View Full Version : The Journey Begins Challenge (2D) Entry: Jesse Speak
02-28-2006, 05:12 PM
Jesse Speak is entered in the "The Journey Begins Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/journey_begins/view_entries.php?challenger=9827)
Latest Update: Coloring WIP: Concept to work in progress?
02-28-2006, 05:13 PM
'ello dere Speaky! 'bout time u showed up! :beer:
02-28-2006, 05:14 PM
Hey, Jesse, welcome back! Let me be among the first to welcome you... Looking forward to seeing what you come up with this time!
02-28-2006, 05:16 PM
Woohoo! A new challenge, and what a great topic I must say.
I'm very busy at the moment, but I can't resist these challenges. I hope to be able to spend a bit more time on this one than the last one, but we'll have to see.
This is a quick 10 minute sketch in Painter. First idea to pop into my head was some miniature hero leaving his idyllic sunny village and crossing a bridge into ... the wastelands and beyond!!
I've done a quick colouring too... to follow...
02-28-2006, 05:17 PM
Welcome! Looking forward to see what you have in store.. Good luck and have fun! :)
02-28-2006, 05:25 PM
Here I've splashed around a bit of colour.
I might go for a childrens book illustration style here - I like the cutesy mammoth type steed.
Anyway, I'm off on holiday for a couple of weeks now, so can't work any more on this until I get back!
But I wanted to submit something before I went :)
Good luck one and all!
02-28-2006, 05:30 PM
nice style.. welcome back mate... :bounce:
02-28-2006, 05:31 PM
LOL - Hi guys, Squibbit you posted the minute after I entered! You must live in this forum, man! I'm already looking forward to reading your thread ;)
Walrus - Hey, thanks for the welcome - good topic, eh? I can't wait to see what you're gonna do :)
FrozZT - Cheers! I hope to devote a bit more time to this challenge. Work and Dofus really ate into my spare time during the last one...
Cool looking concept!
Style you chose, would look nice on this pic.
Enjoy yourself these coming weeks.
Be seeing you around! ;)
02-28-2006, 08:21 PM
Welcome back Speaky! good to see u have started fresh brand new, have fun most of all dude!:D
02-28-2006, 10:37 PM
Hi looks very cool, nice idea....keep going
03-01-2006, 04:31 AM
:scream:now thats a good one,cute stuff and i like it~
03-01-2006, 06:30 AM
Good start! I Like the Happy vs DoomGloom contrast - great potential. Good luck!
03-02-2006, 10:14 PM
That's so cute, very nice idea and image ^^
03-02-2006, 11:40 PM
The style is lovely and the contrast between the sunny village and the wasteland gives it that special something. It'll be nice seeing this pic evolve :)
03-03-2006, 04:58 PM
Hahaha! I love it!
heheh cool .. welcome, have a nice holiday and come back soon to continue here :D :wip:
03-14-2006, 08:59 AM
Thanks to everyone who left comments while I was on holiday! It was nice to come back and read them :)
Here's a bit of a reworking - started again from scratch, all very low resolution and rough.
I wanted to give the whole image more of a sweeping, rounded feel, with the landscape undulating away and some more interesting angles for the horizon and foreground. Not that the perspective makes much sense, but I'm going for a bit more of a cartoony / illustration thing here and I reckon I can use some artistic license...
Yeah! this looks pretty good Jesse!
Love the perspective that you talk about and that's the beauty of cartoonstyle: anything is possible! Rounded, "the landscape undulating away" is very good..
Great piece so far
03-14-2006, 09:31 AM
you have a cute thing going on here... :applause: like the sunny colors on the hero and the dusty on the city
03-14-2006, 10:56 AM
Very nice and cute, made me smile. Like the colors and the idea is looking good as well. Looking forward for more. I'll be checking !! Good luck Jesse. :thumbsup:
03-14-2006, 12:39 PM
:D This is really awsome. Great sketches :D I love the latest one!
03-15-2006, 07:47 AM
Really funny. I personnaly prfer the 1st version without skullhead in bg just the storm and more funny guy supporting them.
03-15-2006, 06:32 PM
lol, we LOVE you :D:D
Lovely idea and sketch :thumbsup:
03-16-2006, 11:43 PM
lol... looks great. loves the terrain design and esp the mammoth n warrior. :thumbsup::thumbsup:
03-17-2006, 02:23 AM
The mammoth and warrior have a certain cuteness to it, which it interesting to look at! I like this take on it alot!:thumbsup:
03-17-2006, 05:39 AM
lol, i like the sweetyfant :) very cute. have fun and keep it up mate :D
03-21-2006, 09:38 AM
I thought the last concept sketch had enough potential to carry on and work on it a bit more!
More people bustling around celebrating the departure of their hero. The feeling I'm trying to convey is of this transition between a warm, familiar, idyllic country scene and a frightening, confusing, unfamiliar place.
Who knows what the hero is leaving for? Perhaps he's just picking up the mail? Or maybe something more traditional like going to rescue a local girl kidnapped by some evildoers?
One of the feelings I get from it at the moment is that the hero has been 'volunteered' by the rest of the village. He's bigger, tougher - the obvious choice, so he feels obliged to go through with it. But is he happy? Absolutely not!
03-21-2006, 11:18 AM
the characters are spot on here. great emotion in the main character. Composition wise, i'm a bit concerned that the journey looks a bit short. I'd push the castle into the distance more. i'd fade it a bit and add a few more hills in front of it. anyway, other than that, it's top notch!
03-21-2006, 07:19 PM
Ha, excellent, I missed this one. Superb characters. How about having a couple of them pushing on the beast's butt, trying to get it moving in a generally heroic direction.
03-21-2006, 10:50 PM
Hey Jesse, good to see you again. Really fun idea, love the humor in it.
03-21-2006, 11:27 PM
Very funny,good taste of humor. Especially i like this new "unvoluntarily hero"-Expression on his face :applause:
Since this is stated as a coloring wip i still donīt know about the colors though. The bright green of the gras bothers me a little and by and large i would say that the colors donīt go together that well. Hard to put the finger on, maybe you should just play around a little, checking out the possibilities.
04-18-2006, 05:21 PM
Woohoooo.. Great Concept!!! You are One of my Favorite!!! Im A Animal Lover,and I think its great the bye2 momment
along...haha we both make a story about Pet Ride (Don't Worry its Totally diferent)
can I give advice here? (or should I?) yes its Funky you make a Dramatic & Theatrical Background also and taking Camera from a Extreme Angles ...Well good luck Ihope you Win!
04-18-2006, 06:48 PM
I like your unique style, good job
04-18-2006, 06:48 PM
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