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01-08-2006, 04:33 PM
We will do ALL 12 months on the calendars for 2 weeks, OUT OF ORDER.
This is an EARLY MONDAY posting.
Have fun
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

PS To submit your topic ideas and suggestions go to this thread:
>>Link<< (http://showthread.php/?t=145003)

01-08-2006, 09:04 PM
20 min // gimp // wacom

01-08-2006, 10:05 PM
March. Photoshop, 30 min.

01-08-2006, 10:22 PM
what did march look like again?
Anyway, i still remember when i was in Iran, i saw these beautifull pink trees :) when we went picknicking.

PS: 1,5 hours

01-08-2006, 11:13 PM
Erikoinen & Kamjar - Absolutely breathtaking :bowdown:

01-08-2006, 11:21 PM
thx chimp :)
Btw, i love ur work, especially ur use of brushes! :thumbsup:

01-09-2006, 12:22 AM
Cant think of a single thing to symbolize march with :scream: ... Photoplus, 40min, wacom

01-09-2006, 02:13 AM
Erikoinen & Kamjar, great work!

I had to go the different path. I was thinking of march and the only thing that I could think of was march hares. Then I thought zombies. What can't be better with zombies?

1 hour/PS7/Wacom

01-09-2006, 05:34 AM
Erikoinen, Kamjar Fadai: very coool!

se7enthcin: zombie bunnies terrorizing carrots! what could be cooler? would be awesome on a calendar:applause:

20mins, photoshop7
just another "spring time, sun shines" pic (

01-09-2006, 08:13 AM
Thanks guys. :) Been ages since I last posted something in DSG. I'm thinking of taking the "month challenge" and sketch all of them. Cheers to Roberto (or whoeverthehell's this idea was :))

01-09-2006, 09:02 AM
yeah, months are cool... any excuse to sketch landscapes:thumbsup:

first sketch in ages. (technically it's my second sketch, the first one being something I posted ages ago, back when I knew absolutely nothing about color or anything -- these newer ones will be an attempt to learn). took about 1.5 to 2 hr. any comments more than welcome.

01-09-2006, 04:44 PM
Hi all! Great work you guys got there! I had some freetime so i can be here again too. I hope im not late with this one (

Done in photoshop, in 2 hours with a tablet..

01-09-2006, 05:58 PM
10 min. wacom, paint, ph,image ready.

En marzo la veleta, ni 2 horas esta quieta
Mas ligero que una veleta en marzo.
Marzo ventoso, para el campesino provechoso para el marino desastroso.
De marzo a la mitad, la golondrina viene y el tordo se va
Marzo los almendros en flor y los mozos en amor
El trueno de marzo, trae invierno de 40 dias
En marzo podar y cavar, si quieres fruta recolectar

01-09-2006, 06:45 PM (

Wasn't really sure what to do, but i'm a big fan of chinese art. so the big fan in my dinning area impired me to do this piece.

Love everyones piece. seems like nature is the running theme. I was going to do a cheerleader (ie: March Madness... ) but changed my mind at the last min.

01-09-2006, 08:37 PM
The end of a month, the beginning of a season:) Painter:

01-09-2006, 09:07 PM
I had nothing better to do, so I drew a carrot (5 mins, PS):

01-09-2006, 09:44 PM
the month Julius ceasar died 2hrs Painter

01-09-2006, 10:58 PM
For my 2'nd post I didn't know what to do! so here you go. I used Art Rage and mouse, took about 30 minutes to complete. Enjoy.

01-09-2006, 11:42 PM
I had nothing better to do, so I drew a carrot (5 mins, PS):

Erikoinen, that made me laugh.

01-10-2006, 12:05 AM
30mins Photoshop/Wacom

Thought I'd try something different, looking at Japanese prints for inspiration & style.


01-10-2006, 03:39 AM
great entries so far

especially Erikoinen, Kamjar Fadai and Haraldus - awesome!!

and of course everybody else:D good work:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

march is the time of year when the cats go crazy!

PS/ArtRage/PS/ArtRage/PS worse and worse and on and on for about 90 min - I don't like ArtRage anymore! :cry:

01-10-2006, 04:13 AM
Well the seasons are a little different in south america. Actually March was when summer vacation ended and we had to go back to school.. We had to use these horrible uniforms. The school I went to was very strict :D

Quick sketch.... 10 minutes photoshop.

BearDK Nice spring sketch! I have never heard of Gimp before, I assume its a painting program?
Erikoinen [rettu sletcj. you captured the end of winter really nice. Lol and nice carrot
Kamjar Fadai I love this sketch, your tree is wonderful! Very dynamic, and full of life, like if spring just sprang out with all its vitality.
se7enthcin That a scary rabbit. Cool style.
Dearderthanred Oh.. I can feel the pollen in that pictures.. ACHU!
Haraldus I absolutely love your bear, he is awesome His facial expression is worth 5 stars from me.. lol that is how I feel every morning. :D
Freakwncy Pretty I can see the asian infulence in your pieces.
Gonzalo Golpe :scream: Lol, you killed it.
Noiram oh nice idea and well captures they look so classic.
Ronski Your cherry blossoms are very pretty, very japanese style. well done.
dawp Aww i love your crazy cat.

01-10-2006, 10:13 AM
very cool idea. Im deffinetly going to do all 12 and print/bind my calendar when im done. (o:

Photoshop, about 2 hours i think.
was looking at the final shot from "Amalie". I think I'm going to do all my favorate movies as my theme. :o)

01-10-2006, 12:18 PM
ines: im sad to hear youve never heard about it. It´s open source and a very big painting program in fact. Many people including me thinks that it offers exactly the same functions as the brand newest photoshop. On some points it not as good as photoshop and on some points i think its better.

edit: if anyone would try this program it can be downloaded from

01-10-2006, 01:51 PM
That´s cool,CodeNothing, I saw tow days ago Amelie again,haha.

01-10-2006, 02:31 PM
Open Canva 15 min

01-10-2006, 11:17 PM
Painter + Wacom A6 + 2 h

01-11-2006, 07:39 AM
In ancient Rome, March was called Martius, so named after the Roman god of war and was considered a lucky time to begin a war. -Wikipedia

Photoshop, about two hours.

01-19-2006, 05:20 PM
PS, 2h20



01-21-2006, 02:10 AM
A bit late, but I'm trying to make up for the months I left out during the week ^^
PS ~1h15

01-24-2006, 04:35 PM
This time, our march hare has definitely gone mad, he decided to dress like his favorite hero.
Spooky !:twisted:

ref ( Alice in wondrland )

Erikoinen/ that's a good point of view, I like this out of balance camera:)
Kamjar Fadai/ stunning! the light effect is so bright.:thumbsup:
Daw/ strong strokes, we can feel the rage.:twisted:
Code nothing/ Great colors and composition, lot of energy too.:)
Thany/ i'm such a fan of yours.:bounce:
Telemaco/ Still these cool lines, like a melting material, cool.:)
Aelwine/ you let the spectator dreams once more.:applause:

01-27-2006, 03:37 AM
Hey people it is time to post your calendars..

THE CALENDAR PROJECT: POST Your 2006 Calendar here! (


01-29-2006, 11:59 PM
Got it on my final calendar setup but never posted it.

My memories from St. Patricks Day I think she had a head. Don't remember

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