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HBlaauw
01-20-2003, 08:39 AM
Howdy all,

Here's my first concept designs for
my character...

http://www.wickedpixels.com/2003 challenge/concept_designs-01.jpg


Cheers

Hennie

HBlaauw
01-20-2003, 10:27 AM
Here's more concept designs...
I've designed a creature that's mainly used
to carry heavy loads over long distances....

http://www.wickedpixels.com/2003 challenge/concept_02.jpg

I'll post a complete description soon.

Cheers

Hennie

Tommy Lee
01-20-2003, 03:02 PM
Welcome to the challenge Hennie!:wavey:

Great concepts so far. Waiting for more.

Cheerz:beer:

Tommy Lee

Gamoron
01-20-2003, 03:06 PM
Nice looking sketches. I was just wondering how big the file size is? It took me a while to load and I have broadband. Maybe you could shrink them down just in case others are having the smae problem.
:beer:

Iguiniz.X.
01-20-2003, 04:32 PM
Good stuff.
Like the scetches a lot.

AI also c you have used the South African flag in your Avatar, aint I right?

HBlaauw
01-21-2003, 06:36 AM
Thanks guys, I apologize for the large file, I'll
see if I can sort it out.

I'll post more images later today.

Iguiniz: Yup, that's our flag. It's a design I did back in '92 for a comic book character I created.

Thanks again,

Hennie

HBlaauw
01-21-2003, 10:28 AM
Howzit

Here's the color w.i.p - painted in painter using a wacom tablet.

http://www.wickedpixels.com/2003 challenge/wip01.jpg

Rory Woodford, will model this character and enter the 3d challenge. :bounce:

Cheers

Hennie

Gamoron
01-21-2003, 12:50 PM
:thumbsup:

HBlaauw
01-22-2003, 09:27 AM
Here's another w.i.p.

http://www.wickedpixels.com/2003 challenge/wip02.jpg

Check out Rory's progress on the 3d model here:

http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?threadid=38682

Cheers

Hennie

Pancreas
01-22-2003, 09:52 AM
Am i the only one who cant see the pictures at all? nor the 3d progress. :shrug:

HBlaauw
01-22-2003, 12:53 PM
Here's the description:

http://www.wickedpixels.com/2003 challenge/FIN.jpg

The Drendath are gentle creatures
that can be found in the southern
regions of Gondor.

They're mainly used by humans
to carry heavy loads over long
distances.
Their thick hide and hard shells
allow them to withstand enemy
attacks, so they can continue to
navigate through a battlefield
unhindered.

They possess enough intelligence to
make use of tools, such as walking
aids, yet they can not speak...

The Drendath are vegetarians.
They are not territorial creatures
and they roam freely among their
kind.

Their shells are host to an array
of small creatures, that feed off the
parasites that reside within.

Cheers

Hennie

leigh
01-23-2003, 01:41 AM
That looks very cool, Hennie :thumbsup:

wildsheepchase
01-23-2003, 01:54 AM
All I see are red x's:sad:

Kirt
01-24-2003, 01:51 AM
Hmm ... it's lost some of the expressiveness and craggy surface textures that you had going on in the concept sketches. The face looks more developed than the arms and legs also. Add more texture and I think it'll come back to life.

I also like the tortoise appearance in the bottom two sketches of concept_02.jpg Right now he looks like too much mass to be practical as a pack mule. He doesn't seem to be carrying much for his size.

HBlaauw
02-04-2003, 08:44 AM
Thanks for all the comments...

To be honest, my time's a bit
limited at the moment...I'll try
and make some of the changes
you mentioned, Kirt.

Thanks again!

Hennie

:wavey:

Alice
02-04-2003, 11:17 AM
the face looks like my turtle :)
gj so far!
:bounce:

Carlocki
02-06-2003, 01:29 PM
ur way of sketching is very clear

HBlaauw
02-28-2003, 12:38 PM
Well, that's it, looks like the deadline's here!
Whish I had time to craft the painting a bit more,
but hey, may the best creature win!

Good luck all!

Cheers

Hennie

Tommy Lee
03-01-2003, 05:58 PM
Good Luck to you dude!!!!!:beer: :beer:
Great piece, very solid, no crits....Stunning idea and very inspiring:thumbsup:

Cheerz:beer:

Tommy Lee

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