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glenn23
02-28-2006, 04:58 PM
Glenn Dean is entered in the "The Journey Begins Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/journey_begins/view_entries.php?challenger=9821)

Latest Update: Final Image
: Prairie Paintbrush final-final
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9821/9821_1147532212_medium.jpg (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=3541977#post3541977)

CryingHorn
03-01-2006, 09:07 AM
Hi Glenn, have fun :)

glenn23
03-01-2006, 04:07 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9821/9821_1141232873_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9821/9821_1141232873_large.jpg)

Sometimes the beginning of a journey is filled with excitement and adventure. Sometimes a journey begins because there’s nowhere else to go.
It’s April 14, 1935...Black Sunday.
The Great Depression has stolen the resources of those close to the edge and now the great hand of nature sweeps across the American plains to push the destitute into the void.
A Cherokee woman, whose ancestors followed the “Trail of Tears” from their homelands in Georgia to the Oklahoma grasslands, now waits for fate to descend and uproot her family again.
Inspired by the dustbowl photographs of Dorothea Lange and the National Geographic cover of the”Afghan Girl” I imagine a picture where the only bit of moisture is in the sad eyes of a woman watching a sandstorm roll in over her repossessed farm. The dust blankets the overladen vehicle that will soon transport her to the migrant worker camps of California.
In this past year when we’ve seen the devastation of a great tsunami, hurricane Katrina, and a heart-breaking earthquake, it becomes apparent once again that those with the least suffer the most and the start of a journey can test all that we're made of.

Gunilla
03-01-2006, 04:32 PM
Very strong concept! This could turn into a highly emotional piece, looking forward to it.
Good to see you in for another round :thumbsup:

mmoir
03-01-2006, 05:01 PM
Hey Glenn,

I agree with Gunilla , this could be a very strong image. I look forward to what you come up with. Good luck .

glenn23
03-02-2006, 12:01 AM
That migrant worker photo was in my mind as a very powerful image. I had been reading the "emotional painting" thread and although a few paintings came to mind I really started thinking about some famous photos like the Nick Ut's Vietnam napalm girl and Eugene Smith's "Tomoko Uemura in her Bath". It's amazing how much emotion a single moment frozen in time can hold. "The journey Begins" seems to be a perfect chance to explore some of that.

Thanks for the encouragement!

raghavendraachari
03-02-2006, 03:01 AM
Hello Glenn

Surprising I also thinking in same direction I am planning to post inspiration images in this week

I planning to potray various emotional factor at different age group

All the best and good luck

ihamid
03-02-2006, 04:00 PM
Hiya Glenn

nice to see u in man! a very powerfull concept man! best of luck !
will be following ur progress!

glenn23
03-02-2006, 04:10 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9821/9821_1141319416_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9821/9821_1141319416_large.jpg)

Jumped ahead to some modeling.Really need to put some concept sketches down.

Squibbit
03-02-2006, 04:13 PM
hey one of my favourite car designs of all time... mainly because of Sammy Day comics ..:thumbsup:


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Alberto_Ro
03-02-2006, 04:20 PM
Wow, you´re speedy!
Most of us don´t even started modeling, while you already modeled a car!
I have no critics related to the car, keep on working! :thumbsup:

Bikod
03-03-2006, 02:50 AM
thats a cool concept, strong point and a very nice start to modelling :) good luck mate!

glenn23
03-04-2006, 01:19 AM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9821/9821_1141438794_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9821/9821_1141438794_large.jpg)

Here's my first sketch showing a dust storm growing on the horizon. The sky should be a lot of fun on this one.

MattGyver
03-04-2006, 02:04 AM
It's looking nice. I've only been in mild dust storms during my time in Arizona, but even those were not fun (especially with contact lenses). Keep up the good work and I'll be keeping an eye on this one.

glenn23
03-04-2006, 05:45 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9821/9821_1141497947_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9821/9821_1141497947_large.jpg)

Loaded up and ready to leave.

makaron
03-04-2006, 06:17 PM
the concept gives that... "oh... they leave me here alone to start my own journey sad feeling"..
great start :bounce:

ilusiondigital
03-04-2006, 07:13 PM
Hi Glenn, glad to see you again, friend. Huu, are you making cars no??? Me too :)


Good luck mate

Vedic-kings
03-04-2006, 07:32 PM
Very nice modeling!!

velascodearmas
03-04-2006, 08:16 PM
Nice modeling (fast, too!), and I like the idea. Contemplative. Reminds me a bit of that 3D movie they´re making in Italy about Anne Frank, at least in feeling. Good luck!

Dodgeas3d
03-05-2006, 10:07 AM
Nice modeling Glen ! I like your concept its very sad and emotional, that what this challenge needs.
I liked your past entrys, hope to see this one with all its glory ;)

I just wonder if she is alone? maybe there could be more people around that car packing all the stuff in a hurry ?
Maybe this could add more drama.

Goodluck!

glenn23
03-05-2006, 12:07 PM
That's a good idea Arnas. I was thinking maybe she'll be nursing a baby and her husband standing, head down, by the car.

That's a good observation Diego, I've looked at some of the "Anne Frank" stuff and I can see what you're saying.

Thanks, Josh. Your modeling is looking very sharp too!

Strange as it is, Victor this is the first semi-detailed car I've ever done.

Thanks, Mona. I think I'm going to add some more people to share her misery.

Thanks for putting me on your list Matt. I've only driven through a dust storm once in Minnesota and it was definitely an other-wordly experience.

Appreciate that Egbert.

Not that speedy really Alberto. The car doesn't really need that much detail to hold up in the mid-distance

glenn23
03-05-2006, 06:13 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9821/9821_1141586025_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9821/9821_1141586025_large.jpg)

I think a panoramic aspect ratio is right for this scene

se7enthcin
03-05-2006, 06:23 PM
I agree. The panoramic view gives it that certain something. Nice modeling so far. Loved your last competition piece. :thumbsup:

Qais
03-05-2006, 07:01 PM
Loving it already,i added it to my favs coz i want to keep an eye on it
keeep goin :bounce:

Grin3d
03-05-2006, 07:37 PM
:eek:
Glenn, you are fast ; nice modeling and a very interesting concept you have.
I've got a photo book of dorothea lange; the "mother" image is truly a classic.

Roman.

s!lly
03-05-2006, 07:56 PM
Yeah, I can't wait to see how the sky turns out =).

Nice concept and I'm glad to see you're sporting Glenn with two N's as well

-s!lly

mmoir
03-05-2006, 08:08 PM
Hey Glenn,

The modeling is looking good, the windmill and the sky already achieves part of the look you are after:thumbsup: . Nice job.

andypants
03-05-2006, 09:02 PM
Hey there Glen,

I really like your concept, I think theres alot of scope to make a beautiful sad image.
Good luck.

