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Xtronik
03-26-2005, 10:17 AM
Chris Koutroulos has entered the Master and Servant 2D.

Challenge Page (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/masterandservant/view_entries.php?challenger=6657)

Latest Update: Coloring WIP: Medusa
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6657/6657_1112581873_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6657/6657_1112581873_large.jpg)

So far

MDN67
03-26-2005, 10:23 AM
welcome chis, and good luck:thumbsup:

Xtronik
03-26-2005, 10:28 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6657/6657_1111836521_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6657/6657_1111836521_large.jpg)

Medusa

One of the Gorgons, and the only one who was mortal. Her gaze could turn whoever she looked upon to stone. There is a particular myth in which Medusa was originally a beautiful maiden. She desecrated Athena's temple by lying there with Poseidon. Outraged, Athena turned Medusa's hair into living snakes.

Xtronik
03-26-2005, 10:33 AM
welcome chis, and good luck:thumbsup:

Bonjour mate
Thanx. Hope we have fun in here.! :)

Xtronik
03-26-2005, 10:43 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6657/6657_1111837398_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6657/6657_1111837398_large.jpg)

Coloring Medusa's basic color adjustments in face and body

Xtronik
03-26-2005, 10:50 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6657/6657_1111837796_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6657/6657_1111837796_large.jpg)

Background Color Study

Xtronik
03-26-2005, 11:22 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6657/6657_1111839725_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6657/6657_1111839725_large.jpg)

Adding detail to background

Xtronik
03-26-2005, 12:28 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6657/6657_1111843705_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6657/6657_1111843705_large.jpg)

adding detail

DimitrisLiatsos
03-26-2005, 07:06 PM
Found ya little bastard....Good luck man...waiting to see great stuff from ya! :bounce:

marcheen
03-26-2005, 07:19 PM
how come so few people reply to you thread...? this is looking really good only the eyes of medusa seem to be little strange... or maybe im wrong

Xtronik
03-26-2005, 07:24 PM
Found ya little bastard....Good luck man...waiting to see great stuff from ya! :bounce:

Thanx Dim :)
Same to you!

I m wATCHING u! :thumbsup:

Xtronik
03-26-2005, 07:26 PM
how come so few people reply to you thread...? this is looking really good only the eyes of medusa seem to be little strange... or maybe im wrong

Its been ages since my last entry to a challenge here.
Just posted today.
About Medusa's eyes........will be soon on further detail
I wanna give her a sharp snake-look

Thanx for your good words man :)

NOOB!
03-26-2005, 08:14 PM
looks great,but doesn't medusa have snakes for hair?

Xtronik
03-26-2005, 08:19 PM
looks great,but doesn't medusa have snakes for hair?

Indeed...

But thinking seriously to look like more like tentacles. I got to work on that a bit more.

ace4016
03-27-2005, 12:36 AM
So many pictures already. Great idea. Hope to see more soon.

StealthPharaoh
03-27-2005, 12:48 AM
nice work here and good idea too..good luck..
looking forward for more updates

Xtronik
03-27-2005, 01:29 AM
nice work here and good idea too..good luck..
looking forward for more updates

So many pictures already. Great idea. Hope to see more soon.


Thanx guys .
I admire ur response to it

Xtronik
03-27-2005, 03:00 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6657/6657_1111896014_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6657/6657_1111896014_large.jpg)

Adding more detail

Rhenia
03-27-2005, 04:59 AM
Im a lil upset cuz I cant see any of the images.....Everything sounds good but i wanna see it....I think the server is just real busy....Hopefully tomorro I'll have better luck viewing.

