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03-08-2006, 06:53 PM
Mohammed Al-Yousef is entered in the "The Journey Begins Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/journey_begins/view_entries.php?challenger=10787)

Latest Update: Final Image: Final "So Sure"
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/10787/10787_1144418386_medium.jpg (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=3430999#post3430999)

03-08-2006, 11:42 PM
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Hi guys, this is my first sketch it illustrates two characters who want to fly using a shoe.
... good luck to everyone. :)

03-08-2006, 11:45 PM
They're in a shoe! That's so cute! Nice concept, and good luck with the rest of your piece... :)


03-09-2006, 08:35 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/10787/10787_1141940100_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/10787/10787_1141940100_large.jpg)

here i created my background out of branches and leaves then i draw my line art on them using normal brush with size of 7 px.

03-10-2006, 01:31 AM
you should maybe get a little more organic with the leaf placement. they look very even and decorative right now.

like the concept of the little nekkid alien wright brothers.


03-10-2006, 10:54 AM
good luck to you too mike they both are so anxius and in a hurry they work so hard but don't think too much, do you think they'll fly?;)

Thanks for that notice i will take your advice and try to enhance that part.


03-10-2006, 11:19 AM
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New layer for that front part.

03-11-2006, 02:29 AM
Nice concepts, Flamin. I want see the progress of your work. Keep going a good luck!

Wayne jermaine
03-11-2006, 03:43 AM
hey very nice unique concept i am looking forward to see how tis develops

03-11-2006, 09:16 AM
very cute..?
very strange :)
i like it!!

03-11-2006, 12:00 PM
Hey guys thanx for your comments, appreciated.

03-11-2006, 01:04 PM
Hey Mohammed,

I like your idea and concept sketch, the design of the shoeplane is great.:wip: The question of do you think it would fly you posted to another Mike. Well , I think it would be a rough ride at the start and they may need seatbelts to stay in the shoe but that is fun part of the image. I look forward to some updates.

03-11-2006, 10:50 PM
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Hi guys and thanx for support, i'm a bit confused about coloring my characters any suggestions will be helpful? next another color...

03-11-2006, 10:51 PM
sorry, unwanted mistake.:)

03-11-2006, 10:57 PM
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I used normal brush with solid colors no details added just lot of layers to arrange the work later on i'll remove my outlines.

03-12-2006, 06:30 PM
he he yes you are right mmoir i think they will fall down as soon as they cut the rope.:D

03-12-2006, 09:36 PM
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i added some details in background and blur it a bit.

03-13-2006, 03:09 PM
i like your sketch alot, Muhammed ...
greet ideam concept and painting ...
and i agree with Mike ... they can't fly by that way :)

03-13-2006, 03:24 PM
funny... :) and cute... I holding my thumb here, that they will have a safe flight...

03-13-2006, 04:44 PM
Hi FlaminGlow,

your line art is clear and tidy. The characters are great (muscle ants in pink?). Funny idea, I like it. Much Luck for this challenge and have fun!


03-14-2006, 04:02 AM
maxspider3000, Thanx for the kind words.
makaron, Yeah actualy they need that :D .
Ravena, good luck to you too...:)

03-14-2006, 05:04 PM
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Adding more details:

brush tool for color, dodge tool for lighten, Burn tool for darken, Texture for more detail.

03-17-2006, 04:09 PM
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updating the shoe with adding the first pass of details.

03-18-2006, 06:50 PM
hi there,

this looks awsome , am waiting for the characters they relly looks to be unique and funny, they will add alot to the scene, wish you the best luck ...
keep going

03-20-2006, 04:44 PM
http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/10787/10787_1142876681_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/12/10787/10787_1142876681_large.jpg)

some details to the character, layer were added to the spots and have bevel effect.

03-20-2006, 04:50 PM
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more details.

03-21-2006, 01:06 PM
Hi, FlaminGlow, thanks for dropping by my thread!
This is looking nice. The details are coming out nicely, and the characters pop pretty well. The bright yellow parts on the wings feel a bit too bright for the rest of the pic... but I know that they'll blend in more once you add the shading to them too.

The background feels very noisy to me, distracting from the foreground a bit, but you've done a good job blurring it out and pushing it further into the background... but maybe you could go a bit further too. The thing I find most distracting about it is that every branch and clump of leaves feels the same exact size, which isn't quite natural. But you're going for a stylized approach, I assume, so it's not really that important (except where it distracts from the characters! :) )

Anyhow, looks like you're getting there with plenty of time to spare. Keep it going!