CTRL+X
03-05-2006, 10:59 PM
this was the first idea that popped into my head as well,, went looking through and so enough, it occured to someone else as well......

good luck,,,,, I am going to keep thinking of an idea

CryingHorn
03-06-2006, 03:27 PM
Nice modeling so far, I'm really interested to see those clouds you are going to make, they should look awesome indeed... have fun, I'll keep an eye on your progress

Rambiert
03-06-2006, 03:32 PM
Let's simplify ... i love your idea.
If i would submit my project, a submission would be or look just like:
http://www.nycarchivists.org/images/ticket.jpg

Gunilla
03-06-2006, 03:45 PM
Great mood in that scene already! And I think you could strech the panorama even further - maybe widen it more to the right.
Very nice work so far :thumbsup:

newellteapot
03-07-2006, 09:39 AM
Sometimes the beginning of a journey is filled with excitement and adventure. Sometimes a journey begins because there’s nowhere else to go.
It’s April 14, 1935...Black Sunday.
The Great Depression has stolen the resources of those close to the edge and now the great hand of nature sweeps across the American plains to push the destitute into the void.
A Cherokee woman, whose ancestors followed the “Trail of Tears” from their homelands in Georgia to the Oklahoma grasslands, now waits for fate to descend and uproot her family again.
Inspired by the dustbowl photographs of Dorothea Lange and the National Geographic cover of the”Afghan Girl” I imagine a picture where the only bit of moisture is in the sad eyes of a woman watching a sandstorm roll in over her repossessed farm. The dust blankets the overladen vehicle that will soon transport her to the migrant worker camps of California.
In this past year when we’ve seen the devastation of a great tsunami, hurricane Katrina, and a heart-breaking earthquake, it becomes apparent once again that those with the least suffer the most and the start of a journey can test all that we're made of.

Hi, I'm extremely impressed by your subject. A few years ago I experienced a very long and scary sequence of earthquakes, which not only damaged my family home, but also my granparents' and my uncle's. To make it short, nearly all my family and many of my friends were affected. Most of the houses were damaged to a point that you couldn't not only live in them, but even going in for a few minutes was dangerous.
Now, everything is over and the houses have been repaired.
The thing is that all this happened no one knew how long the earthquakes were going to last and if and when we would have been able to go back to our places. On top of it, it was so terryfing even to stay indoors that for a couple of months we arranged a sort of family camp in our garden!
Well, we thought about leaving, but how do you manage with your job and everything? I was going to uni and couldn't miss a lesson, my parents had to go to work and all that.
Looking back, the bright side was that actually sleeping all together with my cousins and relatives in the garden was sometimes fun, it was like a big family gathering. We would have barbecues and all that :) It also was tragic and hilarious at the same time to see people running out of their houses during the earthquakes in their underwear or even worse :)
Well, again, I'm impressed with your subject, it is very deep. It is different from my personal experience, which wasn't at all as bad as the Katherina tragedy you mentioned, it was nothing in comparison, but I do know what it means to think "what about leaving?" but not having any idea about where to leave for, as all your life is there.
Very good!
xxx Monica

cgoz
03-07-2006, 10:26 AM
i guess your scene will be very dramatic...i will keep looking it and post c&c
nice job/good luck

glenn23
03-07-2006, 01:20 PM
Monica, Thank you for your post! It has inspired me to try even harder to express in an image how frightening and hopeless it must feel to lose that most basic of needs, a place to live. But it's also an inspiration to see how people put one foot in front of another and start a journey against all odds.
We all seem to arrive at where we are through a twisted path we could never have imagined but there are always single events we can look back at as life changing.
Thanks for reminding me that these things are real and not just pages and pictures in history books.
A very supportive community here. Thank you all.

glenn23
03-07-2006, 07:04 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9821/9821_1141761880_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9821/9821_1141761880_large.jpg)

Here's a model of one of the characters. He appears in the mid-distance next to the car so I don't think he needs too much detail to hold up.

glenn23
03-07-2006, 08:42 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9821/9821_1141767733_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9821/9821_1141767733_large.jpg)

figure added to landscape

glenn23
03-10-2006, 10:50 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9821/9821_1142034605_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9821/9821_1142034605_large.jpg)

Here's the start of my main character

DimitrisLiatsos
03-10-2006, 11:02 PM
So sensitive thought around your concept.....i really hope u catch that sad feeling of leaving to the unknown..have fun Glenn


Subscribed. :)

glenn23
03-11-2006, 01:18 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9821/9821_1142086686_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9821/9821_1142086686_large.jpg)

model test with light thrown in

Stefan-Morrell
03-11-2006, 01:37 PM
your getting a lot of character in this one.keep going with the details in the face :)
really nice work
Cheers

coochaki
03-11-2006, 02:26 PM
great concept man!:thumbsup:
congrats!
very nice modeling!
looking for a great work here!
... .. .

MVDB
03-11-2006, 02:36 PM
very good headmodel..
*subscribes*

be lurking here some more... :thumbsup:

mmoir
03-11-2006, 02:42 PM
Hey Glenn,

Nice job on the dirt farmer, maybe where he moves he could get some corn or beans to grow. (I am a farmer btw.) The sad woman is looking great but I think a bit finer or pointy nose would be nice. Great job so far .:thumbsup:

se7enthcin
03-11-2006, 05:50 PM
Nice expression. I love how the brow is clenching. Good times. Keep moving forward! :thumbsup:

Zapan
03-13-2006, 03:11 PM
Wow Glenn !

I love your stuff man , and this one promises to be a huge one once again !
Can't wait to see more !

cheers ,

-Zapan

glenn23
03-19-2006, 10:14 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9821/9821_1142810092_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9821/9821_1142810092_large.jpg)

working on the farm.

authentic
03-20-2006, 08:42 AM
there is some cool modeling in this thread. Good luck.

Vedic-kings
03-20-2006, 08:44 AM
Wow great modeling skills you have!!

This scene is starting to feel nice:thumbsup:

jamiemccarter
03-20-2006, 09:14 AM
It's coming along nicely. I'd be careful with the lighting - your sky is burning out, while your environment is all very muted in tones.

j

grooshka
03-20-2006, 09:28 AM
hi there,
I'm glad to make a post in here, because what I happen to have found here is this true brilliance of a masterpiece. I'm stunned with the emotions of this image in such an early stage! It reminds me of a few great paintings by Edvard Hopper - it's the same manner of creating this piercing feeling of solitude, which makes you two have something in common. Great concept, nice modeling. I'll be watching this thread closely. Good luck glenn! :thumbsup:

flaeticia
03-20-2006, 09:50 AM
I really like the modeling and youre HDRI lighting setup ;)

cheers ! :thumbsup:

Laeticia

MattGyver
03-20-2006, 06:25 PM
It's such a nice day. What could possibly go wrong? :scream: I still like it. Is that a little grave yard under the power or telephone line? Nice touch. It shows they've been there for a while and adds to the emotional impact of being forced to leave.

glenn23
03-20-2006, 07:01 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9821/9821_1142884904_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9821/9821_1142884904_large.jpg)

Testing the woman model with textures.

shakes
03-20-2006, 07:03 PM
hey Glenn- nice work! I loved your spectacular entry, and this looks great so far.very sweet concept, and I like the way you're presenting these with the background sky..you can already sense the mood.nice modelling too. will bookmark this.

alancamara
03-20-2006, 07:08 PM
Hey Glenn, nice head dude, the expression in great a lot feel, and good start with the textures.

