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08 August 2004, 11:05 PM
I just finished this on Photoshop, been a while :blush:

Spent one hour and ten minutes on it:

08 August 2004, 11:49 PM
Photoshop CS 30 min w/ tablet...

nature fairy... yeah.. hehe

08 August 2004, 03:28 AM
here's another quick one. 25 min, artrage. photo ref used.

08 August 2004, 06:20 PM
Birdyguy PS7

08 August 2004, 08:10 PM
very nice, sleepless. you have a nice pastel-like feel to some of your stuff i've seen. i'm curious as to how you achieve this look in photoshop?

08 August 2004, 09:40 PM
Sleepless.. wow I wonder the same thing.. how do you achieve the pastel-ish effects there in Photoshop? I'm so curious!

Anyways, here's mine... photoshop CS.. 30 min.

"Golden Angel"

08 August 2004, 11:22 PM
I mostly use PS7 for this stuff, I'm just more comfy with it than Painter.
I use a soft round brush with a bit of the PS linen or canvas texture to work soften the edges. Play with the hardness settings while you're working. Sample the background color and overpaint, 20% opacity setting,on top of the foreground(darker) color. It's a great way to soften the edge without making mud as in traditional media. I also use a textured brush(s) I modify from the standard PS brushes included, I just capture a texture and substituted it in one of the dual brushes. Load up the extra brushes on the photoshop CD and play around with them.
I should make some more but I'm too lazy..

I always work on a toned ground because I never could work on white paper.

08 August 2004, 12:04 AM
hey another speed from me, nothing imaginitive of course but i was doing a tutorail from and i starting 2 getin into it and starting feeling like i was doin something right, if i could get any crits on this one just for inpute b.c i might continue, ;)

08 August 2004, 01:29 AM
2 hours, Photopaint 10, no reference

08 August 2004, 07:50 PM
Hi guys I'm back from siggraph. Had a lot of fun. Unfortunately I was sick for the last 10 days....sick at siggraph....but anyways I was there:)

thnx for your comments guys.
Paulwconnor: took about 30min and yes I did use a motion blur filter.

ballistic your last one is awesome!

here is my first daily after siggraph....somehow I totally messed it up....
hope to paint a better one tomorrow. about an hour

08 August 2004, 11:26 PM
Goro.. glad you're back! Missed seeing your sketches! :D

Here are two artworks of mine... 1 hour spent on each in photoshop cs.

08 August 2004, 11:37 PM
I mostly use PS7 for this stuff, I'm just more comfy with it than Painter.
I use a soft round brush with a bit of the PS linen or canvas texture to work soften the edges. Play with the hardness settings while you're working. Sample the background color and overpaint, 20% opacity setting,on top of the foreground(darker) color. It's a great way to soften the edge without making mud as in traditional media. I also use a textured brush(s) I modify from the standard PS brushes included, I just capture a texture and substituted it in one of the dual brushes. Load up the extra brushes on the photoshop CD and play around with them.
I should make some more but I'm too lazy..

I always work on a toned ground because I never could work on white paper.
Thanks!!! I appreicate that! i'm printing your comments so i could read that later and try to follo what yu said while i paint. :D

Yeah white paper is so hard to work with.. when i work with soft pastels i rather dark toned paper.. it just helps me to color so much easier than white paper... I should try doing that in photoshop! Thanks again for the tips!

08 August 2004, 11:37 PM
something quick and dirty

08 August 2004, 11:52 PM
Hey all,
Here is one I did. I did it from memory as I was doing it and as I was working on the sky I started to think of the Van Gogh painting called "Wheatfields with Crows" So I started to go with that look, but I called it "Green Fields with Crows" I also went for an impressionist look here as well instead of the "Van Gogh look".
Took about 20 minutes or so, used Painter 8

08 August 2004, 12:08 AM
Some crazy idea that was forming as I painted, 30 minutes on PS CS... trying to regain the handle of the tablet.:shrug:

08 August 2004, 07:44 AM
Wow thats some nice images there.. love the one you said you messed up goro.. looks cool :D

So did ya see the ryan church presentations of Painter 9 at siggraph ?? :D

08 August 2004, 10:36 AM
yup, Goro, welcome back, so how is it? buy a new toy from there?hehe:D

anyway, here's mine again about more than 2 hour in photoshop. using reference.

08 August 2004, 12:09 PM

"Wingling" ...hehehe...or whatever that may be...this is my first speed-sketch I guess. I'm playing around with openCanvas and have a blast. I'm not sure if that already qualifies, but it's a whole lot of fun so unless somebody kicks me out, I may just continue making some and posting them. This one took from 4:42am to 4:58am eh....that makes it 16 minutes...but that's just with my stupid sign in the corner and my wacom doesn't make it easy to deal with either the resolution or the summertime...ehh..or maybe I've just never quite used it like that!? it is... THANK YOU GORO for putting me up to this! What a joy!
I still have to figure out my style....this is still to clearly inspired by your little but impressive demo of this painting style. It's very easy! I love it....but I need to figure out a lot more things now. I'm on to it....

Great work all over the place here! Really a pleasure to see them pretty doodles..hihi! ;)


08 August 2004, 12:26 PM
Hi! thought I would join in the fun... this was done in painter in about 45 min, hope you enjoy!

oh yeah, do I need to post a certain amount before i can use an avatar?

08 August 2004, 01:29 PM
yeah, 30 posts before you can use an avatar.

08 August 2004, 01:40 PM
Hey cool, welcome Taron!
It's actually funny that you join cause I was talking about you lately with Philipp Spoeth, I think you know each other, huh?
Only good things of course ;)

08 August 2004, 04:03 PM
one more before sleep, 3 hour and a few minutes in photoshop.

08 August 2004, 08:45 PM
Yes, of course, Philipp is part of the family so to say! How wicked! I'm gonna check your posts now, cool's that! Funny funny! I may be posting a lot a lot more now, however time permits!:rolleyes:

Here's another one from last night...I wasn't sure if I want to post that, but hey, while I'm at it...I broke it up after 34 min...just another doodle...openCanvas again...:bounce:

08 August 2004, 09:48 PM
Androgs the one love the one with the train. You are still improving very very fast.

swoop: Thnx! I was not satisfied with the values and the composition...
can't help it. Didn't see Ryan Church. But I did see a little Scott Robertson presentation.
That was amazing!

Taron! Glad to see you here! And nice stuff btw. Love the skintones of your second one.
And don't forget to get some sleep:)

Here is mine for today...about an hour and a half

08 August 2004, 10:11 PM
Won't see here much from me in the next time...Im goining on holidays, Poland, Hungary, Serbia and finally IBC in Amsterdam.
But good news is I borrowed Philipp my tablet cause the delivery of his wacom was delayed.

