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01 January 2006, 03:46 AM
"The Magic Carpet"

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!
*ANOTHER thread to quantify and track WHO has participated the most on these threads.

Good luck

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01 January 2006, 03:56 AM
early post eh?

01 January 2006, 04:18 AM
early post eh?

Going on a big trip in the morning...



01 January 2006, 05:03 AM
neat... first one to post an image.... here is a lil doodle... most of the one hour i spent on this went to the thinkin process... but here goes...

1.5 hours + PS9

01 January 2006, 05:25 AM
AHahaahah! Thats awesome :D

01 January 2006, 06:11 AM

01 January 2006, 12:56 PM
just a lil exercise..

01 January 2006, 05:56 PM

a little over an hour in Painter.

01 January 2006, 06:32 PM
Ahahahah, overcontrast, really good!

PS, ~1 hour

Where could they be going...

01 January 2006, 07:04 PM
Heya, I'm kinda migrating from
I wanna get in on this daily thing.

Painter, 1hr

Looks like I have to be moderated though since I'm new, so you probably won't even see this.

01 January 2006, 10:09 PM
beaux - welcome and very nice work. I don't like to speak for everyone but I'm sure everyone will agree that they look forward to seeing more in the future.

01 January 2006, 10:19 PM
agreed, nice start. :)

Daniel R
01 January 2006, 10:26 PM
I made this one quickly before going to sleep.
~ about 20-30 min drawing.
I hope you like it :).

01 January 2006, 12:08 AM
thanks for the warm welcome:) should be fun

01 January 2006, 12:13 AM
photoshop cs; 1.5 hr?(lost track); i think it looks flat rather than following the form of the horse. does anyone have suggestions for how to make it look more volumetric? thanks :)

01 January 2006, 01:05 AM
welcome beaux got some cool stuff on your website ..the frontdesign-pic is really cool :beer:

pandazzled: cool idea .. some sharp darker edges.. a little more shadow on the inside and some more light on the outside top surface would make it more volumetric :)

ps + mouse | 2h

01 January 2006, 01:47 AM
1hour photoshop

Do i need to be member? tou use cgtalk server to post images and not attachements like mine?

01 January 2006, 01:50 AM
overcontrast: hahaha:buttrock:
se7enthcin: very nice motion in your image, great job
BishopLynx: cool sketchy look
beaux: welcome! great start
Daniel R: i like your casual layout
pandazzled: great idea!
Vahn: dynamic and cool as always :)

40mins, photoshop7 (

01 January 2006, 01:51 AM
OverContrast - I love it, I just noticed the finger, good stuff

Beaux - Great colors and feel

DanielR - Cool sketch man, the bravery of pen drawing!

Vahn - Excellent as always

Here's my third attempt in ArtRage. Getting to like it, playing around with with colors and shadows.
Critique very welcomed!

ArtRage and Photoshop 3 hours (minus customer time)
Getting my Wacom Tonight!

01 January 2006, 02:17 AM
Well I am not happy with this image but I am trying to keep my daily quota... :)
I've been in front of the comptuer all day so this is all I could I could muster..
photoshop 30minutes

Sorry guys and gals I will look at your pretty images and post comments later tonight or tomorrow. I need a brake from my computer.

Comments on your work coming soon

Marthas flying carpet. :D

01 January 2006, 03:51 AM
thanks for the advice vahn :)

also i realized that i started posting with out really asking/introducing myself (how rude!:blush:) hi everyone and thank you for having this forum, its really lit my fire for using the computer to make art! its inspiring to see everyone's art:thumbsup:.

01 January 2006, 06:05 AM
fun stuff, I'm excited about this.

Pandazzled, about volumentric lighting - keep a clear idea in your mind of where the lighting is coming from. Then don't forget about reflected light, core shadow, midtones and highlight. Understanding those are key to form, elementary as it sounds.

Vahn, thanks. Btw, did you have a hard time finding the figure drawings on the site? I just updated my gallery to this filebrowser thing and I'm worried that when you click on 'figures' it may look like there's nothing there.

