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prostrise
03-24-2005, 06:20 PM
Kekai Kotaki has entered the Master and Servant 2D.

Challenge Page (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/masterandservant/view_entries.php?challenger=6459)

Latest Update: Final Image: Final
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6459/6459_1116323322_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6459/6459_1116323322_large.jpg)

Tweaked some details and color. But, thats all she wrote. I am glad to be a part of this, its was so much fun!

jstardust
03-24-2005, 06:23 PM
Good luck:thumbsup:

prostrise
03-29-2005, 06:59 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6459/6459_1112083171_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6459/6459_1112083171_large.jpg)

first rough(and i mean rough)of the idea i've been kicking around my head.

jdust - hey thanks man for the welcome!

MattDixon
03-29-2005, 07:23 AM
Go, Cake! :D

rawgon
03-29-2005, 08:27 PM
looks very good! composition its getting interesting, Good Luck.

XIA
03-29-2005, 09:31 PM
Stop it Cake! I already know it going to be awesome so it's ok if you stop working on it now. :P

PS:Nobody likes you. Not Doug, not Matt Dixon, not Jesus.

dougbot
03-29-2005, 09:33 PM
Awesome Cake. I like the layout of this a lot. Maybe focus a bit more on the characters...but you're better than me so I could be wrong. Excellent work at any rate.

Jack Youngblood
03-29-2005, 09:37 PM
Nice drawing. The way the figure sits on the monster looks well conceived. Kinda side-saddle.

BTW... I had a look at your web site (http://www.kekaikotaki.com/). Looks cool. You should put a link to it in your sig.

My challenge response (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?p=2082674#post2082674)

p4b10
03-31-2005, 04:47 PM
Nice to see you're entering the challenge... looking forward to see more. Good Luck!

dougbot
04-06-2005, 11:29 PM
um...why are you not getting your ass in gear ;) C'mon man I'm excited to see what you do.

prostrise
04-07-2005, 05:00 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6459/6459_1112850050_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6459/6459_1112850050_large.jpg)

new sketch focusing more on the characters and their designs.

twoheaded
04-07-2005, 05:14 AM
Hey man, I really like your style. One crit is to show it clearer that the girl is holding onto the horn. Good composition.

XIA
04-07-2005, 05:31 PM
Very cool man! Stronger composition, I like.

PS: Jesus doesn't love you. But I will tell him to maybe....we'll see.

prostrise
04-08-2005, 07:21 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6459/6459_1112944866_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6459/6459_1112944866_large.jpg)

Tried to define more of the elements for the piece. Gonna start painting after this.

Thanks for all the comments and crits guys!

duddlebug
04-08-2005, 07:26 AM
Fantastic... Great angle... loadsa movement... and a bloodybigbeastie!!

Look forward to the colourin'in...

nebezial
04-08-2005, 07:44 AM
it is majestic and powerful, impressive composition:thumbsup:

monsitj
04-08-2005, 10:40 AM
i really love your style , just visit your website! I'm very amazing , with your line and color , i'm sure it will come out perfect ,

prostrise
04-09-2005, 04:09 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6459/6459_1113019737_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6459/6459_1113019737_large.jpg)

Did a first pass with some grey tones. working out some overall lighting, on the characters and evironment.

Also, did a flip to check and tweak composition. Working to emphasize the compsition of the characters too. Making that foot stepping foward, TheBeast looming, and TheLady in a more "commanding"(i use the term loosely, i feel their relationship is more amicable) and more dominant role; She's riding on him, he's carrying her, im trying to not fall into a "jabba-the-hutt-slave-leia" situation.

anyway, thank you for you comments and crit as always guys! i must admit, this is really fun.

JakubFromOz
04-09-2005, 05:13 AM
looks good bro keep at it

sgw
04-09-2005, 05:26 AM
I'm loving the energy you have going with your stokes. Whatever you do, dont lose that in the finished piece!

Awsome stuff so far.

-diss

ms@zx
04-09-2005, 05:49 AM
this is gonna be a great entry~!i like the asymmetry horn though:).i'm gonna wait for the color piece since this is a kick ass piece even only with greytone..:thumbsup:

R-K
04-09-2005, 07:01 AM
wow, so dynamic! Very good work, keep it up!

kornel
04-09-2005, 09:18 AM
Yes, good looking dramatic camera angle! I love it!

keep posting, cheers: Kornél

naresh
04-09-2005, 09:49 AM
hey budy..its cool one..am wating for yur final render work...and if u can continue with this mono color it'will b good what i feel.and and if u can use orange scheem for highlight it will b awaysome...but u"ll b there in top:thumbsup: allthe best...

Falcorr
04-09-2005, 09:55 AM
I cant wait for those coloring wips. I just know im going to learn plenty from them!

