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03-08-2005, 01:42 PM
"MAKE IT GOTHIC: Disneyland"
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03-08-2005, 05:48 PM
Wow, I can't believe I'm posting first! Either this isn't an interesting topic (no offense, Erilaz :)) or people across the Atlantic (yeah, you Americans) are sleeping.

Ok, when I first saw the topic, an image of a black-dressed pale-makeup Minnie (like a goth, you know) came to my mind, but I'm no good at painting cartoon characters. So I decided to have a little different take on the subject. There's always a fairytale castle in Disneyland parks so why couldn't it be a gothic castle? :D

Stylistic reference taken from Wikipedia's Gothic Architecture site, lighting ref from here (

Photoshop, about 1h 30min (mostly tweaking the lights), Wacom Intuos 3

PS. The "Disney" text was the hardest part :D

The Damned
03-08-2005, 06:04 PM
Very nice jtuulos... You obviously had the same idea as me...

I'll add Minnie in later...

40mins, Photoshop.

03-08-2005, 07:10 PM
i used to paint disney figures a lot when i was little. In this painting i spend a lot of time experimenting with custom brushes. So sorry if it looks messy. I was too lazy too clean up.

03-08-2005, 07:11 PM
This is mine

I drawed the duck from a ref, The pic on the screen is from a site, my TV logo and my sig

PS + Mouse = 50min

03-08-2005, 08:10 PM
I am in a rush but wanted to join anyways.

ps - 15min

03-08-2005, 08:38 PM
gimp 1h, no ref. used to draw these ducks when i was a kid.

03-08-2005, 08:53 PM
Gargoyle Mickey

Photoshop, Wacom, 1hr 20min or so.

Plagiarism - LOL - That's quacking me up! :D ...sorry I couldn't help myself.

03-08-2005, 10:26 PM

This was a blast to draw! :D:D:D So, it's not really goth, but it's cheesy goth (left) and depressed (right) versions of Mickey, isn't he adorable?!

AHEM. Anyways.. painter essentials for the lines and PS for the shading, about an hour.

03-08-2005, 10:49 PM
great idea =)

45 mins - photoshop - wacom a6 - mickey ref used

03-08-2005, 11:38 PM
Interesting stuff so far...I feel too busy to post one up...all because I'm working on the comic strip and juggle around with work. I have a concept. Let me see what I can come up with here. Hopefully I'll have something to post soon:thumbsup:

03-08-2005, 11:46 PM
Linda is going to flip when she see's this title.

03-09-2005, 12:19 AM
It's not really gothic, but I didn't want to start over :D
~30min / photoshop / cheap tablet

03-09-2005, 12:19 AM

30 min, potoshop, wacom, pencil

03-09-2005, 12:53 AM
I just wanted to say... I thought disneyland/world is very strict about copyright? :/

03-09-2005, 01:04 AM
Great stuff lately, I haven't posted in a while so I figure I should go for it.

This one started to remind me of something you would see in Mordor. I eventually started loosing steam and decided to quit.

Photoshop/2.5 hours/mouse

03-09-2005, 01:05 AM
I just wanted to say... I thought disneyland/world is very strict about copyright? :/

I think this falls under the Parady part of the law.

03-09-2005, 01:08 AM
parady? o_0

*feels stupid*

03-09-2005, 01:12 AM
I just wanted to say... I thought disneyland/world is very strict about copyright? :/

Yeah, but this is non-commercial artisitc reinterpretation. I doubt Disney will get medieval on our butts for playing with their classic designs.:D

03-09-2005, 01:20 AM
parady? o_0

*feels stupid*

parody is a legal use of copyrighted material according to American copyright law.

03-09-2005, 01:46 AM
Jafar as he should be... really maliciously evil and cool:
40 mins PS. Yay!

