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11 November 2004, 02:01 PM
"one in a million"
By Octothreat

Posted Nov 9 9 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.
* RESOLUTION : The image can have any aspect ratio up to 800 x 600
* 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, unless is it an integral part of the challenge.
* 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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11 November 2004, 04:04 PM
about 3-4 hour with painter and photoshop.

11 November 2004, 04:51 PM
Androgs: :applause::applause:

here's my humble quickie sketch today:
10mins, psp7

11 November 2004, 05:30 PM
Quick little piece, got a bit bored when doing it, so it's not very good.

11 November 2004, 09:04 PM
One is supposed to be holding a bucket and spade, but that pretty much failed, oh well here it is. About an hour of photoshoppy with the mousey. Oh and androgs that's pretty damn funky =]

11 November 2004, 09:31 PM
I woke up at 5am this morning so the creative part of my brain is pretty much in a coma right now... but I wanted to sketch anyway. First thing that popped in my head was that Aaliyah song... and I've been wanting to try a portrait so here it is.

45 minutes / Photoshop / Wacom Intuos3 9x12 / photo ref used (not paintover) (
Struggling with digital painting... but I will get it one of these days. :banghead:

P.S. - Does this fall into that no-no of a "tribute" / non-original composition since it was painted looking at a pic? If so, I'll delete it.

11 November 2004, 09:33 PM
androgs, that is amazing

consider this a placeholder post

11 November 2004, 11:09 PM
DigitalSkunkwrx - if that's you "trying to get the hang of it" I can't wait to see your stuff when you DO get the hang of it. That rocks!

No I don't think its against the rules to use a photo ref and do a portrait.

Absolutely beautiful, man!

11 November 2004, 12:25 AM
Robin - Thanks! I am glad you all like my stuff. It can be pretty intimidating around here (and on CGTalk in general) with all the superb art flying around. I suppose I am too critical on myself sometimes. I guess what I meant is that it is frustrating trying to "re-learn" everything in digital format... I am pretty comfortable with traditional media (that's why I've been doing lots of those pencil sketches using ArtRage!) But especially with trying to do digital painting, I struggle with muddiness, overlapping and trying to find my workflow. I just need to practice practice practice... and that's why I've joined in on the daily sketch fun! I used to pump out sketchbooks left and right in highschool... but since then I have gotten away from it... so this is the best thing to keep me drawing (almost) everyday.

ApricotSoup - I like your abstract figures... all the headroom you gave them yearns for a distant hill or horizon showing the crowd of "millions" extending indefinitely. Maybe one or two in the foreground on the sides to almost put you "into" the crowd would be a nice touch as well.

Androgs- Beautiful! I would love to live in a city (or arcology?) like that in the future.

11 November 2004, 01:00 AM
Apricotsoup: Cool, I like it!

Blueline-pencil, brush-inked, photoshop colors = 45min

11 November 2004, 03:16 AM
I know its stupid and cheesy but I don't have much time today, and its the only thing that kept coming into my mind. About 30 min. PS/Wacom.

11 November 2004, 03:27 AM
Just got my first tablet this week and now im trying to learn how to use it. I love looking at everyones work on here. Beautiful work Androgs and Digital.

30 min./Wacom/Photoshop

11 November 2004, 03:46 AM
Wow a lot of new faces :D

I havent been here in a long while due to being so busy with school and what not. Hopefully ill be able to participate more often.

About 25 mins in photoshop.

I know the odds of winning are a lot greater but i intially was gonna have a huge truck behind him as it was about to hit him and well it idnt turn out to well.

11 November 2004, 04:20 AM
Hi guys
Nice work everybody
1:30 houre Ps+Wacom
One in the million that Egypt qualified for Wold Cup:D

11 November 2004, 05:20 AM
hi people

ApricotSoup: i love your piece. awesome style.

here is mine. i hope i didn't break any rules. i modeled clay then painted over it in photoshop (i don't use refs.)
claymodel about 40 min and 40 min painting.

captain chapo
11 November 2004, 05:29 AM
one in a million...just playing with colors, 30mins PS

11 November 2004, 05:58 AM
2 hours/ painter

11 November 2004, 06:23 AM
55 min painter
Nothing like those 100 yard field goals.

11 November 2004, 07:10 AM
:) Hey, Thanks for the comment all!!
all of you also doing a good job:thumbsup: !! keep it up;).!

11 November 2004, 07:40 AM
10 minutes photoshop mouse

highly annoyed and distracted, with other things. but here it is :)

11 November 2004, 10:36 AM
hi does anyone know how to make attachment images appear as images as opposed to thumb nails? or do i have to host the image?

second question. can everyone see my attachments?

11 November 2004, 11:04 AM
hi does anyone know how to make attachment images appear as images as opposed to thumb nails? or do i have to host the image?

second question. can everyone see my attachments?

1_ you have to host them indeed and link to the url with IMG tags

2_ I can see your images :)

11 November 2004, 11:31 AM
Thanks for the comments people, DigitalSkunkwrx I kinda gave up on the piece, there should be something up there to fill the gap but sloth is a strong vice. Was originally going to be something either really tall or jumping to fill the gap but I settled on that in the end.

11 November 2004, 11:35 AM

painter / 45min

11 November 2004, 03:13 PM
Ok here is mine.. phew just in time
Photoshop and mouse.. 1.5 hours.

11 November 2004, 11:19 PM
Ok, here's mine. I think this time I'm not late, hehe. :)

Hope you like it! Photoshop 7, 2 hours 20 minutes. Focused at the lucky meaning of "one in a million". (It does have a lucky meaning, doesn't it?) In fact, this guy is twice as lucky, cause he's found one of those 4 leaf clovers, hehe. :D

11 November 2004, 02:20 PM
Hi folks!

Some great stuff here... especially FridayEve, Calzoncillas and Androgs! Excellent stuff.

Here's mine. A wee bit late but I wanted to do it anyway...

40 mins Photoshop/mouse


The Ton

11 November 2004, 03:11 PM
really good one TheTon!

Calzoncillos - really nice...I like that he's got "2 in a million"! :)

11 November 2004, 04:17 AM
I thought about rats but, here in NY pigeons are considered rats with feathers and more pleasent to the eye so....voila! I'll try to catch up w. all the sketching by tomorrow, hopefully. 2.5 PS/Wacom

11 November 2004, 04:31 AM
I thought about rats but, here in NY pigeons are considered rats with feathers and more pleasent to the eye so....voila! LOL! I like their viewpoint!

Nice illustration, cool looking pigeon (cool for a pigeon that is... heh)! Did you use a photo reference?

11 November 2004, 07:06 AM reference the feathers, that was it, I just drew it straight on PS.

robinayles, I haven't tried Painter yet, I'll keep you posted.

11 November 2004, 11:35 PM
40mins Painter/Wacom

Excellent work everyone, I like the way everyone has had a different take on this topic.


particle man
11 November 2004, 06:23 PM
Hey calzoncillos, I like your style, and that exact thing happened to my Grandpa when he was a kid, swinging on an old power line. Lucky for me that mattress saved his life, eh? Good work!


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