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DougFerreira
06-25-2007, 07:58 PM
Douglas Ferreira is entered in the "Strange Behavior Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/strange_behavior/view_entries.php?challenger=12705)

Latest Update: Final Image: New final Image
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spyxx
06-26-2007, 07:35 PM
Douglas,

If you to win, I want the Computer, do you can be with the PainterX ....hehe

Good Luck my old friend..

DougFerreira
06-26-2007, 07:53 PM
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There goes my first sketch of what I think that could be a good example of a strange behaviour:
"A lamb observes,waits, and finally strikes violently against the enemy!"

OKMER
06-26-2007, 07:57 PM
rofffl,haha now that's a cool sheep!Funny idea!Good luck and lotsof fun 2 you!

Qais
06-26-2007, 08:34 PM
very nice idea
wish u all the best :thumbsup:

JohnR
06-26-2007, 08:47 PM
LOL!!! hahahaha its just great! :D! Best luck!

DougFerreira
06-26-2007, 08:53 PM
Thanks everybody!The drawing is going to change on the second sketch,I am planning to some character design on the sheep and wolf,as if they were characters on a animated film,see ya soon!

UldFerr
06-27-2007, 07:33 PM
Hey Douglas, I have a question, is the wolf aware of the danger? (by the way, engracado, temos o mesmo nome). Looking forward for more on the eternal battle between sheep and wolf...

GustavoCosta
06-27-2007, 07:53 PM
hahahaha!! very great idea...
good luck!!

Gustaferson
06-27-2007, 08:59 PM
****ing crazy sheep !! Let's make the wolf scream ! hahaha
Good luck budy !!!

DougFerreira
06-27-2007, 09:13 PM
Hello folks! Udilson, the wolf is not aware at all ! it is such a strange behavior from a sheep that he cannot even dream about the experience he is about to have!That's the main idea!the scene happens less than a second before the wolf realises the atack!(we do have the same name,maybe we are related!LOL)good luck to us!

DougFerreira
06-29-2007, 02:42 PM
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These are some character studies I am doing based on photographs,and a visit to the local zoo.

DougFerreira
06-29-2007, 02:54 PM
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I did some more studies to be more familiar with this animals body and skull anatomy,and find their final design.Those were based on photographs only.

spyxx
06-29-2007, 03:37 PM
Very good dogrinhas... congratulations for the studies, this sheep you with the behavior, much very very strange hehehehe

Yeahhhhh ! :thumbsup:

danielaraujo
06-29-2007, 08:28 PM
That's a nice sheep alright. My favorite is the one with the hippie hair.

Gustaferson
06-29-2007, 10:50 PM
Very good sense of humor! Nice sketches, and the characters are getting personality.
I suggest you to exagerate in the types of chin and eye to get more laughts from the jury !
Good luck !

On monday i'm gonna put my sketches... até mais!...

wildsheepchase
07-01-2007, 06:31 PM
Hi Douglas,
I like your character studies and I think you have a solid concept to work with. You've got the expressions in your studies mixed up, though! The sheep should have the aggressive attitude and the wolf should look 'sheepish' ;)
Maybe you could have the wolf standing around looking at the clouds, a butterfly, etc. to make it seem like he is totally off guard.

Good luck!

DougFerreira
07-02-2007, 02:58 PM
This is true!You are right about the mixed expressions!,but to be honest I wasn`t paying attention to expression,those studies were made just for me to know my subject a little better,when it comes to anatomy and their personality on the real world! therefore I was just drawing to find some shapes for the sheep and for the wolf!As you can see,I did some drawings of then on angles in which they will not be seen !Any other comments are welcome!Daniel And Gustavo,thanks for your comments too!

UldFerr
07-03-2007, 02:40 AM
Hello Doug,
Your hairy sheep is awesome! And funny too. And on another hand, the wolf, well, they look very ‘realistic’ in comparison to this crazy funny sheep. Well, it’s just a thought…
See you soon…

polygonwarrior
07-03-2007, 04:14 AM
nice idea.:thumbsup: best of luck.

DougFerreira
07-03-2007, 02:52 PM
Hi Udilson!Wait for the next update,and things will be more "clear"!Thanks Rishikesh!

o-l-d
07-03-2007, 03:08 PM
opa...um brasileiro!...nice concept man!

fido972
07-03-2007, 03:13 PM
very good conecpt, i like it, it's so funny. :thumbsup:
good luck for the suit.