So motivate him to join the sketch group and not only hide behind rendering balls ;)

Greetings from Philipp btw :)

08 August 2004, 10:18 PM
More Photochop scribbles

08 August 2004, 10:46 PM
Beatiful works from you all.. especially with Androgs and Sleepless! Keep it up!

Here's mine.. I was experimenting with Painter Classic... I wrote the comment in the image.. so no need to repeat it. >_>

08 August 2004, 11:10 PM
That's amazingly beautiful, I love the pirates!
Something to aspire to! Beautiful, Goro!

08 August 2004, 01:23 AM
ok, well, I might go too crazy with that nonsense, but it's just too much fun...I finally tried my hands on doing it with photoshop....which is obviously more controlled than openCanvas, but actually it is kind of nicer in openCanvas due to the fixed tool behaviour. At some point you just know what the brush does as opposed to photoshop, where it's so tempting to tweak it around. Also the interaction with brushsize and the general pressure behaviour is kind of nicer in oC.'s a 31 minute photoshop sketch from just now...hehe...:D

08 August 2004, 06:25 AM
taron> reminds me of a Dali type of structure:)


08 August 2004, 07:45 AM
Some amazing work.
Love the purple fantasy.. great sense of mood, and of course sleepless is great.
Lovoing how much activity there is here atm, and how great the images are.. also like androgs and Goro much :D :D

08 August 2004, 09:48 AM
Yeah, I'm posting like crazy now, because I'm having too much fun with's one heck of a great diversion to do those doodles....not to mention the amazing learning aspect. I guess I'll be in the realm of comics for a while and will pretent this is pure purpose, but I fear it's obious that I'm simply not that familiar with "real" painting, neither am I too eager to end up making anything realistic looking....but I sure would love to be able to....I mean on the fly.
Here's my first over 1h doodle...actually 1 hour and 50 minutes so that's closer to two hours, but it is...

08 August 2004, 09:50 AM
...not to mention that I can closely relate to your pseudo, I really love your style! I couldn't help but show my wife and her reaction was equal to mine....just freaking cool solid and strong style! Congrats!


08 August 2004, 10:39 AM
wow wow slow down Taron:)

That last one is amazing! You captured the skintones very well! Looks like your
translucency shader:)
Aaaa I would like to paint more!!! But I have to learn for my final exam....But when I'm
finished with that, I'll have some more time for some speedies!

nice style sleepless!

08 August 2004, 10:49 AM
Man some sweet looking stuff on here! I love everyones pics truly awsome!! Hopefully I can learn a thing or two from you guys as I am just starting out with painting.... Taron, that looks really cool, it looks like you did a Gi render in that last pic. anyways, heres my second pic, took about 35 min in photoshop.

08 August 2004, 11:00 AM
...hehe, yeah, I'm having some real fun here. I notice so much more since I've done so many 3D renderings, particularely Gi stuff as well... it's a great reminder to pay attention to those very simple adjustments to the lighting and bouncing of light. I may exaggerate it a little bit right now, maybe not, I don't know yet. I'm still's great! THANX!
And thank you Goro! It's so amazing how much sense things make now. I'm still a little fearful with my colors...I really worry too much, but I'll get cooler about it eventually, I believe! I love your boldness so much....I want to dare doing some so vibrant images! Beautiful!

08 August 2004, 09:18 PM
Wow you guys are so good.. especially goro, sleepless, androgs, and taron333... I wish I could be good as you are!!!!!! *worships them*

Anyways here are two of mine... both made by Painter Classic and final touch by Photoshop.

Then.. other one... spent about 30 min on it I think... I lacked creativity in that one... so... it's not the best.:P

08 August 2004, 10:10 PM
Okay i decided i wanted to be a part of this again and not wait for my wacom.
So i defied my hurting hand (stupid tablet) and made this little peice in 30 mins :D
Hopefully my wacom arrives tomorrow so i can start painting again :D

Anyways it's supposed to represent the cover of The Hunt for Red October starring Sean Connery ;) Hope you like it :D

08 August 2004, 12:53 AM
1 hr, PS CS

08 August 2004, 04:17 AM
finally found time to paint something. i'm finding that artrage takes some getting used to. anyway, about 30 min, artrage, wacom.
nice one, annisahmad.

08 August 2004, 05:26 AM
The joust is how I envisioned it in the book "Timeline" by Michael Crichton, johweedee.

08 August 2004, 09:12 AM
hehe great work there...

Btw u do know that timeline also came out as a movie recently.. think it was last year did made the movie D :D :D

08 August 2004, 12:42 PM
thanks, guys. timeline was a great book. the movie could have been better. actually, the inspiration for this one came from a real joust i saw a few weeks ago at a medieval faire in ohio. those guys are nutz!

08 August 2004, 01:11 PM
I love your pic johweedee, I like how to you painted so much with so few brush strokes. I should learn to do that, maybe my pics would go alot faster! anyhoo here is my latest.... this one took awhile, about 2 hours I'd say. done in photoshop.

08 August 2004, 01:14 PM
oh and I was wondering if anyone might be able to help me out... does the pic above look like it has more of a navy blue-almost purple look to it? or is it more of a soft blue-almost grey look? I am using two moniters and I am not sure which one is showing me the proper colors... I am hoping that the above pic is more of a greyish blue.... thanks for your help in advance

08 August 2004, 02:45 PM
looks greyish blue! Nice pic btw

08 August 2004, 05:36 PM
oh, my gosh! i never tried any of the other brushes ps7 before. shame on me. i apologize if this is to quick and crappy to post, but i just had to try some out.
and, yes, it is a birdhouse on the ground.

08 August 2004, 10:26 PM
playing around with skintones....very difficult

08 August 2004, 11:30 PM
Goro: I know what you're saying! I have a hard time with skin tone too! >_<

Anyways, here's mine for today... 30 min in painter classic.. I doodled... hahaha :D

08 August 2004, 06:29 AM
Well...I've been away for a day and already missed's a 45min PS sketch...still trying to get a grip on light....painting makes this a hell of a lot harder to understand...great! :argh:

08 August 2004, 10:11 PM
Taron> Wish I could see that critter's face better, it looks very cool.
My Saturday afternoon bot, was watching toons with my daughter and got inspired.

08 August 2004, 10:19 PM
Sleepless: That's really nice, I like your style!

I didn't really get the likeness in this one, but hopefully you can work out who it is.

08 August 2004, 07:56 AM
Well my guess is Sean Connery, and if i should venture a further guess you have been watching The Name of the Rose recently hehe ;) Correct ?

Lovely image btw.. much better likeness that i got from my cover of Hunt for Red October here:

Oh well of course it's only in 2 colors like the cover, but knowing who it is hopefully you can see at least some resemblence :D

08 August 2004, 11:40 PM
here's mine.. i think 1 hour.... or 30 min? I think 1 hour... mmm I can't remember lol.. painter classic... was testing out tinting feature brush... hehe guess it's good one. :)

08 August 2004, 05:16 AM
here's a quickie. 20 min, ps 7. wanted to see how fast i could get an image down. started out to be a 10 min one, but, well... anyway, photo ref used. "i'm feeling very olympic today."

08 August 2004, 05:16 AM
the tablet was packed in a box, so this is a mouse attempt.
will be back round after the move. See ya in a week or so.

08 August 2004, 07:16 AM
W00t, I go on a vacation and you all make a loooooot of beaufifull work :bounce: :D

08 August 2004, 12:18 PM
thanks for the help with the colors Goro,

That is an awsome 20 min sketch johweedee. Well I painted a pic on saturday, but it was really bad so I didn't post it... this one was about 2hrs 45min in photoshop.

