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10-03-2004, 04:06 PM
the second is great :thumbsup: nice anatomics

10-03-2004, 06:40 PM
swoop I'll check out painter9

here is a little mess around with the layermodes:)

10-03-2004, 10:39 PM
Hey Goro! I've made a set of new brushes for Photoshop to look a bit like graphite pencils and made this "almost" quicky within about an hour while making brushes....lot's of fun to draw with...or rather paint actually... (no reference, ifn case anyone cares!?)

10-04-2004, 12:30 AM
>Shozo, yummy, I want that apple .
Thanks, Androgs
Should I send "the apple" by "email"? is useful...

Gee, I wanna try Painter... I just have PS...;;

Here is recent speed paintings.(also spent 1.5h with wacom,PS&ref pics)

I took this ref photo with cell phone.


10-04-2004, 05:27 PM
Reference painting Nro. 4

10-05-2004, 01:43 AM
2.5 hrs, photopaint 10, no reference

apologies to the dino buffs for the hacked-together anatomy.

keep it up everybody!

10-05-2004, 02:12 AM
Wow, I really like your dino scene. Nice work

10-05-2004, 03:23 AM
They're all so great! Wow!!
Here's my first painting with a Wacom! Took arooound 2 hours to finish, the tablet sure is hard to get used to....

Xanthan Gum
10-05-2004, 11:46 AM
Hey all!
Very good paint all! :thumbsup:
Ive got a bit of a question for you...
The Watercolor brush in OpenCanvas, is there that kind of brush in Photoshop?

Cheers! =)


10-05-2004, 12:31 PM
Balistic - that awesome dude - I like the fact that its not a typical dino and the lighting is great.

10-05-2004, 01:14 PM
Thanks guys!

10-05-2004, 01:19 PM
Victory signal drum roll
study sketch of atmosphere. 1hour30minutes no ref.

perspective study. 1hours30minutes, no ref.

10-05-2004, 03:52 PM
I'm new here guys, hope you don't mind me participating and learning from you guys at the same time. Great thread!

50 min painter

10-05-2004, 07:17 PM
Nro. 5
Reference: Craig Mullins speed painting.

10-06-2004, 10:23 PM
good work there :)

Here some speedys I've drawn today:


10-06-2004, 10:45 PM
Shall I join in on the fun, too? :) Speed painting isn't my best since I am never satisfied with most of my "speedy" pieces in Painter. But, here's a recent one. 2hrs on Painter.

10-07-2004, 04:16 AM
"Pickles" the clown... :)
1 hour - photoshop7
ref picture used.

10-07-2004, 02:27 PM
balistic: That's one fruity dino. Great job.

10-07-2004, 06:54 PM

I really like your two images, especially the second one.

10-07-2004, 07:04 PM
My skies sucks :sad:

10-08-2004, 11:24 AM
Speed paints really got a boost lately....some stunning work! Congratulations everyone!

10-08-2004, 06:03 PM
good work all!

10-08-2004, 07:44 PM
Amazing Henrik.. your works always have this fotoreal quality to them...

loving this thread.. especially lately :D

10-08-2004, 09:47 PM
henrik sick lighting....great work!!

10-08-2004, 09:59 PM
Here's mine... Photoshop CS intros2 tablet.. 2 hours/ 2 hours and 30 min.

Inspired by my dream!
My dream:
I'm riding on some kind of hovering bike. It acts like an airplane, hovering version of a 'bicycle' that we know today. I'm chasing someone for criminial reason (perhaps I'm a police). I went into forests, mountains, eventually over the ocean to the city.

10-08-2004, 10:20 PM
Nice, very nice.

Henrik: amazing lighting. do you think we could see some progression shots of those pieces? would be great to see some!

Goro: nice. quite a nice painterly feel. calligraphy brushes in ps?

DreamMaster: very nice. the water youve painted looks great. among plenty of other things water is one thing i just cant seem to get right! any tips??

Great work everyone.



10-08-2004, 11:59 PM
DreamMaster: very nice. the water youve painted looks great. among plenty of other things water is one thing i just cant seem to get right! any tips??
Mmm let me think for a min about how to do that.. hehe... actually im going to take a walk, etc. I'll get back to you asap. :) Anyways thanks! :D

10-09-2004, 12:04 AM
henrik, nice image of the jungle, I really like it.

Goro, i like your image too.

10-09-2004, 01:21 AM
nattnewman: Mmm just reflect everything lol and remember the light source reflects more than other things... but make sure you do down strokes when you're reflecting something.. then use smuge feature to make "waves" like that... Making senses?

10-09-2004, 07:01 AM
Awsome work everybody .. loving them all.. hope this next speedpaint of mine can measure... it's loading 1 :D :D

10-09-2004, 11:44 AM
My 200 th post here, and a 30 minute speedpaint.
Now that i see it's my 200th post i wish i spent more time on it :D hehe

Here ya go :D

10-09-2004, 11:54 AM
DreamMaster: thanks, i get the idea :)



10-09-2004, 03:32 PM
wow!good work all, here's a small one from me.

10-10-2004, 12:02 AM


The Antigonist

Two more... technically similar approachs with very different subject matter.

Hidden: about 30 min. The antigonist about 2 hours. PSCS+wacom

great work guys! this thread is smoking fire.

10-10-2004, 01:07 PM
Like the first one Henrik.
Agrees with Taron.

Nro. 6

Nro. 7

10-10-2004, 09:57 PM
thnx guys!

Hoon I love your dynamic movements in your pictures!

DreamMaster you made a huge step. Love your last one!
Spend more time on the anatomy.

10-11-2004, 12:45 AM
"Spend more time on the anatomy." ~ Goro

I know!!! >_< I absolutely suck at anatomy! I will never get it right! *sobs* Oh! Few days ago, I decided to tell my teacher in art class that I'm going to study anatomy for my sketch book homework... so now I've commited myself to this.. hopefully that would keep me focused on improving in that area. He expects to see me doing that.. so I can't really go out of this... :D

I would love some citiques (from goro and anybody good in anatomy) when i get a chance to post some of my anatomy-study sketches. That's only way I could improve. Thanks! ;)

Anyways goro.. love your futuristic buildings! :D Keep it up! :D

10-11-2004, 08:56 AM
@dreammaster: Check out the andrew loomis book 'figure drawing for all it's worth' from ( You still need to do lifedrawing of course but I found it to be a big help :)

10-11-2004, 11:06 AM is so desperately out of control, I can't think of anything to say anymore....I'm awestruck as they say! That's the most excessive bouncelight frenzy I've ever had the privilege to see! Congratulations...