Very good work. Maybe you should start uglifying your artwork so that us mortals could have a chance in this challenge :shrug:

Great work!:thumbsup:

andreasrocha
04-09-2005, 10:51 AM
Alright, Kekai! Now we know that we're in for a great entry! Your first value-pass looks awesome. The perspective of the servant looks very good, and the lower part in shadow really makes the top part stand out. I cannot suggest much at the moment, because it is still too early. Just one thing...the assymetric horns are quite original, but I think you should balance that asymmetry a bit more. There seems to be too much weight on the right side.

Give us more!

artjunkie
04-09-2005, 10:59 AM
WHAAAA?!! Good god... this stuff is brilliant! Beautiful sketches, dynamic pose, expressive character designs... geez, this piece will rock for sure! Lovely style too! I absoluetly can't wait to see you begin paints on this. (this is me on the edge of my seat... uncomfortable perhaps, but I'm sure it'll be worth the wait)

Please... more, more, MOOOORRREEE!

Squibbit
04-09-2005, 11:35 AM
wow nice angle

Kraull
04-09-2005, 02:26 PM
I really like this composition you've done here. Very dynamique with a lot of ambiance, even if it's in b/w. Don't know if it's just me, but I kind of see the big guy looking up in the sky, and I must say I think it gives some interesting emotions to the seen. This out of focus has just picked up my curiosity and I'm wondering what may be coming up from the sky that may be a threat to this powerfull creature. Nice work so far. :)

birdybear
04-09-2005, 04:32 PM
What fantastic flow. Love the background elements.

W-I-L
04-09-2005, 05:45 PM
Man . . . can people, like, stop being better than me . .. it is really quite depressing!!!


Seriously buddy great stuff... your anatomy is spot on and angle is fantastic. can not wiat to see it in colour.. character designs rock!

Slav
04-09-2005, 05:53 PM
great concept. bravo!

nothing i can do but admire for now :)

Arc80
04-09-2005, 06:26 PM
This is really looking nice dude. Good choice of camera angle. maybe a bump the highlights a bit. Great characters. Can't wait to see the colours.

cheers,
Archie

spawk
04-09-2005, 07:22 PM
wow !
i love the camera angle too, your art is awesome. you made my day ;)

OrO
04-09-2005, 08:53 PM
great everything from sketch to first color.....and the angle...frightening

Mythmaker
04-09-2005, 09:42 PM
Looking good! - I like the composition :)

spacesnail
04-09-2005, 10:09 PM
Arggghh ... Nothing to crit:buttrock:

Waiting to see more

creativer
04-10-2005, 01:07 AM
Great pose and awesome concept!

prostrise
04-11-2005, 03:39 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6459/6459_1113190791_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6459/6459_1113190791_large.jpg)

Started to add details. Did some work on theLady, spruced up her face and changed position of her arm. Also uped the contrast on the overall image. Added some details to theBeast helment.

andreas - hmm, good call. currently adding more stuff to the left side.

Kraull - interesting point, hopefully i can convey that type emotion in the final piece.

and thank you all for the comments!

grf
04-11-2005, 08:13 AM
I like the flow and movement in this a lot. Looking good! :thumbsup:

peterpop88
04-11-2005, 10:01 AM
OMG! I'm just loving your style... half of me says stop now, the black and white looks great as it is, looks fantastic even without colour, the other half wants to see more...

keep it up, it's heading towards a great piece of art.

JakubFromOz
04-11-2005, 10:32 AM
yeh man this starting to look intense keep at it, love the feel you got going that beast of his looks like he can do some real damage :D

Zephyri
04-11-2005, 10:38 AM
Love this! Your composition is very dynamic, the sweep of that framing curve really gives a sense of movement and foreboding. The design of the beasty guy is unique, a sort of mix of all kind of influences, and all that detail you have in the headpiece - wow! Can't find anything to crit, good work!

kornel
04-11-2005, 12:57 PM
wow! it's getting better and better...! You can try to keep these dinamic brushstrokes for the final image!


cheers: Kornél

sorry for my english...

dougbot
04-11-2005, 06:01 PM
Awesome you sonovabitch. I love the angle and the details are coming along nicely. I figured they would.