MDN67
03-27-2005, 05:14 AM
very good concept. Ilike your medusa and the choice of color is very good, i wait the suite, good work:thumbsup::thumbsup:

Rhenia
03-27-2005, 05:23 AM
YaY!! Now it finally comes through...I have a love and hate relationship with my comp.....anyway you have such a soft touch when it comes to skin...I know its just the very beggining stages but its a great start. I love the fingers!!

eclipson
03-27-2005, 05:37 AM
interesting concepts dude, look forward to the final

GoodLux!:thumbsup:

Lemog
03-27-2005, 07:59 AM
Very nice Art Chris... I think that will be a real masterpiece... I feel already the strong expression of her face... beautifull medusa :thumbsup: I'm already in love :love:

Xtronik
03-27-2005, 10:47 AM
Very nice Art Chris... I think that will be a real masterpiece... I feel already the strong expression of her face... beautifull medusa :thumbsup: I'm already in love :love:

Thanx nut guy! Its really inspirining hearing such words from your. Take care of my potato friend there :)

interesting concepts dude, look forward to the final

GoodLux!:thumbsup:
Umm.....got so many detail to add till I finish this....Thanx for your words


YaY!! Now it finally comes through...I have a love and hate relationship with my comp.....anyway you have such a soft touch when it comes to skin...I know its just the very beggining stages but its a great start. I love the fingers!!

I have this hate/love thing with my wacom too Raenia :) Thanx!

very good concept. Ilike your medusa and the choice of color is very good, i wait the suite, good work

You re welcome man. I sallute!

digital-bobert
03-27-2005, 11:06 AM
I think her left eye looks fine but the right eye is still a tiny bit too close to the nose. Overall it looks nice. Good luck to you!

Bobby

Xtronik
03-27-2005, 11:14 AM
I think her left eye looks fine but the right eye is still a tiny bit too close to the nose. Overall it looks nice. Good luck to you!

Bobby

Is this not enough to turn u into a stone ? :)
LOL........just joking bobert


Thanx u mentioned that . I ll take a look

Xtronik
03-27-2005, 12:55 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6657/6657_1111931734_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6657/6657_1111931734_large.jpg)

and more detail

coCoKNIght
03-27-2005, 01:15 PM
You're fast, and it's looking great so far! what resolution are you working at?

Xtronik
03-27-2005, 02:25 PM
You're fast, and it's looking great so far! what resolution are you working at?

Thanx man.

Started work on a 1200x1600 on screen dpi the main concept. After tthe basic forms added I resized that on 5000x6500 at 300 dpi.

Now work in detail on actual size

NOOB!
03-27-2005, 02:28 PM
Thanx man.

Started work on a 1200x1600 on screen dpi the main concept. After tthe basic forms added I resized that on 5000x6500 at 300 dpi.

Now work in detail on actual size

5000x6500???

damn that must be sum killa disk space,thats the only thing i hate about working at hi-res.

nice pic so far!

coCoKNIght
03-27-2005, 02:46 PM
:D that's the res I'd like to work on... you're lucky to have a computer that allows you to work on such res...

M477
03-27-2005, 02:49 PM
Hey, this looks reeeally good so far, the hand detail particularly looks impressive. Will be keeping an eye on you :deal:

walrus
03-27-2005, 04:28 PM
Wow, this is a really beautiful piece so far! The paintwork is excellent, I especially love that hand. (and hands are tough... for me, anyways!) I have to agree with Bobby, her right eye (the screen-left one) feels too close to the nose. And her ears look too high on her head, but then, that's for a human, I fortunately have never seen a Medusa's ear up close so i could be wrong! :-)
anyhow, lovely work, look forward to seeing it progress... Have fun!

-mike

Xtronik
03-27-2005, 04:38 PM
Thanx for all your words and critics guys!!!
Really admirable !

More uploads soon

OrO
03-27-2005, 05:13 PM
what can i say but...cool....good luck!

OrO
03-27-2005, 05:14 PM
great job with the shades :thumbsup:

Xtronik
03-27-2005, 05:34 PM
great job with the shades :thumbsup:
Thanx m8:)

Xtronik
03-27-2005, 07:02 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6657/6657_1111953745_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6657/6657_1111953745_large.jpg)

detailing the tentacles

Xtronik
03-27-2005, 07:03 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6657/6657_1111953820_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6657/6657_1111953820_large.jpg)

detailing the tentacles

DimitrisLiatsos
03-27-2005, 07:12 PM
Man...this is ...unbelievable .....continue please u NUTS!

