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11 November 2004, 01:43 PM
"my imaginary friend"
By erpel
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, 02:28 PM
Open Canvas 1.1 and wacom graphire 3. Took about 20 min

Didnīt have anymore time to put on this one becaues school is running over me :(

11 November 2004, 05:12 PM
My imaginary friend: John the fat rabbit! Blue, Cool and fat.

PS7 + Mouse, 20 min

11 November 2004, 05:14 PM
My imaginary friend
Photoshop/Wacom/Over an hour

11 November 2004, 05:41 PM
All right, so for the first time I am posting in this forum.

Just some info about myself. I am more of a hobbyist, having bought a tablet yesterday only. You can see that as of now, I am not much good at it, artistically as well as technically.

Hope to get better with the help of great folks at CGtalk.

And ya, I used PS7, took me around 30 min. I know it is very rough, but my work hours are Aghhh..:(

11 November 2004, 06:34 PM
My imaginary friend
Photoshop/Wacom/Over an hour
Wow... I swear to god, I just started on a sketch with the exact same composition but a green monster :eek:

11 November 2004, 06:59 PM
sa9dm - it looks like you are off to a good start, and the daily sketch group is a great way to gain experience and get in some practice and good advice. The discipline of drawing every day is really good, and since the topics change too, it helps to flex those artistic muscles in the brain! :) Welcome, hope to see more of your work.

Alice - the difference is that you were going to have a green monster with you as the little girl - but for I mean Supervlieg...he IS the monster in the pic! :applause:

11 November 2004, 08:36 PM
Here's a pic of my friend. He's soooo cool :thumbsup:

PianterIX, Photoshop7, 5 hours

11 November 2004, 08:41 PM
Art2, you goofball - HA! 5 hours? Yeah, riiiiiight! Fun idea tho! :)

11 November 2004, 09:29 PM
Lol Art2!! :D

11 November 2004, 09:58 PM
Wow... I swear to god, I just started on a sketch with the exact same composition but a green monster :eek:
Lol, I actually tried some different compositions before trying this one. And the monster was green at one point. Creepy...

RobinAyles: I ain't no monster! But thanks for the compliment.

11 November 2004, 10:56 PM
Photoshop, wacom, 15mins

11 November 2004, 12:27 AM

1 hour, photoshop 7 + graphire 3 tablet.
...I just realised I made it look alot like that HellBoy devil-squid

11 November 2004, 01:14 AM
Some people have some FREAKY friends! ;)

Cool monsters Jeffsimpson (it looks original to me) and Supervlieg!

I didn't have an imaginary friend. I had imaginary friends, and they were always trying to kill me! But I showed them who was boss of my dad's garden! :twisted:

One day there was such a terrible battle that half the garden was destroyed. My dad was not very happy about that at all :wip: I had such thankless responsibilities!

blue-pencile, brush-ink, photoshop-colors and what not=2hr

11 November 2004, 03:00 AM
20 mins PS. I need more time in my work day!:scream:

11 November 2004, 03:32 AM
grillkungen: Nice invisibility there! Throw a background in! Even a simple background creates far more depth in an image. I'm no expert on sketches (and you can see that by my effort!), but I think it helps.:)
Candaloo: Tee hee hee! He's so fat. I'd suggest the same thing for you as I did for grillkungen. Even a simple rough colour in the background brings out the image more.
Supervlieg: You're insane. An amazing artist, but insane.:D I love the contrast of colour to grey.
sa9dm: Go go pencil head! It's good to see you join in the DSG! You'll improve tenfold, believe me!
Art2: I don't care if it's an almost black space, I really like it!
S-Designs: Sock puppets are ALWAYS amusing!
Jeffsimpson: Great lighting and design. Love the colours.
GOT!: Keep it up! You've got style.

11 November 2004, 03:40 AM
2 hours, scanned pensil sketch + Photoshop coloring

i just drew myself with the most imaginary Friend i could ever have, like a comic fantasy to me! ;) ... its all about respect i guess LOL

Gr8 work Alice
Art2 i dont get it.
Keep up the Good work All

11 November 2004, 03:51 AM
My Imaginary Friend....

I know there's a lot wrong with it (like I forgot to add shadows under their feet - and other things I'm not happy with) but I got tired of trying to fix it. About 2 hours PS/Wacom.

Hey there GOT...what have you been smokin' boy? :)

Keem - I really love yours...but you DO understand the difference between "imaginary" and "inflatable", right? HA HA! :scream:

11 November 2004, 04:14 AM
15 min/ painter
i feel a little off tonight, but tomorrow is fridayeve- woo!
i don't like doing fan art but this guy was my imaginary friend.