Cerebr4l
04-11-2005, 06:06 PM
Wow, this is really looking great. There is a real sense of movement in it, great job.

choptider
04-11-2005, 09:08 PM
you have a good style, hand gold fingers!
i did'nt see you before, that is nice concept (love monster)
and you have a good perspective!:thumbsup:

Vectorius
04-11-2005, 09:26 PM
GOOD ... GOOD ...Very GOOD...Nothing to say!! I love your picture. Great work!! Just continue



My Master and Servant entries:
http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?t=226013

arkinet
04-11-2005, 09:44 PM
i love the angle, the rough treatment, really cool. good job!

giocele
04-12-2005, 05:44 PM
nice atmosphere. very good.
:thumbsup:

dioxide
04-12-2005, 06:29 PM
Ohh man, thats the same type of layout i was thinking for my daemon. But damn man. Yours is just awesome. So far my picture is just a bunch of lines and a really original/mundane monster.

oatz
04-12-2005, 06:32 PM
This is probably my favorite I've seen so far. The weight and motion are conveyed extremely well. I like the details in the clothing, especially.

Khye

creativer
04-13-2005, 12:02 AM
Should I just leave now or wait till your painting blows me totally away! Wow dude wow!

Nigel-Q
04-13-2005, 12:38 AM
This looks wicked. Energy, great composition and interesting characters. No crits for now, I'll keep looking for updates.

Deadlyforce
04-13-2005, 03:41 PM
I love your picture so far.
The way you model shapes and the sharpness in the brush strokes.

The only thing that is looking curious is the arm supporting the character. I won't say that this is an impossible angle but it is not so natural. However I admit that it works not so bad.

Cya and good luck !:thumbsup:

Jezzarts
04-13-2005, 03:44 PM
Wooah nice sketching.. I like this alot! Has a great mood to it. :thumbsup:

prostrise
04-13-2005, 10:49 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6459/6459_1113432570_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6459/6459_1113432570_large.jpg)

did some quick color work. nothing to much, but just got it out of grey. working on the bags and some foreground elements.

thanks for the replys guys as always!

arkinet
04-13-2005, 10:55 PM
excellent touch as always:thumbsup:

JeffZNY
04-13-2005, 11:02 PM
Looking money, Cake...the sort-of fish eye lense you've got going really makes the composition a successful one, I'm lovin' it

liquidwerx
04-13-2005, 11:32 PM
Lookin' really good so far dude. Good luck!

M

LuisNCT
04-13-2005, 11:35 PM
:eek: Great composition, texture and mood.

maxetormer
04-13-2005, 11:47 PM
Dam nice work, Im seening a lot of CA fellas partipating here,
Iv got nothing but praise right now, your entry Its developing nicely
enougth, :D thanks for the inspiration cake!!

Korline
04-13-2005, 11:59 PM
Hi,
pretty dynamic painting, love the color, looks like there's going to be some detail involved

http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?t=224972

:applause:

peterpop88
04-14-2005, 12:54 AM
man was I wrong, this new colour sketch is amazing... thought adding colour to that amazing black and white would ruin it but no. Keep it going... it's developing nicely.

dioxide
04-14-2005, 01:15 AM
Is that Michael Jackson on his shoulder? -5 points

Sir-Patroclo
04-14-2005, 01:40 AM
Hi Kekai:

Yours is one of the entries I've liked the best. At this point, the color balance and atmosphere is very well set, maybe you could consider to keep this scheme, and enphasize volumes through lights and shadows to pop things out. Keep an eye on the giant's hands, specially the right one, it has a strange volume defined right now, kinda convex instead of concave. With a good, grasping hand the giant figure would gain a lot.

Great job

Greetings


Sir Patroclo

minduinho
04-14-2005, 01:45 AM
awesome lights. i really like your brushes.
i wish you good luck, and expect new updates.
cya

anilduran
04-14-2005, 02:19 AM
hi bro...
really really it seems so strong...even it was a sketch we can see will be a good work...
good luck bro....

digital-bobert
04-14-2005, 02:50 AM
I like this one. Nice posing on the lady and great mood. I'd probably change one of the hand positions tho because they seem to be saying 2 different things. My suggestion would be to make them both palm towards the viewer or both away from the viewer. I like away from the viewer though... seems "cooler" i think. overall it looks very nice:)

TheFirstAngel
04-14-2005, 03:22 AM
awesome piece. keep it up!:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

duddlebug
04-14-2005, 08:03 AM
Looks great... the tonal work is excellent and i really like the detail in the horns and cloth...

It'll be interesting to see how much colour you bring into it.

Splendido.

paulwdavidson
04-14-2005, 08:32 AM
Very nice indeed. I'm interested to see how you intend to colour this. It suggests a limited pallette will really suit this piece. The design is rock solid


Paul

Goro
04-14-2005, 11:46 AM
simply awesome. Very nice poses and great composition.
no crits so far...

