Lost Adventurer, Aleks Kirilenko (3D)
LC #42 Pipers Alley

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12-20-2005, 12:47 AM
Hey all of you guys!
I was thinking about how helpfull it could be to others to see how you work. So i came up with this idea, and i hope it's a good idea, to get a photo from your camera, inet or wherever and cut it to half and paint the other half. You can try to paint how it was or you can put your own imagination into it. You can try to make it as realism as you can, but you can also try to give it a cartoonish swing, just as you want it to be.
Also i thought it would be a good idea to post a little tutorial / walk-through with it, so people can learn from it, because that's the main goal of this thread!

I hope i'm a bit clear, as since i'm not born in England, America or an other english speaking country.

12-20-2005, 12:52 AM
hah, nice idea, gotta try that sometime


12-20-2005, 12:54 AM
yeah! and you better post them here! :scream::D

12-20-2005, 01:00 AM
yeah! and you better post them here! :scream::D

haha, o yea..


12-20-2005, 03:31 AM
great idea. Ill try to post something...

12-20-2005, 05:46 AM
it's a good idea!!I'll test it!

12-20-2005, 03:17 PM
First try! DAMN THIS IS HARD :blush:
I know it isn't any good, but hey at least i tried! :D:scream:

final (1,5 hours):


I began with coloring the painting and i made the roofingtiles with a custom brush (like a flat brush) and after it i draw some light and dark colors (on a new layer) on a very low opacity:

After that i made the wall a bit better and painted some grass with a custom brush.

Painted tiles on the wall, gave the side-wall some green, painted the chimney.

12-20-2005, 06:31 PM
Hey cool idea! :D I dont' have much time lately but if I have some spare time I will give it a go.

12-20-2005, 06:37 PM
dude, you could use the transform tools to get the perspective right,
if you're using photoshop or something with such a tool, that is.


12-20-2005, 09:34 PM
Okay, second try :bounce:

It went better, cause i learned from the first one so i knew how to begin and so on.

Final (1,5 / 2 hours):



I first drew the basic lines on a new layer:

After that i made this half black, cause that's the far background color:

I colored everything what isn't black. I used the darkest color, because it gets only lighter!
All with custom brushes (You guys want me to post my brushes?)

After it i detailed everything. First draw black spots (i did it with my custom brushes) as shadows, after that highlighted everything. (final)

12-21-2005, 02:40 AM

Hmm, this is very cool! So this is sort of like a matte painting thread? Or can people post nonphotographic paintings as well? :)

Nice work! :thumbsup:



12-21-2005, 03:23 AM
This would make a great DSG topic :D

12-21-2005, 03:37 AM

it's a very nice idea, Zng-y
How do you create the "reflection" effect on the river and can you share your brushes it could be really useful ;)

Here is my little attempt


Big up for this thread :thumbsup:

12-21-2005, 05:41 AM
Ok sounds like a good idea for the DSG.

Post the source files and the topic on this thread,

Daily Sketch Forum Topic Suggestions (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=145003)

and ill post it In January ( we are in the middle of xmas topics right now).


12-21-2005, 06:32 AM
uhmmm...i think i just deleted ALL of my brushes......^#*&@^$*&@# :cry:
I'll create my main-brushes again today and post them immediately

Guys, awesome response, nice to hear that it's so apreciated! :bounce:

Booyaka Nice try you got there! When you look at the reflections on the right side you see that they are kind of brushed downwards and you can also see the colors of the houses and stuff. So for next time try to brush your reflections downwards too and also color the reflections of the houses. Hey but once again, NICE try! Looking forward to your next try!

Rebeccaaaaaaaaa Thank's! The main goal of this thread is learning to handle with unusal textures, shapes, etc. and so i came up with this idea. :scream::D

djtrousdale Thank's , i hope so! :D

RobertoOrtiz Sounds great!

12-21-2005, 06:36 AM

That looks awesome! :thumbsup:


Great idea! I'm happy to see it be a DSG topic! That was a great suggestion! :thumbsup:

Cheers, :)


12-21-2005, 01:10 PM
Damn, this morning i reinstalled PS, but after it it only gave me errors and i lost my brushes too, so i had to get a new PS install-CD and make all my brushes from scratch again.
Hope they worked out pretty nice...

Dunno how to post these things, but here we go!
my brushes (http://members.chello.nl/c.megens2/snaGm%27sBrushes.rar)

It worked at once!

if you are looking for nice photo's you might wanna check this (http://www.cs.washington.edu/homes/klee/misc/wallpaper.html) out

12-21-2005, 04:46 PM




12-21-2005, 04:58 PM
Squibbit! I didnt know you could draw such a realistic computer hehe ;)

12-21-2005, 05:07 PM
Squibbit! I didnt know you could draw such a realistic computer hehe ;)

yeah, nk!!! ;) ;) and so THAT's what you look like!

that's a great painting lol! this reminds me of that thing we did as kids where you fold a paper in thirds and each person draws either the front, middle, or end of a creature ;)

12-21-2005, 05:10 PM
Squibbit! I didnt know you could draw such a realistic computer hehe ;)

thanks :thumbsup:

and so THAT's what you look like!

mmhh.. that'd be monsieur Lemog , very early in the morning, before coffee..


12-21-2005, 05:10 PM
HEHE great work everyone! :D

Awsome Squib :D

12-21-2005, 05:45 PM

You are my hero! :scream: :wavey:

12-21-2005, 05:56 PM
Boahahaha:scream: Squib you're DA MAN !! ahahah... But do you know he's gonna beat you to death because of it ? Revenge from France , be prepared !

