View Full Version : CgTalk Daily Sketch 389 REDESIGN THIS: "Flash Gordon"(Classics of SCIFI)

06 June 2005, 01:31 PM
This week we will go into the movie biz.
Imagine you have been contracted to work on REMAKES of a classic SCIFI TV show or movie.

Wikipedia: Flash Gordon (;_ylt=AuN92Lpug4XmuMKgaCuUQ3BXNyoA/SIG=183qjaog3/EXP=1120137890/*-http%3A//

"The comics followed the adventures of Flash Gordon, for whom the series was named, and his companions Dr. Hans Zarkov ( and Dale Arden ( The story begins with Dr. Zarkov's invention of a rocket ship, in which the three of them make a journey to the planet Mongo (, where they are stranded. Mongo is inhabited by a number of different cultures, some quite technologically advanced, that have been falling one by one under the domination of the vicious tyrant Ming the Merciless (
The three Earthpeople are befriended shortly after their arrival by Prince Barin, rightful heir to the throne that Ming has taken. Ming banishes Prince Barin and his followers including Ming's own daughter, Aura, Barin's bride to the forest realm of Arboria, and the three join in Barin's quest to topple Ming."



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06 June 2005, 03:05 PM
i so want to join this one! DAMN YOU 6h30AM to 9hPM JOB YOU!!! :(

06 June 2005, 05:18 PM
Saweet! that was a great series. I even have some of the DVD's. Ill deffinetly do some work for this tonight after work. :)

06 June 2005, 05:25 PM


06 June 2005, 06:52 PM
i thought flash gordon was that speedy guy in red suit...?

06 June 2005, 06:56 PM
Are you sure his name is Flash Gordon and not Flash GordonM? :curious: ...

06 June 2005, 08:06 PM
Well, I guess I'll go first today... Never been much into the old Flash Gordon stuff so, similar to MichaelMotion yesterday, went with a more literal approach..

Meet Gorden... (

06 June 2005, 08:19 PM
GrantMan, that is hillarious. Great job.

06 June 2005, 08:41 PM
Whahaha flasher gorden ! :thumbsup: excellent!

... what's that pink stuff on the ground?

06 June 2005, 08:49 PM
heh, dunno if it's GordonM, art2...mabye it is, i'm not into comics & stuff like that. i just know of a guy named Flash in a red suit that runs fast :p

06 June 2005, 08:53 PM
Thanks csgirl and art2. The pink "stuff" is supposed to be gum on the sidewalk... :D

06 June 2005, 08:57 PM
Nice one indeed GrantMan!
That's great! :applause:

06 June 2005, 10:17 PM
Haha GrantMan, awesome!

06 June 2005, 10:26 PM



06 June 2005, 11:20 PM
hehe great theme song innit squib ? :D

Ive never read the old school comics ... i just saw the movie, wich was trashy, funny and had a good themesong ...anyway heres my sketch:

pencil 5 mins | ps 30 mins

06 June 2005, 12:19 AM
Vahn: Nice work!
GrantMan: Cool piece, nice style! Really funny!

Couldn't keep track of time today so I'm not sure how long I spent on this.


06 June 2005, 12:24 AM
Cool Ming, Thany. Great work.

I remember seeing Bird-Man or Bird-People in one of the old serials. Anyhow, I updated the guy to be more bird than man...and a tad more menacing.

Photoshop/2.5 hours.

06 June 2005, 01:20 AM
heh, dunno if it's GordonM, art2...mabye it is, i'm not into comics & stuff like that. i just know of a guy named Flash in a red suit that runs fast :p

I guess according to grantman, his secret identity is "Flesh Gordon" :D


ps: wow - 5 posts to 1000!

Daolohua CnC
06 June 2005, 01:53 AM
ok... I was going for a older comic book style, with reduced palette and all.
Let me know if I fell on my face.
I was tackling this on and off all day. I guess about 2 hrs.

06 June 2005, 03:13 AM
Tried to do some inking...not thrilled with the result. Oh well. Ink and photoshop, mmm, 1.5 hours I think.

06 June 2005, 03:41 AM
That title partially in "honor" of that equally cheesy recent sci-fi series.
Flash & Ming
ps, 1hr
Since the movie I always think of Flash as a pretty boy.
And I guess I subconsciously think Tyra Banks looks like an evil, merciless alien.