MDN67
04-14-2005, 11:53 AM
very beautiful pic with an extraordinary ambiance, i like this scene, good work

Arc80
04-14-2005, 04:47 PM
Very nice. The details are coming along great i see. Awesome piece :buttrock:

cheers

vilius
04-14-2005, 05:47 PM
wow! thats truly amazing.. love the scene and the mood. good luck

killploki
04-14-2005, 08:03 PM
this is looking good. i love the dark tones, very dramatic.

victim335
04-14-2005, 10:40 PM
Great! Heres an idea, just my personal vision, maybe youll try it if have time. It would be great to see a bright red colors in background. It seems to me it'll suit picture. (sorry for my english)

bigjoe
04-14-2005, 11:23 PM
Run with this one! It gets my vote fer the Challenge winner!

Ant4d
04-15-2005, 02:16 AM
wow. this is fantastic thread. very lovely work. i'll be visiting this one quite often.

creativer
04-15-2005, 04:35 AM
yep I'm quitting! Your just too good man! Can ya please rub out half of it, go on holiday and come back next year? No? Ahhh well your work is full on awesome man! RESPECT!

teknotek83
04-15-2005, 06:05 AM
This is looking amazing! One of the best entries I've seen so far! Good luck with this one :-)

Jezzarts
04-15-2005, 06:47 AM
This makes me want to start over. Definately a solid composition and it keeps getting better. The hand areas look like they need fixing although looking at the way you paint, I'm sure these will look great when the detail hits them:)

Tranchefeux
04-15-2005, 11:51 AM
* Voici le résultat de votre traduction :

Hello, I discover your project, congratulation it large, is made matters is dynamic, a painting which will finish very high, good courage for the continuation.
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

CoreyArtE
04-15-2005, 12:16 PM
This style is almost similar to the other guy who won the 2d challenges twice in a row. Man this piece makes me so mad at how good it is. All this time i've been working on my composition thinking of all kinds of crazy things when really something as subtle and simple as the view you have gives off a much more dynamic effect!


This is by far the best piece I have ever seen in the challenge, I must say! I will definatly try to redo mine now so that it will be on par! Man this brings such inspiration to people like me! Errrr...i am so mad, the more I look at the piece the more it screams first place winner...I cant let that happen! NO!!! *Corey runs to his local tablet and draws a tear drop*

Firestorms
04-15-2005, 12:32 PM
Great work

Tasty-K
04-15-2005, 01:12 PM
simply amazing~the color use as well as the composition..top notch!

DelanoyaR
04-15-2005, 01:27 PM
I think it's the one of the most observable works in 2d challenge entries. I like the monster's design and defination. Details are great.
I should criticize two things in the composition . First ground is very uncertain and we are looking to the sight from a fish-eye lens, i think but the remaining of the composition doesn't complete this optic feature. Second, If the master is rider, i think you can chose a different expression for her like when ordering or signing somewhere and says GO GO ! ext. She should express more serious and commanding expression than melancholic expression.
Awesome work keep up pal . . .

prostrise
04-16-2005, 02:06 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6459/6459_1113617209_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6459/6459_1113617209_large.jpg)

Many small tweaks here and there. took some time to put some effort into the hands. Good calls on the right one, i took digital_boberts idea and just turned the hands away, which nicely dodged my bubble hand problem that Sir Patroclo brought to mind. Good point with the composition and woman expression DelanoyR. Im working more on the woman.

Again thank you for all the comments and crits guys!

Arc80
04-16-2005, 02:13 AM
Still looking nice dude. Umm... i just noticed this, but the creatures right arm (the one thats forward us) is a bit small compare to the left arm which is at the back. That's all i could see.
Awesome textures btw. I'll be keep up.

cheers

Vahn
04-16-2005, 02:14 AM
wow excellent brushwork and character design... i really dig the blue u added to the palette

XinYu224
04-16-2005, 03:06 AM
very nice painting. i must agree with them, this is one of the best i have seen. good job.

the theme stand out.

Slav
04-16-2005, 03:29 AM
good work thus far... although i do think that the hands are a bit small for a character of his size... proportion wise i mean.

gorvien1
04-16-2005, 05:47 AM
Awesome painting. Love the drama in the sky. :thumbsup:

pushav
04-16-2005, 05:57 AM
This is one of the best that I have seen. Great job. The color scheme fits the mood of the picture.

fooxoo
04-16-2005, 06:33 AM
I really like the perspective and the mood! Neat colours. It is going to be cool!:thumbsup:

spawk
04-16-2005, 10:05 AM
hi!
i love what you're doing, but i think beast's hands should be much more larger. the right hand palm could be visible, two.
great whole work, and good luck!

Vectorius
04-16-2005, 12:28 PM
Hello!
I've just to say that you should maybe add some colors..like on the head...to accentuate contraste..but bichromie give a interessant aspect on your work...it's up to you:)


GOOD LUCK..

CGMark
04-16-2005, 02:00 PM
Great style, the colors nail the mood well. For crit... i'd say the woman's dress gets easily lost in the creature, nothing big, but thought i'd mention it.

