CgTalk Daily Sketch 57 : "How the West was won... "


Today’s topic:

"How the West was won… "
[size=2]by Ilike soup[/size]
[size=2][/size]Posted July 31th 9:00 EST

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“* Only original compositions. No “tributes” o plagiarizing.”

Might want to fix that?

Here’s mine: 15 mins, PS/Mouse.

Won in a poker game…

I have another, better one [hopefully] coming, but it’ll take longer so I figured I’d do this one real quick before I start on that one.


PS - 1hr


Program: Photoshop 7
Time: 1 hour and 30 min
(I know, some serious perspective problems, and a few more)


…booze and guns



“How the West Was won”
Painter Classic/PS/45 min


…with one man & his horse.

1 hour with Artrage/Wacom, reference from couple of old 1880s photos of the American West & it went from there.



hello everyone, nice work so far!
Kieronh, is your cowboy drunk?:smiley:

about 2h, wacom, PS

I come in peace!! (yeah right!:D)


new to the thread. here’s my first. it’s a quick one. PS and mouse (can’t afford a Wacom at the moment) 40 minutes


1h20 wacom+ps … i’ve been so busy, i’m so rusted… didin’t draw a thing since my last post :frowning:


PhotoShop6, 1 hr, Wacom tablet


LOL! NileshXYZ posted that pic in the wrong thread I think. But nice work, Nilesh!



not to post anything, however: it’s quite funny to see how everyone thinks the same of the subject: with guns and violence.
Just wanted to say that ;S


…dont forget the alcohol :)…


Painter/Photoshop - 2h30m

Also the start of a much bigger project I’ve been doing research for over the past 2 weeks.


Used a reference pic for Bush’s face, but I still had a hard time. Also wrestled Photobucket for awhile - I guess I didn’t have enough contrast because uploaded image was very smeared, so 3+ hours w/ PS and a Wacom.

jeroentje – :eek: Will your project involve making more amazing pictures like this? Hope you post them!
Kieronh – Nice! He reminds me of Cookie from the movie City Slickers.

Really cool ideas, everyone.


this is how the west was won.
alright well i know there are some things wrong…the perspective is horid. anyways it took me about 4-5 hours in PS…drawing with a mouse is slow. good entries everyone! i love it jeroentje!


And Intimidation…
1- 1 1/2h

I apologize for the bad quality of scan shrugs


about 2 hours sketched out and then painted in photoshop


Rasdasa and cparrish those are both very nice. : )