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wildsheepchase
11-06-2002, 05:21 AM
I'm in for the challenge this month. My entry is going to combine two of my hobbies: teaching my dog new tricks and crushing people at Scrabble :D
The likeness of my dog and myself aren't accurate yet...I'm still just playing around with composition. c&c welcome as always:arteest: http://members.cox.net/sheepchase/scrabblesketchweb.jpg

Jake
11-06-2002, 11:36 PM
Crushing people at Scrabble?!
you wish sucka!

wildsheepchase
11-07-2002, 05:16 AM
Here's an update...still really rough, but at least this gives an idea of the color palette. I might try for kind of a crude, blocky style in this one. What do you guys think?
http://members.cox.net/sheepchase/scrabblesketchweb2.jpg

Jake: :D

dmcgrath
11-07-2002, 11:37 PM
LOL crushing people at scrabble, very funny.

I really like your idea for the flat cutout color design. But I would make it shaded as well. Either make drop shadows on the color layers or little shadow, cutouts. If that makes sense. And the cat in the background made me laugh my butt off.


your idea is [Q] [E] [S] [I] [X] [I] [E] [T] [U]



for a triple word score: :bounce:

wildsheepchase
11-10-2002, 09:33 AM
Thanks a lot for the feedback dmcgrath:) I should be updating in the next day or two. I'm using this challenge as an excuse to learn illustrator, so my entry is going a bit slower than I anticipated.
Thanks again

:bounce:

wildsheepchase
11-11-2002, 07:21 AM
Here's a bit of an update:
http://members.cox.net/sheepchase/vectorscrabbleupdate.jpg

Jake
11-11-2002, 08:44 PM
Damn! It looks like you just had about 1000 cups of coffee.

Tommy Lee
11-12-2002, 12:33 AM
This will be great, love taht stylized style(l?)... keep em coming...

Cheerz

Tommy Lee:beer:

Gamoron
11-12-2002, 03:45 AM
Nice choice of colours. Looks good. I like this last image the best. It looks very mocha like.

wildsheepchase
11-13-2002, 01:27 AM
Hey, thanx for the c&c!:applause:

Jake: Yeah, I guess I look a bit wide-eyed in that one...you have to be intensely alert playing scrabble against the people I play with, who tend to cheat on a regular basis:surprised

Tommy Lee: Thanks! Glad you like it:beer:

Gamoron: Thanks, also! I tried to base the colors off of the scrabble board...seems to be working out well:)

Here's an update:
[http://members.cox.net/sheepchase/vectorscrabbleupdate1.jpg

Gilgamesh
11-13-2002, 02:55 AM
The only thing that I could think to say is that you look a little disconnected. It seems like you should be looking at the dog or the board, rather than just off into space. Other than that, I love the style and the colors. Maybe you could throw in a dab of tinted red or blue like the bonus squared on the scrabble board.

wildsheepchase
11-13-2002, 06:55 AM
One more update for this evening:
http://members.cox.net/sheepchase/vectorscrabbleupdate2.jpg

Thanks for the crit, Gilgamesh. :)

jeroentje
11-13-2002, 08:28 PM
Just wanted to say you're getting the hang of illustrator pretty quickly. Very nice work :)
What version are you using?

wildsheepchase
11-13-2002, 08:50 PM
Thanks Jeroentje:D
I'm using version 9.

jeroentje
11-13-2002, 08:57 PM
Ah cool. So you can use the transparency thingy on the layers and stuff :)
I sadly enough use version 8, without that...

wildsheepchase
11-15-2002, 01:31 AM
I'm not really sure what to do next on this:
http://members.cox.net/sheepchase/vectorscrabbleupdate3.jpg

Tommy Lee
11-15-2002, 02:10 AM
Getting better and better:applause:

Gamoron
11-16-2002, 04:12 PM
you've got this very drug induced inspirational image going here. Reminds me of the caterpillar sequence in Alice in Wonderland. maybe you can push it some more. If not maybe you're done. Looks really good. Recent departure from your other style, or the way you've been working for the last while?

wildsheepchase
11-16-2002, 05:29 PM
Thanks guys:D
I'm not really sure if it's done yet. I think there are some small details I might add. The space behind my dog seems sort of empty. I might stick a window or a framed picture in there. Not really sure what else yet.
Thanks for the comments Gamoron and Tommy Lee:beer:

Iguiniz.X.
11-18-2002, 01:23 PM
Nice style.. I really like it
ALso like the kitten smoking a pipe one the coutch.. Keep the details comming:applause:

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