...I couldn't help but put those things to use...
(I made this as a little demo to a good friend and he saw a girl in one of the this is what it became) 45min/openCanvas1.1 2min/photoshop

One more....about 2h/openCanvas1.1 ...I posted it before, but didn't like it...I later noodled around alittle with the contrast...I still don't like it...but who cares...

10-11-2004, 06:26 PM

10-11-2004, 09:52 PM
Thnx a lot taron! I appreciate your words!

DreamMaster gogogo!

Androgs. Nice one!

Playing around with reflections again.
1h 30min photoshop

10-11-2004, 10:03 PM
@dreammaster: Check out the andrew loomis book 'figure drawing for all it's worth' from ( You still need to do lifedrawing of course but I found it to be a big help :)yeah i have been there.. :D printed the important one out. :D

Goro.. hehe thanks! And hey wowowow that last artwork of yours.. wow that's so awesome! Keep it up!

Hopefully I can get started with anatomy soon.. right now I'm avoiding it cuz I know I'm so bad at it! >_< I'm scared of what it might turn out! >_< Yucky! lol

Anyways taron.. love your style! Colors too! :D lol post some more! (you too goro! )

10-12-2004, 03:37 AM
i'll shove a quick globe sketch. 15 mins ps

great job all!

love the egg-ship goro,
nice open canvas taron, me likes!


10-12-2004, 10:06 AM
Really nice work by you all,
my question:
@GORO: Did you use some sort of 3D setup to see the lighing before you painted that, or did you completely paint from your imagination? I really like that and had to look for some hints that it wasnt a photo or 3D pic ;)
really great!
you guys are my daily source of inspiration!

10-12-2004, 10:17 AM

10-12-2004, 11:15 AM
Nice work jeroentje :)

Goro: great work, kinda reminds me of Mork and Mindy!


10-12-2004, 11:48 AM
thnx guys!

tuzz I attended the scott robertson presentation at siggraph 2004.
I drew the egg from my imagination trying to remember what Mr. Robertson
said. And it worked pretty good.

nice one jeroen!

oh my....wrong account well whatever I'm Goro. I forgot to log out. This is not my account...

10-12-2004, 12:02 PM
thnx guys!

tuzz I attended the scott robertson presentation at siggraph 2004.
I drew the egg from my imagination trying to remember what Mr. Robertson
said. And it worked pretty good.

nice one jeroen!
Thanks for your reply - I thought i asked GORO, but what the hell :D

10-12-2004, 01:40 PM
initial layout sketch for a game splash screen:

The only thing cooler than killing zombies is killing zombies that are on fire.

10-12-2004, 02:14 PM
tuzz: I just edited my previous post. I was logged in with the account of someone else....
My bad!

10-12-2004, 08:49 PM
Goro: Your latest two works are absoletely awesome!
Balistic: I like the speedy look of the sketch. Very dynamic.

I have to get into the daily swing again. Here's my latest anyway. Inspired by the Goro-egg and Neon Genesis Evangelion.

10-13-2004, 07:55 AM
welcome back sup!

I forgot my wacom in school so I could only paint with my touchpad of my laptop!
I had absolutely no fun doing this :)

10-13-2004, 08:17 AM
Wow.. still amazing image goro... im loving this thread.. so inspirational and great lately :D

Wish i had more time to participate rather than just stare at your images :D :D

10-13-2004, 06:56 PM

It still came out looking nice, you must have lots of patience. I know I hate using my touch pad even to navigate through windows and folders. Ahh, i am not good at it.

10-13-2004, 08:58 PM
thnx guys! Yes..touchpad is hell....

her is mine for today....with wacom this time:)

10-14-2004, 09:33 AM
my first work...critics welcome

about 1hr painter 8 with tablet
never worked with painter or tablet before
man that sure needs some getting used to :) my shoulder is acking

10-14-2004, 09:58 AM
How the hell do you paint with the touchpad... impressive!

10-14-2004, 12:38 PM
some clouds.... 0:30 H
I like the last one Goro, nice lightning/use of brushes

10-14-2004, 12:45 PM
Thnx swoop n oxy n cyanid!

Art2 I did it once and I won't do it twice :) Touchpad drawing is hell...

10-14-2004, 04:25 PM
Hey, Goro . I like your chrome egg, looks like a render image:D .
a quick one for today.

Lonely Pixel
10-14-2004, 05:36 PM
So this is where the CGTalk pro's hang out ;).

Man, I just drooled all over the place when quickly browsing through this thread... My God, guys, your work is impressive :D.

You just got me to try speedpainting. Updates in an hour or so :P

Kind Regards


Photoshop / wacom / 8 min / no refs

[edit 2 & edit 3]

A little update of the eye (5 min) and a coffee cup, with, how odd, my coffeecup as ref. (15 min)

Hehe I see that I can't compete with you guys, but I'm not buggin you am I? :)

[and why not a fourth edit]

Just to avoid the doublepost :D

the spoon, took me exactly 11 minutes.

[oh what the heck, edit #5]

An ear! ref was a plastic toy ear thingy :) ummm about 13 minutes.

10-14-2004, 09:11 PM
Goro: You always impress me! You're always good! :D

Here's mine.. I gave opencanvas 1.1 other try and plus used Painter Classic for some blurring effect. 30 min or 45? Could be 1 hour? No idea. I'm surprised how easy it's to make skin tone in open canvas... I can't seem to do the same thing in Painter or Photoshop... but I think I learned how opencavas brush works enough to do some adjusts in Photoshop.. hopefully it would be almost like that brush.. *shrugs* Any tips?

10-15-2004, 12:46 PM

Little sketchy. Done in painter 8 with wacom.

Oh, and i cant paint lips or ears! arrg, time to do some facial studies!


