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11 November 2004, 02:23 PM
DreamMaster: try using adobe gamma to set up your monitor. works a treat! if you have an adobe product installed go to your control panel and access it through there.


11 November 2004, 05:06 PM
Milho yeah was a little late yesterday.

here is a painting I made for my brother's birthday

11 November 2004, 08:48 PM
Trinity keyboard is a bad ass toy!
there is little themed speed painting thread at chillroom, and this particular one was done for "evil goodness" theme.
30 min

11 November 2004, 12:25 PM
I just had to contrast my kitten!


11 November 2004, 07:11 PM
I scanned some doodles...

11 November 2004, 02:46 AM
Yikes, what is it!!

I just had to contrast my kitten!


11 November 2004, 03:45 AM
Yikes, what is it!!
It's a slashed throat, isn't it?:D

11 November 2004, 10:13 AM
Hey I see the neck now that you pointed it out.

11 November 2004, 10:26 AM
lol, yes, its a slashed throat.

i'm starting to wish I hadnt have spent as much time on the tattoo on the arm/shoulder - i only ended up blurring it anyway :shrug: ah well, lesson learnt perhaps!


11 November 2004, 02:54 PM
messing with a new brush texture I made

11 November 2004, 02:57 PM
Nice thread.

11 November 2004, 04:19 PM
Damn Goro, you've been busy!! You just keep getting better and better!
GOod StuFF!!!

11 November 2004, 05:02 PM
nice one ballistic!!

Majofo thnx man! I appreciate your kind words!

11 November 2004, 09:28 PM
Goro: Love your style ;) Keep it up!

Here's mine.. other study with rembrandt's self portrait. It's always fun to do that. :D And don't worry.. I didn't spend so much time on it like I did before.. lol. 2 or 2 hours and 1/2 this time. :D

11 November 2004, 05:11 AM
Goro, nice one, I can see you play around with some new brush now:D .

DreamMaster, Hey..I also plan to do that portrait later:D ..nice try ,mate!

11 November 2004, 05:49 AM
pretty quick sketch, not sure of time...

11 November 2004, 07:48 PM
thnx Dreammaster! Looks good your study!

Androgs thnx. Yes I made a couple of new custom brushes. It's fun painting with them.
This one I made for DailySG. Here is a bigger version.

11 November 2004, 03:58 AM
8 min, pen and ps

11 November 2004, 12:14 PM
GORO! That is really beautiful, i like it a lot, wonderful colors and lighting. And the smoke! i am speechless :)

11 November 2004, 06:48 PM
thnx tuzz! Glad you like it

11 November 2004, 10:32 PM
Goro, the motion you have captured in that image is beautiful.

On a side note, what brushes do you tend to use? You've got a certain style down at the moment that has a lovely rough look to it.

11 November 2004, 03:49 PM
Goro, I like the last two images you posted. great work.:D

here for today, study for reflection.

11 November 2004, 06:30 PM
erilaz thnx for you kind words. Well I played around with some custom brushes I created.
It's fun to paint with your own brushes :)

Androgs thnx! nice approach btw. I see where you're going. I'm still not very good in
reflections but I think that reflections have soft and hard transitions. The brushstrokes
you made are a bit blobby. It doesn't work well. Did you see my little 5min reflection tutorial?
It can be found here ( Just unrar and open the reflections.html
Maybe I should try little more reflectionstuff too. But it's so hard to understand :(
anyways nice painting

and today's painting

11 November 2004, 01:57 AM
Goro! Thanks for the input, that's what I need about:D!! you're right, I still have some very hard time doing the reflection. hmm..maybe I just suggest some reflection theme for the daily sketch? I think that would be a good study:D. btw..your file doesn't work, it have a corrupt on it. Do you have the same tutorial in your site? maybe I'll just check it directly to your site.;)!.

btw, your last one is nice one..have a nice mood on it.

11 November 2004, 07:28 PM
I challenged also the little SD spiderman! Was hard to figure out the reflections
even it's a very simple background....

11 November 2004, 08:59 AM
Looking very nice goro!!
Here are 2 I just did, for fun from memory.. trying to get a better grip at general skin tones :)

11 November 2004, 01:14 PM
:Dnice one, Goro!! the reflection is better than mine.:) I think to try again later and this time..maybe a car. ;)

11 November 2004, 08:59 PM
Thnx crazyconcepts and nice paintings. You have your own style!

Thnx Androgs! Car!! you're a though guy:)

Here is another try on reflections

11 November 2004, 02:53 AM
Hey guys. This one took and hour:

And this 1 hr 30 mins:

11 November 2004, 07:40 AM

mindless doodle.. little over an hour

11 November 2004, 01:41 PM
This is a great thread! I sometimes look here for inspiration. I really like Goro's style. :thumbsup: When something hits me, I'll post it here. :)

11 November 2004, 03:45 PM
My first speed paint. 30 min.

11 November 2004, 09:03 PM
thnx! pocanman!

little concept for aircraft

11 November 2004, 09:05 PM
and here is the aircraft in action:)

Xanthan Gum
11 November 2004, 06:33 PM
Hey all you guys!!! =)

Havent been here a while.. (school bites..)
Youre all doing an awsome job! Keep it up!! :thumbsup:
Heres a speedy (or not..). Dont know the exact time it took, but i suppose it was about 30-60 min. Done with OpenCanvs/ Tablet.

11 November 2004, 07:16 PM
Hi guys! Nice work everyone. Goro you became the speedy king!! Congrats and keep up the good work:buttrock:

Heres a little sketch for my future 3d pic (Hope so, I just started it:) ). Its quick n dirty overpaint of bipedal bone system from 3dsmax.

