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12 December 2004, 01:58 PM
"Santa's new sleigh"


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12 December 2004, 05:54 PM
done this in about 1 hour 45 minutes.. Hope you'll like..
Greetz, MM
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12 December 2004, 07:49 PM
1h Photoshop Mouse

12 December 2004, 10:14 PM
@MichaelMotion: aww cute Ufo. Really nice.:thumbsup: But why do you always post a link to that .cfm file and Roberto has to edit the picture in? :D
That file seems not to work with all browsers (like my firefox).

@Cageron: Thats really a nice car for painting it with a mouse, only the legs(?) inside are looking a bit flat.

So here is my try. I did it with colors only, without sketching before this time to see how this will work out for me :)
40 min in ps

12 December 2004, 10:42 PM
I liked yours Doomdragon. Well, here is mine. Photoshop and a mouse. About 2 hours. Used a reference pic for the bike and the rider, altough i changed him a lot. Tell me what you guys think about it!

Hey Roberto, enough of this Santa stuff! Letīs drawn others stuff! Hehe...

12 December 2004, 11:12 PM
Haven't posted in a while, mainly because I have no time, and, honestly, because it requires guts to post my kind of stuff here when I see the general quality of these threads, but every once in a while, I find some time, realise I'm a complete n00b so it's kinda normal that I can even start to think about mesuring up with people like fridayeve, vitriolic, goro, taron, etc... and I suddenly feel enough courage to dare post.

Unluckily for you, this is such a day, muhahaha ! :)

I sincerely hope I'll make some progress soon as I really feel ashamed when posting such stuff.

Here's my vision of Santa's new sleigh :
about 2h in painter IX

I'll try to do better next time (unfortunatly, as if being a complete beginner wasn't enough, I usually do not have more than 1h or 2h per day to practice).

12 December 2004, 11:57 PM
1h, photoshop cs.
initial idea was totally different, hope you like anyway :)

12 December 2004, 01:03 AM
1h, photoshop cs.
initial idea was totally different, hope you like anyway :)

Hey drumwhore! Haven't seen you around DSG for a while!

Great reflections!

12 December 2004, 01:46 AM
Hey again.

Heres mine. gee went dead halfway through, but finished it anyways.

Guess it took some 1.5-2 hours with ps.

drumwhore: I like it. Good highlights.

now to bed:)

12 December 2004, 04:27 AM
:thumbsup: Santa's New Sleigh...

Finally took a break from madly getting stuff together for Christmas - about 1 hr Ps/Wacom.
Some really great sketches are showing up here lately and I haven't had a chance to comment on most of them.
Aghill - similar idea to mine.
Baramin - great idea, love it!
Drumwhore - EXCELLENT! Welcome back, haven't seen you in a while. Santa's ride there kind of reminds me of my jetcar from a few sketches back. Love the shark! AWESOME!
DoInferno - HA! Another bad Santa with shades on! :)
doomdragon - really like that one!
cageron - where can I get a sleigh like that one? :)
MichaelMotion - love the UFO idea - really like the peppermint stripe on top too!

12 December 2004, 05:08 AM
2 hours/painter
Spent too long on this- would have been easier to just build the thing in 3d :)
good work everyone-

12 December 2004, 05:26 AM
1hr pinter

12 December 2004, 05:34 AM
Hey Baramim, keep on posting and you will get better all the time! Donīt let the amazing works of those other guys stop you, letīem encorage you!

Aghill, i liked the shadowns very much. Loved the way you gave dept (or deep, bad english, you known?) to the caracter.

Vitriolic, very nice design and rendering!

Robinayles, has the red light in front of the sleigh something to do with Rudolf? Very interesting...

12 December 2004, 07:19 AM
2 hours


12 December 2004, 08:22 AM
Hey all,
some great work I've seen..
@ doomdragon: Yes, I know, but I don't have permission to post attachments.. Sorry for that.. Dunno why?
@ FridayEve: great design!
@ Drumwhore: cool lighting indeed!
Thanx robinayles!
Good work everybody.....

Greetz, MM

12 December 2004, 08:43 AM
I spent about a hour and a half -2 hours on this, way too long but i was starting to enjoy it...when i looked at the clock:eek: . So here's my attempt! Hope you like it and C & C always welcome...I'l crit others' work tomorrow, too late to do that now! EDIT: I updated the image. Hope it looks better now!

12 December 2004, 01:08 PM
I'm so sorry...i misread the topic to be "Santa's newly slain"

painter / 5mins

12 December 2004, 01:13 PM
...just got stolen! ^^

15 min so far, pencil

Maybe I'll try to fix the errors and color it later and see how it goes

12 December 2004, 12:58 AM
here's mine. i thought it would be kinda cool of Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top was santa, and one of his awesome hot rods was the new sleigh... not very happy with the way he turned out, but i like the sleigh. done in about 5-6 hours in photoshop.

12 December 2004, 03:04 AM
Christoff - I'm not sure why you're unhappy with it - that is AWESOME!! :thumbsup:

12 December 2004, 03:14 AM
around 1h-1,5h ArtRage/photoshop

First try of ArtRage.

Santa's bigbellyballoon...

Nice job paperclip!
Santa and his reindeers could use the same level of detail as the city tho.
Forget the clock ;)

Funny stuff guys!

12 December 2004, 06:40 PM
Hi Art2, thanks for the kind comments! I updated my pic but there are definitely bits I need to work on, do you have any suggestions? I like the blown up santa btw, especially like the effect of light reflecting off the brush strokes. Keep up the good work!

12 December 2004, 10:24 PM
hey paperclip, nice update.
You could give Santa a bit of volume, his clothes are just flat black.
And it's a shame you left out the reindeers. But you could leave it this way by adding a
jet-engine to his sleigh... that should explain why he's able to pull such weight ;)
1000xRP (reindeerpower)

12 December 2004, 06:35 AM
I'm busy at the mo, i'll post an update prob. after christmas, thanks for the encouragement, I'm aiming for the level up award, maybe by next christmas.....?? Then,who knows...i might even win one of the daily sketches!:D

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