JasonChan
04-16-2005, 03:28 PM
This looks amazing! You have spectacular paint application. What program are you using? I want to know how you're getting such natrual paint texture up in the sky!

artjunkie
04-16-2005, 04:29 PM
Loved this one ever since I first saw it as a sketch... and boy, it is coming together! Amazing detail and wonderfully gritty textures. HOW DO YOU DO IT?!! Nice change on the hand poses... is it me, or do they seem just a tad small compared to the rest of his body? *shurgs*

Great stuff... can't wait to see more! You rock bro... Keep it up.

Cheers!

MoodyDog
04-16-2005, 05:54 PM
A composition and coloring technic are so very amazing!
I like your style...

twoheaded
04-16-2005, 06:55 PM
Great mood on this piece, backed up by firm draftsmanship.

twoheaded
04-16-2005, 06:58 PM
one small crit, the right hand seems to be twisting inward more than it should, judging from the rendering of the radius, maybe if you want to keep the same hand position, indicate the radius twist a little bit more.
I also feel like a monster this size should have a more rough, battle-worn hands. just my two cents.
overall this is a really nice piece.

W-I-L
04-16-2005, 07:37 PM
colour are nice,.. great mood in this... and sky is really nice..nothin gto crit really.. i think the characters right arm is slightly too short... but might just be me.

the skin colour is really nice though

beelow
04-16-2005, 08:23 PM
I like this painting a lot. It reminds me of how Russian Contemporary artist paint. Good hustle.:thumbsup:

ms@zx
04-16-2005, 08:23 PM
u nailed the colors right on man and u are almost there~!i love every nook of it:)

GlassSpider
04-17-2005, 05:21 AM
Kekai,your stuff is great. More fine tuning in terms of color and it will rock!:thumbsup: Good luck in your entry.



Glass Spider

Master and Servant 3d Entryhttp://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?t=229871&highlight=Jay+Ronald+Camay

eddieellis
04-18-2005, 03:13 PM
awsome .... :buttrock:

snowkiwi
04-19-2005, 12:04 AM
Grand Prize.

Tariq12
04-19-2005, 01:05 AM
WOW ! this is awesome. I love the composition. :thumbsup:
T.

PeterSanitra
04-19-2005, 10:09 AM
Simply perfect!!, what a powerfull pose!!

Vectorius
04-19-2005, 10:36 AM
I'm jalous!!! this picture is great! i love your job!! I wait for more!! KEEP IT UP:bounce:

Tris3d
04-19-2005, 04:45 PM
Great stuff here! Really looking forward to seeing the progress! Would be very interested to know what prog you're using also as that paint texture in the sky is simply awesome! ..... not taking anything from your skills btw, I know the prog is just a tool! Good luck! :drool:

JimmiMak
04-19-2005, 05:15 PM
Hi Kekai...

Just want to say, that the detail in this picture has my heart racing... the vacant look on the servants face... although meaningful.. is verging on irony!:bowdown:

The only thing I think I would want to see added to this piece... is some kind of steam.. or heat/smoke.. coming off the servant (only very slight.. maybe just on the arms.. and very stylised) that gives the impression he has just come through an obstacle of some sort... or even from the core of the earth??:shrug: I think it would add a sense of drama to the entry... Just a thought... feel free to say no... but you're so close to nearly finished I think it could be worth a try?...

I will leave it in your capable hands..:D

Excellent work Kekai, so many good artists in here... the competition is vast!:eek:

Regards
Jimmi:thumbsup:

XIA
04-19-2005, 07:31 PM
Awesome Masaru Kotaki! looking really good, keep it up bro!

SideAche
04-19-2005, 08:21 PM
Nicely done, can't wait to see more.

dougbot
04-20-2005, 12:53 AM
Excellent work my friend. This piece is one of my favorites of yours, very dynamic, very well rendered. Brilliant stuff.

authentic
04-20-2005, 01:35 PM
I thought I had reply to encourage you but I forgot so it's time. Really like youp picture especially composition and colors. The sky is really great. I think the difficulty will be to make the character really clear to see. But anyway :thumbsup:

fensterer
04-20-2005, 02:31 PM
I love the horns on the creature's helmet. Great angle too, nice work so far!

Slav
04-20-2005, 11:38 PM
great work mate! keep the updates flowing.

