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11 November 2004, 01:58 PM
"playing with matches"
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We will try to post one of these topics once a day for your enjoyment.

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* Post only your FINAL piece on this thread, based on the topic on the thread.
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11 November 2004, 03:04 PM
Hey, everyone..
I have missed some good sketches this week... DAM finals approaching... I will have more time during the holiday weekend I hope...
well guess what I finally obeyed you guys suggestion and I got a WACOM tablet! It is a 6*8 graphire 3 tablet. I am going to try this out and then if I like it invest on the Intous 3 9*12. I also saw wacom had this Cintiq thing that you can draw ON the screen! wow, cool, maybe I will kill my piggy bank and get that one.

so in honor of my new WACOM I will like to post today even thought I am pressed for time.
:) fun :bounce: :bounce:

11 November 2004, 03:10 PM
Sagi - welcome to the wonderful world of Wacom! I lust in my heart for the Cintiq also. But since art isn't my job, I have a hard time justifying to myself spending that kind of money. But I do think its high time I upgraded to a bigger and newer tablet from my Intuos 2 4x5!! Enjoy and lets see some great sketches soon!

oh...and..PS - you're not going to like it, you're going to LOVE it, so start saving your pennies in the penny jar right away!

11 November 2004, 05:15 PM
Photoshop and Wacom 2 hours- this Wacom thing rocks!
Used Reference for the firemen pose and gear on google :)
I am happy with the fire, but please do give me suggestions.

11 November 2004, 05:49 PM

30minutes photoshop 7.0

i'm really getting into this daily sketch stuff it's cool

11 November 2004, 06:23 PM
hehe, could'nt help it:)

40-50 min photoshop with mouse, sry. very sketchy:).

11 November 2004, 07:24 PM

photoshop / mouse / pen tool / 20 mins

11 November 2004, 09:31 PM
nice sketch sagi, and congrats on your new wacom, only suggestion: keep it up!:buttrock:

11 November 2004, 10:54 PM
playing with matches is okay unless your opponent is playing with flamethrower.

about 1 hour photoshop cs on my wacom.

11 November 2004, 11:05 PM
Just a quick sketch, 15-20 mins, Wacom/ArtRage

11 November 2004, 11:08 PM
long time no post, oh boy sagi u improved alot :)

here's mine hosted by imageshack

photoshop+wacom, one hour on and off

sorry about the brick wall.. i was speeding things up..

concept...:"he's so full of alcohol he's inflamable..." bare with me.... :P

11 November 2004, 11:19 PM
Hey there made_in_uterus, Welcome back!! Really nice sketch. The glow is great!

Sagi - man! that is really great! A guy gets a Wacom, and WHAM! he's off to the races!

11 November 2004, 12:27 AM
About 20 mins PS (tiny wacom!)

11 November 2004, 12:27 AM
photoshop, less than 1 hour

11 November 2004, 01:48 AM
first digital painting... so 1h 45min / PS / Trust Tablet 200

11 November 2004, 02:57 AM
Sagi -- Damn, girl! If you're not careful, people will be begging you for tutorials now. Seriously, though. It looks like you've got some painting experience that you weren't able to show off with a mouse. Be careful with your brushstrokes, though. The lines on the front fireman's cuff and his chest, and on the rear fm's tank look like you ran out of patience at the end and squiggled them in. It stands out because the rest of the shaded areas are so well chosen. Also, front fm's hands could use some yellow highlights a) to show how close the fire is, and b) to show distinct fingers on his hands. Glad you're enjoying your new Wacom! :)

11 November 2004, 03:05 AM
Oh my, thank you so much guys for the nice words, it really means a lot to me.
I also enjoy the crits cause it helps me out to get better.
I must say this daily sketch thing is really great, I dont always have time to do it every day but just by doing this practice I feel that I have indeed gotten better. I see the improvement with everyone.
:) so I just wanted to extend a thank you to everyone for making this sketch group what it is.


11 November 2004, 03:06 AM
Thought I'd have some fun. Can't do much without my tablet here at home.

PS7 w/mouse approx. 30-45min. What's a good technique for making fire?

Crap. I just realized my lighting is all off on my matches. Shouldn't have done the bevel like that. grrr...

11 November 2004, 03:22 AM
What's a good technique for making fire?
I just made a custom brush that works quite well:
But for stylised fire, I'm still getting the hang of it myself!

11 November 2004, 03:57 AM
"You know, if you play with matches. . . you're sure to get burned."

1/2 hour, wacom. I've missed you guys!

11 November 2004, 04:32 AM
The real story of "2001".
1:20/ painter
Thanks all for your comments- it's great to have a place to practice each day.

11 November 2004, 05:18 AM

about 20 mins in all together.

hope it made some one laugh.

