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spacesnail
09-05-2005, 07:16 AM
Emmanuel Charon is entered in the "Spectacular Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/spectacular/view_entries.php?challenger=7806)

Latest Update: Final Image: EL SPEKTAKULARR
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7806/7806_1133771856_medium.jpg (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=2881526#post2881526)

spacesnail
09-05-2005, 07:19 AM
Spectacular... Uhh?

Have inspiration all you challengers !!! :bounce:

Squibbit
09-05-2005, 07:19 AM
SNAIL! welcome!




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ace4016
09-05-2005, 07:20 AM
Good Luck:thumbsup:

spacesnail
09-05-2005, 07:21 AM
Squibbit, ace4016 thanks a lot

May the Inspiration be with you

Squibbit
09-05-2005, 07:23 AM
May the Inspiration be with you

comes with all u people here :thumbsup:


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MichaelZHsee
09-05-2005, 07:32 AM
hie snail,good luck to u too~:bounce:

TheFirstAngel
09-05-2005, 07:52 AM
Hey Spacey! Have loadsa fun and best luck mate! :)

spacesnail
09-05-2005, 08:02 AM
Hello Sachaa

good luckk :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

TheFirstAngel
09-05-2005, 08:23 AM
Hehe Salut Emanuel! It's so great to see we have another gathering :D

authentic
09-05-2005, 09:23 AM
Good luck emmanuel.

Maybe you could won this challenge with the picture you made for amster and servant. It was spectacular I thought.

MDN67
09-05-2005, 11:30 AM
Hi emmanuel, i'm glad to see you here, i wait one of your amazing pic, good luck. Allez jette toi et fait nous encore du grand art

NOOB!
09-05-2005, 12:04 PM
the snail from space is here!! yaaaaay!

calisto-lynn
09-05-2005, 12:21 PM
wooohooo!!! wellcome spacesnail!!!best luck to you:D

Arc80
09-05-2005, 07:21 PM
Bonjour Manu,
oooh, this is going to be fun. See you around my friend, heeheehee.

spacesnail
09-06-2005, 07:12 AM
the1st_angel : how is you cintiq ?
authentic : hello dear hair loser. Thanks for your kind comment on my previous pic
MDN67 : merci beaucoup. Je sens qu'on va bien 'amuer !!!
NOOB! : Hi dear Dali-esque NOOB!
calisto : YES ! Damzelle Calisto is here !!!
Arc80 : Hello Archie. Here we go again.

Good luck to you all... Have you noticed that we have 3 months to work, this time?

Here are my first thoughts :

1 - The magician who stole the moon in his handkerchief : the greatest magician in the world is about to make the moon disappear.... Hint : that's a matter of point of view...
2 - The Show Must Go On : a huge rock show, where all the staff is on stage, supported by senile dinosaurs ! With full projectors, Kiss-like groupies. The stage would be made of dinosaurs' skelettons and all power produced by fat hamsters.
3 - A Ben Hur-like powerdrome : a big race showing plenty of dinornis running, crashing, etc... The arena is ancient-like, but there a lot of lights and huge screens for the show...

That's all for the moment, Folks.

Cheers

Manu

Zephyri
09-06-2005, 12:15 PM
Salut Manu! Great to see you here, I just know we're gong to see some more work formidable, bon chance! (or should that be bonne chance?)

spacesnail
09-06-2005, 01:24 PM
Hi Sam ! It's a great pleasure to see you and many well-known names in this challenge !!!
I wish you the best of Inspiration :thumbsup: :bounce:

btw : you were right when you wrote "bonne chance", He He


About my thoughts for this challenge, I'll add this one :

- a micro-race between dragonflies and their riders, seen thru some microscopic camera.

beelow
09-06-2005, 04:16 PM
Spacesnail, welcome back, good luck to cuzzo, holla!:scream:

am7
09-06-2005, 04:36 PM
Yo snail! Hope to see some real killer details this time aswell! :D

Good luck!

Miyagu
09-06-2005, 07:11 PM
:bounce: hi! good luck! :bounce:

walrus
09-06-2005, 07:37 PM
Hey, 'snail, good to see you back again. I'm sure this will be great, your work is always spectacular. :) Good luck!-mike

spacesnail
09-07-2005, 09:59 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7806/7806_1126087172_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7806/7806_1126087172_large.jpg)

Hello !!
Here is a very quick sketch for my first idea.