11 November 2004, 04:24 AM
awww robinayles that's so cute! :)

This whole thread made me smile. And some really funny ones here :)

Well I sort of got carried away with this one... to the tune of nearly three hours :eek: Didn't feel that long, but the time flew.

About the image: Every night her invisible companion whisks her away to an enchanted place beyond all dreams...

PSP9 + PS, wacom tablet.


11 November 2004, 05:10 AM
A little more than a hour. Painter.

So. . . is the imaginary friend the spider or the girl? Or is the collective properties of the two become the imaginary friend? Like the friend is the girl who has a spider.Bah~ forget it.

Needs more contrast.

11 November 2004, 05:31 AM
grillkungen GOT!: Keep it up! You've got style. Thanks :thumbsup:

Hey there GOT...what have you been smokin' boy? :) LOL, well, snicker, see all those plants in that garden... hee hee... ;) Actually my wife saw your comment (because I allways get excited to participate here and show her everybody elses work), and she said to me, "you don't need anything, no drugs, no boze, no nothing, to get like you are!" :hmm: :hmm: :hmm: Thats my sweet-heart :love:

Keem, that is some women!
Cool stylized Batman FridayEve.

Nice work everybody!

captain chapo
11 November 2004, 06:19 AM
ok yeh i kinda let my imagination we have here a pink rat, doing a dance...or something. :D 20 mins PS?

11 November 2004, 06:43 AM
about 1h15 PS CS / wacom
a wild cat that told me to do evil stuff... :rolleyes:

11 November 2004, 06:43 AM
Everyone needs an imaginary pink rat! Awsome concept...

37 min painter...

11 November 2004, 07:34 AM
Not sure if it's my imaginary friend:)

Nice work everybody
ps+wacom 30 minute

11 November 2004, 07:47 AM
First entry, I'm not too happy with it, but what ever :shrug:. Haven't been using PS very long, so I aint that great. Lemme know what you think and how I could improve.
PS + mouse + 45mins =

11 November 2004, 08:15 AM
let me introduce you to my bestest imaginary friend in the whole wide universe! its name, Candoo and he is super kick ass cool! i think it took several hours, probably 2 hours total from the pencil sketch to cleaning up lines to adding color...

11 November 2004, 08:27 AM
2 hrs (ugh), Pencil & ballpoint pen + Photoshop (no wacom grr.)

PS: The imaginary one is on the right (I think.)


11 November 2004, 08:45 AM
im wrong in tha head...there4 i have couple....may b fun 2 chek'em the way theyve been im my head a few times..


11 November 2004, 09:07 AM
well... this is my 1st post and my 1st speed cg. finished it in.. about... 2...hours....(so much for speed) nice to meet you guys and... hope i could learn alot from all of you.
p.s.>>yeah, flame me, i used to believe in fairies....

open canvas, adobe photoshop 7

11 November 2004, 09:50 AM
spacecowboyspike: you must be quite popular man ;) so many friends... weird looking too...

keem: what do you mean you don't get it... that's a picture of my friend (spend 5 hours on that!)... what do you mean you can't see him...? ...He's right there!

11 November 2004, 10:13 AM
Lots of imaginative critters heareabouts. Not surprising given the topic today.
Since i haven't been contributing for awhile and i found me some time i thought i'd put up something.
My imaginary friends growing up are basically different versions of me: shy-me, angry-me, critical-me etc... all giving me a piece of their mind at opportune moments.
Now they only appear on the very rare occassions in brief fleeting glimpses (after all, who talks to himself when he's all growned up?)
I wonder.... is it another valuable part of our childhood we leave behind? :sad:

15 min pencil self-portrait. 30 min digitally coloring it. 1 hr or so trying to find decent filters to get the final effect.

11 November 2004, 10:27 AM
1 and a half hour, Painter + Wacom
Candaloo, brkofdon. Bunnys are easy target to be imaginary friends I guess? Inspiration strikes from what I used to grow up watching. Bugs Bunny and Roger Rabbit are the most inspirable characters I ever saw since I was a child.

Once again many great entries!
Lol Art 2! Gotta love your crazy ideas!
robinayles, when I was young, I did used to imagine those balloons with faces are alive! Just that I never imagine them having a body.

11 November 2004, 10:56 AM
Really good work Hammy_W..I like that rabbit. :thumbsup:

11 November 2004, 10:57 AM
RobinAyles: I like both the concept as well as the execution, nicely balanced pic, a depiction of a world of fantasy.
brkofdon: that's a great one, would love to have one like that.
Friday eve, captain chapo and HammyV: very nice pics indeed.

