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09-05-2005, 05:47 PM
Kamjar Fadai is entered in the "Spectacular Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/spectacular/view_entries.php?challenger=8002)

Latest Update: Final Image: 2
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09-22-2005, 09:51 PM
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Hi there, well, i am having a hard time coming up with something "spectacular".
The last challenge didnt go so well, i didnt had time to complete my entry and had to rush it, and it just didnt turned out as i liked it to be.

But well, i am brainstorming and sketching.And lets see if somethiing good turns out this time. :)

Here is a little sketch, u have to imagine this sketch to be a smaller part of the whole piece. I want to do something sci-fi, yet in a beautifull landscape. I am gonna experiment with some environments first, because they will inspire me, and give me the ideas for the concept.

I would truely appreciate your advice and critiques.

Cheers Kam

09-22-2005, 10:19 PM
this is looking beautiful already!! I got nothin' to say, except keep going with it!:)

09-22-2005, 10:51 PM
very nice colors, really...I dont have any idea what that suppose to be, but i can say it's look magnificent!!

09-23-2005, 02:18 AM
good looking stuff, welcome and good luck

09-23-2005, 02:27 AM
hello and wellcome kamjar:)its great to see u again here~very welldone as a 1st sketch~u have the skill.the colors and everything are spot on.i'll be following this thread of urs:thumbsup:goodluck mate!

09-23-2005, 07:51 AM
Hi! The atmosphere looked very mysterious! It would be preferable if you could preserve it in the future! Good luck!

09-23-2005, 08:10 AM
Beautiful!! :bowdown:
I don't really know where you're going, but omg, your sketch is beautiful!!
Pleaseeeee... update!! :beer:

09-23-2005, 12:25 PM
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First of all, thanks for the nice comments guys :D

Okay, well, here is another sketch. I tried out another perspective, and i like it pretty much.

Yeh i know the machine designs look a lot like war of the worlds, so i dont think i will be using those.

Thx to kinnas who helped me out with brainstorming :D

09-23-2005, 12:31 PM
that second sketch got an excellent feel to it...


09-23-2005, 12:37 PM
Awsome, reminds me of "war of the worlds":)

09-23-2005, 01:24 PM
waouw, again, so beautiful, i really like yours sketch, color, mood, composition, all are beautiful, amazing style, and perfect technics, really BEAUTIFUL... i don't know where you're going, but your sketch are excellent!:thumbsup:

Good work... subscribe and waiting for update! :beer:

09-23-2005, 01:51 PM
W.O.W!! This is cool! I love the first one a lot! It has a nice atmosphere! I'd like to say, dont forget the 1st sketch. try to make more details on it. and do more sketches to get more idea! Great one! Keep it up!

09-23-2005, 02:42 PM
I LIke the mood, colors all. Gr8

09-23-2005, 04:33 PM
woooowww...the last:drool: :drool: one is so cool..at least if you don't use it,try to use a dinamic angle just like this one...if you stick with this one add more ships and stuff in the sky ...make it look like a huge battle..or something

09-24-2005, 03:29 PM
thx for the comments guys! :D

Oro: yes i think i will use the same perspective, i like how the trees look this way. I think i am going to expand the canvas a bit more, and keep the environment and start another concept idea.

Brutal Monk: Yeh i also like the mood on the first sketch, but its just not spectacular, perhaps if i have time later, i will use that sketch too, and elaborate on that.
But right now i have to come up with something better. :)

cheers kam

09-26-2005, 07:19 PM
hey.. nice sketchs man... i wish i could paint stuff like that.. maybe in time

09-26-2005, 08:40 PM
Man, you are amazing. Your technique is mind blowing! Aniway, I wish you good luck (not that you need it or something), and mabye now, with Linda not participating for being a judge, you could win this challenge :bounce:. Rock on!

09-27-2005, 07:39 PM
Hi! Your sketches look great! Keep them coming! The painting textures are awesome.

Btw, I really liked your Master and Servant entry. Beautiful.


09-28-2005, 06:10 AM
Looks amazing. Im loving it.! It reminds me of HL2 SOOO MUCH. I LOVE THAT GHAME!

09-28-2005, 05:27 PM
Hello kam, when you said you whould enter this comp, i never could of thought what that whould be!
Very nice sketches bud, No2 is looking very spectacular already!
Keep up the good work and update.

