View Full Version : CgTalk Daily Sketch 674 THE 35 MINUTE SKETCH: "My Pet"

04 April 2006, 01:41 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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"My Pet"
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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, 02:46 PM
Here it is 35min in PS. I think everyones done a great job with this can see the topic really struck a cord...cute pets you really can't go wrong! see you all tommorrow.

04 April 2006, 04:25 PM
I love my doggie...

04 April 2006, 04:32 PM

ps + wacom

nice doggie sketches by the way

04 April 2006, 05:14 PM
Yes, its my pet fox(well he looks like one anyway!) wearing a band t-shirt!
I copied(not traced that's cheating!) this off a photo i took as part of radio 6's pet in a band t-shirt challenge!

04 April 2006, 05:22 PM! 30 min ps!

04 April 2006, 05:48 PM

Decided to give a try.
I dunno the name of this kind of bird in English, but we have this for like two years and he sing all the time we talk to him. We like him a lot, so I decided to draw him. It's from memory.

It was done in 20 minutes in openCanvas 1.1.

04 April 2006, 05:51 PM
After a long time away I am back to the DSG. :) I am trying to learn illustrator so my images will be made there for a while

04 April 2006, 06:20 PM
I was the kid who's parents could afford a pet, so they told me the new mailbox was my pet. Oh the fun Sammy Mailbox and I had. We played together all day sometimes, until that tragic Christmas morning he was struck down by a car . . . . .
Photoshop 30 min
By the way, a lot of parents told their kids that. Right?

04 April 2006, 06:41 PM
Okay, so I sketched this first in pencil, scanned it, and then painted completely over it. So I'm not sure whether to count the time it took me to sketch out my idea since it was just a guideline and doesn't show up in the painting. But just in case, here it is at 35 minutes:
And here at about 45 (which would be 35 if the underlying sketch doesn't count :P):

04 April 2006, 07:15 PM
25 min done in ps, going loose with goros brushes.

04 April 2006, 07:27 PM

~20 minutes, Painter.

04 April 2006, 07:38 PM
my old budgy "Mäuselschan".. 35 minutes, photoshop

some old sketches were used for reference:

04 April 2006, 07:42 PM

lalala.. .

04 April 2006, 07:48 PM
Great topic :thumbsup:

Meet Dinkytoy, with a bit of luck she'll be 20 years old next June (knocking on wood).

This is what I had after 35 minutes:

And this is what I have with an extra one and a halve hours of tweeking:

04 April 2006, 08:06 PM
I was the kid who's parents could afford a pet, so they told me the new mailbox was my pet. Oh the fun Sammy Mailbox and I had. We played together all day sometimes

Sweet, Zyrinx

04 April 2006, 08:27 PM
Yes, very sweet indeed, Zyrinx - reminds me of the hours I spent trying to catch birds by throwing salt on their tails and an also considerable amount of time I spent planting feathers to grow chickens :) .

Here's mine - I opted for a little caricatural approach of a Persian cat - the first one within the delay - the next about an hour / an hour and a half later. I kind of like it and will perhaps work some more on it :

04 April 2006, 08:35 PM
augustus-> lovely work !
karakterisera -> nice brush and colors !

04 April 2006, 08:53 PM
I like both jeroentje and dunkelgold's the most.

My pet dragon. 35, PSCS2.

04 April 2006, 09:27 PM
Augustus: whaaa, cool I simply love it. great style

Jeroentje: nice, eyes and fur are very impressive. beautiful cat.

Here mine, I do not really have a dog and because of this, he doesn't looks like that. My girldfriend have 2 cats and I don't have any ref pics. So I began to draw a cat and it mutate to a dog by itself! I played with some new brush I download today.
ps+wacom, 35 min

04 April 2006, 10:05 PM
Okay here are my REAL pets. 45 minutes though...and sadly sketchy.

04 April 2006, 10:20 PM
Hey Vizon, nice job, very smooth in the limited time. I'd keep an eye on that rabbit if i were you though, he looks like a psycho!

04 April 2006, 10:28 PM
Wow everyone, doing so well, I wish I could paint as well as you guys. I'm constantly trying to paint but it seems that the quality of the paintings greatly varies from piece to piece. I seem to be switching styles constantly, but I can't grasp the one that is working right.

Vizon, CUTE PETS! I love their poses, reminds me of a Mr. and Mrs. Smith meets Ice Age poster somehow, lol.

GSmiley: I love that! It's gorgeous; the composition is fantastic and the colors are brilliant. Your brushwork is amazing as well.

ThePhotographer: I like it so far, very cute!

jeroentje: Spectacular! Very realistic. I wish I had a kitty. :( I can almost feel it's uber soft fur.

ptMAe: Awwwwwwww... (lol, love those eyes)

dunkelgold: Beautiful!

Augustus: Eeep! So cute! Huggability +10.

Zyrinx: Aww, that makes me sad, but who knows how many pet rocks there were.

Raintears: Very nicely done! Great anatomy work!

Aaaah my piece was so frustrating. I just cannot get the hand to look right. maybe I should revert back to my "lets just finish this entire painting with a single style of brush" times, they seem to turn out much more consistently. I don't like it very much but the original idea I had for this piece was supposed to be awesome. :(

All I have are 5 fish because my dad is paranoidly scared (not insane) of anything larger than a fish that isn't human. He hates cats.

