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Suchanek
12-01-2009, 12:40 AM
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Title: Mountain Patrol
Name: Michal Suchánek
Country: Czech Republic
Software: 3ds max, Photoshop, ZBrush

The two longtime companions patrol the border of Windy Mountains. They are looking out of their enemy, but nobody has shown up for a very long time.

PKD
12-01-2009, 11:40 AM
Wow. Front page stuff. You got my vote. :thumbsup:

KarimNassar
12-01-2009, 11:49 AM
great work, very nice modeling and character design.
On the crit side, the big guys left arm is a little blocky and could have been more smooth and organic especially on the vein and skin fold between the forearm and biceps.
beautiful pic non the less

timicha
12-01-2009, 11:49 AM
Really a great work! I like it:thumbsup:

zokana
12-01-2009, 11:55 AM
Love your rosehip collecting guys! Excellent work! :thumbsup:

A-TOM
12-01-2009, 01:00 PM
Hi Mike,
Long time no see here :) Let me just tell you that your last two works are great and this picture is definitely worth the choice gallery.

I like the composition and the colors. Both of the characters got a very nice expresion in their face and I also have to give you some stars for the fur that you have done :). But mostly I appreciate that feeling of some motion in the picture. It's the feeling of the big guy chewing the dog-rose and the little one pulling his head back, like if he was saying "dont eat so much you f**ng lazy bast**d". And of course the flags moving in the light mountain breeze...Pure eye candy :)

I can see you was dealing with the mental ray skin shader and i think it works very well. Maybe you could force specular maps more. But other materials in the scene doesn't work that well imho. I'm mainly talking about the horns witch seems to me like they are only default material with bump and the dog-roses witch seems like they are copper. I am also having some problems with the anatomy of big guys the left arm. Perhaps its too stylised...

I am so glad that you gave us mortals some new picture to look on :)
And i cant wait to see what you are cooking for the future
Cheers man

chokata
12-01-2009, 01:40 PM
Very good! :thumbsup:

dnk
12-01-2009, 01:51 PM
Great stuff !:thumbsup:
realy cheerful work man :beer:

MotleyPete
12-01-2009, 02:04 PM
This is great. I Like this a lot. The big guys face is full of character & its all very well modelled, textured, everything.

Good job!

DBlog
12-01-2009, 03:01 PM
nice stuff and very funny expressions in their faces,
like it lot

TheKrakan
12-01-2009, 03:17 PM
that's one hell of an artwork , the characters is so a live ,:scream:fantastic and awesome:scream:

Alphagsv
12-01-2009, 03:19 PM
This is a really nice piece, nicely done. :)

baxterbrian
12-01-2009, 03:34 PM
Wow, this is really impressive work, I like the softer elements in the ribbons and berries which help break up the ruggedness of the 2 main characters. Great Stuff!

olivierc
12-01-2009, 05:14 PM
top quality work

ajsa51
12-01-2009, 05:23 PM
Excellent work! I love it! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Ereneflor
12-01-2009, 05:48 PM
Awesome work. The details are great, especially the body hair. Keep up the good work!

Maxter
12-01-2009, 07:33 PM
Cool stuff! I like the characters and their expressions:thumbsup:

Molier
12-01-2009, 09:03 PM
absolutely incredible man! The detail is amazing :thumbsup:

MOS
12-01-2009, 09:54 PM
Top Row!!! 5*

DanielVFX
12-01-2009, 11:06 PM
wow............ top score piceˇˇ

bpx
12-02-2009, 01:08 AM
good work with the modeling and material!!

my only critic would be that you need to improve your lighting, it almost look an indoor lighting, you can tell that by watching those black areas on the back of the red stripes or the back part of the big guy.

Which renderer did you used?

sorry for my english.

maxtx
12-02-2009, 01:29 AM
Nice job, amazing!:surprised

Matasorapit
12-02-2009, 06:08 AM
Very crisp and very cool. Great work.

Mathan
12-02-2009, 06:15 AM
He looks like the alchemist in warcraft 3 game.

Very nice! congrats.

Charkins
12-02-2009, 06:16 AM
Great work. My only concern is that the shadows seem too dark. With that background environment, I would expect to see more ambient light. Otherwise, cool idea.

ranaazeem
12-02-2009, 07:59 AM
great image and great humor!
my brother saw this image last night and said "man why do not you do such quality work!"
hahahaha
love it!

