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03 March 2006, 04:00 PM

* You have 55 , (count them 55 !) 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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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, 04:59 PM

photoshop: 15 min

03 March 2006, 05:18 PM
Photoshop-Wacom. 10 min.
(didn't feel like using more on it ^^)

03 March 2006, 05:31 PM
45mins, photoshop.

Yours has a nice mood, valentina. :)
She does have a strange expression, doesn't she? :curious:

03 March 2006, 05:38 PM
PS/wacom 40min - no way I could finish the wole web in 15 more min so...

damn you guys are fast...

really like that "thing" there Lady Medusa:)

03 March 2006, 05:57 PM
Pencil then ink then gimp
prob 40 min or so

03 March 2006, 06:11 PM
Paperclip - your womans face reminded me of someone...

Then I realised who...

Justin Hawkins from The Darkness!

Hope you don't mind me destroying your artwork... :blush:

03 March 2006, 06:25 PM
again great entries

please bare with mine, didnīt try that before, itīs about bombers through a black storm, painter/55min, reference for fire used
about 20 min. later

03 March 2006, 06:36 PM
Barbapapa - I love yours, very simple but great mood - nice one.

03 March 2006, 06:43 PM
Yeah !
Ton, Paperclip - Love the darkness

Here's my go this morning - I am really trying to improve so please flow freely with your critiques

03 March 2006, 06:52 PM
good job guys!

djtrousdale – I like your idea

Mine is a little black cat (in case you can’t say what it is ;)). Sorry for his body, I did it in the last 5 minutes L


03 March 2006, 07:01 PM
Around 30 minutes

03 March 2006, 07:09 PM
Just at work trying to figure out Corel Paintshop Pro. Trying something new. Hate using the mouse. 30min
May do another later

Crimsonstring - Cool look!

daw - looks great. cant wait to see the finished

medusa - good to see ya again, love it simple and twisted!

03 March 2006, 07:30 PM
Sorry daw, I didn't see you already did a spider one. I like yours a lot more than mine though. Well, here's mine, 50min in Photoshop. I thought there's probably nothing more black than a deep cave spider... that is until you shine a light at it!

03 March 2006, 07:37 PM
GSmiley - Creepy, good stuff

Corel Paintshop/mouse 25 min
Making cattails for my WIP, so on my mind
By the way please check out my WIP below, I sure would love feedback from the DSG'ers!

03 March 2006, 08:41 PM
wow cool sketches everyone.

ps Daw and djtrousdale :thumbsup: stood out.

03 March 2006, 09:10 PM
Hey guys im new, I am new to drawing also and i think this will help me figure it out u know? Ill try to submit at least once a week. Heres my black templar, didnt have time to finish it, took 15 mins, pencil sketch. Advice welcome! (

03 March 2006, 09:38 PM
PAINTER IX: about 40min

03 March 2006, 09:43 PM
Great job everyone! barbapapa, paperclip, daw awesome stuff!

I must say Roberto that i'm really loving the time limits. keeps me on my toes. here's mine after about 50 min. THE BLACK SWORDSMAN

03 March 2006, 10:00 PM
Wow nice touches on the lighting Digital-bobert, can't tell whether it's a lightsaber/magical sword or light reflecting of it. :) Cool effect.

03 March 2006, 10:43 PM
So this pic. was supposed to look like a black and white photo, didn't come out quite how I wanted, but it'll work. I will try to change the clouds a bit later.

Corel Paint Shop Pro. 50 minutes.

Some really good pics. today. Keep It up.

03 March 2006, 10:52 PM
Hey, this page could nearly work as "red" instead of black.
Well then, I'm not gonna miss out on the redish blackness.
25 minutes

03 March 2006, 10:54 PM
woow digital-bobert, that is one kickass

here's mine

PS + wacom = 38min

3min to do all the resizing and such

03 March 2006, 10:56 PM
bah, I would have had 2nd entry in this one but my cgp didn't update right away, so here it is now :) it is my wallet and I just played around with different brushes and what not. Fun Fun. about 20 minutes.

BTW, a few awesome ones that stand out to me are, paperclip, daw. crimson string, calan, and digi-bob

03 March 2006, 11:00 PM
Thanks guys :D

BOBERT!!! You are too awesome! CALM DOWN! :scream:

03 March 2006, 12:38 AM
feken awsm bobert!
pshp.wcom.55mins+10 lost track of time :D

03 March 2006, 03:35 AM

03 March 2006, 03:35 AM
Bored at work and thought I'd do another.
About 40 minutes using Corel Paint Shop Pro X.

Came out darker than I wanted, and couldn't get texture to work on ground.

03 March 2006, 07:18 AM
Awesome work FridayEve!

John i mo
03 March 2006, 07:26 AM
hy folks, nice sketches at all.

wacom , ps, 40 minutes


03 March 2006, 08:20 AM
hey Robert, thanks for doing this by the way

55 minutes on the clock, photoshop

03 March 2006, 11:05 AM
Black ink. My first day with illustrator :D
made a lot of tutorials and got started this morning.
20 min // paper and pincil // illustrator

