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07-09-2006, 08:12 PM
hello there... :wave:, hope all is great.
here is the 52nd Speed Painting Challenge, starts today and ends on the 18th of Sept. Monday, 2006.
this topic includes drama, thrill, mood, u name it, its all there. be creative and show your own input, that portrays the topic well.
here u go...Topic: Disaster at sea.
:*poly:...Idea/hint: u can paint a ship, submarine or even a plane, meets a tragedy at sea. or u can bring something from your mind, but it must portray the given topic.
u can start painting and posting, u got time till the 18th of Sept. voting starts after that.
each person can submit upto 3 artworks but kindly do remember to mention your final, votable entry.
all the best... :wave:
07-09-2006, 08:30 PM
Excellent challenge topic! I'm definately in. Time to come up with ideas...
Ferrari 340 History (http://www.ferrari-wiki.com/wiki/Ferrari_340)
07-09-2006, 11:10 PM
Super Awsome! :D
I'll start as soon as possible! :D
09-09-2006, 05:51 AM
Heres my entry. One of my rare atempts at painting. Its an aeroplane with an engine failure in the middle of a very rough sea (hence the size of the wave blocking the horizon). Took about 1.30 hours to complete.
09-09-2006, 11:58 AM
nice entry gordon , nice plane :D and nice topic waheed !
here is my attempt :D 40 min ps7
09-09-2006, 12:26 PM
artecnl: nice scene, especially the water is beautiful
09-09-2006, 01:26 PM
09-09-2006, 06:15 PM
Artecnl -Nice one :)
09-09-2006, 11:30 PM
took about an hour i used a mouse and Painter for painting and photoshop for the details... no refs used.. hope u like it
10-09-2006, 12:07 AM
mine isnt as intense as the rest but it is eerie in its own kind of way...one of my fears and i feel it would be a disaster if you were left at sea alone, and still noone even noticed you were gone....any how here it is took about 25 minutes in photoshop
11-09-2006, 12:56 AM
these are really nice. what i like the most is the variation of style, mood, colors and approach...good work all of u...:).
11-09-2006, 01:21 AM
There seems to be some problem with uploading attachments :( .Has anyone have the same problem??. I'll wait until tomorrow, and then I'll try to post my work, hope the problem will be fixed :(
11-09-2006, 10:15 PM
this topic is great, fitting quite well in an action-oriented, satirical CG-animation series I´m starting to develop at the moment. The Main character is making her way through a fragile and corrupt country by the Caspian Sea, ruled by oil-tycoons, excommunists and warlords.
So I haven´t been idle and spent yesterdays evening in this concept-painting that is staged on an oil rig.
Done in Photoshop CS2
Time: 9 hours and 40 minutes.
Title Sabotage in Block 7
I´ve got the same problems uploading as Lukanus, so I will post the picture here as soon as the 3D-Total-database will be fixed.
Until that You can use this link:
P.S.: Great and eerie entries so far from You guys!
11-09-2006, 10:31 PM
1.Waheed - ****** hard topic :( ...but that's good :)
2.gordon13 - cool idea, nice entry.
3.artecnl - damn...you're good...
4.koovoraj - I like it. I like the mood and the scale.
5. Art mekanik - it's meaningful, keeps the mood.
6. Karsten - amazing work! I like it al lot!
Allright! Time for my first entry: “Wrath of Poseidon” ;p . Took about 10 hours with PS. Fell free to criticise...Cheers!
11-09-2006, 11:29 PM
hi there everyone...:). im glad u all like the topic...yes, its quite challenging but a real fun indeed...:).
the uploading problem will be solved soon, most probably in a day. sorry for the inconvenience.
Well i had a go, 1st time ever and with a mouse.... Looks like a childs painting so im too embarassed! lol!
Everyone elses work looks really good and i love the topic.
13-09-2006, 04:09 AM
Gordon13: Glad you decided to join in the challenge and I hope you'll stay for plenty more! I like the plane and flames in your pic. The sea is quite flat though and the siloutte line of the sea is too sharp but it all gets the point across. Reminds me of the scene in the Tom Hanks film, Castaway, just directly before they hit the ocean in the plane, strangely enough ;)
Artecnl: A damn nice pic. Particularly the sea and reflection...
I like the idea and colours very much. Nice one.
Kovooraj: Very nice painterly look to this. I think the square brush you used on the ship takes away slightly from it though. A tiny bit of blur there to ease the edge of the squares and I think it's rockin'!
Art Mekanik: Probably my favourite here yet!! It's lacking a bit o detail but great for 25 mins! The idea and feeling of it is horrible (in a good scary way ;)) Well done, mate.
Karsten: Very nice scene. Is the series available for download or purchase yet (or is it still a wip)? Great detail, light and perspective.
