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chrislomaka
03-19-2004, 07:59 PM
Chris Lomaka has entered the Machineflesh 2D Challenge.

chrislomaka
03-19-2004, 08:04 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/4/2444/2444_1079730252_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/4/2444/2444_1079730252_large.jpg)

i was playing in painter, and my base coat here looked a little like circuitry to me... so i took it into photoshop...

chrislomaka
03-19-2004, 08:07 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/4/2444/2444_1079730420_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/4/2444/2444_1079730420_large.jpg)

plenty of photoshop work done here... i don't normally work in this style so i have no idea if this is any good. can anyone else but me still see the figure?

Kirt
03-21-2004, 08:41 AM
Hey Chris :wavey:

That's almost abstract, but yeah I can see the figure just fine. I like the circuit design that you've come up with. Looking forward to seeing where you go with it next.

chrislomaka
03-23-2004, 03:33 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/4/2444/2444_1080059629_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/4/2444/2444_1080059629_large.jpg)

added circuitry to the figure, but i'm not sure i like it... i was looking through ghost in the shell and there was a painting of the chick in stockings and gloves with a circuitry patter on them, but it was much smaller/intricate, so i think i might go back a step from this and redo it more like that...

DaVee
03-23-2004, 04:00 PM
Woaw, a really artistic work

It look like an oil paint. I like it.

The association of the red and green is really hard.

:thumbsup:

centavrus
03-23-2004, 08:31 PM
i am in love in your work its realy beautiful:)

chrislomaka
03-25-2004, 02:49 PM
thanks everyone:) i hope to have an update soon. i wound up taking it into flash to create the lines (rather than try to make them by hand in photoshop) and i think the new circuitry looks better.

chrislomaka
03-25-2004, 08:07 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/4/2444/2444_1080248840_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/4/2444/2444_1080248840_large.jpg)

the circuitry i made in flash

chrislomaka
03-25-2004, 08:12 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/4/2444/2444_1080249122_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/4/2444/2444_1080249122_large.jpg)

new circuits overlayed onto the color image. i might do more circuits, but i kinda like the way they blend into the muscle like lines of the painting. One of the concepts in ghost in the shell is a bio-circuit that is 'grown'... and the circuit/muscle look makes me think of that.

I still need to mess with the blending mode of the circuits, as right now they're simply pasted on top...

fbcota
03-26-2004, 06:38 AM
Nice stuff Chris.

I like the traditional oil look. Its also nice that the image portrays a clear emotion. Were you going to give the circuits a charged living look or were you going to try to integrate them more into the image and the overall sytle of the image?

Matt

BloodTaster
03-27-2004, 04:56 AM
Nice Stuff! really good!!!

Tommy Lee
03-27-2004, 08:14 AM
Very abstract, but clear on the other hand.
Great piece of art dude:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Cheerz:beer:

Tommy Lee

chrislomaka
04-02-2004, 12:52 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/4/2444/2444_1080913928_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/4/2444/2444_1080913928_large.jpg)

Thanks for all the comments :)

I think it's about done now: circuitry looks pretty good; revamped some of the background circuitry; i think the only thing i might do is adjust the little extra glow around some of the circuits... i need to give it a day or two and see what i think then.

tedjel
04-02-2004, 02:49 PM
Very cool and artistic!
I have a suggestion- add a very realistic eye on the characters face- it can be a center of attraction and a disturbing element in your composition- just a suggestion.
I would appreciate some feedback on my posts.
Thanks,
TJ

flyingP
04-03-2004, 04:38 AM
I seem to have missed this one so far, pity because I REALLY like it. You've managed to add a very nice artistic flair in there and still kept the concept very clear. :applause:

Nemisis
04-03-2004, 05:09 AM
Very cool work, so full and complete.
Cheers.

harnelbe
04-08-2004, 11:32 PM
Very nice !
:thumbsup:
Amazing 2D skills !

Shinwa
04-09-2004, 12:51 AM
He is comming along beautifully, and I LOVE the position and the circuitry.

My suggestion would be to dull down the contrast around him so that he becomes more the focal point with what you're doing with his skin and body. The red and green are attracting a lot of attention because of their relationship to eachother, and it is drawing my attention away from him more than I want it to.

Just a thought ;} and again, wonderful job

DavidHoem
04-09-2004, 01:27 AM
i really like the progression of your work, at first i didn't think much of it, but after you added the color and then circuitry it really amazed me. keep up the good work!

Isabelle
04-17-2004, 08:04 PM
I like the colours and how they ar broken up my he black fields.
: ) Its a very artistic feeling thats way mor traditional art then digital art. Lovely!

chrislomaka
06-09-2004, 06:13 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/4/2444/2444_1086804822_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/4/2444/2444_1086804822_large.jpg)

My first color wip with the circuits fits into the line art milestone too; i just didn't realize how bad hand-drawn circuits looked until i did it. oh well. anyways, this is my rough line drawing of what i was going after...

chrislomaka
06-09-2004, 06:17 PM
i haven't forgotten your comments Shinwa. good comments, i'm going to give them a try and see how they look!

chrislomaka
06-15-2004, 10:41 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/4/2444/2444_1087339307_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/4/2444/2444_1087339307_large.jpg)

think i might be about done here... darkened the bg around the head, added a few 'sparkles', emphasized some of the circuitry more...

thanks for all the feedback, folks! :)

Irratio
06-16-2004, 12:25 PM
I like it! It seems useful for a whole bunch of machineflesh-related posters / events.

EmpY
06-16-2004, 01:03 PM
Yeah, I'd not be surprised finding this in Graphis, Print,....
Great "advertising" jewel Chris. Unique and extremely
interesting! :thumbsup:
best luck

Ravendsg
06-16-2004, 04:35 PM
I agree, its very graphics designs kinda work. Very unusual to find here dude, and you executed it beautifully. Great! :applause:

chrislomaka
06-17-2004, 12:13 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/4/2444/2444_1087431218_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/4/2444/2444_1087431218_large.jpg)

Yup, I'm done, which is good because at 40+ layers it's getting a little difficult to mess with.

Thanks to all for their comments and crits! and good luck to you all, too!

cabertevon
06-17-2004, 02:57 AM
Your fnal image... Rocks.

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