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AresDeUbaidis
04-10-2008, 04:37 PM
Ares De Ubaidis Sancho is entered in the "Uplift Universe Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/uplift_universe/view_entries.php?challenger=15264)

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AresDeUbaidis
04-11-2008, 07:48 PM
Well. Emm I was just thinking about the topic and I have done some sketches that I will upload soon. The first ones were like really typical. Like trying to create typical battles between futuristic humans and aliens, which can be cool but I am trying to do something different.

Next sketches I did today show like something more related with aliens as the main point. I feel like a standard work is going to focus the image in one or some human characters and put some aliens which the humans will be in trouble or fighting. I think that is going to be really common because aliens are something we do not know and we all fear for that, so anyone that will see a picture like that and will feel related with the humans also feeling in some way to attack of deffend himself from unknown criatures.

In the last sketches I played a little with the topic changing completely the point of view. I show some aliens in a humanized way scared of some humans surronding them. I think this can be more original but less exciting because is difficult to feel related with a creature that fear humans because we are all humans. Somebody that will fear related with that should have some kind a serious social trouble.

Well I am still working on the concept... I will take a look to see what other people are doing.

AresDeUbaidis
04-15-2008, 12:40 PM
http://kalimocho.007sites.com/1stSketch.JPGhttp://img2.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/0b4c4594ea.jpg (http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/image.php?0b4c4594ea.jpg)
http://kalimocho.007sites.com/sketches/1stSketch.JPG
I have been doing some sketches about what I want to do. In this concept I got the idea from the appearance of water in mars and that's it. I am going to continue doing more sketches-concepts but I like the last one. If I decide to continue with this one I am going to dedicate time to find information and images about space suites, photographs of mars and some textures. Also I want to think more about this composition before starting to give details to the characters, I think a more strong perspective sensation could make it really better as well as other points I am still considering.
I really think the concept is the most important part and If I am going to work lots of hours with this image I have to prepare really well the basis for a good image and try find what is the most thing I am up to do.

AresDeUbaidis
04-15-2008, 01:56 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/15264/15264_1208264204_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/15264/15264_1208264204_large.jpg)

Initial idea of what I want to do.

AresDeUbaidis
04-17-2008, 11:59 PM
Some images with ideas of the characteres to use.
As everybody wears a spece suit I should just take care of the faces-heads.
I think tomorrow I will start working with the design of the space suite.

http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/677/face1wl4.th.jpg (http://img440.imageshack.us/my.php?image=face1wl4.jpg)
http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/1782/face2zd9.th.jpg (http://img255.imageshack.us/my.php?image=face2zd9.jpg)
http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/5414/face3ix4.th.jpg (http://img255.imageshack.us/my.php?image=face3ix4.jpg)
http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/61/girlfacedk1.th.jpg (http://img249.imageshack.us/my.php?image=girlfacedk1.jpg)

I think I will use as ideas the first one and the woman but the tatoo can distract a lot... also If I am planing to place reflexions on the hemlets showing the aliens...

AresDeUbaidis
04-20-2008, 05:18 PM
Ok. I have been working with the design of the space suit. I did some sketches and I think I am going to use the next concepts for the space suit:
http://img370.imageshack.us/img370/8164/spacesuite3copyfx0.th.jpg (http://img370.imageshack.us/my.php?image=spacesuite3copyfx0.jpg)
http://img371.imageshack.us/img371/2683/spacesuiteprofilecopyef4.th.jpg (http://img371.imageshack.us/my.php?image=spacesuiteprofilecopyef4.jpg)
http://img364.imageshack.us/img364/7821/spacesuitecopypk4.th.jpg (http://img364.imageshack.us/my.php?image=spacesuitecopypk4.jpg)

AresDeUbaidis
04-27-2008, 10:20 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/15264/15264_1209331223_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/15264/15264_1209331223_large.jpg)

I got finally the final idea of what I am going to do so here I go.

AresDeUbaidis
04-29-2008, 11:37 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/15264/15264_1209508644_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/15264/15264_1209508644_large.jpg)

I am still with the main astronauts. I think I will use 3dsmax for the space background and for the planets. Now I am worried about the big obelisk at the back and the water surrounding it.

