View Full Version : CgTalk Daily Sketch 653 THE 20 MINUTE SKETCH: "Legends"

03 March 2006, 02:08 PM

* You have 20, (count them 20!) 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


We will try to post one of these topics once a day for your enjoyment.

These are the rules:
* 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

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

03 March 2006, 03:23 PM
ok, this time exactly 20 minutes in painter

hope its ok to post my sketches, enjoy the sketch group very much

this is what I came about. when I heard legends my first thought was mount rushmore. the guy on the right is supposed to be Dr. Caligary...

hope its not too bad...

03 March 2006, 03:53 PM
Great job trialanderror! 20 minutes later...

03 March 2006, 04:21 PM
thanks digital-bobert,

well..., yours looks just phantastic, I guess I would need some months to paint such an image...:applause:

wow, in 20 min., Im very impressed

03 March 2006, 04:45 PM
Wow that is so short a time to complete something. Really curious what people come up with. :)

03 March 2006, 04:54 PM
Well I'm a huge hiphop fan.. and this is as far as I got in 20mins... :shrug:
PS/20mins/ I3 6x8

P.S. - It's Russell Simmons, if u can't tell... :scream:

Great stuff digital-bobert !

03 March 2006, 05:09 PM
Might do the whole set, santa, tooth fairy etc. ninja turtle inspired. There was a basket in his far hand but hand to cut it for time. 22min. Pencil/Photoshop

03 March 2006, 05:56 PM
Hi guys!

Here's my 20 minutes worth!
The Legend of Sweeney Todd - the Demon barber...

nowhere near finished, so I think I might carry on with him, but here's where we are so far...


Hello again... I have done a bit more on Sweeney... Takes me up to 55 mins in all...
Really enjoying this Roberto! Nice one!!

03 March 2006, 06:03 PM
Photoshop 15mins

03 March 2006, 07:04 PM
Here's my 22 minute (including upload) legend. Guess who it is.

wacom / photoshop AND painter(initial sketch). Yes, photo ref was used.

03 March 2006, 07:24 PM
nice work eveyone.. i like that the time was short.. any longer and the posts would get too detail, especially w/ a topic like this... Zyrinx, love to see more on the same lines... Bobby, great sky...

(for some reason I always forget to sign my sketches.. dont know why :shrug: )

03 March 2006, 07:43 PM
Well I went for a legend everyone should be familiar with.

Also feel free to check out my new dragon painting ( if you dont mind and can share a couple of minutes to give me some critics. Thanks. :D

03 March 2006, 08:58 PM

I would have loved to see their 2005 shows...still wake up trembling sometimes and can't believe I missed it!

Ref used from the Live Cream cover. 20 mins. artweaver (and shamelessly going for FridayEve's contrast sketches)

03 March 2006, 09:32 PM
Legend of the Flying Dutchman

phsp, wacom, 20 minutes + few finishing strokes:P

...and finished speedpaint (

03 March 2006, 09:37 PM
Good job guys, you all did great with only 20 min!

I would like to put some details on mine (20 min is so short), but I already past the time by a couple of minutes... anyway hope its not too bad.

03 March 2006, 09:57 PM
A sword in a stone? Crazy I say! ;)
Looking good.

03 March 2006, 09:58 PM

Paper & biro, about 18mins.

03 March 2006, 10:06 PM
doomdragon- hehe, I know ;)
thanks anyway :D

Simon(ojko)- hehe like it

03 March 2006, 10:16 PM
Okay last one, again ran out of time to finish the roof.
liking the ninjas turtle masks
23min, dang over again. photoshop 3 min on the moon and snow

03 March 2006, 11:13 PM
Stupid little idea I had. :)
Gimp mouse 15 min

03 March 2006, 11:23 PM
KDW: Really nice work for 20 min... I love the mood in this!

So I'm really trying to loosen up... today I played with the artists' oil brushes some more in painter which seemed to help with loosening up a bit. I used a ref for the figure this time.

Daphne, the poor little nymph who got turned into a tree.

22 min in painter (darn it all)

03 March 2006, 12:40 AM
How about, the legend of ron burgundy?
23 minutes+wacom+photoshop cs+poster for reference

03 March 2006, 01:06 AM
Ron Burgundy a legend in his own mind... LOL .. I love that movie...

03 March 2006, 01:56 AM

20 min. painter/photoshop.

Sorry.. lacking real hosting at the moment.