10-15-2004, 05:04 PM
thnx guys!

DreamMaster I like the skintones! Great!

captain chapo
10-16-2004, 03:53 AM
quick lightning study....
the guy is based off one of andrewley's sketches of himself i remembered
damn goro you are amazing...i think i might try to paint one with those autumn colors...fantastic!
maybe 1.5 hours ps/wacom

10-16-2004, 12:52 PM
I could find some time to make this.
0:30 or less

compare this to my first post at CGTalk 4 months ago :p :
this took me 2 hours ...

10-16-2004, 01:42 PM
i like the second picture better :p

just kidding! really good progress you already made!
keep on the work :thumbsup:

10-16-2004, 04:19 PM
no drink is really this colour, but wanted to make it warm and whiskey/brandy esque.

anyhoo. ice:


10-16-2004, 07:42 PM
nice improvement cyanid!

captain chapo thnx!

experimenting with greens and blues....very difficult....
not satisfied with it

10-16-2004, 09:10 PM
Little red ridinghood and the wolf..

10-17-2004, 02:54 AM
Alright, I finally used a photo of a landscape as reference, although very losely it triggered a whole bunch of great and fun revelations....


10-17-2004, 03:23 AM
Taron333, that is a really good drawing!:thumbsup:

Here is a car that I made used, Painter and Paint Shop Pro, it took about one hour.

10-17-2004, 07:18 AM
Here's another on this one I basically used what I've learned...still referencing parts of the same photo, but only has hints....anything else in there is completely without reference other than memory...and before anyone bothers, I know this is not how a heart works...creative-freedom! ;)


10-17-2004, 09:06 AM
Taron, these are nice images,
please tell me, what working resolutions did you use? You certainly did not paint them is this small res, did you? :)

ps: if i could find a scanner anywhere I would like to share my latest drawings and get some critique, argh i need a scanner...

10-17-2004, 09:42 AM
Thank you, Tuzz! I sure did! It's exactly at the resolution I painted it in. I think it would be a lot more inconvenient to paint that at a high resolution. The cool part is, I made them with openCanvas and kept the event-files, so I could in theory render them out in higher resolutions to go back into them to add detail....but yeah....I sorta don't think that'll ever happen, mostly because those are literally studies....special only for my own spiritual reasons, but by far not where I want to go....

10-17-2004, 09:51 AM
do you have the WPE file of that last picture taron?

10-17-2004, 10:23 AM
Yes! :arteest:

...I will see that I get it'll be a moment!
Alrighty, here it is:

Heart_of_mountain.wpe (
(thanx to Samuel... ( )


10-17-2004, 01:22 PM
Hey taron I Love your photoref picture! Didn't think that it was from you because of the different use of colors. I think using ref sometime is a really good thing. In most of your pictures I hardly see sunlight. I think this bothered me a bit. In your last two images I see
great light athmosphere. Looks really great. The organic thing does not really fit in imo.
The shading is different than the mountains...maybe the perspective is a bit off.

Anyways great stuff there!


10-17-2004, 03:24 PM
Still don't have a scanner, but I decided I just do a similiar to the ones I did.
Only this time I tried the OpenCanvas and Wacom,
turned out quite okay, only i dont get these sharp edges I liked in my other drawings that much, still have to get used to this wacom more.
anyway here it is, critique and opinions certainly much welcome!

edit: I reloaded the image into Photoshop and added some lines, to make it a little clearer, it really bugs me that I cant do that in OpenCanvas, and the cursor is never exactly there where you paint, always a little to the right and down...
whatever :)


edit: i wanted to add, that I really decided to not shadow the bra, cause it should be like an underwear ad or something ;)

captain chapo
10-17-2004, 05:57 PM
so i dunno, after watching taron's wpe and looking at that goro one this is what i came up with...not completely satisfied, but i think i might work on something else now...hmmm.

captain chapo
10-17-2004, 08:55 PM
so i'm kinda in a drawing mood's sunday, i have nothing to do, and it's relaxing...;) so here is a rain forest I drew for a friend...2.5h in ps/wacom.

captain chapo
10-17-2004, 10:30 PM
so my friend asked me to draw him as a here it is. 1.5h (spent a lot of time drawing his girlfriend in, but decided to axe her:D)

10-17-2004, 11:01 PM
Finally Im back...and my skills got dusty. But anyway here my 35 spend minutes.
I slighly used reference at the beginning and then did my own thing.

10-17-2004, 11:49 PM
The shading is different than the mountains...maybe the perspective is a bit off.

Thank you! And yes, you were right...the lighting wasn't right...the highlight was offset to a far lower position of the sun...I corrected it a bit. I really enjoy the absurdity of the image, squeezing in such a different type of element. I personally really like it, otherwise I wouldn't have done it, obviously, but I believe it's simply a different genre....impulse art type of thing, if it is art, I wouldn't want to impose on that, actually. Anyway, great feedback and yes, I still have a lot of challenges with realism and can't foresee the moment, when I will reach something really adequate, but it's one heck of a great journey. A little anxious but highly motivated. Eventually this kind of exploration will change my approach to shading in 3D as well, as I anticipate to encounter what always was and still is bothering me about it. Seeing the air to breathe is what only rarely comes across...if I find it in painting, I may find it there, too!

Thanx, again!


10-18-2004, 02:54 AM
These pictures are really nice!

I'm somewhat embarrased signing up because there is so much here that is far beyond my current ability. I hope I can learn more here and improve. I wish I could take art classes of some kind, but with my current situation, it's not possible.

I did this one with Photoshop with a laptop's touchpad in about 30 minutes. I used this ( as a reference.

captain chapo
10-18-2004, 04:19 AM
welcome warpblade! good job with the refrence. don't're a lot better than i was when i first joined! you can see that beautiful first piture here ( haha, it's all about leanring and progressing.

sorry today has kinda been an image dump for me...but i swear i made them all today! haha the first one was a desktop for my gf....she had some neon squiggles that she made in paint. I was going to detail it...i still might idunno...what do you guys think? and the second one started as a desert...and then i kinda decided to do some experiementing..and viola! a winter wonderland...haha. yeh and Taron, (in case you can't tell) that wpe you gave us is really starting to show...i think i may watch it again...THANKS!!!

edit: added third butterfly one. :D

so yeh if anyone has any crits on anything...please don't hesitate. thanks guys!

oh and if anyone cares here is the desktop size(1024x768) of the savannah one it's here (
maybe these will be my last one for today :D

10-18-2004, 06:18 AM
Yeah, I did this one yesterday, and my webcam is the only way of showing it tou you :D

well here it is:

sorry for the crappy quality, well you know webcams... ;)

10-18-2004, 07:19 AM
just doodling around for 2 hours...openCanvas1.1...photoshop cranking levels....