(nice rough for the ship).

aaraaf
07-03-2007, 10:19 PM
Nice drawings!

I like the upper right drawings of both the sheep and wolf characters.

This one's going to be a lot of fun to watch come together!

vitor
07-03-2007, 10:26 PM
ahah pretty cool. lovely expression of those ;)

DougFerreira
07-04-2007, 06:17 PM
Thanks everybody! I am glad you like it! Come back soon and give me some more feedback on the future!Cheers !!

DeeVad
07-10-2007, 08:43 AM
Nice drawing, I especially like the top right wolf angry ( even if he will be not in your final scene ) and the concept.
Invert domination rules make strange behavior.
:)

DougFerreira
07-10-2007, 03:29 PM
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Hello everybody,this is my fourth post,

A little bit more about the story behind the illustration:

The sheep obviously has been planning this attack,a long awaited revenge against the wolves(maybe they have eaten her whole family?).
The backgroung will be like a trail in the woods normally used by wolves,maybe to drink water.I am
planning to make this clear by showing some footprints made by other wolves,and a lake behind the scene.Therefore,this attack is a great,epic moment, carefully planned and studied!
By taking the wolf by surprise
(like many stalking predators do,jumping from the back and above)
this crazy sheep really believes on her chances,which only makes her behavior even more strange!Light,shadow and the look of the characters are going to change some more on my next post,Any opinions are welcome!

chrisbeaver
07-10-2007, 04:21 PM
That's a really great idea :) To enhance the sense of action, I think you should have the lamb's back feet lifted off the rock, like in your first sketch. Also, consider moving the branch at the top from the right tree to the left, and removing the right one entirely. This way you could still have a tree framing the composition, but without boxing it in on both sides.

Good luck in the competition! Your entry's looking awesome so far!

(edit)

Also, one thing I just noticed -- Wouldn't a carefully-planned attack take place before the wolf had had a drink, when he's at his weakest? Maybe instead you could have the sheep jumping him right at the waters' edge, as the wolf is distracted by the act of drinking or just cluelessly looking around. It kinda makes its own sort of sense, because an attack then would guarantee the wolf is both distracted and has nowhere to run.

DougFerreira
07-12-2007, 08:18 PM
Hi Chris! Thanks a lot for the ideas!Some nice thoughts,I will take then all into consideration ! I was planning something for the tree on the right,!Watch my next post and you will see.About the leg of the ship,you are right,I will definetly do that!!!Feel free to give any other opinions!

snance
07-13-2007, 02:01 PM
I love the concept! Great job on the expression of sheep.

Zycho
07-13-2007, 03:49 PM
He he, nice idea! Really great expression on the face of the sheep!

I thougt it would be cool to do the wolf just as he sees the sheep attack him - you know, in shock, belly to the ground, ears back and a very frightend expression in his eyes... That would make his behavoir just as strange as the sheeps... Dunno, just an idea.... Good work!

UldFerr
07-13-2007, 07:29 PM
It looks very good indeed!
Doug, I agree with Zycho, I think the wolf could gain a lot if he senses the sheep attack. And the tree frame limits the scene a little. See you!!!

Ferx
07-14-2007, 04:42 AM
Really nice compositon:) and great line art!. I agree with UldFerr. The trees on the side of canvas cause that the composition loses depth (maybe using a more wide canvas, mmm.. only a comment :shrug::) ) , but I like alot the idea of the predator sheep !! :thumbsup:

DougFerreira
07-16-2007, 03:09 PM
Again,thanks for the comments everybody! Watch my next post to see my plans for the trees and lights for this scene!See you guys! Best wishes!

nwiz25
07-16-2007, 03:31 PM
yep .. me with everyone here! :bounce: :p love the concept all the way! even the sheeps expression is really cool! especially the earlier sketches .. very good variation and style! :D

looking forward to the next update! good luck my friend! :thumbsup:

DaedraLord
07-16-2007, 03:39 PM
nice that sheep is crazy

i guess thats the point isnt it.

i like it, keep up the good work

Gord-MacDonald
07-16-2007, 04:25 PM
hehe - baaahd sheep. Look forward to seeing this develop!


