CgTalk Daily Sketch 17 : "KEEPER OF THE GATE"


Today’s topic:

“Keeper of the Gate” by Garma

Posted Monday June 21 TH 2004: 10:22 US EST

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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.
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  • 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.
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  • Any piece caught breaking the rules will be taken off the thread.
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    (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!
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i had very little time on this one, i’ll see if l8r today i can post something a bit more elaborate

ps+dexxa 25mins


pencil and photoshop, 20 min.

seems like these guys are all over the place these days…


One big hour on painter and photoshop.
Thanx for all the last week comments.


“Giants of Stonegate”

2- 3 hours in PS & Wacom



Telemaco: dude I think that sketch is damn cool.

thats a good one


Thx, Scott.




Here is mine 30 minutes all in Photoshop.
DID WE NOT HAVE ONE ON SATURDAY or sunday, cause then I only missed one (i posted my drawing late anyway on the selfpotrait one if you wanna see )

critiques are always welcome cause I am trying to learn.

made in uterus- i wouldnt want to be greeted with that hammer

bilbo3d - lol he is funny looking…:slight_smile:

pasto: all i can say is wow

telemaco- I like that, especialy the little details, like the birdies making a nest, the weeds growing from the bottom… very nice


here’s my attempt :scream:
photoshop, wacom, lost in time

Telemaco: great style, always fun to see your sketches.

All the others rule too :buttrock:


Here is mine .
PS and penpointer 40 min


some cool entries again.

pasto: amazing, love the style with the white edges
Telemaco: cool!
Biped: kind of simple, but I still dig the idea

allright, here’s mine. Crits are appreciated, as always. This time especially on mood and colors, since that’s what I’m trying to advance into

PS | 1.45 H


blind gate keeper

could someone please explain to me a bit more of the rules on this one? for example if i wanted to eventually FINISH this on the whole, would I be able to… or if eventually i do, would i just simply have to continue with it?

1 hour

hope this post works

can anyone tell me how to link this to the post?


scanned pencil sketch, photoshop color. 1 hour


Awesome work everyone!

Aiptek drawing tablet+Photoshop= 40 mins
Critques welcomed.


I am not sure what your question is, I think if you want to eventually finish your sketch you can, by then it might be late to post it here but you can post it in the COMPLETED 2d forum for critiques.
If you keep working on it today and make adjustments to it, you can post here again, thats fine I have seen people do that, and I have done that myself.
I hope I answered ur question.


Here’s mine…

Photoshop and wacom for about 20 minutes…

Pasto : Arrete Maya
Telemako : Nice shot
Neednoname : love it


here’s mine, (first sketch ever posted… :buttrock: ) not special though…thought i d put a different kind of keeper :scream: 10-15’ photoshop and wacom…


spent a bit more time (maybe 45mins or so) and came up with an almost finished image

the bridge keeper

lukx, pasto and telemaco, ur style are really :love:


Pencil, then Photoshop for colouring. Got a bit carried away, had to stop myself at about 2.5 hours, but saved it hi-res, I may go back to it.


Wow, my very first post. How momentous. The start of a wonderful relationship, I’m sure.

Illustrator, 15 mins