View Full Version : Strange Behavior (Illustration) Entry: Olivier Derouetteau
08-20-2007, 08:20 PM
Olivier Derouetteau is entered in the "Strange Behavior Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/strange_behavior/view_entries.php?challenger=13876)
Latest Update: Final Image: Final Image
Glad to see you join Olivier. Looking forward to your concept. :)
08-21-2007, 08:06 PM
Hey thanks ekah!
It's gonna be a very funny challenge... he! he!:)
09-29-2007, 05:06 PM
Here my first sketch for the Strange behavior Challenge.I would like to create a strange scene with a living puppet in a full moon night.Here the puppet's design.
All comments are welcome.
09-29-2007, 05:25 PM
Here a little preview of my idea.The puppet has killed is creator in the foreground.The point of view is like we were lying on the floor...The athmosphere is dark, we see the full moon in the background.I would like to put many puppets in the back.So, the puppet has got scissors and is hand...freedom is not so far!
Well, not very funny, this little story!
I will try another composition soon around this idee (something softer...).
All comments are welcome
09-29-2007, 05:34 PM
I like this dark humor :) , the camera angle is very good IMO, but it's always nice to try others.
Do hurry though, the clock is ticking!
09-29-2007, 09:19 PM
Hi Olivier! Interesting concept, nice sketch and also camera angle. Have fun in the challenge. Bravo! Cheers!
09-30-2007, 11:28 AM
Yes Jassar, it's perhaps too much dark humour, that's what I think about it...I don't know...Well, my other idee is more poetic, you will see soon.Thanks for your comment.
Ashiataka:Thanks for your comment, I think the angle camera is interesting too.
And I am going to try another idea with my puppet soon; something different in the same environnement. Thanks again for your comment.
09-30-2007, 01:58 PM
i really like your concept a lot! :love: :p camera angle is well thought of! looking forward to your next update! :bounce:
good luck to you! :thumbsup:
09-30-2007, 10:28 PM
Here is my second concept, perhaps more simple (but the same idea).I think that I prefer this last one.
Tell me your favourite...
And all comments about composition or else are welcome.
09-30-2007, 10:36 PM
Thanks nwiz25, my new sketch is a little bit different but the idea is the same.
I hope you will enjoy
09-30-2007, 10:37 PM
really like both. the first one is much "darker" than the second. they both illustrate the story quite well. i think i like the perspective and view of the second one better. but i do like implications of the first one. not sure which one i like the best...both are cool.
09-30-2007, 10:40 PM
wow! :eek: this one looks really beautiful!
a very tough choice though coz both your concepts have their own story to tell ...
i think i like this one even more ... but still your earlier concept has a place and mind of it's own ;) ... looks like everyone's vote is needed here! :p ... im in with your latest concept! :bounce: ... bottom line ... even if you go with the first or second .. awesome! both are really good .. in terms of art and story!
good luck dude! :thumbsup: wonderful work!
09-30-2007, 11:29 PM
Many thanks r1-381 and nwiz25 for your comments.
I like very much my last version too. I ask myself if I would not have to open the eyes of the other puppets in the shop, looking us or looking the free puppet ouside...well I am going to think about those new ideas.
09-30-2007, 11:44 PM
Really like both very much. A nice twist on the idea of toys coming to life, re:toystory - but much darker. The compoition in the second one is stronger I think and the narrative of the first goes further. Great work looking forward to see where you take it.
10-01-2007, 09:08 AM
Thanks ubha, yes it's my dark Toy Story (it a nice comment;)).
Well, I like the composition of the second sketch, I think that I could had some details; perhaps opening eyes of the other puppets (in shop), perhaps stairs in the foreground (to accentuate the idea of climbing to the moon) ... The free puppet could have a last look at the shop (it could be more interesting to see his face)...I will try...
so, a new version soon.
Both concepts are very lovely, but I would prefer the second one. It's more soft, gentle and sad...
Looking forward for progress!
10-01-2007, 01:20 PM
Hi Olivier! The second concept looks great too. The one you'll going to chose through the two concepts will be great. Because both of them are good to work on it. The important part is in which one you'll have more fun while working on it? Then chose that one. Cheers! Bravo!
