View Full Version : Daily Sketch 342: PRODUCTION DESIGN: "Star Wars: Medieval China"

05 May 2005, 12:42 PM
I want to try an experiment for one week.
The idea is that a movie Title will be mentioned (Real or Fictional), and we will design
equipment, costumes and environments. As always we will have only a day.

- Star Wars: Medieval China: "

No technology, just plain old-fashioned jedi.



And dont forget to post your topics HERE: Production Desing Week. (

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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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05 May 2005, 01:09 PM

Why am I not home for this one...... :cry:

05 May 2005, 01:22 PM
Is the Lightsaber allowed? It's a really old weapon of the jedis!


05 May 2005, 02:34 PM
way too sleepy to continue

05 May 2005, 03:48 PM
Head Abbot of Shao Lin Temple Yo Dao
Photoshop and tablet 1 hour

Here is my Chewbacca, patterned after the chinese lion. In my original sketch I had Han with a broadsword and an opium pipe, with the Milenium dragon behind them, but midnight is near.

Photoshop and tablet 15 min

This one is a late entry, but I couldnt resist. The construction of the emperor's most feircsome weapon of balance. "Thats no moon"

05 May 2005, 03:51 PM
Hi all! This is my first post in this forum

05 May 2005, 06:24 PM

PS tablet 10 minutes

05 May 2005, 09:19 PM
The evil Japanese Empire seeks out the Chinese Rebel base

Painter - 1 hour

05 May 2005, 10:05 PM
Hey Andrewley, that's Awesome! I love the Storm Troopers in the BG...

05 May 2005, 10:50 PM
Clone trooper based on Emperor's Quin terracotta soldiers

05 May 2005, 11:56 PM
Have spent about 3/4 hour on this but am getting very frustrated as painting entire scenes and landscapes isn't my forte.

The Sith Samurai is riding a traditional Chinese Red Lion (Nope, not a giant frog despite what it might look like). As you can see there's a traditional bonsai type tree in the background. I could add some more detail to this but I doubt it's going to get much better. Some of you guys are far better at painting scenes like this so I'd be very grateful for any suggestions that might help. Whether to add extra colours improve lighting consistency or whether to just keep at it ?

Also here's a quick sketch of a Chinese Twilek. I worry about becoming too much of a geek sometimes as this might only be one step away from creating furry art. It took about an hour in Photoshop.
BTW I Used this image as a reference - it's very Low-Res but I liked the shape of her mouth and eyes which is why I used it.

05 May 2005, 12:02 AM
Hi all,

My idea behind this image is an apprentice learning the use of the Force by fighting against his master blindfolded.

Photoshop - 1.5 h

05 May 2005, 02:25 AM
Scene/style concept for yoda:

I'm actually sketching at home finally! Yay! ps 30mins

05 May 2005, 02:53 AM
Awesome andrewley!!

30 min painter - darth maul

05 May 2005, 03:03 AM
I kinda strayed into super kungfu - Enter the dragon style..
the sketch took 10 mins and then 3 hours to clean up in PS - and not real happy with it either - eh.

sabretooth + andrewley - nice ones - I automatically imagined wicked samurai style pictures when I saw the topic..

05 May 2005, 04:29 AM
The princess as a princess of old... (

...worked the "III" in there too ;)

Painter, PSE / tablet / around two hours


05 May 2005, 04:33 AM
I focused more on the Vader outfit.
Those are actually color bladed swords, not light sabers. Didn't do so good with that.

2hrs PS

05 May 2005, 05:09 AM
I'm so sorry, I couldn't help it.

Painter, 2.5 hrs

05 May 2005, 06:40 AM
Wow! Great sketches everyone! I really like what I'm seeing.

05 May 2005, 11:31 AM
Hi everyone,

Oops, I guess my sketch is looking a little bit off topic:shrug:
It is surely lacking the Star Wars feeling that everyone has put in their sketches.

Big thumbs up for Andrewley!:thumbsup:

Grondhammar - That stuff is hillarious! Very nice!:D

05 May 2005, 12:31 PM
It sucks quite badly, and I'm not sure where it was going, but I'll put up what I've done anyway... need to get more motivated to fix my bad sketches!:sad:

PS 45 mins

05 May 2005, 12:42 PM
Heres my skethc! Nice works guys! Keep it up.

05 May 2005, 02:55 PM
Also here's a quick sketch of a Chinese Twilek. I worry about becoming too much of a geek sometimes as this might only be one step away from creating furry art.

Fear is the path to the Furry

05 May 2005, 04:27 PM

Photoshop, 2 hrs.

One Jedi, one princess, and one rather rushed Vader.

05 May 2005, 05:10 PM
hookswords - I am really loving your work, on this thread and a couple of others I've seen. EXCELLENT!

Andrewly - WOW! oh WOW!

super great work Robertt, zeoyn and digital_embryo!
(zeoyn - I see that you are pretty new, this is the first sketch I noticed by you, well done! ....and welcome to the group!)

Sometimes I don't think y'all know the meaning of the word "sketch" all of your pieces are really finished work that would sell for handsome prices!

In fact this thread ROCKS!

keep up the great work everyone!

05 May 2005, 05:16 PM
Lol who comes up with these topics?

05 May 2005, 06:30 PM
Great image everyone....!:thumbsup:

Nothing much to show kinna new with 2d painting guys sorry (

05 May 2005, 07:29 PM
Pencil doodle messed with in Painter (

05 May 2005, 07:48 PM
just a training ground up in teh mountaions, like a shoalin temple or something

05 May 2005, 10:02 PM
man I wish I didnít have to study for finals today! I have so many things in mind! gah! oh well, I am done with school on Tuesday, so I will have lots of time to add stuff to others in the future. on another note, dang guys! way to let the creative juices flow! especially like hookswords's yoda :thumbsup:

05 May 2005, 01:19 AM
Thanks so much Robin :) I'm grateful the DSG exists and that it's populated with such wonderfully talented and nice people!

Keep up the good work everyone!


05 May 2005, 05:36 AM
It was really neat to see what people came up with. I had a lot of fun with this one, as it was close to the heart. Star Wars of course, but I also train and teach Kung Fu, so I couldnt resist this one. Thanks for the encouragement!

05 May 2005, 06:29 AM
Ha Hookswords! I had to explain "That's no moon" to my wife, she had no idea why I was laughing so much. Very funny, thanks for the giggles.

05 May 2005, 03:30 PM
Aaah cool topic...
A starwars sketch, well it just HAD to be Yoda :p

since i just recently started to draw all advise is welcome :D

And, really nice sketches yall'....

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