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truedeja
03-20-2011, 08:01 AM
hello all, this is my Dominance war WIP thread.

In addition to updating the thread i will be posting the latest progress at the top here:
WIP:
http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/189/conceptcs.jpg

http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/5844/wipthumbnails.jpg
http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/1954/wipshoulders.jpg

good luck all, go CGSociety!!! :beer:

truedeja
03-21-2011, 04:26 AM
hey all, posting some sketches and thumbnails ideation type stuff of stuff of where i am at right now.

id love to hear feedback if you feel like it.

http://forums.cgsociety.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=160434&stc=1
http://forums.cgsociety.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=160435&stc=1

truedeja
03-21-2011, 04:29 AM
another one, sorry forgot about this one, kind of the most recent version.

http://forums.cgsociety.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=160436&stc=1

CGRam
03-21-2011, 05:44 AM
nice concept
best of luck with the Godess of Nature :cool:

GaeasHerald
03-21-2011, 07:45 AM
Stunning designs dude! Particulary like the second one of the first batch, and the third of the latest one. ;) Best of luck.

Darkonerster
03-21-2011, 01:07 PM
Brilliant concept! I like the first one left in your newest concept and would merge it with the flying array/wings design from your first concept and replace it with leaves. They could also serve as a weapon more or less. Keep up the great work!

truedeja
03-25-2011, 08:31 AM
hey all!

so here are some more thumbnail type designs. ive switched gears now and am trying to convey the power and beauty thing with more of a queen sorceress type vibe rather than a tree mech suit :p

so please let me know what you think.
http://forums.cgsociety.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=160567&stc=1

kogen
03-25-2011, 09:29 AM
Harr... now I see we had similar thoughts...but I guess that's the nature of the theme. Anyways, doesn't matter I hope we won't end up arguing who had this or that idea first (will post my concept soon (and I will stick to the "tree-suite"). I really like your concepts especially number 2 of the new ones, the crown is very majestetic. Since I had the same problems keep an eye on the pelvic area cause the green-grass-stuff below her belly button easily looks like pubes coming up her belly :D

LOLIverrr
03-25-2011, 02:57 PM
This is right up my street!
My favourite is the bottom left of the 'sorceress' look. If it was me, id combine the torso of the bottom right with that one next.
Will definitely keep my eye on this!

truedeja
03-26-2011, 07:49 AM
thanks LOLIverrr for the input and feedback!

and also thanks a lot CGRAM

thanks GaeasHerald for the feedback and suggestions

Darkonerster thanks dude!


im glad you are liking it so far.

here is more updated thumbnail design ideas. I feel like im lacking more and more recently, so im going to take a bit of a break for tonigh.

I'd love to hear what you all think.

Larger version Click HERE (http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/9156/thumbnails03.jpg)
http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/9156/thumbnails03.jpg
Larger version Click HERE (http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/9156/thumbnails03.jpg)

danielstultz
03-27-2011, 01:09 PM
These are rad thumbs, man. I feel like the rose idea works well graphically, but the tree idea is a more powerful statement. Does that mean anything to you?
Nice gurls, btw.

speranza87
03-28-2011, 12:03 AM
Sketches are great, Love your designs! I really like how you incorporate the rose as a "head-dress" I'll be following your progress and can't wait to see what comes of which ever design you decide to go with! Good luck!

truedeja
03-28-2011, 07:44 AM
Daniel - Thanks for the feedback. the strength part of strong and beautiful is what im struggling most with. I felt that putting a girl in a big tree suit just felt like too short of a step to take, and was a little too literal in a direction im not sure i want to go with. as well as distracting i feel from a strong and powerful woman not just a powerful suit.

Speranza - Hey man, thank you for the feedback, hopefully i can bust something good out!

ok CGSociety, help me out!

here is my latest version, not all of the ideas are put in, i hope to not give you the wrong impression or waste time with such a wip. But i am not sure of what works anymore, which way is up!!! :banghead:
so i wanted to show you all this in its unfinished (and barley started) state to get a feel of your impressions and hear your input.

things to keep in mind: She will have strong arm piece like before, like a gnarley spikey tree, but with a lyrical sort of art nouveau bending vines down the middle.
again sorry for asking you guys about such an unfinished thing, but i gotta get to modeling and i feel my brain derailing!
http://img816.imageshack.us/img816/8463/naturesketch04.jpg

Jstyle
03-28-2011, 10:17 AM
oeeeeee? rose is cool!! wonderful

Jstyle
03-28-2011, 10:18 AM
oeeeeee? rose is cool!! wonderful

Jstyle
03-28-2011, 10:21 AM
oeeeee! rose is cool!! wonderful

MFTituS
03-28-2011, 11:55 PM
another interesting piece i will watch ;) i liked the version with all the tree features the most.
from your new thumbs nr 6 and 7 are looking cool.
i just would take care that she doesn't look too much like an "ordinary" elfish magician. upper part is nice but bottom part too generic.

nevertheless cool stuff!

harlequin02
03-29-2011, 03:46 AM
Wow awesome crazy idea, love the rose head !

truedeja
03-29-2011, 05:36 AM
alright guys, thanks for the feedback. im getting a sense of what you are all liking and am going to be up all night tonight to get something done!

jcarl904
03-29-2011, 02:25 PM
I really like your concept and where it's heading. I can't wait to see it in 3D.

chandramohansahani
03-29-2011, 02:58 PM
Nice concept dude .................


