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02 February 2005, 02:33 PM
"WHERE ARE THEY NOW? : The Muppets"

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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.

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02 February 2005, 06:45 PM
am I the first? wow...
I didn't have time for much, so here it is: 20-25mins in photoshop (I'm trying to be faster)

I wanted to make him to look fatter, older, dirtier, you know...'s a sketch anyway

02 February 2005, 07:29 PM

The idea is because I really had a T-shirt, althought there was only Animal in it.
Animal is the best muppet ever

45 mins/ wacom + photoshop

02 February 2005, 07:58 PM

02 February 2005, 08:26 PM
Nice one, JGrieve! I like the rest of yours......especially the beerbelly kermit!
I went for the sappy version: I know kermit isn't so good but I liked miss piggy and i can't really remember kermit all that well!
30 mins, photoshop....wacom.

02 February 2005, 08:43 PM
J_Grieve, that is hilarious!

Well, the last time I heard from Rowlf, he had a successful solo career going as the lead in an Elton John tribute band.

Photoshop, Wacom, 20 minutes.

02 February 2005, 09:47 PM
Hi there, first post. Wacom & Painter about 50 minutes Iīm just starting. Hope stay long with all you around here!

02 February 2005, 10:19 PM
Well if I just keep lurking I wont get any better

02 February 2005, 10:49 PM
Quick sketch, The Brush editors in Painter are driving me INSANE.
I'm going back to Photoshop after this.
Painter/tablet/30 mins

oh, and I used a referance photo to get the colors right.


02 February 2005, 11:09 PM
I think I heard the Swedish Chef is helping out Emeril with recepies for his show....
Pencil (while I was waiting for a render to finish) / 20 min. / ref. used

02 February 2005, 11:26 PM
probably no one is interested in this story, but just after posting my previous picture, I shot down the computer and went to study (I'm having my final exams soon, too soon), so I picked up my papers and notes and everything... I read one page... I turned it over... ...there was a white and empty space in the back of the paper... ...and I had a pen in my hand... ..., without planning or even thinking about it I found myself doing again my sketch with "traditional" methods, after the blue pen I found a green colour pencil... the only CG here is a bit of contrast adjustment in photoshop... I put there some things that I missed from the previous version, I think that now it looks more fat and dirty, it's not a WIP, it's a new version starting from zero and with different methods...

good work mates, very funny all of them, hehehe, specially crazy3dman, I love your style!

02 February 2005, 11:27 PM
DigitalSkunkwrx was a bit faster:D

Swedish chef...

1h photoshop

02 February 2005, 11:39 PM
elmasfeo - Thanks for the kind words. And your new version is hilarious.:D I keep going back to look at it and I laugh out loud every time. The details are great. The cigarette dangling, and the whiskers are cracking me up! :D

02 February 2005, 02:08 AM
great work everyone!

I like your pen sketch best, ElMas!

02 February 2005, 02:12 AM
Could have cleaned it up a bit more, but oh well:

PS 30 mins

02 February 2005, 02:54 AM
Hello everybody,

Here's mine, PS + aiptek tablet, from about 2 A.M. to half past 4 A.M.

Good Night ;)


02 February 2005, 02:57 AM
A.-Up my pencil!! well i hope u like it!

1 hour

Whats with my account that i cant show u the images!? do i need more post !?

02 February 2005, 03:16 AM
Elmasfeo Nice work .... and good Persistence also I Really like your second piece.
Crazy3dman, J_Grieve also ...very nice

02 February 2005, 04:27 AM
ago-stino, haha!! I'm not a big muppets fan myself, thanks for the laugh!

02 February 2005, 06:55 AM
Hello, big fan of the sketch forum!!
First sketch posted.... nice pictures from everybody

Photoshop, wacom, took me like 1 hour (not very fast, just got my wacom)

02 February 2005, 07:28 AM
The Swedish chef is selling me Kebabs when I am "Fyllehungrig" (drunk and hungry)

Photoshop, 1 hour.

02 February 2005, 08:23 AM
Very funny stuff guys!

Elmasfeo, great 2nd sketch!