Geki Keinfelt
11 November 2004, 07:18 PM
Nice work everyone

Quick light study

11 November 2004, 07:21 PM
Does anyone wants to overpaint it? I´ll be more than happy to see your master piece version! Maybe some kind of training for you guys:thumbsup: . CGTalk members are so inspiring!!

Maybe you Goro?! :love:

See ya!

11 November 2004, 10:38 PM

11 November 2004, 11:40 PM
Hehe libor I'll think about it.

Cyanid nice approach! The walls of the cave are two dark though....looks like
R 0 G 0 B 0
It would be great if there comes a little bit of light out of the cave. Giving more
structure on the rocks.

Here is another concept

Geki Keinfelt
11 November 2004, 08:46 PM
I'm getting slow heh.. a bit old paintin

11 November 2004, 09:35 PM
hey geki what's up ;)

Libor I finally found some time to do that little overpaint.
Hope you like it!

11 November 2004, 02:54 AM
My dragons...

11 November 2004, 10:30 PM
nice dragons! I like the last best!

11 November 2004, 06:20 AM
This seems to be my style in the last week or so..
30 minutes PS. Fun to do, but ended up looking like my "Underworld Gatekeeper" sketch.

11 November 2004, 11:24 AM
well done on the last one, Goro. here's another little study for reflection, this one is an easy one, I must push myself to do a harder one later:D. done in photoshop.

11 November 2004, 03:58 PM
Goro... excellent works!
Androgs - very clean guitar... :D

... my speed- 25min PsP

11 November 2004, 03:40 PM
Hi everyone, this is my first speed paint submission. I was just practicing how to paint in photoshop and came up with this (because i'm always using painter).

I made this in less than 1 hour.

btw, can u give me some tips? how do u blend edges using photoshop? there isn't a blender brush same in painter. and i've read from forums that using the smudge tool doesn't work well.

11 November 2004, 11:22 AM
Thanks, Araval:D

11 November 2004, 12:04 AM
well done Androgs the guitar looks awesome! Maybe the hightlihgt is a bit too soft. But the hard edge is wonderful!

thnx avaral!

Hi pocanman welcome to the speedies thread...well blend edges...when you use a wacom
you can set the opacity to pen pressure then you can blend the colors using pen pressure and
alt key for the color picker. You can merge the colors together then. It works pretty good.

I'm joining the sketchgroup the last couple of days so no time for speedies right now...but I'll come back;) maybe tomorrow


11 November 2004, 11:51 AM
Hey, just dropped in to say i love that ship design Goro!

11 November 2004, 02:17 PM
Thanks Goro, I think I must stick with reflection thing a bit longer now:D.

11 November 2004, 03:04 PM
Hi pocanman welcome to the speedies thread...well blend edges...when you use a wacom
you can set the opacity to pen pressure then you can blend the colors using pen pressure and
alt key for the color picker. You can merge the colors together then. It works pretty good.

GoroI see. tnx! i will try it right away :D

11 November 2004, 04:57 PM
GORO, thx for your time and overpaint! its a nice piece :applause:

...miss blood however:twisted:

11 November 2004, 10:51 PM
I was just experimenting with colors. Dunno if it turned out alright. And yes that snake is supposed to be floating! :P about 50 min.

12 December 2004, 09:02 AM
Goro: nice spaceship :)

this one took me about 40-45 min

12 December 2004, 04:09 PM
This little guy is a concept for a 3d scene i havent begun yet.
Time is apprx. 30 minutes i'd say.

He seems pretty content in that fruit bowl:)

12 December 2004, 11:58 AM
about 1,5 hour, photoshop

12 December 2004, 01:36 PM
Nice cat, redpoly

Here's one of mine, about 40 minutes

12 December 2004, 03:43 PM
just to bring some life back into this thread, and to show you i cant paint

ArtRage 15mins

12 December 2004, 09:54 PM
10 minutes in Painter IX. Come on guys lets bring some life to this thread :bounce:

12 December 2004, 10:26 PM
bars, that is VERY impressive piece for only 10 minutes!

12 December 2004, 10:35 PM
10min bars?? :eek: great!

thnx for your comments guys....didn't have much time lately to do speedies....
here is one for today. 40min

12 December 2004, 06:06 PM
damn, wanna delete this post...

12 December 2004, 06:07 PM
10 min. Bars???:buttrock:

Soon i will get a tablet! I'll make myself a speedpaint 2 than, but with a mouse i just cant draw realy good :shrug:

Goro: love that one!

12 December 2004, 10:44 PM
thnx Zng-Y

12 December 2004, 02:41 PM
Bars, whoa! what happen if you get serious with painting?:D

Goro, your style developed well in every sketch, get stronger and stronger each post.:D

here's mine..I still get frustated in studying lighting..oh well..this one is just another doodling.:shrug:

12 December 2004, 04:02 PM
painter 40minute

12 December 2004, 04:08 PM minutes in Painter IX

12 December 2004, 07:16 PM
excellent speedpaints!

here's mine (about :45min)...

12 December 2004, 08:11 PM
Androgs: the lightings are excellent! Keep it up! It's just that it need to be more detailed. :D

Anyways Androgs.. I thought you were going to paint one of those randrandt stuff again? It's really fun and it really helps a lot... imo :D

12 December 2004, 11:44 PM
@Androgs, Goro, zin-Y, ajax: Thanks for warm words, glad you like it. It was 10 minutes cause i used reference, sorry forgot to mention it. ;) Everyone - very inspiring paints, now i know why i love this thread :) Keep it up!

12 December 2004, 11:17 AM
DreamMaster, Thanks for the suggestion, you're right..hehe..besides get frustated with the lighting, I also get frustated with detail..hmmm...I really have to push myself harder now:sad: , but I'll surely keep trying my best;), and about Rembrandt's thing..I plan to do one more...maybe the old self portrait just like you've done before or another else:D .its really a good study!