08 August 2004, 01:35 PM
1½ hours in painter.
didnt turn out quite right but what ya gonne do.. was experimenting with some brushes :D

08 August 2004, 08:50 PM
Thats the first Batman I did for ... about 10 Years I guess...
Open Canvas 1.1, about 45 min.
Oh, and its my third pic with Open Canvas. Startet drawing with my dusty old Wacom Yesternight, never did use it that way bevore.:applause:

08 August 2004, 09:51 PM
Thats nice, but to me perspective is off. I mean if you take a look at the building line, and then his stance, it would seem he is leaning alot to his right...
Anyways nice image, but you lack the shadows to show the cape wrapping around the side of the building.. it kinda just is there like it's hanging down the side.. but awsome view :D :D :D :D

08 August 2004, 11:05 PM
Very excellent work everyone..Taron told me about this quicksketch stuff and I just had to try it. I hope to put up one a day(or more if possible).

I saw someone mention a tutorial by goro. Where can I find this? Thanks all.

This one took 30min->1hr...not sure. No meaning or reference, just wanted to play with color and form.

Chris Reid

08 August 2004, 03:03 AM
Loads and loads of fun, r0mer0! :thumbsup:


08 August 2004, 05:56 AM
Hey, Swoop. your last one is very nice, :) still dealing with your busted tablet or the new wacom?:D :D so many creativity for this small art. Great job all:thumbsup: .

08 August 2004, 06:57 AM
Thats nice, but to me perspective is off.
Your right, thanks.

(...) you lack the shadows to show the cape wrapping around the side of the building
And right again...I'm looking at this picture on my PowerBook right now and it looks much brighter than what I did on the PC last night, meaning I didn't see a thing in that area. (Looks almost like Watercolor, did look like Art-Comic print on the PC) I always tend to forget the different Monitor gammas. :banghead:
Are You on a Mac?

And since meta_Nerd mentioned it... Taron brought me here, too! :bounce:

08 August 2004, 08:23 AM
Got my wacom now androgs.. had it for about a week, and the last one if my first image on it ;)
Trying to do another, but other stuff keeps getting in my way :D

08 August 2004, 02:28 PM

08 August 2004, 09:07 PM
a little doodle....about an hour ps

08 August 2004, 09:25 PM
Wow i love it.. great atmosphere.. amazing :D :D

08 August 2004, 07:30 PM
and here's the red forrest

08 August 2004, 08:36 PM
Dude i SOOOO want you to do a walkthruogh on how you paint thoose moody pics ;)
Now a days all i can seem to paint are similar cityscapes :(

Please do give ol Swoop a little walkthrough/tutorial in your technique ;) ;) ;)

08 August 2004, 10:40 PM
Swoop, but.. but.. but I like your style!... they are so amazing beautiful!

Anyways.. here's mine... I was working on human figure.. again.. yeah hehe and added some sexy outfit.. woohoo! ;) Hope you like them.... made in Photoshop... not sure how long it took though. I never paid attention to time this time.. oh well. :)

08 August 2004, 11:48 PM
Nice there DM ;) like the colors there, now finish it ;)

Here is 30 minutes of clouds in painter :D

08 August 2004, 12:59 AM
hehe I don't think I'll finish coloring it.. I was more focused on human porpotions for now... :)

Nice painting swoop! You used Painter Classic or Painter 8.1? If its ehm cracked version or? hahaha I'm just curious

08 August 2004, 01:08 AM
Painter 6.1 actually.. god classic luying around here somewhere too though :D

08 August 2004, 01:21 AM
ohhhh i see :) lucky you

08 August 2004, 03:25 PM
THnx Swoop I'm glad you like it! I enjoy to see you improoving! Your clouds look really nice!

I made a little tutorial once. I'm still practicing a lot.
here is the link.

hangar86 tutorial (
hope you like it!

08 August 2004, 09:32 PM
Nice Tutorial Goro, had to try this myself, and I like it!
Open Canvas 1.1, 1,5h

08 August 2004, 03:27 AM
Painting and drawing with Painter... still trying to get the hang of the brushes and the controls... here are some fun... total time used about 45 mins of fun...

I could do with more tips on Painter...and of the most important the lights and shadows part...

08 August 2004, 08:42 AM
Nice tutorial goro ;) THx
Gonna sew aht i can do with that and painter as soon as i get rid of this hangover :D :D BTW Nice pics lately from everybody :D :D

08 August 2004, 01:54 PM
Well, here is my 1st try with my 1st tablet..
Its so dificult to use the tablet.. heh
About 20 minutes on GIMP :)
Remember.. Thats my 1st tablet.

08 August 2004, 12:10 AM
25mins, wacom+photoshop+tutorial just trying 2 get a work flow and style i like

he has no mouth -.0

08 August 2004, 06:29 AM
30 min.

My first attempt at a speed drawing. My wacom's pressure sensitivity is on the blink, so I improvised a bit. Tell me what you think.

edit: oops, forgot the URL!

08 August 2004, 09:54 AM
Hmmm...curious technique experiment based on some tutorial I just saw....Ryan Church's very pretty presentation.... ...although as sloppy and ugly as this first test is, the speed really impressed myself, I's been about 35 minutes in Photoshop.

08 August 2004, 12:37 PM

Analogue, black pencil on copying paper, no reference used, no corrections, about an hour :)

For everybody who likes trying pencil: Keep your pencils sharp, if you don't your drawing often ends up smudgy. And the visible lines gives your drawing a nice texture.
For book-lovers: (, very good books on illustration and anatomy and they're free too! There are no tips on digital drawing but a solid explanation on the principles of drawing and examples in paint/pencil/charcoal/etc.

08 August 2004, 02:51 PM
:thumbsup: Hey, Jawine ,Thanks for the link, that a veryyy good book. btw your drawing is nice, but his face look a bit like a woman (?), his body is very nice:).
Taron, another image with Ryan Church taste on it, good atmosphere and has a potential on it:D:D.

08 August 2004, 04:18 PM
(Taron's picture...) good atmosphere and has a potential on it. And some fish, hopefully:D
Tryed to keep it simple this time. Open Cnvas 1.1, about 30 min.

08 August 2004, 07:15 PM
What a sweet style! HAHA! You should make a little story with that one! Seriously cool kid's fairytale illustrations! Would also make a great storyboard style, or better even animated! Should be fairly easy to animate that! :)

08 August 2004, 07:52 PM
Shure, go ahead! I don't think I could do it, to many years between now and the last animation...

08 August 2004, 11:20 PM
....but it should inspire you to start over with that part of art....animation! ;)

08 August 2004, 01:42 AM
Well, I'm not sure if it falls under speed painting, but I started sketching a fantasy landscape and feel like I'm going to spend a lot more time on's too much fun, again.'s what I've got so far...

08 August 2004, 04:47 AM
Revision to a speedpaint I did last October:

08 August 2004, 09:31 AM
Well take it as a speedpaint taron hehe ;)
Anyways i though perpahsp that natural bridge should extend to make the pic work better.. i mean why is he walking to the endge of a edge othervise hehe ;)

Anyways beautifull image :D

08 August 2004, 09:54 AM
...i have a surprise for that one...I've continued the image a little, went to a higher resolution and added a whole lot of detail, too....I think it may become my first submission to final images...not sure yet...I'm just doing it on the side, obviously.

But thanx! It totally makes sense, but you'll have some fun with what I've planned! ;)


08 August 2004, 11:00 AM
Now you got me all exited.. come on show me :D :D :D :D hehe

08 August 2004, 03:02 PM
playing around with a very limited color palette, want to study more about color tone in grayscale mode;).

