CgTalk Daily Sketch 276 "MAKE IT GOTHIC: Disneyland'


“MAKE IT GOTHIC: Disneyland”
and dont forget to provide topics and source images/video for the next: Matte Wars Forum Topic Suggestions

We will try to post one of these topics once a day for your enjoyment.

These are the rules:

  • 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

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Wow, I can’t believe I’m posting first! Either this isn’t an interesting topic (no offense, Erilaz :)) or people across the Atlantic (yeah, you Americans) are sleeping.

Ok, when I first saw the topic, an image of a black-dressed pale-makeup Minnie (like a goth, you know) came to my mind, but I’m no good at painting cartoon characters. So I decided to have a little different take on the subject. There’s always a fairytale castle in Disneyland parks so why couldn’t it be a gothic castle? :smiley:

Stylistic reference taken from Wikipedia’s Gothic Architecture site, lighting ref from here.

Photoshop, about 1h 30min (mostly tweaking the lights), Wacom Intuos 3

PS. The “Disney” text was the hardest part :smiley:


Very nice jtuulos… You obviously had the same idea as me…

I’ll add Minnie in later…

40mins, Photoshop.


i used to paint disney figures a lot when i was little. In this painting i spend a lot of time experimenting with custom brushes. So sorry if it looks messy. I was too lazy too clean up.


This is mine

I drawed the duck from a ref, The pic on the screen is from a site, my TV logo and my sig

PS + Mouse = 50min


I am in a rush but wanted to join anyways.

ps - 15min


gimp 1h, no ref. used to draw these ducks when i was a kid.


Gargoyle Mickey

Photoshop, Wacom, 1hr 20min or so.

Plagiarism - LOL - That’s quacking me up! :smiley: …sorry I couldn’t help myself.


This was a blast to draw! :D:D:D So, it’s not really goth, but it’s cheesy goth (left) and depressed (right) versions of Mickey, isn’t he adorable?!

AHEM. Anyways… painter essentials for the lines and PS for the shading, about an hour.


great idea =)

45 mins - photoshop - wacom a6 - mickey ref used


Interesting stuff so far…I feel too busy to post one up…all because I’m working on the comic strip and juggle around with work. I have a concept. Let me see what I can come up with here. Hopefully I’ll have something to post soon:thumbsup:


Linda is going to flip when she see’s this title.


It’s not really gothic, but I didn’t want to start over :smiley:

~30min / photoshop / cheap tablet


30 min, potoshop, wacom, pencil


I just wanted to say… I thought disneyland/world is very strict about copyright? :confused:


Great stuff lately, I haven’t posted in a while so I figure I should go for it.

This one started to remind me of something you would see in Mordor. I eventually started loosing steam and decided to quit.

Photoshop/2.5 hours/mouse


I think this falls under the Parady part of the law.


parady? o_0

feels stupid


Yeah, but this is non-commercial artisitc reinterpretation. I doubt Disney will get medieval on our butts for playing with their classic designs.:smiley:


parody is a legal use of copyrighted material according to American copyright law.