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NinjaA55N
02-28-2006, 05:23 PM
Blaz Porenta is entered in the "The Journey Begins Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/journey_begins/view_entries.php?challenger=9813)

Latest Update: Coloring WIP: colors
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9813/9813_1146140524_medium.jpg (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=3493246#post3493246)

FrozZT
02-28-2006, 05:28 PM
Hey! Welcome to the challenge! I bet you'll do great this time too.. I wish you good luck and loads of fun!! :)

NinjaA55N
02-28-2006, 05:34 PM
bwahahaha... lets make some mess :buttrock: And thnx to u FrozZT for already replying to my thread when even I didnt manage to post something, hehe...

MDN67
02-28-2006, 05:41 PM
Nice to see you for this new challenge guy, good luck

ArtisticVisions
02-28-2006, 05:42 PM
So, the Ninja has come to knock us all on our ASSN? ;)

umbrellasky
02-28-2006, 05:56 PM
:eek: I'm so excited! Good luck with your challenge!

duddlebug
02-28-2006, 05:57 PM
Best of Luck Blaz!

It's a fantastic theme and i know you'll give us something lovely to look at!

Squibbit
02-28-2006, 06:03 PM
yea go blaz!



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PSych
02-28-2006, 06:16 PM
Hi NinjaASSN
Nice to see you again.
( what a theme he,he,:) copy and paste your SPECTACULAR, TOP 5 guarante )
Can't wait to see what you create this time! :bounce:

Good luck:thumbsup:

MichaelCTY
02-28-2006, 06:17 PM
Hey dude Welcome back
Cant wait to see your cocept
keep it up
and cheers
:)

Rudeone
02-28-2006, 06:50 PM
Yeeaw good to see you again Blaz! looking forward to see what you come up with this time, good luck and have fun man!!!

MVDB
02-28-2006, 06:59 PM
Hey Mr. Ninja.. can't wait to se what you come up with.
I Know it's gonna be good! Best of luck :thumbsup:

paperclip
02-28-2006, 07:02 PM
Blaz, hey, great to see you around! I can't wait to see what you come up with this time..subscribing...

AlyFell
02-28-2006, 07:31 PM
Hi Blaz! More fun ahead! :)

walrus
02-28-2006, 08:19 PM
Hey, Blaz, looking forward to seeing what you'll come up with... as well as your always-insightful critiques! Have fun...!

-mike

W-I-L
02-28-2006, 08:33 PM
nice to see u again.. have fun!

beelow
02-28-2006, 08:57 PM
Wassup Blaz! I am glad to see u here, buddy, good luck!:thumbsup:

Arc80
02-28-2006, 10:47 PM
Welcome dude. Glad you could make it again. Subcribing to your thread now, heeheehee.

Goodluck and lets have fun.
cheers

MichaelZHsee
03-01-2006, 01:58 AM
hey blaz~its gonna be great to have u in the challenge~once again side by side dude~:thumbsup:best of luck

LexLe
03-01-2006, 06:47 AM
Wow! Welcome! :thumbsup:
Good luck to you buddy! :bounce: Hi is glad to see you at this competition!
You already have ideas? ;)

Yours faithfully LexLe

sirBS
03-01-2006, 11:41 AM
HI Blaz !

I welcome you on new Challenge!

NinjaA55N
03-01-2006, 03:59 PM
many thnx to all of u ppl, for such a warm welcome! :)

And now to the first concept... I was thinking about fairytale characters migrating from our world/imagination, coz we (adults) stoped believing in them.. so they r looking for a differnt place to live.. maybe they r leaving from an adult person, and r searching a child to settle in his mind/beliefs.

Donno exactly how would this concept look like, but what do u think of a story???

nebezial
03-01-2006, 04:03 PM
yo blaž wasuup..where is da concept??? :bounce:

Miyagu
03-01-2006, 04:16 PM
welcome, blaz! glad to see you joining :)
concept sketch concept sketch!!! :bounce: can't wait! :)

R-K
03-02-2006, 09:31 PM
hey mate, good luck on the contest

DoInferno
03-03-2006, 07:38 AM
Hey Blaz! Got my eyes on your thread!

Vahn
03-03-2006, 08:14 AM
yo ninja .. welcome & have fun :D :wip:

Geci
03-03-2006, 09:08 AM
good luck to you Blaz... Cant wait to see whats your initial idea! :)

rawwad
03-03-2006, 04:58 PM
Good luck friend! Ready to next challenge :scream:

ragdoll
03-03-2006, 07:54 PM
still no entry from Mr. Ninja? :D

suspensiones... :eek:

good luck!

