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05 May 2006, 01:21 PM
"Merlin" (Hey I love the Camelot Leyend!)

These are the rules:
* 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)

05 May 2006, 02:52 PM
Ooh, Merlin. Very stylish guy! I need to think of a sketch for this dude!

05 May 2006, 02:56 PM
Woo! I'm so going to do this one!

05 May 2006, 02:56 PM
PS/wacom about 30-40min...

05 May 2006, 02:56 PM
Only problem is, I promised to paint 27 tarotcards during the next week :/

05 May 2006, 03:51 PM
Don't know what I was thinking... I hate it.

Anyway, here's a young merlin.

15 min. - Pencil

05 May 2006, 05:07 PM
done in 20 mins the first thiing that came up in my mind (

05 May 2006, 05:17 PM
This one should be awsome. I have a ton of ideas swirling around.
Good luck all.

05 May 2006, 05:25 PM
*begins salivating over this thread* oops *wipes up*

Looking forward to all the art from this one!

05 May 2006, 07:13 PM
Just watched a crazy little film and got all sorts of 256 color inspired.
MS Paint - Too long

Check out this animation that inspired this incredible art.


05 May 2006, 08:11 PM (
About one hour and half with Artrage 2 & first use of Wacom Volito 2

05 May 2006, 08:22 PM
'kay, Painter plus/minus 1 1/2 hrs. Edit: 'Nother 10 mins added color over the greyscale.

05 May 2006, 08:55 PM
heres some progress (

05 May 2006, 09:00 PM
had not enough time... only a sketch

05 May 2006, 09:57 PM
about 1 hour pencil, 10 mins ps

05 May 2006, 12:27 AM

Or 'Merlin and Morgen' if you like. Always wanted an excuse to do some Arthuria- not sure where I'm going with this one entirely, but I'm enjoying it. 30 mins so far. More later in the day.

05 May 2006, 12:34 AM

05 May 2006, 12:51 AM
very nice- great sketch

05 May 2006, 12:52 AM
well, there was no time limit so I thought I would just go for it.

2.5hrs - 'merlin'

Helzer - nice colours in your sketch.
CaveatScoti - very nice linework

05 May 2006, 01:30 AM
Woh, I love brianl's and audit's entry. Also love the entry of someone else whose nick I immediately forgot, ahaha.

Off to do some sketching now, it's 3:30 AM so I don't have anything useful to do anyway.

05 May 2006, 01:34 AM
daniel that's just :drool:

Wow, love it!

05 May 2006, 02:28 AM
Great entries, especially brianl, CaveatScoti, danielh68 (how do you pull that off in 40 mins?!) and audit. Damn nice!

Here's my Merlin (or is it Gandalf.. :s)
(1h15, Photoshop)

05 May 2006, 02:35 AM
oh i love your entry koeke! also very nice daniel

05 May 2006, 03:31 AM
thought id have a little go, 45 mins, tablet+ps.

Liking the entries for this one, good work people :thumbsup:

05 May 2006, 04:45 AM

Pinoy McGee
05 May 2006, 04:52 AM
1:30 PS

05 May 2006, 05:47 AM
Really great entries everyone. So many quality pics to choose from :applause:

05 May 2006, 06:57 AM
1 hr 50 mins, pencil/PS

05 May 2006, 07:56 AM
Really, really fine work everyone, this is turning out to be a personal favourite.

I finally sat down with a pencil and paper to lay out a sketch, seems like ages since I did. This is 2 1/2 hrs, Painter & Photoshop switched off. No beard, it didn't seem to fit with the wild hair :)

05 May 2006, 08:58 AM

1 hour and 30 mins- sketchbook and painter.

05 May 2006, 11:49 AM
hehe PinoyMcGee - Gandalf rode Shadowfax, Merlin didn't have a horse of any sort --- but that's a funny pic anyway :D

I'm loving the entries this time - they are a cut above. Merlin is another personal fave, but I'm backed up trying to finish the Guin/Lance one. Meh. Maybe later on.

Anyway, Lucavi, yet again, a nice one and loving the update Caveat!

05 May 2006, 12:21 PM
photoshop ~15-20mins

Generic wizard with staff...


05 May 2006, 12:26 PM
really nice entries guys!!!

danielh68, audit and FridayEve awesome:applause:

another one PS/wacom about 40min....

05 May 2006, 03:19 PM
Thanks folks. I glad someone is enjoying my entries here =)

As people have already said, the entries this time are great!

Lucavi, your work is always stunning!!! CaveatScoti, audit, fridayeve, very nice =)


05 May 2006, 03:30 PM
Really excellent all round this time all! FridayEve, that is some brilliant character work, very very nice. And daw, that last one made all my kids laugh out loud :)

05 May 2006, 04:51 PM
Magic-Magic-Maaaaaaagic!!!Inspiring me by the music "Magic", by The First Stone!Photoshop,1:15min

05 May 2006, 06:18 PM
thumb nails.. 25 minutes

15 minutes to refine sketches...

05 May 2006, 07:04 PM
thumb nails.. 25 minutes
I love these thumbnails.
And you just gave me an idea for next week...

05 May 2006, 07:15 PM
glad I could inspire an idea... which of course is the idea of the tumbnails =)

05 May 2006, 09:51 PM
Love the work sofar, very cool's my Merlin, PS, 4hrs.

05 May 2006, 11:31 PM
1.5 hours Painter IX
not really happy with the way this one turned out... =/

05 May 2006, 11:32 PM
1.5 Hours Painter IX

feel a little better about this one, but still not happy... =/
think i like doing thumbnails and ink line work than full color work...

05 May 2006, 11:55 PM
paintbox, amazing job

05 May 2006, 07:05 AM
hi. very nice works all.
1,5 hour, photoshop and tablet

05 May 2006, 10:30 AM
Kahlal Amnell : Thanks!

Darksuit : Nice approach with the 'storyboard' , I actually like that last picture, it's got nice linework and that color-combination works really well.

CaveatScoti : Good one, I love the composition.

Lucavi : Very cool style you got, really goes well with this weeks Arthur theme!

05 May 2006, 07:26 PM
You guys rock!

Now, behold ... my humble contribution!

(first time wacom and painter, 3 hrs ... I know ... too long!)

05 May 2006, 08:59 PM
very nice!

05 May 2006, 12:33 AM
1h 30 min

05 May 2006, 06:28 PM
Late again.
been a while too, didnt have time to color it or anything but, here is my merlin. ;)

- I like that style Daw
- that rules SamsonsReaper i love the lighting, the definition of sketch but done so well.
Sorry about the white background... a little hard on the eyes i know.

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