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MikeBruinsma
06-14-2004, 02:41 PM
Mike Bruinsma has entered the Machineflesh 2D Challenge.

MikeBruinsma
06-14-2004, 03:33 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/4/3736/3736_1087227215_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/4/3736/3736_1087227215_large.jpg)

Here's a quick inspiration sketch to start my thinking process on this project. I am trying to blur the line somewhat between the biological and the mechanical in this piece. To hopefully indicate this I will be using combinations of host internal organs, grown biologicals and fabricated parts, combined through a variety of construction and assembly solutions. At this point I am looking for an alien organism/machine that is advanced, efficient, lightweight, agile, quick and graceful. The function of this thing will probably be some type of alien soldier/weapon.

ardenrey
06-14-2004, 04:06 PM
Nice sketch!:thumbsup: I like you style of drawing!:bounce:

Good luck!


My MachineFlesh 2D Thread (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=131505&perpage=15&pagenumber=4)

feeesh
06-14-2004, 04:41 PM
Wow, that's brave entering in the last week. You got your work cut out for ya! :p Good luck, can't wat to see more. You first idea there is pretty bada$$.

-JH

MikeBruinsma
06-14-2004, 05:22 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/4/3736/3736_1087233758_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/4/3736/3736_1087233758_large.jpg)

Here's some shape explorations to help me refine my direction, what to keep and what to edit.

MikeBruinsma
06-14-2004, 05:30 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/4/3736/3736_1087234232_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/4/3736/3736_1087234232_large.jpg)

Here's another page of shape explorations to help me decide how I want to push the design.

MikeBruinsma
06-14-2004, 06:14 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/4/3736/3736_1087236891_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/4/3736/3736_1087236891_large.jpg)

Here's another pass on the design. Some possible types of materials that could be used might be flexible cell fiber bioglass, muscle tissue grown/cloned inside porous metal molds, organs from other animals that would be transplanted and/or genetically altered to possibly provide energy storage or maybe high tolerance to hostile conditions, advanced computing systems to provide network capability between units, host thinking organs(brains) to provide decision making skills and individuality.

MikeBruinsma
06-14-2004, 06:35 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/4/3736/3736_1087238132_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/4/3736/3736_1087238132_large.jpg)

Here's a quick structural revision that I feel fairly comfortable about pursuing.

MikeBruinsma
06-14-2004, 06:53 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/4/3736/3736_1087239196_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/4/3736/3736_1087239196_large.jpg)

Here's a group of Shocktroops to insert into a shot design.

MikeBruinsma
06-14-2004, 07:11 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/4/3736/3736_1087240276_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/4/3736/3736_1087240276_large.jpg)

I decided to post this image at this stage because I believe at this point more time and noodling with the piece would pull it past a shot concept and more into the realm of an illustration piece.

ardenrey
06-14-2004, 07:16 PM
WOW!:eek: It`s realy cool!:buttrock:
I like colors!:thumbsup:

My MachineFlesh 2D Thread (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=131505&perpage=15&pagenumber=4)

MikeBruinsma
06-15-2004, 06:33 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/4/3736/3736_1087324395_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/4/3736/3736_1087324395_large.jpg)

After taking a good look at what I had done previously I decided to push and fine tune the entire character. This is a quick study toward the character redesign.

MikeBruinsma
06-15-2004, 06:35 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/4/3736/3736_1087324511_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/4/3736/3736_1087324511_large.jpg)

After taking a good look at what I had done previously I decided to push and fine tune the entire character. This is a quick study toward the character redesign.

ioio
06-15-2004, 07:27 PM
I like the sketches of these biologiacla forms, nice coloring also. Good luck in the contest!:wavey:

MikeBruinsma
06-15-2004, 11:19 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/4/3736/3736_1087341554_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/4/3736/3736_1087341554_large.jpg)

Here is the revised Shocktroop character design.

Irratio
06-16-2004, 12:10 PM
I think the similarity to the Half-Life monsters is a bit too obvious. But I like it nevertheless.
I think the legs are a bit too thick (or similar) in comparison to the corpse.
If the top, let's call them "batteries", look more tech than organic, the legs from front to back should be more in line, If you know what I mean - the back leg should be moved slightly down for the sake of the perspective.

MikeBruinsma
06-16-2004, 07:29 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/4/3736/3736_1087414152_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/4/3736/3736_1087414152_large.jpg)

Here is the concept/illustration with a minimum of coloring added.

MikeBruinsma
06-17-2004, 07:07 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/4/3736/3736_1087456063_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/4/3736/3736_1087456063_large.jpg)

Here's the piece with some more color and value added.

MrFreeman
06-17-2004, 07:25 AM
:thumbsup: Oh no...another great entry I've missed:cry: ...sorry that I've not visited your link until this late stage.


I really like your sketches and thought the earlier action colour WIP with the five monsters attacking was amazing ...really dynamic and great depth.

Sometimes you can get bogged down with details (my entry has suffered from this) and this image has just enough to give the viewer all the information needed and retain life and energy.

Saying that, the latest WIP's are looking really cool and should help emphasise the machineflesh concept.

Great work...keep going and goog luck:applause: :thumbsup: :beer:

the Muffin Man
06-17-2004, 08:20 AM
awesome work in so little time, it's a pity this wasn't started earlier for the contest.. but i look forward to seeing it finished regardless! =) Personally i prefer the earlier version(s) of them guys, with a more organic (shaped) alien look as opposed to the more tank-like revisions.. but you're the artist. Either way i'm sure it will turn out great.. very nice work go go go!:beer:

MikeBruinsma
06-17-2004, 08:37 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/4/3736/3736_1087504671_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/4/3736/3736_1087504671_large.jpg)

Here's another color update.

beta-studios
06-17-2004, 09:00 PM
Looks very interesting. Reminds me of a combination between starship troopers bugs and the matrix sentinels. Looks amazing!

MikeBruinsma
06-18-2004, 06:25 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/4/3736/3736_1087539914_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/4/3736/3736_1087539914_large.jpg)

Here's another color update.

the Muffin Man
06-18-2004, 06:39 AM
and great attention to detail! :bounce:

MikeBruinsma
06-18-2004, 07:31 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/4/3736/3736_1087587107_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/4/3736/3736_1087587107_large.jpg)

At this point I'll work at pulling the elements of the concept/illustration together.

Squibbit
06-18-2004, 07:33 PM
cool - lookin critter !

MikeBruinsma
06-18-2004, 11:25 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/4/3736/3736_1087601154_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/4/3736/3736_1087601154_large.jpg)

The final concept/illustration.

Immorta25
06-18-2004, 11:48 PM
:bounce: I'm very impressed how you were able to come up with a great concept in such a short period. good luck in the competion.:applause:

Shinwa
07-13-2004, 03:28 PM
YAY....over halfway through all my bookmarks from during the challenge...I would just like to say voting has been SOOOO HARD for me...and how many do we get? We seem to get a lot more than I expected hehehe. I AM THE VOTING QUEEN! I just wish I had this time during critique :sad: Good WORK MIKE!!!! I LOVE YOUR BUG...and I love the kind of see-through membrane all over him, and your choice of colors and the mist. IT all works together SO WELL. :thumbsup:

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