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Gord-MacDonald
02-28-2006, 08:33 AM
Gord MacDonald is entered in the "The Journey Begins Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/journey_begins/view_entries.php?challenger=9658)

Latest Update: Concept Sketch: concept
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9658/9658_1141882455_medium.jpg (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=3322664#post3322664)

MVDB
02-28-2006, 08:36 AM
Hey Gord! Good to see you here.. Best of luck to ya! :thumbsup:

beelow
02-28-2006, 08:37 AM
Wassup Gord! Glad to see u back dude!:thumbsup:

Squibbit
02-28-2006, 08:43 AM
have fun Gordon!


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Elsie
02-28-2006, 09:01 AM
Good luck Gord :thumbsup:

Mu
02-28-2006, 09:01 AM
Wow, so many people entered whose work I find highly interesting!

Glad I can follow your process on a large piece - will be very instructive and joyful!

Go Gord!

paperclip
02-28-2006, 09:06 AM
Gord! Welcome into the fray!
Your stuff has improved so much recently, especially your portrait of your wife and a few other paintings, I'm curious as to what you come up with here!

So nice to see my friends around here!

Good luck and have fun!

elmasfeo
02-28-2006, 09:39 AM
Hi Gord! good luck with this challenge! :)

Overchord
02-28-2006, 09:54 AM
Hi Gord - looking forward to see what you can conjure for this one :thumbsup:


Good luck - Have fun!

Ego
02-28-2006, 10:29 AM
Goodluck Gord :D

Gord-MacDonald
02-28-2006, 07:49 PM
Hey Folks!

:)
So glad u all dropped by!!!
Isn't this an awesome topic!!!
I am going to try and get something started tonight

:wavey:
Gord

Rudeone
02-28-2006, 07:55 PM
Good to see you Gord, have fun and good luck!

Gord-MacDonald
03-01-2006, 12:02 AM
Hi Rudy! Thanks for dropping by



http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9658/9658_1141171319_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9658/9658_1141171319_large.jpg)



I am just going to start brainstorming -I have no idea where it will lead.

Gord-MacDonald
03-01-2006, 12:09 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9658/9658_1141171756_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9658/9658_1141171756_large.jpg)

2 seedling of a large tree

Gord-MacDonald
03-01-2006, 12:36 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9658/9658_1141173399_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9658/9658_1141173399_large.jpg)

child and guardian

flamingbs
03-01-2006, 12:41 AM
Wow, really colorful concepts! I like that last one, it has a great sense of discovery and awe. I like the first one too though, as it's pretty epic, hehe.

Keep the ideas flowing!

Gord-MacDonald
03-01-2006, 02:07 AM
thanks flamingbs!


http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9658/9658_1141178878_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9658/9658_1141178878_large.jpg)

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MichaelZHsee
03-01-2006, 03:36 AM
wish u luck gord~so many conceptions coming already~the boat sketches looks good:scream:

beelow
03-01-2006, 04:28 AM
Cool sketches dude!:thumbsup:

ozhaver
03-01-2006, 05:29 AM
:wavey:Hello there! Good luck! Lovely concepts already brewing, I like the ships!

W-I-L
03-01-2006, 05:29 AM
hi.. keep churning em out mate.. have fun

TOLEDO
03-01-2006, 06:02 AM
I like the boat too.
Good luck man! :thumbsup:

mark_ire
03-01-2006, 07:37 AM
Hi Gord,

Some nice stuff going on here. Best of luck in the competion.
Later,

Mark.

Elsie
03-01-2006, 08:59 AM
Looking good Gord, I especially like the last one :thumbsup: Your paintings always have such purposeful brush strokes to them!

Rebeccak
03-01-2006, 09:02 AM
Cool concepts, Gord, good luck!!! :thumbsup:

Mu
03-01-2006, 10:43 AM
Hi Gord! I really like the idea behind the viking boats, too.


I think it would be great if the camera shot this from a little bit closer to the waterline so the dragonheads rear up impressively into the sky. I would love to see that.

TheFirstAngel
03-01-2006, 11:50 AM
Have fun and a great Journey, Gordon :)

KangarooMan
03-01-2006, 03:46 PM
Hi there, thank you very much for checking out my thread. :) Great looking concepts, I especially like the last one, it has a nice dynamic feel. :thumbsup:

Matt :)

paperclip
03-02-2006, 04:56 PM
I agree with everyone, I like the ship concept best! These ships would look fantastic floating down a fjord with a rain of arrows heading towards them...Don't die on us, buddy! Keep going!