Gord

DougFerreira
07-16-2007, 08:11 PM
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More development on the drawing:I am adding now the light and shadows studies,and the far leg of the sheep is now back into the original position from the Concept Sketch.
More trees on the Background to add more depth and to enhance the lights, I also changed the position of the leafs on the top of the composition.
Now I feel ready to start painting and any other changes I may add,will now be done troughout the color process.Thanks everybody for the comments!

spyxx
07-16-2007, 08:19 PM
Yeaaahhhh .. Douglas, Now I liked well more than the composition

Congratulations...

danielaraujo
07-16-2007, 08:57 PM
This illustration is getting better on each post! But that's just how it's supposed to be, isn't it?

My only remark is that BOTH legs of the sheep should be on the air.

Ramitxon
07-16-2007, 09:13 PM
Wow, I woudn't want to meet that sheep alone at night. It's insane expression just give me the creeps. Strange behavior indeed. Great work, I'll watching this closely.

laurentino
07-17-2007, 12:17 AM
very nice idea!
i liked a lot =)

the drawings are excellent!

Rianti-Wong
07-17-2007, 03:24 AM
Ahahaha...that's a funny idea you got there! great!
Maybe it'll be great if you make the wolf much more innocent..

Good luck,

Rianti

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My CGChallenge Strange Behaviour Entry (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?threadid=519101)

Anatomista
07-18-2007, 12:45 AM
Good drawings and better idea. I support this concept to the end. :)

Apoio essa idéia. hehe.

Jujuba
07-18-2007, 01:41 AM
Poor wolf!!! Hahaha... good idea, beautiful art, nice to see more brazilians here! I´ll wait for ups! Good luck!

Jujuba

cbernardo
07-23-2007, 11:52 AM
LOL! Very cool idea, Douglas!

Your sketches are very good!

Cheers,
Carlos

DougFerreira
08-01-2007, 05:49 PM
I am glad you liked! Keep watching for the next posts!

jengeng84
08-08-2007, 05:13 PM
i laugh when i saw ur sketch... :applause:

ziriguidum
08-08-2007, 05:44 PM
hahahahhaa. You concept is very funny. You was inspired in the Black Sheep movie? hehehe :D

DougFerreira
09-13-2007, 03:18 PM
I didn't see this movie,nor heard from it!would you have a link for this movie??Glad you liked,keep watching the next post!Best wishes!

ziriguidum
09-13-2007, 05:21 PM
Hi Doug. Search for "Black Sheep trailer" in www.youtube.com

DougFerreira
09-25-2007, 11:29 PM
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hello everybody!
It's been a while since my last post.Now I am finally starting to paint.The sky,clouds and far background are almost done,some details and adjustments will be made later .
This is also time for a composition study,that will help with the color and shadow process.
I have used the "golden Rule" of composition, and the focal point should be exactly in the sheep's mouth.
I have also done some subtle highlight on the sky on this spot(not visible on this resolution).The Sheep's line of action ,must enhance this effect too.I also changed the position of the sheep's head in order to make him more menacing to the wolf.Any comments are welcome!

kikomunar
10-09-2007, 08:28 PM
Hi DougFerreira,

I think your idea is promising, my suggestions;
1) Make the sheep bigger but not necessarily menacing, the size is enough to intimidate the wolf.
2) You know how a cat stalks the mouse where the cat is just crouching and waiting for the right time to pounce? The sheep could act like that towards the unaware wolf.

That's my 2 cents, keep it up the good work!

hollietree
10-09-2007, 09:47 PM
hey there :D i thought maybe more dynamic could be added to the scene by making the sheep in more of a 'dive bomb' pose, i.e. completely in the air, mid-flight.

other than that, great idea :D

DougFerreira
10-09-2007, 11:33 PM
Ok Hollietree and Kikomunar!Very nice sugestions! I will really pay attention to this remarks by the time I get to the characters,right now I am working on the background color!The "dive bomb" sugestion was also made by Daniel Araujo a few posts ago,if two guys said that, it makes a stronger point right?Thanks very much,and see you next post!

musi
10-10-2007, 07:31 AM
Wow, that's looking great! Love the concept and composition, the way you framed the whole thing with trees! Looks really like a classical fairy tale illustration from my childhood books!
Wonderful! :thumbsup:

DougFerreira
10-11-2007, 09:14 PM
thanks a lot Musi!I am very glad you like it!Keep watching if you please,any other opinions you wanna give in the future will be welcome!