12 December 2004, 09:16 PM
Thnx Androgs! You're improving as well! :bounce:

12 December 2004, 10:47 PM
not a single post here from me the past three weeks :eek: no inspiration...
well here is my first work after 3 weeks...I'll post more often
bad pose, bad anatomics...I know... :shrug:

12 December 2004, 08:31 AM
Feng Lei : nice design sketches - motivates me to design some too :) Goro: what a flow - respect :D
Here is my "sponsored" dragon:

12 December 2004, 11:30 AM
;) Thanks Goro, here's another speedy, done for my short 3d's cd cover, dunno if this one already good or not, the text in english is" Garbage Can". if there's anyone want to give me an input how I can improve the scene, that would be very nice;)

12 December 2004, 02:43 PM
Androgs, nice one. the main thing that stood out to me was that the text doesn't really curve with the can. also the bottom of the can should be slightly more rounded than the top. I might also shift the whole image a very little to the left because it's almost too centered now. But i love the textures and colors. Nice work

12 December 2004, 04:47 PM
just a quicke.

about half an hour to forty minutes in photoshop cs:

Technically not a speed paint because I used a screen capture buuuuut, thought there would be no harm in posting :) :thumbsup:

Working on a paint of a skull at the moment - will post that as soon as its done!


12 December 2004, 12:07 AM

40 minutes, painter, reference used.


PS, keep up the good work everyone!

12 December 2004, 03:53 AM
Just doodled and got that... painter XI.. 1 to 2 hours.

12 December 2004, 09:43 AM
johweedee, Many Thanks:), good suggestion, I agree with you..about all the thing you've said,
Thanks again!!;)

nattnewman, nice PC..hehe:D .
DreamMaster, good lighting! you've improved again, keep it up!!:thumbsup:

12 December 2004, 07:39 PM
nice cover Androgs. Love the colors!

Dreammaster that's a nice piece you got there! Great work.

hehe didn't have much time today....just experimented a bit with glow hehe
maybe it's too much but anyways here you go!

Xanthan Gum
12 December 2004, 09:14 AM
Hi all!
Nice pieces all!!!
Goro Im a fan of your work.. :buttrock:
Well heres something Ive tried out today...
40min. OpenCanvas/ Tablet


12 December 2004, 10:25 AM
here we go.

12 December 2004, 12:47 PM

PS 7, pen and gradient tools.


12 December 2004, 08:40 PM
this looks like one of those malboro commercials ;)

12 December 2004, 10:33 PM
thnx xanthan!

See are you that see from sijun?
Love your paintings!

12 December 2004, 10:49 PM
See : Great artworks.Inspiring. Love the second one even more. Reminds me of a Moulin Rouge and mr.Lautrec :)
Goro : haha - love the feeling :)

12 December 2004, 11:02 PM
Wojtala thnx man! hehe

Your's is very dramatic! nice one!

12 December 2004, 01:29 AM
see: I love those. Nice work.
3-ish hours, photopaint 10.

I used this photo ( as rough reference.

12 December 2004, 07:45 AM
Everyone's diagrams are all very good!Hope everyone teaches me more..

12 December 2004, 01:14 PM
Dreammaster: Nice piece, good job!

FengLei: I really like your second one!

Xanthan Gum
12 December 2004, 01:15 PM
I dunno what it is, but it is.... =)
Dunno the time... =(
FengLei - Thats awsome stuff man!
Balistic your work is great!!!

12 December 2004, 02:24 PM encouragement, hope to raise in the practice

12 December 2004, 05:39 PM
yes your right - mr.Lautrec

see = see :)
goro = mitsui?

12 December 2004, 08:20 PM
Stream of consciousness art...

12 December 2004, 09:13 PM
woa nice one see! Yes mitsui would be me :scream:

Ballistic that looks really great!

FengLei nice bot!

hehehe some little kodamas (inspired by Princess Mononoke)

12 December 2004, 11:05 AM
The Goro diagram felling is very warm and fragrant

12 December 2004, 12:08 PM
Did this one on Friday night at 12
15-20 min, painter, mouse, no reference

12 December 2004, 03:47 PM
nice paintings "Goro"!!!You're going to GFS?I know someone there!

great potrait "see"!

something about 1 ref

12 December 2004, 11:38 PM
FengLei....didn't understand what you said sorry! But nice sketches again!

tinitus thnx! and nice butterfly!
Who do you know from the GFS?

A little experiment.

12 December 2004, 01:24 AM
oki, first speed paints. with a mouse (bummer), and im totally not skilled with a mouse.
I'm not sure if i did any good with making the updates...

5-10 min. (

+5 min. (

+5 min. (

Lol, first time painter 2...
hmmm...damn these suck :D

12 December 2004, 09:06 AM
hey you know alex nehls first term!franz steiner finished last term and christian bleier think he is nearly 2 years off now!

12 December 2004, 09:15 AM
yep I know every single one ;)

12 December 2004, 09:40 AM
great :)!!!

12 December 2004, 10:44 AM like the beautiful woman hehehe!

12 December 2004, 11:21 AM
Messing around with different brushes
15-20 min

12 December 2004, 05:42 PM
40 minutes in painter trying to relax and unwind. was fun to do and decided to stop when i got to the eyes (or at least one eye thatd be visible).

Goro - I love your last piece: nice style to it, very cave painting esque. :thumbsup: :cheers: *currently nathans desktop image*


12 December 2004, 06:39 PM
feng lei: cute.

Is it cool to put daily sketch things in here?
(4 hrs, photopaint 10, custom brushes)

12 December 2004, 07:55 PM
Painter IX... 1 hour ... I think I might make it a project to finish :D Would be a good artwork for holiday! ;)

Edited: I love your artwork B. :D Cute tazan and yeti ;) I love the background also! Keep it up!