-rj

Kekec
03-04-2006, 03:01 PM
Hi Blaz!
I'll have my thumbs up for you. :thumbsup:
Wish you luck and lot of fun!

DoInferno
03-05-2006, 04:42 AM
We are curious mate!

NinjaA55N
03-05-2006, 10:10 AM
heh, thnx ppl! I'm planing to post first sketches during this week, maybe even today, depends on the work (I must say that Im quite busy ~ lots of projects ~ last days and have some problems with time organisation). So stay around and I hope u'll be satisfied with results :) thnx again for stopping by!

calisto-lynn
03-05-2006, 11:07 AM
heyaaaaa blaz!! have tons of fun on this challenge:D

cant wait to see some sketches!! :D

elgrozni
03-05-2006, 12:43 PM
Good luck, Ninja :thumbsup:

gu
03-06-2006, 02:43 PM
best luck Blaz, nice to challenge side of you and your work!

cya dude!

gus

NinjaA55N
03-12-2006, 07:16 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9813/9813_1142190978_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9813/9813_1142190978_large.jpg)

this is how will I start this challenge.. kids right after the school went to the nearest stream and put into the water their small boat they made. and the journey begins down the stream..

W-I-L
03-12-2006, 07:17 PM
nothing wrong wit that at all.. love it. unique idea and nice style... coud be a line art!

paperclip
03-12-2006, 07:25 PM
Ahhh...I love this...so cute and I can just imagine it wonderfully detailed with great colors and all. Please do this one!

elgrozni
03-12-2006, 07:34 PM
So it begins :thumbsup: I love the idea, sooo adorable and lovely, hope you'll stick with this one :D :thumbsup:

Vahn
03-12-2006, 08:05 PM
very nice sketch! i like it :thumbsup:

ragdoll
03-12-2006, 08:54 PM
ahh finally some progress from the ninja! :thumbsup:

will be keeping track!


-rj

FrozZT
03-12-2006, 08:56 PM
Hey! Nice to see you've started something... You could put an ant or something on the boat. I remember doing stuff like that as the cruel child i was :p haha! Its fun to see your doing something with a more stylized approach than before, it'll be interesting... Hope to see more soon! Later..

NinjaA55N
03-12-2006, 10:05 PM
W!L: it could be lineart as well, but as its just a first idea let it be a sketch :) I think I'll develop this a bit further and also try to get some other ideas for this theme.. after all the challenge just started. thnx for stoping by!

paperclip: Im glad u like it! thnx, and if I'll go with this one there will sure be lots of details.

elgrozni: hi buddy! and thnx, I'll see about sticking to this one, coz there is soooo much time :) but its nice to see ppl like the idea.

Vahn: thnx man!

ragdoll: hehe, finally yea! Im glad I started doing something as well. thnx!

FrozZT: I was thinking of puting a small animal into the boat as well (a mouse, an ant...) but later than I realized that everybody in this challenge r drawing small cudly animals so I didnt want to blend into the croud. If I'll stick with this theme I'll leave the boat emty and a main "character" of the pic as it is. thnx for stoping by!

rawwad
03-12-2006, 10:21 PM
Nice idea! I like faces a lot :)

MichaelCTY
03-13-2006, 01:43 AM
Hey, nice idea ,and there is a brand new style that u made so far, nice characters as well
keep it up mate

MichaelZHsee
03-13-2006, 02:32 AM
u've started at last~pretty cool for the 1st idea~i see ur going with a different approach here~awaiting for more:thumbsup:

SideAche
03-13-2006, 05:57 AM
Good to see you work again Blaz. I always enjoy watching you develop an image. Good luck. I like this concept.

caumes
03-13-2006, 09:50 AM
look's nice

grobouk
03-13-2006, 09:59 AM
very original idea and lovely characters design, have fun

DoInferno
03-14-2006, 06:59 AM
Man, this one is great concept! Itīs kinda dreamy (donīt know if the word exists, hehe...)!

What i mean is, there is poetry on this one. I know itīs a first idea, but a great idea in deed. Think well about using this one for the final image!

