View Full Version : CGChallenge XXVII: TEN - yakonusuke

10 October 2012, 05:37 PM
Hi all,

finally a new challenge! Have been waiting for so long.
I don't know how far I get, since I have no proper idea yet, but I'm in!

10 October 2012, 05:49 PM
yay, yakonusuke's in! :cool:

loved your night of the living geek back in the b-movie challenge, so i don't expect something less awesome :D - time for rock'n roll!

10 October 2012, 06:01 PM
Very nice looking art! wellcome in and good luck!


10 October 2012, 09:40 AM
Hey Jakob,

was still thinking about joining the challenge , but seeing you already participating makes me enter this right away :cool:

Good luck with your entry, see you around.

Btw. loved your "Steam noir"-book, thanks for the kind inscription.

10 October 2012, 06:50 AM
hey yakonusuke

nice concept.Good luck!

10 October 2012, 05:21 PM
Bran- ha, thanks, man!

OZ: thank you! Good luck to you!

Art: yay awesome Torsten, can't wait to see your magic unfold once again! Good luck to you, too!

My pleasure, glad you like it!

adib: thank you, but that's not the concept yet... going through a couple of ideas, but haven't found the one so far. And good luck to you!

10 October 2012, 11:09 PM
So here's my first concept!
Well, obviously it's a getaway, no need to explain much here, I think. I'm not sure about the perspective and the composition yet, also the cars , the environment and the the overall mood are all yet to be thought through... what I am sure about is, that this scene is happening in the U.S. because of the nice police cars and the speed limit sign, which is easily understood by most people, what's kind of essential for this challenge, though it's only a little joke on the side.
Later I'll try to implement more depth to the story of just getting away, but I have to find the right composition first.

10 October 2012, 11:26 PM
DAMN! Cool! The colours, the composition ( ;) know what you do!!!) and the mood in general are ...i repeat...sooo cool! great post m8!


10 October 2012, 01:24 AM
Very well drawn. Beautiful!

10 October 2012, 04:30 AM
Second Kevin and Oz, this one is looking amazing already.

10 October 2012, 03:57 PM
The composition on the left is totally awesome - but I'm not sure how well it would work on its own, as it's not an obvious one. Gonna keep an eye on this one.

10 October 2012, 04:25 PM
The composition on the left is totally awesome

i agree, watching it is like i am among the action that happens here!

the second image of course is very good, too, but i suggest to tilt the camera to increase the immersion.
curious which one yakonusuke favors :)

10 October 2012, 05:38 PM
Hey thank you guys!
Well, I now developed the left perspective further and chose the landscape format, I think that's the direction I'd like to go.
So here's the next step, still a bit messy, but getting closer to my vision.

10 October 2012, 11:06 AM
Hi Jakob,
might be more the image you envisioned in the first place, however it lacks the freshness end
speed of both your thumbnail sketches. I would suggest to definitely tilt the camera like bran wrote before and play around with perspectives , maybe use some 3D primitives in sketchup and so forth. Apart from that i think the idea is totally awesome.

10 October 2012, 11:47 AM
Nice lights, simple sketch, but already tells story,
think about some awesome details like a cigare in
drivers mouth.

Why is this muscle car made for rightside roads?

10 October 2012, 08:45 PM
I agree with Torsten - looks awesome but lacks the unique dynamism that the upside-down thumbnail sketch had!

12 December 2012, 11:45 AM
Firstly- Happy Holidays to you all!
Secondly- Due to some rearrangements in my personal life and other stuff I got a bit late with my update, but here it is now! :)

Hey Torsten, so right... the next day I immediately recognised it. So I went back to my initial idea. Thanks for the support! ...but where's your WiP?! 17 days to go, my friend.

ElviraArkanov: Thanks Elvira! The side of the steering wheel was a mistake I haven't noticed.

TeamBAR: Yepp, true! Thank you, too!

Now, here's the update.
Finally all story and concept strings are coming together now. But everything's still very WiP. And some more ideas aren't in yet.

The title is "MILL10NAIRS"

It's a Bonnie & Clyde type of pair which just robbed a casino in Las Vegas and obviously on a getaway. Very crazy, reckless and ready to risk everything to achieve their dreams and be together forever.

Here's one older step:

And the newest step:

01 January 2013, 10:29 PM
And another little step:
The motelsign with subliminal messages

01 January 2013, 11:32 AM
And some more details and refinements:

01 January 2013, 02:01 PM
The last one is awesome. Did you think about adding some splash of contrasting color? It could make it 'pop' much more.

01 January 2013, 07:12 PM
Azazel, yeah of course, colors are coming right now! :) And thanks!

I'll post the color steps all at once, it made no sense to me to show them all seperately since they everything changes drastically from step to step and didn't represent what I had in mind for the image. But the last one shows more or less where it's heading.

But everything might still change a lot. This approach differs much from my usual paintings, so I'm not quite sure about the individual elements and solutions, and am still experimenting a lot. Also the image is very WiP in many parts.

01 January 2013, 09:51 PM
Very fresh and dynamic style... I can't wait to see the final image! :)

01 January 2013, 10:39 AM
I don't really like the masks idea... previous was imho better, maybe because it's not obvious they are masks. Maybe if the girl had the mask pulled back, revealing the face, it would work better.

Other crit would be the upper right corner - the very hot white car roof is distracting a bit. Same withe the barn, that wall is bit too bright IMO.

I do love the way you defined the surfaces, metals, car paint, dirt, they are all very nicely differentiated.

Anyway, keep it up :wip:

01 January 2013, 11:11 AM
valeoart, thank you!

azazel, funny, I discarded the masks idea last evening after I talked to my artist friend. we came to the same conclusion, well in fact I did, my friend was no fan of this idea from the beginning. I initially thought they would give more depth to the protagonists, but on this scale it just doesn't work well. Maybe also my way of implementing them wasn't good enough, but I won't try to find that out.
Also, the car roofs are less shiny now, but because I noticed the police car roofs on my reference are not that white, but a bit blueish. But I see your point and must agree. I need to put focus more on the couple, and draw back the attention from the background. Thank you for the input!

01 January 2013, 12:04 PM
either way it is beautiful

01 January 2013, 02:12 AM

This is just a general message to everybody in the forums to remember to upload their deliverables to the Challenge engine ( Only 2 days to go!

Please ignore this message if you already have. :)

Good luck, Mike

01 January 2013, 10:30 PM
Thank you, Stefan!

And another step. Still haven't touched the main characters much, yet. But them and other elements that help the story, which haven't been even sketched, are due tomorrow. Last push!

01 January 2013, 02:29 AM
And now to the final image!
Considering that I was not very fond of the Challenge theme in the beginning, I am quite satisfied with my result. Hope you enjoyed the process and the final image.
I call it a day now :)

01 January 2013, 04:03 AM
This is amazing! A very unique style! Congratulations!

01 January 2013, 10:16 AM
that ist awesome!
i like the bullet holes forming the heart, the yknsk-letters, the dirt, the overall look, well done!

01 January 2013, 07:00 AM
wow.. it looks soooo gooood! well done! :beer:

01 January 2013, 09:27 AM
cmdrpi, Bran and Mister-G , many thanks to you guys!

01 January 2013, 08:15 PM
One of my favorites here. Awesome work!

01 January 2013, 12:34 PM
Thanks a lot, redCigarette!

02 February 2013, 12:26 PM
Congratulation !! You are great!!

02 February 2013, 09:15 AM
Congratulations, it's an awesome image you got there.

02 February 2013, 08:21 PM
Thank you , DFrymus and azazel! :)

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