Veldar
04-21-2005, 08:19 AM
Gah so many pages to read through. Lots of good comments. I'm not sure if this has been brought up or not. I realize some perspective is going on here, but the hands look a bit dainty for such an amazing looking undead warrior creature. Another thing is on his right hand...i'm not sure if that dark matter behind it is a background element or a rock he will be putting his hand on later. There is a slight tangency going on with the hand position and this object and it tends to flatten the image. Maybe bringing it lower, or indeed make it something he is putting his hand on. Just some thoughts.:)

The design on your helm is working quite nicely. I assume this is still way into WIP so I wont' go on too much longer, but the only other comment I have is that this is fairly monochromatic. Maybe you can have a color pop for focal point or push the value range a bit more. Great work I look forward to the finished piece.

strych9ine
04-21-2005, 02:08 PM
Dude, Kekai, I knew you'd blow us away. The composition is dynamic and that beast is too badass... good luck man!

0-2
04-21-2005, 03:05 PM
I really like the background, youv'e so far captured a great mood, real nice,

Klasz
04-21-2005, 05:26 PM
I Love This One :thumbsup:

sho-nuff
04-21-2005, 05:43 PM
I like the palette choice and texture you used on your piece...it really adds layers of atmosphere on the piece which already had it even during the sketchup. My only crit is the angle of the piece. A more dramatic point of view would have shot the piece thru the roof.. Otherwise its all good

marcheen
04-21-2005, 06:08 PM
i haven't subscribed here yet...? i just love your style. amazing! good luck!!

GhostInTheMachine
04-21-2005, 06:18 PM
very good. i like the fact he's blind. top job bud! :thumbsup:

stefn
04-21-2005, 07:32 PM
stunning job ! I like the creature helmet and the details of his arms

prostrise
04-21-2005, 07:45 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6459/6459_1114112743_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6459/6459_1114112743_large.jpg)

changed the hands a little(finally:)) tweaked the right arm, made a little bigger. added some small color tweaks here and there, to the sky, helmet, and dress. and overall just tightened up a whole bunch of little things.

Evil_Gerbil, i use photoshop, and i have some textures that i have that use in my brushes when i feel that they work, or if i just want a messy, traditional feel.

everyone thanks again for your comments and critiques!

taz23
04-21-2005, 07:54 PM
This is one of my favorite entries so far. The colors and brushes are just great. Try to work on the big guy's hands. The right hand looks kinda' funny...Good luck man! I'll stay close :thumbsup:

amishcommy
04-21-2005, 08:21 PM
dude, this is incredible! This is in Painter right? How do you get all those awesome textures? I'm still fairly new to pinter and i can't figure out how you do that.

dougbot
04-21-2005, 10:48 PM
Kekai, this is coming along really well. I really dig the texture that you give your pieces. The detail on the beastie fella's head is stunning. Keep it up.

BlacKeri
04-21-2005, 11:01 PM
You are my master <3

searparker
04-22-2005, 02:25 AM
You got a very pro sketching and painting. I just love the overall picture, that really emboss your characters. I awaiting you see your further result, good work buddy!

Aedilhum
04-22-2005, 02:52 AM
Looking good! I like the rough/traditional style. A little more refining to the hands and arms of the big guy and you'll have pretty sweet painting!

wraithdt
04-22-2005, 05:08 AM
Hi there,
Great stuff you have here. I'm loving the style and mood of the piece and the details on the big guys helmet is wicked. Keep up the good work!:thumbsup:

TheMagnetic
04-23-2005, 07:47 AM
THIS IS TheMagnetic. YOUR ARTISTIC KUNG FU IS STRONG. IT IS QUITE OBVIOUS THAT YOU'VE REACHED THE 36TH CHAMBER. EXERSIZE YOUR SKILL UPON YOUR FOES. AS FOR ME, I HOPE YOU MAKE IT TO THE TOP!!!
check out my thread. I need your opinion. thanks.

W-I-L
04-23-2005, 12:25 PM
great brush work... looks just like a real painting..

Robert Longfield
04-23-2005, 02:19 PM
Great work! Reminds me of the old Conan the Barberian covers!

TheMagnetic
04-25-2005, 12:56 PM
aaw man..I was hopin to see some more..any way. I cant get enough of your paints man.
check out my thread I reconcepted my entry. potentially too offencive and all that shit. tell me what you think

http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?postid=2205477#post2205477

CodeNothing
04-25-2005, 08:34 PM
Awsome flow to this piece. One thing, the arm on the left of the page looks a little awkward, it may look better as an open palm position.


looking great!

Tranchefeux
04-25-2005, 08:43 PM
Your painting is really cool, by its treaty of matter and environment, I could you suggest if you allow to re-examine a little the arms and fabric the fold of the leg before which is a little rigid, go go, for the continuation.

dougbot
04-25-2005, 11:13 PM
I like the details that are popping up in your painting. You should get an award just for the brushes you create! Excellent work.

lutzw
04-29-2005, 09:59 AM
Keai, I like this work! I'm always so addicted to pictures that got a kind of "Warhammer"-quality about them. Nice atmosphere and angle.
Maybe two additional details? The hand on the left side of the painting seems to be a little bit too small. Also I would reconsider the position of the finders: when you form a claw with your hand, the forefinger should rise a little bit more?
And some more things dangling from the left side of the belt could add some more interesting shapes unto the folds of the dress of the "beast".