Squibbit
03-14-2006, 08:38 AM
nice sketch dude


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Screenblind
03-14-2006, 11:04 AM
If you do decide to give the boat a passenger, perhaps they could be looking concerned at the 'rapids' ahead!. Nice to see you Blaz. I'll come and see your thread again - once you've taken off your xmas hat :)

walrus
03-14-2006, 02:15 PM
Hi, Blaz! Looking good! I like the concept: It's original, and having been a little boy once I can totally relate! :) And I don't think you need anyone/thing on the boat: It's making its own voyage. If you're still concepting, it would be nice to see more ways to show that the boys just released the boat: Hands spread apart? Waving goodbye? Dusting the mud off of the hands? Just to show that they're not just innocent bystanders who happen to be watching this pass by...

Anyhow, good luck with it!

-mike

TheFightingGoddess
03-14-2006, 02:41 PM
Subscribed!
Very nice concept! Can't wait for the coloring wip!
[OT] Maybe 'cause I knew I'm going to become an aunt for the first time,
I love a bit more everything about kids! :D :D [OT]
Cheers! :beer:
Maria

anilduran
03-14-2006, 05:29 PM
bro that seems so lovely :) .i'm really looking forward to see updates...:thumbsup:

LexLe
03-15-2006, 12:02 PM
nice idea!
nice scetch!
:thumbsup:

element5
03-15-2006, 12:15 PM
Hey Blaz, nice to see alot of familiar faces again. :thumbsup: sweet sketch dude.

Dominus
03-16-2006, 09:54 PM
excelent concept, i love it! :love:

Neubius
03-17-2006, 11:43 AM
hello again.
love your characters, can't wait to see some colour.
A

calisto-lynn
03-17-2006, 01:48 PM
this is such a cute lineart!! i cant wait for more!! keep up the good work!!:D

NinjaA55N
03-17-2006, 04:30 PM
Many thnx to all of u guys/girls who r following this thread. Its been a really busy time for me till now, so Im sorry I wasnt there at ur threads yet.. will do that just now :) And then, after I'll be feeling much better to do so, I'll come back to mine thread and post some replies and new sketches. thnx so far!

TheFirstAngel
03-17-2006, 05:44 PM
very very cute sketch, lovely! glad i found you too now, best of luck and of course lotsa fun mate, ant wait to see ya paint another kick ass piece :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

beelow
03-17-2006, 05:46 PM
Don't worry blaz, just keep the work coming, when u can! We'll be waiting!:thumbsup:

SINAD
03-18-2006, 12:00 AM
Very cute concept & sketch:)
best of luck to you!!:thumbsup:

GonzaloGolpe
03-18-2006, 01:04 AM
Hey man, nice to see you again!;) Iīll be watching to your progress hehe I like your first idea, good luck Blaz!


▒Zalo▒

Slav
03-18-2006, 03:54 PM
hey man.. i seem to have missed your sketch... anyways i found it now. this challenge should be interesting... and your sketch is very cool. :bounce:

Arc80
03-18-2006, 06:56 PM
WOOHOO, finally got a chance to get a look at your thread :bounce:
Nice sketch. Very cool characters mate. I really dig them and the idea behind it :thumbsup:

be back again. cant wait to see what comes up next.
cheers

Lovas
03-25-2006, 02:29 AM
The basic concept is excellent, can't wait to see more! Have no doubt that the final product will make history again:thumbsup:

NinjaA55N
03-30-2006, 03:48 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9813/9813_1143733710_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9813/9813_1143733710_large.jpg)

my new concept about a flea going to a sea side for a holidays, hitchhiking a dog :) and sorry for not stoping by for such a long time here or in ur threads.. its been a really busy time :/

best regards!
blaz

gigantron2999
03-30-2006, 03:50 PM
haha, what a cute concept

only crit is that i would really like to see the flea's face, because he could be such a great character

GonzaloGolpe
03-30-2006, 05:56 PM
mwahahah!The dog is coool!!:D Perhaps Iīd increase the angle and size of the main flea but itīs an excellent idea Blaz =)

Zalo

TheFirstAngel
03-30-2006, 06:06 PM
priceless :scream: ! hahaha, love the sketch!

beelow
03-31-2006, 08:39 AM
Yep, Nice idea Blaz, It will be interesting to see this get taken to final!:thumbsup:

Cyberone
03-31-2006, 01:06 PM
i agree this is a little gem you have going here...very original :)
love forced perspective :) looking really cool :)

LexLe
03-31-2006, 02:11 PM
Has really made laugh:) it is class! - continue!!
At first has not seen that it is a flea...
Any bug thought
hitchhiking a dog :)!:bounce:

kmest
04-01-2006, 10:04 AM
hi blaz....long time no talk......just saw you've joind the challenge and came to see what you've done... :-)
very nice scetches..the DOG one is soooo funny and soo clever....good idea....hope to see more of you ....keep uploading:thumbsup:

Falcorr
04-01-2006, 10:11 AM
Excellent idea Blaz :thumbsup:

Perspective is great and the look on the dog is priceless.
I think that this also show the large proportions of the landscape and dog against small bug which is the whole point of the challenge..

