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kaparo
03-30-2005, 01:29 PM
Antonio Javier Caparó Salgado has entered the Master and Servant 2D.

Challenge Page (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/masterandservant/view_entries.php?challenger=6980)

Latest Update: Final Image: the queen gets bored with TV
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Final! I made some little adjusts: brights, shadows, general color adjust, correcting some outlines and here it is, the final image. I feel great finishing this one and right now I think ot is ok. I dont want to keep touching it more than necessary. It has beeen an excellent challenge. I wish you all the best and I would like to hear any comments from you, of course! Good luck everybody!

kaparo
03-30-2005, 01:38 PM
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Hi everybody! Back in challenge again!!
This is my first pencil sketch
Here is my story:

The queen is bored of TV so she assigns the captain of her guard the task to read a new chapter every evening for her. Night after night the officer has become a devoted fan of the printed letters and read for his master one book after other. It is also a convenient point for him: she is entertained while he is reading, so she will not be thinking in a new war with some neighbor kingdom, where he probably would have to go. The little lizards around them didn’t think the same…

AlyFell
03-30-2005, 01:41 PM
This looks cool! Like the drawing and the idea! Sounds really fun! :)

ebrowning
03-30-2005, 02:55 PM
Excellent composition and drawing, and great story telling. You don't even need text to explain it.

Jezzarts
03-30-2005, 04:55 PM
Hey there, very nice start. No crits really... look forward to seeing this progress!!

suk-grigorij
03-30-2005, 05:15 PM
I like it. Nice set of character relationships.
Good luck

kaparo
03-31-2005, 02:26 PM
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Hi, I have corrected the title of the image. Sorry for my english grammar.
Here goes the color aplied in photoshop over the pencil line. I am a big fan of Oscar Chichoni. I wish to do something in his very textured style, but with the mix of photographic textures and digital brush. Let's see...
Thanks for the comments!

NOOB!
03-31-2005, 02:29 PM
excellent style ! keep goin.

i like how u added nipples for no reason.that always makes me laugh.

kaparo
03-31-2005, 03:17 PM
Ha, ha, ha! Well Noob, At the beginning I though she would be naked but it was a very common place and I never though a queen goes naked in front of her servants so I decided to dress her after that. The nipples reminds in the sketch but will not be there in the last image... or perhaps just the emboss of them...;)

NOOB!
03-31-2005, 03:20 PM
haha i have nothin against them,i just feel allot people are putting in nipples in allota entries,without actually thinking if its neccasary.

i think perhaps the emboss will be better :thumbsup:

i will check back soon.

Einar
03-31-2005, 03:57 PM
Very nice idea! I like it a lot, it's very different from a lot of the other entries. Your composition is very strong, too, and I love the little critters in the foreground. I look forward to seeing what happens. Good luck!

walrus
04-01-2005, 08:20 PM
Kaparo, glad to see you're enterring this time around. I really loved your piece in the last challenge. i like where you're going with this one, too. The colors are beautiful, also. One comment, though: It feels like you could pump up the connection between the queen and her reader. Right now it looks as though she's not just bored of TV but or reading and everything! So without her acknowledging the officer, it comes off more like he's reading to the little lizards and she's just set decoration. Maybe she could respond to him some way...? A raise eyebrow to indicate mild interest, perhaps? Anyhow, I'm sure it's going to be lovely no matter what. Look forward to your going further with it!

-mike

CoreyArtE
04-01-2005, 08:23 PM
lol I love the little frog dudes. i need to get me one of those...

kaparo
04-01-2005, 11:39 PM
Thanks, Walrus for the comment. Yes, you are right. I have to change her attitude. I was trying to make her head up to indicate some arrogance but it give the idea of non interest in anything. I think she will be looking at him with more interest and some eyebrow expresion. Lets draw again! Anyway, drawing this beauty is always a pleasure!:)
Thanks again!

kaparo
04-01-2005, 11:49 PM
Corey, the little lizards are really annoying. They stay around here all day bothering me with their nonsense hyperactivity. They don't let me draw in peace! I didn't recommend them to anybody! :)

artjunkie
04-02-2005, 04:10 PM
Hey, that's some nice pencil work and the colours are coming along, also. I love the pose of the captain reading the book... such a huge, hulk of a guy but so interested in his book. Great stuff. Have you thought of maybe having the queen looking down at him or perhaps out the window (dreaming of the story being read to her)? Just a thought. I'll check back for updates. Cheers!