12 December 2004, 01:11 PM
Ok so mabey it is not as good as alot of you , but I am not good at fast work. SO this is a pencil drawing scanned in then painted. It is of a dragon, I was not able to get the Lightning correct, as well the "orb" seems to lack a bit of luster. Howevre I do like the way his body turned out. I could pick it apart I guess, but in 30 min or less this is what I came up with.

12 December 2004, 04:22 PM
Just a quick painting

Any idea how to go on?

Sorry for big image....

12 December 2004, 02:18 AM
a little translucentreflectionrefractionstudy :D

12 December 2004, 07:01 AM
Hey! Decided its about time I learned painter.. so scanned one of my figure drawing sketches I did this year and grabbed the waterpaint.. just under one hour. Goro, how on earth do you get so much texture in your paintings? :thumbsup:

12 December 2004, 03:15 PM
woah, Goro and FoulSoul, love the works!!! especially for speedpaints
Here is one from me 40-50 minutes... (christmas sort of postcard)
Again with a mouse :( [bummer!]
Thanks for the brushes Zhuzhu!

Santa is comming across:D

12 December 2004, 04:14 PM
thanks zng-Y, yours aren't too shabby, just a little too orange. That was actually my first speedpaint ever and you may pick up that Im still reluctant to do faces. :D We really need some more video captures of how people speedpaint to pick up new techniques and styles. I'll paint another one tommorrow.

12 December 2004, 06:05 PM
my first serious one 2 :) . The page before was my realy first, only that was more exploring...

12 December 2004, 06:02 PM
Still messing around with painter... couldnt really get brush textures going in photoshop or painter so experimented with digital watercolor. :) Only thing I hate about painter is sometimes you struggle getting the brushes to work like you want them to.

quick one (roughly 30mins):

12 December 2004, 09:54 PM
thnx zng-Y

FoulSoul I often use some custom brushes with random structure and paint the basic colors for the bg first. I paint also some textures in painter randomly and then I experiment with
layermodes sometimes. The brushstructure you see in the painting below is from painter.

12 December 2004, 10:17 PM
Aah.. so you use brushes that put down random shapes etc.. gotta experiment some more. By the way... your speedpaints are brilliant, like this last one is a complex scene but put down on canvas with minimum effort. I swear you must be cheating somehow... :thumbsup:

12 December 2004, 04:08 PM
getting into the holiday mood. 30 min painter 8.
by the way, goro, really nice stuff!

12 December 2004, 11:06 PM
Thnx FoulSoul and Johweedee!

12 December 2004, 01:51 AM
Hello! it was a long time ago since i made a posting here ;))) now i'm back ;)
this picture took me about 35 min with Photoshop

12 December 2004, 10:00 AM
Kekata: That's a very fine painting! If I would have to crit on something, then I'd say that the shoes are a tad too big for her.

Photoshop CS, about 2 hours.
This one was mostly an experiment on light, reflections in water and actually speedpainting ;)

12 December 2004, 10:03 AM
Really Cool Elenion!
I like it! Good way to make cave! Nice1


12 December 2004, 12:01 PM
cool.. i like the mist alot.

12 December 2004, 12:19 PM
another one - 10 mins, PS... about shoes - yes they are little big ;) but my point is that the girl is a little one ;)...

12 December 2004, 02:52 PM
Keketa, nice ones!! :D

12 December 2004, 07:37 PM
kekata nice work! and great style!

12 December 2004, 09:52 PM
nice job goro :)
im having some minor problems with photoshop... i miss the ctrl+alt brush resize and space+alt canvas rotate :sad:

12 December 2004, 10:11 PM
I can't help you with canvas rotate ( and I don't see a reason why I would need it often?! ), but you can resize brushes with the + and - keys on your keyboard. That I use regularly ;)

12 December 2004, 10:11 AM
Sketch of Sorceress

If someone can not see you may see it here
Sketch of sorceress (

12 December 2004, 11:14 AM
Here is my christmas-inspired speed paint :

12 December 2004, 11:59 AM
10x is mine Santa (about 30 mins PS) :
it's says "Merry Christmas" with mistakes ;)
Merry christmas to all! :)

12 December 2004, 02:57 PM
one more - 25 mins - PS:

12 December 2004, 02:49 AM
about 2 hrs PS

12 December 2004, 02:34 PM
nice kekata!

12 December 2004, 03:11 PM
Goro, like it again! :D maybe ill try a landscape next ime 2
kekata, nice piece again, but try 2 make shoes a bit smaller :D

12 December 2004, 06:44 PM
thnx zng-Y

12 December 2004, 07:17 PM
I'm really new to digital painting, this is my 2nd with my Intuos pad.

Keys - Painter IX - 1 hr - From Life

12 December 2004, 12:11 PM
I like these paintings.

Goro u have too mani ideas. plz make more wip :)

12 December 2004, 05:54 PM
hello all.
my first post he

12 December 2004, 06:08 PM test.. I Don't know how to use... so ..... sorry about that...

12 December 2004, 06:44 PM hope could to see

12 December 2004, 01:39 PM
Ok, this one is absolutely not a speed painting, I spend too much on this and still not finish yet. it's a WIP for my newest work for Christmas theme. when I finished it, I'll post at 2d finished section;).I don't have much time recently to do a painting, hiks..! But I really want to greets you all a Happy Merry Christmas, so here's all I can do.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all!!:)

12 December 2004, 08:33 PM
I'm embarrased.

A little joke that my friends talk about. I did this in about an hour... I'm slow, and I need to practice a lot more. (I haven't really been able to draw for several months)

12 December 2004, 10:07 PM
Here is another SP from my dragon series....Its really dirrrty one
... but hey! Its a dragon painting portrait of me... just an idea. I just had to visualise it (an show it too) Merry Christmas all You beautiful artists !

