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11 November 2003, 04:52 AM
Well after sitting on this concept book for a year, I am going to make it available for download. The book was inspired by the love of my life, Janay. She has constantly been behind everything I do and I felt it was important to give something of my creative spirit back to her. The work was completed in the late summer of 2002, and was my first real attempt at illustrating a sequential set of 3D illustrations in the form of a story.

While I know the book could use improvement, I had to get it done in order to be done with it (i didn't want it to turn into yet another project).

So anyway, I hope you enjoy it. I gladly welcome your comments and critiques.

Get it here (544k .PDF):You Are Who You Are When You Are Who You Are (

Back to the doodling board. :drool:

11 November 2003, 05:23 AM
Hey that is pretty nice. :thumbsup:

I was thinking real cool - a childrens book with 3D illustrations....then I read this.

"Family gatherings are the reasons cousins live so far away"

I am ready for the holidays with that one. :D


11 November 2003, 05:30 AM
The cat is alsome policarpo. I guess you've had lots of long discussions on what sucks and what doesn't suck. :bounce:

11 November 2003, 05:47 AM

11 November 2003, 05:50 AM
How fun ! :buttrock: I'd love to do something like that sometime. What stands out to me is the fantastic colors in the renders (clouds in particular).

11 November 2003, 05:50 AM
Thanks for taking the time to check it out.

I hope you never look at Olives the same way.


Steve Warner
11 November 2003, 05:51 AM
:thumbsup: Nice work, Policarpo. :)

11 November 2003, 06:09 AM
Wow, that was very cool :thumbsup:

I love the stylized post effects!!!,

for some reason they remind me of those old tv shows where they would animate a cartoon in sand. Do you remember them? I know yours doesn't look like sand lol, I guess its the "classical" style that drew some parallels. Eitherway, Fantastic work :buttrock:

11 November 2003, 06:14 AM
very much in the style of boring3d which is certainly no bad thing. nicely done policarpo.

11 November 2003, 07:34 AM
Very nice Poli! :)

My Fault
11 November 2003, 07:36 AM
Woohoo, what a fun project! :beer:

Richard Brak
11 November 2003, 09:21 AM
Hi Poli,
Really like the simple design - would like to see a lot more of it.


11 November 2003, 09:24 AM
Very nice man, really cool and original idea and it really looks good. Keep us updated

11 November 2003, 09:25 AM
SUPER COOL:buttrock:
love the style :love:
love the idea :love:
love the fact that you posted it so we all can have a look :love:

11 November 2003, 09:36 AM
Hey, Policarpo: great stuff!
Love the style.

Maybe packaging it as a kid's calender, with changed images for winter, etc. (but with the great text) would make a publisher bite.
A kid's calender: haven't seen much of that.

11 November 2003, 10:26 AM
Great !! I loved the style (i'm a big fan of boring 3d and it's quite a similar style).
I'm not sure kids would like the "story", but i think they could like the designs and characters.

11 November 2003, 10:31 AM
nice, it's sincere and sweet.

11 November 2003, 11:29 AM
Awesome stuff Policarpo. I had the first page about kids and the page about kids and sugar as desktop backdrops for ages. They rang a chord in me as I have boisterous 3 and 6 year old kids. ( WAAAH! :cry: - only joking ;) )

11 November 2003, 11:40 AM
Originally posted by policarpo
Thanks for taking the time to check it out.

I hope you never look at Olives the same way.


BTW, have you seen the 2D illustration Oliver by Imphead?

edit: Olives have always creeped me out. Most likely the odor and the thought of someone forcing a piece of carrot into the olive and watching someone sucking it out seem risqué to me. I find women enjoy olives a lot more than men, which is also disturbing. :surprised

11 November 2003, 12:04 PM
saw the image on the front page and knew it had to be POLICARPO. read that article (believe it was lightwave) about your work and swooned. Looking awesome! You seem all set to take on Madonna with your children's book! :buttrock:

Nice to see CG that isn't all big breasted and sweaty.

11 November 2003, 12:16 PM
Some of the sentances really appealed to me, but I doubt that kids would feel the same way, so choose your audience more carefully.
The illustrations are awesome and will reach people at all ages.

11 November 2003, 12:59 PM
Policarpo, think your work is great. I've had the 'kids are usually confused after lots of sugar' pic as my background every other day ;)

Looks nice, hope to see some more stuff soon.


11 November 2003, 01:11 PM

this looks really nice
i know it was said before but i'll say it too
the style is great i really like the shading on everything :)

11 November 2003, 01:53 PM
Nice stuff. Have You tried to print this? Should look great on paper :)

11 November 2003, 02:51 PM
Policarpo, you have got to continue this, it is fantastic!!!

I think your style lends itself so well to a children’s book. It reminds me of a friendly Tim Burton animation :)

Don't stop their!!!

~ Art is much better when it flows from inside and is not pushed out ~

Thanks for stepping out and sharing it with us!!