08 August 2004, 05:15 PM
seems like it is standing still in here, I better post one pic.

hello everyone. :)

artrage messaround


09 September 2004, 12:54 AM
just messing around with Artrage, the photoshop, bored -.-

09 September 2004, 02:59 AM, sounds so cheesy, however, I was sitting outside smoking a cigarette and looking at my cat, who's a little sick these days (runny nose?!)...however, I realized a few things about his shapes so I did a quick openCanvas sketch, trying to translate what I thought to have noticed.... it took a little less than 20min... because it's been so amusing to see it, I also give you the openCanvas1.1 eventfile, for those who's kinda cute! :p

Taron (event file) (

09 September 2004, 07:38 AM
...I'm still trying stuff with it....kinda cool....this one took around 40minutes, but it's been a lot of playing around, finding the perfect combinations of brushes and's really interesting workstyle.... (still openCanvas1.1 )

09 September 2004, 01:12 PM
Panthers body looks a little bit to small to me. But the Head's just great. The freak is cool, the colors look like Magic Marker!

...I'm two daily sketches late and sooo tired...

You did know this already, didn't you?

09 September 2004, 08:07 PM
it's been a little while since i've posted here. well, i'm going out of town for a few days so i decided to start this one now and finish it up when i get back. blocked out composition. needs more values, i think. c&c welcome. i'll post the final piece with color when i finish. anyway, 30 min, photoshop 7, wacom. photo ref used.

09 September 2004, 08:29 PM
Panthers body looks a little bit to small to me. But the Head's just great. The freak is cool, the colors look like Magic Marker!

...I'm two daily sketches late and sooo tired...

You did know this already, didn't you?

HAHAHAHA! Yes of course! Somethings I do really care about and other become aspiring issues. The study was solely focuse on something I noticed about the head. When you watch the wpe of it, you can see it, too. When I realized the body was too small, I already finished my interest in it....but you're right, I should neglect such things! Thanx again! ;)


09 September 2004, 12:38 AM
...ok, I just had to try my more typical kind of sketching in openCanvas. Inspired by the "allnighter" daily sketch I've done....another head, but I want to stop this right away, because it is dangerous for me to fall back into making just some character.... I need to keep exploring big scenes and such....

Anyway, here it is, pure openCanvas and somewhere in the neighborhood of 3 hours.
I'm really finding my way around oC right now, I's a very good tool, really!

09 September 2004, 11:11 AM
Hey taron, those last 2 are amazing. I would love to see the events.

How are you blending them, I may have to start playing with open canvas again.

Quite inspiring.

09 September 2004, 11:53 AM
...The blueman is a bit too big with 1.3Mb, I don't want to clutter my webspace...

Here's the Allnighter sketch...Allnight (

Yeah, I really get to know my way around oCanvas. I make a small softedge paintbrush that only smears, a small paintbrush softedge that only paints next to it, a large one that doesn't change size. Then for the Pen I changed the maximum size back to 0% for the first one (1pixel) and a big one next to it (but hardly use it!). The eraser has a softedge one large and a hardedge one smaller.

With that setup it is absolutely beautiful to work...great flow! And I know I've just started!


09 September 2004, 07:17 AM
been a long time since i added anything to this thread, i did fora short while think about starting just a sketchbook thread for myself, with the idea of over the days setting out a routine with the aim of personal betterment and observing changes in style quality etc. however a quick read of the forum rules seem to state that this wouldn't be the correct thing to do... so instead i'll start postin' away in here :)

todays little speedpaint/sketch - 5 minutes of primitivism painter8 and a wacom, there's something very satisfying to me right now in the simplified forms and tones

09 September 2004, 11:15 PM

Photoshoppe, about an hour, no reference used. Just messing around trying to find my way in the wide world of colour, I always have trouble setting up colours when going from a B/W scribble to a painting O_o If anybody has any tips I'd like to hear them :D

@taron: Nice blue guy :D
@mathewS: Nice to see something loose and not directly sci-fi/fantasy inspired :)

09 September 2004, 11:53 PM
The choice of color has a few basic decisions in the process.
1 - real or fantastic
Those actually make the decision-making branch already.
2. artificial mood or natural mood
3. mood by light or mood by surface color or both
4. colors of skin influenced by characters state, race, history (sun burned or cooked or frozen in the past for example...hehehe)

If the color mood is chosen by natural circumstances you have to look for consistency.
If the mood is chosen by surface colors and the light kept natural, consider the connection between the colors and possible bounce from one surface to the other (blend zones not by radiance (brightness) but simply by hue!)

As for color reference, well, always be aware of the light that illuminates the surface you are trying to use as reference! If you decide to stick with a reference by staying true to it, also replicate the environmental lighting and general color influences.

I may not be the best to teach this, but I think before it gets forgotten or overlooked I simply give you a little headstart.

You're head has very "Frida" like qualities, which is beautiful in it's very own way. But without knowing what your goal was for it (realism? stylization?) it is difficult to give you direct feedback. If it was supposed to be real and if it was supposed to be a healthy human begin, this is a bit too red and muddy. Some places on the skin show oily enough areas to produce highlights as well (like the nose for instance, forehead, cheeks, lips for sure) and those highlights are a bit of a reduced representation of the source of light. It is not too easy to figure out the exact location of such highlights, since they are literally reflected and not at the other angles of illumination that are lighting the surface. Observe and practice! I need to do the same! Also consider that they are somewhat diffused by the cellular structure of the skin and each segment of the skin has different structures that cause the highlight to be either more spread or very sharp. The denser the surface the steaper the sharpness of the highlights and viseversa! Last but not least, the high art of shading/rendering a surface is translucency. Consider places on the skin that are thin enough to actually get flooded by the light and lighten up the "shadow" side, or grow over the otherwise dark parts of the shape! (nose is a good example, but most favoritely the ears, but essentially this is happening everywhere on the skin, making it turn more reddish at the fading edges of an illuminated area!).....ehh...too much?!....well...I better make some examples to show that...

Anyway....have fun and observe! Observe carefully! Best school there is!


09 September 2004, 01:27 AM
here is my add to this place.

09 September 2004, 03:20 AM
my daily sketch entry:
check out the daily sketches if you haven't already, some fun stuff over there.

09 September 2004, 06:40 AM
and todays entry, carrying on playing with primitivism and just plain form blocking. this time took a little longer, 15 minutes (wacom & painter 8)

09 September 2004, 12:24 PM
@taron333: I tweaked the colours a bit, now it's not so reddish anymore. I wasn't working with realistic colours in mind ^^)
Thanks for the pointers :)
It's just hard to pin down skintones because skin is so reflective, take a look at the tv-series CSI for example, they use a lot of coloured lightsources and a person's skin can look totally different from one shot to the next :(

Saw your site, nice 3D heads btw ^^)

09 September 2004, 03:37 AM
just 10 mins of bored doodling, i cant really come up with any interesting posses or views on a charecter, im thinking of buying one of the posable lil action figures -.-

09 September 2004, 04:29 PM
Nice work everyone. I'll post again as soon as all of the boxes are unpacked. Kepp going.


09 September 2004, 03:35 AM
Painted while waiting for test renders, maybe an hour or two total. Not really all that speedy. Comments welcome.
Photo reference of Copenhagen.

Hmmm. seems like my web host is down...not good, not good... Here it is again, it's one of my first digital paintings so I'm hoping for some feedback...