Lukanus: Looking good!! I love the idea. The detail & colouring are excellent (especially with Poseidon himself). Tiny thing though...it looks like Poseidon has only three fingers and a wonky thumb on his left hand! His right hand, on the other hand (ugh ;)), is practically photorealistic! Well done.
Elf: To hell with embarrassment - The more the merrier :)......and I'm curious now and wanna see :) (you realise you didn't post it up though, yeh?!) What you'll receive here is proper crits (good or bad) but it should'nt put you off - The idea is to use these to help you develope your skills and then help others yourself where possible.....but MOST importantly ..to enjoy yourself (and to get involved in the odd bitching session - now that's fun ;)) Hope you'll stick around to see for yourself!
13-09-2006, 04:33 AM
Crackerlips - I'm really glad that you like it! Practically there are four fingers,the thumb is hidden :D and the index finger is the "wonky" one :D . I know, I know, each person that I asked for opinion has picked up on the fingers and the left hand (my mother,my friends, my girlfriend and so on...) :D . Anyway, I'm glad that you like it. :) . Regards.
13-09-2006, 08:33 AM
Time for my second entry!...Hurray!!! :) :p
Time: about 7-8 hours (whole night :zzz: )
Soft: PS CS 2 + Wacom tablet
Feel free to comment and criticize...as always ;)
P.S. It's a bit blurry, but it was my goal...:)
13-09-2006, 01:55 PM
Lukanus: Another really good one! I love the water crashing between the ship and rocks ...and the detail on the serpent-woman is very nice too. What a bit*h that Siren is though - luring in the fools to their death just for fun ;)
Here's one from me anyways - Photoshop, Intuos3, approx. five hrs, the ref I used can be found here at the top : http://www.wreckoverysalvage.com/
Hope you like.
13-09-2006, 04:39 PM
i really like speed painting challages trying to start for a long time but i was lazy so here is my entry ill try to be regular with challages from now on it took me an Hour .
ok, here ya go. :lame:
Photoshop cs with a mouse.
Oh it wont let me upload it, will try again later, some problem with the database.
13-09-2006, 07:50 PM
Heya all! This is my first post on this forum! I'm trying to take part in this challenge, but it doesn't let me upload my picture.
Well, anyway here is a link... "Disaster at sea" (http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/4161/disasteratseabw3.jpg) (yeah, that's a burning lighthouse)
You already have some really awesome submissions there!
13-09-2006, 11:53 PM
Hi everyone I just dicovered this site nice things i guess ill try my self in this speed painting contest....
14-09-2006, 05:49 AM
Lankanus- very nice i like your entries :D
Usmannice mood you can add some more details :D
Karsten, i like a lot the waves crashing in the floor, very great image !
Excellent work crackerlips, ypu can see , the dramaitic mood, my only criti is the fire, maybe needs more bright or contrast in the fire , only that, otherwise amazing my friend :D
thanks for the kind comments
14-09-2006, 12:49 PM
Defy the Earthshaker....
14-09-2006, 03:25 PM
Gordon13: Welcome, nice first attempt, the more the merrier :)
Artecnl: Love the atmosphere, it inspired my entry which you could probaly notice. I like the bright speckles that you have used for the brightest part of the reflection on the water and trailing the comet, I was wondering whether that is a standard brush or custom made?
Kovooraj: Nice work, definitely has a paintery feel about it, if you used lower opacitys/flows or the smudge tool a tad it could blend together a little more.
Art Mekanik: Nice, quick, sweet, entry.
Karsten: Beautiful scene, the 9hrs look to be worth it. you definately have some talent.
Lukanus: Looks good, i like the soft lighting in your image, the mermaids well done too.
Usmanghiyas: Welcome, your entry looks good, the background looks a tad blurry though.
Annatar: Love the concept, possiden looks pretty pissed :P
Elf, Crackerlips: I can;t see either of your entries, is it just my computer or others aswell??
And here is my attempt, its pretty obvious what it is although i hope it looks like the explosion is at see.... Meant to show nuclear testing at sea. Took bout 2hrs, done in photoshop cs with mouse. Hope you like it.
14-09-2006, 04:39 PM
Usmanghiyas: Very nice scene though I would like to see detail and lighting on the ship. Glad you decided to join :)
Eetwartti: Lots of new names in this one - good stuff! Welcome :D Really good pic. I didn't spot that you said it was a burning lighthouse until after looking at your image.....my first thought was it was like a cross between the scene at the end of 'Mary Shelley's Frankenstein' where the monster son burns himself and already dead Frankenstein on the raft...and some freaky scene you'd expect to see in the game Silent Hill!! The lighthouse idea works nicely though. Great mood.
Warrior11: Nice to have you here! :)
Artecnl: Glad you like it and thanks for the crits mate. I agree about the fire thing - although it was a lot brighter when I painted it (I tend to have my monitor contrast quite high for nice vibrancy) but like now, I'm on a different computer and I see exactly what you mean. Looks less saturated. Not to worry - I'll compensate next time :D
Annatar: Full of action and motion this one....great composition! As usual very nice colour blending and texturing! Poseidon - javellin team captain and champion ship-spearer of the seas....a big hit with the ladies! :D
Undertow: Love the style .....excellent use of brushes and colours!! Very powerful!
