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05-21-2006, 10:24 PM
Anton Pienaar is entered in the "The Journey Begins Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/journey_begins/view_entries.php?challenger=11605)

Latest Update: Final Image: S.S. INTESTINE
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05-21-2006, 10:37 PM
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Hi guys, glad to be part of the challenge. I know I should be submitting WIP images of where it all started, but since I've been working on a different pc and do not have them on my memory stick at the moment, I'll guess you'll have to be a bit patient, as I'll send some later. The image should be quite self explanotory. The ant is getting ready to take a journey of a lifetime through a human in his little roe boat the "S.S. Intestine. Crits and comments will be appreciated, and best of luck to everyone in the challenge.

05-23-2006, 01:41 PM
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Ok, this was basically my concept sketch. At first I wanted to draw the beginning of this journey already in the mouth with the ant looking down the throat, but after thinking it through I decided to go for this idea since the first one is just about impossible to do in one pick with what I had in mind.

05-23-2006, 01:46 PM
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Just changed the ant and started some coloring.

05-23-2006, 01:50 PM
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Started with basic flat color for the skin.

05-23-2006, 02:05 PM
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Here's a basic rundown of my process. I start with a flat color using either "dull conte" or "digital arbrush" (this is all in Painter IX). I would usualy start basic shadows by applying a flat darker color with the same tool where needed, and then blend the colors with a dry palette knife from the " artist's oils" library. I create darker shadows using the burn tool in the "Photo" library, and then blending it again with the palette knife. The highlights are applied ina simmilar manner, but in step two, instead of using the burn tool, I use a gentle bleach from the "Eraser" library. The following updates should demonstrate the progression as I apply these techniques.

05-23-2006, 02:07 PM
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some more details

05-23-2006, 02:16 PM
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In this image some shadows (like under the eyelids) have been applied by creating a layer that's not set to 100%. In effect it becomes almost like an overlay layer, but the result in color is slightly different. The texture on the boat have been applied with a digital watercolor layer over the base color layer. My tools of preference there is the spatter brush and salt for texture. Be aware of the fact that the digital watercolor layer is a gel layer, and will not dry like a normal watercolor layer. This can sometimes be a bit of a hassle when you collapse layers with digital watercolor layers, as the color changes and you're left with white water marks.

05-23-2006, 02:20 PM
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Almost done. I've decided to keep the background simple so it would not subtract from the main focus. I initialy wanted to go for an indoors background, but then decided against it as everything I tried seemed to 'busy'.

05-23-2006, 07:14 PM
Roei Miertjie, Roei!! :)

Awesome Idea. Very funny - well executed. I love the perspective of the face and the teeth look great.

05-26-2006, 07:21 PM
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Ok, well I guess this is about it. I'll take some final comments if there are any, but otherwise I guess this is about what I'll be submitting as my final image.

05-27-2006, 07:33 PM
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The story is about a little ant that could never accept mediocrity as part of his life. Many of the other ants who was familliar with our little hero, believed him to be a loose canon who would one day meet a very untimely death. Many of them told him to go back to the colony to join the workers, but this only served as an encouragement to do something far more daring than any of his other adventures. That's when he decided to take a journey into the gaping jaws of life and death itself.

Our hero now finds himself faced with what could be the most amazing journey of his life, yet this amazing journey can also mean the end of his life.
Will he be able to survive the deadly journey through the human digestive track?

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