10-18-2004, 08:15 AM
W:eek:W Taron !!

I believe your inner child needs a cookie.
Very impressive, I hope I sleep ok. :)

Lonely Pixel
10-18-2004, 04:32 PM
Taron that's great :D

my thingy, too simple and actually ugly, but am training to draw fast as hell... done with PS, tablet, no refs, ~2.5 minutes.

Tell me what you think, keep the time i spent on it in mind :P

10-18-2004, 05:33 PM
I can't attact a file I have no manage attachments button? Do i need more posts or something to post..?

I really want to start posting some work.. I need to get better . :0)

captain chapo
10-18-2004, 06:47 PM
check out the FAQ section ( tell you all you need to know about posting pictures. :thumbsup:

10-18-2004, 08:38 PM
30 min. photoshop 6.0

you regulars are nothing but inspiration for me. dont ever stop

10-18-2004, 09:19 PM

Photoshoppe and two hours of my life. Hope you like :)

10-18-2004, 09:42 PM
30 min. photoshop 6.0

you regulars are nothing but inspiration for me. dont ever stop
thats magical! I really love!

10-18-2004, 09:58 PM
a quick one for today...

10-19-2004, 04:29 AM
thanx alot Ra1Der!

10-19-2004, 07:58 AM
Ra1der.. your painting was very good..

People like Goro and others.. I forget the others names because i'm fairly new (Taron.. blah blah you regulars).. They have really inspired me also. Goro might not be the best artist here but in the speed painting cgtalk feild, his work is utterly amazing (for me atleast).. It's by far the most real and close to my art i've seen. Or atleast what I want to create as my art. :) I see the process and the influence with goro, thats whats creates my inspiration from his work.. In the short time I've been veiwing cgtalk and the speed paintings. I've noticed progression in Goro's work, that has transfered to my own learning of light, composition, art and my own potential for that matter..

I'm a little drunk as i type this.. but.. :)

Goro and others at his skill level.. I hope you know how much you affect artists around the world. Every great artist from the masters to the lucky. Couldn't have done what they done without other creative influences from people specificly.

Cheers to your guys and digial art revolution.. :)

10-19-2004, 11:54 AM
AsurA... greater drunken words were never spoken. i agree wit ever word too. not to get too sappy... but this forum and its participants has forced me to work harder every day. i have not had a good place or people to challenge me artisticly since i got back up here (geographicly). since i have stated coming (electronicly) here i have been made to realize just how important it is to keep pushing and creating in order to evolve beyond our current skills ( havd been somewhat complacent with myself... bad me, bad me).

long story short... u guys rock... :applause::bowdown:

10-19-2004, 11:56 AM

10-19-2004, 07:28 PM
AsurA I'm honoured to be mentioned in your post! I saw other people posting
day by day their work. That motivated me to do the same. I started with the painting
stuff in march this year. I still have a lot of problems with anatomy, color values and stuff.
But I'm working on it!
I'm highly motivated cause there are thousands of great artists out there. There skill level
is so high that I feel really small. But this is also my motivation to practice more and more.
I'm glad to be able to inspire you.

So start posting! :D

10-19-2004, 07:40 PM
You are my daily inspiration ;) ;)
Better get my act together and get drawing again soon. School takes up about 12 hours a day right now ;) And i really cant draw on my laptop... :D :D

10-19-2004, 09:36 PM well here's my first attempt at a speed painting..
I used ref for this. Photoshop CS 1.2 hours

captain chapo
10-19-2004, 10:18 PM
haha AsurA nicely said indeed...and nice sky! although I try to stay as far away from cgtalk or im while i'm drunk...never seem to mix well :D anyways this one was going no where until i said screw it and started using funky i'm quite pleased with it...haha.

10-20-2004, 06:57 AM
Good work all!!:)
Goro, your last one is very nice, remind me a bit one of cg talk member named Matthew (If I'm not wrong?) .
AsurA, :thumbsup: nice!! I like it.

10-20-2004, 03:56 PM
Goro: I´m watching your steps, judging from your pieces you like Craig, don´t you? :) Keep em coming Im checking this thread on a daily basis and like stuff you show here!

10-20-2004, 04:14 PM
Libor thnx! Well the last two are inspired by mullins work! Hehe :)

I love his artwork.

Asura that looks really great! keep it coming!

Androgs yeah matthew is very influenced by craig mullins and those last paintings
were inspired by craig. So I think that's why they look similar to matthews work lol
aaaaa so complicated....

captain chapo
10-20-2004, 04:30 PM
Goro - which program are you using? and what brush do you use to get those brush stroke looking lines(it appears to me to be a top layer that you paint over your images)? love the one in the market(or docks..?)

10-20-2004, 06:38 PM
Goro's mentioned before that he uses a stone textured overlay's at the end of a sketch sometimes.. Than I believe you mask the texture and erase anything you don't want.

That perticular one your taking about looks like a concrete texture maybe :) Correct me if i'm wrong. ;)

10-20-2004, 10:43 PM
captain chapo I usually use only Photoshop for my paintings. Sometimes also painter or open canvas. In this case I painted a oil strokes texture in painter to use it at softlight layer in PS.

So Asura It's not a stone texture ore concrete. The texture is just painted
in paiter with the oil brush. I don't erase areas though. I jus paint over the texture again on a
extra layer to get rid of texture parts I don't want.


