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TM-Oliveira
06-27-2007, 04:52 PM
Thiago Miranda de Oliveira is entered in the "Strange Behavior Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/strange_behavior/view_entries.php?challenger=12932)

Latest Update: Final Image: Changing Habits
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GustavoCosta
06-27-2007, 05:26 PM
Hi Thiago,
I am happy in seeing a Brazilian here, welcome.
Good luck

TM-Oliveira
07-05-2007, 08:33 PM
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First sketch of the salad-eating zombie.

StuntMan
07-05-2007, 08:42 PM
Love zombies, love your idea! The vegetarian zombie haha... maybe in the scene somewhere he's being offered meat somehow to show that he has options and simply chooses salad?

TM-Oliveira
07-05-2007, 08:59 PM
Hi Thiago,
I am happy in seeing a Brazilian here, welcome.
Good luck

Thanks Gustavo! I'll be back soon with new stuff.

TM-Oliveira
07-05-2007, 09:25 PM
Love zombies, love your idea! The vegetarian zombie haha... maybe in the scene somewhere he's being offered meat somehow to show that he has options and simply chooses salad?

Hi StuntMan,

That's the idea... this is really just the zombie sketch. I'm still working on the background.
I was thinking about some old pictures of him, still slim and "healthy"... and he would be eating at home.

Thanks for the comments!

Vitreous
07-05-2007, 09:55 PM
thats a funny style you've got there and a humerous start, looking forward to seeing this one develop.

DougFerreira
07-06-2007, 09:35 PM
I like this idea,it caught my attention when I was seeing the new posts!Good luck and have fun!

http://douglas-animation.blogspot.com

BaronImpossible
07-06-2007, 09:57 PM
Nice idea. His expression made me smile - love it :)

TM-Oliveira
07-07-2007, 06:14 PM
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Same sketch. Starting to think about the light. There´s still a lot of things to be added.

TM-Oliveira
07-07-2007, 06:45 PM
BaronImpossible - Thanks, loved your idea too.:buttrock: When its finished I want a print to hang on my wall.

DougFerreira - Thanks! Glad it caught you attention!

Vitreous - Thanks man! Hope you keep coming back!

cbernardo
07-07-2007, 10:06 PM
Hi, Thiago,

Your sketch is very cool! Love your concept!

Good luck and a lot of fun in this challenge!

Cheers,
Carlos

TM-Oliveira
07-20-2007, 03:00 AM
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Finally I´m back from an unexpected (and undesired) brake.

More details added this time. The wall behind him is still incomplete. Those frames will have pictures of his good old days when he was "slim, healthy and handsome".

Ferx
07-20-2007, 03:08 AM
Great zombie design. Your idea of the back pictures is really original, maybe can be like comic frames and tell how the zombie change meat for vegetables, only a comment :) . Suerte!

leonar3d
07-20-2007, 02:10 PM
Nice work so far! I like the idea

maybe in the frames behind him, you could tell the story WHY he is actually eating vegetables or the way he became like he is now?!?

Keep that good work on! :buttrock:

TM-Oliveira
07-20-2007, 06:09 PM
Ferx and Leo84 - Thanks for the comments!

I've been thinking about the portraits... I like the idea of showing how he became so fat. The tricky part is to do that in a natural way. I think it should have pictures from various periods of his "life" as a zombie. Maybe some magazines covers.. like a zombie supermodel.

I'll be posting it soon.

killer-instinct93
07-20-2007, 08:27 PM
I'm kind of confused at this point as to how his chest/stomach is portrayed. It seems cut off at this point, almsot as if he is leaning over a chair. I realize he is very obese, but I think you need something more than just the striped shirt to make it look more realistic. And the other thing I'm wondering about is all his pieces of missing skin. I know its early on, because at this point they look very flat, like tattoos. I don't know if you've decided if they are going to be recessed or bulging out, but I think picking one or the other will be a big step forward towards building the realism.

MatejaPetkovic
07-20-2007, 08:59 PM
Allot of zombies on this challenge, but this is first who is vegetarian LOL, excellent, i like it.

Cheers

M

TM-Oliveira
07-20-2007, 09:41 PM
I'm kind of confused at this point as to how his chest/stomach is portrayed. It seems cut off at this point, almsot as if he is leaning over a chair. I realize he is very obese, but I think you need something more than just the striped shirt to make it look more realistic. And the other thing I'm wondering about is all his pieces of missing skin. I know its early on, because at this point they look very flat, like tattoos. I don't know if you've decided if they are going to be recessed or bulging out, but I think picking one or the other will be a big step forward towards building the realism.

The pieces of missing skins are pretty much placeholders by now... I'm still figuring out how the cuts and bruises will look like, but certainly they won't look flat.

Good point about the chest/stomach. It looks like he's embracing a huge striped egg!
Do you have any ideas about it? I think it lacks some wrinkles. And some tits. And definetly it has to lose the "egg silhouette".

Maybe it happened because I was going for a more cartoony look when I had the idea. Thankfully I changed my mind, but photorealism is still not my goal.