DougFerreira
10-11-2007, 10:41 PM
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Now, finally,getting further into color:I have the pallete defined,and I am adding details and texture bit by bit,far background is almost done.All the layers are composited together for this post,including some parts of the pencil rough(and some parts of the tonal studies as well).
I know it's very dificult to see the outcome of this piece at this point,but anyway,comments are welcome!On my next post I will finally get rid of all the Rough pencil layers and continue with the color layers only.

Peter-Eriksson
10-13-2007, 03:09 PM
Keep up the good work! You have lots of time left.
/peter

Hiun
10-13-2007, 03:39 PM
I don't think it gets funnier than this! Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!:scream:

Oh my friend, I know you are probably LOCKED on your sheep. I was taking a second look at the first sketch you did and the look of the sheep was very entertaining and he seemed very FRANTICLY rabid, hahahaha. This current version of the sheep looks very fierce and less like a sheep; maybe that is exactly what you want. The expression of the sheep in the original really grabbed me personally. Your work is great, I was just wondering if you might want to possibly bring a little bit of that frantic back in the expression of the sheep.

I wish you all the Best!:thumbsup:

DougFerreira
10-13-2007, 07:19 PM
Hiun,thanks very much for the comments,it is so nice to have feedback,it really keeps us going !And I will take your opinions into consideration,by the time I start working on the characters colors and final changes!
Coolkonrad you know, aparently time is never enough for us,but I will finish this,that's for sure,thanks for stoping by!

DougFerreira
10-18-2007, 02:46 AM
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hi everybody,
there goes my new post,with more development on the colors:new details on grass,flowers and ground.
Got rid of all the pencil layers (except for the characters of course),the trees behind have been changed,some textures and shadows added to the main stone.
I am also starting the color corrections.For the next post,I am planning to add the final fixes on the characters,and final color on the background.
As usual opinions are welcome!

spyxx
10-18-2007, 02:13 PM
Douglas, very good, congratulations ... His work is always incredible.
I like the combination of colors, and how the heart of the scenes are directly in sheep evil ...

"Very Very Nice".. How would our boss. hehehe

Good luck.... :thumbsup:

musi
10-18-2007, 02:27 PM
Lovely :thumbsup:
Right now I like it as it is.
Keep good work!

Gustaferson
10-18-2007, 02:57 PM
Good background Doug, I ansious to see the face of the sheep that is the most important peace of the scene. Good luck buddy !

DougFerreira
10-19-2007, 03:52 PM
Spyxx-thanks very much for your support,

Musi-Any opinion or tip from you will be welcome!

Gustaferson-You are right,the face of the sheep is the most important part of the scene,and I didn't even started coloring it!
thank you all for stoping by!

Kei-Acedera
10-19-2007, 09:12 PM
Looks great Douglas! I like how the sky is looking--cant wait to see that hilarious sheep painted!

Dekartdek
10-19-2007, 09:28 PM
This one could work very well! Go on!:thumbsup:

danielaraujo
10-20-2007, 01:59 PM
Master Douglas!

Painting is developing into a very nice result. The background colors and the wolf
are very calm, in an interesting contrast to the furious sheep. Detailed background (lake, mountains) only add to this calm we see on the scene.

I don't know if you plan to put more work on the rock, but as it is now it looks like the rock is still sketched, while the background is already final.

Congratulations!

DougFerreira
10-20-2007, 06:44 PM
hello everybody!

Kei Acedera-I am a huge fan of your work! keep giving me your opinions if you please!

Dekartdek-thanks for your suport!

Daniel Araujo-thanks a lot,you know how it is,everything will be final only one day from the end of the competition!come back next week and give me your opinion on the next uptades!

DougFerreira
10-20-2007, 07:10 PM
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some more changes added on the color department:The light effects(that are in one of the original concepts),
more contrast on the main trees ,shadows for the wolf and sheep,some more work done on the main rock,
a little desaturation on the far background,and another small mountain back there.I am planing to make the lights a bit more white,
maybe right now they are to yellow,and the main trees should be a bit more "cold" I think,if anybody has a sugestion on that I will be happy to hear!

