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03-30-2005, 01:51 PM
"Nice View!...": (http://<font%20size=) Roy Lichtenstein
Inspired by jmBoekestein

OK you know guys I like to experiment with the format now and then to avoid things getting too stale around here.

So, I want to try something different for today.
Let’s try to illustrate an image emulating the style of a famous painter (But it is OK if you want to ignore this rule.)

I have selected Roy Lichtenstein (http://rds.yahoo.com/S=2766679/K=Roy+Lichenstein/v=2/SID=w/TID=F466_106/l=WSPT/KC=Roy+Lichtenstein/SIG=15981s65j/EXP=1112276865/*-http%3A//search.yahoo.com/search?p=Roy+Lichtenstein&sp=1&toggle=1&ei=UTF-8&fr=FP-tab-web-t&SpellState=n-2169047277_q-%2FGLy4MTXupGA2KrhPvrk9QABAA%40%40)who happens to be one of my favorite pop art artists.
I find his work quirky and endearing and quite unique. And I admire that he created
a color and composition style, inpired by comercial art, and made it into his own,

He was one of the principal artists of the pop art movement in the 60's, and his work has been imitated and copied to this day.

Check out these links below for reference purposes:

http://www.real-oil-paintings.com/paintings/customer/home.php?cat=258 (http://www.real-oil-paintings.com/paintings/customer/home.php?cat=258)(art)
http://www.lichtensteinfoundation.org/ (http://www.lichtensteinfoundation.org/)(art)
http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/lichtenstein_roy.html (http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/lichtenstein_roy.html) (art + bio)
A concise history of the artist Roy Lichenstein (http://rds.yahoo.com/S=2766679/K=lichenstein/v=2/SID=w/TID=F466_106/l=WS1/R=1/IPC=us/SHE=0/H=2/SIG=11kreqfgd/EXP=1112276288/*-http%3A//lichenstein.netfirms.com/)(bio)
Yahoo (art)

If you are not interested in this participating in this little experiment, just do the usual.

Welcome to the cgtalk sketch group.

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.
* 640 x 480 / 480 x 640 OR 800 x 600 /600 x 800
* 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.
* 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<< (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=145003&perpage=15&pagenumber=1)

03-30-2005, 02:01 PM
noting with view well its in the lichtensteins style lol good luck to the rest and have a nice day.
10 min in fireworks :)

03-30-2005, 04:52 PM
nice subject, yeah.

very quick one: 15' photoshop.

http://img171.exs.cx/img171/2482/niceviewroy0vl.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)

03-30-2005, 07:13 PM
3hrs Illustrator
Tried a version w/ Roy's signature style ( i.e halftone pattern & primary colors), image looked better in black & white


03-30-2005, 07:16 PM


The Damned
03-30-2005, 07:24 PM
Tried... and then i looked at the time and couldnt finish.. and finally missed my train anyway...

45mins Photoshop


03-30-2005, 07:32 PM
Ok, here is mine. 45 min photoshop cs +wacom.

03-30-2005, 07:33 PM
The Damned: that is awesome...you must finish!!!

03-30-2005, 10:26 PM
I kinda went off and did my own thing on this one (after a nasty attempt to recreate Roy Lichtenstein's style).
photoshop / tablet

03-31-2005, 02:42 AM
Wow ... this is a cool thread. Nice work all..

Here is mine ... 2hours/wacom/photoshop.


03-31-2005, 03:00 AM
Irony abounds in this thread - I didn't realize Ron's whole perogative was to emphasize the commercialist bent that was taking over the art world. I thought what better way to show that than to have a young lady shopping for a television?


Pencil & Paper --> Photoshop w/ WACOM, 1.5 hrs.

How the heck did you guys get the dots on your images? All I could manage was the color halftone tool, and that broke everything up into it's primaries (I just wanted to have dots of the original color).

03-31-2005, 03:41 AM
nothing to do with nice view, just an idea that popped into my head.

35 min, PS and Wacom


element5- you nailed it. great work. Best post today.

03-31-2005, 05:29 AM
Nice ones so far, everyone. Very good challenge, this theme!

Here's mine:

http://img179.exs.cx/img179/6151/cgtalkdsglookerbyrjt20050dj.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)

wacom / ps elements / approximately 1.5 hours


03-31-2005, 05:34 AM

added this new one april 06:
ps 1.5 hrs - ref: comic book


ps 0.5 hrs

ya I know she should be blonde, sad, and a 1950s-ish teen - oh well...here it is anyway:

coloured the face and got rid of the speech bubble


03-31-2005, 06:35 AM
Here is a second and alternate version of my "Looker" image incorporating a different eye style and several other differences...

http://img16.exs.cx/img16/5096/cgtalkdsglooker3byrjt20054ek.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)

[edit: updated image link]


03-31-2005, 08:39 AM
Very nice work everyone!