Cheers,

Alan

Womball
03-20-2006, 07:24 PM
I love the concept, textures and modeling! This is going to be great! The only crit is that the cracks on the lips seem to be too abrupt, they need a smoother transistion between them and the rest of the lips. Are the eyes effect by the HDRI map? The reflectiveness is great!

coochaki
03-20-2006, 08:42 PM
I love the concept
great modeling and textures... .. .
:thumbsup:

glenn23
03-23-2006, 05:11 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9821/9821_1143137517_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9821/9821_1143137517_large.jpg)

Missing my old airbrush days so I thought I'd paint the sky in photoshop. I forget sometimes how much fun 2d is.

glenn23
03-23-2006, 09:53 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9821/9821_1143154434_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9821/9821_1143154434_large.jpg)

There's a storm brewing.

SweD
03-23-2006, 09:56 PM
:eek: this clouds are very impressive ! handpainting rules !

hhssuu
03-23-2006, 09:59 PM
Really love the mood and emotion in you work and nice sky painting man :thumbsup:

MattGyver
03-23-2006, 10:33 PM
Nice. At this point, it would be kind of iffy as to whether they'll make it out of the area in time or not. I wouldn't mind seeing a few darker spots in the lower lying areas where the sunlight can't quite penetrate through the cloud.

flamingbs
03-23-2006, 10:38 PM
Everything's looking good! Looks like you've got some 2D skills, too :thumbsup:.

gpepper
03-24-2006, 10:03 AM
Great job Glen !
Amazing modeling skills and your sky storm is great !

shakes
03-24-2006, 10:24 AM
always in envy of people who can paint skies!! very nice work .

Nomad
03-24-2006, 11:40 AM
This work have a great mood :)


I`m wishing you good luck and a lot of fun with this challenge :bounce:

smallone3d
03-24-2006, 12:00 PM
Glenn,

Would not like to be caught in that storm!

Yes, the mood is strong.
How about a little darker with sunlight phasing through somehow(like others have suggested)


WOW

Cesar

glenn23
03-24-2006, 08:16 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9821/9821_1143234968_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9821/9821_1143234968_large.jpg)

working on character a bit.

makaron
03-24-2006, 08:17 PM
what a face... :applause:

alancamara
03-24-2006, 09:45 PM
Hey Glenn, good work mate, she's beatifull and expressive, keep it up

Alan

BrianC
03-24-2006, 10:01 PM
great models! I realy like it. And the sky is great too... nice work!
I think the expresion in the face of the woman could be better, more sad..

good luck!

shakes
03-25-2006, 06:48 PM
she looks great- got that old sepia photographic look to her. keep it up Glenn!

stavrevstefan
03-25-2006, 06:49 PM
It is great...

Just wanna ask u where is your main source for skin?

U just download a pic from internet or u have some specific site on mind?

Womball
03-25-2006, 07:37 PM
This is coming along very nicely! What a face! My only crit is that the forehead seems a bit too long and the eyebrow furrowed muscles look like they are sketched on rather than actual muscles. So I would get rid of the bump line right above the eyebrows. that might even things out. And chop off a bit of her scalp. :-) Otherwise nice work!

CryingHorn
03-27-2006, 11:33 AM
Wow, Glenn your clouds and storm are looking wonderfull I absoulutly like them. Models and face textures are great too (when I remember your spectacular it's no wonder actually ;) ). It's really interesting to see how all this is going to look put together.

KangarooMan
03-28-2006, 09:28 AM
Hey there Glenn, what can I say but WOW! Your theme is great, I really like the way that you've laid out your scene. I will be looking forward to seeing where this journey leads. :applause:

Matt :)

glenn23
04-04-2006, 09:55 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9821/9821_1144187746_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9821/9821_1144187746_large.jpg)

starting some of the textures on the farm.

mmoir
04-05-2006, 12:13 AM
Hey Glenn,

Things are coming along great I see. :thumbsup: The womans face is excellently done, she tells a story and goes well with your concept theme. The sky and clouds painting are looking wonderful, its looking great so far. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

shakes
04-05-2006, 12:21 AM
great update..you're an absolute master at clouds. respect! sand looks great. this looks like it will turn out amazing.

Glosep
04-05-2006, 01:39 AM
Wow it looks great, I really like the image direction, specially for the clouds and landscape.
I can't wait to see your work finished!
No critics.

gary-smith
04-05-2006, 02:03 AM
Hey Glenn, nice work on the modeling and texturing. I really like it so far! Good luck in the competition :D

Gunilla
04-05-2006, 06:37 AM
Beautiful update, Glenn! The clouds are fantastic. Great mood in the whole scene now - looking forward to see the final!

BAMU
04-05-2006, 06:46 AM
beautiful mood, keep it up

ELLDOY
04-05-2006, 07:31 AM
Nice idea!!!:cool:
cant wait to see ur final images.

ravioli_rancher
04-05-2006, 09:47 AM
glen23,

:bowdown:

You're 2D painting is indistinguishable from a high-end 3D cloud solution. Amazing work. Very powerful image. :arteest: :arteest: :arteest:

Zapan
04-05-2006, 10:09 AM
:surprised .... Oh my good god ... This is incredible !!
The sand effect, clouds , dust , everything so perfect ! :drool:

cheers ,

-Zapan

glenn23
04-05-2006, 12:07 PM
Thanks all! It was fun painting clouds in 2d. Makes me think maybe I should try the 2d challenge next time.
5d? I don't think so!

DimitrisLiatsos
04-05-2006, 01:03 PM
More than the clouds..i like very much your perspective very much...awesome angle !

cgoz
04-05-2006, 01:20 PM
i'm already sad with this goodbye, keep it up, it's great

Nakary
04-05-2006, 05:56 PM
Hello Glenn, Excelente progress, I can see you don´t only 3D, but also proficient with 2D, which is great, I like the way you rendered your image, so it matches the clouds.. I like the mood of your image, very appealing.. hope to see more soon.. keep it going!

Good luck!

