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11 November 2004, 02:42 PM
"Visions of Russia"

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* Post only your FINAL piece on this thread, based on the topic on the thread.
* RESOLUTION : The image can have any aspect ratio up to 800 x 600
* They can be done on any medium.
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* Only original compositions. No "tributes" or plagiarizing, unless is it an integral part of the challenge.
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* Any piece caught breaking the rules will be taken off the thread.
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(The author will be given credit). So guys keep them coming.
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11 November 2004, 03:12 PM
:D thanks roberto! That's one of the things I love about this place.

too bad it's weekend, no wacom here. I'll do this one next monday

11 November 2004, 05:18 PM
Visions of Russia (dunno how it is shown in this image), around 45 min, Photoshop, Wacom and a crappy result. You got the tools but dunno how to use them. :/

11 November 2004, 06:02 PM
here is my entry.

ps+wacom 2 hours

11 November 2004, 07:15 PM
i want to do a more serious one.. but i don't think i have the time..

ps+wacom 20-30mins

Erikoinen: looks like a mushroom cloud from a nuclear blast.. i like the color scheme alot..

11 November 2004, 07:16 PM
" The Vision Of Russia "

45mins Photoshop Mouse (hopefully getting a Wacom for Christmas)

EDIT: Just realised this could seem quite confusing as russia is generally a snowy place (correct me if i'm wrong) and this picture looks like a desert,

my thinking is that as it is a vision is would be a future, and this world is experiencing global warming, sooo, it would turn quite hot...i think :shrug:

11 November 2004, 08:14 PM
Goro> nice work... as always!
2,5 hours, Photoshop 7, mouse.

Yeah I know, it's pretty crappy. Maybe on the next ones I'll try to stick to the old cartoon style :rolleyes:

11 November 2004, 08:19 PM
2 hours/painter

11 November 2004, 08:20 PM
15 min, mouse, mspd
Great mood Fridayeve

11 November 2004, 09:23 PM
Goro and Fridayeve... as always great great work. Someday I might become half as good as you guys... practice practice practice..

Erikoinen- i like that backround sky. The colors are very nice fiery, like made- in-uterus said it does resemble the mushroom bomb.

Made -in -uterus - I like your little guy, figure drawing takes me a long time, im impressed that it took you only 30min. I like ur little guy cause if you put a red coat on him he would like like santa claus.

everyone else nice work.

11 November 2004, 01:43 AM
About 2 hours, Hb, then scanned it and i added some colors with photoshop.

11 November 2004, 03:39 AM
For some reason, I'm not getting an idea for this topic. So I'll just comment.

Goro, Erikoinen and FridayEve - excellent as always!
MtFR - I'll drink to that!

everyone else, good work!

11 November 2004, 04:12 AM
Goro-- nice one!!
Madein Uterus-- i like your little tundra fella, nice and warm, isn't he?

Here's my awful addition- 45mins in photoshop with mouse (I know you're all thinking 45 minutes, i could have made something better with my phlegm in 5, remember I'm learning though!):D

11 November 2004, 04:34 AM
Photoshop/ tablet pc
2 1/2 hours

11 November 2004, 04:57 AM
funny how many of these mentioned vodka.......:D

11 November 2004, 05:24 AM

supposed to be in the style of an old-school communist poster, but didn't quite manage it :)

1 hour, Photoshop + wacom

11 November 2004, 06:08 AM
Great work everyone, wicsh i could say the same bout mine
I really really wasn't feeling it today...

11 November 2004, 08:19 AM
Good work everybody... interesting work!

Since I have no idea what Russia looks like... this most likely is a vision... heh.

Blue-pencil, scan, Illustrator=4hr

EDIT: minor animation per Art2 sugestion :D

11 November 2004, 10:47 AM
GOT!, I'd guess you went faaar away from Russia.. All the way to Taiwan or somewhere there. :) Russia is the neighbour country for me (I live in Finland) and as I see Russia (visited once) there the rich people commands the poor people, and most of the people in Russia are poor, which is also shown in the conditions of the most cities and towns. Alltho, I might be wrong but that's my vision. Then why didn't I draw it like that? I can't!

11 November 2004, 12:57 PM
Napoleon had a vision of Russia...

1.25 h, painterix, no ref.

