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LadyMedusa
09-05-2005, 02:56 PM
Valentina Rosalia D'Este is entered in the "Spectacular Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/spectacular/view_entries.php?challenger=7971)

Latest Update: Final Image: Nobody Returned From the Ilse of Durgal
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7971/7971_1133373966_medium.jpg (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=2868034#post2868034)

umbrellasky
09-05-2005, 03:00 PM
yeah welcome Valentina nice to see your entering! Can't wait to see what you come up with! :D

Art2
09-05-2005, 03:01 PM
Have fun and good luck Valentina!

jtico
09-05-2005, 03:48 PM
Good look Valentina! :)

Squibbit
09-05-2005, 03:49 PM
Welcome, Lady :)


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SoniaNotRed
09-05-2005, 03:58 PM
Good luck from me, too! :)

LadyMedusa
09-05-2005, 04:02 PM
Thank you mateys :D

I'll do my best.
I hope I wont get too busy whit jobs and what-not :)

Rebeccak
09-05-2005, 04:35 PM
Go Lady Medusa!!! Good Luck!!! :bounce:

Cheers! :)

~Rebeccak

ace4016
09-05-2005, 08:02 PM
Good luck:thumbsup:

LadyMedusa
09-06-2005, 08:53 AM
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After sketching for a while and filtering out my bad ideas, I stand whit two ideas I like left.
1. Hear freak speak. So called "freaks" used to be seen as spectacular "objects" in the old times.
2. An airship or a flying bus (cruise busses) agency opening somewhere in the distant future.

calisto-lynn
09-06-2005, 08:58 AM
hello my friend!!!
wellcome and good luck!!:)

umbrellasky
09-06-2005, 09:06 AM
Cool I like both ideas!! nice work so far, can't wait to see more!! :D

DimitrisLiatsos
09-06-2005, 09:54 AM
Subscribed :bounce:

AnimZiggy
09-06-2005, 09:58 AM
Hello, I like both ideas too. But maybe more the first one..I got something with old times recently lol...Good Luck!

LadyMedusa
09-06-2005, 10:00 AM
Thanks a lot people =)
That's really encoraging me.

I decided to go for the freak one, more will come soon :)

LadyMedusa
09-06-2005, 12:48 PM
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I don't always do this, but I want the poor guy to stand on a box near the road.
In cases like this if feel I have to use solid lines to help me as the sketch tend to be a little messy.

Solothores
09-06-2005, 07:47 PM
Hi Valentina, all the best to you and every single of your tentacles. :thumbsup: That theme about freaks is definitly a clever idea. What about placing him into a carnival setting, great dramatic opportunities to set him into a spectecular context?

Cheers
Solo

LadyMedusa
09-06-2005, 09:40 PM
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I started filling in the two most important people. I went a little more in detail whit the freak, as he is a little more complicated. I need to fix his anatomy a little though, I want the muscles to be misshapen and in terrible conditions, but still correctly placed.

NOOB!
09-06-2005, 09:42 PM
lol,nice freak!!! keep goin

pushav
09-06-2005, 09:47 PM
Nice perspective setup.

LadyMedusa
09-06-2005, 09:48 PM
Eric- Good idea =D
Nubian- Thank you
verdell- Thank you too :)

BaronImpossible
09-06-2005, 09:52 PM
Freaky freak, he doesn't look too happy. How about having him nearer the camera, filling more of the image?

LadyMedusa
09-06-2005, 09:57 PM
hmm, that could be something, but I what it to look a little crowded. I'm temted to give it a try when I get the others in there :)

MichaelZHsee
09-07-2005, 04:01 AM
hie lady medusa!good luck to u my friend~keep going,pretty welldone perspectively~:)

Ego
09-07-2005, 09:29 AM
Hey Valentina. Good to see you enter and already at work. :) I'll be looking in on you. good luck;

LadyMedusa
09-07-2005, 03:47 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7971/7971_1126108067_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7971/7971_1126108067_large.jpg)

I've put on some more people and selected some of the colors for the backround

LadyMedusa
09-09-2005, 11:48 AM
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I'm not quite sure how I want it to look yet. I made a quick more comic-based sketch of the scene. He got more far away, but now I feel I got more of an "dramatical" light effect and more environment. I'm not sure what would look the best; having him close or having more environments?

