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MVDB
02-28-2006, 06:24 AM
Michael van den Bosch is entered in the "The Journey Begins Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/journey_begins/view_entries.php?challenger=9637)

Latest Update: Concept Sketch: concept 3
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9637/9637_1144313394_medium.jpg (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=3426738#post3426738)

Squibbit
02-28-2006, 06:30 AM
have fun boss


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MichaelZHsee
02-28-2006, 06:31 AM
goodluck michael~i'll be looking forward to urs:scream:

LoTekK
02-28-2006, 06:38 AM
Feels like the entire DSG is here. :scream: Good luck, man. :thumbsup:

MichaelCTY
02-28-2006, 06:54 AM
haha ya so many good artists and so many Michael too
lets wish the best luck to both of us mate
cheers:)

makaron
02-28-2006, 07:04 AM
http://hem.bredband.net/makaron/smile/bbbb.jpg
good luck on your journey...

ozhaver
02-28-2006, 07:06 AM
awesome! GOOD LUCK!!!

*yet another thread to stalk *___* w00t!

beelow
02-28-2006, 07:06 AM
Wassup Motion welcome, good luck dude!:thumbsup:

MVDB
02-28-2006, 07:08 AM
Squibbit, haha! thnx! you too..

sh@ke, thanks buddy! Let's have some fun!

LoTekK, Lotta people is what I like on a challenge!

Michael Chang, thanks mate! Have a great journey!

Kamjar
02-28-2006, 07:11 AM
hey

veel geluk micheal! :bounce:
dit wordt zeker weer een vette challenge! ;)

kam.

MVDB
02-28-2006, 07:34 AM
makaron, thanx!

oz haver, oh no! not a stalker! :D

beelow, cheers buddy! :thumbsup:

Kamjar Fadai, Dank! Op uw plaatsen! Klaar! ..!

duddlebug
02-28-2006, 07:54 AM
Bon Voyage Mr.Motion... and what a perfect name you have for this challenge! :)

paperclip
02-28-2006, 08:01 AM
Good luck Michael! I love your style. Subscribin'! :bounce:

remember...keep it in motion...

Elsie
02-28-2006, 08:16 AM
Good luck Michael :thumbsup: Looking forward to seeing sketches!

MVDB
02-28-2006, 09:57 AM
duddlebug, thnx Mr. Bug.. Yeah, I know, makes me try even harder in this challenge :D

paperclip, thank you! I'll keep that in mind.. :thumbsup:

Elsie, that won't be long. ;)

MVDB
02-28-2006, 10:04 AM
duddlebug, thnx Mr. Bug.. Yeah, I know, makes me try even harder in this challenge :D

paperclip, thank you! I'll keep that in mind.. :thumbsup:

Elsie, that won't be long. ;)

Rudeone
02-28-2006, 10:06 AM
Nice to see you again! looking forward to see what you come up with this time, have fun and good luck!

sergioKomic
02-28-2006, 11:42 AM
Dont spend all your skill in the 2d eh...

Here;s some luck being thrown your way...!

PSych
02-28-2006, 06:08 PM
Hi Michael!

2D & 3D both! :bounce: Can't wait to see your conceps
Good luck and have fun:)

VonMarsch
02-28-2006, 06:32 PM
Good luck to you and thanks for dropping the comment :) Fast? I think you are much faster :) I really like you style on that lineart.

AlyFell
02-28-2006, 06:36 PM
Best wishes Michael! Lets get those ideas flowing! ;)

MVDB
02-28-2006, 07:38 PM
Rudeone, bedankt jongen, ik doe mijn best! Thanx, I'll try.. :)

sergioKomic, Hehe.. thanx. oh! ok.. hold on.. yes, got it! :D

PSych, cheers mate! I know, bit busy, but that's how I like it! ;)

Niten, thank you! Guess we're both pretty quick.. :D

Poshspice, Thnx! Gotta clear my mind, clear my mind, clear... :argh:

hzoppetti
02-28-2006, 08:15 PM
Yay I cant wait to see what you come up with! Good luck in this challenge :)

Gord-MacDonald
02-28-2006, 09:20 PM
Looking forward to watching your journey unfold!

