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11 November 2004, 03:14 PM
"Visions of San Juan, Puerto Rico"
Hey, I had to include my homeland.
Inspired by Garma

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11 November 2004, 03:55 PM
Visions visions, going mad with the visions :P

11 November 2004, 04:05 PM
Hmmm not to offend anyone but the visions topics kind of block my creativity....
I start searching for refs and stuff to find something what I could paint.
Using references is a great help to improve painting skills but it's not very creative.

I'd like to see more free topics again where everyone can participate more with creativity.
There where a lot of paintings with reference lately. I did one too. I don't think that it is
a bad thing. People like Telemaco showed us that you can do amazing art using reference.
But I think the sketchgroup is more a creative forum where everyone can show his creativity.

So what I want to say is that such topics would be great once a week. But not in a series imo.
Just a thought...


11 November 2004, 04:14 PM
I have no opinion of my own, i follow Goro's. :p

11 November 2004, 04:18 PM
Didn't really have an idea what puerto rico looks like. Google gave me quite a lot of forests, so forest it be. :D

came out a little boring. anyhow:

2H | Painter

11 November 2004, 04:23 PM
Yeah, Goro is probably right... we all can blame Garma ;)
Nice pic btw Garma... a little Chupacabra hopping around the trees would be nice tough :)

11 November 2004, 04:29 PM
Yeah, Goro is probably right... we all can blame Garma ;)
Nice pic btw Garma... a little Chupacabra hopping around the trees would be nice tough :)

haha bring it on guys blame it all on me, time for some monkey-spanking me thinks :cool:
no offense taken of course :thumbsup:

and Art2 glad you like it, yea I was looking for something like that, but well I got bored you know..

11 November 2004, 04:44 PM
Okay, Russia was Vodka and Holland was weed. What's the controlled substance of choice in Puerto Rico? :)

Seriously, though. I don't feel that I can comment accurately since I haven't done a "Visions of" sketch yet, but I like the fact that people have to do a bit of research to do their sketch. Even if somebody wants to play with stereotypes, theres still background elements that need to be researched to make a decent pic. I like this theme, but maybe if they were done once a week people wouldn't have to skip a whole week of Daily Sketch if they don't prefer the theme.

11 November 2004, 04:55 PM
I agree Goro. This has been a tough week for me because nothing has been coming to me creatively. I sat it out 2 days, but yesterday I used a ref of a pic I took. Today I've been surfing the web looking for references. Its not stirring up the creative juices at all. :(

But then again, if none of you post, maybe I could actually win a fav. sketch! HA HA! :)

Garma - I don't know about all of Puerto Rico, but I do know that San Juan is a coastal city with lots of sunshine. So maybe you need a beach umbrella in there some place! <hee hee> :shrug:

11 November 2004, 05:09 PM
Last one

I promise.


11 November 2004, 06:01 PM
Thank you. I don't think I could have done anymore.

11 November 2004, 06:10 PM
Ok, some things that come to mind when I think of (have visions ;) of) Puerto Rico is:

-of course our little critter, the Chupacabra
-Jeniffer Lopez
-West side story
-Puerto Rican big ass girls (yay!), oh wait I already mentioned JLo...
-my fav, Puerto Rican Salsa, think I'm going to do this one, specially for our lil friend Roberto
-Puerto Rican Mime (these guys are everywhere...)

You don't need reference to do the above, just your imagination.

Of course ref pics are great too.

edit: why the hell San Juan, I didn't see that one... now my line-up is messed up!! :scream:

11 November 2004, 08:36 PM
Art2 The salsa thing is great! Had to go with that one too!

about 1h 30min ps+wacom
The salsa Roberto sketchgroup/salsa.jpg

11 November 2004, 09:02 PM
Going back for Christmas!!! :bounce: Is always so wonderful to visit home!
Goro— nice one, you have captured the hot blooded nature of the very sensual art of salsa dancing. Considering that you've never been there yourself you get two thumbs waaay up :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Now the batteries are charged up and ready to catch up with my sketching. This one is going to be a hard one.

11 November 2004, 09:56 PM
Hey Goro that's great, just like the real deal!
Gonna put on some Puerto Rican Salsa when I make mine ;)

Thought my ideas were screwed when I noticed 'san juan'...
But you could look it this way:
-chups in San Juan (studying man and trying to learn some Spanish)
-JLo in San Juan (visiting relatives)
-Big ass girls of San Juan (hey... Latina's right?)
-west side story taking place in San Juan (must happen there too, right?)
-Roberto in San Juan (doing stuff)
-Salsa in San Juan (puerto rican style)
and of course those annoying mime dudes of San Juan (they're really everywhere...)

Going to finish my vision of the Netherlands now...

11 November 2004, 09:59 PM
Hey cLos71!

I hope you burn to a toast in the Island.


