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03-21-2006, 01:23 PM

* You have 35, (count them 35!) 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
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Lady Medusa

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)

03-21-2006, 01:42 PM
If anyone does Barney the Dinosaur I will have to kill them!! :argh:

03-21-2006, 02:47 PM
Little royalty picking purple flowers... :)

34mins, PS + Wacom (

03-21-2006, 03:15 PM
PS/wacom 28min...

03-21-2006, 03:45 PM
WOW!.. Nice one daw...

03-21-2006, 05:50 PM
itīs called purple rain, painter/34 min.

beautiful entries so far

03-21-2006, 05:51 PM

Gimp mouse 35 :shrug:

03-21-2006, 06:08 PM
I'm at work so I didn't want to spend too much time on this one.

16 minutes.

03-21-2006, 06:18 PM
20 min openCanvas, can't sketch in paint or photoshop always start in OC haha. How many programs do we need? eek

03-21-2006, 06:45 PM
I'm surprised no one else has had a hack at the flyng purple people eater yet :

PS + 35 min

03-21-2006, 08:42 PM
I usually associate 'purple' with mages, so here is some magic glowing purple orb.

phew, hard to post with the servers all busy with the portfolio stuff today. :D

03-21-2006, 08:53 PM
I like everyone's so far, its hard for me to get good color comps. With purple, so it was nice to see some of you guys' stuff first. I probably should have more purple in my cloud-scape, but I planned to have some foreground stuff and ran out of time. I'll think about adding to it later.

Tell me what you think, and maybe what I could add.

03-21-2006, 09:13 PM
We just dl Corel Paint Shop Pro at work, thought I'd try something in that.
about 30 min on and off (customers bothering me) pencil & Corel Paint Shop Pro

03-21-2006, 09:48 PM
Photoshop - 32 min

03-21-2006, 10:54 PM
Kinda cheating since I used reference, could be more purple - I always use the dsf to get my creativity going - I'll try and do another just from the mind later.

daw - I love it man, very cool idea

03-21-2006, 11:10 PM

There are some great entries! Especially Daw - That's great dude!!

Here's mine for this topic... :twisted:

03-21-2006, 11:25 PM
GSmiley - spectacular cloud view! I like it very much. Also very subtle and successful integration of the topic at hand

daw - errr.. huaARGH! it's freaking fantastic!

phew! Had to get that off my chest.

03-22-2006, 12:36 AM
Woo, daw! Such a dramatic sketch!

Here's mine: purple dress: 35 mins. :)

03-22-2006, 12:45 AM
Okay, after my firt 35 minutes, I added some foreground to make it look a little more finished. I spent about another hour on this, so 1.5 hrs total.

Everyone's work looks great for having these time constraints.
daw - I like the simple background in yours, it makes everything look like its moving so quickly.

03-22-2006, 12:53 AM
Had time to do a second one today! I saw a matinee of Ultraviolet the other day, all I can say is I am glad I didn't pay full price. What a shame, it had such great potential. Anywho... I think that was my inspiration for this one.

GSmiley - I'm amazed man!

03-22-2006, 01:08 AM
Nice weather Gsmiley :thumbsup:

~30 minuters/phsp/wacom

03-22-2006, 01:40 AM
nice 1 KDW! so warming :)
35mins. pshop.wacom

03-22-2006, 01:57 AM
wow so many good ones today
cocefi that's adorable.
XSsithi your frog is adorable as well.
Zyrinx I love the style. ADORABLE.
TwisterCash, that's cute
GSmiley I wanna know how you do your clouds, your whole style is awesome

**edit** I just realized that this was a 35 minute challenge. so I was actually under by 5 minutes. WOOHOO
Here's mine
PhotoshopCS2+Wacom+Brother's Hands for reference+20 mins

I went over 10 more minutes and ended up with this

03-22-2006, 02:18 AM
Not sure how long it took, kept getting interrupted, but it was around 35-40 minutes. Not great, but it's my 2'nd w/ Corel Paint Shop Pro.

In case some don't know, It's the Wal-Mart smiley, killed by a purple vampire smiley. Wanted to add bite marks or something, maybe I'll add them later.

03-22-2006, 04:13 AM

03-22-2006, 06:57 AM
Hey FridayEve - "..the purple is in your mind.." :D wicked to se you posting again!

itsGuido, KDW, Gsmiley, Daw - nice stuffss.

Each was 35 mins - with ref

03-22-2006, 07:16 AM
twistercash, KDW,

great sketches!

