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DiegoMaia
02-21-2008, 08:41 AM
Hey everyone!
It's a pleasure to be part of this contest! I hope everebody enjoy my thread and have fun :)
Luck for us all!!

Name: Nikolai
Race: Human
Class: Stalker
Artifact Weapon: A sword wich can control Ice/Water.

Nikolai became a stalker afterward to be banished of his tribe by a corrupted leader. He is originally from one of the glacial regions of the planet.
His dad gave him that name to remember a cruel and powerfull old Leader.
He received the magic sword from old wizzards when he was one of the warriors who protected his people.
The sword can frezzes any surface if there is some phisical contact. It also control water, no matter how much... it depends on the warrior who is using the sword.
Nikolai is extremely skilled in assassination skills... He prefers act on the background as a spy but he can be a great killer in direct combat if it's needed.
He can use camouflage by magic.
He decided going to war for his own interest. He wants to take the power in his tribe and bring back peace and happiness to his people.

That's Nikolai:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v227/drawnart_comics/Stalker_DiegoMaia.jpg

kmanning
02-21-2008, 09:04 AM
great level of detail on this guy as well as a well thought out story. Its nice to see a concept not completely covered in plate armor. Great work im subscribed.

GrM
02-21-2008, 09:33 AM
awesome concept! great detail, and the character looks interesting. Everything is pretty solid, and I dont have much to say, but that the sword itself doesnt really scream to me that it is a dangerous artifact. This could just as well be a regular trooper with a fancy sword. maybe once you get to coloring this/the model texture do more to sell it as a deadly and frigid weapon, not just in how it looks, but how it could have effected him.


I've just started looking around here on cgtalk and Im glad ice is getting some love. Im considering ice invoker or ice stalker as well.

Soggyclog
02-21-2008, 09:34 AM
Very nice man. Can already tell this'll be good...

oliveira
02-21-2008, 02:39 PM
Just amazing character, and amazing pencil work!
one of the best to me;
Alex Oliver

superpauloitalo
02-21-2008, 03:43 PM
Great, Diego! Looks like he's just jumper from a plane to battleground!

Can't wiat to see the model!

bradjames
02-21-2008, 04:00 PM
holy crap... ok I have to sign up to see this one. Looking good

NoirQ
02-21-2008, 04:27 PM
Looking awesome. Loving the design of the clothes and the asymmetry. Definately keeping my eye on this one :)

ximage
02-21-2008, 04:42 PM
oooh... keeping an eye on this one!


great sketch :)

Pegorari
02-21-2008, 05:00 PM
great work. fantastic !

V-Max
02-21-2008, 05:59 PM
great concept...

good luck

grassetti
02-21-2008, 06:02 PM
hey diego! great work man!
nice to see you here!

im watching this one.
cheers! :thumbsup:

pum
02-21-2008, 06:55 PM
I know this is going to be realll good! subcribed :thumbsup:

MarcosNicacio
02-21-2008, 06:56 PM
Very good concept man as always!!

WAITING FOR up's!

Good Luck!

freemn
02-21-2008, 07:21 PM
cigaret is missing, draw a cigarate in his mouth .. imho
PS: nice work

JorgeGecov
02-21-2008, 07:21 PM
Great concept art. Kick ass stuff.

walfrido
02-21-2008, 08:46 PM
Everything looks great man!

I`m sure, this guy is gonna kill a lot of enemies, heheheh.
as always you have made a great concept and i cant wait to see the hi-poly model.

keep going!

cya.

DiegoMaia
02-22-2008, 03:07 AM
Thank you so much guys!!
I'm very happy so far! I won't disappoint you!!

Image Detail:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v227/drawnart_comics/Stalker_detail_lowres.jpg

dmonk
02-22-2008, 04:35 AM
Very cool concept! Digging the aviator look.