10-20-2004, 11:11 PM
my little something for today, wanted to try something new...

well it took me 90mins i believe. PS, wacom

i like the upper part, but the lower with the shadowed areas...i dont know, doesnt look so right ?!
whatever here it is ;)

edit: updated it, new version, like it much more ;)

10-21-2004, 07:24 PM
quick sketch about 30min

10-21-2004, 07:42 PM
Hey nice one Goro! I also like the elf on a pig (or what are they?)
Here's mine for today. I really need to do more. And get a new computer :D

10-21-2004, 07:49 PM
A quick 90min doodle just to test some of my new PS brushes. I think the upper character is pretty much pure s**t, but wings and colors turned out fine (for a speedpaint).

10-22-2004, 01:34 AM
I can't believe it.. I'm actually posting my 2nd speed painting.
I was playing with a lot of different brushes for this one..
45min PS

10-22-2004, 01:43 AM
...and what a pretty one it is, too! :thumbsup:

10-22-2004, 01:48 AM
Thankyou Taron..:buttrock:

10-22-2004, 01:57 PM
Did a speedpaint again myself;) Btw nice work everybody :D

I recorded it all into 2 small video files, without audio. That will be in next version :D

Hope you guys like them. Sorry for the bad quality image, but i had to use a screenshot of the video, since painter crashed after recording before i saved :(

Video Part 1 (
Video Part 2 (

10-22-2004, 05:55 PM
swoop looks nice!

Tried something new....
took me about 2 hours

10-22-2004, 06:45 PM
Asura, Goro, great stuff.

10-22-2004, 09:14 PM
Supervlieg (member.php?u=30957)

I like your monochromatic color scheme you used. It is really interesting.

10-22-2004, 09:25 PM
Wow excellent sketches everybody!

Here are mine.. both made by artrage.. I decided to give pastels a try.

10-23-2004, 01:21 AM
This Time I was playing with colour a bit.. I was trying to make a very fine painter stroke look with the background.. But Couldn;'t really get what I wanted.. So I ended up blurring it for reason.. 45.phoootoshop

10-23-2004, 04:57 PM
reflectionstudy ref used

10-23-2004, 05:10 PM
... Some poster i did lately

10-23-2004, 08:20 PM
1h speedpaint in Photoshop.

10-24-2004, 06:22 AM
did this in about an hour... but i realized at the end that the perspective is off :(
oh well, i'll fix it next time

10-24-2004, 12:37 PM
sorry for the size :)
playing around with some brushes

10-24-2004, 03:09 PM
1hour speed paint of alien from the movie alien(duhz..)

10-24-2004, 03:48 PM
Good job, odds.

Pendzel, forgive me :/ This is "TANK"

10-24-2004, 03:58 PM
the texture is damn good. i like how you combine the solid stroke/dot with the texture

10-24-2004, 04:33 PM
you like it... apart from the others :P thanks :>

"power and vitality of a horse". scaled from 1600x1600 texture (or something like that :P)

there is horse, trust me. it's totally abstract, but there is a horse... :>

10-24-2004, 05:35 PM
Thanks Abuero!
I'm likin' those textures; and I would love to see you use them in something less abstract. :)

10-24-2004, 05:53 PM
nice work everyone!

10-24-2004, 06:10 PM
Excellent work everyone!

.D.E.A.D.T.E.C.H. .S.E.R.A.P.H.I.M..

Painter/ps/wacom/under 1 hour

10-24-2004, 07:33 PM
Well... Hoon, it is damn big, couldn't you have compressed it? But well, it's very nice. Goro, good job as well.

Believe my or not, my works aren't only "textures".

10-24-2004, 07:58 PM
weeeeellll AbueroAllenstein, it was compressed smaller than quarter of its original size, but i did shrunk it even more for hamster powered modem users. ^^ Thanks for kind words

posting another one.....
concept sketch for ninja talkshow project im working on,
initially done at a oekaki board ( (#160) to demonstrate perspective sketch ( u can see the animated sketch process there by clicking "view animation")
on oekaki board 50 minutes, additional touch ups on ps and painter about 30 minutes.

10-25-2004, 07:19 PM

nice one hoon

10-25-2004, 09:35 PM
Sometimes you both discuarage and inspire me goro ;)
Anyways great images.. especially love the one under the bridge.. alot of atmosphere there :D

Hope to some day be just as good.. :D

10-26-2004, 06:47 AM
good work HOON. that looks cool

10-26-2004, 09:41 AM

10-26-2004, 09:50 AM

10-26-2004, 09:32 PM
hey 7&7, your post is 1891&1892! ^^; love the brush strokes
great work every one, and thanks.

here is my most recent one using painter8 about 80 minutes
Deity of morning mist

Painter8 pastel tool mainly with touch of airbrush

10-27-2004, 02:13 PM
Great work everyone!

Hoon: Love your last ninja piece. Not quite sure why (perhaps a combination of lighting, style and brush strokes) but I'm reminded of MGS concept art. Anyhoo, nice work :)

About an hour in Painter 8. Thought I'd post some steps too:



10-27-2004, 05:05 PM
Wow, this thread throw some good work lately.:D

7&7, Thats a very nice painting and brush stroke.

HOON, your last one have a nice mood. Good one!

nattnewman, thats almost looks like a photo, great!!:D

ok, here's mine for studying nature's atmosphere.

10-28-2004, 11:53 AM
7&7 great work!

10-28-2004, 12:36 PM
thanks HOON Androgs and Goro

10-28-2004, 04:54 PM
another one for today

10-29-2004, 03:52 AM
totally off my game tonight.

10-29-2004, 07:55 AM
Goro and Balistic, thats a very nice speedy.:D
btw Balistic, would you mind to share of what software are you using and how can you achieve such sharp appearance?:)

10-29-2004, 10:37 AM

10-29-2004, 11:43 AM
wow these are some really good colors 7&7!!

heres my little contribution for today, nothing good or special, wanted to try and put some autumn colors into it ;)

10-29-2004, 02:24 PM
Goro and Balistic, thats a very nice speedy.:D
btw Balistic, would you mind to share of what software are you using and how can you achieve such sharp appearance?:)
I use Corel Photo-Paint 10. The key to sharpness is to work on a number of layers, and lock a layer's transparency when you don't want to affect its silhouette. You can always unlock the layer and soften its edges in appropriate places later.