Arkaiko
12-02-2009, 08:31 AM
awesome job man,congratz!!!

simyevil2010
12-02-2009, 08:38 AM
cool work very good detalis , textures , modeling & light i like


good luck 4 ever :beer:

neroart
12-02-2009, 09:48 AM
wow!!! really nice job!!!:thumbsup:

RobertoOrtiz
12-03-2009, 01:12 AM
Great work!
Plugged!
-R

MrPositive
12-03-2009, 01:40 AM
Orcs and goblins are blase until they are done superbly. :)

Squash&Strech
12-03-2009, 02:01 AM
Beautiful work !

Though The big guys free hand seems a little strange in the position, it draws the eye down and out of the frame,,,perhaps on the horn of his belt could better lead the eye around for harmony,,,

Squash&Strech
12-03-2009, 02:02 AM
or maybe grabbing the foot of the little guy,,,that would create a compositional circle :)

DerrickSong
12-03-2009, 02:15 AM
good work!! congratulations for your front page!!

ofn
12-03-2009, 04:50 AM
Excellent Modeling !
well done.

AVTPro
12-03-2009, 05:18 AM
Whoa great stuff.

StephanRODRIGUEZ
12-03-2009, 07:51 AM
Wow! Impressive work. Congratulations

radoxist
12-03-2009, 07:54 AM
hehe nice characters, love it ! :)

AnalyzerCro
12-03-2009, 08:01 AM
OMG! This is rlly awesome!

One of the best images i saw this year! Great work!

guest01
12-03-2009, 08:08 AM
great character!
congra on CG Choice!
imo, the light doesn't look like outdoor/exterior light
it needs more "bounces"/color bleeding

edit: pbx wrote here (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=6232885&postcount=21)

ColdWave
12-03-2009, 08:48 AM
Sick work man !!!

A-TOM
12-03-2009, 08:50 AM
congratulation on the CG Choice :thumbsup::applause::beer:

Muktan
12-03-2009, 09:22 AM
great work :P

paintbox
12-03-2009, 09:47 AM
Great work!

I want to add that I DONT have any problems with left arm, because even if it is not "anatomically standard" it does fit the big guy. I mean these are monsters from a different reality, I don't want the anatomy to be to human on fantasy creatures. It fits in this case and it was actually something I liked before reading the comments on it.

Well deserved front page!

IGhosTDoGI
12-03-2009, 10:22 AM
amazing stuff !

Pepnoi
12-03-2009, 11:22 AM
Congratulations, very nice couple, your work rocks :applause:

LorenzoS
12-03-2009, 11:44 AM
Wow. Pretty darn amazing. I would love to see these characters in a short or feature.

Fatarion
12-03-2009, 12:03 PM
Really nice work!!! Nice attention to detail!!!

CGSisdead
12-03-2009, 01:36 PM
Hi,
Nice character-modeling and shading. The textures look good.

now for the crits: if anyone can't stand straight words, then please don't read on ;)
no bashing intended, just my honest opinion

The lighting of the characters and the background don't match. Background has a light from a top-right direction, while the Characters get a lighting from top-left.
The Characters have subsurface scattering, the plants the big guy holds doesn't. Not a big deal, but it makes the plants look like they don't really fit into the scene.
Therefore, I don't think it really deserved a CG-Choice award.

And finally a personal thing: Orcs/Goblins :( don't want to see them anymore...so boring.

filda
12-03-2009, 02:00 PM
Cool work mate, congratulations :beer:

Berax0r
12-03-2009, 03:04 PM
Really nice work. Good job mate! :)

loocas
12-03-2009, 03:36 PM
Velice dobry chlape! Libi se mi to! :thumbsup:

CollisionChaos
12-03-2009, 04:59 PM
Awesome image - great work.

H13 - I think you're being a tad harsh saying it doesn't deserve a CG-Choice award. I can agree that orc type characters arn't all that original but I think there's more to it than just that. I think the main thing that makes this stand out is that it's interesting - all good art tells a "story", meaning there's more to it than just an orc character. It's technically impressive too - you've pointed out a few problems with it but these are minor so I think it is worthy of the award.

Besides, I just plain like it.

tahaalkan
12-03-2009, 06:54 PM
stunning work!! i love it :applause:

Bllades
12-03-2009, 07:53 PM
The image is really nice, but feels a bit flat to me.

