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Adrian Fekete is entered in the "Spectacular Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/spectacular/view_entries.php?challenger=8200)
Latest Update: Final Image: homecoming parade
mhhm nice! Another challenge hooraaaaaay!!
** Hi All ** :D
09-06-2005, 04:08 PM
:D hehe joke.. good luck
09-06-2005, 04:08 PM
yay! Vahn! coolness of u to join us!
09-06-2005, 06:55 PM
YEAHHH, wa sup bro. Good to see you here again. Now it's going to be really fun :bounce:
i'll keep up. cheers
yo folks ... cool to see you all again here. I cant wait to get back to my pc and get down to business :D
im more steady with the mouse now ... no more sketching with hand this time hehe
heres a first quick sketch
i want to make a scene with a vitorious army coming home ... some riding on giant robots ..people waving banners everywhere..a huge crowd cheering
have to try different angles now because i want more focus on the giant robot thingies :)
09-10-2005, 12:43 PM
it's very blurry, u should go have your eyes checked man...
my sketches are blurry most of the time :sad: :shrug:
09-10-2005, 12:54 PM
ah , I thought that was the final pic
09-10-2005, 12:56 PM
Cool concept Vahn! I like your sketch, did you really paint all of it with a mouse!? :eek:
Anywho, nice to see ya and good luck!
"The big mouse" has joined this challenge aswell? :) Good to see you, looking forward to seeing you'r wicked ideas! Cool concept btw, though I can't quite make out everthing thats going on in it yet.
maybe more like this ... just with bigger robots :)
09-10-2005, 02:14 PM
bah, u just flipped it sideways! but, yea might be cool, more sketcheszz ! :thumbsup:
09-10-2005, 02:53 PM
i like the colourful approach vahn,keep it up!
09-10-2005, 05:05 PM
Yeah, go Vahn!!! Cheers and good luck!!! :bounce:
09-10-2005, 05:10 PM
This is looking nice. I like the lighting and the colours, great work! Keep it going, good luck!
this could be one in the parade
09-10-2005, 08:19 PM
ooooh, interesting design for the robot. I definately like the vertical composition. It has more dynamics and dig the colour comps too mate. Can't wait to see more. No critzs...for now :twisted:
09-10-2005, 08:23 PM
hey man, interesting idea... it's a old war scene? could be rusty giant robots:lightbulb
09-10-2005, 08:41 PM
Cool robot. Maybe you could have some soldier sitting on the outer hull, like how WWII soldiers used to hitch rides sitting on the outside of a tank.
Noob : thx m8 .. im trying :)
Rebeccak : straight ahead miss Kimmel !
enialadam: thank you :)
Arc80 : oooh i cant wait to see more either :D
Ducklator : mhhm not really old just different and yeah kind of rusty but still gleaming in the sun hehe
ChrisThatGuy: cool idea .. ill do that on the next robot .. thx :D
09-10-2005, 09:50 PM
welcome to the challenge, nice concepts so far!:thumbsup:
09-10-2005, 11:12 PM
Hi mate! good luck with the challenge...
niice robot, it's some kind of tripod, right? the "head" shape looks a bit strange...hmmm...
I'll try to keep an eye on this, looks promising...:thumbsup: keep it up!
09-10-2005, 11:14 PM
Hi Vahn! Jsut saw your thread today :)
Good luck with the challenge - and looking forward to seeing what comes out of those neat concepts so far :thumbsup:
09-11-2005, 07:20 AM
awsome poster design, I really love it, I would like one
have good time,
heres another one
09-11-2005, 02:31 PM
Fairly loose and abstract but I like the effect.
