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RichTee
04-03-2005, 12:11 PM
Richard Thomas has entered the Master and Servant 2D.

Challenge Page (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/masterandservant/view_entries.php?challenger=7150)

Latest Update: Final Image: The Needy Child
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Ooops !

I've just realised i failed to submit the accompanying text with my final post, so here goes...and just in the nick of time !!!

A long time ago in a land far far away....no seriously, lived a little princess. The princess was child of only 8 years, yet even in her infancy, had become accustomed to her high standing within the kingdom, and the many ways in which she could wield her power and status to suit her every whim.

Since before she could remember she had her very own servants, clammering in the wings to tend to her at every beck and call. No task was too small, no antic too demeaning and no tantrum too grating that they could not ease.

Except but for one..

A strange, lumbering man with skin bright green and a skull as thick as the most hardened battle shield. Yet beneath his peculiar appearence and humble ways his contempt for the ungrateful princess festered in the pit of his stomach. He knew she would not change, be contempt with what she had or be grateful for the kindness bestowed upon her. His master has made him as best he could, sure he wasn't perfect and yes, he found the bolts in his head a real ordeal when tring to rest his head. But he knew right from wrong, he had been taught the virtues of manners and always respected the values of others. So why was this child so evil to him, when she had so much, and him so little...?

So today he would bring her her teddy, high up in the west wing tower, he would lower his head and the he would leave when told. He would continue to fetch her the toys as and when...and he would continue to do whatever she so wished, but that would all change....

one day...

redfrog
04-03-2005, 12:18 PM
welcome to the challenge.

Best of luck!

RichTee
04-03-2005, 12:25 PM
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Rough doodles, simple brainstorming. I like the idea of "frankensteins" monster, the ideals of which tie in with the themes of master and servant...

RichTee
04-03-2005, 12:30 PM
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There are elements here that i like, the third charcter to the right is surplus to requirements...he's gotta go. I'm going to play on the idea of the lantern...

redfrog
04-03-2005, 12:34 PM
You've got a really nice sketchy style... would be cool to keep some of those elements in the final product. Looking good so far!

RichTee
04-03-2005, 04:13 PM
Yeah...cheers. I've already moved back to the initial idea. I'm in the throws of whacking in some crude tone into a new composition using some of my ancient pantone greys. I'll hopefully get it posted shortly. Then i'll need to concentrate on my second character, who'll be completely opposite to the preportions of the lumbering servant...

RichTee
04-03-2005, 04:30 PM
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Hmmm. I've knocked up a crude pantone sketch of the primary character. I'm not happy with the legs, they don't read very well. I also want to remove the keys and replace with a lantern, which will hopefully add drama to the scene through the colour it emits. My secoundary character will sit in the foreground, probably to the left.

RichTee
04-05-2005, 10:59 PM
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Greetings.
I appologise in advance if these posts seem convoluted. I'm new to this malarky and the whole work ethic of producing a line drawing before adding tone and colour is not usually how i'd work. Still, i've put my primary character in place..i now need to flesh out the surroundings...any suggestions would be most welcome...within reason of course :0)

RichTee
04-06-2005, 09:58 PM
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Added some base colour to the central character. Next I plan to flesh out the secondary character to the right of the doorway. Its still early days, but its taking shape. I'm hoping to invest a good 2/3 hours on this tomorrow, so I should make significant progress...he said, ahem :)

RichTee
04-09-2005, 08:45 PM
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Okay. I've placed my little master into frame. I hope to achieve a real look of childish snobery, even impetuosity in her posture. yet at the same time, i want to keep the piece light hearted. I intended to have my servant carrying in whatever the child is ringing for. Initially i thought he'd be carrying a stuffed toy, but now i'm unsure as to whether that'd work? anyway, any thoughts on this matter would be most appreciated...and in the meantime, I'll keep plugging away...ahhh, happy days :)

NOOB!
04-09-2005, 09:10 PM
stuffed toy cud work,try it,experimenting all part of this challenge.

looking great.keep goin.

beelow
04-09-2005, 11:42 PM
I really like this concept. You should have hime bring in a lollypop or a ice cream cone in with a top hat on or something like that. This concept is lovely. I also like the snobbish little girl, too. That little brat makes me want to put my foot up little ass, little....oh sorry. Got caught in the momment. Good Hustle. :thumbsup:

Virtuoso
04-10-2005, 12:03 AM
Real nice.Funny and a eye catcher........I like how the big servant blocks out the whole doorway....gives off the impression even more so of his great size and bulk.....

