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04 April 2006, 07:40 AM

* You have 15, (count them 15!) 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)

04 April 2006, 08:16 AM
Samurai, right? Just checking.

04 April 2006, 01:34 PM
Is that 15 or 55? :arteest:

04 April 2006, 02:44 PM

15 is a leftover from yesterdays topic i guess.

04 April 2006, 04:19 PM

55mins including sketching on paper.
ps, wacom

what a terrible piece...

04 April 2006, 04:20 PM
Time for my first Daily Sketch contribution.

Hope some of you will like this.
Couldn't think of drawing a Samurai in 15 minutes so I used 55 (including the signature, 55:06) Software used is of course: ps

04 April 2006, 07:07 PM
ps 10 min
This is how i interpretate the old school pride and honor vs modern shortest way.

04 April 2006, 08:12 PM
here is mine "samurai" :) , 30min, photoshop

04 April 2006, 09:09 PM
Heres my first ever daily sketch, 45 min in photoshop.(My computer crashed in the middle so its probly more like 40 min)

Edit:Went back to it for annother ten minutes just to finish it off, it looked too crappy to me.

04 April 2006, 09:15 PM
here is mine "samurai" :) , 30min, photoshop

I'm very intrested in how you achieve those incredible effects within that time.
Guess I'm not that experienced yet but I think I will go on with this daily sketch thing. Its rather joyful and quite easy to come up with one sketch per day. One sure will develop I guess.

04 April 2006, 09:23 PM
I don't know why I thought this... but... funny cartoon, may be I will modelise it in 3D soon and anime it :-) . Ps 15min

Rawwad-> fantastic sketch. ( oups I start to repeat myself ! )

04 April 2006, 09:31 PM
Very nice everyone. Lots of great sketches lately!!!:applause:

25 minutes or so. Corel PSP X

Inspired by, "The Boondocks". (cartoon on cartoon network.)

04 April 2006, 09:43 PM
I hope to color this in somewhat and update it in a little while, but this is what I have after about 54 minutes of work.

04 April 2006, 10:16 PM
OpenCanvas for sketching; Finished in ArtRage2; Stopped painting at the 58 minute mark, even though armor needs (much) more detail and shading. Title and sig added after.

This was originally entitled "Can you hear me now?", but at the last minute I refrained.

I used a Japanese woodblock print called "Catching A Demon" by Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861) as a reference. I pulled most of the colors from the print, as well as the style of the face. Some references from the movie The Last Samurai were also used as help for the armor.

UrbanKanoichi - great work so far... I think this is worthy of finishing up!
Wiggin - nice layout and use of color (red sun/flag tie is nice too)
DeeVad - fun character, and in only 15 minutes!
Werd - welcome! Strong pose and evocative background.
rawwad - excellent interpretation of the subject. Depth of Field effect is nice
karakterisera - Is that done in artrage? I like the ninja pose of the rightmost character
ptMAe - The sparkle effect on the outline is subtle, but adds to the piece. Very good silhoutte, it reads well.
coCoKNIght - action packed!

04 April 2006, 10:26 PM

04 April 2006, 10:36 PM
GauntMan- Thanks for the crit. I didn't think thisk sketch through like i should've, case in point, the flag should've been white and red. But since I sketched the samurai first, I had to use grey. Also, I used a "Ninja" sword, instead of the traditional cuved "Samurai" sword.

04 April 2006, 10:37 PM
quick little diddy. 20min photoshop Not much 2006 about it
rawwad, thats awesome

04 April 2006, 10:53 PM
Wiggin- Hey I think it looks good considering you did a ninja instead of a Samurai :shrug:

Zyrinx- Looks good. A little off your style though

Rawwad- Wow....thats all I can say

04 April 2006, 12:22 AM
Painter - 45-50 min


04 April 2006, 12:34 AM
I'm sorry, It took me more than 55 min - how much exactly .... I don't know ....

04 April 2006, 12:43 AM
Yay werd and FridaEve!!! Great stuff!

04 April 2006, 01:52 AM

About 30 minutes. Photoshop + Painter.:D

edit: I just noticed the wrong perspective of the sword. Guess I will fix it later. :sad:
edit 2: fixed the pic. added 2 minutes to my time.hehe

04 April 2006, 02:18 AM
Great job everyone! I love the brush work and the final image of your piece, the facial expression looks really meaningful. I have yet to figure out how to do that. ;_;

Here's an update on my piece. OMG so much work... I've been painting for many hours straight (don't remember how many though) and when I look at the current piece I don't know where all of those hours have gone because it doesn't look like much, though I had originally painted a different version but hated the colors so started another one. It looks so bad right now :( I have to smooth it out and tweek the details even more. Definitely disobeying the KISS policy... I am far too perfectionist (and yet lazy..)