AresDeUbaidis
05-08-2008, 12:43 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/15264/15264_1210203819_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/15264/15264_1210203819_large.jpg)

I finished the space suites. Now I will start with the background. The planets will be made with 3dsmax so it will be easy. The background will be painted compeltely trying to emulate a Canyon Structure. I have to se how I will do the monolith and the water surrounding it.

AresDeUbaidis
05-09-2008, 02:39 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/15264/15264_1210297146_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/15264/15264_1210297146_large.jpg)

Thats is my idea of the background. For that I have been watching lots of canyons and waterfalls photos to get an idea of the colours and see how the shapes could work. Finally I did my own idea not taking a specific reference/es. Now I have to work still in the background, do the planets with 3dsmax, place some astronauts into the water analizing it using tripods and cameras, place the aliens as reflections on the astronauts helmets and finally retouch everything to have a good environment/relation.

AresDeUbaidis
05-10-2008, 10:36 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/15264/15264_1210412175_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/15264/15264_1210412175_large.jpg)

Hard work haha.
I did the background blending and placed the planets. Now I have to work on the planets for make a better integration, but before that I am going to work with the aliens as the reflections on the astronauts helmets. I still have to work with all generally to increase the integration of everything and give a better perspective sensation.

AresDeUbaidis
05-12-2008, 03:35 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/15264/15264_1210559712_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/15264/15264_1210559712_large.jpg)

The Earth 2222 AD. Strange events like abrupt colour streams through the space are showed surrounding the planet. Nobody knows what is really happening and all the population gets shocked at the news about a meteorite that is going to collide with the Moon. The meteorite probably will not have the strength to destroy the Moon but the shocking point is that water has been discovered into the meteorite. A scouting expedition team is sent to the meteorite to analyze the water source...
And here comes the image.
At the beginning I though about some astronauts surprised to find strange life forms (aliens) sounding the water place. I wanted not to show aliens directly as something obvious because Aliens does not exist (by now) and I wanted just to give an idea of something that could be aliens. So in that way I have tried to keep the idea of mystery surrounding the alien concept that we all have. Initially I chose water in the middle of a place outside earth (like the meteorite of the image) for trying to give an interesting background where not only aliens could take place, water outside earth could be given as an interesting point to develop a story by itself so in that way I thought I will enrich a lot the narrative concept of the scene. The water source was going to be an obelisk or some kind of annoying structure where water will flow through it, giving in that way more narrative elements to the scene like the idea of a kind of civilization that discovered the water before. Finally I placed a waterfall for compositional interests and because I thought there was enough uncommon information in the image (I wanted to keep it in a realistic concept at some point).
About the techniques used here I used mainly Photoshop and his custom brushes mainly. For the planets I used 3dsmax using free textures I found in Internet. The rest is patience, keep all the time an eye on the whole scene and blend, blend, blend.

AresDeUbaidis
05-13-2008, 12:05 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/15264/15264_1210676721_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/20/15264/15264_1210676721_large.jpg)

The Earth 2222 AD. Strange events like abrupt colour streams through the space are showed surrounding the planet. Nobody knows what is really happening and all the population gets shocked at the news about a meteorite that is going to collide with the Moon. The meteorite probably will not have the strength to destroy the Moon but the shocking point is that water has been discovered into the meteorite. A scouting expedition team is sent to the meteorite to analyze the water source...
And here comes the image.
At the beginning I though about some astronauts surprised to find strange life forms (aliens) sounding the water place. I wanted not to show aliens directly as something obvious because Aliens does not exist (by now) and I wanted just to give an idea of something that could be aliens. So in that way I have tried to keep the idea of mystery surrounding the alien concept that we all have. Initially I chose water in the middle of a place outside earth (like the meteorite of the image) for trying to give an interesting background where not only aliens could take place, water outside earth could be given as an interesting point to develop a story by itself so in that way I thought I will enrich a lot the narrative concept of the scene. The water source was going to be an obelisk or some kind of annoying structure where water will flow through it, giving in that way more narrative elements to the scene like the idea of a kind of civilization that discovered the water before. Finally I placed a waterfall for compositional interests and because I thought there was enough uncommon information in the image (I wanted to keep it in a realistic concept at some point).
About the techniques used here I used mainly Photoshop and his custom brushes mainly. For the planets I used 3dsmax using free textures I found in Internet. The rest is patience, keep all the time an eye on the whole scene and blend, blend, blend.

(In this last version I just wanted to improve the main hand making it look more natural)

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