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RobertoOrtiz
04-25-2006, 02:26 PM
"The day of the dragon slayer"
by
BLUE DEMO

These are the rules:
* You have 15, (count them 15!) minutes to do your sketch. IF you go beyond the
assigned time limit , you have to post WHATEVER you have done after the time has
expired, along with the FINAL drawing.
* Also, I will add a new voting category, called THE FASTEST DRAW.
* Post only your FINAL piece on this thread, based on the topic on the thread.
* RESOLUTION : The image can have any aspect ratio up to 800 x 600
* They can be done on any medium.
* If you wish, you can add a brief text description about your piece.
* Only original compositions. No "tributes" or plagiarizing, unless is it an integral part of the challenge.
* The topics will be posted every day between 10:00 - 12:00 am US EST.
* The artist also has to post total length of time it took (Thanks Clanger for the idea) and program used.
* Only final pieces can be posted on the thread. They must have been done AFTER the topic has been announced.
* Any piece caught breaking the rules will be taken off the thread.
* The topics will be picked at random from the list on this thread
(The author will be given credit). So guys keep them coming.
*You can add multiple entries, but please dont post WIP (Unless you intend to update them). NEW RULE!
* Ill post ANOTHER thread to quantify and track WHO has participated the most on these threads.


Good luck

-Roberto
PS To submit your topic ideas and suggestions go to this thread:
>>Link<< (http://showthread.php/?t=145003)

offbeatworlds
04-25-2006, 02:45 PM
Only 15 minutes? :cry:

Grondhammar
04-25-2006, 03:16 PM
*head in hands* And I thought work deadlines were bad... how to do Sigurd & Fafnir in a quarter hour, exciting challenge! :)

erilaz
04-25-2006, 03:32 PM
Oh dear god this sucks! 15 minutes never went so quick!

http://www.artfuloddities.com/2D/Sketches/DSG/689.jpg

pastoolio
04-25-2006, 04:43 PM
This was done in 15 minutes, except for the writing.

http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/6324/slayer2an.jpg

GSmiley
04-25-2006, 04:44 PM
15 minutues on the dot. PSCS2, Intuos2 6X8, laptop.

http://img270.imageshack.us/img270/7456/dsg689dragonslayer8on.jpg

Grondhammar
04-25-2006, 04:52 PM
lol erilaz! nice one. Great work smiley, the full drama in 15 minutes, that's amazing.

pastoolio
04-25-2006, 05:08 PM
Another 15 min. Couldn't resist. :)

http://img172.imageshack.us/img172/7131/slayer21ox.jpg

pastoolio
04-25-2006, 05:31 PM
Yet another one. :) I liked the rush, and I have realized, that actually 15 min is plenty of time.

http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/1972/slayer36so.jpg

pastoolio
04-25-2006, 06:33 PM
And another one, the last one for today, I suppose. :)

http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/2950/slayer44iw.jpg

ChristinaRH
04-25-2006, 07:00 PM
the day of the dragon slayer huh? nice topic, waaaay to little time tho...
well well, photoshop, 15 mins and my wacom

click me! (http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y185/uglypaperdoll/CGtalk/dayofthedragonslayer.jpg)

LittleTigger
04-25-2006, 07:06 PM
My first daily sketch and my first post on the forum, just got a wacom so i thought id test it out.

-Start them Young, thought this was funny, the idea of a baby with his slayed dragon, how he slayed him who knows but the look in his face is like hes being told off by someone.

