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07 July 2005, 12:29 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.

“Knight Rider

Knight Rider was a popular US 1980s ( television ( show. It starred David Hasselhoff ( as Michael Knight, a kind of modern-day 'knight' who drove an advanced smart car ( with artificial intelligence ( Conceived and produced by Glen A. Larson (, the show was an instant hit and inspired a subgenre of high-tech crimefighter series.

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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.

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07 July 2005, 01:57 PM
Knight Rider, K.I.T. car. 30 minutes, paint, wacom.

07 July 2005, 02:26 PM
The Hof in the future, 10' photoshop. He is now connected with K.I.T. (

07 July 2005, 02:46 PM
Yay! One I've actually heard of! :D

07 July 2005, 03:39 PM
Decided to switch from the Trans Am to the new Dodge Charger. Although to be perfectly honest, it's barely recognizable. The attempt at perspective threw me off.

About 30 minutes, Photoshop + Intuos.

07 July 2005, 03:48 PM
i hate drawing cars lol :shrug:

the closer you go to your monitor, the better it gets :D

07 July 2005, 03:57 PM
haha, good one again, Vahn


07 July 2005, 04:47 PM
i hate drawing cars lol :shrug:

the closer you go to your monitor, the better it gets :D

Took me a while to stop laughing at this one :D

I'll post an entry first one...oh the nerves.

07 July 2005, 05:37 PM
Decided that car should have been redesigned to look more with the contemporary production:

07 July 2005, 05:49 PM
<geekmode> It's K.I.T.T - Knight Industries Two Thousand </geekmode>
Loved the car way back when. And the intro theme... who can forget that classic?!
It has to be 1 of the best TV theme songs ever!
Unfortunately don't have the time to do this one.
Keep at it people! :)

07 July 2005, 05:52 PM
Okay...I need to go out and get some fresh air a bit...but just to let you know...

"Knight Rider a shadowy figure...who does not exist..."(and there goes the usual background music in my head).

I don't like cars....but damn you guys bring back memories.

btw: Good one Vahn!

07 July 2005, 06:45 PM
I watched that show all the time, but I thought I would go a different direction with this one.

OpenCanvas, 1 hour

07 July 2005, 06:49 PM
refreshing view, csgirl :thumbsup:


07 July 2005, 06:57 PM
I might post a more refined version later let me know what you think. (
I had fun with this one

The Vux
07 July 2005, 07:18 PM
I'm in a hurry now so good work to ya all
and nice one vahn

this one took me about... 1h 30min to make and I used wacom and PS CS

07 July 2005, 07:35 PM
@SurfGod: I like it! I would like to see it when it is more finished.

Daolohua CnC
07 July 2005, 07:36 PM
Darn. Vahn totally stole my idea!
Seriously, nice stuff so far

nice idea, csgirl, seeing a lot of literal translations on some of these daily sketches recently.

07 July 2005, 07:56 PM
PS, Wacom, about 15 minutes. First attempt at making a realistic-ish car.

07 July 2005, 07:59 PM
Well, here's my first submission since joining cgsociety....

How about Knight Rider redone Batman begins style but with some more curves and an oriental monk character ala Bruce Lee.....


Edit: opps forgot to post time: 1 hour with Sketchbook Pro 2 (trial version)

07 July 2005, 09:30 PM
Decided that car should have been redesigned to look more with the contemporary production:

"Michael, meet your new, more environmentally-friendly partner. The Knight Industries Twenty Ten. More affectionately known as KITTen."
- Devon


csgirl: Another gold entry from you. :)
SurfGod: Nice job with the funky lighting. I like the rice look. :p Maybe Knight Industries' Japanese branch? :D
Vahn: Hilarious! You should make that into an animated GIF, though, just for kicks. :p

edit: Sorry, Vahn, couldn't resist. :D

07 July 2005, 10:07 PM
hehe lol yeah i should have ... :D :D :D

07 July 2005, 10:36 PM
My favorite line from Knightrider:
Kit: "Micheal, where are your pants?"
Hasslehoff: "Not now kit"
Any way thought I'd take it in a different direction. It always pissed me off that he didnt have a weapon too, so I threw that in.
PS/Wacom 2hrs. reference used for the motorcycle

When are we doing A-Team?

07 July 2005, 11:55 PM
It's my first time; be gentle ;)

I'm fairly happy with this (David Hasselhoff approved!!) sketch, since I'm terrible at cars...I've maybe drawn, ummm, one, before. No reference, 35-40 mins (PS, Wacom), tried to capture the feel of the intro. Well, what I can remember from the intro. I was only born in '87 :D

07 July 2005, 12:21 AM
When are we doing A-Team?

Shut up, fool. I ain't drawin' no plane.


Daolohua CnC
07 July 2005, 12:27 AM
I didn't really have time today to do a full sketch, but I did a quick doodle!
Pen and paper.
1-5 mins

07 July 2005, 12:54 AM
Knight Rider 3000 :)

~90 min, photoshop, wacom:

07 July 2005, 01:54 AM
Wow, haven't surfed these forums in ages and it just so happens that when I find the Daily Sketches here the topic is a Knight Rider redesign, I think it must have been calling to me.
Roughly an hour, predominantly PS:

07 July 2005, 02:31 AM
Some cool pieces today.

Special nod to KMK and KDW. Amazing work.

07 July 2005, 03:09 AM
Thanks Daniell.

Couldn't help myself, I did another one, not as happy with, so it's not nicely finished.

07 July 2005, 04:40 AM
Now that I have stopped playing worlds of warcraft I should have time to do other things, like sketch :) What a cool topic to come back to. Almost an hour in Photoshop. I was thinking of some cool futuristic F-1 racer kind of car.

07 July 2005, 08:23 AM
Shut up, fool. I ain't drawin' no plane.


I love it when a sketch group comes together

07 July 2005, 08:40 AM
Ever since his whole singing career and the german craze I just got traumatized of that show... :banghead: :cry: :argh: :shrug:

07 July 2005, 08:43 AM
I used to hate this tv program... ehh.. so, twisted picture again :)

This thread shows a lot of funny and nice pictures, I love them! Guys yo r creative ;)

07 July 2005, 08:56 AM
I love it when a sketch group comes together

I tried to work a "pity" in there too, seeing as my knowledge of Mr. T is restricted to pity, fools, too much jewelry and general aintgettingonnoplane-ness. Damn you for getting that theme song stuck in my head :P ;)

07 July 2005, 09:00 AM
Wish I had the time.. Great enties I've seen

My fav.

KDW - just lovin' the concept here! :thumbsup:
KMK - awesome! is it fast enough you think? :p
csgirl - Haha, that's to funny! Same thing I was thinkin of! :applause:

07 July 2005, 10:31 AM
1h in photoshop with wacom volito. It's so hard to draw with wacom. Wacom is for painting.

07 July 2005, 01:35 PM

07 July 2005, 04:48 PM
I tried to work a "pity" in there too, seeing as my knowledge of Mr. T is restricted to pity, fools, too much jewelry and general aintgettingonnoplane-ness. Damn you for getting that theme song stuck in my head :P ;)


07 July 2005, 07:00 PM
Another literal approach, Photoshop, 1h20min :-)

07 July 2005, 08:06 PM
Good job guys! I know I'm late, but couldn't get to a computer last night. My take... (

Edit> Oh yeah... 3 hrs Photoshop CS w/ wacom...

Also: I want to mention I based this off of the Audi used in IRobot... Not the best with mechanical or automotive stuff so I needed something to look from...

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