11 November 2004, 01:40 PM
Hm... according to todays entries one would believe the cold war is not over yet.

Anyway, here's my contribution to the cliches.
3 hours in Illustrator.

11 November 2004, 02:24 PM
ps+wacom 4h
used reference pic

i got the time so i figured i tried a more serious aproach... been a long time since i done that... so this is a 4h result with a reference pic hopefully its worth the time...

11 November 2004, 02:31 PM
my feeble attempt to capture something of Bilibin's style...

painter / ps / 30mins

Great work all! I esp like Art2, FridayEve and Roberto's take on this one. made in uterus, that is fantastic work!! :thumbsup:

11 November 2004, 04:33 PM
ps + trust tablet / nearly 2 hours

11 November 2004, 05:35 PM
Art2 and made in uterus these are so cool i could die!!

11 November 2004, 09:47 PM
made in uterus that rocks dude

11 November 2004, 10:53 PM
Thought I'd try doing this one in Painter ix. (found I dont really like the UI).

Painter ix: 2Hrs

Good job you guys.

11 November 2004, 12:10 AM
about 3 hours, PainterIX still testing it.

11 November 2004, 01:11 AM
roberto, you should post more often ;)
vitriolic, the flavor is definately USSR mate!
depleted, good job on the perspective. And there's a story behind it too.
GOT, everytime I look at that pic I expect the lil people to move... That pic screams 'animate me!'
jeroen, I really like your vector work. And that pic not a cliche, it's a fact... Sukhoi's and Mig's do fall apart, especially on airshows :D
madeinuterus, that's just brilliant man!
drawmonger, finally using some colors, eh? ;)
cris23, good pose and expression. Used ref?
commodore, don't die man, I don't want that on my concience :D Thanks mate!
lordapophis, hold on and some day you can live with the UI. Believe me the UI of my old painter5 was far worse.
keem, you keep that up and I'll give my levelup-vote to you :thumbsup: this week.

Ok, these are the guys I can see on this page... but I know there were also great ones on the other page. I remember Goro's (that's the red square allright! Glad you're posting more often), and Fridayeve's.

Keep drawing people!

(man I still can't catch my sleep after this 'long' reply... I'll be worth shit tomorrow, again)

11 November 2004, 04:51 AM
GOT, everytime I look at that pic I expect the lil people to move... That pic screams 'animate me!' Art2, now check it... hows that? :)

11 November 2004, 06:16 AM
painter 8 - 10 min - whew what a hard topic

11 November 2004, 10:11 AM
GOT: haha, that's funny man. Sibling rivalry! :thumbsup:

11 November 2004, 11:23 AM
Goro, MtFR, Fridayeve, Art2, Vitriolic, the GOT .. Great job guys keep it up

11 November 2004, 11:34 AM
Art2, now check it... hows that? :)

why dows that remind me of southpark? :D

11 November 2004, 11:59 AM
cris23, good pose and expression. Used ref?thx... and yes i used refs for back- and foreground.
i'm still trying out some methods in ps. the 3 pics i posted were the first i made on the pc.

hope i'll improve my skill soon. u guys are just so inspirating, its always a pleasure to watch your new entries!

hehe... great!!

11 November 2004, 09:20 PM
Thanks robinayles, Keem!

I particularly liked yours Keem because it makes a good difference from the other drawn girls invading the web nowadays (including some I did too :arteest: ) by that it has CLOTHES on her!!! Which is cool to see something different.

Sorry for the misuse of English, I'm always learning :banghead:

Oh yeah there IS a lot of drinking going on around there. I'm scared like a little girl when I think about how they drink in Moldova (that's a country that separated from Romania, currently being between Russia and Romania) so damn it must be flowing in rivers farther away in Russia :cry:

PS: no offense intended to anyone by what I've said (especially if I'm mistaking) or by what I've drawn.

12 December 2004, 02:58 PM
i'm from Russia... ;) thanks people ;) it was really fun to realize that all over the world almost everybody still thinks that Russia is a country where only Rasputin, bears, snow and communists ;) so fun to see that - when you know that it is not so here ;)

12 December 2004, 09:20 AM
Although it's very late, and this isn't a good drawing, I have a huge interest in Russian history and I doodled this up for fun.

12 December 2004, 05:38 AM
No one got the vision of a 6'+ Tennis player?

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