DougFerreira
10-22-2007, 04:44 PM
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some more work done on the colors,footsteps to the wolf added,
now the light effects are a bit more white,the main trees are a bit colder as I said on my previous post.
Two more trees on the left, right behind the sheep. I also did a black and white version of the background,
to make sure that the values are working properly.
And finally starting work on the characters.The Sheep is now with both of his feets in the air,
giving the" Dive bomb" effect as sugested.And his expression is a little crazier(as sugested also).The Wolf's face has been changed too.On my next post,they will have
a color blocking.thanks to everybody for support and opinions!

Chrysale
10-23-2007, 12:11 PM
Excellent ! I adore the sheep's expression !
Well, I will be very carreful now when I get a walk in the forest ! :-))

DougFerreira
10-23-2007, 06:25 PM
Thanks a lot for your support Chrysale!!cheers!

UldFerr
10-24-2007, 05:12 AM
Hello Doug, the scene is looking very good, very good. I just can't read well the top of the painting; there is this pink clouds maybe?!!! Somehow I can't decide if they are flowers or clouds. Anyway, it's a great painting already. Good Luck.

musi
10-24-2007, 07:53 AM
Hi Doug,

Excellent progress, my friend! I like what you do with colors, and for me is very educational to read reasons behind your decisions.
I like the idea of both sheep's legs in the air, it's much more dramatic. But now that rock it jumps from looks a bit too big, what about moving it some to the left? Just a thought :)
And thanks for your help on my thread, appreciate a lot!

DougFerreira
10-24-2007, 12:40 PM
Hi folks,

UldFerr-You can be right,I will make some tests on that later on!

Musi-Just like UldFerr you can be right too!I will also makes tests on the position of the rock as soon as a finish blocking the characters!

Thank you both very much for the comments! Good luck for us!

olipaf
10-24-2007, 03:41 PM
now that's a concept that had to be tackled! justice at last!
like the pencils drawings...almost worth keeping some trace of it in the final colors...
not too crasy about the fog on the foreground...dilutes the impact of the scene a bit, to my taste....
sheep's face is awesome...so much rage! maybe the expression of the wolf could be tempered down in contrast...sheepish looking...
last final line...best of luck to you...will look foward the final stage of this drama of yours :)

DougFerreira
10-24-2007, 11:36 PM
Olivier,
Thanks a lot for your visit and kind words!
now the fog on the foreground that's another thing for me test whem I finish character color!
best of luck for you too!

DougFerreira
10-25-2007, 11:33 AM
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hello folks!
Chacacter color blocking.Not much to write about at this point:
Basic color on sheep,then some color corrections and finally going further into details.

Still a lot of work to be done on the legs,eyes,and some more details on the body!as usual,I'd like to hear your opinions my friends!

SteevieWoo
10-25-2007, 08:30 PM
wow! that last step looks great! some more shadow and maybe more yellowish colors for variation on the belly, that would look greaty!
Keep pushing! let's see this done!! !!

MrHappy
10-25-2007, 10:02 PM
Good luck doug. I love your idea, and your drawings are great :)

DougFerreira
10-26-2007, 02:07 AM
Gabriel and Cristopher!Thanks very much! I am glad you liked!About the sugestions,I will makes tests and see how it goes that's for sure!

DougFerreira
10-26-2007, 04:27 PM
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At this point,color is well advanced on the sheep, and only blocked on the wolf.
I also did some changes on the background:The main rock is a bit smaller and a bit to the left(Thanks Musi!).We are quickly aproaching the deadline,
and I am planning, for my next post, to have something close to final color!
Opinions are welcome,we still have some time for a few changes and details!

Hiun
10-26-2007, 05:35 PM
wohohoo SWEET!:applause: Just waiting for your update!:thumbsup:

DougFerreira
10-27-2007, 12:38 AM
thank you so much Kamal!Come back soon to see some new updates!

shahriyar
10-27-2007, 06:17 PM
Ha ha ha. . .good idea :thumbsup: good luck man:beer:

DougFerreira
10-27-2007, 09:01 PM
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Almost there!

My next post,should be the final image!

Right now,I still have some work ahead of me:Adding the final small details,more work on the wolf's eye,another layer with more dark/shadowy area on the fur,
and any other detail and small fixes I find necessary,and of course,I can try changing something if I have any sugestions from my coleagues on this competition!

