CgTalk Daily Sketch 12 : "UNDERGROUND CITY"


Today’s topic:

“Underground City” by batavia

Posted Monday June 14TH 2004: 10:46 US EST

Welcome to the cgtalk sketch group.

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.
  • 640 x 480 or 480 x 640
  • 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” o plagiarizing.
  • 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:


awesome topic, can’t wait to get home!!

come on you fast sketchers… let’s see 'em!!



u guys are great with topics, I used to run weekly drawing over at Sijun but I couldn’t come close to topics with this caliber.

20-25 minutes, original brush in photoshop.

I hope I didn’t break off from the subject too much but since the hangar is part of the city I thought it would work, otherwise just disqualify me. :slight_smile:
“Every underground city should have a hangar with a spaceship”

keep it up everyone


Nice to see you here Matthew! Didn’t see you for a while in
sijun’s speedpaint. I’m Mitsui on sijun btw.

I’ll post a sketch later. I also wanted to paint a hangar…
There is something about underground cities and hangars :slight_smile:
keep it up



Originally posted by Matthew-S
[B]u guys are great with topics, I used to run weekly drawing over at Sijun but I couldn’t come close to topics with this caliber.

keep it up everyone
Matthew [/B]

Cool entry Matthew
this reminds me, please post your ideas for topics.
We will use them eventually.

Please post yor ideas



RobertoOrtiz, thank you there. :slight_smile:

Goro, yea I noticed earlier that you are mitsui when u posted that zombie pic in sijun, you are doing a great job and u are really an inspiration over at Sijun so keep up the good work u too. :slight_smile:

I will be back in Sijun speedy in July I think, felt I had to take a break from there since I had been posting for two years constantly. thanks for the nice comment there Mitsui.

have a nice day guys


wacom screen & photoshop 7
this sketch thread is cool, you guys rock

10 minutes…

ideas for topics…

how hotdogs are made…
dark side of the moon
school bullies
if you doun’t put the toilet seat down…


Cool topic… i think I will make mine just a sketch and not even attempt photoshop this time since my last few were disastrous… man what is my school teaching me grrr.
Will post later…

ps. I finally changed my avatar, like it?:cool:


I had already commented on your avatar sagi… get with it! But seeing as most of us here at CGtalk are guys (definitely assuming that) I’d say your new avatar is just DREAMY!!!

also, to scott harris, be sure to include your topic ideas where RobertoOrtiz has given us links to. It will probably be more accepted and respondent there. I like your mood (huge cavernous world) and lighting in that sketch, even though it’s fast and simple.

well… still waiting to get off work to sketch…



well bonzo if ur were paying attention, its different today again.
get with it.
:rolleyes: … yes i forget most people here are dudes after all.


here’s mine. Was supposed to be awesome, as always :beer: I went B&W this time.

btw awesome topic. I might do another one if I have time

there are some lighting errors and perspective is off here and there (the road is supposed to descend) but well… it’s a sketch. You might notice that I got enough of this picture when I needed to do the background. Feel free to crit, I’d love that :slight_smile:

PS / About 3 hours

not too many entries yet.

Matthew-S : cool : ) although this might as well be above the ground. nice style

Scott Harris : nice : ). if you don’t want your suggestions to be lost, post them in the sticky thread at the top of this forum

sagi_13 : great, looking forward to what you come up with. don’t forget to learn from your mistakes ; )


Originally posted by sagi_13
:rolleyes: … yes I forget most people here are dudes after all.

Dont blame them Sagi, most of them liked your old Avatar.
It is a guy thing, trust me.

Personally I like your new Avatar, even if I dont get light-headed with Orlando Bloom.





This is “Thane Kel”, an underground city in the West Mountains of the Kingdom of Eria.

…and if someone wants to see it in full resolution, It can be done here:

PS & Wac, 2 hours, 2 coffees.



ps. I finally changed my avatar, like it?

Sagi, I think your avatar is great if you want to BE a swarthy pirate. Ain’t no rules 'bout it, but I really believe Garma really is a talking yellow dog and Goro is an ape. It’s just the way it works. And I’ll now think of you as Sagi the swarthy pirate. Arrrrrrrrrr, me hearty!

Hope you don’t mind. :wink:


Originally posted by Ilikesoup
Ain’t no rules 'bout it, but I really believe Garma really is a talking yellow dog and Goro is an ape.

time to change my avatar… :hmm:

:beer: anyone noticed the changed facial expression? I’m nicer now :thumbsup:


Hi all, Long time reader first time poster here and first ever submission.

This took about 20mins using alias Sketchbook, i was going for a grassy/shaggy effect with the vehicle and architecture to help emphasise the underground feel.


Wow, nice cities already, especially garma and telemaco, both very nice…
Anyway, I decided to try out an underground city myself but as you can see, spent way more time coloring then working on a good sketch…I might go for a different one later but decided to post this one anyway…Done in Painter 8, total ± 45mins…


46mins, get right in underground city,…


PS - 1hr

some nice entries today… hope to see more!