First off I like the 1st concept a lot because of it's drama and intensity. You are able to see the expression on the puppet's face as well as take in the environment and almost first person view of the fallen puppet master. The story is a bit easier to grasp, but it does leave room to wonder as to what really happened. The 2nd concept is a very good piece to look through and figure out what it's saying because it's not as obvious as the first. The gesture of the puppet showing freedom and the scissors on the floor and her strings cut can lead to a conclusion, but not as easily. Both have their strengths... this is indeed a hard one to choose, but if you go with the 2nd you will probably have to dig deep in getting your story to read as your initial first concept. They are basically 2 different instances in the story... it's just a matter of which one you prefer... "The Method of Escape" or "After the Escape"
Keep it up:thumbsup:
10-01-2007, 04:01 PM
Great concept and layout!
10-01-2007, 07:53 PM
I like both of your sketches! the first one is darker, the second one is funnier :D
Can't wait to see some more updates.
10-01-2007, 08:29 PM
I everybody, many thanks for your comments.
It's interresting to have differents points of view.The second concept seems to be your favourite, and it's mine too :).So here we go for the second concept.
Next step: adjusting composition and design.
musi>> Thanks musi, I prefer this one too.
ashiataka >> Yes the 2 concepts are very strong, thanks to talk about fun...The second concept is for me funnier to draw.thanks again.
Hiun>> Thanks Hiun, I think that it 2 differents stories, I like the first one but I think it wants to tell too much things...The death of the creator, the puppet who cut the strings and the idea of freedom witch is finally less strong.The last version is more simple, it's a simple idea of freedom (but we could easely imagine what happened)...I like this simplicity.
Thanks again for this comment.
Korendo>> Many thanks...it's funny to do.
Jassar>> Thanks Jassar, I am going to choose the most poetic...the last one
I am glad you went with #2, there is a lot to be explored in that composition. Happy painting!:D
10-02-2007, 05:30 PM
Thanks for the encouragement Hiun :)
It's funny to do.
10-03-2007, 04:42 AM
I also like the second one more - I think this would be a lovely picture in this style. And I like your idea of having the other puppets watching the escaping one is also good - the ones left behind add to the poignancy. Perhaps you could have one empty space in the near window, with the wooden cross with the cut strings hanging from it, rather than on the street, to acentuate the loss?
10-03-2007, 03:16 PM
Thanks Ordibble P. Lop,
It's funny because I have drawn this idea of having an empty space in the shop and the puppet climbing the stairs...it was my first idea...and when I saw it, I thought it was not easy to understand, so I had scissors and wood cross on the floor. But I think the idea is here, I have to do some choices, and it's nice to have comments...:)
10-03-2007, 09:30 PM
Great concepts both of them. But if I should choose one it would be... the first one! No, the second!... No, I mean... Argh forget it, let fate decide. Just promise you finish one of them :)
10-03-2007, 10:10 PM
He he! :)
Thanks MartinNielsen, yes I promise to finish one of them.
I like the 2 concepts so it's going to be funny to draw.
Thanks for the comment, it makes me smile :)
10-07-2007, 10:41 PM
Here is a quick sketch to adjust composition and give me an idea of colors.
We see now more sky in the illustration but I still have to adjust details in the design.
All comments are welcome
Nice update Olivier:thumbsup: One thing though... the composition has opened up a lot more and I am feeling less intouch with the main character. The previous stage had a very good sense of captivity and feeling trapped because the composition was much tighter. The charcater was looking out into hope, but now in my opinion it just feels as if she is enjoying the wide outdoors instead of expressing freedom. Another thing... the lighting and color of the previous version gave a feel of abandonment, which is quite suitable for the story, but your yellow lighting makes the store feel too active and I think because the previous was night it also made it seem like an escape rather than a happy morning. Just what I was thinking, good luck friend:thumbsup:
10-07-2007, 11:52 PM
Hey this concept has been so good in all of the stages I would be happy with any of them!:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup: but I have to agree abit with Hiun: the store looks warm and cozy, I think the dark store was kinda creepy and lonely, and that would help to explain the puppet trying to scape. I like the new palete a lot, but it clashes with the concept, I think.
And also, Woow I love the dead expression of the hanging ones, and I think is more effective in a dark, not too saturated mood.
Hope this helps!
10-08-2007, 07:16 AM
The new sketch is much more colorful, which is a good thing in my book. But according to the concept, I agree that the old sketch worked better.
10-08-2007, 08:10 PM
Thanks for your comments, this last version is not very good; the new lightned shop disturb the composition as you said...I am agree with this...I think that I must keep lightning around the moon and the main character and no more highlited parts...So let's go to draw a new sketch.
