View Full Version : Machineflesh 2D Challenge Entry: Daryl Mandryk


Blackarts
03 March 2004, 06:55 PM
Daryl Mandryk has entered the Machineflesh 2D Challenge.

Blackarts
03 March 2004, 04:02 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/4/2193/2193_1080014553_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/4/2193/2193_1080014553_large.jpg)

Here's my concept sketch, I want to inject some action into the whole machine/flesh theme.

Now onto the next stage...

Blackarts
03 March 2004, 04:07 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/4/2193/2193_1080014844_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/4/2193/2193_1080014844_large.jpg)

first milestone concept.

slinge
03 March 2004, 06:05 AM
great sketch, It really captures the action

it would be nice to see more clearly what the machine parts actually are and how they function. I guess that will become more obvious as you develop.

viag
03 March 2004, 06:43 AM
really nice start ! i like your work , good luck for the next !

jawine
03 March 2004, 10:43 AM
Cool scribble, I would try to give the idea something extra though, since fighting monsters have been done before a lot of times.
So it might be a good idea to give your monster a special personality/behaviour and not just go for cool looks only :)

cris castro
03 March 2004, 02:42 PM
i think that the machine flesh theme has something more to do with the individual and its acceptation of the machine or how the machine has incorporated it, maybe this help...

Blackarts
03 March 2004, 04:41 PM
My next idea is to make a lady with wires coming out of her head!

evilryu530
03 March 2004, 04:50 PM
:applause:

crazybread
03 March 2004, 05:41 PM
... hey is that sarcasm??

hey love the pose with that huge dude with cables hanging fom him giving chase.

:buttrock:

Guro
03 March 2004, 06:04 PM
Very dynamical composition
especially a pose of the man!

duddlebug
03 March 2004, 06:24 PM
great action shot!!

it's got tons of movement...i hope that translates into the colour piece...

Sketch23
03 March 2004, 09:59 PM
Looking good so far, D. Love the energy. Maybe give the man some sorta cybernetics, or whatever you want to call that kinda crap. I'm pullin for you... well besides mine:beer:

RLyons
03 March 2004, 03:29 AM
Kick arse, this idea is classic, with balls.:buttrock:

Tommy Lee
03 March 2004, 05:17 AM
Great technique u use...

Also great capture of action:thumbsup:

Cheerz:beer:

Tommy Lee

vincentvv
03 March 2004, 09:36 AM
Sometimes these sketsches are almost more "Alive" then finished work`s....
... hope u will keep this energy in the milestones to come...

:applause:

Blackarts
03 March 2004, 04:54 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/4/2193/2193_1080190478_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/4/2193/2193_1080190478_large.jpg)

at this point it I'm well aware it all looks like crap. But that's my workflow, start very very loose, and just keep on refining until I'm happy with it. By the way, thanks for the comments, I'll do my best to preserve the energy of the sketch as I go forward.

Tommy Lee
03 March 2004, 04:55 AM
way to go:beer:

PaxtonGerrish
03 March 2004, 05:10 AM
lovin it man!.. overall sillohette is much better in the second image... but i miss the jaw.. bring it baaack :D

wizzi
03 March 2004, 10:05 AM
Originally posted by PaxtonGerrish
lovin it man!.. overall sillohette is much better in the second image... but i miss the jaw.. bring it baaack :D

Yeah, I miss the big jaw, too. Very dynamic pose for both characters, I like it. This picture very good! Those narrow lines inside large black areas put some interesting texture to the picture. And they describe the motion very good! I'm looking forward for the next milestone!
:buttrock:

BloodTaster
03 March 2004, 12:56 PM
Great WorK!
Its a great impact scene...i can imagine this picture full of details
good job!

markw7
03 March 2004, 03:51 AM
Nice, but when are you going to do the lady with wires coming out of her head?

Blackarts
03 March 2004, 04:55 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/4/2193/2193_1080320108_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/4/2193/2193_1080320108_large.jpg)

'Machine-hunter' - coloring WIP

Had a couple hours last night so I thought I'd try and hit my next milestone upload. Things are starting to come together at this point a bit, but there is still lots of work yet left to do. This is also the stage where I try to make final decisions on poses and compostion (although I guess nothings ever final until the end). I also throw some big colors down to describe the mood, and try to lay a bit of texture in. At this point I'm not too worried about details, but I'll punch up a few areas just for the heck of it. All the detailing and uprezzing will be done in the next stage.

