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Korendo
01-19-2010, 03:05 AM
Ralph King is entered in the "B-Movie" update: View Challenge Page (http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/b-movie/view_entries.php?challenger=18992)

Latest Update: Final Image: Invasion of the Giant Angry Broccoli
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Korendo
01-19-2010, 03:17 AM
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Was it that nuclear bomb test or little Timmy's chemical-set gone array that unleashed the unfathomable power of the Giant Angry Broccoli?

ranaazeem
01-19-2010, 05:42 AM
i think you are looking good right now!
nice concept too!
it would add a lot more if there would be running people and some little explosions happening here and there, army firing at it, and some dark grey clouds to add to its magical kinda aspect of it!
gud luck buddy!

andrewpyott
01-19-2010, 08:49 AM
Hey, nice concept. I'm already liking that perspective. At this rate, it's more "Invasion of the Absoloutely Humongous Angry Broccoly". Good luck with the challenge.

authentic
01-19-2010, 09:56 AM
I always thought vegetable were our ennemies. You make this real. Cool.

RageOfAges
01-19-2010, 10:02 AM
Awesome concept. Subscribed to this thread.

Good luck to u mate.

-Rage

THExDUKE
01-19-2010, 10:29 AM
I kinda like the idea. It would be cool to bring in maybe the child-fear/hate against veggies into this project. Maybe...just an idea ;) !

Good luck. ill be watchin´

csmallfield
01-19-2010, 01:40 PM
From seeing the icon I actually felt it looks like a mushroom cloud. That could be pretty funny, having this really dramatic orange and yellow lighting making it look like a nuclear explosion, but really it's killer broccolli! Definitely following this one.

dpendleton
01-19-2010, 02:23 PM
George Bush Sr. should have a cameo in this.

XSIEN
01-19-2010, 10:57 PM
hahaha nice and funny. look forward to your wip!

Korendo
01-20-2010, 03:37 AM
Wow I am really blown away to have to have so many artist taking time to comment!

RAzeem - thanks for the tips, I am stewing on more items

andrewpyott - you have a good point I am over the 50 foot limit {8>)>

authentic - your instincts are right keep away for the vegies

RageOfAges - thanks

THExDUKE - I am going for the really cheap movie look with a spoonful of humor

csmallfield - Yes I like the similarity to a mushroom cloud, it is a nice coincidence

dpendleton - Thanks, a year or two back I would really temped to try that, but I want to stick to a cheap MOVIE idea

XSIN - honored your watching

Thank you all!

Korendo
01-20-2010, 03:49 AM
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Having thought a little more I want some 50s style airplanes attacking with a giant kitchen fork . A cartoony bold close-up of a broccoli guy carrying a lovely women who is about to pass out. Also a corny guy in a suit looking on in shock. Maybe a truck with a salt shaker on it. The hard part is come is rending all this stuff!

salmonmoose
01-21-2010, 05:07 AM
I don't know what it is, but this cracks me up :D

Korendo
01-22-2010, 02:48 AM
Hi salmonmoose,

Glad it brings a smile! Do you know where I can get a man sized broccoli suit? I also am looking for a team to carry the giant caterpillar - to be its legs to help attack the evil broccoli!

LightSovereign
01-22-2010, 03:02 AM
Its the fork that does it for me, its flippen brilliant work..Thank you for the laugh and best of luck 2 you

Marley

Yongkiat
01-22-2010, 03:58 AM
I like the direction of this piece. Is the little Broccoli a good guy?

It would help with more destructive look to the cityscape and perhaps more people running a muck.

sargon888
01-22-2010, 11:14 AM
Funny work!

raultabajara
01-22-2010, 02:58 PM
I like broccoli
but this is too big for my oven
ugh

Renderspud
01-22-2010, 03:39 PM
Kind of reminds me of evil VeggieTale characters...I kind of like that;) .

http://cdn2.overstock.com/images/products/muze/books/9780375839344.jpg

WyattHarris
01-22-2010, 09:12 PM
Kind of reminds me of evil VeggieTale characters...I kind of like that;)
Lol, Joe the Broccoli, dun dun duuunnnn! Better clean your room Larry, or Joe's coming for ya.