11 November 2003, 02:53 PM
Thanks so much everyone. I appreciate the feedback.

azazel: yeah, printed it on a high end fiery, bound it and gave it as a gift last year.

thanks for all the great feedback...a children's calendar, now that's a great idea.

I haven't tried to pitch this before any publishers, because, well, I have no idea even where to start.

I may post Hi-Res stills of select pages if anyone is interested. I'll do the 3 most popular ones if any on is interested.

Thanks again everyone!

Mike Pauza
11 November 2003, 03:23 PM
Great work. I like the style as well.


11 November 2003, 03:40 PM
Great stuff polycarpo, its inpiring to see art done for a really good reason. I hope she liked it, thanks for sharing it with us.

11 November 2003, 04:00 PM
I really enjoyed that and agree with others. Do MORE!!!
As for HiRes images my first vote would be for 'Friends are the best when they believe in what you say' followed by the Olives. OK maybe the other way around I laughed at the Olives!

11 November 2003, 04:36 PM
I think its great, I good things to rember, and visual interesting peeps good work. k.i.u.



11 November 2003, 04:41 PM
Thank you for sharing this with us. It's truly a labor of love, and that is always cool. Way to go on the cat trying to be a dog, very funny.

11 November 2003, 05:10 PM
Looks like you have some of your "watercolor" post processing stuff in there. I love how your stuff looks like it's sculpted from nerf. How sweet it would be to live in a nerf world.

Really really nice.

11 November 2003, 05:16 PM
dude that was really cute, would make nice postcards, should sell some. I'd buy em. Great stuff!!!

Your in Austin.

Great to see fellow Austinites in the house. I'm in north Austin off Parmer LN.

11 November 2003, 05:31 PM
I've had the luxury to watch the pieces of this come together. I absolutely love the final product - full of love.

The characters say so much, without so much as a mouth.

Great work Poli.:thumbsup:

Kel Solaar
11 November 2003, 05:45 PM
Nice design, nice concept for something excellent :)

Facial Deluxe
11 November 2003, 06:01 PM
That is superb Poli :)
Hope She enjoyed ;)

11 November 2003, 06:03 PM
The illustrations are great stuff!!! Reminds me of children's book illustrator Lane Smith . . .inspiring!

11 November 2003, 06:34 PM
Nice images. I've always thought about doing this too. You just re-inspired me to do it again.

11 November 2003, 07:19 PM
Thanks again everyone. I like nothing better than to share my hard work with this great community! It helps me to keep motivated and continuing what I do.


Cheers to all of you!!

11 November 2003, 07:21 PM
Hey! Why's the evil kid always a redhead?
...ok, maybe we are all a little evil.:twisted:

Great work! :thumbsup:

11 November 2003, 07:31 PM
it ´s look really cool..
nice to see some fresh stuff ..
i like the children book !!!


11 November 2003, 08:07 PM
Cute stuff, man. Thanks for sharing! :thumbsup:

Floyd Kurio
11 November 2003, 08:16 PM
Poli, I’ve got to admit I was expecting to see your photoshop twist in the project, but then I realized the time frame involved would crate continuity issues . The illustrations work well for the subject matter and intended audience. I do think your new techniques will only enhance this type of work in the future. Looking forward to seeing more.

11 November 2003, 10:42 PM
Would like to see another book now with a more complicated story.

Keep us up-to-date with your plans.

11 November 2003, 01:27 AM
More, please.

11 November 2003, 03:28 AM
very cute...and stylish

11 November 2003, 03:34 AM
great! love the cat especially the comment
great stuff really love it congrats on the plug

11 November 2003, 03:40 AM
Cool, really cool. I like it.........

I also amd trying to write a childrens book, which I have the story all palyed out and the characters but am having touble getting it down in a fashion that will not bore kids with over writing and but not make them lose attention with to simple.

It is very hard thing to do, especialy tyring to introduce fun and exciting words, phrases and ideas. Kids are sponges and soak up everything, especialy fun catchy phrases and words.

They also love images and creativety and a young age gets there imagination juices going which either stay and grow as they age or fade away with the business of the daily grind and society.:scream: :) :buttrock:

11 November 2003, 07:22 AM
it's very nice!
Have you tried to send it to the bologna bookfair for the illustrators exhibition .
you should do it!

11 November 2003, 07:32 AM
i like :buttrock:

11 November 2003, 09:55 AM
That is a mountain of pure poestry.

I used to appreciate the artist. I now also appreciate the man.

Devotion to Policarpo.

11 November 2003, 11:30 AM

11 November 2003, 04:29 PM
Originally posted by Alouette
it's very nice!
Have you tried to send it to the bologna bookfair for the illustrators exhibition .
you should do it!

Sweet. Thanks for the info.

And thanks again everyone. I appreciate your comments and the time you took to look at my work. I really feel jazzed to get started on my next one.


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