11 November 2004, 10:31 PM
hehe goro :D looks more like tango then salsa.. but i wouldn't know...i get really mixed up with the latin dances...

i had to draw a xupacabra

ps+wacom around 50mins

12 December 2004, 01:21 AM
Visions of San Juan, Puerto Rico

Used ref. PS/Wacom 1 hr.

12 December 2004, 03:19 AM
Good work everybody!

Here's the Puerto Rico Bullfinch (I like Finches :) ). Did you 'Ricans see these over there?

Blue-pencil, scan, Illustrator=3hr
Reference (

12 December 2004, 04:21 AM

I think this took about 2.5 hours. I lost count. Wacom & PS

This is cLos71 sending a postcard to Roberto. :D

edit: I had to fix the "squiggle" snow on the trees or I would have gone nuts. Besides, I like it better in big chunks that can fall off the branch and bury you.

12 December 2004, 04:31 AM
Really good one, Soupy!

GOT - that ROCKS! I just love your style!

For a topic we are all kind of sick of...visions, visions, visions....its turned out some really good stuff!

12 December 2004, 05:05 AM
sigh... based on reference...
20 min painter

12 December 2004, 08:07 AM
1:50 /painter
just could not pull this one together-should have gone to bed.

Got! - really like the image, very cool.

12 December 2004, 08:16 AM
FridayEve, love ur technique man, so artistic ..but that one needs more contrasts and hue.
Goro Love ur style man, so innovative

12 December 2004, 10:09 AM
Awesome stuff here, everybody - very inspiring! Here's my first sketch post here ever.

Just over an hour. Photoshop and Wacom.

Goro, when I grow up I want to paint just like you.

12 December 2004, 10:30 AM
FridayEve - love your painting (sorry, got too excited with uploading and all - forgot to mention how cool your painting is).

12 December 2004, 11:02 AM
Goro - terrific work!

12 December 2004, 11:47 AM
See... with a bit of imagination...

Good work guys!

12 December 2004, 11:49 AM
I think this kind of topics doesn't crush creativity, using references or not doesn't goes with the "visions" concept, I think this is as free as other ones...


Just an opinion.


12 December 2004, 12:09 PM
thnx for your comments guys! I appreciate it!

nice one got
great idea soup! had to laugh!

Don't get me wrong. It's just that if you have similar topics every day I have difficulties
to free my mind. And when it's about countries you have to research which is a good thing.
But I just want to say that it would be cooler when we have completely different topics
everyday. The vision thing is nice but only if it's not so often. imo


12 December 2004, 12:28 PM
Looking for references about Puerto Rico I found a cock fight photograph in San Juan, few years ago... I liked the topic, inspired in my reference this is what I did:

12 December 2004, 12:34 PM
i'm with Goro, basicly what we are now trying to do is trying to move out of the "vision" theme within the "vision" theme, just check the soups idea :)

12 December 2004, 12:39 PM
Thank you for the compliments everyone... glad you enjoy it :)

And more very good work here :thumbsup:

12 December 2004, 03:58 PM

I think this took about 2.5 hours. I lost count. Wacom & PS

This is cLos71 sending a postcard to Roberto. :D
CLos71 You hit me where it hurts!

12 December 2004, 08:06 PM
Thanks for the compliments, everyone. Welcome to all the new faces, welcome back to the old ones, and cheers all around!:beer:

12 December 2004, 11:28 PM
...i would never do that to you because i know how it feels. It sucks when I have to spend Xmas here, is so cold and dry. And of course absolutely nothing compares to home cooking. That goes for anyone and/or anywhere they are.
I'd only do that to someone mean. For example...i will be on the beach and I will call that person and say something like...sorry about the noise in the background, it must be the sound of the waves crashing against the not very practical for a conference call, I'll call you when I'm indoors.

But not you Roberto...bendito!

12 December 2004, 12:24 AM
Hi again.
hope you like this one... :)

And here is a WIP (500KB) »Visions of San Juan WIP (

12 December 2004, 03:32 AM
Jia - that is really gorgeous! Nice work!

12 December 2004, 04:25 AM
The architechture of my Old San Juan is one if it's most breathtaking features. This is a very quick 1 Hr PS/Wacom sketch. I'm swamped with work, I'll try to post another one by this weekend. ...BTW...yes, I had the nerve to recycle my pigeons! LOL. :)

12 December 2004, 08:50 AM
thanks for your nice comment... :)

12 December 2004, 11:36 PM
jiasaer and garma, i really like your work.

Garma, yours is very mysterious
Jiasaer, yours is quite good. It looks a lot like San Juan

12 December 2004, 11:55 AM
"Visions of San Juan, Puerto Rico" (http://showthread.php?t=190626) is really a good sketch for me!

I love your works, are so warmly, easier to look ....I love it!
Perhaps i love the red colour and then I prefer this sketch, I don't know...
But It "hit" my heart :-)

Very very good work
My greetings Goro!

And sorry! I'm only an ordinary man, with ordinary job and a big CG passion...
This is alone my comment!
Cheers to all!

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