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iamawizard
02-28-2006, 04:45 AM
Sivaprasad Velayudhan is entered in the "The Journey Begins Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/journey_begins/view_entries.php?challenger=9614)

Latest Update: Final Image: SURVIVAL... FInal Image
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SURVIVAL....

Journeys.... Hmmm....

We have gone thruogh them, all our lives

there are journeys that are hard

but there are few of them which we think could have been kinder to us


THAT ONE I could see was going to be the hardest of them all...
and the most merciless


I wasnt prepared

I wasnt warned

and there i stood....
at the mercy of the merciless tower, with only my family to live for

the farm that i built through years, was now a worthless rubble flying sky high.

it all happened in a few momemts,
the tornado was the first among the few in the season
we had just a minutes time after the warning, which announced that it was an F4

My Wife and daughter had already got to the storm cellar..

I was running away from my home to the cellar, holding my son Jim's hand, when suddenly I felt him slip away....

Our dog Cleo, which Jim was holding stopped to bark at the tornado and Jim slipped and went down .....

when I turned back....
I could see my son looking at me...
his eyes glistened with tears...

His eyes....
I could see fear in them, the worst he has ever known...

those eyes, those tears, that fear.....

I had just a few moments, to grab him and get into the cellar, before the tornado would take both of us in its violent swipe



with all odds against me,I took a stride towards my son
at that very instance began my JOURNEY

I was where I started years back
I had to start all over again...

iamawizard
03-03-2006, 03:41 AM
its nice 2 compete with the giants

hoping 2 learn a lot

Squibbit
03-03-2006, 05:44 AM
welcome to the challenge, have fun :thumbsup:


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DoInferno
03-03-2006, 06:22 AM
Hey, i´m interested in the production of India! Hehe... Wish you good luck man!

iamawizard
03-03-2006, 07:58 AM
nice 2 have a welcome from artists like u

thanks guys

hope i prove the reputation that my nation has

thanks again for the encouragement

good luck

iamawizard
03-04-2006, 03:38 PM
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The Day when it all Began.....

naresh
03-05-2006, 04:55 AM
hey shiva welcome here..good going n nice concept too.....lets fight with all the giants.:thumbsup:. u can do it.all the best..
kiipit upp..
naresh
http://lostinarc.blogspot.com

Nigio
03-06-2006, 01:50 PM
Hi Iamawizard, good luck with this one!

Duracel
03-06-2006, 02:41 PM
This composition is nothing ... just a dark plane in the middle of a white background.
But its not the composition which is "wrong" ... i guess it totally shows up your not really existing idea ... you didn't really thought about any story and this is what you make out of it, out of nothing.

I recommend you to sit back and think about what the title suggest you're aiming for! "We can fly ..."
In this picture there is just a plane in the sky - nothing more ... but i guess you wanne show something of this "whohooooooooooooooooooooo"-Feeling, if its the first time you cut the line between yourself and earth. But then you have to show "this". Think about what you need to do this ... i.e. you cannot show "the ultimate take off" without showing the ground.

It's necessary to summarize what you're about to show the viewer! The main facts will lead you through the picture and answer automatically alot of questions.

Good Luck!

iamawizard
05-17-2006, 06:33 AM
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“THE JOURNEY BEGINS....” the title triggered lot of ideas in me but I wanted to capture something more than just a travel or a journey.

A vital moment when one’s life gets totally out of control… the turmoil that human emotions go thru in such moments. The subtle feelings of loss & fear involved in a fight for survival, looked perfect for the title.

When tornados strike, people are ripped off their possessions, their family, their dreams, their confidence...they have to run with all their might to survive…with nowhere to go but everywhere to run.

and there begins their JOURNEY...

iamawizard
05-17-2006, 07:12 AM
This is my new concept...have tried to show something more than just a journey or a voyage....
Any comments on this concept wud he helpful.....

iamawizard
05-17-2006, 02:36 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9614/9614_1147876604_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9614/9614_1147876604_large.jpg)

managed 2 finish the line art
its very rough sketch

am straight away getting into coloring since theres'nt much time left

joined early but couldnt find time for it untill this week

hope i'll make it..

guys...
C&C are welcome

iamawizard
05-17-2006, 05:23 PM
u guys r rockin

this is my second challenge

thought of starting early this challenge

but got occupied in something else

finally found some time this week

working on the background 2day

started coloring

comments wud b of great help

iamawizard
05-18-2006, 03:25 AM
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had some clouds done for the background

testing different colors too.