Not sure about why you can't see my pic (shows up fine on three of my computers here!) - I had it coming coming from an external site though so I'm gonna change that now it looks like the uploading is ok again and hopefully you'll be able to see it then.
14-09-2006, 04:40 PM
Nice Sea-Works are gathering here. :)
crackerlips: Is the series available for download or purchase yet (or is it still a wip)? Great detail, light and perspective.
Thanks for Your comments and the series is still wip.
The Upload-function is working now, so for comfortable viewing sake here is the posted pic.
( You can still fetch a high-res version under www.typographen.de/Sea.jpg )
14-09-2006, 04:50 PM
Dang...the 'Manage Attachments' still gives me errors! :hmm:
Is this how you uploaded Karsten (or is there another way I'm not aware of)?
Sure it's probably just down gain...I'll try again in a while!
14-09-2006, 08:26 PM
Thanks ye all for the comments - much appreciated
Gordon13: Great idea, the plane's kicksass. The fire might need playing around with opacity in places but tis cool - its me being picky. The sea itself does need to be a little less "vertically" flat, for want of a better word. looks like you erased the Horizon line of the water. Play around with the brushes, blend and blend. Try different colours, greens and blues... maybe a hing of grey. You need to give an illusion that the horizon is way off... break the straightness of the horizon, have interlocking waves. Hope it makes sense...
Artecnl: Depressingly Good. Effortless great work as always. Love the sea. The impending doom... the hammer waiting to fall.
Kovooraj: Great Picture. Maybe darken certain aspects for greater contrast but then again im just being picky. Again.
Art Mekanik: Cool idea, the fear of abandonment... Arrghhhh. Oh well I cant swim anyways so itll be a short wait.
Lukanus: Great picture. Love how you did her hair. You just know the sailors are fecked!!
Usmanghiyas: Nice idea to use a silhouette. The sea looks like its boiling.
Undertow: Now thats an evil image. Brilliant, you captured the violence and the heat of an A-bomb blast nicely.
Hope I didnt miss anyone... sorry if so
14-09-2006, 10:26 PM
This is my version of Sea Tragedy.
There is a little kind of mouse in Greenland very pretty and soft that have fun to.. die with all family and parents together. :xx: :xx:
they are lemmings.
That is a natural mistery but no one till now know the real reason.
I was thinking about that for my tragedy.
I did in 1 hour and 20 minutes in Photoshop CS with TRUST little tablet :)
Hope you like it
14-09-2006, 11:08 PM
Wow, thanks for the welcome and the coMments guys. I think ill fix my entry now!
14-09-2006, 11:37 PM
thank u all of u guys for ur responce some real cool work i can see here imsure i will learn alot here
Lukanus: nice idea man adding a mermaid was cool and i love her hairs.
Annatar: real nice work although i love to see some more detail of waves on his hands .
undertow:very coool one man i love ur style really killer strokes.
Karsten: i spent some time lookin at ur work really impressive there is sooo much to look in ur work very nice .
Palantir:super work but savage why uve used those beautifulcreaturs but very nicely painted.
thank u all of u guys for commenting and advicing on my work
14-09-2006, 11:53 PM
Hi everyone,thanks for comments.
Crackerlips- I can't see enything :( The ****** atachment still doesn't work :( , or maybe it's something wrong with my browser :dunno: . Anyway, I hope I will see it soon...
Usmanghiyas - nice idea , add more detail.
Elf - same as crackerlips :( I can't see it....:(
Eetwartti - good idea, very nice use of colours.
Annatar - hmmm....the idea looks familiar ;) Anyway, that's a nice one.
Undertow - What can I say... it's great! Excellent approach to the topic.
Palantir - That's a good one! Great use of color and the idea is great too. I like it.
15-09-2006, 12:14 AM
Thanks usman and Lukanus for your comment.
I had paint the little limmings like that for make the scene less dramatical than the real things. I was little sad when i saw a documentary at television about that little creature fall down from a high place in the ocean or start swim till the end.. without energy for survive.
So i try to give them a kind of funny appaerance for cover a little the cruel reality. :)
(sorry for my english i hope i had explain a little my intention ad concept)
15-09-2006, 01:15 AM
Ok I reworked my first entry so this is the final version. Im much happier with it now. Added waves, shadows and the water looks better I think. Added more colours to the water (Im no good with colours so you might think theyre a bit wrong :( ) to give more variety.