Squibbit
09-07-2005, 10:01 AM
nice :)

El SpectacularrRR!!


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authentic
09-07-2005, 10:04 AM
Great !! Magic was also a possibility for me.
Cool point of view.

MichaelZHsee
09-07-2005, 10:54 AM
nice one spacesnail~i was wondering if the spectators down there actually see if he's holding the actual moon~:)keep it coming mate~:scream:

Vectorius
09-07-2005, 11:57 AM
Hello manu!! what's up man? good to see you again...

Very good start with a very funny idea..that's great man!:thumbsup:

Good luck!

spacesnail
09-07-2005, 12:00 PM
Squibbit : thanks for the name... I previously thought his name could be : " Goliath Silvermine" (He He, kinda David Copperfield but even more pretentious... if it's possible !)
authentic : thanks, dude.
sh@ke : err... s**t, you're right !!!:cry: I have to reconsider my point of view... GRRRRRRR
Fiolka Alexandre : hello man. Happy to see you here :thumbsup:

spacesnail
09-07-2005, 03:39 PM
Hummm... finally I'll be using this concept for the 2D section...no : 3D section

But I just thought about a Hard-Rock Show Race. With 2 huge towers of lightings, mad heavy metal crew, stages pulled by heavy dinosaurs (carnators or something like that).

***Btw, Squib, the wormhole in my head is fine, but I still haven't recovered the brain...***

Cheers

Manu

CodeNothing
09-07-2005, 03:43 PM
haha! awsome! he is so the classic over the top magician! :)

electricsketchbook
09-07-2005, 03:47 PM
Great first Idea Snail. Can't wait to see more. I'll keep my eye out for your piece :thumbsup:

Russel-Nash
09-07-2005, 03:51 PM
Wow, I love this idea.

Good luck.

Russel

beelow
09-07-2005, 04:02 PM
That's allready spectacular, grabbing moons out the sky really cool, I just caught up with your thread. Good luck to ya, holla!:thumbsup:

botched
09-07-2005, 04:09 PM
This one looks like it will be a lot of fun. Good luck!

fooxoo
09-07-2005, 04:30 PM
LMAO Sweeeeeeeeet! Goodie. Good luck.

Zephyri
09-07-2005, 10:02 PM
looking grand Manu! I love the sense of anicipation about that concept, knowing whether a) he'll make it disappear or b) even stay up there is great! And I had a sneaky suspicion you might have a moon somehow involved, though I'd have loved to have seen Agnes make a star appearance again.

Can't wait to see the other concepts, bravo!

Arc80
09-08-2005, 12:31 AM
Ooooh, interesting. Like the angle and perspective. I too agree with Sam about the anticipation. will be waiting for the colour pallete if you choose to do this, but i'm interested to see the other two too. Keep it up :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

cheers

spacesnail
09-08-2005, 01:50 PM
CodeNothing, 11th Door, Russel_Nash : thanks dudes :)
beelow : thx too ... I think 've got some issues with the:D moon
botched , fooxoo : thanks too ... fun is the key
Zepyhri : AHHH sweet words from Sam:love: Sorry, but Agnes won't be in this picture... I know, I know, she could have been some kind of assistant... But if you want some more Agnes, you can find her here (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=269556)
Arc80 : sorry but I moved this pic to te 3D section.

The other concepts are coming soon.
My boss is sneaking around, I have to....>Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep<

- End of transmision -

am7
09-08-2005, 04:33 PM
Wow, didnt see this one coming from you spacesnail! :) You'r last M&S entry was very different in style and theme I think. But I love the concept! So original.. shows that I really have to come up with something better aswell. Oh well.. Keep posting! I'd like to watch you'r progress on this closely.

spacesnail
09-08-2005, 07:55 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7806/7806_1126209341_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7806/7806_1126209341_large.jpg)

Well, here are some quick sketches for my Hard Rock Opera Race. They're very rough (I used a "real" ink brush) while looking at some 80's Rock Shows pics and videos.
Let mme know what you think about the concept.