This is a great concept. Maybe flip the little broccoli and have a human running off with the big guys baby broccoli.

Korendo
01-23-2010, 11:00 PM
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Narrator - the spoor blobs projected from the Giant Broccoli turns flesh to broccoli with a touch of lemon. Who knew this would be so devastating, will mankind survive or will there be a huge tossed salad?

Danko
01-23-2010, 11:14 PM
Damned brocoli!
I knew that was going to happen sooner or later... :D
Hehehe :thumbsup:

Korendo
01-23-2010, 11:29 PM
LightSovereign - so glad you like the fork, hope you stay tuned to this station, tonight's sponsor is the Brussels Sprout Growers " Brussels Sprouts for peace of mind"

Yongkiat - The story is unfolding, coming soon some volunteers to man the gaint caterpillar and some props coming - I star as the guy who's hand turns to broccoli

sargon888 - Glad you like it!! Thanks

raultabajara - You are so right, no oven can bake it, that is why we are trying a large fork and giant fake caterpillars

Renderspud - Hum, evil Veggie Tale characters, I was going for little shop of horrors mixed with the giant praying mantis movie but with an much lower budget, but glad you like it!!!

WyattHarris - Wow, so glad you like it!!

Korendo
01-24-2010, 02:36 AM
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Half baked!

Richard3d
01-24-2010, 03:22 AM
That's really funny, can't wait to see this one completed.

Antropus
01-25-2010, 07:05 PM
I heard broccoli is good for you but I hate those things! So, your concept works perfectly on me. I mean, how can you eat something that smells like fart and is also shaped like a cartoon fart? Crazy!
I'm already scared of this green monster... but can't wait to see more!!! :argh:

-Kris

WyattHarris
01-25-2010, 07:44 PM
I mean, how can you eat something that smells like fart and is also shaped like a cartoon fart? Crazy!
Lol, best quote in a long time!

So the little broccoli is a guy in a suit. I think that makes more sense. :D

Korendo
01-26-2010, 01:43 AM
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The pilot mutates, broccoli florets made of tennis balls cut in half fool all but the most astute. Our damsel still has a Popeye arm and needs a lot of work.

Paperboy
01-26-2010, 06:29 PM
Love the monstrous Broccoli idea, good one! :D

Korendo
01-27-2010, 02:13 AM
Mr. Korendo,

We at the National Broccoli Growers Association (NBGA) are quite upset with your deplorable representation of broccoli. We spend a considerable amount of money on promoting the benefits of broccoli. We implore you to change to some other vegetable or fruit. You have been placed in our National Enemy of Broccoli Watch List until such time as you see fit to stop this outrageous depiction of broccoli.

Signed NBGA Committee
________________
Dear National Broccoli Growers Association,

Sorry about the bad spin on broccoli but running a very low budget production studio you should appreciate that broccoli was on sale when the production started. I meant no harm. Are you in need of a de-motivational speaker, perhaps I could shed a foul stench on alpha sprouts?

Thank you for your consideration,
Korendo

Korendo
01-27-2010, 02:41 AM
Danko - Thanks for checking by

Richard3d - Glad you like it

Antropus - thanks but I have to keep it hush-hush on the broccoli smell, already have the National Broccoli Growers Association after me don't want the health department moving my broccoli

WyattHarris - Wyatt you got it, I thinking it will look cheesier with a obvious costume

Paperboy - thanks

figueroa
01-27-2010, 03:03 AM
Love the idea and your starting pics. Keep it up

Pegahoul
01-27-2010, 03:12 AM
haha this one's going to be fun. I like brocoli, I like the layout. The man with broccoli hand and the fork is just awesome.

