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01 January 2005, 12:41 PM
"Ok, back to work!"

and dont forget to comment on the upcoming:
Coming Soon: MATTE WARS (Paint a Matte painting in one day) (

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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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01 January 2005, 01:08 PM
It's robinayles! dzdzdz :D

...difficult topic...

01 January 2005, 05:17 PM
Happy New Year everyone!
I really can relate to this one, I've been here for 2.5 hrs and it's been rough already...
Roberto how was PR?

01 January 2005, 05:58 PM
Thanks for noticing coCoKNIght.

Its not just a difficult topic...its difficult going back to work after being away. <sigh>

01 January 2005, 07:34 PM
Yeah I decided to come back to the picture here, and hopefully do a few a week, and I'm stuck. I have an idea.. just can't quite put it to work.


01 January 2005, 07:35 PM
15min Photoshop, Wacom

01 January 2005, 08:03 PM
What a crappy display resolution :thumbsdown:
Seriously great first image in todays daily sketch :thumbsup:

01 January 2005, 08:19 PM
This is exactly what i experience nearly every day...(the ugly guy shall be my boss..). :-)
no, not so bad at all.....

01 January 2005, 08:27 PM
35 min using Photoshop CS.


01 January 2005, 08:38 PM
hi...I expressed all my feelings in this picture...

45 mins PSP

01 January 2005, 09:46 PM
cannot really get the whole image, but the mood looks great !

01 January 2005, 09:54 PM
long time no see guys! So Happy New Year!

photoshop+wacom = 2hours

01 January 2005, 10:26 PM
Wow Goro, its kinda embarrasing to post after that.

he he. 1.5 Hr Sketch PS miniTab

01 January 2005, 10:27 PM
Hello all,

Here's my very first post with one of my drawings to CGTalk ever. Also my first "finished" drawing that's different from my usual drawing style, which is very minimalistic and cartoony (e.g. "lazy"). Here goes:

Total time: about 2 hours
Software: Painter IX
Hardware: Wacom Intuos3, Belkin Nostromo n52

I should spend more time on detail in the chair, but I have to leave... posting deadlines... gotta love 'em.

Curious about your comments!

01 January 2005, 11:10 PM
Oh no have to go back to university tomorrow. :sad:
Less time for sketching.

So here is me in the strange glasstunnel infront of the colorfull (grey and other shades of grey) university. Hm you cant really see the university, why did I paint it then?
It got all tiny when I changed errors in the perspective.
Hm, took me 1h30 min in photoshop and I dont even like it. :D

01 January 2005, 12:59 AM
Took some thinking to come up with a good concept for this one.. Im pretty happy with the result tho..

about an hour in photoshop with wacom

01 January 2005, 01:40 AM
nice work everyone =)

goro... damn that's great :D

well here is my crappy piece ^_^

5min sketch & 1h color, PSE + wacom

first time no paper sketch yay!
oh my... could have been worse ;)

01 January 2005, 01:42 AM
Wow, Goro!! What a beautifull pic!! Loved it!

01 January 2005, 01:57 AM
both pencil
puppil 10 minutes
teacher 20 minutes because I inverted the black board in photoshop
I don't count the scanning and techies business process.

01 January 2005, 01:59 AM
forgot to say Goro and frambooz, I really like your work.

01 January 2005, 02:20 AM
Back to finger pointing and loaming deadlines....
1hr (pencil sketch scanned and colored in photoshop)

I have admired the work and concept behind the daily sketch thread for a long time. One of my new years resolution is to particpate at least twice a week. Right now I'm a little unsure how to polish up my pencil sketches, its to messy/bussy. Hoping to find a simpler/cleaner solution down the road that doesn't involve using black outlines...

01 January 2005, 02:24 AM
I'm still trying to break free from this damn cartoon style i keep painting in >_<
Its also so hard to be really creative, i find I can never really express what im was going for.

this took about an hour

01 January 2005, 02:53 AM
heres todays :) anthing to take mind of work here!

dont know why i chose the topic.. lsitenign to the rough guide to Tanzania and think the african feeling worked its way in to my brain :)

under an hour in ps

that really is pretty goro, great mood :)


01 January 2005, 03:17 AM
thebigxer: dude, the cartoon style totally rocks but it is good to experiment. I've been trying to make each daily sketch a different style for the last 3 days I still haven't quite found one I liked yet.

endorph1n: your backdrop is amazing.

digital_embryo: that's going to give me nightmares

Goro: awesome as always. Whats the photographer that did those style of photos in the 1930-40's?

Here's mine: I was trying to go for a very dull feel so I used a lot of grey and pretty some very washed out skin tones. Amazingly this was one of the quicker daily sketches I've done

45 minutes, Photoshop

01 January 2005, 03:21 AM
Goro - welcome back! That is AWESOME! :thumbsup:

digital_embryo - ah, so now we know what it is that you do for a living.

01 January 2005, 03:46 AM
Thanks for the comments atma. It really is hard to find a style all your own that you feel comfortable drawing in all the time. Practice does make perfect and after all thats why where here.

01 January 2005, 04:25 AM
1 hour/painter
good to see you back Goro.
It's also cool to see more people doing this each day.

01 January 2005, 04:47 AM
Back to work...back to the mines

MAN - I hate posting after FridayEve!