03-21-2006, 06:56 PM
Hi Flaminglow,
it´s looks quite well so far. I think you´re on the right track.

However i think you should consider to think about 2 important points here:

First there is the fact, that the mechanics you inventend just doesn´t work. Let alone that the viewer can´t see the important bow of the branch anymore because you covered it with leaves, the rope that is keeping the branch from swinging back should of course be coming from UNDERNEATH the construction. I know that you now got a problem here, because te second fella wouldn´t be able to cut themself loose, but i´m sure you´ll figure that out.

Second important thing is that you should be careful about using oversaturated colors in the background, taking the viewers attention to rather unimportant spots in the picture.

Good luck :)

03-21-2006, 08:47 PM
walrus, thank you mate, you are right about all your notices i'll see what i can do about it.
artvandeley, thanks friend, you realy got me in all what you said it is exactly the problems i'm facing added to what walrus mentioned, the first notice i've played around to fix the problem and i've found a way out of it, the second notice is easier to fix i'll disaturate colors to balance them.

good luck to both of you guys.:thumbsup:

i'll add a new image but for sure not all what you said is fixed i need more time.

03-21-2006, 08:53 PM
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hi friends i realy loved the two last comments so so helpfull.

03-21-2006, 09:51 PM
Ho YAEEEh REally amazing and funny concept and drawing. Flying in a choe, what a surealist way.
Total agreement with this.

David. :thumbsup:

03-21-2006, 10:31 PM
I think desaturating the image works, however the wings look flat because there is no variation in them. Maybe vary the color or value on some of the shapes so that they appear to lay down. Fun concept.

03-22-2006, 11:40 AM
DaVee, :D .
SideAche, i didn't touch the wings yet, they look flat now as you said later all will come together in better way. ;)

03-22-2006, 11:48 AM
very unique concept and design! everyone hates it when you get sand in your shoes -- now the sand (people) not only irritate, but take your shoes on a journey.... whimsical, fun and imaginative. lookin' forward to seeing this one evolve...

03-27-2006, 09:33 PM
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the same methods were used to complete the details.
next i'll fix edges, add more details.

04-01-2006, 10:31 AM
It is great to see so many people going 5D this challenge; best of luck to you on both your 3D and 2D entries! They both look great! :buttrock:

Matt :)

04-04-2006, 05:23 PM
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I added layers for back leaves and some dark branches using copying and pasting, the mid-front leaves are traced using real picture, the colores were desaturated and light rays fixed a bit the back is not finished 100% it is now almost 85%.

04-05-2006, 05:33 PM
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Hi Guys, I used copying and pasting again and add a few hills at the background and fix some details in all the image using the tools burn dodge brush texture sponge and so on...

click the image to see 1150x841 resolution.

04-05-2006, 08:06 PM
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Adding details to characters.

04-05-2006, 09:26 PM
Hey there Mohammed, really great looking updates! :thumbsup: You are doing a great job fleshing out the background, the foliage is looking really good! :D

Matt :)

04-06-2006, 02:37 AM
Hi Mohammed, Thanks for stopping by my thread and for your comments. Your image is really imaginative and fun! I love the fine details. Best of luck to you!:)

04-06-2006, 02:46 AM
Jevin, Thank you, I checked out your site and saw your work.
Matt, it actualy was so so simple i didn't want it to be as simple as it was i wanted a thick heavy branches that lays at the back the first time i was a bit lazy to do it when this work progressed i found out this way of creating it, i disaturated the colors more darken the far leaves and add some extra details in between, very fun to do and got nice results.
Samanthie, thnx man.

as the first time i'm adding 2D work in community site as this great CGSociety it is so much fun and great opportunity to have lot of opinions and guidlines. realy so so nice participating here.

rock on, :wavey: .

04-06-2006, 04:30 AM
these two guy´s make me smile everytime... in their attempt to fly...
like those nuthelmets... and the leafs and the shoe... looking great :)

04-06-2006, 10:53 AM
makaron, :cool: as they attempt to fly the rope will turn lot of times after they cut it i hope the rope doesn't hit them before it releases the branch. :D

04-06-2006, 04:25 PM
Hi friends, i added some reflections i would like to get advices about them, next...:arteest:

04-06-2006, 04:27 PM
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adding details to wheels and enhancing them and wings with some reflections.

04-07-2006, 01:31 PM
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I think i'm done with the coloring i will add pictures for filters just to show how they work on this image, unfortunatly i'm not going to use any because i figured out weeknesses in my image when i use filters. So you can say this is my final image.

