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taz23
03-25-2005, 09:14 PM
Mihai Marcel Titoiu has entered the Master and Servant 2D.

Challenge Page (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/masterandservant/view_entries.php?challenger=6613)

Latest Update: Final Image: This is it!
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6613/6613_1116359303_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6613/6613_1116359303_large.jpg)

A few words about the story: The humans have lost the biggest war in history against the machines. Life on Earth is almost gone because of the nuclear and chemical bombs. The machines have no idea how to react to this situation and so they turn back on human history trying to find the answers. This is how they started building entire fake green forests made in plastic, they built temples and saw them selves as ancient goods enslaving the humans and forcing them to breath throw their artificial air purifying systems.
Ok, about the composition. It's a static composition built around the main character. All the elements are colored, positioned and lighted so the eye looks at the main character first and then discovers the rest of the surroundings. To achieve that I used a single bright light on the main character and let the secondary ones disappear in the shadows. The main colors I used, green and red are also a complementary contrast between warm and cold. To break the static structure I used deferent elements like plants and objects. They add more depth to the composition.

So that’s all I could think about this work at this point. Thank you all for your support, opinions and advices. You’ve been a great help and without your support I wouldn’t get to finish it. It’s been fun and challenging. Thanks again guys! I’ll see you on the next one! Good luck to you all!

taz23
03-26-2005, 10:12 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6613/6613_1111831951_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6613/6613_1111831951_large.jpg)

Hey guys! It’s nice to work compete again with so many talented artists. This theme is great. I had some ideas but this is my favorite.
The action takes place in a post-apocalyptic world. After a 1000 years war, the machines took over the planet and enslaved the human survivors. They started rebuilding the cities taking the roman and greece world as example.

metalpiss
03-26-2005, 10:31 AM
Bine ai venit. Mult succes si sa ai multa inspiratie. Imi place ideea ta, desi pare inspirata din Matrix, dar oricum faza cum ca robotii s-au inspirat din civilizatiile romana si greaca e ceva nou si imi place. :thumbsup:
Sunt curios cum o sa decurga ideea asta, voi mai trece pe-aici. :)

Wellcome. Good luck and lots of inspiration. I like your ideea, allthough it seems inspired from The Matrix, but aniway the fact that the robots are inspired from the ancient greek and roman civilizations is something new and I like it. :thumbsup:
I'm curious to see how this ideea will develop, I'll come here often. :)

OKMER
03-26-2005, 10:51 AM
He there,Nice sketches!!Althouhg personaly i find that there's a little Jabba feeling about it.Yuor concept seems great and I'm really wandering "la suite",hé,hé!!!
Be'll back.....Good luck to you and especialy have fun!!!

Velinov
03-26-2005, 11:21 AM
Hi. Looks cool man. I like the servants. Hope that they will be naked. Nice concept sketch. I will watch your thread.


My Master and Servant (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?t=221933)
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www.velinov.com (http://www.velinov.com)

andreasrocha
03-26-2005, 11:42 AM
Great sketch. The figures look really nice.

Good luck, man!

taz23
03-26-2005, 12:03 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6613/6613_1111838623_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6613/6613_1111838623_large.jpg)

Hey guys! Nice to see you here, I’m working all this weekend on this image so I’ll post some other images soon.
Dimmur: yes, it’s a similar idea but I’m taking it in a totally different direction from The Matrix.
OKMER: You’re right, there is a bit of Jabba feeling around the composition. But that’s a good thing, right?
Velinov: thanks man, glad you like it. I think the servants will be dressed in some kind of freaky-sado outfit.

andreasrocha
03-26-2005, 01:25 PM
Good work, Mihai. This concept sketch is beautiful. My only suggestion (too soon to make suggestions?) is to widen the opening over the master to give him some contrast lighting and make him stand out.

Your Grand Space Opera was one of my favourites, so I'm sure you'll do a great job with this one!

taz23
03-26-2005, 02:02 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6613/6613_1111845735_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6613/6613_1111845735_large.jpg)

Hello Andreasrocha, nice to see you again here. You're right about the composition, but for the moment I'll live it the way it is..after the first color test I'll make some changes. Thanks for the comment

taz23
03-26-2005, 03:14 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6613/6613_1111850071_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6613/6613_1111850071_large.jpg)

Started drawing the line art, no time to lose..

paperclip
03-26-2005, 03:49 PM
I love your composition and your lighting, brilliant stuff. BUT- where are the humans? It's a requirement you know!


Wow. Your figures have wonderful solidity. Which brushes are you using for the line art?
Hang in there, it's going well!

taz23
03-26-2005, 04:12 PM
Hello there Paperclip! The idea is that the girls that you see are humans but they depend on the big robot guy to breath ( I'll add some tubes that connect them to the machine later ) because the air is very toxic after the war ended.

NOOB!
03-26-2005, 04:25 PM
this looks awsome!!

KarelWolf
03-26-2005, 04:47 PM
I like it! Can't wait to see it in color. Try to avoide a boring composition, don't place it in the center of the image.



Good luck

ElFuego
03-26-2005, 04:52 PM
yeah! the fat ceasar! looks cooler than Iceberg :)

And sexy chicks are always a good element ;)
(maybe some grapefluits and other luxury items on the table and It's becoming truly a brilliant neo-classic painting) :)

Subscribing this one for sure!

taz23
03-26-2005, 05:05 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6613/6613_1111856705_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6613/6613_1111856705_large.jpg)

More line art. Glad to see other people looking over my work. I'll take a break soon to check out the competition :)

NOOB!
03-26-2005, 05:10 PM
oh my god,thats sick in an excellent sorta way,phew,u may want to off center the fat guy though,too late for that??

Matroskin
03-26-2005, 06:02 PM
Wow,
really impressive dynamics and graphic.

don't hesitate visiting my M&S page (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?threadid=224116)

monsitj
03-26-2005, 06:49 PM
........... your skill is totally awesome! can't say anything ,
just question , do u do your line art with pen and scan in or done it in photoshop?

andreasrocha
03-26-2005, 06:58 PM
Beautiful lineart.

I don't know if the girl on the right is resting her right hand on the throne, but she seems to need some sort of support, standing in that position. Perhaps she could be turning her head in disgust, just like Leia did with Jabba.

Great work!

Wysiwyg
03-26-2005, 07:10 PM
My only suggestion is that the slave on the right seems too willing to approach..if he's tugging on that leasy the slave should look more resisitant...

I'm really looking foward to see how this sucker turns out...the potential for lighting is pretty vast...best of luck to you!

fooxoo
03-26-2005, 07:22 PM
This looks very promising!!! :D I like the idea a lot!

teknotek83
03-26-2005, 07:25 PM
Man, that guy is FAT! This looks very promising! Have fun rendering all that blubber! SOFT flesh!

taz23
03-26-2005, 09:03 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6613/6613_1111871011_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6613/6613_1111871011_large.jpg)

Uff...I guess this will be the final line art, maybe just a few more details.
I see new people here. That makes me very happy :)
monsitj: I draw on paper and use it as background for the final line art.
andreasrocha: yes that would be a good idea but it's not my intention here. The servants need air from the machine to survive the earth's toxic atmosphere. At the same time, the machines enslave the humans just for the fun of it. If this guy wants to go somewhere else the servants will die.
Wysiwyg: the same as above... thanks for the crits. It will be a great challenge to color this sucker :)
fooxoo: thanks! glad you like it
teknotek83: yes, that guy is indeed very fat :)

NOOB!
03-26-2005, 09:09 PM
wow amazing,screw what i sed b4!!

