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04 April 2005, 01:05 PM
"Joan of Arc"

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* Post only your FINAL piece on this thread, based on the topic on the thread.
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04 April 2005, 05:26 PM
4th sketch so far :) Joan is at the bottom left corner with the flag :D
~2hrs, Painter 7

Scott Harris
04 April 2005, 05:52 PM
Damn... I really like that one

04 April 2005, 06:46 PM

04 April 2005, 07:04 PM
PS, Dexxa tablet, about.. an hour.

I kinda gave up when I started making the background. ;P

04 April 2005, 09:11 PM
The only classes Joan likes are math and art. The rest of her classes bore her to death, and with them come the stresses of daily assignments and huge projects. But in her daydreams she is able to escape. Let loose on a giant blank canvas, she truly is Joan of Arc.

10 minutes to draw, 30 minutes in paint shop pro.

04 April 2005, 10:40 PM
Nice work mateys :)

Here's Jeanne d'Ark leading her army.
Photoshop CS + Wacom. Around 4-5 hours
Referense used - Referanse (

04 April 2005, 10:52 PM
Painter 90min

04 April 2005, 10:58 PM
Scott: Cheers :)
andrewley: I love that!! :eek:

04 April 2005, 11:04 PM
whee, shiny! ^_^
I love the engravings on the helmet and the red hair in contrast to the monochrom-ish rest. :D

04 April 2005, 11:37 PM
Holy damn! Great sketch andrewley! I bit more work on the chainmail and you've got yourself a a fine portfolio piece in the making there!:D

04 April 2005, 12:04 AM
Great sketch andrewley!!... is there an echo in here?:scream:

edit - I 'finished' it, 1hr 20 min painter

04 April 2005, 12:18 AM
Just have to say wow! Awesome painting andrewley.

04 April 2005, 12:23 AM
Andrewly thats an awesome sketch!

I'm lovin' this, guys! I'm so happy I got into this. Been meaning to for a while! I'm learning so much about digital illustration! Thank you guys! It takes all of you to make this worthwhile!

Here's my Joan (photoshop, wacom, 35 minutes, with hour breaks every 7 minutes. ADD was on hyperdrive today!! lol):

04 April 2005, 01:31 AM
andrewley: Thats wicked man...

04 April 2005, 02:18 AM
Great image seth1... but how does it relate to Joan of Arc?:D

04 April 2005, 02:48 AM
Hey Everybody - Haven't been around much lately - busy and sick - not a good combination. Ah well, I'm trying to get back in the groove.

Here's mine - Started with a ballpoint pen, then scanned and played around in Photoshop. About 45 minutes.

04 April 2005, 02:59 AM
Very nice indeed crazy3dman! Now go and update your conceptart sketchbook!:D

Hope you're feeling better.

04 April 2005, 03:13 AM
Much more a doodle like a sketch this time- sorry for that. About 20mins in OC

crazy: hehe we got the same idea =)
andrewley: very nice! like the texture and armor design.

04 April 2005, 03:15 AM
Ha Ha - Thanks erilaz, The next day or so, I promise.

04 April 2005, 03:19 AM
Really nice images Guys and Gals,

Here is mine

04 April 2005, 03:29 AM
Great image seth1... but how does it relate to Joan of Arc?:D

element5: Thats wicked, keep up the good work...

My idea where joan of arc lived:twisted:

04 April 2005, 03:39 AM
Really nice images Guys and Gals,

Here is mine

Mmm... reminds me a lot of the Milla Jovavich Joan. Great stuff!:D

04 April 2005, 03:39 AM
Well, here goes..

04 April 2005, 03:47 AM
Wow! Awesome sketch element5!!

04 April 2005, 04:32 AM
Lovely sketches, I especially like andrewley's (even if she had MALE armor, but you all got artistic liscence) Ack too bad I have no time for sketching!!! The best themes are flying by! Wait til after may 18! and Finals!!! :9

04 April 2005, 04:41 AM
@seth1 .. Thanx :)

@erilaz .. I did some google surfing to see who was Joan of ark... I used Milla as a reference (she is so pretty!!)

@Octothreat .. Thanx :thumbsup:

04 April 2005, 06:09 AM (

PS Elements / Wacom / half hour

(edit: should say "topic 317")


04 April 2005, 06:11 AM
2 hours/painter
During her trial they forced her to change out of "men's" clothing into a dress. At that time they also cut off all of her already short hair.

