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11-04-2004, 02:03 PM
"The day dad left"
Posted Nov 4 9 am EST

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11-04-2004, 03:23 PM
WOW :eek:
Talkin about more dramatic topics...
I'll try to make a sketch later tonight.

11-04-2004, 03:57 PM
I hope it's ok to post this topic here, but when do these Daily Sketch events end (last submittal entry)? I noticed for #151, people are still posting their work.

I wish I could participate, but some of us work two jobs 5 days a week :sad: . Perhaps some weekend I will, but the ol' comp needs to be re-situated and re-loaded.

Thanks in advance for the reply!

11-04-2004, 05:17 PM
"Daddy? Why is Mommy crying?"

Some time with pencil and coal.

11-04-2004, 05:33 PM
...I cant find a link to your sketch!


11-04-2004, 05:51 PM
Fluffy, that's a powerful thought. As much as I want it to be untrue, it's true in usa. :( I have seen some people experiencing this. It's not fun at all.

Good concept btw Fluffy, keep it up! :D

11-04-2004, 08:07 PM
Fluffy, that's a powerful thought. As much as I want it to be untrue, it's true in usa. :( I have seen some people experiencing this. It's not fun at all.

Good concept btw Fluffy, keep it up! :D
Are split-ups/divorces less common in other countries? In the USA almost 50% of marriages end in divorce! Staggering numbers!...but I think its unfair to count people in Hollywood as part of that number - they get married and divorced on almost a weekly basis!! :)

11-04-2004, 08:45 PM
well, daddys don't always leave due to divorses. my dad left when i was little to come to the US.

it would of been easier if it was a divorse as opposed to not seeing your father at all.

i hope this thread doesn't turn all depressing.
so here are some more positive scenarios:

daddy left to get all my x-mas presents
he is on a buisness trip
he is building me a tree house
he is a superhero or a spy
mom needs some time for herself


captain chapo
11-04-2004, 08:51 PM
maybe 45mins...rush at the end because i have class now for the rest of the day...feels good to finally fit one in.

11-04-2004, 08:52 PM

Thought I would put in a quick one now.
photoshop, wacom, 15mins

do people see this image when they load the page. Or do you have to click on a link. If you have to click on a link, how do I make it so it just shows the image.



11-04-2004, 09:39 PM
10 minutes /Wacom/ eMac


Nothing really special. Just a fast sketch created using Painter, sketch pencil and some junky brush stuff. I am new to using a tablet so I still suck but i promise i will do something better next time. For now, "real" hand drawing is easier for me

11-04-2004, 09:40 PM
Tried OC 1.1 for the first time,
Away mission, 1h.

11-04-2004, 09:45 PM
another one more like my last drawing. ps and 1h -ish?

11-04-2004, 10:10 PM
Hi guys
ps+wacom 1.5 hour
the idea the child wear his father cloth!

11-04-2004, 11:20 PM
"The day dad left for the war, I gave him Teddy. I told him to take it out and think of me whenever he got scared. He took it and hugged me. Mom started crying, and at the time I didn't know why. But now I know she was crying because she knew it could be the last time would ever see him... and it was."

40 minutes / ArtRage / Wacom Intuos3

* I spent about an hour and a half on this and was really liking it, but then ArtRage crashed and this was the last point at which I had saved it. :banghead: :cry:

11-04-2004, 11:28 PM
Any tips on how to improve the effect im trying to get would be appreciated.
(about 2hrs using photoshop with 3 photos for reference)


11-04-2004, 11:35 PM
Hi pistenbully,

you did a pretty good job there.
What you could do is add a lightrim to the boy (the light that's comming from the vehicles).

Hope you know what I mean, cos sometimes my english is a bit faulty :)

11-04-2004, 11:48 PM
....for the tip art2. I'll give it a go, but I won't post it ( 'cos its against the law and I don't want to end up where my dad is!)


11-04-2004, 11:58 PM
ok I am back!... I was so busy I havent been able to post, but I thought Id give a little twist to todays topic... make it not so sad.
Photoshop 1.5 hours, used reference for the dude "how u doing?"

the day daddy left.... uncle Jerry came over

nice work everyone.

11-05-2004, 12:52 AM
This one changed alot while I was painting it.. The perspective is off, not very happy with this one. I need to start spending more time on planning my sketch than finishing it.

2hours. photoshopCS

11-05-2004, 01:50 AM
Unfortunately some of us have experienced the situation....
Nice works so far everyone!
Pen and paper 30 minutes, and a wee bit of PS.

Daolohua CnC
11-05-2004, 04:33 AM
Hey everyone. I hope I've followed all the rules correctly. (First work I've ever submitted to CGtalk :)

time: 2.5 hours or so in Photoshop 7.