Goro
03-26-2005, 09:32 PM
looks awesome dude! Good luck!

marcheen
03-26-2005, 09:43 PM
i like the look of it and the idea. it's scary in a way.

Mordalles
03-26-2005, 09:59 PM
wow, that is brilliant! brilliant i tell you.

goktugg
03-26-2005, 10:01 PM
:thumbsup: good sketch,good consept!
i'm waiting for your next art work:)

NinjaA55N
03-26-2005, 10:01 PM
Hi taz23! Its a great pleasure seeing u in this challenge, knowing one more superb piece of art will be created! Its a nice idea u have, a historical looking one but with the right amount of changes to looks fresh and original. Cant wait for ur further procedure! Good luck man! :)

misiek1125
03-26-2005, 10:41 PM
I like it very much, the big guy is great, and servantesses in gasmasks...

ecki
03-26-2005, 11:39 PM
Great work. I have still much to exercise... :D

Arctis
03-27-2005, 12:55 AM
Nice sketch here !
But be careful about the bust of the woman standing on the right : she's too long-waisted, and her right leg also seems too long for me... ;)
Good luck.

andreasrocha
03-27-2005, 01:06 AM
Great lineart!

Arctis is right, I think. Her waist is too long, and her left leg seems too short because of foreshortening. Perhaps moving it more outwards almost parallel to the throne. You could also rest the left foot entirely on the floor instead of lifting. Just suggestions.
The left girl's right shoulder also seems to high up.

Those two girls below are my favourite. The way they seem to be feed on each other's air. Just beautiful.

ozhaver
03-27-2005, 01:09 AM
I like the sex-appeal of this piece. I think the woman standing on the right has too small feet compared to the rest of her porportions. The woman sitting at the left has a funky shoulder. Her right breast (our left) would be pulled higher towards the shoulder too (the breastline follows th shoulder line). Very nice sketching/lineart.

taz23
03-27-2005, 01:09 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6613/6613_1111885763_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6613/6613_1111885763_large.jpg)

Just a quick lights-shadows study before I start adding the first colors

rickycox
03-27-2005, 01:54 AM
Great concept, reminds me a little bit of the big guy in Dune. Good luck, will be watching.

Rhenia
03-27-2005, 02:02 AM
Nice perspective with the stairs leading up.....I love your figures

monsitj
03-27-2005, 03:39 AM
your entry is my most favourite in this challenge now! great line art and great lighting , and after check your GSO entry , I can't imagine what will come out!

JasonChan
03-27-2005, 05:15 AM
Hey, that looks awesome! I like how you made the robot look like a fat glutton. I'm eager to see this come together :)

fooxoo
03-27-2005, 06:36 AM
I really, really, really LOVE IT! Your figures are fantastic!!! Good luck!

eclipson
03-27-2005, 06:40 AM
hey man, love the mood very much, can't wait to see the final artwork.

GoodLux!:thumbsup:

fooxoo
03-27-2005, 06:55 AM
Subscribing, I want to see how this ends :P

andreasrocha
03-27-2005, 08:08 AM
Well, now you've got everyone's attention. This is gonna turn out great...I really like the murky feeling you have there in the clouds. Looks like a machine's idea for a sunday's beautiful morning.

taz23
03-27-2005, 08:41 AM
Hello everybody. Just woke up and drink my morning coffee :D. I see new guys here and tones of new comments. That's great, means that my concept works! I'll try to answer the best as I can to everybody :wise:

goktug: 10x dude

NinjaASSN: Hey there mate! Great to see you again. Glad you like my piece means a lot. :)

misiek1125: Thanks man, I'm glad you like it. Stay close :)

ecki: 10x, exercise is everything you know... :wise:

Arctis: I'm trying to exaggerate my characters a bit to show the movement and the attitude of my characters.

andreasrocha: You're right about that. But again, I sacrifice perfection for the composition. The girl in the right is in movement - if I'll rest her right foot that will create a break of the motion. It's the same with the girl on the left, her shoulder is lifted more then it should but helps me with the composition. Her shoulder line is following the perspective lines and by that it gives her great attitude. Till the end I'll make more changes regarding those problems but for now it's ok by me :p

oz haver: You may be right about that breast :P I'll see what I can do about that. 10x

riki: yes, you're right, the fat guy gives me the same feeling of the baron (Harkonen?) from Dune.

Rhenia: 10x. It's a very simple one-point perspective. I wanted a more neo-classic touch of the composition.

monsitj: 10x dude, means so much to me that you like. Hope I'll not disappoint you :thumbsup:

Evil Gerbil: Yes, It's funny. Why would a robot wanna look fat when every human tries to look skinny, make you wander doesn't it

fooxoo: 10x again, hope I'll not disappoint you :thumbsup:

eclipson: 10x dude! stay close and you'll see :thumbsup:

Falcorr
03-27-2005, 08:50 AM
Every challenge becomes so much display of skill and this time is no surprise.

Great job! ... I dont have any usefull comments to offer... soo my comment is

wassup? :shrug:

Tranchefeux
03-27-2005, 10:07 AM
Hi,

Sympathetic concept and drawing good starting to be followed.
Good luck for the continuation

eupee
03-27-2005, 10:10 AM
the illustration reminds me of star wars... nice atmosphere you got going there..

taz23
03-27-2005, 11:45 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6613/6613_1111923898_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6613/6613_1111923898_large.jpg)

OK, I played a bit with the colors. I'm kinda happy with them for now. I have many values to work with.

NOOB!
03-27-2005, 12:18 PM
nice,have a velvet rope around them haha.

digital-bobert
03-27-2005, 12:18 PM
looks very promising! Good luck

Green bird
03-27-2005, 03:02 PM
Good composition and colors.
What I like the most here, is that it makes us remember movies like Dune and star wars, but your picture still keeps his own strong identity.
Really like it so far :)

taz23
03-27-2005, 04:34 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6613/6613_1111941286_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6613/6613_1111941286_large.jpg)

I think this works much better. Tell me opinions.

Squibbit
03-27-2005, 04:36 PM
sweet wonders wow, another one with mad skills !

monsitj
03-27-2005, 05:13 PM
your latest post is definitlely better! awesome!:thumbsup:

rawgon
03-27-2005, 05:29 PM
Oh! this composition and colors are great! the mask designs are so cool, what a twisted thing, this is going to be good!

madone01
03-27-2005, 06:14 PM
most impressive work the lighting and atmosphere is wonder full keep it up

offbeatworlds
03-27-2005, 06:17 PM
Wow, I like this composition. The idea and concepts in the picture are great too, I love it! The "master" sort of reminds me of Jabba the Hut from Star Wars, but maybe it's just because he's surrounding himself with beautiful women and he's rather blubby. LOL! Great work so far, can't wait to see more updates!

NOOB!
03-27-2005, 06:38 PM
this is so good that i might die.



*time of death 19:40*

eclipson
03-27-2005, 06:58 PM
Wow! :eek: very nice, i think ur final one is gonna kick ass, interesting concept, go go go!:thumbsup:

taz23
03-27-2005, 07:07 PM
Thanks for your kind words guys! They really help me to move on!

BaronImpossible
03-27-2005, 08:30 PM
This is looking good. I particularly like the light coming from directly above, and the great use of that red material to lead the eye into the image. Nice job.