Lystmaler
09-09-2005, 04:00 PM
I really do preffer the last one. It's leaning a lot more thoward Tim Burton in mood and is deffenently my favorite.

Ducklator
09-09-2005, 07:30 PM
Hallooo!!! How are you Valentine??!! :p

Nice to see you around!!! I realy like your idea!!:cool: freak!!:twisted:

I can't see you on the msn more...:cry: the unversity, you know... but I'll check your work to see your progress...:thumbsup:

Good luck friend:wavey: !!!

ace4016
09-10-2005, 02:51 AM
I do like the last view you did, but im not sure if this concept is as spectacular as you can think up. Maybe it's too early to say, but that's just how I feel atm, ignore it if you wish.

LadyMedusa
09-10-2005, 07:09 AM
Alexander- Thank you :D

Ducklator- Thank you, I've been rather "busy" lately, so I guess that has something to do whit it. See you around ;)

Ace- :/, I've been thinking about that too, but I'm going whit it until I'm convinced about this being a bad idea and I get a better one

LadyMedusa
09-10-2005, 05:29 PM
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First on, I paint the moon.
After spending a few hours studying Victorian lamps and furniture, I figured my lamp was way off. So I made one based how they actually looked, although the color may still change.
When coloring I toggle the lines. I'm not going to have them there on the final result. I feel that the quality gets better this way.

Xillion
09-10-2005, 07:05 PM
uh...just a little advice...if the moon and the lamp play a big part in the composition don't let the lamp stay that close to the edge of the painting!
Anyway...nice lamp and relaxing mood!

keep it comin'! :thumbsup:

LadyMedusa
09-10-2005, 07:12 PM
Enrico- Allredy turned the lamp around :D
I feel confortable having the lights placed early so I don't confuse the shadows.

NOOB!
09-10-2005, 07:14 PM
nice progress,lighting is very difficult to achieve.

LadyMedusa
09-13-2005, 09:18 AM
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I started whit the dark color on the road and sidewalk, then filled in the lighter area. I might change the color of the house and the windows will be rounder on the top of them.

LadyMedusa
09-13-2005, 02:06 PM
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Now I'm really in doubt. Should I stick whit the old "freak"-concept, although I feel a little bad for him, or should I change to either the pirates concept or the nuclear/just gigantic squid-like beast eating the futuristic train?
Either way, I am going to finish the old one, but saying it was spectacular to see a freak in the Victorian times and enter it to a spectacular contest is almost a little like saying "it was really spectacular", or so I feel, but at the same time it's not.

Ducklator
09-13-2005, 02:52 PM
I like both ideas, but for your skills and your style art, I vote for the giant squid:thumbsup:

mucha suerte señorita, te deseo lo mejor y da lo mjor de ti ok?!!:D

LadyMedusa
09-13-2005, 03:11 PM
Or maybe I could combine them... I'll make another :)

Grasias señor. I will :D (hope I understood correctly)

rlapoele
09-13-2005, 05:46 PM
Valentina Rosalia D'Este is entered in the "Spectacular Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/spectacular/view_entries.php?challenger=7971)

Latest Update: Concept Sketch: Pirates? Squid? Or stick whit the old one?
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7971/7971_1126620395_medium.jpg (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=2636202#post2636202)

The Freak concept is a cool idea even though and as you said one could say "it was spectacular" more than it is. However, imagine such a scene in let say 2050 or 2105 ?? What could be the freak thing at this time ??
Otherwise if you drop the freak concept, I think the Squid is more spectacular than the pirates but it's just my personal opinion.
In all cases, good luck!!!

LadyMedusa
09-13-2005, 06:03 PM
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Yes! That's it! Lets merge the two ideas!
The pirate in the foreground has just been marooned on a deserted island (his pet could come whit him :)).
Now we see more of the squid too.

Ducklator
09-13-2005, 07:04 PM
yeah... Coolest image Lady:buttrock:

You're right señorita:)

Korline
09-13-2005, 09:41 PM
nice idea, have fun and good luck :wavey:

Squibbit
09-13-2005, 10:52 PM
is cool cause the man looks like he's not sure if he's hallucinating :)



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Rudeone
09-13-2005, 11:09 PM
lol..what squib said :D

Cool idea, definitly the coolest of your concepts.
Looking forward to see this develope, keep it up!

