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10 October 2006, 12:57 AM
concept for a friends novell

10 October 2006, 01:22 AM

10 October 2006, 05:37 AM

This is my first time posting on CG talk and I'm pretty nervous actually! This is my first time to do a serious digital painting without lineart. I got inspired by all the lovely painted artworks by the Avalanche Studio that does the concept art for Disney's video games. =D

10 October 2006, 07:28 AM
Hey SR - great image. it seems u are friends with similar tastes aye? the subect of the novel is similar to ur tastes yeah? haha nice pic though. colours are good especially, maybe more thought went into them than some of ur speedies? very evocative, i think however ur fg area needs some small details or a hint of the cliff's silhoutte. the figure looks good but it seems strange to me that the figure kinda melts into the city (is he on a cliff? the roof of a ruined tower? the latter could give u some cool fg shapes...). love the piece tho :) hope u can handle crit from an inferior artist ;) hehe

BIN - it seems to me that the fg figure masses with that rock shape in the fg (my eye groups the two). So it seems to me that the figure is infront of the light source and therefore it is very strange that the shadow cast would be visible on the far wall ? I cant get my head around how that perspective would work....?

but everyone. great work. very inspiring. im gonna paint right now :)

10 October 2006, 07:47 AM
apologies for the monotone overdose :D It looked more interesting this way.

10 October 2006, 08:39 AM
You spex - nice pic.
If ur apologising for monochrome OD already, then theres not much i can say for these....
anyways, inspired by samsons reapers work, and some tips m@ has been giving to various people I have begun to realise silhoutte and tone are two of the most important parts of speed painting. So i decided to have a crack at a couple with refernence, to get used to painting these things.

these are both done from ref and both took about 20-30 mins.
I am quite pleased with the second one.

also these are hotlinked off a university forum... so IF YOU CAN SEE THESE IMAGES PLEASE LET ME KNOW !!! :thumbsup:

awesome guys thanks for the inpsiration and motivation :)

10 October 2006, 08:54 AM
thx Cave. I meant mono_chrome_. No sleep and no food makes Spex go batty, heh.
I can't see your images; apparently I need a password to login. :(

10 October 2006, 06:22 PM
Hi all,
great page

10 October 2006, 08:32 PM

From the journal of Private Alex J. Murphy
Saturday, 1st of July 1916
"From afar all we could see was a green glow. It wasnt clear what was causing the kills on our squadron. I looked like a green ball, but shooting it yielded no results. Thunder shot from this green ball and our men exploded when hit. It was like fighting a god. All we know is we lost that battle within a few seconds. As the battle came to an end I saw this mighty silhoutte standing in a ball of fire. I don't remember what happened after that. I guess I must have lost consciousness. I know not how I survived but I woke up the morning after the battle to find our whole platoon dead. Where the man stood who had defeated us only a hill off glass remained."

10 October 2006, 01:34 AM
ok heres some that wont need a password.
all from ref, all about a hlaf hour. first 3 for tone, last one for fun.
ps cos painter confuses me ;)
superveileg nice one. i jus found my way around CA and im gonna enter that thread too :)
nice pic and wicked story :)


10 October 2006, 03:29 AM
Supervlieg - great!


10 October 2006, 05:23 AM

ps7. 1 hr. I painted this up for illustration friday's topic, ghost!

10 October 2006, 07:07 AM
Nice collors in that last one Gord.

Nice one SR!

SPex, Arnocob!:thumbsup:

10 October 2006, 12:09 PM
cool stuff guys! ;)
Heres a new one: PS, wacom, 50min, no ref.

10 October 2006, 12:51 PM
Darknes in the city... Less than 1.5h using PS.

10 October 2006, 02:00 PM
danny that's great!

10 October 2006, 02:07 PM
Anim! Hey thanx man!

10 October 2006, 03:34 PM
quick doodle

10 October 2006, 06:24 PM
less than two hours...
2 hours...

10 October 2006, 06:48 PM

10 October 2006, 11:31 PM
They say it is future, the say it is usefull for us
... do you remember we used to be human

10 October 2006, 12:25 AM

Wow...the images are simply amazing...
Not only because they are drawn with a good technique...The atmosphere, they create is the key...
Esspecially the last one has a very strong atmosphere.
Very well done.

Something more to the grey mountain-picture:
Would you mind, doing a screengrab, when painting something like this again?
Would be more than great. The technique comes along very nicely.

Keep up your work...

10 October 2006, 05:22 AM
nice work all

another one

10 October 2006, 05:35 AM
Ikuru - thanks

Robair, vyse-soa nice!


10 October 2006, 09:06 AM
Thx you guys ;)

Deracus, jup, I'll try to do next time a screencap of the progress, though
I never now, when a Picture turns out good :D
For the foggy one, I just started doing the fog and clouds with the custom brush from and then added the rest just by sketching in on a new layer and erasing some parts of it, so it got surrounded and overlayed by the fog.

10 October 2006, 12:59 PM
hi, great all
nice Vyse-soa.

10 October 2006, 01:17 PM
wow gord great. ;) improving loads...note haven't seen your stuff for ages.

10 October 2006, 01:14 AM
bin - like the trad look, strong lines :thumbsup:

wham bam it's a car.