BUZZFX
01-27-2010, 05:32 AM
Haa Awesome Ralph! This is very funny and a good idea. Keep those brocollis coming!

Bran
01-27-2010, 06:15 AM
i like cartoon farts, and i like broccoli. :buttrock:

broccoli for world domination! *sinister music*
looking out for the next steps! :thumbsup:

Ferx
01-27-2010, 08:16 PM
Hey Ralph!!

Relly great to see you in this challenge! :D

Like always fantastic and funny ideas, you have a great imagination and you are a cool story teller for sure. I simply love the Broccoli menace concept, ultra cool !!
Always is a pleasure to follow the development of your idea and the story line on it :D

Good luck and waiting for more updates. Cheers!! :beer:

RageOfAges
01-28-2010, 12:42 AM
Mr. Korendo,

We at the National Broccoli Growers Association (NBGA) are quite upset with your deplorable representation of broccoli. We spend a considerable amount of money on promoting the benefits of broccoli. We implore you to change to some other vegetable or fruit. You have been placed in our National Enemy of Broccoli Watch List until such time as you see fit to stop this outrageous depiction of broccoli.

Signed NBGA Committee
________________
Dear National Broccoli Growers Association,

Sorry about the bad spin on broccoli but running a very low budget production studio you should appreciate that broccoli was on sale when the production started. I meant no harm. Are you in need of a de-motivational speaker, perhaps I could shed a foul stench on alpha sprouts?

Thank you for your consideration,
Korendo

Omg that is way too funny. I almost had a seizure as I laughed and then coffee came out my nose and onto my keyboard.

-rage

LightSovereign
01-28-2010, 03:23 AM
Mr. Korendo,

We at the National Broccoli Growers Association (NBGA) are quite upset with your deplorable representation of broccoli. We spend a considerable amount of money on promoting the benefits of broccoli. We implore you to change to some other vegetable or fruit. You have been placed in our National Enemy of Broccoli Watch List until such time as you see fit to stop this outrageous depiction of broccoli.

Signed NBGA Committee
________________
Dear National Broccoli Growers Association,

Sorry about the bad spin on broccoli but running a very low budget production studio you should appreciate that broccoli was on sale when the production started. I meant no harm. Are you in need of a de-motivational speaker, perhaps I could shed a foul stench on alpha sprouts?

Thank you for your consideration,
Korendo

ooh i'd so print and frame that for the wall, It cracks me up how they wish for you to find another vegetable to slander, they should be united on all fronts, not just broccoli hahahaha, but isn;'t this interesting, you never know who is just passing by..

LucasLicata
01-28-2010, 03:58 AM
Love the shoes, nice work

iconoplast
01-28-2010, 04:14 AM
I want some 50s style airplanes attacking with a giant kitchen fork . ... Maybe a truck with a salt shaker on it.
These two touches completely sell this as far as I'm concerned. Brilliant plan, I can hardly wait to see more!

Stokto
02-02-2010, 10:12 PM
This broccoli is A BOMB.
Like it!
It should have some airplanes with hot boiling water just, to boil it, like fire planes...
Or a horde of hungry bunnies :D

Korendo
02-03-2010, 02:29 AM
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Background Photo Credit - Charice Shallamer, taken in Krakow Poland

figueroa - thanks I am still brewing on the idea
Pegahoul - thank you for the words of encouragement
BuzzFX - Yes my friend I am working on broccoli but soon to reveal other sinister players!
Bran - Yes we both like broccoli, that's for sure
Ferx - Soooo good to have in on this
RageOfAges - If you think that was funny- out of nowhere this guy with an accent throws a big pie full of slimy stuff at me, luckily it just missed.
LightSovereign - yes united together with broccoli

Korendo
02-03-2010, 02:37 AM
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This is the beginning of Weed- hydra a flying weed monster thing

Zekki
02-03-2010, 02:48 AM
Haha, really funny and nice Concept.
Allready Billy Blaze knew it, vegetables are evil...
http://www.commander-keen.com/screenshots/keen7/1.gif

cant wait to see it done.
Zekki

Korendo
02-03-2010, 02:55 AM
Department of Tourism

Korendo,

Our beautiful town of Krakow is a beautiful and peaceful place. You show this as place with crazy monsters and crazy people. No one will want come here for vacation if they worry about crazy people attacking them or smelly vegetables all over the place. Perhaps you get broccoli pie in your face?