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

GaeasHerald
04-03-2005, 01:27 AM
Awesome pencilwork indeed! I like the way the tittle adds new dimention to the scene. The little conspiring lizards are hilarious!

Tranchefeux
04-04-2005, 01:19 PM
Hi,

Concept and harmony of the very good color, you with really
your style, I await the continuation :thumbsup:

francis001
04-05-2005, 07:30 AM
Hi Kaparo - I really like the pencil sketch, and I like that you are able to keep the quality of your initial linework in the painting. Sorry, no crits or advice...

Ilikesoup
04-05-2005, 05:41 PM
Your characters have a lot of personality, but I agree with Walrus that they don't seem to interact with each other so well. A few ideas:

If queenie is enjoying the story, her she might be looking up as though imagining a scene from the story. Maybe she needs some jewelry, too. She looks like a very posh lady, but the queen part isn't so clear without a tiara on her head or a guy with a big fan standing over her.

If the captain of the guard is reading to queenie he should be facing her. Perhaps he's making broad gestures with his hands to act out the story but he can be looking over his shoulder at the ships flying by the window. Perhaps he should be wearing a uniform so there's more of a sense of his rank and how unusual it is for him to be serving his queen in this way.

Lizard men could also be hiding a map of battlefield strategies from the queen.

Hope that helps. I'll be looking forward to more updates.

kaparo
04-05-2005, 11:28 PM
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Hi everybody
Thanks for the commnets and critics. I've changed a couple of things here. Following your comments, I though when someone is reading, he try to be in front of you, not giving you his back (even more if she is a queen). It works better for the compositon since she is now closer to the book and looking at him more interested in the reading. There is some progress in her face attitude. The possition of the captain has changed too. He is now completely in side view, closer to the queen and in a more obedience possition. For this stage I prefer to work every character in a different layer set, to can play with each one separately. Keep comenting!

Dreamshark
04-05-2005, 11:53 PM
Nice style, I like it.

kaparo
04-07-2005, 04:41 PM
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Hi everybody. Here some changes go. The queen has more jewels and tattoos on her body, so she looks more opulent. All the pillows will be full of details and brights. While I’ll be coloring I’ll see if she needs more deco or not. I enlarged the warrior a little too.
This here is my first coloring over the line-art. I place the sharp clean closed line in a layer. In a multiply layer I place the sketch line that have all the traces of volume and details and in a third layer the color. I always star adding a basic flat color in every important area as you can see. Now I will start adding some textures mostly in the wall, armor and guardian skin. I know I owe some of you the explanation on how I did this in “The Vagabond” (the making tutorial has not been published yet) but you will see the same process here. Thanks again!

alexichabane
04-07-2005, 05:03 PM
Great image. I love the colour sceme so far, it's very subtle and desaturated. I'm not sure how you are going to paint it, but i like the inked oulines alot, it would be cool if you kept them in. Right now it has a flat, almost comic book feel that I think is neat . . .it ties in with the graphic nature of the wall reliefs (stone carvings) and the girl's tatoos. Anyway, keep uo the good work. Alexi

kaparo
04-09-2005, 07:20 AM
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Hi everybody
Here goes a simple explanation on how I apply textures to the illustration. I work it all in photoshop.
1-I have created a texture using photography of uncured leather, fur skin and some moss.
2-I placed it over the multiply color in the composition.
3-Then I started distorting it. Following the warrior back curve I decided to spherized the texture first to fit his outlined back and add the texture some curved perspective. I always made the selection bigger than the final area so I resized it down again, when applied the effect, to fit the outline.
4-I made a magic wand selection inside the warrior, inverted it, and deleted all the texture outside his outline. That’s why I always try to close de outlines. Then I applied some liquify to the neck to force it fit the outline.
5-The texture still looked too flat in some areas as his shoulders so I copied a piece of it over in a new layer and add spherized again to it.
6-Then I blended this new texture to the previous one erasing the borders.
That was the process in the warrior skin. I will submit soon the completed textured illustration before starting with shadows and lights.
Sometimes when I finished covering a surface I decide to add some other texture details as oxide, paint spots and brush strokes.
I don’t know if I explained it clearly because of my English grammar. I invited you to take a look to “The Vagabond” linked below to see a better example of it.
Comments are welcome!