KarelWolf
03-27-2005, 08:40 PM
jep, Its better, it gives the fat guy more status. I like the lightpoints trough the ornament.

metalpiss
03-27-2005, 09:28 PM
The lighting rocks. Also the outside enviroment, allthough unpolished, looks promising.

taz23
03-27-2005, 09:28 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6613/6613_1111958897_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6613/6613_1111958897_large.jpg)

One last update before I'll go to bed.

MDN67
03-27-2005, 09:31 PM
wow excellent pic, i like it, the atmophere is wonderfull and the colors are a good choice, i wait the suite, good work:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

VladPascanu
03-27-2005, 10:43 PM
ce pot sa spun decat BAFTA

liiga
03-27-2005, 10:50 PM
The latest update is fantastic. I love what you're doing with the background. :)

ecki
03-27-2005, 11:03 PM
The coloured version is wonderful. But you still can't get the right athmosphere with the perspective. It just doesn't evoke the feeling of oppression in the viewer. Although you made a very successful coloration.
I will watch you... :thumbsup:

werezoo
03-27-2005, 11:08 PM
You've got some really great stuff going on here! I love the detail in the wall and the overall feel of the colors. Keep at it.

artjunkie
03-27-2005, 11:15 PM
wow

great concept, great composition (especially the triangle between the master and the two nearest 'servants'), awesome lighting (really adds focus on the master), and great environment... dude, it's just freakin' GREAT! Ha ha!

Looking forward to seeing more! keep it up!

Cheers, and good luck!

peterpop88
03-28-2005, 12:12 AM
Damn you move quickly... I've been watching this over the last few days and i believe you've almost posted every day. Loving the detail on the walls, and the way the subtle smoke is lit up by the ceiling light - very nice.

Can't wait to see more. I'll check tomorrow, chances are you'll have something new by then :)

Ant4d
03-28-2005, 12:35 AM
this is too cool. no crits at all:)

BloodTaster
03-28-2005, 01:34 AM
Great Stuff man!! Love it! The celtics simbols is nice thouch..nothing to say...its coming wonderfuly..
:applause:

ms@zx
03-28-2005, 01:52 AM
jezz.. furious progress mate.fine concepts and the rendering is just fabulous~gotta love the light that hit the characters..dig ur stuff and i gotta follow this to the endhttp://cgtalk.com/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif

Nigel-Q
03-28-2005, 01:56 AM
very cool lighting going on. the background and light coming through the stonework are pretty killer too.

fooxoo
03-28-2005, 06:49 AM
The girl lying in front of the altar has two left feet!! Check it out O_O

Was that done on purpose?

R-K
03-28-2005, 08:28 AM
nice start, you might want to increase contrast a bit to create more depth. Anyways, just keep working!

taz23
03-28-2005, 10:27 AM
foxxoo: I haven't seen that. It's so embarrassing :eek: thanks to your sharp aye I've corrected that just in time :thumbsup:

Ranath: It's still to soon to work on the final contrasts. At this point I'm trying to get the right colors and anatomic anomalies :argh: :)

Nigel Q: Thanks man, I'm trying to get the characters, lights and colors in the best composition possible. I believe that's my biggest goal in this picture.

ms@zx: I'm using that big powerful light from above to bring out the main character (the big, fat robot bastard) and play a bit with the rest of the characters.

BloodTaster: You know your stuff man. Yes, those are indeed celtic designs.

Ant4d: Thanks dude!

peterpop88: This is my fourth day in the contest in witch I've worked continuously. It's a relaxing break until the next movie that pups up and I really needed a break from all the beers an girls :p

artjunkie: Yes, the interaction between the three characters tell the story of this picture. The other two servants complete the rest of the story.

warezoo: Thanks dude, stay close there's more coming.

ecki: You have a good point there, but my goal with this composition is to show the oppression in a more discreet way. It's not a violent domination of the main character. The servants depend on their master witch gives them air to breathe.

liiga: Thanks, the background is very important in this composition. It reflects the luxury and tells an entire story just by itself.

bombeu: merci mosule! :)

MDN67: Thanks man!

Dimmur: Thanks, I'm working right now on the background city.

Thanks guys again for sharing your opinions on this image. You are all great! I'm trying to answer the best I can to everyone. I have a day off from the studio because of some floor problems they have there so I have more time to work on this image :applause:

haunting_shadow
03-28-2005, 10:41 AM
Wow man, you have an amazing imagination and amazing talent. Good luck ;)

teknotek83
03-28-2005, 10:50 AM
If you didn't notice from my previous post, one thing that I'll be specifically paying attention to is the man's blubber. Haha, sorry. But I see so much potential in the fattiness. I think it'd be great if you would include some pinks on him. Perhaps the prime example in what I'm talking about can be seen here (http://www.nivbed.com/dormant.htm)

The subtle shaft of light coming from above is wonderful :-)

taz23
03-28-2005, 11:05 AM
haunting_shadow: Thanks man :thumbsup:

teknotek83: Ha ha ha, that's a great image! The only problem is that my character doesn't have flash. He's all metal. At this moment the orange-pink light and absence of texture on the guy can full you but he's a big fat robot :)

fooxoo
03-28-2005, 01:08 PM
Welcome Mihai :D I am glad I wasnt too late :P

Keep on working.:buttrock:

element5
03-28-2005, 01:59 PM
Taz23 That is one hell of an image already, lots to look at and that makes me happy :)

Definately like the change from post #49 to the current composition the high roof make it look more spacious like a palace... great stuff.

Raenz
03-28-2005, 02:19 PM
Great composition there. I really like it. The subject matter is very sweet as well. This will be one of the best in my opinion.

Kudos amigo.

taz23
03-28-2005, 05:39 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6613/6613_1112031575_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6613/6613_1112031575_large.jpg)

Work in progress. The city is in the early stage, still much work to do, plenty of time :)

walrus
03-28-2005, 05:46 PM
Taz - It's looking great so far. The colors you've chosen are sumptuous - very decadent, very appropriate for the theme you're painting. The lighting is great too. I'm worried about the two slaves on either side of the master: They're getting lost in the shadows a bit and are hard to read. Have you considerred more hilights, either bright ones from the top light and/or orange tones brought in from the sky on the sides? Or maybe taking off the back red curtains so that the slaves' heads were showing more of a sillhouette? Or maybe you want them to be more obscured, underscoring that their lives aren't very important to the master...

Anyhow, great work so far! Looks like another wonderful piece (and i really liked your GSO Challenge piece too.)

-mike

W-I-L
03-28-2005, 06:08 PM
only just strolled on this...lokking great. dark.. i can never seem to pull that off. great stuff

sidchagan
03-28-2005, 06:09 PM
I like the concept and composition you have going- the guy is truly grotesque, very well done. The colorwork is turning out nicely as well.
The only problem I could spot was with the girl on the stairs, on the right side of the drawing. Her lower left leg is smaller than the right one.

ecki
03-28-2005, 07:31 PM
Hey taz23,
maybe you could take a short view on my sketch (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?threadid=224228).
I would like to hear what you think about it.
thx :)

ered dium
03-28-2005, 08:22 PM
Hi taz23 nice image, I really like the characters. The lighting and color also looks great. Very cool atmosphere!
No critics.