Iv also read an article about painting that said about adding small detail (also making areas more blurry than others to keep the atention focused on the important areas) around the important parts of the scene, like the water and the plane, and it would keep the viewer's interest on the specific areas to keep the viewer's eyes from drifting off the page. I have tried to make this painting effective using the techniques from the article. Hope you like it :)
15-09-2006, 02:15 AM
Palantir: Very interesting take on the theme. I like the sea the most but it's all pretty awesome! Poor little idiots ;)
Gordon13: The techniques you read up on have definitely helped..keep it up! A vast improvement on the sea - nice one. I think the colours are spot-on
I'm still unable to upload through Threedy so I've tried Imageshack....
Let me know if you can all see it now and crit please. Cheers.
15-09-2006, 02:32 AM
Thanks crackerlips for your comment. :)
I like your concept expecially the camera view. (Fortunally we watch the scene from the winner boat! :crazy: )
15-09-2006, 02:58 AM
Crackerlips - An excellent one from you!! I love it ! The composition is amazing !
The sea look realistic. It's the best so far ! Really, really, really great work! :drool:
Palantir cool one, I love that kind of scenes
crackerlips, water looks great
15-09-2006, 04:23 AM
Ania very funny! Poor bird. :)
If survive i hope he learn the lesson and fly over the clouds :P
15-09-2006, 05:49 AM
Thanks all for the comments very much appreciated. :)
Gorden: Great Improvement over previous submission, the techniques pay off.
Palantir: Looks very bright and rather cute shames it falling to its death....love the bright and colourful background.
Crackerlips: I can see it and it does not dissapoint, amazing work, the water is perfect
Ania: Love the cartoony style and use of bright colours, goodwork
15-09-2006, 01:34 PM
Palantir: Cute little Lemmings. Original idea, nicely done
Gordon13: Wow man! you did a great job on the sea. Colours etc are spot on.
Crackerlips: Run out the 9's!!! Put some solid shot in their guts. Wowa, flash back! Mentally good sea. The waves are class. Nice idea to do the view point from the enemy wessel (as Checkov would say).
Ania: A lovely refreshing picture. wellll maybe not for the bird.
@Lukanus - Yeah I was about half ways through when I saw your pic with the Siren. I thought, "ahhh someone else who likes myths etc". As for rocks... wellll sea, rocks and ships go hand in hand with disasters. A no brainer... just as well for me.
I was going to do a scene from The Odyssey -Scylla and Carybdis. Have the main man Odysseus urging his men on between the Whirlpool and the rocks as Scylla lifts a few men from the deck. I might try it later... I just couldnt get a groovy angle on it.
15-09-2006, 04:01 PM
Annatar - I mean my first picture...look at post # 14 ;) ...
Ania - nice idea, nice colors.I like it.
P.S. nice gallery too ;)
15-09-2006, 05:46 PM
I have seen some great works of art. Boy i want to jump into this bandwagon ASAP :)
gordon13 : nice plane, nice idea. I like it.
Artecnl: your’s is my favourite until now. Great concept. I just feel unborn when I see your color treatment. Superb work. No wonder it is the image that represents speed painting in the frontpage. Lovely work keep it up.
Kovooraj: Love your strokes. You must have done quite a lot of work considering your image size is big. Great work.
art mekanik: I wouldn’t like to be that hand. Very scary concept and well thought up one.
Karsten: WOW what a work. What a work!!! I am spellbound by your action packed scene. Looks like out of a movie.
Lukanus: ‘Wrath of Posiedon’ Great idea. And great strokes. I like it. I am
‘Siren’ is a very superb concept. I love it.
Eetwartti: The water looks great. It has a very fantasy like feel to it.
Annatar: Great perspective. I like it.
Undertow: wow the explosion really looks very real. Great work.
Ania: Wow, how I love your work, Your concept is my favourite. Very funny idea and very effective as well.
15-09-2006, 07:59 PM
Lukanus: I never saw that entry. Damn man, ya know I look like a copycat now. Cack! Oh Hell everyone please disregard my entry no point.... :S
Crackerlips is my witness, I discussed my idea way back with him and he knows I didnt see yours. But ill try come up with the Scylla Carybdis scene.
16-09-2006, 04:55 AM
undertow, great mood i like the explosion a lot, and about my first painting, its a combination of some custom brushes and single roud brush with low size :D
ania- really great concept :D i like it
Palantir, gnice concept too :D great
Annatar, i think its different, same concept but different :D great colors
thanks for the words my friend
drain spirit, thanks for the kind words :D
gordon- nice update
great job guys, and thanks for the kind comments :D here is my second entry, done in ps7 in about 2 hours :D
16-09-2006, 05:13 AM
Thanks for your comments!
Annatar - I don't think taht you are a copycat. I realy like your image. I've only said that it looks familiar,that's all! Btw. How can we ignor your entry if it's good...?? So leave like it is and enjoy the challenge. Cheers!
I'm too tired too spend another 8- 10 hours on making a new picture, so I've make a quick ( about 30 min), rough and ugly sketch just for fun :) . So "enjoy" it :D See you next time! I hope the topic will be as good as this one.