Thanks for all the feedback peeps.

-D-

Newke
03 March 2004, 05:11 PM
WoW, that's going better and better !
Il really like the mood you are giving to your scene
:thumbsup:

BloodTaster
03 March 2004, 05:24 PM
Yeah! With the colors is getting really god!
congratulations!!

crazybread
03 March 2004, 05:35 PM
I'm a big fan!!! ...i just love his jaw.

:buttrock:

FrankyMo
03 March 2004, 06:43 PM
Great Work... Was working well from the first sketch!!!

rept0r
03 March 2004, 09:18 PM
Thats awesome love your works
its gonna be a masterpiece

Blackarts
03 March 2004, 09:38 PM
crazybread; I checked out your web site, your penciling skills are great! You have a total warhammer 40,000 vibe hapenning, I really dig it!

cheers

D

Blackarts
03 March 2004, 06:19 AM
markw7, I spent all night on this. The contest is over!

*edit* there was a joke image here, but I thought I better remove it.

Newke
03 March 2004, 08:52 AM
Hey, that's unfair !!! I've had the same idea before you ! LOL

But you've got a better drawing style and composotion than mine.

Very impressive !
Keep it up ! :applause:

vincentvv
03 March 2004, 08:00 PM
Really cool colorwip...
More Frazetta less Valejo....the way i like it...
Dont kno if i like that ball`ed head...maybe if u can add a chimney or something?

Friedric P
03 March 2004, 08:37 PM
Wow, I missed your last entry yesterday (I'm speaking of the coloring wip :p , despite the wired-hair girl is unbelievable too lol ).
Simply excellent, amazing dynamism... And the Frazetta touch I always loved... Keep it up!! :thumbsup:
Good luck!! :beer:

Tommy Lee
03 March 2004, 05:22 AM
Awesome dude!!!! I love the way of your workflow:thumbsup:
I really learn alot when I watch your way of working from sketch to final!!!

Blackarts
03 March 2004, 02:02 AM
WIP update. Working on this thing in between other things since the deadline is sooooo far away. I'll probably take some time of and come back and finish it off.

http://members.shaw.ca/blackarts/assets/machineflesh_coloringWIP2.jpg

RLyons
03 March 2004, 02:09 AM
Kick arse!

JasonChan
03 March 2004, 02:17 AM
Great stuff, man :buttrock:
Good to see some action packed stuff with all of these static images the rest of us are making :p

Tommy Lee
03 March 2004, 04:50 AM
:thumbsup: :drool:

theron
03 March 2004, 12:06 AM
here comes jhony!!!

very agresive,great stuf :buttrock: :buttrock:

Haven
03 March 2004, 01:00 AM
Looking quite good. You work very fast. Nice lights and darks going on there. The guy with the gun looks screwed, hehe. I think you can go in and define him a bit more, but great job on this so far!

derelict
03 March 2004, 02:05 AM
I love the pose you came up with, I love the monster(the protegonise in this challenge), I the technique you're firing here. Well done!:beer:

Hey, just a taught. how bout the dude carry two rifles. I mean we all can see the one on the right hand. Was just thinking what if he carried another one that is pointing at the monter with his left hand. Well, it was just a taught. However I look at this piece, it reminds me greatly of Joe Chiodo's way of colouring. Very nice indeed! Have a beer on me.:beer:

Blackarts
03 March 2004, 02:10 AM
derelict; actually in one of my first sketches I had a pistol on the other hand, but I ditched it - not sure why...just felt it looked better. Maybe it makes him look a little more screwed, I dunno.

Haven; oh yeah, lots of detailing left to do, don't worry. I think it's safe to say the final product will look a lot better. ;)

derelict
03 March 2004, 02:25 AM
My bad dude. My bad. Still, I feel he is under arm against the behimoth. Than again, that does make the image more interesting. I sense a lost cause on the part of the human dude.
Here is another beer on me.:beer:

Blackarts
03 March 2004, 03:12 AM
I think I'll make the mahcine-beast thing wounded so it looks as though he got in a couple shots, and that really pissed him off.

AirbORn
03 March 2004, 03:15 AM
OHHHH Baby does that look good! Great job so far. I cant' wait to see more.