Matt-Bortolino
04-09-2005, 01:17 PM
Brilliant work, & I love the use of photographic texture. :thumbsup:

birdybear
04-09-2005, 05:14 PM
What a fantastic painting. Thanks for the tutorial. I'd love to add texture to mine as well. This is a very strong piece of art. Good luck!

lotaH
04-09-2005, 05:54 PM
Great!! Congratulations. :thumbsup:

kaparo
04-09-2005, 07:30 PM
Thanks buddies!

I learned this technique of textures with Dave McKean and, later, with Ashley Woods and some other excellent artists. I always love to do that. Good luck!

NOOB!
04-09-2005, 07:32 PM
been a while since i replied to this thread.


looking superb ! man

kaparo
04-12-2005, 03:22 AM
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Well, here goes the complete textured image. It looks very flat right now but I will start adjusting lights, shadows and volume over them. Lots of work to do!
Saludos!

Gamoron
04-12-2005, 03:36 AM
I like the obvious history in your illustration. Simple and refined.
:beer:

Adamos
04-12-2005, 01:39 PM
Hi Tony!

I'm absolutely one of your biggest (lurking until now) fans! Loved your idea on your "The Vagabond" artwork! AND Your Space Opera (The quest for the beggining) was my personal favourite! I remember you finished that well before the final deadline and it was so wicked I had to have it on my hard drive!

This here is also for me a true "Caparó" piece: nice humor in it and the textures already rock! I just....:love: ok, now get back to work! :)

cheers Adam!

Slav
04-12-2005, 01:45 PM
i love the whole titan AE mood of your image. i really would think of something else to reference it too but i love the sci fi thing you have going on here. keep it up!

Mysterious X
04-12-2005, 02:41 PM
this looks like a still from a cel-shaded animation..seriously..great job !

nebezial
04-12-2005, 03:32 PM
very mesoamerican, i love the style!:D

kaparo
04-13-2005, 02:49 AM
Hi everybody!
Nebezial: I am very imfluenced by mesoamerican phisiognomy. In Cuba I always saw mostly black and white persons and their mixes, but I was always intrigued for mesoamerican cultures. When I came to live in Colombia I could fell this much complex and incredible mix of races: black-white-indian. It was really beautifull and the antique cultures are closer than before.
Slav: About referencies, I was looking a lot for bodybuilders and illustrations references before start this one. I have many of them to work but I am thinking I need a serious book of anatomy for artists. Even when the knowledge form university always remains there it is necessary to refresh it fram time to time. Fortunately this month is the International Book Fair here so I'll be there to by one.
Mysterious X: I've been working in some animation projects in the last years so I think it is not a coincidence.
Thanks Adamos, I am really flattered! There is lot for improve yet and it is strengthen. As you said: get back to work!
Thanks you all! Keep comenting!

kaparo
04-14-2005, 04:00 AM
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Hi
Here goes some advances in lights and shadows, mostly in the warrior. I selected the area to work in, duplicated the textured layer and adjusted it's brightest and contrast, darkening it. Then I proceeded to erase the zones where light will be, reserving the shadows and merged this layer down. When I had the basic shadows I duplicated the layer again but lightening it. Erased again to achieve the light zones. This process allowed me to preserve the textures. After that I painted over with brushes to add or modify some details. Since I advanced in painting, I started to erase some lines in the line art where they have no function already (veins in his arms for example).
About his muscles, I know that a relaxed body have a more soft muscle appeal, less contracted, but I prefer this look to emphasized his strength. Somehow is the same "dramatization" that used Frazetta in most of his paintings where he created an exaggerated, almost human, muscle structure in felines.
Right now I will stop on him to start the queen and the rest.
C&C are welcome!

magikmann
04-15-2005, 11:38 AM
this is really good work and thanks for the tutorials! i'm really trying to get into coloring and lighting etc... i have a hard time putting them in there place. i'm use to just doing pencil and ink work.

one other thing. just really curious. notice you put colombia as home. are you leaving in colombia? i'm half colombian and been out there a few times, i love that country.