KangarooMan
04-05-2006, 09:21 PM
Wow, Glenn your scene is coming together beautifully, jaw dropping work my friend! :eek: You're not only a talented modeler but you are as equally skilled with a brush! :applause:

Matt :)

Dodgeas3d
04-06-2006, 08:05 AM
Looks nice and at the same time inevitably. Goodwork!

Just some on lighting : maybe ground could be darked, and colder shadows ( more like blue gray) like the sky.

And compared to sky sun somewhere behind that house with windmill amd it coud be lowered, or maybe sun could come from behind that front corner, to get longer shadows, and the shadows i think are too much blurred (seems sun too close) make them sharper and a little blurred. Anyhow its hard to define sun position from thoose clouds ;)

Anyway its just suggestions. Keep up goodwork ;)

Stefan-Morrell
04-06-2006, 08:13 AM
nice work,the last update is coming along great..I hope to see some foreground elements being affected by the wind,the background shows a great storm coming & I imagine the wind affecting closer elements too

got a great feel to it

Cheers!

hhssuu
04-06-2006, 09:25 AM
Man your entry is looking soo good already, it could only get better, really neat details you got going on, keep it up!

thedirtypaw
04-06-2006, 11:31 PM
Niiiiceeee! very nice! is the blue sky a texture or you actually modelled it ? and if you did , with what ? aburn ?

glenn23
04-07-2006, 02:10 AM
Nicolau; The sky is 100 percent Photoshop. I've done an awful lot of traditional work and it's great fun to dust off the skills now and then.

Chih-Han; Thanks, Means a lot coming from you.

Stefan; Great idea! Maybe a dust devil will fit nicely. Thanks.

Arnas; Yeah, I have to look at the lighting a bit more. Might tweak it in post too.

Matt; Thanks man! I'm following your work closely too. Can't beat pirates.

Richard; Thanks! I like the start of your challenge. I have Alpacas so you can imagine what a fan I am of Peruvian culture!

Ozan; Glad I could bring a little sadness to your day! I feel sad for your bugle nose beasts to.

Dimitris; Thanks, This is one of the first pieces I've ever done with such a wide view.

bkeiser3d
04-07-2006, 07:13 AM
The sky is perfect in the backround, it fits the overall mood.

Tigrenka
04-07-2006, 07:55 AM
Hi, Glenn. I love the nice mood of your picture and realistic storm clouds... I'm waiting for continuation. Good luck!

Best regards. Olga

komsa
04-07-2006, 09:53 AM
2D skyes just great! It brings life in picture and unsettling mood.

myJourney (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/journey_begins/view_entries.php?challenger=10869)

irananimator
04-07-2006, 10:27 AM
Just Very Nice Work.:thumbsup: good luck

thebest
04-07-2006, 04:09 PM
oh very late post sorry friend I`am very sorry u have nice updates and cool idea

Womgoose
04-14-2006, 08:37 AM
Glenn that sky is so good, I'm in awe :eek:
I love your work so far.

glenn23
04-14-2006, 02:08 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9821/9821_1145023705_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9821/9821_1145023705_large.jpg)

Here's my turntable model.

KangarooMan
04-14-2006, 02:26 PM
Hey Glenn, great idea making a bust for the turntable, it looks great! :arteest:You're sculpting looks excellent. What did you render it in?

Matt :)

glenn23
04-14-2006, 04:19 PM
Thanks Matt. It's a mental ray render with final gather. I'm jealous of all the great zbrush modelers out there. I'm still in the the stone age using soft mod and sculpt polygons tools for my tweak modeling. Must try new things.

Womball
04-14-2006, 04:23 PM
Ooh that remind me I have to do that too! I really admire your work, and I don't think you need one type of software to create amazing work. If you became familar with Zbrush, I'm sure you would create amazing work there too.

gpepper
04-14-2006, 06:07 PM
Just beautiful. The expression of sadness is there for sure ! Great work Glenn ! :bowdown:

thebest
04-14-2006, 06:20 PM
cool updates keep going

makaron
04-14-2006, 09:51 PM
that gonna be a perfect turntable for your concept....

http://hem.bredband.net/makaron/chick_25.gifand have a happy easter

glenn23
04-15-2006, 04:56 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9821/9821_1145120175_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9821/9821_1145120175_large.jpg)

Switched to subsurface shader and started refining layers.

ilusiondigital
04-15-2006, 07:51 PM
Hey Glenn, fantastic image tou are doing, great texturing, ti seems like the nurenda´s face.

Congrats and waiting your next great step

Hugs from Spain

shakes
04-15-2006, 10:07 PM
nice shading work Glenn.the hair looks very good.

thebest
04-16-2006, 03:46 AM
cool keep going

Gunilla
04-16-2006, 07:20 AM
Yup - fantastic work on the character - great emotion and really good texturing, especially for the neck. It's not often women are portrayed like this in 3D - she looks like a real woman.
So, absolutely no crits from me, just :applause:

Womgoose
04-16-2006, 07:35 AM
It's not often women are portrayed like this in 3D - she looks like a real woman.
So, absolutely no crits from me, just :applause:

Seconded :thumbsup:

Qais
04-16-2006, 08:08 AM
its getting more and more interesting,keep going :thumbsup:

glenn23
04-16-2006, 12:48 PM
Thanks for the comments. They are very meaningful to me. I want to portray a woman that is beaten but not broken. One whose power doesn't come form a perfect set of features but whose strength is forged by a harsh world.

DimitrisLiatsos
04-16-2006, 02:35 PM
Yup - fantastic work on the character - great emotion and really good texturing, especially for the neck. It's not often women are portrayed like this in 3D - she looks like a real woman.
So, absolutely no crits from me, just :applause:


Third!...she looks very real..and u have grasped the sadness on her face...talking about skillz here!. :buttrock:

gpepper
04-16-2006, 03:07 PM
just : :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:

DerLandvogt
04-16-2006, 07:04 PM
Hi Glenn
Your hair looks so real! Good work!!
Good luck!!!
Hilmar

irananimator
04-16-2006, 07:39 PM
just: very nice >idea<>modeling<>texturing>hair.and other
\Wish you best of luck :thumbsup:

ChewyPixels
04-16-2006, 08:37 PM
Great emotion! The texturing is coming along nicely. Excellent hair, btw.

Keep going Glen! :applause:

glenn23
04-17-2006, 04:38 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9821/9821_1145291892_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9821/9821_1145291892_large.jpg)

Skin textures at rendered resolution

Womgoose
04-17-2006, 05:01 PM
That is so good.
The fine hairs are such a brilliant touch and really help bring the face alive.

:thumbsup:

Vedic-kings
04-17-2006, 07:32 PM
Wow the face and texturing is bad a**!!