Good luck keep it up :)

Cyberone
04-05-2006, 02:19 PM
so....long time no update....lol
just dropping in to check the progress :)

i still vote for the dog :)

lol..
looking forward to more....

NinjaA55N
04-05-2006, 08:02 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9813/9813_1144263774_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9813/9813_1144263774_large.jpg)

This is my next step... for now Im sticking to the hitchhiking concept, so here is a start to develop a characters.. a dog, a flea, and a fleas pet. Replies to u great ppl that r sticking at my thread, r coming very soon! Thnx so far!

elgrozni
04-05-2006, 08:40 PM
It's such a funny dog!! :applause: And I like that flea to, it looks alot more like a flea now :thumbsup: Can't wait to see more!

hexrex
04-05-2006, 10:01 PM
in your line art, (which is just awesome) , the flea looks really sweet, kind of like a flea with an evil temper , or something . real nice shading as well !

Nigio
04-05-2006, 10:23 PM
What a beautiful line! And what a funny flea! Congratulations, you hit the spot with this one.
I want to see colours.

MrFreeman
04-05-2006, 11:07 PM
Great sketch Blaz

Love the flea character- really unusual idea and love the latest developments.

keep up the great work :)

NinjaA55N
04-05-2006, 11:33 PM
gigantron2999: the crit about the fleas face being seen has been granted :) I'll change a bit its position, so the flea will be rotated to the viewer. thnx for a suggestion!

GonzaloGolpe: thnx buddy! I'll see what I'll do with the size of the flea in the final composition. I'll have in mind to bigger its size.

Cyberone: thank u :) I'll try keep it up!

LexLe: Im working on that flea to be more recognazible.. I hope that the latest concept looks better? thnx for stopping by mate!

kmest: thank u for such a warm welcome! I'll most probably stay with that dog concept, coz it seems everybody likes it :)

Falcor_: thnx buddy! Is the dogs face still ok now that its more caroon like? I hope I didnt loose that expression u mentioned it?

hexrex: thnx! Im quite satisfied with the flea concwpt as well.. kind of says what I wanted it to say.. it was a hard job though.

Nigio: Im most happy that u like it :) thnx!

MrFreeman: hi buddy! thnx for the support!

TheFirstAngel, beelow, elgrozni: and thnx very much for ur kind words as well.. they mean a lot to me :) stay in touch!

walrus
04-06-2006, 12:01 AM
Great sketch, Blaz. That face is wonderful. The body still feels imaciated to me, lacking muscles... Kind of like a real head stuck on a stick-figure body. I guess the blood-sucking fleas have taken this particular ride before! :D

Good luck with it!

-mike

Jaba153
04-06-2006, 12:53 AM
crazy amazing work Blaz!! funny and impressive!!:twisted: :bounce: congrats!

LexLe
04-06-2006, 06:32 AM
Concept has very much liked, it is visible character of the character-dog :)
Drawing at the big level.. I Look forward to continuation! :thumbsup:
I still in searches of idea :sad:

Falcorr
04-07-2006, 04:50 PM
Now that you made the dog cartoony and eyes different sizes it feels crazier :) Works fine though. Its up to you if you want to use more realistic dog from the previous one or this one.

Realism |or| Cartoony take your pick :thumbsup:

TeaPod
04-07-2006, 09:00 PM
:) Super dog ,such unique but such homely. Also with temperament :)
Amazing scetch ! :)

NinjaA55N
04-08-2006, 12:01 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9813/9813_1144494093_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9813/9813_1144494093_large.jpg)

A new lineart, this time for a Flea and its Pet in the pose that will probably be in the finnal composition. This way the face is seen, so its more personal and we can see emotions of the main characters.