Tranchefeux
04-15-2005, 12:42 PM
Hello, Kaparo, your image with advancing well, I am jealous to see your fantastic matter watercolour, really super and which personality.
:thumbsup:

kaparo
04-15-2005, 02:05 PM
Hi!
Eric: Thanks for the comments and the praises, buddy! I feel myself a little stressed working against time. Is just my imagination, or we have less time for this challenge than in the last one?
Magikman: I am cuban but I came to live in Colombia five years ago since I get married with a colombian girl in Cuba. I love this country too!
Thanks for commenting!:thumbsup:

W-I-L
04-15-2005, 02:15 PM
yeah buddy.. we have less time than last one.. dunno why though!

You style is really looking nice now it has some colour on... i have nothin g to crit because it is so stylissed that i dont wnt to ruin anything... it is great what you are doing!

Adamos
04-15-2005, 08:57 PM
Breathtaking textures. Not a texturing artist, or are you?! The concept is still one of my favourites! I bet you're going to finish this one early as well! Time management is crucial, so you're doing the right thing! Just a thought: how about making the book upside down in his hands, so that he's making everything up because he can't really read ? hehe stupid thought, just thinking out loud!

viva Cuba e Colombia ;)

saludos!

have a "muy bien" day!

Adam

kaparo
04-16-2005, 05:01 AM
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I’ve been coloring the queen and the pillows. For her I applied a single shadows color over her skin, so it is still very basic, but I’ve been entertained a little more in her eyes and mouth. I also have been working in hair and jewels.
For the pillows I started creating all the decoration on them but at the end I’ve decided to add a texture. I create an unfocused gray straight lines texture and placed it in a multiply layer. Then, using the liquify tool in photoshop, I started distorting it piece by piece, to adapted it to the fabric flow. They still have no light and shadows work.
I’ve been working in the stone wall texture and volume too, learning very close form the works of Oscar Chichoni. I love his book “Mekanika”. I am thinking in putting it on a pedestal. Ha!
But I have forgotten the poor little lizards. Next step sure will be them.

gorvien1
04-16-2005, 06:04 AM
This looks great. I like the style. :)

Jezzarts
04-20-2005, 08:18 AM
Hey there kaparo, this is coming along great. It has a chunky storybook feel to it which I really like, you've got a real style happening here. The little guys are a perfect touch and that bed is awsome. Keep it up.. no crits :)

calisto-lynn
04-20-2005, 12:01 PM
so stylish! good work!:)

Tranchefeux
04-20-2005, 09:15 PM
Hi, always my encouragement for your super style, you finished soon.

clayeraser
04-20-2005, 09:58 PM
Great style guy... the colors or very course ...great color choice :banghead:

walrus
04-20-2005, 10:46 PM
Kaparo - This is looking really good. And while everything is drawn quite well, I must specifically call attention to her hand, which is in such an elegant and relaxed and beautifully drawn position. So especially nice job on that hand! But I'm also loving the textures and the decorative patterns on the pillows.

One thing that's still a little tenuous is the connection between the reader and the queen. What makes it a bit confusing for me is that often, one reads to children... And here are all these guys running around the bottom of the image who are the size of children, and the same color as the reader, more or less. So it's possible to misconstrue that the reader is reading to them, not to the queen. There are many ways you could tie them together more, but possibly the easiest and maybe most effective might be to point his eye up a little more so that he's looking at her as he reads.

But anyhow, that's for you to decide. Either way, look forward to seeing this as you continue to add more texture and depth to it. Good luck!

-mike

AlyFell
04-20-2005, 11:49 PM
Looking lovely! It tells a story, which makes it more than just a picture! Very stylish and sophisticulated! ;) Do you like Jean (Moebius) Girauds work?

kaparo
04-21-2005, 12:52 AM
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The lizzards! Here they come! I've been working on them. They are darker than before. I want the light focuses in the queen, the warrior and the book. I like it that way since the lizzards seem to be hidding planning something in the shadows. The sky is darker too, to enphasized the queen. Next step will be her and all of her dresses.
C&C are welcome!

kaparo
04-21-2005, 01:14 AM
Hi everybody!

