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06 June 2006, 02:39 PM
"Self Portrait....As a Samurai"

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06 June 2006, 06:18 PM
ha ha this should be good. I have a cool idea for this

06 June 2006, 06:19 PM
I barely maneged the sketch in time. First drew it pencil and paper, than scanned and overdrew in Open Canvas 1.1

I like it a lot - maybe I make a gallery-ready version.

06 June 2006, 07:49 PM

06 June 2006, 10:23 PM
Done in 45min in Photoshop (with Wacom)... while listening to a BBC podcast about "Uncle Tom's Cabin" which made interesting background "music"... afraid its not much like me except being fat... well... its supposed to look fat :)

06 June 2006, 10:25 PM
funny theme, I think, Im not so cool, and i need more time, after 45 min: (

06 June 2006, 11:09 PM
zeitwolf, samsonreaper: great images, nice lines, nice lights :)

30 mins PSP

06 June 2006, 11:12 PM
first pencil and paper then photoshop..
think i wasnt that successfull in self portrait part of the job so i put massive shadows in photoshop

06 June 2006, 11:44 PM
45. ouch. this looks a little like me..

with reference to Mullins --

06 June 2006, 12:39 AM
45 mins ps

06 June 2006, 12:40 AM
Well, it looks vaguely like me :)

35min / GIMP / tablet
Had 5 min spare, but nothing glaring I had to improve, so left it there.

SamsonsReaper, Cyanid - Very nice sketches.

06 June 2006, 01:43 AM

Looks nothing like a samurai, at least it has a sword.

illustrator/tablet/2 coffee/35 min

06 June 2006, 03:03 AM
20mins, Photoshop

06 June 2006, 04:00 AM
If it's anything like paintball, I suspect I'd die really quickly. 55mins, Painter and Photoshop.

06 June 2006, 04:42 AM
haha. nice one Caveat!
40 min:
..but it was hard to stop, so I kept going....

06 June 2006, 04:56 AM
hey stevansche, nice one.
Where in Delft do you live? are you a student? I live in Delft too :thumbsup:

06 June 2006, 05:15 AM
nice job, CaveatScoti. :)



06 June 2006, 05:40 AM
1hr. pencil, photoshop.

06 June 2006, 06:09 AM
"Faith Blue"
45 mins, Painter + photoshop

.......if I can choose a samurai suit, I'll get this one:)

06 June 2006, 07:00 AM

photoshop 7/wacom/43 min

06 June 2006, 08:20 AM
samurai me.. well k, it doesen't look much like me but still..

15mins in PS cs2

06 June 2006, 10:25 AM
Mine on Gimp too ~30 mins

06 June 2006, 02:10 PM
Fooled around in Painter, I'm sure I went way overtime, forgot to check the time.

06 June 2006, 03:41 PM
Photoshop cs, wacom, 45 mins.

I'd be to busy contemplating the existential implications of my actions to get anything done... :-p

I would really appreciate colour advice........please please please!!!

06 June 2006, 03:51 PM

06 June 2006, 08:00 PM
The end of a samurai
Painter + Tablet - 40'

06 June 2006, 12:15 AM
cool entries :thumbsup::applause:

after 45:

after 60:

06 June 2006, 12:24 AM
Very cool!

06 June 2006, 12:31 AM
thx dh :) :love:

06 June 2006, 03:49 AM
Vahn - that's awesome!

06 June 2006, 05:19 AM
painter - 10 minutes


06 June 2006, 04:27 PM
ps +tablet 40 min

06 June 2006, 05:56 PM
Anyone who knows me can atest that I am the LEAST samurai of individuals. So this was hella fun!

At 45:

And at about an hour and a half:

All, it's time for tea.....

06 June 2006, 11:25 AM
WOW so many great entries!
here's my lousy scribling, its been years since i last time done a selfportrait, there was no reason to do so :p
38 mins, ps, wacom cintiq 21ux

06 June 2006, 03:41 PM
Only 38 minutes?? Dude, you are the MASTER of the quick sketch! :buttrock:

06 June 2006, 09:42 PM
thanks a lot :) i can ensure you i am far from a level of a master in any way, but i have lucky accidents sometimes and ... well i start getting used to my tablet.
long ago i worked with aerosols - freehand working as fast as possible. Basically I am not the type of person who has the patience to wait 3 month for an oilpainting to be dryed, if its just a sketch i dont care too much about if its clean or not wich makes lots of the speed as well, but my speed depends much on how tired i am or not. glad you like the little sketch! yay! :scream:

06 June 2006, 02:03 AM

45 mins, openCanvas 3

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