Also is it based on the miles teves sculpture?

http://www.milesteves.com/gallery/d/1804-2/Ogre+mask-02.jpg

Onur3d
12-03-2009, 08:23 PM
ooooo perfect:)

CoryCosper
12-04-2009, 12:24 AM
kinda reminds me of photos u take at the mall with a fake backdrop. the photo background just totally ruins it for me. besides not matching the scene, there's no mid ground its just the characters and the mountains a mile away. i like the modeling, but presentation falls short imo. very harsh shadows for an outdoor scene (should probably be more blue than black) and the lighting doesn't really match up. textures feel a little monochromatic and flat (big guy is all pink, little guy is all green). not saying it isn't a good piece, but i dont agree with some of the choices made

royg
12-04-2009, 12:47 AM
Nice render for the most part, but feel that the poses could do with a lot more work - they look very stiff, with not much thought put into actually how a character would perform the actions they are performing (even in still pose form).

That doesn't look like how any creature with four fingers and a thumb would hold a telescope (looks awkward). I think it's predominantly due to all his fingers (not including the pinky) being in a perfect straight line. Try holding something of that diameter up to your eye (and of significant weight just like a brass telescope) - I'll wager that your fingers splay out and rotate differently. The telescope guy's clavicle doesn't appear to have moved even though he's raised his arm. He doesn't appear to actually be in the process of steering the ogre, so wouldn't he look more natural resting his arm on his leg (it would be tiring holding the reins up in the air like that for an extended period of time). And the ogre's hands look very stiff (fingers all lined up etc).

The poses just don't look natural.

vfx
12-04-2009, 01:10 AM
This is a great piece and those nit picking need to re-think, can you do better? I love the modelling, the texturing and the composition, and I think as a piece of art its very engaging. Great job with the hair too its a bitch to get right!

Oh and the little guy is my favourite! :)

royg
12-04-2009, 03:06 AM
This is a great piece and those nit picking need to re-think, can you do better?Assuming you included me in those you feel are nit picking:

I am constructively critiquing the work. Plain and simple. Nit picking, perhaps. But that's what is going to help the artist get even better.

It really doesn't have any bearing on whether the one critiquing could do any better, it only matters whether the one critiquing has a good eye. I do.

phoenix
12-04-2009, 10:08 AM
very nice


Regards

stefgrafx
12-04-2009, 10:24 AM
very nice job, and the fur-hair is really well done, perhaps you could make a little explanation of the creation of fur :arteest::arteest::arteest:

CGSisdead
12-04-2009, 10:38 AM
Awesome image - great work.

H13 - I think you're being a tad harsh saying it doesn't deserve a CG-Choice award. I can agree that orc type characters arn't all that original but I think there's more to it than just that. I think the main thing that makes this stand out is that it's interesting - all good art tells a "story", meaning there's more to it than just an orc character. It's technically impressive too - you've pointed out a few problems with it but these are minor so I think it is worthy of the award.

Besides, I just plain like it.

well, you got a point there. But as I said, just my personal opinion. No harm intended ;)

Rla
12-04-2009, 11:13 AM
hey man nice work the orcs look nice...is it a straight render from zbrush??

majid-smiley
12-04-2009, 11:37 AM
great work !

ArtZealot
12-04-2009, 03:12 PM
Inspiring work indeed , Loved the characters, expressions and the overall composition !

JGavin
12-05-2009, 09:16 AM
nice work on those arms

CKPinson
12-05-2009, 05:08 PM
OMG- THIS IS THE BOMB! great composition, lighting, modeling, color, and on. This is very NICE! *****

sakro
12-05-2009, 11:50 PM
very nice and very inspiring, :)thanx and 5 stars

mad-
12-06-2009, 01:45 PM
great work!
:beer:

GreatFurnace
12-07-2009, 07:57 AM
Great work! I really liked the theme/story. The characters do tell a lot! Congrats!

maik-anton
12-07-2009, 12:22 PM
Really Nice of using subsurface scattering effect, really cool!

adamczyk
12-07-2009, 04:19 PM
Really great work! Very funny expressions in their faces! :D

OneFuzzyBrain
12-07-2009, 07:43 PM
The background feels very disconnected from the characters in the foreground. It seems like a last minute thing to me. It is photo-real while the characters are quite something different. I am having a hard time enjoying your great character work because of that one simple fact.

