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jasonjuta
02-20-2008, 09:50 PM
Hi everyone, this is my first forum post, and my first competition. My character is a Vegetation Clericon, an emissary of the normally peaceful Agaricales fungus nation who has taken on the mantle of Agaricales Champion in Dominance War III. The first two images are my favourites, and the rest show some other concepts I played with. I need to make a final decision on the main design path and develop that further.

http://www.jasonjuta.com/downloads/dw3_jasonjuta_01.jpg

http://www.jasonjuta.com/downloads/dw3_jasonjuta_02.jpg

http://www.jasonjuta.com/downloads/dw3_jasonjuta_03.jpg

http://www.jasonjuta.com/downloads/dw3_jasonjuta_04.jpg

http://www.jasonjuta.com/downloads/dw3_jasonjuta_05.jpg

Comments are appreciated, thank you and good luck to all...
Jason Juta
www.jasonjuta.com

AdamHerbert
02-20-2008, 10:35 PM
Hey Jason, great concepts! I think I and J are my personal favorites so far. Can't wait to see some more.

chihiroko
02-20-2008, 11:29 PM
cool concept, great sketch! keep going:buttrock:

Abstractcore
02-20-2008, 11:31 PM
Incredible sketches! I think I drewled a little after seeing these. I have no words to explain how awesome they are.

I like all your sketches a lot, but the one that stood out the most was the first one (L). It has a lot of character, emotion, its very detailed (maybe too much?), and is very elegant. If I could critique your sketch (L), I'd say that at first sight I saw that the leg joints seem very fragile to me, as if they could break.

You could also develop your smaller sketches like A or E, and maybe get some ideas along the way from them.

Overall I am extremely impress by your work man! Keep it up and good luck in the contest!

erik_j
02-20-2008, 11:37 PM
fantastic! :D L and I are my favourites, really inspired! fungus theme makes me get a nausicaš-feeling :) cool to see another vegetation soldier under the same banner! ‹7 I didn't quite manage to implement the element very strongly in mine yet but yours is really fullblown! and totally fitting.
mine has tree-elements so I guess he should keep yours on a distance though x®D (or are they healing fungal infections?? :D) the fans are a great idea for weapon/instrument! :3
I love the fine-textile-ornament:like details! imagining one of these with detailed gritty normal, color and spec maps seems totally awesome :) which colours and materials do you have in mind?

Ravenslayer
02-20-2008, 11:43 PM
cool concept :)
wouldn't want that fungus hanging om my wall tough :P

kkem
02-20-2008, 11:50 PM
Hey Jas,
Glad you joined the competition. My favourite concept is L, very original. I look forward to you developing it further.
Good luck mate.

jasonjuta
02-21-2008, 10:23 AM
Thanks everyone, this is very encouraging. I'll play with the other designs, but I've got to admit L is really speaking to me, it looks a bit like a knight, where I was worried the other designs were too priestly and weak-looking. I'm trying to also keep to gender-neutral designs - fungus people wouldn't need that...I'm also trying to bring in a full range of the unusual curly, spongy and odd mushrooms and fungi, which is allowing the interesting baroque details.

erik_j (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=172782) vbmenu_register("postmenu_4960435", true); - thanks, Nausicaa is one of my favourite movies of all time, and I didn't even think of it! I have a fairly good idea about what direction to take it in terms of colour, very beautiful and glowing colours like you see in fungus, coral, tropical plants. I'll have to develop the detail too, make sure it's not too much - although some colour and contrast decisions may help to knock some of the detail back.

nathanmckenna
02-21-2008, 10:58 AM
Hi Jason, these are vegetastic, quite scary yet still tasty.
My favourite is (A) - I like the possibility of him not having a head at all - maybe he comes from a world without heads and they all have to wear helmets and pretend to have heads in order to be accepted by the other worlds.

Do (A)...! Do (A)...! Do (A)...!

peace out.

Rezeroth
02-21-2008, 12:24 PM
Woohoo..nice detailing man! i love ya strokes too..very organic.

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DrFx
02-21-2008, 12:31 PM
Wow, so original and artistic! I like L with the fan but also the staff of N. I also like J a lot, it looks like it's bent from old age!
Great concepts, extremely professional! keep it going!