12 December 2004, 02:39 PM
thnx brutal monk! Well I will see what I can do! Maybe I'll caputure my next paining. then I can post it here.

like you last one wojtala! Looks like watercolor. Also like the idea!
hehe so merry xmas to you too!

12 December 2004, 04:45 PM
Goro you should really try recording a speedpainting session with camtasia or other screen capture software. Sound is of course optional, and i will be glad to help provide some hosting to get it spread around :D

Please do because a video says more than a thousand words in a tutorial really does :D :D :D

12 December 2004, 05:50 PM
here are some of mine :-) 5 min. heheh, no ref. 30 min., no ref.

30 min., partial ref.

thx for viewing!

12 December 2004, 06:34 AM
another somewhat Christmasy one. Merry Christmas everyone!
30ish min, photoshop

12 December 2004, 12:33 AM
After long time of watching this great thread, here´s my first one.
I´m pretty new to digital painting but it makes a lot of fun and seems to be much more spontaneous than 3D to me.
Hope you like it!

Approx 1 hour with ArtPad II and Photoshop 6 no Ref


12 December 2004, 11:12 PM
My first time using my new Wacom and Painter 8: (and making anything 2D on the comp.)

12 December 2004, 12:03 AM
Ok, here's my second attempt. Still looks very dull, and fake. Anyone got some suggestions, or tutorials for Painter?

12 December 2004, 02:16 AM
@ antwawn:
There´s a complete Painter forum at CGTalk :)

I think there you´ll find what you´re looking for.


12 December 2004, 09:23 PM
Okay im back again. Just finished working this month and will try and get 1 speedpaint a day in here... hopefully i will one day be amongst goro and all you others here in greatness ;D ;D

Anyways im trying to break my habit of only painting city scapes.. so here goes what started as a blob of paint on my canvas... no ref, about 30 mins.

12 December 2004, 12:21 AM
This is my first post on cgtalk, ever. I've been watching this speedpaint thread for a few weeks now and I must saw I am very impressed with the work that everyone is putting up. Goro, you need to slow down man, you're too good. Give the rest of us a chance to catch up!
Anyway, I just got a new Wacom Tablet (I3 9x12) for Christmas and have decided I want to start doing some painting in Photoshop with my free time. Here is a quick "study" of some carrots I did. Just experimenting with the brushes and trying to familiarize myself with the program. Took me maybe 2 hours (way too long I know) but I was experimenting with different brushes and whatnot, general PS learning).

12 December 2004, 03:09 AM
Here´s a leg of a robot. I just started painting. No Ref
Don´t ask what the two wings are for :)

Photoshop 6 and ArtPad II

Painting rocks :buttrock:


12 December 2004, 03:12 AM
@ louwatson: Nice! The upper one looks very slimy :)
Like made of...carrot-jelly!

12 December 2004, 11:54 AM
Here is the paint of the day ...

12 December 2004, 01:14 PM
Second speedpaint of today.. 30 minutes with ref, in painter ix

12 December 2004, 03:00 PM
Hope everyone had a great christmas. Have checked this thread out quite a bit and been very impressed with all the varied styles here (especially by Goro's stuff) - this is my first post here though.

This is a study for a Joan of Arc type painting maybe with a futuristic twist. Done in Painter 8 I used a reference for it. Around an hour. Got frustrated trying to paint dishevelled hair so here it is.

Is this thread just for painting or are pencil sketches allowed too ? Here's a pencil sketch I did on the train recently - it also took me about an hour. No refs used.

(You might have spotted that drawing long hair isn't my greatest talent)

12 December 2004, 04:55 PM
Hi everyone
Nice works everyvere.
I am in a puzzle cuz my first wacom painting. i donnu is it good?
I would like to go on with this picture i am star wars fan ;-)

Here's the pic


12 December 2004, 05:10 PM
And about 1 h work. no pencil drowing.
A tried to work with contrast colors as Goro Master tought ;-)
Sorry for posting again , and my English :)

12 December 2004, 11:36 PM
Here is another 30 min, from reference in painter IX.

12 December 2004, 10:21 AM
Japanese Girl :) about 45min, painter 8

12 December 2004, 11:52 PM
My very first landscape :hmm:
Still a lot to learn

1hr 30 min


12 December 2004, 03:10 PM
Because of the very bad rock in the painting before, I started to think about the structure of rocks. That´s the result :rolleyes:

30 min PS 6

What do you think?


01 January 2005, 03:54 PM
Study of eye,
7 min, painter 9, mouse
Great stuff everyone.

01 January 2005, 08:52 PM
Another quiky,
brush study
5 min, painter 9, mouse

01 January 2005, 11:14 PM

After seeing some of the jungle concept art from the remake of King Kong, I had an urge to draw a moss covered log :)..

About 70 mins (an episode of Stargate and a bit :) ).

01 January 2005, 08:46 AM
Very nice.. i particular like the way you added small peices of vegetation hanging from both the vine, and log.. looks nice :D :D

Painter ??

01 January 2005, 12:36 PM
Some more interesting work here from everyone ! It's great to have a place to stick quick stuff that wouldn't really deserve it's own thread.

Amospheric work Stoo - Nice Work.

Nice Eye Tadbit- great feeling of depth.

Here's a half hour sketch created in Painter using the same palette as the last one I posted.

01 January 2005, 03:02 PM
@swoop: Cheers! It was painted in PS 7, with a wide stipply brush for the background, and one of those grass brushes at 4 point for the moss.

@Tonik: How do you choose your skin colour pallete? I always choose "skin" colours but end up with stuff much less convincing and alive.