09-28-2005, 05:29 PM
that is a wonderful concept. i will love to see some updates. :)

09-30-2005, 02:08 AM
Wee for Kamjar :) GL man.

Love your new entry, really something

Kam 4 President

09-30-2005, 03:05 AM
some beatyful colors you've got on those leafs,
love it, loks very calm, but you just want to keep looking, :applause: :applause:

09-30-2005, 03:08 AM
Very cool! I like Mecha!
Wish you good luck!

09-30-2005, 07:20 AM
those are beautiful concept sketches. Even if submitted as it is, i for one would consider it finished art. :thumbsup:

Wonderful technique. What did you use to paint them? :D

My 2d challenge:

my 3d challenge:

09-30-2005, 01:53 PM
man they are excellent son. Second one seems more spectacualr but as an image the first one is the best.... just love your style and you m and s was superb.. keep it up

10-09-2005, 03:26 PM
Hi Kamjar Fadai. Looks amazing...WOW.
I'll like to see more of them..... loking forward to see more updates.

xbo :scream:

10-11-2005, 04:57 PM
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Hi guys, i have been inactive for a while now, i have test week again.
But in a couple of days, i will have a one week holiday.

I'll try to use most of the time for this challenge!

Well here is another concept. A ship chrashing and bursting into flames :D

cheers Kam

10-11-2005, 06:28 PM
This last concept sketch of the ship crash, seems pretty spectacular to me!
Keep it up! Great style btw.. :)

10-11-2005, 07:37 PM
this last picture is really impressive and spectacular..and seems almost finished.
Nothing to crit.

10-11-2005, 08:44 PM
Hi Kamjar Fadai. Nice piece you done again, but i prefer the last one. Your style is COOL. I'm not sure if i like really the last paint. I'll come back to see the preogress of that.


10-11-2005, 09:06 PM
this last one is so spectaculare and the detail breathtaking...wow,,i really can't wait to see what you post next..i really like your painting style..good luck :thumbsup:

10-12-2005, 03:33 AM
the latest piece is amazing~ur skills improved tremendously~i'm impressed.keep it coming mate!:thumbsup:

10-12-2005, 10:12 AM
Tht crash is just stunnig... how about adding some cars and peoples? U got there amazing dynamic feel dude...

10-13-2005, 02:23 AM
That is a very strong piece, coloring compo and dynamics! All you need is something to help with the scale, people cars or even some animals great stuff dude, by far one of the best I've seen. Good luck!:thumbsup:

10-13-2005, 03:47 PM
Very well thought out like it a lot.

10-13-2005, 09:31 PM
wow... Impressive sketches... I like the last one a lot... keep it up!:thumbsup:

10-14-2005, 10:33 AM
Great Sketch. It would be nice if the canvas was wider and there were people watching or something in the fore ground. Just a thought.

10-15-2005, 07:28 PM
Stunning stuff Kamjar! You're just unbeatable! :twisted: Holiday is great, ain't it? I've also planned to take the full holiday for working on the challenge...

That 'sketching-style' of you is really good and powerfull: you really can emit a powelfull mood of an image with 'just a few strokes'! And that's a ability not much people have! :)

And also the fact you won the last week of Speedsketching is soooo cool! I'm even proud to have you in 'm' country! :bounce: :twisted:

Good luck & All the best on the challenge! I'll be watching you, mate! :)

[ps in Dutch ;) : op welke school zit je nu... Zat je nu nog in 5 havo ofzo, of zit je onderhand ookal op 'n kunstacademie of iets dergelijks...? Het ziet er iig naar uit dat we jouw invloeden nog terug gaan zien in de Nederlandse filmwereld ;) ]

10-16-2005, 12:54 PM
im am just wowed by your concepts very professional and imaginative...

10-18-2005, 11:27 PM
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hi hi!

Okay, i really need to get a final concept soon. I will be doing some more concept sketches these days, and i hope i can start with my actual piece at the end of the week.

well, here is an environment concept i sketched that may inspire me later.
Right now i have a great idea in my mind. I am trying to reconstruct it in a 3d scene. So i can find a nice angle to paint it.

I will post sketches soon :)

Cheers Kam.

PS: Thx alot for the awesome comments!