Good luck Michael! :thumbsup:

Gord

mybutterflyiris
03-01-2006, 03:36 AM
Well 2d and 3d eh?... I think you have your work cut out for you. But I am expecting an awesome entry from you. *no pressure* :)

LexLe
03-01-2006, 05:56 AM
wow 2d & 3d ?!!! cool! :thumbsup:
Good luck to you!:)

MechaHateChimp
03-01-2006, 07:49 AM
Mike! Thanks for the comments :)

Dude, Squibbs wasnt joking when he said lots of peeps are doing the 5D thing! What doesnt kill us, will probably make us wish it did! Looking forward to your first concepts. Take care! :D - J

MVDB
03-01-2006, 08:52 AM
Yay I cant wait to see what you come up with! Good luck in this challenge :)
Thanx a lot!

Looking forward to watching your journey unfold!
Good luck Michael!
Cheers mate, thnx for dropping by..

Well 2d and 3d eh?... I think you have your work cut out for you. But I am expecting an awesome entry from you. *no pressure*
haha! lol.. Hope I can live up to your standards.. :D Do my best.. :shrug:

wow 2d & 3d ?!!! cool!
Good luck to you!
Thanx man!

Mike! Thanks for the comments

Dude, Squibbs wasnt joking when he said lots of peeps are doing the 5D thing! What doesnt kill us, will probably make us wish it did! Looking forward to your first concepts. Take care! - J
Yeah, I know! Just eager to participate in both.. Got so much idea's.. cheers! :)

Vahn
03-01-2006, 08:55 AM
hehe have fun michael :D :thumbsup:

MVDB
03-01-2006, 09:01 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9637/9637_1141207291_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9637/9637_1141207291_large.jpg)

Here's my concept..

'compagnons'

first focused on the main characters. want them to have/show movement/action, cause their Journey has just begun. They are compagnons on this trip.
The perspective is going in depth downwards and just above the fella's backpack there will be a skyline..

authentic
03-01-2006, 09:18 AM
Excellent character design and concept. Clear and efficient. Also like your 3d sketch.
Good luck

Rudeone
03-01-2006, 09:57 AM
That looks rad man, absolutely great characters, your style is awesome!
A boy and his doggy on a big journey, I think it's a great concept.
One thing I'm trying to figure out though, it looks like they're falling into a cliff, but the boy doesn't atleast seem concerned about it because of his big smile, or am I reading this wrong?

MichaelZHsee
03-01-2006, 10:07 AM
man i always love ur line works,so clean and with confidents:thumbsup:

sirBS
03-01-2006, 10:19 AM
Hi !
Good idea and figure!
The successful beginning! Good luck!

OniricCreative
03-01-2006, 10:27 AM
Wow!! Hey Michael, that's a very good sketch and idea. Really cute... funny... great characters!!! I just LOVE it!! I wish you good luck!! :thumbsup:

TheFirstAngel
03-01-2006, 10:29 AM
lovely sketch! u got back to your roots i see and show up with your lovely toons. :) have a great journey mate, and have lots of fun! :)

beelow
03-01-2006, 10:30 AM
Really, Liking the sketch dude, I like the perspective and the character is fun! Keep it up!:cool:

DeeVad
03-01-2006, 10:31 AM
Hey Michael, now I devellop a complex in watching your concept sketch. lol
Your line is too much beautifull ! And characters are reaaaallyy cute as I like them. Your work will be candy for eyes ; I'm sure and I will visit your thread frequently to cry a bit.
Good luck ( 2D&3D ? braveness ! )

michael-olszak
03-01-2006, 10:59 AM
Nice one Michael. like the charakter. awesome drawing!!

i'll be watching this thread

W-I-L
03-01-2006, 11:06 AM
ahh yes.. i know the feeling.. fresh air, hiking. sence of adventure.. and plumeting to your death... always brings a smile to my face too...



great sketch mate.. but why he smiling about dying?... dog dont look to pleased

MVDB
03-01-2006, 01:41 PM
Vahn, thanx mate!

authentic, thnx a lot, cheers...

Rudeone, thank you! Well, the fella ('Ghiljy") is a hiking expert, he's been all over the world with his little compagnon 'Bullah'. He's not falling but he's jumping and turns in the air to wave quickly. He's not concerned at all, no.. (The dog) Bullah on the other hand hasn't realy gotten used to those hiking-trails yet.. :D

sh@ke, thanx for dropping by man, glad you like it so far.. :)

Sergey Banityuk, cheers mate!