Just some ideas, good work anyway,
:) <- Lutz

the real CHU
05-01-2005, 06:41 AM
Damn man. Stop being so damn good. I really don't have any suggestions, except maybe more detail on the girl and arms of the big guy, but you'd probably knew that. Over all, suuuuuuper!!!

-CHU

phoboalien
05-01-2005, 09:07 AM
[QUOTE=prostrise]Kekai Kotaki has entered the Master and Servant 2D.

what the hell! your paint effect seems so natural, I very like it, especially the strokes on the background.
good job, keep on and see u soon,
phoboalien

My master & servant 2d (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?threadid=232571)

demonicoz
05-01-2005, 12:58 PM
Awsome mood of doom and gloom, I love the servant, one of the best i've seen yet for this style of concept yet. Though I hope you can retain and maybe even increase the contrast between your 2 main characters. The landscape, style of sky and camera angle is an instant winner with me mate. Once more just gotta say the mood is brilliant. Keep at it, Can't wait to see it finished. Good luck!!

Reapse
05-01-2005, 04:23 PM
oh great another ca.rtist. lol how ya doin, great work so far, and good luck. No crits, just hope I can manage to get 1/100th the quality in mine! great mood.

emrahelmasli
05-01-2005, 04:40 PM
Wow, you are going really great Kekai! I saw your sketches live in San fran. You're a great talent! Keep it up bro!

NOOB!
05-01-2005, 05:29 PM
looking excellent,i want those brushes after the contest. *or now* hehehe

unitstudio
05-01-2005, 06:02 PM
I second that noob. Those brushes are lush.

Amazing piece, quite possibly one of my favourites.

-g

gu
05-01-2005, 07:50 PM
I like the painting textures, and the scene is so expressive!

Gus

dinodog-jr
05-01-2005, 08:07 PM
My first impression on this is ...My vote will go for this piece(But i might plan to vote for myself..)

Until so many weeks, i come back to this thread i still like this piece is so much strength & unique.

I like the bg & other part being "Left" without coloring details on them!!!

FIDUCIOSE
05-02-2005, 05:04 AM
Man! that's impressive no crits and keep looking.

pejot
05-07-2005, 01:07 PM
This is reeaaaaallly good! Great style!
This is not your first picture, right? :))))))

xric7
05-07-2005, 01:14 PM
hi..
i do like ur style.:bounce: love ur characters and comp.the color is also excellent!:thumbsup:
i will look forward to urs.
cheers.:buttrock:

O.Martin
05-07-2005, 01:33 PM
Very powerful! Like mood of the painting (colors) :thumbsup:

demonicoz
05-07-2005, 05:00 PM
This is simply superb mate, like i've said before I love the sense of doom and sheer raw power. The contrast between the characters is beautiful and works really well. The hands are definately lokking much better. Cmon man work faster, I cant wait to see more. Its one of the best concepts i've seen on the challenge. The way it charges towards the viewer is just amazing. Keep going mate, brilliant.

Check out mine and let me know what you think :
http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?t=234420

All feedback very appreciated!!

danblomberg
05-10-2005, 05:38 AM
yeah its working... ure pulling of the massive guy, little woman concept wonderfully.... i get the feeling that there's lots of "street" in the dude, nice ; )

ogar555
05-10-2005, 08:21 AM
My gawd! evil...eeeevil.....

TheMagnetic
05-10-2005, 10:12 AM
WHERE ARE YOU!?!?!?!?wanna see more work.....

pejot
05-12-2005, 09:51 AM
WHERE ARE YOU!?!?!?!?wanna see more work.....

Yeaaahhh!!!
Go to work man, NOW!! :)

TheMagnetic
05-12-2005, 10:08 AM
I hope that you finish this comp. man. this is so good. just paint a little more and call it quits!! but finish! hope your at sketch group this weekend.

NinjaA55N
05-15-2005, 11:20 AM
those brush strokes look really traditional style, what i love the most! I hope u'll finish this piece, looks really promissing! good luck!

Farfadet
05-15-2005, 03:35 PM
very nice !good work

d logan
05-15-2005, 03:59 PM
awesome picture, that whole gritty paint style gives it a great feel. and the colors work well together. great stuff.

dinodog-jr
05-16-2005, 02:01 AM
NO COMMENT! NO COMMENT!
NOBODY WILL DENY THIS IS THE ONEEEEEeeee......ewwww...ewww.....!!

Waiting for final image to save down!