Keep up the great work!:thumbsup:

KangarooMan
04-17-2006, 11:38 PM
Wow Glenn, those eyes are so sorrowful they look real! I especially like the way you've managed to make them look moist around the rims of the eyelids. :cry: You're doing an excellent job on the fine details! :applause:

Matt :)

theuni
04-18-2006, 08:16 AM
Hi Glenn,

almost missed your wip... shame on my head. Really great concept and work out so far :thumbsup: Fantastic head model and I nearly can sense the journey mood coming up by looking your challange page... subscribed!

InTerceptoV
04-18-2006, 09:54 AM
Wow. The face look so real. Great work.

InTerceptoV
04-18-2006, 10:01 AM
Sorry I did the double post... trouble with internet. :)

cgoz
04-18-2006, 11:21 AM
man that's gonna make me cry.great texturing and expression.keep on!

coochaki
04-18-2006, 11:35 AM
nice texturing & shader.

great work!
looking for more man... .. .

Womball
04-18-2006, 02:30 PM
That is spectacular! The eye are really impressive. THe skin is coming along, although I think she could use some sun spots and age marks. The vertical furrows on her forehead are still not quite right and need to be deeper, in my opinion.

burpy
04-18-2006, 03:25 PM
Amazingly realistic with all the details.:) Although I have to agree with womball about the vertical furrow lines...Not sure if they should be deeper, but they do look a bit off.

But it looks unbelievable.:thumbsup:

shakes
04-22-2006, 06:08 AM
nice to see the high res..VERY nice texture work, alot of nice detailing there, and the tiny hairs are really effective. great stuff!

flaeticia
04-22-2006, 06:15 AM
excellent texturing modeling ... everything is excellent Good Job Glenn everything become nice for me ;)

oceanbluesky
04-22-2006, 07:59 PM
Hey Glenn, very interesting theme -- especially like the plain simple lines of the road, building/car, and your Dean character's clothing. All ties together quite well. --Your dustbowl photograph of the woman with her children by Dorothea Lange is one of my favorites. Really well researched work too!

Good luck!

deltaindigo
04-23-2006, 09:48 AM
hi glenn, I like your work ,most of all I like the atmosphere and the way taht you place characters - you solve the most importing job

barbapapa
04-23-2006, 02:55 PM
Hi glenn. Nice modeling and texturing. Love the details on her face. I have to comments to make regarding the texture and the model. I think she looks to pale. maybe she needs some redish color. Not too much jus ta bit to give some variance to the skin tone. I think is too regular right now. About her face, i think the part of the eyes is a bit plane. Is just a little bit, but enough to tell is cg. so i would recomed you rounding that part towards the ears just a little bit.
Great model hope it helps to make it even better

glenn23
04-23-2006, 05:54 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9821/9821_1145814854_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9821/9821_1145814854_large.jpg)

Echoing the pattern on the woman's shirt are prairie paintbrush and bluebonnets on the grave.

Womball
04-23-2006, 06:01 PM
Again gorgeous work! Looks like a painting! The only iffy part is that the pose looks a bit off. It looks like he's going to fall forward, since his upperbody is not counteracting enough the hips shift. If you angle his left shoulder downward more, and alleviate his right shoulder, move his spine back a bit at thoraxic region, you should have more believeable pose imo.

glenn23
04-23-2006, 08:12 PM
Actually the leaning-in is because of the extreme wide angle of the landscape. If you look at the vertical posts of the graveyard you'll see that they appear to be leaning in too. On the full image it appears correct.Thanks for the observation though. I really get a lot out of suggestions and things people pick up and that I don't notice because I'm so close to the image.

Womball
04-23-2006, 09:04 PM
Ah i that case, you might want to push the the leaning in of the posts a tad more than! I did not notice that, its very subtle. Sorry if I have been too critical .

Womgoose
04-23-2006, 09:07 PM
The colours you have used are very nice.
I like the harsh contrast between the trousers/flowers and the desert.

Did you do any PS/Grading work on this or is this image straight of the press?

glenn23
04-23-2006, 09:29 PM
Not at all Nathan. Actually it was very observant of you!

Thanks, Lee. I have about a dozen layers in photoshop right now. Some depth of field blurs and dust levels. Sky and duststorm are seperate layers and there's a few color correction layers.

Tremoside
04-23-2006, 10:49 PM
As the man stands..that's simply beautiful. Nice balance of his weights. Just as the movement as he touch his hat. Also cool colorization of the overall image. Probably the woman's eyes and mounth are too wide, but it's just a personal taste, the other side: these re givin her more personallity. Perhaps some redish colorup or some darken around her eyes can represent her emotional state a bit more. The overall is amazing! Just :applause:

shakes
04-23-2006, 11:00 PM
lovely mood and atmosphere about the guy. looks great!

Qais
04-24-2006, 09:23 AM
very very cool :thumbsup:

cgoz
04-24-2006, 11:37 AM
you're going great man
keep on

dorvanium
04-25-2006, 03:34 AM
A unique concept , fantastic work. good luck .

glenn23
05-02-2006, 12:14 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9821/9821_1146572058_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9821/9821_1146572058_large.jpg)

face basically finished

coochaki
05-02-2006, 12:25 PM
great work!
i love it
keep it up man!

ChewyPixels
05-02-2006, 12:31 PM
Wow! :eek: Brilliant! Your best work yet. I hope that I can do my character justice.

Go Glen...go! :wip:

ChewyPixels
05-02-2006, 12:32 PM
Btw, can we take a glance at your texture/uv maps?

authentic
05-02-2006, 12:33 PM
impressive work. Something bizarre too me. looks like they leave not to be destroyed by the tornado but eh direction of their car is going to the tornado. yes I know, they can do a U-turn but well I think it can hurt the lisibility a little.
Good luck.

ChewyPixels
05-02-2006, 01:17 PM
impressive work. Something bizarre too me. looks like they leave not to be destroyed by the tornado but eh direction of their car is going to the tornado. yes I know, they can do a U-turn but well I think it can hurt the lisibility a little.
Good luck.

authentic --> It's not a tornado. It's a dust storm...not unusual during a long drought. The image is supposed to be based during the dust-bowl era here in the US. Bad times. Perhaps they have endured the drought for far too long and are left with no choice but to leave through the dust storm.

cgoz
05-02-2006, 07:31 PM
perfect! after i showed that to my friends in the office, got to convince them it's cg

flaeticia
05-02-2006, 07:37 PM
waouw !
;) ure a master in zb :) keep up this excellent way ! ! G o G o G o !!!

authentic
05-02-2006, 08:11 PM
authentic --> It's not a tornado. It's a dust storm...not unusual during a long drought. The image is supposed to be based during the dust-bowl era here in the US. Bad times. Perhaps they have endured the drought for far too long and are left with no choice but to leave through the dust storm.

