View Full Version : CgTalk Daily Sketch 701 NO TIME LIMIT : "LADY IN THE LAKE"

05 May 2006, 02:30 PM

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, 03:54 PM
Ahhhhh!! when will it end....though i guess this could be interpreted in other ways and not just with the king arthur legend :)

05 May 2006, 05:09 PM
Isn't this similar to the poem about the Lady of Shalott?

05 May 2006, 05:14 PM
hmf... Okey, so I guess Roberto did NOT read my reply last time^^
but I think I'll draw this, but make it about something else... like, Ophelia or sumthin...

05 May 2006, 05:30 PM
Christina - research is a big part of art job:)

05 May 2006, 05:39 PM
I am aware of that, but I simply can't make myself sit and read for two hours, so I can make a 25 min sketch, if you know what I mean:p
but for this topic I can, cuz it's a no time limit one... but the rest of the ones earlier the week.., he didn't say it has to be from Camelot did he? and Ophelia is a lady in the lake:)

05 May 2006, 06:01 PM
Edit: Nevermind.

05 May 2006, 07:48 PM
Hmm, i have a vague idea what to do. But i'm working and i dont get to go home till 6. Oh well, it will give me time to sketch something.

05 May 2006, 11:28 PM
No entries so far? Well, here is my interpretation - not necessarily Arturian :)

05 May 2006, 12:53 AM
last one scouts honor!



05 May 2006, 12:56 AM
last one scouts honor!




05 May 2006, 08:07 AM
Well, i'm really not a fan of all these legends and i really have no idea what role the lady in the lake takes part off within the story. My roommate is an Uber fan of mist of avalon and arthurian legends and she still could'nt give me a clear description on who the lady in the lake was. So i just made my own interpretation of it.

I would love to get feedback, it is always very mutch apreciated

05 May 2006, 08:44 AM
KDW: Świetna praca, cała postać jak z 'Wariatki' Osieckiej :)
Amadeus: Nice idea, I just noticed the 'unusual' reflection :)

Photoshop, 1 hour and a half:

05 May 2006, 09:13 AM
30-35 minutes

05 May 2006, 04:07 PM
Cool entries :thumbsup:

I really don't know how long it took me, maybe 2.5-3 hours.
I just couldn't get her right and was painting and erasing all the time...

05 May 2006, 04:16 PM
Painter about 30 minutes. Figured I give myself a time limit since I didn't do any of these over the weekend =)

KDW,Crimsonstring,Herod: Cool speed paints! Reminds me more of "Cabin By The Lake" ;)

05 May 2006, 04:16 PM
Her0d- Phenominal pic. I love that you put a slightly different spin on the Ladies coloring, and your pic just pops out at .

Vyse_soa- beautiful it makes me feel like I'm drowning.:eek:

I love everbodys entries great work guys.

05 May 2006, 06:28 PM
Photoshop, 1h 30minutes.
Inverted or not inverted.. Had to make a decision, i'll end up editing my post later..
Crimsonstring, I think yours is my favourite because it looks like underwater footage, where the colours are a little overexposed and the focus is just out. There's a compliment in there somewhere.

Good work,

05 May 2006, 08:19 PM
Just a mermaid:

2 hours, Painter.

05 May 2006, 12:43 AM
uh...i have a headache.

edit; oh yeah...about 1hr20, whatever the length of the goldberg variations is. Photoshop.

05 May 2006, 02:31 AM
Well...I gave it a shot

Painter Essentials 1hr. 35min.

05 May 2006, 07:21 AM
lady in the lake

05 May 2006, 01:51 PM
oh mine is horrible... Wish I could do a better job with this digital thing.. meh..

Click (

05 May 2006, 03:20 PM
hehe audit, good way to measure time! Hadn't thought of doing that. Goldberg usually takes 40-45 minutes, unless someone is really playing with the timing. An hour 20 would give a new meaning to "lente"!

05 May 2006, 05:04 PM
@Grondhammar - yup, I usually measure sketches by music. Currently I'm cycling these variations...My recording is pretty luxuriant (Anglela Hewitt), I checked and it lasts 1.18.30. It's VERY slow in some places, but extremely beautiful. Otherwise I'm listening to Stravinsky, Steve Reich and Sigur Ros. Mmmm. :)

05 May 2006, 02:04 AM
Nothing fantastic, just simple. Hehe.

Photoshop, 20 minutes.

This is kinda boring...I have another idea though, hopefully I can get to it.

05 May 2006, 03:09 PM
That's quite the mix, audit :) I generally listen to something (like another Steve, Steve Roach, or Rachmaninoff, Fauré, Coldplay or Supreme Being of Leisure) but never thought to keep track of daily sketch time by it.

Would be interesting to find what others listen to -- surely something that's been threaded before.

05 May 2006, 11:41 PM

05 May 2006, 12:07 AM
Painter IX 40 minutes

05 May 2006, 10:30 AM

About 2 hours/ photoshop/wacom..:shrug:

05 May 2006, 10:44 AM
these are so beautiful... I can't wait til my internet at home works again and I can participate. I missed all the Arthurian ones! :(

Pinoy McGee
05 May 2006, 02:18 AM
3:00 PS

05 May 2006, 02:38 AM
1h 45 mins, kept track of time on this one. Great topic!

05 May 2006, 01:54 AM
Got another one done in the car today (in the car for 12 hours, hehe). This took about 2 hours in Photoshop.

Crap, I didn't realize I was too late for this. I checked the voting thing, but I guess I missed it. Oh well.

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