10 October 2006, 01:50 AM
"Analog" speedie:
And a digital:

Keep it up guys!
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10 October 2006, 05:40 AM
wow gord great. ;) improving loads...note haven't seen your stuff for ages.

Thanks anim_ziggy - long time no see! :)


10 October 2006, 09:37 AM
Thanks anim_ziggy - long time no see! :)


:shrug:yeah... have been busy..bad..lazy..dissapointed...etc etc kind of getting back to track now..

10 October 2006, 02:14 AM
Quick one, trying to merge the techinique with my style.

annisahmad, love that volcano
sagie, great analog!

10 October 2006, 12:19 PM
great work everyone !

audit: haha ,long time no see! :D


10 October 2006, 12:39 PM

10 October 2006, 04:02 PM
zyrinx> thanks. im liking that expression on the guy's face; makes me smile :). good work.

bin> beautiful work man. very vyle-like. Did you manage to get the new dvds then, or are you jsut exploring yourself? Keep it up, i dig it!

based off of a theme; up to you to guess. if you say it, and get it right, then i got it. if not, i suck. haha

10 October 2006, 07:06 PM
Liboir, Samsonsreaper, bin, audit, Robair, Vyse-soa - great stuff, guys

10 October 2006, 09:41 PM

10 October 2006, 11:05 PM
SR: Yeah! I love that sketch! It could be developed into a great poster, perhaps with a more dramatic perspective?
Playing with shapes...lost track of time on this one.

10 October 2006, 10:12 AM
a lot of wonderfull work in here!
im very new to cgsociety/talk so im posting some of my new and old "speedpaintings"
hope you dig.
ciao, dario

10 October 2006, 10:19 AM
last feaw posts are unreal from everyone!
Keep them skillz growing!

10 October 2006, 04:19 PM
1h and 5 min.
hope u dig.

10 October 2006, 09:59 PM
Lot's of great work here! Maybe lurking on this thread more often will make me paint more. Here's my lastest from two nights ago. 2-1/2 hours.

10 October 2006, 02:45 AM
Wow... the amount of talent in this thread is growing very quickly. Lots of newcomers too.

ikuru: I remember you from when you first joined us here. Your work is getting much better.

I wish I had the time to work on my speeds as regularly as you guys do.

Alright, midterm-exams just ended. I'll try to get some serious painting done this weekend.

10 October 2006, 08:15 PM
By halfway photoshop died so this is the second attempt i did.

10 October 2006, 12:42 AM
Oops, forgot to flip it back around

10 October 2006, 06:00 AM
from dsg


10 October 2006, 11:17 AM
from dsg


For You, Gord!!! Couldn't help but run it through the ZbornToy ( !!! :bounce:

...hope you don't mind the shameless advertising, but it's just too cool for that stuff.

10 October 2006, 11:37 AM
I've made a bunch of speedpaints for experimenting with the ZbornToy ( and Gord made me realize that it's actually kind of perfect for here in a way...

The basic sketch is totally rudimental and a matter of minutes (this one roughly 5 minutes)

But once you run it through the Toy, every little bit of the brush shows and reveals something rather appealing I find...

10 October 2006, 03:23 PM
Taron333 - very cool, very cool :thumbsup: opens a door on all sorts of possibilities - I am gonna start counting my pennies.


10 October 2006, 03:56 PM
SR- I have to say your work looks great. I especially like how you maintain a very siple surface, while getting a painterly feel. I'd like to see your process sometime. Do you have a post liek that online?

Specifically on that last piece, I feel anchoring the two dark shapes to the top edge really weights the piece down. The previous piece you posted had a very open feel that I like better. Is there a particular reason you anchored it this way?

Yeoh- I like your piece as well. Simple and painterly. But I'm not sure what the big figure is. Is it a robot, or a vehicle?

10 October 2006, 04:17 PM
ARGH! sorry about the double post, but I submitted before I was done.

annisahmad- I like the scale of youe image. It has an almost epic feel. I don't think the large planet on the top right would mee the horizon like that. You probably have looked up some reference so you're probably a better judge of that, but even if in reality it could/would look like that, compositionally it flattens the deep space you have created.

As to the subject, this character is isolated from the world. Is it frm his own doing? Does he have some power that created this riff?

Spex84- Compositionally speaking the focus of the image is too centered for my tase, but I love the pallette and the creature.

Spex84- Is that a creature or a suit of armor or something? I love the textures. Is that from your own custom brushes?

dario- I love the rang of work, your color pallette, and strokes. What software are you using?

ikuru- I dig. I like the mood. I wonder if you should keep the light blue around the flower darker though.

10 October 2006, 04:32 PM
werepumpkin: I suppose it's both :D.

10 October 2006, 04:44 PM
Taron333: wow.. whats that? looks really cool!! how did you do that? a special PS plugin?
Yeoh: very nice man! brave colors!

Heres a random quickpainting.. PS, Wacom, 40min. a reference pic was used for the colors.