The litle girl sure is a brat......funny too....

I think you can have him carry in an assorted amount of things this lil' Princess would want......Have him carry about a dozen things,,,,,possibly even have a couple things already lying around her.....things she has become bored with....And now wants more.....spoiled little master that she is......;)

I'll be looking in for more Richard........Well done and fun.....:arteest:

daxcat
04-10-2005, 12:07 AM
I love it....

I think you're getting across exactly what you're setting out to do. It's a really nice toch with the master being a snotty little girl
good work mate....

RichTee
04-10-2005, 12:31 AM
Hey! Thanks for the encouragement and suggestions guys, plenty for me to muse on. I like the idea of the servant bringing in more than one item...or even having other "toys" scattered around he brat's (sorry...master's) feet, suggesting she wants continual attention and ringing that damn bell, hence the "we are not amused" look form the servant. Regarding the bell, i need to address that, it looks a bit clumsy in her hands. Come to think of it, now a look at this picture after taking some time out, her right hand looks very awkward...i'll need to re-work it.

Anyhow, Thanks again for the comments.

eparts
04-10-2005, 12:39 AM
really cute.. Her face expression really does it :)
I think the monster should bring something that itself sort of embarrasing him.. like yeah, a stuffed toy.. But he could get lower.. He could serve a plate with tiny cups and tishes.. for a teaparty..

arLutiK
04-10-2005, 01:38 AM
Very nice work, great artwork. :thumbsup:

redfrog
04-10-2005, 09:47 AM
That is starting to look awesome, dude! I really love your style... it is very distinct. The characters are great and your latest post has really evolved... these new characters really tell a story. ad the composition isn't bad either. Great work... keep it up!

RichTee
04-10-2005, 05:13 PM
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I've scaled down the size of the little girl, in the previous version she seemed too large. I've also began to work in some basic skin tones. I'll need to add stronger lights once the lantern is properly lit.

Had some great suggestions. Thanks for those, i especially liked the idea of the little girl having a tea party ( kudos to Egil Paulsen, a quality idea) So i'll work in some little cups and a teapot around the girls feet.

Well, no more work for now...I'm off to the boozer:)

RichTee
04-11-2005, 11:05 PM
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Evening all.I\'ve dropped in ol\' teddy and added some light effects emitting from the lantern. I might make the teddy a bit more worn and used, as though the bratt/master has ill treated him over the years.

I\' haven\'t done any more to the girl...oh, apart from dropping in the ribbons. I\'m avoiding doing her tutu until i\'ve got the basic flesh tones in, coz i want some kind of translucent effect on the fabric.

The servants eyes are causing me grief. I\'ll persevere with those, they,re not right yet...

Vahn
04-11-2005, 11:10 PM
haha nice one ... i like it ! :thumbsup:

arLutiK
04-12-2005, 01:44 AM
Everytime i look at it, it looks nicer and nicer. You've got a really nice style. Great work:thumbsup:

RichTee
04-12-2005, 09:56 PM
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Ahoy there. I've posted a close up of the little girl. I'm toying with the idea of adding some angel wings to her back, and maybe a phoney halo made out of an old coathanger with tinsel? I'd be keen to hear peoples thoughts on whether this would be overkill or not?

NOOB!
04-12-2005, 10:00 PM
i think the halo and wings will be excellent,then she will look really spoilt.

great update btw.

authentic
04-12-2005, 10:22 PM
Like the idea and the overall picture.
Waiting for colors. The lighting is good.
The servant is really colored. What would it be for the girl. At a first sight I thought you would make the grirl colored and the serfant really dark... Maybe it would be easier but if it works like that, it would be a really coll picture.

walrus
04-12-2005, 10:44 PM
Bumphluf - It's looking really nice so far. Her expression is great... There's no mistaking who the master is in this pic! :-) But for a piece like this, you can never be unsubtle enough: I vote to go with the wings and "halo!" The image is sparse enough that it can accomodate them easily.

