CGTalk Daily Sketch 39 : "The Tower"


Today’s topic:

"T[size=2][size=3]he Tower" [/size]by ZEM[/size]
Posted Tuesday July 13TH 2004: 12:00 US EST

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this time a quicker one!

20min ps


Nice work Goro i like the way you often manage to get the right mood/scene across with quite minimal paint!

What happened to Sketch 39? Or am I going silly?:stuck_out_tongue:


Well this is a first time for me, tools pretty limited at the mo, so i just used flash to sketch out my idea. Hope that isn’t breaking the rules.

I also have no access to my FTP to upload so it’s an attachment for the mean time.

About 20 mins work

Just realised i put the sun on the wrong side for the shadow!!! aww well silly me…

edit edit…
Fixed the sun because it bugged me too :smiley:


Nice one goro, I like how the pic suggests so much with so little.

TheFreak: I like it, the sun on the wrong side makes it slightly funny.


Goro: very nice one!

45 mins, photoshop:


drumwhore: kickass picture.
goro: I second supervlieg.

not too much inspiration on the tower.
This might be the last sketch for the upcoming 6 weeks: I’ll be off having holiday this weekend and I’m moving so I might be too busy.

anyway you guys will see me back here for sure :slight_smile:


I went for the interior as this is a spiral staircase if you cant tell haha…just havin some fun…photoshop 30min


The tower

Photoshop/Wacom/1 hour.

I had a hard time coming up with a sketch. But towers and swamps go together pretty well, so there you go.

Garma: Nice one. Dont stay away too long.
Drumwhore: Good colors.
Squee: Again great chaos. How about introducing some colors into it?


Great work to everyone so far. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to participate on this one…


Painter, little over an hour.

I haven’t been able to see any of drumwhores pictures this far, MyIE2 must have a grudge against that domain or something. Judging by your comments, I’m obviously missing something… Anyone else have this problem?


my version, Illustrator 20 minutes.


“The ‘Refurbished’ Tower”

20 mins Painter8/Wacom


well here’s my attempt at these sketches. I’m glad threads like these are availabe it gives me a chance to practice painting skills and my issues with colors. Thanks!

Photoshop 45min


Painter - 30mins


shame shame shame on me… a whole week without participating… ive just been soo very busy… ill get back on the roll once I take my midterms tomorrow.
great job everyone.


Ok Sagi stay where you are right now, the Cgtalk Forum Police is on the way.
It is obvious to the covenant that you need to a reindoctrination.



felt like doing another one, I thought I could do better, talking from a creativ point of view.


Didn’t have much time for this one today so please forgive the blatant using up of the top space. There was going to be a prince riding away after realising the beautiful princess wasn’t what she seemed…but I have a freezer to install!!

1hr - PS + Wacom.


my first post! ps 1 hour wacom. i was at the falls yesterday.