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07-11-2008, 01:08 PM

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07-11-2008, 11:25 PM
Hello again people...

07-12-2008, 12:49 AM
Gimp. Used the first page of results on Google image for refs. Not sure how long - 2-3 hours maybe?

07-12-2008, 04:23 AM
I did this one in about 30 minutes in Photoshop.

Shalpin, I really like that one!

07-12-2008, 12:50 PM
awesome work nathan,love this kinda treatment,nice lighting works on it!

07-12-2008, 01:54 PM
pencil/ps. 1,5 hours. expression inspired by a person recently accepted to VGIK

07-12-2008, 06:30 PM
How about a Hellgirl? 3 hours in Painter, I'm slow :( But I'm hoping that by doing these daily sketches regularly I'll improve.

07-12-2008, 07:47 PM
40 minutes PS.......reference from the scene in the first movie.

07-13-2008, 07:46 AM
How about a Hellgirl? 3 hours in Painter, I'm slow :( But I'm hoping that by doing these daily sketches regularly I'll improve.

Great idea! But the implementation has got a lot of issues...
1. Black eyes make the character look like a dead body.
2. No need to waste time doing everything THAT smooth - it looks... dull and have nothing to do with photographic picture.
3. Skull structure and it's perspective are wrong.
4. Teeth are red.
5. The nature of lightning on the head and on the body differ.
6. Eyelids are really massive.
Ok, I stop here. Because I myself draw really bad(, oh, and my language is like that too

07-13-2008, 02:11 PM
Thank you for your input, chintoi.

I don't even think the idea is that great though,
see :P

And the execution of the idea was bad, but no worries. Participating in the DSF regularly sounds like good practice to me, and with the help from others it's a good means of improving my art.

07-13-2008, 08:06 PM
for fun and practice, i can't miss this one- i love this character by mignola(ref (,

30 minutes in CS2.

07-13-2008, 10:16 PM

40 minutes in Painter. Used the old movie poster as ref.

07-13-2008, 10:50 PM
Some really awesome entries...the DSF has been rollin' lately :)

07-14-2008, 03:55 AM
Awesome Daniel!

07-14-2008, 02:27 PM
2hr Photoshop (

07-14-2008, 02:30 PM
Whoa, Nathaniel, superb!!

35 mins:

07-16-2008, 10:42 AM
heres my contribution,2 and a half hours done in cs3.
*ps:i have made changes on the shoulder base on the feedback given by jpedro,thanks for the comments:)

07-16-2008, 11:24 PM
cool dynamic pose michael.

i think on his right side, the pectoralis and the way it connects to the shoulder and then the transition from shoulder to the upper arm look a bit off. it works much better on the "gun side", where shoulder anatomy is rendered really well.

still cool picture, and love the rimlights!

07-17-2008, 12:19 AM
hi jpedro- thanks alot for the comment,i might rework alil bit on the part which u have mentioned,thanks again:)

07-17-2008, 02:40 AM
This took me two an a half hours and was painted in photoshop. My first posted piece! Let me know what you think.

07-17-2008, 05:01 AM
htdog, it is too dark. Or my display plays a trick.

07-17-2008, 06:21 AM
Try the new link. I brought up the brightness and contrast. I have a new display and it is not calibrated, so it may be brighter to me. But overall, I wanted the peice to be dark.

07-17-2008, 08:36 AM
awesome works here...
this is mine
60 min...

07-17-2008, 09:48 AM
awesome michael!and your welcome, :thumbsup:

07-17-2008, 01:53 PM
I just had to try it as well,

nathaniel's and michael's are awsome...

mine's a bit skinny but i kinda liked him like that :)

07-18-2008, 04:50 PM
2h photoshop

lots of errors...

07-18-2008, 05:03 PM
Too hot in this thread.
So, here is mine Hellboy. 4,5hr - PS

07-18-2008, 08:27 PM
This is my version of Hellboy
It took me 47 min on Photoshop

07-28-2008, 03:11 PM
Hi Guys,
second post for me (and probably too late for this dsf thread).
Definitely not finished, but I already spent more than 6 hours on him so I guess I have to let him go now. Done in 61/2hours with Gimp & a wacom using this ref ( (

07-29-2008, 06:50 AM
i can't do more (i haven't time), is only a draft :drool:

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