Made with Wacom and Photoshop

First one 15 minutes
http://www.justignoreme.co.uk/BoyDragon15%20minutes.jpg

About 22 minutes added shading and couple little touches
http://www.justignoreme.co.uk/BoyDragonJPG.jpg

Vahn
04-25-2006, 07:06 PM
mhmm what does a dragonslayer look like ?

after 15mins:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/ds15.jpg

after 20mins:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/Vahnin/ds20.jpg

TobyArt
04-25-2006, 07:09 PM
Wow, I suck with mouse, and 15min is fast. Have a couple diff ideas, may try a few more later.
PSP 17min
http://www.tobyart.com/dsg/dragon.jpg

Crimsonstring
04-25-2006, 07:20 PM
15 mins

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v455/CrimsonString/DSG_22.jpg

about an hour later (the time limit should have been 115 minutes :) )

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v455/CrimsonString/DSG_22b.jpg

LadyMedusa
04-25-2006, 07:27 PM
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y18/vrd/dragonday.jpg
Photoshop+Wacom. 14 min.
This topic rocks!
I've fallen deeply in love whit Zhuzhu's pencil brush! It's insanely comfortable to sketch whit, particularly when you know you won't make it to the coloring. If you haven't tryed it, do it NOW! (Here is a link to his amazing Watercolor in digital tutorial (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=259965))

kaylon
04-25-2006, 08:19 PM
14 mins Photoshop

http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/4462/slayer019bs.jpg

K

howlinghorse
04-25-2006, 08:20 PM
Wowww... I love yours, Gsmiley, the simplicity makes it beautiful. I love the action in the horse's legs. And LadyMedusa, yours is amaazing too, the dragon's expression captured so vividly! Ahh, they're all brilliant.

Mine's a bit nondescript. Probably looks like just a random jumble of lines, actually.

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f10/ceinwah/dragonslayer2.jpg


*Photoshop (forgot this first time), 14 and a half minutes, I really rushed the last 30 seconds or so. :|

uziel
04-25-2006, 08:52 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v287/jarrafatti/D-slayer.jpg

Photoshop + tablet // 15min

ptMAe
04-25-2006, 09:21 PM
http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/ptMAe/Daily%20Sketches/Dragonslayer.jpg
PS+Wacom. 15 Minutes. That's a little short of
time to be somewhat satisfied, don't you think?

Robertt
04-25-2006, 09:50 PM
http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/1121/cgtalkdsg689sketchbyrjt20068mi.jpg

Tablet / Painter / 15 min.

RobertT

Runecaster
04-25-2006, 09:50 PM
Yeah 15 mins too short for this awesome topic, I just can't do it justice so I won't even bother. Dragons are <3, i won't screw 'em up with only 15 minutes of my suck-a** ability Haha!

jawine
04-25-2006, 09:53 PM
http://www.jawine.com/DSG_20060425_dragonslayerda.gif

Everybody had warned Simon that he shouldn't take on THAT dragon but he chuffed them all away. Now faced with a dragon inhaling deeply for a fiery breath he though maybe he should've listened...
PS GIF on purpose I like the effect on lo-qual GIF on some pics

@erilaz: lol that's some gun smart to use silhouettes so little time
@Gsmiley: nice colour&textures
@pastoolio: Cool concept
@vahn: nice use of textured brushes
@crimsonstring: very nice concept 115 mins looks great
@kaylon: nice one
@howlinghorse: think it's quite a clear sketch actually
@ptmae: nice setting something different good storytelling

AJ
04-25-2006, 09:55 PM
http://www.moonjam.com/2d/15mindragon02.jpg

Photoshop. Wacom. 14 minutes + 1 minute to blow all of the dust off of my drawing hand...

LouisCho
04-25-2006, 09:56 PM
LadyMedusa: great sketch. the line are fluid and sharp. just wow

15+4min, ps+wacom
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f398/docmeduse/689.jpg

Darksuit
04-25-2006, 10:03 PM
15 minutes Painters IX

http://www.darksuit.com/images/cgtalk/dragonslayer_dsg.jpg

One hour later:
http://www.darksuit.com/images/cgtalk/dragonslayer_color_dsg_2.jpg

paintbox
04-25-2006, 10:13 PM
Woohoo, had some time for the DSG again (the 15 minutes help)

15 minutes, PS:

http://members.lycos.co.uk/paintxob/689_slayer_002.jpg

Cyanid
04-25-2006, 10:13 PM
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c109/Cyanidart/dragon.jpg
15 mins OC

paintbox
04-25-2006, 10:15 PM
AJ : Brilliant sketch...I love the sense of humour!

sivart
04-25-2006, 11:00 PM
Stunning work kaylon!