Loris_, thnx! Need all the luck I can get :)

the1st_angel, Thank you! Yep! Toons is what I do best (MO), in the 'spect chall.' I made the mistake to go to realistic. So, I'm sticking to what I think I'm good at.. :beer: Toons..

beelow, Thanx buddy!

DeeVad, ahhh, appreciate it, made me :blush: :)

Cr@sH, Thank you! ;)

W!L, Yeah? Been there? He's smiling cause he's not scared at all! He's an experianced hiker, he's not dying..:surprised
Dog isn't pleased at all, you're right. He never got used to those dangerous Journeys :argh: :)

umbrellasky
03-01-2006, 03:42 PM
Thanks for the support in my thread! I'm really looking forward to seeing what you come up with! It's so exciting, I love following peoples progress.

My best wishes to you in the challenge! :buttrock:

Miyagu
03-01-2006, 04:12 PM
hi michael! just popped in to say: welcome and best of luck!
this little doggy is hilarious! :applause:

Xillion
03-01-2006, 05:27 PM
Good luck mate! Love your cartoonish style ;)

MikeTheHunter
03-01-2006, 06:31 PM
Hey, Mike, looks REALLY good so far, great style! Can't wait to see an update! :thumbsup:

MichaelCTY
03-01-2006, 07:37 PM
characters looks alive ,and seems got great story fully imaginations
i love the dogs haha
lookin forward

iamawizard
03-02-2006, 03:57 AM
nice idea

nice details

nice characters

good luck

oceanbluesky
03-02-2006, 04:15 AM
A fun post to keep up with! As a positive critique it wasn't until looking at the image a third time that I finally realized the kid is belaying off a cliff rather than running down a road toward us. Maybe this is due to my own unwarranted subconscious expectations...when the background is perhaps eventually rendered with a far distant view of the ground, where a person misinterpreting it like I did would normally expect to see a horizon and clouds, the potential for such an initial misinterpretation will make your image even further engaging.

Do you have a website displaying more work? A lot of fun. Great to see.

MVDB
03-02-2006, 05:57 AM
enialadam, Thnx, yes this in an exiting challenge, great topic, I suspect some great looking pieces in this contest.. :arteest:

dunkelgold, Dog is funny, yeah well, he don't feel that funny. . :D Cheers!

Xillion, Thanks mate.. :)

MikeTheHunter, glad ya like it, bit busy at the moment with work, hope you can wait a little longer.. ;)

Michael Chang, thank you, Michael.. appreciate it ;)

iamawizard, such a nice comment.. :blush: thnx!

oceanbluesky, Thanx a lot! Yeah, the little fella's jumping into the depth alright. Skyling will be there in the end, I guess just above his bagpack, been focusing on the characters so far. Cheers! :thumbsup:

Matellis
03-02-2006, 06:00 AM
great sketch!! keep it up :)

ThalitaDol
03-02-2006, 09:28 AM
What a great line you have!
Loved the characters!

Carina
03-02-2006, 02:31 PM
Love the concept. My two favourite "journey begins" challenges are both by the same artist.. bleh;)

Agamemnwn
03-02-2006, 02:39 PM
great sketch Michael :D full of life characters :D definately a thread to look :D

aharnett
03-02-2006, 03:23 PM
Very cool sketches, in both your 2d and 3d challenges.
Any ideas for the environment in this 2d picture?

Would love to get your thoughts on my first concept sketch.

MVDB
03-02-2006, 06:31 PM
Matellis, thanx!

ThalitaDol, :) appreciate it..

Carina, yeah, who is it? who is it? if you mean me, well ehhh.. :blush: thank you..

Agamemnwn, thanks for dropping by, glad you like it. I'll do my best not to disapoint you. :shrug: can't make any promisses tho.. :)

adam harnett, Far away skyline with some snowy mountaintops, behind the little fella a very deep cliff... dangerous heh? :D

rodrigoessinger
03-02-2006, 07:03 PM
Very good concept!

Can't wait to see it with colors.

Good luck!

