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'One Drawing A Day' Challenge #3 (ended)
« on: March 12, 2010, 02:49:21 am »
Welcome to the 3rd 'One Drawing A Day' Challenge.
Please take a minute to familiarize yourself with the guidelines and such.

OPTIONAL THEME
Challenge #3 includes a theme you may opt to follow, either occasionally or for the entire month.
There might be a badge in it for you either way.
This month's theme:

Robots are pretty sweet. They can be servants, weapons, or even best buddies.
Robots are composed of much more obvious parts. Metal plating, cables, rockets... room for all sorts of crazy details.
Consider looking up artwork from a video game or cartoon series, like Megaman or even The Jetsons.
Don't be discouraged from perusing a tutorial or two either! You won't get it all in the first try, but that's why you keep practicing, right?
Drawing and Painting Robots
Giant Robots
There are tons of different kinds, from clunky and stupid to extremely efficient and sleek. See what you can come up with.

BADGE EDIT:
Just one badge for this one, keeping it rather straightforward.

Metalhead Badge, for drawing this month's theme, robots. Kickass.

(FYI, you can tinypic these if you like, to make the url shorter -- http://i44.tinypic.com/dz9w8k.jpg

This challenge will run from Friday March 12th and conclude on Saturday April 10th. Another 30 days.
Challenge #4 will likely begin on April 14th.




For those in need an explanation, let's go over everything.

What we want out of you is just one drawing each day for one month.

Post whatever you can come up with. That's your doodles, paintings, sketches. Whether you're using a mouse in paint, a pen tablet with photoshop, or a pencil-paper-scanner scheme. It's all good.
This challenge is all about practice and experience. That's invaluable, and it goes a long way.
Experiment, challenge yourself to draw something out of your league, entertain the forum with your artistic wit.


We do impose just a few rules however.
(1)Your drawings have to have been created recently for the challenge itself. So no old stuff.
(2)This is all for fun and practice! So please put some level of honest effort into your work. Scribbly junk is kinda frowned upon.
(3)Keep an eye on your file size before you post. If you can't make it much smaller or lose some of the image quality, post a thumbnail and link somewhere offsite for the full image.

Other guidelines--
You may be allowed to catch up if you miss a day or two, but don't disappear for too long.
Please try not to fall too far behind if you plan on doing a catch-up. If you think you'll have problems keeping up, just try to give yourself five minutes out of the day to draw something, anything.
Try to join in by at least the first week; it'll help you get used to the idea of doing this every day, and it'll make the later challenges much easier.
Those that do join in a little late may post a few drawings at once to catch yourself up to everyone else, one for each day you missed.

Otherwise, don't fret too much about it.
Basically just draw something up every day and show it off in this thread!

In one month (or thirty days after the challenge begins), we will conclude. All those who have completed the challenge can opt to use a neat little badge they can show off in their signature.
They will be posted here after the challenge is over.

We aim to keep the challenges rolling. When this one ends, the next one starts up.



No sign-up necessary. Start whenever you're ready.
Hop to it!


Credits to Flisch for the idea, conferring with GD and myself to come up with a solid method of bringing it to you guys.
I'm just the topic creator guy.  :-*
Additional thanks to everyone who participated. Have fun, and good luck!
« Last Edit: April 10, 2010, 09:10:59 pm by Gauphastus »


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Re: 'One Drawing A Day' Challenge #3
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2010, 04:17:39 am »
Can robots include hybrids like these or the Terran-Ixians?

I'm not very good with the mecha kind.

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Re: 'One Drawing A Day' Challenge #3
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2010, 04:49:39 am »
Yeah, any sort of robotic, cyborg, mechanical things. Even animate machines like Wall-E.
Suppose I should have included that in the first post anyway.
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Re: 'One Drawing A Day' Challenge #3
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2010, 04:49:40 am »
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Re: 'One Drawing A Day' Challenge #3
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2010, 12:07:00 pm »
Day 1


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Re: 'One Drawing A Day' Challenge #3
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2010, 02:19:46 pm »
I call it Legiorillian. I'm definitely going to try to complete this month!


I was having fun so I drew this thing too
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Re: 'One Drawing A Day' Challenge #3
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2010, 04:51:02 pm »
Straying a bit from the robot theme.

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Re: 'One Drawing A Day' Challenge #3
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2010, 05:17:14 pm »
I'd say that's straying a lot from the robot theme.
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Re: 'One Drawing A Day' Challenge #3
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2010, 05:28:30 pm »
It's optional anyway.

That's pretty cool, Put. But isn't it still only day 1? >.>
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« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2010, 05:35:04 pm »
it's 3 AM >.>

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Re: 'One Drawing A Day' Challenge #3
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2010, 05:36:24 pm »
Timezones. Forgot.  :P
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Re: 'One Drawing A Day' Challenge #3
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2010, 06:47:48 pm »
Day 1



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Re: 'One Drawing A Day' Challenge #3
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2010, 08:16:30 pm »
DAY ONE

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Re: 'One Drawing A Day' Challenge #3
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2010, 11:22:06 pm »
Alright, that's about enough. Hand is totally cramped.
I'm inefficient as hell.
Day 1

(forum shrunk it a bit, but it's still pretty clear; right click>view image if you like)
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Re: 'One Drawing A Day' Challenge #3
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2010, 02:55:24 am »
Got some images of real mecha for the first couple of days...


Day 1



The UAV-57, aka "Raven", is a low-flying military purpose drone developed for certain high-speed clandestine operations which regular human operatives wouldn't be able to perform.

Capable of storing different kinds of weapon configurations on it's two generously-sized wing compartments, it can take on light to moderate targets without the need for additional fire support.