Here's my 15 minutes of scribbles...

PS + Wacom + 15 minutes.

http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/841/dragonslayer1ke.jpg

Goliath
04-25-2006, 11:22 PM
haha paintbox =)


20 mins photoshop + wacom, didn't get a 15 mins screenshot, but it looked like this just without the filter.

http://www.illusions.dk/billeder/ds/dragonslayer.jpg

paperclip
04-25-2006, 11:38 PM
Wow, lots of good ones today! Props go to Kaylon, Gsmiley, LadyM and Cyanid. Cool works you all.

15 mins sure is hard to work in. I REALLY wanted to touch this up some more!

15 mins, PS.

It's a little dragon dead in the grass. :cry:

http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/6412/dragonslayer6hn.jpg


After another half an hour:
http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/9897/dragonslayer7kj.jpg

alemaopedro
04-26-2006, 12:11 AM
The first day at job of the dragon slayer!?oh noooo!!!spend more time, 25 minutes at photoshop.A lot of good works.
[http://forums.cgsociety.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=94400&stc=1/]

Blue-demon
04-26-2006, 12:21 AM
...and in 15 minutes i can draw a few lines.

brevvi
04-26-2006, 12:47 AM
photoshop + tablet. 25 min
http://lostpop.com.br/blog/dragon.gif

Grondhammar
04-26-2006, 01:06 AM
ha Blue, I know what you mean =)

Too many excellent ones to mention today, what a topic! 15 mins, painter...

http://cicero.modwest.com/images/cgtalk/689-2.jpg

ClausSimonsen
04-26-2006, 01:18 AM
Man, I've been fiddling with this idea for hours today and all I can really say is 15 minutes just isn't enough for such a grand topic. Anyway, here are the choice fruits of my labor:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v371/Vizon/DragonSlayer.jpg

and a more stylized one:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v371/Vizon/dragonslayer2.jpg

Yes it's a dinosaur, but I figure if dinosaurs stuck around they'd be called dragons, and probably wouldn't be treated any differently than other animals. Including sport. So I'm playing on the idea of Killing something for the praise of the masses (which dragon slaying is all about).

Arrrgh4life
04-26-2006, 01:27 AM
My first attempt at a speed drawing. The Unfortunate doctor who has to fix the slayed dragon. Ive always been told not to dis my own work, so here you go:thumbsup:
Photoshop+Tablet 15 minuts
http://x402.putfile.com/4/11419210735.jpg

Hamilcar
04-26-2006, 03:31 AM
Gsmiley: Nice one buddy! you nailed it.
paperclip: poor little guy...did someone clobber him with that rock that's lying by his head?

Here is mine...15min...marker and pen

http://stickman3d.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/DailySketchGroup/689.jpg

Koekebakker
04-26-2006, 03:54 AM
Been a while since my last sketch here, so here's something again.

After 15 minutes:

http://www.geoffreycramm.nl/public/14_dragonslayer(1).jpg

After 60 minutes:

http://www.geoffreycramm.nl/public/14_dragonslayer(2).jpg

bumskee
04-26-2006, 04:39 AM
15 mins..... it seems so short.. :|

http://home.exetel.com.au/bumskee/con/d_3.jpg

khanumnaow
04-26-2006, 04:50 AM
http://img103.imageshack.us/img103/4923/dragon011ep.jpg

15 min/ flash/ wacom :eek:

mybutterflyiris
04-26-2006, 05:49 AM
well, i focused just on making a headshot of the dragonslayer...15 min. is sooo hard!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/mightyevilbunny/dragonhunter.jpg

edit: after an additional 15 min
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/mightyevilbunny/dragonhunter2.jpg