Cheers

Manu

shaddax
09-08-2005, 08:26 PM
Tiens ! On dirait qu'on a eu la même idée ;) Jolies Croquis Bravo !! :thumbsup:

spacesnail
09-08-2005, 08:37 PM
The Witch : merci pour le compliment :) As-tu aussi prévu des dinosaures pour tirer la scène ? J'espère que nous n'allons pas traiter le sujet de la même manière !
Thx for the compliment. Are you also planning some dinosaurs to pull the stage ?

Cheers

Manu

Squibbit
09-08-2005, 08:41 PM
i think if u made a pic with a gigantic stage structure with all kinds of cool theme
stuff there like in Iron Maiden concerts, could be really cool :)

but like top all that's done before, make it a stadium, half of which is filled with
the set, castles , pillars, statues, creatures, whatever :)


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spacesnail
09-08-2005, 08:43 PM
That's just what i'm planning to do... and there will be a race with rolling stages...

Squibbit
09-08-2005, 08:46 PM
:thumbsup:




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Zephyri
09-08-2005, 08:47 PM
Lovely sketches, gorgeously fluid. I particularly love the top left, the perspective screams power! This could be really cool if you go the glam rock route, with all the glitter and platform boots and fantastic KISS style makeup, in fact the top right almost has a bit of a Paul Stanley look to him!

Adding dinosaurs to pull the stage too.. well, thats just a genius stroke. Can't wait to see a more evolved version!

shaddax
09-08-2005, 08:58 PM
Spacesnail : En fait j'avais pensé au groupe Queen lol

spacesnail
09-08-2005, 09:05 PM
Respect!!!... He He

shaddax
09-08-2005, 09:07 PM
Quoi de plus spectaculaire que Queen ! uhuh

artjunkie
09-08-2005, 09:10 PM
Great concepts you have goin' on there! I especially love the magician... very whimsical and quite different in style than your M&S challenge. I like!! :thumbsup:

Keep crankin' out the gems!

Cheers!

Arc80
09-08-2005, 10:36 PM
Man, now i have to go subscribe at your 3D thread...oy That magician concept is really good. As for the 2d piece, good start. Definately like their gestures. will be waiting for more :thumbsup:

cheers

spacesnail
09-09-2005, 08:39 AM
Lovely sketches, gorgeously fluid. I particularly love the top left, the perspective screams power! This could be really cool if you go the glam rock route, with all the glitter and platform boots and fantastic KISS style makeup, in fact the top right almost has a bit of a Paul Stanley look to him!


Thanks mam'zelle ! You're right it's Stanley's gestures... Since you seem to particularly know about Kiss, is it true that they smashed little chicken on stage in the early 80's ? :twisted: :eek:

The Witch : maybe Europe ? ... Scorpions ? ... wait, I'll find something smart.... ouais, j'ai trouvé : KYO Lol

artjunkie : thanks a lot :) The magician has turned 3D.

Arc80 : how much threads have you subscribed ? He He


Btw : a friend of mine just sent this picture to me... Just a quotation, no plagiarism...
http://spacesnail.free.fr/Inpic/kisslkie.jpg

beelow
09-09-2005, 09:06 AM
Yeah seems like a pretty cool concept, I will be waiting to see more!:thumbsup:

calisto-lynn
09-09-2005, 09:52 AM
ahahahaha!! great idea man!!and those pandas...ROCK!!!i really like your concept!its quite inovative! keep it up!!:) i await ur update!

xric7
09-12-2005, 08:01 AM
very nice idea!I love the 1st idea.megician is realy interesting.
just my opinion.go for what u love.cheers.:beer:

spacesnail
09-13-2005, 06:52 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7806/7806_1126594314_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7806/7806_1126594314_large.jpg)

First concept for the mobile stage.

spacesnail
09-13-2005, 06:53 AM
beelow, calisto, xric7 : thanks for dropping by :thumbsup:

Squibbit
09-13-2005, 06:56 AM
wow, talkin' 'bout original, awesome, dude!