09 September 2004, 08:26 AM
...almost quick and dirty....about 2 hours on the side in openCanvas1.1

09 September 2004, 09:38 AM
No-one does lightning bolts as beautiful as you, Taron. I'm not talking about the colors or the glow, but the stile of the shapes you do. Looks great on daemon fingers ( or trees, but best on lightning bolts!

09 September 2004, 12:44 PM
this is a self portrait sorta, I am not too sure why i am dancin, guess i must've been listening to abba earlier tonight... about 45 min in photoshop

09 September 2004, 01:17 PM
...but I just made a little study and used some heavy reference. This is mostly as good as a direct copy, with some experiements to see if I've learned something from it's both copy and derivative at the same time....I'm not even sure if I have learned anything, but here it's kind of disgusting....about 3 hours off and on, because I've done it on the side....openCanvas1.1

09 September 2004, 11:25 PM
Wow taron you are so fast.....If it was not the speed paint thread you would get a ticket for too fast drawing ;)

Im in Amsterdam now and try to get used to my cousins graphire2...feels so different on a wacom, but nice. A shame she does not use it...
About 15 mins PS...just doodling around and a face was the result....his name is bob4519 and he just saw a giant *insert imagination here*

btw anyone going to the IBC ( on friday?

09 September 2004, 04:08 AM
Hey y'all, this is my first speed paint entry.

Title: Goat of the Covenant
Software: Photoshop 7
Helper: Wacom 4x5
Time: 30 minutes

The lens flare is for comedy purposes.

09 September 2004, 05:03 PM
Yeah I have to say you sure are productive. you get a lot of art done. Cheers!!!


09 September 2004, 06:25 AM
hey majofo! where in alberta are you?

09 September 2004, 07:14 AM
Consept sketch..

09 September 2004, 10:59 PM
Hey cpaulson,

I live in St.Albert, right next to Edmonton
PetriJ, I like your sketch, looks good.

09 September 2004, 05:10 AM
ah cool, i haven't seen to many other albertans on cgtalk, I love your avatar by the way.

09 September 2004, 06:46 PM
Yeah thanks, I like my avatar too ;)

09 September 2004, 02:28 AM
...why not...inspired by andrewley's quick sketches, I played around with the kind of principle it showed of splotching in shapes and giving them definition through highlights only.

Entertaining....within one hour in openCanvas1.1

09 September 2004, 05:54 AM

09 September 2004, 08:23 AM
nice one balistic. Really beautiful and it looks quite real :D

09 September 2004, 03:00 PM
Thank you.

09 September 2004, 07:39 PM
NIce image balistic.

09 September 2004, 07:55 PM
Amazing balistic!:eek: How long did it take?

09 September 2004, 08:59 PM
2 random doodles...
about 1hr

09 September 2004, 09:50 PM
Hey thanks guys. I need to get in here more . . . tough to find the time though!

Amazing balistic!:eek: How long did it take?
Probably about two hours, I didn't keep a close watch since I got interrupted by phone calls a couple times. I didn't use any ref except for the palm trees, because I've never lived anyplace that had any. I originally wanted to paint a big nuclear mushroom cloud in the background, but 2am rolled in and I had to call it quits. The composition is a little unbalanced as a result.

09 September 2004, 03:51 AM

09 September 2004, 06:04 PM
Red cross, 7&7:shrug:

09 September 2004, 09:03 PM
Jedi Pirate:

Last weekend I attended a small art convention, and I was hired by a company, who sells Wacom digitizers, to sit and draw at their booth, demonstrating how to draw with one of these things. It went pretty well, people were very interested and liked what I did.

I got the idea for this piece from a good friend who loves Star Wars and Pirates of the Carribean. So I made her this giftart combing the two worlds into one character.

Made in Painter 8, it took 4 hours including a much needed beer-break and small talk with people who asked me questions about the programs and digitizers in general.

09 September 2004, 03:55 AM
haven't posted here in a while and finally got some free time. made this from memory. lawn seating at a concert i was at a few weeks ago. 30 min, ps7, wacom.

09 September 2004, 02:57 AM
this postcard is addressed to the jerk who broke into my car last night.

09 September 2004, 04:51 PM
quick doodle of some guy that needs batteries to run...

did it on my new intuos3 wacom... never had a graphics tablet before so its pretty exciting! they are crazy!

09 September 2004, 05:31 PM
by the way thats classic balistic.. hah...

09 September 2004, 08:14 PM
haven't posted here in ages. sorry if you've seen these before, but I can't remember if they've been posted here already. nice work everyone.

balistic: those beach ones are amazing. All still Corel Photopaint?

09 September 2004, 08:30 PM
Thanks Ceenda, you're improving by bounds yourself. Love the sub and the snowcaps.

And yeah, still Photopaint, though I'm probably going to pick up Photoshop for higher-resolution work . . . Corel just doesn't handle as smooth as I'd like at 3k and above.

09 September 2004, 02:47 AM
having fun with Artrage! took about 45 min, i think. photo reference was used. still working on making the paint do what i want.

09 September 2004, 12:25 PM
Taron has been inspired by your mountains, ceenda. And we did this little sketch together using openCanvas's Network feature. (Actually, I only drew the left Yeti.)
1h, Open Canvas 1.1, Taron333 ( and me (http://www.%3C%22why%20not%20use%20the%20link%20on%20the%20right?%22%3E).

09 September 2004, 04:22 AM
Wow, there's some really great stuff in here! I love browsing through this thread :)

I just got my first tablet, am trying to figure things out... no coloring yet, but I kind of like the little creature. :)

09 September 2004, 09:29 PM
Hi I'm back from hometown.

a quick painting with my new wacom:)

09 September 2004, 12:31 PM
My first submission to speed paints. Photoshop 1/2 an hour.

09 September 2004, 12:27 PM
Nice one SteveV. Here's my contribution for today. 15 Minutes in OpenCanvas

09 September 2004, 01:24 PM
25 Minutes/ Opencanvas.

Though this one took longer I think the first one works better. Oh well, nice to try new techniques anyway.

09 September 2004, 09:11 PM
Here we go again. A little hommage to the stikfas mechana bot. Not sure about this one. The more I look at it, the more is seems like a big grey mess.

09 September 2004, 11:29 PM
Hey sup! nice pics! I think you could add more contrast to the bot picture.
Don't fear dark shadows:) I still see problems in depth. Think more about the lightsource.
Where does the light come from. If it's coming from behind you should darken the body
of the bot a lot more.

here is mine for today.

09 September 2004, 08:24 AM
Thanks for the tips Goro. I gave the bot a quick once over in Photoshop. Looks slightly less like a grey mess now.
You're right, I still need to get the knack of getting contrast and depth right. But I'm practicing and loving every minute of it.

Edit: I like that pic btw. Reminds me of LOTR. And some influences by Stephan.

09 September 2004, 12:29 PM
Goro, what app did you use for the deepforest pic? Was it painter? How did You make that leaves?
Looks great, btw! :thumbsup:

09 September 2004, 01:52 PM
I used photoshop. The leaves are just custom brushes. rectangle shape with size, rotation, opacity jitter etc. PS has very useful brush settings.

and sup it looks way better now

09 September 2004, 02:31 PM
I thought that I would send my speed painting too. I wolud like to know what you think of that?

this is 'suspicous DAD', it was made in Photoshop and it took me about an hour.