ClausSimonsen
04-26-2006, 06:20 AM
WOW! So many amazing entries for this category! Excellent! Though I don't know how on earth I'm going to choose come voting time. Koekebakker, AJ_23 and erilaz's are all HILARIOUS! :D And Sivart and Kaylon's are really nicely rendered as well! One of the most challenging speed paints for me to date as it is so short, hence I have so much respect for those of you who pulled off something magnificent in so short a time! Good work everyone!

pactum
04-26-2006, 08:35 AM
I couldn't miss the religious theme here. Unfortunately, the execution ought to be executed. I shouldn't have scrambled in the last minute to try to shade the hill. :(

15 1/2 minutes in Painter w/ 4x5 Wacom. Art Pen Brush: Worn Oil Pastel.

http://www.timgallant.com/art/DSGroup/06-04-25dragon-slayer.gif


Here's about 15 minutes more work and a quick lighting effect:

http://www.timgallant.com/art/DSGroup/06-04-25dragon-slayer-contd.jpg

Pamyla
04-26-2006, 08:43 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v112/Claywoman/CGSociety/Challenge3SlayingtheDragon.jpg

You all have excellent renders!!
Thanks GrondHammar for the link tip, I hope I did it right..whew ok I thought about this all day while i was at work..done in 14 mins in PS7.

I take any, every, and all constructive criticisms :)

Her0d
04-26-2006, 08:47 AM
Paperclip: A masterpiece, really :thumbsup: :)

Not enough time to start colouring :(
Alias Sketchbook,15min:
http://herod.webd.pl/dsg/dragonsl.jpg

Cyanid
04-26-2006, 08:53 AM
Bumskee :love:

Geta-Ve
04-26-2006, 09:17 AM
here is mine.. I totally didn't look at the time, but I am sure this didn't take anymore than 20 minutes, and an extra five to bolden the lines.. Had fun on this and was totally inspired to do something good, which I think I did :) Love all the entries for this one guys, great stuff!

ps/wacom/20 minutes abouts

http://features.cgsociety.org/gallerycrits/11972/11972_1146039182_large.jpg

ClausSimonsen
04-26-2006, 09:19 AM
I take any, every, and all constructive criticisms :)
It kinda screws with my vision a little as my eyes keep trying to focus it. I'm not sure what I'm looking at - could you explain your image? I'm sorry - I'd study it longer if my eyes would just look at the shapes and stop trying to put it into focus...

TheDagger
04-26-2006, 11:02 AM
Great to see so many sketches. :)

I tried to paint a huge sea monster eating a dragon, but I ran out of time and so it looks a bit messy. Painter, 15 mins.

http://www.winterkeep.com/dsg/689.jpg

klau
04-26-2006, 11:17 AM
Photoshop - Under 15mins... started colouring around the 10th minute and realised the picture was better without colour. lol!

cheers.

http://www.homestead.com/qmisfits/files/images/dragonSlayer.jpg

kaylon
04-26-2006, 01:29 PM
Lots of very nice interps of the topic...superb...

And Bumskee ..that's very nice indeed..

K

Stevansche
04-26-2006, 02:06 PM
http://img115.imageshack.us/img115/3739/chef9iv.jpg

15 min ps/wacom

''and you puttie die smootie in the hootieeee.... taaadaaa!!!''''

Pamyla
04-26-2006, 04:17 PM
It kinda screws with my vision a little as my eyes keep trying to focus it. I'm not sure what I'm looking at - could you explain your image? I'm sorry - I'd study it longer if my eyes would just look at the shapes and stop trying to put it into focus...