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MichaelZHsee
09-13-2005, 07:03 AM
now thats really something~very unique conceptual designs~:scream:

Korline
09-13-2005, 07:12 AM
Hi there, this looks great even I'm not sure what I see, but thereis something that grabs the attention, good luck

am7
09-13-2005, 09:31 AM
Man! you'r ideas are wicked! And I love it! Keep it up :)

calisto-lynn
09-15-2005, 01:05 PM
woowww

thats a dark sketch but i love the stlye

nice work!!!:thumbsup:

Arc80
09-15-2005, 08:41 PM
Wicked design my friend. very funky and original. I'll call it Manu's moving rock stage, hehehe. more...more...more updates please :bounce:

cheers

xric7
09-15-2005, 08:47 PM
realy cool design.love it a lot.:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
cheers bro.

TheFirstAngel
09-18-2005, 09:58 PM
hahah, very cool band and the booty thingy rocks as well, very cool concept mate! can't wait to see how you explore and develope this, keep on rocking!:buttrock: :applause: :beer:

spacesnail
09-30-2005, 09:53 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7806/7806_1128074010_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7806/7806_1128074010_large.jpg)

Okay !!! Here we go !!
Back to the stage

MichaelZHsee
09-30-2005, 10:13 AM
ahh~great~u r back~been away for awhile eh?love the latest sketch.very interesting style:)

Vectorius
09-30-2005, 10:34 AM
That's rock manu!! i love your stuff...hip hop please stop:) and rock it!!:buttrock:

Cheeeers

spacesnail
09-30-2005, 07:52 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7806/7806_1128109956_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7806/7806_1128109956_large.jpg)

Thanks Bros and Sis for dropping by :-)
Sorry, I'm a bit lazy this evening...

Arc80
09-30-2005, 09:03 PM
oooh, an update. Looks great my friend. Whatever is going on with the sky it looks WICKED. It feels like the sky is burning or a huge meteor is about to fall. The characters are developing really nice too. It feels like an old school rock band. I'll have to wait for more before i can bombard you with any critzs :twisted:

AWESOME job Manu :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Vectorius
09-30-2005, 09:09 PM
oooohh yeeaaahhhh:buttrock: !! manuuu!! that's goin' very great!! felicitations...i think that you're doing a very good stuff..like always i like your work..vivement la suite!!!:)

beelow
10-02-2005, 10:28 AM
You still doing the 3d?? Nice sketch so far, keep it coming, will by lata!:thumbsup:

NinjaA55N
10-26-2005, 06:12 PM
and lets the show begin :D great concept, I'll keep in touch for updates.

Ducklator
10-26-2005, 07:23 PM
hey, cool concept! I like a lot! I'll wait for new updates... keep it up!:thumbsup:

spacesnail
11-03-2005, 01:16 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7806/7806_1131027360_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7806/7806_1131027360_large.jpg)

Okay, I'm back after many adventures. I finally decided to stop (again) the 3D challenge and go on with the magician. The old-school rock band will join the unfinished section of my work. :shrug:

spacesnail
11-03-2005, 01:18 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7806/7806_1131027499_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7806/7806_1131027499_large.jpg)

The background is on its way
May I say that I especially love drawing moonlight scenes ?

beelow
11-03-2005, 06:20 PM
Welcome back emanuel, I see that you are doing the magician instead of the rock band thingy! Good luck with it!:thumbsup:

Arc80
11-03-2005, 07:15 PM
WOOHOO :bounce: Welcome back Manu and i see you are going back to the magician. THat's AWESOME. It's one of my favorite pieces here. Very impressive start on the Background :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Will come back for more spamming :twisted:

cheers my friend

spacesnail
11-04-2005, 07:36 AM
https://portail.wfg.uhb.fr/http/features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7806/7806_1131093405_medium.jpg (https://portail.wfg.uhb.fr/http/features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7806/7806_1131093405_large.jpg)

A little further more...
Just some words about the process :
I used Greeble + 3DSMax + basic celshading for the background. Clouds are created directly with Photoshop. Basic retouching with PS too.

spacesnail
11-04-2005, 07:47 AM
Archie : hi my friend :bounce: Yes I'm back ! There's nothing I love than Time Pressure ! Lol !
Alexandre : désolé, je fais mes adieux en tant que star du rock ! Ha Ha
Beelow : I'm sorry to quit 3D but there's only 24 hours a day
NinjaASSN + Ducklator : thx for dropping by :thumbsup:

THECLYKE
11-04-2005, 08:29 AM
well done perspective drawing man

Screenblind
11-04-2005, 08:36 AM
I'm loving the sky - looks like a big space-snail trail.

walrus
11-04-2005, 04:21 PM
Beautiful work and perspective, Emmanuel! And the palette so far is very "you." :) (that's a good thing.) Good to see you're still on this.