BobbyKarate
02-22-2008, 05:26 AM
great concept, would like to see the sword illustrate a water or ice feeling a little more though.

thejaybird
02-22-2008, 05:31 AM
Lookin' nice. I agree with an earlier post. The sword looks a little off. May even need a different weapon all together. Keep working' it man. Lets bring it home for CGSociety.

collings
02-22-2008, 12:44 PM
great concept Diego, looking forward to see your progress on that one :)

jramauri
02-22-2008, 01:39 PM
Great work as always. I agree that a sword doesn't seem the more appropriated weapon for an aviator. But I haven't figured out yet what weapon could be better.. Any way, keep going, I believe this year the DW trophy will be ours.

Stutts
02-22-2008, 03:21 PM
Beautiful work!:applause:

DiegoMaia
02-22-2008, 07:03 PM
Hi!!

jramauri- He is not an "aviator". Actually he wears cloathes for protect his body from Ice, wind and cold. Beside he can live in very cold regions of the planet.

I did a draw of the sword to show the detalis. I tryied to give a better "magical look". I hope you like it!!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v227/drawnart_comics/Sword_lowres.jpg

grassetti
02-22-2008, 07:09 PM
awesome!! :drool:

go fot it! :buttrock:

nikudy
02-22-2008, 09:31 PM
realy nice concept( and drawing skill :) ).

maybe the details on the sword should reflect the magic element( ice/water ). FredH said somewhere the artifact should indicate clearly that element.

keep it comming,

-claudiu

oliveira
02-23-2008, 02:08 AM
amazing work Diego ,the best one to me !!

Alex Oliver

SashaP
02-23-2008, 10:21 AM
Absolutely gorgeous style and design, this will look amazing

jramauri
02-23-2008, 02:33 PM
jramauri- He is not an "aviator". Actually he wears cloathes for protect his body from Ice, wind and cold. Beside he can live in very cold regions of the planet.


Sorry for the misunderstood, man. His clothes gave me strongly this impression.

jocz
02-23-2008, 02:44 PM
Very nice concept and story,
remind me a mix between Bragon (Loisel) and Gambit (Marvel).

Swizzle
02-23-2008, 04:55 PM
Looks good so far. You have some talent, so I'd like to see more concepts.

superpauloitalo
02-23-2008, 10:07 PM
Amazingly detailed sword, Diego. Fine work.

There is a sheath or some kind of case for it?
More sketches, pleeease!!!

inneractive
02-23-2008, 10:15 PM
Amazing concepts, I'll be keeping an eye on this guy.

walfrido
02-23-2008, 11:23 PM
I really love this sword buddy!

DiegoMaia
02-23-2008, 11:32 PM
Thank you again guys!!
Now... some quick sketches showing a little of his behavior in battle!!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v227/drawnart_comics/action_poses_lowres.jpg

grassetti
02-23-2008, 11:35 PM
awesome diego!
love your draws man!

can wait to see it in 3d :)

c ya!

NinjaA55N
02-23-2008, 11:49 PM
Those sketches are mindblowing! Awesome drawing style and technique as well as quite an original concept of the character... a little bit of mixing old warrior with steampunk if Im right? Anyway, cant wait you start buidling it in 3d :) good luck!

BluntPencil
02-24-2008, 12:18 AM
Man, aviator or not, I am utterly loving his look. This one is going to rock.

RahMorais
02-24-2008, 02:29 AM
you´ve got some nice concepts dude, i´ll be watching this one!
good lucky

StacyOgie
02-24-2008, 02:38 AM
Awesome. Glad to have you on our side.

kkem
02-24-2008, 05:44 PM
Great sketches, can't wait to see some 3d.

pum
02-24-2008, 07:31 PM
great drawings! I look forward for the model :thumbsup:

farazmobin
02-24-2008, 07:41 PM
:scream: F*in Aye./...those mini sketches look fabo!..awesome stuff :thumbsup:

DDS
02-24-2008, 08:20 PM
kickass design and that's some cool action. Good job!

