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12 December 2004, 02:41 PM
"Best Friends"

Welcome to the cgtalk sketch group.

We will try to post one of these topics once a day for your enjoyment.

These are the rules:
* 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.
* If you wish, you can add a brief text description about your piece.
* Only original compositions. No "tributes" or plagiarizing, unless is it an integral part of the challenge.
* The topics will be posted every day between 10:00 - 12:00 am US EST.
* The artist also has to post total length of time it took (Thanks Clanger for the idea) and program used.
* Only final pieces can be posted on the thread. They must have been done AFTER the topic has been announced.
* Any piece caught breaking the rules will be taken off the thread.
* The topics will be picked at random from the list on this thread
(The author will be given credit). So guys keep them coming.
*You can add multiple entries, but please dont post WIP (Unless you intend to update them). NEW RULE!
* Ill post ANOTHER thread to quantify and track WHO has participated the most on these threads.

Good luck

PS To submit your topic ideas and suggestions go to this thread:
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Xanthan Gum
12 December 2004, 08:31 PM
Yay I get to be the first!!! =)

Well this is what I could come up with by now...
Hope you like it! =)
OpenCanvas/Tablet/ About an hour...

12 December 2004, 09:24 PM
maybe i should take some traditional art classes, cause well... i can't draw worth beans.

PS 7.0 ~25 minutes standard brush (yes, only one brush, i'm n00b)

it's suposed to be a scarecrow and some corn, but well, it didn't work out too well.

12 December 2004, 11:02 PM
firendship at its best :D

if you don't understand just say and i'll explain

20mins PS7.0 + mouse, this would have looked better had i had a tablet :(

12 December 2004, 11:04 PM
Delarosa - you are too hard on yourself. For someone with no training in art, that is very good. I could easily tell what it is. Taking classes will help, but also, just keep practicing.

Okay Twoozzok - you are on...what the heck does it mean?

12 December 2004, 12:26 AM
about 20 minutes total. Alias sketch, and photoshop. I tried to not use lines to sketch this time.. not sure if i like it. But oh well. Here is my contribution for the day. =]

12 December 2004, 12:38 AM
Lord Blue, love the dreamlike quality of the image! Like a very distant memory.

Hope, I'll have something to show later tonight.

12 December 2004, 03:26 AM
Just a monkey and his sandwich. You know how it is.

About 10 minutes ps. No time today!

12 December 2004, 05:04 AM
Here's my take. It was really wierd to do something this sappy, but I guess that's the point of this exercise. about 1:30. Photoshop, Wacom

12 December 2004, 05:10 AM
Best friends...

Didn't come out nearly as well as I would have liked - about 2 hours PS/Wacom. This is my grandson and his baby sister, and they really are best friends! Used ref.

12 December 2004, 05:34 AM
Best friends...

Didn't come out nearly as well as I would have liked - about 2 hours PS/Wacom. This is my grandson and his baby sister, and they really are best friends! Used ref.
Wow Robinayles! I know who's up for the next improvement award!:D

12 December 2004, 07:27 AM
diamonds are a girl's best friend.
Not much time tonight thought i would do a quick value sketch.

12 December 2004, 08:24 AM
Wow, FridayEve - that looks awesome!

The Gunslinger
12 December 2004, 08:28 AM

PS, Wacom, about an hour and a half.

I'm thinking of doing another version of this because about 3/4 of the way through I had another idea of a similar drawing... but different perspective and such.

But I think it's kind of cute.

On a side note, FridayEve, I've not been able to see the last 3 drawings you submitted and it's rather disheartening :( I like seeing your stuff. I've tried loading up the address in my browser and that doesn't work either. As I said... very disheartening.

(on another side, this is my first post in the daily sketch...)

12 December 2004, 09:07 AM
photoshop - 3hrs

Old Friends - Best Friends

12 December 2004, 10:01 AM
erilaz, that's one sweet monkey. Good job mate!

12 December 2004, 12:38 PM

Hello! First post here in the daily sketch forum. About 90 minutes, Photoshop.

12 December 2004, 01:02 PM
Woah Lord Blue, exactly the pic i had in my head :) Wonderfully done

The Gunslinger
12 December 2004, 01:40 PM

This is better than my first, I think.