It's a little hard to read the bear right now. At a glace, it blends into the same color coat that the monster has on. And then the bottom-left flap of the coat starts reading as some sort of weird claw reaching out. The lantern light is helping the bear read some, but maye it could go even brighter? (And the bottom of the coat made more regular?) Or maybe the bear could have a big bow on it, tying it together with the girl. (Again, it doesn't really need that, you know exactly whose bear it is, but it could make it stand out better.)

Anyhow, just random ideas. It's coming along great, though. Have fun withthe rest of it! (as if you're not! :-)

-mike

cgnime
04-12-2005, 10:49 PM
I wish I had a servant like that when I was a little girl. :twisted: she is so cute!

I really like your entry I wish you the best.

RichTee
04-12-2005, 11:01 PM
Thanks for the replies guys. Its always good to get second opions. You often work on a picture for so long you begin to lose objectivity. I take your point about the bear being hard to distinguish, its something i tried to address when colouring (i tried blue...then thought it was an odd choice for a bear. Now considering she has a green servent with bolts in his head, i'm not sure why i dismissed that idea out of hand:) )

I'll certainly look into lighting the bear differently (point well made Walrus, maybe i'll drop the coat tails from behind it). I'll also go ahead with the wings and halo idea...

Thanks again my fellow doodlers

Anon

eparts
04-12-2005, 11:38 PM
glad you took my suggestion seriously.. at least i was :)
Looking forward to see more of this. I like that you made the cups in her size.. quite funny to imagine the monster holding a cup with those huge fingers :P

RichTee
04-15-2005, 11:06 PM
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Greetings once again

Been a bit busy this week so progress has been slow. I've adjusted the colour values in the image and began the first pass on the girls tutu. I also tried inking in some wings attatched to her back, but since i've moved her into a more central position they became very hard to read, so I've dropped the idea for the time being.

I also altered the colour of the bear to make him more readable, but i'm not sure whether its worked...its all getting a bit busy.

Alas i'll persevere. I really want to get all the elements in place this weekend and get this image finished...

Adios

arkinet
04-15-2005, 11:10 PM
really nice dude... maybe make franky's eyes a li'l gentle making him submissive looking, just a thought...keep posting...

walrus
04-15-2005, 11:14 PM
Personally, I do think the image is working a lot better. The bear is much more readible, and the other changes are good, too. Is the halo done: You'd mention making it out of tinsel, which it's not quite reading as just yet. But I do like it in the picture and am glad you decided to use it. Overall it's looking nice. some of her skin tones might be a bit on the muddy side, but i don't know... Anyhow, good luck with it, and glad the last suggestions helped! :-)

-mike

Agent-Orange
04-15-2005, 11:20 PM
Awesome !!!

I like your idea. Mostly because it is funny..

All your concept ideas were good too. I agree with arkinet on the eyes.


Looking good
and Good luck

RichTee
04-16-2005, 07:33 PM
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Ahoy There. Thanks for the crits people, most appreciated. I've posted up some small changes, notably the bear has shrunk in size, to give the servant a better sense of his imposing size. I also tried to modify his eyes....still not sure though (even tweeking such a small detail has a massive effect on the result). The girls tutu has been fleshed out a bit more and i've also added the halo (again thoughts on this would be cool, I dunno whether its too distracting). As for the muddy skin tones, thats probably my fault(colour blindness really impedes one's ability here :)) I tried adding some bluish shadow to her face, maybe thats whats caused the problem...is it really bad?
Thanks for the comments guys, please keep em coming.

NOOB!
04-16-2005, 07:45 PM
she has a tint of yellow on the right side of her face,that looks a lil off,apart from that i love it,make the tinsel a bit more sparkly.

walrus
04-16-2005, 10:48 PM
Overall, i like the changes. I think the tinsel looks cool, 'though I agree with Noob about making it more sparkly. I also agree with him about the yellow streak on the face. 'But is it bad, you ask.' Not at all, it's good and perfectly radible, I hope I didn't stress you out too much with that comment!