MichaelCTY
03-02-2006, 05:42 PM
after see ur sketch
I felt this is gonna be a huge work
but I would like to see more from you mate
Lookin forward
and good luck :)

Gord-MacDonald
03-02-2006, 06:01 PM
:wavey: hi everyone,

Sh@ke - thanks for dropping by

beelow - thanks

oz haver - nice to see you

W!L - hi W!L

TOLEDO - glad for your input

mark_ire - thanks for coming by

Elsie - thanks Elsie

Rebbecca - hi becca - thx for dropping by

Mr Mu - good point about the camera angle - thx for the input

Sacha - thx

mmbenya - thx for stopping by

Theresa - floating down a fjord - hey that sounds good to me. Die - na want to finish this one , I am going to focus on having lots of fun, and doing at least a little every night (time and energy permitting more than a little).

Well the ships seem to be the strongest so far - I agree btw.
I have a couple of other ideas I an going to explore (wagon train, Native American Indian/Cour de Bois exploration, Dogsleds) - but I an going to commit to an idea over the weekend.

Thanks everyone for the input :) .


Gord

Gord-MacDonald
03-02-2006, 06:15 PM
after see ur sketch
I felt this is gonna be a huge work
but I would like to see more from you mate
Lookin forward
and good luck :)

Hi Michael , I am really keen to do a really nice work on this theme.
I hope to post more later tonight:bounce:

Gord

W-I-L
03-02-2006, 06:17 PM
lets see some more then :curious: :arteest:

EAD
03-02-2006, 07:36 PM
HI Gord... I like the last paint, reminds me of Jason and the Argonauts and all that Harryhausen genius stuff.. good work and good luck:thumbsup:

umbrellasky
03-03-2006, 11:42 PM
Hey Gord thanks for the comment!

Your ideas are coming along great! Can't wait to see what you decide to go with :thumbsup:

Gord-MacDonald
03-07-2006, 07:53 AM
W!L - More Coming - I promise
AndyOnAHill - hey cool reference - I love greek myths - and hey - how bout that 'Harryhausen' guy?!!!:thumbsup:

Your ideas are coming along great! Can't wait to see what you decide to go with :thumbsup:
Neither can I! :D
Thanks for dropping by!

Thanks enialadam :)

Gord

Gord-MacDonald
03-08-2006, 11:38 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9658/9658_1141861090_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9658/9658_1141861090_large.jpg)

another concept

rickycox
03-09-2006, 01:06 AM
Nice concept, the background is really effective.

slickgreekgeo
03-09-2006, 01:59 AM
I like how you combined both very strong warm and cool colors in the composition. If you can pull it off, it should come out very dynamic looking. Good luck, you're off to a good start.

Gord-MacDonald
03-09-2006, 03:58 AM
Riki, SlickGreekGeo - thanks for the input! - yes, I do think that sketch has potential.

This one is on the whimsical side ...
(needs some characters though)

http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9658/9658_1141876686_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9658/9658_1141876686_large.jpg)

another basic concept

Gord-MacDonald
03-09-2006, 04:26 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9658/9658_1141878390_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9658/9658_1141878390_large.jpg)

a variation

kevinhyshen
03-09-2006, 05:09 AM
very unique

Gord-MacDonald
03-09-2006, 05:34 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9658/9658_1141882455_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9658/9658_1141882455_large.jpg)

another variation

W-I-L
03-09-2006, 05:45 AM
last one for sure... but erm.. whats happening?

Screenblind
03-15-2006, 03:37 PM
Longboats are my favourite so far.... nice markmaking. Your pallet is giving me flashbacks.

bryanbeus
03-31-2006, 06:52 PM
nice shapes, keep up the good work

BlackDidThis
05-02-2006, 12:27 PM
I tried to take my time on your works Gordon (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=107644): Trying to sort of visualise where you are heading to.

You have a worthy control of your brush strokes... and manage to reveal a power in there application. I have to agree on the qualities of your images in the result of it all.
But there is just one small effect this may bring to you as a disadvantage to your participation of the competition itself. (Though for some reason you strike me more as someone who wants to do something that he will find worthy before others)...

And thatís that your characters... your images... even in this blocking form of them yield a lot of strength, a lot of power. They end up lacking the dimunifying, dwarfing difficulties their journeys are to hold against them.

As I looked through them all I always felt the strong arise of a hero... lone one or a few... with weaknesses or not... but none the less packed with all it would take.
You have a dominant style over your works in your portfolio link I went through recently as well... And it is not hard to tell that it is a style of your own.

So take this not as a crit to your works please, but a possible objective observation that might help you out.



Best of luck Gordon (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=107644)!





Black

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