10 October 2006, 05:12 PM
Taron333: wow.. whats that? looks really cool!! how did you do that? a special PS plugin? (

It's the first after effects plugin Philipp Spoeth ( and I did together. I had this idea during writing my first AE plugin, a color correction tool....then I played around and realized what else is possible in 2d...I couldn't stop and it became wild enough for him and me to tackle the rest together. I'll post more stuff unless anyone objects, but go check it out, we've just released it a few days ago! It's my first 'own' product so to say, so be gentle...hehehe!

Thanx a lot already! :thumbsup:

By the way, I'm totally blown away be what you guys are doing. Style has changed quite a bit! Fantastic work people, absolutely stunning stuff! :applause: :applause: :applause:

10 October 2006, 05:27 PM

10 October 2006, 05:29 PM (

It's the first after effects plugin Philipp Spoeth ( ( and I did together. I had this idea during writing my first AE plugin, a color correction tool....then I played around and realized what else is possible in 2d...I couldn't stop and it became wild enough for him and me to tackle the rest together. I'll post more stuff unless anyone objects, but go check it out, we've just released it a few days ago! It's my first 'own' product so to say, so be gentle...hehehe!

Thanx a lot already! :thumbsup:

By the way, I'm totally blown away be what you guys are doing. Style has changed quite a bit! Fantastic work people, absolutely stunning stuff! :applause: :applause: :applause:

yes ive noticed that.. but AfterEffects!? wasnt it for Video editing? Why didnt you do it for Photoshop? Its about editing a single static image, right?

10 October 2006, 05:45 PM
My file host isn't working, so no sketch :(
Yeoh, Splinepusher, SR...awesome stuff.
werepumpkin--thanks! The brushes are Goro's, not mine. And the's both, I think.

10 October 2006, 09:24 PM
werepumpkin:check out my speedtutorial :)

something new..

10 October 2006, 10:34 PM
Fuge, Thanx man!
werepumpkin, Iīll try it. Sounds right.
Yeoh, Nice!

here is a super quicky! 35 min....

I also made a tutorial movie, Itīs Right Here. 1,5minutes of Insane (doh!) Noob wacom Mayhem. (

10 October 2006, 11:35 PM


10 October 2006, 11:40 PM
splinepusher, Yeoh >> WAW

10 October 2006, 05:35 AM
Alright, Im obviously many years behind you guys when it comes to lighting techniques... how would you suggest I get started on practicing lighting ?

10 October 2006, 10:12 AM
Celvec :thumbsup:

Tried losing up a bit with Open Canvas 1.0

10 October 2006, 11:45 AM
1 hour....

Fuge, obviously you need to copy to learn, copy some photo and then also copy some painting from people you like...

Here is a one min movie tutorial of this castle thing beeing made....
Check it out right here. (

10 October 2006, 11:58 AM
That's a weired thing to say, i think ("obviously you need to copy"). I think it is good to get inspired, once you've come deep enough in your awareness at what you're looking at.

But I would recommend studying the logic of it....make yourself familiar with shapes, simple shapes. Then observe the logic of the light and shadow forming. Observe and recreate. Develope an understanding of shape through how the light moves along it! Almost like a raytracer, consider the surface normal (direction into which the flat surface is facing!). If in your head you would break down each 'pixel' of a surface and consider how much light it would get (this is insane by the way, but one way of describing it), then you could logically develope a deep understanding of what light does over a surface.

Once you are really good at it, you can practically model three-dimensional during your painting, so to say. You can feel how the shape forms in the third dimension.

This is a very powerful way of gaining control over your paint process. After that you can look at other work and begin to understand their ideas behind it, or how they might have been thinking. But best of all, you can create stunning work that is totally unique yourself! :)

10 October 2006, 12:43 PM
Obviously Copy is a bad word. I could have said to "study" or whatever but I really dont see the point.

Here is a quote to rub it in ;)...

"If there is something to steal, I steal it!." Pablo Piccaso

10 October 2006, 01:51 PM
I think when it is about learning, it is important to really understand! Copying, or studying paintings is often confusing or not really helpful when it comes to really get it! It's about really getting it. One piece of the magic might get lost along the way, but a whole new dimension of magic and self-expression opens up!

It's in my eyes the very best approach of learning anything to go after understanding the real substance of what it is that you want to do! Like in math for example! If you learn all the formulas to recite them at anytime, they end up having no actual meaning to you. You just blindly remember numbers and operators in some specific order. But when the task gets more complicated and the formula doesn't exist in your memory, you wouldn't even know how to approach the issue. Versus if you had understood the methods and the logic behind those formulas, you might be able to create a new one to solve the problem. :lightbulb

(far fetched? I personally think not, because I did so much simple math on my developments, which often required thinking of new approaches as opposed to tossing in some set of prefab equasions. Had I not understood the real math in its pieces, I couldn't have done those things! But I hope my point came across somehow!?) :argh:

Plus, do with it what you want, just thought I'd give you my 2 cents on it... not to mention that it wasn't a personal attack or so... just a little additional thoughts for everyone's consideration... :wise:

10 October 2006, 02:59 PM
Heres a quick one.. Photoshop, wacom, 45min, no ref. pics

10 October 2006, 05:49 PM
wow! tons of great artwork in here!!!:thumbsup:

2hrs artrage

about 50 min artrage&gimp (i like this one - gonna try to put it into the showcase gallery... but sadly i think, that im still not gut enough to come in there... :sad: ):

10 October 2006, 09:19 PM

10 October 2006, 11:07 PM
Fuge: Environments are a good way to paint light without worrying too much about rendering form... when it comes to form, cube studies are good to work the light/shadow relationships.

