View Full Version : SPEEDPAINTING CHALLENGE nr3!!!!!
08-08-2004, 04:40 PM
So let 'er rrrrip!
Today the challenge is to design a street from 2857 year. I want you to let your imagination flow here, it can be ANYTHING... it can be "ordinary" vertical city with lots of hovercrafts, it can be streets covered with ice, cause another ice age has come ;).... it can be a street totally devastated from a nuclear blast, filled with strange monsters... it can be a nice, quiet suburb street that has a sign - GREEN ALIENS ONLY covered with red spray paint, on which green aliens live their happy life far away from their home planet, where they were cast away from... It can a street on a space station, it can be street on a mothership... It can be street INSIDE the giant tree, totally mechanized...
These are just ideas from a top of my head... you can come up with your own idea. :D Top of my head... you dont want me to go that road again, lads... My shrink told me, that I shouldn't NEVER go taht road again... :D :P :crazy: :crazy: :ufo:
Deadline as usual - 12:00 GMT + 00:00 next sunday, that is 15th August.... man the time flies... :(
08-08-2004, 06:16 PM
Great topic, as always. Onto the concept! :)
08-08-2004, 06:37 PM
08-08-2004, 06:41 PM
argh..enviroment-topic...hmmm ok i still have to learn more about enviroments...lets GO !!!! :D
08-08-2004, 06:46 PM
Just started the concept, but the deadline seems a bit tight for me, for an environment project. :( There is waaaay too much cool stuff you can do...
08-08-2004, 06:48 PM
Here, as the topic is more demanding and need for details is great, you can take your time with it. :) Three days is too much, though... :) :D ;)
08-08-2004, 06:50 PM
JUST speedpainting??? :( :mad:
08-08-2004, 07:43 PM
OK, consider the name as .... official, but take your time :). not JUST speedpainting.
08-08-2004, 08:02 PM
I just say "Daily Sketch Group at Conceptart.org" :D they dont care if you make your pic in 10mins or 5 hours...but it have to be done in ONE day..so i thing we could call this Challenges "Weekly Paint Group" and all have to be done in one week..couldnt we ?
08-08-2004, 09:16 PM
Yeah, would be ok I think. :)
08-08-2004, 10:33 PM
10h is pretty fast for a painting. if you check out the 2d painting tutorials on 3dtotal you'll see some tutorials on paintings that took 30h and more.
Michael I love 2d painting challenges idea (btw I am Michael too :D ). But my 2d skill sux, so i won't post any image :( . But I think that if you add some info about your challenges on 3D Total main page they could be much more popular. It's just a little sugestion.
P.S Forgive me my any English mistakes.:o
P.S I will try to use 3D Total painting tutorials to incrase my painting level, so maybe next time I will join.
08-08-2004, 11:50 PM
Cool topic, even though I haven't designed a single enviroment in my whole life. Speedpainting challenges IS learning, right?! :D
Yep, I think this thing should be done in one single day. 3 days is too much, even if it means 15 minutes every day. Learning to paint a *good* image without taking brakes to freshen the eyes is the thing speedpainting teaches and it's one of the greatest skills to have. We fight 'painting blindness' here. ;)
Vego --> Man, don't hesitate to post your picture here! No matter what your skill level is, entering the challenge will be way healthier for your skills than reading 10+ tutorials. You'll get some suggestions, tips, crits here to help you improve. besides, this is simply for the fun. :)
It's not wether you win, it's wether you participate!
Anxious to see the entries. :D
09-08-2004, 01:55 AM
Vego - we all here to learn, no matter how our skills are. Please, don't be affraid to post your work here.
Speedpainting it's mainly about impression. It teaches to paint the impession that is in your head onto the medium, to catch a mood, general idea, lighting. The environments are very tricky, they are more complicated than characters. And more time consuming in my point of view. Still - every artist should learn how to sketch good ( I loove art by Craig Mullins, he's great in sketching ) and fast, that's why it's SPEED in the title. But I won't disqualify a person, that spent 3 days on the work. That person should push itself to work quicker, though. That's what this challenges are about. And what Insect wrote, of course :) :D
The most important thing is... HAVE FUN! :D
EDIT - right now the challenges are about speed, BUT I plan to do a couple of challenges that you can work thru whole the week. So for now - please push yourself to work as fast as you can.it really helps and is vital.
