CgTalk Daily Sketch 29 : "The Stand"

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  07 July 2004
CgTalk Daily Sketch 29 : "The Stand"

Today's topic:

"The Stand" by ROR
>>Link<<The Stand
Posted July 2nd 12:00 US EST

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Last edited by RobertoOrtiz : 07 July 2004 at 03:43 PM.
  07 July 2004
THE STAND: I guess this means Stephen King's The Stand, right? From what I remember, there was an old lady in a rocking chair that was the center of attention. About 15 minutes; Illustrator & PS:

Ya know, what with the rocking chair, it should be called THE SIT. Lol!

Last edited by nilk narf : 07 July 2004 at 05:22 PM.
  07 July 2004
Randall Flagg

of Randall Flagg from

"What is Randall Flagg?
We know that Flagg is not quite human; both Roland and Peter believe him some kind of demon, one who shed “some stinking black fluid—most assuredly not blood” when injured. Flagg appears to be ageless, having lived for more years than we can grasp. He’s capable of magic, levitating, changing people into other forms. He can read and influence minds. He is evil, but he is not the devil. It’s quite possible he is a servant of chaos, a “minion of the Tower.” What is Randall Flagg? Ah, that’s an interesting question."

this is sort of what I based my interpretation off of...

mb 2 and half or less wacom, photoshop, and mouse.

  07 July 2004
Here is another style I am experimenting with, any crits would be welcomed, about 2 h, PS and wacom.

  07 July 2004
I don't know if I did that right.. I only read that veeeery short one paragraph summary of this book... but anyways, i made that in 30 min i think or 45 in photoshop cs w/ tablet

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  07 July 2004
Not many posts today. But Im not one to talk having not submitted any sketchs for the last two or three days.

Anyway, Im not familiar with the book so I just did the first thing that came to mind. 10 minute sketch. 30 minutes coloring.

"Little Jimmy quickly discovered that providing cups was a vital ingredient to a profitable Lemonade Stand."
"Have you ever just stared at it.......Marveled at its bee yooty?"
  07 July 2004

photoshop find edges fun / 15mins

PaemrI: I can see that you are on to something with the style...I don't totally like the black line work defining shapes so overtly (e.g. the boots and the center character's right arm)...although it seems to work pretty well for the figure on the couch, perhaps a finer brush for lines and more directed use of shading to define shapes will set it off?? Good work

BTW: I notice Ballistic have opened orders for D’ARTISTE on their site...i can't wait for this one!!

Last edited by drawMonger : 07 July 2004 at 07:47 AM.
  07 July 2004
Yeah, sorry about the poor picture quality. I've been trying to work on my composition abilities and wasn't too worried about overall lines or colour or giving it the 'finished touch'. Just hope I'm going in the right direction with my compositional skills.

Anywho. It didn't even cross my mind that it was the title of a book. I just thought of two cowboys making a stand at sunset. approx 2hrs on Painter.

  07 July 2004
Thank you for your comments and critique drawMonger! Advice taken!
  07 July 2004
That's exactly how I imagined it too Ladycrowe.
  07 July 2004
microphone stand designed for the music group KoRn by H.R. Giger

my impression:

photoshop 45 min.

My sanity is hanging by a thread
  07 July 2004
sorry double post... got a timeout
My sanity is hanging by a thread
  07 July 2004

Well, I read a plot synopsis that mentioned something about tracking down the evil guys in Vegas. The devil in vegas could be a cool image!

Unfortunately, started the sketch, and got trapped in it.

Photshop 7.0 & Wacom tablet,
Probably at least three hours before I managed to escape (and still not what I wanted)
Used photo references to try to get a vague Vegas-y feel. Bleh.
  07 July 2004
Originally Posted by ladycrowe: Yeah, sorry about the poor picture quality. I've been trying to work on my composition abilities and wasn't too worried about overall lines or colour or giving it the 'finished touch'. Just hope I'm going in the right direction with my compositional skills.

It's a good start, especially trying to think about composition, which is the most important step. Here are some resources about the Golden mean, or Golden Section, which is a mathmatical constant proportion in all of nature, that the human eye typically finds most appealing. On your next one, try incorporating the Golden mean into your work. Mostly it comes down to not putting the horizon right in the middle of the picture, it's better to put it higher or lower on the image, and that same idea transfers to other parts of the image.

Fibonacci Numbers and The Golden Section in Art, Architecture and Music

Mathsoft Constants
  07 July 2004
thanks for the links dargon

here is a link to Steven Stahlberg's the tutorials section there is an essay on composition that I found to be a good read (the page is framed so can not link direct)
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