My "Siren" (second entry) is votable
P.S. I would be great if someone could paint a scene concerning the D-Day
(Omaha Beach) or Pearl Harbor...Oh! and I haven't seen the Kracken yet! :D .
16-09-2006, 05:29 AM
Artecnl - another good one from you! The water looks very fresh, the platforms are looking god too, but... I don't know,I have feeling that there's something missing in this image. It's great but it's somehow incomplete. Maybe it's too calm/quiet and not so dramatic like your first one. In other words: great image, great technic,nice colors, but I like your first entry much more than this one. :) Regards!
16-09-2006, 07:25 AM
Artecnl your drawins are very professional and i like very mutch. :)
Lukanus your last image is very nice! i like the motion and the flash of the explosion in the ocean. Is very nice.
16-09-2006, 09:54 AM
great stuff all of u...:).
ania, i like the idea...quite an unexpected one...for that bird even...:).
good work everyone.
16-09-2006, 10:59 AM
thanks Lukanus, i think this last entry is very nice, so fresh and i see the sense of speedpaintings on it, very nice, i like this one of all you did :D
and about my entry, yes i feel the same emptyness too ,when i see the paint again :P maybe i put more details on it in the future :D
Palantir- Thanks a lot my friend :D for the kind words, i just chek your website you have great works in there :) nice.
Waheed-its been along time since your last image post, it will be nice see one of your artwork for this topic :D
see ya :D
17-09-2006, 01:26 AM
hey artecnl...i would love to share my work, may be in the next one...not getting anytime for much painting these days, im working on 1 already but cant manage to finish it...:). thanks mate.
17-09-2006, 07:14 AM
hey you all, haven't had any time to paint, will try a little later. But so far I have seen some great stuff. If i can , I will comment on some pieces.
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17-09-2006, 06:07 PM
There seems to be a problem with attachements so i put my image on imageshack.us :
Title: The Cracken
Time: around 1 and 1/2 h
Used: Wacom graphire 4
Any C&C is welcome!
17-09-2006, 07:44 PM
Suirebit- Nice painting. I like the way you painted your clouds and the reflections on the water.
17-09-2006, 08:05 PM
Thanks gordon :)
btw crackerlips, nice water :nod: Hope I'll be able to do it that good soon :D
17-09-2006, 08:11 PM
nice verry good
18-09-2006, 04:27 AM
I'd like to improve my drawing skills and what better way then to enter these chalanges. :) Not all that handy with a tablet yet but I'm pretty happy with this one.
A future mass airtransport vehicle ditches in the ocean and the first wave of recue helicopters arive at the scene. Due to the heavy engines in the back it's started to sink.
Around 2.5 hours in Photoshop.
Uploading doesn't seem to working yet, so I'm using imageshack.
18-09-2006, 06:36 AM
Hello, this is my first picture in this tipe of challenges. It take me about 2 hours, maybe more. I started to paint it and I loosed the sense of time :) Try to painting sea is very difficult! Made in Photoshop 7.0 with a Wacom
I can´t see the rules because the url seems broken. I don´t know if my picture is correct.
Tittle: Disaster on Nasa Module
Time: One session of 2-3 hours
Software: Photoshop 7
P.D.: Sorry by my english... :(
18-09-2006, 07:03 AM
boba_bu - it's a nice one! I like the perspective and the detail on the landing module. The water looks good too.Nice one.
Freek - nice concept, but it looks a bit cartoony (the colors are too bright and too lit in especial the see).
18-09-2006, 07:33 AM
I have learned rules jet (rule nº6). I want to say that I used a Photograph (made by me) like background-texture for the module-lander. I have erased the image and re-do it with a similar texture made by brushes.
The final image:
Title: Disaster on Nasa Module
Time: One session of 2-3 hours
Software: Photoshop 7
18-09-2006, 08:28 AM
At first it looked like i would have to miss this contest because of time constraints, but it looks like i've still got the speedpainting skill. Looks like the uploader giving trouble.
Time : barely 2 1/2 hours
tools : graphire 3 + painter 9
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18-09-2006, 08:32 AM
Hello friends :),
This is my speed painting for this contest. I used Photoshop CS. Time taken 2.30 hours.
18-09-2006, 09:05 AM
Hello everyone. I originally came to this site to look for 3d modeling stuff, but I kept finding myself coming to this page to look at all the beautiful paintings being posted. It's been almost 10 years now (fresh year of HS) since i've done any kind of art related stuff, and you guys have inspired me to begin drawing and painting again. This is my first attempt at digital painting (actually, this is my first serious attempt at painting period), done in PS CS2, took me about 3-4 hours on multiple sessions. Enjoy, and I look forward to continually participating in these challenges.
C&C very welcome.