Slav
04-08-2006, 12:02 PM
ahahahha! 1 word "awesome"

Arc80
04-08-2006, 09:07 PM
Wicked man!!! Just bloddy wicked :thumbsup: Great style as well :D

paperclip
04-08-2006, 11:27 PM
I really like the color temperature in this one, the flea-pet ( :D ) and I must :applause: your great sketching style. I wish I could sketch like that!


:thumbsup:

taz23
04-09-2006, 01:12 PM
What's up dude!! Nice stuff so far! :arteest:

jadecilcleton
04-10-2006, 12:43 PM
very cool your idea of the fleaīs holiday!! good humoured and great style up to now! good luck!:thumbsup:

Zephyri
04-11-2006, 04:54 PM
Wow Blaz, how'd I miss your thread?? What a fantastic idea, and very well executed... i love the perspective on the dog. And oh my, that flea's pet is just beyond adorable... amazing how cute a blob with feelers and two diddy eyes can be! Gorgeous stuff all round, can't wait to see it in progress!

Luter
04-12-2006, 02:25 AM
Hello Blaz,

Funny good sketch the little pet. Well I haven't see you from a long time and I'm going to crit !! Damn.. I think you are too close of the banner of this challenge with this last one, no ?

LexLe
04-13-2006, 10:01 AM
hello Blaz!
Very good sketch!:thumbsup:
Character of a flea is transferred very well! :)
Very much it is pleasant to me.... wait impatience Lineart
Yours faithfully LexLe

Luter
04-13-2006, 03:32 PM
ooops ! I haven't see all your sketches, only the last one, damn me, shame on me, damn damn ..sorry blaz.

Well now I have to say you've got a great concept, and very good sketches, the camera focus is very interesting, go on friend ;)

sirBS
04-20-2006, 07:40 PM
Very good idea! Very cheerfully! Bravo!
And sketches are magnificent!

Lovas
04-20-2006, 10:07 PM
Hi there, buddy,

Needless to say, I like your basic concept and the character development. Wish you luck (I doubt you'd need it, though, as the illustration is obviously going to end up great). I'll be back later - maybe with a more useful comment or two.
:thumbsup:

NinjaA55N
04-26-2006, 08:53 PM
error post.. sorry

NinjaA55N
04-26-2006, 08:55 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9813/9813_1146081344_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9813/9813_1146081344_large.jpg)

I posted same pic as before by mistake :/ this time is the right update..

I didnt update my thread for a long long time now. I wasnt replying to ur threads neither, for which Im very sorry and I hope I'll be fully back in game soon. This is an update I did in last couple of hours.. A black and white tone scheme, to make sure everything will work fine in the pic. And some element changes in the composition (bigger flea and its little pet in the first plan, a bit different dogs head position, and a traffic behind the dog for some action and dynamic). More to come soon. Best regards to everyone!

NinjaA55N
04-26-2006, 11:36 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9813/9813_1146090984_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9813/9813_1146090984_large.jpg)

the flea and its pet r finished as well.. and now im going to search for some mistakes to correct before i go to the real color stage. good night ppl :)

MasonRoberts
04-27-2006, 08:02 AM
Really nice perspective! Nice tones aswell, good luck! :thumbsup:

MDN67
04-27-2006, 11:06 AM
Very nice concept and realisation, good pic, i wait the next update:thumbsup:

LexLe
04-27-2006, 11:59 AM
cool! keep it up!:thumbsup:

NinjaA55N
04-27-2006, 01:22 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9813/9813_1146140524_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/9813/9813_1146140524_large.jpg)

first color scheme test.. I also put some new elements in the pic (mountains, smoke...) but I have that strange feeling that something is still missing.. thnx for all the comments folx! :)

Norberg
04-27-2006, 01:47 PM
Nice work Blaz,
Funny concept, well drawn and I really like the scewed perspective.
You might need to balance the composition a bit though. Itīs very empty in the top half, left of the dog. You just need something to break off that big bright area.
Great work this far, good luck!

NinjaA55N
04-27-2006, 01:53 PM
Norberg: u r right. Im thinking now about adding some clouds there (maybe just more interesting clouds), a plane maybe (right now its just a line that plane left), some leafs that were blown up by the wind that rushing cars r making.. thnx for pointing that out :)

taz23
04-27-2006, 03:42 PM
Hey dude, maybe a forest on the left could do the job :cool:

OKMER
04-27-2006, 04:15 PM
Hi there Ninja!

Really nice perspective and excellent idea!!ha,ha

yehh,or maybe some kind of little roadhotel for this kind of insects(dont know their name in english)on the left(the motel he just has left) could be fun to fill up the halftop left...