No problem Vizon, lol after posting I knew I would have had the same question. It is, ready?
It is an olive using a toothpick to slay the fork (dragon)

Well I was really watching the time and trying to add a bkg, other things, and hmm yea, I agree with your quote, but in time I know I will be able to put down what Im seeing in my minds eye

Thanks for asking! :)
Pamyla

ClausSimonsen
04-26-2006, 08:06 PM
It is an olive using a toothpick to slay the fork (dragon)

Oh okay! Nice idea!

GSmiley
04-26-2006, 09:56 PM
Grondhammar, howlinghorse, jawine, paperclip, & Ham-e: Thank you for the high praise or scathing criticisms, depending on which you gave me, much appreciated! The Day of the Dragon Slayer came two days late, but oh well. I'm gonna put my critic hat on for a while now...


erilaz: It doesn't suck that bad! Its hard to get anything looking like you want in 15 minutes, but at least you got the idea you wanted across. Thanks for joining in on this one; its cool when there's a CGTalk veteran hanging around!
pastoolio: 4 different ones, wow! The first one is my favorite, although it took me a few seconds of looking at it to make sense of the image. It's probably just becuase it is so sketchy. The third one is good too, but the last just looks too sloppy and is hard to tell what is going on. Still, the good ones are really good and I like the effort you put forth.
GSmiley: Way to go, Saint George looks like Gumby...
ChristinaRH: So, the dragon slayer is just kickin' back relaxing? Its a cool idea that i think would look better if the little funny things around the room were clearer (the sword, mounted dragon heads). I realize that time limit come up fast, so its not to big of a problem
LittleTigger: Welcome the the DSG! Yours has a cool style, and the expression on the kids face comes across really well. I actually like the first one you posted more than the second, I guess I just like 'em simpler. Good work and keep it up!
Vahn: Very nice color and style. I like that you tried to show the slayer without the dragon, which seems hard to do to me. Great work, one of the better ones of the day.
Zyrinx: Why no Wacom? Thats got to be rough, I don't think I would even try if I didn't have a tablet. It looks like the slayer is taking a leak on the tree, which is funny if he/she is! I won't judge harshly as I don't think I could do anything with a mouse in 15 minutes.
Crimsonstring: I like the second one you have more than the first. Its a good concept, but it looks to fuzzy to me. Maybe some harder edges where you want more detail would make it look better.
LadyMedusa: Nice dragon design! Anatomy looks good and there's a decent amount of action and movement expressed. I like that you didn't waste much time on the little guy and stuck with the stick figure. ZhuZhu's brush looks very natural, and thanks for bringing it up. I added his pencil and watercolor brushes to my tools. I'm sure that if you did color this it would look great.
kaylon: I like you're composition and idea. Everything is well executed and I don't really have any ideas on how to make it better. Maybe the dragon head looks to stiff, but other than that everything looks good.
howlinghorse: Thanks for the comments, especially on the horse, as I never draw horses and I bet you have a better eye than most people if something isn't right with it. Your's is definitely descriptive enough, I didn't struggle at all to make sense of your "random jumble of lines". Maybe shading some of the darker areas more so that the shapes have more form would help, but I think it is good the way it is.
uziel: Good action in your's, the guy looks like he's flying through the air. The lines look cleaner and more polished than a lot of others. The guy's anatomy looks off, but I don't have room to talk when my saint looks more like a blob of clay than a human being.
ptMAe: In your's there is a good sense of distance with the streched out canvas. And that's a pretty tall peak you've got there! The details are all unsharp, but I would guess that is a result of not having enough time. I would suggest next time you have a short time limit like this, make sure you focus more on the important stuff and leave more background as blocked in shapes.
Robertt: I like the colors in yours a lot, and the view from behind the slayer is a good choice. The textures you used are interesting, but it looks a little confusing when there is more texture fidelity in the ground and surroundings than in the main figure. I think the slayer and dragon look to blurry in relation to everything else.
jawine: Good work on the expression on his face! The light pastel colors actually work well, and having a compressed GIF format looks kind of cool with the style of work you do. The kicker is definitely the little mouse on the right with the fork and spoon. What the hell is with that!?
AJ_23: Funny pic! The character looks hilarious, but, eh, there looks like there's something wrong with his Adam's apple he should get checked out...
Louis.cho: I like the textured brushes you've used. The only problem I see is that the colors don't seem to mesh well together, the sky and dragon look too saturated compared to the rest of the sketch. Playing with the colors by mixing some together help to get harmony between all the colors.
Darksuit: It was smart thinking adding another hour into your painting. The first reminds me of some of my sketches where only I can see the actual image inside all of the lines. The colors in the second one work well together, and I think you win the award for only female dragon slayer. Good work.