Master and Servant (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?t=224314) - Leo Calv

Nigel-Q
03-28-2005, 08:51 PM
hmmmm. i was having a closer look at this and thought maaaaaybe the girl on the bottom right is out of perspective. If she were lying pointed almost straight towards the first step, as she is, there would be almost her full height of space inbetween the two foreground characters and the base of the platform, but based on the size of the characters they're quite close to it.

hope this makes sense...

metalpiss
03-28-2005, 09:25 PM
Iese din ce in ce mai marfa :thumbsup:. Argh, tre sa ma mai apuc si eu sa fac niste schite :argh:

choptider
03-28-2005, 10:49 PM
yes, big stuff here, that is a good one!

Agent-Orange
03-29-2005, 12:05 AM
Outstanding color scheme, and cool idea.

I will be keeping an eye on this one.

Good call on the mask, a good visual tool

OKMER
03-29-2005, 12:14 AM
Hi there Taz!!!Well,I get back to my jabba saying and say that this is even better!!!I really like this weird feeling about it,some madness is in the air(sorry for my english).
Maybe it could be cool if there would be some more perspective in the red drapery on thestairs.I mean like it'coming even more towards us.
Anyway really great pic!!!One of my favorites so far!

anilduran
03-29-2005, 12:39 AM
it's really going awesome...
really direct and good concept.my suggestion is about anatomy of the character...
the female character who is runing away, may be draw better. and the foots of them need to working on...
it's very small detail may be but important i think....
i really liked your work....
i'm looking forward to next steps......:thumbsup:

lanedaughtry
03-29-2005, 12:53 AM
One of my favorite 2D pieces in the challenge.

My only beef with it is that I think there should be some subtle orange fill lighting from the exterior environment as sort of a halo light effect on the characters. The sky looks bright enough to be doing that at least.

-L

Samuraikuroi
03-29-2005, 01:04 AM
This really is inspiring!! Love the colors and the lighting. :thumbsup:

hermine
03-29-2005, 01:47 AM
I like it!,good theme the colors are cool.Maybe the master should have red eyes or white yellowish instead of white .

oatz
03-29-2005, 03:20 AM
The light studies are really amazing. If your composition looks that good in grayscale the final should be outstanding. I don't see anything conceptually unique, but the output is splendid.

Khye

taz23
03-29-2005, 08:20 AM
Hello folks! Sorry for replying so late. My home computer just crashed yesterday and I had to reinstall my Windows and all the software. Nasty job :sad: . I'm happy to see so many comments here, so I first have to thank you guys for taking so much interest in my work and for all the constructive crits. I'll try to answer as best I can to each one of you:

walrus: I didn't get to work on the characters to much. I still need to finish the background a bit so I can use the final tones and lights on the characters as a reflection of the overall atmosphere.

W!L: Thanks man!:thumbsup:

sidchagan: Yes, both her legs are kin'da short, I'll change that tonight when I'll get home.

ecki: No problem dude, I've seen your work. After I'll finish righting this I'll see how I can help you with your image :)

ered dium: No crits? Heh, thanks man, maybe later eh? :)

Nigel Q: You have a point there man, it's a funny angle. Her legs are bent so she's not sitting straight on the floor. Does that make any sense to you? :shrug: I'll see what I can do about that. I don't like these funny coincidences either.

Dimmur: treci la treaba si scoate niste schitze tari! :bounce:

choptider: Thanks dude!:)

Agent_Orange: Thanks man! You can keep both your eyes on this one. :eek: ha ha ha

OKMER: Glad you like it man. You think my character it better then Jabba? Wow that's a great compliment! Thanks again!

anil6tr: You're absolutely right about the anatomy. Like I sad before, I'll get into that as soon as I'll get more of the background done.

lane_daughtry: Glad you consider that . The shadows will reflect the orange and red colors from the background. I'll get into that very soon.

Samuraikuroi: Thanks man. It's great to know my work inspire other people!

hermine: The eyes are white with red-orange glow for the moment. Maybe I'll change that later.

oatz: Thanks! I'm doing grayscale tests from time to time. They really help with the contrasts. I didn't look for something unique in the designs. I want the viewer to get a familiar feeling when they see it reminding them of something. Some guys see it like StarWars, other like Dune, and that's a good thing in my opinion.

Ok, hope I got to answer to all you guys. If I sometimes don't make any sense please forgive me :shrug: . I have so much work to do on this one. Can't wait to get home.
Thanks again guys, you're really great! :applause:

NinjaA55N
03-29-2005, 08:22 AM
Hmm.. after u change the canvas of the pic there is a slight miss in the composition I think. The light part on the right takes too much attention and lead the viewers eye away from the action. In this one, I would go for a center composition, where the center of the pic would be very dynamic, so that it wouldnt looked static and boring. But the colors r superb!

taz23
03-29-2005, 08:28 AM
You're right Ninja. I'll try to finish more of the city first and after that I'll see how to crop it on the right. But like you said the center of attention should be the guy in the middle.

mack72
03-29-2005, 08:54 AM
Sorry I haven't commented sooner, this definately slipped under may art radar! This is looking great! Like the whole techno god type of feel.


Looking forward to seeing how the colouring pushes the concept forward. Good painting!

Samuraikuroi
03-30-2005, 01:30 AM
Love the way this is coming together. From the start of your thumbnails to this version you had me glued! I do have some Questions: What are you useing Painter/photoshop? Graphic tablet? And who or what are your influences? Thank you. ( do you have a website?)

CodeNothing
03-30-2005, 02:38 AM
NICE! i have no crits, only compliments. I love the small amount of light coming through the "Headboard" of the big guys bed, and i like that one of the girls is completely in shadow. It gives you something to "Find" in the piece.

excelent work. I have no doubt this one will make it to the book. :thumbsup:

taz23
03-30-2005, 07:08 AM
mack72: Thanks man, glad your radar works now :wavey:

Samuraikuroi: I'm a Photoshop maniac :) for like 6-7 years. I made some illustrations with Painter but it's just not me. It's a great tool but I don't see my self as a paint artist. My tablet is a pretty small Wacom, not really the best tool out there. I have to buy one of these new generation tablets.

CodeNothing: Thanks for the compliments man. The lighting plays a big role in this image. I didn't get to work on them to much. At this moment I have big problems with my computer back home. I think I'm going to move my work at the studio:sad: .

Dominus
03-31-2005, 03:52 PM
wow! foarte misto omule! imi place foarte mult, si culoarea e super! bafta mare! :thumbsup:

Slav
03-31-2005, 03:56 PM
i really like the concept but i think the color of the top hatch is out of place. nowhere in the image is there such a strong radiance from any lightsorce and that one seems to be leading outside no?

just conflicting in my opinion.

anywho that is my 2 cents. ill definatly keep an eye out for this one. great work so far.

slav.

oatz
03-31-2005, 04:03 PM
i really like the concept but i think the color of the top hatch is out of place. nowhere in the image is there such a strong radiance from any lightsorce and that one seems to be leading outside no?

just conflicting in my opinion.



I have to agree with this comment . . .how the sky in the background is so warm and the lightsource from above is artifical. I did have to take a closer look to see if it was an open space letting light in or if it was its own lightsource. I like the effect the light is having on the scene but its a bit non sequitur.

SideAche
03-31-2005, 04:08 PM
Great lighting Mihai, This is coming along so nice, My only thought would be that I'm not sure if the light at the top is a light or an openning. If it's a light, add some structure to the framing. If it's an openning, bring in some of the great color from outside. Beautiful work Mihai!

THE Wizard
04-01-2005, 03:34 PM
Colors are so far great! I like it, not a revolutionary idea but it will be more than enough - good luck

MyMaster&ServanT2D (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?threadid=225858)

Arc80
04-01-2005, 03:39 PM
very cool dude. I love the lighting and the colours. Great use of reds.
I'll be watching this piece.

