View Full Version : CgTalk Daily Sketch 690 THE 35 MINUTE SKETCH: "RED DRAGON"

04 April 2006, 02:14 PM
These are the rules:
* 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.
* 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, 03:24 PM
Funny, I painted the sketch below yesterday for the Day of the Dragonslayer, when half-way I got the idea I painted yesterday. So today I just had to add a few bits and bobs to it.

I hope it instills a bit of fear by -not- showing the red dragon. What the mind makes up is often a whole lot scarier then what you can see.

15 minutes, PS

04 April 2006, 03:57 PM
Here is my entry (first post in these forums, I hope I will find out how to send the image...)
35 minutes painting.
Photoshop and Wacom tablet.

Red Dragon

Hope you like it :)

04 April 2006, 05:05 PM
wacom, photoshop cs2 and aprox. 35-40 min

Red dragon (

04 April 2006, 05:13 PM
PAINTBOX: Drama! I like it! :thumbsup:

THIS ONE took about two hours! (I know, you'd think it'd be better, wouldn't you?) , 'updated' from yesterday's DSG. His name is 'Red Dragon'... :D
Feel free to disqualify me.....

04 April 2006, 05:31 PM
Gah! I have an idea for this one, I hope I have time for it!

Paperclip: Oh man that is nasty! In a good way of course, but I wouldn't want to run into one. Great job! Nice texture work.

04 April 2006, 05:33 PM
paintbox - thats evil!
ChristinaRH - awe - so cute!
paperclip - isn't that Yeti?

well, PS/wacom about 30 min

04 April 2006, 05:34 PM
i went 5 mins over the limit but it turned out pretty well compared to my usual unsharp stuff:

ps | 40mins

i put on some textured patterns with the healing brush .. its a very fast and simple way ...ill try that more often i think :)

clippy: reden sie nur .... reden sie nur.... mich störts nicht, denn ich muss immer lachen wenn sie deutsch reden Frau Ryan :D

04 April 2006, 05:44 PM
Here's my doodle of today. Damn textballoons are in the wrong order.

Red dragons are known for their bad temper and killing their partners.

25min // photoshop+wacom

Paperclip: Still a bit strange seeing a yeti in a thread saying "red dragon"!
Daw: Nice could be a flyer for a shop/pub.
Paintbox: The unknown is scary indeed. I bet there's a bunny behind it with red contact lenzes and blowing his sigaret smoke out of his nose :p

04 April 2006, 05:59 PM
paperclip - isn't that Yeti?

Yup, it is....but remember, I said his name was Red Dragon? He's a Chinese Samurai Yeti (CSY)!

CSYs use their ugliness as a weapon- they LOOK dim and scary, but in reality they are masters with the katana....and as light as air and each movement is beautifully choreographed, they look as if they are flying through the air......

Seriously though...:

Daw: I really like yours, it makes a great poster! :thumbsup:
Vahn: Sehr ist schlau! 'Wed Dwagon'....awww...:love: aber warum sieht er bose aus? (ich hoffe, du stortet nicht meinen deutschen praktizieren. :D )

Uziel: Lol! :applause:

04 April 2006, 06:15 PM

30 minutes. Photoshop

04 April 2006, 06:36 PM
Really nice Dragons all of you. I got another idea.
35 min Photohop. Why don't use the time you've got?

04 April 2006, 06:51 PM
Really nice Dragons all of you. Did you know Godzilla had a Grandma?

04 April 2006, 06:55 PM
25 minutes Paint IX

04 April 2006, 07:31 PM
My Dragon, some 20 mins with a T400 tablet in Photoshop CS.

04 April 2006, 07:48 PM

took a different approach.
20 min

04 April 2006, 07:59 PM
Hi guys, first post on the daily sketch thread.
My pic: Little dragon having a smoke break. 15min with mouse.


04 April 2006, 08:13 PM
35 minutes Painter IX

04 April 2006, 08:27 PM
I always seem to get bogged down in the details. Here's my dragon at 35:
Then plus 10 minutes:
Created in Painter, inspired by Sue.

04 April 2006, 08:32 PM
Did another one 35 mins

04 April 2006, 08:55 PM

Another of my cute explorer making a very unexpected discovery. Should actually do a similar one for Samus and the last metroid ;)

04 April 2006, 09:02 PM
Here is my first post on CGTalk ever.
I thought a sketch would be a good start.
So here is my 35min. red dragon:

35min / PS7 / Intuos3

04 April 2006, 09:06 PM

Ok, here is the blasted, ugly thing. Probably 35 mins - which is embarassing considering. I didn't use any reference, I should have, but since they are made-up creatures I thought that if I referenced something than it wouldn't be my own.

