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07 July 2006, 02:11 PM
What do you see in clouds?"

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07 July 2006, 06:03 PM
Hey again all, putting up another sketch - I really love this place! Now all I have to do is learn how to...uh..draw...
BUuut anyway...I'm still working on getting a certain style of clouds to feel free to crit away!

07 July 2006, 06:47 PM
20 Minutes each roughly. Painter.

07 July 2006, 07:05 PM
Cindyyou drew a horsey!

07 July 2006, 08:42 PM
I had already finished this when I saw that someone else had already drawn a horse.. I am so glad they picked this theme, I really needed to practise drawing clouds.

About 2 hours, photoshop.

07 July 2006, 09:33 PM
painter ix, 3 hours

Those things 'in the clouds' are some type of kite.... I don't really know. I wanted there to be a feeling of patriotism/hope/victory, or something like that. ... it all just kinda evolved as I worked on it.

07 July 2006, 09:56 PM
.. i love the horse in the clouds its beautiful.
Well here's my go, gotta support the class pirate ship in the sky deal.
ps, 2hrs

07 July 2006, 10:36 PM
I made a photomanip once with a pirate ship. I'll have to find something better :). But I have 2-3 other sketches to do first, I had things to do and lacked the time the past days...

07 July 2006, 10:59 PM

07 July 2006, 01:39 AM
30 min ps mostly with the smudge tool

07 July 2006, 06:53 AM
1.5 hours ps wacom

I spent another 5mins to change the colours a bit on Daws suggestion - he was correct about the orange being too much, but now I feel I lose too much range of colour...meh

There is a myth about the earth mother and sky father who loved eachother very much, Though whos children became too cramped and pushed them apart creating a void between them and allowing earths children to roam free, Sky fathers tears are the rain and Earth mother returns their sorrow as myst.

Used ref for sky colours and posed from Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel stuff

Mats Gustafsson
07 July 2006, 07:18 AM
1,5 hours Photoshop.

07 July 2006, 08:25 AM

you tell me mate...

07 July 2006, 08:49 AM
45 min Photoshop with reference material of a seahorse and a cloud.

07 July 2006, 10:05 AM
~25min / GIMP / tablet

07 July 2006, 02:43 PM
thought i'd post something slightly less technical. :-) i wanna use this pic for my portfolio webpage's interface now.

pscs, intuos 3, 30 minutes of mind numbing fun.

07 July 2006, 04:33 PM
OneoftheVoices - Perfect comp. - just try to make some more details/ a smaller brush...

Silverwyvern - nice to se you around!!! - and I really like the stuff you do!

Edana - awesome my no1 so far

BrittanyR - awesome my no1 so far hehehe...

forbidden. looks really cool - all Im missing is the fade to deep blue - is to sharp!!!???

May-lea - awesome as always...

Zeitwolf - now, have you seen Edward Scissorhands lately... great work!

Stevansche - I bet It looks even better without that texture filter...

digital_embryo Now thats a classic - but it's a bit to sharp on the orange! imho...

Mats Gustafsson - the feel of Ronja is very close - good work... - vildvittrorna!

Ashgton - really like your improvement lately, and you making progress! keep it up man!

Coriolat - Love your seahours butyou cold really spent an another 5 min on the silut...
Surrealix - looks good man - IO need more detials to make ti more!!

theoxygenthief - keep that up and you will bee on MTV soon... hehe....

PS/wacom 6 min - simple... as is

07 July 2006, 04:43 PM
May-lea - awesome as always...

Nice, I now manage to get compliments even without posting a sketch :o
Wait to see my entry before saying it's awesome :) Who knows, I might make something very crap-looking. But that also implied my other sketches are awesome. That's too nice to be true..
But thanks anyway :)

07 July 2006, 05:01 PM

now thats funny...,

Thing was that I just watch every entry sines "The Dark" Im one a "deep sleep" - vacation -. sorry but I really like your style!!!

07 July 2006, 05:20 PM
Thank you ^^. I truely appreciate that ^^.

07 July 2006, 07:31 PM
I Aways wanted Roberto to make a "Post your Sketch your never posted"
I make probabl ymake like 4 or 5 like these on every daily...
don't know about you guys???

Something like this ,,,,I don't know whats goinonround!???

07 July 2006, 09:59 PM
Hey thanks Daw you're right about the orange I made some colour adjustments and reposted, but hmmm now the colours do not look very dynamic or something - oh well I must make better choices of colour pallete in the begining

And wow I really like your 3rd image with the plunger - its 3d no? - looks fabulous!

Surrealix - good use of brush for texture but be careful to hide it - your leaves repeat too much

Coriolat - I like it - nice quick subtractive land too

Mats Gustafsson - "its nothing just a wisp of cloud" :D

07 July 2006, 12:38 AM
art rage2

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07 July 2006, 01:53 AM
Ok, my turn. Hope it will deserve the "awesome" comment I got earlier on by daw :)

1h, photoshop+tablet. Smudge tool FTW!!! (no reference pics)

I luv clouds ^^

07 July 2006, 02:23 AM
Now thats awesome:scream:

07 July 2006, 02:23 AM
daw, digital_embryo - thanks for the comments.

second attempt - this turned out pretty much what I was aiming for the first time :)

2Hr 10Min / GIMP / Tablet

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07 July 2006, 10:24 AM
I'm not sure I interpreted the topic correctly. Was I supposed to draw clouds that look like animals/objects?

Anyway, the idea for my sketch was my take on Jack and the Beanstalk, with lots of inspiration from Studio Ghibli's animations(I just watched Nausicaa today).

About 80-90 minutes. I struggled a lot with this one.

Edana, I like yours. Very nice colors~:D

07 July 2006, 10:59 AM
Really, though, an inspiring thread -- and some wonderful entries, too.

And I happen to have a fixation with imagining cities and strange structures on top of / in between clouds! :)

Photoshop, Painter; not sure how long it took since it was during breaks. I assume somewhere near 2,5-3 hours.

(Front structure is absolutely a placeholder. I mean to go back to it at some point and draw something nicer.)

07 July 2006, 01:11 PM
wowww pipichu!
I love those characters !! awesome designs! :D

07 July 2006, 11:38 AM
Cool thread, here is mine
2h, tablet, Photoshop and airbrush tool

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