View Full Version : CgTalk Daily Sketch 584 "August" (THE DSG CALENDAR)

01 January 2006, 06:03 AM
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 January 2006, 11:22 AM
august is the time of year when the cats go crazy!

PS/wacom about 30 min - just playing with some brushes...

01 January 2006, 12:01 PM
hey daw, nice image! i can feel the heet of the month in the pic( i wish it already was august, huhh...). cute cat!:)

01 January 2006, 01:28 PM

I'm sorry this kinda blows...

01 January 2006, 03:46 PM
So here's my august... donno how many time it took, i got distracted several times, maybe 2 hours or so. wacom+ps (

01 January 2006, 06:24 PM
Miss Bogey - I really like your painting and I assume that you will continue
with that cute bear through all the months just like I will with my cats...

and thanks for the comments.... - where is everybody? :D

01 January 2006, 06:44 PM
Here goes august, the month I was born. PhotoShop, 1h:

01 January 2006, 06:51 PM
Btw, Miss Bogey, I love your beer.. ehm, bear theme. He's/she's so cute. :)

01 January 2006, 06:59 PM
Well, I havn't posted a daily sketch for nearly a year but I'm going to try to get back in and this month thing is cool. Bout an hour in ps.

01 January 2006, 08:11 PM
daw: thx for your kind words
vikkie: what a gladsome soul you have to be :cool:
erikoinen: heh, the next calendar theme should be beer! your work is lovely too, especcialy those beutiful clouds!
The_13: nice fresh green colours.i like the mood.

01 January 2006, 08:11 PM
Hi everyone, this is my first contribution to the DSG, aside from voting :)
I will try to improve my skills and start to post on this group, as my free time allows.

Photoshop and Wacom - 2h30m!!! :blush:


01 January 2006, 08:55 PM
Oh that was fun watching yours and painting mine!

Feel like summer... right now...!:cry:

erikoinen - makes me feel like haveing been outside the whole day and lying on the warm grass to watch the sunset. Dreamy and beautiful!

Here's my...:

Artrage and a fun hour... reference use loosely, i.e. I watched many sunflower pics and started to paint.

01 January 2006, 10:00 PM
I will try to do march...

This is AUGUST


01 January 2006, 10:30 PM
woah Telemaco - so cool! :thumbsup:

01 January 2006, 10:54 PM
yeah, Telemaco, that's some concept, and you held the form well in it. You use a mouse I assume, and get the lines and blocking nice and clean.

Erikonen -- a series of sunsets for each month? this one feels really calm and lazy, like half-asleep after dinner.

Matador -- great atmosphere -- the "sunniness" comes through well. Mostly just the issue with the diving board perspective, but if it was corrected, it might take up half the sketch.

The_13 -- is that a chrysallis?

just a stereotypical August sketch -- Photoshop, 30 min.

01 January 2006, 10:58 PM
You're wrong, I use Wacom.



01 January 2006, 11:17 PM
Daw : I like the angle of your pic, and the way it almost look fish-eye is cool. the cat is cute too ^^
Vikkie : cheerful pic :)
Miss Bogey : I like your bear serie so far, I think I'm in love with the little hedgehog XD
Erikoinen : Nice angle and color scheme you got there
The_13 : Nice compo
Matador : I just love that Hippo :thumbsup:
Mr. Mu : it reminds me of Van Gogh sunflowers ^^
Telémaco : Cool city design, you can feel the heat of the summer
LittleFish : nice beach painting ^^

Here is mine :
Took me longer than expected, tested lots of stuff with layers on this one =3
~2h - Photoshop CS - Wacom

August was such a nice month to do in the gloomy weather of January lol

01 January 2006, 11:17 PM
Telemaco -- ummfh, words eaten. so you just have great control. anyway, the style is cool and the way you put in all the detail really draws the eye. and the shadowing. yeah.

aelwine -- you slipped one in there during my reply -- :) just purely latching onto younger childhood. great effects. incredible painting.

01 January 2006, 11:24 PM
Hello again! And for my third post I thought a nice autumn evening would be appropriate. Plus the bunny is cute. :D I used art rage and mouse, took about 20 min. To everyone else: Nice work, keep it up.