Art2
09-14-2005, 08:42 AM
good goin' Valentina! Remember not to put the squib.. erm, squid too close to the shore.
Otherwise they'll both look stranded. I like the idea of drunken pirates. You could make a small band of pirates drinking rum and having fun, while one pirate notice the squip.

Vectorius
09-14-2005, 08:53 AM
Good idea Lady! just want to see more! keep going on!!:thumbsup: and good luck:)

LadyMedusa
09-14-2005, 09:03 AM
Thank you guys
Squibbit- :D Exactly my toughts
Art2- I'll move him a little back :) Other pirates could be funny, but I'm not shure how to fit them in whitout shinking the pirate.

Lystmaler
09-14-2005, 02:40 PM
You could putt in some depth by inserting some pirates in the distance that swim from the boat to the shore, in escape. Or try to atleast.

LadyMedusa
09-14-2005, 02:49 PM
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It's day, so I figured the sky should be brighter.
The squid has been moved a little further away from the shore as well.
I use to remove the sketch, if I got one, when coloring. I feel it goes faster this way and that I get a less edgy result.

Art2
09-14-2005, 03:11 PM
Valentina, I think you should move the camera a bit lower (lower horizon). That way you can have the pirates in the foreground and have the squid further away in the background. What I'm trying to say is that you'll have room for both in your composition. The squid is still too close to the shore right now. An idea is that you could put the camera in between the pirates and have it pointed to the squid over their shoulders (so to speak).

Rudeone
09-14-2005, 04:03 PM
Yeah what Marlon said, and it looks like the squid is in deep water but is actually real close to the shore meaning it would get deep immediatly and that isn't natural on a sandy beach I think.

LadyMedusa
09-14-2005, 04:06 PM
Thank you mateys. Fixing it now I think

pushav
09-14-2005, 04:10 PM
Valentina Rosalia D'Este now that is one cool name!

I like the concept of the octopuss destroying the ship. Good lick.

LadyMedusa
09-15-2005, 11:45 AM
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I think I'll make the island in the background smaller, now it looks too close and quite huge.

I cleaned up the squid a little, so now I got its shape in place. I might scale him down a little more.

calisto-lynn
09-15-2005, 12:25 PM
nice stuff there valentina i really like the idea! cheers!:applause:

LadyMedusa
09-15-2005, 03:43 PM
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I made the island far away smaller and more complete :)
The squid still needs to be moved and scaled, I think.

Ducklator
09-15-2005, 04:09 PM
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I made the island far away smaller and more complete :)
The squid still needs to be moved and scaled, I think.

looks like a baby squid....:shrug: but I like it!!! good job!!!:thumbsup:

SoniaNotRed
09-15-2005, 05:34 PM
Oh... I was hoping you would go for the train... I thought it was really unexpected.

Zephyri
09-15-2005, 05:45 PM
Hi Lady Medusa! Great concept you have here, I think the addition of pirates is a lovely original twist and also adds more of a story element to it! Great chance to really go over board with the ship too!

Can I make one teensy point. I'm not sure what the story behind the squid attacking the boat is, but at the moment your colour scheme is a little bright and cheery, with the squid being yellow and the sunny day.. it kind of takes the seriousness of whats happening from the scene. Perhaps you might consider making it stormy? then you could go for spectacular wave forms too, and have to worry less about lighting all the harsh shaodws you get in full daylight?

It's just a thought, I kinda thought the moonlit scene was nice too, that way there'd be a reason they'd be moored up by the island, having a few drinks, and you can go all dark and scary with the squid too.

But keep going with it, you're already so far with it... *looks at her own thumbnails shamefully* :D

xric7
09-15-2005, 07:49 PM
cool concept.

looks like a baby squid....:shrug: but I like it!!! good job!!!:thumbsup:
me too.cheers.:thumbsup:

calisto-lynn
09-16-2005, 08:59 AM
looks like a baby squid....:shrug: but I like it!!! good job!!!:thumbsup:

yeah it looks like that to mee too! but its cute! i see u reversed your picture. to me it looks nice either way!cant wait for more! cheers!:)

umbrellasky
09-16-2005, 09:31 AM
cool! I like Zepyhri idea about the colours. I'm looking forward to seeing more progress.

Keep it going!!

