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10 October 2004, 03:13 PM
"The ruins"

By Garma
Posted Oct 14 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:
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10 October 2004, 05:29 PM
0:45 | PSP | Wacom

10 October 2004, 06:25 PM

10 October 2004, 06:27 PM
I know I know, I got carried away...but it's Saturday and I had a little more time. So sue me if I was having too much fun! :) Enjoy!

2.5 Hrs PS/Wacom

10 October 2004, 07:04 PM
1 hour Photoshop Wacom

With thanks to Cyanid

10 October 2004, 09:52 PM
Very few entries tonight, where is everybody?
Cyanid: Cool perspective
pm_ceglowski: Nice colors
cLos71: I want to be there, looks lilke a cool place.
S-Designs: It looks good but I'm still figuring out what it is :)

Photoshop CS, Painter 8.1, about 3,5 hrs

10 October 2004, 09:55 PM
buzz3d: that's a sick picture.. :cry: :applause: worth every minute

10 October 2004, 10:11 PM
yeah that's sweet!

10 October 2004, 10:12 PM
2 h, wacom, painter and ps

cool entries so far...
really great work, buzzz3d :applause: your pic is very beautyful...


10 October 2004, 10:33 PM
Can't wait till tomorrow :bounce:

10 October 2004, 12:46 AM
S-Designs: It looks good but I'm still figuring out what it is :)
It's not a very clear sketch indeed :) I just started sketching, it's a pillar, a few stairs down and some kind of abyss... still figuring out how to do the coloring :)

That's a really neat pic you made there :D

10 October 2004, 01:31 AM
buzz3d, tho more time than i have to spend on a contribution to the scetchclasses, this one was awsome.

If the other people here wants some inspiration, has loads of ruins :)

10 October 2004, 02:00 AM
Hi this is my second submission to the daily sketch forums, Critics please! I'm new to digital painting.
1 Hour

10 October 2004, 02:04 AM
Great site Alice.

10 October 2004, 03:32 AM
Used a ref ( picture I took in Rome. PS, Wacom - 2 hours

10 October 2004, 03:49 AM
1 hr, OpenCanvas, mouse :(
I'm getting desperate for a Wacom

10 October 2004, 04:37 AM
1 hour/photoshop with a wacom

10 October 2004, 09:45 AM
Holy cow...I was just kind of proud and happy with my own little sketch, but then I saw your images...WOW....Buzz3D....oh my goodness! That's excellent....lot's of beauties...

1.5h/openCanvas1.1 - "life bottom end"
1minute/photoshop - (I really can't help but love the sharpening...I just had to keep it!)

10 October 2004, 10:39 AM
A couple of hours, pen and paper.

10 October 2004, 12:12 PM
2,5h PainterIX, 5min Phshop

Good job guys!
10 October 2004, 12:32 PM
Hello everyone! This is my first post in CGtalk
Great drawings everyone. My favourites so far are Buzz3D and taron333
30 min. pS

10 October 2004, 01:06 PM
Thanks everybody!
Art2: Always like how clean and creative your artworks are. I'm more of a messy painter and need a lot of time to clean things up. Great image. Maybe the hero's pose would be a bit more dynamic if his right arm was bent a little.

SteveV: Respect. I love linedrawings like that.

Taron333: Holy cow to you too. Great concept and execution. Always amazed about what you do with OpenCanvas.

Novacaine: Very good. It has a nice mood to it.

ElysiumGX: Good concept and good use of cool versus warm colors. Hope your wacom will find you. :)

robinayles: I like it. You could even make a cool bot out of that.

Cyborgguineapig: Good work. If you want some tutorials about digital painting check out 3dtotal, they have a lot of good tutorials about it.

Alice: Thank you, :blush: You're right, I'm a (very) slow starter and when it finally looks like something recognisable I have a hard time to stop. Thanks for the url, great site!

SalamanderCoral: Wow, great mood!

10 October 2004, 03:31 PM
Hey, buzzz3d thanks!

Well he has his arm like that because it's injured and a bit numb.
You can see a little blood running down his arm...
I was hoping people noticed ... :cry:

Edit: Hey Buzzz, I changed his arm (couldn't resist :) ), thanks for the feedback.