I like seeing this close-up because we can see all the texture detail on things like the bear and the tutu and all! The bear is working well smaller. It feels a little like the bears foot is taped to the bottom of the lantern, though, it's a funny spot. I know bears generally have outstretched legs like that but have you considered having that screen-right leg droop down a bit more, like, say, a humans would if they were help in a similar position? Maybe not all the way, but enough to get it out from underneath the lantern?

Again, just an idea for a small tweak. Overall, i think is coming along really well! Keep pushing it forward!

-mike

redfrog
04-17-2005, 12:27 AM
In regards to the skin tones, i actually don't see too much of a problem there. The halo however might be a little too much overkill. The illustration is coming along nicely. It would also be good to see a little work done on the stones to make them more three dimensional. Great work... it's looking good!

RichTee
04-18-2005, 11:02 PM
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evening all. Another update here, mostly worked on suggestions put forward:

Noob: Cheers mate, I've tried to remove the yellow from the girls face, hopefully it looks slightly better now

Walrus: I've reworked the bears left leg, it still looks a bit odd with the slight shadow from the lantern, but i think it sits better now...doesn't hang as awkward as it was...well spotted.

Redfrog: I've worked some more into the bricks, giving them more depth. Its definitely helped, especially around the upper arch which isn't as lost against the monsters back.

I've yet to do any work to the floor, and i've still to do the girls tea set...but its getting there

Again, cheers for the crits...they always help

cyberarts
04-18-2005, 11:30 PM
That exactly how I wan't to achieve my illustration when i'm workin' on story books. Your work is an inspiration for me. =0) I really like your style. Keep up the good work and good luck!!! =0)

Debs
04-20-2005, 12:54 AM
A Newbie here and I have got to say I love your work!
The little girl’s expression is perfect, the painting as a whole makes me laugh out loud.

Could I suggest maybe making "Franks" expression gentler as it is he looks like he's goner punch her lights out with the fist he is holding the teddy with.

I am sure you have spotted it, but the stool leg on the left looks like its hanging in mid air, and the highlighting around the left arm of "Frank" is too sharp needs to be blended more and maybe toned down a little.Good luck with your entry :)

RichTee
04-21-2005, 12:36 AM
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Help !!!

Thanks once again for the comments people. Quite a few of you have mentioned making the eyes of "frank" a little more gentle/submissive. I kinda liked the notion that he looks like he's about to wallop the child :)...(not that i condone that sort of thing). However not being one to shirk away from criticism i decided to give it a bash. Bad idea...Admittedly its late but i've spent over two hours trying to get his look to appear more gentle...and its just not happening. Due to the position of his head and his deep brow, he looks P****d off no matter what i do. I kinda think that option C is the best...but does it look any different?

Some help on this would be greatly appreciated, I'm tired and feel i've wasted a night without making any progress :(

Ahh well...at least the weekend is looming, maybe i'll have another go then :)

RichTee
04-23-2005, 12:09 AM
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Howdy all. Just a quick update. began to block out some shadows on the floor. Still to put in the teapot and cups in...i just keep putting it off for some reason. Anyway, I'll see if i can get it done this weekend. I was toying with the idea of putting some reflections along the archway bricks nearest to the halo, maybe it'll be overkill but hey, nothing ventured nothing gained right :) Have fun people

BlacKeri
04-23-2005, 01:25 AM
Hahaha oh my goodness, this is THE BEST THING EVER!!! Can I be your servant? *bows down*

Now THAT is what I call humour!

redfrog
04-23-2005, 02:58 PM
coming along awesomely... personally i don't think think that you should make frank's expression softer...stick with your original version, after all the whole theme of frankenstein is that he is a monster on the outsid even though his inner turmoil may conflict with this. The bricks look heaps better now and the floor is coming along well. Great work!

Miyagu
04-23-2005, 03:17 PM
this is soooo cute! :applause: the expression on the girls face is perfect! and the little bell! :)

you could try some very very little stone-crumbs falling down from the left wall where the monster is coming through.. because he is so big and strong... just an idea.. keep up the good work!! :thumbsup:

RichTee
04-24-2005, 10:15 AM
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Morning all. Just posting a slight close up of the girl, started to add some finer detail to her tutu. I've also tried to bring more yellows around her hair and some subtle backlight on her left leg. Also noticed I'd omitted the bears left ear...so thats gone in. ahhh, done the second pass on the floor too, need to add some details next...maybe some cracks, a few pebbles etc. And no, I still haven't done the tea pot. I'm not sure whether it needs it?