paintbox: I like yours a lot. Very efficient use of the fifteen minutes. Not worrying about color of background details helps bring out the focus. Both characters have a lot of movement, and I like to see the scared reation on the dragon instead of the slayer! I wonder how those sweat drops are coming through the armour?
Cyanid: This is very funny to look at, although I have no idea what is going on. What does it have to do with dragon slaying? I guess it doesn't matter 'cause its so funny.
sivart: Nice scribbles! It looks good, very simple. I like that knight's body language. That ferocious dragon is gonna get it!
Goliath: I like the darkness in both color and violence. This is maybe the most violent sketch. I would have like to see it before the filter, though, because usually I think the filters only make things look worse.
paperclip: Your's looks clippy-style all the way! I can always recognize you sketches. It's hard to tell if your dragon is dead or just kickin' back in the sunshine. Good colors, good comp., and good improvements on the touch up stuff.
alemaopedro: Wow, this is probably my favorite of the day! The lighting is fantastic. The lines look kind of wirey and too loose, but did you use a mouse? It looks like a mouse, which would be impressive to me. Great work on this one.
brevvi: I like the line art quality on yours. Nice job. Its hard to tell what is at the center on the smoke/fire/steam cloud, though. Maybe that could be cleared up.
Grondhammar: Good character work. Did you draw this black ink on white and invert the colors when you were done? I was just wonder, as I think it looks better inverted.
Vizon: Hey, dragons are the same thing as dinosaurs, pretty much. I like the top sketch more than the bottom. Both have a good sense of movement, but I think the bottom it just too red. I bet that if it had a different colored background I would like it more than the top. Anyways, I think you came up with an extremely original idea.
Arrrgh4life: This is your first time here? Well, welcome to the DSG! People have told you not to dis your own work? Crap... I do that constantly! I think its funny that the dragon is still breathing fire even on the operating table. It is very hard to come up with something you'll like in 15 minutes, especially if its your first time. If you keep practicing, you'll get a lot faster and better. Some things to look for in the future is to get more contrast in your colors, like darker shadows and lighter highlights. You'll see that it helps to make things stand out, like the dragon, if there is a greater color difference between it and the background. I hope that you keep up the speed paints, cause its a great tool to improve your artistic ability.
Ham-e: Good pose and overall composition. Its good to see more natural drawing like yours. I would do some, but I don't have a scanner. I like the dirt flying off the hooves as an added touch.
Koekebakker: Both of yours are nice, but I think I like the first one more. The dragon 's face looks funny. I like that there is some color in the 60 minute one, but the nose smoke looks too smooth I think.
bumskee: Great expressions and shapes. I like how the dragon head kind of emerges from the textures. Its most likely in the running for the best of the day.
khanumnaow: I don't too often see vector work here, it's a nice change of pace. Very funny idea, but i think if there was some fill color in the guy and little dragon, it would look a lot better.
mybutterflyiris: It's a cool looking profile head shot. He looks kind of tribal , but nothing really dragon-slayery. There's nothing wrong with that, though, becuase it still looks really good. The second one you did kind of looks like a half man, half vulture!
pactum: I guess the religious themes went right over my head. I'm not christian, so could someone explain this stuff to me real quick? I think I like the second one more than the first. The marker shading on the bottom of the first one is distracting, but I'm not sure I like the gradient shading on the second, either. You have good line work underneath, so its a shame to cover it up with that dark color. Adding highlights to the top of the dragon would help some.
Pamyla: Wow, an olive slaying a fork with a toothpick? I wouldn't have guessed that anytime soon. Funny idea, though. Next time, I think you should use only hard-edged brushes so that the image doesn't come out so blurry.
Her0d: Very nice and clean sketch. The sheep looks great. I doubt I would have been able to make a fake sheep look that clear with simple lines like yours.
Geta-Ve: Another clean looking pencil sketch, good work. The expression on the dragons face is funny and convincing me that he got slammed in the face pretty hard! It took a while to make sense of the "wooo-ing" character, and I'm still not sure I'm understanding it completely. I see mittens and a scarf, but what I think is the head looks to be in the wrong place and tsome other stuff.
TheDagger: I don't know how you got those natural looking textures, but they look very nice. That sea monster looks sufficiently pissed off. I'm wondering if the dragon is shooting flaming exaust out of its backside, or what. Maybe thats the mouth shooting flames, I guess, but I thought the head was in the sae monster's mouth. Maybe not...
klau: Slaying dragons with a mop is always a good time! Sometimes I color somethnig and realise it was better before, too. Good kid, good cat, good mop.
Stevansche: That's some funny work right there! It doesn't look like it tastes too good, though. Cool drawing.