Ok I understand. Oh and I write tornado because I'm a lazy man and it was the 1st term coming to me for this but it's really understandable it's a sandstorm. ;)

glenn23
05-02-2006, 10:10 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9821/9821_1146607828_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9821/9821_1146607828_large.jpg)

Thanks everyone!
Jedi-Juice, here's what the texture maps I used in the misss shader basically looked like.

tarekmax
05-03-2006, 08:18 AM
man you are an expert in this field
the face working is realy great (texturing and modeling)

I hope to you the best wishes:thumbsup:

shakes
05-03-2006, 09:24 AM
great stuff Glenn-very interesting seeing your texture maps..alot of work there! she looks brilliant. lovely attention to small details.

gpepper
05-03-2006, 09:46 AM
Great job Glenn ! A superb use of the SSS !

MT-Cup
05-03-2006, 10:33 AM
Lovely work. Her expression is so doleful. Just perfect. I really like the vintage feel of the fabric choice you've made on her dress. This is going to be a very dramatic piece. :thumbsup:

glenn23
05-03-2006, 07:15 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9821/9821_1146683711_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9821/9821_1146683711_large.jpg)

I'm debating converting the entire peice to b&w. It seems appropriate to the time and place of the subject matter but loses a lot of the impact of color. Will have to post samples of both as I finish my compositing. Should be soon.

Zapan
05-03-2006, 07:19 PM
Hi Glenn !

Totally stunning character ... it's so lifelike ... really breathtaking !
And many thanks for sharing your maps ... will definitely take these as inspiration sources for my futur models ...

Just :eek: and :bowdown:

cheers ,

-Zapan

Edit : aha , crossing posts ... well the b&w is probably even more impressive in realism terms ... I can picture it well as an old photo , a little grainy and such ... why not with some wrinkles or dust too ... But my technical approach of your work make me choose the colored version anyway ... Such impressive work in the texturing and lighting ... Hope it helps ...

medunecer
05-03-2006, 08:55 PM
I like it! What about a soft sepia? Or not quite B/W with some color?

Modeling and texturing are great!

medunecer
05-04-2006, 07:23 AM
Hi Glenn, I need some advices about your texturing. I see that you used textures called "epidermal" and "subdermal". Could you tell me more about these maps? It's the first time that I see these kind of textures and I'd like to learn more...Thanks!

icedeyes
05-04-2006, 11:03 AM
incredible texture and modelling work... And the B&w render looks so natural...

glenn23
05-04-2006, 12:53 PM
Tarek - Thanks, man

Shakes - Thanks. Nice coming from a shader master like yourself.

Gilles - And speaking of shader masters! Many thanks!

MT-Cup - Your comments really give me a boost because those are the very things I'm going after

Stephane - Thanks for your input. The dust and scratches are a great idea too. But in the end I too will probably go with a color version. Nice to get input from a talent like you.

Marco - And that's a great idea too! Maybe a middle ground with a sepia colored effect.

The maps I use plug into a mental ray subsurface scattering shader. Do you use Lightwave? I don't know how Lightwaves subsurface shaders work but Mental images subsurface shader let's you map various layers of scattering with different colormaps. Here's a link to a description of the shader; http://www.lamrug.org/resources/skintips.html Gpepper is our resident master at misss shaders.

George - Thanks for the support

medunecer
05-04-2006, 01:31 PM
Hi Glenn! Thanks for your usefull advices! Unfortunately LW doesn't support SSS yet. I hope to find this important tool in the upcoming version 9. The link you posted is really important for me to understand how SSS works. Really thank you very much for your support!

ChewyPixels
05-04-2006, 01:55 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9821/9821_1146607828_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9821/9821_1146607828_large.jpg)

Thanks everyone!
Jedi-Juice, here's what the texture maps I used in the misss shader basically looked like.

Great insight into your texturing technique. :bounce:

I hope to get this good some day. Never had much practice painting textures. :sad: Then again, this challenge is a perfect opportunity to get some much needed practice.

Btw, I'll send you my character once I get the UV's laid out so that you can texture him. :rolleyes:...... :D

CryingHorn
05-04-2006, 02:31 PM
Hi Glenn, as usual, your characters are very realistic, it's amazing that you use so much layers of textures, no wonder that in the end it looks so good :) . You are the true master in this field.
Man I really like your concept... I don't know if you know the Pink Floyd's song called "sorrow" from their album "delicate sound of thunder"... don't know why but that song really fits your concept from my view, especially the beginning of it...
I'm really anxious to see the whole image, good luck, I'll drop by later :wip:

Oh and btw, I think that sepia would be really great, though it's hard to guess until you see it for yourself...

coochaki
05-04-2006, 03:12 PM
wow !:drool:

great technique to creat the shader!:bowdown:
really nice!
keep going---=>... .. .

Gunilla
05-04-2006, 04:32 PM
I've said it before, but have to say again: Wonderful texture work!
I think it could work very well for a B&W or sepiatone... it will be interseting to see how that will look for the full scene. :thumbsup:

glenn23
05-04-2006, 08:27 PM
Thanks Gunilla. I'm getting close to posting my first final.

Mohammed - Same to you with the texture work. I really like what you did with the armour.

Andrius - I've got a theme song! That's really cool! Love Gilmour too.

oceanbluesky
05-04-2006, 08:39 PM
Love the hair especially. Wonderful careful details and texturing, really captured her emtion. --Would like sepia but it may have gone temporarily out of style?

shakes
05-04-2006, 08:43 PM
I quite like the black and white idea..what about doing it in those browny sepia old photo tones? would really suit the style, I think.

glenn23
05-05-2006, 05:53 PM
Thanks Shakes and Eric. I think I have a compromise color scheme that gives a sepia feel but retains a more complete palette. I don't think I want an effect just for effects sake.

glenn23
05-07-2006, 05:38 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9821/9821_1147023523_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9821/9821_1147023523_large.jpg)

Sometimes a journey begins with excitement and adventure.
Sometimes a journey begins because there's nowhere else to go.
April 14, 1935...Black Sunday.
The sand rises into clouds and the line between earth and sky disappears.
The Great Depression has stolen the resources of those close to the edge and now the great hand of nature sweeps across the American plains to push the destitute into the void.
A man stands alone as dust and memories swirl around him. His roots are broken but he feels unable to move.
A woman, whose ancestors followed the "Trail of Tears" from homelands in Georgia to the Oklahoma plains, lives only in her heart.
Prairie Paintbrush and Bluebonnets find a place in the barren soil that the Cottonwood tree fails to hold.
A journey only begins when we leave what we know, and willing or not, step into the unknown.