OnyxAmphiptere
02-21-2008, 03:17 PM
Kickin concepts! I think N is my favorite, but the detailing so far for L is beautiful - Will definitely be keeping an eye on the progress!

AlexNovo
02-21-2008, 07:58 PM
Hi! Good set of concepts, i like "L", but my thoughts its to work more with weapon, its not good acceptable under this char, but creature by its own super! Go on pal:thumbsup:

jasonjuta
02-21-2008, 10:30 PM
Hi, here's my current design for the war fan artifact. I'm afraid I have a pathological need to try something different, and the fan appeals to me - good enough for samurai, so good enough for me ;)

http://www.jasonjuta.com/downloads/dw3_jasonjuta_07.jpg

Abstractcore, you're right about the joints looking weak, I did worry about that...I'll try to solve that.

nathanmckenna, don't think I'll take (A) any further, but I did clean him up just for you ;)

http://www.jasonjuta.com/downloads/dw3_jasonjuta_06.jpg

nathanmckenna
02-21-2008, 11:00 PM
wow, Jason, thanks man, thats awesome. I think you should roll (like bread roll) with this, but yeah I guess it could be a "carrot on a stick" situation, though to me it's clear as an onion skin - I think there is mushroom for development here.

lettuce see what happens.

(maybe you need to work in to the chips more, i mean hips.)


g'g'g'gangsta, gangsta.

nathanmckenna
02-22-2008, 04:29 PM
jason, you deserve 6 stars but they only have 5.

XTitan
02-22-2008, 04:32 PM
I'd say L is my favorite, but I suggest you just make them all LOL :thumbsup:

Great start, good luck!

jocz
02-22-2008, 08:10 PM
Hey,
In the begining, I thought you might want to do it in 3D ! This "D" head is calling the zbrush.
Really nice stuff, "weapons" designs are very interesting.
My favorites are K and A, and I like the B dress.


jocz

aenonimous
02-22-2008, 08:39 PM
wow I love where this is going! great ideas here.

SashaP
02-24-2008, 12:38 AM
Love his mystical corel/fairy look you design! Awesome job so far!

kemikalworld
02-24-2008, 08:40 AM
Im a fan! :thumbsup:

erik_j
02-25-2008, 10:36 AM
eager for an update :) last stuff was totally great!

darrenwhite
02-25-2008, 08:06 PM
good job mate,

i'm a fan . fnar fnar

jasonjuta
02-25-2008, 10:19 PM
Thanks folks, here's a front and side with some adjustments and issues sorted out. The 'tentacles' are actually poisonous spore bulbs used for defence.

http://www.jasonjuta.com/downloads/dw3_jasonjuta_08.jpg

StacyOgie
02-25-2008, 10:30 PM
Damn. Now I'm scared. This is really looking good and I can't wait to see what you'll turn it into. If the ink and pencil sketches are this good... He seems a bit stiff in the shoulders but that's nothin'. I love it.

AlexNovo
02-26-2008, 07:03 AM
This concept inspire me!

Nihilicon
02-26-2008, 07:09 AM
It's great to see something different, this is what I'd call a great concept . . . it's different from all the others. Love the fan idea, thats inspired. Can't wait to see this progress.

Muttonhead
02-26-2008, 08:47 AM
These sketches are concept gold! I love the quality of your line and I am pleased to see that you are describing form and texture and function. Nice work! I will be watching this one!

nathanmckenna
02-26-2008, 10:27 AM
Hey buddy, really refreshing to see something so original, the design communicates fungus very well. I'd hate to have to sit next to this guy on the tube, but then I guess a lot of people on the tube really do smell like like they're growing mushrooms from their undergarments.
I love the attention to detail and I can't wait to see some colour.

musk
02-26-2008, 10:32 AM
Great concept but I think the head looks too humanoid for my taste. I think if you break up the head shape some more it would increase the strange and original feel of the character. This is definetly more orginial then most of the other stuff I've seen so far.
Keep up the great work.

erik_j
02-26-2008, 12:17 PM
nice! also think the new face is too human though. really liked the alien look of the fungusman head :) also will you be keeping the fans? they were great.
about those joints.. how will they work though? like literally a ball joint? and the ball is in there? can't see him bend those joints really.. better consider before you skin him :)

Maxter
02-26-2008, 05:24 PM
Great concept....fantastic design:thumbsup: , just I think that the arms looks a bit short

jasonjuta
02-26-2008, 09:19 PM
Thanks for all the compliments and suggestions. I didn't intend his (the character doesn't have a gender, but saying 'him' is easier) head to look more human, so below is a more detailed study showing the structure.