Pawlack
03-02-2006, 08:00 PM
Your sketh is very cute, and first of all - it suits the theme perfectly. Im looking foward to see more :)

R-K
03-02-2006, 08:09 PM
looks like he's falling down :D nice technique though

KangarooMan
03-02-2006, 09:39 PM
The character design is superb, very well done! :D

Matt :)

makaron
03-02-2006, 09:42 PM
Iīm just gonna follow in the footsteps of the rest and type:

a very funny and well done concept... :bounce:

mindofka
03-02-2006, 10:02 PM
So cute, your lineart is great, very dynamic, and another nice idea :)

MVDB
03-03-2006, 12:41 PM
rodrigoessinger, thanx a lot!

Pawlack, so much you can do with this topic/theme of the challenge. I hope (and have already) to see some amazing pieces. ;)

Ranath, hey, thank you! well.. he's not falling down at all.. He's jumping into the cliff, where the beginning of his Journey awaits him.. :)

mmbenya, cheers Matt, thanx for taking the time to comment.. ;)

makaron, :) appreciate it..

mindofka, thnx! Dynamic is what I want to make this pic, yes. must have some sort of movement or action in this image.. ;)

schaal
03-03-2006, 01:09 PM
Very cute Michael
cool action of the characters and a very nice cartoon design

good luck

soapy
03-03-2006, 02:19 PM
Hahah, fun sketch , I love it! Cheers, good luck.

Poonks
03-03-2006, 02:33 PM
Wooowww How can i miss this thread... your concept is really really impressive... nothing to critic for me :love:

DoInferno
03-03-2006, 03:08 PM
Beautifull drawing! Talking about angles.... Very impressing point of view. Makes the action goes crazy!

Iīll be watching you! Good luck!

rawwad
03-03-2006, 04:00 PM
Nice to see you here too! Good luck friend! :D I like first idea :thumbsup:

medunecer
03-03-2006, 05:47 PM
Great design! Good luck!

Elsie
03-03-2006, 05:55 PM
La la le lu...c'mon Michael, more sketches :wip:!

KahlanAmnell
03-03-2006, 08:48 PM
Very interesting concept.

I like it. It has alot of energy and potential
I look forward to your Color WIP

Dont be a stanger

beelow
03-03-2006, 08:58 PM
Where the update? Update, Update, Update, Update!!!:wip: :D

AlyFell
03-03-2006, 09:02 PM
Absolutely gorgeous drawing Michael! No crits... I can't believe you're doing the 3D as well!

MVDB
03-04-2006, 10:02 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9637/9637_1141470125_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9637/9637_1141470125_large.jpg)

Here's my first background idea.

Nord
03-04-2006, 10:15 AM
Looks really good. Has a great sense of motion and energy to it. Looking forward to seeing more.

W-I-L
03-04-2006, 10:43 AM
looks good mate but is it really beggining of journey as the brief states? looks like they been hiking for a while.. i think perhaps instead of having those mountains in the back you could have the rest of the green land beneath himmsprawling abck.. possibly a village in there that he just left.. and next to him on the mountain is a sign saying 1000 miles to the top .. better said than that but you know what i mean... maybe some fireworks coming from town cheering adventurer on... ??

Velarion
03-04-2006, 11:32 AM
wow great perspective and depth.I'm looking forward to seeing it's progress!

MVDB
03-04-2006, 01:47 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9637/9637_1141483643_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9637/9637_1141483643_large.jpg)

Second background concept..

MVDB
03-04-2006, 02:01 PM
schaal, soapy, Poonks, thank you!

DoInferno, thanx buddy!

rawwad, hiya mate! got another idea on the shelf, but think this one is pretty interesting myself, dunno yet.. cheers! :beer:

medunecer, thnx!

Elsie, 'k, here ya go, hope u like! :)

Kahlan Amnell, thank you.. I won't.

beelow, did you know I work best under pressure! :D

Poshspice, yeah I know, we'll see how that goes. hope I'll make it in time.. ;)

Nord, Always go for energy in a piece, that's the most difficult I think.. :thumbsup:

W!L, thanx a milion, bright idea! :thumbsup: take a look now.. going for a village indeed, but he's going there, not coming from it.. thnx tho..

Velarion, cheers!