01 January 2006, 10:31 AM
beaux: well figures was the first one i checked and there was 1 pic in it ... pretty cool pic btw :) hhmm just one thing: would be cool if you had the link back to the gallery ( in the top right corner ) somewhere in the lower right corner as well ... becuase you scroll down to see the images and it would be easier to navigate back then

01 January 2006, 02:27 PM
thanks beaux! i think i need to draw from life more, because i have a hard time consrtucting thing from my imagination and making them look real.

01 January 2006, 04:18 PM
shoot, that's what I was worried about. There's actually four directories at the bottom, but people aren't going to find them. I'll have to find a way to make them more obvious. Thanks -

01 January 2006, 04:38 PM
overcontrast - lol...and I like the blurred background
BishopLynx - that's a great look on his face :)
beaux - welcome, and nice take on the theme.
pandazzled - really cool!! it took me a minute to realize the horse was a horse-shaped carpet...great work
deaderthanred - lol, that's one creepy carpet
Zyrinx - nice, I like the tree shadows on the store front
InesD - wow you haven't missed a day yet, good luck keeping that res. Who's Martha?

01 January 2006, 06:18 PM
As I promised here are my comments

overcontrast HA!! that is funny! clever idea and nicely executed. My rug is also haning from a string.. but it really isnt magical nor did it suffer such ill fate as yours... I like how you did your building in the backround.. much nicer than me.. I need to stop thinking 2D equals flat.
se7evnthcin Fire on a magic carpet.. well thats accident waiting to happen.
Jannis your carpet looks good. I am not so sure about the heavy clouds maybe if you made htem softer, or more transulcent. so ewe can see your nice rug better.
Bishoplynx Great expression on the dudes face. He looks terrified and rightfully so. The guy on the backround is kind of flat on his carpet and at the angle the carpet is in it looks like he would fall off. Still great job on the guy on the front he is awesome.
Lunat1k Different style, very sketchy and ambigious. If this was your intention you succceded but if you want it to be more clear you might want to add some stronger lines or more contrast.
beaux Hi :wavey: welcome to the daily sketch, its a fun time. Wonderful little sketch. You capture the innocence of the moment very well.
DanielR Now thats a sketch! Very good work, I love the expression in the guys face.. I need to use photoshop to hide the fact that I cannot draw.. I probably should sketch more and get better at that first.
pandazzled Ah cool! a carpet that changes shape. I like it, and it doesnt look that flat tome. You did a good thing making the far side darker and shaded from the front side, experiment with making darker shadows and more contrast.
Vahn Ha great sketch, It looks like he is having a hell of a fun time.
budji funny idea. I dont know how to post attachments. To post your image just click on the little square icon when you are posting and put int he url of where your image is.. when you make a new post or edit an old one you have a bunch of options on the top. Click on the one that looks like this
deaderthanredOh no its a carnivoros carpet... :scream: what a scary thought... I like your idea and that the carpet is burping :D.. burp.
Zyrinx cute idea, the little kid seems to be having so much fun.
Al Morrow Yeah I havent missed a day yet! yey me.. thanks for your good wishes :D my next goal is to participate daily but make quallity sketches and get better at it. Well thats the whole idea.
Martha is no one. I just wanted to say that the carpet is not magical it just belongs to a random person and it just seems magical because the wind is making it fly.

01 January 2006, 06:48 PM
Thank you InesD for the help.

01 January 2006, 08:22 PM
Martha is no one. I just wanted to say that the carpet is not magical it just belongs to a random person and it just seems magical because the wind is making it fly. Ahhh I get it :D cool idea.

01 January 2006, 02:15 AM
The low cost carpet...
Nothing drinks, nothing peanuts, NOTHING OSTES and no guarantee of arrival! WoW :curious: !

Painter + Wacom A6 + 1h 30'

01 January 2006, 10:27 AM
Thank you for the comment, Ines. The end result wasn't quite what I intended it to be. Next time I'll try to put more effort.

01 January 2006, 04:49 PM
Gnnn, about 2.5 hours...
Have to improve on color variations and figure drawing... :scream:

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