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pencil-head
10-19-2004, 03:24 AM
Tristan Lock has entered the Grand Space Opera 3D.

pencil-head
10-19-2004, 03:32 AM
Ok here's my idea. Same scenario as the hiroshima bomb in world war 2. Basicly humans that now live in space are at war with an alien species. They have created a weapon that can destroy an entire solar systems. I plan on creating an image taken from inside a ship or something. Showing the destruction taking place.

Now its time to start sketching.

pencil-head
10-19-2004, 06:44 AM
I've changed my mind already. :rolleyes: I'm going to stick to what i'm good at, character design. So story is now. A group of explorers on an alien planet run into huge beast of an alien thats about to rip them all into threads.

nix0r
10-19-2004, 02:00 PM
I like your 2nd idea :), but i don't know if it's suitable enough for the contest.
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"Your Mission
Create an iconic image that captures a moment of galactic civilisation or conflict." and "Think big really, really big! This is your opportunity to create an iconic image that captures a pivotal moment in a vast galactic spanning civilisation"

I don't think your group of explorers and your huge alien (:)) will fit with the contest. I might be wrong tho. Maybe if you alter your idea a bit, like instead of explorers you could use a large group of people colonising a new world, not aware of the alien presence. It makes the concept a bit bigger, make them flee in terror from your big aliens, completely surprised by their presence. Obviously they're bad and willing to kill ;). Just an idea. I might be wrong tho.. if i am, ignore everything i said, but it would be a damn shame if you'd work out a cool concept that doesnt fit with the contest.

Krulwick
10-19-2004, 02:15 PM
I think perhaps nix0r may have a good point. Take that idea you have and expand it outwards. Try to envision a 'bigger picture" that your concept will relate to. Try to relfect upon some great science fiction and fantasy stories and what made them truly epic or grand. Once you envision something like that, make a connection from your concept to that iconic theme. Show that relationship in your image. It's just a suggestion. Good luck to you.

pencil-head
10-19-2004, 10:20 PM
Thanks for your comments guys. I see your point. I would still like to keep the explorers but i think need to change their scenario. I'm still brainstorming so this might all change, but the explorer team will consist of 6 people and one robot.

A.I. Robot
Scientist (male)
Military (male)
Engineer (male)
Medic (female)
Communications (female)
Navigator (female)

pencil-head
10-20-2004, 08:45 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/4029/4029_1098261915_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/4029/4029_1098261915_large.jpg)

This will probably change soon. I want the characters to be the main focus. But with this sketch, half of them are in the distance

pencil-head
10-22-2004, 01:06 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/4029/4029_1098407209_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/4029/4029_1098407209_large.jpg)

Here are the the designs for their costumes. They will have different body shapes which i will sketch later. But for roughing out the design i used templates from here. http://www.misersoft.com/gca/templates.html.
I hope i'm not breaking any rules.

HieSpike
10-22-2004, 01:18 AM
Love those designs of the characters...looking forward for more of the same!!

pencil-head
10-23-2004, 12:22 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/4029/4029_1098490943_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/4029/4029_1098490943_large.jpg)

So here's my new idea. A massive gun fight on a ship or something. Its a bit half assed, but you get the idea. I'm itchin to start modelling.

3doid
10-23-2004, 07:31 AM
hey nice designs and concept.. looking foreward of seeing more of these

chadtheartist
10-23-2004, 12:46 PM
Sounds pretty neat. I love the first sketch you did! HAHA

Just wanted to say hi, and subscribe to the thread. I really like the character designs you did up there. Nice!

Have fun,

Chad

HieSpike
10-23-2004, 09:11 PM
I hope that's half the image, because with all the people looking to the left, it makes you look of the picture? Will there be another half?

jddog
10-24-2004, 12:56 AM
Beutiful sketch and I really like the desing/style that you have.
jdd

pencil-head
10-24-2004, 05:46 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/4029/4029_1098596813_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/4029/4029_1098596813_large.jpg)

This is the robots gun. The tube will come out and conect to the back of the robot for ammo supply.

Thanks for your comments guys.
HieSplike: I was thinking of adding the rest but the images aspect ratio will probably need to change to fit it all in. I'll have to go read the rules to see if it can be changed.

grafi
10-25-2004, 03:49 AM
Really nice start! I really like your cartoony characters, and nice gun, nice modelling.
Good luck :thumbsup:

pencil-head
10-27-2004, 02:11 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/4029/4029_1098843072_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/7/4029/4029_1098843072_large.jpg)

Here's another gun. Next i'll build a big sucker of a gun somthing like a RPG or somthing. I'm building these without any references so if your got any suggestions to improve them i would love to here them.

Thanks Grafi. :thumbsup:

HieSpike
10-30-2004, 12:03 PM
guns are looking good, but you might want to start focusing on the characters...there are so many in your sketch! And, the guns could use a trigger :)

peace

Doublecrash
10-30-2004, 12:14 PM
Nice modeling and sketching goin on.


I specially like the comic-look of the character's sketches.

Thumbs up. :thumbsup:

Stefano

mmoir
10-30-2004, 01:17 PM
Hey pencil head,
The modeling of you guns is quite nice, I noticed the missing trigger too. Your character sketches are nice and stylistic, dont know if they go with concept scene sketches though. It is looking good so far.

Mike

My Grand space entry
http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?t=180886

Aethyrprime
10-30-2004, 01:21 PM
I like the classic comic book / sci-fi approach. Hehe. Keep it up!

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