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01 January 2006, 04:09 PM
We will do ALL 12 months on the calendars for 2 weeks, OUT OF ORDER.

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, 08:46 PM
ok - im not lost completely yet, and here is my bear too. As i see im first :buttrock: :p. C'mon, where are the masterpieces?:D:wip::D (ps, 1,5-2 h) (


01 January 2006, 08:58 PM
Resisting the temptation to go for a festive / holiday theme...

Very inventive, Miss Bogey!

01 January 2006, 08:59 PM
C'mon, where are the masterpieces?:D:wip::D

Well since you asked here is MY MASTERPIECE.. *unveils curtain*... :rolleyes: *cough* *cough*... well its more like a scribble.. but anyways :D
I see the squirrel is there too, yippe. They make quite a pair those two. Love the idea.

MattDixon Awwwww he is soooo cute!.. Nice work with the backround, great job.

Well this is my offical last piece made with Photoshop elements ever :D Yeah baby.
Here is my struggle.. every december.. the same sad story.
PSelements, 15mintues or so.

Cruel awakening.

01 January 2006, 09:12 PM
Matt:its not so inventive(original), but thx - yours is a very pretty winterlandscape...:applause:

InesD:i had a twinge of conscience too this year... thats not right, but plastic trees are incredibly awfull...:shrug:

01 January 2006, 09:35 PM
Blah, wanted to do something else but it didn't come out as I wanted, so I just did this unoriginal and quick one =_=
Photoshop CS ~30mn

Miss Bogey : Yay ! the Bear is back ! and snow dressed as Santa Claus, excellent ^^
MattDixon : Wonderful, I really like the colors and well... in fact everything about it, it's a great pic
InesD : the Xmas Spirit sumed up in a pic :D

01 January 2006, 11:18 PM
In the desert, we're hard pressed to get much snow. I spent a lot of time doodling and got rid of my original painting. I didn't know how to portray this and I don't think it works as well as I would like it to. A somewhat graphic representation.


Miss Bogey : I'm not sure why but I can't see your image :cry:
aelwine : nice composition.
MattDixon : Beautiful color palette
InesD : Very cute. I dig it.

Nice work so far ;)

01 January 2006, 12:00 AM
Yay!!! Christmas present... Took about an hour, used Artrage and mouse.

01 January 2006, 05:16 AM
Photoshop, 2 hours.

01 January 2006, 08:01 AM
This is my 3rd calendar post - 'you're not hardcore'

I have to admit - This disturbed me...

picture removed ga ga ga

5 hrs, photoshop.
I wanted to paint the whole thing - but it took so long - I sourced a photo from the internet for the background - tiled a brick texture and took photos of my friends... then decapitated them :D

High Res ( (1600x1200) PhotoRef ( I used

It turns out the 'photo' I used is actually a Painting (wow a painting?!) by Gary Tonge ( - (Lady Medusa's favorite artist ;)) Which all of a sudden makes me a thief - Im sorry and Ill change asap - dont call me Dale Williams....

01 January 2006, 08:36 AM
and oh yea - there looks to be only 30 days - where Dec has 31 - I always envisioned the serial killer to be carrying the 31st head - but didnt pull it off - maybe Ill edit it

Thany - nice to see you around - your pictures are always so epic they look awesome.

MattDixon - Congrats on the Spectacular Matt! masterful sketch

Miss Bogey - Damn your getting good at drawing that bear! Great one!

01 January 2006, 08:47 AM
Matt and Thany, great sketches!

Here's mine, 25 min. phshop

01 January 2006, 08:56 AM
20 minutes, ps + wacom
It's summer time, hot and many fires in Australia in December.

01 January 2006, 09:00 AM
digital_embryo- Really nice looking pic, but that reference "photo" is not a photo, its a painting by Gary Tonge. Just telling so you get the credits right

01 January 2006, 09:11 AM
took photos of my friends... then decapitated them :D

now, that is disturbing:eek:


Miss Bogey - that is the funniest sketch I have seen in a long time!

01 January 2006, 02:38 PM
nice work digital_embryo, is this going to be a real calendar? I want one.

01 January 2006, 02:06 AM
Fun posts everyone. Thany, Aelwine, and Matt Dixon: fantastic mood. Fantastic.

Here's my crap for today.

painter, an hour

01 January 2006, 10:00 AM
to much work at the time - so Im late...

had to kill this one after 2 hours not really happy with the end result...

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

PS/wacom 2 hours

Miss Bogey - lol - love it

MattDixon - wonderful - as always!

InesD - hehe - not the new app?

aelwine - great concept and comp.

se7entcin - nice - dreamy

Wiggin - that one reminds me of a old computer game I had hehe..

Thany - oh man it's a breath taker - great job!!!

digital_embryo - awesome! - and so evil

MichaelMotion - hehe very good!

Ashton - what is that in the foreground?

beaux - hehe - nice face!

good work everybody :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

01 January 2006, 09:38 AM
Screwing around with Artrage and one photoshop filter, bet you can't guess what part is the filter! 15min

01 January 2006, 06:49 PM
I'm glad Roberto gave us the chance to try to finish the months :)

Painter, phshop, around 2h. ref used of square and for the tank.

Excellent sketches in this thread!!
Thany, MissBogey, Michael Motion and (w00t!) MattDixon! :thumbsup:

01 January 2006, 10:14 PM
A man who can deliver toys for the whole planet in one night is obviously a super hero.
My calendar is about Xtra ordinary characters, Santa Claus appeared to me as the "Hero of december."

2 hours 30 min PS/CS

Miss bogey, lot of fun there
Aelwine, love your composition
Thany, simply awesome
Digital embryo, the left side is really cool, you could keep this as an entire image
Michael, you really made me laugh
Art2, excellent work, expressive touch

01 January 2006, 03:45 AM
Hey people it is time to post your calendars..

Post what you have...

THE CALENDAR PROJECT: POST Your 2006 Calendar here! (


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