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06 June 2005, 10:48 AM
'The culture of my land'


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06 June 2005, 01:37 PM
Hmmm, Great topic, i have some ide, but this wont be easy for me! Let's see what you have guys!


06 June 2005, 02:59 PM
didn't want to do the standard wooden shoes and marihuana thing.

ahh well...the glorious days of our dutch culture
45 mins, ref used, PSP\Wacom

06 June 2005, 04:13 PM
I don't want to seem morbid, but I look at the news, newspaper, American culture in general, and this is what I see.
And that's why I sit on my computer all day, living in my own little world.
Gimp mouse 15 min

PS Very good Cyanid :D

06 June 2005, 04:16 PM
Although we dont run around fighting each other with axes anymore ... we are still Vikings At heart (icelandic)

This is my first Daily Sketch post and i hope this will help me improve my drawing skills Im going to try to be active

here it is

06 June 2005, 04:17 PM
Interesting topic, do I go with "Kilts, bagpipes and haggis" or the more accurate "Trainspotting/ deep fried mars bars" version?..hmm.

06 June 2005, 04:40 PM
welcome Gisli! - Good pic


06 June 2005, 04:43 PM
wooden shoes and windmills or a drugaddicted shemale prostitute, hmm though choice.

06 June 2005, 07:02 PM

...ok, seriously, I'd want to do a serious one later, more "cultural"

(there's a common belief that in spain we always leave all the work for tomorrow...always tomorrow)

06 June 2005, 07:11 PM
Hello everyone, nice topic and nice sketches so far, especially yours Cyanid....
This sketch is called the "Sword Dance". This dance is only performed on special occasions like for instance on traditional celebrations in the northern parts of Albania. Not as common nowadays...

Ref was used of course...and it took me about 1.5 hours with painter.

06 June 2005, 07:18 PM
Great sketch Cyanid!

Elmasfeo, I'll tell you what I think of your sketch tomorrow, heheh :D

06 June 2005, 08:35 PM

This is my first submission to CGTalk Sketchgroups or for anything CGTalk related.. its a great honour to become part of this and I hope this is up to standard.

Medium: Pencil , Digital.
Programs: Opencanvas 1.1
Time taken: 20 minutes on Pencil, 30 minutes on Colouring

06 June 2005, 08:47 PM
Hey Cyanid, great sketch! Hah, the old days...

06 June 2005, 12:22 AM
I don't know why I chose to draw something with a car; it was very painful, and still is (my right thumb is half numb and half in pain). Anyway, not everything in Hollywood is a lie.

06 June 2005, 12:33 AM
lets face it, the only thing bigger than americans, are their SUV's. :applause:

photoshop, 5 min.
I wish i could work more on this, but i have too much work to do.

06 June 2005, 01:44 AM
Hexaditidom, far be it from me to argue with a fellow GIMP user, but that's the stuff is the dirt that washes off when America takes a bath. (But after seeing Discovery's Greatest American choices, I'm beginning to wonder.) Our culture has grown from the farmer and the inventor, and that men and women share equally. Therefore I submit the following alternative.

It was done in GIMP in about two hours give or take.

Cyanid: I love the ship.

06 June 2005, 01:54 AM
fabianv: This piece is more than "up to standards". It is really great. You've inspired me to start a piece with a native canadian in it... stand-by... :thumbsup:

06 June 2005, 04:48 AM
Although I am not a native canadian I respect the aboriginal culture very much. This is a portrait of a chief. I just hope I've done him justice.

Oh I forgot: Wacom, Painter... hmmm... hour and a half?? didn't really keep track of time, I was back and forth a bit.

The Vux
06 June 2005, 06:11 AM
I searched around a little bit to find some "swe culture". but didn't really find anything of use so, I made a so called "dalahäst" (have no Idea what it's called in english). And for all of you who doesn't know what that is, it's the horse... the red horse, which btw took me forever to make (don't know why, could be the colors, the shape or just beacuse I'm not skilld enought with PS...yet).