SLUCT
09-16-2005, 09:48 AM
hi Valentina (!!!),
nice update ! the concept with the squi and the pirates is very interesting.
agreed, with zephyris suggestion to trun the ligthning more dramatic.
keep it up

LadyMedusa
09-16-2005, 09:51 AM
Ducklator - Thats gigant baby squid to you :D. He'll get darker in color when I "texture" him.
Sonia - oh... erm... Some other people also liked the train better, maybe I'll make it after the challenge :)
Zephyri - I'll try it out, but first I whant to try it in niceer weather. Maybe I'll try night time or dawn aswell :)
Xric - Thank you
Calisto - ^^, acctually I just forgot to flip it back. I frequently flip my images when working on them.
Enialadam - Thank you
Comaone- Linda? I think youre a little confused. Happens to anyone. Anyway, Thank you :)

SLUCT
09-16-2005, 10:21 AM
VALENTINA ,
perdon.....next time i´ll be more carefully. :blush::blush:
corrected my previous post.

BaronImpossible
09-16-2005, 12:04 PM
Looks like a cuttlefish to me (cuttlefish are great, they change colours like fireworks). Looking promising, keep it up.

elmasfeo
09-16-2005, 12:23 PM
Hi Valentina!you have a good concept going on here, good luck with it!

as for crits, I don't know, maybe I would change the color of the squid from yellow to...greyish pink maybe? :shrug: and the water looks too transparent and calmed, but maybe you were already thinking of taking care of that later...
anyway, good job, have fun!!! :thumbsup:

LadyMedusa
09-16-2005, 12:57 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7971/7971_1126875422_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7971/7971_1126875422_large.jpg)

There will be some wawes. Now it's just flat and unnatural. I think I'll add more clouds too

LadyMedusa
09-16-2005, 01:28 PM
Baron - Thank you. Checked out those little sea-creatures on google. Really cute, maybe I'll make it more similar to them :p
Feo - The squid, or clutterfish ;), will get a little more orange/red/purple acctually. If that doesn't work, I might try it.

ace4016
09-16-2005, 09:31 PM
Nice change of concept. That's a cute little big baby monster:p . I think maybe you could push the squid (think it has enough arms for a squid?)/ cuttlefish back a bit farther. Awating your updates Lady Medusa.

LadyMedusa
09-17-2005, 01:29 PM
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I made the monster so it looks a little less flat. I cleaned up the bout sketch a little and I've added some waves.

Junpei
09-18-2005, 03:00 AM
aww, it looks like it's found a play toy :) i think it's a great concept this time, the bright colors work well really well for this. looking forward to seeing this developed, i think it woudl be spectacular to keep the image innocence while still having this boat and pirate wreck :thumbsup:

umbrellasky
09-18-2005, 09:58 AM
I like what you've done with the water :) The splashes look cool. Nice work, I like the translucent effect too.

LadyMedusa
09-20-2005, 01:05 PM
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I added in the people.
When I'm in doubt of what to put on them, I just put the skin color all over.

Right now the sand and the skin are very similar. I'll (try) make shure they don't blend too much.

umbrellasky
09-21-2005, 04:56 PM
hehe dangling people :D

LadyMedusa
09-21-2005, 10:14 PM
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I frequently flip the image when working on one to check for errors.
Now I finally put in the sail :)

erilaz
09-22-2005, 01:41 AM
Heh... looking good! It's somewhere between super-cute and ultimately devestating!

coCoKNIght
09-25-2005, 10:14 AM
hi valentina!

beautifull coloring, very lively, i like it a lot!
i'd just increase the canvas size to the left, show a bit more of the iland. Cause maybe it's too crowded at the moment.

LadyMedusa
09-25-2005, 05:45 PM
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Dressed the pirates and enlarged the "canvas" a little, as suggested by Fabian Hernandez.
I also shaded the veil :)

LadyMedusa
09-28-2005, 05:30 PM
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Cleaned up a little and refined the squid and the two dangling pirates a little.

I'm not sure whether I should flip it or not though :/
What do you people think?