StacyOgie, thanks, I only use pencil and use levels in Photoshop to make the lines darker.

The drawing also includes a more detailed study of the joints, I think technically they will be ball joints. erik_j, no problems with skinning since this is only a 2D entry ;).

Yes, he will definitely be using the fans as his artifacts. I'm also moving his knees foward so his legs aren't quite so bent - it looks a bit awkward right now.

Maxter, thanks, his arms are pretty much a normal human length, but I think they might look short to you since he has two joints, higher and lower than the location of a normal elbow.

http://www.jasonjuta.com/downloads/dw3_jasonjuta_09.jpg

Loukor
02-26-2008, 10:16 PM
This is inspiring, to go into research on how his joints look and work... amazing. Cheers to you mate.

darrenwhite
02-27-2008, 02:03 PM
its coming on really well. can't wait to see some colour on this character

Izuael
02-27-2008, 02:20 PM
Love the design and how detailed you made your concepts. Really inspiring.
Makes me want to go further with my sketches too.

Subscribed! :buttrock:

gu
02-27-2008, 02:25 PM
hya, Jason. Good idea on your concept! Iīm plugged on it.
good luck
gus

jasonjuta
03-03-2008, 10:52 PM
Thanks for all the feedback, here are my final designs for front, side, back, head and the fan artifact. Looking forward to doing the colour image! :)

http://www.jasonjuta.com/downloads/dw3_jasonjuta_10.jpg

walrus
03-04-2008, 03:47 AM
Really nice work so far, Jason. I love your concept and the detailing is fantastic. My main crit would be that, for such a bizarre and interesting character, it seems odd that his overall proportions mimic a human's so much. Some of your earlier sketches pushed the proportions a lot more, but the one you settles upon has more or less human-standard arm and leg lenths, head size, etc. But that being said, I'm really looking forward to soo where you go with the color treatment. Good luck!

PowRiver
03-04-2008, 06:18 AM
Awesomeee! I liked the shapes and details!
Good Luck!

AlexNovo
03-04-2008, 08:01 AM
Wow! i see from my last visit to your thread you have did a lot of great sketches and conepts, my congrats pal!

darrenwhite
03-14-2008, 09:11 PM
looking really awesome

StacyOgie
03-16-2008, 03:57 PM
Yo, where are you???

jasonjuta
03-18-2008, 09:25 PM
Hey StacyOgie, thanks for your concern ;). I've had some interruptions, but the final painting / action / beauty shot is going well. I'm not sure if I want to post a WiP before it's finished, but I'll see how it goes.

jasonjuta
03-28-2008, 05:04 PM
Here's my final painting of the character. I think I achieved my personal goal of doing something unusual and using fairly bright natural colours and effects. :)

As a reminder: Clericon. Artifact: Pair of Vegetation war fans.

http://www.jasonjuta.com/downloads/dominancewar3_jasonjuta.jpg

Gyorkland
03-28-2008, 05:26 PM
FINISH ALREADY! you most feel completly in peace, your character is looking great and the colors are just awesome now all I can say is good luck

kenzoabeki
03-28-2008, 11:38 PM
Beautyful. Love your sketches. Really hot pencils. And your colors too. Really nice.