About 3 hrs, PS + Wacom. The idea came a lot faster than the finishing ;)

I desaturated it a lot... it had started out being a lot brighter and more pink and stuff. But I thought the saturation level and the colour output made this image look more... desperate and sad. I like this one a lot more than my earlier one.

12 December 2004, 02:27 PM
Hey Matt, hope you stick around.
Great expressions on the girl and bunny, wonderful technique. Love it!

captain chapo
12 December 2004, 05:12 PM
Wow Robinayles! I know who's up for the next improvement award!:D I agree! first sagi, and now you, your netherlands pic was great too!
erilaz - that monkey is fantastic, very cute - made me laugh.:thumbsup:

i've been too busy working on school stuff to do many sketchs lately...:sad:...been working on this animation, binz-ang (, like mad, but it's finally done. frame by frame kicks my ass - Don Hertzfeldt ( is my new hero. good work everyone!

12 December 2004, 05:37 PM
I think I'm still in hallowe'en mode!
Matt- love the girl and the bunny! Keep up the good work!
about 30 mins. photoshop.

12 December 2004, 06:46 PM
Good work everybody!

Looks like I had a similar thoughts as MattDixon and Gunslinger (nice work both!)... but it was all my daughter's fault... she told me to sketch her and her friend ans their two favorite stuffed animals, heh heh. I was working on a different image and then my wife came down and asked how the sketch was going and that our daughter was waiting to see it online... gulp... so I hurried up and did this one below... heh...

12 December 2004, 07:48 PM
Gosh, thanks folks!

Jesse, your animation is really fun, I like it!

MAtt - welcome to the group, and what a wonderful first sketch! That is great!

12 December 2004, 07:53 PM
Me and my best friend :)

Pen on Paper, 1h15m

12 December 2004, 10:18 PM
i've been away too long.. so many awesome sketches i've not viewed for a few days now
here's my entry for this topic.. it's cheesy, i know, but blame it on mushy feelings :
1-half hrs, trying out Painter 9

12 December 2004, 11:06 PM
Hi, welcome back - nice entry....please tell me you haven't given up on your space opera? I haven't seen an entry there since 11-14. :(

12 December 2004, 11:15 PM
robinayles: thanks! I've not given up, just stopping for awhile to refine my techniques.. i'm still very much new to digital painting.. before i got my wacom in november, i mostly did scans and 3d stuff lol I hope I'll have enough time to finish my entry..

12 December 2004, 01:59 AM
a little half assed but heres mine heh. :deal:

12 December 2004, 04:59 AM
Here's my first daily sketch since September - it's good to be back from school =). Looks like we picked up quite a few rather talented people... =D.

~1 hr. PS/Wacom

12 December 2004, 05:17 AM
Made during Family Guy with a mouse and PS (

12 December 2004, 09:41 AM
wow, these are really nice work... i'll see if can set some time each day for daily sketch entries...

12 December 2004, 10:06 AM
erilaz-- love that monkey... its so silly simple and cute it made me laugh, the title too a monkey and his sandwich you know how it goes hehehe . Great!

oh thank you very much for the level up vote for this round and your comment. I appreciate it :)

robin - your grandkids are very cute :) and I must say you have gotten a lot better at this.

12 December 2004, 11:33 AM
Vic and Blood

40mins / painter

Andyman...good to see you back and with a top sketch too!

12 December 2004, 02:16 PM
best friends....
pencil, ps, wacom, 1h 45min....

12 December 2004, 04:18 PM
Cars are best friends with the road, lol. Thats kindof what i was thinking when i drew this

1hr20min in photoshop

12 December 2004, 04:40 PM
So this my good friend and his best friend after a night of drinking.

Made in yet another Corel program with a crappy UI: Corel Photo Paint 11

12 December 2004, 03:14 AM
...who needs enemys? 1.5hr PS/Wacom

12 December 2004, 04:12 PM

Using a mouse, Project Dogwaffle + PSP, about an hour.


12 December 2004, 03:03 AM
Two of my cats, Big Darrell and Cosmoe.

To be fair, they usually beat the crap out of each other, but they do stuff like this on occasion. This is my first attempt at a real painting with Painter

Wacom 4"x5" tablet, Painter 8/1 hr, 20 minutes

12 December 2004, 08:52 PM

Thats it :D

PS 20min

Sorry to be late...

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