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04 April 2005, 02:01 PM
"MAKE IT REAL: The Simpsons"

and dont forget to provide topics and source images/video for the next: Matte Wars Forum Topic Suggestions (

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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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The Damned
04 April 2005, 04:25 PM
Yes it was rushed but I'm first and thats what counts... Ha!

45mins - 1hr Photoshop.

04 April 2005, 07:11 PM
approx. 1 hour working time in Painter between calls at my day job.

04 April 2005, 07:13 PM
ok, this obviously needs some explanation:
i took the nuclear powerplant from springfield and put it into a realistic setting.
and (unfortunately) i think this setting is probably more real than everyone would
want it to be.

on the technical side i think there are missing a lot of dark desaturated browns (and greys) in the foreground, it's just too green and saturated over there, and the towers from the nuclear powerplant could also need alot more work :) - what do you think?

about 2hrs, photoshop

the damned - nice one, i like the style of those highlights! :thumbsup:
fuuryoku - very nice, really reads itself as mr. burns!

04 April 2005, 07:45 PM
Looking good so far, here is my humble effort.

Paint shop pro9.1, about 2 hours,wacom volito

"Homer on a smoke break"

04 April 2005, 08:03 PM

PS + Mouse + Scanner = 1h max

04 April 2005, 08:30 PM
Here is my:



sort of animation
- please watch it from the begining.

ArtPAD ~40min... while talking via phone,
now have to make a project for tomorrow :(

Some stills:

PS: Simpsons are "must do" topic ;)
Waiting for Futurama right now ;)

04 April 2005, 11:19 PM
Asleep on his feet.

04 April 2005, 12:07 AM
I love it Guido! Especially the feet, very funny pic! Looks just like something he'd do as well....

Chris Murdock
04 April 2005, 12:30 AM

04 April 2005, 01:12 AM
1/2 hour, painter
Great sketches The Damned & itsGuido!!

04 April 2005, 03:38 AM

Photoshop 2.5-3 hrs, wacom (pose ripped from an actual radioactive man comic - is that allowed?).

This is such a great topic, if I get time I'd like to take a stab at doing another, less comical character...hehe....

04 April 2005, 05:15 AM
Hiya guys and gals,

Cool images so far..:thumbsup:

@itsGuido .. That is so funny, looks like the guy across the street from me...hehe

Heres mine I think it took about 1hr/wacom/photoshop

04 April 2005, 07:19 AM
great work all, this is a great topic lol.

my pic: real life lisa has a little dip .
10 min made in the free artrage .nr 2 1 hour artrage oil imitation is fun to paint with lol
nr lost count pallet knife and some pencil strokes added looks like lisa had chemo.

04 April 2005, 08:13 AM
Well ... about as realistic as it's going to get this evening.

Smithers : Photoshop about2 hours.

itsGuido - Love that Homer.
element5 - Nice Bart!

04 April 2005, 09:27 AM
hey thanx heaps paperclip, Octothreat, element5, Kirt.
I'm really getting into this daily sketch thread its great! i've been watching for so long now.. :hmm:. Feels good to finally get amongst it

04 April 2005, 10:07 AM
OpenCanvas/Wacom/About an hour and some/event file (

Hilarious entries everyone!

The Damned
04 April 2005, 10:37 AM
Man thats cool Super. You humanised his face very well. (If that makes sense.)

Cool sketches everyone. Think I'll attempt another quickie.

04 April 2005, 11:47 AM
supervileg: love it!

here's my version of marge...30', phtshp, arms still hurts, damn. :( (

edit: well a younger version of marge...before she met homer lol

04 April 2005, 01:17 PM
Here's mine - I dont know why I even posting it after seeing Supervlieg's submission...
Photoshop, 1.30h. I spent too much time playing with their face deformations, and the final version is really, really not what i wanted to achieve. Homer is too much like cartoon Homer and Marge is too much like a strange creature. Background was changed from dark to light in the last minute so there's unpleasant dark glow around them :/

04 April 2005, 03:28 PM

Photoshop, 1 hr.

Here's a Marge, looking slightly long-suffering :)

The Damned
04 April 2005, 04:34 PM
Good job ( everyone. I didnt think this one would be as popular for some reason.

Anyhoo.. Seeing as no one has done him.. here's Moe

2hrs Photoshop. (I seem to take longer and longer and not get anywhere)

Can anyone tell me where I'm going wrong?

04 April 2005, 05:01 PM
Can anyone tell me where I'm going wrong?

I dont think there's something wrong in this pic, IMHO its rally great :-)
Maybe the shirt is oversaturated (so it looks strange in the neck/collar area), and the shading on it is a little bit... hm, i dont know the proper english word... lets say - inconsistent with the rest of the image...