10-29-2004, 05:34 PM
tuzz you used very nice colors!
There were some thinks that could be done better easily so I just made a little
overpaint. Hope you don't mind.

The trees in the foreground and the the background are almost the same size. So the distance
doesn't work well. Another thing is that they have the same color value. Ach ich schreibe mal
auf Deutsch weiter das ist einfacher. Je ferner die Objekte im Hintergrund sind desto mehr
nehmen sie die Farbe des Himmels (oder Hintergrund) an. D.h. im Vordergrund sind die objekte meist dunkler
und kontrastreicher. Objekte im Hintergrund genau das Gegenteil, also heller und kontrastärmer.
Das Volumetrische Licht funktioniert auch nicht so gut. Es ist viel zu stark und in diesem
Fall darf es kein reines weiss sein sondern so mehr ins beige-pinke....und viel schwächer...
ich habe es im Overpaint nur angedeutet wollte es nicht zu stark machen. Dann habe ich noch
Sonnenlicht, dass durch die Äste bricht versucht darzustellen. (Die hellen Punkte auf dem Boden)
Das macht das ganze Bild noch ein bischen wärmer und interessanter.
Wie schon gesagt die Farben finde ich schon richtig gut! Muss nur ein wenig mehr
Tiefe in's Bild. Weiter so!

10-29-2004, 05:45 PM
OK here is the one for today.

10-29-2004, 07:09 PM
well thank you very much goro. for the compliment about my colors and for the constructive criticism! that is exactly what i need (both of it ;) )

i will keep your hints in mind, and of course i do not mind if you use my work to show me how to do it a better way :D

your pic is very interesting, i do not like the sky, i think there is something missing, perhaps some more detailed clouds or whatever you think might look good there :)
but i really DO LIKE the trees and the shadows they cast, especially the first tree on the right, that looks fantastic to me.
did you use a costumized brush or is that one ps-built-in?


10-29-2004, 07:37 PM
Nice work Goro.. I've been meaning to do an Autum scene for a few weeks now.. The leaves around my city have some really nice colours this time of year..

10-30-2004, 03:49 AM
Here's one started a while again from reference when i first tried to paint with my tablet.. I gave up on it at the time.. Just came back to it now and added a few colours and tweaks and here it is..

in total about an hour photoshopcs

10-30-2004, 03:46 PM
tuzz glad I could help you!

Yes I created some custom brushes for the last one.

Asura I love autum colors...give it a try

Here is No. 200

10-30-2004, 07:08 PM
Nice one goro, And I've been meaning to do a snowing mountain scene tooo.. Lol I love speed paints..

10-30-2004, 07:18 PM
oh my god, goro. truely beautiful! where do you get the ideas for these paints? i've gotta get back into these soon. great stuff everyone!

10-30-2004, 08:03 PM
1h speedpaint in Photoshop: Kinda simple, I just wanted to play with the light and lightning.

10-31-2004, 04:15 PM
thnx guyskorpi the room looks nice! But something is's empty...a meditating monk would be

10-31-2004, 05:38 PM
a couple of speedpaints:

they're all 30-40 mins in photoshop cs.

10-31-2004, 06:58 PM
just for the fact that i havn't registered for just looking around although thats a lovely place for inspiration. Many familiar nicks !

10-31-2004, 07:02 PM
sorry for the first doublepost

11-01-2004, 12:18 AM
a portrait of my gf

11-01-2004, 05:34 AM

my perception of a Magic: The Gathering card. :)

11-01-2004, 09:50 AM
WOW guys,all the immages here are great!!! I love this thread!

I'll post also a sketch by me,took quite long,an hour, but I love playng with effects! can I post an image here? I don't have any site with my pictures.

11-01-2004, 01:26 PM
logan from Marvel

2hours fanart

11-01-2004, 01:43 PM
WOW guys,all the immages here are great!!! I love this thread!

I'll post also a sketch by me,took quite long,an hour, but I love playng with effects! can I post an image here? I don't have any site with my pictures.
you can get a free account at

11-01-2004, 05:10 PM
todays entry from me (started out as just a sketch for a 3d model but then i started getting into the painterly stuff, and now it's probably bugger all use as a model reference, but thought the result had a few okish qualities), half an hour with painter 9

11-01-2004, 10:08 PM
Not really speedy

11-02-2004, 10:12 PM
mdme_sadie: was looking at your digital sketch book and just had to try and capture the same look you caught in one of your speed paints. truly inspiring lighting! :)

heres mine - which, by the way, isnt up to the standard of yours!

thanks for the inspiration and giving me something to work on!



11-03-2004, 02:41 AM
1 hr, photoshop

11-03-2004, 04:51 AM
here's a quick study to get back into this painting thing. hmmm, i need to do this more often.

11-03-2004, 06:20 AM
oh, why not. here's another. tried to achieve the glow of light coming through the pumpkin. about 30 min, ps7.

11-03-2004, 07:07 AM
Does a 1 hour + paint consider speedy? Anyway here it is Anyone got any tips on how I can add more detail in the pic in such a short time? I'd gretly appreciate it~

11-03-2004, 09:34 AM
wow there's some really nice pieces as of late..!

goro: nice to see you use some lines in your sketchs really adds some feng type depth to your work, ya know.. I learn and relate so much from your work. all I ask is don't stop posting

johweedee: your sketch is amazing the lighting you've created is perfect.. wow.

11-03-2004, 07:52 PM
johweedee pumpkin looks great!!

Asura thnx man tried something different! Don't worry I won't stop posting.

here is mine for today.

11-04-2004, 03:02 AM
thanks guys, the pumpkin was fun to make. here's mine for today. not really happy with it. i mostly don't like the composition. hmmm.

11-04-2004, 04:51 PM
hi,I did this for daily sketches but I guess I was late . so I want to post it here too . this is my first speed paint attempt . photoshop + mouse 45 min

11-04-2004, 07:46 PM
todays painting

11-04-2004, 08:09 PM
Today's is wonderful Goro.. nice fov..

11-04-2004, 08:17 PM

juji in a teacup!
40 minutes

11-04-2004, 10:58 PM
Good work folks! :thumbsup:

approx. 1h, PainterIX

11-04-2004, 11:23 PM
Hot damn! Great work guys!:D

Hoon, a subject close to my heart!