SteevieWoo
10-28-2007, 01:20 AM
Maybe the wildness of the sheep gets a little lost because the white area of the eyes doesn't contrast well agaist the wool, maybe you could try a crazy color like yellow or even bloodshot red... to get the mad sense of the third version of post #81

Hope this helps.

Keep pushing, you're close to make it!

DougFerreira
10-28-2007, 03:32 AM
this is a really well pointed critic Gabriel !thank you very much,my friend! and you will see a diferent color in the eye on my next post!best wishes!

DougFerreira
10-29-2007, 12:33 PM
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Since the dawn of time, nature has followed it's own "circle of life". Carnivorous feed on herbivorous, herbivorous feed on vegetables, which feed on earth itself, and so forth and so on.
And the woods are certainly a nice and safe place for dominant predators such as wolves, or so they think!
After having her entire family and friends killed and eaten by wolves, one Sheep decides to reverse the situation!
Hiding for several weeks, observing, planning, studying, dreaming and waiting for the right place and right moment to finally have her long awaited revenge! Attacking from behind and above and catching the wolf by surprise, this poor, strange and crazy sheep really believes in her chances! In her twisted mind, justice and revenge are only one jump away!

This has been my first challenge, and I would like to thank everybody for the suggestions, critics, and nice supportive words on my thread! It was certainly a nice and rewarding experience!
See you soon!

Hiun
10-29-2007, 12:37 PM
Very very nice finish Doug!:thumbsup: Hahaha "in her twisted mind" hahaha, good one. Congratulations my friend!!

danielaraujo
10-30-2007, 01:43 AM
Douglas! MASTER!

C0ngratulations! The final image is great! Such a long way since the first sketches. What I like the most in your image are the little flowers on the lower left corner, the light on them is just so subtle and peaceful, unaware of the bloodshed to come.

Speaking of light, it's a shame that those beaultiful light rays we had a few posts ago are less visible on the final image. They gave a "religious" quality to the scene that seems lost on the final image. But that's just an insignificant detail. Your work is great!!!

Congratulations once again, and good luck!

musi
10-30-2007, 11:35 AM
Hi Douglas,

You did it, my friend! It looks SOOOO GOOD!
I specially love the way that sheep looks, those tiny-bitty things flying off it's back and that little shine it has on the top! Lovely expression too! And lovely sense of distance - how color fade feather on to the horizon.
Very nice work! And you say it's your first challenge :scream:!
I am glad i was of some help to you, and I am very grateful for those good advices you gave to me.
Good luck with judging!
And see you on the next challenge!

BloodTaster
10-30-2007, 12:20 PM
Hey Doug, great pic man! I really liked the sheep, very nice! Maybe you can add some fog...to give a tonal perspective on the back...especially on the lake part.
Good job man!

spyxx
10-30-2007, 03:09 PM
Douglas.... MASTER BLASTER ULTRAMAM... very congratulations my friend... good finalization.

UldFerr
10-30-2007, 11:41 PM
Congratulations Doug, this is a great image. You did a great job. I love the white sheep against the sky and the glow around it, almost like a vindictive ghost. Awesome.

DougFerreira
10-30-2007, 11:45 PM
Hiun---thanks a lot,for all your support!

Daniel---Yes,a long way indeed!Now that we all have two extra weeks,I will considerer what you said about having some of the lights back....


Musi---I really apreciate your words through this process,it was my first chalenge,but it won't be my last,that's for sure!

Bloodtaster----It's a nice sugestion you gave me!Just like I said for Daniel,I am gonna use extra time and test your sugestion as well!!

Spyxx---Ultraman????AHhaahahah,you are always the funny man,aren't you my friend??Show up more often on the chalenges!

DougFerreira
10-30-2007, 11:51 PM
Uldison---Vindictive ghost??that's a very good one!Great to hear that Uldison!thanks a lot!

SteevieWoo
10-31-2007, 05:39 AM
looking really nice , I'm glad you put down those yellow light strings a bit, it looks more natural now and yes, a little fade in the distant mountain would be sweet!

the cluds on the left don't follow the direction of the others and break the dinamics of the jump a bit , you could use them to support the action flow.