Ducklator
10-03-2005, 08:48 PM
hey señorita, I'm glad to see your work always...:)
the painting goes great... but I think that the water looks 'cleaner' that the real color of the sea... I think that needs more green/blue coloring or more blur in the base of the squid..:shrug: keep it up lady, I'll wait for new updates...:thumbsup:

suerte, tu eres mi favorita:D

Lemog
10-04-2005, 08:51 AM
Ooooooh :buttrock:

I love this very fresh style... congratulations Lady Medusa... spectacular and so sensitive... good point for you. Very pleasant... best wishes for your challenge... I'm waiting impatiently the next steps :thumbsup: :bounce: :bounce: GOoooo

LadyMedusa
10-04-2005, 05:53 PM
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I added shadows on the tentacles. There will be on the water too, but that's after I push him out a little more.
I also refined the vulcano on the other island, adding more lights and darks there.
Then I refined some of the pirates.

Ducklator
10-04-2005, 07:33 PM
emmm.... ammm.... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Valentine!!!:bounce:

best wishes:thumbsup:

:wavey: :bowdown: :buttrock: :beer: :buttrock: :bowdown: :wavey:

Xillion
10-05-2005, 06:51 AM
Hi friend!
I see your piece is improving much faster than mine! (I'm about to post another concept sketch). So far I like it. You have achieved nice rounded forms on the creature and the scene is quite funny (it reminds me of south park :) ). I also like the water.

Here's a few things:
I don't understand very well, is the scene moonlit ? if this is the case keep in mind that the scene would be poorly lit (but you have the sea as a big reflecting surface) and objects would appear mostly as silhouettes. Tone would be quite flat.
If the scene is under sunlight well, maybe you have to render the 'sun' a little more circular.
Anyway, it really depends on the look you want to achieve...
In case of sunlit scene you can use more colours for the water, a little variation in tone could help.
I find the splash of water interesting, but I feel there is something wrong...maybe it's a little much 'straight' ?

keep it up!

uh...and (sorry for being late) HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

LadyMedusa
10-07-2005, 01:14 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7971/7971_1128690893_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7971/7971_1128690893_large.jpg)

Pushed the squid a little further away and refined some of the pirates.

I started to play a little whit the colors.
The original (A) might be a little oversaturated. What do you guys and gals think?
A, B or C?

LadyMedusa
10-07-2005, 01:21 PM
Thank you Adriän :)

Enrico- It's supposed to be sunny, I'll try refine the sun.
I'll aso fix the under water parts :)

ace4016
10-07-2005, 09:45 PM
I like A, it looks more cartoony and i like cartoons:P . If you do decide to change, I would go with C (but I still prefer A). Keep those updates coming.

dkconcept
10-08-2005, 12:41 AM
(A) is the best choice in my opinion and I don't think it's too overly saturated. It's much more richer than the others. I like how everything is working and I love the mood that's being created. But, if I may suggest one thing, just watch out for the tangency in-between clouds and middle ground elements. :)
I am looking forward to seeing the progress
Good luck.

LadyMedusa
10-08-2005, 03:44 PM
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Decided to go whit A.
The Island is pretty much finished now.
I made the undewater part a little more disorted.
I fixed the tentacles. Only one of them became thin at the end, and I wanted them all to.
I also gave it new splashes

SoniaNotRed
10-08-2005, 06:28 PM
The water is looking really cool now! :thumbsup:

I agree with dkconcept, though, things look a bit confusing near the mast like there's no distance between sun, clouds and sail. I think the problems is the cloud(s) - it should have the lighting reversed (a lot of shadow with bright outlines) since it's in front of the sun.

elmasfeo
10-08-2005, 06:33 PM
wow! the last update looks very good :thumbsup:

are you planning to add more masts to the ship? I think it needs some more sails...but it's obvious you haven't detailed the ship yet, so lets wait and see... :)

...and I thought it was the moon too... I'm not sure about showing the sun...because, well, you don't use to take pictures at the sun or look at it directly... maybe making it smaller and/or hiding it behind a cloud... I hope it helps

keep it up! :buttrock:

coCoKNIght
10-08-2005, 06:40 PM
I still think you should increase the canvas, this time to the right of course, and show some more of the island, add some negative space... :)
you're doing great!

gardogg
10-08-2005, 07:19 PM
You've got style! I like this a lot. It kind of reminds me of surrealism.

LadyMedusa
10-10-2005, 12:27 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7971/7971_1128947221_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7971/7971_1128947221_large.jpg)

Added a new sun, fixed the shine in the squid's eye and sketched the waves.

LadyMedusa
10-10-2005, 12:41 PM
Forgot to say I added shadows :)
It should be less confusing.

