CgTalk Daily Sketch 34 : "Hells Last Stand"


Today’s topic:

“Hells Last Stand” by Kieronh

Posted Monday July 6TH 2004: 6:30 US EST

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Quickie, 45 minutes in painter.

Needless to say, I’m rooting for the pits.


Not sure if this would really qualify as a “sketch”…but I really need to work on my painting skills (or lack there of).
01:30 - PS


okay this is taking ages…I’ve run out of time, but hopefully I’ll get to finish it soon. I’ll post again if i have a chance to finish!!

I’m happy with these faces at the bottom (only two so far) not as happy with the advancing troops.

The background took about 1.40hours to do…sketch my arse


grouse thats awesome. you should finish it. Totally awesome colors and concept!

right, I had something totally different in mind, but it turned out not too good and I lost interest. Another one screwed :frowning:

It’s a gutter btw.


Yeah. I don’t see Hell as couageous in its final moments so much as pitiful and silly.

Emphasis on “silly.”

Wacom tablet, PS. 1 hour and 15. Spent too long on the guy and no time for a bg.


1 Hour Photoshop, mouse only. grouse, those are amazing clouds.

If anyone is wondering, Satan in old scripture methology was a 7 headed dragon. Not to be confused with the fallen angel lucifarious.


About 2 hours in Photoshop

Colors and characters are very unfinished but I have no time to do it anymore


Hells last stand

Photoshop/1.5 Hours

Thats some wicked sketching Grouse, or is that a photo manipulation?


1/2 hr Painter
crap Painter is so hard to get used to, 1st time Painter too :smiley:


here’s mine, around 1h45, photoshop. the floor looks a bit too neat… should add rocks, dead bodies and stuff… but it will take too long for a ‘sketch’ :slight_smile:
btw, grouse, very impressive work!!


Crappy Painter? Don’t blame the product!


dont’ start flaming… it says CRAP Painter… not crappy… read!


Here is another one. Still trying to explore different styles etc. Hope your eyes won’t hurt from the contrast. approx 1h 45 min.

Supervlieg and Drumwhore, nice work!


BG|Blank: cool lighting
Supervlieg: glad to see you’re back in. cool piece, tou could’ve set the monster on fire to emphasize the concept, but still a nice effort!
Drumwhore: excellent colors and nice details


50 Mins. in Photoshop CS + Wacom.


1hr10mins Painter/Wacom

Well thought I’d better do something as it was one I’d suggested, another go with the oils in Painter, almost all done with the Glazing Flat Brush at various opacities & sizes, oh those are meant to be torch lights on the hill side, last rousing speech kind of thing.

Think I should carry on using the oils I dunno? :sad:


Keep it up. I’ve always liked using the oils in painter.


Youre right about the flames. I might add those. I plan on tweaking it a bit more tomorrow. I’d like to see more depth in the smoke. Nice to be back btw :slight_smile:


nice to see you back here supervlieg.
Great sketch as usual!

Like your image! nice lighting

photoshop 40min