Walrus: I will revise his expression following your comment. Somehow, he could be reading to everyone in the room too, but it is true that my story focusses on her and him. Perhaps now with the lizzards more dark it could be better? Have to think about it (and redraw).
Poshpice: Yes! I like Moebius a lot. He is a light!
Eric, Jeremy, Linda, Ron: thanks a lot for the comments!:thumbsup:

taz23
04-21-2005, 02:44 PM
Wow, great stuff so far kaparo. I like the queen's attitude. This is gonna be great. Good luck man! No crits at this point. :)

E.T
04-21-2005, 03:20 PM
Wow, this is really inspiring, i havent visited since the first sketch, and... w o w.:applause:

spacesnail
04-21-2005, 03:41 PM
Eeeeexxxccceeellleeennntt
I enjoy all of your picture. What a mood !! Waiting to see how you'll managed with the air ships! :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

arkinet
04-21-2005, 04:20 PM
coming out great dude!! keep up the great work!!

beelow
04-21-2005, 08:29 PM
This one is pretty cool. Keep up the good work. I check back later to see what is going here. Good Hustle.:thumbsup:

JRBRAZ
04-21-2005, 08:48 PM
Ola Kaparo, Me gusta mutcho tu dibujo. Tu estilo és impressionante.


I really like your style.

MoodyDog
04-22-2005, 12:34 AM
I like your color! Really!
You reminds me to my childhood... I didn't mean your image is looks old, but it's so beautiful like one of my story book I got from my dad when I was a kid... :)

TheMagnetic
04-22-2005, 01:26 AM
Yo man, this is TIGHT! I love the integration of styles. great arm and the women...."well hello!!" any way I have a lighting crit for you. on your man. i think that you should add shadow to the neck under his chin and on his chest and and left forearm. and also some on his side right beside his right trisep. this will ad more deminsion to his body and a look of mass. I would also blend together the striations on his shoulder helping it to look more round as now it it seems flat to me. but, hey other than that I think that your the man. You should be proud

Slav
04-22-2005, 01:59 AM
gah!

i feel really bad have to say that the profile on the male figure just seems flat as of right now... i really thing you should look into going back to the angle it was in your 1st concept/lineart.

but that's just my opinion. :) aside that i think this is wicked. keep em comming.

Zephyri
04-22-2005, 02:06 AM
What a gorgeous concept! You don't really need to be told what's going on, as there are so many little clues. I adore those lizards, they look so cheeky and mischievous, like they're trying to remind him how great his armor and sword were. The queen is very well depicted, you get a great idea of the sort of royalty she is simply by the way you've posed her and the languid yet entranced look in her eye. Top marks on the drapery too.

As for the general figure. I don't think he looks flat, per se, but I think what it flattening him off is maybe the lack of shadow he's casting on the bed of the queen. Once yuou;ve worked on that area a bit more, and added some more depth to the foreground in general, I think his 3D aspects will come forward more. If you have to change anything, maybe just his head, try angling that more towards or away from the viewet so it's not a dead on profile.

Just some thoughts, but I love the piece overall. This challenge is turning out some really high quality pieces.

kaparo
04-22-2005, 04:16 PM
Hello! Wow! Thanks for all the comments!
Zepyhri and The magnetic: The warrior still needs lots for works in his anatomy and volume. I think this has been the more difficult part that's why I am so grateful about your comments, they will help a lot. From now I just let him quiet still I finished adding the overall shadows and volume. The queen is too basic and the sky. When I will apply all the volume I'll back to each character to adjust them.
Slav: About the previous sketch I prefer the present warrior position. Yes, the other looks more massive but I prefer this attitude now, it has something, I dont know... child like on it, like a disciplined big boy in class. Also, in the other position he was turning his back to the queen and I do not like that. Anyway thanks for the critics! Keep doing it!
Thanks everybody for all the comments! Good luck!:thumbsup:

kaparo
04-25-2005, 04:09 PM
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Hi! Some advences here in a close-up, to show the details better. The queen has more lights and shadows intensity. Now the light is focussed in her legs and breast. Some of her skin has some blush too. The cloth have more volume brights and details of gold. I added some more textures in the brown down side of the pillows. I've been sketching the basic clouds volume but it is still too simple. I have to go back now to the warrior and adjust his anatomy. Keep commenting! Good luck to you all!