OniricCreative
03-04-2006, 02:13 PM
Hey Michael. looking very good mate. I prefer the second background idea. Much better in my eyes.

lotaH
03-04-2006, 02:31 PM
Congratulations Michael,

This work is very promising! Good lock!



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Art2
03-04-2006, 02:35 PM
Michael, great concept and excellent sketch.
Keep up the good work!

assafk
03-04-2006, 02:49 PM
Wow great skills!
I really like the character!
:thumbsup:

But I dont like the background.... Mountains are boring....
Ofcourse u need a montain cause he's a mountain climber... But the range of white mountains behind is kinda boring....

oceanbluesky
03-04-2006, 05:03 PM
Ogghh!! This just keeps getting better and better!! Really like the two horizons now (both that of the mountains and the rim of the valley into which your character jumps). The grin on his face just makes it so much more perfect. Looking forward to seeing this evolve -- maybe if there were low clouds down in the valley below him through which he would fall, or if the valley were ridiculously low, outrageously dangerous,? Not to interfere with your own creative direction -- this is really great! Fantastic to see the stages through which it has gone.

Gord-MacDonald
03-04-2006, 05:10 PM
Hi Michael. This is coming along beautifully! Keep up the good work :thumbsup:

Gord

Pawlack
03-04-2006, 06:25 PM
Hi. I was looking foward to see new steps. I think that mountains in the background are a bit too regular. Nice colors. Good luck ;)

MVDB
03-04-2006, 09:57 PM
Loris_, lotaH, Art2, assafk, oceanbluesky, Gord MacDonald, Pawlack, thanx! ;)


assafk, Pawlack, I guess you guys are right 'bout the boring part, I'm working on this as I write. I placed those mountains there in the meantime, there's a lot more coming, but I reveal this pic in pieces.. thanx for the critz tho! :thumbsup:

beelow
03-04-2006, 10:07 PM
Hehe, it is good to hear that u work well under pressure. U will be under that a lot!:D

KangarooMan
03-04-2006, 10:09 PM
Hey again Michael, sweet looking updates! :thumbsup: I am looking forward to seeing those updates your promising. ;)

Matt

PSych
03-04-2006, 10:45 PM
Great work Michael :bounce:
Excellent characer (as always:eek: ), but don u think that he needs some steps(stairs) underfoot to make his high jump possible?
I'm looking forward to seeing more updates
Good luck

velascodearmas
03-05-2006, 02:24 AM
Very nice drawing! I like the energy and the composition. Keep it up!

bandro
03-05-2006, 03:33 AM
such a charming character and a great feeling of adventure!!! i like it:thumbsup:

Agamemnwn
03-05-2006, 08:29 AM
goodmorning michael .

The second background looks great and it centers more the characters so the eye just moves on them easier .great job :D

MVDB
03-05-2006, 08:04 PM
beelow, lol..

mmbenya, can you please wait a little longer! Bit busy with the dayjob.. Updating soon.. :)

PSych, have you seen vertical limit? These guys make jumps of rocks, you can't imagine! So, is this little fella! He slowly tightens his fist around the rope, so he will slow down.. You know these guys! They do alot for action, they live on the edge! ;)

dvelasco, thanx a lot!

bandro, glad you like it, I'll try and keep you happy with the next update, k? :D

Jannis, that's what I thought! second one's much better, also have to thank W!L for that! :thumbsup: Next one is getting there.. ;)

DimitrisLiatsos
03-06-2006, 07:28 AM
I am subscribing to this too... :bounce: ...

KahlanAmnell
03-06-2006, 04:51 PM
I am impressed with this peice.

While i must agree that the background mountains are quite boring. i would like to add that the general concept of this peice is very intruiging. The grin on your characters face while making that job is quite humorus while showing that he lives for this kind of action. I myself am a mountain climber so i know the rush.

Great work. Looking forward to more.

Koekebakker
03-06-2006, 05:01 PM
Hi Michael! Wow, your second background is really an improvement. The bright green makes the two characters stand out much more (who, by the way, are great! really vivid expressions).