Art2, I love the fact that you're such a kickass sketcher, but have such a seemingly less-than-kickass avatar sketch. You rock!

11-04-2004, 11:28 PM
Thank you very much Erilaz! I'm still practicing ;)

My Avatar was made by my little nephew. It's a homage to him, cos we lost him to cancer last year.

11-05-2004, 12:14 AM
Thank you very much Erilaz! I'm still practicing ;)

My Avatar was made by my little nephew. It's a homage to him, cos we lost him to cancer last year.
My condolences.:sad:

11-05-2004, 12:41 AM
Thank you Erilaz.

Edit drawing: I changed the arms a bit cos they looked funny :(

11-05-2004, 12:43 AM
Learning about Open Canvas. 30mins.

[EDIT] ... and another. Can´t stop. The forehead is a bit off in this one so I cropped it. 30mins.

11-05-2004, 07:34 AM
one hour, Photo-Paint 10 with some custom brushes:

11-05-2004, 09:14 AM
Art2: love your stuff nice piece
sampo: second one is very nice
balistic: very nice detail and overall image.

Xanthan Gum
11-05-2004, 09:46 AM
Hi All!!! =)

Decided to join the Speed Paints group people! Im usually at the DS threads..
Just fixed my tablet, well.. here I go. About 20-30 min/ OpenCanvas..

[Edit] Added another one.. not that good.. bout 15 min

11-05-2004, 10:35 PM
good one balistic, feels like ive been there

11-05-2004, 11:37 PM
hi! nice work everyone!!

Brian: do you refer from photos? or paint everything from imagination (curious about lighting esp.). When I use references, Im ok, but when not, Im really lost:rolleyes: . Could you give me some hint how to improve in this?

Well, finally find some time to paint something just for fun, not actually a speedpaint at all (Im terribly slow:shrug: ), used photo as a reference, PS


11-05-2004, 11:54 PM

45 minutes painter8

11-06-2004, 12:49 AM
Thanks guys!

Brian: do you refer from photos? or paint everything from imagination (curious about lighting esp.). When I use references, Im ok, but when not, Im really lost:rolleyes: . Could you give me some hint how to improve in this?

I usually don't use much reference, but for that one I started out looking at this photo:
obviously, I deviated from it quite a bit, but looking at the reference gave me a direction to go in, instead of my usual routine of spinning my wheels trying to decide what I want to paint.

With regards to lighting . . . man, I have a lot of theory that I've developed in my head, but I tend to be less than coherent when I'm trying to verbalize it. One thing I can defintely recommend though is that you spend some time playing with lighting in a 3D app without using any GI or radiosity. When I'm lighting a painting (after I've got silhouettes of my objects roughed in), I arrange the elements of it in my head like I'm seeing it a 3D program. I'll imagine, for example, that I want the camera (viewer) to be in shadow, lit only by scattered blue skylight, and I want the mid-ground to be lit with a warm key light from an out-of-view light high and to the left. I then imagine myself at the light's position and use that vantage point to figure out where my cast shadows need to go, and which faces are receiving the strongest illumination. Shadows are just as important as light. Being bold and throwing a shadow across a scene can create instant visual drama.

One thing you might try is to set up a small still-life on your desk. Get some fruit, or some pottery, and arrange them nicely, and light them with a small desk lamp or flash light so that you get some interesting shadows. Painting from life like that will teach you more than working from photos, because with a photo, the image has already been exposed and flattened for you . . . working from life, you're forced to actually think in three dimensions, and that's a skill that's really useful when you're lighting a scene (in 3D or 2D).

See now I'm rambling :)

11-06-2004, 01:02 AM
:thumbsup: thanks for your ramblings Balistic!

11-06-2004, 07:54 AM
You guys are awesome. Ballistic what kind of brushes do you use to get that texture for the leaves in that last one. Anyways here's a pic, 1.5hrs PS7

Xanthan Gum
11-06-2004, 09:54 AM
Hey all! =)

Hoon- Thats one AWSOME pic man!!! =)
Libor- Great work man! :cool:
fersteger- Very impressive paint !!! *thumbs up*

Well, heres mine.. i dont really know the time, but i suppose it was 'bout 1.5 hrs. each.
Hope you like it!

And the second... =)

11-06-2004, 07:32 PM
35 min ps cs

11-07-2004, 01:08 AM
Here's one, it's a hooded creature/dude at a glowing grave with a elf or something resting nearby. Just messing around with color and stuff. 1hr PS7

11-07-2004, 01:33 AM
didn't have time today....20min

11-07-2004, 03:03 AM
nice one mitsui.

11-07-2004, 02:34 PM

Brush and chinese ink for the lineart, texture from Mayans textures and Photoshoppe for coloured background ^_^

@libor: looks good, and you the fuzzy brush for the neck indicates the feathers nicely
@fersteger: nice dynamic composition for the tentacle pic, the arm right on the picture is a little bit too shirt i think, nice colours on the graveyard pic
@goro: wow that is quick it would take me at least 40 minutes to get all the textures/colours for the background ready. How can you do that so quickly?

Xanthan Gum
11-07-2004, 03:19 PM
Hi all! =)

fersteger- I love the atmosphere in this one man!! Awsome!
Goro- Sorry cant see yours.. =/
jawine- Thats an awsome painting. Great colouring!

Well.. Ive started sketching and in the end i got this...


11-07-2004, 04:39 PM
@xanthan gum: Hehe thanks for the kudos ^_^

If I see right you use a simple hard brush it might be helpful to experiment a bit. I don't know what program you use but painter and photoshop cs have some very nice brushes. Also don't forget pencil/pen and paper, black and white art usually looks better when it's made by hand and for some people skething just goes better on paper :)

And don't forget the tricks: Blending in a texture, fancy brushes and blending modes. Here's a nice tutorial:

11-07-2004, 07:24 PM
thnx balistic
jawine I don't know...I freaked out and blocked in some colors with custom brushes:)
Then I saw some shapes and I created those bots. I added a texture and played also with some layermodes. Had no time so everything was very spontanious. Sometimes things go
really fast...sometimes I need more time.

Tried something different today.