Inspired by the dustbowl photographs of Dorothea Lange, I imagine an image of questions, not answers.
Why do they turn away from each other?
Do they leave together or are their journeys on separate paths?
Why do the flowers hold color while all else turns to sand?
(There's many more but I'll leave asking them to the viewer)

I want to thank everyone for all the help, encouragement and comments I've received along the way. I wish all art directors were as insightful and helpful as the cg forum community!

ChewyPixels
05-07-2006, 06:00 PM
Congratulations!! Definitely a contender for top-spot. :buttrock:

gpepper
05-07-2006, 06:31 PM
Excellent Glenn !

My only critics is the orientation of the sunlight between the whole scene and the wife... Light comes from right in the scene and your character seems to be under a sun coming from the left...

You have done a great job here ! Congratulations !

MT-Cup
05-07-2006, 06:41 PM
Congratulations, a very emotional piece. :thumbsup: Very well done.

soapy
05-07-2006, 06:53 PM
Wow, super nice work. You have captured the whole dustbowl look very well. I've been in a dust storm like that before, it was a wild ride, the dirt sort of sandblasted the paint off the truck I was in. Congratulations on a fine finish. Good Luck.

increVJ
05-07-2006, 07:02 PM
great work, i really like it

coochaki
05-07-2006, 07:03 PM
really great work man!
best of luck to you!:thumbsup:

Gunilla
05-07-2006, 08:26 PM
Wonderful work, congratulations :)

shakes
05-07-2006, 08:46 PM
beautiful work, Glenn! really lovely textures, lighting and composition. I've very much enjoyed watching you work. good luck!

Qais
05-07-2006, 09:44 PM
Yeey congrats it's wonderful :applause: :thumbsup: :bowdown:

Climax
05-07-2006, 10:02 PM
Congratulations on your final Glenn! There is a poethic sadness in the air, I love specially the far sand storm, it makes me feel like the previous moment when it would softly wipe out, taking away what once before was, your image is full of a deep feeling, the graveyard, the sky and the house are the elemets wich sumerge into an infinit silence, great job pal, and good luck with the jury, The story is very interesting too :arteest:

ihamid
05-07-2006, 10:03 PM
missed the progress here mate. but the image is superb full of untold mystery and the story well put . great work mate!

cheers!

medunecer
05-07-2006, 10:28 PM
Congrats! You have really a "classic illustrative" style! I like your results with your image and I like the way you made a 3D illustration working so good! Great job my friend!

hhssuu
05-07-2006, 11:55 PM
Great Congrates Man!! You put a lot of detail in this piece, I love the emotion and the graphic/illustrative composition and the story-telling elements in this piece. Great Work, and you finished so early too :)

mdavid
05-08-2006, 12:25 AM
Beautiful work. This is a success on many levels. Good luck

Womball
05-08-2006, 01:12 AM
YOur done!?!? I need to get back into this contest. 1 more week of school! Its looks stunning, your going to win something I know!

rattlesnake
05-09-2006, 02:48 AM
man your image is very cool..and it gets even better after reading the little story u wrote, the image it self can show some poetry, maybe is because the fine combination of colors and elements . amazing job:love:

cgoz
05-09-2006, 07:01 AM
excellent work...compositing, texturing, characters...awesome.:applause:

Try
05-09-2006, 10:26 AM
Great job Glen!
Unique work, and clearly a contender for one of the top prizes in my opinion.
Congratulations!!:applause:

MDN67
05-09-2006, 11:13 AM
Great pic, i like the realisation, and the ambiance, good work

MattGyver
05-09-2006, 05:31 PM
Bravo! :applause: Congratulations on a job well done. I especially love that whisp of dust being kicked up by the wind on the road. It's one of those details that really makes me believe the picture.

glenn23
05-10-2006, 12:15 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9821/9821_1147263330_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9821/9821_1147263330_large.jpg)

gpepper noticed my fill light that I used to cast some detail into the woman's face. I knocked it way back for a test.
What do you guys think? Fill or no fill?

centurionit
05-10-2006, 12:34 PM
Hi Glenn, to be honest I prefer her face more dark, more shadows, I think it could create atmposphere, Is just my opinion....very nice anyway...Bye....:thumbsup:

http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=330707

mmoir
05-10-2006, 12:41 PM
Hey Glenn,

You have really captured the dustbowl type feeling in this image , great job :thumbsup: :thumbsup: . With regards to the fill light on her face, I personally like the darker one but if you want the viewer to look at her first then go with the stronger fill light , both are good to me.

BAMU
05-10-2006, 12:43 PM
hi glenn, I also prefer that with a darker shadow on her face, give a little more depth
btw, very nice work, congrats :thumbsup:

unwrap
05-10-2006, 01:33 PM
I like the top too, the darkened one.

ihamid
05-10-2006, 05:28 PM
definitly top one. got more depth.

KOryH
05-10-2006, 05:31 PM
wow, this is great.
It really has a WPA mural quality to it. or even A Grant painting vibe.
I really like this a lot.

Gunilla
05-10-2006, 05:32 PM
Top one, more dramatic.

ilusiondigital
05-10-2006, 05:33 PM
So beautiful Glenn, i prefer the one too.

Oonly one crit i love the scene but in my personal opinion the woman is not neccesary

Don´t hate me my friend =)))

Hugs

glenn23
05-10-2006, 06:00 PM
That's very interesting Victor. Hopefully I'm not sounding too obscure, but it has always been a question to me whether the woman IS actually in the scene! Maybe you're picking up on that.

Never mad at crits! Especially ones that make me think harder about my work.
Thanks

Greatto
05-10-2006, 07:47 PM
Grete background, and modeling. I love your concept and how you compose pictures in one.
But first what i think when i look to your last picture is great img, 2- is i think girl is not there its like a layer on photoshop, maybe you need change some lighting? maybe?
__________
Journey3d"Girl and the Gardener" (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=338454)

Greatto
05-10-2006, 07:47 PM
If you you give some reflective colors on her face from left side maybe it will give more realistic.
__________
Journey3d"Girl and the Gardener" (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=338454)

shakes
05-10-2006, 09:07 PM
I like the top one the best too, nice and contrasty..and I love your perfectionism!!