Sunflowers,for some color or a picknick table like you see sometimes along the road,...

jeromoo
04-27-2006, 04:30 PM
Wahahaha, I love this! The dog looks so clueless yet adorable! Very good job on that! By the way, I agree with the others that the top of the bug looks empty and needs some suitable filling. How about a dustbin full to the brim with rubbish? In the far distance, some suburban houses? A plane and love birds flying overhead? The fish eye perspective is a nice touch. Is the passing vehicle (in motion blur) a lorry?

The highlights at the underside of the Bug, I think it shouldn't be there because the sun is at the top not directly in front of it..

Keep it up, Blaz and looking forward to your next update!

elgrozni
04-27-2006, 06:58 PM
Fast progress, man! :thumbsup: I like the motion-bloured cars - they realy emphasize the feeling of being trapped in a moment. Agree with others - add something in the top left... what do you say about a storm clouds... ?

Regards

jbballaran
04-27-2006, 07:24 PM
I love this :) Keep it up man. No crits, except for what's been mentioned by Norberg.

adonihs
04-27-2006, 07:54 PM
awesome man! i love the dogs expression so far =) looks grea,t totally your style too. if you think something is missing, id say behind the bug it seems a little empty, why not add like a little "bug bus stop" or some little buildings in the back,. more mountians etc?

but anyways, awesome!

NinjaA55N
04-28-2006, 04:24 PM
taz23: thnx for suggestion.. But I dont wanna to fill that space too much. Trees in the back as some dark silhuette could destroy some of details in the front. I guess.

OKMER: nice idea with sunflowers.. they r thin but tall.. I'll have that in mind :) thnx!

jeromoo: its not a lorry, but its not defined what it is yet also. There will be some cars with luggage boxes on their roofs. But they will stay blury as they r now, coz they r not so much impoortant for the whole image.. just to give an impression of a rush hour. planes and birds will probably appear in the image yes, dustbin or even dustbin bag is a great idea as well. I'll see what fits best into that place. And thnx for pointing out about the light under the bug... its just that looks so fine :D thnx for stopping by!

elgrozni: yea, the time is coming to an end, so I better be fast :) I dont wanna paint storm clouds, even if they would be a good element to fill the sky with, but this is a trip to the sea, so it must be sunny weather. thnx for poping into my thread again!

ahbeejieh: thnx man! :)

adonihs: that blue dog sign behind the flea is a bug station sign :) I was thinking about all that.. buildings, mountains, but everything fills too much that space and make it hard to read, so I'll put there something for sure, Im just not so sure what will that be. But I have some ideas. Thnx for stopping by!

Some ideas to put behind the bug, to fill that space:

telegraph:
http://pro.corbis.com/images/42-15407210.jpg?size=67&uid=%7Bb5163e96-bc14-4125-8cac-a169b6e054de%7D
fence:
http://pro.corbis.com/images/42-15239643.jpg?size=67&uid=%7Bdbfc7bf6-9a2a-4f1c-8a68-d6eb2b46762b%7D
sunflowers:
http://www.bellnursery.com/sunflower.jpg
trash bag:

http://www.wastaway.com/images/Trash-Bag.gif

MDN67
04-28-2006, 05:38 PM
Very good painting, the angle of vision is terrible, good work

paperclip
04-28-2006, 07:23 PM
I think I figured out what might be your problem- the dog, when you look at him, appears to be the subject of a fisheye lens, which is great and fine in itself, but when you look at the rest of the landscape, parts are in fisheye and parts aren't distorted, so the whole thing is sort of thrown off....if you get my meaning?


Great colors though! :thumbsup:

adonihs
04-28-2006, 07:39 PM
ooo dude some flowers would look nice! try that man, maybe even if theyre not fully engrossed by us, but it does add some nature elements to it, none the less a kick asss image!

BlackDidThis
05-02-2006, 08:36 PM
A really unexpected style from your part. At least one that I wouldn't expect!
:rolleyes:



Can't really bring up any idea at this moment for your BG fill-up...