What, by the way, is "Greeble?"

Keep going!

-mike

Arc80
11-04-2005, 05:47 PM
Yup this is definately you. The sky formation is looking Amazing, as well as the detailing for the cityscape :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Can't wait for more update :drool:

I too am curious, what is GREEBLE?

cheers my friend

Ducklator
11-04-2005, 07:45 PM
I liked the rock band...:shrug: these sky and perspective looks awesome... keep the great job:thumbsup:

spacesnail
11-06-2005, 07:08 PM
THE CLYKE & Avatarist : thanks dudes ;)
walrus & Arc80 : thanks a lot. I've been very very busy those last weeks. I was even wonndering if I was "me". He He. Good to see you've noticed I'm myself again. About the Greeble thing : it's a very cool 3DS MAX pluginwhich allows you to quickly create a city, death-star and all that sort of things. The results are a little rough, but it's enough for a good start. Here's the link : http://www.richardrosenman.com/greeble.htm
Ducklator : Even if there's no rock band anymore, the show goes on with the magician !

Cheers

Manu

Squibbit
11-06-2005, 11:52 PM
ooooo, look at all de little windows u have scribbled!



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MichaelZHsee
11-07-2005, 01:15 AM
nice going snail,i like the perspective,u hit it right on~!:)

spacesnail
11-15-2005, 05:26 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7806/7806_1132079197_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7806/7806_1132079197_large.jpg)

...my name is snail, spacesnail... and I'm very slow... on replying to your kind comments... phew! I'm tired.

spacesnail
11-15-2005, 07:45 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7806/7806_1132087538_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7806/7806_1132087538_large.jpg)

Big city lights... and a half-magician...

walrus
11-15-2005, 07:53 PM
Manu -

The city lights are amazing. I love seeing how you go from the 3D and paint over it to give it a lot of character.

The magicial is a lot smaller than I was expecting. I liked the size he was in the original, forst post you showed. But it's still looking great.

Not too much time left... good luck, my friend!

-mike

Squibbit
11-15-2005, 07:57 PM
the snail... is alive? :curious:



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authentic
11-16-2005, 07:55 AM
WOw I thought you gave up. Nice to see you back. To crit your picture : I love the concept and I'll just say to pay attention to give the focus on the magician so to be careful with colors.

nebezial
11-16-2005, 09:03 AM
:arteest: this is an awesome idea man!!!

spacesnail
11-16-2005, 07:51 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7806/7806_1132174303_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7806/7806_1132174303_large.jpg)

A bigger magician

spacesnail
11-16-2005, 07:58 PM
Squibbit, sh@ke, authentic, nebezial : thanks a lot !!! :beer::beer:
I was very very busy those last weeks so didn't post much updates nor spam or at least C&C to other threads... Sorry for that.

Anyway thanks again for your comments and encouragements !!

Walrus & Authentic, you're right, the magician was to tiny ! Fixed this problem with a crappy scribbled character. See you soon

Cheers

Manu

authentic
11-17-2005, 07:44 AM
The posing of the magician is really much better now. Now it's time for refining him.

beelow
11-17-2005, 02:29 PM
Really interesting pose of the magician, nice city too, damn I wish I was that patient!:)

calisto-lynn
11-17-2005, 02:41 PM
whoa what a great idea!!!:cool: :bowdown:

spacesnail
11-17-2005, 08:30 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7806/7806_1132263021_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7806/7806_1132263021_large.jpg)

I'm late... I'm late... I'm late...
-said the white Rabbit

--- maybe the pose is too static ?

FrozZT
11-17-2005, 09:01 PM
Hey!
Awesome idea! :)
I like the previous poses better.. He looks a little bit unsteady right now and that makes him look a bit klumsy. Great magicians allways manage to do their stuff with control and grace! But then again, he IS standing on all that stuff.. :P

Good luck!