Rhenia
03-27-2005, 07:16 PM
Wow! Me like a lot....I'm definetly going to be a regular here...just to see ur process

Silveraxe
03-27-2005, 07:20 PM
Wow this looks amazing!
I love her pose! She's pretty sexy too ;)
Though, it'd be reaalllyy nice if she had more curves at her belly.. *her poor english sucks*
like as if the sides of her belly were more going inwards and then her thies would be more obvious... *hopes she is able to communicate XD *

best of luck! :bounce:

teknotek83
03-27-2005, 07:21 PM
You've got some pretty nice rendering,here! I love Greek mythology so I'll be keeping a close eye on this thread. One thing that irks me is her brow area. Is she raising a brow? Anywho, hope you have fun with this challenge and good luck!

Shatack2
03-27-2005, 07:21 PM
man u r really fast:buttrock:
a love the details of hand, very realistic!!!
i m curious about the background? what r u thinking about?
good luck...

Squibbit
03-27-2005, 07:35 PM
hey that's pretty good... can't wait to see more

Xtronik
03-27-2005, 07:51 PM
Man...this is ...unbelievable .....continue please u NUTS!

Lov ya man! DANKE! :thumbsup:


Wow! Me like a lot....I'm definetly going to be a regular here...just to see ur process

Thanx Raenia for your compliments :)


You've got some pretty nice rendering,here! I love Greek mythology so I'll be keeping a close eye on this thread. One thing that irks me is her brow area. Is she raising a brow? Anywho, hope you have fun with this challenge and good luck!

Thanx man! I m thnking seriuously of putting a -kinda like- brow. It will be like a jewellery as I have it in my mind.

man u r really fast:buttrock:
a love the details of hand, very realistic!!!
i m curious about the background? what r u thinking about?
good luck...
the background.......hmmmmm.......wi;; be fogy and blured.......but I got an idea of the background around.....
Patience my friend :)

hey that's pretty good... can't wait to see more

Glad to se u Squibbitman!
Thanx for your words!

BlackDidThis
03-27-2005, 09:22 PM
Hello Xtronik;

Your work is turning out truely amazing. I really wanted to tag along to watch the developments.

I know it might sound like a stupid question.. but are you planning on giving her snaked hair heads? When I come to think of the manner she was always depicted ... though in the way she is discribed to have her hair turned into snakes, without ever really stating that the snakes were heads up! You COULD really just go on with the tails instead :D

But even that said... I am only asking to know where you are going at. It is your interpretation of the myth... I just wanted to know if little heads are to be expected. As much work as it would demand.. I would LOVE to see an painter at your caliber doing the cliché heads up version.

Good luck (Not that you need it! :( )

Black

Xtronik
03-27-2005, 10:42 PM
Hello Xtronik;

Your work is turning out truely amazing. I really wanted to tag along to watch the developments.

I know it might sound like a stupid question.. but are you planning on giving her snaked hair heads? When I come to think of the manner she was always depicted ... though in the way she is discribed to have her hair turned into snakes, without ever really stating that the snakes were heads up! You COULD really just go on with the tails instead :D

But even that said... I am only asking to know where you are going at. It is your interpretation of the myth... I just wanted to know if little heads are to be expected. As much work as it would demand.. I would LOVE to see an painter at your caliber doing the cliché heads up version.

Good luck (Not that you need it! :( )

Black

Hello Blacky

Appreciate your good words ιindeed.
About the snakes now..... Its something I m working till now on my mind.
I had this thought that snake heads at the end of these tentacles would be very common.... cliche as you said also..... I ve seen so many versions of Medusa with snakes on her head......

I was thinking seriously to put suckers at the end of each tentacle.

I don t know.... Maybe its a good question for you people.....if you help me decide with that. Feel free to give me ur opinion.

liiga
03-27-2005, 10:50 PM
Ohhh I just noticed this thread. I looooove that tentacle hair, and skin color, and claws, and... you get my drift.