heres a very rough composition sketch but it captures the idea of the glorious homecoming army parade
you will see soldiers mix with people on the street ... people throwing their hats in the air and basically just everybody celebrating :)
light will be a strong reddish orange afternoon sun mixed with the cool shadows of the marching robots
ill keep on making robots and some characters and i'll try to refine the composition so it becomes more clear
really great concept!! i like it..good luck :buttrock:
09-11-2005, 04:50 PM
Hi Vahn! Great to see you here! I really loved your first concept. It has a nice carneval feeling. Anyway Nice colors and I lov the robots! Keep posting:)
beelow: yo .. glad you like it :)
elmasfeo: hola amigo .. yeah some kind of tripods they are
Overchord : hi m8 .. just saw your bear .. i think you should do that one :D
Korline : you can have one hehe :)
OrO: good luck to you too ...but more important : have fun :D :D
Brutal Monk: hi there .. yeah this kind of carneval parade feeling is what im aiming for
i refined the sketch a little bit
oh and dont bother about the colors ... thats just me on too much coffee :D
09-12-2005, 11:55 PM
Wicked Cool concept man! i would like to see some more angles on the scene. Big robots are rockin too.
I'll be watchin'
09-13-2005, 02:55 AM
The robot is looking cool mate :thumbsup: and i'm liking the colour comp of this one. The warm and the cool colours are pretty well balance. will wait and see what you come up with next.
yeah ncdsn id like to see some more myself :D hehe im just trying atm but its hard to get a good shot over the crowd + the underside of a robot + closeup people ...but ill work it out somehow
Archie thx m8 .. hope your street fills up soon :)
09-13-2005, 10:50 AM
Thats some pretty wicked stuff there vahn. I see you keep improving. Ever get a tablet yet?
yo corey ..good to see you :) are you gonna take part as well ? i hope so ...
yeah ill get a tablet in October .. never had enough spare money in the last few months to buy one ...and yeah i know there are very cheap ones but i want a wacom intuos 3 A4 tablet :D :D :D
09-13-2005, 11:07 AM
Sweet. Well then keep up the good work, I'll keep an eye on this thread. Expecting great things from you.:thumbsup: Beleive it.
09-13-2005, 12:53 PM
Hi Vahn, great concept! Not seen anything like this around, which is a good thing! I like the feel of the latest sketch, though it make me wondr why there is such a large empty space in front of the robot.. maybe to stop people getting squished, but if you added more celebrating people in there it would help get across the carnival type atmosphere. But all the colours and light are really well done. best of luck
kory: oh-oh...*starts sweating* ok ill do my best :D ... you still didnt say if you would enter the challenge :P
Zepyhri: ooh thank you ... well yeah they would be squished i guess ..but im still looking for a different shot where you can see more of the army. thats when youll see more people i promise :)
09-13-2005, 04:20 PM
A Spectacular Triumph! - very good idea, I'm very interested to see how/whether you choose to incorporate your most characterful characters with the pomp and splendour of the occasion. good luck
09-13-2005, 05:34 PM
kory: oh-oh...*starts sweating* ok ill do my best :D ... you still didnt say if you would enter the challenge :P
Yeah, thats Corey, but yeah. I allerady entered into the challenge. I just dont really understand it. I keep reading it over and over yet it still doesnt make sense to me. I mean, what's truely considered spectacular and whats not?
Avatarist : weehee thx.. well to be honest ... im looking forward to it :D
Corey: the topic is very open thats true ... but you will think of something while looking at the other entries here ... still a lot of time to think, scribble, paint and play
dont worry m8
for me spectacular is an event more or less in a short period of time, where something happens, that just radiates a strong energy and captures a lot of people at the same time ... and inflicts them with kind of the same feeling/emotion when they witness that certain event... may it be the huge orca whale crushing 2 japanese guys in a kayak...the birth of 4 childs at once or the homecoming of a victorious underdog army that just survived the hardest war ever :)
you'll think of something
another quick tripod sketch
09-14-2005, 03:56 PM
Good luck man
09-14-2005, 03:58 PM
loving your sketches.. could be great this one!
09-14-2005, 07:21 PM
the sketch has great energy, don't loose it. I also like tripod sketch, almost looks like watercolors. Keep it up!