09 September 2004, 04:53 PM
I think I am gonna participate more in this thread, it is more open than the DSgroup.

this is not a speedpaint though, but I don't want to open a thread for it so i post it here to recieve feedback.

I drew it from an picture.
4 hours or something, PSP

09 September 2004, 04:55 PM
and another one, 30 mins PSP

09 September 2004, 06:46 PM
Cyanid: That first one is really good, maybe some highlights on the teeth would make it even better, they look a bit flat.
Maxine: Love that one, great work on the expression and schadow of the glasses.

This one made me realize how much I suck. Hopefully I will look back on it on day and laugh. Or cry. Photoref, over an hour. Best bit: The two strokes that show the sunlight hitting the the ground between the bushes. Worst bit: the rest.

09 September 2004, 08:35 PM
Last one for today. Had to get that previous one out of my system. Sorry for spammin you guys.

09 September 2004, 10:32 PM
tnx Supervlieg, btw don't say you suck... ;)
when you suck, wat doe ik hier dan nog :S

supervlieg how the h*** do you have that much free time :eek: you paint 5/6 images each day?!
lol you are addicted m8 :sad:

1 hour, psp

09 September 2004, 10:45 PM
Im not near doing 5 or 6 a day (yet) But I like to work fast. I dont like that one because the picture I used as a ref was way more dramatic. Anyway, I'll keep on trying. :)

09 September 2004, 11:20 PM
Artrage... used mouse cuz my computer isn't back up yet. 15 min i think... ANyways... it was just a sketch while I wait for my computer to be back up.. sorry I know it sucks.

09 September 2004, 11:43 PM
This is for a game I'm doing concept art for

20min - Painter - wacom

09 September 2004, 02:40 AM
Wow, all these are great.. Supervlieg, the 'grey' robot you've drawn looks fabulous. Really reminded me of Laputa: Castle in the Sky..
You've gotten inspiration from anime?

09 September 2004, 03:07 AM
Bah, what the heck. I'll give this a go too - though I'm far from the level of most of you people. Hoping to improve myself during my stay here :)

~2 minutes with Wacom and Painter. Experiment.*FuMyzIrUEdTr*kLrcAm9sUqvsGXP5YbxhV7z36XpJqy6jDGH3*6zTCYOp389rdZ38Hxrj4b0/Random.JPG

09 September 2004, 05:30 AM
In the meantime I'm trying to find out just how much I suck....and here we go...this is absolutely without any reference, just so it doesn't look like I even suck in copying, I feel like I know nothing, really....that's when it really sucks not to have studied or at least not to have had the time to grow as a traditional artist.......anyway...

I'm learning and I do not give up....I need this for myself to transfer this knowledge and experience into 3d as well.....but it's a long way to go, I'm afraid....


Lonely Pixel
09 September 2004, 02:54 PM
photoshop / wacom intuos² / 60 - 70 min

09 September 2004, 04:06 PM
Some of my last speedpaint ...

Lonely Pixel
09 September 2004, 05:20 PM
Photoshop + intuos2
30 minutes (am not experienced!)

09 September 2004, 07:19 PM
nice taron and perrik

a quick one for today.

09 September 2004, 08:10 PM
Nice Goro, I like that grungy effect, how are you doing that, all standard brushes?
Taron, andrewly nice!
Pierrick, that style reminds me to Craig Mullins art

A mate did some more edits on my SWAT :P, some filters (cheating I know ;)), and some more painting

09 September 2004, 09:15 PM
Awesome work everyone!

09 September 2004, 09:41 PM
Alright here are mine... sorry if I'm spamming :P Finally got my computer working again so wanted to show you how my experiment with artrage went so far. :) As usual, no references were used. Enjoy! :D

09 September 2004, 10:03 PM

ceenda very nice one, nice clouds/smoke
dreammaster: I like that 2nd sea the most

09 September 2004, 11:51 PM
Great stuff guys, this thread is speeding up! I like it!

Ceenda: you forgot the tagline. It was quite funny! Great job btw.
Edit: Nemein: Nope, havent seen that one, its still on my to do list though. Inspiration for that bot came from this one. (

Heres mine for today. Photoref, and luckely less repulsive then yesterdays one. Some might recognize it. Maybe I'll give it another pass tomorrow. You know you want to click this (

09 September 2004, 02:36 AM
A quick design for my friend's 3d scene:

09 September 2004, 11:30 AM

09 September 2004, 04:37 PM
Havent posted in a while:

This wasnt so much of a speed paint...more like a paint completed with haste :)


09 September 2004, 05:16 PM
cyanid it's a texture I painted with traditional media used as layermode softlight.

Taron love your last one! Very beautiful and I like the expression of the girl.

09 September 2004, 07:22 PM
This is an inspirational thread. So many great artists here. Dont know why I never came through here earlier.

heres a "quick" 1 hr sketch. I liked the pose when I first started, now I think it just looks like he's getting ready to poop.

09 September 2004, 10:37 PM
Taron: Lovely atmosphere. I like the depth in the forest.
nattnewman: Very photoreal, the only thing that looks weird is the eyebrow.
Mustardwash: Good start, try adding more shadows on his body, and maybe get rid of the lines.

Here we go with another photoref. Here's the original pic (

09 September 2004, 10:53 PM
Very nice Supervlieg. Extremely elegant. And yeah, the eyebrow is a little weird lol. need to pay some extra attention to it :) thanks for pointing it out.



09 September 2004, 11:03 PM
about 3 hours ps
you inspired me cyanid

09 September 2004, 11:31 PM
Hi everyone!
lots of nice work here

09 September 2004, 11:32 PM

i really like that last one with the ghostly figure sitting on the tree.

09 September 2004, 04:39 AM
~3 hours, Photopaint 10, no ref

good to see some 3D people catching the bug like I did.

09 September 2004, 05:29 AM Wow! Everyone's are great!
I post my 2D paint in this forum for the first time.
Here is my Richard Dreyfuss' pic.
Photoshop 5 hours(...

09 September 2004, 10:28 AM
This isn't really a speedpainting, took about 2-3 hours, testing my tablet. Reference is used, can't find it on google to show you, but it's The Velvet Underground - White Light/White Heat album backside cover. Lots of errors but I'm pretty happy with at least some parts.

09 September 2004, 10:50 AM
Wow.. amazing work from everybody in the past weeks... im amazed.
Sorry i havent been participating, but ive been really stressed out lately. No time for anything. And the free time i have goes to trying to get a workable linux on my laptop without too much problems with either usb, whatever, something else blabla ;)

Anyways i will try and do something real quick today, and perhaps post some of the sketches i have done on paper in class :D (yeah i know.. but it's boring :D)

09 September 2004, 02:10 PM
Five minutes in PS CS:


09 September 2004, 02:57 PM
15 mins PSP
I can not draw this weekend :shrug:, so... see you monday :)

very nice images again, Ballistic very nice background!
Goro: nice pose, nice gun, glad I inspired you... but you are soo much better :cry: :banghead:
Supervlieg: :applause: for the face
Shozo: if you didn't cheat then it is very nice!

09 September 2004, 03:25 PM
[Quate: Shozo: if you didn't cheat then it is very nice!]
Ah, thanks?
Cheat>About the reference pic? I didn't say but ofcause I have a ref pic. But I didn't paint as same as this. I refered to some other pics of him.:sad:,%20Richard
Here is the wip image though...