I didn't read through all the pleiade of comments in the thread, but I also find it interesting that she looks slightly masculine in your depiction. Is that on purpose, and if so, is there any deeper meaning behind it?

Xtronik
03-27-2005, 11:02 PM
Ohhh I just noticed this thread. I looooove that tentacle hair, and skin color, and claws, and... you get my drift.

I didn't read through all the pleiade of comments in the thread, but I also find it interesting that she looks slightly masculine in your depiction. Is that on purpose, and if so, is there any deeper meaning behind it?

Thanx Liga! :)

Became on purpose actually. I just wanted to show that she 's actually an authoritarian woman - not just a weak one with the ability to turn people into stones. :)

BlackDidThis
03-28-2005, 01:07 AM
Hello Blacky

Appreciate your good words ιindeed.
About the snakes now..... Its something I m working till now on my mind.
I had this thought that snake heads at the end of these tentacles would be very common.... cliche as you said also..... I ve seen so many versions of Medusa with snakes on her head......

I was thinking seriously to put suckers at the end of each tentacle.

I don t know.... Maybe its a good question for you people.....if you help me decide with that. Feel free to give me ur opinion. Mmmm Tentacles?

Well that would kind of 'tear' it off the story line and put her into a whole diffrent league; I think.
As I try to picture it.. I see nothing but a fantastic picture.. original and impressive. But I have to stick to the part that it would generate another sort of character out of her. It is a bit too aquatic.

So if I just try to think out loud... I would say that tentacles are for grabbing things.. so why not keep it reptilian and go for something like claws; instead of succers... Though it may be harder to tackle, and that it may look less impressive. It just feels more fitting.
Another thing that crosses my mind is to stick to the sort of 'humour' set in my earlier post. So as to have them be the rear ends of the snakes. Like you could add the rattle of a Rattlesnake on to them.
To keep to sort of the 'tentacle' feel.. another thing that just hopes into my mind is to like use the buldging of a Cobra. But ofcourse to not add in the head but round that bit off a little. It would be sort of like in the shape of the grapler of a squid... (And even give you an aprouch to be able to have some of them broadened and some contracted)

These are all just a few idea's that may prove more useful in your hands. I just hadn't wanted you to loose touch with your first thought. But if you like the part of having your own original creature... I think tentacles would look just fine.

At least these are my thoughts. Hope they can prove useful.

Black

(oh, and Xtronik, I know that you had said it in the FRIENDLIEST intention.. and I appreciate the warmth greatly. But only because of my own personal reasonings: Can I ask you not to call me Blacky?)

gu
03-28-2005, 01:25 AM
wow, amazing, impressive expression of the character! very well done!

good luck!
gus

Xtronik
03-28-2005, 04:49 AM
Mmmm Tentacles?

Well that would kind of 'tear' it off the story line and put her into a whole diffrent league; I think.
As I try to picture it.. I see nothing but a fantastic picture.. original and impressive. But I have to stick to the part that it would generate another sort of character out of her. It is a bit too aquatic.

So if I just try to think out loud... I would say that tentacles are for grabbing things.. so why not keep it reptilian and go for something like claws; instead of succers... Though it may be harder to tackle, and that it may look less impressive. It just feels more fitting.
Another thing that crosses my mind is to stick to the sort of 'humour' set in my earlier post. So as to have them be the rear ends of the snakes. Like you could add the rattle of a Rattlesnake on to them.
To keep to sort of the 'tentacle' feel.. another thing that just hopes into my mind is to like use the buldging of a Cobra. But ofcourse to not add in the head but round that bit off a little. It would be sort of like in the shape of the grapler of a squid... (And even give you an aprouch to be able to have some of them broadened and some contracted)

These are all just a few idea's that may prove more useful in your hands. I just hadn't wanted you to loose touch with your first thought. But if you like the part of having your own original creature... I think tentacles would look just fine.