MichaelZHsee
11-18-2005, 01:04 AM
an interesting view u've got there~will there be some spectators below cheering him?keep it going~mate:bounce:

spacesnail
11-22-2005, 04:07 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7806/7806_1132679251_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7806/7806_1132679251_large.jpg)

OK, I'm close to the end...
To do list :
- add many many many spectators
- refine the whole pic
- stop looking at all those wonderful and spectacular images of this contest and feeling depressed after that

Cheers

GonzaloGolpe
11-22-2005, 04:41 PM
Depressed? hehe,man your image´s wonderful and original!extra-energy for you!:thumbsup:

spacesnail
11-22-2005, 07:38 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7806/7806_1132691887_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7806/7806_1132691887_large.jpg)

Just a little close up

--- Gonzalo Golpe : thanks a lot for the energy booster :thumbsup:

calisto-lynn
11-22-2005, 08:07 PM
uhh...sorry for coming here so late...T_T
it looks so great! i love the contrast of blue and reddish orange. you did a great work on the letters, and i loooove the background!! cheers!!:thumbsup: :applause:

authentic
11-23-2005, 07:42 AM
What a nose :scream:
No, seriously, nothing to crit really. maybe his elbows are too round...
Waiting for refinement but as I already said, i love the idea.

MichaelZHsee
11-23-2005, 08:07 AM
yeah~~u r almost there :scream:

spacesnail
11-23-2005, 05:04 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7806/7806_1132769055_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7806/7806_1132769055_large.jpg)

Here comes the final straight line...
Squibb, would you mind if I use your "El Spectacularrrrrr..." suggestion ?

NinjaA55N
11-23-2005, 07:06 PM
fantastic image! from the story to the usage of colors and composition, dynamics and everythink. Only thing is, that clouds look a bit too creamy in my opinion. Other than that its awesome! good luck :thumbsup:

spacesnail
11-23-2005, 07:37 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7806/7806_1132778259_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7806/7806_1132778259_large.jpg)

It's now the tweaking session...

spacesnail
11-23-2005, 07:55 PM
beelow : the posing of a character is one of my weaknesses. I used again a trick with a ZBrush model I made... and then discovered of to (almost) correctly use this software.
calisto : Thanks for dropping by Mam'zelle :bounce: and much thanks for the kind compliments
FrozZT : Hope the new pose feels better... thanks for the advice
sh@ke : yep, I'm almost there ! Thanks for the support my friend
Gonzalo Golpe : thanks again for the extr energy He He
authentic : about the elbows, well I wanted a cartoonesque style for the magician. In this way, there's a better contrast with the rigid lines of the building all around... And to introduce some kind of flexibility : DREAm and ILLUSION versus Common life. Thanks for your kind support. :beer:
NinjaASSN : Much thanks to you too. Yes, the clouds are a bit creamy... This is due to a new technique I used : the finger smearing Tool itself. I'll take time to have them more "cloudy". :beer:

beelow
11-23-2005, 10:10 PM
Interesting pose of the character, till the next update good luck! :thumbsup:

Arc80
11-23-2005, 10:17 PM
Oh man, i've missed so much... sorry my friend. I got really busy with other chores.
Anyway, love the composition and the magician ROCKS. The colours are definately you :D Great details and very fun to view. The only suggestion i can say is maybe desaturate it a tad bit. Other than that, i like the right one better than the left. It has a great balance in light and shadow.

will await for the final piece and requesting another wallpaper, please :bounce:

awesome job Manu :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

spacesnail
11-25-2005, 05:53 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7806/7806_1132944834_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7806/7806_1132944834_large.jpg)

Tweaking Tweaking Tweaking...

calisto-lynn
11-25-2005, 09:49 PM
great great work!! it turned out beautifully!!:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

spacesnail
11-25-2005, 11:14 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7806/7806_1132964086_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7806/7806_1132964086_large.jpg)

Just added some detail to the cape...

NinjaA55N
11-26-2005, 11:19 AM
adding those symbols is a grat idea, really balance the pic well. Did u do some work on the clouds too? It seems better to me now, but still I think it could be better ;) great work!

MikeYork
11-26-2005, 06:19 PM
Hell yeah I love this image Good luck to You

LadyMedusa
11-26-2005, 06:26 PM
Really nice :applause:

jugeras
11-26-2005, 09:26 PM
very fun piece. gud luk then again if actual magic really worked.