11-05-2004, 04:37 AM
im kinda busy rite now but heres a try

wacom/photoshop-15 min

11-05-2004, 05:05 AM
I tried to go for a more light-hearted approach...
1.5 hrs PS/Wacom

11-05-2004, 05:08 AM
Hey everyone. I hope I've followed all the rules correctly. (First work I've every submitted to CGtalk :)
time: 2.5 hours or so in Photoshop 7.
Matt - yes you followed the rules, and that's a really emotional sketch - good job!

11-05-2004, 05:41 AM
puppies have dads too. 30min/ painter

11-05-2004, 07:10 AM
PS7 2hrs
Ouch...tough topic...don't like looking at a sad kid that long...glad I tackled this one though....perfect example of the stretching SOTD provides (feel the burn).

interesting takes by all, I particularly liked Daolohua CnC,FridayEve and DigitalSkunkwrx.

11-05-2004, 10:38 AM
Sagie_13: very funny, still using a mouse?
AzurA: like the classic feel of the drawing. But the objects aren't looking that wet, while it's raining very hard.
Adamos: that is a cool piece!
Doalohua: great emotional piece, good job on the contrast girl and dad.
SpaceCowboy: good try, check your perspective next time.
Robin: very funny also... pity he just shaved his legs.:)
FridayEve: I really like your painterly pieces. Dog could use a more furry texture, but I dig his color ;)
gemcap: good job on his expression. Don't know about the lighting tho, especially on his hair.

now I will shut up...:wavey:

Xanthan Gum
11-05-2004, 11:28 AM
Hey guys!! Im badk after long weeks without a tablet and posting..

Awsome work ya'll!!!
Well heres mine.. It was the first thing i could come up with.. =/
15 min/ OpenCanvas/ Tablet.. =)

11-05-2004, 04:12 PM

ohh god, i draw very bad with mouse, half hour im learning painter.


11-05-2004, 05:03 PM
:The day dad left:
Well i did this at work i had to work fast :D took me 15 mins on photoshop and my mouse dont have a wacom tablet yet.
This picture means alot to me, the light and the darkness and the feeling of being alone when your dad or loved one leaves.

11-05-2004, 05:44 PM
gemcap: good job on his expression. Don't know about the lighting tho, especially on his hair.Thanks Art2, for the kudos and the crit, I knew it wasn't quite right, but focusing on it now I see that it's damn near backwards DOH!

Still, this piece was a big step forward for me I think, thanks again

11-05-2004, 08:17 PM
Little late but here is my entry.

Nice work everyone!
daolohua cnc nice sketch very emotional! The shading needs a little work though

Daolohua CnC
11-05-2004, 08:44 PM
Thanks goro, I like yours as well. Thanks for the crit.


11-05-2004, 09:43 PM
Thx Art nice to have it from You!

11-06-2004, 12:54 AM
"The day daddy left, he left behind a 3 year old boy he hardly knew and a policeman writhing in pain on our front lawn."

For Mecos, who asked that we don't get all depressing. :)
About 1.5 hours, ps.

11-06-2004, 01:09 AM
Ilikesoup that's hilarious man!

And I like like your recruiting method - resistance is futile - :D haha!

11-06-2004, 06:27 AM

painter / ps / 45min

11-06-2004, 06:47 AM
hehe I like that monger..., especially the dad...fresh take!

11-06-2004, 07:14 AM
cheers gemcap :)

11-06-2004, 12:47 PM

45min photoshop
well thats my version of the day dad left.

11-06-2004, 04:55 PM
ilikesoup - LOVE IT!! I keep hearing the theme song from "Cops!"...."bad boys, bad boys...whatcha gonna do?...whatcha gonna do when they come for you?..."

11-06-2004, 08:44 PM
Here's one :cool:

My siblings and I were always happy when our dad left for work (especially when he went on business trips) and ecstatic the day he dad left for good!

Penciled with blueline, inked with a Pentel "Metallic Brush" (a purple one because its the darkest), scanned into Photoshop, and colored. Took about 100 minutes today.

11-07-2004, 03:08 AM
Art2 -- Thanks. And I thought we might get a bigger crowd of participants if people stopped thinking they had a choice in the matter. :)

robinayles -- I was hearing the same song as I drew it. BTW, this is the first drawing I've done using my poseable 18" Spiderman figure. It's got 67 different joints! I never could have drawn from this perspective otherwise. Highly recommended!

11-07-2004, 04:28 PM
ilikesoup - spiderman figure huh?...It seems to me that you are truely a GEEK! :)

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