All in all I really like that crazy sheep, she really lost a screw but, heck.... it looks great...:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

DougFerreira
10-31-2007, 11:49 PM
Gabriel! Yes Ithink you are right about the clouds,I will make some test and changes for my new final image!Thanks for your visit and advice my friend!

olipaf
11-02-2007, 05:44 PM
congratulations, doug!!
the final is little jewel of unprecedent behaviour!
the war cry on the sheep expression is priceless...the glow all around him makes him all the more righteous!
agree with steeviewoo about the clouds....
intriguing background story...revenge at hand?...or self mutilation?
goo work!...and good luck.

nwiz25
11-03-2007, 04:33 AM
hehehehe :p congratations dude! very funny concept :) :) :) .. especially like the idea when nature turns tables for this little sheep :p hehe me imagining how this would look as an animated film :D awesome mate! good luck with the judging! :thumbsup: cheers! :beer:

DougFerreira
11-04-2007, 01:24 PM
Olivier and Neville!!Thank you so much for the kind words!I wish all good luck for you too my friends!!I am still working a little bit ,using the extra time they gave us!Soon I will post my "new final image"With some small changes(including on the clouds!)See you soon!

Hiun
11-04-2007, 01:42 PM
Sounds great Doug. Oh by the way, I really liked how you toned down the light rays :thumbsup: Hey... does your small changes include a bit more red in the veins of the blood shot eyes of the sheep? I think it would work out well for her :D

DougFerreira
11-05-2007, 03:45 PM
Hiun,yes it could be,why not?But I think the veins are very red!Maybe we can not see that much due to the internet resolution??You know,what we see on the high res it's always more detailed and well defined...thanks for the idea anyway!

Hiun
11-05-2007, 05:12 PM
You are very right Doug, 150K does remove a lot of detail. Your full res image must look so amazing :drool:

DougFerreira
11-05-2007, 05:38 PM
Yes,Hiun,but it turn out you were right too!I just did some changes,and even with the small internet resolution,a little more red on the veins looked better!

Warhawk
11-05-2007, 07:27 PM
Great image my friend. The story and idea are great. I really like the sheep expression. She looks very hungry :) love it. Also congratulation on finishing it. I have a few suggestions if you don't mind.

The sheep could have more pronaunced motion trail to be more evidenet over wolf. Also you could add some more fog into the background, which would add more depth to the image. I would also add a low opacity colored gradient over the whole thing to unify the colors abit . I hope this suggestions will help you. Good luck.

DougFerreira
11-06-2007, 05:48 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/19/12705/12705_1194374897_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/19/12705/12705_1194374897_large.jpg)

Hello everybody,
There goes my “new” final image, with some changes:
The clouds on the left have been changed. I have improved the tonal perspective, by adding some fog and a blue layer on top of the trees on the background, the veins on the eye are now a bit stronger, and some other details have been added, like a litle bit more glow on the wolf’s eye and on the sheep’s saliva. Thanks everybody for their suggestions, and for the extra time we had to do then!


Strange Behaviour!

Since the dawn of time nature has followed it's own "circle of life". Carnivorous feed on herbivorous, herbivorous feed on vegetables, which feed on earth itself, and so forth and so on.
And the woods are certainly a nice and safe place for dominant predators such as wolves, or so they think!
After having her entire family, and friends killed and eaten by wolves, one Sheep decides to reverse the situation!
Hiding for several weeks, observing, planning, studying, dreaming and waiting for the right place and right moment to finally have her long awaited revenge! Attacking from behind and above and catching the wolf by surprise, this poor, strange and crazy sheep really believes in her chances! In her twisted mind, justice and revenge are only one jump away!

AxelAlonso
11-07-2007, 10:12 AM
Hi Douglas,

Great concept and image!:thumbsup: Congratulations! I enjoy so much all the characters expressions! I like wolfs a lot! So maybe a bit worried for him! haha! But never the less a great strange behaviour! The back ground looks great by the way, full of forest life around it! I wish you best of luck! But looks to me you already won a great piece of art in your portfolio! Congratulations!:applause:

DougFerreira
11-08-2007, 04:30 PM
Warhawk--Thank you for your sugestions my friend,as you can see some of then are on the new final image!And best of luck for you too!!

AxelAlonso--Thank you so much for the kind words!

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