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RobertoOrtiz
05-02-2006, 01:29 PM
"Arthur & the Knights"


These are the rules:
* You have 45, (count them 45!) 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)

LittleTigger
05-02-2006, 01:46 PM
like the sound of this one, plus 45 minutes should hopefully allow enough time for something half decent. Im sure the more experienced artists can make use of the time wisely :wise:

LittleTigger
05-02-2006, 06:16 PM
my first attempt, think im going to try another and get this finished at some point.

http://www.justignoreme.co.uk/arthurandknights.jpg

45 minutes - photoshop, tablet

Grondhammar
05-02-2006, 08:26 PM
Didn't start out planning a portrait but that's what happened. Not sure where the knights went =)

45 mins, Painter 8 pastels

http://cicero.modwest.com/images/cgtalk/696.jpg

brianl
05-02-2006, 09:05 PM
wasn't very happy with the way these ended up heading, so I did three different versions...kinda liking the last one tho. Eh, they're sketches ;) All were about 30 min. (each) and Painter9.

http://mywebpages.comcast.net/artbybrian/forumsketches/Brianl_CGTalk697_01.jpg

http://mywebpages.comcast.net/artbybrian/forumsketches/Brianl_CGTalk697_02.jpg

http://mywebpages.comcast.net/artbybrian/forumsketches/Brianl_CGTalk697_03.jpg

Grondhammar
05-02-2006, 09:11 PM
wow, very impressive Brian, I love the way you can get such texture into inkwork.

and tigger, good atmosphere, I hope you keep going with it!

Vitreous
05-02-2006, 09:40 PM
more lovely brushwork Brian, kudos to you!
here's my interpretation:
http://www.comicfreak.co.uk/images/dailysketch/kingarthur.jpg
Completed in Painter in 45 minutes. Arthur is brought back from stagnation by the holy grail, offered to him by Percival. This scene was inspired by Excalibur, one of my favorite scenes in the film.

aelwine
05-02-2006, 10:04 PM
I managed to find some time this evening to sketch a bit, it's getting rare those days =_=

after 45mn :
http://narthalion.free.fr/Speed_Paintings/SoD/SoD_697_Ael_(45).jpg

After another 15mn :
http://narthalion.free.fr/Speed_Paintings/SoD/SoD_697_Ael.jpg

Photoshop CS
1h

paintbox
05-02-2006, 10:27 PM
I really really really felt like doing Excalibur....

PS, 45 mins

http://members.lycos.co.uk/paintxob/697_001.jpg

brianl
05-02-2006, 10:27 PM
Thanks guys =)

Aelwine: totally diggin' the final piece :cool:

Brian

TobyArt
05-02-2006, 10:45 PM
aelwine! - Haven't seen you since the Avitar Wars. Thought we did ya in! Great entry, good to see ya

Runecaster
05-03-2006, 01:57 AM
Well, this is supposed to be Clive Owen. Yeah, it doesn't look like him, I know :P After a while it just became practice to look like an actual human being... LOL

About 45 or so, photoshop, intuos3

http://www.aequinox.com/paintings/45min_dsg_arthur.jpg

CaveatScoti
05-03-2006, 02:42 AM
My first daily sketch entry. Some proportions here a bit off, and not quite as much movement as I'd like, but it's a start. Camlannis is where he is supposed to have died, so I made him look old and weathered. 45 mins in painter- Crits welcome.

Runecaster
05-03-2006, 02:46 AM
^^^ ooooooh that reminds me of World of Warcraft. hhehehe - but that's a compliment in my book! =D

FridayEve
05-03-2006, 04:58 AM
http://www.fridayeve.com/gallery/cgtalk/cg695_fridayeve.jpg
40/painter

lucavi
05-03-2006, 05:30 AM
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e307/deceptant9/arthur_devenecia.jpg

45 mins, pencil/PS

ClausSimonsen
05-03-2006, 06:00 AM
At 45 minutes:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v371/Vizon/Reference/WIP/KingArthur.jpg

A couple extra minutes:
http://www.vizonrok.com/images/org/229.jpg

With architechture this crappy, how could I keep it serious? :P

Hey lucavi - your Arthur reminds me a lot of the King of the Dead in LOTR: ROTK.

penartist26
05-03-2006, 08:48 AM
:wavey: arthur and the scalibur done in 30 mnts smudge effect and some brushes hehehhttp://img61.imageshack.us/img61/6227/arthur7sh.jpg

paintbox
05-03-2006, 08:50 AM
Some awesome work this round, very good and inspirational...

Vizon, you have a more painterly style as far as I can tell, that always takes its time, doesn't it ? I also find architecture hard as hell to paint/draw. Have you seen JmcWilliams Ancient Bath house (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=259521&page=1&pp=15) ? Very good WIP with architecture.

audit
05-03-2006, 03:28 PM
45 mins, 'flags'. i got interrupted. meh. lucavi - i like very much


http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b141/86audit19/cgforums/thur.jpg

ClausSimonsen
05-03-2006, 06:07 PM
Some awesome work this round, very good and inspirational...

Vizon, you have a more painterly style as far as I can tell, that always takes its time, doesn't it ? I also find architecture hard as hell to paint/draw. Have you seen JmcWilliams Ancient Bath house (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=259521&page=1&pp=15) ? Very good WIP with architecture.
Wow! That's amazing! Astounding...That man has intense patience, boy-oh. I can see that he focuses mainly on the technical (mostly robots and buildings). For some reason I cannot do technical/mechanical/architectural. It's like...my brain doesn't work that way or something. Maybe I can still teach it though. :shrug: Or maybe I should keep focusing on my organic/cartoon style? Thing is I grew up in the boonies running around barefoot in Arkansas so even though now I live in a city, I still climb trees and look at bugs and ignore all the cement and buildings...I'm just not as intrigued by skyscrapers as I am by sequoias...