10-19-2005, 12:06 AM
Wow, I think your latest update is my favourite so far. Your skill with colour is amazing. This piece is full of energy and there is a story in it also. Top notch! :thumbsup:

10-19-2005, 12:36 AM
great light in this one, really like the colors here, great job :thumbsup:

10-19-2005, 03:49 PM
Yep, this is definitely your best. You really nailed it with the bright pinks...And the mood you achieved with the dust is spectacular, too. I'm really curious what you come up with. Keep 'em comin'

10-19-2005, 05:04 PM
2 thumbs up...it looks so..so...cooooolll..great job..:thumbsup: :thumbsup: i just love your style...it so...:drool:

10-19-2005, 11:53 PM
:applause: this is too spectacular! (kidding):thumbsup:

wery professionl work !

10-20-2005, 12:20 AM
Your work is just amazing, seriously 17?!:eek:

10-20-2005, 12:49 AM
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ah i think this one is my fav till now...
Although i can still work a bit more on the composition and atmosphere.
but i like the idea :)

Its some kind of a massive invasion!
I hope you like :)

10-20-2005, 04:39 AM
Hi Kamjar,

Your newest idea is really cool, but I'm just not sure if it's "spectacular". To me, spectacular makes me think WOW! Amazing!, but this just isn't doing it for me. It'd be sweet if you'd finish this up as a seperate piece, but I don't think that you should use it for this challenge. I think that you have the talent to win, so I'd hate to see you miss the oppurtunity.

10-20-2005, 08:32 AM
great sketches!
A massive invasion could be a spectacular concept.. But what you've got there is a 2 man invasion. not that massive.. Maybe show it from a better perspective and show some dropships and stuff like that and try to really show a large scale invasion. Right now it looks like 2 scouts doing some recon..

10-20-2005, 10:51 AM
I agree with Turboff and FrozZT - the explosion image previous is much more spectacular... I prefer this latest image though - love the colours - so hope you develop it anyway. Really like your painting.

10-20-2005, 11:13 AM

damn, ALL of your concept sketches are beautiful... really amazing, i love ALL of them!!:love:

Nice work, i don't know where you are going, of if you'll keep the last, anyway....
BEAUTIFUL work!! :bowdown:

10-20-2005, 12:21 PM
yes i agree this one doesnt look very spectacular, but i didnt had enough space to do so.
I need to change the composition.

Those arent 2 scouts, u can see more hanging on the cables and dropping from buildings.
U can see alien tentacles coming from the sky in the background. And one smashing into a building.

To make it more spectacular i really need to adjust the composition etc.
Perhaps add more stuff.

thx for the critiques :)
CHeers Kam

10-20-2005, 03:24 PM
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Ok i added some pixels to the canvas, and repainted some stuff.

Tell me what you think, in my opinion it turned out much better :) I think i should use this concept :O

cheers Kam

10-20-2005, 03:34 PM
the last one is gonna be realy spectacular... this light in his eyes... :eek: impressive !! :thumbsup:

10-20-2005, 03:53 PM
Look much better now..
I didnt notice those others in the background. sorry :/.. But still, it was kinda easy to miss them completely.

Would still like to see some dropships :p.. It would also be cool to see some of these guys moving against the walls, in different attackformations and signaling each other(make them look a little alert and professional). Could be nice to show some more of the sky too..

I bet its going to be amazing ;)! Good luck!

10-20-2005, 04:02 PM
thx for the comments :)

FrozZt: I know they were kinda hard to notice, i will work on all the aspects to make it all look nice and detailed if i pick this concept to be my final.

I will deffinetly give the characters better poses and stuff.
And i will consider dropships :) if it doesnt ruin the composition.

I dont know if i will add more sky, but maybe if i need more space.

10-20-2005, 04:58 PM
This is defintely much more spectacular. I also didn't notice the guys hanging in the background. I thought that the building was too close to have them so small. But anyways, unlike some artists I know, you handled the critique very professionally, and that in itself deserves a vote. I'll look forward to seeing how this evolves.

10-20-2005, 05:17 PM
ok...this is cool...but you're gonna have to work in order to make it really spectacular...i really like how it looks..keep up the good work..nothing to critt or to sugest right now...but that time shall come..thanks for the advice..i really need it in order to learn to paint better :) ....and by the way i loved your image from the last contest..the fire bird was :drool: :drool: good luck

10-20-2005, 06:21 PM
thanks! :)

okay guys, i am gonna take a brake now, then i am gonna make some character designs :)

i need some badass looking characters now :) really dark and mean looking ones.
Then i will start with the actual painting.

