New Sumea Activity Paint Idea

Because the participation levels of speed paints were pretty low (probably due to the fact that it requires people to be free and here at a certain date and time), I'm thinking of taking the activity in another direction.

The new activity would be somewhat like the modeller challenge where someone posts a topic, and we'll have 2 weeks to paint our interpretation of it. We can each post a thread like "Activity #1 - yourname" and update our images along the way, so we can see how each other work. You can spend as much or as little time as you want with it, just have something we can all look at at the end. It'll be a small, fun, creative activity for everyone, with no voting required.

I'm leaning towards this idea rather than speed paints because by then end of those two weeks, and depending on how far you take it, you could have something you could use (portfolio, website etc).

I've noticed that there are a fair few graphics tablet users here, so here's a chance to flex ya pens! Anyway, it's all for a bit of fun, so give me a yay or nay!

unknownuser1's picture

YAY! i have always wanted to get into digital painting, but never really had the... inspiration. this would be great. go for it.

yes Craig Mullins is an absolute legend, but these are my two fav digital painters.

Linda Bergkvist www.furiae.com (site is down at the moment)
Anry (can't read Russian, so i don't know his real name) www.anry.ru/eng/index.htm

then there was this one...

www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?threadid=86888 (faints)

anyway. i would love to give it a go.

Pantmonger's picture

With the ever present time pending declaimer, I am keen for this and will probably take part. Nothing motivates more then a reason for doing something rather then random doodling.

Pantmonger

Sorceror Bob's picture

Hey I'll be up for it!

Makk's picture

Count me in :)

Happy Camper's picture

I'll be in it if I have the time. I could use the practice and an addition to my portfolio. I was going to suggest this anyway but Souri beat me to it, I also suggested a concept design challenge earlier but nobody was interested. Since I can't do any 3D at the moment I may as well do some 2D.

Brain's picture

I'm there like nightmare. @:-)

lukeo25's picture

Im keen

What about a theme like " The Boardroom "

Attributes.

Dark, Long , Futuristic, High over the City, All technology presented in sleek decorative form,
The views from windows show parts of the city and distant countryside.

What are your thoughts?

Malus's picture

Me likes that idea Luke, would you have a figure in the composition or just architecture?

Happy Camper's picture

Sounds good. What kind of rules/restrictions can we expect?

lukeo25's picture

I think figures can add to depth scale and atmosphere. So yeah, I reckon we should have the option to add them.

lukeo25's picture

So is this the official theme ( The Boardroom ).?
When is a good time to start.?

unknownuser1's picture

sounds great to me. if it is architecual based though, will we be able to make up a quick box model in 3D and then load up that pic and paint over it? to help with perspective.

souri's picture

Sounds good! You can start anytime you like. Make sure your pictures are 800x600, and you make your own thread as mentioned above. Activity #1 - yourname. I hope everyone joins in. You can spend as much or as little time on it as you like. From experimental quick scribbles to finished pieces, I want to see it all!

unknownuser1's picture

my wallet's in the car

Happy Camper's picture

quote:


Originally posted by Aven

YAY! i have always wanted to get into digital painting, but never really had the... inspiration. this would be great. go for it.

yes Craig Mullins is an absolute legend, but these are my two fav digital painters.

Linda Bergkvist www.furiae.com (site is down at the moment)
Anry (can't read Russian, so i don't know his real name) www.anry.ru/eng/index.htm

then there was this one...

www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?threadid=86888 (faints)

anyway. i would love to give it a go.


Yeah I love Anry's stuff. Thanks for the link as well. I've only ever seen Anry's work on www.gfxartist.com. If you like Anry you should probably check out GFX, it has alot of great artists in the Elite Members sections. You should also check the top 25 pictures section (called G-spot). Great tutorials too.