03 March 2006, 01:59 AM (

Hey guys. Im such an erratic poster on here. But i was looking at the wonderful craig mullins' website recently and noticed he had 1200 pieces on his site. I mean JESUS! So i decided if i wanna get good i gotta start churning them out.
So on my lunch hour today i rushed out a quick version of Johnny depp from Pirates of the Caribbean, as 'cpt. jack sparrow.'. Im sure that fits under legend either for the character or depp himself?
From a still frame of the movie.
20 min . photoshop.
I never tried to work this fast before for this kind of image so i wasnt too disappointed.

PS. hooray for poppa burgundy :D

03 March 2006, 02:09 AM
20-23 min Photoshop
my first sketch

03 March 2006, 02:50 AM
The Legend of She Hound.... does not exist. But if it did, I would imagine she would look like this. Or maybe a dog torso with human hind-legs and a human head.

Oh, and I had a couple extra minutes so I drew what it would look like standing up. I realized the back legs would never touch the ground, so she would have to lean forward for ever just to keep balance. :/ Ref. for the head.

ProCreate Painter Classic + Wacom + 20 min.

03 March 2006, 02:52 AM
19 minutes, paper, HB and 2B pencils. I'm hating this scanner.

03 March 2006, 03:54 AM
20/painter --wow 20 min sure does go by fast

03 March 2006, 04:00 AM
Legendary flower? Whatever.
FridayEve, as you've heard much before, great style!

ProCreate Painter Classic + Wacom + 20 min.

03 March 2006, 04:45 AM
Hehe, I'm glad you guys liked my ron burgundy theme

03 March 2006, 05:09 AM
Wow FridayEve! :D Still going strong as ever. Just striking :eek: .

03 March 2006, 06:18 AM
Thought about how legends seem to rise from tales of valor...

Photoshop, Wacom, 18min.

As usual, FridayEve, you astound me. Cavemetty, awesome job. "Where's the rum?"

03 March 2006, 06:20 AM
19 Minutes Painter IX.

03 March 2006, 11:08 AM

666 - Number of the Beast - A legend which filled my mind in the 1st thought.

24 mins ( extra 4mins for setting up scanner n transfer into PS) Below is the pencil of it, 10 mins:

This is my 1st time joining the ds forum. It is really fun and challenging. I am looking forward into the next session :thumbsup:


03 March 2006, 01:39 PM
Had to do another! Great fun!

The Legend of the Loch Ness Monster.

This one was 21 minutes! No crashes! Yay! :bounce:

03 March 2006, 01:44 PM
Damn! That is really a nice one! :bounce:
i like the overall greenish feel.

03 March 2006, 05:35 PM
I had the hardest time figuring out how to make the face I was doodling a legend so I added fangs and voil, a Vampire...

03 March 2006, 05:45 PM
Wow, CarlWahl, that is one spooky face. Nice work!

03 March 2006, 06:05 PM
FridayEve - Simply amasing! How could you do that in only 20 min... wow :drool: hehe

The ton - good :lightbulb and nicely done

CarlWahl - wow, nice vampire

03 March 2006, 08:13 PM
Wow, great stuff everybody

Painter IX, Photoshop and about 20 mins + a toilet break
(some ref used)

Johan Cruijff, a living legend (but thats just my opinion)

03 March 2006, 11:00 PM
Photoshop 20 min, Zorro

03 March 2006, 11:36 PM
was to be legend of the old west... Doc Holiday. havent worked with the Wacom in a while or with time constraints. argh, no face or shading...

03 March 2006, 03:24 AM
That is really a nice one CarlWahl! It is really amazing to get this unsual cg painting in 20 mins! How do you do that? Any tips for a newbie?

03 March 2006, 10:31 PM
Thanks for the positive feedback y'all!

chenga - thanks, I'm using painter 9, almost exclusively the Artist's Oils. They're very smeary and allows you to really push the paint around which I like since you get a lot of texture for free. In any case, I don't know if I'm the right person to give advice on painting since I consider myself a newbie also. I can however share a little recording I did of a similar sketch a couple of weeks ago. Don't know if it helps though...

******* OFF-TOPIC SKETCH BELOW *******

10x the speed, Xvid, about 7 Mb. (

03 March 2006, 12:02 AM
hi everyone

A soul / fairy underwater not sure but i had fun

03 March 2006, 04:40 AM
wow! talent, talent and more talent!

mr mu - Cream - Ya!

my zany version of elvis
I have no idea of the time - I got hynotized doing this one - no seriously! - but hey - what happens in Vegas...:rolleyes:


03 March 2006, 08:54 AM
Holy pelvis!?!

What on earth were you on while doing this? It's a miracle you got out their alive and on your own...:scream:

Great abstraction leading to the core of things, as always...:thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 02:29 PM
Wow Gord-MacDonald. That looks amazing. good work

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