AirbORn
04-25-2005, 04:16 PM
Wow! Great colouring. I really like the composition of your characters. The detail is nice as well, lots of pretty things to look at. Keep up the great work!

xric7
04-25-2005, 04:16 PM
beautiful colors.
:thumbsup:
enjoy your work.good luck

rawgon
04-25-2005, 07:16 PM
Great picture! the characters are so great, i really like the way you paint, so clean. the light its very good! you got a great hand to draw, things look really in space... the girl face got that cool naughty look along with the sensual posture, hmm hmmm hmm... i imagine her fingers twirling the hair and the leg moving slowly...

go for it man!!!

best of luck

cheers

choptider
04-26-2005, 09:10 PM
i don't put reply, before, but now i see a lot of differences between the 2 people!!
and i love the girl, i wonder if it is not more good without line art, especialy for the girl???

MoonVisionStudio
04-26-2005, 09:12 PM
You have a beautiful clean style. I love the tatoos on her.

W-I-L
04-26-2005, 09:34 PM
the lighting ojn the queen looks excelent.. i saw this when it was just vlock colour last so this is very impressive... wow! Like your tecknique.. yous eem very in controll... unlike me!

W-I-L
04-26-2005, 09:42 PM
i wil just post again to say that after lokign at this again for a few minutes i am really loving it.. just the whole compositions and room where she is sitting.. really get the feeling of where they are and how she is feeling.. nice stuff man.. really

kaparo
04-29-2005, 06:27 PM
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Well, I took some advantage in the past days to work on the challenge. I do not had enough compromises but it will start hard the next week when I will not be able to advance in the challenge. I think this is the final coloring, since I ended up coloring the entire image. All the sky remains monocromatic, to give it not much relevance in the compostion. I was reviewing the warrior anatomy, making some changes and adjusts.
Jeremy: I like the use of outline so I will keep it, but I have to work on it for the Final Image. I already made some changes in the queen about it. The outline in the light areas is thinner now, almost dissapearing in some areas. The darker areas will have a more dense outline. I wish to know in detail what makes you feel the difference bettwen the two characters. I know they are different in color, texture, possition and light but it worries me that you coud see something strange that I havent realize and still dont get the link bettwen it and the outlines. Tell me please.
Thanks to you all for your comment and support!

arkinet
04-29-2005, 09:21 PM
i like it with the outline, works great w/ your style... i love it dude, everythings just blend in the composition...:thumbsup:

arLutiK
04-29-2005, 09:26 PM
Antonio, wow your image is looking nicer and nicer everytime I check, love the concept especially the fact that he's reading her a story, your style is very good.

Great work you done so far.

Rodrigue
04-29-2005, 11:47 PM
Yeah!! I like it! I'm not fan of the texture on the guy's skin but wow I really like this one, you're doing a great job!!!

Samuraikuroi
04-29-2005, 11:50 PM
Muy Hermoso, Antonio! Love the differant textures in the piece. the color and concept are really well done! :thumbsup:








My master & servant (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?t=226306)

kaparo
05-03-2005, 12:51 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6980/6980_1115077890_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/6980/6980_1115077890_large.jpg)

Final! I made some little adjusts: brights, shadows, general color adjust, correcting some outlines and here it is, the final image. I feel great finishing this one and right now I think ot is ok. I dont want to keep touching it more than necessary. It has beeen an excellent challenge. I wish you all the best and I would like to hear any comments from you, of course! Good luck everybody!

jugeras
05-03-2005, 04:18 AM
i really like the small lizards on the floor. for the illustration - since you keep the outlines, i think you can change its color depending where they are? it can be brwnish on skintones, etc? not too sure.

this is great work :bounce: :applause: :thumbsup:

werezoo
05-03-2005, 04:57 AM
Wow is about all I can say, this is turning out very well. I like the lines outlining parts of the picture. Great cloads as well.