03-09-2005, 02:06 AM
good work everybody!

heres mine PS, wacom about 1 hours no ref.- harder then I thought - you think you know them by heart :scream:

03-09-2005, 02:08 AM
jtuulos: Nice work! Good gothic designs going on in there, if not a little too friendly! :D

The Damned: Great pose! I like the quick skecthy strokes.

jŚnnis: I love the characters contrast to the background.

MWarsame: Not sure what's going on there, but I like the outfit he's in! Maybe pull back on the plastic wrap though... looks a bit processed.

Sheep Factory: Heh, kinda makes me think of what the guys in the suits are feeling. Quick job, but good mood!

Plagiarism: Great job! Really like the facial expression.

crazy3dman: What can I say? You just keep getting better. Your style rocks!

AngryScientist: Great grey poses. Very gothic indeed!

sjaak: Love the lighting in this one.

FiYoG: That tower is insane! I can imagine Wlt up there patting a huge cat and staring across the world.

Ephesus: Stunning mood. Mordor Disney would rock! So many orcs to dress up!:D


DAW: Missed your post while I was writing! I really love the use of colour in that one.

Great work once again people! I'm honoured to work alongside you and learn.

03-09-2005, 02:16 AM
Okay, here's mine. 3 Hrs only in Photoshop. This time, no hand-drawn. What a challenge!:argh:

Edit:Yeesh!:argh: I just realized I forgot Tink's wings! Oh well (lol):D

03-09-2005, 03:29 AM (

Wacom / photoshop elements / half hour.


03-09-2005, 03:57 AM
American Gothic - Disney Style

PS/Wacom 1.5 hrs.

Used this pic as a reference...

03-09-2005, 04:07 AM

Hehe I think it's obvious :P
Painter IX... 45 min to 1 hour.

03-09-2005, 04:18 AM
some great fun images here.

This is mine, 1/2hour wacom/photoshop

03-09-2005, 05:00 AM
Heheh... Love these!

20 mins/Painter 9/ Wacom

03-09-2005, 05:01 AM
Thank god that u did that parody Robinayles I was just about to leave work when I saw the topic and I was thinking "oh no...I hav to do this" and thankfully you had already done it for me and given me 2 hours extra sleep........what do they say about great minds?! :D

03-09-2005, 07:22 AM

Photoshop 3hrs. (ref used for the castle)

Looks like I need to adjust the brightness on my monitor at work. Totally did not see the value variations on "Mickey's" arms and under his chin. SOrry. :D


03-09-2005, 08:14 AM
Artrage/PS 15 min - hey ArtRage is fun!

03-09-2005, 08:14 AM
Awesome Kirt!


Photoshop, about 2 hours. Reference used, but not heavily.

03-09-2005, 08:49 AM
I couldn't pass this one up. So here she is, Gothic-Bell. Tinkerbell's gothic counterpart.
Took me about half an hour in Paintshop

The Damned
03-09-2005, 10:42 AM
Great work everyone.... and lovely piece Kirt (as usual)

Think I'm going to add what i wanted to my entry.... cant back away now.

03-09-2005, 11:10 AM
Kirt, Dargon, I love your work!! (Dargon, how do you get such nice clean lines??)

Here's mine, but first let me set the scene:

The Ultimate Disney Goth:

After Walt's death, Quasimodo sat alone in his beautifully gothic cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris, mourning his mentor.
Since Walt had met Quasimodo and given him his fifteen minutes of fame, Quasimodo had revelled in being tolerated, rather than reviled. Walt's death took this away from him.

Quasimodo contacted his cousin Igor via bell morse code and got detailed instructions of resurrection, a technique that Igor had perfected over the years. (For Pratchett lovers, read 'Igors'.)
........Then Quasimodo went to Disneyland and plugged in their great generator in order to....

03-09-2005, 11:22 AM
Great painting, Kirt!

Not really 'goth', but he's kind of evil looking so I post it anyway..

No refs / Wacom / Painter IX / 40 minutes

03-09-2005, 11:58 AM
Finally, Magica De Spell found the right way to get Mac Duck's lucky dime!

wacom, phtshp about 20'

great work everyone!