09-14-2005, 08:20 PM
wow vahn, i really love your sketching style :love:they are so expressive.
ust subscribed to see how this is going to go :)
mach du auch mal bloß weiter^^
09-14-2005, 09:04 PM
tripod is cool, this start to look better and better :thumbsup:
09-14-2005, 09:07 PM
very nice sketch.coming along so well.good luck.:thumbsup: :buttrock:
Ahmed, W!l, clos71, Llynna, Korline, xric7 thanx a lot u guys :D :D :D
i got another one coming up in 12 secs :)
a little variation in texture this time
ok i just did a quick cut'n'paste job to line up the robots ... the basic idea stands now and my focus goes to composition
not sure yet about portrait or wide shot and how the crowd will be seen ... ill play around in the next days :)
09-15-2005, 02:34 AM
first of, love the designs of the robots. kick arse bro :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
and secondly, the saturated colours are working for me and the facial expressions are great. no critzs really, just keep updating :D
09-15-2005, 09:03 AM
Nice concept.. Awesome robots! I love the joy and festival feeling that the last sketch gives!
09-15-2005, 09:04 AM
the saturated colours are working for me and the facial expressions are great.
me think so.love ur comp too.cheers.:bounce:
Great stuff vahn, I think you should go for the potrait as you can better show the scale of the big robots according to the small people. Haha, I love that the front left guy has really large rabbit teeths! Keep it up man, I can surely see that you have improved in you'r coloring and sense of composition. :thumbsup:
09-15-2005, 12:31 PM
Hi VAhn, lookig good sofar, man!
Keep the good work coming. You got my support!
Just a comment, keep the silhouettes clear, for good readability.
HAve fun. :) :thumbsup:
09-15-2005, 12:38 PM
wow i really love the sketch! looks really good!keep em comin!:thumbsup:
Arc80: thanks man .. more updates soon :D
FrozZt: hehe glad u like it :)
xric7: thanks champ ... cant wait to see your progress
am7: protrait you say...mhhm i will try ... and well.. i just got a little more secure with the mouse since last time m8 :D
thierry : hehe good you have an eye on the 2d stuff as well ... yeah dont worry it will change with time ;)
calisto : aye aye sir ! ermm ma'm errrrm ....cali :)
09-16-2005, 07:19 PM
cool sketches :thumbsup:- the color palette looks fresh and different.
Gruß aus Köln.
09-16-2005, 08:48 PM
Yea, that stylized look is really good! I love your approach to color!:thumbsup:
tehee thx you 2 ... more updates soon. Im working on a composition atm :)
one crowd character .. more to come
09-20-2005, 02:02 PM
GOOD LUCK, Adrian:) Interesting and original project. I´ll see your progress. Auf wiedersen!:thumbsup:
09-20-2005, 04:42 PM
Hey man. There is already a sense of triumph in your concept sketches, the vibrant colours totally make it.
09-21-2005, 03:10 AM
these are so awesome.
i love the old guy with the cigarette. your sketches have a great feel, i love the colors!
very unique ideas. i definitely thought of cheering crowds the first time i read the spectacular regs.
anyway, good luck, your stuffs turning out great!
not as good as the other 2 but a good one to hide far behind in the crowd
09-21-2005, 01:16 PM
great sketches so far, I love the grandpa idea!:thumbsup:
09-21-2005, 01:34 PM
Really interesting concept, and i love your style. Already the piece seems full of life. Cant wait to see how it turns out in the end!
09-21-2005, 01:47 PM
interesting style ... liking the background action..
Gonzalo : bis bald :D
OpticBlast : i hope so ... :bounce:
Shramir : yeah thats the first that came to my mind as well ..im happy you like it :)
beelow : hehe there'll also be a granma soon :D
kboss: thx man
Squibbit: coming from you this is good :D thx m8
I love your sketchs! So fresh colours, so original and funny:thumbsup: Good luck to you.
09-22-2005, 04:39 PM
Looks good, what i like is the movement that you have going on. Along with the contrast makes for some nice work. Keep it up.
