TOPIC SUGGESTIONS


#1

hi y’all,

I visit conceptart.org quite often lately, just for their Daily Sketch Group section. They have a bot running which posts a new topic every day. You can interpret the subject the way you like and draw it accordingly. Quite popular there.

However their bot died and it seems no efforts are made to repair it. New topics are posted a few times by hand but not that consequent.

Anyone feel like adding something similar as a sub section to the 2d wip forum of CGTalk would be cool? I’d certainly join in :slight_smile: only downside is that it’s like stealing their idea, but well, if they don’t repair it, I consider it kind of their fault.

anyone interested?


#2

Something like this?
The Fundamentals: Draw 15 Strong Outline Poses

The FUNDAMENTALS: Hands

If this is what you have in ming I could revive this concept.
-R


#3

can’t access the last one, must be moderator only :slight_smile:

umm yea something like this but the power of the DSG’s are that they only last one day so you are forced to finish something quick, and you stay away from details. Just your interpretation/imagination and colors and proportion stuff. Not ready? never mind, submit and move on.

Also the topics are randomly chosen from a list which don’t have anything to do with each other which makes it fun to keep participating. Also the topics are quite broad, like “being of light”, or “war insect” or whatever.

but anyway thanks for the link, I never saw it, I’ll definitely give it a try :slight_smile:

[edit] I just saw that I didn’t miss it at all since I actually replied but well, I forgot about it and I wasn’t into drawing yet back then I guess :slight_smile:


#4

Hey, im in for that but don’t make it to early cause i will be sleeping then!

why don’t you just make a poll ?


#5

Good idea!
-R


#6

Yes I saw this in conceptart.com a few days ago and i thought it was a great idea.
I think they give the idea out every day at a certain time and then everyone has 24 hours to submit their work… I wanted to do it but I didnt realize they didnt have it anymore… hm yey lets do that here too!


#7

Sounds interesting, even though it’s been quiet lately the “Speed Modelling” forum has thrown out some really cool stuff, I suppose this could be sort of similar, but 2d.

/noob 2p worth


#8

Ok Ill start the ball rolling.

Guys please feel free to start suggesting topics/ rules
for the speed 2d challenges.

-R


#9

Wow that sounds really cool. Another way to get motivated and keep on developing skills. Im in like sin


#10

Originally posted by RobertoOrtiz
[B]Ok Ill start the ball rolling.

Guys please feel free to start suggesting topics/ rules
for the speed 2d challenges.

-R [/B]

Topic ideas:

  • Body parts. (It’s been done, but it can be redone. Always useful.)
  • Waiting for the loo
  • Santa’s brother
  • Assasin
  • Shiny!
  • Freefall
  • Come back!
  • The last one
  • It’s full of…
  • Unlikely fishing spot
  • Game over. Continue?

Rule ideas:

  • Hour limit?
  • No bigger than 640x480
  • Different mediums?
  • Winner gets a trained killer Axolotl

Mmmmyep.


#11

If you make a default sticky thread, and everyone who reply’s on that automaticly recieves an email if there’s a new post, so you will be notified when somebody posts a new drawing training.

And for the speed drawing, i hate this… i don’t learn from it, you can better organize a “subject drawing” that lasts all day, @ the end of the day everyone post there results and voilla youre learning!

this is more efficcient then speed drawing…

peace - galo


#12

Topic ideas:

  • Almost over
  • In the distance
  • Metal feelings
  • Down
  • Nowhere man
  • Whack a bot
  • It wasn’t me
  • Hit the fan
  • Tricks of the trade
  • Dimple dotted
  • nerve endings
  • Happy girl
  • Fire bug
  • Reason treason
  • Stone days
  • Graffiti Machine
  • As I lay dying
  • Groove marine
  • Sinking city
  • Limb revolution
  • Dark wheels
  • Failling hopper
  • Blackholed
  • Raging beast
  • Smile hard

Rule ideas:

  • 1 day limit?
  • No bigger than 640x480 (agreed)

#13

ehheh, cool idea’s guys.

I’d prefer just a day time limit, nothing about hours or something.

okay, topics, the fun part :beer:

ripped:

highwayman
leviathan
behemoth
two headed monstrosities
the river styx
pursuit vehicle/land
evil alter ego
spellshop
robot holiday
biplane jet
underground city
unpopular carebears
future arcade

Misc
Venom of the Abyss
Deadly Dreams
Costume design: Ever-changing Uniform

Character
The Assassin Who Looses Death
The Despicable Architect That Made the Stronghold of Desire
The Astral Inventor
The Benevolent Grand Jester
The Cowardly Blessed Knight
The Caring Frozen Youth of Always and Beauty
The Deadly Teacher
The Single Terrible Adventurer Mothered by Enchantments
Sultan of Time and Importance

Environment
Boiling Wilderness of Suffering
Dry Kingdoms
Outland of Chaos
Forgotten Domain of the Gluttonous

themes
revelations (last chapter of the bible)
what if… (hitler won, napoleon won, apes conquered this world, etc)

:beer: keep it coming guys, sounds very good


#14

just a days limit please , hour limit is lame.

keep em coming ,


#15
  • When balloon animals attack!
  • Behind door number 3
  • Breakfast is served
  • Alice in wonderland
  • Grief
  • Waiting room
  • My pants!
  • Opposites attract

#16

-bounce bounce!
-sleeping beauty
-team work
-new limbs
-elite
-it’s empty…

If there is ever a list made, maybe those could be added. I imagine a massive list could be made if lots of people contributed a few cool ideas.


#17

OK this is how I want to Implement this:

  • I was thinking of callin the thread: THE DAILY GRIND: Today’s topic ******

  • 640 x 480

  • One day to do the sketch on any medium. Even photos are acceptable.

  • Only final pieces can be posted on the thread

  • The topics will be posted every day M-F @ 10:00 am US EST on the 2d forum

  • The topics will be picked from the list on this thread ( and the author will be given credit). So guys keep them coming.

  • Ill post ANOTHER thread to quantify and track WHO has participated the most on these threads. Maybe we can give some sort of online “medals” to the person who has participated the most on the sessions.

-R


#18

Originally posted by RobertoOrtiz
[B]OK this is how I want to Implement this:

  • 640 x 480

  • One day to do the sketch on any medium. Even photos are acceptable.

  • Only final pieces can be posted on the thread

  • The topics will be posted every day M-F @ 10:00 am US EST on the 2d forum

  • The topics will be picked from the list on this thread ( and the author will be given credit).
    So guys keep them coming.

-R [/B]

Photos are acceptable? how does that work?


#19

Good point…
I am taking out the Photo rule…

Any more ideas?

-R


#20

Sounds good, Roberto. If you need some more topic suggestions, I’d point you to Sijun.com’s “500 list,” which was put together a few years ago.

http://forums.sijun.com/viewtopic.php?t=33489

I’ll try to participate in these as much as possible.

Oh, and for the size limits… I’d say 650x650 max resolution. Just to accomodate different aspect ratios without squeezing them down into miniscule sizes… If not, 640x480 is fine.