Cheers Kam

10-20-2005, 08:46 PM
Wow, that's absolutely beautiful! I like the sketch, I'm excited how it will turn out :scream: . Keep going! Total support!!!

Wish you a lot goodluck even though you don't need it I presume :)

10-21-2005, 08:01 PM
Great work so far. The last concept is great, youre in the right direction. :thumbsup:
Definitely subscribing this one! Waiting to see developments.

...reads the Still 17 years old :eek:

10-24-2005, 09:10 AM
good work! :thumbsup: nice concept!
good luck! :)

10-26-2005, 01:40 AM
Wonderfull, where is the one you showed me? you arent holding back or is my memory failing me?

I'm sorry to reply so late bud but great work. seeing this made me back out of the comp :P

I need to refine my skills

May Buga be with you my friend, and may he not buga you :P

11-28-2005, 08:55 AM
Huh, my thread isnt showing anymore in this subforum... :S
Ah well, lets see what happens when i post.

Well, just wanted to let you know, that i am still trying to finnish my entry, i was really low on time.
But i have started with the coloring.

i will post progress soon -=]

cheers Kam

12-02-2005, 04:00 PM
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original colors:

been busy lately, i am afraid that i wont be able to finnish it on time.

Ah well, i have started with the coloring, i will try to finnish it no matter what, doesnt matter if i dont make it in time either.

Here is the left part i am coloring right now. Characters havent been designed yet, so i havent draw them in the picture yet.

Anyway i hope it turns out alright, i have changed a bit of the composition, you will see how it turns out later when i have colored the whole deal.

Anyway, i am going to keep working on this.
Cheers Kam

12-02-2005, 04:04 PM
wow. What an environnement; Such a great ambience. :bowdown:

12-02-2005, 04:41 PM
Very realistic start off man:banghead: You seem like a pretty fast worker, hope you can make it before the deadline. If you dont, eitherway, I'm sure this is going to be a fantastic piece :bowdown:

12-02-2005, 04:43 PM
Holy damn... You're only 17 years old?! :cry: Tsk, tsk, tsk... What talent... Whaaaaat talent :banghead:

12-02-2005, 08:44 PM
super tachnique...super style..super good!

12-02-2005, 09:42 PM
pretty nice, dark and omnious feel. Maybe too monochromatic green, but it works.

12-03-2005, 02:30 AM
Great stuff kid, you are going places respect!:thumbsup:

12-03-2005, 02:47 AM
very cool, great detailing...I really like the texture you have going on the pavement!
Cheers, and good luck on finishing it. :thumbsup:

12-04-2005, 11:05 PM
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The BUGA SHAMPOO advertisement :scream: :
Hi there,

I worked the whole weekend on this, made some progress. The other building that is being smashed is almost finnished.

Added another tentacle to the scene. Gonna add another smaller one that is going through the main building.

The explosion dust/smoke needs more work. I think i also need to mess around with the colors of the whole scene. Its too monochromatic like said. I tried editing the color manip layers and stuff.
Tell me what you think?

Crits are most welcome right now :)

Cheers Kam!

12-05-2005, 12:01 AM
It's... nothing short of astonishing... i can't crit it...

12-05-2005, 01:51 AM
Beautiful Work Kamjar, the atmosphere and the point of view are very good.

go go! :thumbsup: finish this image!



12-05-2005, 03:20 AM
i love the mood and the atmostphere~gloomy and moody,hehe~lovely advertisment too~:scream:awaiting to see it complete

12-05-2005, 07:14 AM
thx !

A question, does having more steps effects the judging?

And another thing: i dont have a lineart right now, cus i used my concept sketch as one.
What should i do? SHould i just submit my concept art as lineart again? :hmm:

12-05-2005, 07:18 AM
Yeah, go ahead and submit one of your concept art as lineart, that will do, just as long as you submit all of the milestones that should do, complete this. I like your work, You are the Kobe of digital art, go ahead take care young gangsta! holla!

12-05-2005, 09:07 AM
Don't repeat what I have already scene but the amibence is...Well Don't know where you go exactly but i think adding a tentacule near the cam can make it more comprehensible.

12-06-2005, 10:50 PM
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darn :)

no time , rush rush

12-06-2005, 11:56 PM
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well, thx to lack of time, i have to do without the characters right now.

I rushed the rest of the image in my opinion.

