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

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

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

Some time with pencil and coal.

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


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

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

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

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

wacom/photoshop-15 min

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

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

11 November 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 November 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 November 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 November 2004, 04:12 PM

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


11 November 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 November 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 November 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 November 2004, 08:44 PM
Thanks goro, I like yours as well. Thanks for the crit.


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

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

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

11 November 2004, 06:27 AM

painter / ps / 45min

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

11 November 2004, 07:14 AM
cheers gemcap :)

11 November 2004, 12:47 PM

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

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

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