01 January 2005, 03:36 PM
Thanks Tonik, nice palet you have going.

This is a painting i started today. Ill finish it up later but I decided to it was done enough to show here.
15 to 20 min, Painter 9, mouse.

01 January 2005, 05:49 PM
Interesting stuff Everyone...
Here are some of my new dragons speedpaints - about 30 m. each

01 January 2005, 06:24 PM
I love dragons and these are great. I've tried drawing some before but have never had too much success.

Thanks Tadbit !

Stoo - I know it doesn't look like it from my stuff but the works of Carlos Huantes and Simon Bisley have played a huge part in helping me to learn how to create a palette for skin tones. I haven't been brave enough yet to use blues, greens and yellows to the extent that they have to create a fleshy feel but it got me looking at the tones in a different way. A lot of my stuff had quite a monochromatic feel because I started off with one colour and then either mixed in white or black to lighten or darken it. Recently I've been playing around with adding a variety of primary colours to the mix instead and I quite like the way some of them look. Looking at the way Rembrandt used colour and light has also been a huge influence. I relooked at them recently and was amazed at everything I hadn't really noticed before.

01 January 2005, 10:02 PM
Here are my 2 speedys of the day. 1 for forgetting yesterday, and todays. Also my first portrait speedpaint. Both from reference, and the beach one 30 mins, and final one 45 minutes ...

Here ya go:

30 mins, painter IX, reference.

45 mins, Painter IX, reference

Njoy !

01 January 2005, 09:05 AM
Just getting used to Wacom. This took bout an hour in PS, my hands as reference. I sure got my use of of the wacom pen's eraser..
On deviant art I named it "choke."

01 January 2005, 12:25 PM
@ Wojtala: Wow, I like the second one! Very nice mood. Also the greenish tint is enhancing the mood a lot.


01 January 2005, 02:21 PM
hi, 10 minutes in Painter 8

01 January 2005, 02:23 PM
rock on swoop! nice to see you posting again! I can see great improvements!

love your dragons wojtala!

I'll post some stuff later....hopefully ;)

01 January 2005, 06:24 PM
Thanks goro.. its good to be posting again.. and thanks :D :D
Hopefully one day i will be speedpainting like the pros.. that is you :D hehe

01 January 2005, 09:48 PM
hehe swoop please don't call me pro ;)
You are improving very fast seriously!

OK finally I could make a screencapture of my pc.

The WIP it's DivX505 about 14MB (

Here is the pic. Took me exactly 45 minutes PS using only the standart
hard edged brush. Hope you like it

01 January 2005, 09:50 AM
Awsome.. gonna watch it right away and tonight is the night im gonna be goro painting styling :D hehe
Thanks for recording one.. please do record more if you get the time and opportunity :D Also if you want try using the TSCC codec on them :D heard it was pretty awsome for theese things :D

Anyways i will try and get up to date tonight with painting othervise i have a Video Tutorial to record tomorrow :D

01 January 2005, 01:58 PM
Owww Goro thanx! So cool i like it.
Thanx again ...

01 January 2005, 03:38 PM
Thanks Goro. After watching your movie I got inspired to paint.
Here is my speedy self-portrait.
EDIT: Updated image (fixed the horrible nose and enlarged they eyes.)
30 min(updated time 35 min), Painter 9, mouse

01 January 2005, 06:00 PM
aaaw Goro thanks. nice to watch how you paint. By the way... with which program did you make the screencapture?

01 January 2005, 07:18 PM
aaaw Goro thanks. nice to watch how you paint. By the way... with which program did you make the screencapture?

Was Techsmith Camtasia studio, you can see the application window just before video ends.

Thanks a ton, Goro, it's a pleasure to see you paint (especially for a complete beginner like me)

01 January 2005, 07:32 PM
hey thanks alot Baramin. :thumbsup:

01 January 2005, 08:26 AM
30 mins, painter ix, not that good :(

01 January 2005, 08:58 AM
doesn't look bad swoop. Just try to go way more saturated in the highlight areas.

Sunlight makes very saturated highlights....maybe choose a yelloish green in the bright areas.

01 January 2005, 03:35 PM
Thanks on the color tips there Goro.. exactly what i needed.. :D

Anyways gonna do one more tonight :D see if i can nail thoose jungle colors :D

01 January 2005, 11:08 PM
here's another one

01 January 2005, 11:18 PM
Again let me be the first to say, again, awsome ! :D
I really like it.. good coloring, nice composition .. only needs a bit more indication of perhaps a ship or something in the bg ;)
Cant wait for more videos from GORO :D :D hehe

01 January 2005, 05:34 AM
relatively quick color study.
(best when viewed from a distance of 8 feet) lol

01 January 2005, 08:16 AM
quick paint
45 min

01 January 2005, 12:54 PM
I didn't want to post again without having another pic, but everything is going badly and nothing is suitable for you guys to view :). I'll try and do something else today.

Anyway Goro, how do you come up with all these cool subjects? Do you do little thumbnails before hand, or do you make up all the stuff on the fly?

The art in here is getting really good from everyone, definately an inspiration to get better if nothing else.


01 January 2005, 01:39 PM
45 mins in Painter IX, no reference....

01 January 2005, 12:25 AM
stoo mostly I work straight forward on the fly. Sometimes I have a picture in my mind.
Then I try to paint it...sometimes it works out sometimes it doesn't

Swoop way better!

Just saw House Of Flying Daggers ;) nice movie....