09-08-2004, 02:41 AM
Thats true..it seems that everybody have to get faster and faster if they want to survive in the Concept-Art business :(....hmmm
09-08-2004, 03:29 AM
Yeah, well... :dunno:
That's the way the world goes; everything gets faster... but I dont bother... :)
09-08-2004, 03:45 AM
I'll join this one...maily because I found only now the speed painting forum :crazy: :mad:
09-08-2004, 03:47 AM
Haha! :haha: :D
Well, I'm glad that the Speedpainting Challgenges made it to the frontpage now! :)
09-08-2004, 05:47 AM
First entry: 2h and about 30 min
 oops, I uploaded the wrong version :mad: 
09-08-2004, 06:00 AM
Sorry for that :hurt: (i'm stupid)
09-08-2004, 12:28 PM
David, Cool, first entry:D !! remind me a Day after tomorrow.
man, I really love speedpaint, it just that theres a thing can be learn so much in this type of painting. and doing a speed paint daily will gain much a paint skill than doing many tutorial. ( I have to agree with you, insect:D )
keep 'm come, all!!!:D :D
09-08-2004, 12:58 PM
Nice one, David. I really like the mood and atmosphere. I would add more buildings to it. :) Good one :D
09-08-2004, 03:09 PM
I would have added more buildings too, only if they were easy to made/paint :D
09-08-2004, 05:30 PM
Well ill join this one, like the conecpt and all of it already have one idea ^^. A quick question i will use originall pencils and stuff here no Cg at all i hope this is ok aight ?
09-08-2004, 05:34 PM
Second entry: took about 2h 30min (yeah, just like the other one:D ) lots of distractions :cry:
09-08-2004, 05:57 PM
Non cg is all right, as well, I reckon. :)
The first entry is great David! The second needs a bit more work, in my opinion. :)
09-08-2004, 06:01 PM
well, I wanted it to look like a sketch or a concept...I'll do better with the next one (if there is time for the next one)
09-08-2004, 06:50 PM
If you want it to look like a concept try to show outlines and guides. Than block rough shadows. For concept a non-opacity based brush works better. :)
09-08-2004, 07:57 PM
I'll try that in the future
09-08-2004, 11:33 PM
I'll join this one too.
3dsmaxler (german, but not germany)
10-08-2004, 12:02 AM
Hey David, just noticed your hobby. :haha:
Don't worry, I have the same problem. ;)
10-08-2004, 12:06 AM
LOL, we should make an organization...and maybe attack a city :D
10-08-2004, 04:30 PM
Jo. Here is it. My interdimensional-door street with an Futurama-Tube *lol*. I'm not very happy with it. I think for that that i'm 13, its good.
10-08-2004, 04:36 PM
Of course! But try vanishing-point perspectieve the next time. :)
10-08-2004, 08:17 PM
I decided to do a concept. :)
Pencils, technical pens, markers and acrylics. :)
10-08-2004, 08:19 PM
10-08-2004, 08:51 PM
Cool!!! VP-View? Ok, i'll think about it next time. With what programs do you make 2ds? I love Painter and Photoshop.
10-08-2004, 09:52 PM
I usually block the main colors with Photoshop and then paint the details with painter. (Digital Airbrush + Just add water works great!)
Yea, Try Vanishing Point P. It can add a lot of realism.
11-08-2004, 12:37 AM
Thx for the tipp. I'm loving it. *loool*
11-08-2004, 01:43 AM
3dmaxler - yeah, it would use a Vp perspective here. It doesn't show us much of a city street. Try to change a point of view here :)
TheOne - WOW, what an improvement! Great job! Look realy like a marker job. Now try to come up with the whole street view :)
11-08-2004, 03:04 AM
Can't you count that as a complete street? :p
I am still learning, so I stick to simple things... I almost never finish big projects, if they don't turn out how I want.