Razellia Kappoloinksy,

Minister of Tourism_________________________



That explains the slimy green pie from the guy with the accent, just saw him again while walking the dog, considering a different background photo location - Korendo

makaron
02-03-2010, 02:55 AM
Hellu

I never been found of broccoli, but I´ll think Im going to love it from now on.. this is funny stuff :)
well done..

Ferx
02-03-2010, 06:11 AM
Hey Ralph,

Can be really difficult to found a new location for your movie :D

But you can convince the authorities telling them that a portion of profits from the film will be for the city (a lie, but the thing is to hook them) and ultimately the city will be known as the home of giant mutant broccoli. Not every city can have that honor. If this will not help, you can call the mutant broccoli and film the real action of the destruction of the city. If the city wants to collect damages, they can try to settle with Mr. Broccoli. :D

Korendo
02-04-2010, 01:55 AM
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But even with the help of Weed-hydra can we hope to stop the Broconator?

RageOfAges
02-04-2010, 05:59 AM
Lol great stuff. I checked out your portfolio. Totally dig the hummingbird all slouched in his lazy boy. Made me chuckle. Your imagination is wacky.

cheers

-rage

Korendo
02-06-2010, 12:54 AM
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Photo credit landscape titles Death Vally by Khem on Flicker

Korendo
02-06-2010, 12:59 AM
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Primordial Pod, Photo by Korendo - me, The pilot thickens I hope.

Korendo
02-06-2010, 01:15 PM
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The age old b-movie conflict between pineapple monsters and broccoli monsters. While the sun goddess provide guidance. Both photos by me.

LiZhu
02-06-2010, 02:10 PM
I like your idea, and the vegtable figure is very interesting. I think the details (like the materials of pineapple) added , made the character better, keep it up.

Korendo
02-06-2010, 06:32 PM
Zekki - Yes, as the ancients predicted vegetables are evil...

Makaron - Inner piece is found with broccoli

Ferx - The site I had was just too limiting for the epic battle that is coming

RageOfAges - Thank you so much my friend

LiZhu - You are so right about the details, I want to keep it like a movie scene

bboymr
02-07-2010, 04:36 PM
Hey way to go you are the only person that I have seen so far who is doing mutated vegetables. I hope you do not mind that I will also be doing vegetables. I will stay away from your style as much as possible. I really like your work so far, keep up the good work.

Korendo
02-07-2010, 05:23 PM
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Latest WIP, some elements are placeholders as I build the cast. Need the fainting women being carried by a broccoli monster, a new main broccoli monster and maybe redo the pineapple monster.

LightSovereign
02-07-2010, 07:34 PM
Thats improved over the other composition, Much better setting imho. I think the egg whisk is possible the most futile effort against those giants..A fun image..well done

Marley

Nemoriko
02-07-2010, 11:49 PM
Great :-) Idea, i love the Giant Angry Broccoli ;)

Korendo
02-10-2010, 02:43 AM
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WIP - added a draft Broccoli Monster carrying Barbie, there may be a budding romance there. Touched up the broccoli tree in the foreground. Working on the center element.

Ferx
02-10-2010, 11:48 PM
Hey Ralph,

Cool new characters :D The confrotantion between Monster Broccoli and Monster Pineapple, can be an autentic clash of mega titans and the born of a new type of pizza :D I can see that Barbie is really happy on the arms of the mutant broccoli.... hey is Ken Broccoli !! :D I understand now.