2 cents - more hues for windows n buildins n a sash belt thing for the el spec...

cheers:thumbsup:

Vahn
11-26-2005, 11:40 PM
It looks really great so far :applause: I personally would like to see the underside of the moon so as to make it more clear that it is actually the center of the magic trick. I think the cloth alone covering up the upper parts makes this work very well ... the hat altough works a little against that by covering up the moon imho.

what do you think ? :)

spacesnail
11-27-2005, 02:04 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7806/7806_1133103883_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7806/7806_1133103883_large.jpg)

Thanks for the suggestions !!!
Just have to polish the clouds...

walrus
11-27-2005, 03:01 PM
Looking good, Manu! I like the addition of all of the planets and comets and such on the cape, and the clouds are looking better, too.

I agreed with Vahn's last comment, but I am not sure about the new positioning of the moon. in the earlier shots the hat overlapped the moon so you could tell that the moon wasn't going into his hat, and he was clearly positioned in front of it. Now, with the moon over his hat, it's just impossible... It would be nice to split the difference and make it uncertain, present some ambiguity, like you presented in your earliest sketches? What about the hat in the earlier position, only a bit lower, so that it's still unclear whether the moon is in front of his hat or vice versa?

anyhow, just a monir quibble over positioning, overall it looks great. Congrats for getting to the end!

-mike

spacesnail
11-27-2005, 06:51 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7806/7806_1133121075_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7806/7806_1133121075_large.jpg)

Thanks Walrus !
Sometimes, I read too fast...:D
And a great thanks to Jugeras & Vahn :thumbsup:

Arc80
11-28-2005, 12:16 AM
Hehe, i'm having the same problem with my waterfall. I need to push it back too. But anyway, i like the add ons on his cape. Great detailings on the props too. This is truely fun and entertaining to see. Can't wait till its finish my friend.

cheers :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

yumurcak
11-29-2005, 04:30 PM
You are crazy man! This looks fantastic, character is fantastic and great details.go on:bounce:

spacesnail
12-03-2005, 08:21 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7806/7806_1133644897_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7806/7806_1133644897_large.jpg)

Just added a little cow to jump over the moon... whereas I just don't really understand what it means. But I love the expression !

spacesnail
12-03-2005, 08:24 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7806/7806_1133645066_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7806/7806_1133645066_large.jpg)

Well... I think I'll soon call it done

beelow
12-03-2005, 08:36 PM
Before you have it finished, I just noticed something, those buildings on the right of the canvas furthest back is throwing me off, the perspective that is. You have this birds eye view thing going on here and that is just the thing that is trippin me out I hope you fix, good luck with your entry spacesnail, Spectacular it is indeed!:thumbsup:

walrus
12-03-2005, 09:43 PM
Looks great, Manu! The moon is exactly the way I was talking about in my last post: Is it in front of his hat? Behind? You can't tell, which makes it perfect. Great work all the way, congratulations for finishing!

-mike

weedlog
12-03-2005, 10:27 PM
Really great idea!!! Good luck!

MichaelCTY
12-04-2005, 12:04 AM
thats a great idea and cool style , it is spectacular indeed,congratz on finishing such work.
good luck with your entry :)

MichaelZHsee
12-04-2005, 12:36 AM
great stuff spacesnail!the finals looks more than i expected~purely magical:thumbsup:good luck

Vahn
12-04-2005, 01:52 AM
very good ... the hat and moon are perfect now :D

grats :applause::applause::applause:

spacesnail
12-04-2005, 02:14 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7806/7806_1133709274_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7806/7806_1133709274_large.jpg)

Almost the final final coloring... still have a little hours to finish it

Arc80
12-05-2005, 06:52 AM
Hello Manu,

Aside from the really cool title, that cow is awesome, hehehe. Just waiting for the finish piece my friend. Got nothing else to critzs about. You own the style and it works really well.

Goodluck and i'll speak to you soon :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Now hurry :bounce: :twisted:

spacesnail
12-05-2005, 07:37 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7806/7806_1133771856_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7806/7806_1133771856_large.jpg)

Welcome to EL SPEKTAKULAARR last night show !!!
You will see how the greatest magician of all times is going to stand on the most unstable pile of objects, make the cow jump over the Moon and make the same Moon disappear within his single handkerchief and a top hat.

