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12-11-2006, 03:19 PM

These are the rules:

You have 35mn for 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.
Post only your FINAL piece on this thread, based on the topic on the thread.
Only final pieces can be posted on the thread. They must have been done AFTER the topic has been announced.
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.
You can post an entry at anytime for the topic presented on this thead BEFORE the voting thread for THE WEEK has been posted.
The artist also has to post total length of time it took and program used.
Any piece caught breaking the rules will be taken off the thread.
The topics will be picked at random from the list on the TOPICS thread >>LINK<< (
(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).
Good luck

12-11-2006, 11:53 PM
I needed about 4 hours to get everything I wanted to get on this, but settled for a fuzzy critter insead 45 min PS7

12-12-2006, 12:10 AM
pure entertainment... isn't it? around 40min PS

12-12-2006, 12:16 AM
oooooohh nice one gulkan, love the colors

12-12-2006, 01:09 AM
I don't like clowns and I will never go to a circus if I can help it. Clowns are Evil with a capital "E".

Digital Nogitsune

12-12-2006, 03:30 AM
45 mins... Photoshop CS, fun

12-12-2006, 12:27 PM
been a while since i posted here, hope to be here more frequent now :) (got a wacom, yeeeeeeey)

here's my circus (

12-12-2006, 12:50 PM
Wow, awesome work everyone :D I'm not sure if I'll have time to do mine (school >_<) but I thought I'd pop in and leave a comment or two...

Ivy00 - Cute lion :) I love how he's all fluffy and fuzzy, hehe.

gulkan - Crazy colours! Makes me think of India for some reason. And yep, elephants have every right to be entertained by humans!

Windroll - Whoa! Cute and creepy at the same time. That's how I love 'em.

dredsign - Hahahah, that's so awesome :D Poor giraffe, though...

12-12-2006, 06:03 PM
What happened? I posted my daily sketch here yesterday and it hasn't shown up at all.
Was it because I happened to post it before the server went down?

I'll try again in a little bit.


12-12-2006, 06:55 PM
35 minutes painter

12-12-2006, 07:00 PM
I am trying this again because last time it didn't show up. If it shows up twice I apologize.

Needless to say I think clowns are evil with a capital "E".
Edit --> It took 35min, Adobe Photoshop CS with a Wacom Cintiq 17SX (monitor tablet)

- DN

12-12-2006, 10:14 PM
At 35 mins:

Some time later:

I'll post the finished version when it's done.

12-13-2006, 05:53 AM
Nice one gulkan love the colors

Mine about an 1 hour maybe more

12-13-2006, 02:03 PM
gulkan and ransom: great use of colours! hope to learn from you more!

12-13-2006, 06:32 PM
Ivy00, D-NA, Ransom, dredsign - thanks guys! In digital painting getting the colors just the way I want is quite a struggle for me. Watercolor is my favorite medium to experiment with colors. I am trying to somehow attain the same level of intimacy with digital paint. So experimenting all different kind of approaches I can come up with. Some times it works some times it does not. At DSF, I see such a well executed digital techniques with distingue personal styles, all source of inspiration for me. Yet again harmonious colors, fluent forms, balanced composition etc hard to gauge, all very subjective and all stems from very different life experiences.

Ivy00's miniaturesk style
dredsign's sense of humor and action to mach it.
Windroll 's surreal dynamic setting and what a monkey!
Noiram's dream world of a child with her cat ( nice drawing ) as a willing participant.
Digital-Nogitsune's pointing the irony with simple design (would-be better without text )
Serkeien's acrobat with attitude in the spot light, drum roll, tension builds, cape comes off...
Ransom's dynamism of the circus announcer, well execution of lighting and colors right before the spot light

You see why I do not post that many comments, it's all over the place. Anyhow...

12-13-2006, 06:48 PM
gulkan, that really is quite exceptional! The technique totally rocks.

My miserable attempt, at 35 mins. Ugh.

(edit) miserable attempt after much longer than 35 minutes! Bring on the dancing horses....

12-13-2006, 07:14 PM
Gulkan, you have definitely my vote for this one... the idea behind that is great.

12-14-2006, 05:32 AM
I've always found the circus a place that is oddly happy yet sinister. I hoped to show that in this piece. To give an innocent and playful act appear slightly dark... Great job so far guys!

After 35 min:

After some additional time:

12-14-2006, 01:24 PM
CGriffin, Vyse-soa Thanks guys! Fetching this many positive comments, I must have done something right.

CGriffin - your contortionist is quite good, hard pose to achieve without reference. (IMHO arms do not have the fluency of the legs though. I like the smooth surface of the platform with shadows and reflections )

Grantman - I think you achieved your goal. it gives you the feeling of things do not add up quite right, almost like that dark humor comics I use to follow from way back when.

12-17-2006, 10:45 PM
35 minutes:

four hours:
think I'll work on this some more. pscs2 wee lil' wacom.

12-18-2006, 02:51 PM
Inspiration from GrantMan's piece, nice one!
35min is short, i'll post an update later i think.

damn aiptek is acting up again....grrrr

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