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12 December 2004, 01:56 PM
"If Godzilla and King Kong had a child ..."


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12 December 2004, 04:55 PM

1 hour - photoshop

12 December 2004, 06:25 PM

this was about 2 hours in photoshop:shrug:
wow novacaine you the man:eek:

12 December 2004, 09:45 PM
What if Godzilla and KingKong had children!

Blue-pencil, brush-inked, scanned, Illustrator+Wacom= about 2 hrs.

12 December 2004, 10:37 PM
... the custody battle would be hell...
1 hr 5 min painter & ps

12 December 2004, 11:22 PM
Hey all... i thought i should join the nice sketchgroup so here is my entry.
I dont know if it fits in the theme very well, but havent got more time :)

1 h 30 min PS

Tor Potter
12 December 2004, 02:50 AM
Ive been watching these scetches for months, and just got a wacom tablet for christmas. When I saw the title for this one, I thought thats for me!

This is my first work in photoshop. Ive just finished painting in the lines, and I'm now colouring it.

I love your style GOT!, and the way you blended Godzill and KingKong, Novacaine.

12 December 2004, 03:40 AM
If Godzilla and King Kong had children....(Kongzilla)

Or maybe I should call him VitGorolic? About 1.5 hours PS/Wacom

Hey Novocaine, haven't seen you in a while, welcome back! Excellent entry!
GOT - great, as usual!
Reinier - Welcome, nice first sketch for the group. Fits the topic well.
Tor Potter -did you forget to link to your sketch? I don't see it.

12 December 2004, 04:32 AM
Well; I'm not sure if this qualifies or not because of the programs used, but it was fun to do. I'll understand if it gets deleted though, and I promise to try harder to keep it simple nexttime >^_~

Poser 5, Painter 8, Photoshop 7, Z Brush 2, about 6 hours totaled, as this was worked on throughout the day amongst other activities.


Ok, I had asked in another thread about using photographic and rendered elements in my sketches, and whether or not that was allowed. I got the ok, but as long as I disclose all the elements. I did list Poser here as a tool, but it occurs to me that not everyone understands how that program works with licensed content. IOW, a lot of the elements used here are licensed by other artists for a fee. One person or group will create a model, another will create textures,etc.
What I did here was to pose and render the base elements of the image: the girl, her costume, the buildings, a gorilla, and a dragon. I rendered each of these things seperately on a black background to preserve the alpha, then took those elements into Photoshop. Once in Photoshop, back and forth between PS and Painter, I started building the image. I started with the gorilla. The dragon was posed as closely as possible to the gorrilla, but as the proportions are vastly different, what I had to do was create a dragon suit for the gorilla. I also manipulated the head of the dragon to have more gorilla like features. After that, I layered in the buildings and the girl, created the sky and the atmosphere, and polished it up to where I was almost happy with it, I took it into ZBrush to finish. In Z Brush, I painted in the fur on the monster, and polished it even more.

A lot of folks do frown on using Poser because of the use of ready made content.
I see it as just another tool I can use to bring life to my artistic vision.
However, if use of this program is not appropriate for this forum, I will leave it out of my sketches in the future.

12 December 2004, 04:34 AM
1 Hour PS 7...
Fun topic. :D (And I finally got one in on time!)

12 December 2004, 05:35 AM
1.5 hours/ painter

12 December 2004, 05:47 AM

2 hours or so.

Momcat -- That's some picture! I love that you put in the Fay Wray character, too.

12 December 2004, 05:58 AM
Great stuff everybody! I think the child of Godzilla and Kong would be for a fantastic horror movie!

I had to edit my picture because some family members (my wife... heh) and some relatives told me the colors were all wrong and some other stuff... but I'm not fixing the other stuff... its my sketch, they can draw their own :argh:

...and thanks Tor and Robin! :)

Tor Potter
12 December 2004, 06:21 AM
4 hours/Photoshop

The reason it took so long was that this was my first painting, and it was a learnign experience in both photoshop and wacom.

Awesome work everyone as usual!

12 December 2004, 09:09 AM
Boy, I hope my left monitor is the correct color calibration, otherwise this is going to look really dark if my right monitor is better.

Anyway, here it is....the green thing in the background is supposed to be his tail, not a finger, as my wife pointed out.

This is just an image of Kongzilla out for an evening swim.

Oh, forgot to say: Photoshop CS, approx. 30 minutes.


12 December 2004, 11:31 AM
(openCanvas1.1) 4.5minutes
(HA...couldn't resist)

12 December 2004, 01:44 PM
Well; I'm not sure if this qualifies or not because of the programs used, but it was fun to do. I'll understand if it gets deleted though, and I promise to try harder to keep it simple nexttime >^_~

I have no problem with your entry, and I have to admit that
I like your style .


12 December 2004, 02:04 PM
Thanks Robinayles... i need to improve alot on my sketching skills and i think this is a great way to do it. All have nice entries!

12 December 2004, 02:41 PM
Thanks RobertoOrtiz and Likesoup >^_^<!
This is a great forum. I've been so uninspired for too long, and stuck in a rut for too long before that. What great excersizes to keep ones creativity flowing:)

12 December 2004, 03:22 PM

1h ps & wacom

GOT!: That's very cute, love it! :thumbsup:

12 December 2004, 03:29 PM
Blackpot, Tor, and Robinayles, thanks for the kind words. Robin, I think this is one of your best yet. This forum has really been helping me work on my digital painting. Fridayeve and Vitriolic have been a huge help with their tutorials and great paintings. I was using vitriolics gollum GIF to help me work out the lighting in this one. Thanks guys for taking the time to make those tutorials and for sharing your techniques.

12 December 2004, 03:49 PM
Well Im a bit late with this one.
35 min ps

12 December 2004, 04:16 PM
These are wonderful; all so nice and loose. Even the ones that are on the more stylistic side are relaxed and fluid. That's one of my biggest problems. I tense up too much while trying to draw. I'm so afraid it's going to be lousy that that's how it turns out. It's either too rigid and stiff, or completely out of there is something not connecting between my vision and the canvas.

12 December 2004, 04:50 PM
sure i`m late, but is tha problem abour hour uses, anyway here is me go

15 min ps and wacom

12 December 2004, 06:30 PM
Doomdragon -- That's just so funny! The screaming kid is priceless, and great pose for Kongzilla.

12 December 2004, 08:34 AM
No excuses but, is his arm suppose to look like that?
Photoshop, 1.5hrs
Sorry, but I'm not very good at sketching. This rendition is actually photo manipulation with a little paint, polish, and some liquid FX. The source photos were black and white.

12 December 2004, 03:30 PM
PadawanCG that is hilarious!!

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