12-21-2005, 06:43 PM
Squibbit hahaha awesome, hope he will take revange, would be fun! :beer:

All Any critisism on my drawings? I need it! :D

All Anyone of you tried my brushes? If yes, what did you think of it?

12-21-2005, 06:59 PM
All Any critisism on my drawings? I need it! :D

i dunno how it was for real , but the house still looks like it's been
cut in half, the other side doesn't seem to go with perspective and
the back wall has different texture than the side wall . One might
also wonder why there isn't any windows on the painted side of
the house, but that's not really relevant.

the water in the forest painting is pretty cool, but some of the
trees look like pretty simple brush strokes.. they lack sharpness
and seem too uniform.

well, just my thoughts, I could be wrong :)


12-21-2005, 07:05 PM
I think you are right. Especially the house painting (it was just a fast painting to show what i ment). For the river painting it was my first experiance with drawing bushes, water, etc. So i'm sure you are right about the critisism! Thank's i'll try to improve it next time!

12-22-2005, 06:17 AM
mmhh.. that'd be monsieur Lemog , very early in the morning, before coffee..
take care mate :twisted: :scream: very early in the morning... grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr :D hahahaha

12-22-2005, 05:11 PM
Hey you crazy gals 'n fellas!
This time I wanted to train my rock-painting-skills, cause i totally had none!
Also builed up a little rock-fobia :scream: :D
So I hope I did any good...

I did this one a little bit different then i suppose to, cause I wanted to focus on the rock-structure.

Final (painted the totall rght flank of the mountain)

Here you can see what is changed :)

12-23-2005, 01:13 AM
Hey this is good stuff, the last one's really cool. I never dared doing environments but you rpogress really fast man. The rock is pretty dark so that makes it easier, but I say the textures are looking awesome. I thinkk the little house should look a little darker at the bottom and have more shadow on it on the left side. It's in the shadow of the mountain after all.

12-23-2005, 01:50 AM

Wow, that last piece is beautiful! I agree that the little house is less realistic, but the painting of the mountain is terrific! Great job! :thumbsup:

Cheers, :)


12-23-2005, 02:04 AM
Wow! jmBoekestein & Rebeccak thank's a lot for all the kind words! :love:
Yeah i agree about that house too :shrug:

P.s. Where are all your entries guys?! :beer:

12-23-2005, 02:06 AM
No prob! :) I'm sure if you can paint the mountain, you can tweak the house, too. :) You might try looking at references. :)



12-23-2005, 02:07 AM
Yeah, it realy helps me out!

Let's see an update! :thumbsup:(to protect this thread from spam! :scream::D)

Of the mountain? Didn't updated it yet.

12-23-2005, 02:07 AM
Let's see an update! :thumbsup:

12-23-2005, 05:29 AM
Very good paintover mate... the mountain addition is perfect... :thumbsup:

12-23-2005, 08:29 AM
holy rock!

That mountan/rock painting is fantastic!

I could not think of a photo with so blunt or blurred a subject that it would meet my low-fi-cant-figure-out-how-really-suck-at-this skills, but I hope that this thread lives on so I can give it a go someday.

12-23-2005, 11:37 AM
omg, thank's Lemog & Mr. Mu for the kind words! Mr. Mu I'm sure you will do better then you think!
Hope to see some more paintings of others in here too. And i'm especially looking forward to see the tutorials/walk-throughs :bounce:

12-23-2005, 02:31 PM
zng-Y: wow!! awsome nice work, quite realistic :) :thumbsup:

12-23-2005, 02:55 PM
zng-Y: wow!! awsome nice work, quite realistic :) :thumbsup:

Thank's!! wow so many kind words from all of you :love:

01-04-2006, 03:05 PM
Hey guys, can anyone recommed me some brushes for painting a castle (so for stone texture) ? Anyone got good brushes which they wanna share with me? I hope so! :D

01-04-2006, 11:58 PM
lmao, nice one squib

01-05-2006, 12:01 AM
zng-Y took me a second to realize which of the 2 images had the other half of the rock painted. Looks great.

01-05-2006, 12:04 AM

My Contribution:


2 hours, VERY fun. Thanks for sharing this :thumbsup:

01-05-2006, 02:29 AM
nice cgmonkey


01-05-2006, 10:55 AM
CgMonkey Awesome man, i had to watch it closely to see it's drawn :D . Can you pls post a walk through of it like i did? Hope so, it's realy helpfull to all of us i think :D

Kalakal_ Realy good attempt! Maybe you can try the right side of the image next time ! :thumbsup:

Pixelcritter Thank's a lot!! :D

01-05-2006, 02:16 PM
Unfortunately I didn't save my progress that well (it went too fast) :)

But basicly using one brush only with opacity pressure sensitivity and layer everything.

One technique that helped me with the texturing was to zoom out and using a very smal brush to try to copy the patterns. Worked well with the tree texture.


Gonna try a bigger image now. Wish me luck :thumbsup:

01-05-2006, 02:19 PM
cool stuff, monkey n kalakal :thumbsup:


01-05-2006, 03:31 PM
thanks for sharing ! awesome to see how you work. Oh and btw, GOOD LUCK! :thumbsup::D

01-06-2006, 02:47 PM
Kalakal_ Realy good attempt! Maybe you can try the right side of the image next time ! :thumbsup:

I did add on both sides of the orginal picture :)

01-06-2006, 04:19 PM
I did add on both sides of the orginal picture :)
LOL now i see! :D
You achieved a realy nice copy with such less and easy brushstrokes, keep up the good work!

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