03-22-2006, 08:28 AM

Probably too late or something, but tomorrow's not posted yet, so I don't care :P... this one's just for fun... 15-20 min.

03-22-2006, 10:01 AM
thanks guys...

really great entries in this one...

especially - GSmiley, twistercash, KDW, FridayEve and everybody else:scream:

03-22-2006, 11:36 AM

FridayEve - Your's black is so purple that I can almost taste it, great one mate:thumbsup:

03-22-2006, 11:57 AM
Hello everyone, this is my first post here! I just got my wacom tablet last weekend. I found this forum and thought "what a perfect way play with my new toy". This is my second attempt at making something with my tablet (my eye avitar was my first). It's kind of funny how I've worked as a graphic designer for 5 years and never had to draw anything freehand.

In any case, I think you all do fantastic work, especially concidering that there is a time constraint (Boy, does the time sure fly).

So, without further adieu:

Photoshop: 30 mins.

03-22-2006, 12:52 PM

Competing for the crappiest entry in this thread... 1 mn was all it took.

03-22-2006, 02:50 PM
always thought of purple as a color of despair and jealousy

painter, ref used

03-22-2006, 03:59 PM

Photosho 32 minutes..ahhhgg nearly there

03-22-2006, 06:04 PM
There is some very fine work in this thread; these are just some of the names that spring to mind.. Hagarun, KDW (amazing colours!), daw, GSmiley (even though I personally find the second composition a bit too crowded.. Maybe it's the blue?), Friday Eve, barbapapa (nice expression).. Really nice work everyone.

Here's my addition, took roughly 25 minutes. Paper scetch with quick photoshop colours.
I'm not sure whether the guy is helping the kid get his balloon, or he is letting it fly away? Works either way I suppose.

03-22-2006, 07:01 PM
Back to the sketch group after long time:bounce:

20 min >PS >Wacom

03-22-2006, 10:03 PM
I've read that purple is, among others, the color of yeah...meh

03-22-2006, 11:31 PM
man those timilimits sure are tough >_<

well more time wouldn't have saved this one anyway I guess. :>
OC1 :: within limit

03-23-2006, 05:18 PM
Great work again folks!

Of extra special "way kewlness" are:
daw - WOW! that is great
CarlWahl - again, excellence my friend...pure excellence!
GSmiley - outstanding...and I don't think it really needed the foreground, but I love it both ways! Great job!
Zyrinx - LOVE and cute and extremely well done!
twistercash - really love that second one - fantastic work!
KDW - an ethereal, fragile beauty to that one - OUTSTANDING!!
itsGuido - really nice attitude to him - LOVE IT!
FridayEve - I grapey and yet in B&W! Fantastic!!
hagarun - very moody - and gorgeous! Good job.
tizianoadmirer - don't knock yourself - I really like that one, Its interesting...almost looks like tons of "post-it notes" stuck in the shape of a person. Good work, man!

The Fultron
03-23-2006, 10:29 PM

03-23-2006, 11:51 PM
Thanks Robinayles! :D

03-24-2006, 12:07 AM
Springs in the air... Purple's always seemed like the color of passion, so playing on those this is where I ended up.

Photoshop CS on Cintiq, about 33 minutes. Keeping an eye on the clock keeps you on your toes! A lot of, "Welll... I guess no highlights on this one!" Good idea, though... kinda keeping the playing field a little more similar.

And, KDW, that's an amazing image!

03-24-2006, 05:37 AM
The color purple - like WOW - I think someone should make a movie about it!



03-24-2006, 06:31 AM
26 min ps

been a while!

03-24-2006, 02:30 PM
That looks so neat aaraaf. bravo

03-26-2006, 07:32 AM
Sorry for a terrible late entry! All thanks to the stupid ISP; I have been cut off from cgtalk for two days :sad: And, because of that, I got nothing to do, thus I spent more time on this piece.
To be honest, I disqualified myself for this entry.

It is done in pencil sketch on paper and color in ps. 19 mins for pencil, and 50 mins in ps :rolleyes:
I got the inspiration from the mixture of Memoir of Geisha cum Mermaid.

Here is the onTime piece, about 33 mins.

03-27-2006, 04:56 AM
pure fun...
(looks to me like a very distraught Little Richard)
around 30 min


03-27-2006, 05:04 AM
If anyone does Barney the Dinosaur I will have to kill them!! :argh:

hehe - the Ton has Dinosaur envy :p


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