CgTalk Daily Sketch 46 : "Some assembly required"


Today’s topic:

“Some assembly required” inspired by ILikeSoup
Posted July 20th 9:00 EST

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Hi All
I am enjoying all the great work and ideas posted.
20 minute pen and coloured pencil/10 min PS


Here’s a quickie. 27 minutes, Photoshop and Mouse


1 hour/ pencil, paper, photoshop




why is is that on most of these daily sketched there are anti-bush ones? just wondering why he is always singled out? when there are many comical figures to make fun of in the US, and other governments


For example: Micheal Moore


Bush was recently rated the second most hated guy in the world among the youngers (the first one was Hittler) i think its a bit exagerated but still lets not turn this sketches into political arguments… this is supposed to be fun :slight_smile:


no political arguement please. I only had an hour on my lunch. It’s the only idea that popped into my head.:bounce:


After a week’s vacation in Punta Cana I’m back. I didn’t think I would have time with all the work I need to catch up on…but here’s a sketch anyways.

Sorry Goro…I know how you love them robots…but I beat ya to it! I’m sure yours will be much better anyways. :smiley:
1hr - PS


ps 20mins

i’ll try to do something a lil bit mpre elaborate later today…




1 Hour Photoshop, Trackball

most of my time was taken coloring…if only I had a wacom.


Some assembly required

Photoshop/Wacom/2 Hours.

This is what you get after some assembly!

DanaBuka: I like that style!
J_grieve: Funny ones, both of them!
Made in uterus: dont we all know the feeling
Downwrdspiral: Must be a hell of a job with a trackball. Nice job, what does it assemble into?


Its just a Logitech trackball.

It assembles into a robot…but dont ask me to put it together. :rolleyes:


Still learing with my new tablet :slight_smile:
I wanted to see if I could do a robot like Goro makes em, wannabee-Goro style :wink:
The Idea is that the engineer has ‘some’ work to do, repair a whole army of robots…
Those topic titels are great, it leaves a lot open for ur own imagination… Thanx for the fun!

2,5 hours - Photoshop

Supervlieg: Woah… amazing work, every topic…


2 hours, 40 min…:hmm:


art2: very clean look, i like!
Floriz: looks good!
Supervlieg: beautiful one again :slight_smile:
J_Grieve: hehehe :slight_smile:

Scanned pencil sketch (15 mins) and colored in photoshop (30 mins). Not very original but I hope you like it anyway :slight_smile:


DrumWhore: I really like the lighting.
Floriz: Nice excecution - The eyes give me the gibblies! :smiley:
Supervlieg: Cool! (I think he’s about to lose an eye to the smoke and fire :P)
Downward spiral: Your style reminds me of Captain Star… Quite original.
Made in Uterus: …Damn! I got the same idea… Well, Almost the same idea. I hope you don’t mind!
J_Grieve: Wow! what a mischievous expression! (I think she misheard the topic and DISassembled that rodent… or maybe she’s gonna reassemble it with a pigeon head :stuck_out_tongue: )
DanubaKa: Yours is nice too! Quite abstract…

 Well, that said, here's mine. (about an hour or an hour and a half in PS, Graphire tablet)

Edit: It seems i’m having a problem with image hosting… can you see it? If not, please tell me.

Either way, does anyone know of a reliable hosting site with outside liking allowed?

Thanks for your feedback,



Sorry to post this here, but it’s so freak!:

Check this (chinese?) forum:

and take a good look to their award! I saw some sketches from the daily sketch people floating around there in some banners. Maybe somebody who can read chinese could crawl inside and see what it is about?


Sir Patroclo

edit: maybe that’s a good theme for a sketch, “bizarro Cg-Talk Daily Sketch” or “bizarro self-portraits” of how our equivalents of the chinese version would look like… :surprised … I apologize again to the mods and fellow sketchers for posting this here, but couldn’t think of a better place than the current sketch…