Cyberarts: Cheers for those words mate, massively flattering i can tell you. I'm grinning from ear to ear:)

Debs. Glad you like the girls face, i've tried giving her some freckles...well, why not? I also tried toning done the ferocity of the monsters eyes...but i've decided to resort back to my original plan...I always conceived the image as portraying the monsters utter contempt for the spoilt kid. I've fleshed out the stool too :)

Blackeri. Glad you get my humour...not many do

Redfrog: You're right...again:). You're crits have reassured me, i started to worry coz too many people were asking for the eyes to be softened! You've made me stick to my guns, hats off to you!

Dunklegold: Excellent idea...i'll certainly give it a go...maybe even throw in a cloud of dust around his heavy feet...add some extra weight. Cheers for the ideas:)

Strewth...that took ages...i really ought to learn to type!

Toodlepip

BlacKeri
04-24-2005, 09:53 PM
Yay, a closeup! You know, I love the girl's facial expression so much! It's so FLAWLESS. It shows exactly the emotion it should show. Superb!

Smash.rs
04-24-2005, 11:50 PM
Wonderful expression man...and i didn't see this before. I really like your work. Keep'em coming!!

eparts
04-25-2005, 12:02 AM
a updates!
I like your solution of the halo over her head instead of the wings. i think its cute. about the pots.. last time i checked your image didnt have much around the gate.. so without anything on the floor it might get very empty. i think it needs alot of stuff on the floor.. one of those things can be teapots or more soft toys.

great detailing

eparts
04-25-2005, 12:04 AM
about Frankies eyes , i like how you did B. Its a mix of angry and hounting monster sort of scary, and gentle and carefully and polite worried face. my favorite :)

ozhaver
04-25-2005, 02:20 AM
I think her hair could use a colorful upgrade, perhaps less 'gray-green'. The bow closest to us could look better if pulled back to match the position of the other one, then if you do so, the light from the lamp would reflect more on her face. I would like it if you could also make her hair softer looking, little girls almost always have beautiful texture in their hair. ^_^

RichTee
04-26-2005, 09:44 AM
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Aggghhhhhh !!!

I've started to drop in some other toys around the girls feet (eparts, thanks for the suggestion) I initially thought a teapot and cups but struggled like mad to get the shadows to work. So much so i dropped the idea in favour of the toys ( hula hoopy thingymabob, spinning top...mibbee chuck in a doll?). Alas, the shadows are prooving equally challenging. I'm also concerned that its now distracting too much from the main connection between master and servant.

Eparts suggested that the floor bereft of any objects would look too empty...i tended to agree but as i'm dropping in these items its starting to get busy (not so much with the objects but the shadows they cast). Thoughts on this would be appreciated

Oz haver. if i said the girl was having a bad hair day would you buy it?...:0) Seriously though, i think you're right, I might re-work it, time permitting.

Thanks for the input, time for a brew

Anon

redfrog
04-26-2005, 10:07 AM
I don't necessarily think you need to put in a lot of objects unless they add to the story... don't mistake minimalism for simplicity. I think the scene works suberbly as it... the less noise the greater clarity. You have a fantastic illustration style and your piece has great composition... maybe it's just a case of just adding little bits of detail (maybe a bit of texture to the rocks, floor and frank's pants) or even just a few bits of pebble on the ground. Just thoughts, but i think your scene works wonerfully well without having to clutter it.

RichTee
04-26-2005, 11:30 PM
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Polishing the turd

So i've decided after much deliberation, frustration and multiple undo's that scattering the floor with objects just isn't working. Not only is it making the image too busy, but doing the shadows is nigh on impossible due to my dubious POV :(

So I'm busy in the throws of finalising the image. I've added some more detail to the servant ( shadows, water in the eyes, stitches etc ) as well as adding detail to the lantern and surrounding wall.

I'll continue to add minor adjustments, but they're merely asthetic and won't add to the story of the image. Hopefully there is enough going on for you to sympathise with the servant and loathe the master...

