CgTalk Daily Sketch 279 "Zodiac"



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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.
  • 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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Love it man! I’m gonna do a selfportrait, mangled mincemeat of the gods. Great idea.


just to make sure I understand…zodiac as in horoscope ?


(Oh, cool, one of mine!)

Mysterious X - Yeah, horoscope. Including the chinese (or any another I may not know about). Have fun.


okay…i’ve been following the DSG from topic#1 and just now I’ve decided to get into this family after I got my first wacom…and I please ask you for crits and how cam I improve my dawing skills…thank you

i’m Saggitarius…but I love fish more



I’m Libra, but thei are so boring to draw “alone”, I had to add my chinees sign, the Rat.

Painter 9 + Intous 3 (Got it today, Love it :love: )
1,5 - 2 hours


Hi guys!
Mysterious X : you will learn by just hanging with us over here :slight_smile:

Here is my 1½ hours with wacom and photoshop CS

Its the magical bean. The storyteller.
Legendary zodiac bean!!

Squibbit… uhm… would please PM message me on how to send stuff to my webpage and make it show up… embarassing with these attachements…

Huge thanx to Squibbit! *Yeah im a time traveller too! :buttrock: *


bout 45 minutes. painter->photoshop

Edit: I don’t know if this needs an explanation. It’s two cavemen arguing about what the constellations look like. Grug replies “Zug thought the fish look like a woman too, and the bear, dragon, and the scales. Zug doesn’t know. That one is the hunter. Not some silly woman.”


yea ok Falcor_ , check your PM


Photoshop CS + intuos², 1½hours …


cool image Lonely :thumbsup:


Yes very good pic Lonely Pixel

Its always like this when i think of really original idea in my books. There is always ways to easily out do my works. I have no imagination! :wise:


The topic is Zodiac. So I painted the Zodiac killer :stuck_out_tongue: ,with a few of his insane ramblings.
This is my first Daily sketch ive posted so ,Hey everyone.


Ranc0r: that was my first thought on this subject too. I suppose it comes from having grown up in that area.


About an hour and a half, Painter Essentials.


A little over two hours. Photoshop CS
snake zodiac woman! RAWRRRRR


I know I have not been posting for a while… but this topic is so cool I will definetly squeeze time today and do something… I have too… my nickname is based on the zodiac… sagi.


I like yours, lonelypixel! lovely glowing colours!

I’m a capricorn, so…i guess i wandered away from the rest of the herd…


Allright, again no colours but I saw some WPE’s that tought me a few tricks, I might be able to colour this accurately this time.

Since I was born at the utter end of the year of the goat, going into the monkey year, I decided to make alittle selfprotrait. My nasty habits seem to fit right in there, lol.

I was again watching a movie during the making of it, so I’m guessing that I spent half an hour or maybe at most an hour on it. Had a lot of problems getting the perspective right and the anatomny on the face.


My first post here!
Photoshop 1h
No time for colors (I try a little bit but it was to ugly… maybe next time)
It’s much more harder than I tought.