At least these are my thoughts. Hope they can prove useful.

Black

(oh, and Xtronik, I know that you had said it in the FRIENDLIEST intention.. and I appreciate the warmth greatly. But only because of my own personal reasonings: Can I ask you not to call me Blacky?)


First of all ........sorry for "blacky". Didn t want to isult you mate....

I admire your opinions and your ideas. It was real helpful. When I ll be working on the part of the tentacle heads.....I lll mention them. I ll make some tests to show and tell me which u prefer.

Thanx again man.
Take care

Xtronik
03-28-2005, 04:50 AM
wow, amazing, impressive expression of the character! very well done!

good luck!
gus

Thanx gus :)
Hope you like it at the end too

BlackDidThis
03-28-2005, 05:31 AM
No Xtronik, no don't worry...

You have not insulted me what so ever. I didn't mean to make it sound that way.
Maybe in later times as our confersation grows; I can explain my reasons.
But none the less I am VERY aware that you had the best of intents. Please keep the warmth still :thumbsup:

As for the tentacles.. as long as you would like to hear my part of it.. I would be honoured. But also I hope to not be an influence too much.
You all by yourself are already very capable of great result. I would hate to draw you away from it :rolleyes:


Take care til your next "showing off" :cool:
:wavey:

Black

(Hey this is the most smileys I have used in this forum yet! :) )

Xtronik
03-28-2005, 07:04 AM
No Xtronik, no don't worry...

You have not insulted me what so ever. I didn't mean to make it sound that way.
Maybe in later times as our confersation grows; I can explain my reasons.
But none the less I am VERY aware that you had the best of intents. Please keep the warmth still :thumbsup:

As for the tentacles.. as long as you would like to hear my part of it.. I would be honoured. But also I hope to not be an influence too much.
You all by yourself are already very capable of great result. I would hate to draw you away from it :rolleyes:


Take care til your next "showing off" :cool:
:wavey:

Black

(Hey this is the most smileys I have used in this forum yet! :) )


Stay tuned and stay cool :thumbsup:

ms@zx
03-28-2005, 07:38 AM
nice going mate!i think the features of her face can be more feminine:)its great other than that.keep it going..:thumbsup:

Xtronik
03-28-2005, 08:17 AM
nice going mate!i think the features of her face can be more feminine:)its great other than that.keep it going..:thumbsup:

don t forget ....she s a mistress :)

Xtronik
03-28-2005, 04:42 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6657/6657_1112031747_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6657/6657_1112031747_large.jpg)

...so far

Xtronik
03-28-2005, 10:47 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6657/6657_1112053668_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6657/6657_1112053668_large.jpg)

The idea became suddenly more exciting!
After morphing the rocks into shapes of stoned-human bodies the scene dramatically transformed!

OKMER
03-28-2005, 11:07 PM
Hey great start and great sketches so far man!!!I'll be watching this one for sure
(I know that's not so original,saying that,but ain't got no really crits there for the moment:D
good luck and especialy HAVE FUN!!!

Xtronik
03-28-2005, 11:49 PM
Thanx man :thumbsup:

Xtronik
03-30-2005, 11:51 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6657/6657_1112230261_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6657/6657_1112230261_large.jpg)

adding detail on tentacles

Xtronik
03-30-2005, 11:53 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6657/6657_1112230424_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6657/6657_1112230424_large.jpg)

the hand

victim335
03-31-2005, 01:05 AM
It's inspiring, you are great. It's a pity that she's not in my taste too manly face, or is it good? Anyway, good luck,you shading tech is outstanding:buttrock: .

BlackDidThis
03-31-2005, 01:19 AM
The idea became suddenly more exciting!
After morphing the rocks into shapes of stoned-human bodies the scene dramatically transformed!
Hey I had actually thought that was the intention from the begining. If you look at your posted concept sketch; it does look like a controposto figure reading out.. that rock (Which I find out NOW that it was actually a rock :sad:) so looks like a deltoid muscle forming.

I had actually thought that you just hadn't gone through detailing, and only marked it's position.

