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kamcsat
11-11-2008, 11:19 AM
Kamen Anev is entered in the "Steampunk Myths and Legends" update: View Challenge Page (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/steampunk/view_entries.php?challenger=15683)

Latest Update: Final Image: King Midas
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/22/15683/15683_1231587051_medium.jpg (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=5608950#post5608950)

kamcsat
11-24-2008, 01:51 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/22/15683/15683_1227538266_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/22/15683/15683_1227538266_large.jpg)

I'm sure you all know the story of king Midas. He turned everything he touched into gold (or something else :)

These are my first thumbnails just to get a pitcure about the feeling of the final image...

kamcsat
11-25-2008, 10:03 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/22/15683/15683_1227611017_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/22/15683/15683_1227611017_large.jpg)

King Midas - composition analysis

kamcsat
11-25-2008, 11:29 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/22/15683/15683_1227616148_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/22/15683/15683_1227616148_large.jpg)

second thumbnail - after composition fixes

kamcsat
11-25-2008, 07:40 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/22/15683/15683_1227645654_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/22/15683/15683_1227645654_large.jpg)

I decided to open up the space in the background, so I had to design a colum that fits to the world, but it can keep the background quite 'clean'...

kamcsat
11-27-2008, 01:26 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/22/15683/15683_1227752817_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/22/15683/15683_1227752817_large.jpg)

well... the opend up background with the columns... time to do something with the main theme...

adatfalo
11-27-2008, 01:20 PM
good luck and good work.
hajrá hajrá;)

kamcsat
11-28-2008, 12:17 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/22/15683/15683_1227878224_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/22/15683/15683_1227878224_large.jpg)

a little figure-research...

kamcsat
12-01-2008, 08:35 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/22/15683/15683_1228167344_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/22/15683/15683_1228167344_large.jpg)

I didn't find the composition ballanced enough in the pitcure, so I decided to change a bit in the camera angle... Therefore I designed the basics in 3D. If I use a camera angle like this, every minor mistake becomes really visible...

kamcsat
12-02-2008, 11:09 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/22/15683/15683_1228219764_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/22/15683/15683_1228219764_large.jpg)

composition, figue and structure fixes...

kamcsat
12-02-2008, 01:52 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/22/15683/15683_1228229574_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/22/15683/15683_1228229574_large.jpg)

colour research

chilombiano
12-02-2008, 02:30 PM
hey. that is a really nice idea you have there. and the development as well. i can already imaging it looking awesome. The Prussian helmet (?) looks better

mrpeace
12-02-2008, 03:31 PM
Great stuff! The angle really is good...good luck!

kamcsat
12-02-2008, 03:53 PM
THX! I'm trying, I'm trying... :)

stridiggio
12-02-2008, 04:20 PM
That green-blue color looks splendid, with the golden metal of the gears it could
do very good contrast. nice composition also. keep it in!

kamcsat
12-04-2008, 05:54 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/22/15683/15683_1228373664_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/22/15683/15683_1228373664_large.jpg)

work in progress - color, lighting....
It's not easy if I have two so different lightsources and a material that reflects both of them...

kamcsat
12-08-2008, 07:36 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/22/15683/15683_1228768601_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/22/15683/15683_1228768601_large.jpg)

work in progress - new colors and elements...

Ferx
12-08-2008, 09:32 PM
Hey Kamen,

Very original idea and like a lot your concept sketches :D Your WIP´s are looking really great, the composition is very nice and really cool lighting mood. Good luck and looking forward for more updates! Cheers !!

kamcsat
12-08-2008, 09:47 PM
Well thanks Fernando, I'll try to do my best... I wish good luck for you too! :)

SynthOrange
12-08-2008, 10:10 PM
Very nice work. The secondary figures look a bit too static though, shouldnt they be at least reacting to what they're seeing? Some are fleeing, and maybe one or two actually caught up and being transformed.

kamcsat
12-08-2008, 10:22 PM
well... I should admit, it is not yet obvious enough, but they are the gods watching what king Midas wished for himself.. That's why the rules of light(ning) and space doesn't really "touch" them.. I hope It will be more obvious later on :)

kamcsat
12-18-2008, 03:32 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/22/15683/15683_1229617937_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/22/15683/15683_1229617937_large.jpg)

still lot to do....

kamcsat
12-19-2008, 05:43 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/22/15683/15683_1229712206_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/22/15683/15683_1229712206_large.jpg)

I decided to change the colors once again....

