View Full Version : CGChallenge XXVII - TEN - patrick schemat

10 October 2012, 12:47 PM
hi there, best luck to all :)

first idea:
a selfemployed math teacher in a far world showing the young ones how to count in different cultures. he points at the ten that is a special number.

10 October 2012, 08:34 PM
nice start there,can't wait to see what animation film you come up with.

10 October 2012, 08:57 PM
Great idea! An hi profile idea i think. It may be a great image. The concept you post is...intense.
Ps: forgive my english! I was away form the forum for while, and my E-skills are a bit rusty! start.


10 October 2012, 06:13 AM
nice start there,can't wait to see what animation film you come up with.

hi absorbentghost,
unfortunately it will be no animation but a 2d image :)

thank you - and regarding your english, it's ok for me ;)

it is only an idea, and currently i'm gathering information about "10" and thinking about a good perpective to transport the idea of the number that looks almost identical to our 'real' 10 clearly to the viewer.
also, there is a small addition written on the wall (II+II8=I0).
there will be some childs sitting around the teacher, one might count his fingers, another ones throws some coins (or other form of currency) in the teachers basket and others are staring on the wall with the written numbers. i like the idea of childs enjoying maths/numbers, perhaps because the teacher uses some fancy magic tricks while teaching. :D

and here the explanation of the numbers:
I (1) =1
II (1+1) =2
o (3) =3
Io (1+3) =4
IIo (1+1+3) =5
8 (3+3) =6
I8 (1+3+3) =7
II8 (1+1+3+3) =8
0 (9 or 'huge 3' or 3) =9
I0 (1+9) =10

10 October 2012, 10:59 AM

i tried to incorporate the 10 as a part of the image (marked in red), but i'm not sure that this could turn out good.
meanwhile working on other ideas.

10 October 2012, 05:44 PM
Hey Bran, if you ask me, I would say that this feels a bit forced. Don't try to hard with the 10. Make something fun for the viewer. Make him enjoy your approach. For me, math never was very entertaining in terms of " I want a movie (or a comic, etc) based on math!"
... but that's maybe just weird me. :shrug:


10 October 2012, 03:59 AM
Hi Bran,

I like this idea and found your number sytem interesting . I sort of agree with yakonusuke about "forcing' the 10 in the image but it is hard to say right now with the red lines, without the red lines it may be subtler I don't know... I am looking forward to your next update.

10 October 2012, 10:37 AM
This is looking like a great start. Can't wait to see more :)

10 October 2012, 12:13 PM
Hi! Cool new concept. I partially agree with yakonusuke. I think is not necessary to incorporate the number ten at any cost, anyway i dont find the way you did it as forceg. I like it al last.
Maybe i like more the first concept. In some ways look i can say...sacred. Just a question. Did you imagine your characters as humans or something different?


10 October 2012, 08:07 PM
thanks for the feedback, guys!
i try to push the 10 more in the background and leave it not that much plain.

Did you imagine your characters as humans or something different?
they are kinda humans, yep. :)

ah, and tomorrow i'll post idea no. 2 - its kind of funny stuff ;)

10 October 2012, 06:15 AM
idea no. 2:
"10 ep until level up!"

for sure almost every roleplayer had this situation:
coming back from a great adventure or battle, the game master gives experience points for the fulfilling - and one player shouts: "nooooooo! only 10 (or less) experience points until my character gets level x! are there any animals that provide some points around here?"
game master: "well, uh, there are some rabbits and rats and stuff like that, nothing serious around the city."
player: "damnit. my character gets his weapon and charges at all that moves here! need that level up!"
game master: *sigh*

hope you like it. :)
im thinking of inserting some hints to ten in the image, by example ten rats or a "1d10 + 10 against noobs" on the hammer. :D
first image i'll paint in this kind of exaggerated style, truly a challenge!

10 October 2012, 11:26 AM
started coloration of idea no 2 "10 ep until level up!" while trying to find idea no 3.

10 October 2012, 11:32 AM
eheheheheheh! very very very nice!

10 October 2012, 12:03 PM
last one is just great !! :bounce:

love it!!

cheers and good luck

10 October 2012, 03:04 PM
It's awesome and cool story and also brilliant work....Bran.Love it so much......... :buttrock:

10 October 2012, 07:31 PM
Yeah I remember that situation :D very anoying situation! I really like the idea and the concept of number 2. Like the FOV though I am not sure if it is not to extreme with the mountains rising up behind him ;) . Love the style on the rat !


10 October 2012, 10:43 PM
Like more the 2ed cartoon concept. so funny :wip:

10 October 2012, 11:17 PM
That second idea is hilarious. I can relate to that easily. There's a bunch games I've played where I had to do just that in order to level. The composition is really great too.

10 October 2012, 09:27 PM
Hilarious, I too vote for the 2nd idea.

10 October 2012, 11:37 PM
ummh....still not sure about what idea to vote for. I like both of them. :hmm:


10 October 2012, 11:01 AM
thanks for the replies, guys, i think the first idea's out for now. :)

anyway, a quick sketch for the third idea - a huge amount of story behind it. because ive not translated it into english yet, heres a short description for the image:

finally the surviving blacksmith master meets the tenth dragon. he hands the weapon to him and requests to finish the tenth piece of the sword (there will be nine dragons engraved and one empty space where the tenth will be placed). though it will cost the price of eternal life, the dragon agrees, a hint of triumph on his face. his gift will guarantee the safety for the realms that are about to be laid waste by war, but also will secretly unleash a sinister curse upon the weapon and all those who will touch its cold metal, bringing days of darkness - as he is the black dragon, it goes well with his plans.
(complete story ill post on the next couple of days)

hope you like it :)

10 October 2012, 02:38 PM
Idea no.1 remaindes me of Death Note anime, where
death gods can se numbers above head of each person and
tell their date of death.

11 November 2012, 09:46 AM
another doodle of idea no2:

11 November 2012, 11:30 AM
update idea no 3:
quick coloring

and doodles for the dragons already engraved in the sword:

11 November 2012, 07:11 AM
meanwhile refining idea no 2a ('TEN ep until level up!'), heres a closeup of the warriors face:

11 November 2012, 09:36 AM
Maaaan!Too many cool ideas!!! the doodle 2 is too funny! go for it!:bounce:
Great view angle and dynamism.


11 November 2012, 06:15 PM
hi guys,
dont know if i can finish the challenge.
today i was given notice because the company hasnt done well in the past months, and now i have to look out for a new job. :sad:

if i can find some time to continue the challenge, ill try to finish idea nr.2, because the "10 ep until level up!"-concept got most interest.

besides that, i wish you all the best.

11 November 2012, 07:28 AM
more mmo-rpg style!
now there is a progress bar for the experience points on the bottom (and the rat grabbing over it), a portrait of the warrior with display of his actual level and a minimap, where another rat rescues itself by trying to climb into it.

hope you like it!

11 November 2012, 10:06 AM
this is looking really good! the composition is awesome and love the wideangle lens feel.

sorry to hear about the company, I hope you come right ;(

11 November 2012, 05:22 PM
this is looking really good! the composition is awesome and love the wideangle lens feel.

sorry to hear about the company, I hope you come right ;(

yeah, thanks, it will be a hard time getting a new job.
and things are getting worse, because my private wacom got stolen, i can only use that at my working place during lunchbreaks - and that means, i'll have from now on 6h maximum left to finish this piece.
but theres a shimmer of hope - maybe i can buy the old wacom of a workmate if its not too expensive.

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