Goodluck,
Archie

stevethomas
04-01-2005, 03:40 PM
Hey Taz23,
Great image and imagination. One thing I think I see is that the girl laying at the foot of the steps, her right foot is upside down. The arch should be at the top of her foot. Other than that, I love the little details like the book on the floor and knocked over globe.

taz23
04-03-2005, 09:54 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6613/6613_1112518445_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6613/6613_1112518445_large.jpg)

Hey guys, I've been away for a wile. I had to change my HDD because the last one was very slow and I had problems with getting to SATA technology. Thanks to everyone for your opinions and involvement in this work. I made a new color study that could work better. Tell me your opinion.

Dominus
04-03-2005, 10:20 AM
salut taz!
cea din dreapta pare ca are lumina naturala pe cand cea din stanga are lumina artificiala (neon ceva...). parerea mea. succes!

fooxoo
04-03-2005, 10:29 AM
I dont know - I like the orange, soft light better, it is more interesting and eye catching. Well it is for you to decide, but I d go with the orange one. The green, gray one - with that one you lose the caracters, the image gets plain... well that is just my taste.. Good luck with whatever you decide to do :)

You changed the foot! :D

Fahrija
04-03-2005, 11:09 AM
hey mihai,

Great stuff as always.:thumbsup: How´s the concept-art-job going after your first job at the last challenge?

I personaly would prefer the right one - the colors are more fantasy-like. (Storm/Conan). But if you intend to have it more scifi > the left one fits better.

But one detail looks much more convincing on the left image: the shining light coming down from the roof window.

regards
fahrija

Goro
04-03-2005, 11:16 AM
the red one. So the right is much better imo. It would be also interesting if you try to
edit the skintones a bit more....the translucent effect. Maybe add some orange in the
skintones.

The sky is very saturated while the foreground is desaturated. I think the foreground
need a bit more saturation.
Just a thought.

Awesome work so far

taz23
04-03-2005, 11:42 AM
I'm still not convinced witch one of them to continue. I like the jungle idea better because it gives me more stuff to work with and the darker colors bring the characters forward. The one with the orange sky is more eye-candy with the bright colors and stuff. I'm still not shore.

Fahrija: Heh, I'm doing well at the moment. They doubled my salary because some other studio was interested in my services :cool: . At the moment I'm waiting for some new movies to start. I'm reading scripts and make concepts all day. It's great :bounce: ! hahaha

taz23
04-03-2005, 12:23 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6613/6613_1112527404_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6613/6613_1112527404_large.jpg)

Yea, you guys might be right. I'll go for the first orange-sky one. I'll just show you this one before I'll delete it :P

artjunkie
04-03-2005, 12:31 PM
Yeah, I definately like the orange sky better, it just seems to punch up the image a little more, and the colour relationship to the red carpet is stonger. This is a beautiful piece... keep going!

my 2D entry:
http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?threadid=222438

monkeybeach
04-03-2005, 12:33 PM
the orange one is definately nicer, tho you might wanna darken it down a bit, like with some semi-transparent curtains or something... or maybe it's just me that's a sucker for strong single bright focal points :)

Charlee
04-03-2005, 12:49 PM
Arata foarte bine maestre, abia astept sa o vad terminata:)

Looking really food:) Just the foreshortenings of the legs and torso of the females looking strange, not quite good as you draw it. The green environment seemed to be much interesting, but maybe just a question of taste. Cant wait to see it finished.


Salutari si bafta, Eric

g-nome
04-03-2005, 01:28 PM
hey, thats cheating... u are f****ig genius :eek:
btw, i like that right-red picture...backgound and colors are wicked. overall concept reminds my own M&S...im fond of cyber-freeks too. http://pages.infinit.net/bluefire/Images/evilslay.gif

GhostInTheMachine
04-03-2005, 01:49 PM
i like the jungle, it gives it a close - humid feel - and the rendering of the knotwork + other detail is looking great

Karlstok
04-03-2005, 02:04 PM
Killer work,really love the look and feel.:thumbsup:

element5
04-03-2005, 02:24 PM
Very nice progress, no crits colour is great...:thumbsup:

BloodTaster
04-03-2005, 08:16 PM
its geting better and better! well done pal!:buttrock:

Kraull
04-03-2005, 08:54 PM
Great work so far! The overall is very interesting. Concerning the colors, I think both might fit, but the right one may be more plausible with the subject. The industrial background and the cyborg-baron fit quite well together. Seeing his taste of costume on the girls around, I wonder what could he be doing in a tropycal forest. I'll follow you're progress! :)

peanut
04-04-2005, 06:58 AM
Excelent work taz23

as soon that i saw your name on this thread i knew i wouldn't be desappointed. Im going to sitback and watch carefully what your going to pull for this challenge.

Great work so far

kornel
04-04-2005, 07:38 AM
hi, the jungel king is not a bed idea... why will you delete it?

teh comp is great and strong congrats!

cheers: Kornél

creativer
04-04-2005, 08:24 AM
Sick work dude. Your an awesome artist! Can't wait to see more!

eclipson
04-04-2005, 09:05 AM
lookin good there, the big guy looks cool, :thumbsup:

taz23
04-04-2005, 10:04 AM
Hello guys, I'm working on the red sky image. I'm making some changes on the character proportion, position and stuff. I'll post something very soon. I'm thinking to work on both of them :D and see witch one will work better in the end. I think that's the best idea I have for the moment.

am7
04-04-2005, 12:02 PM
Hey man! your stuff is awesome! I'll follow this closely! :) Keep updating us!

MDN67
04-04-2005, 12:04 PM
always a good pic, with an excellent light, good work:thumbsup:

Tranchefeux
04-04-2005, 12:26 PM
Hi,
That advances very well your project, the choice of the colors is
particularly judicious, right if you some criticism allows on the
anatomy of the women, good luck for the continuation :thumbsup:

minduinho
04-04-2005, 12:48 PM
great light man! i'm impressed how many details you putted into it.
i'll be watching you!
good luck!

nebezial
04-04-2005, 01:03 PM
this is a sick work and u know i mean it in the best possible way:D

taz23
04-04-2005, 01:31 PM
Seenig so many of you here, I can't wait to get home and start workin' some more on this project :thumbsup:.

taeyoungchoi
04-04-2005, 02:34 PM
I love it!
I couldn't find any to say about it.
I will just keep my eyes on this.
Keep it up!

taz23
04-04-2005, 08:14 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6613/6613_1112642056_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6613/6613_1112642056_large.jpg)

OK, here is the update. I'm tryin' to get just some more detail in this image.

Slav
04-04-2005, 08:55 PM
i say the green one is better.

Tariq12
04-04-2005, 09:37 PM
WOW ! this is looking awesome dude. Love the light filtering in from the sky light. Also the celtic trim on the far wall....Brilliant !

Can't wait to see more.
T.
:thumbsup:
My Master & servant : http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?threadid=222506

My Web Site : www.tariqart.com

Battle Angel : http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?t=203795&page=1&pp=15&highlight=battle+angel

choptider
04-04-2005, 09:47 PM
yes, the glow gives more heavy(est)to the big stuff in the middle,
but it keeps the girls in background a bite.

Akrep
04-04-2005, 09:53 PM
For me too, the green one looks better. Because the womans dress and sheet makes a contrast.