01 January 2005, 10:43 AM
Guess this should go here hehe anyway... about 30 mins or somthing
first time useing this style...and the first thing iv had the patience and concentration to finish:D

Geki Keinfelt
01 January 2005, 09:48 PM
nice nice people
keep comin

01 January 2005, 10:35 PM
thats a great face, a good picture and a superb start at the speed paints :applause:

did you use photo ref for the face? it looks really really good in my eyes :)

01 January 2005, 05:05 PM
> Goro : man i like your style, cool pieces there man! Can you post us some brushes u use?
> Geki : ouch! just right in my face man! truely awesome!
Here is my try.... [ 40-50 min. ps cs, 2nd time wacom ]

01 January 2005, 05:54 PM
> Goro : man i like your style, cool pieces there man! Can you post us some brushes u use?See Goro's brushes and walk-thrus here

01 January 2005, 11:50 PM
THnx zng-Y! And yes like drawMonger said already check out the thread ;)

1h 45min ps

01 January 2005, 04:33 AM
just a test with Goro's brushes from that thread. i feel those brushes have somehow made me a better artist. thanks!:) anyway, about 20 min fooling around in photoshop.

01 January 2005, 10:12 AM
Dont worry .. Goro will be recording some more of his videos very soon.. just need to get him online so i can use my mindtrick on him ;) hehe

Anyways great images there everybody .. love the hard edges on the window light goro.. very nice :D
Love the atmosphere in johweedees image ;)
Keep it up ! :D

Sorry i havent had time in the last couple of days to participate, but i got someting cooking atm... report back asap :D

01 January 2005, 02:09 PM
All of you, are doing some great paintings. So I've made a speed painting. Painted in Painter and blurred in Photoshop. Took about 2 hours. I used reference. This is my first painting ever with a digitizer, and I know that my painting isn't good. But anyways, one image must be the first though;) But may you all keep up the good work!


01 January 2005, 10:55 PM
thanks swoop. ah another quickie. just playing around with lighting a character. about 10 min in photoshop.

01 January 2005, 11:30 PM
wizard in the forest
30 min

01 January 2005, 02:48 AM

01 January 2005, 09:01 AM
johweedee nice! But I would suggest you to practice lighting using some photo reference
pictures. That would help a lot. At the moment your paintings are very monochrome.
keep it up

swoop! Your Jedi mind tricks don't work on me....I'm a Tidarian! :scream:

hehe nice brkofdon

ref used

01 January 2005, 09:20 AM
man Goro, you're supposed to post self-painted pics, not photos ;)
really great work!

01 January 2005, 02:00 PM
goro, thanks for the advice. nice piece, btw. you've inspired me to a surfing pic as well.
here's another speedie because i don't want to do work.:p about 2 hrs, photoshop. ref used.

01 January 2005, 02:59 PM
HI all here's ny speedpaint.
I used Goro's tut to make it...
Bit Goro style, but i like it.
There will be some correction on it ;)

Nice pictures, i think this thread make us better painter, i think

Photoshop, tablet... 20- 30 min


01 January 2005, 03:51 PM
heRE's a little update :)

+10 min or a little bit more

Goro, can You tell me how to add more details to the "city" i have no idea how to make a realistic future city :)

01 January 2005, 03:53 PM
johweedee nice! But I would suggest you to practice lighting using some photo reference
pictures. That would help a lot. At the moment your paintings are very monochrome.
keep it up

swoop! Your Jedi mind tricks don't work on me....I'm a Tidarian! :scream:

hehe nice brkofdon

ref used

Thats ......... AMAZING !!! how the heck did you get that image so .... like the real image !!??!?!? you got to record you doing an image like this sometime ...

01 January 2005, 09:52 PM
thnx tuzz!

johweedee that's the right way! Looking good!

Brutal monk I suggest you the same. Do a lot of photoref paintings...that is a good
way to understand lighting, values, shapes ect. There is no trick in adding details and stuff.
It's all about practice.

thnx swoop! Well it was my 263rd painting. So it has to be better than my old ref pics. ;)
Well but this one was really hard....
I'm sure you will get there soon. Just keep on painting! :)

01 January 2005, 10:49 PM
woah Goro, the water on the surfer-piece is realy awesome. Once i tried water 2 but its realy hard!

01 January 2005, 04:18 AM
Hi all! this is my lastest work with the tablet. I'm not as skilled as you guys I started to practice on december. So any advise is totally welcome! I used photo ref. took me a little less than an hour. :)

01 January 2005, 09:48 AM
thnx tuzz!

johweedee that's the right way! Looking good!

Brutal monk I suggest you the same. Do a lot of photoref paintings...that is a good
way to understand lighting, values, shapes ect. There is no trick in adding details and stuff.
It's all about practice.

thnx swoop! Well it was my 263rd painting. So it has to be better than my old ref pics. ;)
Well but this one was really hard....
I'm sure you will get there soon. Just keep on painting! :)

Thanks mate.. you are a constant inspiration to me ;)
Think i need to get into some ref images with people in them.. suck at doing people ;) hehe
Anyways great image as usualy, and please DO record some more.. i will gladly help provide webspace etc for videos from you mate ;)
Currently switching to another webhost.. so i will be getting about the double amount of space to waste ;)

01 January 2005, 07:50 AM
hey what exactly is speed paint? any rules? like time, or medium? I'm not familiar with this kind of thread.
Btw everybody work rocks on this thread. applause.

01 January 2005, 08:59 AM
I have being sick all this week ... thus today I felt like doing nothing! :D except 4 relaxing and painting something. Hope you all like it. Any crit will be welcome.

This was made using Goro's brushes!.. Really nice brushes man.! Thnxs for sharing them! By the way ... your work RULES!

Photo ref. - took me 2 hours - photoshop.

(Cecile) Im new on this too, so Im not sure if there are especific rules for this thread, but I guess is just paint with any digital tablet with any software for not too long! If Im wrong someone correct me!