The Damned
03-09-2005, 12:57 PM
Revised my picture.. but it ended up looking a bit bondage like more than goth like..

Hmmm, maybe its the red ball thang...

Overall 2hr. Photoshop...

03-09-2005, 01:23 PM
I've been trying to get something on paper for hours now. Started over 5 times, nothing was good enough, so no sketch from me today I'm afraid. I'm having serious trouble drawing interiors, I'm gonna work on that.

03-09-2005, 01:37 PM
Aww.. such nice entries! Should have looked through them before making mine... it isn't original anymore.

OpenCanvas , a little less than an hour

03-09-2005, 02:33 PM
Looks like I need to adjust the brightness on my monitor at work. Totally did not see the value variations on "Mickey's" arms and under his chin. SOrry. :D

I have the same issues in my picture. It sucks when something Looks awsome in Photoshop, then you post it only to notice the little things that didn't show themselves before.

03-09-2005, 02:37 PM
Good work everyone!

Plagiarism - nice

crazy3Dman - a classic!

Ephesus - great castle

Daw - great mood

Robin - funny

DreamMaster - cool colour and mood

element5 - love the costume!

Kirt - absolutley great job - so morbid - Disneyland will never be the same!

03-09-2005, 02:54 PM
Hey, nice work everyone.
Okay, here is the deal. I was totally lacking with inspiration when I tried to paint. First I wasn't going to post it, but I thought it turned out fairly neat, so I'll show it. (Not very "disney", but anyway...) :) If it's to much "off topic" I can remove it.
1 hour and 30 minutes, Photoshop.

03-09-2005, 02:57 PM
Hey Kirt, dude ,good job!

03-09-2005, 04:25 PM
there are very good ones here,
kirt, that one's simply...amazing:bowdown:wow!
herrkatt, I don't think it's offtopic, and I like a lot the look it has...

Here's mine:

Goofy was always my favourite disney's character when I was a child (and sometimes I still feel like the human reincarnation of Goofy, hehe :D we've got some things in common), I used to draw him a lot so I didn't needed much reference (I looked at a picture, remembered how it was, and then drew it without looking again)...
I was thinking what to do with his left arm when I remembered seeing a comic strip by enayla involving goths and crows...(btw, get well soon enayla!!) so the bird is supposed to be a mix between a crow and the lion king's bird (zazu?)

03-09-2005, 05:39 PM
Kirt - that is ha-ha-larious! He's still wearing that cute little outfit!

03-09-2005, 05:58 PM
paperclip - after that wonderful intro, I was sad to scroll down and see a red "x" where your picture should be. :sad: I'm looking from work, so your host might be a site I'm blocked from accessing.

elmasfeo - I thought Goofy would make a great Goth, and you did a much better job than I would have done.

kirt - I was just hoping somebody would ditch Mickey's "perfect circle" ears, but yours really depresses me (in a good way, of course:D )

03-09-2005, 07:42 PM
some comments for enlightening of the public

*The Damned (and other SM guys): Goth and Sadomasochism are fundamentally not related. They often overlap but the reasons for that have little to do with intentions, in dominance play unlike you did, its usual the guy that wants to be under submission while gag balls are part of sadism, and neither is bondage. Why do i know? Ask Freud, i investigate everything i don't understand. I personally enjoy the absurdity of Japanese Goth, they wear everything from nurse to nazi officer outfits and write manifests on Medieval aesthetics.
*anim_ziggy: heh, i could say something similar about Goth and Satanism now but i wont because i care less about religion than sexuality.
*Ephesus: very nice atmosphere, but painted with a MOUSE?? heh no pun intended but impressed with patience
*DreamMaster: now thats Goth, like the style a lot, only the blood.. but it fits great in the image
*Kirt: love it completely, and your right, the big mouse is going downhill.
*HerrKatt: The two people in front really make the image. love the brush textures, don't worry about off topicness
*elmasfeo: Goofy remains a goofball, the expression made me smile, good design.