Here is my mess:

10 October 2006, 12:07 AM
Alright, Im obviously many years behind you guys when it comes to lighting techniques... how would you suggest I get started on practicing lighting ?

draw simple objects - spheres, cubes, cylinders etc - alone an combined - set up the lighting with a portable lamp - better yet - one and two lights. Look at and paint from photos and paintings with really good lighting in them. Study reproductions of masterworks by placing tracing paper over them and pencil in the lights and darks - loose and with a light touch. Try and get the loomis books (available online), Johannes Ittens book Design and Form.

Oh ya study the work of the best 4 or 5 contributers to this forum!

10 October 2006, 12:29 AM
Thanks guys ! I think Ill start with something simple and that doesnt take too much time like the cube studies and simple shaded objects as yeoh and gord suggested.

10 October 2006, 12:32 AM
great stuff lately

esp. Yeoh is rocking like hell :thumbsup:

clevec, dekus - nice!

heres my latest doodle. nothing special /also screaming for some character, maybe tomorrow:scream:


10 October 2006, 01:00 AM

ps | about 2h

nice work everyone :thumbsup:

Yeoh: i really like the last 2 :love:

10 October 2006, 01:34 AM
Alright, I managed to get some sketching done... hows this for lighting practice ?

I worked on them in this order : Cube > Cylinder > Pyramid > Sphere > More complex shape.

suggestions please !

@ Vahn : In your profile pic, is that a moomin ?

10 October 2006, 03:11 AM

10 October 2006, 09:41 AM

on the dark side of basic shapes there are gradations, too. At the moment you gave it all a black tone, but the gradation runs from the darkest area (where no direct light hits the shape) to the dark light area (where reflected light hits the shape)

definitely check out this article:

10 October 2006, 10:05 AM
If you know what the back of the object looks like and where the light source is, than its easyer to figure out what the shadow is like...
I dont really know this stuff that well myself... Allso I think allot of people use simple 3D cubes etc to get this right the easy way...

here is a verry usefull link btw,

10 October 2006, 12:55 PM
AArgh! Suddenly, i seem to have subscribed to all kinds of forum topics ive been to and my e-mail account is Filled with CGTalk "reply to your subscribed topic" messages!! And even when ive Unsubscribed (for example, from this SpeedPaint topic), it still sends me these... So annoying! And i hadnt even pressed the "Subscribe to this topic" -button!

10 October 2006, 06:47 PM
thanks Libor, vahn

chinabear > wow, nice!

Fuge > The complex shape looks good... set up some cubes in real life or get some photos for reference. Pay attention to how different a color is in light and shadow. This is important so objects don't lose their local color or end up reading as reflective when you don't mean them to. Also put them in a lighting scheme so that everything can be treated consistently... see attached example at the end of post.

10 October 2006, 07:20 PM

10 October 2006, 08:05 PM
That is beautiful SamsonsReaper. Are you working for any game companies?

10 October 2006, 08:20 PM
wowowowo yeoh! King of speedpaints! even your cubes looks good! ;)
How long have you been in to CG? Allso do you do concept art for a living?

10 October 2006, 10:41 PM
cīmon guys start posting:bounce::D

20 min happy accident fun in PS...

11 November 2006, 12:17 AM
nice works guys:)

11 November 2006, 02:47 AM
Thanks guys !

I'll be looking into all the links and images you've posted up as soon as I get some free time.

Haha Mu, you got me there. I think the reason I dont have any gradient on the darkest face of my shapes is because I always painted in the darkest face first and then based the rest of the object on that face.

As yeoh sugested (I think thats kinds of what he meant), I think I'll work on one scene with one lighting and several basic shapes and see how that turns out.

11 November 2006, 05:01 AM
rawwad, libor, sr, yeoh, great stuff!

11 November 2006, 09:32 PM
ikuru: I'm no king... and no, I don't do cencept design for a living... I just love to paint! :)

fuge: yep, that's what I meant :)

11 November 2006, 10:10 PM
yeoh, rawwad :love:

11 November 2006, 10:59 PM
Xdreamer79:kind of, i have a job waiting at Massive entertainment

a brokendown mech,abit hard to read but its ok as a sketch

11 November 2006, 05:32 AM

11 November 2006, 07:36 AM
About 2 hours of work. Some refs used for inspiration.

11 November 2006, 01:21 AM
Great work all..
one hour,psd

11 November 2006, 04:25 PM
Yeoh - I love the alien.

Cyanid - I like that. Is that PS or Painter? What tools are you using?