04 April 2005, 07:09 AM
Powerful image FridayEve! I encourage you to make this sketch an actual piece. <3

04 April 2005, 07:58 AM
OMG. FridayEve. Just... wow.

And at the other end of the quality spectrum, lol.... my quick sketch. ~30min.

04 April 2005, 08:02 AM
Sketched in OpenCanvas, a bit of ArtRage, and some scaling and embossing effects in GIMP;
Total time ~2 hours;

Tried to make the pose ambiguous... is this Joan's divine calling, or a foreshadowing of her eventual demise?

Some excellent entries in here:
AndrewLey - excellent, I like the hair; The armour design is very intricate -- but I don't think that the helmet can technically close (only a minor quibble). The chain mail effect is well done. (I gave up working on the links in mine early on...)

Crazy3d - It looks like we took similar poses - very nice stylized image, keeping emotional impact while retaining an abstract line.

Hagarun - great "doodle", the hooded figures are disturbing; Joan defiant to the end.

Dark3D - good composition, the background figures lend a sense of urgency to the picture.

FridayEve - very compelling - probably the closest to the real Joan of Arc on the thread so far!

Robertt - colors are well chosen - anticipating tomorrow's entry 318?

04 April 2005, 08:10 AM
Powerful image FridayEve! I encourage you to make this sketch an actual piece. <3

I second that!

04 April 2005, 08:39 AM
Fridayeve - your work is always good, but this image is especially powerful. I absolutely agree that you should expand this sketch to a fully finished work!!!

IMHO - this work has the potential to be one of the best works ever published on cgtalk.


04 April 2005, 12:03 PM

Just under an hour in Photoshop using standard brushes and I think Enayla's brushes I downloaded at some point.

Wow. The quality that comes out of this group in such a limited time is amazing. I hope I can pick up some tricks from you guys along the way.
hagarun - it may be more of a sketch than a painting but your piece has great style. As the other's said Andrewley and FridayEve's pieces are excellent.

04 April 2005, 12:20 PM
wonderful image, FridayEve :bounce:
And everyone else too!^^
Photoshop 7, around an hour

04 April 2005, 12:24 PM
2 hours/painter
During her trial they forced her to change out of "men's" clothing into a dress. At that time they also cut off all of her already short hair.

Outstanding image my friend A++ :thumbsup:

Oh and the latest 2 images are great :applause:

04 April 2005, 12:50 PM
FridayEve - Sketch of the week

Painter ~1h.

(reference again...)

04 April 2005, 03:16 PM
friday eve, bravo!
i never liked joan of arc as a character so here she is faceless. playing with colour again. I think I will never stop :blush: (http://misc.php?do=getsmilies&wysiwyg=1&forumid=0#) half an hour phtshp. Totally out of porpotion this one... (

04 April 2005, 05:02 PM
Haven't done a daily for ages, I need to get back in practice.

Edit: Scanned pencil sketch then fiddled with in Painter, wacom tablet, not sure of time. (

04 April 2005, 06:27 PM
Great work everybody!

Im sick and tired of working on my challenge entry.. So here am i with DSG piece for a while :thumbsup:

Hope you like it... it took me 3 hours with photoshop CS
Almost so good sketch by me that i was seriously thinking of changing it to be my challenge entry .. :)

04 April 2005, 10:33 PM

Photoshop, hour and a half. Also trying out Linda's brushes :)

The thing they never mention about that divine inspiration stuff is the ungodly headaches it causes.

04 April 2005, 09:47 PM
30 min photoshop

04 April 2005, 12:41 AM


(I didn't keep track of the hours)

04 April 2005, 04:16 AM
I couldn't sleep.


04 April 2005, 01:40 AM
andrewley and Fridayeve AWESOME

andrewley- I like this image a lot, I wish I could see just a little more of her face, The armor is really cool, great :)

Fridayeve,- the composition of this image is great, her face looking down at her cross while her hair is being brutally cut off, is a very calm image, yet still very agressive and powerful. great

04 April 2005, 05:27 AM
AM and PS - 4hrs

04 April 2005, 04:58 PM
i know the tv-serie sucks but i thought it would be an original take on the topic.


04 April 2005, 10:05 PM
Photoshop/Wacom 35mins

Oh well, my humble effort, found some reference of a statue in Notre Dame but got too damn frustrated with this & gave up.

Some excellent sketches everyone!


04 April 2005, 10:23 PM
2 hours pencil/scan/photoshop

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