18-09-2006, 09:25 AM
Very nice new entry! ^_^
Wargrafix i like your painting tecnique. Welldone :) And i like also the camera view. Bravo
balaji_san also your work is very nice. Remind me some kind of oil painting very quite but full of energy. Congratulation
headzeppelin also that work is very nice. I like the storm go away at the end of the disaster. :)
Now i post my new one.
I try to imagine a big disaster in the sea..and at last i had see something in my mind. What can be more bad than the Sea dead?
If the sea disappear... what kind of disaster will be?
(is better if i think other now or i can't sleep -.-'')
Here my work.
Done in photoshop CS with Trust tablet in 40 minutes.
18-09-2006, 10:30 AM
Thank you very much. Now to you piece, very original! great lensing effect and colour palate. you literally feel that the ground has been scorced. Excellent work.
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18-09-2006, 10:48 AM
This is my entry for the challenge. Hope you enjoy it.
18-09-2006, 01:52 PM
Manage attachments still doesn't work for me :( well don't forget about my entry on page 4 :D I could use some CC.....
Ill also give some CC later
19-09-2006, 01:43 AM
Palantir: Glad you like my pic :) Cheers. Your pic in post#67 is awesome....and only 40 minutes!! The idea is very original and the perspective, the colours, the light (and lens flare), the exposed sea-floor......all really excellent.
Lukanus: You made my day :D Thanks mate!
- post#49: This one is very dramatic and powerful indeed! Great perspective and scale! The blurring of the foreground takes away from it the tiniest bit but damn good regardless! Nice one!
Ania: Thanks for the comment :) Regarding your pic: Great take on the theme and very funny! The expression on the birds face is priceless. Very simple but very effective. Nice one.
Undertow: So glad you like the pic - I appreciate the comment mate, thanks!
Annatar: I could take a wild guess but excuse the ignorance....what the hell are 'the 9's?? :) Anyway thanks so much for the wery wery nice comment, gipdin ;)
Artecnl: Awesome picture mate - there is a lot I love about it (the colour, the perspective, the foreground detail/texture, the the sparkling sea, the shiny light in general, the motion of the planes, the explosion...all REALLY cool) but there is something missing and I can't decide what exactly!? Maybe a few simple things like shadows from the planes would help!? I think generally to give it a bit more of a dramatic feel, the day would have to be not quite so nice (ie...noticeable waves, stormy sky) but then again, the glistening sun on everything are things I really like in it!! I just don't know :) Great job anyhoo!
Waheed: Shame you're so busy ....I'd love to see one from you also! Hopefully next time
Suirebit: Thanks for your comment :) I didn't forget you buddy ;) You've done an awesome job yourself on the water - Looks very deep & thick and fits perfectly into your eerie scene imo! I really like the clouds and the tentacles....and the boat :) I especially love the colour, texture and light of the tentacles. Me being super-fussy as usual but the only thing I can fault you on is the reflection of the sun...it's too much to the left. Excellent though!
Freek: Glad you decided to join in :) Nice concept. The helicopters look really well as does the airtransport vehicle (great design) though it lacks somewhat in shadow. Also I think the foreground could do with more detail than the background (the background and foreground have the same level of colour detail which draws the eye away from the focal point....)
boba_bu: Very nice job. Great idea, perspective, colour, texture.....and the water looks really great too :) And I can barely tell the difference between the first one (with the photo for texture) and the second you did by hand - except the word 'NASA' in white looks better :)
Wargrafix: You made it - good stuff :) Another nice perspectice shot from you. Your choice of colours is always most unusual but work really well. I like the lighting on the small boat and characters (though I'm not sure what the light source, at the bottom of the ship, is!?) If it's from an explosion or fire, I think some smoke and fire damage and markings on the ship would help. The water and clouds look very cool too.
balaji_san: Very effective image. I love your painting/texturing style and colour palette. (I saw many more of your works on Laborganika ...though never got a chance to post on the threads..sorry.) Your work is most impressive anyway. Keep it up.
headzeppelin: DAMN...10 years is a long time to deprive yourself of art-related fun! Hopefully your inspiration will remain now you're here and joining in! Very good pic anyway...I like the 'after the storm' idea and you've portrayed it nicely. Well done.
drained spirit: I think they should probably look for something less dangerous to eat than fish from the Red Lagoon! Some dynamite perhaps :P ;) Very nice though. I can see your painting skills quickly improve. I really like the accompanying stories that go with your work too. One suggestion though is you should try resizing your images before posting (and maybe have a link to a larger size) .....having to scroll down and right takes away from the viewing experience.
Whew!! That took quite a while ;) Keep it up everyone anyway - great pics all round!
19-09-2006, 02:02 AM
Thanks crackerlips for your comment :)
Really i say thanks for all your comments over here :)
I appreciate all work post here because challenges of that kind help peoples to use brain, fantasy, dreams and be creative.
Thanks all for partecipate :P
I forget to select one fo my 2 speed paint like choosen one. I think i choose my second one.
Now we need vote?
