View Full Version : Beast Of Burden - Character/Contraption - Slacker

07-05-2002, 01:31 AM
Hello Everyone

Well, I've been watching these challenges since February, but never have entered. I guess it pulls everyone in eventually...

Heres my start, still in the concept stage, just wanted to get my entry in.

animated gif - showing brainstorming of dragon type BoB.

07-05-2002, 01:37 AM
i'll post some more updates soon, so you might actually be able to start seeing what it is...

07-05-2002, 03:12 AM
Very interesting image....your process seems really different. I don't really have any crits, but I'll be watching to see how this develops. :wavey:

07-05-2002, 04:07 AM
still playing around with the basic concept...
heres a couple of changes. I don't think I'm going to go with the wolf like one, but I did kind of like the ideal...

07-05-2002, 05:01 AM
I still have no clue how this is going to turn out when I get done, but for now, heres an update. Just can't decide on what type of head, and what type of emotion to give it...

07-05-2002, 06:42 AM
you deffinitley have a unique style. I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out . :thumbsup: go for it

07-05-2002, 07:14 PM
thx for the feedback.

ok, I at least have decided on the character now... kind of an artic snow beast type...

07-06-2002, 06:57 PM
I'm waitin'. looks like a demon dog.

07-07-2002, 03:28 AM
added harness and some facial recognition...

07-07-2002, 03:53 AM
what makes me think this is gonna be really different looking (for here) and cool? Look forward to it.:thumbsup:

07-07-2002, 05:03 AM
I'm curious about your process. Are you using filters to get this smooth, liquidy look? Or is it a brush style? Really interesting stuff!:D

07-07-2002, 07:19 AM
thx for the :thumbsup: 's

I'm mainly just using the smudge tool. I use a combo of filters usually in the end as well though, but most of my work is done with a big blob of spray paint and the smudge tool. A good example of this is below...

In my attempt to come up with a contraption, I pretty much started a whole new entry. :annoyed:

I get side tracked very easily so bear with me this challenge...

07-07-2002, 07:20 AM
Here's what the color scheme would have been

07-07-2002, 07:52 AM
So your not confused, I'm not going with the big bug thingy, I'm still sticking with the artic cat thingy. It will look something like the image below.

07-08-2002, 04:27 AM
Emotion : Stubborn...

hehe, fuzzy wuzzy wuz a pissed off bear.

07-10-2002, 12:01 AM
Nice style!! Looking forward to your final image. :thumbsup:

07-11-2002, 03:55 AM
Thx for the comp.:beer:

Still trying to come up with some details for the picture... I think I'm going to ditch the lizard guy and plant stuff on the left and just go with the stubborn artic cat and the bear with a gun. Haven't had much time to work on this as of late, my job's requiring a bunch of 12 hour days again. Plus, got to find a hotel for Siggraph...

Critiques Welcome

Here's a bigger picture of the bear

07-19-2002, 09:23 PM
I like your style. The bear is radical.

07-19-2002, 11:53 PM
thx for the comp JFrench. :)

Well, Iím still in the contest, I just am being tremendously overworked. I even had to cancel my Siggraph trip, and I only live a few hours away from San Antonio!

Oh well, Iíve been getting a little distracted, and have been browsing the forums and seeing some really good work, so I've decided to up my entry a bit. This time I've started the background and scene work first, and will put the Beast of burden in an update a little later. For now, hope the update will suffice.

(image "supposed" to represent, explosions on the left & right, guy falling backwards in the bottom middle, debris on the right, and a guy face down on the ground bottom left)

07-22-2002, 07:48 PM
Your style reminds me of Dali. :)

07-29-2002, 04:30 AM

Here's another update,
I'm going with a giant owl BoB. Needs alot of work, hopefully I can finish it in time. Stuck a little green man on it just to show the concept i'm trying to work. c-ya.

07-31-2002, 12:35 AM
I don't know what I'm doing. lol. :shrug:

The more I look at my work, the less I like it. Probably why I hardly ever finish any of my personal projects.
Well, I got like 4 days left to finish this contest, and I'll have something by then, I'm just not positive what....
here's an update of where the owl picture was heading. cheers. :beer:

08-01-2002, 03:22 AM
well, it's been a LONG month for me, so I'm submitting my final now. I wish I could have spent more time this month on the contest, but that's life....

Gonna go with this one...

the Large version (


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