(Mine has been refusing to talk to me for years now, he feels that I'm not the sort of company an imaginary friend should keep)

11 November 2004, 10:59 AM
Robinayles, Sureal! .. i love the Concept.
Fridayeve, i love ur technique
brkofdon, WoW
Vitriolic, love the idea, a bright background would help.
Spacecowboyspike, thats what sketching is all about , keep up the good work
Mahir, ur technique gives the feeling of "imaginary"
Hammy, i love the bunny , i wish it was my own friend ;)
Art2, i am still looking at ur work.. is it the Invisible friend?

i have rated this thread.. 5
Good work everyone, keep it comming..

11 November 2004, 02:04 PM
Excellent additions since my last visit to this thread!

Here's another. Adam didn't really care his friend Alice didn't exist - afterall she was the only one who understood him...

35 minutes, Project Dogwaffle + PS + wacom.


11 November 2004, 03:47 PM
WOW! Lots of entries on this topic - SWEEET! :thumbsup:

Thanks for the compliments y'all (Robertt, Hammy, UnlikelyCorny, Keem) its always nice to have other's comment on your work. <blushes>

FridayEve - looks like Batman had his head put in a stretching machine! Nice composition. :)
Robertt - I really like this one alot - love the watercolor look! oh - just saw your 2nd one, gotta say I like the first one best, but I like the sentiment of the 2nd one too.
Wobb - I like for the contrast, I think the main characters are fine, maybe just a different, darker background is all you need there. Good job!
GOT - Aaaah...Now I understand the plants! :) I don't need no mind altering substances either, and when people tell me I'm wierd, I just say, Thank you!
Captain Chapo - have you been smoking GOT's plants again?
thesuit - that is one SCARY looking cat!
Hey Octothreat! Is that the Jolly Green Giant? - HO HO HO... I like that a lot!
AHMED - looks more like a nightmare to me - EEK!
Effortless|Supra - Welcome to the group! Really nice first sketch! He looks like he could either be really sweet, or open that mouth to reveal sharp scary teeth! YIKE! As for improvement - just keep doing sketches, the more you practice, the better you get. And this is a great place to check out other people's style of working, then play around with it and see if it works for you.
brkofdon - I really like this one, super great line work!
Vitriolic - that is really nice I love their expressions! I can't believe you are doing these without a Wacom! Just set up a jar and collect your extra change - eventually, you will have enough to buy a Wacom.
SpaceCowboySpike - I have 2 comments...1) your mind must be a really crowded place, and 2) there is a name for this condition, it is called "multiple personality disorder"! :eek: jk
Aiori - Welcome aboard! Really super good first sketch! You know I just hate it when people come in with their first sketch and its better than mine and I've been working so hard to improve! ARGH! No, seriously - that is really nice. I like everything about it...besides I don't think you're ever too old to believe in fairies!
mahir - welcome back, my friend! I love your sketch! well worth the time you put into it!
Hammy - I just always love your sketches! I think another reason people have an imaginary rabbit friend is the movie "Harvey" where Jimmy Stuart had an imaginary rabbit friend (or was he real?) - he was a "Pooka" - Pookas are 6 foot tall invisible rabbits.

11 November 2004, 04:33 PM
my imaginary friend was killed by television...

11 November 2004, 06:39 PM
nyah~! AIORI is here~! ^^

everyone, please treat her kindly. a beginer in CG art. thanks~!

as for me, sorry for not participating and commenting. been busy (excuse >< ) but i will drop in time to time to check things out.

keep up the good sketch everyone. i'll be watching ^^ cheers~!

11 November 2004, 08:43 PM
nyah~! AIORI is here~! ^^

everyone, please treat her kindly. a beginer in CG art. thanks~!

blabla ( :) )
A beginner? wow, nice work then ^^

11 November 2004, 12:05 AM
A beginner? wow, nice work then ^^Yeah, I'll say so too :thumbsup:

11 November 2004, 04:54 AM
Eeeps, i've been announced @_o..
everyone's so humble here... i feel so embarrassed.
thanx!! nice to meet all of u again. =)

11 November 2004, 07:07 AM
Here is my first post since September.
Took 3 hours!
half an hour to draw the person, an hour to draw the grass and then an hour and a half to get the pic to work on my computer.
used INK on paper.

11 November 2004, 01:40 PM
Welcome back majofo - really nice pencil sketch...but where is his chainsaw? :)

11 November 2004, 08:57 PM
...we played from cloud to cloud. Just me and Ike...2.5 Hr PS/Wacom

11 November 2004, 09:47 PM
actually robinayles I used a pen nib with ink...i know it looks like a pencil drawing but that's cause of the scan.

11 November 2004, 09:45 AM
just making my new avatar feel welcome...

painter / 1hr

11 November 2004, 01:28 PM
my imaginary friend was killed by television...

11 November 2004, 02:08 PM
thanks :blush:

11 November 2004, 01:25 AM
Photoshop 1 hr

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