Cool work! and waiting for more updates! Cheers!! :beer:

Korendo
02-11-2010, 02:44 AM
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WIP - added the Cosmic Oracle Thing made from a baby seed pod thing inside a magnolia flower (from a relatives yard). Still may add some atomic particle broccoli flying around. If I knew it was going to snow this much I would have done the Attack of the Abominable Snow Broccoli.

Korendo
02-13-2010, 12:15 AM
bboymr /Iain - It is an honor to have someone else warn our fellow earthlings of the vegetable scourge. You might want to add your - B-movie link, so it is easier to follow your entry. (To add a link to your signature block click on the Welcome Back bboymr on the right upper side of a CGS page, at the first link edit your signature block etc.) Look forward to seeing your monster veggies!

LightSovereign/ Marley - Thank you, I agree the new composition lets me add more fun elements

Nemoriko/ Dennis -Thanks

Ferx / Fernando - After the broccoli pineapple battle there will be many new and exciting recipes. And yes you are correct Ken has been turned to broccoli but is small guy in the background.

Korendo
02-13-2010, 01:50 AM
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WIP - remodeled, photographed, isolated and retouched the Giant Pineapple Monster. Recently found and really love the PhotoShop Black and White filter, it has some nice controls.

Korendo
02-14-2010, 09:25 PM
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WIP - fixed up the main Broccoli Monster and some made adjustments to the composition.

Ferx
02-14-2010, 09:58 PM
Hey Ralph,

Totally cool image. Love the expression of the giant monster broccoli :D And pineapple is fantastic. That monsters would be wrestling superstars :D . Ken chasing the mutant broccoli that takes away the girlfriend (Barbie), is a great detail. (The evil-minded say it was by choice, that Ken would not change Barbie´s pink buggy for a Ferrari ) :D

Cool work and waiting for the more awaited fight of the year! :D Cheers!! :beer:

tuminski
02-15-2010, 05:07 AM
hehehe...
you are brilliant.!!
you beat my Trashilla !!
your humor is much better !!
keep going...i want to see it finished...!
guy with broccoli instead of hand..is sooo.. good !!
all monsters are fantastic !!!

Noodlz
02-15-2010, 06:34 AM
Loving this, a true nightmare scenario, nice job on the characters! :applause:

Korendo
02-15-2010, 03:27 PM
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WIP - refined Barbee used the Photoshop Black and White filter this time for a lot more control (when converting color images). Added nuclear cooling towers (which I used to pass on my way to my Grand Parents former address) and an atomic symbol circling a levitated stalk of broccoli to imply the origin of the broccoli monster. Also added a wolf spider, in real life he was about 3.5 inches long. Going to work on some buildings and maybe a sexy Bok Choy lady. Thank you for viewing, comments welcome.

Korendo
02-15-2010, 11:02 PM
Hi Fernando - Thanks for your comments. The rep for the broccoli monster has been getting requests for wrestling appearances.

Jacek - Thank you for your kind words and praise. Remember veggies and fruit come and go but garbage cans monsters are forever!

Sean - Thanks.

hanzen
02-16-2010, 12:44 PM
This must be an early production of Albert R. Broccoli way before the James Bond Movies. ;)
keep it up!

Korendo
02-17-2010, 02:34 AM
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WIP - the old flip trick some minor tweaks here and there

LiZhu
02-17-2010, 10:57 AM
you combined creative imagination and humor. keep it up.

Korendo
02-20-2010, 03:18 AM
Hi Hanzen - You are right Albert's ghost is helping to direct this shoot.