Octothreat
04-04-2005, 09:57 PM
Wow! Great composition, lighting, color, detail, everything:drool:! Good luck:beer:

taz23
04-04-2005, 10:01 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6613/6613_1112648459_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6613/6613_1112648459_large.jpg)

So I'm back on the first question. At this point it depends on you guys... I can't decide ha ha ha

kornel
04-04-2005, 10:10 PM
I think the "green" version has more richness with the roof lights and pure without the orange colors on the reflexion... Its up to you!

keep posting, cheers: Kornél

Dominus
04-04-2005, 10:12 PM
IMHO, i`d say the one with the warm light on the left :love:

FreshFish801
04-04-2005, 10:13 PM
I have a question for all artists who do digital paintings. This digital art is awsome !
I am facinated by what you can actually do with a computer. I have been doing a lot of art with Painter software. I am a Graphic Design Student but I want to be a digital painter also. I plan to go to a University I will be taking a double emphassis in Graphic Design and Painting and drawing. Is there a major for this type of work ? I dont know what to take for my other emphasiss ? Is there any advice you professionals can give me ?

KarelWolf
04-04-2005, 10:20 PM
They both look great, but the green one has a more unique atmosfere. The only thing is that the green light makes it a bit to monochrom; like the picture has been 'color balanced' to green. So I think if you wound go for the green then one lightsource with a different color affecting the subject would be nice, just my humble opinion.


Sorry baut my english, but aslong you understand me, no?

ered dium
04-04-2005, 11:35 PM
I'm agree with De Vlaming, the color of the green image maybe looks too monochrom (in the first one are more color and contrast). I Also prefer the second ceiling.
Maybe you can add more diferent colors to the green one.
I really like all the details....keep going


________________
Master and Servant (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?t=224314)

Leo Calv

Goro
04-04-2005, 11:56 PM
now it's more difficult to decide....I think the red one has more master and servant feeling somehow. And it has more life imo. Somehow the characters seem to be moving more than in the green one. The green one reminds me more of some kind of hidden sculpture in the jungle.

So I still pefer the red one.

andreasrocha
04-05-2005, 12:19 AM
I really prefer the green one. The way you reduced the contrast of the shadows, and added that volume light coming from the ceiling really makes the air feel putrid and not breathable by humans. However I think the red cloth needs a bit of green tinting. It looks too "red" in my opinion.

Great work!

JasonChan
04-05-2005, 03:56 AM
I think they both look really great! I'm leaning toward the green one, though. It makes the image feel more uncomfortable. The red one is a little too warm, I think. Just be sure to mute some of those vibrant reds when they get away from the main focal points.

This piece is looking awesome. One of my favorites in this competition. Keep going!

taz23
04-05-2005, 09:22 AM
Hello guys. The dilemma continues. Let me just tell you more about the green one. Some people believe that the green doesn't work with the subject of this project. Well, let me just tell you :wise:
After the great war, the life on the planet dissapeared. So the question is: what will the machines do after they win the war? Well, I think they'll get bored :) . So they'll try to recreate stuff from human history to get the feeling of total supremacy and use the humans as toys. Because life on the planet dissapeared, the machines decided to recreate artificial forests (plastic plants) to get the same feeling as before. That's sick, I know but so are the machines :twisted:

mack72
04-05-2005, 09:27 AM
I love this concept. I would definately go for the red, as it makes the image look much richer, more decadent. This will keep in line with your idea for the machines becoming more like humans. Think of the Roman Empire, that sort of thing.

Cool!
Mack

taz23
04-05-2005, 12:38 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6613/6613_1112701136_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6613/6613_1112701136_large.jpg)

No big changes. I'm starting to like this one more and more. Just so many things to work with, it's mmmmm...

kingsal888
04-06-2005, 01:34 PM
This entry is one of my favorites. I love the concept and idea. The piece is starting to come together nicely. Great Job! Im looking forward to the final image.

Arc80
04-06-2005, 01:50 PM
Good attention to details dude. i prefer the one with the warm lighting, because it has that feeling of supremacy and concoured of the world that your character is in. The green one is a little bit calming. keep it coming dude. cant wait to see more.

cheers,
Archie

oatz
04-06-2005, 01:59 PM
The new jungle theme one definitely has a more unified look with the lighting from above. I like the contrasts in it as well

jowens
04-07-2005, 06:26 AM
That's coming along nicely, I really like what you've done. The lighting looks great, adds some real atmosphere. I also really like the fabric spilling down the steps and the gas masks are a nice touch :)

NOOB!
04-09-2005, 12:19 PM
damn thats one low quality image.



but damn it looks fantastic.!:thumbsup:

victim335
04-09-2005, 12:59 PM
Looks like a futuristic version of Master from my entry :), the image is great, but it loos somehow dirty to me, especially the green channel, like it was made in 70ths then scanned after 20 yers of exposure to light and dust, dunno, just my opinion, and yeah - no crits for the technical part at all, great work! :thumbsup: (sory for my english)

JasonChan
04-09-2005, 04:58 PM
Looking very good. Do you have a higher quality image though? :)

Also, I noticed something. There is no wall on the right, correct? So maybe you should have a little bit of the light coming in that way since it's so strong coming in from the windows. Not as bright as those lights, of course, but just to be consistent with the light pattern.

OrO
04-09-2005, 07:00 PM
aaaaaaa........nush ce sa zic decat...tulai maica:) brilliant concept! superb work! good luck!:thumbsup:

taz23
04-11-2005, 09:40 AM
Hey guys, I'm not dead :) not yet. I didn't have time these days to work on this, I hope I'll post something these days.

kingsal888: Thanx man, hope I'll finish it in time.

Arc80: I'll try to get the same feeling into this one, even more :twisted:

oatz: Yes, that's why I've chosen this one to finish. There's much more stuff to work with.

Jowens: I'm glad you like it man. The atmosphere is very toxic because everithing is artificial, so the humans have to breathe thru the machines - like the fat guy

NOOB!: maybe I've overreacted with the image compression. I'll post some closeups soon.

victim336: I played with the colors and they look funny at this point :D

Evil Gerbil: You're perfectly right, after I've changed the light's angle I didn't work on the rest of the lights but I will.

oro: merci mosule! :thumbsup:

Thanks again for the crits guys, really helpful to read your comments on my work.

fooxoo
04-13-2005, 05:32 PM
Hmm, I think you shouldnt put the cloth on the legs of the lady in the front, the naked legs finished the composition better. Best of luck :D

Jezzarts
04-13-2005, 05:39 PM
This kind of reminds me of a painting I did a while ago which is still unfinished on my website... although this is already looking much better. Great lighting... a real dingie dirty feel to it.. Great work.

goktugg
04-14-2005, 12:59 PM
*:) nice composition mate*nice elements:thumbsup: .again* going good.

jugeras
04-14-2005, 03:14 PM
the patterns are really great. the lighting as well. waiting to see some more details of the characters.

cheeers maaaaan.

taz23
04-19-2005, 06:14 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6613/6613_1113930862_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6613/6613_1113930862_large.jpg)

Hey guys, I'm back. I've been away for a while because of some problems. This is a detail of my work so far. Thank you for your support and crits. Hope I'll finish it in time.