That either proves that I am REALLY good ;) or really stupid :D


The 'Touch' on the pinkey is really great. One problem I am having though.. why would she press her pinkey towards her flesh? The weight of her hand would be poking it more downwards.
I know you are still working on it, but think the puncture should be more downwards.

One more thing is the ear.. It looks sort of 'too' detatched.. is that done on purpose? None the less she IS mutated.

It's great to see people being able to work on their entries!

Keep m coming!


Black

Xtronik
03-31-2005, 06:03 AM
Guys , thanx for ur comments
are really helpfull


More are coming soon

Xtronik
04-01-2005, 07:31 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6657/6657_1112344259_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6657/6657_1112344259_large.jpg)

Fixed some face analogy and adding detail

monsitj
04-01-2005, 08:05 AM
very nice classic -airbrush look!! some comment is , i think the woman look a bit strong , like a man , maybe you can soften her cheek bone ,and narrow her shoulder a bit , orther part is great !!:thumbsup:

Xtronik
04-01-2005, 10:11 AM
Must be sweeter you think monsitj?

NOOB!
04-01-2005, 10:14 AM
well its medusa..shes not supposed to be gud looking,i like it as is,great work so far!

nebezial
04-01-2005, 10:18 AM
tentacles are more original in my opinion too good work, fix the eyes, they seem a little dispropotional to the rest of the head, her hand is fantastic

Xtronik
04-01-2005, 10:56 AM
tentacles are more original in my opinion too good work, fix the eyes, they seem a little dispropotional to the rest of the head, her hand is fantastic

well its medusa..shes not supposed to be gud looking,i like it as is,great work so far!

U got my point both! :)

Xtronik
04-01-2005, 11:47 AM
Many thanx nebezial

Miyagu
04-01-2005, 02:08 PM
hey! this is great! didn´t noticed this thread before.. really like your sand-like colors and shading-technique..
i´ll watch this one :thumbsup: keep up the good work!

Cerebr4l
04-01-2005, 02:11 PM
Wow, this is really coming along nicely! I'll keep an eye on this one.:)

Xtronik
04-01-2005, 06:00 PM
hey! this is great! didn´t noticed this thread before.. really like your sand-like colors and shading-technique..
i´ll watch this one :thumbsup: keep up the good work!

Wow, this is really coming along nicely! I'll keep an eye on this one.:)

Thanx friends

Hope not dissapoint you :thumbsup:

SUN
04-01-2005, 08:53 PM
EEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeiiiiiiiiiiiiiii FANTASTIC work man :buttrock:

Keep up the nice work!!! :thumbsup:

pushav
04-01-2005, 09:32 PM
wow this is amazing. unbelievable.

Slav
04-01-2005, 09:48 PM
figure is looking great i cant wait for more updates.

Xtronik
04-02-2005, 01:07 AM
Thanks for your reply to all of you.
Hope to be satisfied with the final result

Xtronik
04-03-2005, 09:50 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6657/6657_1112565045_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6657/6657_1112565045_large.jpg)

Adding Basic Forms of Stoned pictures in the base

NOOB!
04-03-2005, 09:55 PM
those guys are saying *OMG! WOW I CAN SEE HER P**SY*

hah,j/k

looking excellent!

Xtronik
04-03-2005, 10:21 PM
those guys are saying *OMG! WOW I CAN SEE HER P**SY*

hah,j/k

looking excellent!

Lol ...... chill out man!

I got an idea of what she s going to wear
Got to finish up with the major detail around, before I start work on that :)

Xtronik
04-03-2005, 11:28 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6657/6657_1112570904_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6657/6657_1112570904_large.jpg)

a detail of it

pushav
04-04-2005, 01:28 AM
This is going to be one of the best medusa paintings out there. Niiiiiiiice.:bounce:
Oh yeah you bave her very nice hands.:buttrock:

Xtronik
04-04-2005, 02:28 AM
This is going to be one of the best medusa paintings out there. Niiiiiiiice.:bounce:
Oh yeah you bave her very nice hands.:buttrock:

Thanx mate !
very Kind of you

Hope u like it when will be finish :)

Xtronik
04-04-2005, 02:31 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6657/6657_1112581873_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6657/6657_1112581873_large.jpg)

So far

ace4016
04-04-2005, 04:08 AM
Looking good so far. Will you be addding any sign of roughness to the skin of medusa, or will it stay as smooth as now?

