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cuppacam
02-04-2005, 11:46 AM
Hey peoples. I know this is pretty far along but I'm still not finished and am wanting a few crits before I call it quits on this one.

This is an offshoot of my Space opera challenge. I decided to use my concept of the aliens in a scene. I want to see what evryone thinks.

I'll upload some concept sketches and stages at a later stage.

Oh and it's good to be back!!

http://www.users.bigpond.com/gary.thora.dutton/images/update_screensize.jpg

Ilikesoup
02-04-2005, 08:24 PM
I'm not entirely sure what's going on, but it's got a very sentimental look to it. I'm guessing that the flying creature in the glass is a baby version of the old, blind character outside. What's the item he's holding to his ear? Reminds me of a prison scene where visitor and convict talk on phones separated by viewing glass. Since his eyes are sealed shut and he's got no nostrils, I assume that hearing, touch, taste and perhaps ESP are still available to him. I'd love to hear more about the concept.

Grey Man
02-04-2005, 09:30 PM
It looks good. My only real crit is that the thing that it is holding in its hand seems a little odd. Like the finger should be on top of it more.

cuppacam
02-04-2005, 11:45 PM
Hey soup.

The story behind this is fairly complex but the idea with the painting was to capture a sense of wonder and peace. The alien's eyes are sealed shut so therefore he"feels" things around him. The "bug" inside the sphere is part of a collection which the aliens keep and use for light.

The alien is feeling the bug and enjoying the sensation of the light on his face. This is all still a work in Progress and I'll include some of the concept sketches to give a more rounded idea.

Any commments on the painting? Any suggestions will be appreciated. I'm still new to Painter, this being only my second attempt.

Thanks for the comments.

Squibbit
02-05-2005, 08:47 PM
well there, cuppacam .. . . totally baffles me that what looks like a stick
betweem his fingers.. on one end of which is what seems like an ink bottle
on its side... under which is that thing one uses to spread shaving foam with..
??? what is it ?

are the eyes sealed because the "feeling" is better than seeing ? because
he no longer needs eyes ?

the pic's got a nice feel to it.. what were you planning on adding to it ?

cuppacam
02-06-2005, 12:08 AM
Nuts. Its supposed to be cloth (the big stick thingy). I'll rework it. I'm gonna post some concepts tonight and also some close ups.

I reworked some stuff this morning but at work now so later I'll post the update. adding some buildings to the whole thing. give more depth.

thanx for all the comments. Any tips or suggestions?

cuppacam
02-06-2005, 12:01 PM
As I said, here are some concept sketches.

http://www.users.bigpond.com/gary.thora.dutton/images/concepts_01.jpg

cuppacam
02-06-2005, 12:06 PM
http://www.users.bigpond.com/gary.thora.dutton/images/concepts_02.jpg

Another concept

cuppacam
02-06-2005, 12:09 PM
Here is the update. I worked on some more tonight. Added the building in for some depth and also darkened the background.
The front globe has been reworked too.

http://www.users.bigpond.com/gary.thora.dutton/images/Sense_Web_01.jpg

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