NOOB!
03-07-2006, 07:22 AM
sup mike! great stuff,nice sense of depth in your latest post!

makaron
03-07-2006, 07:45 AM
this image gonna end up with the feelin... - ops! I better hold on to something, I donīt wanna fall of the cliff- when I look at it... :)

grobouk
03-07-2006, 07:59 AM
really cool characters

Aldebarande
03-07-2006, 08:00 AM
Really like your funny character !!
You're a master !

dash2k4
03-07-2006, 09:22 AM
Waaaaaaaaaaaahoohoo! This height will scare even Wiley Coyote! I'm really going to keep a tab on this one!

pschaffi
03-07-2006, 10:01 AM
heheheeee... love that face of the dot... good luck !

MVDB
03-07-2006, 11:43 AM
DimitrisLiatsos, appreciate it!

Kahlan Amnell, cheers, yeah I know, but hold on I'll post an update in 10 min or so..

Koekebakker, thanks! well, this was important in this challenge, the expression of the characters at the beginning of the Journey.

NOOB!, thanx, I'll make it even deeper I think! :)

makaron, haha! This little fella has so much confidence and experience that he has time to take his hand of the rope and wave to the viewer! ;)

grobouk, Aldebarande, thank you both!

dash2k4, pschaffi, thanx a lot!

MVDB
03-07-2006, 11:50 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9637/9637_1141735831_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9637/9637_1141735831_large.jpg)

Here's an update.

changed the valley (mirrored it?) and made a path to the challenge of my little fella. The challenge for him ofcourse is to reach the top in the background, dog still isn't that happy 'bout it, he could be home happy and warm. Doggy get's cold even by looking at the mountain..

lotaH
03-07-2006, 12:06 PM
hi Michael!

Great, man!

the path indicates the travel, but he start ou finish?


If he looked down, it would be going the mountain and it would be more the theme!!:thumbsup:

Good Lock!

OniricCreative
03-07-2006, 12:28 PM
xcellent update michael!!! This is getting better and better. Really like the path, it gives the overall concept a very entertainment "begining" of a journey!! hehhe :D
The background wouldn't be so empty though, would be?

keep up!! ;)

mark-jenkins
03-07-2006, 12:35 PM
Michael,
This is looking great. I really like the characters and the composition is much stronger with this new background.

NOOB!
03-07-2006, 01:07 PM
yeh i'm not sure whether he is coming back from the journey or just left,hehe,its a difficult problem with this challenge,we want to draw our characters,but not the characters backs hehe,just have to be clever with it. keep it up man!

DoInferno
03-07-2006, 01:29 PM
He couldnīt give a jump like that towards the camera, heīs definetely going to the castle, not coming back!

This is the best background so far. It really seens like a long and difficult journey!

Miyagu
03-07-2006, 02:38 PM
everytime i see the expression on the little doggy it makes me smile! gogo! :bounce:

MVDB
03-07-2006, 03:11 PM
lotaH, Loris_, Marco J, NOOB!, DoInferno, dunkelgold,
thanx for those nice words.. :blush:

MVDB
03-07-2006, 03:12 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9637/9637_1141747977_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9637/9637_1141747977_large.jpg)

another update..

Agamemnwn
03-07-2006, 03:38 PM
great update michael . the landscape looks amazing :D

Nikolay
03-07-2006, 04:36 PM
I like your sketches!

Good Luck!

triumphant
03-07-2006, 10:03 PM
great sketches michael, love the look on the dog, great landscape, very nicely done.... :thumbsup:

slickgreekgeo
03-07-2006, 11:49 PM
I really dig the perspective of this piece, very dynamic. Keep it goin'

KahlanAmnell
03-08-2006, 03:56 PM
Good update, those mountains really pull it together.
You had me worried for a minute there with the flat plain.

Keep it up. Lookin forward to seeing this grow

calisto-lynn
03-09-2006, 08:49 PM
i love the style!! is soo cute!! great work! the colours, and the painting style is perfect!! :drool:keep it up mate!!

ralphmanning
03-11-2006, 02:29 PM
This is looking great so far. :D I think the sky is a little bit too vibrant and colour saturated though.

ecura
03-11-2006, 11:30 PM
The concept is working out very well. The character with the background makes this image have movement. Good luck and keep them coming.

