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03 March 2004, 01:41 AM
Michael John Smith has entered the Machineflesh 2D Challenge.

03 March 2004, 07:03 AM (

i decided to do something a bit out of the ordinary, deliberating on the idea of something that is both organic and mechanical i came up with my concept. man combined with machine has become quite a classic sci fi theme so i decided to take it one step further and thought : what if even a being like God had some sort of mechanical enhancements? what would it take to make something omnipresent and all seeing. i dont mean to offend anyone, its just fanciful speculation... this is my first idea for the pic but it'll probebly evolve as i go along...

Tommy Lee
03 March 2004, 08:05 AM
Good Concept!!!!:thumbsup:

Wait to see more...

Tommy Lee

03 March 2004, 08:08 AM
i think the 'god' is an interesting idea...

interested in seeing more..........

03 March 2004, 11:30 PM
Sweeet. Typical stuff from you my man. Guess I should have figured you would do something that had godhood as a theme. Egomaniacal freak that you are.

Send me my work damn it!! Been waiting for a week.

Cheers buddy. Looks cool

04 April 2004, 05:51 PM (

Here is another Idea for my concept just the eye in the sky sort of thing...

04 April 2004, 05:57 PM
Humm Im sure I posed here earlier. Anyway looking cool
And thanks 4 motivating me to get off my ass and do some work

04 April 2004, 06:02 PM
So where is the colour dude!!!!!
We Demand Inked line drawings Now!!!

No Seriously looks cool now ink it :buttrock:

04 April 2004, 07:25 PM (

heres my first concept in colour, a person looking up at the sky and God staring down at him through a funky looking telescope with all sorts of mechanical odds and ends to it...

04 April 2004, 09:49 PM
lookin fresh,

04 April 2004, 09:38 PM
Very cool Mike Very cool

04 April 2004, 05:14 AM
i like this man. you got an abstract aproach (or it looks it from this concept). Is the telescope going to be attached to flesh?

04 April 2004, 05:21 PM
i think i am gonna take more of an abstract approach but it will still be attatched to flesh, im also gonna do a more detailed pic of Gods machine so that the viewer gets more of an idea of whats going on, it will be the next pic i do...
thanks for the encouragement everyone...


04 April 2004, 01:25 AM
Very cool as always. Just remember the machine-flesh aspect, I'm not sure what they want exactly but a metaphysical deity kitted out with a built in zoom lens that isn't obvious might be a bit cerebral.

That was my pompous way of saying they may want to see the co-existence of machinery and flesh. Maybe a pipe connecting the guy to the god?

04 April 2004, 08:29 AM
You've got a nice sense of composition. I like the subtle color variation and texture work.

Good work !

04 April 2004, 12:21 PM
Wow really like your style and coloring, Emrys has shown me some of your other work and I am really keen on seeing this one when it is finished, the only concern that i have is will it fit in to the machine flesh idea. BUt other than that is brilliant makes me want to work harder on mine.

Good luck


04 April 2004, 09:13 PM
thanks sigfire, cuppacam, polart and dloots your comments are appreciated, im starting to work on the final linedrawing this week. i will be making it a little less abstract so you will see the amalgamation of machine and flesh!!! ha ha!


04 April 2004, 07:07 AM
nice color and composition :thumbsup:

04 April 2004, 04:33 PM (

here is the beginning of my final linework drawing for the challenge... its basically God connected to a bunch of pipes and stuff... there will be other things happening in the drawing to.
no where near the colouring stage yet but i'm really enjoying this. had a bit of a dry patch with drawing lately but it seems to be cured...

04 April 2004, 07:40 PM
Its geting very nice!Great Job!!

04 April 2004, 09:51 PM (

here is some more of my image...
still a long way to go...

04 April 2004, 12:35 AM
I still really dig the first color concept you did more. This one is coming a long nice...I guess I'll just have to wait and see how it turns out in color/comp.

04 April 2004, 09:03 AM
Nice final idea, with your skills to bring texture to your picts, I'm sure the result will be awesome :)

04 April 2004, 07:06 AM
NICE!! 10!!! INSPIRATIONAL!!!:bounce:

04 April 2004, 07:22 PM
thanks alot for all the comments, there will be alot of texture in the final coloured version, hopefully i'll have finished the linedrawing by the end of the weekend and then i can start on colour!


05 May 2004, 03:00 PM
Hey Mike . . . whats happening. I like your idea, its sweet, and the pencil sketch is looking very cool. What kind of colour scheme are you going for?


- Steve

05 May 2004, 10:06 AM
Looking Very cool Mike

Looking Very cool

05 May 2004, 09:11 PM
i havent thought of a colourscheme yet but its gonna be very gritty and grainy and not to bright!

05 May 2004, 06:42 AM
Hey the coloring style and the srawing is so stylize it looks great totally kool

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