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08 August 2010, 04:57 AM
"The Nerd"
Lady Medusa
You have 45 mn for your sketch.

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08 August 2010, 10:08 AM
Hello guys, so here's my take on today's theme

45min in PS

08 August 2010, 04:19 AM
Hey all, decided to give this a quick shot as a bit of a refresher.

45min of evil Nerd and his evil humanoid robo army (

I don't know if it's been posted on here before, but I found this nifty program called Xnote Stopwatch, the name is pretty self explanitory, and certainly helps when you are caught up in a piece and liable to miss the due time.


08 August 2010, 11:33 AM
tzolking: Lol your entry reminds me of the animated one who had rage problem... ended up bloody in the end heh.. pretty hilarious. Sorry don't know to find it though... although yours is a bit too "common", I like how simple it is. Sometimes it works anyways. ;)

Branko, great job on the robots and that boy, I like how you used the perspective to make the robots look "giant" and scary. ;) Feeling is easily captured! Keep it up! And by the way, thank you for your suggestion with the timer, I have tested it out and like it too.. now I don't have to be like.. sorry, I got distracted.. no idea how long it took anymore. ;)

Here's mine.. exactly in 45 min (stop timer ;)) in Photoshop

P.S. Sorry if the values seem to be off, I worked on it in the bright daylight.. and almost in the sun too...

08 August 2010, 02:52 PM
Thanks for the compliment Martin and I'm glad you're finding the timer useful as well.

Nice work on the latest, great atmosphere.


08 August 2010, 07:58 AM
Awesome works folks, great job!

My previous nerd was a disaster, so I tried something different now:)

It took about 70 - 80 min. I started by making silhouettes with flat colors of the character, chair and table. Then I put the wall at the back which is just two flat colors and then started to add lighting and shadows with the soft brush on each silhouette . At 45 minutes the character and the wall were completely finished as you see them in the final image with the rest in flat colors. Then I continue with the rest and added at the end the window, the cat and the portrait. Used PS.

09 September 2010, 04:41 AM
Really nice concepts.
45mns, Painter.

09 September 2010, 06:07 AM

~20 mins, Photoshop.

09 September 2010, 12:08 PM
Funky style pipichu, it made me chuckle :)

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