CgTalk Daily Sketch 701 NO TIME LIMIT : "LADY IN THE LAKE"



These are the rules:

  • Also, I will add a new voting category, called THE FASTEST DRAW.
  • 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

PS To submit your topic ideas and suggestions go to this thread:


Ahhhhh!! when will it end…though i guess this could be interpreted in other ways and not just with the king arthur legend :slight_smile:


Isn’t this similar to the poem about the Lady of Shalott?


hmf… Okey, so I guess Roberto did NOT read my reply last time^^
but I think I’ll draw this, but make it about something else… like, Ophelia or sumthin…


Christina - research is a big part of art job:)


I am aware of that, but I simply can’t make myself sit and read for two hours, so I can make a 25 min sketch, if you know what I mean:p
but for this topic I can, cuz it’s a no time limit one… but the rest of the ones earlier the week… naaah…plus, he didn’t say it has to be from Camelot did he? and Ophelia is a lady in the lake:)


Edit: Nevermind.


Hmm, i have a vague idea what to do. But i’m working and i dont get to go home till 6. Oh well, it will give me time to sketch something.


No entries so far? Well, here is my interpretation - not necessarily Arturian :slight_smile:


last one scouts honor!






Well, i’m really not a fan of all these legends and i really have no idea what role the lady in the lake takes part off within the story. My roommate is an Uber fan of mist of avalon and arthurian legends and she still could’nt give me a clear description on who the lady in the lake was. So i just made my own interpretation of it.

I would love to get feedback, it is always very mutch apreciated


KDW: Świetna praca, cała postać jak z ‘Wariatki’ Osieckiej :slight_smile:
Amadeus: Nice idea, I just noticed the ‘unusual’ reflection :slight_smile:

Photoshop, 1 hour and a half:


30-35 minutes


Cool entries :thumbsup:

I really don’t know how long it took me, maybe 2.5-3 hours.
I just couldn’t get her right and was painting and erasing all the time…


Painter about 30 minutes. Figured I give myself a time limit since I didn’t do any of these over the weekend =)

KDW,Crimsonstring,Herod: Cool speed paints! Reminds me more of “Cabin By The Lake” :wink:


Her0d- Phenominal pic. I love that you put a slightly different spin on the Ladies coloring, and your pic just pops out at .

Vyse_soa- beautiful it makes me feel like I’m drowning.:eek:

I love everbodys entries great work guys.


Photoshop, 1h 30minutes.

Inverted or not inverted… Had to make a decision, i’ll end up editing my post later…
Crimsonstring, I think yours is my favourite because it looks like underwater footage, where the colours are a little overexposed and the focus is just out. There’s a compliment in there somewhere.

Good work,


Just a mermaid:

2 hours, Painter.


uh…i have a headache.

edit; oh yeah…about 1hr20, whatever the length of the goldberg variations is. Photoshop.