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miketche
03-19-2008, 04:54 AM
Michael Wilson is entered in the "Uplift Universe Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/uplift_universe/view_entries.php?challenger=14195)

Latest Update: Final Image: New Final Image - Uplift
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14195/14195_1209180534_medium.jpg (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=5112911#post5112911)

decosouza
03-19-2008, 04:59 AM
Good luck mate!

miketche
03-20-2008, 07:21 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14195/14195_1205994089_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14195/14195_1205994089_large.jpg)

Please ignore the crapiness of my sketch. I'm just searching for ideas.

mdavid
03-20-2008, 12:51 PM
Hey Michael, your first sketch is getting you off to a great start. That suit and tie on the alien is excellent. I'll be looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

And congratulations to you, for getting your surfing robot into Maxon's website on their Cinema 4D page! It looks brilliant!

miketche
03-20-2008, 07:54 PM
Thanks Mark. Are you getting in on this one?

mdavid
03-21-2008, 01:31 AM
Thanks Mark. Are you getting in on this one?
I don't know. A lot depends on how much time I can put aside

miketche
03-21-2008, 01:40 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14195/14195_1206060044_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14195/14195_1206060044_large.jpg)

Another concept sketch. I couldn't get this image out of my head last night.

JuanManuel
03-21-2008, 02:27 AM
Beautiful concept sketch!

Russell-Nash
03-23-2008, 07:17 PM
Second concept looks great. :thumbsup:

Good luck with the challenge.

Torsten

miketche
03-24-2008, 06:09 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14195/14195_1206335390_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14195/14195_1206335390_large.jpg)

I've already started to model the human, but I thought I should upload my concept of him first.

miketche
03-25-2008, 01:21 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14195/14195_1206404464_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14195/14195_1206404464_large.jpg)

Human model wip.

mdavid
03-25-2008, 03:45 AM
It's great to see this much progress so soon. I like your human so far. So it looks like you're going with your second idea

miketche
03-25-2008, 06:12 AM
Yep, going with concept two. I know it's not really a winner when compared with some of the other fantastic work found in this challenge, but it will be something I can have fun with.

Gunilla
03-25-2008, 09:49 AM
Off to a flying start I see, Good luck Mike :thumbsup:

handlebar
03-25-2008, 04:17 PM
Great start Mike, loved the second concept sketch.

miketche
03-25-2008, 05:09 PM
Gunilla, Handlebar - Glad you dropped by. Are either of you in on this one?

miketche
03-25-2008, 08:41 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14195/14195_1206474083_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14195/14195_1206474083_large.jpg)

The Big alien model.

mdavid
03-25-2008, 10:49 PM
Fantastic stuff. He looks like a handy friend to have when moving house

JuanManuel
03-26-2008, 04:35 PM
I like it so far. Keep up the good work!

Quick question: So the mmm "hunchback" pose is the default pose... I think it will be interesting to see how the neck will be rigged...

miketche
03-26-2008, 06:21 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14195/14195_1206552069_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14195/14195_1206552069_large.jpg)

Alien number 2. He obviously hasn't been rigged yet, so he should look more interesting when he's posed.

miketche
03-29-2008, 04:39 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14195/14195_1206761973_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14195/14195_1206761973_large.jpg)

The human, textured and rigged.

Russell-Nash
03-29-2008, 08:49 AM
Nice modeling and texturing. May be you could ad a little more details to the belt.


Torsten

nightwoodwolf
03-29-2008, 11:45 AM
i like the textured human .. keep it coming

mdavid
03-29-2008, 11:09 PM
I can't quite define it, but there's a hint of comic book style about your realism which gives your 3D work a really nice edge. These new figures look excellent. The human has got that classic hero look about him and the alien is, well there's no doubt he's alien. There's a lot of character in this stuff and I'm enjoying watching it take form. No crits from me

miketche
03-30-2008, 04:50 AM
Thanks for the comments and crits guy. More coming soon.

miketche
03-30-2008, 04:52 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14195/14195_1206849162_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14195/14195_1206849162_large.jpg)

Now the big alien textured and rigged. I've also changed their uniforms up a bit.

miketche
03-30-2008, 04:54 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14195/14195_1206849267_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14195/14195_1206849267_large.jpg)

And here is the small gooy alien.

miketche
03-30-2008, 04:57 AM
I can't quite define it, but there's a hint of comic book style about your realism which gives your 3D work a really nice edge.

Ya, I've noticed that about my work as well. I like it but, I really can't figure out either. It's probably just a lack of skill or something.

mdavid
03-30-2008, 12:55 PM
Ya, I've noticed that about my work as well. I like it but, I really can't figure out either. It's probably just a lack of skill or something.
LOL! I sure wouldn't call it lack of skill. I really like it and I think it's a really cool quality in your work.

Gooey alien looks fantastic! :thumbsup:

miketche
03-30-2008, 11:21 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14195/14195_1206915660_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14195/14195_1206915660_large.jpg)

I felt like painting some stars.
Following a method by Greg Martin.

HFix
03-30-2008, 11:32 PM
those stars are amazing! i love them, and your character design is great, very appealing characters!

kobatune
03-31-2008, 02:56 PM
good designS!! & I like stars!

miketche
04-01-2008, 05:29 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14195/14195_1207024190_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14195/14195_1207024190_large.jpg)

A cozy little camp fire. High tech indeed.

KOryH
04-01-2008, 05:57 AM
Great so far.
Love that fire.
are you going to try and design it more like your characters?

miketche
04-01-2008, 06:37 AM
Kory, thanks for stopping by. Truely, it's an honor. But I'm not sure what you mean.