LiZhu - Thank you for you comments

Ferx
02-20-2010, 11:24 PM
Hey Ralph,

Totally cool!! :D Great touch with the nuclear plant, and Barbie looks more than happy in the arms of that mutant broccoli ( who might be broccoli? hahahahahahaha :D). Love the oracle design, great!
Perhaps you can add some smoke and destruction in the city ... or a lot of pineapple and broccoli salad :D

Cool work. Cheers!! :beer:

Artisan-Hawks
02-22-2010, 06:31 PM
Great idea, I think you have a few good things going on with this idea. Perhaps not adding to much into the image would make the things you have put into it stand out more. It seems like this image can be allot of fun to create, he he he he!:arteest:

Korendo
02-24-2010, 12:49 AM
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WIP - Greetings, just a lot of clean up and tweaks

Korendo
02-28-2010, 10:38 PM
Out of the loop for a while. My car was hit in the driver side door so I glad am I have fortified myself with Pineapple goodness. The other driver may have been driving under the influence of angry broccoli.

Hi Fernando - Thanks again for your fine comments.

Hi Christopher - Good point about a single focus. I have been thinking about that a lot. On one hand I want to tell key elements of a story without words and I want it to be interesting and fun. I have moved the landscape down a little and recomposed the image to add more emphasis on the giant angry broccoli. It is a cluttered image but kind of like a replay of parts of a bad movie. I also tried a vertical format to make the giant angry broccoli really big but it just did not seem to work. I like the horizontal format it is like a TV or movie image.


Thanks for the comments.

Korendo
02-28-2010, 10:38 PM
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WIP - Greetings, some compositional changes and updated the foreground broccoli carrying Barbee and repainted the airplane

Spyone
03-03-2010, 01:45 AM
Bonjour Ralph,

Love your sense of humour, can’t wait to see this piece completed.

Korendo
03-03-2010, 03:08 AM
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More WIP, want to only use my photos so making the background out of scraps of images I took. Need to paint some funky helicopters. Added some knifes and pepper shakers need to shrink them and do some resizing etc.

Ferx
03-03-2010, 04:31 AM
Hey Ralph,

The new sky looks great, works really cool with the image and puts more depth on it. :thumbsup:
The new expression for the broccoli that carries Barbee is really nice. Great details on your concept.
Looking forward for more updates. Cheers!!! .... with a "piña colada" :D :beer:

LightSovereign
03-03-2010, 08:00 AM
Yea that sky looks far better, really supports the big monsters very well, especially like the lighting for the pineapple..Love the various table utensils flying around. I can just imagine the big broccoli sneezing after being pepper shaked. Working a treat, korendo!!

Marley

Korendo
03-07-2010, 05:37 PM
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WIP - Requesting your comments to see if the extra pepper shaker should stay or not.

Thank for your comments and for viewing.

Ferx
03-07-2010, 05:55 PM
Hey Ralph,


I vote for (A). I think the image without the extra pepper shaker work really well.

You are having really great fun with this image my friend :D Cheers!! :beer:

Korendo
03-07-2010, 09:09 PM
Marley - Thanks for the comment.

Fernando - Thanks for your suggestions. You are right I am having a great time working on this image, it's been long, long time since I last worked on a photographic based image making.

Korendo
03-07-2010, 09:21 PM
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Almost there just cleaning up. Comments welcome. Thanks for looking.

Ferx
03-08-2010, 05:52 AM
Hey Ralph,


Nice, like the atmospher that are coming from the image, you have really strong and interesting elements on your image, a cool magical mistery tour :D

Perhaps you can add a fog layer from the city to the background hills to gain in deep for the image and look more far the giant broccoli, Mr. Pineapple and the city, now the elements in the image look a bit in the same plane.

Maybe yo can add contrast for the foreground elements. If you guide by the sun light over the sky the light is coming from the right and back side of the background, perhaps some casting shadows and more contrast on the broccoli and the man on the left side of the image can help to put more distance and enviroment effect on the image. ( Are you the guy of the image? :D)

I dont know if giant broccoli can grab some airplane or building in one hand, think that can be a nice touch (more than a critic is a wish... hahahahaha :D)

Cool work, love that broccoli mutants ! Cheers!! :beer:

Korendo
03-09-2010, 02:04 AM
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Hi Fernando - you brought up some great points. I did increase the contrast in the foreground images, and added just a touch of fog, it is an improvement. The giant broccoli looking far away is mostly a fluke in the tonality of the stalk. The cityscape is meant to look like a flat cutout and the other buildings are plastic toys going for a toy train set look. So it is a odd push/ pull between wanting to make a convincing reality and a obvious fake. Thanks again, now go get painting!