SR - I saw your tut. thread. I must say use a great combination of a painterly technique an a great sense of clean design. But as insightful as the tut. is about your process and techniques, I am most impressed with your sharp sense of aesthetics and design. AS always, I like you last post.

arnocob - Is it you that has a series on flying machines? I vaguely remember some hot air balloon dock. Was that yours? This one is nice too. It has the same bright and clear day feel, but this time seen from an interior space I like it.

Here are my latests from this morning.

11 November 2006, 05:45 PM
All works is great!
20 min PS.

11 November 2006, 08:47 PM
DiM - 20 mins, really? Good job!

This is more developed than most things I post here, but it was only two hours, so I hope that counts as a speed paint. Feedback welcome.

11 November 2006, 08:49 PM
long time no see ;)
samson you're doing great!

everybody great work

11 November 2006, 03:01 AM
thanks guys!

hey goro, wb :)

a crashed spaceship....

11 November 2006, 05:19 AM


11 November 2006, 12:02 PM
wow:eek: so much grate paintings here

11 November 2006, 03:33 PM
hi all
great everyone
sr O___o

11 November 2006, 11:54 PM
Goro, SamsonsReaper, Robair, and all:) great works

industrial, photoshop + painter, 1h 20min

11 November 2006, 02:16 AM
sth. i did today,

was inspired by some of the mech pics in here:

hope you like,



11 November 2006, 02:39 AM
cool stuff guys ! :thumbsup:

SR: really like the last one :)

Goro: post more often!! :D

11 November 2006, 03:00 AM

11 November 2006, 04:02 AM
Beautifully done, everyone. Just a few weeks away from this place and it's amazing how many new talents crop up meanwhile. :thumbsup:

Artrage, close to one hour:

11 November 2006, 04:14 AM
Double-posted due to a forum error, delete please :)

11 November 2006, 04:49 AM
love that look of the camp place wish i was there :) nice work

11 November 2006, 12:55 PM
Goro - Great little piece! I love the color, space, dynamisim, and plain fun of the piece.
SR - Great, as always!
Robair - Very interesting vessels. Are you using brushes for those textures, or texture images?
rawwad - I like the eerie, atmspheric mood.
jpedro - Is there a story behind this one?
Vahn - Striking. Is that a photo you're painting over?
redfive - I LOVE the black and white piece! How do you do that? id every line put down just like it is, or do you start very sketchy, and polish and tighten them up as you go?
Norante - This is another one I want to know what the sstory is.

11 November 2006, 10:55 PM
About one hour (Photoshop CS)

And a 45 minutes one:

11 November 2006, 11:22 PM
thnx guys!

Vahn I'm trying I'm trying.... ^^

11 November 2006, 11:34 PM
see this is what happens when you listen to too much metal , hehe:buttrock:

11 November 2006, 12:58 AM
WP: hehe yeah i used some photo elements in the end .. but "over" the painting :)

redfive: i really like that b&w style. I tried to do something similar but i dont have your cool stroke economy. Where yours has a smooth and balanced feel to it, mine is too forced & clumsy somehow :bowdown:

Goro: good :)
SR: i dont like metal, but i like your painting :D :thumbsup:

11 November 2006, 02:14 AM Sweet concept paintings everyone! It's been a while since I last posted since school has been so busy, but I wanted to take a break to come up with something quickly since I'm not strong at digital painting. Well, back to work now. * reference was used

11 November 2006, 03:54 AM
Nice work everybody!
All apologies to Darklord101 :D

11 November 2006, 08:25 AM
this is not really a speed anymore, since Ive spent some good 4 or 5 hours allready developing the concept , nevertheless Iīm gonne post it here, since I want u guys to see it. thnx.

11 November 2006, 02:41 AM


11 November 2006, 08:13 AM
Messing about with some downloaded brushes:

11 November 2006, 09:49 AM
One hour and some...

11 November 2006, 12:42 PM
Spex84: (earth guy)-> That is so cool! great design and sketch! (new brushes test)-> That is Awesome! Great design and colors!!
BeatKitano: Holy Sh*t the 45min. one is freakin amazing! Great, dynamic perspective and colors!

Heres my recent stuff:

A portrait of me: Photoshop, wacom, 3h.

Photoshop, wacom, 3-4h.

They both didnt make it to the 2D Gallery, means that they both are speedpainting-quality.
Bigger, high-quality images at my site ->

11 November 2006, 11:28 PM
dekus, cool portrait, i would tweak around with the colors more though :P

11 November 2006, 11:51 PM
@Samsonsreaper: Just excellent! Nice color sheme.

After a long while I did a speedpainting again (to relax from 3D) :p 2,3 hrs Photoshop CS2
a bit late for something like that ;)


11 November 2006, 02:14 AM
Dekus: You've come a long way. Keep it up!

2.5 hours

11 November 2006, 06:52 AM
SR, dekus good!,


11 November 2006, 07:06 AM
Great thread everyone!

I don't know if you can call it speed
appx 5=6 hrs
Painter Classic

11 November 2006, 07:11 AM
Sorry here it is..

11 November 2006, 09:00 AM
Mickley, still cant see it...

Gord, great(!) and quite a change from what you normally post. Looks like an extreme close-up of a disney character...:scream:

11 November 2006, 09:03 AM
a little exercise.

11 November 2006, 01:18 PM
That's weird..
Here.. try to relink it from pbucket

11 November 2006, 01:41 PM
Here's another one.. About 30 min

11 November 2006, 02:18 PM

11 November 2006, 02:32 PM
thanks Mr Mu!


11 November 2006, 03:53 PM
Cyanid >> I love lights !

11 November 2006, 05:05 PM
Hi all
great work

11 November 2006, 05:34 PM
annisahmad and Cyanid - Nice lighting!
Celvec - Ditto! I also like your textures.
Robair - YOu have an interestin gimage, but it's a bit confusing. I'm not sure what I'm looking at. Is it a robot, and armored figure, or some king of inanimate, mechanical power source?

11 November 2006, 12:37 AM
45 minutes, for the DSG 'green' =D

11 November 2006, 12:50 AM
Quicky messing around with shapes

11 November 2006, 07:32 AM


11 November 2006, 09:22 AM
Another earth soldier of the fyew-cha. Not exactly speedy (several hours), but I got frustrated and quit, so...

11 November 2006, 10:42 AM
Thanks all for your support and comments! ;)
SR: yea, the colors were the biggest problem.. even the cooling photo filter didnt help a lot..
Celvec: That is so cool!! Amazing lighting and textures!!

Heres a new one: PS, wacom, 1h. No ref.

11 November 2006, 09:35 PM
Donīt let the apearence of this little exrta terastial creature fool you.
It might look Mayhem but its really just the kindest of spirits.
You see what it does is it nurtures it self from dead trees by "hugging" them with itīs tentacles.
And while doing so not only does the tree come back to life, even better, it becomes a imortal magic tree.

This creature is here on earth, but on another paralel dimension,
you will need to get intoxicated with Peyote and guided by the Shaman in order to ever see it.
But even then itīs really quite rare to see it.

The shaman calls it "Taleelayo" but the acidheads of the western world mearly call it "Iggy".

Three or four hours...

11 November 2006, 10:54 PM here's one, with a lil alterations here and there took 1.5 hrs thanks SR

11 November 2006, 07:29 AM
...ohhmy, SamsonsR. is one lightning guru :) :thumbsup:

-cheerZ- :wavey:

11 November 2006, 07:38 AM
Speed concept for WORKSHOP - Character Development Pipeline #001 - "THE HEAD HUNTER" ( half hour.

11 November 2006, 08:10 AM

11 November 2006, 01:28 PM
you've outdone yourself with this one thats for sure SR;)
keep it up

11 November 2006, 02:01 PM
great lighting on this levi! cool.

11 November 2006, 02:04 PM
hi all
sr and dekus : really nice.

11 November 2006, 09:12 PM

11 November 2006, 11:35 PM

11 November 2006, 05:05 AM
Samson me lika your paint very moody :thumbsup:

about 1/2 hr Classic no layers

11 November 2006, 03:02 PM

11 November 2006, 03:48 PM with all the speed paints everyone!! It's very inspiring to look at daily.
For the above illustration I used Photoshop, and no reference. It's a quicky done for Illustration Friday's topic.. Clear. It made me think of crystals and diamonds so that's how this cmae up.. ^^

11 November 2006, 05:20 PM
great work guys

11 November 2006, 04:53 AM
:D Loving what I see, heres my small contribution.

Oh and Spex heh no worries mate.

11 November 2006, 10:46 AM
.. :thumbsup: @ Goro, great colors as allways

11 November 2006, 04:14 PM
My humble contribution. :) Wow, I'm just amazed at all the great work there is in this thread.

About 15min, Photoshop, with reference.

11 November 2006, 08:50 PM
Wow, nice enviros Darklord! Chewy....
~2 hours, photoshop CS:

11 November 2006, 08:27 AM
I feel severely ( outclassed here, the work in this thread is simply amazing. :thumbsup:

~1.5 hr / GIMP

11 November 2006, 08:49 AM
to goro and to darklord, wawawiwa! goro, your stuff is among the best there is.

11 November 2006, 01:40 PM
Goro: Thats aweosme.. your stuff are soo cool and simple..
Spex84: Thats great! nice pose and design.

Heres a quick sketch: Photoshop, wacom, 50min. No ref. pics.

11 November 2006, 02:07 PM
some random face found in my sketchbook I decided to dribble on it a lil get a breather from the other piece I'm working on:

before and after:

11 November 2006, 09:38 PM
thnx guys!
another bot...

11 November 2006, 07:22 AM
Good work guys!


11 November 2006, 07:43 AM
Here's a speedpainting I did that I'm quite pleased with; No refs used, it's supposed to be some kind of goblin/alien creature. I'm considering finishing this up as a full painting, not sure yet...

And one another speedpainting, app 45 min:

11 November 2006, 10:35 AM
that last one is cool Gord, why dont u collor stuff like that?

11 November 2006, 01:51 PM
orc orc :)

ps | 40mins each

11 November 2006, 08:55 PM
Inspired by a new toy (clothing) I bought for DAZ Studio. Got pretty close to the way I posed Aiko, just with better hair. :P (What a waste of time. Oh well...)