OrO
04-19-2005, 07:17 PM
cooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooollllllllllllllll
llllll(maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
rrrrrrrrrrrrrffffffffffaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa) asta mergea si la machine flesh...super!

arkinet
04-19-2005, 07:55 PM
whoaaaa... thats big mean fat whtachamcalit master.... nasty & i like it. pretty cool!!

andreasrocha
04-19-2005, 10:34 PM
Rock&Roll! :buttrock:

kaparo
04-19-2005, 10:57 PM
Hi Mihai. I havent seen your owrk till now. Excellent! congratulations! Great ambient. The green/red contrast looks great and the characters are really interesting. Ill be checking this one. Good luck!

HOON
04-20-2005, 12:02 AM
another wonderful piece!

great work indeed. simple concept with excellent execution! i also find the lineart value you have here is very cool. obviously you are getting close to finishing your entry, but i wll keep my eyes on your progress to see what other magic will be added to this already wonderful work.

GhostInTheMachine
04-20-2005, 01:17 AM
the roof is much better :thumbsup: also maintaining the jungle was the right choice. it looking good!

k33d
04-20-2005, 01:33 AM
Misto frate!!!Chiar imi place ce ti-a iesit! GG! I'll be watching ya!:thumbsup:

taz23
04-20-2005, 02:30 PM
oro: Heh, merci mosu'...mmda cred ca mergea si la concursul ala. Nu am auzit de el decat dupa ce s-a terminat. Chiar mi-ar fi placut tema.:sad:

arkinet: yes, that's precisely what it is, lol "big mean fat whtachamcalit master" :)
andreasrocha: 10x dude! :buttrock: yeaaa

kaparo: 10x man, I hope you'll stick around :thumbsup:

HOON: Thanks man, I still have a lot of work to do on this one, hope I'll have time to finish it.

GhostInTheMachine: Yea, I like the jungle look. I'm kinda' tired of red cloudy skies.

k33d: 10x dude!

Agent-Orange
04-21-2005, 01:54 AM
Looking good ,,


you got some nice details going on in there

TheMagnetic
04-21-2005, 12:29 PM
your painting is splendid. I love the rock texture. i love that idea! very inspiring!!

Vectorius
04-21-2005, 12:59 PM
I really love your fat character!!:eek: he's amazing!! great job!! nothing to say ...keep going on this way and good luck!!:buttrock:

spacesnail
04-22-2005, 01:49 PM
Wow Wow Wow Wow Wow
Man you terribly rock That's theway Baron Harkonnen should have been designed :buttrock:

Keep rockin :buttrock::buttrock::applause:

fensterer
04-22-2005, 02:56 PM
This is looking preety sweet! Doesn't look ike the big guy is very pleasant! Nice work!:applause:

the-mighty-m
04-25-2005, 02:00 PM
This entry is looking really good, i love the lighting and detail

Tranchefeux
04-25-2005, 09:45 PM
Super your details, but great power on the color.

:thumbsup:

taz23
04-29-2005, 10:59 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6613/6613_1114768741_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6613/6613_1114768741_large.jpg)

Hey guys, new update on my entry. It's harder and harder to find time to work on this one. I just hope I'll finish it in time.
Thanks to all of you for your opinions...:)

Dominus
04-29-2005, 11:22 AM
bai ce misto ai facut lumia pe zid! tare tare, bafta!:thumbsup:

the-mighty-m
04-29-2005, 03:43 PM
Detail and lighting just keep on getting better and better!

arkinet
04-29-2005, 05:12 PM
awesome detail dude!!! keep it coming!:bounce: :bounce:

NinjaA55N
05-07-2005, 09:24 PM
One of the best entries for sure! U succeeded man! I cant wait for u to say its finished so I could save it on my disk in "best of world" folder. trully a masterpiece with those brush strokes and ambient of a jungle.

metalpiss
05-07-2005, 10:27 PM
E excelet ce ai facut. :) Ma rog, nu stiu cat de mult conteaza opinia mea de pusti infect de 17 ani, dar oricum cred ca-i foarte bine realizata imaginea. Bate-i pe toti. :D

demonicoz
05-07-2005, 10:31 PM
Wow what can I say, its absolutely amazing mate. I also hope you get it finished, its a stunner! The detail in the back wall is breathtaking. Love the concept, colurs and mood, also the central character is great. Keep it going.

I hope you have a few seconds to Check out mine and let me know what you think :
http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?t=234420 (http://showthread.php/?t=234420)

All feedback very appreciated!!

taz23
05-08-2005, 11:12 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6613/6613_1115547134_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6613/6613_1115547134_large.jpg)

Thanks guys for your support. I'm trying to finish this in time. Just have to finish some details and equilibrate the contrasts and colours. Thanks again for the encouragements and crits...you guys are the best!

MDN67
05-08-2005, 11:39 AM
a very nice pic with a very good strange anbiance, the work on the lighting is very good, i like this

xric7
05-08-2005, 12:59 PM
amazing!!
this's awsome!!love the lighting,comp,scene,characters and everything in ur piece.i have no crits. but good luck to you.

taz23
05-10-2005, 09:38 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6613/6613_1115757486_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6613/6613_1115757486_large.jpg)

10 days left...hmmm it's going to be tight. I have to finish the details and the final coloring..

OrO
05-10-2005, 09:44 PM
cu adevarat superba imaginea....si iluminarea.....felicitari!...:thumbsup:

ogar555
05-10-2005, 10:03 PM
Oooh, this is still really cool, and it doesn't look as much Jabba as it did in the beginning..! :applause:
Finish good now!

choptider
05-11-2005, 01:31 AM
good image, and love the lightning you put.
but i love better the zoom you put, so we can see the detail you put there.

taz23
05-11-2005, 10:14 AM
oro: merci mult, cucces si tzie cu lucrarea. Am apucat sa ma uit putzin peste ea.

MDN67: 10x glad u like it, I whant it as strange as posible :)

xric7: 10x dude!

ogar555: yea..kinda' lost that Jabba image when I went for the green stuff in the background.

choptider: 10x man, I placed the zoom images above the original so you guys can see better the level o detail.

Thanks again for all your support guys, I got only two free days to finish it (after I get back from work) so it's gonna be tight

TheMagnetic
05-11-2005, 11:06 AM
holy hell man! this is freakin tight! I was gonna call it quits on friday but youve upped the anti. now I gotta push it to the very end!! very nice work man. I wish I could shake your hand.

xric7
05-11-2005, 03:56 PM
wow..
incredible detail!
:bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:
:applause:

Velinov
05-11-2005, 04:07 PM
Great deatail man! Nice style of the characters. Your sense of color is wonderful! :thumbsup:
Nice work once again...


Cheers

taz23
05-12-2005, 12:17 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6613/6613_1115896648_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6613/6613_1115896648_large.jpg)

Hey guys, I'm very close to finish this work. I want to apologize to you if I didn't get to be here every day or didn't post as much as others. It's been a hard time this last month at work. Thanks to all of you for being here and for helping me finish this. Good luck to you all.