U just pushing me up to learn Photoshop for coloring now!..

p/s:where have u been for this long while?

Belhaven
05-16-2005, 02:28 AM
this is really cool man, its one of my favorites. no crit, just keep it up.

redehlert
05-16-2005, 05:00 PM
Cake!
Nice work, bro.....haven't seen ya around at the local sketch jams - you're missed. I didn't know you were doin' this M&S until Undertow informed me as such.
Really diggin' the feel of the scene.
Peace!
d

prostrise
05-16-2005, 05:06 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6459/6459_1116263166_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6459/6459_1116263166_large.jpg)

almost finished at this point, crunching in all the little things in right now. Trying to get the some colors right.

TheMagnetic
05-16-2005, 07:02 PM
GOOD!!! GOOD to see your still in it man. I was getting worried. Your piece id beautiful!!

prostrise
05-17-2005, 09:48 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6459/6459_1116323322_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6459/6459_1116323322_large.jpg)

Tweaked some details and color. But, thats all she wrote. I am glad to be a part of this, its was so much fun!

AdrielaSakamoto
05-17-2005, 09:55 AM
It's gorgeous. I sat for a while just studying it, and the perspective makes the viewer feel small and in awe. That said, even if one were in dire danger of being smashed flat by those terrific cloven hooves/boots, you just can't look away. There's also - and I wish I knew how you achieved this - a feeling of swaying in the image. You've just caught the creature as it shifts weight to take another step. It doesn't look posed, or stilted.. it just looks like you caught that milisecond before he unweights and all that bulk begins to shift to the other hip.

Best of luck with the Challenge. Your style is something else.
Adri Sakamoto

paperclip
05-17-2005, 10:14 AM
This certainly is impressive!! I love the way you captured the essential atmosphere... the only crit I have is that her thumb looks rather strange, sort of as if it's on the wrist.
But that's it!
Wonderful detail, and the overall effect is of an oil painting. I especially love the horns against the sky, perfect blend of color and detail in that area.

Good luck in the challenge! :thumbsup: :applause: You deserve it...and I don't say that lightly.
theresa

NOOB!
05-17-2005, 10:54 AM
freakin awsome!!! i luv it!!

got my vote indeed.



can u send the cool effects brushes?? pretty pleeeeeeeeaaaaase!!

bowditch
05-18-2005, 12:03 AM
Am I right in saying that you are good at painting off the computer aswell? You have a good sense of proportion, eveything is perfectly put together and the best thing about it is the angle ... the view from down below is great, it gives a scale to everything that makes one feel small looking at the painting. Good luck!

TheMagnetic
05-18-2005, 07:00 AM
looks good man!! glad you made it in time! you see mine?

dougbot
05-18-2005, 09:52 PM
Awesome work Kekai, as usual. I really dig the beastie's helmet.

Ducklator
05-18-2005, 10:27 PM
A great final image!

the dinamic is so cool..:thumbsup:
good luck!!!

arkinet
05-18-2005, 10:46 PM
greeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaat!!! congratulations & good luck!:thumbsup:

MattDixon
05-18-2005, 10:53 PM
I'm with Dougiepoos on this one - the helmet steals the show. Incredibly badass headgear. You've got a good sense of scale going on here, and I really like those colour choices.

All the best for the judging, Kekai.

MDN67
05-19-2005, 06:01 PM
great pic with a very strange atmosphere. Good work and good luck for the end

xric7
05-19-2005, 06:05 PM
excellent work.:thumbsup: :thumbsup:
love ur ambiance.
congrats and gl 2u.:applause: :buttrock:
cheers.

artjunkie
05-19-2005, 10:27 PM
This is one of my absolute favourites! Awesome talent my friend.

Good luck in the judging!

Cheers!

beelow
05-19-2005, 10:29 PM
Like I have said, love it, Nice stylized piece. Good Job and Good Luck...Holla!:thumbsup:

arkinet
05-21-2005, 07:10 PM
simply amazing as usual!:thumbsup:

TheFirstAngel
05-21-2005, 07:29 PM
just came to wish you best of luck on the final and again, your piece is so impressive. really loved it from the moment i found it, you done such a great work in all those details, your characterworks rock royally and your final piece appears into a most dramatic light. congratulations on youf awesome final piece! u rock!:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

3dmiao
05-25-2005, 01:28 PM
love your work~good luck:thumbsup:

TheFirstAngel
06-28-2005, 04:11 PM
just came back to congratulate you on your award! :)

ms@zx
06-29-2005, 01:33 AM
just came back to congratulate you on your award! :)

goodjob mate!http://cgtalk.com/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif

Arctis
06-29-2005, 09:55 PM
beautiful result, very painterly : you deserve your award, and welcome to the CGchoice gallery.

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