JReuss
02-24-2008, 08:39 PM
great character design, verry impressiv to me.

suk-grigorij
02-25-2008, 09:12 AM
Finaly, someone with right ideas about futuristic fantasy. Cool concept! Realy cool!

superpauloitalo
02-25-2008, 01:20 PM
Cool Idea, Diego! I can see him as a fighting game character!
Very good!

CoNSeptiC
02-25-2008, 02:22 PM
good concept, I like the take on a more modern looking character, no huge medieval style armour n stuff. Considerin this is supposed to be set in the future, post-apocalypse I'd say its a very fitting design to the spec.


Nice one :thumbsup:

DiegoMaia
02-25-2008, 03:46 PM
I'm glad to see that you guys undestand my point of view about this war! :D
Here's a page from my sketchbook! It was the sketch where I find the design:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v227/drawnart_comics/Sketch_Stalker_lowres.jpg

NoirQ
02-25-2008, 04:10 PM
I fall in love with this guy every time I see him, no crits at all. can't wait till the model gets started :)

Rkhon
02-25-2008, 04:53 PM
Very cool concept! Can't wait to see him come along. Love the sketch.

RGhencev
02-25-2008, 05:20 PM
E ai Diego !!
Amazing man, i love the concept.
His weapon is very great to.. I love the details..
I can't wait to see more..
Cya :scream:

gu
02-25-2008, 11:06 PM
hi there!
Is incredible how the things matches with your character. All the clothing design and his sword goes according to his brief history. Will be nice to follow your development.
good luck Diego!

gus

ScudzAlmighty
02-26-2008, 01:50 AM
Fantastic Sketch work Diego, reminds a lot of Andy Kubert.
one question though, it seems like you've drawn in his bellybutton, so he doesn't ware a shirt under his jacket? being Canadian i know a thing or two about cold, so's i gotta say, wouldn't happen. not to mention the chaffing from the armour over his heart there.

Looking forward to updates, and enjoying the similarities in our entries. as well as a couple others that seem to be popping up here and there...

Scudz

Ingumas
02-26-2008, 12:24 PM
Totally subscribed! This is right up my alley. Your concept is very inspiring.

This challenge is so much fun!

Intervain
02-26-2008, 01:26 PM
I really like your idea Diego! Now onto the main event :) Keep it up :thumbsup:

DiegoMaia
02-26-2008, 03:15 PM
Fantastic Sketch work Diego, reminds a lot of Andy Kubert.
one question though, it seems like you've drawn in his bellybutton, so he doesn't ware a shirt under his jacket? being Canadian i know a thing or two about cold, so's i gotta say, wouldn't happen. not to mention the chaffing from the armour over his heart there.

Looking forward to updates, and enjoying the similarities in our entries. as well as a couple others that seem to be popping up here and there...

Scudz


Hi!! I really appreciate you like my character! :)
Actually the sword gives him a magical protection from cold... he can handle temperature extremely cold. So... he doesn't need necessarily clothes to get warmed.
If he did... any cloth would be enough to protect him from the ice of the sword.

p.s: your character is also good! there are some similarities between our characters as you said. Good luck! :D

AlexMarik
02-26-2008, 04:10 PM
Hi there Diego. Nice to see you here.

I'm very impressed with your sketch. Very nice, really.

See ya!!

fx81
02-26-2008, 08:31 PM
i really like th estyle in your character and i appreciate teh modern loook as well. however i think he could use little more armor to defend himself from machines. also some more intense silhoutte variation could be helpful. anyways keep going, im looking forward to ur 3d version of it.

sakanagih
02-26-2008, 09:14 PM
Very nice, man. I am happy in see your character. I was a little tired of all those big armor monsters.
=)

adami
02-27-2008, 11:26 PM
amazing concept diego!
can't wait to see the high poly model.

cya

xissburg
02-28-2008, 10:26 PM
You're doing an impressive and very original work. Keep it up! GL.