SynthOrange
12-20-2008, 08:33 AM
Not sure I like this new scheme. There's very little contrast in colours, and the ones that do are still heavily towards the red side of the spectrum.

kamcsat
12-20-2008, 09:05 AM
well... I should say you're right... something is really bad with the lightning... maybe I should put the whole scene to an open field, to get some natural light...

SynthOrange
12-20-2008, 09:30 AM
Well in the previous two I think you had the right idea. The gears are throwing off the brightest colours, and you have secondary colours for the background and unaffected areas, and the uniforms and decorations threw in more splashes that helped bring the image out.

The only problem with your latest is that it looks monotonous.

kamcsat
12-24-2008, 01:43 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/22/15683/15683_1230129783_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/22/15683/15683_1230129783_large.jpg)

After a long-long suffering :) I decided to change the whole image... I keep the story, I keep the subject, but I change almost everything else... there were lots and lots of problems with the previous images... no freshness, bad colours, too much details etc.

So here we are now...

kamcsat
12-24-2008, 01:44 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/22/15683/15683_1230129880_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/22/15683/15683_1230129880_large.jpg)

and the picture right now..

kamcsat
12-25-2008, 11:13 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/22/15683/15683_1230207215_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/22/15683/15683_1230207215_large.jpg)

midas - new work in progress
Color changes, first detailing...

Jeepster
12-25-2008, 07:59 PM
this is great O_O

kamcsat
12-27-2008, 06:45 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/22/15683/15683_1230407109_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/22/15683/15683_1230407109_large.jpg)

The composition had some ballance - problems, so I had to change it a bit...

kamcsat
12-27-2008, 06:50 PM
and I forgot... Thanks Kevin!! :)

momarkmagic
12-27-2008, 07:03 PM
hey kam! much better than the previous one! keep on pushin`!

kamcsat
12-28-2008, 05:53 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/22/15683/15683_1230490385_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/22/15683/15683_1230490385_large.jpg)

some advanced environment and machine detailing...

kamcsat
12-30-2008, 06:39 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/22/15683/15683_1230665956_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/22/15683/15683_1230665956_large.jpg)

trying out a different composition...

kamcsat
01-03-2009, 01:28 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/22/15683/15683_1230949725_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/22/15683/15683_1230949725_large.jpg)

advanced environment and lightning...

edenknight
01-03-2009, 07:33 AM
I like landscape here the most,it's really detailed and well rendered.Character seems still need a little bit light on the other hand,maybe a sharp light from back could bring him more to the front.Great work :)

authentic
01-03-2009, 08:48 AM
You're picture is interesting but, maybe because I don't know the story, I had a problem of relation size between character and environment. Are these huge mountains like it seems to me ? In this case he's a giant ? Or is it more classical snow at the size of a human and in this case, I find it too detailled to understand that size.
Great work anyway, with nice details

kamcsat
01-03-2009, 11:25 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/22/15683/15683_1230985518_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/22/15683/15683_1230985518_large.jpg)

yes... Vincent, maybe you're right... I tried to "deconstruct" the background a bit.. now it's time to finalize the figure...

kamcsat
01-04-2009, 01:31 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/22/15683/15683_1231079483_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/22/15683/15683_1231079483_large.jpg)

updated details and colors

MartinNielsen
01-04-2009, 02:36 PM
I must admit I have a thing for snow environments, and that means I really like this! :) Looking at environment compared with the character, I would say that he is a giant.

kamcsat
01-04-2009, 02:43 PM
Thanks! :) maybe a giant, maybe not... For me it was only important that I show the isolation of the character in a fictional, but clean environment. On the other hand, as I planed the composition I tried to choose a wanishing line that makes the character look like a building, so it wasn't 100 percently an accident...

kamcsat
01-04-2009, 04:26 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/22/15683/15683_1231090007_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/22/15683/15683_1231090007_large.jpg)

I decided to get rid of the background elements to keep the composition clean...

kamcsat
01-07-2009, 02:32 PM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/22/15683/15683_1231342369_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/22/15683/15683_1231342369_large.jpg)

So.... the story:

Midas wished something bad from the gods... he turns everything he touches into gold... well... black gold. He is a "one-man oil company", but he doesn't want to do this job anymore.

kamcsat
01-10-2009, 05:24 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/22/15683/15683_1231568675_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/22/15683/15683_1231568675_large.jpg)

some changes on the background...

kamcsat
01-10-2009, 10:31 AM
http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/22/15683/15683_1231587051_medium.jpg (http://assets.cgsociety.org/challenge/entries/22/15683/15683_1231587051_medium.jpg)

Software: Photoshop

Midas wished something bad from the gods... he turns everything he touches into gold... well... black gold. He is a "one-man oil company", but he doesn't want to do this job anymore.

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