02 February 2005, 09:44 AM
I suppose you have to get old some time, Animal's had to get a real job! Poor guy!

25mins Photoshop+tablet

02 February 2005, 10:02 AM
Pencil sketch coloured in Photoshop, about two hours trying to colour kermit - there was a wheelchair in the pencils...

02 February 2005, 12:56 PM
paperclip, crazy3dman, robinayles, digital embryo, art2, thanks a lot for your comments! :) :love:

bealobo - very good sketch, I specially like the lights/shadows in kermit :thumbsup: (gustavo), maybe you could have worked more on background and the t-shirt
J_grieve - hehe, good idea, and good use of brushes
paperclip - looks like an old photograph from the grandfather's album, bringing back memories... nice work!!!
crazy3d - lol... already commented, and thanks!
matman - great first post!!:applause:
lightfreeze - yeah, stop lurking and join in again! ;)
raised - very funny idea, hehehe
digitalskunkwrx - good likelyness (or however that word is written)
pulver - oh, no! he sold his soul to the evil...:D
erilaz - your shadows look good... muppets fight club... at least they could make a fighting videogame about it, hehe...
ago-stino - wow... nice effects, quite surrealistic, I like it!!
.morbo. - I think you need 30 posts to make attachments, but you can host your images in some free web space and use the <img> tag
mrtinkertrain - welcome to the fun, good work! 1 hour looks good to's not slow...(for me)
alfonsAberg - so, kebabs are international food for Fyllehungrig? I thought that just happened here... good sketch (and I'm learning languages here!)
matiasJ - lol, great expression, hehehe:scream:
radiater - the stick looks too short, but good job on the image!

WOW...I finished, I commented on everybody, amazing, hehehe (and I didn't repeat any smilie...:D...doh! )

02 February 2005, 01:20 PM
Wow, a lot of great sketches for this one!

Here's my entry - PS, 30 min

02 February 2005, 01:36 PM
elmasfeo: thank you, I really like yours too, both.


02 February 2005, 09:16 PM
50 minutes, Photoshop...

02 February 2005, 10:12 PM
Photoshop CS + wacom. 1hour 30min
It Dosnt work to post images that show up for me... in the posting window it shows but when i post Its just the link, what am I doing wrong?

02 February 2005, 10:22 PM
After a lifetime of success, Gonzo retreated to the top floor of a las vegas hotel where he blacked out the windows and sat around drinking milk and watching TV for years and years leting his hair grow out long and designing plans for a giant flying chicken.
Photoshop about 30 min

02 February 2005, 12:33 AM
Thanks man! :thumbsup: :)

02 February 2005, 04:00 AM

About 2 hrs or so, ps&wacom
They always loved their rotten tomatoes.**sniff** :sad:

02 February 2005, 02:58 PM
photoshop 1.5 - 2 hrs,

dun worry, they wont do things like this!

02 February 2005, 04:34 PM
elmasfeo, thanks for the comments, I think youīre right... I didnīt work that much on the
t-shirt... ehehhehe
I like yours also (specially coloured one), itīs funny and got a special atmosphere.
Also, JGrieve... very funny idea and nice sketch
Digital Skunkwrx... so bad I donīt know who is Emeril... have to think of him as an american Arguiņano
Ago-Stino... nice sketch although the idea is... terrible! (I do like the muppets :eek: )
Codenothing, I loved the detail of the yellow bottles... ahhaha good one (by the way I donīt think this man will get the Oscar at all)

good work everyone!

02 February 2005, 06:57 PM
Meeemeeeemeeee! Dr Bunsen's plan for world domination went horribly wrong, but worst of all he dragged the poor innocent Beaker down with him...

Photoshop 40min

02 February 2005, 10:23 PM
just trying some things out in the much praised OpenCanvas. Nice proggie! :)
+/- 1hour / OpenCanvas / mouse.

02 February 2005, 10:23 PM
Ha Ha!! Great to see the muppets up on here! Great work everyone. Made I laff!!

Here's mine... it looks as though Kermits "divorce" finally came through...! :twisted:


The Ton

PS one hour, photoshop

02 February 2005, 01:09 PM
Illumino and The Ton you are just great!
To All the others: You did a great job too!
Is it just me or is Kermit used more often than the other characters?



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