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03 March 2005, 01:09 PM
"Welcome to Hollywood"

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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

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03 March 2005, 03:19 PM
aight. me first then. with a kind of caricature this time. 15' open canvas. (

03 March 2005, 05:30 PM
I really suck at quickies and heres a proof. Best reason to practise i think?
It took more than hour.. Most of the time was spend thinking what am i gonna do.
Photoshop cs

03 March 2005, 07:05 PM
challenged myself to do one within an hour:


03 March 2005, 07:11 PM
this is all I can think of when it comes to "classic" hollywood stuff: cheesy movies :rolleyes: (
Photoshop7, 15 mins or less, spent the most time prettifying the monster :D

edit: fixed link

03 March 2005, 08:31 PM

Wacom, sketch in painter, color in photoshop, time: 3,5 hours (I suck at coloring).

03 March 2005, 10:42 PM
Arr, try as I might, I can't seem to get inspired for this topic :/ how do some of you do it, able to post on every single sketch topic. Waah. I'm inspired enough for the pirate thread, but it seems a little late to contribute to that :/

Anyway, lovely work here, heeheh, some of these posts really made me smile. deaderthanred, I just love yours. Put a BIG smile on my lips. Go Tarzan! (or whatever that dude is)

Alex Worthy
03 March 2005, 11:42 PM
Why not just post a pirate picture here Enalya? I mean, what are they going to do? Break your arm?

Y'see, this isn't the hollywood you're thinkin of, it's the HMS Hollywood which was taken by pirates in the year 1701.

Oh, man that's weak. Ok, the left arm, please, not my drawing arm.

Oh yeah, 30 minutes. Painter,Photoshop

03 March 2005, 11:54 PM
Arr, try as I might, I can't seem to get inspired for this topic :/ how do soe of you do it, able to post on every single sketch topic. Waah. I'm inspired enough for the pirate thread, but it seems a little late to contribute to that :/
Psst dont tell anyone, but that daily time limit is just a "suggestion". The true dateline is set by the voting thread. But keep that to yourself... I dont want the others to wise up.


03 March 2005, 01:17 AM
our young starlet discovers hollywood was nothing like she read of in the magazines...

25 minutes / wacom / art rage (sketch) / paint shop pro (image resizing, cropping)


03 March 2005, 02:05 AM
Oh what the heck, here's another :D

he didn't recall there being any love scene in the script...

15 minutes / wacom / artrage (sketch) / paint shop pro (crop/resize)


03 March 2005, 03:20 AM
First post in here...apologies in advance.
half hour or so / photoshop / mouse

03 March 2005, 04:10 AM
What can I say? I didn't find the topic too inspirign myself either, so I took a more ... loose interpretation

25 min painter

03 March 2005, 04:12 AM
Waiting for an unrelated 3d render to finish, so some time to do another... trying for some drama here...

when the script said Cry she thought of all she left behind to be a star, she missed it so...

5 minutes / wacom / artrage + psp (colorize, crop)


03 March 2005, 04:33 AM
Welcome to Hollywood...

About 1.5 hours PS/Wacom

RobertT - several nice sketches there!

Nice work, Octothreat.

Looks like a lot of folks are struggling with this topic.

03 March 2005, 04:55 AM
Robinayles - Ha Ha - As Walt Disney once said, "If you can dream it, you can do it. :D

I haven't had a lot of extra time for sketching lately, but still trying to get a sketch done every day if I can. So here's mine. 45 minutes. Photoshop, Wacom, All sketched except of course the posterized photo used for the reflection in the glasses.

Edit: OK, I'm editting this post because deaderthanred caught something (as you'll see in her post on the next page) that I can't believe I did. :banghead:

First here is the original version, where the girl is apparently looking at a backwards hoolywood sign which is being reflected in her glasses so that we can read it, :shrug:

and here is the corrected version. I think it was late when I did the first ones. :blush:

Good thing I've got this forum to keep me on my toes. Thanks deaderthanred. :)

03 March 2005, 06:49 AM
uuh. I know nothing about hollywood.. can't think of a single thing to draw .. sigh..


03 March 2005, 07:51 AM
Painter IX.... 1 hour? This totally sucks. :/ I couldn't think of anything for Hollywood either, so I did the music album... *shrugs*

03 March 2005, 08:03 AM
I havent posted anything yet, but I hope to this weekend. Good work so far everyone!

Actually I am surprised with the difficulty on this one. I always thought Hollywood was supposed to be the "dream factory" - not to mention all of the topics possibly related to celebrity, and wannabe celebrity, the awards shows (lots of room for humor and irony there!), the seamy side of hollywood, drugs, sex, scandal, paparatzzi - the list goes on.