01 January 2005, 09:13 AM
thnx zng-Y

hey sempernow looking good! One thing though...the water doesn't look like water...cause
the reflection is blueish while the sky is orange....don't get it. The Water should have almost
the same color as the sky. Well but maybe the reference was already color corrected.
Anyways great work!

Hi cecile! Nice to see you here!
Well Speedpaintings are images painted in a short amount of time like 30min up to 2 hours.
If you paint fast you learn to simplify things and you get better in lighting, values and shapes
So just join in and post your paintings ;)

I won't do speedies in the next days I guess....cause I'm touching up a speedpaint I did
a few days ago. I want to finalize it ;)


01 January 2005, 09:26 AM
Hi Everyone!
i'va made a new speed paint.
It is not finished, but i tried to practise the lightning on it. Is that "good" ?
No ref used. The idea come from the "shoot the bigest one first" or something like that. I will add some fire on it and an other bg.
1,5 hour, photoshop, tablet.
Thanx, Dave

01 January 2005, 10:12 AM
Hi there!

I doodled around a bit in Photoshop CS:

On you'll find in the download section a tutorial to this one. It's the FR.WMV - Windows Media File. It's recommended to save target as ...
Just tried out my screen capture software. I know it's very loose, but maybe interesting for you.

The shot isn't planned well, did this stuff more for fun. Don't get confused about the painting velocity. It's speeded up to 400%. 50 minutes painting, 12 minutes the tutorial clip.

@ sempernow: Looks like watercolor.. Nice painting!

@ Brutal monk: Maybe the torso and the hip need some more work.

01 January 2005, 11:42 AM
Hi Guys Here's the update of the robo.
Ehh.... the time is now 2 h 10 min so no more speedpaint :(
BTW i will go on with this pic, so maybe i will make a wip thread. So here's the pic:

Thanx, Dave

01 January 2005, 12:35 PM
hi artists, made this in 30-40 mins. in corel painter with tablet...comments are always welcome.... :)

01 January 2005, 07:55 PM
thnxs Goro for your crit! Yeah I think the original photo was color corrected. I would have that into consideration the next pic ( need to practice with more realistic photos)

thnxs I-NetGraFX and really nice work, nice atmosphere.:thumbsup: I also saw your video. really nice stuff. I cant believe how intituive you are when painting, Im always using photo ref.

This is my last painting (inspired in Goro's surfer, but I wanna tried with snow, hehehe).
Photo ref. 1h.30m. hope you all like it ... and any crit is welcome as usual!:)

01 January 2005, 12:30 AM
NIce images everybody :D Goro cant wait to see that finished image :D

Here is my leatest, which should be featured as a video tutorial on the next issue of Computer Arts Magazine.. so hope you enjoy :D

01 January 2005, 03:12 AM
nice stuff, people. here's another. couldn't decide which image i liked better so i made an animated gif. which one do you like better?

01 January 2005, 03:30 AM
couldn't decide which image i liked better so i made an animated gif. which one do you like better?

I think I like the one where the background is in focus better, both really nice though.

01 January 2005, 03:32 AM
that is a tough one johweedee. i think maybe slow transition of two in gif animation will be the best choice! ^^; great work either ways.
good to see your stuff here Inetgrafx!
ass kickin stuff everyone, tequila for everyone.

some cold winter themed quickies.
little over an hour. (took roughly 2 hours with other things such as harrassing friends via instant messenger) painter pscs
50 minutes painter+pscs

01 January 2005, 09:51 AM
Wow wicked pics guys! Too much good stuff to comment on :).

Johweedee - I slightly prefer the one with the background in focus, but I think its ace as a gif file!

I-NetGraFX - Thanks for the video! I love watching how people paint, and it very helpful to see some of the tricks you do. (Well not tricks as such, but the full-image gradients and things).

Shyamshriram - Thats an awesome portrait with really interesting colours. I still don't understand how people pick their colour schemes so well, hope to get to your level one day.


01 January 2005, 10:45 AM
Very nice people.. i like them all ;) Good coloring choice on the winter theme there.. love the bluish colors.. gave me a chill ;)
Se: love the one with the bg in focus... seems more natural somehow... awsome detail on the foreground though. Even when it's blurred :D

01 January 2005, 11:32 AM
My first speedpaint. johweedee great concept!

painter / 1hr

01 January 2005, 07:05 AM
hoon, i really like that first one.
here's another quickie.
oh, what the hay, here's a hi res (

01 January 2005, 07:35 AM
Looks awsome.. nice subtle lens flare.. good sense of speed going over the ground.. nice details on the ground itself.. i love it ! :D :D :D

01 January 2005, 09:13 AM
painter / 1 hr

01 January 2005, 09:22 AM
johweedee very nice work lately! :applause:
I'm still detailing an old speedy of mine....takes some time.

Yeey hoon is back!
I'm learning korean now ^^
잘랬어 훈이!

01 January 2005, 10:03 AM
that one is really good johweedee!

01 January 2005, 09:43 PM
Here is a quick painting that I did while I was watching a movie. About 30 min. in painter.

01 January 2005, 10:09 PM
Another speedpaint done after the other, this one in 20 min. painter too

01 January 2005, 11:17 PM
cool speed paints drawMongor!

Took Goro's advice and did a ref painting...
maybe i screwed up the eyes?

01 January 2005, 09:23 AM
thanks Octo! I think the contrast of the iris in her right eye is a little sharp is all...good work! after this one i think i'll also do some reference painting too.
painter / 1hr

01 January 2005, 02:26 PM
A jellyfish robot done in about 45 minutes with photoshop and a bit of painter. I'm trying to give to the paintings more texture.

01 January 2005, 07:24 PM
Another robot! This one takes me more time, maybe an hour. Only photoshop.

01 January 2005, 08:15 PM
color key for a short.