Is that bad? Am I cheating myself artistically by not forcing my brain to look at and understand the man-made stuff?

I tried to help train my brain a little the other day by drawing stuff (http://s16.photobucket.com/albums/b35/JArcand/Art/Sketches/) from odd angles. It was pretty boring except for when I got to climb this really tall wall in order to see over the rooftops. Mmm...guess I should have brought a ruler along.

Alice
05-03-2006, 09:41 PM
Photoshop, stopped after 45 minutes :)

http://www.heybaberiba.com/images/220.jpg

And uploded the wrong image first, sorry bout that.

cypherx
05-03-2006, 10:06 PM
good work, guys

Lucavi, you're a star!

robinayles
05-03-2006, 10:20 PM
lucavi - really nice!

nards - OH MY GOSH - that is FABULOUS!

Alice - what can I say? I always lover your stuff!

brianl - really like all of yours, very good!

Friday - he looks like sculpture, or maybe a chess piece, very nice!

labyrinthinthemind - well he doesn't look that much like Clive - but nice work all the same

paintbox - really nice work

Great job everyone!!

ClausSimonsen
05-04-2006, 12:07 AM
Very nice Alice! I love the texture of your bg. Was Arthur really that young and beardless? I know very little about the legend (except for what I learned from "The Sword in the Stone" and "Merlin").

penartist26
05-04-2006, 12:14 AM
thanks robinayles!:thumbsup:

alfonsoperalta
05-04-2006, 12:19 AM
30 min Ps+Wacom
http://www.morphostudios.com/fotos/cgtalk/kingarthur.jpg

Alice
05-04-2006, 08:19 AM
Very nice Alice! I love the texture of your bg. Was Arthur really that young and beardless? I know very little about the legend (except for what I learned from "The Sword in the Stone" and "Merlin").

Thanks!
Since he never really did exist, I reasoned it would take a handsome and dangerous young man with charisma to get all his knights to follow him :)

Runecaster
05-04-2006, 01:19 PM
^^ Actually, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historical_basis_for_King_Arthur


=D

Borisch
05-04-2006, 07:26 PM
^^ Actually, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historical_basis_for_King_Arthur


=D

I don't get it.

Twofour
05-04-2006, 10:22 PM
i'm realy sorry for the late entry but i only noticed this topic today

PS, 45minutes
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f267/Tweevier/arthur.jpg

hope to finish it

paintbox
05-04-2006, 10:23 PM
...
Is that bad? Am I cheating myself artistically by not forcing my brain to look at and understand the man-made stuff?

I tried to help train my brain a little the other day by drawing stuff (http://s16.photobucket.com/albums/b35/JArcand/Art/Sketches/) from odd angles. It was pretty boring except for when I got to climb this really tall wall in order to see over the rooftops. Mmm...guess I should have brought a ruler along.

Well my view is that the thing with hard surfaces/architecture is

1) straight lines , and even more important
2) perspective.

You can get away with straight linish work, but the perspective must be pretty accurate for it to "work" , after comes accurate lighting etc...

But the perspective must be pretty good.

Looking at the hall you painted, you can see the walls are in a bend. The mind knows that walls that bend Are Not A Good Thing. It feels akward.

In Photoshop I like to use the Polygonal lasso to mask out walls, that makes it easier to keep straight lines because the mask does all the dirty work. :)

djtrousdale
05-04-2006, 11:26 PM
I can't believe nobody's done a homage to monty python yet! :D

Pinoy McGee
05-05-2006, 12:26 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/Flipmcgee/arthur.jpg

penartist26
05-05-2006, 01:19 AM
hi pinoymcgee? ur that guy from conceptart right? well nice to see some kababayans here'
nice entry there lets rock this thread .:wavey:

robinayles
05-05-2006, 09:13 PM
I don't get it.

Well at the risk of telling you more than you really wanted to know....

Arthur's existence is a matter of some debate. While most agree that there WAS a King named Arthur (as the Wikipaedia points out) most historians and Arthur buffs believe the Arhtur of Legend to be an amalgam of many different rulers from that time period. If he in fact lived and did all the things written of him in legend, he would have lived about 800 years. So most likely, he did exist, but his exploits were greatly exaggerated and probably a lot was borrowed from other rulers of the day. There are many differing accounts of his Legend as well...while most of the legends include a Guinevere (spelling often changes too), her falling in love with Aurthur's closest friend and fiercest fighter is often changed to Bedwyr (another one of Aurthur's knights) instead of Lancelot.

The Arthur Legend is one of my favorites in case you can't tell...I'm hoping to find time to do some sketches over the weekend to add to these threads.

Cheers! :beer:
-Robin

SamsonsReaper
05-06-2006, 12:27 AM
kind of got out of hand and ended up as 1h and 40 mins on this one...http://www.leventep.com/Pics/1_Example/knightF.jpg

danielh68
05-06-2006, 06:38 AM
30 mins.

http://www.danielhelzer.com/sketches/sketch138.jpg

aldog
05-06-2006, 06:35 PM
twofour, that's my favorite one i've seen

Grondhammar
05-06-2006, 06:51 PM
daniel, love the daring in this one! there's just enough to give a great sense of action, and the red lines in just the right spots. Excellent.

artshou
05-13-2006, 07:49 AM
Late entry: Another unfinished piece that went over a little bit over an hour.

Photoshop + Wacom

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c103/shoukun/cgtalk_sketch697_arthurkni.png

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