CgTalk Daily Sketch 185 "Christmas Greeting Cards"


“Christmas Greeting Cards”

His idea:
"…and then, if authors allow it, we could send to friends original cards designed by DS members… :slight_smile: what do you think about it?
I don’t know if it’s too soon (just 4th dec), but I thought about it after seeing some avatars already in Xmas-mode…

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Painter 8 + PS, half an hour.



45min, Photoshop, Wacom.

Happy holidays everyone. :slight_smile:

EDIT: Agh, “your” is supposed to be “you’re” but I don’t want to edit it anymore. :slight_smile:


Made this one last week, watercolours and text in photoshop.


nice one Alice!

Here is mine.
3h ps+wacom


15 min, ps + wacom.

wow, no i know what it’s like to post after goro, makes me sad i didn’t hurry up a lil, ohh well

alice: Very nice, i alsmot want to send that one to my friends
Goro: shakes fist
robertt: that looks alot like one i’ve actually gotten before, very nice style and colors.


goro that is too funny


Thanks Delarosa :slight_smile:
Alice, I love your style - great image :thumbsup:
Goro, well done as always and very good humor :applause:

Another one…

Painter 8 + PSP9 + Wacom, 45 minutes.



Dang Goro, that’s hilarious! I wonderif that situation is why the reindeer are now able to fly? :stuck_out_tongue:


Happy holidays from Stockholm! I thought I’d give this a shot. Only uploaded once for the daily sketch before but seen almost every one for ages.

Great work everyone especially goro (as always).

OpenCanvas 1.1, 2h give or take some, trust tablet.

If anyone is interested you can download the .wpe here


Goro: I love it, so funny!

I spent more time than I meant to on this. almost 3 hours, Photoshop.


hello! first time I try this, after lurking for months. just got a wacom yesterday…

about 30 min photoshop


oh no why is it so big?


I hope you don’t mind me posting this. I have absolutely no time right now, but I wanted to share this. It was originally done in 2000 and then I recreated in Xara in 2002, then posting it in 2004. Maybe I will be able to sell it in 2006 to some huge card company.:rolleyes: Wonderful submissions!


Christmas Greetings…

Really rushed for time so reused this drawing which was my very first drawing in PS a couple years ago (pre Wacom). Made some edits and adjustments, about 30 min. PS/Wacom.


2 hours/painter


Great work everyone, Id buy all of them and then give them away.:smiley:

I love the soft look frida


painter / 1hr


FridayEye: he looks a little angry like he’s saying “see this pole? It is mine and you can’t have it!”

I went to a local coffee shop to check the place out and sketch a little bit since my pencils have been gathering dust lately. Here are my sketches. I didn’t turn any of them into a finished card but I’m sure you could easily imagine what they’d look like given the Hallmark touch…


wow, drawMonger, you put everything into your card that I wanted to and couldn’t think of to put in… Nice stuff :slight_smile:

PS, Wacom, 2 hours