All I did was use a chinese dragon as inspiration, and made it more serpent-like.

IT'S GOD AWFUL :((((((((((((

But, I'm here to get better. Have at me.

04 April 2006, 09:32 PM
Very simple...almost not worth posting... :)

15 mins Photoshop

I like yours Vizon ... maybe add some blur to the tail for depth...very cool though :)


04 April 2006, 09:52 PM
heres mine @ 35ps + graphire

04 April 2006, 09:53 PM
Once again, I really like your work Kaylon! Simplicity is not such a bad thing when used properly.

Here is my Red Dragon, I think he's circling some prey or something...

PS + Wacom 9x12 + ~30min

Kind of ironic that a mythical creature can make me think that I should work on my anatomy more...:D

04 April 2006, 09:57 PM
Welcome StoneHill, nice to see you here. Extremely good pic for 15 minutes with a mouse! makes me think I am cheating using a Wacom...

the full 35 mins, painter 8... would like to get back to this fellow and give him something to stand on

04 April 2006, 10:19 PM
At work and didn't feel like speding time doing something crappy in PSP.
Pencil 35min

Vahn - Great Improvement on your placeholder

04 April 2006, 10:59 PM
Burning his own tail. S&M Dragon I guess?

Art Rage - 25 min


04 April 2006, 11:37 PM
no time for tail and legs :\

PSP 7 | intuos2

vizon, darksuit: nice ones

04 April 2006, 11:39 PM
Wow, Vizon, I love your dragon's expression... one of the most beautifully evil grins I've ever seen! Vahn's is brilliant too. I wish I could comment on them all but my computer's in a weird mood and a lot of them aren't loading. :( I'll have to try again tomorrow.

Here's mine anyway.

photoshop, wacom tablet, 35 minutes

04 April 2006, 12:16 AM
Seeing some nice pieces :).

My Red Dragon, I kept thinking of Red Baron so i mixed the two ideas, i really dont like my backround but i kinda got what i had in my head.

Photoshop, Wacom

30-40 minutes, finished at 30 but then kept re doing the backround couldnt get it how i wanted.

04 April 2006, 12:33 AM
I like yours Vizon ... maybe add some blur to the tail for depth...very cool though :)


Good advice. I tweaked it but Photobucket's being a jerk about updating the image without shrinking it tiny (for no apparent reason because it's well within the size limitations). So sorry I am unable to show you.

LittleTigger - ha ha ha ha ha ha! Awesome.

04 April 2006, 01:10 AM

Painter / tablet / 30 min.


04 April 2006, 01:20 AM
Hi, after 35 mins PS / Wacom here is the result:

Vahn: nice one!

04 April 2006, 01:51 AM
There's a lot of good ones these last two days!
35mins, PSCS2, Intuos2 6X8, laptop.

and after a bunch more time, actually making her red. I just couldn't leave it alone...

04 April 2006, 02:30 AM
Ew, ew. 30 minutes, Painter.

My first real sketch in Painter, it didn't turn out right.

I may try this again in Photoshop.

04 April 2006, 02:59 AM
I'm new, so this may suck a little bit...

20 minutes-photoshop with mouse

04 April 2006, 03:05 AM

photoshop/35 min/ wacom :eek:

04 April 2006, 03:45 AM
hi. tablet & photoshop in 35 min...

04 April 2006, 04:39 AM

30 mins, pencil and PS

04 April 2006, 04:50 AM
It looked much better in my mind's eye. 35min

04 April 2006, 05:16 AM

04 April 2006, 06:31 AM
I'm tired.. and no idea what I'm doing beyond flailing at the keyboard. It's likely attatched.

30 ish minutes, painter and photoshop.

04 April 2006, 07:03 AM

Hello everyone! Again beautiful works you all have wow!! GSmiley thanks for your help about using hard edged brushes so as to not have such a blurred look. I'm going to have to sit down and really play with the brushes I have to see what works best..I really appreciate the help!

Have a great Thursday everyone :) Keep up the inspiring work!

