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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.
Today's Note:

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* You have 35, (count them 35!) 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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"The Driver"

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, 04:46 PM
In denmark we have a famous racer called Jason. He had an acident, and unbeliaveable he still drives. But he come to the track in a wheel chair!

04 April 2006, 04:47 PM
hmm hehe.

15 min, lost interest after that....
joining the daily sketch forum was a very good choice, very much fun and so much talent to learn from. im just hanging in there, improvement will come by time!
anyway, here is my contribution for this category, to be honest this whole driving and racing thing... sigh

04 April 2006, 04:52 PM
I'm not too sure whether i like this one, its a bit insane and scribbly, but i vowed to post my stuff even if it here you hve it, my insane driver with a death wish. 35 mins in painter with a quick sharpen in PS.

04 April 2006, 06:09 PM
Here is mine, future racer, 30min, Pencil and Pen

04 April 2006, 06:12 PM
wow great sketch!

04 April 2006, 07:27 PM
Ok I thought I'd give this DSG thing a try once again...35min in PS...Due to this super fast time limit I decided I would not have time to draw scan and I just went straight to it in PS...Thanks Goro for the PS brushes.

+10min OverTime

04 April 2006, 08:34 PM
about 3o min Corel Paint Shop

cool stuff Rawwad

04 April 2006, 08:37 PM
35 min in ps

04 April 2006, 09:06 PM
35 minute sketch:
Plus 10 minutes of refinement:

04 April 2006, 09:24 PM
Very nice entries everyone. Nice story Bear-DK and super sketch Rawwad !

Can you guess who this is ? About half an hour - that's the best I can do with such little time .... used two references.

04 April 2006, 11:07 PM
ThePhotographer: i can't tell who it is in the sketch, but you have an interesting combination of colors in the image, like an abstract "mood" capture, very cool :)
Vizon: nice sketch!
rawwad: awesome as always! (
my sewer-racing driver.. a creature bred to withstand prolonged exposure to graviton flux generated by the hover-car's engines, and survive high-speed crashes lol
20mins, photoshop7 and a weird mood :D

04 April 2006, 11:14 PM
I must admit I have not been very good at keeping with a theme for all of my pieces with the race challenge - but I have really enjoyed this topic

The car in the background is from the tutorial off of - I have been out doing a little research with all the car stuff we have been doing - I wish I would have had more time to spend on the figure.

deaderthanred - Very cool creature
rawwad - I really like it - reminds me of mad max!

04 April 2006, 11:25 PM

30 minutes / Art Rage 2

Image cropped in PS then saved in PSPro for higher jpeg compression.


04 April 2006, 01:33 AM
you guys are good!


04 April 2006, 02:56 AM
Ps, 25 min , I wanted more to represent the 'Spirit' of the driver than the act.

rawwad->really good rendering but may be could be better about symetrical composition.
all other -> Sympathic !

04 April 2006, 03:35 AM
ZZZZZZ....Mariah Carey.... Driver.... Oh. I could watch her for days.... ZZZZZZZ

LOL !!

Great stuff so far... loving the entries....

04 April 2006, 03:57 AM
Oooh interesting deaderthanred! :D

04 April 2006, 04:21 AM

04 April 2006, 09:53 AM
FridayEve-> I love this black&white work !

04 April 2006, 12:50 PM
Got a bit sick of all that racing stuff. :D 20 mins, PS. I like FridayEve's- cool starkness!

04 April 2006, 01:02 PM
Always awesome to see more work by FridayEve :thumbsup:

Well, this DSG session was especially fun for me because it helped me settle on a style for my futuristic driver for a 3D contest (racing theme) I'm participating in elsewhere on the web. I started modeling last night and made much progress. Here are two WIP previews several hours into this after the sketch to give an idea of how that's going: image 1 (, image 2 (

Looking forward to seeing more sketches.

Have a great weekend everyone!


04 April 2006, 01:40 PM
Got a bit sick of all that racing stuff. :D 20 mins, PS. I like FridayEve's- cool starkness!

Haha, brilliant. I always love it when people give the topic a big whirl around. Very cute.

04 April 2006, 03:29 PM

~10 Minutes - Pencil

04 April 2006, 01:12 AM
deaderthanred > Cool! Looks like a Hunter from Metroid Prime: Hunters
twistercrash > Nice colors, I like the blue and orange
FridayEve > Wow.

The last DSG I did was ages ago... wish I had more time to do these. Anyways, here it is... experimenting with a new stroke style:

@35 min:

Plus 20 min:

Some issues with the anatomy + foreshortening I'm not hapy with... but the scratchiness may be going somewhere. Hmm...

04 April 2006, 04:18 AM
Well here's my sketch of 35 mins for "The Driver"
I was rushing on this one.
Done in Photoshop 7.0
20 mins for the rough sketch, 10 for a few details, and 5 for the quick hue, linear dodges and gradients. Everyone keeps pickin on racing, so I just wanted to go with a normal driver who thinks that cars and driving ain't that special. :

04 April 2006, 05:01 PM
Simply not number 2.

04 April 2006, 03:14 AM

this is my conceptual sketch for the challenge brooooooom!

04 April 2006, 01:34 PM
35 minutes... actually around 25, but I thought hey, I still got 10 minutes... :)

Theresa, haha, awesome sketch!

04 April 2006, 08:04 PM
I wanted to do another driver. Actually this is my 3rd or 4rth driver, cos my eyes got tired. So I deleted one and I'm still thinking about the other :)

30-35 minutes, Artrage2.
around 10 minutes for posture (yeah, I know it's a bit weird LOL) and the rest adding and deleting stuff.

04 April 2006, 10:14 AM
Okay, my first-ever sketch for CG. Just got my Wacom & Painter IX on Friday.

20 minutes. And Painter IX, obviously. :p

P.S. Yeoh, I think you're on to something there. That technique looks pretty cool.

04 April 2006, 12:01 AM
Hi, here is my 35 min:
and the final sketch (almost 50 min):

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