Xtronik
04-04-2005, 04:33 AM
Looking good so far. Will you be addding any sign of roughness to the skin of medusa, or will it stay as smooth as now?

ADding more and more detail, eventually the smooth form of the body won t stay as it is, at the end...
I m using large brushes for now, just to create the base highlights, shodows etc.
There are some specific areas I want to put some hardness, like neck or knees for example.

Liked u liked it

TheFirstAngel
04-04-2005, 04:43 AM
Kali Nichta, nuts greek! just came to do what was about time to. Subscribe and wish you best luck and loadsa fun on this!

May be a bit late for sugestions i think on poses, but in manner of support artists i like i'll try to give you a constructive crit on your actual stage of work.

Looking at her pose something bugs me. I'd sugest to maybe give her more "selfconfidence". she's actually covering herself like exposed and ashamed, also, her pose looks a bit uncomfortable, bending knees inwards. i'd expect one of greeks mythlology's greatest "femmes fatales" to be agressive and under 100% of selfconfidence. a hunter. strong, proud, and in manner of her faith to be in great fury. Standing on "stoned" enemies, i could imagine her more lurking like a hunter, on the body of her victims eventually also looking in manner of a more epic pose, to the horizon, in memory and sadness of what she become, remembering what she once was. to add the tragedy aspect of the story into this a bit.

he snake heads are at the moment very small. its hard to make em out. i'd enlarge them a bit, to make it more obvious it is medusa.

A point bob earlier sugested is her right eye. in closeup, its a bit out of the line, ear to ear, eyeheight, and too close to her nose, referencewith is an eywith between the eyes.
a trick could be, make a print, draw middleline and refering to the perspective distortioin the placement"slpines, to see where the right eye fits. this maybe could come also from her very stron pulled down right eyebrow. but still it looks too low in placement to me.
speaking of a controll middleline, her face seems to tendence to the right( seen from pov), to her lower part, what would mean, she'd have an extremely forecoming chin and mouth or, a skewed face.
the contourline of her head is sort of cut off on the right (seen from her) too early in the rounding. except ther's going to be more snakes there. this would make her a very flat backhead. refering on her bodysize, i think her head is about 5-10% too small.

A minor detail is her belly, wich is at the moment too dark wich lets her body there look boxy a bit. left legg (seen from her) is a bit too dark as well, of course i know what wip means.

this points of course are only my own personal point of view and at the end just a matter of taste as well. I like what you do and your piece shows a great level of quality. hope one or the other point gives you a support in your way of creation.

Keep it up Chris, looking forward to your next update!
cheers

Xtronik
04-04-2005, 04:53 AM
Your critics are always welcome mate!
Thanx for ur mentions. Its always a pleasure hearing from you!

Take care u2 friend:thumbsup:

TheFirstAngel
04-04-2005, 05:04 AM
most welcome mate :) great work in progress as already said and i'm looking forward to see what you make out of it! take care too my friend:)

Xtronik
04-04-2005, 08:43 AM
most welcome mate :) great work in progress as already said and i'm looking forward to see what you make out of it! take care too my friend:)

Soon mate .........soon :)

Tranchefeux
04-04-2005, 11:51 AM
Hi, Your project is well and environment colors is sober and
classifies, you could can be to add depths with decorations
Good luck for the continuation. :thumbsup:

Xtronik
04-04-2005, 12:41 PM
Hi, Your project is well and environment colors is sober and
classifies, you could can be to add depths with decorations
Good luck for the continuation. :thumbsup:

Thanx Tranchefeux.
Is one of my thoughts, but I leave it for the end, cause I don't want the front synthesis become very meshy with such a detail background. I ll see what to do .

