View Full Version : CgTalk Daily Sketch 586 "April" (THE DSG CALENDAR)

01 January 2006, 01:10 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 January 2006, 06:27 PM
April showers bring May flowers...Used Art Rage and mouse, took 11 minutes.

01 January 2006, 10:05 PM
April... Last month before finals and everything is due... tends to make students kind of stressed.

10-15 minutes Photoshop

Wiggins that is quite a thunderstorm you have going.

01 January 2006, 10:19 PM
Thanks Ines-D. I like your tweaked out character. LOL. ;D

01 January 2006, 10:52 PM
Photoshop CS - ~1h30

Here is my little April's Fool ^^
There is a tradition in France to cut fishes out of paper and past them on the back of people during the April's fool day (don't know if it's also the case everywhere).

01 January 2006, 11:07 PM
First post in daily sketch group

School end in may, may is spring..., spring bring summer but April reserve surprises and we can still have a lot of snow! The winter will be long.

PS+wacom 45min

Here is my little April's Fool ^^ There is a tradition in France to cut fishes out of paper and past them on the back of people during the April's fool day (don't know if it's also the case everywhere).

We have it here too in Quebec...and Canada!
I think USA too.
Very nice work. felicitation.

01 January 2006, 06:48 AM

2 1/2 hours. PS + Wacom.

01 January 2006, 09:42 AM
nice entries guys!!!

april is the time of year when the rats go crazy!

PS/wacom about 30 min...

01 January 2006, 10:05 AM
daw - lmao! Wonder how many species will have gone crazy after you are finished with all the months?

*adds MECHA HATE CHIMP to his bunch of favourite DSG-artists after repeated masterpiece submission*

01 January 2006, 12:32 PM
I wanted to do April O'Neil from the teenage mutant hero turtles

but i kind of messed up:

ps + tablet | 1.5h

Aelwine & Mecha : Awesome work !:bowdown::bowdown:

daw : hahaha this series is alrdy a classic :D

01 January 2006, 05:27 PM
April has a special meaning for me as it's the birthday month of me and a lot of friends, so...

Wacom & Photoshop - and a lot of time... 2h

I have to work real hard in my drawing skills. :wip:
I had some ideas that i couldnt implement due to the fact that i didnt want to spent a lot more time on this one. Some family people and such, instead it's a solo party... :shrug:

aelwine i love you April's Fool image, very well done.
Nice entries everyone.


01 January 2006, 07:43 PM
When I hear April I think Easter. Here's a twist on your and my favorite holiday.... when the chickens take over.

Photoshop, walcom, 1.5 hours
Sorry if this offends anyone, I tried to die and paint them, but they just came out looking diseased.

Wigigins - ..... We'll talk when I get to work.. jk
Matadŏr - Happy Birthday!, in april
InesD - Way to keep to a pledge
daw - Love the "month animals go crazy" theme
Vahn - Love April, it's her, 7 years later, still single, owns alot of cats.
Mecha Hate Chimp - That's one of the creepiest things I've seen in a while. Fantastic
aelwine - Great Art, never heard of the fish thing in the US but I lived in Canada and never heard of it either. I think people just aren't telling me things.

01 January 2006, 07:48 PM
hi all! cool sketches!

Wiggin: brr, rain...:)
InesD:thats exactly how i feel now, i worked hard the whole day.
aelwine:nice tradition - but would be funnyer with a dead fish.
Louis.cho: i hope you're wrong...
daw: Lovely rat you have there, i wouldnt be in its place now...
MechaHateChimp:I like your odd little boy - very cool picutre.
Vahn: I really like your picture, has quite some character.
Matadör: nice self portrait you got there!

01 January 2006, 08:26 PM
Hey MechaHateChimp, what Aurora are you from?

01 January 2006, 08:24 AM
great one vahn, much better then the original april.

01 January 2006, 08:30 AM
Hey MechaHateChimp, what Aurora are you from?

Saudi Aurora... Colorado up in this piece!

01 January 2006, 12:16 PM

01 January 2006, 02:28 PM
To Matador:
28...pois pois...isto é um calendário para 2006 e em abril fazes 29....és"matador" e năo enganador

Very nice work

01 January 2006, 05:04 PM
April Fools

Here's behind the scene footage from those old Cadbury Bunny commericals. The excution was very weak, due to the lack of time, but the idea is sort of there.. I hope it makes you laugh. Maybe someone else can take the idea and make better version of it... LOL

Aelwine, Hate Chimp, daw - great stuff as always
Vahn - April looks a little like Gwyneth Paltrow from "Shallow Hal"
Zyrinx - I had the same idea, but figured someone else would do it.. lol
Matador - great lighting...

01 January 2006, 06:19 PM
Saudi Aurora... Colorado up in this piece!

Beautifull, Wiggin and I are too, wow, this piece kinda sucks

01 January 2006, 06:49 AM
very impressive work. It's really hard to compete with the great illustrations in this thread. I finally got around to painting something. I feel bad it is so late.

33 min/PS7/wacom

01 January 2006, 07:14 PM
A creature that could entirely rid a house of its cockroach problem.
A kind of underground hero spreading justice in our house, awesome !
This was a hoax published by orlando Sentinel at April fool's day 1984.

01 January 2006, 03:39 AM
Hey people it is time to post your calendars..

THE CALENDAR PROJECT: POST Your 2006 Calendar here! (


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