04-07-2006, 01:33 PM
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dry brush filter on this one.

04-07-2006, 01:36 PM
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Film grain filter on this one.

04-07-2006, 01:40 PM
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Paint Daubes filter.

04-07-2006, 01:43 PM
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Water colors filter.

04-07-2006, 01:59 PM
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Drim: "Hey Gran are you sure i'll be safe"
Gran: "Yeah man i'm sure i studied the blueprints well and i think nothing will stop us from this great fly"
Drim: "COooOohhlL".
No sound except the tree leaves that is being affected by flow of air and birds are singing,,the rope is being cutted,is there a trees in front of them or an edge of a mountain where they will be free in sky when the tree branch shoots them.
the rope is cutted it goes around the branch many times before releasing it.
what happened then it is a matter of imagination.

"So Sure to fly using a shoe"

04-07-2006, 05:04 PM
Hi guys, I added all those pictures and got NO comments wtf.:argh: :surprised ...

04-07-2006, 06:52 PM
what happened then it is a matter of imagination.

and in my head I can see they fly off... :) not far maybe, but they gonna fly, I just know it...
I really like the depth from forground to background... and the colors are great...
this makes me happy when I see it... :bounce:

04-09-2006, 06:55 PM
Thank you makaron, looking forward to see your final image.:thumbsup:
I'm a bit bussy for a while i'll come back later.:)

04-10-2006, 08:55 AM
awesome render. looks finished, is it ? maybe a bit over saturated but no other crits beside that and even that is a personal opinion.

04-11-2006, 08:16 PM
Excellent looking final image Mohammed, you did a really top notch job progressing the image from concept to final color! :applause: Now you have more time to dedicate to your 3D entry! Great work man!

Matt :)

04-13-2006, 11:30 AM
warpy, yeah i agree to that too.:arteest: .
mmbenya, thanx.

04-13-2006, 04:11 PM
Wow, I have to kick my butt to finish mine!

Well, Good luck with your illustration. It look really great.


04-13-2006, 06:22 PM
wow, you already finished!
very good image, I specially like the way you did the shoe... and the idea of using a shoe, hehehe... funny image :thumbsup:

04-14-2006, 04:31 AM
Congratulations on finishing your image, very well done!:thumbsup:

04-14-2006, 06:07 AM
cyberarts, elmasfeo, Samanthie,

appreciated guys, :bounce:

:wavey: .

04-14-2006, 06:20 AM
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Drim: "Hey Gran are you sure i'll be safe"
Gran: "Yeah man i'm sure i studied the blueprints well and i think nothing will stop us from this great fly"
Drim: "COooOohhlL".
No sound except the tree leaves that is being affected by flow of air and birds are singing,,the rope is being cutted,is there a trees in front of them or an edge of a mountain where they will be free in sky when the tree branch shoots them.
the rope is cutted it goes around the branch many times before releasing it.
what happened then it is a matter of imagination.

"So Sure to fly using a shoe"

In case (not to go back to see each time)...

04-25-2006, 02:03 PM
wow . very funny and nice idea man . keep working and good luck !

04-27-2006, 08:50 AM
abourabe, thank you friend, I'm now finished of this piece so i can't keep working on it hehehe.:D .

04-27-2006, 10:01 AM
love the saturated colors and the whole main idea :) the only crit I woul point out is, that sun rays go in only one direction, lines r straightly narrow.. hm.. I cant find the right expression for this... here is a sketch:


I hope u see what do i have in mind :) That way u will also get a mor dynamic pic. Best regards and keep up the great work!

04-28-2006, 10:04 AM
NinjaA55N, your notice is right but not for this image (Sorry) because when sun light comes on a town the shadows and rays are going in one direction, your notice will be right for huge areas of land not for a small branch.:hmm: .

05-05-2006, 08:17 PM
"So Sure to fly using a shoe",
to remind you guys.:twisted: .

05-20-2006, 10:16 PM
Hey friends who was with me all the way thank you so much and hope to see you on voting pae..

hey guys vote for me O.K.... :deal:

05-21-2006, 08:38 PM
hi there ,
glad you have made it and finished the picture its really nice and well done,:)

05-23-2006, 11:26 AM
thank you brother.:)

07-08-2006, 09:32 PM
Wow Congrats winners what an art you have made:
:thumbsup: :scream: :thumbsup: :scream: :) :scream: :thumbsup: :scream: :thumbsup:


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