You are the master of detail ! I respect your work very much. Best wishes 2u2! :thumbsup:

Mandrake
04-04-2005, 01:16 PM
It looks great Chris, keep up great work bud!

Xtronik
04-04-2005, 02:24 PM
It looks great Chris, keep up great work bud!

Many thans Mandrake
Cheers from Greece! :thumbsup:

Xtronik
04-05-2005, 01:18 AM
So many pictures already. Great idea. Hope to see more soon.

Thanx man!
:thumbsup:

sergioKomic
04-06-2005, 05:32 PM
Hey there Chris!

Great piece so far:love: :arteest:
my only concern is that in the left side of her forehead , the perspective throws me off a bit...
(right as we look at her, her left) it looks a bit "distorted" or something... (IMHO)

DimitrisLiatsos
04-06-2005, 06:07 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6657/6657_1112565045_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6657/6657_1112565045_large.jpg)

Adding Basic Forms of Stoned pictures in the base



U NUTS...what is this?....EEEKKK...this is something :bounce: :bounce: ....

and then u can go :banghead: :banghead: ....and finally :applause: :applause:



I like the thoughts u have man for the people lying on her legs....This is going to be very cool me thinks....Medusa's Body is :drool: .....can't wait to to see the final mood on this ...man ..this is something i would love to model....eeek!

Nuts Bubbles are in the air ....weeeeeeeeeeeeee

artjunkie
04-06-2005, 11:08 PM
This is lookin' great, Chris. Nice details emerging and great atmosphere! Keep it up, buddy. I'll return to check out your updates.

Cheers!

CoreyArtE
04-06-2005, 11:10 PM
woah the things on top of her head are painted very nicely ! And I love the expression of emptyness on her face! Amazing !

Mandrake
04-08-2005, 12:25 AM
no I wont let this go.. update please..

now

:)

Xtronik
04-08-2005, 02:53 AM
Thanx to all of you guys

Soon I ll have more updates

flaeticia
04-12-2005, 04:47 PM
You really make of the excellent job!
Kindest regards chris :thumbsup:

Xtronik
04-14-2005, 12:40 PM
Merci my dear!

:bounce:

NOOB!
04-14-2005, 12:41 PM
been a while since i responded,looking excellent!

Xtronik
04-14-2005, 04:29 PM
been a while since i responded,looking excellent!

Thanx for ur words m@

Take care :thumbsup:

pushav
04-21-2005, 03:33 AM
What's up man. Good thing I subcribed to this thread. I can't wait to see this finished. I wanna make this my wallpaper.
:thumbsup:

Agamemnwn
04-22-2005, 08:03 AM
She looks amazing as does the concept with her like that and everybody that tried looking att here on a pile of stone. Great work, really inspiring.Hope to see you win this one :D

CuneytGuclu
04-24-2005, 10:44 AM
Nice concept! Congratulations!

Good luck!

Xtronik
05-03-2005, 04:50 AM
Thanx for all your good words ...!

I was in away for holidays and now I m trying to catch up some tight deadlines I got !


More updates coming soon :)

TheFirstAngel
05-21-2005, 11:06 PM
Chris, you always were one of my favourite artists, and if time has beaten you, hope inspiration still is here. so meet you in the WIP section, your piece is so beautifull, hope to see ya finnish it soon! best wishes and see you soon my old friend! keep on rocking!:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Xtronik
05-24-2005, 01:13 AM
Thanx the1st_angel

Unfortunately I was moving to a new home, so I had no time to finish this on the deadlines .

Hopefully will be finished soon and posted to CG galleriens in here



Best wishes to upcoming winners !!!

sergioKomic
06-03-2005, 09:55 PM
So when are we going to the comicshops?

Xtronik
06-07-2005, 08:46 AM
lol

thanx for your post Serg.
kanonise me ton big guy na pame gia kanena kafe....

Cheers

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