romilkchopra
12-08-2009, 12:28 PM
Coool, work man, i really like the fantasy approach to this image but i m agree with OneFuzzyBrain abt the background.other then that great work.

southern
12-08-2009, 04:48 PM
Inspirational models. Great work on both of them. I'd love to see more of the process.

photoshopcraze
12-13-2009, 03:45 PM
give me some tips yaar:banghead:

Rla
12-14-2009, 01:09 PM
love the smooth touch

ZawZaw
12-14-2009, 01:36 PM
i like the foot very much :)
very nice work!:thumbsup:

polybuilder
12-19-2009, 04:34 PM
Great characters... fab work all round
They really look like great buddies! :thumbsup:



cheers
James

ShoDan
12-26-2009, 11:06 AM
Great stuff indeed :)

Lieurnardo
12-30-2009, 07:58 AM
cool..

i like that..

it's like an ogre..!!!

galhardotek
01-02-2010, 03:57 PM
That IS an amazing Piece of Art... AmaZing Job.

flaviomonteiro
01-04-2010, 10:09 PM
I loved characteres, always, very funny

ab32
01-10-2010, 06:54 PM
Nice work, they look diligent, but still very bored.

JFQ
01-12-2010, 11:07 AM
Love your work!

Lurvig
01-15-2010, 12:52 PM
Very nice work.

Ogre... Hmmm Good:)

Rodentchong
01-16-2010, 12:45 PM
im a new to 3dsmax, but alot of people told me better learn maya because maya is the future.
May i know the model by 3dsmax with finish mapping and rigged can be use in maya? or hv to reset the map and the ...?

iamnoor16
01-26-2010, 01:38 PM
This Work Is Great

PaulosPL
01-27-2010, 08:15 PM
Sweet;] hairs looks great.

phill-h
02-02-2010, 01:21 PM
Love the detail & subtle humour between the characters. Epic!

Kerem
02-05-2010, 07:09 PM
Top notch work!

diorsolo
02-09-2010, 06:11 AM
[QUOTE=Suchanek] I perfer comedies to tragedies.and u have done a nice work!!! It makes me to think a artistic conception^ ......a story ......a little monster is a master of the big one...the big who has some flowers in his hand is the embodiment of his romantic emotional appeal....very intereting ...and this is just my image....

zlspsl
02-18-2010, 01:19 PM
oh ,tow sexy boy

ChadlySmith
02-26-2010, 01:01 AM
Engaging characters and detail--this clearly goes beyond a nice image and enters the realm of story telling. Congratulations on making the cover of Post mag!

shadowseve
03-10-2010, 11:47 PM
Really well done on this. Love everything about it.

Azhtaroth
03-17-2010, 11:37 PM
Well, they didn't find any enemy which is good, but they have find some wild-rose fruits which is also good, and they can just make some tea and enjoy the view!

PowerRender
04-14-2010, 03:25 PM
Top notch work! Keep it up.

mrpeace
04-19-2010, 06:39 AM
I love how you have posed the characters... Surely I can imagine a nice story for these two guys! The modeling is well done... love the muscle details.

Keep it up !

thechosentwo
05-05-2010, 08:21 PM
Great characters. Nice.

goktugg
05-22-2010, 12:04 PM
Good work...

Riozaki
07-06-2010, 08:53 PM
:beer:


I love this, I could help but enjoy view this piece, Great work!

dilen
07-11-2010, 09:24 AM
Very nice concept love it, love the modeling , texturing alot also use of hair nice work

thumbs up

wx314975814
09-10-2010, 01:38 PM
Excellent work! I love it! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

The flower is in his hand

natu937
10-03-2010, 12:40 PM
wo~w....Great stuff !

Aelirenn
10-29-2010, 11:39 PM
This looks great!

EightBit
08-30-2011, 06:22 PM
Just discovered this from a link on the banner.
Incredible!

tahaalkan
10-16-2011, 09:48 AM
just creative

reverseengineering
03-23-2012, 07:22 PM
A good looking ogre!

raufaamir
04-17-2012, 06:36 PM
Amazing, detail on hands are awesome!

fluidfxtd
08-23-2012, 06:01 PM
Amazing piece of work....Great job done!! congrats Michal :beer:

NgonNito
03-26-2013, 09:11 PM
Good Job. At first I thought the larger ogre had flowers in his hands and was going on a date until I read the description.

heqiongyao
09-03-2013, 11:11 AM
wow! It is very great work!

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