O.Martin
05-07-2005, 11:01 AM
Lovely drawing! Cool style! Like the pose of the queen. Very erotic. Unusual colors.

Best of luck :)

walrus
05-07-2005, 10:50 PM
Yet again, another beautiful Challenge piece, Kaparo. Beautiful work, and well done indeed. Congratulations!

-mike

JRBRAZ
05-08-2005, 01:31 AM
Beautiful image. I really like the final result. Very interesting your work with textures. In some places, looks like 3d.

Congratulations and good luck. :thumbsup:

lutzw
05-09-2005, 01:45 AM
I like the relaxed, cartoon-ish look of your composition. Nicely done!

At some places, though, maybe you might consider going the extra mile for anatomical detail? Especially the female character's chin and the male character's forehead and retracted forearm seem just a bit off the mark.

A lovely entry!

Cheers,
:) <- Lutz

liiga
05-09-2005, 02:03 AM
This is one awesome entry. :D I showed this to a friend, and he loved it, too! (And not just because of the queen's top. ;))

duddlebug
05-12-2005, 03:24 PM
I love the colour work in this... The Queen is just perfect. The lips, the hands, the nipples, the tattoos... brilliant!

I'm not 100% sure of the profile view of her 'reader'. I preferred the first pose. But i know you made a decision based on feedback and the story. It's a small crit of a really fab image. The overall composition and palette is great!!

And did i say the Queen is perfect...?

Fish-KAart
05-12-2005, 06:03 PM
Vau!! Super!:bounce:

kornel
05-12-2005, 06:14 PM
Cool illustration! Nice stile and lovely characters! :applause:

cheers: Kornél

Squibbit
05-12-2005, 06:15 PM
i like the fun, relaxed feel of this pic , good work

kaparo
05-17-2005, 05:44 AM
Hi everybody
Sorry for the delay in writing. I am with tons of work over my shoulders so I'm affraid it will be impossbile to go back again to retouch my entry :sad:
Anyway I will find time to write and comment. It has been an extraordinay challenge and a great way to share and learn with all of you. Thanks a lot! :thumbsup:

CoreyArtE
05-19-2005, 04:21 PM
One of the best in the competetion ! Goodluck man!

Fish-KAart
05-19-2005, 04:35 PM
I Lake it work!! Good lak!:thumbsup:

MDN67
05-19-2005, 04:52 PM
great pic, very clear, i like the style and the used texture, good work and good luck for the end

WildWire
05-20-2005, 08:16 PM
Hi,

I think you made a really good work. I like the expression from
both Master&Servant. And I like your style. Good luck for you!

Ralf Stumpf

My M&S final 3d:
http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?t=231635

TheFirstAngel
05-24-2005, 06:50 AM
Just wanted to congratulate you on your fantastic final image. your work turned out very beautifull and i love your toonstyle. wish you best luck on the final, hope to see more of you soon! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

LexLe
06-02-2005, 11:55 AM
I congratulate!
I very much like work
Perfectly, illustratively
I like style of this figure
Success :thumbsup:

peppeaccardo
07-21-2005, 03:39 AM
Antonio

Congratulation for your drawing I do love it !!
May I ask how did u do ur lineart ? did u used a tablet ? if so which software did u used ? (Painter, Photoshop).

Thanks again for any feedback and again congratulation for this really well done drawing.
:applause::bounce:

kaparo
07-23-2005, 01:40 PM
Hi everybody! Thanks for all your coments!Guisseppe, I make my lineart on paper, no digital medium. I prefeer it that way to have a better hand control of it. I have a small 5X4 tablet that I use to apply color and texture. I have been thinking if one with a higher size could help me to draw lineart directly on screen. Till now it is not very comfortable for me. Another reason is that drawing on paper help me see the final line aspect of the entire image. Anyway, once scanned and colored, I always reotuch lineart to smooth it's sharp appeareance using the same brush I use for paint. I mostly use photoshop as a main program. Sometimes I got textures and brush strokes from painter or some 3d programs but I always returned to photoshop for layers work and final mage.
!Thanks again for the comments! See you around!

GRC
07-27-2005, 10:45 AM
vaery nice mate !

i love the colored work and the stylee graphic

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