Thanks a lot!

Gord-MacDonald
07-21-2007, 02:19 AM
Dark but very interesting - you have got my interest with this one.

Gord

TM-Oliveira
07-26-2007, 06:20 PM
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The chest/stomach issue has been puzzling me for a while. I found out that the cause of the problem was, probably, the shape of the head. It was actually looking like a ball on top of a bigger ball. I decided to change the head for once. The face is pretty much the same.

I'll post the updated version as soon as it's done.

TM-Oliveira
08-05-2007, 06:55 PM
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So, here's the new body and the new head put together. Changing the zombie design was necessary to solve some problems. And I've been rethinking the bruises, hence the absence of them.

The hand with the delicious cauliflower is now closer to the mouth. The other hand is a little lower, closer to the food. Not very interested in cutlery.

I'm already working on the background pictures and I'll post them as soon as I'm happy with them.

TM-Oliveira
08-23-2007, 01:58 AM
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While I'm finishing the line art I've been looking for some zombie references and I've selected these 2 images. The big one is from Dead Rising (an X360 game) and the other one I have no idea where it's from(Resident Evil maybe?). But what really matter is that they serve to show how I'm intending to aproach the aspect of the zombie skin. I don't want my image to look that realistic, but some details will surely come in handy.

TM-Oliveira
08-26-2007, 02:43 PM
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Even though some things are yet to be decided, I've moved on and started to paint the real thing. I still have to add the wounds, the background pictures and - thats new - I'm thinking about adding a ketchup bottle to the scene.

Maybe it's gonna make te transition of eating habits a little easier for him.

TM-Oliveira
09-01-2007, 01:52 PM
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Just a quick update.

TM-Oliveira
09-04-2007, 12:45 AM
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Just another quick update.

SteevieWoo
09-04-2007, 04:39 AM
Hey Thiago, good work you have here, :thumbsup: I wonder if the whole image is gonna be mostly black and white and red or are you gonna use more saturated colors for the vegetables.... that will be a nice contrast.

I think the skin folds in the arms are a little too thin, as wrinkles of a latex globe, maybe if you check some fat people reference you could make them more fleshy. I mean, he's rotting but he's still a chubby guy with lots of fat under his skin.:D I hope this helps...

Keep the good work coming!

TM-Oliveira
09-04-2007, 02:36 PM
Hey Steevie, thanks for the help!

Totally agree with you about the wrinkles. I'll look for more references.

Thanks a lot!

And keep commenting!

nethken
09-04-2007, 02:49 PM
haha great concept!

TM-Oliveira
09-05-2007, 02:01 PM
Hey Thiago, good work you have here, :thumbsup: I wonder if the whole image is gonna be mostly black and white and red or are you gonna use more saturated colors for the vegetables.... that will be a nice contrast.

I think the skin folds in the arms are a little too thin, as wrinkles of a latex globe, maybe if you check some fat people reference you could make them more fleshy. I mean, he's rotting but he's still a chubby guy with lots of fat under his skin.:D I hope this helps...

Keep the good work coming!

I believe the final image will have some saturated colours... I'm still not sure about the final atmosphere.

FrayDiago
09-05-2007, 08:50 PM
SteevieWooHey: "Thiago, good work you have here, :thumbsup: I wonder if the whole image is gonna be mostly black and white and red or are you gonna use more saturated colors for the vegetables.... that will be a nice contrast."
very good idea!


In addition,
I like the matte, blunt gloss of the figures. In the contrast in addition, you paint him a fork with a fresh piece of vegetable, which correctly beautifully very shiny and a healthy color has. Then you have still another beautiful contrast with the also grayly remainder of the picture. Maybe you make it gloomy a little.

Ferx
09-06-2007, 07:25 AM
Hey Thiago, nice update buddy!! I like the mouth design for yot vegetarian zombie!! cool man!! :thumbsup: Nice work mate, and waiting for more updates!! :)

TM-Oliveira
09-13-2007, 02:59 AM
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Just added the table. It's no done yet, but it's something.

I'm still not sure if I should add a table cloth as well. Maybe one that won't cover the whole table.

TM-Oliveira
09-15-2007, 08:24 PM
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Moving on.

Here's the cauliflower and a more detailed version of the table.

But that cauliflower still needs some catchup!

Harris-ejaz
09-16-2007, 12:42 AM
great concept, and the visuals looks promising too.
at first glance i though this was pugsly adams... I don't know what your final plans are for the character's treatment but i think he needs stronger identification as a zombie, as it's not coming across very well.

TM-Oliveira
09-16-2007, 02:48 PM
Thanks for the comments, Harry!

And he really looks like Puglsy Addams. His visual is not yet ready. I still have to add all the cuts and bruises and dead skin a zombie needs.

TM-Oliveira
09-21-2007, 01:54 PM
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Quick update. Added the ketchup on the cauliflower.

I'm also starting to paint the bruises on the zombie. Right now, there's just a few, but there's more to come.