1hr 30 min:

Now that I take a second look, the head looks a little big... :banghead:

11 November 2006, 12:16 AM
More cyborg action! Or..inaction? ~2hours, PS CS2

11 November 2006, 02:11 AM
Well this was done for the artchain @ another forum in response to this: Lalavox's pic (

11 November 2006, 05:57 AM
that last one is cool Gord, why dont u collor stuff like that?

Thanks ikuru. I am making timid advances towards colour, but right now I am just trying to get the tones right!

Oz Haver - beautiful work!


11 November 2006, 10:14 PM
W.I.P. speedy. I guess I will give everyone a break from all of the cool characters and submit an enviro.

11 November 2006, 04:56 AM
Gord: THANK YOU! one tip I always give to approach color is to go with sepia tones (and this applies to acrylics or oils too!...) go with a very rich dark brown as your darkest color, and pure white as the lightest and mix and blend them. When you are comfortable with this combination, spice it up by adding an aditional color and you develop from there. Then add two and so on until you detach from the sepia tones. :-)

11 November 2006, 12:38 PM
Heres one for ya'

Photoshop CS2. Wacom, 1h 20min. No ref. pics

11 November 2006, 04:24 PM
Gord: THANK YOU! one tip I always give to approach color is to go with sepia tones (and this applies to acrylics or oils too!...) go with a very rich dark brown as your darkest color, and pure white as the lightest and mix and blend them. When you are comfortable with this combination, spice it up by adding an aditional color and you develop from there. Then add two and so on until you detach from the sepia tones. :-)

thats good advice dude, and I would remind all noobs
to watch this free tutorials, by Bobby Chiu right here (

11 November 2006, 04:47 PM
Another freak...
1 hr in Painter 8

11 November 2006, 07:54 PM
One hour on this.

11 November 2006, 11:32 AM
hi all
great all

11 November 2006, 12:07 PM
Hi all!

11 November 2006, 01:01 AM
been away for a while....anyways heres new one

11 November 2006, 05:59 PM
SamsonsReaper: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

11 November 2006, 06:05 PM

11 November 2006, 07:57 PM
that first one is really nice tiesto

11 November 2006, 08:17 PM
Hi Guys

I came across this terrific link thread at, in the modelsheet forum

Lots of great model sheets,concept art, story boards etc. Disney, Television comics, manga, DC and Marvel comics etc.

You might wanna check it out:


11 November 2006, 09:41 PM
found some time to paint today

11 November 2006, 10:20 PM
pleasure watching your stuff goro

11 November 2006, 07:05 AM
Beautiful work Goro


11 November 2006, 01:49 PM
Goro: I see youve watched the "From speedpainting to Concept art" ;)
Its great to see a master speed paint and create interesting concepts.. ive got tons of new ideas from that video.. its great! ;) (you saw them on this topic)

11 November 2006, 04:29 AM
Hi all!

First time posting in this thread, I'm not very good at 2D so I need to practice a lot more. Doing only 3D is not healthy for an artist (at least for me, it takes too much time to get something done!).

So here is a quick 20 min painting, getting familiar with this brush thingy. Better things to come in the future hopefully!:)

11 November 2006, 11:18 AM
Hi, nice all
Goro, bin, sr ::thumbsup:

11 November 2006, 03:19 AM
PS and pencil - w photo refs


11 November 2006, 05:31 AM
Nice people!

I gotta draw more from life too, but using a brush and just painting at random can be cool!:)

Here is another forest, took more time (like 40 mins!) cause I changed everything a few times:p

Oh and crits welcomed (looking at you Goro:) ) ! I wanna get better!

11 November 2006, 07:29 AM
another from photo...


11 November 2006, 10:07 AM
thnx guys!

11 November 2006, 01:50 PM
Hi all,
2 hours one.

11 November 2006, 11:13 PM

11 November 2006, 01:41 AM
Here's another lunch-break SP. I'll try to make them more defined next time, less sketchy. Still learning:)

Crits very welcomed!

11 November 2006, 04:48 AM
Tonight's speed paint. I like how it turned out. Yeah I use overlay a lot;)

1 hour.


11 November 2006, 05:18 AM
more pencil and PS


11 November 2006, 02:22 PM
Hi all.

Next head hunter. About 1hour in PS

The good nazi is the dead nazi!
I so think.

11 November 2006, 01:58 AM

11 November 2006, 07:53 AM
Hi all!
A sketch from a nature approximately 15 minutes. Very much the my son had a person serious:)

11 November 2006, 11:44 AM
Hi dudes!
Robair: interesting.... nice!

Heres a new one.. Photoshop, wacom, 1h. no ref. pics.

Bigger pic available, of course, on my website: ;)

11 November 2006, 02:55 PM
and another, interior.

11 November 2006, 04:09 PM
And heres one more.. Photoshop, wacom and pencil, 30min, no reference pic.

11 November 2006, 10:55 PM

my message is too short >:|

11 November 2006, 02:44 AM
I like that last one redfive!

Here is another one, 1h30mins, tried to put some color but it looked like crap so I'm leaving it in black and white. And yeah we can again see a line cutting through because I'm to lazy to fix it (it happens when I resize the canvas:p ).

