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wildsheepchase
03-13-2003, 02:04 PM
Just starting my thread. This is going to be a great challenge!:D
I'll try to get some sketches up after work tonight.
Good luck everyone!:beer:

KingMob
03-13-2003, 06:57 PM
im making it a point to watch these 2d threads, cause this challenge really lends itself to them... im sure your will kick the bootie to!

wildsheepchase
03-14-2003, 04:39 AM
Here's my first concept. This is Madame Hervaville, the widow of the successful ostrich rancher, Percy Hervaville. Bitter because she was shunned by high society, she has trained her herd of ostriches to follow,obey,and destroy. She and her herd spend their time crashing high society galas, tea parties, ballet performances, fine art receptions and anything else Madame Hervaville was not invited to. A minor annoyance to the elite and a beloved cult figure to some...
http://members.cox.net/sheepchase/madamewip1.jpg
This is just a rough sketch. If I go with this concept, there will be a whole herd of ostriches behind her and maybe a few other surprises:D
c&c welcome!:wip:

King Mob: I'm going to keep a better eye on the 3d challenges this month. Congrats on your win..your entry was awesome!:buttrock:

wildsheepchase
03-14-2003, 06:26 AM
One more sketch tonight...this one should look a bit more refined, I think.
http://members.cox.net/sheepchase/madamewip2.jpg

Stygian
03-14-2003, 08:58 PM
are the ostriches Giant sized ? or is she a small woman ? just seems the sizes were closer on the first one.
great concept though I like it ;)

wildsheepchase
03-15-2003, 01:29 AM
Stygian, you're right about the size!:D In reality, ostriches aren't that big. It wasn't exactly intentional to make them giant...so I'll probably play around with the size of the woman. It's probably more comical to see a rider almost the same size as the bird anyhow....thanx for pointing that out:thumbsup:
Anymore c&c on the concept, anyone? Is it a :thumbsup: or a :thumbsdow ?

Kirt
03-15-2003, 02:19 AM
I like the concept of the character. It'd probably be funnier if she were riding a smaller ostrich rather than equal size. I think she definately needs a look of dissapproval. She looks rather happy for a villian. Push the cartoon skills in you ... this is a great challenge to over exagerate your character designs.

:thumbsup:

wildsheepchase
03-15-2003, 06:33 AM
Hey, thanx for the crit Kirt:beer:
I haven't really tried starting from a clean line drawing, so I thought I'd give it a shot this time. I tried to scale down the size of the ostrich and give the woman a meaner look.
http://members.cox.net/sheepchase/madamelinework.jpg

Slacker
03-17-2003, 04:13 AM
nice start. might put a strap over the beak to make the bit look a litte more like a harness.

and you get a :thumbsup: for putting the bow tie on an ostrich. :D

KingMob
03-17-2003, 04:22 AM
this concept is really funny..I love the cruela devile look of her to hehe....

good work man, lets see some more!

Virtuoso
03-17-2003, 11:13 PM
As much as I enjoyed your last challenge efforts I think I'll enjoy this one as much if not more.Very nice look already.I like the concept very much.As King Mob stated the cruela devilelook is really intersting to me as well.She has this real "cannot not notice look to her"..............I think a woman like her would actually ride the bigggest of the ostriches,always wanting the biggest and best of everything attitude is what I get from her looks.

Exxagerate everything,the look really calls for it.The concept is great,but with exxageration she will go off the charts.Looking forward to your progress. :thumbsup: :beer:

Risibility
03-18-2003, 05:35 PM
sheep #2 :beer: (or would you prefer #1 cuz factory hasnt claimed either)

yeaaa ostrich herd...right. this is truly gonna be great :) eventually have her standing with one foot on two ostriches, standing between them like they do with horses
:applause:

you can get very creative with a herd of ostriches and an old woman :shrug:

wildsheepchase
03-18-2003, 11:05 PM
Ok...this is my final sketch, I think. I'm going to start coloring tonight.
http://members.cox.net/sheepchase/ostrichsketch.jpg

Slacker: Thanks! I'll make sure to put a strap over the beak...good suggestion :thumbsup: I think all the ostriches will have something special in the final image along the lines of the bowtie. :D

King Mob: Thanks dude!:beer:

Virtuoso:Thanks for the kind words:D I experimented with the different sizes and I'm finding that the smaller ostrich does look more humorous so that's what I'm going with. However, I'm going to make sure that the ostrich that the woman is riding looks as if it's received "extra attention". I'm really trying to exaggerate this character....a big challenge for me. I haven't really done a lot of cartoony stuff before:D

Risibility: Hey thanx! Not a bad suggestion with the riding of the two ostriches..hehe. Maybe I'll get around to making multiple images:beer:

wildsheepchase
03-19-2003, 04:33 AM
An update...still in the underpainting phase:
http://members.cox.net/sheepchase/madamewip3.jpg