09 September 2004, 03:42 PM
hi, this is my first 2d post on cgtalk.... speed paints here are sooooo cool! i usually do 3d, and i learn painting and drawing in my spare time.... this is a funky frog. photo ref used of course, all done in open canvas 3.0.(does anyone have the same problem as me, i cant save, i have to do screenshots, and often if i add a layer or use a filter it also crashes... is this damn soft buggy or is this my computer?)
i didn't do retouch as i usually do, so i was happy to come with this only by pure painting. The proportions are a bit off, but still ok. It took me almost 2 hours. hope you will like it.

hi rez here (

09 September 2004, 04:23 PM
10 minute eye color study:

09 September 2004, 04:29 PM
[Quate: Shozo: if you didn't cheat then it is very nice!]

Here is the wip image though...
Thanks. I actually prefer this to the final one . . . I think maybe you went a little overboard with the scratchy details . . . sometimes a soft impression is better.

Nice WIP though! Good facial construction.

09 September 2004, 04:49 PM
Shozo: nice one, I agree with balistic that the wip is a little better. The scratchy stuff is almost like a ps filter. Great job anyway.
BnE: Nice one, can you show the ref? Try the support section on the portalgraphics website. They should be able to hook you up with a fix.
balistic: great lights as usual, I love the blueish shadows.

I was feeling a bit experimental today, got curious and fiddled around with textured brushes in ps. And this image was in my head for a few days.

09 September 2004, 04:53 PM
Thank you for your reply, Blistic and Supervileg^^

I managed to represent his bumpy face texture, but seems did not work...
I like the first final image's scratchy details though...

[Quate]The scratchy stuff is almost like a ps filter.
Yep, I used ps filter...and used finger tool?(I don't know in English ps term) to paint his face
, hair and his cloth.

I'm always doing 3DCG but I also want to improve my 2D images.
Hmm...seems gotta study many stuff.:bounce:
Thank you for your advice Blistic, Supervileg.

>Nice WIP though! Good facial construction.
>Great job anyway.

Thank you.^^

09 September 2004, 08:47 PM
It was speed paitning, about 30 minutes but it looked too unfinished even for a speed paitning, so it taked about an hour to make it look like this. Sorry, its not really WIP or finished work, i didnt find the proper place to put it in:
Painter 8, one hour

"Rider in the pumpkins"

09 September 2004, 09:28 PM
Jack Sparrow. 1 Hour in Painter 8, and a little tweaking in Photoshop.

09 September 2004, 09:40 PM
Supervlieg love your last one!

here is mine for today!

09 September 2004, 11:37 PM
The Gem Miner's Dwelling. 2-3 hours PS + wacom.

09 September 2004, 12:00 AM
Beautiful Shozo!!

"We need a bigger boat!"

09 September 2004, 12:19 AM
Hey Supervlieg...I love that one! This is the kind of study that really shows skill in understanding and power! Beautiful work!

Hey Balistic, I am still disappointed, that you havn't reacted to my little avatar-attack ( it very much looks like you can defend yourself without reference...HAHAHA.... ;)

:beer: everyone!

09 September 2004, 12:51 AM
Hey Supervlieg...I love that one! This is the kind of study that really shows skill in understanding and power! Beautiful work!

Hey Balistic, I am still disappointed, that you havn't reacted to my little avatar-attack ( it very much looks like you can defend yourself without reference...HAHAHA.... ;)

:beer: everyone!
haha, I hadn't seen that. Hmmm . . . hopefully I'll have time to launch a counter-attack.

09 September 2004, 04:05 PM
here is the ref. (

Shozo, kredepops, goro : wow....
supervlieg : thx, i do my best. very dynamic stuff you've made! i asked portalgraphics and got no answer for the moment, but it seams to be because of my computer because it works well for others..

09 September 2004, 08:12 PM
10 minutes, PS, paint on rough texture brush and Wacom.



09 September 2004, 08:39 PM canvas 3.0.(does anyone have the same problem as me, i cant save, i have to do screenshots, and often if i add a layer or use a filter it also crashes... is this damn soft buggy or is this my computer?)

Nope, the software is buggy....not to mention that this version doesn't have Network anymore...which kinda buggy and no network were two major reasons for me not to get or work it....but 1.1 the old free version is still nearly perfect....more crude and no fancy layers, but steady and! No crashing! (never crashed here!)

Nice work, btw BnE! ;)

09 September 2004, 09:27 PM
Thanks Goro, Taron and BnE. Too bad version 3 of OpenCanvas is so buggy and unstable. I was considering to buy it. Oh well, Ill stick with version 1.1 then.

Another quicky for today. Sorry for the weird format.

09 September 2004, 10:09 PM
Supervlieg, thats a nice sketch. You can call it: "The Blue Screen of Death" :buttrock:btw. What is your impressions from Open Canvas? Can it replace programs like Painter?

09 September 2004, 10:28 PM
Nice, Supervlieg! Well, I really think it should be worth it to contact those boyz at or whatever they're called. They've done a marvelous job with 1.1 and some things in 3.x are nice, too and it shows a great development despite the misses. If we could talk them into putting networking back in and they get to iron out those crashes, I would not only buy the software but also promote it as much as I can!

09 September 2004, 11:21 PM
nice bot sup!

09 September 2004, 08:27 PM
Thanks Goro, Taron333 and Bars!

I don't know how open the OpenCanvas guys are to suggestions, but it seems like a good idea. I dont think it will replacec Painter shortly, I think painter has been around too long and really is the best with artistic brushes.

Here's a follow up to yesterdays one.

edit: Tweaked some stuff, Also included some things suggested by the great eye of Goro.
Thanks Jawine!

09 September 2004, 08:46 PM

A cat of a collegua of me, drawn from a picture while I was at my call centre job so no Photoshop and proper drawing materials around. Pencil and ballpoint and around 45 minutes of time where nobody called me ;)
It might look a bit simple between all these coloured funky drawings but here goes ^_^

@supervlieg: Nice critters !
@bars: Doh! for the blue screen joke and nice halloween pic
@nattnewman: Nice style
@Goro: Nice pose for the samurai

09 September 2004, 08:47 PM
hey cool pic sup! The only crit is I can't figure out why the head of the bot in front is highlighted. There should be no light. Maybe it works better if only his eyes are bright.
The bot in the bg fits very well with the environment...see some perspective problems in the guy in front. But anyways! You're doing great!

Here is a quick one for today 30min ps

09 September 2004, 10:57 PM
Goro: I'm glad you're back! Nice to see your works! :D

Here's mine.. made by painter classic.. approx. 45 min... No idea.. hehe

09 September 2004, 06:34 AM
Some pose I stole a bit from Goro.

09 September 2004, 08:16 AM
I don't know why I have not posted here before, guess I've been to busy in the game art forum..

Anyways, here's a little oC creation...

09 September 2004, 02:40 PM
way better now supervlieg!

One thing though...the highligt areas of the right leg and right arm of the bot in front
doesn't make sense to me. There are no lightsources causing those highlights I think.
Just a thought.

keep up the good work

09 September 2004, 07:37 PM
Thanks for the tips Goro. Changed the right part of the limbs. Like that lady btw. Nice warm colors and feel to it.
Here's mine for today. Ref here (

09 September 2004, 09:24 PM
My GF, might continue working on this one... just have to up the resolution somewhat. :)
Any crits are highly appretiated.