03-31-2005, 09:34 AM

I *must* participate, somehow. Funky dots everybody.



The Damned
03-31-2005, 10:45 AM
Great job ( everyone...

However, mine seems to be very un-roy now that I read Flatuloso's note. (Maybe I should have looked into him some more.)

UPDATED: Finished as requested by mybutterflyiris.

Extra 20mins photoshop, MS Paint

03-31-2005, 11:16 AM
okay who's brad ?

03-31-2005, 11:26 AM
people! very, very nice entries on this thread:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

element5 - man, you are climbing up there!!! very good - but I would skip the parachute on that man
- just to make it more interesting hehe :scream:

maybe I will enter this one later today - ainīt got time no more

The Damned
03-31-2005, 11:53 AM
Squibbit: I'm not to sure but Brad sure does pop up alot. I have a feeling that I've seen him in a few RL paintings and obviously in Master mybutterflyiris' works too.

Will look further.....

03-31-2005, 01:38 PM

Ugh, got this somewhat finished at last. 3 hrs last night, plus half an hour today.

I originally was trying to do it all with the pen tool, but just couldn't draw the shapes well enough that way. I wanted a better background, but have had enough of it, tbh.

Interesting exercise - it's not something I'd normally do.

03-31-2005, 01:58 PM
the pop art didnt really work out for me :p

about an hour wacom painter 7


03-31-2005, 02:14 PM
element5 - man, you are climbing up there!!! very good - but I would skip the parachute on that man
- just to make it more interesting hehe :scream:

Hehe Thanx I really enjoyed doing this piece..:)

and everyone has done some outstanding work :bounce:

03-31-2005, 02:55 PM
Just breaking into the daily sketch forum. The halftone pattern was ok - but I couldn't bear the true yellow/red/blue halftone. This was done in roughly 60 minutes in painter classic with the halftone and letterbox added in photoshop.

03-31-2005, 05:15 PM

I had my exams yesterday and today! Nice adaptation. going to make one for sport. Good entries everyone!

I could kick myself man!:banghead:

03-31-2005, 05:19 PM
Another image I made for this thread:

http://img169.exs.cx/img169/3905/cgtalkdsgwhyitsbeautifulbyrjt2.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)

Wacom / PS Elements / almost an hour

Imageshack.us hosted. Seems that service may have been down earlier. Hopefully all my images displaying okay.

Keep up the great work everyone!


03-31-2005, 05:36 PM
The Damned: Yes! You finished! *jumps up and down clapping hands together with glee :) :)

04-01-2005, 01:12 AM
nice, you guys did a good job imitating his style..

anim_ziggy: tee hee, I thought of a similar idea. :)

04-01-2005, 01:29 AM
I have a cheesy entry I'll post later when I regain access to my FTP site. But I have to know how everyone is getting such great dots? I played around with halftones, and don't like how it came out. Suggestions?

Really great work, everyone!

04-01-2005, 02:38 AM
I have a cheesy entry I'll post later when I regain access to my FTP site. But I have to know how everyone is getting such great dots? I played around with halftones, and don't like how it came out. Suggestions?

Really great work, everyone!

I downloaded my dots off of google, took the dots into photoshop. Defined it as a pattern and then filled the area in that i wanted dotty, then rubbed what I didnt need out. I used a few layers, hope that helps :)

04-01-2005, 04:31 AM
Yes, element5 - that helps MUCHO! I've never created a pattern like that before, but no time to learn like the present, huh? Thanks for the tip!

Here is my cheesy, dot-free sketch. Trust me, the dots would have made it ROCK - I'm sure of it! HA HA! PS about 1 hr.

This turned out to be a really good thread with some good work.

Robertt - I especially love your ladies #1 and #3. But for some reason, #2 looks like a female impersonator to me! :)

04-01-2005, 02:21 PM
haha, thanks robin :) i agree - the second one was iffy.
The first and third ones I did are my favorites.
Yours made me laugh!

Congratulations on another great thread folks http://cgtalk.com/images/smilies/clap.gif


04-02-2005, 10:17 AM
okay who's brad ?

check it out:



04-02-2005, 11:02 AM
Brad is the guy i painted (see 1st page). Too bad i couldnt find any dots on google so i typed the dots...

04-06-2005, 09:29 PM
Hi guys

If your into vintage comics, check this out: http://www.samuelsdesign.com/comics/

also google on "romance comics" - some very funny (corny) stuff


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