iamawizard
05-19-2006, 10:47 AM
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improved the contrast...
got to go ..
have got 2 much 2 complete

naresh
05-19-2006, 12:14 PM
hey siva great going man...nice work u have done.:bounce: ..go on..n all the best..
good luck:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

iamawizard
05-20-2006, 05:04 AM
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some more coloring...
getting into the main characters..

iamawizard
05-21-2006, 05:42 AM
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still working on the clothing...

iamawizard
05-24-2006, 05:02 AM
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more coloring
working hard 2 complete....

iamawizard
05-24-2006, 11:28 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9614/9614_1148470094_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9614/9614_1148470094_large.jpg)

nothings coming to my mind other than painting

so no notes

iamawizard
05-26-2006, 10:01 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9614/9614_1148637704_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9614/9614_1148637704_large.jpg)

rushing thru...

iamawizard
05-27-2006, 11:49 AM
my lack of time gave me no chance to interact with the community

but any way

it is nice watching u guys...

iamawizard
05-27-2006, 11:49 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9614/9614_1148730558_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9614/9614_1148730558_large.jpg)

Coluring Work in

iamawizard
05-27-2006, 11:52 AM
Little time left...Am painting like crazy to complete the final image.

iamawizard
05-27-2006, 04:56 PM
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finally colored everything...

iamawizard
05-27-2006, 05:05 PM
its getting posted twice, so i removed 1 from here

iamawizard
05-27-2006, 05:15 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9614/9614_1148750123_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9614/9614_1148750123_large.jpg)

SURVIVAL....

Journeys.... Hmmm....

We have gone thruogh them, all our lives

there are journeys that are hard

but there are few of them which we think could have been kinder to us


THAT ONE I could see was going to be the hardest of them all...
and the most merciless


I wasnt prepared

I wasnt warned

and there i stood....
at the mercy of the merciless tower, with only my family to live for

the farm that i built through years, was now a worthless rubble flying sky high.

it all happened in a few momemts,
the tornado was the first among the few in the season
we had just a minutes time after the warning, which announced that it was an F4

My Wife and daughter had already got to the storm cellar..

I was running away from my home to the cellar, holding my son Jim's hand, when suddenly I felt him slip away....

Our dog Cleo, which Jim was holding stopped to bark at the tornado and Jim slipped and went down .....

when I turned back....
I could see my son looking at me...
his eyes glistened with tears...

His eyes....
I could see fear in them, the worst he has ever known...

those eyes, those tears, that fear.....

I had just a few moments, to grab him and get into the cellar, before the tornado would take both of us in its violent swipe



with all odds against me,I took a stride towards my son
at that very instance began my JOURNEY

I was where I started years back
I had to start all over again...

Cyberone
05-28-2006, 10:23 AM
cool image...

the sky and tornado are really well painted...cool idea for the story too...

bst of luck..

CYB

Neubius
05-28-2006, 01:04 PM
yay! great to see it finished. Raelly nice pic.

really like the expressions.

good luck with the judging!

iamawizard
05-29-2006, 11:38 AM
though i wasnt able 2 interact with the community as much i wished, i learned a lot just by watching u guys

this was my 2nd challenge

spectacular was my 1st, i had only 4 days for spectacular

this time i saw the challenge early, but couldnt find time for it untill last week

any way what i have completed gives me enough satisfaction

hope 2 learn more and be a part of this community in the future.

thank you for the support

Feel free to comment

in fact i am curious to know how my artwork weighs among others

I'll b more than happy 2 receive comments and crit from great minds

good luck guys

Sivaprasad Velayudhan

arunscbe
05-29-2006, 11:59 AM
nice work on the characters expression:thumbsup: .............good going...............

anticz
05-31-2006, 12:00 AM
Great entry, Just wanted to wish you luck. Love the story.

hdhcg
05-31-2006, 03:30 AM
Nice idea! Good details.
It will be certainly great!!Good luck!

walrus
06-01-2006, 01:57 PM
Hi, wizard, congratulations on finishing your entry! Nice work. I especially like the sky - it has that sickly, unnatural feeling that, I'm told, always come with tornadoes (I'm fortunate to not have first-hand experience in that area!) So the colors are great, as well as all of the details in the clouds. I also think it was a good idea to use 3D to block out yuor buildings and get the lighting and perspective right, so they look really convincing. Nice work also on all fo the debris flying around, which adds to the feeling of destruction.

Only crit I'd have is next time, submit your entry a bit earlier so that people have time to give you feedback before the end of the challenge! :)

Anyhow, best of luck to you!

-mike

iamawizard
06-01-2006, 02:18 PM
Thanks for the comments Mike....

Actually i had entered the challenge very early but got stuck up due to personal commitments. Hope to have a better interaction with the community in the next challenge.

All the Best!!!

Sivaprasad Velayudhan

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