11 November 2004, 05:23 AM
PS, 20 min.

11 November 2004, 06:57 AM
Good work everybody! :thumbsup:

This happened to me at a company party (except the barbeque was one of those 50gallon drums cut in half and layed horizontal). I kept dumping lighter fluid on the hot briqetts unti... FOOOM!!! I lost all the hair on my face and forhead... heh.

blue-pencil, brush-inked, scan, illustrator=2hr

11 November 2004, 07:03 AM's great to have a place to practice each day. I second that! I struggle to draw stuff for the sake of drawing. Having topics put up for us and a place to display the work is awesome! And THANK YOU RobertoOrtiz and CGtalk!

11 November 2004, 09:38 AM
i went for the playing with fire angle...
painter / 20mins

Sagi, great work :thumbsup:
thebigxer, LOL ... you have really captured the spark of true romance!
FridayEve, 10/10 for nailing the moonlight, love it :thumbsup:

11 November 2004, 09:58 AM

11 November 2004, 10:09 AM
Damn its good to be back;
DrawMonger, hahahahahahahaha.
I likesoup, welcome back. Nice drawings you guys!

11 November 2004, 10:34 AM
Very stylish Friday, and congrats on getting the wacom sagi :)

1 & 1/2 hrs, Photoshop + Wacom with a dodgy stylus


11 November 2004, 11:19 AM
I got a WACOM tablet! It is a 6*8 graphire 3 tablet. I am going to try this out and then if I like it invest on the Intous 3 9*12. I also saw wacom had this Cintiq thing that you can draw ON the screen! wow, cool, maybe I will kill my piggy bank and get that one.
Sagi, I also use a Graphire3. I thought the Intous was too expensive, maybe when my Graphire breaks down I'll consider buying an Intous :) Some people like the Graphire better than the Intous and visa versa, but for me it was a price thing. So for now enjoy your Graphire3!
But that Cintiq is very sexy, very expensive too!

11 November 2004, 12:55 PM
Keem: truly brilliant!

I just couldn't watch this thread without posting some positive comments on your drawing.
Simple, to the point and -oh boy- so funny :)

It actually took me a few minutes to recover from laughter.

11 November 2004, 01:41 PM
Sagi finally you got a wacom. You made a huge improvement. Really nice.
Keep it up!

Made in Uterus! Nice to see you here again....well I definetly should post more often here....
not much time lately...

nice one friday and vitriolic!

11 November 2004, 02:53 PM
how y'all doin my lovelies?

Some great pix on here today! Friday and Vitriolic especially...

Sagi - Congrats on the aquisition of your Wacom! You'll never look back! As the 1980's British pop/dance crossover diva Yazz once said, "The only way is up, baby!"

Soup, where you been man?

So here's my little effort...

40 mins Photoshop and Wacomette.

11 November 2004, 03:53 PM
Keem: truly brilliant!

I just couldn't watch this thread without posting some positive comments on your drawing.
Simple, to the point and -oh boy- so funny :)

It actually took me a few minutes to recover from laughter.

Thanx Bajaman, i guess we both have the same memories of Wild Childhood :arteest:

11 November 2004, 03:55 PM
thanks Robinayles :) , thanks Goro, glad to be back, i can't stay away from these daily sketches for too much time. :)

fridayeve u got some serious skills! loved the strokes!!

captain chapo
11 November 2004, 05:19 PM
damn sagi, getting the wacom was quite a good thing for you! although i can't say you weren't making definite improvement with the mouse, but this was kind of like a leap for you. hope it's not beginners luck...haha just messin.

great to see all of these new people here. and i just decided to do a sketch for this topic...ok i'm back 5mins later with a quick sketch...and now late to art history...5mins PS.

11 November 2004, 05:53 PM
Sagi_13 do you know that wacom has pressure sensitivity? That's one of the things to buy it after all. Wacom is a waste of money if it wouldn't have pressure sensitivity. I think graphire isn't enough good considering it's price. I' am buying a wacom volito someday.

11 November 2004, 03:31 AM
Amanda loved to perform her "Blazing Batons of Death" routine.

Keem - that is so funny....but I didn't know you had met my grandson! That seems like something he would do. Especially since his father has the nickname of "Sparky" ever since he accidentally caught the kitchen on fire in his brand new house! :)

Virtiolic - WOW! That is classic! Great one!

Too many fantastic ones to comment on all - really good work everyone.

11 November 2004, 06:28 AM
Thanx robinayles .. i didnt know u had a grand son! he must be fun ;)

11 November 2004, 08:46 PM
I've been a bit uninspired lately. Sorry for that. Busy at work, wanting to finish the Space Opera piece first, a very complicated painting I have in my head, yadayadayada...

Anyway, about 30 minutes from ref:

Very nice sketch, good concept :thumbsup:

11 November 2004, 03:13 PM
Gosh - one of my suggestions, and I almost missed it - lol

some really hot entries (groan)

20 mins - photoshop 7

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