*Not actual stealth mode. True stealth mode renders photographing moot.

Additionally, it's ability to become practically invisible on almost the entire spectrum allows it to quickly fly past sensors with very minimal risk, which many officers find invaluable to the success of their operations. This relative invisibility is thanks to it's state-of-the-art meta-material coating which bends radiation through it's outer surface before allowing it to disperse on the opposite side, and with minimal undesirable distortion effects.

If, however, the drone is detected, it is more than capable of escaping using it's highly flexible, yet extremely powerful propulsion system which allows it to reach incredible speeds of up to one thousand two hundred kilometers per hour in less than two point five seconds.



Due it's success in the field, the government has increased production of these units, assigning them to some of the most elite clandestine forces stationed throughout the entire world.



An under the hood look at the unit's propulsion system. Blue signifies air intakes while red indicates thrusters.

Note the presence of two large thrusters on the dorsal side of the craft. These are used when the drone is flying upside down during situations which necessitates such a maneuver.


Day 2



The UAV-59, aka "Wasp", is considered in most circles as a smaller "helicraft" version of the UAV-57 Raven.

The unit is predominantly used by the lower strata of clandestine units operating under the government.

It is not as fast, stealthy, agile, or heavily armed as the former, but as one officer puts it: "It still gets the job done, and at a less costly manner at that."

However, even staunch defenders of the craft admit that the unit is an entirely different league below the UAV-57.


*Not actual stealth mode. True stealth mode renders photographing moot.

UAV-59 in stealth mode.



UAV-59 after opening beacon lights.

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Re: 'One Drawing A Day' Challenge #3
« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2010, 12:23:59 am »
Day 2


Not a lot today. Heart wasn't exactly in it, but I still worked hard.
Tomorrow I might crack open a tutorial and see how I do.
I need more geometry.
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Re: 'One Drawing A Day' Challenge #3
« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2010, 07:38:02 am »
Day 2:
An attempt of doing a geth armature by heart.


Day 3:
AWKWARD POSES GO

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Re: 'One Drawing A Day' Challenge #3
« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2010, 12:13:10 am »
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Re: 'One Drawing A Day' Challenge #3
« Reply #18 on: March 17, 2010, 03:53:45 am »
Man, I can't even draw excuse comics.
It's that bad.

EDIT: Honestly, I think I've just been all around pretty depressed.
Watching depressing crap on Youtube all night didn't help either.  :(
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Re: 'One Drawing A Day' Challenge #3
« Reply #19 on: March 17, 2010, 07:59:08 am »
Huh, apparently I'm not the only one behind.

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Re: 'One Drawing A Day' Challenge #3
« Reply #20 on: March 17, 2010, 10:22:46 am »
Yeah.  Gotta do some catching up.

Got caught up playing Minecraft for 10 hours yesterday.
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Re: 'One Drawing A Day' Challenge #3
« Reply #21 on: March 17, 2010, 12:43:33 pm »
Monday Day 4

Out of inspiration

Tuesday Day 5

Some kind of arachnirobot

Wednesday Day 6
Robot attempt face
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Re: 'One Drawing A Day' Challenge #3
« Reply #22 on: March 19, 2010, 06:43:04 pm »
Im going to try to keep up with this one, I need the practice.  ;D


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Re: 'One Drawing A Day' Challenge #3
« Reply #23 on: March 20, 2010, 01:17:13 am »
Day 3



Well, that turned out better than I remember it being.
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Re: 'One Drawing A Day' Challenge #3
« Reply #24 on: March 23, 2010, 02:25:00 pm »
Well this wasn't as successful as it's predecessors.

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Re: 'One Drawing A Day' Challenge #3
« Reply #25 on: March 23, 2010, 02:48:30 pm »
Yeah... I'm definitely on hiatus.

It happens now and then. I just totally move from one focus to the other.
Right now, it's a lot of music, a lot more video games.


Not sure about everyone else, but I'm sure we'll all get back into it sometime.

I still owe Eagle an upgrade.  :P
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« Reply #26 on: March 26, 2010, 02:43:37 pm »
You goshdarned do.
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Re: 'One Drawing A Day' Challenge #3
« Reply #27 on: April 09, 2010, 01:51:27 pm »
Well, I'll get to the point.
There will be more of these challenges, but not immediately, unless there's still some interest. In that case, I'd set up challenge #4 pretty shortly.

Unfortunately, there are no more badges at the moment.


Let's try to pick this up again later on.
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Re: 'One Drawing A Day' Challenge #3
« Reply #28 on: April 09, 2010, 02:37:06 pm »
Let me know what badges you think should be made and I can do some up.

EDIT:
Metalhead Badge:

Drew a robot for the Challenege
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Re: 'One Drawing A Day' Challenge #3
« Reply #29 on: April 10, 2010, 03:51:44 am »
Thanks for that. I've added the badge to the first page of the thread. I also tried out this tinypic site.
So long as it's like imageshack, where if your image is accessed at least once every month or whatever, it'll stay up forever.

It says it's a JPG but my browser's title bar says PNG. I dunno.
No JPG artifacting though, as far as I can see, plus it keeps transparency. Not sure what that's all about.

http://i44.tinypic.com/dz9w8k.jpg

Smaller than my hugelong googlepages URL by 20 characters, though those are on there for more permanent hosting.
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Re: 'One Drawing A Day' Challenge #3
« Reply #30 on: April 10, 2010, 06:00:49 am »
What I just did is I took all the badges and just put them into one png.
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Re: 'One Drawing A Day' Challenge #3
« Reply #31 on: April 10, 2010, 06:33:58 am »
Interesting.

Why didn't I think of that?  : |

Thanks a bunch, martyk. : )