11-08-2004, 03:22 AM
Well I just drew this up in a couple of hours, going to paint it now
11-08-2004, 03:52 AM
Looks good so far. but a couple of hours seems pretty long! :eek:
Also, there are some flaws in the perspetive, don't worry tho, the perspective in my drawings isnt flawless as well.
Nice work anyway, can't wait to see it finished. :)
And I hope you don't mind that I am always pointy. :D
11-08-2004, 06:33 AM
my perceptive wrong? all inclined planes go off to false viewpoints.. I drew this from a ground plan so there arent any colision of space, could you be more specfic please?
11-08-2004, 02:40 PM
I really don't want to bother you being pointy. :blah:
But here you go:
1: The two lower curves seem a bit out of perspective. The top curve is good.
2: This area looks strange. I think the roof should be rounded off a bit more.
3. If line b doesn't vanish to the right vpoint then line a can't vanish to the left vpoint, unless your building doesn't have 90° angles.
That's all. It's really good tho! :)
11-08-2004, 02:43 PM
Just as always. :mad:
11-08-2004, 02:54 PM
Yeah. I can't wait too. I would draw some Hovercrafts or something else onto the streets, cause it would look a little bit empty.
So i ll wait......
11-08-2004, 03:30 PM
actaully line B is actaully inclined, unforently I drew the base to the same false VP and the builing looks on a different angle, hah I marked to many points on my board and kept not looking where they were getting marked ha
I have no Idea whats wrong with number 3 there
11-08-2004, 03:35 PM
Accidentaly I did the numbers the wrong way. 3 is supposed to b1 and wise versa.
Hey One I like your bridge.
And Scroll, Lookin' forward to seeing your finished piece.
I've put up my work in progress, it's kinda bare and I do know there are one or two flaws.
Time so far: 40mins
Package used: Photoshop
11-08-2004, 09:09 PM
Wow nice! There are some buildings that are a bit lopsided. Very good work tho! Will you color it using the cell shading method or will you paint it? :)
Probably keep with the cel shading, keep it simple!
11-08-2004, 09:29 PM
Yep, right. :) Can't wait to see it finsihed. :)
12-08-2004, 12:52 AM
Cool. You all got great ideas. Woooowwww!!!!! TheOne your mothertounge is german, isn't it? Then I would have someone who with i can speak german *lol*. But, english is the best language ever.
12-08-2004, 12:57 AM
Yep, that's right. That's why I am not that good at english. :D
12-08-2004, 08:23 AM
Howdy, nice idea, this speed-paintin'
I decided to give it a go, I know it isn't very good...
but I am also a horrible painter :p hopefully you can
a street of the future in an 80's animated series, yes,
it is Cybertron (or supposed to be anyway), with...uh....
teenage mutant ... ninja turtles....
3 hours all in all
I thought maybe if I used watercolor PENCILS,
then maybe it would look better, but alas...it did not lol
the rest done in MS Paint and ...uh...freaking Paintshop Pro 7...
ok, well anyway, here's my noobish entry :D
Can't wait to see some of these :)
good luck, all
I got to work on the shadows lastnight.
Next up is some detail!
Time so far: 1h 40min
12-08-2004, 03:30 PM
@ Funky Bunnies: Nice, but dont mess you paintings up with paint.
@ ROB: Nice indeed! Can't believe thats all PSP. :eek:
Very good, keep it going!
12-08-2004, 05:56 PM
ROB, looks really nice, how did you make those shadows, did you all paint them by hand?
12-08-2004, 06:11 PM
Seems so. For vector forms they arent exact enough. They look good tho!
Yes Argalius the shadows were done by hand. They took me a while to do, but having a graphics tablet helps. Once I decided where the light was coming from made it easier to place the shadows, although that came after I drew about a third of the shadows! :dunno:
12-08-2004, 08:24 PM
It bears a striking resemblance to greeble, toon shader, direct target light.
I would agree myself because greeble was used as a reference point, but thats as far as it goes, no lights were involved.
Anyways, did some block colouring, started detail on the buildings and added some fog.
