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Old 01-22-2007, 03:11 PM   #1
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CgTalk Daily Sketch 960 60 MN "Boudica The Warrior Queen"

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THE BEST 12 Sketches OF 2006! Post here your nominations for the 2007 Calendar!

"Boudica The Warrior Queen"

She is one of my heroes from history.

This is a Queen of the Celtic tribes of Eastern Britain (60/61) that mounted one of the most successful uprisings against the Roman Empire.

Raised as a warrior, she avenged the taking of her land, the raping of her daughters, and her own torture by the occupation forces of the Roman Empire (Nero was the emperor BTW).

Her revolt decimated Roman legions and colonies in Britain.

She used to charge to battle in combat paint in her war chariot.

Lets just same that the male dominated culture of the Romans, did not see her coming at all.

BTW her name means "VICTORY" in the Celt.

(And BTW so you know this is not bull, two separate Roman historians confirm this)

For more info (and how she looked) read her bio:

These are the rules:
  • You have 60 MN 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

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Old 01-22-2007, 06:59 PM   #2
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ps | 1h
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Old 01-22-2007, 09:05 PM   #3
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awesome!! Ever since I saw that great futuristic Boudicca painting by I-forget-who I've wanted to do this. In fact even before then. Of course I wasn't thinking at the time about the fact that I can't actually paint portraits at all well. I at least tried.

The timer caught it at a pretty awkward moment... I might continue... 60 minutes in photoshop.


Old 01-22-2007, 11:24 PM   #4
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Boudica the Warrior Queen

ps, 1h 30m

well, i'm not very satisfied with the pose... but in any event, it took me much to long...

wow, holinghorse... that's a really pretty warrior queen... great portrait!!!

vahn, beautyful vibrant sketch, i love it!!! it's a kind of "pippi longstockings meets warrior queen"...

so long

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Old 01-23-2007, 12:07 AM   #5
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SalamanderCoral: Thanks! I was definitely interested in portraying the younger, human side of her, showing that spirit that would lead her to become the furious warrior she did. I love her because ever since I found out she had long red hair and truly stood up for herself, I've wishfully imagined her to look like me and wanted to be like her. We come from the same part of the world too. =]

I loooove the dynamic-ness of your sketch and the details on her skirt and boots are awesome too. Very powerful!

Old 01-23-2007, 02:24 AM   #6
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kind of ashamed to post this, but hey I need the people practice, I tried to portray her as a battleworn determined woman

2 hrs PS 7 ( the 60 minute version is below, she needed some hair and stuff so I took a bit more time)

here it is after 60 minutes

Old 01-23-2007, 03:11 AM   #7
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There are some really cool topics this week - I need to catch up

Photoshop CS2, Wacom, 50 min

SalamanderCoral: very cool! I like that stamp-ish style.
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Old 01-23-2007, 06:18 AM   #8
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I like this topic, and all the entries so far.
Howlinghorse, I think she is very pretty!

Here's mine, she's almost as pissed off as me....this is the mirror image.

goddamn aiptek, 30-50 min? oC.
Old 01-23-2007, 11:25 AM   #9
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Interesting to read about something i'd never heard of before. very cool.
nice entries people! Vahn - I so love your style! so distinct!

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Old 01-24-2007, 01:38 AM   #10
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Old 01-24-2007, 01:44 AM   #11
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Er... well, trying to sketch in color is driving me insane, and this is probably more like 3 hours than 60min.. the canvas is quite a bit bigger and I've drawn like 3 poses but didn't like any of them. Mostly wild scribbling. Darn you, Roberto, for bringing up one of my favorite characters, so I get all distracted...

Photoshop, intuos3, that jazz.

Old 01-24-2007, 03:31 AM   #12
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Old 01-24-2007, 07:03 PM   #14
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LOL @ zyrq's post. I don't know why,but I love your picture.
It might not be your intention, but she's like a raging mad women that noone dared to fight!
She could surely win the war with that face alone.
Old 01-24-2007, 09:59 PM   #15
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Looking fabulous, guys.

60mins, pencil/PS. I hate mine! Wish I did something like Kanoa's.
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