My DW III

darrenwhite
03-29-2008, 05:50 PM
nice one jase,

looks great. fingers crossed for top 10

walrus
03-29-2008, 11:22 PM
Really nice work on the colors Jason. They're way out there, not really common choices, which suits your character perfectly, as he himself (itself?) is really original and unique. The purple glow is a nice choice as it balances the greens and oranges, but it feels like it would be nice to bring some more bounced purple light elsewhere into the image. It's the only light source we see in the scene, and it would be nice to see some of that violet light bouncing around in the scene more and illuminating parts so it doesn't just look pasted in: What abut some purple/white rim lights on the left side of the emmisary? Or some more of those purples touching his legs, arms and rear tentacles? Or bouncing off of the big red flowers in the background?
Anyhow, just an idea. Good luck putting together the last of your sheets!

jasonjuta
03-31-2008, 08:45 PM
Thanks for the compliments and suggestions. Michael, of course, I should have noticed I forgot to put in lights from the fans - silly mistake! :D Here's an update:

http://www.jasonjuta.com/downloads/dw3_jasonjuta_11.jpg

RobThornely
03-31-2008, 11:13 PM
Beautiful work Jason. I've made you my desktop wallpaper. My favourite bit is the subtle lighting, that small but sharp backlight. Love the shoulder too, all very evocative of victorian fairy painting which i love. He is very weird, a tad creepy and that all works a treat. Maybe a little too weird for the likes of Blizzard's taste but hell originality is priceless. I'd like to see his home now and the character who sent him. And the fungal children, the fungal fan designer, hell I want to be cast under his spell, maybe I have been.

walrus
03-31-2008, 11:53 PM
Oh yeah, that's what I was talking about! I think that ties it all together quite nicely. Good work! :thumbsup:

balasa
04-01-2008, 12:08 AM
nice work really good choice of colors there. the design is also top notch

kkem
04-01-2008, 12:41 AM
This is great Jason, I realy like it. Love the detail on the shoulder, and the colours have a real fantasy fairy tale feel to them, although he looks a little freaky:), I like the contrast of those elements.
I hope you do well.

AxelAlonso
04-08-2008, 08:42 AM
Hi Jason,

This Character has lot's of new and original design, I like a lot the body type and his colors, I am also somehow a bit confused in were does he itís trying to hit though? But itís not important at all, just wondering? Great to see all your work! A good character that shows lost of potential for this war!:beer:

RobThornely
04-11-2008, 04:17 PM
Are you finished yet, any more to come? Well done on so many beautiful pieces. No suprises for me though, always known you are damn good.

darrenwhite
04-12-2008, 11:25 AM
That image rocks jase, definitely one of the most original by far. i think the 'doing the opposite' approach we spoke about initially has really made this piece unique.
I still think my dude could whip yours in a one on one tho' mate!

jasonjuta
04-12-2008, 08:56 PM
Cheers guys, here's the final pieces I submitted. Now we all have to worry until the judging is done! :D

http://www.jasonjuta.com/downloads/dw3_jason_juta_pose.jpg

http://www.jasonjuta.com/downloads/dw3_jason_juta_modelsheet.jpg

http://www.jasonjuta.com/downloads/dw3_jason_juta_conceptsheet.jpg

nathanmckenna
04-13-2008, 02:02 AM
good entry my noble fiend! This guy looks really LSD, I wonder if I met him if he would send me off into a proper bad trip.

good luck and may the fungus be with you!

I'm knackered, see you soon baboon!

kkem
04-13-2008, 03:06 AM
Awsome jason, nothing else to say, I've said it before. One of my fav's.
Good luck dude.

darrenwhite
04-13-2008, 12:39 PM
good luck mate, you deserve a prize for this.

AlexNovo
04-13-2008, 03:14 PM
Hi, love your illustration, very proffesional technique and strong skills! Very good!

AxelAlonso
04-14-2008, 04:30 AM
Hey Jason! You did great love the green color you choose for the edge lines ! goes well with all the foungus mood! and the final looks very mcuh like it should , so great work my cg fellow!:applause:

wilzoon
04-14-2008, 05:14 AM
Wow.. Simply stunning! Good luck mate!

RobThornely
04-14-2008, 08:14 AM
Bellisimo!

kinonato
04-18-2008, 01:27 PM
honestly, you have a character that build memory!, a very strong one, in term of concept, skills and color, i say (if i'm the jud) ur a winner.

StacyOgie
04-20-2008, 12:55 AM
WOW! The colors are awesome and your piece by far is is one of my favorites in the competition. I missed too much; definitely an award-winner. Good luck!

darrenwhite
05-07-2008, 08:39 PM
looks like you made top 50 mate. fingers crossed for top 10

jasonjuta
05-08-2008, 10:48 AM
Thanks man, this is great...:beer:

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