The desert's final blow!

11 November 2006, 08:19 AM
noodling with M@'s fun brushes, and felt like making something lurid :)

11 November 2006, 09:14 AM

11 November 2006, 11:49 AM
Spex84: OMG thats soo cool!! Amazing design and awesome sketch! ;) hmm... im not sure how do you ride that thing but its not important... ;)

This one took me a bit longer.. Cities are hard to paint!
Photoshop CS2, Wacom, a bit over 3h. No ref. pics used

Bigger pic available at my website:

11 November 2006, 06:15 PM
I like the design Dekus, but where's the sun?

3hours o_o

11 November 2006, 06:26 PM
nice work all

Dim - very nice sensitive drawing - I like it
Dekus - good work
PhilOsirus - great


11 November 2006, 11:57 PM
50 min... trying to get back into the habit

11 November 2006, 12:00 AM
Quick 40 mins in Photoshop and mostly Artrage2

11 November 2006, 12:05 AM
"Fire and Ice"

photoshop, 55 mins

11 November 2006, 01:50 AM
Very nice Mdogger, yeoh and Howlin'

11 November 2006, 03:33 AM
Painter/Photoshop about 30 minutes

11 November 2006, 06:15 AM
A quick character design for a challenge.

11 November 2006, 09:59 AM
Nice work all!
Thanks Gord.
Speed retro paint. Trade day 100 years ago. About 1.2 hours in Ps.

11 November 2006, 06:19 PM
about 1h. . .

11 November 2006, 01:03 AM
some more pencil/ps
w photoref


11 November 2006, 01:23 AM
and another one

11 November 2006, 05:06 AM
dim - I think you are onto something, with the last couple of images

wasker - nice one - good colour


11 November 2006, 05:09 AM
Nice stuff all! Keeping the fun in the thread!:)

This one took well over an hour cause I couldn't really figure out how to paint the mountain-side.

11 November 2006, 09:15 PM
Wasker: Great!
Gordon: Not very much understood your last comment. Possibly I not very much well understand English.
It is simply speed pictures in one case from nature, in other a subject was simply thought of. No repherence images. It is principle.
I paint in my lunch break only. I paint for pleasure. For no particular reason. Not every day. Sometimes after work, but very rarely as very busy. I am not in a position to search repherence for the speed paint!

11 November 2006, 09:23 PM
Wasker: Great!
Gordon: Not very much understood your last comment. Possibly I not very much well understand English.
It is simply speed pictures in one case from nature, in other a subject was simply thought of. No repherence images. It is principle.
I paint in my lunch break only. I paint for pleasure. For no particular reason. Not every day. Sometimes after work, but very rarely as very busy. I am not in a position to search repherence for the speed paint!

What I was trying to say is that I like the images - they have a very nice feel to them :)

more pencil/ps
from photoref


11 November 2006, 09:33 PM
Thanks Gordon! I speak english not well and not good understand every time full context.:)
P.S. Great Heads!

11 November 2006, 12:04 AM
35 Min... some collor ref.
Great work all!

11 November 2006, 03:27 AM
Speed paint around an hour.

11 November 2006, 10:53 PM
30min from life

11 November 2006, 11:04 PM
looks juicy... :p mmmh, yummie =P

11 November 2006, 11:58 PM
Goro: @%^$# Wow.<y>
Cheers, Darklord :D ~1.5h

11 November 2006, 09:05 AM
Hi all
nice Spex84

11 November 2006, 12:44 PM
Hello everyone,

i am recently joined in this forum , this is my very first post in cgtalk .{in progress}

I like to heard from your comments on my work.

its really help me to improve my work .

so I am waiting for your comments ……….

11 November 2006, 09:26 PM (

30-40 minutes, no reference, Painter.

11 November 2006, 11:58 PM

and a zoom...
1,5 hours.

11 November 2006, 10:16 PM
Very nice stuff everyone!
Around an 45min

11 November 2006, 03:55 AM
Roughly 30mins with lots of errors, lol. Practise and practise >_<"

11 November 2006, 02:06 PM
Thanks ppl,
Nice darklord and goro

~ 45 min,

11 November 2006, 04:48 PM

11 November 2006, 06:56 PM
Less than 2 hours.
ps, look for a boy with a horse!

11 November 2006, 07:07 PM
1 hour 20 minutes

12 December 2006, 12:07 AM


12 December 2006, 06:14 AM

Looking great people!
Nice job Wasker on the last two.
Spex :P

12 December 2006, 08:01 AM
a quicky environment

12 December 2006, 03:52 PM
Thanks darklord, cool enviro, like the lush colors

12 December 2006, 05:22 PM
About 1 hr. from a magazine ref.

12 December 2006, 05:42 PM
wasker & darklord-one-o-one...superb both guyz :thumbsup:

-cheerZ- :wavey:

12 December 2006, 09:25 PM
Nice sleeve, Wasker!