Really i don't know wich one is my favourite so i stay out of votation :P
I like you all. :o
Good luck to anyone.
19-09-2006, 02:48 AM
Thank you crackerlips. Got results today for exams. I did ok, just not in one. I was a bit distracted and realized just now the darkened colour didn't show up, layers can be a pain at times. Wanted to put smoke but the midnight deadline last nite was too fast approching. Wait, is the deadline today?, or midnight last nite? Regardless, thanks for your critique. Sorry I haven't commented , will do some for next challenge.
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19-09-2006, 06:12 AM
headzepplin: 10yrs!!!! geez talk about sitting on something to decide :P Good to see you finally join, your painting looks good, i especially like the water.
Theres been some good entries keep it up
19-09-2006, 04:31 PM
Crackerlips....oohh "the 9's" ohh yeah baby... nah nothing like that.
Run out the 9's, to deploy the 9 inch cannons.
Or something more interesting and/or perverse........
"phwoa, yeah she'd make me run out the 9's!!!!"
not tooo sure what could be meant by that but it sounds waaayyyyy suspect
19-09-2006, 06:16 PM
Great job everyone! I guess it's time to vote, and since no one has done it yet, i thought I'd start us off.
1st - Crackerlips #38 (the sea looks awesome, heh, puts mine to shame, how did you paint such realistic waves?)
2nd - Artecnl #48 (wow, great job for only 2 hours of work. Looks like concept art for a video game or something. Good job on your colors too, the sea definately has that Gulf Coast look to it)
3rd - Lukanas #19 (I love the mood of your painting, very forboding. I like the almost ethereal quality of your lighting)
Honorable mention - Karsten #29(great job, it looks fantastic, but i don't think it quite counts as "speed" painitng :), otherwise you get first hands down.
Thanks again for your comments, i know, 10 years has been a long time. You should see some of my engineering notebooks from college, they are filled with doodles. It's good to finally be getting back into some artistic stuff. Have a good one everyone.
19-09-2006, 07:26 PM
Yeah, I'll give my votes, too:
1 - Artencl, post #48 (just technically awesome, beautiful water, nice concept)
2 - Palantir, post #32 (original idea, the lemmings look awesome)
3 - balaji_san, post #65 (I love the mood of this. It's simple, but powerful)
Honorable mention - Crackerlips #38 (waves are super-realistic, maybe the best water effect in this challenge)
Great job everybody!
19-09-2006, 07:57 PM
wargrafix - nice one! I think the scale and perspective are great. The light and the mood are good too. Good job!
balaji_san - i like it a lot. It looks like an old photography for me. I love the light in your image. Realy nice one.
headzeppelin - it's very meaningful! I love the mood. The sea looks very nice too in especial the highlights on the top of the waves. Keep it up!
P.S. Thanks for comments! Cheers!:)
Palantir - another great approach to the topic! I like the colour scheme a lot. Very nice impression-like mood and style in this one. Excellent job.
drained spirit -It's a good one! I like this one much much more than your last images (from the last challenge).I like the dynamic in your stuff. It looks like you have made a big progress.
crackerlips - thanks a lot for your comments. I apprecite it. Regards!:)
And now it's time too vote!!! So these are my favourites:
1. crackerlips - why?? go, see his suff...
2.artecnl # 5 - quick, powerful and dramatic image.
3.Palantir #32 - very,very nice and non-schematic approach too the topic and excellent use of colours.
HM : Karsten, balaji_san, Undertow
Everyone has done very well!!! I hope too see you guys at next chellenge!!!
19-09-2006, 08:26 PM
Heres my votes:
Crackerlips- Extremely impressive stuff. Looks just out of a movie! Great work.
Artecnl- Great painting. Theres a real impression of speed on those fighters
Lukanas (second entry)- Very action packed and I love the way you did the sprays of water!
Honorable mention: balaji_san
19-09-2006, 09:07 PM
Great challenge everyone, hope the next one is just as fun. These are my votes:
1) Crackerlips (#38) Excellent colour use and angle!
2) Palantir (#67) Great mood and style
3) kovooraj (#9) Awesome mood and painting style
HM: annatar, artecnl
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19-09-2006, 09:13 PM
ah, no vote for me yet :D
will vote later...have to decide
19-09-2006, 11:21 PM
Hello. Good jobs! My votes:
1) #65 balaji_san
2) #32 Palantir
3) #49 Lukanus
HM: #5 artecnl
I don´t know if say an honorable mention is obligatory, but I did it :D
19-09-2006, 11:49 PM
its Voting Time.
hey... :haha:...that was fast...im here to announce the voting time and what do i see...thats already going on... :ugh:. well...i take them this time, but kindly wait for the announcement next time. pls dont vote unless u see that the challenge has been closed...:). cause at times we have to extend the deadline for some reason.
u can carry on with voting and those that are already given would be counted, pls dont repeat them.
