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11 November 2004, 02:56 PM
"Happy Thanksgiving;Your avatar as a parade Balloon"

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11 November 2004, 05:55 PM
Oh fun avatar stuff...I will make a sketch between the turkey and desert.... :)

pity I keep changing my avatar.. I like my new Link one but I kind of miss my little pirate. :)
I cant wait to see what people do.. I bet we will see tons of gorillas and chiken ballons :)

11 November 2004, 06:23 PM
yay! Avatars! Im so patetic :p

11 November 2004, 07:47 PM
One got away!!!

blue-pencil, brush-ink, Photoshop-color=90min
(Google reference for airliner-cockpit interior)

11 November 2004, 08:50 PM
Got, have you tried using either streamline or silouette to vectorize your linework before colouring?
Think getting your lines a bit less wobbly and a bit mor "ink" would look interesting :)

11 November 2004, 09:28 PM
GOT! that's classic mate :D Now, if only the eyes were hypno-animated... :buttrock:

11 November 2004, 10:00 PM
i couldn't afford a real parade balloon so i just got myself a regular one..

ps+wacom 20mins

11 November 2004, 10:03 PM

Sorry.. I should take the time to make something serious one of these days. I know it's annoying having all this medium quality work in the way when you came here to see quality stuff. :shrug:

11 November 2004, 10:07 PM
I like the topic. So far i like all these pictures..Kvaalen, made in uterus, GOT! and Alice good work..(Y)

11 November 2004, 10:14 PM
1:30 photoshop wacom
happy thanksgiving everyone

11 November 2004, 04:42 AM
My Avatar is pretty little, so she can only be a balloon for ants! :)

GOT - please, dude...get out of my head! I was going to do one along that same lines, but mine was going to be the space shuttle and the scene was going to be from outside the aircraft. TOOO funny!
Alice, I always love yours, especially the Avatar sketches!
Logick - Wow, dude, like psychedellic, share the drugs, ok?
Kvaalen - I like yours too, and feel just like that after stuffing myself today - but am pretty sure that I won't float, even with a LOT of helium!
Madeinuterus - poor sad man, can't afford a big balloon!

11 November 2004, 05:51 AM
GOT - please, dude...get out of my head! MWAHAHAHA! *lets see what I can scramble next...* ;) :cool: I also had an idea to show the plane having popped that balloon and it in a spin with the balloon wrapped all around it :D But thought, that might be a little too dramatic considering certain recent national disasters.

Ants should have parades too :)

Thanks Vitriolic. Yeah I thought about the spin but my wife was dragging me away from the computer to go be abused with thanksgiving-food-and-relatives... heh ;)

Got, have you tried using either streamline or silouette to vectorize your linework before colouring?
Think getting your lines a bit less wobbly and a bit mor "ink" would look interesting :) I have streamline but its not compatible with Mac OS-10 (that I know of... will have to look...) and I don't have OS9 installed. I'll have to check out "Silouette". Something would help I know. It takes more time than I have to re-illustrate everything in Illustrator, so I simply attempt to do my best at brush-inking... which I'm not very good at :sad:

Nice work Alice, MIU, Kvaalen, Logick and Robinayles :thumbsup:

11 November 2004, 06:02 AM


11 November 2004, 06:54 AM
Just for fun...

11 November 2004, 07:19 AM
lol share the drugs, actually i was listening to industrial trance music and smelling the turkey bake... hehe but i naturally live in an altered state for sure... lol my picture makes me think of a near death experience at a parade.. ah well great job everyone :D:applause:

11 November 2004, 10:14 AM
meh, inspiration-free day today

50 mins, Photoshop + wacom


11 November 2004, 01:08 PM
Heehee, very funny balloons guys. GOT that's hilarious man!

-1h, painter

We don't have thanksgiving parades here in the Netherlands...
But we have clowns... and balloons.

sqweek, sqweek, sqweek... voila!

11 November 2004, 08:59 PM
photoshop and wacom 3 hours or 3.5 even. spent most time on city...I am bad when making backrounds

used refernece for times square area.from the macy parade. .. changed their advertisments into cgsketch ads :) see how many avatars you can find.

11 November 2004, 05:52 AM
ah my ballon held by my people.. :P

didnt really have much time with this but its completed enough..


Photoshop / wacome/ 1hr 40 mins

12 December 2004, 01:31 AM
I like Lord Blue's balloon the best. It's very accurate. LOL! Good one man!:applause:

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