But as I saw your subject... I thought you may have some use with these (If nothing as for influences for his little pet :) );

http://www.ulb.ac.be/sciences/biodic/images/siphonapteres/puce2achique.jpg

http://www.ulb.ac.be/sciences/biodic/images/siphonapteres/puce1teteb.jpg

http://www.ulb.ac.be/sciences/biodic/images/siphonapteres/puce1tetea.jpg


You can find much more of this kind of material on a fantastic site dedicated to
=>LINK (http://www.ulb.ac.be/sciences/biodic/index.html)
(Even has an English version! )
For this particular specimen you would have to browse through to the Sphonapetra which is under Insects that you should be able to find under Zoology.
I thought that with the scale you are looking at things... these can influence some aditional ideas.




The whole composition is VERY cute!


Good Luck!





Black

Jarouch
05-02-2006, 09:50 PM
It looks really nice, I look forward to the next step. Good luck.

fouiny
05-02-2006, 11:12 PM
I like this concept a lot ! Very funny and the style is great. Go on in this way !

Geci
05-03-2006, 09:58 AM
wow... nice coloring... you're progressing fast :)

I think telegraph poles would fill the emptyness on the left just fine!
keep it up :thumbsup:

Zephyri
05-03-2006, 10:26 AM
Hi Blaz, this is look fab! I love your colour choices so far, the sky and the left hand side of the image look touchably real, and the hitch hiker is adorable! It's kinda hard to tell whats going on on the right behind the dog right now, but I'm guessing it will be streams of traffic!

The dog is coming together nicely, though, even for the distorted fish eye lens effect, his back legs make him look like he's about to topple over. Just shifting the back right leg (as we look) might help stabilise him. But he's fantasticaly well done, I admire the fact you've got to grips with the camera distortion so well and still having him recognisable as a dog, and one that's full of character at that.

Can't wait to see how this progresses!

domclubb
05-03-2006, 04:34 PM
this is looking great. Is that a head from another bug in the bottom left? Maybe it to too close the the edge of the composition? Looks a bit cut off. anyway, other than that tiny nit pick, this is brilliant. Good luck

Srulo
05-03-2006, 07:54 PM
Cool concept and character!

oceanbluesky
05-05-2006, 06:39 AM
Hey Blaz very fun image! Love the perspective. Looking forward to seeing more. Good luck!

calisto-lynn
05-08-2006, 06:43 PM
whoaaaaa this looks great!! wee nice work!!

Wysocki
05-09-2006, 08:25 AM
Beautiful idea and picture ;) . It pleases me very much.
Flea on the way :)), cool.

Good luck.

Wojtala
05-09-2006, 11:15 AM
Great work! Winning stuff :) Flea power!

Lovas
05-09-2006, 11:36 AM
I'd suggest to adjust the look of the sky elements as they don't follow the fish-eye look and feel of the other elements of the scene. Take a look at some fish-eye photographs featuring large areas of partly cloudy sky: you'd probably notice that sun appears as a tiny point or even just a star-shaped flare with slightly curved longer rays, instead of a large circle/globe - and the clouds are usually sharp and well defined (as opposed to using a normal or a telephoto lens). I know you're not aiming at some ultra-high-photorealism here - but the skies as they are now are partly ruining the otherwise excellent fish-eye effect.

Also, a much darker blue tone of the high skies, with much more contrast between the sky and the white clouds might add to the "fish-eye" feeling and would definitily increase the dramatic sensation in an observer.

Can't wait to see the next step(s).

Neubius
05-09-2006, 08:17 PM
maybe the main character could be a little closer to the camera - so he's a bit more prommenant in the composition ?

other than that absolutely wicked! excellent characters and theme.

neubius

NinjaA55N
05-10-2006, 12:51 AM
Hi!

First of all, once again thnx a lot for all ur great comments and critiques. Some of suggestions u pointed out would really help! But Im not sure anymore if I can finish this piece in time :/ Im really short on time, I have to finish the school and all the other payed projects, so Im just not sure anymore how to continuing here. I think I still have a week or so of work on the image and thats a lot comparing the time I have left till the deadline. Ok, enough of whining... I wish to all of u good time and lots of luck and great final images. If I dont make it in time, I'll finish it later than and submit it to the finished image gallery.

Best regards,
Blaz

Slav
05-23-2006, 12:43 AM
hey blaz to redeem myself from the inevitable title of being the worst visitor of all time i decided to stop by and check out your thread fully. nothing to crit but to let you know that you should finish. soon :wip:.

penartist26
05-24-2006, 06:34 AM
coool!!! now the poor dog is already scared good concept man

Neubius
06-06-2006, 11:50 PM
had to drop in and say good luck.

as always, loving your work,
see you on the next one !


Neubius

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