I am going to work on this image more for after this challenge. And hope to make my gallery a bit nices :)

Ah well, it was fun :)

12-07-2005, 12:00 AM
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12-07-2005, 12:09 AM
damnit , too late for uploading tiff version to ftp :( ARRR!R!R!RR!R!

i dont even have a ftp client :(

i guess it was my own fault, shouldnt have been goofin around that much :cry:

12-07-2005, 12:14 AM
Hi Kam!
Well, in my opinion you can be veeery proud of your final! :thumbsup: You really got an awesome mood and style there! The lighting is... amazing and unbeatable! :scream: Your just so talented! :bounce:

Good luck on your further challenges (whether its here on CGT or 'personal' ;) ) & Have a nice day (*Slaap lekker uit ;) ) *)!

[ps: Cool to see I wasn't the only dutchman who had to rush for the deadline! :D ]
[ps2: Daaaamn man...! Its so damn un-cool to miss that Tiff-deadline! :sad: Its like missing the last train... but then 100 times worse... (I know how it feels; I did 'almost' the same with the Machineflesh challenge last year...) Find luck and try to come over it! :D ]

12-07-2005, 12:18 AM
lol dutchman :(

Ah wel,,

the image is still not finnished as you can see, the characters and the detailinbg etc arent done yet.
I am gonna work on this, and just submit it in finnished 2d forum.

My dad just laughed at me :argh:! LOL :(

12-07-2005, 12:52 AM
aaaargh! feelin so sorry you didn't make the upload, cancer tejring, kutsubmissionsystem,drol! you made an awesome work here, well we could get really drunk together as for we both failed to reach the finnishing line. Hope to meet ya next challenge, and see ya in the 2d WIPS :p

12-07-2005, 02:14 AM
Damn, that sucks poo, You have a really nice style and so gifted at a young age, good luck in the future c ya in the next contest, good luck on finishing this image anyways, holla!:thumbsup:

12-07-2005, 03:27 AM
WOW! Amazing work. I just love it. Too bad you didn't get it in on time. I really love those pics at the beginning of the thread too. Do you think you will finish any of those as well?

12-07-2005, 01:02 PM
WOW! Amazing work. I just love it. Too bad you didn't get it in on time. I really love those pics at the beginning of the thread too. Do you think you will finish any of those as well?

Yeah, I'll second that. Lotta good concept and style is just great!
Zonde dat je het niet hebt gered, :shrug: ziet er erg goed uit!
Volgende keer beter! Better luck next challenge! :thumbsup:


12-07-2005, 01:15 PM
hi kamjar,

damn...no good end for you it seems. :sad:

But the image and your entry speak for themselves. You are a very talented young man. Keep it up. Im sure you enter the next challenge.....and please make sure you get a ftp-client somewhere next time and make yourself familiar with the upload procedure. It would be a shame in case this would happen twice my friend.

I think your father just wants to chear you up a bit :)



12-07-2005, 01:19 PM
hi kamjar,

damn...no good end for you it seems. :sad:

But the image and your entry speak for themselves. You are a very talented young man. Keep it up. Im sure you enter the next challenge.....and please make sure you get a ftp-client somewhere next time and make yourself familiar with the upload procedure. It would be a shame in case this would happen twice my friend.

I think your father just wants to chear you up a bit :)


thx :)
hehe, my dad didnt even know what i was working on... so.. :)

and yeh i will probably do something with the previous sketches, i dont know.

thx for the support guys! :thumbsup: :scream:

12-07-2005, 02:19 PM
Great work Kamjar ! I like it, fantastic style and atmosphere, idea is very good too. Really great and spectacular, Good luck :applause:

12-07-2005, 02:41 PM
was it only a near miss of the deadline? I mean maybe you could still get a free
FTP program like AceFTP and try to speak to the moderators to get your pic in.

It's a fine pic, especially when one gets to view the bigger version with all the detail :thumbsup:


12-07-2005, 03:00 PM
A very good picture, that i've missed along this challenge... How could have not post on this thread before! very very good job!:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

12-07-2005, 04:39 PM
email robert and may give you the benefit of the doubt, c ya next challenge! Before I go, there are a gang of free ftp software that are downloadable if you want it that way, take care dude see you next challenge!:thumbsup:

12-11-2005, 03:30 AM
Its getting better and better Kam, although the current one needs something a little more shocking in it...

I dont know what articluarly but something falling at the viewer..

12-11-2005, 10:02 AM
wow~ really nice! It looks something coming out~:thumbsup:

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