09 September 2004, 10:12 PM
Great work here all, too much to go true again to refrech my memory :) psoted long while ago n this forum, bout time I post again, been lurking all this while, although my level is quite still below average do still like to hear what you think.

Kudos all, and one sketch a day keeps the doctor away! :thumbsup:

ps CS: 30 min (wacom)

09 September 2004, 04:44 PM
i cant see many images, why? regards

09 September 2004, 07:44 PM
Today's speed paint:

09 September 2004, 10:12 PM
nice work everyone

here is mine for today!

09 September 2004, 12:28 AM
wow, so many pics... i can't follow at this rate!
thanx taron. very nice work everybody! i like the mood of your lady picture goro, and supervlieg i like very much your cowboy.
here's mine, it's a bit more than 2 hours. photo used, i wont post the ref since i interpreted very much colors(but if you really want i can). i worked at this resolution because it was the same as the ref pic and went crazy when it came to small details.... open canvas again. makes me crazy with crashes but photoshop is sooooo long to start that i just dont want to paint anymore when it finishes loading. hope you'll like...

09 September 2004, 05:20 PM
40 min ps

09 September 2004, 07:53 PM

Testing painter IX

09 September 2004, 07:55 PM
Goro, BnE, great work!
Here's mine for today

09 September 2004, 10:15 PM
Petri.J (member.php?u=107115): How is Painter 9 ? I cant wait to see it since i heard it should be a great improved version of 6.. and not as bogged down as number 8 :D :D

10 October 2004, 03:15 AM
Great works everyone today.
>Beautiful Shozo!! "We need a bigger boat!"
Thanks, SteveV. BnE.^^
Today, I painted my favorite Japanese "seiyuu"(voice actress) Asami Sanada. Spent 5hours for this...(not speed paint...) gotta practice more.^^; <Me-kara bi~mu!! nyo...>
Wacom tablet+PS.
Here is the ref.
I replaced the image, because I noticed that I prefer this color of the pic...while I was playing around PS now...
Last posted image is here

10 October 2004, 09:24 AM
finally found some time to sketch at home with my wacom:

took 15minutes i believe, made in PS

another one that went better i believe:

again 15min, PS

as you can see it was more of a posing exercise, than anything else :)

Xanthan Gum
10 October 2004, 09:39 AM
Hi all!
I havent been to this thread really.. Thats my first time here...
Awsome speed paints people!!! :thumbsup:
I have been drawing a lot, but only recently Ive got a Tablet.
(I have a few sketches in the DailySketch forum =/ )
So Im not really good with workin' with it and I dont know a thing about lightning or colouring techniques..
So if anyone could maybe link me to a page where I can find these kind of techniques..
Thanx a lot!!! =)


10 October 2004, 10:45 AM
Petri.J (http://member.php?u=107115): How is Painter 9 ? I cant wait to see it since i heard it should be a great improved version of 6.. and not as bogged down as number 8 :D :D
New Painter is really cool. I haven't used painter very much before. Just trial versions, and then dumped them, but this one is cool. It has similar layers than in photoshop, and not to mension the neat brushes. Actually the reason that I didn't like painter before, was that it didn't have layers (atleast in the version I tested).

Anyway here's another speedy.

10 October 2004, 11:58 AM
I painted an apple in front of me.
2.5hours wacom+PS
Hope you like it.

10 October 2004, 12:36 PM
I do like it, but i think its too blurry in the top right, otherwise: great job!

10 October 2004, 01:10 PM
Thanks for your reply, tuzz.^^

Yeah, you right. The top right is too blurry. I've got to correct that.
Thank you for your pointing.^^


10 October 2004, 02:19 PM
New Painter is really cool. I haven't used painter very much before. Just trial versions, and then dumped them, but this one is cool. It has similar layers than in photoshop, and not to mension the neat brushes. Actually the reason that I didn't like painter before, was that it didn't have layers (atleast in the version I tested).

Actually all versions of Painter have layers in them. And they are mostly like photoshops layers, only with some slightly differently names for the modes sometimes.
I usually worked with Painter 6 and use layers alot... :D

Anyways i didnt even know there was a Painter 9 trail, so i went ahead and downloaded it. Seems very nice and fast.. Much like a greatly improved version of Painter 6 to me :D :D

Gonna try and draw a little in it during this weekend :D :D :D

10 October 2004, 05:57 PM
wow, some good work here, its been a while I'm not post a speedy, :D Goro, your work is great as usual. love the last one with jetplane.

BnE- That's very nice, a bigger version would be good, but its only me:thumbsup: .
Supervlieg, nice idea, remind me of hmmm....dunno, hehe:D
Shozo, yummy, I want that apple:D .
So, Swoop, you gonna test painter 9? I'm so curious of how this new version working and upgrade. So, you must tell us after you've tried it:D :D .can't wait to see your new pic!
Here's mine for today anyway, done less than 2 hour in photoshop..with reference.

10 October 2004, 06:47 PM
Androgs nice to see you around again! I think it would have been much better if you
painted the bourbon sign without linetool and textool. It doesn't fit with the image.
just a thought.

10 October 2004, 07:59 AM
Okay here is my first little speedpaint in Painter IX :D Love this app.. stable as version 8, yet fast as version 6 :D Gonne be awsome :D :D

Took about 30 minutes, including some time i took to make my own palette.
Though some places i had some bad brushstrokes, because it didnt always show the size of my brush :( Guess it's got some small bugs or my machine is acting up again :D

Anyways without further delay.. first speedpaint in my new favority painter version :D

10 October 2004, 01:19 PM
25 minutes in painter:



10 October 2004, 03:24 PM
Reference painting, here I come.
Nro. 1

10 October 2004, 04:33 PM
Goro, glad to see you again too:) , yeah..I agree with you about the text, I should also paint it with freehand style.:D btw nice girl you draw there...are you using a reference or not?

Swoop, hey..thats a nice first speedy in painter 9, :D I can't wait to try that version also. btw what kind of brush you used? it seems like a photoshop brush from here.:D

Petri.J, thats a nice speed painting inspired from a classical painting....hmm..I also want to do some painting that take an influence from an old age result from some crazy painter in past time..hehe:D ..they're just....genius!!

10 October 2004, 05:08 AM
I've always wanted to try doing a speed paint, so I whipped this up in about 20 minutes (from a reference photo):

Wacom & PS

10 October 2004, 09:49 AM
Goro, glad to see you again too:) , yeah..I agree with you about the text, I should also paint it with freehand style.:D btw nice girl you draw there...are you using a reference or not?

Swoop, hey..thats a nice first speedy in painter 9, :D I can't wait to try that version also. btw what kind of brush you used? it seems like a photoshop brush from here.:D

Petri.J, thats a nice speed painting inspired from a classical painting....hmm..I also want to do some painting that take an influence from an old age result from some crazy painter in past time..hehe:D ..they're just....genius!! It's a camel hair brush at various sizes mostly. But i got the original color choices from playing around with water color :D
But camel hair brush :D With a fairly high density

Goro you should download and try out Painter IX :D I find its like version 6 only more stable, and faster :D

10 October 2004, 12:17 PM

10 October 2004, 01:42 PM
Reference paint Nro. 2

Nro. 3