Korendo
03-10-2010, 03:00 AM
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It is quite hard to draw or type with my hand made out of broccoli. And its making a mess of the keyboard.

mdavid
03-11-2010, 09:29 PM
Well this just shows you - broccoli has such a wholesome reputation but now I've learned they have a dark side. Who'd have guessed? It's insights like these that keep me coming back to this forum. Marvellous thread - I love the look of that dude in front with the broccoli hand. Your whole concept just screams 'B-movie' and I'd like to think that financiers and production moguls are rushing to arrange pre-production meetings even as I type this. Those kitchen implements in the air look wonderful too. Very funny and strangely logical too. Bravo!

Korendo
03-16-2010, 02:46 AM
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Software: Photoshop

Invasion of the Giant Angry Broccoli! A worker at a nuclear plant finds his wife only packed a head of broccoli in his lunch box, in a fit of rage he throws it in the reactor. Now the Broccoli grows gigantic and is angry. It attacks the town. All who are not crushed by it are turned into broccoli monsters themselves. One of these smaller broccoli monsters carries off a beautiful lady. Alien eyeball plant things seem to be communicating with the broccoli monsters. Somehow the radioactive broccoli monsters have made dinosaurs appears, possibly by a time space wormhole. This madness has gone far enough the army is called out but even they are having a hard time so they summon the Pineapple monster (Pineappia) who with the help of the army confronts the giant angry broccoli monster in a final showdown. Mean while the guy controlling one helicopter got this arm in the shot, but it is only for a few frames so no one will notice (wish we had a bigger budget so we could reshoot that scene).

Korendo
03-16-2010, 02:48 AM
It has been great fun and very stimulating interacting with so many extremely talented and hardworking artist from around the world.

My main inspiration was B-movies I remember from my childhood. To me the best B-movies were in Black and White and were so cheaply produced that they were sometimes funny. I wanted my image to be consistent with those old movies, so I stuck with black and white photography in a horizontal format. The giant broccoli is the main element with the cluster of related elements as different scenes of this story. I could have added many more elements but the image was getting a bit busy.

Credits - My daughter Sianna took the photo of me with a broccoli hand under my direction. Standing in the back yard with a broccoli hand, time was a issue (to reduce calls to social workers) I figured she could do it quicker that using the timer and tripod.

I painted the airplane and helicopters not wanting to have copyright issues and not having any shots like that in my inventory. The monsters faces were also painted with no reference. The background is made of photo elements I took.

walrus
03-16-2010, 01:44 PM
That is just totally cheesy! :D I love the details - the shot of you with the "hand turned into broccoli" is hysterical in its... um... lack of budget. Nice work! :thumbsup:

Ferx
03-16-2010, 09:17 PM
Hey Ralph,

Totally cool concept. Love your awesome talent for tell story in a great way, with a lot of humor and cleverness :D
I enjoy this magical mysterious tour and have a great fun following the development of this image. For sure this concept has two of the greatest monsters ever for a B-Movie, The Giant Angry Broccoli and Pineappia ( The giant pineapple) :cool:. I specialy love your photo, mutating on a evil radioactive broccoli, the gesture is fantastic :D Like a lot that feel of a toy-miniature scene , puts a totally low budget production touch.