Okay, I've got to get to class(Theory of Computation), I think I'm a little late already...

pactum
04-26-2006, 10:19 PM
pactum: I guess the religious themes went right over my head. I'm not christian, so could someone explain this stuff to me real quick? I think I like the second one more than the first. The marker shading on the bottom of the first one is distracting, but I'm not sure I like the gradient shading on the second, either. You have good line work underneath, so its a shame to cover it up with that dark color. Adding highlights to the top of the dragon would help some.
Thanks, GSmiley. I knew I shouldn't have tried the shading as soon as I started doing so - it wasn't looking the way I expected with that brush. And I didn't have time to do a proper job.

As for the symbolism: in the Bible, Satan is identified as both dragon and serpent - the themes are intertwined; the dragon is viewed as a great serpent. The biblical promise was that the seed of the woman would crush the serpent's head, and the Bible also describes Christ's great triumph over Satan as occurring at the cross. Hence my idea to place the dragon's head under Jesus' feet while Jesus was dying.

alfonsoperalta
04-26-2006, 10:20 PM
Hi guys, I wish I had had more time to spend on this one, at 15 minutes on PS + Wacom Cintiq:
http://www.morphostudios.com/fotos/cgtalk/dragonslayer.jpg

40 min later:

http://www.morphostudios.com/fotos/cgtalk/dragonslayer40.jpg

bumskee: very nice!, I'm a great fan of your work

GSmiley
04-26-2006, 10:23 PM
Ah, thats some deep symbolism! I get it now. That was all stuff I knew, I just didn't put it all together like you did. Thanks, Tim, for the explanation.

howlinghorse
04-27-2006, 12:57 AM
Gsmiley, thanks for that :) My horse was extremely lacking in the sketch in question however - yours beat mine hands down... and I call myself an equine artist! Ha...

alfonsoperalta, whoa, that's a beautiful drawing. I love how the forms, although indistinct, are easily identifiable and very realistic.

ClausSimonsen
04-27-2006, 02:32 AM
Hi guys, I wish I had had more time to spend on this one, at 15 minutes on PS + Wacom Cintiq:
http://www.morphostudios.com/fotos/cgtalk/dragonslayer.jpg



THAT is 15 minutes??? THAT right there took you only fifteen minutes??? Astounding! I am flabergasted.