Paszczak
02-29-2008, 12:09 AM
Hi Diego,

I think that yours point of view about this war is right. I see it in the same way - this competition should be closer to MadMax, Fallout but not LOTR and WoW. I really like your character- nice proportion and overall weight. I'm waiting for your 3d version.

BloodTaster
02-29-2008, 01:02 AM
olá Diego!
Looks great so far man! Keep it up. I will folow you thread!
boa sorte!

marsyas
02-29-2008, 01:03 AM
Great stuff!

Those action sketches are really cool.

OKMER
02-29-2008, 01:14 AM
Awesome sketches you got there.just awesome.
Really curious about how this will look once it will be in 3D.
Kinda agree there's not so much post apocaliptic in most of the entries.

Think both of them can do the job.LOTR kinda stuff and madmax like stuff.
Depends on which magic used and the role it plays on the character physic.
The age of the invoked creatures or his arms, The way he'll use it, etc...

Indeed often the image of creatures using magic,knives,axes,hammers swords and stuff is quit heroic fantasy like.
The way you've changed this is really cool indeed.

(S***; I'm starting to doubt now about the maybe too much LOTR,WoW fantasy look of my character:D:D)

Question:Where does he places the sword if he doesn't use it?
shouldn't he have some kinda sword-holster somewhere?

Cheers!
-Remko

superpauloitalo
02-29-2008, 12:08 PM
Very dynamics lines on this sketches, Diego.
Looks like he is really breathing.

somu01
03-03-2008, 10:19 AM
coool concept man

i coun,t wait

gerudir
03-03-2008, 10:56 AM
great concept i really like madmax feel can't wait to see your 3d have fun and good luck

DiegoMaia
03-05-2008, 03:28 PM
Awesome sketches you got there.just awesome.
Really curious about how this will look once it will be in 3D.
Kinda agree there's not so much post apocaliptic in most of the entries.

Think both of them can do the job.LOTR kinda stuff and madmax like stuff.
Depends on which magic used and the role it plays on the character physic.
The age of the invoked creatures or his arms, The way he'll use it, etc...

Indeed often the image of creatures using magic,knives,axes,hammers swords and stuff is quit heroic fantasy like.
The way you've changed this is really cool indeed.

(S***; I'm starting to doubt now about the maybe too much LOTR,WoW fantasy look of my character:D:D)

Question:Where does he places the sword if he doesn't use it?
shouldn't he have some kinda sword-holster somewhere?

Cheers!
-Remko


There's a belt on his back where he can place the sword... It will be a different kind of sword-holster.

I'm currently working on my base. I'll post some sreenshots here as fast as I have some images from my high-poly model.

Thank you for all the comments!!

grassetti
03-05-2008, 03:37 PM
cant wait to see that :)

DoInferno
03-06-2008, 05:53 PM
I´m also curious... I love the design.

MartinNielsen
03-06-2008, 09:03 PM
It's great to see a totally different kind of character :thumbsup: I also try to avoid the spiky armors myself.

SoundLightSaga
03-06-2008, 09:45 PM
looking great! I have to agree that It's nice to see something not WOW style. Can't wait to see the mesh

Dalton-Muniz
03-12-2008, 10:16 PM
Hi Diego!
Cool concept man!
Awaiting for more updates!

Good luck man!
Abraço!

GutoSposito
03-14-2008, 11:11 PM
Hi Diego :thumbsup:

great concept!!!:applause:

i can't wait to see some 3D :bounce:

Abraço Guto

DiegoMaia
03-16-2008, 01:25 AM
Thanks everyone!

I'm currently working on my high poly model.
That's the base which I'm using into Zbruh but that's not my final low poly model yet.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v227/drawnart_comics/003-4.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v227/drawnart_comics/004-5.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v227/drawnart_comics/005-6.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v227/drawnart_comics/002-5.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v227/drawnart_comics/001-4.jpg

clawz
03-16-2008, 02:00 AM
real nice man !!! verry tightly rendered, and good story.

