CgTalk Daily Sketch 217 "paint it black!"


[b]“paint it black!”


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Coming Soon: MATTE WARS (Paint a Matte painting in one day)

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As black as I could get. :wink:
I hope my monitor isnt calibrated too bad otherwise this probably will look very strange.

45 min photoshop


Cool beans doomDragon. I don’t think your monitor is calibrated too poorly because I can see it… or both of or monitors are calibarated poorly.That picture is very EMO! :cry: Somehow I think this thread might become “teenage angst” rather than paint it black.

Anyways here is mine, I thought I’d just do the pencil sketch today and add some shadows to highlight the “black”. This will be my last Daily Sketch post for a while so goodbye everybody! I’m going back to to school tommorrow! Man, home is good but boring!

Painter 40 minutes


2 hours /painter


yeah, it’s a stupid ideaR, but hey, it’s my first post here :slight_smile:

40 min , Flash MX


Fridayeve, your painting looks amazing!




Sir Patroclo


hey friday that’s awesome!

Nice to see you back here Sir Patroclo!


Hey Roberto, I’m glad you saw something in my suggestion.
Fridayeve: Wonderful… what a face… it tells a whole story…
Goro: very stilysh! Mine is no match for you (but I’m workin on it :). Here it is:

Sketchbook Pro and some Photoshop, 1 hr.


Hey, so this is my first ‘painterish’ style - I used ref tho for colour: 1hr PS

Oh yeah and the guy seems to be stenciling with no stencil…hmm

(can you name the film that is being stenciled?)


this is my first submission, I used it as an excuse to try alias sketchbook pro trial. I think ill stick to photoshop. aprx. 30minutes


Tried to keep the pic open for different interpretations, hope you still like it :slight_smile:

Painter, 1.5 hours.


Photoshop, 1½hr and my first post at daily sketch. Hope to keep’em coming :slight_smile:


Hey all…

There is no place for color in the world of darkness… a little darkling called a Darky gets a lesson.
180 min / Photoshop 6

Goro: lovely stylized image AND… i like bamboo.
Digital_embryo: Good one :smiley:
Fridayeve: Looking good again.


ok finally…btw the one above me…WOW!


Wish I had more time but I am barely keeping awake…

OpenCanvas/~45 mins

BTW… awsome one Goro!


one more before i satrt drinkin;)


Wow FridayEve! Thats incredible!!
Great movement and “light” Sir Patroclo!
Very Inventive, Goro!
Kudos to everybody, they’re all great!
4 min artrage

ps: artrage rocks!


My wife gave me 20 minutes before we have to go to a party…here’s what I came up with in that time. Photoshop CS.


Painter - Wacom - 20min