35 mins PS7

04 April 2006, 08:49 AM
Did a 2nd one (PS//35min), this time it turned out in a manga style dragon sketch...

04 April 2006, 02:12 PM
I think we've got ourselves a winner..
Great Job Lucavi! :applause:

04 April 2006, 03:08 PM
A late entry...
a crazy dwarf and his mechanical red dragon...

Wacom + PS

04 April 2006, 08:34 PM
2:d version [Red Dragon Vodka] 35min, Photoshop, mouse.


04 April 2006, 10:29 PM
Is it unfair to try my hand at simple colourgradients before I start? just to decide?

I can't work with colour... :surprised

04 April 2006, 11:55 PM

Photoshop 7
35 minutes
Didn't have a chance to do the face but I think 35 minutes was probably enough time to... I was just slacking today mainly because this is my second attempt at a dragon. Obviously I like more eastern-style dragons. Probably from my early years of living in Japan

04 April 2006, 11:58 PM
oh yeah, lucavi, you're a genius
I love it

04 April 2006, 12:32 AM
8 mins.

04 April 2006, 03:53 AM
vahn, :)
lukavi, nice. how u doing these days mate? ee :)

just over 30mins.. at lunchtime.. it's the same dragon from the dragon slayer one. :eek:

04 April 2006, 04:35 AM
Min, didn't know you were on here! I'm doing good, mate, thanks for asking. Your stuff's looking sexy as always :D

Cypherx and PtMae, thank you. Lovin' the dragons. Danielh and Vahn too.

04 April 2006, 04:49 AM
lukavi, isn't it "k"? or has my memory gone sour again. :P good to hear you are doing well! Look at my status, I been here since 2002! god..I feel old here. :eek: cheers mate

04 April 2006, 05:05 AM
Lukavi CA = lucavi cgT.
bumskee = bumskee

lot's of ca members here, makes me feel home although I'm quite new here.

Nice entries guys.

04 April 2006, 05:28 AM
Sorry about the huge file size, ArtRage is wierd, and GREAT work everyone.

DanielH68: That's amazing what you did in just 8 minutes, I don't know how you got it done.

Bumskee: Absolutely beautiful. great composition and textures, I love how the dragon in this and the slayer image just fade into the background. Kudos!

04 April 2006, 06:57 AM minutes sketch,scan,coloring

With Fire background

04 April 2006, 10:14 AM
Wow, bumskee, thats so great :buttrock:

04 April 2006, 10:54 AM
vyse, I'm digging your colours and brushstrokes. Great dragon!

04 April 2006, 12:37 PM
holyzombiejesus! is it my imagination, or did the dsg quality take a giant leap ever since the topics started to involve dragons? :scream:

amazing stuff everyone! :thumbsup:

04 April 2006, 01:45 PM
lol I noticed the same thing! It's a good thing, I'm quite enjoying so many of these

04 April 2006, 02:43 PM
Hehe, thx cyphrex `^_^

04 April 2006, 02:46 PM
Yeah Vyse, the strokes are incredible, so painterly but so confident - I love both of your pieces (the flower in the Poem thread, too)

Really nicely done!!

04 April 2006, 09:54 PM
Hey, my first post!

About 30 minutes in Photoshop using a Graphire 3.

04 April 2006, 01:03 AM
Wow. Great piece, Pixelzero for the first time.

04 April 2006, 03:01 AM
I wanted to do another... Forgive the attatchment thing, I currently have no hosting.

Painter/PS, no idea on time.. bout a half hour.. I wandered off and browsed alot.. had a snack.. fried an egg.

04 April 2006, 06:13 AM
That's funny, last time I sawa somebody who didn't know the time it took them, the had gone on a walk and fried an egg!

04 April 2006, 11:02 AM
Yeah, cool work, guys!
This seems to be a good place for practicing. Was a great experience to paint under time pressure :)


04 April 2006, 02:32 AM
Tried it out again, in Photoshop.

I forgot to keep track of time, but I'm sure it was more that allowed. :hmm:

04 April 2006, 09:32 AM
Sylanya, I love the way you used the deep red colors. It looks awesome, and I like the idea too that the woman is wearing the mask.

Gizmodus, now thats some funky sketch.

pixelzero: Not bad for you're first post ;) I like the idea though

Vyse_soa, How can I put it this way, but you're mood and atmosphere is fantastic :)

nards26, man you are a really inspiring drawer.

Finally, there's mine:
Photoshop 7.0, 34 (I forget sometimes, but Im sure its around 34) minute sketch, Wacom. The funny thing was I had to do aproximately 8 different sketches because they all failed.
I'm not very fond of drawing dragons :(

After 40-50 minutes long, I redit a few touches and stuff:


And one of my eight failed attempts:

04 April 2006, 12:44 PM
:thumbsup: Hi Toniko awesome art stuff u got there. keep up the good work man thanks for ur kind feedback to my drawing' cheers!

05 May 2006, 09:31 AM
Much more time than allowed (bout 2hours) (but it started as a sketch, really, i just forgot about all those time restrictions:-)

05 May 2006, 01:03 PM
Loads of great entries here :)
Photoshop-wacom, 35 min

05 May 2006, 05:51 PM
Wooops sorry for the late posting :\
I hope im not in too much late!

40 min ps

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