But im no professional, so I can be wrong about that :-)

04 April 2005, 09:44 PM
Supervlieg: Outstanding. You make the yellow skin a possibility. Love it.
The Damned: Didn't you just post 2 cool sketches. Interesting concepts.
Kirt: I love the sketch you've done, but this character doesn't look familiar. Who is he?
ItsGuido: Now this is what I had all along about Homer Simpson...if he were ever real.

04 April 2005, 09:57 PM
Kirt: I love the sketch you've done, but this character doesn't look familiar. Who is he?Smithers ... he's Mr. Burns' lover - er - I mean personal assistant. :D

04 April 2005, 10:15 PM
Ok, who's doing a Flanders?

04 April 2005, 10:52 PM
Quick question... Does a sketch for a topic have to be submited within the day the topic was announced, or can it be within the week?

04 April 2005, 11:04 PM
Quick question... Does a sketch for a topic have to be submited within the day the topic was announced, or can it be within the week?

It can be any time you like, but usually in the week if you want it voted.

04 April 2005, 11:34 PM
this is a crazy - so many good ones here :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

well, had to try... PS/wacom about 30 min...

04 April 2005, 11:36 PM
I am LOVING this thread! (some of you may recognise my log in name as being from The Simpsons).

Great work everyone. I especially like fuuryoku, octothreat, kirt and supervlieg's entries.

Hey itsGuido, nice work and it's good to see a fellow Kiwi in here.

Supervlieg, I'd love to see a Flanders too. Especially with his shirt off and those huge muscles he has! ;)

Or how bout Marge when she accidentally got those breast implants. :)

04 April 2005, 12:36 AM
I am a big Simspons fan, but even I forgot about the breast implant episode... Guy Incognito, wasn't he the guy who looked just like Homer, but with a moustache and a There are so many charcters you could do.... Perhaps this would be a good topic for the 3D guys to tackle, then we could see a real Homer 3D.

04 April 2005, 12:40 AM
Hehehe, thanks for the idea supervlieg!
1 hr 20 min , ps

04 April 2005, 01:33 AM
My attempt at a photo-realistic Homer:

04 April 2005, 05:23 AM
i know it's late, so i made it quick. can't believe there weren't any other lisas in the thread..

5 min, painter + tablet. no colorin', it's early in the morning and i'm - *yawn* - going to sleep..

04 April 2005, 05:40 AM
can't believe there weren't any other lisas in the thread..
uh oh.... ummmm .. for the record, my first one is now of bart...

04 April 2005, 07:12 AM
It's alright octothreat, I loved yours and I knew it was Lisa! ;)

oblivisci, your Lisa is great! I would liked to have seen the ever present pearl necklace though. :)

Also, dimitrios, you are right about Guy Incognito.

04 April 2005, 08:33 AM
Quick pencil sketches:

Supervlieg-> Looks like you did a Homer again:D

04 April 2005, 08:36 AM
Absolutely FABULOUS augustus! I adore your two sketches.

I'm lost for words.

(I'd love to see you do Homer and the pets to complete the household, mate).

04 April 2005, 08:59 AM
Octo: Nice flanders :)
Augustus: Nice sketches. What do you mean by I did another Homer? I can't remember the first one.

04 April 2005, 09:07 AM
Guy Incognito: Thanks!

Supervlieg: :)

The Damned
04 April 2005, 10:16 AM
uh oh.... ummmm .. for the record, my first one is now of bart...
HA HA HA HAAAA HA! Man that made my day. I have to admit tho, I only arrived at the fact it was Lisa due to the pose.

ASIDE: Did you know that you cant put too many exclamation marks in a row?

You have used too many exclamation marks in a row in your message body or title. (eg. you've entered "!---!" in your text).

04 April 2005, 02:45 PM
wow augustus... that is amazing!

have you guys/girls seen kirt´s avatar? that is what happens when you´re answering questions at the faq challenge forum.

04 April 2005, 06:06 PM
Maybe 1.5 hours? I guess the older the people get in Springfield, the more realistic their fleshtones get? :p

04 April 2005, 01:00 AM
Guy Incognito: cool, thanks!!

Supervleig: thanks!

The Damned: hehe, I do what I can. And thanks for the crit!

...fight the system!!

Awesome sketches augustus & teknotek83!!

04 April 2005, 01:20 AM
Thanks Octothreat. I was extremely shocked to not have found any Mister Burns images here. My goodness, people...

So here's my Burn-sy (45 minutes)

He's immune to radioactive waste! i gotta peee..!

04 April 2005, 01:52 AM
I was extremely shocked to not have found any Mister Burns images here.

Nobody ever reads post number 3 :)

04 April 2005, 02:21 AM
Oh, I'm sorry. I honestly didn't see that before..and I scanned through each page more than twice! It looks nice! Green glows are fun, huh? Sorry again!!

04 April 2005, 03:45 PM
I'm surprised no one has done this guy yet...

04 April 2005, 07:36 PM
Hahaha. I was actually going to draw him up last night!! Maybe tonight! I'm getting addicted!!

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