I personaly would give him some kind of street junk composit wapon with rusted metal blades or something , the sword seems way to kind and new for his character...

but i like it allot anywayz :)

and those action sketches realy get the movement framed !

succes !

nikudy
03-16-2008, 03:29 AM
finally some 3d :).
he's looking great in 3d. waiting for some nice details.

-claudiu

DiegoMaia
03-17-2008, 04:13 PM
clawz- I would try some new weapon for this guy but swords are my favorite kind of weapon and I'd love to see my character using one :)

nikudy- I'll post some screenshots of the head soon... it's almost finished

Thank you guys!

RedRepublik
03-17-2008, 06:47 PM
i'm glad to see an update. i was afraid you weren't going to get to work on it anymore. i don't really see anything to crit so far. his limbs look thin, but you haven't got him into zbrush yet, so i assume you will fix all that later

red

dmonk
03-31-2008, 12:30 AM
Nice update. I haven't been able to get back to mine in a while. Even If you mis the deadline I hope you finish this one.

walfrido
04-01-2008, 08:39 AM
Even without time you`ve made a great job.

Congratulations!

RedFish
04-01-2008, 08:43 AM
Hey man looking good, I really like the feel of the skin and cloth, keep it up

dmightyone
04-01-2008, 09:23 AM
hey man great update, his face has a lot of personality! congrats for the great work! boa sorte!

MartinNielsen
04-01-2008, 11:39 AM
Very nice skin details :thumbsup: His face has a lot of personality.

daelon
04-01-2008, 12:07 PM
nice job men! i hope you have enough time to finish it with all the detail youre working

RahMorais
04-01-2008, 02:08 PM
really cool diego, give it a boost man, otherwise you wont be able to make it to the finals!!!
good luck!

DDS
04-01-2008, 02:56 PM
looks great!! 12 days left :thumbsup:

DiegoMaia
04-01-2008, 04:50 PM
Ok... finally some snapshots from my Highpoly modeling!!
Is not finished yet but it's pretty close. I hope to finish the final model until the deadline... I'm too busy and I'm not sure if I'll can do it!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v227/drawnart_comics/007-5.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v227/drawnart_comics/006-5.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v227/drawnart_comics/026.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v227/drawnart_comics/025.jpg

Firerbert
04-01-2008, 04:58 PM
I was all pumped about this one when I first saw your concept man. Now I just hope you can finish, because if you do, I know it will be awesome!

oliveira
04-01-2008, 09:49 PM
great Diego! really perfect like the your pencil draw!

Alex Oliver

ScudzAlmighty
04-02-2008, 06:10 AM
this is turning out really great (like there was any doubt) but could you post a shot of the whole sculpt together? it feels like your losing some of the unique proportions that your concept and low-poly model have.

superpauloitalo
04-03-2008, 02:15 AM
Finally the zbrush work!
Fantastic as always, my friend.
Keep up the good work.

valri22
04-03-2008, 05:53 AM
Very nice execution. I love that you can take a very simple character, quite ordinary in this contest to have just a human, but you really have a gift in making it come alive. At least in the concepts I especially noticed that. Great detail in the 3D, looking forward to seeing more character come out in 3D.

SPIDER2544
04-07-2008, 08:55 AM
great concept and excelent exicution on the model.

im glad im not the only person doing just a regular human hehe.

hiroshilee
04-07-2008, 11:09 AM
Nice! I Like !

zancoisrice
04-12-2008, 04:34 AM
Wow he looks like he would make a good grunt, WHAT! You want to fight?

ScudzAlmighty
04-14-2008, 05:57 PM
so uhm, i know what happened to mine, but where's your finished piece?

DiegoMaia
04-14-2008, 06:07 PM
Hi guys,

I really appreciate all the comments but I've got some freelance works to do and unfortunately I didn't have time to finish my model... I hope to sinish this one later.
I'd love to finish this contest but it wasn't possible :/

kinonato
04-18-2008, 01:07 PM
thumbs up!, thou u din make it to the finals, i think is importain that we finish what we've started. :D

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