10 October 2004, 06:15 PM
Buzzz that really rocks!

little late but here is my entry.
About an hour PS+wacom

10 October 2004, 07:27 PM
That's nice Goro. And very quick. Good lighting.

10 October 2004, 09:01 PM
experimenting with colors...
ps, 1.5 hrs
i hope i didn't make your eyes bleed ;)

10 October 2004, 09:39 PM
4 hours, photoshop.

10 October 2004, 11:04 PM
Thanks Buzzz3D, everyones sketches came out well:thumbsup:

10 October 2004, 08:43 AM
Art2: Excellent, that's what I meant. :thumbsup:
Goro: Thanks! Great pic yourself.
DocBoom: Always good to experiment. I like the foreground.
Voytek: Wow! Has a biblical feel to it, very good. Please post more :)
aramchek: Sorry I missed yours before. Very good. Nice warm/cool contrast.

Lonely Pixel
10 October 2004, 01:05 PM
Taron, I love your style. It's unique to me. Is that style a result of openCanvas or is it something you sort of developed yourself?

10 October 2004, 01:36 PM
Whoa there Voytek! You can't just turn up here and post something like that on your second ever post!! That's just not fair!!
Excellent work!! Reminds me of an album cover.

Goro - love it!

Art 2 - Young Indiana Jones does it again eh?

Taron - great concept

Buzz - Crikey!

In fact, all of you are ace!

Anywho. here's my little effort...

On the decks of the Titanic...

10 October 2004, 08:53 PM
Taron, I love your style. It's unique to me. Is that style a result of openCanvas or is it something you sort of developed yourself?
Thanx a lot, I'm getting closer to funnel into my original style, I don't know it yet, because I don't have the skill, yet, to present what may be the final look and feel of my style, it may change a bit, but it also changes with the tool you're using to make anything. OpenCanvas1.1 has a behavior that sort of invites specific styles, particularely with it's very crude but beautiful blending/smudging setting for the paintbrush. However, this picture here "ruins" actually hardly made use of this smudge brush, but instead I painted it very much like I would or could have done it in photoshop (pressure opacity/hardedge-brush, picking colors to smooth out gradations). Only the background itself is heavily smudged.

So, well, the simplicity of openCanvas gives me the feeling that it brings out a style that is very personal ironically, because I see the same type of originality in many of those here, who were using it. You should try's fun!

10 October 2004, 09:04 PM
Your style reminds me so much of a guys who I went art school with in the seventies Taron. He was the best oil painter I'd ever had the pleasure of watching.

10 October 2004, 03:11 AM
This may look concerning, but I assure you, it's just an experiment that went that way practically by itself...a whole other type of "ruine"...maybe even drifting off topic for some, but I thought it fits as well...


10 October 2004, 03:22 AM
Your style reminds me so much of a guys who I went art school with in the seventies Taron.... Oh man, I totally didn't see that'm beyond flattered, Steve. I don't know what to say other than: Thank you so much! :buttrock:


10 October 2004, 11:14 PM
35 mins ArtRage/Wacom - Photoshop Colour Adjustment

Trying something different I guess, it started off as a Gargoyle then went more abstract - in the end more an experiment trying different textures with the Art Rage brushes Also messed with the colours as well.

So many good entries in this thread, great work everyone :thumbsup:


10 October 2004, 04:00 PM
Taron - You wouldn't happen to have the WPE for the last one you posted would you? It's amazing!

10 October 2004, 09:22 PM
See, whenever I say "openCanvas1.1" there's a 99.9% chance that I have a wpe! ;)
But I also have a may not be secret, but it still is pretty it's not, it's a nice plan, because I'm thinking about collecting the wpe's and creating some really strong tutorial material that can actually demonstrate progressive learning as I can start with content of my own beginning and show the improvements in technique by showing specific speed-up procedures playing in front of you. Then I want to obviously make some commented video tutorials and eventually, I thought about may rendering them all out in high enough resolutions to hold up on print and actually release something. Don't get me wrong, my stuff is by far not really good enough to make any of the above sound less arrogant, but I'm eager and motivated to get there and find some of my wpe's milestones for myself in many different ways.

AND I havn't really slept a lot and just woke up....but I felt like mention and enjoy the request, though! THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! :beer:

I'll see how big this one is (which one you mean anyway? "Gone"(the headshot) or "Ruins"(kneeling man ruined))

HEY Kieronh, you can still sell it as a bear ontop of a tent....that would be ruined, but would work, too! I kinda like it, but it also feels as ragey as artrage promisses to getcha. I would have done the same thing...HAHAHA :buttrock:

10 October 2004, 02:52 AM
Taron, I like the idea of your tutorials - be sure and post a link when you get them put out there!

10 October 2004, 03:26 AM
Taron - The one I was referring to was "Gone". :)

10 October 2004, 01:10 PM
Taron - The one I was referring to was "Gone". :)
I think it's still there! :D

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