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01 January 2005, 02:15 PM
"The monster in my closet/under my bed"



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What is Kids Week?
Kids week is an effort to get more kids interested in drawing.

This week we will post topics suitable and aimed to kids between 5 -13 years.The idea is that if you blokes know a kid who likes art, to encourage them to draw,
and post this week.

Also get them to give us their ideas for topics...

To keep things safe;

Kids should only post with the current account of an adult who has been posting with us for a while (parent or relative).

Otherwise it is business as usual...

I am sure we have great childrens book illustrators in our ranks.
Have fun. Post as usual, but remember your target audience.


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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:
>>Link<< (

01 January 2005, 06:11 PM
No kids, but I fancied a quick go anyway.

Painter, no idea of time taken, I was kinda dabbing at it while browsing forums.

01 January 2005, 07:29 PM
My daily sketch for today.

Photoshop 2 hours 22 minutes.

01 January 2005, 08:20 PM
Wacom, Photoshop, 1hour 30minutes.
I'll try to get the kids to do it when they get home from school.

Help! I'm addicted to the Daily Sketch Forum

01 January 2005, 08:39 PM

Photoshop, 1h

me and my little sister done this, tag team!

01 January 2005, 10:06 PM
Just a quick one, minus children assistance. I'll have to get my nephew on to this one as well!
About 20 mins, openCanvas.

captain chapo
01 January 2005, 10:41 PM
monster in the closet

01 January 2005, 11:19 PM
Wacom, Photoshop, 1hour 30minutes.
I'll try to get the kids to do it when they get home from school.

Help! I'm addicted to the Daily Sketch Forum

Great character in that sketch crazy3dman!

01 January 2005, 11:21 PM
You better don't look!

I am very crappy at this and I'm not pleased with the result. But, since I bought my very first tablet a few days ago I hope this is a good start. Training training training...
Well, that's it for today
Cya all tomorrow

Alex Worthy
01 January 2005, 11:22 PM
Well, I hope this isn't too scary lookin for kids. But, as a kid, I knew that monsters in the closet was a very very serious subject, and none of them had cute little tentacles or buggy eyes. The worst one for me was the giant wolf. Not a werewolf, but he did walk on his hind legs and wear a big red down jacket.

On the bright side, this guy never ate me, or caused any (permanent) psychological damage.

edit: oh, i forgot. 1 hr in painter, and photoshop to adjust colors and stuff.

Heres a small version.

01 January 2005, 11:29 PM
...just wants to wear my clothes!

Wow crazy3dman, thats exactly what lived under my bed when I was a kid!

Photoshop 2hrs

01 January 2005, 12:07 AM
45 minutes maybe..was all over the place today and kinda picked at it.

01 January 2005, 12:24 AM
Thany, that's very funny!

Silverwyvern, love it! :thumbsup:

01 January 2005, 12:40 AM
The kids'

6 years old

9 years old


01 January 2005, 01:43 AM
My first sketch for this forum.

Pencil and Photoshop

C&C welcome

01 January 2005, 02:06 AM
Hi, this is my first one 8). Photoshop, ~ 1 1/2 h

01 January 2005, 02:59 AM
Oops, repeat

01 January 2005, 03:20 AM
Ok, here's mine. I did it on PS CS, took about 10-15 minutes.

01 January 2005, 03:54 AM
Apparently there are lots of monsters in my house ... I'm going to have to fumigate or something. On the left "monster in the closet" and on the right "monster under my bed".

Megan, Age 10

Alex, Age 7

Sean, Age 4

01 January 2005, 04:06 AM
Yes well here's the monster in my little sister's closet, she put him there.

01 January 2005, 04:23 AM
Megan, Alex and Sean :thumbsup: All very promising character designers.

01 January 2005, 06:47 AM
Photoshop 2 hours

01 January 2005, 07:34 AM
Monster under bed...

3h in photoshop with a wacom

Sir Lumps
01 January 2005, 11:20 AM
No kids, but I thought I should participate at least once this week :)

Painter, 35 minutes.

01 January 2005, 11:33 AM
Kirt, those are really inspiring draws, alot of nice ideas.
I've actually found it more fun to see the kids draws rather than the adults in these past threads. even if they might not be as well executed, they sure got alot of cool ideas in their heads.

01 January 2005, 01:00 PM
Apparently there are lots of monsters in my house ... I'm going to have to fumigate or something. On the left "monster in the closet" and on the right "monster under my bed".

those are great !! and see how they're all laughing n smiling ! hehe

01 January 2005, 01:08 PM
Hereīs mine
The moster under my bed is soft

pen and scan
2 minutes

01 January 2005, 01:15 PM
my 1st on cgtalk,
deep paint 3d,photoshop 20~30 mins

topic : '"The monster under my bed is so terrified , i dun want to think about it!!!"


01 January 2005, 01:16 PM
Hey Kirt!
your kidsīmonsters are full of details, I love them!
Look at the tiny teeth from Alex's closet monster... or the super-angry monster under Meganīs bed... the eyes...


01 January 2005, 01:56 PM
here is mine:

30min for the lines, 45min for the basic colours and 30 for shading/highlights = 2h using photoshop...

01 January 2005, 02:00 PM
well, here's d second pic,

deeppaint 3d, photoshop , 20mins
topic : 'sometimes,its not where u think'

A : "Well, i havn't open the closet to see whether is there any monster inside yet...'
B : "Hey, what's the red eye behind you?!'

Sir Saukund
01 January 2005, 02:43 PM

Photoshop / Artpad / 40 min

Silverwyvern - a great idea!
Sean - this are great Punkmonsters - ready for party!
elmafaso - NO!!! Don't!

My own rule for this daily sketch was to draw only with 1px brushwidth (Hardness 0)

01 January 2005, 09:02 PM
Just when i think i've got a good idea, someone else posts it before me. Anyway nevermind that.

Painter 25 mins

01 January 2005, 04:45 AM
Triarii, Thats hillarious - well done!

01 January 2005, 02:28 PM

under my bed?

~20 mins alias sketchwhatsit pro

im 16, so i still count... right?

(too young to have kids of my own anways)

01 January 2005, 03:47 PM
OpenCanvas, Graphire, 30min:

01 January 2005, 03:50 PM
I had a few minutes to spare before dinner :] About fifteen minutes, while cooking. Adobe Photoshop.

01 January 2005, 12:19 AM
First post: Have enjoyed luking here immensely the last few weeks. First attempt with a Wacom and Painter IX. Sadly, this simple sketch took a few hours while I figgured out the software and tried to get accustomed to drawing while watching the monitor. So much incredible work being done here.
THANY... your use of light is terrific.
Sir Saukund... that is an hillarious concept, beautifully done.

01 January 2005, 01:30 PM
Hi all! First post here at this side of the's the monster living under my bed. Took me 10 minutes to catch it with a wacom and painter.

01 January 2005, 06:36 PM
photoshop/wacom 15 min

this has always been my biggest fear as a kid, to see glowing eyes staring at me from a dark space.

01 January 2005, 05:49 PM
Enayla -- Beautiful! He's a chubby one, isn't he? :)

02 February 2005, 05:26 AM

2hrs: JamStudioTab: PaintShopPro

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