09-22-2005, 05:02 PM
Nice stile. everything. GR8
and her comes a wife for grandpa - extreme sunlight test
09-23-2005, 01:23 PM
...looks like granma has got a beard...:shrug:
as others have said, the colors and contrast make the image very vibrant, really gives that sense of celebration...I don't know how can you do this things that good with a mouse, you have great skills!:applause: keep it up!
09-23-2005, 01:29 PM
This is the best idea in spectacular challange. :applause:
Many of people, soldiers and war machines. And fantastic celebration atmosphere. I love every aspect of it.
Keep great working! :thumbsup:
09-23-2005, 07:41 PM
Love your characters! As the rest of your sketches they make you smile :)!
I hope and believe your ending result will glow with pure joy and happienes!
09-25-2005, 06:39 AM
Bro, i definately love the style. It's certainly distinctive and original. Good facial expressions on the characters. be back for more mate :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
09-25-2005, 07:29 AM
Hahah! Great Characters! I love it much! Great concept, nice idea!
THe strong light is cool on the characters, it gives a nice feeling to the pic!
Good luck, Keep posting :)
09-25-2005, 10:18 AM
nice painting style.love the lighting.cheers.:thumbsup:
heres another flag waver ... i had to laugh when i saw his big mouth hehe :)
09-25-2005, 11:41 AM
I like your style, keep going!:thumbsup:
09-25-2005, 11:43 AM
wow, those images are great. i'm gonna put the final in my personal favorits folder :D
Hof, Darksuit, Stefan, elmasfeo, rawwad, FrozZT, Archie, Brutal Monk, Xric7, Tyrus_88, coCoKNIght : thanx a lot for the support lads ... im really happy that the idea and mood work for you ....mhhhm joy :D
Keep those sketches coming! Lovely characters-ketches on that last piece, great use of colors. Loving the white you keep in every sketch, makes it bright and stand out! :thumbsup:
09-25-2005, 02:38 PM
Seems to be a very fun idea man :)
09-26-2005, 03:22 AM
fantastic sketch, ands so much happiness, i love it! Keep up the great work mate, keep on rocking! :thumbsup: :thumbsup::thumbsup:
09-26-2005, 07:59 AM
cool,very stylised kinda approach,so much so,ur characters look realy happy all this while!nice going dude~keep it coming:)
Michael, Neozoom, angel, sh@ke : thx a lot guys ... ill have more soon :D atm im a bit busy ..but should be able to put some more characters in on the weekend :wavey:
10-03-2005, 10:03 PM
Hi Adrian:buttrock: ... I like a lot your concept.. the characters are cool and the coloring goes great!! keep it up buddy:thumbsup:
Where's the fiiissh? :) hehe, no seriously.. this rocks. I think you've improved alot since you'r last challenge. Keep it up!
Hi Vahn. Your characters have really charcater. I love your style. Looks amazing.
Plese post more, because i can't wait.... :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
10-22-2005, 09:49 AM
Hi VAhn, hey good colours and funny expressions on these characters. You're progressing well on that piece man! The global colour sketch is looking promissing, so keep up the nice work,
I will come back whenever I have free time (it's not that often these days...)
10-22-2005, 01:51 PM
These are looking great, Vahn! I especially like this last post more than any of the others. Just the overexuberance of the guy with the big mouth seels the piece, and I hope you can have others in a similar state of happiness.
It's good to see you back again. This piece feels so different from your last CGTalk Challenge entry. I'm really looking forward to seeing how it all comes together. Good luck with it!
10-26-2005, 06:50 PM
hehe, funny pic :D love the colors and his expression.
10-27-2005, 08:30 AM
I guess you are busy with moving to a new place too... or are you just being lazy, hehehe.
WHERE's the UPDATE :twisted:
Well, be back again to check up on you. Hope everything is well on your end.
Ducklator, am7, 2xbo, thierry, walrus, NinjaASSN, Arc80 : thank you very much :D
Im was pretty busy the last few weeks with moving and setting up a new life etc..