TM-Oliveira
09-25-2007, 02:32 AM
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Another quick update.

Some new bruises added and some dry blood as well. Still a lot to do.

r1-381
09-25-2007, 03:15 AM
ha, ha! looks like it is a bit too late to change his eating habits. pretty funny.

TM-Oliveira
10-02-2007, 12:24 AM
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Time is running out and I´m starting to get a little worried, but everything is going to be fine. Here's the fat zombie updated... already painting the background pictures and the salad.

TM-Oliveira
10-03-2007, 12:57 AM
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A quick update.... paiting the frames.

Korendo
10-06-2007, 12:58 AM
Greetings Thiago,



Sure is a spooky Zombie, but he is eating right now,.. smile. Considering the Zombie is contrasted by a healthful life style why not add a few more health related items to help that lone bit of broccoli? A few more bits of veggies or fruit on his plate, a copy of Zombie Health (a spin on Men’s Health magazine) or Preservation (a spin on Prevention) maybe a health club logo on shirt (Mortimer’s Gym and Embalming). Anyway it is sure fun to see your work all the best my friend!

TM-Oliveira
10-07-2007, 01:55 PM
Hey Korendo,

I'm already painting the salad... Hope Ill post it today, its nearly done. The empty plate was provisory.

I really liked the health club logo idea! Maybe, It could be a pin. I'm definitely gonna try it.

And the background will have some framed magazine covers.

Thanks for the comments, I'm glad you like it!

TM-Oliveira
10-10-2007, 03:05 AM
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Finaly, the salad is done. Still not sure if it should be so colorful.

And added the knife as well.

Korendo
10-11-2007, 01:04 AM
The vegies look great! What is the red cap on the broccoli he is eating?

Korendo
10-11-2007, 01:09 AM
The vegies look great! What is the red cap on the broccoli he is eating?

TM-Oliveira
10-11-2007, 02:35 AM
Hey Korendo!

Thanks for the comments, mate! The red cap is ketchup. There will be a bottle of ketchup on the table. Since he can no longer eat bloody pieces of meat, ketchup comes in to help him with the transition. I'll be posting it as soon as possible.

TM-Oliveira
10-17-2007, 03:19 PM
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Here's the Healthy Club Pin (thanks for the insight, Korendo!).

Also added the ketchup bottle (still incomplete). Added some details to the plate (little cracks and some color).


Less than 2 weeks left... I should be going faster.

Korendo
10-17-2007, 04:22 PM
The pin looks great! Looking forward to more!:thumbsup:

TM-Oliveira
10-21-2007, 02:05 PM
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Almost there!

Korendo
10-22-2007, 03:20 AM
Blood Tasting ketchup my favorite!

Ferx
10-22-2007, 06:51 AM
Hey Thiago, that is awesome mate!! really cool touches on the vegi zombie!! :D I love the ketchup idea!! great !! The salad looks really nice , perhaps a bit contrast on it. And I think you need to define your primary light source, only a comment:) Again, awesome work mate. Cheers! :beer:

TM-Oliveira
10-24-2007, 01:36 PM
Thanks for the support and tips guys!

Time is almost up, but I'll finish in time!!

TM-Oliveira
10-31-2007, 01:06 PM
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Thats very close to waht the final image will be. I still want to use this extra time to improve some things.

TM-Oliveira
11-15-2007, 01:17 PM
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"It's been harder than I tought. Five months now. No human meat. Not a single chunk! Five horrible months of this tasteless, green food. And I have no idea why I keep doing this. My zombie model career is gone anyway and losing weight won't bring it back now.It just won't! Damn you living people! We had such a big menu, thousands of options, and we choosed you, the fattest bastards in the world! Oh but you tasted so good, no one could resist! That's the price we are paying. Your fat is my fat now."

TM-Oliveira
11-15-2007, 01:17 PM
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"It's been harder than I tought. Five months now. No human meat. Not a single chunk! Five horrible months of this tasteless, green food. And I have no idea why I keep doing this. My zombie model career is gone anyway and losing weight won't bring it back now.It just won't! Damn you living people! We had such a big menu, thousands of options, and we choosed you, the fattest bastards in the world! Oh but you tasted so good, no one could resist! That's the price we are paying. Your fat is my fat now."

TM-Oliveira
11-15-2007, 01:18 PM
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"It's been harder than I tought. Five months now. No human meat. Not a single chunk! Five horrible months of this tasteless, green food. And I have no idea why I keep doing this. My zombie model career is gone anyway and losing weight won't bring it back now.It just won't! Damn you living people! We had such a big menu, thousands of options, and we choosed you, the fattest bastards in the world! Oh but you tasted so good, no one could resist! That's the price we are paying. Your fat is my fat now."

nethken
11-16-2007, 07:11 PM
Well done! This is a great image, love the idea! His flesh creeps me out - that is a good thing! Well painted! Best of luck mate!

TM-Oliveira
11-22-2007, 12:40 PM
Thanks man! I'm glad you like it!

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