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Russell_Collins
03-31-2005, 08:53 AM
Russell Collins has entered the Master and Servant 2D.

Challenge Page (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/masterandservant/view_entries.php?challenger=7029)

Latest Update: Coloring WIP: Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/7029/7029_1116320615_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/7029/7029_1116320615_large.jpg)

So I was looking at this piece and I realized that the light I was considering adding from the window would be too bright and not warm enough so I replaced it with a fireplace (much cooler anyway). I am beginning to add the elements that will indicate the value of the dog to the man and still deciding which type of dog to use (though the obvious indication is to use a traditional British hunting dog of one kind or another).

I'm using the advice from a previous contest winner and painting this all in a single layer now. I'm finding that it makes my decision-making process much more immediate and satisfying. It also makes it trickier for me at the same time because I'm still a complete hack when it comes to good color choices.

If I can continue at this rate, I should be able to finish in time to upload the final images and get in line to see Star Wars. Excellent. Soon my plans will be complete (to be said with a bad James Earl Jones impersonation).

Russell_Collins
03-31-2005, 09:06 AM
Okay, so that was a great start...

double-post, strange text formatting, disproportionate scan, etc.

At least there's nowhere to go but up from this kind of start.

Russell_Collins
04-07-2005, 09:05 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/7029/7029_1112907921_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/7029/7029_1112907921_large.jpg)

Here is the rough color work so far. I'm just laying down some quick marks to get an idea of the tones I want to use and some general concept for the layout. I still haven't decided what type of dog to use yet but I'm leaning toward a terrier. I'm also using mostly warm colors so that I can convey a sense of comfort for a lived-in room.

So far these are still pretty rough so I'm very open for pointers and critiques if you have any.

Jack Youngblood
04-09-2005, 12:11 AM
A really gentle image. A nice change from some of the rock n roll stuff that goes down here. Is the room going to be very dark? I hope so. A gloomy interior would suite it.



My Challenge Response (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?t=223971&page=1&pp=15)

Russell_Collins
05-16-2005, 09:24 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/7029/7029_1116235463_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/7029/7029_1116235463_large.jpg)

I've seen the amazing works I'm positive will win and I wish I'd had more time to comment and participate but at this point it is all about just finishing. I've entered these contests 3 times now and never finished so it is about dang time. At this point, it is more a race to make decisions and move ahead quickly rather than contemplate the deeper meanings of what I'm trying to convey.

So far, I'm only working in two layers and not doing anything dramatic with colors or tools. Hopefully I can iron out the perspective problems as I progress (and scale problems too). But really, I just want to finish and have an image I like when I'm done.

Russell_Collins
05-17-2005, 09:03 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/7029/7029_1116320615_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/7029/7029_1116320615_large.jpg)

So I was looking at this piece and I realized that the light I was considering adding from the window would be too bright and not warm enough so I replaced it with a fireplace (much cooler anyway). I am beginning to add the elements that will indicate the value of the dog to the man and still deciding which type of dog to use (though the obvious indication is to use a traditional British hunting dog of one kind or another).

I'm using the advice from a previous contest winner and painting this all in a single layer now. I'm finding that it makes my decision-making process much more immediate and satisfying. It also makes it trickier for me at the same time because I'm still a complete hack when it comes to good color choices.

If I can continue at this rate, I should be able to finish in time to upload the final images and get in line to see Star Wars. Excellent. Soon my plans will be complete (to be said with a bad James Earl Jones impersonation).

Russell_Collins
05-19-2005, 03:04 AM
Well, that's it. Painter 7's gotten the best of me again! It crashed on me and killed a lot of progress. It was still going to be a desperate run for the finish line but it is no good trying run with one's shoelaces tied. I'm a big loser. I've enjoyed running with the rest of you winners.

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