KOryH
04-01-2008, 06:58 PM
I just mean that there is a level of playfullness that is in your sharacters that is missing in the realistic fire. I always think it's nice to see a graphic quality in the FX aswell as the characters and the environment.
it unifies the illustration.

just some thoughts. I am sure you know what you are shooting for.

mdavid
04-02-2008, 03:15 AM
I love that starry sky. That will make a superb backdrop.

Re: Kory's comment about the fire looking more realistic than the rest of the scene, maybe you could simplify the rock textures a bit - make them less gritty and also less rough and therefore more 'friendly looking' and also ever so slightly cartoony. Just a suggestion because I don't know if that would work and I don't want to waste your time...

miketche
04-02-2008, 05:53 AM
Thanks guys. I appreciate the feed back. I think I'll see how things look together as I start to assemble the scene.

miketche
04-02-2008, 06:07 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14195/14195_1207112819_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14195/14195_1207112819_large.jpg)

A new quick little alien. My idea is developing a bit more.

Gunilla
04-02-2008, 09:53 AM
That is possibly the cutest alien I've seen ... adorable!

Cyberone
04-02-2008, 10:52 AM
ohhhh...thats cute...i want one!!

na
04-02-2008, 03:15 PM
The models look great, I especially like the gelatine alien guy. very cool, looking forward to seeing it all come together. Good luck.

na
04-02-2008, 03:21 PM
The models look great, I especially like the gelatine alien guy. very cool, looking forward to seeing it all come together. Good luck.

miketche
04-04-2008, 05:49 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14195/14195_1207284584_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14195/14195_1207284584_large.jpg)

Setting up the scene.

Russell-Nash
04-05-2008, 07:55 AM
That looks great. :bounce:

Torsten

handlebar
04-05-2008, 12:43 PM
Wow Mike, your scene is realy coming together, i like the relaxed poses you've given your characters, especially the giant alian.

mdavid
04-06-2008, 02:12 AM
I agree. Really nice relaxed posing of the characters. That composition should work well with that sky background you did earlier. This is impressive progress

miketche
04-06-2008, 04:29 AM
Thanks guys. I've playing around with the composition a bit moving the camera here and there. Things might still change up a bit before I'm done.

miketche
04-11-2008, 06:14 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14195/14195_1207890897_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14195/14195_1207890897_large.jpg)

Ok, as I was working on my first idea I just wasn't getting that WOW sensation I would like. So I'm going to try and change direction here mid stream and see if I can come up with something a bit more dynamic.

I may still finish my other idea just for fun sometime.

miketche
04-12-2008, 07:46 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14195/14195_1207982781_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14195/14195_1207982781_large.jpg)

Along with the new direction I'm taking this image, I'm also creating a new alien that I think will better fit visually.

miketche
04-13-2008, 07:13 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14195/14195_1208067203_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14195/14195_1208067203_large.jpg)

A little bit more done. Still a few things left to do.

Any impressions?

sasquatch70
04-13-2008, 07:49 AM
The big guy is awesome. I love the campfire scene, very relaxed, and very appealing. Great stuff man. Woodscross? Is that woodscross Utah?

mdavid
04-14-2008, 02:30 PM
Well, you've sure managed an eye-catching scene/composition! Great stuff. The alien looks a little bit like he's at risk of toppling over the cliff edge too, but I guess that adds to the drama

handlebar
04-15-2008, 11:49 AM
Nice progress mike, the change of concept is more dramatic, i like the POV

miketche
04-15-2008, 07:30 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14195/14195_1208284241_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14195/14195_1208284241_large.jpg)

Ok, seeing as how we still have about 20 or so days left, I am considering doing a complete overhaul of my characters to something more like this guy I did for the Daily Sketch forum.

The uniforms they are in now don't seem to quite fit the situation they are in. I'd of course leave the helmet off.

Any thoughts?

miketche
04-16-2008, 08:36 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14195/14195_1208374565_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14195/14195_1208374565_large.jpg)

Here is my redesigned Human. The alien should also be wearing the same uniform.

miketche
04-19-2008, 06:01 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14195/14195_1208581305_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14195/14195_1208581305_large.jpg)

Here it is, the final image. Hope it's not too dark on most monitors.

I hope the image speaks for itself.

Gunilla
04-20-2008, 07:28 AM
Finished already! Quite a twist in direction since my last visit but I think this works really well. The angle and the coloring makes it dramatic - and looks fine on my monitor.
Great work!

handlebar
04-20-2008, 11:15 AM
Congrats on your final Mike, great camera angle, very dramatic. Good luck buddy.

na
04-21-2008, 10:09 AM
That's a real eye-catcher! I really like the fireside scene but this is a lot more dynamic. Good luck to you and well done on finishing :)

decosouza
04-21-2008, 02:50 PM
Congrats mate, great work. The camera is really fantastic!

mdavid
04-22-2008, 01:51 AM
Congratulations Michael. That's a fun, powerful image, with a superb camera angle. It looks great on my monitor too

miketche
04-26-2008, 04:28 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14195/14195_1209180534_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/14195/14195_1209180534_large.jpg)

Here is my new Final image. I changed the explosions in the background and tweeked the pose of the alien a bit.

Ferx
04-26-2008, 04:35 AM
Hey Michael, incredible work!! really great image with a great action mood and enviroment " a la Flash Gordon sci fi style", simply cool!! Congrats for this great artwork! And time for a well deserved cold beers and a lot of tequila shots!! Cheers mate!! :beer: + :beer:

Russell-Nash
05-07-2008, 01:34 PM
Congratulation on finishing your entry. I like it very much. :thumbsup:

Good luck with the voting.

Torsten

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