Thanks again for the input guys & gals the image wouldn't have been half as good were it not for your ideas.

fensterer
04-28-2005, 12:03 AM
Well I think you call it finished. The image looks fantastic! The little girl with the smug expression definately conveys she is the master! I think you pulled it off well! Nice work!:applause:

jugeras
04-28-2005, 04:36 AM
:thumbsup:

RichTee
04-29-2005, 11:02 PM
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Evenin' all

quick update. Detail shot of servant. All crits welcome. Crits on the colours would be of particular help.

Thanks

Arc80
04-30-2005, 03:43 AM
WOW, this is looking really nice. I love the style dude and the attitude on the little girl... PRICELESS. Very simple composition, but effective and good choice of colours. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

cheers

ajsa51
04-30-2005, 09:53 PM
I really like the expression on the big guy's face. It really conveys what he thinks of the little girl. Overall....a really great piece! Good luck in the challenge.:thumbsup:

DaniloR
04-30-2005, 10:27 PM
Maybe lamp could have bigger falloff? Dont know what but something on shadows on the ground is disturbing me.

RichTee
05-02-2005, 02:01 PM
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Afternoon all

Still tweaking the final colours. I've tried to introduce a bigger fall-off around the lantern ( thanks for the suggestion DaniloR )

I've also softened out some of the more obvious brush strokes ( though its hard to tell when the image is as compressed as it is )

There's also some subtle detailing on the stone wall...I'll probably continue this onto the floor.

Any comments regarding the lighting/colours would be most appreciated

JRBRAZ
05-03-2005, 05:51 PM
Man, the expression of the characters and the colors are just perfect. Great work :arteest:

Debs
05-03-2005, 07:51 PM
Glad you stuck to your guns on the big guys expression. The overall painting is perfect, And it still makes me laugh out loud,everytime i see it.
May i make a suggestion Lighting wise, i would take the lower left behind the big guys foot back to how you had it on 26/04/05. As it is its to bright(white) and there is no texture there. Good Luck in the comp

RichTee
05-04-2005, 09:55 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/7150/7150_1115240092_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/7150/7150_1115240092_large.jpg)

Ahh well its all about polishing the turd now. Few added details include stuffing coming out of the bears arm, bit o rubble under the servants foot and some minor tweaks to the girl.

J.R.BRAZ: Thanks for those comments dude, most appreciated

Debs: Cheers for the feedback, i've reduced the glare around his foot, hopefully this isn't as distracting now - though when i compress this image to Jpeg it doesn't help in the contrast stakes.

I'm doubtful I'll add any more to this, unless of course an inspired suggestion should comes my way.

Good luck in the challenge people, there's some disturbingly talented people out there...I think we all need to get out more :)

redfrog
05-05-2005, 12:18 PM
great job on the illustration, dude! It's come up a treat. Really love your illustration style. It's been a pleasure watching this one evolve. Best of luck with it...

RichTee
05-07-2005, 03:16 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/7150/7150_1115475392_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/7150/7150_1115475392_large.jpg)

Some final adjustments to the colour tones. I felt my previous version was a little on the cold side, so i've played around with the colour values and tried to add a warmer hue to the piece.

Redfrog, thanks for your comments along the way, your input has been appreciated

Good luck to you all:)

demonicoz
05-07-2005, 05:56 PM
This is simply superb mate, I especially love the monster and the back wall and arch. Also really like the floor. The best things are your use of colours and the expression on the girl, (reminds me of my daughter and myself). The monster's coat is amazingly painted. One personal note, Something about the girl is making her look a little flat, cant quite put my finger on what it is, maybe you might want to try warm her tones up a little. Anyway keep going its otherwise fantastic mate.

Check out mine and let me know what you think :
http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?t=234420

All feedback very appreciated!!

eclipson
05-07-2005, 11:32 PM
This is cute!...haha...interesting...i love it!:bounce: :buttrock: :thumbsup:

itaioi
05-09-2005, 11:35 AM
wow! this has got to be one of the best pictures on the contest. your style is brilliant, and the coloring is amazing!!
i relly like it!
good luck!!