Sonia- I'm going to redo the clouds.
Elmasfeo- hehe, I'm still studying those acctually, but I have some more in mind :).
coCoKNIght- I'd rather scale down the pirates. Alltho' I'm only doing this for the exersise, I still whant to keep it somewhat in the size. And I'd just add more pirates. I'm not really that good dealing whit negative spaces http://espanol.geocities.com/doodlez34/emoticons/sigh.gif
gardogg- Thank you :)

erilaz
10-10-2005, 01:01 PM
Really starting to see some great progress here! Wheee!:D

Lemog
10-10-2005, 01:02 PM
Nothing to crit... always your fresh style... very pleasant :thumbsup:


If I can say only one crit, it's maybe for the small cloud which seems to go in the opposite direction compared to the torsion of the volcano. Only that... just continue Rosalia :bounce:

LadyMedusa
10-17-2005, 02:47 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7971/7971_1129560421_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7971/7971_1129560421_large.jpg)

I took a little break from it, and just as I thought, I noticed many errors, particularly on the sitting pirate, so I decided to redo him.
Might give him the classical monkey instead of the cameleon too.
I'll also redo the sail, and maybe give it a nice flag, and definitely redo the clouds. They "pop" too much to be clouds.
I've also been working a little on the sea.

Ducklator
10-17-2005, 07:39 PM
your image is fresher now... I like a lot... and the sun is shiny...:cool: keep it up señorita... I'm watching you....:applause:

SoniaNotRed
10-19-2005, 12:42 PM
Here's some clouds. Hope it helps:

http://nekoi.no.sapo.pt/Asai/Nuvs.jpg

LadyMedusa
10-20-2005, 04:54 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7971/7971_1129827277_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7971/7971_1129827277_large.jpg)

The anatomy of the pirates in the foreground has been somewhat fixed.
Sketched in new clouds.
I've worked a little on the ship. A little reference used.
(Thanks to Theresa Ryan for clearing up a little detail about boats for me)

LadyMedusa
10-20-2005, 05:10 PM
Thank you Adriän and Sónia :)

My brother loves taking pictures of clouds so he got a pile of cloud photos I can use as reference, but the more the merrier :)

SoniaNotRed
10-21-2005, 12:06 PM
My brother loves taking pictures of clouds so he got a pile of cloud photos I can use as reference

I'm a lot like your brother in that aspect! :)
That pic is one of the many piled on my desk for reference! Got a box full of them. :D

Good work on the guy's shirt. :thumbsup:

Lystmaler
10-21-2005, 11:57 PM
I'm a lot like your brother in that aspect! :)Oh Sónia! I have no idea wether you remember me from the previous chalenge but you rock! I love your personality! Boa Senhorita! :thumbsup:

Oh yea, keep going Valentina! Alltough I've told you this offline aswell, which is easy, living under the same roof and all. :)

SoniaNotRed
10-25-2005, 02:08 PM
Lystmaler - :blush: Gee... You're doing it again... :blush:
Sure I remember. But I haven't seen you around in ages! :)

Btw, I've been meaning to ask you guys - how's it going with the Ustinja project? Is it on hold for a while or are you still secretly at it?

LadyMedusa
10-25-2005, 02:18 PM
Ustinja is on hold for now, but we have some plans for it :)

SoniaNotRed
10-30-2005, 09:18 PM
Well, good luck with it, then. :)

ace4016
10-30-2005, 10:47 PM
Nice update on the boat. I think the underside needs a bit mroe shadowing and highlight to increase the contrast better so you can tell its underneath the boat. I love the colors:bounce: . Keep the updates coming.

Lemog
10-31-2005, 03:49 AM
Lastest update are very beautiful and also always very poetic... pleasure for our eyes of course... great :thumbsup:

sergioKomic
10-31-2005, 08:15 AM
Nice going Valentina.....
Very nice.... keep it up!

LadyMedusa
11-01-2005, 12:16 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7971/7971_1130850984_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7971/7971_1130850984_large.jpg)

I funushed the new clouds and have the boat new sails.
I also added in some more shadows and darkness.

elmasfeo
11-01-2005, 01:47 PM
you will need to add a lot of ropes and that kind of stuff to that ship... have you looked for references already?

