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04 April 2005, 02:32 PM



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* 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.
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* Only original compositions. No "tributes" or plagiarizing, unless is it an integral part of the challenge.
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* The artist also has to post total length of time it took (Thanks Clanger for the idea) and program used.
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04 April 2005, 05:10 PM
whee, fly dragon fly :bounce:

Filip Biel
04 April 2005, 05:17 PM
1 h 40 min, Photoshop, mouse

04 April 2005, 06:30 PM

Painter, almost 3 hrs.

No one saw the extra finger, right? Right? *looks shifty*

04 April 2005, 08:37 PM
Alright, heres mine

PS + Mouse = 1h Max

doomdragon: Thats great especially the colourwork :thumbsup:
Filip Biel: Great idea and great persective too
Kalorlo: Cool man, thats very pretty

04 April 2005, 09:58 PM
allmoust 40 minutes, photoshop, wacom tablet

04 April 2005, 10:27 PM
Nice one Dimmur!:) Good colours on the bird.

04 April 2005, 10:31 PM :argh:

04 April 2005, 10:57 PM
It's still called flight until you hit the ground...
40 min painter

04 April 2005, 11:55 PM
flight of the flying squirrel :D
photoshop cs, wacom, 50 min.

04 April 2005, 12:21 AM
:eek:Damn it! How do you guys get your colours that accurate?!

Finished. have made brushes for painter:bounce:. Again not aware of the amount of time, :shrug:watching movies. Wacom and painter. (

04 April 2005, 12:50 AM
This was just too inspiring. I had to do two :) Plus I was playing around with more brushes on this one.
Anyways, photoshop cs, wacom 1 hr.

04 April 2005, 12:59 AM
Hiya guys and gals,

Some very nice flight images.

@Dimmur .. Thats a great image :thumbsup:

Here is mine, I went for something a little different....Flight of the Cigarette.


04 April 2005, 01:50 AM
sort of experimental

04 April 2005, 03:52 AM
Wow, some awesome stuff you guys!
It's been way too long, so i decided to post today!
PS about 1 hour (best guess), + old wacom (

04 April 2005, 08:58 AM
nice entries so far...

PS/wacom about 1.5 hours

04 April 2005, 10:01 AM
element5: oh, that was great one!

the flight of my beautiful one:
gimp+wacom, 1h


04 April 2005, 12:03 PM
@daw .. that is a nice piece :)

@basse .. Thanx :) nice drawing style, looks like you drew it on paper and added some watercolour..

04 April 2005, 12:40 PM

Photoshop. About 30 minutes.

04 April 2005, 01:11 PM
just a quick one today,well ....quick for me anyway!

Paint shop pro 9.1,
43 mins,
wacom Volito2.

04 April 2005, 04:12 PM
Here's another one. This one took me like 1 hour.
Yeah, the bird is HUGE, I know, but that's the point.

I'm getting obsessed with painting clouds. (I was obsessed with them before, but just for watching)

04 April 2005, 05:54 PM
Nice piece piece Dimmur. Possible future painting in the works.

04 April 2005, 07:36 PM
Wow great lighting here guys. I guess you need it for big sky scenes! Awesome. :thumbsup:

About 1.5 hours in photoshop. No refs. Wanted to go for a more colorful softer feel.

Dimmur: Very nice volumetric stuff! Love the sky.
MattDixon: Great stuff. What kind of brushes do you use in photoshop. I could of sworn that paiting was done in painter instead!
Daw: Very nice. Perhaps higher contrast?
Basse: Go watercolor. We don't see enought of that here.
mybutterflys: The detail is amazing. You must be a bird watcher.

Hmmmm... It seems i'm the only person here that didn't do an animal of some sort :shrug:

04 April 2005, 10:43 PM
Hmmmm... It seems i'm the only person here that didn't do an animal of some sort :shrug:

Hehe... is a cigarette an animal :D

04 April 2005, 11:16 PM
Nice topic :)
I loke you're entries, mateys.
Photoshop + wacom. 5-6 hours, eh, maby a little more :blush:
I completly forgot about time, You could say I sort of fell in love whit the idea, hehe , I couldn't stop fiddeling whit it. I will most probably finish it one day.

This is a man who wanted a to take a break from his daily routine, so he got his dragon and went for a flight whit his winged little friends.

Filip Biel
04 April 2005, 11:21 PM
Nice one, Lady Medusa! Real moody. IMO u got the colors just right. Good work even though a little overdue ;-)

04 April 2005, 12:22 AM
LadyMedusa, your pic is taking ages to load. You could try ( , it's free and unlimited storage. Images get a max bandwidth of 100 Mb per hour. Pretty decent.

I wanna see your pixie.:sad:

edit: that was funny, you've got pixies in your pixie. Niice one!

04 April 2005, 01:57 AM
Fantastic work guys! I haven't posted in the Daily Sketch forum in way too long. Not good. Keep up the inspiration.

04 April 2005, 02:21 AM
this is from everyone's favourite movie: "Sky Carrot, and the World of Tommorow!" (
old sketch that I've had for awhile, I don't remember how long it took but boy is it ever great! Just like the movie!
Note: I did not take this off the official Sky Carrot site and put it here

04 April 2005, 02:27 AM
ok so i know you all wanted a tutorial on how I drew my picture. Stop sending e-mails please. Ok first, I drew a shoe. That turned out to later be the body of the plane. Then I took some blue and made a turnip-shaped smudge (that's our hero sky carrot) ok now here comes the tricky part, you take a white brush and make lots of swirly circle thingies at the front to make the propellers. Congratulations you're almost done!
Next is the flames, everyone knows to put yellow in the middle, then orange, then red. You can pretty much improvise for the rest. Oh and the background is rendered in photoshop. There you have it folks!

EDIT: Yes, this is a joke.

04 April 2005, 02:41 AM
hee hee! That just made my day MettoolMan! Ill have to try that tutorial!:scream:

04 April 2005, 05:11 AM
im just ramping up to painting, been outta the loop, tottaly forgot color and value perspectives,
aaaand a good painting ;)

04 April 2005, 06:11 AM
ps 3hrs

04 April 2005, 04:25 AM
A machine that is ready for flight.

04 April 2005, 10:52 PM
Pencil/Photoshop/Wacom 1 hour

Going for the Daedalus & Icarus angle.


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