Dominance War V (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=330&t=968109)

JayuLL1
03-30-2011, 10:32 PM
wow cool thumbs,
I like the tree concept, having a human figure fused to the tree could be interesting.

Nethermind
03-31-2011, 05:46 AM
Although I do like sketch 2 and 6 of the most recent I much prefer direction of the initial sketches, particularly the third posted image. It was very otherworldly but had a lot of strong natural grace and beauty...especially that pose and angle.

There will be a lot of entries of humanoids in dressed up garb, so be sure to keep it as unique as you can.

good work.

mgriebner
03-31-2011, 08:11 AM
thumb 6 with the rose is neat to me because it is cool but also could be seen as an object (the top of a cloak or something) so it has a reason to be there.

TerryTrefry
03-31-2011, 05:13 PM
Very nice work. I like the way as in nature she seems to still be growing and evolving.

donbovs
04-04-2011, 01:53 PM
Love the flower(s) on the head. looks amazing so far

truedeja
04-10-2011, 02:52 AM
hey all, so i took what you all said and put it in the thinker a bit. this is what im calling my final sketch of now, ive tried to incorperate elements i felt you and i felt were working into a more mystical strong other worldly character and less of a boring like witch or something. so im roughing this stuff in zbrush and ill post that in a bit to get your feedback on what it looks like in 3d. thanks!
http://img847.imageshack.us/img847/4397/naturesketch06.jpg
bigger version (http://img847.imageshack.us/img847/4397/naturesketch06.jpg)

truedeja
04-10-2011, 08:35 PM
hello hello. so here is my mockup. everything is pretty much there sept for some odds and ends maybe. but let me know what u think.
from here im planning to do a paintover and try to get as far with realizing the design in 2d so i can confidently finish the 3d. right now a lot is relying on how this is executed so experimenting in photoshop will be cool. if you have any ideas let me know.
bigger version (http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/8562/naturesculptwip02.jpg)
http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/8562/naturesculptwip02.jpg
bigger version (http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/8562/naturesculptwip02.jpg)

truedeja
04-18-2011, 05:20 AM
hi all. sooooo not so much progress as i wanted but here ya go
http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/1346/domwarpo.jpg

im gonna start sharpening sections up now cuz im burning out on trying to figure the design out. so hopefully once parts are actually flushed out others will make more sense in context and so on...

Velkin
04-22-2011, 05:35 AM
I wonder what materials are? Wood? Stone?

truedeja
05-07-2011, 11:58 PM
updates! thanks everyone for showing interest in my entry and stickin with it and giving me feedback. This is getting to be a crunch now but i felt a major redesign or at least major thought needed to be injected in my entry. So after dozens of little thumbs and doodles and studies I've ended up with a character that i am really excited about so please let me know what you think.
i'll be leaving these concepts on the front to as kind of a chronicle, these are few concepts arranged to make my train of thought make a little sense visually.

http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/5844/wipthumbnails.jpg
http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/1954/wipshoulders.jpg
http://img864.imageshack.us/img864/6549/wipsculpt01e.jpg

salki
05-08-2011, 03:09 AM
Man I really dig your art! Really liking the direction this is going, do you think you will finish in time?

truedeja
05-08-2011, 10:27 AM
i really hope so! so for now i'll say damn right i'm gonna finish.

salki
05-08-2011, 03:56 PM
Right on brotha! Keep on truckin' then, I would really love to see this finished!

Nethermind
05-08-2011, 06:14 PM
beautiful new design concepts!

mad-one
05-08-2011, 07:10 PM
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Qute a turn around! ^^
I hope you manage to make it in time.
It's looking awsome.

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<Dominance War V - 3D Character Entry> (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=330&t=969213)

truedeja
05-11-2011, 05:53 PM
4 days 22 hours, design finished, hi poly 20%. IS THIS STILL POSSIBLE!?

http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/189/conceptcs.jpg

truedeja
05-11-2011, 05:58 PM
extended 7 days!

mad-one
05-11-2011, 11:19 PM
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Now you have plenty of time extra! I am counting on seeing this one done now so you know. :)

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<Dominance War V - 3D Character Entry> (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=330&t=969213)

blackneko
05-12-2011, 11:46 PM
I really love your designs.I'll be following your progress

truedeja
05-13-2011, 01:13 AM
thanks all, i should have the hi poly all blocked out before i sleep today. any feedback on the design, or things you dont like or would like to see to make her badass would be realy helpful. man im running behind!

thanks again

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