Ps/Wacom about 2 hrs

captain chapo
01 January 2005, 06:12 AM
nice goro and fridayeve!

here is mine, tried a new technique, didn't feel like mixing it all, almost an hour, PS

¬me noire
01 January 2005, 06:23 AM
Photoshop, half an hour, mouse. This poor ork has to get back to the watch. :) Nice work of all of you

01 January 2005, 06:39 AM

30 mins, photoshop + wacom

you must be in an interesting line of work digital_embryo :D

01 January 2005, 09:00 AM
this really kicks Ass ! Great style and excellent lighting..perfect ! :-D
can`t believe, that you did that in 30min....really great

01 January 2005, 09:40 AM
Vitrolic: heh, nice, that you behind the 2nd computer? The "boss" looks like the "okay who let him out" guy ;)

01 January 2005, 10:04 AM
that's cause they're the same person! Psychopaths make the best managers :D (lol, better not quote me on that)

01 January 2005, 11:44 AM
Didn't have time today to come up with anything better, although I'm happier to have my job than the one in the picture :D

30 mins, pen+photoshop

01 January 2005, 12:52 PM
photoshop 2.5hrs

01 January 2005, 02:24 PM
Good work everyone

Goro - terrific composition

endorph1n - absolutely beautiful sky - the figures almost seem to be a distraction

FridayEve - great drawing. very interesting angle on the topic.

Vitriolic - very wicked and funny - a great combination.

01 January 2005, 02:33 PM
thnx for you kind words guys! I appreciate it. And I'm glad to be back again ;)
Friday thnx man! Loved your sketch of the week....think that was your best sketch until now.

gordomn think you improved a lot!

Also glad to see so many new people here!
great work everyone!


01 January 2005, 02:45 PM
gordomn think you improved a lot!
Thanks Goro!

01 January 2005, 02:51 PM
Hey Frambooz, welcome to the DSG.... glad I could recruit you ... heh heh heh :twisted: Great sketch too. And don't be afraid to post your cartoony style sometimes too... I'm sure the folks on here would love it like I do.

Vitrolic, Friday, and Goro... fantastic work as usual! :bowdown:

Cecile, I like your style! It makes me want to grab a #2 pencil and set aside my Wacom for a while :D

GordonM, I like the wash-like coloring.

Robin, your sketch makes me think of an episode of HBO's "Carnivale" series where Brother Justin is talking about the kids working in the mines and getting blacklung by 12... sad stuff. Anyways, great sketch!

Ok really.... now I have to get back to work.

01 January 2005, 04:11 PM
It's also cool to see more people doing this each day.
Not to blow smoke up anyone's rear or anything, but seeing stuff by you, Goro, Vitrolic, etc. personally inspires me. That's why I'm trying to make a push to do at least 4 or 5 a week. :-)


01 January 2005, 04:32 PM

no more ciguarrettes?!

this one took me way too long... 3+ hours
wacom + ps
great work everyone, especially vitrolic

Sir Lumps
01 January 2005, 04:39 PM
I shudder to think about what he considers "work"...

2 hours, painter.

01 January 2005, 05:34 PM
Right! Now he's got to clean up all this mess...

01 January 2005, 07:12 PM
cecile - I love your sketches. Your characters are great actors - gestures, postures and expressions read very well.

Sir Lumps - Oo, he's smoking with his knife hand. Definitely badass! Nice work.

01 January 2005, 09:01 PM
Thank you DigitalSkunkwrx! I haven't seen Carnivale...but I meant to watch it when the reruns started, and missed the beginning again. <sigh> But that is supposed to be me, all beaten down by work! :)

01 January 2005, 11:38 PM
ps, wacom, 6 hours

Does someone know how i change the pressure of the pen? Right now, if i press it will become a bigger brush but i rather prefer it to go gradually from light to dark (like a real pencil).

01 January 2005, 12:25 AM
Painter - Wacom - 50min

01 January 2005, 12:34 AM
andrewley: wow, that's awesome! :thumbsup:

01 January 2005, 01:43 AM
Cecile, I like your style! It makes me want to grab a #2 pencil and set aside my Wacom for a while :D

thanks, the only problem is the 'undo', doesn't work quite right ...

01 January 2005, 04:25 AM
Does someone know how i change the pressure of the pen? Right now, if i press it will become a bigger brush but i rather prefer it to go gradually from light to dark (like a real pencil).I'm not positive, but I think you have to select the brush tool for the pressure to affect the opacity/transparency (and with the pencil tool it affects the width). Is that right everyone using a Wacom?

01 January 2005, 12:53 PM
k, i selected a rectangled shape brush. I think i got the desired effect now. It may sound stupid but i make basic sketches on real paper just to gather some ideas and then continue on wacom. I'm trying to change that but i lose my feel of orientation on the tablet quite often. I really have to get more handy with wacom...

01 January 2005, 01:01 PM
Hey jannis... its not strange to start on paper. I prefer doing the linework and the basic composition on paper and then scan it in and import in photoshop or painter. I also find that i can concentrate better shaping up the ideas i have in my mind, but that could be a personal matter.

01 January 2005, 01:55 PM
thanks, the only problem is the 'undo', doesn't work quite right ...LOL... I totally know what you mean. There are so many times now when I am working on something in traditional media and my left hand keeps twitching for the ctrl+Z. :rolleyes:

jŚnnis - look in in the PS Brushes preset menu. Uncheck "Shape Dynamics" and then check "Other Dynamics" and then click on it to then set Opacity Control (drop down box) to "Pen Pressure" ... that should get the result you are looking for.

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