Vectorius
05-12-2005, 12:31 PM
A M A Z I N G W O R K!!! great job congratulations!!! I really love your style! :eek: If you do not finish in the 3 first I make monk!!:)


Good luck!!

taz23
05-12-2005, 12:50 PM
Alexandre: Thanks dude! Ha Ha Ha you don't have to become a monk, but who knows, maybe you'll like it :)

TheMagnetic: Hey man, great job you're doin' with yours. Good luck to you!:thumbsup:

xric7: Thanks man :D :)

Velinov: Thanks dude. Your work is one of my favorites! Good luck!

authentic
05-12-2005, 03:27 PM
Impressive works. Nice color and lighting. MAybe a little too dark for a good understanding of the picture... Nothing else to crit. Congratulations.:scream:

taz23
05-13-2005, 01:54 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6613/6613_1115988858_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6613/6613_1115988858_large.jpg)

Just a detail before the final update.

kornel
05-13-2005, 02:13 PM
Beautiful details! Congrats!

best regards: Kornél

spacesnail
05-13-2005, 11:32 PM
Ouch ! Great great work :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


Best of the best luck

Manu

cha0t1c1
05-13-2005, 11:54 PM
I finally found u. It looks gorgeous....

fooxoo
05-14-2005, 08:58 AM
Neat textures!!! I llove this concept, looks great so far, and very neat colours. good luck :D

tilite
05-14-2005, 09:19 AM
this is so much different that what i expected from what i saw last time i was here. i just want to congradulate u it is a very nice image. alot of overpowering colour tho... sometimes it works sometimes it doesnt.. guess well have to see what the judges think and how it shows up at the end. great work

JMcWilliams
05-14-2005, 05:51 PM
Looking really good! I particulary like the details on the architecture.

Belhaven
05-14-2005, 06:04 PM
really cool! i like it. your use of red is nice, as is the highlight. one suggestion: i know its hard and i know this is already on your mind, but some parts of the texture look pasted on... its a little annoying to deal with that stuff but im sure you can do it no problem. the lighting is there and all of the correct information is there as well... but because of the stone-like texture, it becomes a bit flat. it already looks good, but im sure you can push it further. cool man!

OrO
05-14-2005, 06:41 PM
multa bafta!:thumbsup: imi place foarte mult imaginea.....si cum lucrezi! :applause:

NinjaA55N
05-15-2005, 02:19 PM
heh.. I always knew that u rock! And with that piece u just strenghten my assumption. U really did a great job here! Congratulations!

Agent-Orange
05-16-2005, 01:26 AM
Awesome detailing skills

arkinet
05-16-2005, 04:36 PM
mhen, your bgs are crazy, i wish i know how to do those texture... awesome, simply awesome!!!:thumbsup:

btw. thnx for stopping by my thread, i appreciate the comments & it really helps.:)

camtheman
05-17-2005, 04:15 AM
dude, love the lighting and the latest details...sweet. Good luck!

my M&S:

http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?p=2289901#post2289901

taz23
05-17-2005, 08:48 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6613/6613_1116359303_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6613/6613_1116359303_large.jpg)

A few words about the story: The humans have lost the biggest war in history against the machines. Life on Earth is almost gone because of the nuclear and chemical bombs. The machines have no idea how to react to this situation and so they turn back on human history trying to find the answers. This is how they started building entire fake green forests made in plastic, they built temples and saw them selves as ancient goods enslaving the humans and forcing them to breath throw their artificial air purifying systems.
Ok, about the composition. It's a static composition built around the main character. All the elements are colored, positioned and lighted so the eye looks at the main character first and then discovers the rest of the surroundings. To achieve that I used a single bright light on the main character and let the secondary ones disappear in the shadows. The main colors I used, green and red are also a complementary contrast between warm and cold. To break the static structure I used deferent elements like plants and objects. They add more depth to the composition.

So that’s all I could think about this work at this point. Thank you all for your support, opinions and advices. You’ve been a great help and without your support I wouldn’t get to finish it. It’s been fun and challenging. Thanks again guys! I’ll see you on the next one! Good luck to you all!

goktugg
05-17-2005, 09:07 PM
really Nice stuff!:thumbsup: Perfect Atmosphere!!
Good Work!Good Work In Progress | Congratulation...:)

Odysseus-art
05-17-2005, 09:16 PM
Not so original concept, but apart from this the illustration, the charascters, the colors, the light-all look GREAT to me.I wish you good luck :)

_______________

Please see MY MASTER & SERVANT (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?threadid=238908)

Tariq12
05-17-2005, 09:44 PM
fantastic piece mate. I loved from the get go. Everything about it is cool. :thumbsup: :applause:
very best of luck for the final.
Cheers,
Tariq.

crowley
05-17-2005, 09:56 PM
Stunning. I just love the tones, the mood and the wonderful details (the engraved metal pieces that are replacing hairs -> fantastic idea). And the lighting that's coming from the windows in the roof, blending with the smoke, it's... wow.
Love it.

arkinet
05-17-2005, 10:22 PM
you are weird & crazy dude, w/ all those details, yaiks!! hehehe meant in a good way bro... wow, cant say a thing... simply astonishing... congratulations & good luck bro!:thumbsup:

KarelWolf
05-17-2005, 11:04 PM
:thumbsup: that's all.

There are some thing that aren't right, but not worth saying! GOOD LUCK! bye

TeemuR
05-17-2005, 11:12 PM
Awesome picture, taz23! Insane amount of details. :buttrock:
and gotta love those red masked ladies.. hehe! :D Good luck!! :)

xric7
05-18-2005, 09:41 AM
awesome!!
love ur contrast between warm and cold.
nice story and ur incredible details.
congratulation again.
c u the next challenge,mate.
best luck.:thumbsup: :applause: :buttrock:

MDN67
05-18-2005, 11:36 AM
this is really a great pic, good work, and good luck for the end

paulwdavidson
05-18-2005, 12:35 PM
Congratulations and good luck.


Loads o' detail

Paul

JasonChan
05-18-2005, 02:53 PM
The image really came together nicely! Good luck in the judging!

OrO
05-18-2005, 03:02 PM
felicitari si mult noroc!:applause:

3dmiao
05-18-2005, 03:31 PM
so nice lighting and character, good luck!

NinjaA55N
05-18-2005, 07:06 PM
Marvelous! No other words.. I'll see u in finalsI hope :) Love the tweaks u made for the final image. good luck buddy!

AlyFell
05-20-2005, 11:16 AM
Mind blowing image Mihai! Great atmosphere, and you've done fab things with that lightbeam! :)

taz23
05-20-2005, 12:07 PM
Thanks guys, what a nice surprise to see so many great artists here. I had a nightmare day on location for a stupid commercial and seeing your posts made me happy:) . Thank you guys you're the best! :thumbsup:

tuck
05-20-2005, 01:32 PM
Congratulations!! Looks beautiful and nice colors!
Good Luck.:thumbsup: :)

demonicoz
05-20-2005, 01:41 PM
I love the mood and lighting in your piece, its brilliant. I also love the central character, reminds of a really evil version of Jabba the Hutt! Great style Taz, good Luck to us all.

I hope you can spare a few minutes and check mine out and tell me what you think of it.
Its on:
http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?t=234420

All feedback much appreciated; Thanks.

FIDUCIOSE
05-20-2005, 02:08 PM
BOOYAH! love the lighting and color, awesome work.
think he is the cousin with jabba.

InTerceptoV
05-20-2005, 03:21 PM
What a great image. :thumbsup: Good luck with voting....

ilusiondigital
05-20-2005, 04:09 PM
what can i say? only this is an excellent pic, good luck

artjunkie
05-20-2005, 10:04 PM
Brilliant finish! Love your textures, amazing detail, dynamic lighting, excellent composition... dude, this has it all!

Good luck in the judging!

Cheers!

HoangNguyen
05-23-2005, 07:17 AM
I think I just poop in my pant :) Love the atmosphere and colors, brilliant.

mack72
05-23-2005, 09:38 AM
Wow! The amount of detail in this pieceis amazing. Congratulations on a fantastic piece of work!

Cheers
Mack