Sorry, I have a tendency to rant.

You know, it looks really good if you make it this size and then squint. Lol.

04 April 2006, 03:46 AM
I hear you Werd I crashed to...Like what you got tho!

Fridayeve: I'm like'n your style...yesterdays were great to

pipichu: Really nice result...I didn't even notice the sword problem

Ok here's mine 55min in PS including stupid computer crash.

04 April 2006, 05:07 AM
the firt one is my entry for the samurai the second and third sketches is created a year ago you can see the sample in my site oh' look at my avatar! hes smiling! heheh :P

04 April 2006, 06:31 AM
Lovely sketch, very much alive image..

The best yet (I think), cause of the 2006 elements (mobile and suitcase), haha, made me laugh!
Good job..

04 April 2006, 08:58 AM
samurai slashing some bamboos.,:beer: :bounce:

04 April 2006, 10:28 AM
just for fun, 50 mins or so in PS.

rawwad, nice idea!

04 April 2006, 02:11 PM
Goshdarn Bumskee. That's just awesome.

04 April 2006, 04:47 PM
Photoshop, 25 minutes...

04 April 2006, 05:09 PM
funny perspective :)

04 April 2006, 08:32 PM
Really nice, Nards !

04 April 2006, 11:52 PM
Thank you "The Photographer" :wavey:

04 April 2006, 07:38 AM
wow - so many good once:thumbsup::thumbsup:

good work everyone...

Im very busy at work these days, so just quickies form me...

PS/wacom about 4 min...

04 April 2006, 11:01 AM
Here's mine - 50 mins

04 April 2006, 12:21 PM
well this is my samurai.. it took me 6mins <.<

04 April 2006, 04:49 PM
Old samurai.
20min in PS :)

04 April 2006, 06:32 PM
Hi everyone!
50 min, PhotoShop, Wacom Cintiq

04 April 2006, 07:14 PM
wow, really nice style alfonso! :thumbsup:

04 April 2006, 08:42 PM
there are a few very good entries, considering the technique.

but only rawwad and MikeTheHunter have shown us real art. Both are the only which thought about the topic, yes many of you drawn real good samurai but they ported their samurai into our time.

the idea with demonstration forces of the police is awesome, samurai protected mighty kingdoms, and the police protects modern kingdoms, our staates...and sometimes as brutal as the samurai did :scream:

The meditating guy is also a kind of samurai, they lived in harmony with their environment and meditation was one way to get around, and still it is the best way.

so they are my favorites, and i would prefer mikes contribution, because i like the mood very much :thumbsup:

04 April 2006, 08:56 PM
Seebaer - :beer: for really making my day. Thanks for appreciation, your words made a bit of a crappy day a good one at the end :cool:.

As for other entries - there are a few good ones, indeed. Keep it up, guys! Alfonso, Sankri, Bumskee - great style, guys :)

04 April 2006, 09:54 PM
thats what comes into my mind when i read the topic.
well of course in my mind it looks far better :D.

15 min painter

04 April 2006, 10:16 PM
50 Minutes
Painter IX

04 April 2006, 11:57 PM
Oh. I thought "samurai" was a topic that came up every year, and this was the one for this year. :blush:

04 April 2006, 12:50 AM
hmmm, I just saw the "2006" part of the topic...too late, I guess.


04 April 2006, 01:43 AM
PicNica: nice concept, execpt that looks like an original Play Station, this is

SanKri: Realy nice style!

04 April 2006, 02:57 PM
honestly i never had a game console and with 15 minutes to go i didnt want to think about that :)

04 April 2006, 05:50 PM
Haha you could have drawn the Slim PS2 with one black line in 2 seconds:DTotally just ribbing you. Lets get to the current Daily sketch...

The Fultron
04 April 2006, 08:32 PM

04 April 2006, 09:48 PM
meh. 40 minutes

04 April 2006, 03:50 PM
Good entry, Dimmur :)

04 April 2006, 12:01 PM
Samurai protecting his shogun 50 min

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