Cgtalk Daily Sketch 9 : "OUR ROBOT OVERLORDS"


Today’s topic:

“Our Robot Overlords” inspired by Hypercube

Posted FRIDAY June 4TH 2004: 10:00 US EST

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thanks Roberto for posting this one a few hours earlier, this way I had a change to participate without rushing!

This is 1H work, PS.

it’s a bit messy… But I got a little tired of it so this will be it.


30 mins

Decided to finally try the paints out.


heres mine: good old pencil and paper-about 30mins,no time for colour
sorry the quality aint that good,i have trouble with digital cameras.
nice one Garma i like the colours


Hehee Clanger I like yours… I doubt it’s supposed to, but the robot makes me laugh : ).

Here’s mine. About 1:30 total. Done in PS, with a few scribbles for ideas done on paper.

A monument in remembrance of a past reign of robots over humans…




Andyman, I got chills looking at yours.

Reminds me of Shelley’s poem “Ozymandius”. A statue in the desert is inscribed with the words, “My name is Ozymandius, King of Kings, Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair!”, but his entire empire is in ruins and the statue itself is broken.


great ideas guys!! It a bit late for me to start drawing so it will have to wait till tomorrow. excited


Clanger, really like your work dude. nice blur effect, don’t see much of that in digital painting I think. :thumbsup:

Garma, great peice although it is a little messy. nice mood to it.

Andyman, I think there’s lot more to this image. makes me think. :buttrock:


Too bad I didn’t have time to do the last two threads (evil twin would have been nice).
Anyway, here is a quick photoshop/mouse/20min sketch


30 Mins Painter8


thanks guys, really appreciate your comments :thumbsup:

I realised it was messy but now that I see it on another computer I also see it is way to light, so I darkened it somewhat, it looks better now. still messy but the background isn’t interfering so much anymore.


J-Grieve thats one’s really funny!


Thanks Supervlieg :slight_smile:

been mucking about with oils and a little too much blender…

‘Maybe we can get along…’

20mins painter8


Hi, here is another sketch of mine, since most of you are pros here, I would appriciate if you gave me suggestions on what I should improve on etc…

15 min

One question to whom it may concern, I’m thinkin of getting a wacom tablet, is it worth buying one, especially if you sketch once in a while as I.


Andyman, that rocks!


This is great Andyman :thumbsup:

Here is mine:

~1.30 hours with Painter.

Edit: I’ve just realised the robot doesn’t has a right arm :smiley:


Blargh, making things look like they’re on a television screen is hard. This isn’t a political statement, though I guess some might see it as such. Mostly I think robots in suits are extra creepy.

1:30 in photoshop w/ WACOM tablet… sucka!

EDIT - Well, I took yer advice Goro and tried to bump up the intensity of the lighting. I actually have to go, so I didn’t have a whole lot of time to work on the picture. I have to admit you hit the nail on the head - if there’s one thing I would pick out of my work that I really want to improve, it’s my sense of lighting. I tend to make everything washed out and flat color wise because I don’t want to commit to light and its effects. Thanks for the pointers!


Painter Classic - 2h


Good work so far guys.

Question: Does this sketch thread end tomorrow at 10, or is THIS the weekend sketch? And if it is the weekend sketch, Im assuming the deadline is Monday at 10, correct?


yeah good question zzacmann…

as stupid as this sounds, i dont exactly know what a “robot overlord” is… i just thought of someone w/ power…

so here be robo-hef. he has the most power over the bunnies! ;D

PS - 1.5hr