Your last update looks very good, the details bring a lot to it... maybe you could add some much smaller and subtle clouds further, near the horizon line...
very good job valentina, keep it up!:thumbsup:

Ducklator
11-07-2005, 09:20 PM
I really like your draw... nice colors... but I would like that the sky has another blue variation... more... blue? hahaha...:D

what do you think that the first pirate (the purple one) takes with himself a trunk of the treasure and discovers that him boat is under attack by the baby squid? Or another pirate with a knife in his mouth swimming with the intention to kill the squid?

just a couple of ideas... Good luck:thumbsup:

LadyMedusa
11-08-2005, 10:21 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7971/7971_1131448903_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7971/7971_1131448903_large.jpg)

-Gave the drunk pirate a monkey
-Added on sails
-Changed the hanging pirate on the boat
-I've started texturing the boat (probably not that wisible. Might post some closeups). I'm going to give it windows and canon "doors"

LadyMedusa
11-15-2005, 06:49 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7971/7971_1132084157_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7971/7971_1132084157_large.jpg)

Finally did the sea. Still need to fix a few things on it though.
I've added some ropes too.
I might add some smaller clouds near the horizon as suggested by Fernando García.

SoniaNotRed
11-16-2005, 01:24 PM
The water looks great like that - like is really has depth. :thumbsup:
And good work with the clouds!

ChrisThatGuy
11-16-2005, 05:02 PM
Looks nice, but the placement / angle of the sitting guy's feet are a bit out of perspective with the rest of the scene; it makes him look like he's raising his butt off the sand.

Best of luck.

Lemog
11-17-2005, 05:29 AM
Always very nice and sweet update... always very resting vision for me... I like that... slowly but surely... then, just don't forget to finish before the deadline... time runs very fast... let's go Valentina :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Squibbit
11-17-2005, 05:54 AM
nice work, valentina



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Euphrosyne
11-17-2005, 07:52 AM
This is one of the best I have seen of your paintings. It is really creative and fun. You really have an liking for things with tentacles, don't you? Should we call you Miss Tentacalicious? Great job so far!

LadyMedusa
11-18-2005, 05:04 PM
Sonia and Squibbit- Thank you :)
Chris- D:, Youre right. I think I'll make him stand instead, otherwise I won't make it.
Lemog- Deadline?... We have a deadline? :p, I'll keep it in mind :)
Euphrosyne- XD!

LadyMedusa
11-23-2005, 10:34 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7971/7971_1132745640_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7971/7971_1132745640_large.jpg)

Rope and windows added.
I tried to fix the siting pirate, but I might just take him out. I won't make it if I re-pose him.
Oh, and I've added some little clouds.

LadyMedusa
11-26-2005, 06:10 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7971/7971_1133032245_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7971/7971_1133032245_large.jpg)

I've finished the pirates.
Now only the ship and some minor things remains.

SoniaNotRed
11-27-2005, 01:30 AM
:bounce: (http://forums.cgsociety.org/misc.php?do=getsmilies&wysiwyg=1&forumid=0#) Go Lady! :bounce: (http://forums.cgsociety.org/misc.php?do=getsmilies&wysiwyg=1&forumid=0#) Go Lady! :bounce: (http://forums.cgsociety.org/misc.php?do=getsmilies&wysiwyg=1&forumid=0#) Go!!! :bounce: (http://forums.cgsociety.org/misc.php?do=getsmilies&wysiwyg=1&forumid=0#)

:D

Nice details on the ship. :thumbsup: (http://forums.cgsociety.org/misc.php?do=getsmilies&wysiwyg=1&forumid=0#)

MechaHateChimp
11-28-2005, 12:17 PM
Hi Valentina,

Im stopping by to see your progress and from what I see it looks great. You have a very clean and polished technique. Its a very stylized image and although its not the type of work I do myself, I find that I am very drawn to it.

I have always admired artists who retain certain charactersitics in their work. Being able to recognize certain peculiarities in an artist's work is something I've always felt is one of the most important aspects of establishing your individuality as an artist. Its not something that is easy to do, and at times can take years to atain, but you definitely have it.

Im not really sure what the two black dots up on the right hand corner are, but my guess is they are there unintentionally. My only crit is the seperation in the horizon of the sky and ocean. I feel they sort of get lost into each other slightly. Things I do love, however, are how you handle highlights, specifically on the eye of the octopus and the water. The highlights on the water just below the octopus's head are executed perfectly. The way the octopus is smoothly renedered so smoothly and its color adds beautiful contrast to the your image.

