. sorry bout the previous reply.. is there a way to get it off??


10 October 2004, 10:21 AM
Things that go bump in the night
Photoshop/Wacom/25 minutes

Digital Bobert: Great pic!

10 October 2004, 11:25 AM
iamintricate/thebigxer/J_Grieve - Thanks guys!

Vitriolic - Thanks! it's zombie slime? :shrug: :)

Supervlieg - Thank you

Thanks for all the nice words guys! I had a lot of fun with this one. Gonna try and participate in more daily sketches from now on!

10 October 2004, 12:28 PM
WOW! Today there are a lot of entries, and they are all amazing! congratulations all of you

I'm getting used to opencanvas, except for the layer thing I think it's a great program (for the moment I do everything in just 1 layer) , well, here is mine, I had a lot of fun doing it
OpenCanvas1.1, 1:15h

here is the wpe (
I know that letters suck, but I didnt know what to do with that empty space... and maybe it's not clear, but that little white thing is supposed to be a bed with a guy sleeping inside

10 October 2004, 01:18 PM
Whoa elmasfeo, that's pretty much my worst nightmare...! Nice one!

Some great entries here today

Here's mine... the little rascal...

10 October 2004, 01:20 PM
Crikey supervlieg, I know someone that's actually slept with her...

10 October 2004, 01:33 PM
eldee - thanx a lot! I played with pastels a little and I think I'll try a soft pastel pencil for a while.

KeepItEvill - scary one. You now, I going home through park every night - it's bushy, dark and probably full of squirels, and now I'm scared :)
digital bobert - nice pic, it's remind me some anime, "The cat returns" probably.

10 October 2004, 09:09 AM
another one of my charactors, who happens to be a d'hampir gets into a brawl in a tavern, ill tell you why later, once agani, i used aura, and this time ti took like 6 hours.

gabriel simon.

o yes and any feed back would be rather insteresting

10 October 2004, 09:20 AM
..was just in the mood for a quick one... 30min/openCanvas1.1

10 October 2004, 02:12 PM
Oooh good stuff!!! Who knows what's behind those crracks...:twisted:

...a many-tentacled TV screen pehaps?

10 October 2004, 06:12 PM
((it's been SO long since i've had a mere few hrs for these... art school started... i'm hopin' to squeeze in a few sketches a week! anyhow...))

PS - couple hrs

This is so not funny. You really wouldn't want to see this happen to any kid. Unless you're the CIA....
Believe you me, when somebody annoyes or judges me my mind gets more evil than the devil himself. Or maybe second to him, but even then I probably wouldn't want to see something like this.
You wouldn't want this to happen to any kid you know....

Congratulations: you've made something I find extremely sick, which really isn't easy....

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