Now after all of the above yaking, I hope I am not going to come up too lame :scream:

- Gord

ps: Hey Robin - You ought to be in pictures! :applause:
nice sketch crazy3dman

03 March 2005, 12:24 PM
crazy3dman, great pic. i really like the über-american cartoon style of the woman.

i'm very impressed with *everyone* who came up with something for this theme, i couldn't think of anything.

03 March 2005, 12:37 PM
Really nice one crazy3D!
~20 minuts OpenCanvas

P.S. Really sorry for those of you who couldn't find something to draw. :(

03 March 2005, 12:55 PM

~3 hours with Painter 9

03 March 2005, 01:48 PM
40min, Photoshop, from reference photo. :-)

03 March 2005, 06:07 PM
Robin and Crazy3dman, i loved yours sketches!

03 March 2005, 07:18 PM

Her0d: Great work dude

negator: that is just awesome :thumbsup:

crazy3dman: Wow, great idea man

here is mine

ps + mouse = ??hour, I was pausing, watching tv, playig while I was doing this

I am late, I was recovering from cold


03 March 2005, 08:59 PM
ps 0.5 hr

03 March 2005, 09:28 PM
Thanks robinayles :)
I hope Steven sees your sketch


03 March 2005, 11:19 PM
Ummm :sad: I don't feel an urge to merge into this one yet...but I'll just look at the others meanwhile. Anyway...too caught up perfecting my portolio and the comic strip...which I have yet to start on! :banghead: I wish I was there for Pirates at Starboard...but I'm here too late.

Crazy3dman: yours is the bomb!:thumbsup:

03 March 2005, 11:26 PM
Hey! Just checked back here. Thanks for the nice comments. :)

03 March 2005, 01:02 AM
Hee hee, thanks everyone!
Crazy3dMan - LOVE it!
DreamMaster - no, it doesn't suck - I really like it.
Gordon - great wit & fun idea!

03 March 2005, 03:25 AM
hey thanks Robin

03 March 2005, 03:26 AM
Painter ~3 hours on and off.


03 March 2005, 01:16 PM
sorry about the super late reply.. been swamped with work this weekend (yes poor me works weekends :sad: )

Enayla: thank you! *big blush!* i wasn't expecting anyone to comment on my silly sketch.. i'm glad you like it :)
robinayles: that's a fantastic sketch.. so adorable!
Crazy3dman: she's looking at a backwards-spelt hollywood sign? (with it being a reflection)lol cool stuff either way, you have great style :)
Her0d: I like that piece, really sweet loose strokes

03 March 2005, 01:56 PM
Crazy3dman: she's looking at a backwards-spelt hollywood sign? (with it being a reflection)lol cool stuff either way, you have great style :)

LOL - I can't believe your the first person to catch that. :argh: Oh well.. she's looking in a mirror with the Hollywood sign behind her, yeah that's it!

Edit: I fixed it. Thanks for keeping me on my toes. :)

03 March 2005, 07:19 PM
crazy3dman: always glad to be of help :) I was just wondering if you meant to make a "hollywood is a topsy-turvy place" impression with the backward spelling, so either way, both versions are cool in their own interpretations :)

03 March 2005, 10:52 PM
Hey, good sketches, what a pity I couldnīt make one for this. Iīm not very inspired thought.
Crazy3dman, wonderful one!
and deaderthanred thatīs brilliant and very fast, althought the approach confused me at first :bounce:

03 March 2005, 12:03 AM
Great sketches everyone!
Negator and crazy3dman, yours are inspiring! (I knew there was something to make out of this topic...)

thanks robinayles!

03 March 2005, 10:19 PM
Thanks, deaderthanred!

Octothreat - no prob. I'm a fan of your work.

03 March 2005, 10:26 PM
When a hooker says 600 she means 600

This is a total Frankmiller inspired work.

03 March 2005, 03:01 PM
nice work man.

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