10-09-2007, 11:13 PM
A new sketch again :-)
Wich is more my own style, the idea is the same but the composition and design is stronger...the freedom has been accentuate in this new version.I hope you will still understand the story.Tell me what you think about.
All comment are welcome
10-09-2007, 11:19 PM
i sort of prefer the composition of the first, i thought the eye was lead more successfully with the closer positioning of the shop to the viewer - i also feel this told the story slightly better :P although i do prefer the styling of the second.
10-09-2007, 11:52 PM
wow dude! each of your updates are magical in their own way :p ..
i agree with hollietree .. i still love the 'freedom' version .. that really captured everyone's heart! there's a lot of passion in your work! it shows clearly! :eek: god bless you!
10-10-2007, 06:51 AM
I agree. The first one was the best.
10-10-2007, 02:36 PM
i think the last one could be worked on, though - if the rail on the bottom right was removed then the composition would look less 'caged in', and then if the shop was enlarged and brought forward to the viewer, it would emphasize the idea.
great stuff, by the way, i love your style :D
10-10-2007, 10:14 PM
Many thanks for your comments.
I choose the first version wich better for the story...I am agree with this :thumbsup:
I like the last one but it's more for the style, it makes me smile.
10-14-2007, 07:46 PM
So here is the line art...I will adjust details in the color step.15 days to finish... I hope that it will be enough ;-)
10-14-2007, 08:31 PM
Hi, Olivier, good to see you in this Challenge (albeit late!) Looking good so far... although I have to confess I liked your previous layout (post #34) a bit more because I thought it was ver yeffective to have the doll silhouetted against the sky like that. I also really like how the tree in the upper left framed the composition in a way that the current line art doesn't have. Anyhow, just my opinion... either way, I'm sure it will look grand. Good luck!
10-16-2007, 09:17 AM
Many thanks for your comment, It was not easy to choose...The previous layout (post #34) is more interesting for the composition and the design but I think it is too much, I choose the first composition because the story is easier to understand: the puppet in the shop are really in the foreground and it's easier to see the scisors and the crossed wood.So, I think that I will have something interesting with a nice athmosphere and colors. I keep the composition idea of previous layer for another illustration ;-)
Many thanks, and good luck too.
10-16-2007, 07:08 PM
Here is my first step of colors; the main colors and athmosphere is here...blue...
Many things to adjust, but it's a good base. All comment are welcome as usual.
10-16-2007, 09:11 PM
This looks great! Sad colors but there is light for the little doll.
Don't "lose" the dolls in the window that didn't "make it".
10-17-2007, 03:56 AM
I find this one very solid. It's a dead-on 'Rules of Third' composition.
Your artstyle is Superb btw. :beer:
10-17-2007, 07:02 AM
I'm just here to give you some encouragement this time. GO GO GO....
10-17-2007, 10:48 PM
Many thanks for your comments
MartinNielsen>> thanks for your encouragements :)
cabertevon>> ah yes! the choice was not easy and like very much the style of this third version, but I keep it my mind...perhaps for an other time.Thanks for your comment.
coolkonrad>> yes, yes I will not forget the dolls in the shop,it's an important detail of the story.Many thanks.
10-18-2007, 04:35 AM
I really like the athmosphere that being created by the color. Keep up the good work.
10-18-2007, 04:37 AM
Looking great Olivier! I like the nice soft lighting!
This is it man!:thumbsup:
10-18-2007, 09:23 PM
Thanks for encouragement Hiun, Kei-Acedera and Rianti-Wong it's very friendly.The general athmosphere is here, around 10 days to finish...it would be enough :)
10-22-2007, 08:52 AM
Here is a little colouring step...8 days to finish...
All comments are wellcome
10-22-2007, 02:28 PM
Looking nice, Olivier! The colors are coming along well. The only note I have is that if the sun were that low in the sky, mightn't her shadow on the ground be a lot longer?
10-22-2007, 04:49 PM
Nice colors :thumbsup: I agree about the sun and shadow.
10-23-2007, 08:38 AM
Thanks MartinNielsen and Walrus.Well, well, I see for the shadow, it would be a little bit longer, yes, that's right...I will try to correct and keep scissors still visible.
Many thanks for your comments
10-26-2007, 07:54 PM
Here again a little color step...I have draw the puppet in shop...I don't forget it ;-)
Nice job Olivier!:thumbsup: Keep going till the end!:bounce:
10-26-2007, 09:36 PM
mighty amazing work man.. looking really pretty... i love the composition... its such a smooth path for the eye to move in. Great job... althou I like the night scene better... but that just me... keep up the gr8 works!
