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  09 September 2004
CgTalk Daily Sketch 88: "The road not taken"

"The road not taken"
By Akocan
Posted Sep 1:40 EST

Welcome to the cgtalk sketch group.

We will try to post one of these topics once a day for your enjoyment.

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  09 September 2004
Hmm.. I must be dumb or something, or just Finnish enough not to get the point of this topic. What does it mean in non-poemic way?
  09 September 2004
2 main ways I see to take it:

1. Walking down a path, it forks (goes in 2 directions) you choose left, it refers to right, the one you didn't take.

2. Same thing, but a metaphor. Choices you've made in life, what things may of been like if you had chosen differently. IE, instead of becoming a 3d Artist, you had become a Doctor... what would that be like?
  09 September 2004

Thanks, Dargon.
  09 September 2004
The road not taken

OpenCanvas, PhotoShop/Wacom/1 Hour and a little

The picture is more a metaphor for a road not taken. Not that I made up a background story for it or anything. I just like to suggest a story with the picture.
"Although all of this remains quite questionable"
[ Strange Behaviour ][ Sketchbook] [ Little Chicken ]
  09 September 2004

Great colors Supervlieg!!

Last edited by adrianis : 09 September 2004 at 01:39 PM.
  09 September 2004
ah a little Robert Frost

Here is my entry 45 min sketch (ended up doing it twice) 15 min color in PS

You can obviously inturpret this subject any way you want but if you are curious where it came from, a famous poem you've probably read before by Robert Frost. Here it is if you wanted to read it.

pretty cool eh? I would think most artists can relate.
Chris Smallfield
Freelance VFX Supervisor / Artist, Berlin
  09 September 2004

Alternate version

10min sketch, 40mins photoshop. This reminded me of beetlyjuice the cartoon.

Last edited by thebigxer : 09 September 2004 at 10:27 PM.
  09 September 2004
I read the Poem by Frost to and let me inspire a bit by it...I tried to work on my coloring a bit more in order to set the general mood instead of sketching it all out before this time, done in Painter 8 in approx 1.5hr...

Supervlieg, I really like your work (again ) colors are awesome...
  09 September 2004
I love it bigxer! I loved the beetlejuice cartoon too. Looks like "Dali : The animated series" to me.

To avoid confusion "Dali : The animated series" isn't a real cartoon, it was just a very bad joke.

Chris Smallfield
Freelance VFX Supervisor / Artist, Berlin
  09 September 2004
i hope this doesn't turn out a double or triple post... its the third time i'm trying to post this... :(
supervlieg_ love the oversaturated colors
PaulZ_ love the mood
csmallfield_ tough path to walk on
the bigxer_ reminds me of sam n max game i like it

ps+wacom 40mins

The road not taken

cottleston pie

Last edited by MadeInUterus : 09 September 2004 at 09:09 PM.
  09 September 2004
here is a actual sketch from me, just doodling around, havnt posted in a whil sence i cant make good colord paintings like u guys ill just keep 2 the black and white

15mins wacom photoshop

if i could do this more serious i would try 2 set the mood of lighting and dark stormy weather for the person struggling in his religous road not taken. (lil story or mood setting for u =P)
Learning everyday! (b.c of this forum!)
  09 September 2004
"here is a actual sketch from me, just doodling around, havnt posted in a whil sence i cant make good colord paintings like u guys ill just keep 2 the black and white "

You should try it anyways, im not great but im making small improvements here and there and practice makes perfect.
  09 September 2004
WOW! All that previous posts are masterpieces! Really great stuff...! Especially that of Supervlieg!

Maybe I ruïn this great thread with my silly work, but I unless post it :

Photoshop 7.0
20 minutes
Idea behind: Lot's of people here have not taken all the roads eccepting that of the '3D world...'.


multidisciplinary creator of films and spaces
• design • image • film • music •

Last edited by Dutchman : 09 September 2004 at 10:01 PM.
  09 September 2004
15 Minutes
Linux / Gimp 1.2.5 / Wacom

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