No time for a sketch but thx for yesterdays compliments.

03-09-2005, 08:31 PM
Okey, i'll try this too: Open Canvas, around 1 hour.

It's a long-winded gothic mickey who talk about his musical career. "and then i played the guitarr in siouxsie and the banshees in the early 80's..."

03-10-2005, 12:11 AM
Hey, i fixed my quasimodo pic, i think picserver has given up on me!! I hope it's not too much of an anticlimax after my dramatic introduction...!

If you don't feel like going back to page 2 for it, just click here:

03-10-2005, 02:34 AM
digital_embryo - if you get time, I'd like to see your take on it. You are SO right about great minds...or is that GRAPE minds? :)

Kirt - LOVE IT!
Dargon - she is wonderful, me likey!
elmasfeo - FANTASTIC! I think that might be one of your best sketches EVER!

There are so many other great ones here, too - but no time to mention all by name. Just a really great thread, good job everyone!

03-10-2005, 02:46 AM
Just out of curiosity, have I gotten any better over the last year? My uphill climb to become a decent 2d artist has recently hit a snag!

03-10-2005, 05:31 AM
elmasfeo: superbly disney and gothic at the same time :D excellent sketch!
HerrKatt: nice neon sign and rich textures!
Kirt: great stuff as always :applause:
erilaz: i havent been around much, but from what i remember from last year, you did improve in shading and colors. Also, your topics are always interesting :)

if only there were more hours in a day, i managed to do a quick one while waiting for renders to finish; dunno how long this took, 1-half hours, more or less, just doodling in photoshop7

Nemo was afraid of the dark, but his daddy didnt know better when he took him on one of those fishing trips.. :D (

03-10-2005, 06:19 AM
deaderthanred: I simply LOVE that!

Im a little late posting, but I couldnt resist this one, and HAD to make time to do something.

*note: This isnt so much a sketch as it is a modification of a page from a coloring book, so I didnt actually do the linework... I the image :)

03-10-2005, 09:16 AM
I've been lurking here (watching you, heheheh) for some time now, never got enough courage or ideas to participate... until now, so here's my response to 2 DSGs at once :)

Get well soon Enayla !

03-10-2005, 09:29 AM
this thread is evil - good work everyone!!!

Kirt - thats just awesome very good
HerrKatt - at first glans I thought it was a shaft straight down to hell - but this is very good as well :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
elmasfeo - very good
deaderthanred - really good lightning and I love the colors

03-10-2005, 06:44 PM
Kirt, Elmasfeo, Dargon, Deaderthanred: Great understanding and concept! You guys nail this one!:thumbsup:

Same with Deisree! Great job everyone!:wip:

03-10-2005, 07:34 PM
ey, thanks a lot for your comments everyone! :)

erilaz - I've done a bit of searching on your latest sketches but I could only go back until november or so, and my memory is not that good, but as deaderthanred said, I think your shading and general skills have gone some better, just continue practising and posting here! it's a matter of time... (btw, while I was looking for your posts I've discovered that you must be one of the most active users of cgtalk... less talking and more sketching! hehehe j/k...

ilikesoup - ey! If you were making or going to make a goofy sketch don't stop just because I already did it!

robin - thanks! one of my best? ironically, I was thinking in leaving it unfinished without posting... thanks a lot! that thought will never cross my mind again, hehehe

03-10-2005, 10:40 PM
Just out of curiosity, have I gotten any better over the last year? My uphill climb to become a decent 2d artist has recently hit a snag!

Sorry to answer a question with a question, but do you find yourself spending more time on your sketches before or less? The more time you can spend developing a picture and adding detail, the better your visual skills have become. And if you COULD spend more time on each sketch but don't, then you're not giving yourself a chance to see what you can do.