01 January 2006, 02:47 AM
good work guys!!!

vikkie - yes it blows from the left, right!? hehe

Erikoinen - I like the angel - are you going for a 360° theme?:D

The_13 - great colors!

Matadôr - welcome - and I like your color scheme and of course the "hippo"

Mr. Mu - I like the Van Gogh take one it...

Telemaco - awesome as always great perspective!:thumbsup:

LittleFish - great strokes!

aelwine - thanks! - now thats really beautiful - I love the angle and colors and the warmth it gives:thumbsup:

Wiggin - I agree - it is cute hehe...

01 January 2006, 02:53 AM
Very good work everyone. I scour this forum all the time and I love everone's work.

-littlefish: It's suppose to just be a brown leaf signaling the start of fall but a crysalis also does the trick!

01 January 2006, 03:57 AM
AHH so many great entries.. I am ashamed to do mine... anyways... 5 minutes Photoshop... sorry been very busy trying to find jobs, but I am happy to do my quick sketches daily

Daw Cats go crazy every month eh?
Telemaco That is awesome
aelwine I love it, cool summer days just being lazy
Matator I like ur little hippo
Miss Bogey I am loving your bears... perhaps you can show us how you make them come to life.. a little animal tutorial ? :D

5 min HEAT shameless smudge tool abstract crap :D

01 January 2006, 02:08 PM
InesD: thx, very kind of you, but i dont think im good enough to make such a tutorial :D

01 January 2006, 06:19 PM
InesD: thx, very kind of you, but i dont think im good enough to make such a tutorial :D

nonsense ... you are definetly great drawing bears... so bear tutorial? :D

01 January 2006, 06:52 PM
Wasn't too sure what i wanted to do again, so I decided to do a butterfuly.. but then i wanted to do somethings w/ lighting, so i had to figure out a bkgrd... I really like the way it looked on the black, so i went w/ a moonlight bkgrd. i know the butterfly doesnt look real, but i'm really feeling the colors...
PS7/Mouse/1hr. +/- (butterfly(ref.)

daw - nice grass
miss bogey - i agree. nice bears.
Erikionen - nice grass also, love those cat tails
The_13 - nice lighting
Matadŏr - nice pool. love very refreshing
Mr. Mu - love the texture
Telemaco - love the design and lighting
LittleFish - i can def. feel the heat in ur picture
aelwine - nice design. love the angle and lighting, i think u're layers were well done
wiggin - cool design
ines - blazin, almost like a heat vortex

01 January 2006, 07:52 PM
Love this concept. I'm going to have 13 calenders this year (and a $1000 tab at Kinkos)

I always hated August for this reason. So sad for children

Artrage/mouse 25min

Miss Bogey- Keep it up, love the bear can't wait to see all 12!

aelwine - So relaxing

Matadŏr - Love it! so bazzar

Telemaco- Can't wait to see March, curious where you'll go with all of these.

Erikoinen - beautiful

01 January 2006, 08:54 PM
Painter + Wacom + 1 h 30'

01 January 2006, 11:32 PM
Hi there, excellent sketches everybody!Here´s mine. August.The sun:wavey: :Photoshop and Painter:

01 January 2006, 09:13 AM
Penbrush + photoshop

01 January 2006, 03:53 PM
LittleFish, aelwine, daw, InesD, Freakwncy &Zyrinx
thanks for all your nice comments :)Some great images on this one, good work everyone :thumbsup:


01 January 2006, 05:33 PM
End of August, after vacation, it is time for our heroes to go back home and prepare to fight evil forces.

(ref use for the background)
PS/CS 2h 45

Daw / this one is my favorite from your crazy cats, wish i could be there!:bounce:
Matador / it lives!! very funny expression.:thumbsup:
Telemaco / love your line style.:thumbsup:
Aelwine / Awesome !!!:buttrock:

01 January 2006, 03:38 AM
Hey people it is time to post your calendars..

THE CALENDAR PROJECT: POST Your 2006 Calendar here! (


CGTalk Moderation
01 January 2006, 03:38 AM
This thread has been automatically closed as it remained inactive for 12 months. If you wish to continue the discussion, please create a new thread in the appropriate forum.