DimitrisLiatsos
05-10-2006, 11:10 PM
No fill...top one ...and maybe a bit more hard contrast..Your theme allows that i think....awesome work man....once again :)

mdavid
05-12-2006, 12:34 AM
I'm coming in late on this vote, but I also think the top one works best. It has that extra depth and realism that hits just the right note, for me anyway. Regarding whether the woman should be in the scene, I like seeing her in there. She adds to the drama and intrigue which you refered to earlier, and the intensity of her expression makes you really wonder what's going on between herself and the man - why she isn't facing him.

hhssuu
05-12-2006, 05:31 AM
I like the top one more, the bottom one is too flat ;)

coochaki
05-12-2006, 06:38 AM
hi glenn23!

i do not fell ...
however you adde a little sahdow , & you changed contrast alittle! but it isn't good result.
try to get something new, fore example mirror your chracter! in the way that the face be near the wall!
in this case the contrast of side of your character that is near to road will be ok, & you just nedd to get a bit more dark shadow near to wall!
i don't know you can see what i say or not , because of my poor english!

glenn23
05-13-2006, 02:56 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9821/9821_1147532212_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/13/9821/9821_1147532212_large.jpg)

Sometimes a journey begins with excitement and adventure.
Sometimes a journey begins because there's nowhere else to go.
April 14, 1935...Black Sunday.
The sand rises into clouds and the line between earth and sky disappears.
The Great Depression has stolen the resources of those close to the edge and now the great hand of nature sweeps across the American plains to push the destitute into the void.
A man stands alone as dust and memories swirl around him. His roots are broken but he feels unable to move.
A woman, whose ancestors followed the "Trail of Tears" from homelands in Georgia to the Oklahoma plains, lives only in her heart.
Prairie Paintbrush and Bluebonnets find a place in the barren soil that the Cottonwood tree fails to hold.
A journey only begins when we leave what we know, and willing or not, step into the unknown.

BAMU
05-13-2006, 03:00 PM
Good Luck and also a big Congrats! Very nice!:deal:

BAM

DimitrisLiatsos
05-13-2006, 08:36 PM
Congrats on you final Glenn...Trully dramatic piece. Now sit back and watch the rest of us trying to reach the finish line.

Awesome work once again.

coochaki
05-13-2006, 10:38 PM
great work mate!
best of luck to you!

rasamaya
05-14-2006, 04:02 PM
Grats! Good Job. Feels good to finish early. When I saw your thread thumb, I new it was your final image. Good Luck. See ya.

Hoju
05-15-2006, 02:18 AM
I love the subject matter, and the way you’ve approached it:love:. It’s like a Woody Guthrie song.:thumbsup:

Zapan
05-15-2006, 07:42 AM
Hi Glenn !

Congratulations for the final ! another masterpiece for sure !
Everything is there , your approach of the theme is really well thought , drama and beautiful , and I'm not mentionning the technical part which is trully breathtaking !!

Big congrats ! Best of luck !

cheers ,

-Zapan

webwings
05-16-2006, 06:48 AM
The story line is evident in the image. I like the colours and emotion.

glenn23
05-19-2006, 05:27 PM
Nothing is created in a vaccuum and I owe a sincere debt of gratitude to the following for giving critiques, making suggestions, lending encouragement or just stopping by.
Thank you, my friends.


CryingHorn, Gunilla, Mmoir, Raghavendraachari, Yunisirees, Squibbit, Alberto_Ro, Bikod, MattGyver, Makaron, Illusiondigital, Vedic-kings, Dvelasco, Dodgeas3d, Se7enthcin, Qais, Grin3d, S!lly, Andypants, CTRL+X, Burt.S., Monica-taddei, Cgoz, DimitrisLiatsos, Stefan-Morrell, Coochaki, MichaelMotion, Zapan, Authentic, Jamiemccarter, Grooshka, Flaeticia, Shakes, Alancamara, Womball, SweD, Hhssuu, Flamingbs, Gpepper, Nomad, Smallone3d, BrianC, Stavrevstefan, Mmbenya, Snowman, Necksmasher, -BAM-, ELLDOY, Ravioli_rancher, Nakary, Thedirtypaw, Bkeiser3d, Tigrenka, Komsa, Irananimator, Thebest, Womgoose, Derlandvogt, Jedi-Juice, Theuni, InTerceptoV, Burpy, Oceanbluesky, Deltaindigo, Barbapapa, Tremoside, Dorvanium, Tarekmax, MT Cup, Medunecer, Icedeyes, Soapy, IncreVJ, Climax, Mdavid, Rattlesnake, Try, MDN67, Centurionit, Sergage, KoryH, Greatto, Hoju, Webwings

Greatto
05-19-2006, 05:44 PM
Great! You did hard work!I am glad that our commemts help in some think. In this picture I can see how hard work was done!
Good Luck!

hhssuu
05-27-2006, 11:09 AM
Hi glenn, a big congrats on the final image :bounce: i think you did a great job, you expressed emotion very well and the image is very "story-telling". Good work and best of luck from me :thumbsup:

CryingHorn
05-27-2006, 03:42 PM
Ahh... finally I can relax and congratulate you with your true masterpiece, you already know what think about your image. I want to say that I'm very happy that I went this past few challenges with talents like you. This was a great experience to me. Good luck on judging my friend, can't promise I'll participate next time cause of leak of time I expect, but I may not resist actually...

and still... this is wonderfull, mate :beer:

deltaindigo
05-27-2006, 07:35 PM
Good luck!I hope to meet you soon in another challenge.

ravioli_rancher
05-27-2006, 08:32 PM
glenn23,

:eek:

You're a master at this now, consistnetly sharing extraordinary scenes. Yet you still manage to improve with each one. Many thanks for the inspiration and explainations found throughout this thread. And hopefully, when the dirt storm passes, you'll be hoisted high by the judges. :applause:

Great, enviable work.

makaron
05-27-2006, 10:49 PM
this turned out just as I thought it would... a great image with a sad mood...

well done Glenn... :bounce:

KangarooMan
05-28-2006, 11:30 PM
Hey there Glenn, it all came together beautifully! Congratulations it was an excellent journey to follow, great work! Best of luck to you in the judging! :buttrock:

Matt :)

Vedic-kings
05-28-2006, 11:57 PM
This is a beautiful final!!

I wish you luck with the voting!:thumbsup:

oceanbluesky
05-29-2006, 06:19 AM
Hey Glenn congratulations upon finishing such an inspired image! Really elevates the entire Challenge artistically and your participation in the threads with words of encouragement even early on, really made a difference! Hope to see you rewarded by the judges -- good luck! Looking forward to seeing your next work in a future Challenge! Cheers!

Scied
05-29-2006, 07:05 AM
your image is very cinematographic and in my opinion one of the greatest contestants! Its absolutely well done and the idea behind it is very clever! I hope you enjoyed doing it because it turned out realy well, and I realy enjoyed seeing it finished, congratulations! and good luck!

glenn23
06-06-2006, 10:27 PM
One more thanks for all the nice comments I received. I don't envy the choice the judges have to make. I just took a look at a majority of the entries and there are dozens of deserving images. Good work everybody!

irananimator
07-06-2006, 04:02 PM
Wonderfull Glenn. Really good job.I like your work.
see my Final journy challenge in Gallery.Good luck.:thumbsup:
i am waiting for C&c.
Hamed Katebi
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=373465&page=1&pp=15

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