FlaminGlow
03-12-2006, 01:14 PM
simply 5 words absolutely very very dynamic amazing, this idea is unique and the scared dog look so funny, you know for me i loved all the landscapes but i like the snowy one with the layered rocks the most.:argh:

rodrigoessinger
03-13-2006, 11:24 AM
The landscape is very good, but I think it is taking too much space in the composition.
I thought it would be more like your sketch.

oceanbluesky
03-13-2006, 11:38 AM
Ack! This is my favorite entry in both the 2D and 3D competitions but the mountains are beginning to divert attention from your main character's delimma and the valley below. Just my 2 cents. Good luck!

oceanbluesky
03-13-2006, 11:40 AM
"this is my favorite entry"...unfortunately including my own.

MVDB
03-16-2006, 02:39 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9637/9637_1142523569_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9637/9637_1142523569_large.jpg)

Made another concept...
Guess this shows the beginning of a Journey, right?

assafk
03-16-2006, 03:28 PM
hehe nice. it sure does.

it remineds me a bit of Monkey Island and that guy is Herman Toothrot =P

http://www.worldofmi.com/images/categories/5/screen05.jpg

MVDB
03-16-2006, 07:12 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9637/9637_1142539965_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9637/9637_1142539965_large.jpg)

update..
build some more landscape and changed some colors.

trevul
03-16-2006, 07:23 PM
The emotion on the chracters is great. I'd go with the pair but I can just see that ship wreck guy talking to a volley ball :D

Pat-Piper
03-16-2006, 07:25 PM
Hi Michael....I'm sorry I havent seen this earlier. It really looks like a fun adventure and I really like the characters (especially th dog) and the perspective of the drawing. Keep up the nice work...I will surely follow this thread.

monsitj
03-17-2006, 02:39 AM
wow! man! very nice 2d work you done! you are great both 2d and 3d , nice style! :bowdown:

ymonkato
03-17-2006, 06:24 AM
I really like the characters. They tell the stories themselves.

calisto-lynn
03-17-2006, 12:27 PM
beautifull update...!!the mountains fit greatly!! i love it!! cant wait till you start working on the characters!:D

NinjaA55N
03-17-2006, 10:59 PM
really a beautifull update! Love the characters, expressions on their faces, colors... But I think that if they r jumping down, u could make the boy looking at that direction. After all, everyone wants to look where they r jumping to, so it would be more real. and the second thing is the dog... if he is scared of going down, u could bring him into the first plan, going down last.. u know, like he wants to grab something at the last moment like that would help him stay on the edge :) keep up the good work!

KahlanAmnell
03-20-2006, 06:55 PM
Lovin the new concept. The detail is really bringing this to life.

penartist26
03-21-2006, 12:36 AM
very nice man! gudluck:thumbsup:

Agamemnwn
03-21-2006, 08:26 AM
Goodmorning Michael,

Great updates the background for the characters looks great and i like the way u made the grass in front :D

MVDB
03-29-2006, 05:54 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9637/9637_1143658459_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9637/9637_1143658459_large.jpg)

Here's a character for another concept..

HIMALAYAn style..!

JurajMolcak
03-29-2006, 06:03 PM
You are showing pretty strong skills here as well! You just canīt sleep, hah... :thumbsup: Keep going.

jevinart
03-29-2006, 06:10 PM
excellent character design!

makaron
03-29-2006, 07:01 PM
he looks like a nice guy :) ready for the journey... are you gonna let him fall from a mountain too? sorry, could help myself, had to ask... :rolleyes:

beelow
03-29-2006, 09:02 PM
Nice update Michael Great to see an update dude!:thumbsup:

TheFirstAngel
03-30-2006, 03:36 AM
a winning character, he's really a nice dude! meabe my dwarf and him could have some tea and beer together in no particular order of course ;) haha, keep em coming mate!

Ego
03-30-2006, 03:41 AM
Michael I like this character. He looks so happy and excited to be setting out on his journey. :)
Good job capturing that.

MichaelZHsee
03-30-2006, 04:33 AM
thats the kinda character i'm looking forward to,the exagerated expression..:scream:keep it coming michael

MVDB
03-30-2006, 08:33 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9637/9637_1143711229_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9637/9637_1143711229_large.jpg)

Here are some more characters for the other concept..
It's a long Journey heh?

