CgTalk Daily Sketch 69: "Steam Driven Flight!"


[font=Verdana]“Steam Driven Flight!”[/font]
[font=Arial]By [/font]Kieronh

Posted Aug 11 6:30 EST

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Hey everyone, Its my first post in almost a month. Ive been lurking but havent been able to post due to some personal projects.

1 hour pencil and paper, 5 mins photoshop.

Feed back would be nice since im new to drawing robots.


Not much to crit about the bot. Other that he isn’t airborne ofcourse.


I think I get it! :lightbulb “Flight” as in fleeing from another big bad robot. If the other robot were closer, you could have the steam coming out of his ears, though it’s clear enough that he’s “steamed”. I really like the sad facial expression, but can’t make out his pose. Is he bent over like a hunchback or is his torso rounded and his head comes out of his chest like a turtle?


Lol, I read fight but even still this image doesnt really apply. Its just what kind of poured out.

I didnt really layout the pose and just went at it in pieces so its kinda funky. I had imagined the robot was bent over but it probably looks more like his head pokes out like a turtle.


Steam Driven Flight

Photoshop/Wacom/1 Hour, 30 Minutes.

Great topic! Nevermind the flight thebigxer, I like Steam Driven Fight as well :slight_smile:


Thats wicked!

I love that you chose a cow. Every time i see a image of a cow thats fairly strange I always think of Earthworm Jim.

I really like the clowds and the pose of the cow.


painter/ps/wacom 1 hour


lol Supervlieg thats ace!


Alright I made another one which suits the topic a little better. This was mostly inspired by Gregs.

5mins pencil 30 mins photoshop.


ready for takeoff:

edit: forgot to put the time heh - 75min pencil, 5 min ps tweak.

thebigxer: cool robots. very cool composition.


photoshop/ 45 minutes


hi, this my first time sending something… i’m new.
it took me 1 hour, i used photoshop and a cordless pen…:buttrock: (<< i really like that little guy, ja)


painter / 2hr30

Supervlieg…you and your bloody cows!! … love em :thumbsup:

Great work andrewley!


cows… always remind me home… good :applause: (patogonzalez)


It´s what the world needs now… cows, sweet cows


todo lindo… esta piola esto
the thread: “steam driven flight” gives a lot of topics to work with



Wow, some great paintings in here! Really like andrewley and thebigxer’s works :smiley:

Here’s my try…

PS 7/20 mins


Thanks thebigxer, andrewley and Drawmonger. I think I owe the cow influence to Gary Larson:buttrock:


Supervlieg: Steam driven flight? Artiest op wiet? Supergoed.