Xanthan Gum
11-07-2004, 08:25 PM
Tanks jawine !! =)

I'm using OpenCanvas 1.1, but I also use Ps Cs. Im also kinda noob with those programs and im very thankful for the tutorial! (im always lookin' for some good tuts) And realy useful tips!! :thumbsup:


11-08-2004, 04:48 PM
paint this while hear "Autumn Leaves":D .

11-08-2004, 06:11 PM
improved androgs!!

Nice colors. To get more depth in the painting you should play around with the sizes of the
trees. The big tree in the bg should be thiner. But anyways! Nice one

11-08-2004, 08:12 PM
quick one for today.

11-09-2004, 12:08 AM
long time no see here :)
well, here is an image inspired by a great sketch from a very good painter, but I lost the image and the author... Somebody now it?

almost here
11-09-2004, 01:13 AM
Cyanid the artists name is
and the piece is

11-09-2004, 05:51 AM
Damn Androgs, that looks really sweet! I think you really got that autumn feeling! Way to got :thumbsup:

(p.s, I'll be joining ya'll pretty soon, maybe even tonight and do some speed paints my self :D)

11-09-2004, 06:02 AM
Cyanid the artists name is
and the piece is
yep that's it, tnx a lot

11-09-2004, 06:19 AM
painter 9 & wacom, 20 mins

11-09-2004, 12:31 PM
Thanks for the input, Goro.:) you're right about the tree. I didn't notice that earlier:D .

oshiroii, waiting for your speedpaint:D !

11-09-2004, 07:29 PM
today's speedie

11-10-2004, 12:01 AM
24min with ref

11-10-2004, 12:24 AM
Hey, I've been there!:D

Stunning work Goro, as always. You need to do some more openCanvas sessions for us all!:love:

11-10-2004, 12:50 AM
nice one goro. he he, looks like a speedpaint i did a while back--though better.

11-10-2004, 03:12 AM
pt9,one hour before sleep ^__^

11-10-2004, 03:32 AM
PS7 1 hour, I know its not that good but...

11-10-2004, 11:46 AM
Spring time in Australia, lots of awesome storm clouds to look at across the lake. 30 minutes photoshop.

11-10-2004, 12:12 PM
Goro, SteveV - great forms and nice lighting. Oh, and Goro, you just love adding little sollohettes of characters: tiny tiny ones! I like it, it add's a nice touch to each paint. Keep up the good work!



11-10-2004, 12:28 PM
hehe yes I started doing that a couple of days ago. They are a good size reference when you want to show something huge! ;)

On the photoref of the gate there where those tiny people too. So that was coincidence:)

11-10-2004, 03:36 PM
Did these on the last 3 days

the first two were about 30 min, the first one wasa study of Rembrandts colors and values

This was was done yesterday, and it was from about 45 min to 1 hr
no ref

11-10-2004, 07:10 PM
i couple of hours, with refpic.

11-10-2004, 10:22 PM
crazyconcepts looking good!!!

11-10-2004, 10:58 PM
crazyconcepts, you've got a kickass sketchbook over at conceptArt! (Hope you don't mind me posting it)

11-11-2004, 04:32 PM
30 mins. reference used from the movie gladiator

11-11-2004, 08:00 PM
a quick one for today...

11-11-2004, 10:55 PM
Balistic, thx for your tips about light rendering!
Goro, I like the flying "boats" very much.

Here´s my second submission (trying to paint more often:D ), this time really speedpainting, done within hour (for me its a speedy paint, Im sluggish:shrug: ) in PS, with photo ref.

I had (actually still have) hard time to set up brushes in PS to my taste (wanted messy painterly effect, but in the end its a bit different song). So much to learn...


11-12-2004, 10:20 AM
Hi Guys.
I see some really incredible works in here!... it gives me inspiration. I admire You guys!
Its my first post in speed paints... DjTiesto - In concert :D - about 70min. (not really speed :])

11-12-2004, 02:39 PM
today's study..not really a speedy, I took Rembrandts self portrait painting and redraw (no paintover) to study his lighting and color value. done in painter.

11-12-2004, 03:14 PM
well done mr. androgs!

11-12-2004, 08:15 PM
I'm a die hard post-it-memo drawer...
Makes me think I should keep em and do something with them....

11-12-2004, 09:17 PM
First speed paint ever. Tried to get into my tablet and see how much it could get to a real pencile. I'm quite happy with the pencil feeling I created :D
I did a little portrait drawing fromf an image on (, original is on the left

Painter and wacom, about 20 minutes:

11-13-2004, 08:45 AM
Some speedpaintings, painter on the fist, open canvas on the second

11-13-2004, 08:59 AM
Awsome work Crazyconcepts.. How much time did you spend on each?

11-13-2004, 10:12 AM
LOL, this is gonna be a hell of a contrast. Crazyconcepts gorgeous blood splattering...then my little kitty! :shrug:


11-13-2004, 03:32 PM
Is that kitten pissing on the floor?

11-13-2004, 04:52 PM
lol - in hindsight, perhaps a bad colour choice :)

Another one for today:


11-13-2004, 07:24 PM
Practicing arms. should probably continue to!


11-13-2004, 10:27 PM
Here's mine.. lol androgs has inspired me to practice those colors/values from Rembrandt's self portrait. :D I can honestly say that I learned a lot... I was going to speedpaint this one, but it ended up to be 4 hours project. Hahaha, I got lost in it!

I drew everything manually and chose the colors manually so I could learn. :D I must say that I love his colors/values... they're so beautiful.

P.S. It always appear "dark" (like the clothes are very black) on this monitor when it wasn't on my LCD monitor. :( Anyone recommend a good software for monitor to be set on good level for art? So it's not too dark or too light?

11-14-2004, 02:23 AM
quick and dirty...not creative today....

11-14-2004, 02:39 AM
P.S. It always appear "dark" (like the clothes are very black) on this monitor when it wasn't on my LCD monitor. :( Anyone recommend a good software for monitor to be set on good level for art? So it's not too dark or too light?

Just turn up the brightness on your CRT a little. It looks fine on mine.

11-14-2004, 03:39 AM
Goro, 03:23 AM?
You are not affraid of the dark are you?