This is great Oliver! I love the background design and the idea is so cute!
Very well presented. One of my favorites of the competition. You have not much
time left so hush hush! Finish it! ;)
10-27-2007, 05:49 AM
Superbe travail Olivier comme toujours avec un style inégalable.
Mon personnage s'appelle Arnold Geppetto ...
10-27-2007, 09:37 PM
Many thanks everybody
scala>> thanks Eric, Your strange behaviours illustration makes me really smile :thumbsup:
Thanks and good look luck ;)
Goro>> many thanks Goro, I would like to say that I really like your style.Your illustration for the challenge is very nice, good luck for the challenge.
overcontrast>> Many thanks for the congratz :)
Hiun>> Many many thanks, I will finish, I will finish :)
10-27-2007, 10:42 PM
Fine composition Olivier.. I like perspective and details:thumbsup:
10-27-2007, 11:04 PM
I thought this scene very beautiful.
Sweets colors and concept.
10-27-2007, 11:07 PM
I thought this scene very beautiful.
Colors and composition.
10-27-2007, 11:13 PM
Many thanks monteiro and Maxter.
The final version soon...:)
10-27-2007, 11:16 PM
Hey, you got a unique style there man!Love the "cross" of the puppet on the floor!
Lovely colors and great atmosphere!Good luck on the finish man!
10-27-2007, 11:20 PM
Well, well, a new coloring step again...the final version soon :-)
All comments are welcome
10-28-2007, 01:57 AM
Well, for me it looks pretty much done, I like it a lot!I can only guess what her expresion is like now.. did she rip off the stitches of her mouth?
makes me wonder........ that's good :)
10-28-2007, 02:07 AM
I like how the character is moving from the cool to warm area. Nice mood - well done!
10-28-2007, 10:34 AM
I always love your work olivier. And this last one is great. I love the perspective you find to give the picture more depth. Congratulations.
Now there is the MAGIC from the initial Concept showing itself!!! Excellent job Olivier! Excellent! The final should be awesome.
10-28-2007, 11:33 PM
Many thanks everybody
Hiun>> Many thanks for all your comments during the challenge.It's gonna be finished soon.
Good luck for the challenge (I have seen your illustration wich is very awesome)
authentic>> Many thanks for your congratulations, it's very friendly.I have seen your cg portfolio and really like your style...It very nice to see something different with 3D rendering :thumbsup:
SideAche>> thanks, yes your comment about colors is interesting...that's right
SteevieWoo>> thanks, we can imagine what her expression is...
Illustrations alway give a little part of imagination, I really like that.
Thanks for your comment
10-28-2007, 11:39 PM
Here again a little color step...I have done some little adjusments and add little details.
All comments are welcome as usual.
I am really loving this! The colors are much richer now. A levels adjustment maybe... I see the difference. Great job! :thumbsup:
10-29-2007, 07:35 AM
Excellent colors, champ :thumbsup: Looks like you're almost done :)
10-29-2007, 08:26 PM
Thanks Hiun, yes a little color adjusment, to have something a little bit saturate (but not so much; I always have soft colors in my illustrations :))
Many thanks MartinNielsen
Very nice progress! I love your colors, looks very rich and lively.
Just a suggestion: what about keeping the closeup in cool blues, just to deepen the contrast between freedom and sun and shop windows. just a thought :)
11-03-2007, 08:11 AM
Olivier .. your work is by far .. outstanding! :eek: .. so full of life, warmth .. yet it has got deep meaning! .. very intriguing i must say ... eagerly waiting for the final act my friend! i wish you good luck all the way! :thumbsup: cheers to you! :beer:
11-03-2007, 09:58 AM
Thanks for your comment and good luck to you and your puppet.
11-03-2007, 01:26 PM
Thanks for your comments everybody
musi>> Thanks musi, Your comment is very interesting.A friend tells me that the sky athmosphere was more a day lightning (morning for exemple).So as you said, he thought that it would be interesting to have a blue night athmosphere (with a big full moon in the sky...).Well I think it's interesting to try. I will probably try this solution this week.