19-09-2006, 11:53 PM
Just as a nice fact...this challenge motivated me to try some realistic sea water paint and this is what I've got:
:D Still working but i think it turned out nicely :D
19-09-2006, 11:57 PM
suirebit...thats a nice one..good palette. but im sorry, challenge has been already closed, so this wont be counted. right now voting time is going on. do stary around, it would be great to have u in the next challenge...:).
no more paintings pls.
19-09-2006, 11:58 PM
Oh don't wory....my submission is on page 4, tho not many saw it :d this is just an extension of that image :)
20-09-2006, 03:34 AM
Waheed, my apologies. I saw that it closed on the 18th, and was wondering why no one was voting. In the future I'll make sure to wait, heh :o.
Suirebit - Your water painting technique has improved significantly since your first post, keep up the good work. I think after this post, I want to make a study of water and clouds, two very difficult things to paint in my opinion.
Oh, and does anyone know how to get your avatar size to be under 14kb. I made a pic in PS at 120x120px (the requirement for size), and it was almost 28kb. Thanks all.
20-09-2006, 03:54 AM
Oh, and does anyone know how to get your avatar size to be under 14kb. I made a pic in PS at 120x120px (the requirement for size), and it was almost 28kb. Thanks all.
you had try to save for web? your image must be 72 dpi and if you save for web it must be ok :)
20-09-2006, 09:47 AM
thats okay headzepplin...:). yes, im sure everyone takes care next time.
have a nice time friends...:).
20-09-2006, 01:00 PM
1: Crackerlips -the water doth kicketh arse me'lord
2: Artecnl - Class work as always
3: Ania - A nice take on a disaster at sea... nice, cartoony and kinda cheerful (none of them dark colours most of us went with)
20-09-2006, 11:30 PM
There have been a lot of great entries in this comp and it was hard to pic only 3.
I really like Your works. :)
Thanks a lot for Your comments.
See you, Karsten
21-09-2006, 04:40 AM
1: crackerlips. Love the detailed sails and the stormy ocean. But also the overall mood of the piece, verry gloomy, it fitts the theme verry well.
2: Karsten. The use of color is really nice, big areas and strong contrasts. The water also looks really cool, verry realistic waves and dripping.
3: artecnl (1st entry), again, really like the mood it sets. Dark and dramatic. Verry simpel but verry powerfull.
Hounorable mention: ania, verry funny! I like the expression on the bird. Undertow, cool explosion, I like the fire effect. And the use a "messy" (in a good way) style makes it look verry destructive.
21-09-2006, 09:49 PM
I can honestly say I hate this part of the challenge - so many class works but I am forced to pick only three :( :
Congrats guys - awesome stuff :dance:
In no particular order I also REALLY liked the following (so lots of Honourable mentions must go to):
The rest were awesome too but since the difficult choice had to be made, I selected a 'top 10' (above) and went from there.....damn decisions :wall: :ugh:
21-09-2006, 09:56 PM
In my openion
and ive seen lodz of great work by everyone keep up guys
22-09-2006, 07:03 AM
2. Artecnl (1st entry)
Alot of good entrys
24-09-2006, 09:29 PM
So, when is the next challenge?
24-09-2006, 10:00 PM
What happend the forum became very silent :)
24-09-2006, 10:56 PM
hi there everyone...next challenge will be here in a day...:). stay around.
25-09-2006, 08:45 AM
wonder what the challenge will be? we've done aliens, ocean, bad weather....kong. THis should be interesting.
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25-09-2006, 05:09 PM
3) Artecnl (1st entry)
great work everyone! (hope i arn't too late to vote)
I hope the next one will be more "bright", the last couple of ones have been very gloomy topics :)
25-09-2006, 07:00 PM
new challenge arrives:
26-09-2006, 10:35 AM
little late but here are my voting
01-10-2006, 11:05 PM
results will be arriving soon...sorry for the delay.
04-10-2006, 06:43 PM
waheed, (sorry if this is the actual system) - may I suggest a point based system for the final results? How does that work :
Each 1st place vote counts as 4 points for that artist, 2nd place vote 3 points, 3rd 2 points and honorable mention 1 point. You sum up all the points gathered by everyone and order them downward, from the max points obtained to the min. and you get the first 3 in a 100% error-free way :)
07-10-2006, 04:39 PM
crackerlips -- 21.
artecnl -- 17.
balaji_san -- 17.
Congratulations crackerlips...:), please write to email@example.com and to Ben-3dt or Tom-3dt, with your postal address and your cd choice, do include the link to this page as well...).
09-10-2006, 03:26 PM
Yay, yay, and more YAYS! :dance:
I've been quite busy recently so I just got two seconds to log in and vote on the snow challenge and.....yay! :)
Thanks Waheed and thanks everyone for the votes.
Congrats Artecnl and Balaji (and to everyone who participated, of course).
Nice one guys!
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