Sorry for the cryptic answer but like elmasfeo said, your post history is just you talking. :p

03-10-2005, 10:45 PM
Don't worry, Getting good takes time. and Not everyone progresses at the same speed. It has taken me 20 years to get to the point I am at now, (which is not that far along as an artist.) and I am just now feeling like I am starting to really break through that wall that held me back for so long.

03-11-2005, 01:41 AM
(btw, while I was looking for your posts I've discovered that you must be one of the most active users of cgtalk... less talking and more sketching! hehehe j/k...

I've done a lot less talking and far more sketching in the last 6 months!:D I only started to become more serious about improving myself recently.

Sorry to answer a question with a question, but do you find yourself spending more time on your sketches before or less? The more time you can spend developing a picture and adding detail, the better your visual skills have become. And if you COULD spend more time on each sketch but don't, then you're not giving yourself a chance to see what you can do.

I'm spending more time on each sketch, but I'm finding less time to do the sketches! Work has just turned it up a notch and I'm working hardcore 12-hour days right now. I sketch every other moment... I've got a sketch book purely for my travel between home and work, which is gradually filling up. I can see improvements in there, which I need to translate into wacom skills on here!

Thanks for the comments and tips guys, and as for my prominent presence on cgtalk, I'm just a little addicted. These days I just have to shut down my browser.:D

03-11-2005, 08:25 AM
Disney chicks are impossible to draw...arg. (photoshop, bout 2 hours)

03-11-2005, 09:20 PM
Pocahontas. Photoshop, 1.2hr (yes, Disney chicks are difficult to draw, they are slightly out of proportions in a 'cute' way, and its hard task to 'feel' those misproportions right :-)

03-11-2005, 10:39 PM
I'm like 10 topics behind? :eek:

Another Gothic Disney chick... alternate universe...

around 2,5-3h PainterIX, Phshop7

Where's Alice, thought this would be her topic...

03-12-2005, 03:15 AM
I ain't even gonna try , Kirt so owns this thread with his mickey-pants rat, lol

03-12-2005, 09:24 AM
I ain't even gonna try , Kirt so owns this thread with his mickey-pants rat, lol

Aah well, I tried... (Kirt should be working on his comic, @*#! :) )

03-12-2005, 12:01 PM
Squibbit - I'd love to see your entry though. You've had some pretty strong entries this past week. Don't let my ratty Mickey discourage you from drawing.

Art2 - Those dwarves look like evil garden gnomes. Really nice work there too. I am working on the comic. I got behind this week and next week doesn't look good already. I'm going to have to crunch it this weekend.

deaderthanred - You get my vote on this topic. Love the lighting on that one. :thumbsup:

Thanks for the comments, everyone.

03-12-2005, 01:26 PM
Hey some pretty amazing stuff here.

Kirt, your rat rocks!

Deaderthanred, I love your 'Finding Nemo' sketch, great work!

Ok here's mine, about 1,5 hours in PS

03-12-2005, 04:45 PM
Good work everyone, good to see all this loveable Disney characters having a huge identity crisis. Now if we could just get them smoking and mope dancing. Well here is mine, days late, dollars short,

Disney Morgul?


03-13-2005, 02:27 AM
oo more new sketches!
Her0d: whee pocahontas does voodoo
Art2: i can look at your clean lines and forget the time. great version of snow white.. evil always is prettier ;)
Rudeone: your snow white looks hard core goth :D
JVaughan: cool colors! all your sketches are so vibrant, great stuff
thanks everyone for your kind words for my humble sketch *blush!*

03-14-2005, 05:39 AM
Lots of great work since I last posted! Wish I had more time :sad: I couldn't pass this one up. Miss very much doing the sketch and the forum. Keep up the great work. Enjoy!

03-14-2005, 04:56 PM
just went trough this topic again, realized it was pretty stupid to post a new update instead of editing my there any way to remove this post? ah well, great work y'all!

Ow and cLos, nice colors, the face reminds me of MAD

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