EDIT: Made one more :D
20 min // paper and pincil // illustrator

03 March 2006, 11:25 AM

Hey guys. i went UNDER timelimit :eek:
20mins was all i had time for.
used ref but changed the pose slightly.
working on my speed - hence the use of ref.
at least im posting :) - im normally so crap at keeping it up! (not like that you filthy buggers) . . .
anyway. . .
tablet, ps, 20mins,
some awesome work there guys. Especial you digi_bobert! schwweetah!
these time limits seem to be helping! haha
oh i see itsguido has returned too - good to see you on here bro :) nice self portrait and only 55mins? wow
heres the ref i used if anyone cares

and can i just say BLOODY HOORAY for batman begins?! That movie was cool. No question. Best batman since Burton was at the helm to be sure.
cavematty out

03 March 2006, 11:27 AM
Painter ~55min
(yay for time limits!)

Inspired by 'Brothers in Arms' - Dire Straits


03 March 2006, 11:30 AM
tehee nice. i like the little square on one guys hat and the little triangle on the other :_)

03 March 2006, 11:35 AM

around 30 minutes. Half of that was spent on finding the right idea while doodling aimlessly. It started out as a panda...:D

klau, I like yours, especially the face of the soldier on the left. hehe

03 March 2006, 11:52 AM
Nice one Teerawat! :D

03 March 2006, 12:41 PM
Everyone's work is fantastic! And, it is so inspiring!

Black; I would related it with the coffee...abit dark mellow nostalgic fell. Pencil + PS = 45 mins

03 March 2006, 01:14 PM
chenga, pipichu, amazing nice style and work! awesome pictures!

03 March 2006, 02:18 PM
WOW! There are Grrrrreat ones on this topic!!

Bobert! Friday Eve! Itsguido! I love em!!

Here's my little black fella...

55 mins on the nose. In my lunch hour. Now I should get back to work!

03 March 2006, 02:50 PM
ps 55 min wacom..

O know this looks like orange than black :/
Its hard to beat bob chui :(

03 March 2006, 03:06 PM
40-45 min

03 March 2006, 05:38 PM
So many great ones in this thread! GREAT WORK everyone!

barbapapa - love that sax player - that sketch has SOUL!
paperclip - nice mood, interesting expression
daw - I'm afraid of sp...sp...spiders! Good and creepy!
djtrousdale - good one!
Ton - funny change to paperclip's!
twistercash - nice mood and movement!
calan - I love that cat, really good work!
crimsonstring - that is mesmerizing, I found myself really caught up in it! good work!
GSmiley - what is this with the sp....sp.....spiders?? Good and creepy too!
Zyrinx - very Edgar Alan Poe, "Quoth the raven, nevermore." love it!
blacktempest - welcome - nice black knight!
Thyrael-Nox - great mood in that one
digitalbobert - the lighting, mood and movement in that one is really nice
wiggin - don't worry about the clouds, its really nice as-is!
itsGuido - DANG, man! That is Great! He's one scary dude.
FridayEve - AWESOME...and nightmare inducing!
Bear-DK - that sailboat is simple and yet interesting, it would be fun to animate it
Cavematty - that is one scary looking Batman!
Pipichu - nice to see a sweet one amongst all the scary ones, good job!
Chenga - LOVE IT!
Ton - I love that Darth! Really good job
KevinWalker - no, its the orange that makes it - good work!
CarlWahl - AAACK that cat is going to land on my head!...maybe he will eat all those nasty sp...sp...spiders!?!?

good work everyone!

03 March 2006, 07:22 PM
Darned! Too late, guess that's what you get for slacking off. :curious:

Ok I guess this is 50 mins in, but I was browsing eating and watching giant hornets on National Geographic.

'The black of night' 0_o (I increased the contrast with a filterthough, it's not finished :shrug: ) (

03 March 2006, 08:13 PM
Jm....nice....reminds me of the Z-buffer look... :)

Damn im late also....o well

55 minutes on the dot... He is Black.. (

03 March 2006, 11:49 PM
Carl Wahl: is it a Drop-Bear? :)

bit late entry:
~30 minutes/photoshop/wacom

03 March 2006, 01:31 AM

I sucked pretty bad on this one, I didn't even get to finish...still had his cane to do, smoke, fix colors, etc.

03 March 2006, 06:01 AM
digital-bobert - awesome!

FridayEve - that must be my favorite one!

pipichu - great to see your art again!

and only 55 mins?!

03 March 2006, 06:58 AM
I've been inspired to participate while viewing some amazing artists who have been taking part in Daily Sketch. . . I could always use practice, so here's my first post.

This is a sketch of Frank Black from the Pixies. I used photo reference from the web. I went over the time limit ('bout 1.5hrs). Sorry. Used photoshopCS2 on a Mac with Wacom.

Thanks again


03 March 2006, 08:29 AM
late entery, 45 min, photoshop.

03 March 2006, 01:47 PM
ps ,,

and here how I did that video , if anyone interested.

03 March 2006, 02:37 PM
Great work CodeNothing and KevinWalker. And thanks for the video, that was a great learning tool

03 March 2006, 05:32 PM
pretty cool things in this topic :thumbsup:

mine, pretty cliche I know- unfinished sadly I got to distracted fixing the face

03 March 2006, 09:24 PM
pic speaks for itself. 10 min macromedia fireworks. (

03 March 2006, 07:34 PM
here's my entry.. hard to match some of these amazing entries...
PS/45mins./I3 6x8

Once again I went w/ a hiphop type of theme... :p
* sorry the texture didnt come out in the smaller version.. i'll try to fix that... *

03 March 2006, 01:19 AM
neat stuff all about :]

OC1 :: 45min | PSE :: 10min

03 March 2006, 01:33 PM
photoshop, 52min

03 March 2006, 12:18 AM
the man in black
painter 50 min


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