Good News is im ready to continue with this here from next week on :bounce:
Im alrdy sketching some compositions and will post some updates soon
cheers & cya later :applause:
10-30-2005, 11:39 PM
Glad you came back to finish this! Would be a shame to let all those joyfull characters go to waste :)! Hope to see an update soon!
10-31-2005, 04:01 PM
hahaha, really cool mate, kukident guys could get envious about about that snowwhite grion with bite. ;) great expression, keep em coming!
Vertical comp 1
im trying to get this going again ... ist been resting for too long but ill really try :)
11-23-2005, 08:44 AM
I loved the different characters and I love it all composited. So just congratulations.
hehe thx :) i think i can work with this... ill just need to put in more people so you can see that it is a military victory parade ...
11-23-2005, 08:57 PM
u r doing just fine :) what concern the composition, I would suggest u to movce that girl on the left even more to the left and rotate it a bit into the right.. that how the robot in the back will be leaning to the left and the girl to the right, so u get a well balanced composition, where all other characters r put nicely in the middle, and the image is reading clearly.
ah nice idea :thumbsup: Ill try that tomorrow ... ty :D
11-23-2005, 11:23 PM
Yeah, i agree with Blaz about the composition and bring back some of the conffetti and maybe balloons. Really great expressions mate and the style is great as always :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
be back for more spamming :twisted:
I tilted the girl and put another robot leg in the front of the background ... I think this works well
this is so cool..it's so :drool: :drool: i'm drowning in my own drool here..cheeres:beer:
11-27-2005, 11:19 AM
Looking good. Very nice character design.:beer:
11-27-2005, 11:31 AM
Now you have to hurry a bit! Only week to go :wip:
I like the uplifting mood it has. Hope you create some tight areas as opposed to slight blurring technique youre using.
Good luck! :wavey:
OrO: lol ty! hoooraaaaay :D :D
mime_evermotion: cheers :beer:
Falcor: thx man..yeah sharpness/texture & depth is what i have to work on now... if i ever find time :sad:
just a little update ... the girl is sharper now + some minor details
11-29-2005, 06:05 PM
funny character style you got here. maybe it is a bit to light in the background.
What's with some more indicated buildings, just slightly like on the left.
The machine would become more 3 dimensional.
Greetings my compatriot and keep it up.
11-29-2005, 06:42 PM
Hey, Vahn, great image! Love the characters. This has a spontaneous snapshot feel to it . Keep em coming.
11-29-2005, 10:21 PM
Love your idea! for once there seems to be a bright future. Don´t think the colors should be any darker.
That old dude is supercool!
botho81: yeah youre right .. i want to define the bg more ..but ill leave that for last :D
zpapageo: thx man, your entry is better :bowdown:
Norberg: hehe thx :beer:
11-30-2005, 09:01 AM
cool work.i love the face of ur character.look realy awesome.:bounce: :thumbsup:
find waldo :)
do you have any tips how i could move on ? i know i have to do some more balancing ... and overall sharpening ... but does the composition work ?
I i want to put in some more detail & texture and refine the whole left side of the pic ... but if any of you guys has a cool idea.... now is the time :D :arteest:
12-03-2005, 08:31 PM
Masking and the marquee tool always helps me clean the edges faster.
Some futuristic looking buildings would be cool, starting from the left side of your image then fading away to the back. Again, i would use the marquee tool to outline the shape and then paint bucket the main colour of the buildings. Then just paint the rest. You don't have to put a lot of details on the building since you already have a lot going on with your characters. I would also add two more robots that's fading back (in between the female and the guy on the right side) I would definately add some conffettis on your image also.
