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11 November 2010, 02:55 PM
"The Black Wall"

You have 60 mn for 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.
You may post a drawing at ANY TIME, but if you wish to be eligible for the Sketch of the Week, it must be finished at least a week after the topic has been posted.
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Post only your FINAL piece on this thread, based on the topic on the thread.
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All Drawings can be done on any medium.
If you wish, you can add a brief text description about your piece.
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The artist also has to post total length of time it took and program used.
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11 November 2010, 09:09 PM
Hi there.
Did this one in 54min. with PS.


11 November 2010, 09:38 PM
Wow that is a great drawing...
olilotz could you tell us a bit more about it, and about yourself?

11 November 2010, 11:20 PM
very nice olilotz
PS 30 min

11 November 2010, 02:10 AM
60 min GIMP:

1:30 GIMP:

11 November 2010, 04:28 AM
Great entries. Here's a different kind of wall... 65 min - Photoshop

11 November 2010, 04:51 AM
olilotz that is gorgeous. your mind wanders within that picture :)

grantman - very very cool idea. very haunting... i want to be listening to Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald by Gordon Lightfoot... its very fitting. great job on the ship!

34mn PS

11 November 2010, 12:09 PM
Wow! Nice atmosphere and great compositon Grant Man! Great entries everybody!

Thanks for the compliments guys. Keeps me going.
@Roberto Ortiz: The pic shows some kind of a barricade. Made of futuistic black material (like obsidian stone). I came up with the idea to position this wall in a icey mountain area. To make the color pop from the mainly white ice blocks.

About me: I'm trying to find a job in the gaming / entertainment industry. After working as a webdesigner and freelance artist for 9 years. The job doesn't thrill me anymore.
But to get into that business seems a lot harder than i thought. I see so much good people here and some of them are a lot better then me.

So i have to try harder and keep going.

Regards Oli

11 November 2010, 02:16 PM
(37min) (cv)

Olilotz, very neat, classic concept style, too! I always find that impressive. :arteest:
Auria, pfff...naturally! :cool:
Grantman, very impressive and nicely detailed one! :thumbsup:

11 November 2010, 07:21 PM
Cool work people! It's always, a pleasure to see such a high level of sketching.

Here's my attempt on the topic... Still feel rushed when making these sketches but my process is improving...

56mins photoshop (

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11 November 2010, 07:50 PM
@ Auria - Thank you... That song would be quite fitting indeed. I was actually inspired to do this while tossing ideas around in my head (quite unsuccessfully I might add) when a Jameson Irish Whiskey commercial came on where he loses a barrel of whiskey during a storm at sea, and inspiration struck. :)

@ Olilotz - Appreciate the comment. I've noticed the high quality of your sketches this past week since I've been back on CGTalk. You've got skills. Best of luck breaking into the entertainment industry. I've only been freelancing for 2.5 years, but it's definitely not an easy thing to do so congrats on 9 successful years on your own.

@ Taron - Thanks! Love the baby seal, composition, and lighting on yours. Great portfolio as well.

11 November 2010, 09:06 PM
great round!

great work and good interpretation of the topic ;)

looks great!

good work! like that face of the seal, very cute ;)

good idea with the black-cloud-wall :)

heres mine ~45min tryin to get someevil mood goin

11 November 2010, 08:18 PM

Painter 60 MN

11 November 2010, 08:55 AM
60 mins photoshop. A massive great submarine with a blown tower.

11 November 2010, 12:36 PM
Some great interpretations here, guys!

I missed this forum. :)
PS, 45 min.

Ref from the Gaza Strip barrier (

11 November 2010, 04:19 AM
an hour in photoshop. It has been 4-5 years since I've touched my wacom and PS, so I downloaded some texture brushes to play with and this is what I came up with. Everyone's DS's are so inspiring to look at!

11 November 2010, 02:15 AM
Lost track of time...1:30.

11 November 2010, 07:39 PM
Hi, everyone,

I am back from business trip and amazed how my drawing style went lazy:-(

You all have done amazing pieces, I am always looking forward to see your work.

Mine - less than 50 mins, PS

11 November 2010, 02:54 AM
Sigh, i dont know why nothing i do seems to have any form or contrast or depth, maybe i rely on opacity too much

11 November 2010, 05:29 PM
Shadow, for some reason, I can't see your pic. Without seeing it, I would suggest a good rule to follow is to state your subject matter initially using no more than three values. At that point, if your image works on a basic graphic level than it will work when you begin to add nuances with various opacities as you refine it.

This method also increases speed because you have a blue print establish to work from. Starting out with a mega number of values has a tendency to muddle a piece if you're not careful.

Hope this helps.

11 November 2010, 06:12 PM
Hey just wondering if you can see it now, i went to edit it and the image link code was completely gone, went to the origin website and when i came back the picture was there again. Weird.

Thanks for the advice, i actually tried that with this one, i started with 3 solid greens ...but then somewhere within that i got lost.

11 November 2010, 06:23 PM
Shadowplay, still can't see yours!

11 November 2010, 06:54 PM

11 November 2010, 07:54 PM
55 min, PS.

11 November 2010, 01:56 AM
very nice works :)

not really black but i haven''t done any 3D in a good while so here it is anyways

~25mn including render, modeling and some quick PS

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