Kirt
03-19-2003, 05:37 AM
Love the new tea party setting. That works much better than the previous sketch. Keep going! It's looking fantastic! :thumbsup:

Slacker
03-19-2003, 07:30 AM
lol. :applause: I like this one better too. maybe put a wine glass in her hand instead of the whip. looking great so far.

wildsheepchase
03-26-2003, 02:07 PM
Well...I didn't get very much work done on this in the last couple of days, but here's an update anyhow:
http://members.cox.net/sheepchase/ostrichscenewip.jpg
Thanks for the feedback slacker and Kirt:beer:

wildsheepchase
03-29-2003, 05:19 AM
Ok...well, I've found some time to work on this. I ended up reworking the sketch...again:rolleyes: While I liked the general composition on the one before this, I didn't think the main character was large enough in the frame to get the level of detail I wanted on her face/body. Hopefully, this new one works. Let me know what you guys think:wip:

http://members.cox.net/sheepchase/hervavillewip.jpg

wildsheepchase
03-29-2003, 07:06 AM
And another update:
http://members.cox.net/sheepchase/hervavillewip2.jpg
I think I'm done for tonight:beer:

dinlenmis
03-29-2003, 09:01 PM
Rather absurd character... I wonder how her failure will be.

Carlocki
03-31-2003, 01:00 PM
last one is good

wildsheepchase
04-06-2003, 05:54 AM
This one is going soooo sloooooow.....:insane:
http://members.cox.net/sheepchase/hervavillewip3.jpg
And a close up:
http://members.cox.net/sheepchase/hervavillecloseup.jpg
Well, I've done some work on the colors, fixed some anatomy problems, and started on the ostrich. I hope I have time to finish this one this month....not a whole lot of free time coming up.

wildsheepchase
04-24-2003, 11:01 PM
I've got some time to work on this today, so I'll be posting some updates periodically....
Here's a bit of an update from my previous post:
http://members.cox.net/sheepchase/hervavillewip4.jpg
And some details:
http://members.cox.net/sheepchase/hervavillewip5.jpg
http://members.cox.net/sheepchase/hervavilledetail.jpg
C&C welcome:D

dmcgrath
04-25-2003, 12:50 AM
lmao, the bow on the ostrich's head is a really nice touch.
Lets hope we can all finish something.
The 2d challenge side is kinda stale. :banghead:

wildsheepchase
04-25-2003, 12:56 AM
Hey, I know what you mean....I've been really busy this month. I'm going to try to make myself finish...that should be a challenge within itself:beer:

wildsheepchase
04-26-2003, 05:03 AM
An update:
http://members.cox.net/sheepchase/hervavillewip6.jpg

wildsheepchase
04-26-2003, 06:45 AM
One more update tonight:
http://members.cox.net/sheepchase/hervavillewip7.jpg

dmcgrath
04-26-2003, 07:14 AM
I really don't know what I like the most here. It's either the socks the lady is wearing, or the overall look of the lady and how well it matches. Your style is really starting to match one of my all time favoite artists, a guy by the name of Heinrich Kley (http://www.bpib.com/illustrat/kley.htm).

Can't wait to see this one finished.

wildsheepchase
04-27-2003, 06:34 AM
Thanx dmcgrath! Neat work at that site, glad you posted the link. :beer:

wildsheepchase
04-30-2003, 04:56 AM
Another update:
http://members.cox.net/sheepchase/hervavillewip8.jpg
I don't know if the image is going to end up being as elaborate as I planned...I'm just trying to get it to a finished looking state at this point:shrug:

wildsheepchase
04-30-2003, 07:56 AM
One last update for tonight:
http://members.cox.net/sheepchase/hervavillewip9.jpg
I'll have to finish this tomorrow afternoon if I can find the time:insane:

Virtuoso
04-30-2003, 10:40 PM
Stylish................goes a long way in my book.And you produced alot of it here wildsheepchase..........Very nice effort,In-depth details,zany but interesting.A true contender.:thumbsup: :beer:

dmcgrath
05-01-2003, 06:05 AM
Yeah, a really kick-butt style, sheep. The background is still lacking, but the image is fantastic.

wildsheepchase
05-01-2003, 06:19 AM
Close to finishing, here's an update:
http://members.cox.net/sheepchase/hervavillewip10.jpg
I'm still tweaking away though...must finish before twelve...ugh:insane:

Virtuoso and dmcgrath, thanx guys! I know there's no background...I really wanted to put one in, but I just couldn't find the time. I probably will eventually:D
Thanks again:beer:
Final/high rez image will be on the challenge site:buttrock:

Tommy Lee
05-16-2003, 11:28 AM
It's damn good enough to hit the top sweety.
Hi,... I am baqck again but living now in Taiwan.

Laterz dudette

Tom

wildsheepchase
05-16-2003, 02:59 PM
Hey! Good to see you back Tommy:D How did your competition go?
:beer:

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