Many thanks Musi.
nwiz25>> Many thanks, Yes, I can say that I have my own style, and I am very happy to see that you enjoy it. Many thanks nwiz25.
scala>> many Eric, good luck too :)
11-05-2007, 09:40 PM
Hey Olivier! It looks fantastic! All the comments are supportive and if you don't mind I would like to suggest about the color of the puppets' dresses, they could be a little bit red tone (sure if you'd like to test it). May be they could be more focal point than now. Anyway it's great for now and cheerful! Keep up this nice work! Cheers!
11-08-2007, 01:13 PM
This thread for me is like when you buy/are let a brilliant tv serie that for some unexplicable reason you´ve missed, and then you cannot stop watching it! I´ve caught up late but I´ve enjoyed in one sit all the fantastic art you´ve displayed here withouth having to wait for the next chapter.
Down side is what can I contribute with now? Just join the chorus of voices loving it... Great thread and even better piece!!
PS ... ditto on the character dress colour change. :)
11-08-2007, 10:49 PM
harachte>> Many many many thanks, your comment is very friendly.I alway try find little story in my illustrations, it's not always easy but let people imagine...perhaps dream a little bit, I like that. Thanks
ashiataka>> Many thanks ashiataka for encouragement.
I will try the dress color ;-)
11-08-2007, 10:57 PM
Here is a blue version...I would like to have more night athmosphere and really full moon moment.Of course your comments are welcome ;-)
11-08-2007, 11:16 PM
Excellent final piece! Blue is difinitely better. The entire piece is outstanding on the technical side, but its concept makes it stand out. Good Work mayn!
wohoo that is awesome!
Blue makes definetly more sense and it looks beautiful!
11-09-2007, 04:55 AM
yup yup!:applause: blue strikes it rich! :thumbsup: absolute brilliance my friend! :love:
11-09-2007, 08:31 AM
Hahaha! is hard to let down the previous one but blue is the right light!!
The moon and the alleys lit by it look kind of mistical now!! Great improvement!!! joy!:applause:
11-10-2007, 11:54 AM
Many thanks for comments.
I really like this blue version too, it's more monochromical but it's better for the athmosphere and the story around full moon puppets.
Many thanks again
11-11-2007, 08:16 AM
Hey Olivier I just discovered you change the sun to the moon.We don't have the same sensation but it is as strong. Wonderful final piece.
11-11-2007, 09:29 AM
fantastic work man, the new colors fit perfect to the scene and to the puppets "I`m alive" gesture
awesome style also, full with details and character
good luck man, you did a great job
11-11-2007, 04:18 PM
Wonderful piece! I'm really in love with it, the concept, style adn the final colors suits each other perfectly. Very well done Olivier! Good Luck!
11-11-2007, 08:49 PM
I really like your toony stlye of painting and the detail and lighting are lovely!! I'm for the blue too! Sweet piece!
11-14-2007, 07:31 PM
Hey! thanks for your comments! :)
scala>> yes Eric I like this very version too! thanks
guterrez>> Thanks, I have my own style :)
Nemesix>> Thanks, I happy that you enjoy it.
zilla>> many thanks...the end soon...thanks for your comment.
11-14-2007, 07:39 PM
Here is my final image, not very different from the previous.I just add little details and adjustments.
the end soon...
11-14-2007, 08:24 PM
Hey Olivier! Congratulations on finishing this great piece! The concept, composition of your scene are all stunning! Good luck, Cheers!
11-14-2007, 08:57 PM
yup, incredible image!
11-14-2007, 09:43 PM
hey olivier,.....i can't believe this is the first time i'm seeing your piece! :eek: (ack!)....however, i love, love, love, love it!:bounce: ....well done and congrats....i especially l admire your lighting and simple color palette....i also love her pose as she revels in the moon light:scream: !...brilliant concept and best luck from me!:thumbsup:
You did it my friend!!! I don't even need to tell you how amazing it is.... Best of luck with the judges!! Congratulations!!:thumbsup:
11-15-2007, 03:59 PM
holy #%$! I got one word for it... EXTRAORDINARY!! I absolutely love it... very solid composition and brillient exicution!... I wish u all the best!!
11-15-2007, 04:21 PM
Incredible man!Although I find the colors very bleuish and desaturated, I love this piece!!!Congratz!!CHeers!
11-15-2007, 06:40 PM
i can hear the puppet saying..FREEDOM!!
11-16-2007, 07:03 PM
Many many thanks for all your comments and encouragements!:thumbsup:
It's finally finished :)
Many thanks again
11-16-2007, 07:03 PM
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