You have a great fun with this image for sure, and was a great fun to see you having a lot of fun hahahaha, funtastic!! .. hahahaha :D ( no more beer for me.... hahahahaha)

Congratulations for this beautiful and funny image!! Cheers my friend!! .... yes time for a lot of beer and a lot of tequila shots!! ( and a pizza of broccoli with pineapple :D) ... :beer:

mdavid
03-17-2010, 03:02 AM
Excellent finish! I love your story too. That bit about how it all started is fantastic and teaches me how the future of the world is so easily dependant on packing the right lunch - something I've long suspected but now seen proven here. And that giant broccoli makes a truly superb B-Movie monster. Your final image is great fun, looks beautiful and has enough cool stuff happening in it to reward repeated viewing. Bravo!

Bergquist
03-17-2010, 05:00 AM
Hey Ralph,

I love the look you've gone for! Its hilarious!

I especially love the guy's hand made of broccoli, hehehe

I have to say, I did enjoy the flying... girls? with the vegetable wings

Cheers! :beer:

Korendo
03-18-2010, 02:30 AM
Walrus – Yes my friend this image is cheesy in essence, a reflection of cheesy B-movies, many so cheap they had stick figure posters. The target B-moves was black and white movies shown on TV in the 60s, e.g. alien monster-brains with strings in clear view. Cheesiness is the metaphor of the drama and humor in this image. The uncomfortable arm shown at the top of the image helps to dispel all doubt this is a low budget effort. It has been a real treat interacting with you. Glad you like it. Thanks once more for your comments.

Fernando – You are one very busy guy and talented guy. Thanks for all the encouragement and insights, you are a real art sprit.

Mark - You are so right, the lunch connection when accented with broccoli and radiation can only lead to a giant monster packed with nutrition. Makes one ponder. Thanks for your comments and encouragement!

Aaron - Thanks for taking the time to stop by and for your comments.

gedomenas
03-18-2010, 11:11 AM
Unique entry :) Good job man.

Korendo
03-19-2010, 01:35 AM
Imperioli - thanks for your kind comments.

archaeotect
03-20-2010, 05:38 PM
Congratulations! Very funny and original image. If I had to chose a favourite aspect it would probably be the broccoli kidnapping the barbie doll, because its expression is the most evil and it emphasizes the confusing scale of the elements. But the shot of your mutating hand and the two giant monsters are extremely silly (in a good way), too. Good to see I'm not the only black and white entry!

Korendo
03-21-2010, 02:51 AM
Hi Fellow Ralph - Thank you for your kind comments. The scale is based on the script, the giant broccoli either squashes or converts all humans into smaller human sized broccoli monsters.

AlphaDDC07
03-21-2010, 06:19 AM
Hey you've got a great imagination lol, I can see all the parents loving this

Korendo
03-21-2010, 06:39 PM
David - You are so right we must eat more broccoli before it eats us. I would have loved to have a 3D flying saucer like the really cool one you made. But my old workstation died a month before this contest started and I had just got my new PC and 2D application working when this contest started. My old 3D programs do not seem to work with the 64 bit operation system. Anyway thanks for your comments!

AlphaDDC07
03-21-2010, 09:36 PM
I had the same problem with the workstation I was using the motherboard just died, I had loads of work to finish off, includung the CG challenge. My las t one was years old and needed to be replaced anyway. Now have a quad core and loving it!!!

Keep up the good work!!

Korendo
03-28-2010, 12:59 AM
If you are reading this E-mail you are part of the resistance. You are far more important than you know. Many have all been tested in this completion with our manifest visions and dreams. There may be dark storms and desolate deserts ahead, but at least here we can share our visions and ideas. It has be fun and a honor.

There is no fate but what we make happen, except when our PCs crash or other dumb things happen! Well it time to say...hay, what's that broccoli smell? (house shaking ....sparks shoot from computer and screen fades to black)

Andias
03-29-2010, 10:49 AM
very nice and funny
the eyes of big broccoli is very scary :surprised
Good luck Korendo!

Cheers

Korendo
03-29-2010, 11:37 PM
Andias - Thanks, best of luck to you too!

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