Although I have no idea of what it does or where it comes from but here in sweden you see a lot of em.

so the whole trojan horse thingy in the image has nothing to do with swedish culture as far as I know. I just needed somewere to place the horse

06 June 2005, 06:19 AM

30min Sketch 1hr Ps Wacom, wish I could have taken more time - quite busy

The Maori are the native people of New Zealand, fierce warriors who decorated themselves with bone carved of whale teeth, and etched designs or 'moko' into thier face, body and buttocks (ouch) even the woman would fight ferociously... here ends the lesson....

Very nice birdybear, cyanid :thumbsup:

06 June 2005, 07:19 AM
Nice one digital-embryo!

(But I would say that :D)

06 June 2005, 08:46 AM
My first post, but man... this has been fun

Our Queen Beatrix, in traditional clothing
Painter IX - Wacom Tablet. ca. 1,5 hours

06 June 2005, 09:57 AM
Galician people #1

PS & Wacom

3 min.


06 June 2005, 10:12 AM
Galician people #2

PS & Wacom

5 min


06 June 2005, 10:26 AM
Wow! Nice one birdybear, I love it! Welcome to the dsg.

06 June 2005, 10:28 AM
I live in Brittany, the westernmost part of France, my ancestors were celts and I consider myself as a celt.

So, here's a sketch of some cetic ornaments: pencil and photoshop (the repetition is made with ps), about 40 mins.

06 June 2005, 10:28 AM
Galician people #3

PS & Wacom

5 min


06 June 2005, 10:47 AM
@Birdybear- Thanks.. your work is beautiful.. that sketch I did was frankly very quick and I can do much better than that...

Hope to see more of your work sometime...

06 June 2005, 10:52 AM
Galician people #4

PS & Wacom

5 min


06 June 2005, 11:01 AM
Galician people #5

PS & Wacom

5 min


06 June 2005, 11:13 AM
Galician people #6

PS & Wacom

5 min.


06 June 2005, 11:36 AM
nr.4 is great :D telemaco

tnx for the comments btw.

Birdybear, that is awesome

06 June 2005, 01:24 PM
The circus of Poland presents - Wars and Uprisings through the ages:

15min, photoshop, wacom

06 June 2005, 01:52 PM
that sketch I did was frankly very quick and I can do much better than that...

Hope to see more of your work sometime...

Fabianv: Thanks. Yeah, but that's the point of sketches! They look great in an unfinished state, raw with expression (not all tight with detail yet-that can cloud the best art sometimes). I still really like yours.

Thanks for the compliments.

06 June 2005, 08:21 AM
Good work everyone!

fabianv, Birdybear - good work!

telemaco - holy smokes - slow down! :D (good work)


06 June 2005, 08:55 AM
That celt design is so cool , StormrageJunior.

I've done a few celtic knot designs, but nothing as cool as that


06 June 2005, 04:18 PM
Elmasfeo... that's a good one! I was laughing for a big while. It applies to me, I´m not posting on this one.
Telemaco: good ones too! I guess you're from Galicia. Sherlock Bea, uh?

Birdybear: really impressive!

Good topic and better sketches!

06 June 2005, 05:26 PM
why do you think I'm galician?



06 June 2005, 06:31 PM
Very good, Jebas! You made a great point.

I want to apologize for my image, too. I feel bad for making America look so dirty. It brings up an interesting thought, is it okay to feel ashamed of your country?
What a weird planet we live on.

Probably the one thing I didn't include in that picture that I should have.... politics.

06 June 2005, 07:37 PM
Thank you for the comments :)

06 June 2005, 08:41 PM
Hexaditidom: Don't be ashamed of you image. It is what inspired me to push myself. My original idea was to put a white square up and state, “My country's culture, Yogurt.” When I saw your piece posted, my immediate gut reaction was to say there more to America than that, and I threw away my original idea. Remember, at the heart of every artist there is the wish that their work inspire and motivate the viewer. Your piece did just that, so don't be ashamed of it. Without your piece, mine would not be up there.

06 June 2005, 11:31 PM
My country (Brasil) has an enormous varietion of cultural expression, but here is one of my favorites! Capoeira!

nas voltas que o mundo deu
nas voltas que o mundo dá
o mundo da muitas voltas
ainda vou te encontrar

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