Overall, you have an extremely memorable and lovely image and I wish you good luck. Great work - Joel

LadyMedusa
11-28-2005, 05:02 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7971/7971_1133200942_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7971/7971_1133200942_large.jpg)

I finished the details on the boat.
Added shadows whit a blue tune, since the light is bright yellow.
I also fixed the red-haired pirate and gave all pirates eyes.

LadyMedusa
11-28-2005, 05:07 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7971/7971_1133201266_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7971/7971_1133201266_large.jpg)

I finished the details on the boat.
Added shadows whit a blue tune, since the light is bright yellow.
I also fixed the red-haired pirate and gave all pirates eyes.
I've also made the water and sky blend a little less.

(ack, I accidentally submitted the previous step, sorry )

sergioKomic
11-28-2005, 05:21 PM
Funky image valentina...



Good luck!:thumbsup:

calisto-lynn
11-28-2005, 05:31 PM
looks beautifully polished. very pure. i love it!!:thumbsup: :)

Kapow
11-29-2005, 11:16 PM
I love the work you did on the water on this one. The coloring is very nice as well.

Very nice!

zpapageo
11-30-2005, 02:17 PM
Nice work, Valentina. Congrats on finishing.

zpapageo
11-30-2005, 02:24 PM
Nice work, Valentina. Congrats on finishing. :applause:

LadyMedusa
11-30-2005, 05:06 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7971/7971_1133373966_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/10/7971/7971_1133373966_large.jpg)

There was once an ancient rumor that said that a small treasure of great value was hidden in a cave on the isle of Durgal.
This drew many pirates to the isle, but never had they returned. This made the pirates sceptic to the idea of the treasure, but a certain crew decided to go with great bravery while some pirates guarded the ship.
After they had searched for the treasure for a long period consisting of 6 nights, and 4 days, the exploring crew decided to head back to their ship. To their big surprise, the ship had been attacked by a gigantic baby squid!
It only wanted to play with the ship, and could not understand that the pirates needed it. For him, it was just the biggest lodge that had ever passed close to the isle of Durgal.

Ducklator
11-30-2005, 07:50 PM
hey Lady! nice to see your image finished!! Great history.... I always Liked the baby squid:D Congratulations my friend... good luck in the judge!!:thumbsup:

:buttrock: :applause: :buttrock:

erilaz
11-30-2005, 09:59 PM
Well done Valentina! :D

You've made some excellent progress over the course of this challenge.

LadyMedusa
11-30-2005, 10:16 PM
Thanks a lot guys and gals :)

MichaelZHsee
12-01-2005, 02:04 AM
lovely octopus~consistent technic and fresh colors~congratulation to u for finishing the challenge,well done overall:)good luck

SoniaNotRed
12-01-2005, 01:51 PM
Hehe! Cool story! :) (http://forums.cgsociety.org/misc.php?do=getsmilies&wysiwyg=1&forumid=0#)

:bounce: :applause: CongratulationS!! :applause: :bounce:

And good luck!

elmasfeo
12-05-2005, 11:10 AM
congratulations for finishing!

You did a very good job, it's got really nice details :thumbsup:

good luck!:applause:

Steve-h
12-05-2005, 11:15 AM
Congrats on finishing, I like your painting style.:thumbsup:

Fahrija
12-05-2005, 11:37 AM
Hi Valentina,

my congratiolations for finishing! Beautiful work - especially on the baby squid.


fahrija


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umbrellasky
12-06-2005, 03:38 PM
Awsome! Congrat's on finishing :D I love the water and sky. Great work!

spacesnail
12-07-2005, 03:14 PM
Hello Lady M !!
Just a little drop to say that I really like your picture:love:
As i said in a previous contest, will you work in the chidren book industry ? You have so great potential :thumbsup: :thumbsup: I hope so. Good luck with the judging process !!

Chers

Manu

LadyMedusa
12-07-2005, 03:33 PM
Thank you for the comments all :)

Spacesnail- hehehe, I'm really hoping to aswell :)

Ducklator
12-07-2005, 05:17 PM
all the best luck on the judging friend... as said spacesnail... you would to work in projects with kids... good luck in looking for a job...:thumbsup:

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