As for the drawing activity I'd start it tonight but I'm going to see Something for Kate Live[:)], so I'll start tomorrow[:D].

unknownuser1's picture

yeah i've been to GFX Artist. that was where i first saw Linda's work. i really have to thank Bob for that. thank you Bob :D

Sketchboy's picture

Hey guys, im kinda of a noob here and i want to get involved in the activities on the forums, the drawing and other 2d stuff in particular. What do i have to do exactly? and whats the topic/theme for the activity etc.

cheers,
SB[8)]

Malus's picture

Hmm, that avatar seems familiar......

Sketchboy's picture

quote:


Originally posted by Malus

Hmm, that avatar seems familiar......

thats not the avatar i uploaded though, will have the right one up in a sec, hopefully.[;)]

Sketchboy's picture

so whats the topic for the drawing challenge?
thanks.[:I][:)]

unknownuser1's picture

okay. i guess that i will post what i have figured out from the other posts. anyone feel free to change it if i am wrong.

Theme

. Boardroom.

Rules

. Futuristic or ultra-moden style.
. Should look very expensive. So expensive that you wouldn't even want to pass wind in there.
. Must be an interior view. Should try to have a window(s) to show the outside. this will allow the artist to show the city or countryside.
. Figures/characters may be placed in the scene, but remember that the set is what is important.
. Hand drawn sketches or other templates may be used for a base, but it should actually be painted using a painting or photo editing package. This means that you cannot create a set in 3D, paint the textures and then render it. This is a 2D comp.

No time limit has been anounced, so take your time and enjoy.

Sketchboy's picture

quote:


Originally posted by Aven

okay. i guess that i will post what i have figured out from the other posts. anyone feel free to change it if i am wrong.

Theme

. Boardroom.

Rules

. Futuristic or ultra-moden style.
. Should look very expensive. So expensive that you wouldn't even want to pass wind in there.
. Must be an interior view. Should try to have a window(s) to show the outside. this will allow the artist to show the city or countryside.
. Figures/characters may be placed in the scene, but remember that the set is what is important.
. Hand drawn sketches or other templates may be used for a base, but it should actually be painted using a painting or photo editing package. This means that you cannot create a set in 3D, paint the textures and then render it. This is a 2D comp.

No time limit has been anounced, so take your time and enjoy.


Thanks Aven, for clearing things up, much appreciated, will try to make sure i dont ask too many stupid questions in the future. ^_0[8D]

unknownuser1's picture

phht. you would really have to try hard to beat me and my stupid questions :p. as i said, im not too sure if these are the 'official' rules, but it is at least a start.

Happy Camper's picture

quote:


Originally posted by Malus

Hmm, that avatar seems familiar......

http://www.khangle.net/
I saw it on Khang Le's web site. Worth a look if you've never been there before.

Happy Camper's picture

So only Lukeo25 has submitted an entry so far. What's going on guys?

I'm getting my WACOM Graphire 3 6 x 8 in 2-3 days. I have an interview/portfolio presentation with a Uni on 4 november so I might start working on this when I get my WACOM and put it in my portfolio so I kill 2 birds with 1 stone. Otherwise I'll start it after Nov 4.

Pantmonger's picture

I'll see if I can put something together in about a week, but for now work and the fact that Im getting married on Friday = no free time for pants.

Pantmonger

unknownuser1's picture

hey. congradulations Pants. hope you have many happy years together.

Makk's picture

Congrats PAnts :)
Hopefully I can post a little something for the club soon.

Immortal's picture

congrats mr monger...
just got back from a long 'study vacation' ;);)
Yawn im tired but the first thing i do is get back on sumea...iz good...
just found this topic...ill be happy to join....the boardroom eh...can i just take a foto of my dad in one of his business meetings? he looks pretty rich/evil/powerful hehehe. ok ill post up soon.

Happy Camper's picture

Ahhh, I already posted this but it must have been deleted. Anyway congrats to Pants.

Good to see everybody still interested. Hope to see some new entries soon.

BTW welocome back Immortal, didn't really know you were gone[:p].