Runecaster
04-27-2006, 02:47 AM
^^^ totally same. Wow. Beautiful. I absolutely adore these epic-themed pieces of any variety. Something about that vastness. Just exquisite. Would love to see this finished. Look at the body language he already has achieved. Amazing.

alfonsoperalta
04-27-2006, 05:18 AM
Hi, thanks for your comments!, I'm glad you liked it. It was one of these cases where all the brush strokes went right :)

sivart
04-27-2006, 05:42 AM
Hi, thanks for your comments!, I'm glad you liked it. It was one of these cases where all the brush strokes went right :)

That seems to happen for you quite often. :thumbsup:

ChristinaRH
04-27-2006, 11:37 AM
thank you! I totally ran out of time and didn't bother trying more seeing as I had to go right after, maybe I'll try to work on it later

Arrrgh4life
04-27-2006, 12:14 PM
Arrrgh4life: This is your first time here? Well, welcome to the DSG! People have told you not to dis your own work? Crap... I do that constantly! I think its funny that the dragon is still breathing fire even on the operating table. It is very hard to come up with something you'll like in 15 minutes, especially if its your first time. If you keep practicing, you'll get a lot faster and better. Some things to look for in the future is to get more contrast in your colors, like darker shadows and lighter highlights. You'll see that it helps to make things stand out, like the dragon, if there is a greater color difference between it and the background. I hope that you keep up the speed paints, cause its a great tool to improve your artistic ability.r

Thanks for commenting:). I was planning on doing yesterdays sketch, but had to go to the doctor(broke my finger straight threw the growth plate:sad:, good thing im right handed:)). Those are some good tips, Ill keep that in mind.

paintbox
04-27-2006, 01:26 PM
Wow, some really great stuff! This is going to be a tough one when voting comes...

I have to agree with Alfonsoperalta's work, it's brilliant. I love the lighting effect, its incredibly subtle...is that intentional or did it just work out that way ?

danielh68
04-27-2006, 07:11 PM
20mins.

I tried for 15, but it looked too abstract and unrecognizable.

http://www.danielhelzer.com/sketches/sketch134.jpg

jmBoekestein
04-27-2006, 10:52 PM
15 minutes, but was playing around... for once I wouldn't mind to focus... even just a little while...

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j284/jmBoekestein/DSGdayofthedragon.jpg


Nice one once again Danielh68! :)

Great stuff everyone! Never disappoints. :D

cypherx
04-28-2006, 01:32 AM
really, 15 minutes?!
lol I'll probably try finishing it later maybe because I really like the start

http://direwire.com/images/dayofthedragons.jpg



edit--
here's a little further on, I have to go see "Silent Hill" which doesn't look that great... but yeah, I'm off anyhow.
http://direwire.com/images/dayofthedragons_2.jpg
http://direwire.com/images/dayofthedragons2.jpg

Vyse-soa
04-28-2006, 09:06 AM
15 mins are pretty tight.

http://homepage.hispeed.ch/welkesblatt/dragonsly.jpg

SamsonsReaper
04-28-2006, 10:48 AM
time 14min...hand is pretty tired is all i can sayhttp://www.leventep.com/Pics/1_Example/dragonslayer.jpg

cypherx
04-28-2006, 11:52 AM
SamsonsReaper, love love love those colours! You did a great job of putting forth a feeling, in such a short time. Great brushstrokes

SamsonsReaper
04-28-2006, 02:21 PM
cypherx: Thanks :)

uchinam
04-29-2006, 02:51 AM
Hi CGSociety! FIrst atempt in this sketch tread. Very fun in 15 min with PS.
http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/1064/dsfdayofdragon5yb.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Sorry about poor english.

pixelzero
04-29-2006, 04:06 AM
This one took about 20 minutes using photoshop and a graphire 3.

http://home.nc.rr.com/hachiroku/images/DragonSlayer.jpg

DeaExAnima
05-03-2006, 11:04 PM
Photoshop. Wacom. 14 minutes + 1 minute to blow all of the dust off of my drawing hand...

Hi AJ_23,

original idea, made me laugh ... the 1 minute was not wasted!

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