Time so far: 2h 40min
13-08-2004, 12:58 AM
Looks good. But don't overdo it. Just a bit color and that's it. But already a great work. Simple, digital, futuristic.
keep it up
ok, I think I might be done now!
Total time: 5h 10mins
13-08-2004, 09:50 PM
ROB - hmm... looks good.... I would also consider colouring it... adding some lights to windows - even if they are really tiny... But yeah - it could be easily overdone, since the distance to the city is great... maybe some hovercrafts?
I'm just thinking here, you don't have to apply any of my ideas, these are just ideas. ;)
14-08-2004, 12:57 AM
Great. Color and some Windowreflecs. That's it. Great Job man. I would like to see something like an Vessel (Hovercraft,...) landing area.
14-08-2004, 02:22 PM
nice entry so far all:), .I enjoyed the time when doing this challenge, hope you all too. here's mine with total time about 3 hour and 45 minute, done only in photoshop. hope you all like it, good luck for all of you and hope to see more before the deadline coming.;)
14-08-2004, 02:47 PM
ONly Ps?! Wow. Looks really great. Cool work. But something........I don't know. Very very gooooooooddddddd.
15-08-2004, 02:57 AM
Liked the challenge and put this together in photoshop.
Time taken: about 3h
15-08-2004, 03:20 AM
Nice. Some warmer or stronger colors would be good tho. :)
muhaha... I am a 3d guy... but just to challenge my brain for once, I decided to give this thing called '2d' a try :P
It's noobie stuff, but this is what I came up with after 50 minutes of messing around with photoshop 7.
(oh yeah, the big round-ish yellow thing is supposed to be a fire in the middle of the street... just so you know ;))
= to Androgs: VERY NICE! I have nothing but respect for that little piece of art ;)
15-08-2004, 03:05 PM
These works are all coolish and not foolish *lol*. Really good work all. I'm getting jealous.
I'm very interested who will be the winner.
15-08-2004, 07:51 PM
So deadline has passed. Nice entries, guys. Good work.
Now.... TIME TO VOTE!
Voting ends on 18th August.
15-08-2004, 10:56 PM
Ok here we go ^^ (sorry that i wasnt able to post something ^^)
1.Androgs (for the strong mood in his last pic)
2.David Ciprian (For the freezing good atmosphere on his first pic)
3.TheOne (for his clean technical design)
16-08-2004, 12:25 AM
Good work all.
1. Androgs for his great atmosphere and city that seems to be "out of nothing"
2. ROB for his good looking and very clean work (i missed some color)
3. DAvid Ciprian for the 2 pics that make me feel like in winter.
4. TheOne clean and great work, but i think we all missed the rest of the street.
:D cu in the next challenge:D
16-08-2004, 12:29 AM
Sorry, I didnt have much time. :(
1. Androgs (Wow! Good work mate!)
2. David Caprian
I vote for
i) Androgs - good use of colour
ii) TheOne - nice clean concept piece
iii) David Ciprian - real moody enviroments
Keep up the good work!
17-08-2004, 01:54 AM
XD the next speed paint better be something about animals. I really like Rob's and Androg's.
17-08-2004, 11:25 AM
Thanks for the comment for my works all!!:o
ok, here's my votes:)
1. David Ciprian (for the first snow building, its cool one)
Happy voting and see you in next challenges.:)
18-08-2004, 12:07 PM
Awesome works everyone. So sad I couldn't come up with anything...
1. ROB - interesting rendering style + nice and clean.
2. TheOne - man... You're improving in light speed.
3. David Ciprian - Very nice foggy athmostphere, love the specularity on the building.
Can't wait to take a peak at what the next one's about. :)
18-08-2004, 12:40 PM
good job guys
19-08-2004, 02:40 AM
First - thank you ALL for participating. You are ALL great, and as the sign on the Alamo Dome says - you are ALL winners. :) ;) ( 10 points for the guy that guesses where is the quote from ).
1.Androgs - 12 points.
2.DAvid Ciprian - 10 points
3.ROB - 7 points and ex equo TheOne - 7 points
Look up the next come on Sunday. :)
19-08-2004, 09:34 PM
Good luck on the next one!
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