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04 April 2006, 01:16 PM
Roberto here: This week we will be assisting the good folks at the FXWARS forum.
We will be doing some concept art for their next challenge (RACE CAR CRASH!)

Please feel free to draw images of ANY time period, time present or future. The race cars, can be from any sport league (nascar, f1, go kart, Vulcan desert league etc) The idea is for the good folks at the FX wars forum to try to make your drawings come to life.


* You have 30, (count them 30!) minutes to do your sketch.
IF you go beyond the assigned time limit , you have to post WHATEVER you have done after the time has expired, along with the FINAL drawing

Also, I will add a new voting category, called THE FASTEST DRAW
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"Race Car CRASH"

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!
* Ill post 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)

04 April 2006, 02:05 PM
30 minutes fly by too fast....

tried to practice with lighting....clearly need more practice :D

04 April 2006, 02:44 PM
PS - 15 min

Sorry, I couldn't spend more time, I live my drawing too much and a car crash is too violent for my mind to bear more than this time.

04 April 2006, 03:00 PM
I replace here a mistake of the Cgserver (load 2 time my post )

04 April 2006, 03:25 PM
Roberto (or any FXWARS guys 'n' gals),
Are you looking for single action shots, or storyboards? Any advice for us would be appreciated. I'm trying to get an idea of what would be most helpful, so that our sketches work well for what the FXWARS need.

04 April 2006, 03:38 PM
Today I just need single action shots,

During the week Ill ask for more specific things, like car & track designs, and maybe storyboards.


04 April 2006, 03:40 PM
I had to hide the suck in a firey ball of flames...

25-30 minutes

04 April 2006, 04:02 PM
yo good to see you here DeeVad :D

ps | 25mins

04 April 2006, 04:15 PM
Thanks Vahn, good to see you too at DSk. You made a really beautifull picture. I like particles and view angles.

04 April 2006, 04:29 PM
great picture vahn! :)

04 April 2006, 04:37 PM
You have30, (count them 20!) minutes to do your sketch.

that's confusing

04 April 2006, 04:41 PM
What are you talking about...



04 April 2006, 05:39 PM
where is the daily sketch 668 ???

will try something in the evening, then iam most creative :thumbsup:

04 April 2006, 05:42 PM
LOL! Roberto so sneaky.:D

04 April 2006, 05:49 PM
30 mins (lucky for me I can't count or I would have had less time to paint it)
photo ref used

+10 mins

04 April 2006, 05:51 PM
this one took all 30 of my minutes and i enjoyed it. i was scared at first because its something i would never normally try but i'm pretty pleased with the results...

04 April 2006, 07:21 PM
Here is mine
almost 30 minutes;
handmade + PS (mouse :( )

04 April 2006, 07:32 PM
Here is a vintage car race, 30 min ps,

04 April 2006, 09:11 PM
okay now here is mine. done in 27 minutes.

"every man which is driving a car, mutates to a little baby which is kidding around with some toy cars" :scream:

04 April 2006, 09:27 PM
Vitreous- If you don't mind my asking, what program did you use for your post? It's a very interesting style.:thumbsup:

04 April 2006, 09:33 PM
Here's mine. I'm definitely going to spend some more time on this, but after 30...

And here's after another 45. Fixed so that cars race counterclockwise.

04 April 2006, 10:33 PM
those 30 minutes really snuck up on me quick. I shouldn't have spent so long on the hills and bleachers in the background I guess.

30 mins:

60 mins:

04 April 2006, 10:34 PM
Argh, i don't like it but since i did paint it i'll upload it after all.

30 mins Painter

04 April 2006, 10:39 PM
Vitreous- If you don't mind my asking, what program did you use for your post? It's a very interesting style.:thumbsup:

looks like artrage :)

04 April 2006, 10:45 PM
Ooooh very nice GSmiley! I especially dig how all the lines (including the smoke trails) point you right at the action. That's a nasty wreck.