Other than that, some of the characters just need a tad bit more definitions. The style is definately working for me as always.
i hope this help a bit bro.
be back to see more and hopefully the final image :bounce: :wip:
12-04-2005, 12:04 AM
i think the compos now is realy cool.no need to chang comp.go sharpening or bluring some of your people and robot a bit to make better depth.and add some new cool-look buildings instead the old one like archie point.
and last one,personally i love the spacial effect and i think it would be great if you add some tiny red flags on the sky like the snow but not too much like that.I think it would make a better mood.just my opinion.keep going.cheers.:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
hehe thx guys ... yeah the flying its and pieces will be back for sure. i just came home from work ..so ill see what i can do in the next few hours..... ill probably wont be able to finish this ( at least as i would like ) but im gonna submit whatever i have before i go to sleep :D
12-04-2005, 09:35 PM
I Like This So FAR Bro
ok.. i put in another robot and worked a little on the bg for a little depth
im gonna do some more sharpening and bg work when i get home again
banners and flags and flying stuff will be last :D
12-05-2005, 03:24 AM
dude, it's working. Keep going bro. I'll wait for the final image. you can make it :D
sry about the color differences .. but i havent made a color profile and i readjust it every jpg..but i think it will be more redish-blue like this here
almost done ... ill finish in 5 mminutes i hope
12-06-2005, 08:08 PM
Hey, looks good when it's sharper and with these brush strokes.
Not much time left. I finished the day before last. Puh
Good luck. Hope the judging doesn't take long.
Far far away in a distant land... there was a little country that had to go to war. It didnt have much troops and their military equipment was very old. Still they had no choice but to go and support the Kings army in the great war. But the little underdog army was lucky. There are no winners in war, but having survived with only a few losses, they felt like winners. Finally they returned home to their little country and moved into their capital. The people were happily cheering the homecoming soldiers with their red banners, with tears of joy,laughter and victory cries. It was truly a spectacular parade that day.
and the feast that evening .. i tell you.... mhhhhm but thats a different story :)
12-06-2005, 09:17 PM
Im glad you finished this, as said before i love your characters and the happiness in the image
Great work! Congrats on finishing and good luck with the judging!
12-06-2005, 09:19 PM
Good job Adrian!!:thumbsup: Love the guy with his mouth open: AAAAAAAAAAAA:D
thx for the support people :thumbsup:
I gotta go to work now .. so ill check all the other entries tomorrow
good luck everyone whos still painting :D
12-06-2005, 10:00 PM
I gotta hand it to you bro. THIS LOOKS SWEEET:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :applause: Man it works so well with everything you added and tweak. BRAVO dude and congrats on finishing.
goodluck to all of us. hopefully you had as much fun as i did, hehehe.
cheers and see you around:twisted:
12-07-2005, 01:32 AM
congrats on your great final mate! always in love with your character design, and there goes another masterpiece :)
all my bewst isches, best of luck on the final, mate :)
12-07-2005, 06:05 PM
!!congratzzzzzzzz brosssssssss!!love it a lot.very nice mood.:bounce: :bounce:
good luck and cya next challenge.:buttrock:
12-07-2005, 07:33 PM
hey Vahn, excellent final image!! nice mood... Congratulations... good luck!:thumbsup:
12-07-2005, 07:53 PM
Your characters are great and your style is very consistent.
Also nice story with the parade. I wish you good luck.
12-08-2005, 01:56 AM
Great work , Adrian! Congratulations on finishing. Nice handling of color . Good luck in the judging
12-09-2005, 01:19 PM
U made it! congratulations, it turned out to be a very interesting and beautifull piece. I must say that the latest version could be a bit tu bright, but it could be just my monitor. good luck buddy! :)
such great atmosphere in this one. everything is vibrant and lively... :wavey: i congratulate you on a job well done and also wish you best of luck.
12-12-2005, 11:00 AM
Hey Vahn, just want to congratulate you for your image. I love the brightness of it, and your sketches are great. Good luck.
Arc80, the1st_angel, xric7, Ducklator, botho81, zpapageo, Zar, Slav, claudio_jordao : Thank you guys .. im happy you like it :D
sry i reply so late, but i have a lot of work going on atm :banghead:
NinjaASSN : Thanks man ..mhhm praise from you is an honor :D
i had some problmes adjusting the jpegs as i had no uniform gamma & color
management. But i checked on some different monitors and the brightness is
still ok...its a bit bright but not overly bright so i think its your monitor :p
good luck to you guys as well :wip:
12-13-2005, 07:04 PM
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