04 April 2006, 10:33 PM
GSmiley, UrbanKunoichi thank you :)

here is a little update.. couldn't let it go.. another ~2 hours (no ref)
it's a great topic :thumbsup:

04 April 2006, 10:34 PM
I'm constantly trying to paint but it seems that the quality of the paintings greatly varies from piece to piece. I seem to be switching styles constantly, but I can't grasp the one that is working right.

same here :)

04 April 2006, 10:56 PM
Thanks Vitreous and UrbanKunoichi, but even though the pose came out okay the paint job stunk. I just didn't start out large enough to use that brush. So I had to try again (which I can do since I'm unemployed at the moment and have all day). So here's Poke, using the oil brush (which came out a lot better than the camel hair acrylic I last used).

35 minutes

04 April 2006, 11:08 PM
Vizon: this is unbelievable cute! :love:

04 April 2006, 11:16 PM
Vizon: this is unbelievable cute! :love:

That's my sweet potato! :)

04 April 2006, 03:16 AM
That ranks as OMGWTFBBQ cute! He's adorable in your avatar too! I wish I had furry pets.

04 April 2006, 05:57 AM
i think he wants to kill me.

04 April 2006, 07:48 AM
have a few laying around...

PS/wacom 3-4 min...

good work everybody!

04 April 2006, 12:03 PM


04 April 2006, 12:18 PM
don't ask - it's just daw's wicked and sick way of thinking...:D

psst -clicky (

04 April 2006, 01:34 PM
LOL :applause::D Good one!

04 April 2006, 04:01 PM
Every time I read the rules on these I get more and more confused. Did this particular thread start today? Also, wouldn't it be better to (along with the post number) put the date of the thread in the subject line? For me anyhow, if it was named by the date (eg Tues 4-11-06) it would just seem more clear that it's todays sketch.

Anyhow, not trying to whine or anything of the sort. I like these. I've been meaning to draw my pet for a while, this would have been a great thread to start with for me.

04 April 2006, 04:10 PM
Just pick one of the subjects that haven't been voted for...

04 April 2006, 04:17 PM
ahh, of course I don't pay attention to which ones have been voted for and which haven't.

04 April 2006, 04:36 PM
i think he wants to kill me.

This is very very nice FridayEve! Very characteristic, and the brush using is incredible! Good one!

04 April 2006, 05:21 PM
Gah, I think I went a little bit over, it was like 37 minutes or something. Photoshop.

My goofy mutt, Gabi!

04 April 2006, 07:17 PM
It's supposed to be a rat. Not a furry pig-monster...

might have gone over a couple of minutes on this one so about 35-40...

04 April 2006, 08:16 PM
20 minutes Painter IX

one of our rats boyz (Fred)

04 April 2006, 08:30 PM
zyrinx-so funny
Augustus-very poinent
jeroentje-nicely done
the photographer-portrays nice cat emotions
vizon- i heart piglets!

here's mine, not my favorite pet, but one of the prettiest... she's up for sale too :D
~referrence used~35 min
And after a little more time...uh, i didn't time it... now off to class i go.

04 April 2006, 09:39 PM
don't ask - it's just daw's wicked and sick way of thinking...:D

psst -clicky (

hehehe - thanks for your kind words man! - couldn't explain it better :)

04 April 2006, 09:46 PM
hello again fellow sketchers...

Once again there are some great sketches on this topic. FridayEve! I am loving your style man!!

here's my little pet - Fizgig the iguana...

Done in Photoshop.

04 April 2006, 10:21 PM
So, here's my sweety. Painter and a bit of PS - 37 minutes.
First try with Painter.. I think it doesn't like me very much. :D The outline seems to clash so much to me, but I ran out of time..
Great entries everyone. :thumbsup: Keep 'em going.

04 April 2006, 11:59 PM
well I kind of regret it only being 35 since I didn't get around to doing his feet and claws. I have a hampster [Dartanion] I could have drawn, but when I draw him I want to have a little more time.

04 April 2006, 12:50 AM
I didn't like the first one too much, so I did another with more colour

04 April 2006, 08:37 AM
am i late? :bounce:

04 April 2006, 08:40 AM
hi cypherx thats lovely pet! :scream:

04 April 2006, 01:13 PM
Gorgeous paintins everyone!

Not sure how long, somewhere between 15-35 mintutes

This is my gorgeous kitty Gin, who lately has become very spoiled and attention seeking.

04 April 2006, 06:43 AM
Is it just me or did cypherx's images disappear? Wasn't there a sugar glider or something there?

Edit: Oh nevermind, they're back now.

04 April 2006, 08:01 AM
Okay, late and a rather bad choice - I'm not good with hair, and this lil ol' dog was nothing but (predominantly Pomeranian) - black, too. Oh, well - can't get better unless you practice.

17 minutes. Wacom Graphire 4x5, Painter IX, principally using the Acrylic brush.

04 April 2006, 08:35 AM
Does Dartanion really have that JERRY CURL!??!?

That's awesome.

04 April 2006, 11:24 PM
fantastic jeroen, you real captured the soul of that cat.

04 April 2006, 01:45 PM
My dog
It's an old image. PS, 15-20 mins. approx.

04 April 2006, 01:42 AM
Runciter - C u t e !

04 April 2006, 01:50 AM
Here is a drawing of my Dog Cindy.

She died about 5 years ago, and i miss her dearly..

15 minutes. pencil


04 April 2006, 07:40 AM
Wow, I really should have just gone to bed. 20 min photoshop
I'm going to say my little kid did it... yeah ... my little son and or daughter ....
This is Salamaster (don't name your pets while drunk)

04 April 2006, 12:44 PM

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