04 April 2006, 11:41 PM
PS, bout 30 mins.

blah, i need alot of work. yay for practice :P

04 April 2006, 11:50 PM
Well, it's not at all my kind of soup, but here goes anyways - 35 minutes :

04 April 2006, 12:18 AM
Really nice ideas everyone, especially Vizon :D

04 April 2006, 02:17 AM
Ouch! Some of these entries just look painful! Really nice work guys! It looks so realistic.

04 April 2006, 02:18 AM
Nice work every bodyi like GSmiley the most :)

04 April 2006, 02:49 AM
Thank you.

04 April 2006, 03:42 AM
GSmiley, Vahn and DeeVad: great sketches! :) (
my messy excuse for a sketch is supposed to be a hover-car race through some kind of sewer tunnels *cringe* lol
30mins, photoshop 7

04 April 2006, 04:17 AM
too busy racing myself

get a free copy of this amazing race game here. enjoy im number 5432 in holland now lol;55772

04 April 2006, 09:21 AM
very good entries guys!

PS/wacom almost 30min - think it will hit that helicopter:scream:

04 April 2006, 02:02 PM
25 min, photoshop + wacom

It's my second serious attempt with my wacom. It'a hard to be good with that...a lot of practice needed.

So I am pretty happy with the result. I hope to respect the subject. I wanted to say that a car crash it's not funny like what we see on tv. Somebody is in the car and try to go escape.

Solarix: cool car
deaderthanred: very great style

04 April 2006, 04:57 PM
Vitreous- If you don't mind my asking, what program did you use for your post? It's a very interesting style.:thumbsup:
Thanks wiggin. Actually it was what is known as a happy accident. I used painterIX(which I am still learning) and did a digital water colour layer with chalk/oils on a seperate layer which did that weird thing with the thick brushstrokes!

04 April 2006, 07:15 PM
Lol, may God bless the happy accidents.

04 April 2006, 09:56 PM
Mine took more than 30 mins. I suck at drawing cars...:sad:

Overall I think it took me around 45 minutes.

04 April 2006, 11:19 PM
wow - alot of good entries

daw - funny

Mine took more than 30 mins. I suck at drawing cars...:sad:

Overall I think it took me around 45 minutes.

I can so totally see this image as a very large thickly painted canvas - beautiful


04 April 2006, 11:59 PM
thank you.:)

04 April 2006, 12:26 AM
Deaderthanred; pipichu: Nice work! I particularly like deaderthanred's- I like the idea of racing in the sewers...wouldn't want to do it though. :D

04 April 2006, 07:59 AM
daw: very funny sketch lol i like how you expressed everything with very simple strokes

Louis.cho: thanks :) you really captured the heat in the colors in your sketch!

pipichu: :applause:

paperclip: thanks! :) the sewer idea was really random.. i accidentally blurred too much of the "road" while shading it, and it looked like water and i thought why not water? :D

04 April 2006, 08:22 AM
Daw - Great idea!
Lous.cho - love the look, the hand and colors almost remind me of some oldschool anime styles.
pipichu - This is absolutely wonderful, full of action and colors (if I tried to use that many colors it would look like an exploding rainbow).

Well here's mine at the 30 minute mark, right before all the fun stuff happens :p

EDIT: It's gone untill I can figure out how to keep it's original size when I upload it.
I HATE YOU PHOTOBUCKET!!! It's under 512 kb, to. If anyone knows how to fix the problem, because I get it ALL the time, or knows of a better free image hosting site, please tell me. Thank you.

04 April 2006, 01:32 PM
Here is an image created in Painter 9. It took 25 minutes (would have spent 30 had I realized I was looking at the limit for the wrong sketch :P ). (

It's supposed to represent two locomotive-like vehicles, racing on a sea of ice. What it actuaclly resembles though...

30 minutes for a sketch seems like plenty of time, until you actually try doing it.

04 April 2006, 03:03 PM
I always use to host my sketches. It hasn't given me any problems. I just use the direct link to the image. I don't know if its the best, but its good enough.

04 April 2006, 10:18 PM
About 20 minutes w/ Corel PSP.

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