Come on and take a seat !!!

And don't forget : EVERYTHING IS A MATTER OF POINT OF VIEW !!!

Squibbit
12-05-2005, 07:46 AM
Excellent image again, snail!

great to have you in these challenges manu, you give so much to them!



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Fahrija
12-05-2005, 05:59 PM
hey spacenail,

sorry for not dropping by earlier but I don´t want to miss to congratulate you for finishing your entry. As I mentionend earlier: Very beautiful and subtle approach on the topic. Great work but I have to admit I would have love to see this topic finished as 3D-Artwork. The first previews I´ve seen were amazing.



kind regards
fahrija


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Zephyri
12-05-2005, 07:42 PM
salut manu! Great to see you finished this! It was my favourite of all the concepts you did. And the final image is spectacularly enchanting. There is just so much to look at, loads of little details that work so well in the whole. Great composition, i love the way you've used his cloak to round off the corners of the image and bring the eye back round. Magnifique!

Ste7en
12-05-2005, 07:47 PM
I didnt find this wonderful picture until just now, but it was definitely worth finding. Magicians are always spectacular so the concept combined with the execution make this one of my favorite pieces.

GonzaloGolpe
12-05-2005, 08:25 PM
A great sélection:arteest: hehe, you have captured all the terms of this challenge, congrats and good luck!!:wavey:

mikkamakka
12-06-2005, 02:41 PM
so cool dorky idea and very good implementation! i wish you the best luck!

spacesnail
12-07-2005, 03:03 PM
Shame on me, I didn't take the time for (at least) a little reply to your kind words & suggestionshttps://portail.wfg.uhb.fr/http/forums.cgsociety.org/images/smilies/blush.gif Well, well, well... The contest is over (can't wait for the next one) and I wish the best of luck to all participants... and congratulations to those who couldn't finish in time, there's so much entries with a lot of potential https://portail.wfg.uhb.fr/http/forums.cgsociety.org/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif https://portail.wfg.uhb.fr/http/forums.cgsociety.org/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif Special thought to Calisto and Dunkelgold : https://portail.wfg.uhb.fr/http/forums.cgsociety.org/images/smilies/arteest.gif
Haraldus : thanks dude
Gonzalo Golpe : thanks a lot! This is time, I read ALL of the guidelines.
Ste7en : a great magical thanks
Zepyhri : thanks a lot, my dear english friend https://portail.wfg.uhb.fr/http/forums.cgsociety.org/images/smilies/bouncy.gif
Fahrija : yep, i first intended to work it as a 3D pic... alas, my out-of-date official lightwave 5.6 license couldn't manage enough vertexes and crashed everytime, so i brought the whole thing to 2D. I'm trying to learn Blender + ZBRUSH for the next challenge.
Squibbit : https://portail.wfg.uhb.fr/http/forums.cgsociety.org/images/smilies/blush.gif https://portail.wfg.uhb.fr/http/forums.cgsociety.org/images/smilies/blush.gif it's great to have you too, especially with your weird and hilarious compositions, HA HA HA. And mucho thanks for the "El Spectacularrrrrr... suggestion" https://portail.wfg.uhb.fr/http/forums.cgsociety.org/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif
Arc80 : https://portail.wfg.uhb.fr/http/forums.cgsociety.org/images/smilies/blush.gif https://portail.wfg.uhb.fr/http/forums.cgsociety.org/images/smilies/blush.gif it's great to have you on my side !!
Vahn + sh@ke + Michael Chang + weedlog : a big big thank and good luck to you too
Walrus + beelow + jugeras: you're always of good suggestion many thanks to you. Your entries are really great.

And again best of the best luck to you all

Cheers

Manu

Miyagu
12-07-2005, 03:18 PM
i can not look at the height of this! :eek: *hides behind a chair*

it looks really magical :) i love the concept and all the little details, like the patterns on his hat and cape.. just magical!

best of luck to you! :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

xric7
12-07-2005, 05:22 PM
hey mate.congrats on another maaterpiece of you.love the concept and compos alot.congrtzz and hope to cua next contest.cheers.:bounce: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :buttrock:

Ducklator
12-07-2005, 06:31 PM
wow... great final image!!! I like it a lot... good luck mate:thumbsup: !!

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