Vectorius
05-09-2005, 12:35 PM
Nice concept!:thumbsup: Maybe you could add some tasks on frankenstein caracter...in order to make him more ugly..:) The young girl facial expression look very good...I want to put on some slaps to her!:)! Lol..Good work.

Good luck

Hof
05-09-2005, 01:13 PM
Exellent! Great colours and impressions! Im shocked :thumbsup: poor fellow Teddy-bear:sad:

RichTee
05-09-2005, 11:39 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/7150/7150_1115678381_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/7150/7150_1115678381_large.jpg)

All done

Its always difficult to know when enough is enough, but i feel this image sums up the theme quite nicely. I could always add more but I don't think it will add anything new to the "story"

I want to thank everyone for their input, being new to this submitting work experience, its been a pleasure to hear your feedback and thoughts...making this image infinitely better than had i done it alone.

Thanks one and all, and good luck

walrus
05-10-2005, 12:40 AM
...And now you can let out a nice, big giant breath! You made it!
Congratulations, and nice work!

-mike

Nigel-Q
05-10-2005, 06:03 AM
this turned out fantastic. it's a clever concept and very well executed. the lighting is gorgeous and the colours add a warm feel to the piece. overall it's got alot of character and charm, well done!

Debs
05-10-2005, 11:11 AM
Perfect!!:thumbsup:

Nigel-Q
05-16-2005, 06:28 PM
I had to show this to my girlfirend as she's a children's lit masters student and completely obsessed with kids AND monsters! Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaw, was pretty much her reply... LOVED IT!
We looked at it for a while just appreciating the subtleties of the Frankenstein's expressions.
Brilliant.

arkinet
05-16-2005, 11:12 PM
perfect dude, love those expressions... congratulations, youre done finally!!:thumbsup:

Miyagu
05-16-2005, 11:57 PM
hi richard,

congrats! this is a very cute picture :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:


Its always difficult to know when enough is enough, but i feel this image sums up the theme quite nicely. I could always add more but I don't think it will add anything new to the "story"


i find this also the most difficult part.. because painting is soo much fun! i love the expression on her face and the little bell says it all! :)

good luck! :bounce:

nicknox
05-17-2005, 07:48 AM
Love the image. I especially like the expression on the servant character, looks like he would love to give the girl a thump but knows he can't.

paperclip
05-18-2005, 09:12 AM
Congratulations on finishing!

It's funkily cute and the concept is really good. Good luck in the judging...
theresa

Axisphere
05-18-2005, 05:29 PM
Nice one dude, nice one. Hope you win fella, hey least its not some chick with her jugs out nice to see a change. Great expression on the little girl dude, you must have had some good reference then fella?

RichTee
05-18-2005, 11:05 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/7150/7150_1116453952_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/8/7150/7150_1116453952_large.jpg)

Ooops !

I've just realised i failed to submit the accompanying text with my final post, so here goes...and just in the nick of time !!!

A long time ago in a land far far away....no seriously, lived a little princess. The princess was child of only 8 years, yet even in her infancy, had become accustomed to her high standing within the kingdom, and the many ways in which she could wield her power and status to suit her every whim.

Since before she could remember she had her very own servants, clammering in the wings to tend to her at every beck and call. No task was too small, no antic too demeaning and no tantrum too grating that they could not ease.

Except but for one..

A strange, lumbering man with skin bright green and a skull as thick as the most hardened battle shield. Yet beneath his peculiar appearence and humble ways his contempt for the ungrateful princess festered in the pit of his stomach. He knew she would not change, be contempt with what she had or be grateful for the kindness bestowed upon her. His master has made him as best he could, sure he wasn't perfect and yes, he found the bolts in his head a real ordeal when tring to rest his head. But he knew right from wrong, he had been taught the virtues of manners and always respected the values of others. So why was this child so evil to him, when she had so much, and him so little...?

So today he would bring her her teddy, high up in the west wing tower, he would lower his head and the he would leave when told. He would continue to fetch her the toys as and when...and he would continue to do whatever she so wished, but that would all change....

one day...

Ducklator
05-18-2005, 11:42 PM
hahaha... your final image is SO COOL...:thumbsup:

the little girl is like my girlfriend... _

congratulations!!!

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