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MustardWash
03-24-2005, 10:09 PM
Russell Drake has entered the Master and Servant 2D.

Challenge Page (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/masterandservant/view_entries.php?challenger=6487)

Latest Update: Concept Sketch: sketchin still
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6487/6487_1112898331_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6487/6487_1112898331_large.jpg)

I like the cyclops pose better, still want it to be more dramatic and eyecatching. maybe I should change the perspective a bit. hmmmm...

MustardWash
03-24-2005, 10:19 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6487/6487_1111706380_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6487/6487_1111706380_large.jpg)

After doodling for a bit I think I have come up with what I am going to do.

The story in a nutshell will be:
An evil sorcerer has taken control of an unwitting and peaceful Cyclops. The evil sorcerer made the poor creature murdered his village (the last of his race) and go on a rampage destroying the evil sorcerers enemy kingdom. Distraught by all the killing and evil he has committed, the Cyclops is able to break the spell momentarily and burry himself and the evil sorcerer alive in a mountain pass.

I may use this as the final composition.... not too sure yet. Need to doodle more. If anyone has any suggestions, I would love to hear them.

MustardWash
03-25-2005, 04:39 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6487/6487_1111772376_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6487/6487_1111772376_large.jpg)

Trying to find something more dramatic and with a little more energy.

Sylanya
03-25-2005, 04:45 PM
I love your cyclops, he rocks! Interesting concepts too, can't wait to see updates!

applejak
03-25-2005, 04:52 PM
i like the foreshortening on the cyclops rough sketch, maybe an aerial view with a closer look at the sorcerer and cylops below would establish a clearer relationship between the two, good luck

MustardWash
03-25-2005, 05:56 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6487/6487_1111777001_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6487/6487_1111777001_large.jpg)

Great suggestion by applejak. Looking down on the cyclops and sorcerer does reinforce the Slave & Master relationship. I do think the view should be a little closer so we can see more of the sorcerer. Seeing him in all his evil glory would be fun and strengthen his role as master.

Maybe a little more tweaking and I might have a decent composition to start Line Art.

Thanks for the comments Sylanya & applejak

Ilikesoup
03-25-2005, 06:36 PM
Hey, Mustardwash! Nice work so far. I like how the cyclops' head is bowed as though he's ashamed of what he's done and it will make a nice contrast for your power mad wizard. I've never seen a cyclops cry before, but you might be just the man to do it. Good luck! :thumbsup:

coCoKNIght
03-25-2005, 11:00 PM
after having killed you so many times at the avatar wars you still dare join the challenge?! :D
The first sketch riminds me of a magic the gathering card :), Your last sketch has the greatest potential imo. You could draw a destroyed kingdom in the background or something like that.

MustardWash
03-29-2005, 05:54 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6487/6487_1112122440_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6487/6487_1112122440_large.jpg)

Working on the basic layout of the sketch. Getting a feel for shapes and colors. I think doing landscape instead of portrait will fit this better.

ChristianHammer
03-29-2005, 05:58 PM
I feel bad for the poor cyclops already...

CoreyArtE
03-29-2005, 06:09 PM
I really like your first concept sketch that look like a comic book page! Your latest concept is less stronge to me...but still a good idea. Perhaps move the horizon lower down in your picture so it shows more sky. I'm not sure what you have instore for the background but I cant wait to see your progress. Keep it up !:thumbsup:

MustardWash
03-29-2005, 06:45 PM
coCoKNIght: After putting much thought into it, I figured it would be worth another beating from you in the Avatar Wars. :D How could I resist another CGTalk Challenge? :shrug:

Ilikesoup: Greetings Soup! Welcome to my thread! I think the tear might be a good idea. I would love to be remembered as
"The man who made a Cyclops cry"

HammaJamma: Thanks, I really want to portray alot of emotion through my Cyclops.

CoreyArtE: Thank you! That is acutally the style I am more comfortable with. I agree with your comment about the horizon. After I uploaded it I noticed how odd it looked. Keep checking back! I need all the C&C I can get!

MustardWash
03-29-2005, 08:01 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6487/6487_1112130067_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6487/6487_1112130067_large.jpg)

Messing around with color, composition, & shading.

CoreyArtE
03-29-2005, 08:40 PM
Looking good so far. But again the background lacks excitement. I like the idea of the monster destroying the kingdom... but make the kingdom bigger or show some more mountains around the kingdom. Or hey! this might be a good idea! Surround the castle with water like an insland, and have the monster walking in the water after destroying the kingdom like you had in your previous concept. And in the water show dead sea serpents or something that the monster had to kill in order to get to the kingdom. Just have fun with it ! I also think you should make the sky more of a gray blueish color instead of red...I dont know just a personal preference I suppose. But keep it up...dont stop now!:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Cerebr4l
03-29-2005, 08:48 PM
I agree with corey, there is too much dead space in the background. I like your ogre concept, just spice up the bg. Good luck! :thumbsup:

Also, if you are going to make your sky a redish color then you should have some red tones in your mountains and plains.

MustardWash
03-31-2005, 04:50 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6487/6487_1112291408_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6487/6487_1112291408_large.jpg)

Trying something different composition wise. I want something more dynamic and emotional than the past few sketches I have done.

I figure the Cyclops would be most emotionally stressed just after he slaughtered his own village. This would be the moment he realizes what he has really done.

MustardWash
03-31-2005, 10:06 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6487/6487_1112310373_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6487/6487_1112310373_large.jpg)

trying out some other composition ideas.

MustardWash
03-31-2005, 10:23 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6487/6487_1112311420_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6487/6487_1112311420_large.jpg)

still messing with composition

HolyJoe
04-07-2005, 02:49 PM
Blaahhh! Hey nice ideas here. Best of luck!

MustardWash
04-07-2005, 06:25 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6487/6487_1112898331_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6487/6487_1112898331_large.jpg)

I like the cyclops pose better, still want it to be more dramatic and eyecatching. maybe I should change the perspective a bit. hmmmm...

Ilikesoup
05-04-2005, 04:25 PM
Just two weeks to go. Are you still in? :sad:

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