06 June 2005, 09:17 AM
Boy it's been way to long since I've had a chance to do this. I miss it. Nice work everyone.
I wish I had time to do more than just the pencil, But - oh well - maybe next time. :shrug:
About 30 minutes or so.

06 June 2005, 09:47 AM
*climbs on Thany's shoulder and pokes a hooked metal pin in
his ear, trying to grab some skillz from inside his head,all
alert and ready to run away , if noticed*


06 June 2005, 02:04 PM
around 30mins (too long i know... but hey, its mouse and im at work shhh )

GrantMan, hilarious
Crazy3DMan, nice pencilwork...

edit: spent 5 more minuts and did this poor animation :P

06 June 2005, 03:51 PM
Thany: :eek: How do you do that? You've got some skills man...

Danielh68: Beautiful style. Love the texturing and color choices...

Csgirl: Good job! I like the "hot princess chick". Also like the little extras like the price in the corner and comic book style description...

Sleepychic: Very cool. Was that really a show? I'm not up on my sci-fi these days...

Crazy3dman: Nice pencil work and originality.

Made in Uterus: hahaha... Flash Gordon: The Later Years. :D

06 June 2005, 08:49 PM
1hr 30min - (oldskool style) aka-pencil

06 June 2005, 08:52 PM
Sweet sketch GaryBedell!

06 June 2005, 08:52 PM
Excellent sketch Gary, It is simply begging for colors!

06 June 2005, 09:11 PM
Sleepychic: Very cool. Was that really a show? I'm not up on my sci-fi these days...

Nope, I was referring to Cleopatra 2525, which was on tv for a second, and was like Xena in Space.


Props to Thany, Daniel, Gary, and everyone! Good stuff!

07 July 2005, 02:26 AM
Aw, nuts. My Ming the Merciless has to go up against Thany's. It's just not fair. This was about four hours worth of work spread over two days. I think that I am beginning to get the hang of this. There are several good ones here. I like danielh68's idea of updating the characters a bit. I was going for a Mongol look for Ming, instead of the traditional Chinese.

07 July 2005, 04:22 AM

Word association plays a big part in my DSF entries. :rolleyes:
I'm fighting with my Wacom again. :banghead:

07 July 2005, 10:14 AM
1hr 30min - (oldskool style) aka-pencil

great! :scream:

07 July 2005, 10:42 PM
ok i have seen this movie very long ago. i remembered a scene where somebody had to pick a hole in a rock and stick his hand in it and hope that the alien snake isn't in there, but ofcourse he picks the jackpot :)

07 July 2005, 11:33 PM
Ah yeah, first the superquicky with airwolf, now the monster project with this....funny...

(2h)openCanvas1.1, (2.5h)PhotoshopCS

07 July 2005, 12:13 AM
wow very nice work taron ... *clap* *clap* :applause:

07 July 2005, 12:16 AM
Hihi, thanx, I got totally carried away on that one! :eek:


07 July 2005, 12:29 AM
Taron333: Pardon me. I have to pick my jaw off of the floor.

07 July 2005, 01:58 PM
HOLY MONKEY TARON. I love your atmosphere. The transition from ground to dust to heavens is SWEET. The compressed air (or whatever) from the ship has a cool style to it as well. Well done.

07 July 2005, 03:17 PM
TARON: Beautiful painting and great composition.

07 July 2005, 03:04 AM
Thank you very, very much! I'm very happy that it gets so well received! I was very inspired especially by your entry, danielh68! Love your style! That's also why I particularely appreciate your comment! :buttrock:

07 July 2005, 06:19 PM
i too was inspired by daniel68 and then Taron333, i think both your paintings are wonderfull.

Taron, you have really captured the moment there with the movement of the thrusters firing, and the composition.


removing this image, really didn't like it.

07 July 2005, 07:32 PM
is it ok to add another entry?

nearly have another one, really didn't like the last one.

07 July 2005, 07:46 PM
im a lot happeir with this one.

2B pencil 1 hour Photoshop 5 mins.

07 July 2005, 07:53 PM
Wow! Taron333,

you don't have to make anymore sketches for this week!
You've got yourself the sketch of the week..(I think)
Very impreesive :thumbsup:

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