Ramitxon
03-30-2006, 08:52 AM
Cool... Love that Yak, and the dog seems so self satisfied... Fantastic concepts Michael.

beelow
03-30-2006, 09:36 AM
Nice Concept sketches Micheal, keep em coming!:thumbsup:

Vahn
03-30-2006, 09:43 AM
hehe great characters michael :thumbsup:

why the smug look on the dogs face ? :D

Jori
03-30-2006, 03:09 PM
That one is really funny. Why the chicken is in jail? Because of the bird flu? XD

Gunilla
03-30-2006, 03:21 PM
Oh - I didn't know you where doing both challenges, and this one is faboulous too, very impressed I am :)
You have a thing for doggies it seems, this one has lots of charm just as the 3d one.

GonzaloGolpe
03-30-2006, 04:53 PM
Oh, I didnīt put anything in your thread,so sorry!:sad: Cool concepts and cool chicken,haha. Looking forward to watch your progress in this challenge =)


Zalo

makaron
03-30-2006, 05:24 PM
but... what happend to that hen! she looks so scared. poor thing. The dog reminds me of my dog I had as a kid. She had that look when she got a ride with me on my bike. Like she owned the world :) yep, she was a bit lazy... haha... hope that you progress with this one...

TheFirstAngel
03-30-2006, 05:29 PM
looks like 2 styles of toons, or 2 levels of tonishism...
my sugesiton would be to make the yak a bit more toony too. dog: funny and very toony. Hen: hilarious, great, yak, coud sow more expression in the face :)

mindofka
03-30-2006, 09:04 PM
Love the idea, the expressions are just great, and the dog...the dog!
Good luck and good work mister!
:thumbsup:

DoInferno
03-30-2006, 10:46 PM
Haha! It seens to me that youīre going to have a hard time choosing wich concept to go to the end... Both are great! I loved the dog and the chicken!

If i were not an illustrator myself, but a writer instead i would want you to illustrate a children book of mine!

matttb
03-31-2006, 04:19 AM
yeah its totally coming along

black-hand-77
03-31-2006, 08:02 AM
I just love the chicken! ...and the dog! and the yak (is this how it spells?). Put them on a real long journey, friend, cause they seem to enjoy it! Good luck!

skyisnotthelimit
03-31-2006, 12:07 PM
Grreat characters, looking forward for updates, this'll be an interesting journey

Koekebakker
04-01-2006, 05:48 PM
I second that, great characters once again. Are you changing your whole concept now, by the way?

Gord-MacDonald
04-01-2006, 08:18 PM
great work - great progress


Gord

Rooma
04-02-2006, 05:15 PM
Hey Mike nice work,man..I really like the characters but I do have some comments..I think the way the bull looks doesn't match the style you chose for the dog and the chicken..he needs to have more character..more exaguration maybe..And I know you've just started working on the idea but I have to make sure that you have this on your mind : Let the symbolism go somewhere..y'know..let the animals symbolize something..And if you already have that on your mind then GREAT :) good luck and looking forward to seeing where you're taking this...keep on rockin' (and I would love for you to come check out my humble work..I've made some sketches so far and any comments would really be great..)

MVDB
04-06-2006, 08:49 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9637/9637_1144313394_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9637/9637_1144313394_large.jpg)

Here's a background for a the jak-idea..

Atris
04-12-2006, 05:39 AM
Hi Michael!
Very good to see you! :) I'm delighted with your characters! They are very nice and funny! Good luck! :)

oceanbluesky
04-29-2006, 02:26 AM
Oh Michael you are in the 3D Challenge too! Ddidn't put that together -- very tallented entries in both. Hope you update and finish your 3D entry sometime too...really wonderful work (even though I can't understand why you are changing concepts so frequently...heck, I know some people who would love to start any one of them from where you left off and split the proceeds! : ) Good luck!

RedXR
04-29-2006, 05:31 AM
Great colours in this last one, truly captures one's imagination.

MVDB
05-05-2006, 12:02 PM
I'd like to thank everybody for supporting while it lasted..
I'm sorry to say I think I won't be able to finish, the job is holding me back with the always anoying deadlines and those last weeks I'm working on a big project that's takin' all my spare time too... So, hope to be back in time.. but if I'm not, :shrug: please don't shoot me! :sad:
Thanx again for the words and support! ;)

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