Tommy Lee
03 March 2004, 05:15 AM
Originally posted by Blackarts
I think I'll make the mahcine-beast thing wounded so it looks as though he got in a couple shots, and that really pissed him off. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

derelict
03 March 2004, 07:00 AM
Originally posted by Blackarts
I think I'll make the mahcine-beast thing wounded so it looks as though he got in a couple shots, and that really pissed him off.

THAT really sounds like a good plan. :bounce: me bouncing up and down in anticipation

duddlebug
03 March 2004, 07:54 AM
Whooooaaa!!

Fast work!!

There's some great atmosphere in that last colour image. And the movement is still there from the first concept (i loved that drawing).

i think a wounded beastie is a great idea...and could really show off his macine bits.

Nice.

ufotung
03 March 2004, 10:30 AM
The first black and white picture is cool !
I love it very much , can you keep this style in your colour version ? !
:buttrock:

Blackarts
04 April 2004, 04:56 AM
just a WIP update.

http://members.shaw.ca/blackarts/assets/machineflesh_coloringWIP3.jpg

crazybread
04 April 2004, 05:03 AM
Ohh YYYES! what can I say: :drool:

...I love the feeling of action, movement!

Tommy Lee
04 April 2004, 06:34 AM
Wow... the wounds are great... now its even more dramatic!!!:thumbsup:
Every update is an eyetreasure...:D

Blackarts
04 April 2004, 03:44 PM
thanks guys, I'll post another update soon. Since I'm almost done with this one, I might start on a new idea, then I'll just pick whichever I like best, and that'llbe my entry.

-D

flyingP
04 April 2004, 04:00 PM
That is turning out REALLY nice. :bounce:

CoolBird
04 April 2004, 04:59 PM
looking good man, but are you going to have more stuff in the background?

Blackarts
04 April 2004, 05:10 PM
Yes, I'll probably add some elements as long as it doesn't clutter the image up. Alternatively, I might expand the canvas a bit if I'm squeezed for room.

tedjel
04 April 2004, 05:52 PM
Great progression from sketch to final stages- and a lot of great input, so I will not feel bad if mine gets passed, but here's what I suggest: the eyes of the behemoth, add some expression to them, make us look in there for some shred of humanity behind the beast, or maybe for some motivation- like being really pissed because he got shot at as it was suggested previously or rage against the man in front...
Just a suggestion- great stuff
TJ

SideAche
04 April 2004, 05:56 PM
Dude, Yer Awesome!:buttrock:

Blackarts
04 April 2004, 04:56 PM
WIP update

http://members.shaw.ca/blackarts/assets/machineflesh_coloringWIP4.jpg

tedjel
04 April 2004, 05:01 PM
:bounce: Hey - he got eyes... thanks! I think it's a winner!
I would appreciate some input on my stuff...
:rolleyes:

Blackarts
04 April 2004, 07:57 PM
Yeah, I went back to the eyes - I think I'll tweak them a bit still, try some different sizes etc. Good suggestion though, it gives him more life.

tedjel
04 April 2004, 09:54 PM
Can't wait to see more...
Could you check my entryes aswell and give me some input please...

technopriest
04 April 2004, 01:14 AM
I think you're submission looks great, but the reason I'm writing is because i clicked your site and read this " figured if that mountain climber from Touching the Void could drag himself all that ways with a broken leg, I could get stop being lazy and do some sketches." and yeah, I know exactly how you felt. That's the kind of motivation i need right now. I love your web site design too.

Sketch23
04 April 2004, 03:21 AM
You just sealed the deal with that last update D. I love those flames in there. Brought sooo much more to the pic.

Smpleton
04 April 2004, 04:20 AM
I love your workflow. Even though you say it looks like crap at the begining it works. I think all you really need now on this one is to roughen it up a bit. Also the lighting on the beast seems a little bit odd. I think if you highlight the edges that are facing the lava? , especially around his rear end, right leg, and right hand then the lava? will look more convincing. Though I'm probably telling you something you already know.

Anyways, Great entry *shakes fist* you did an awsome job at capturing the action/energy . . . cheers:beer:

Blackarts
04 April 2004, 08:06 PM
There's still more updates to come, not quite finished with this one. I'm going to add a rim light like Smpleton suggested, and probably tweak the design of the mechanical bits a bit. I also have some more work to do on the hunter's body and gun. There's a few areas that still seem a bit flat to me that I need to make more 3D.

Thanks for the comments all.

-D-

tedjel
04 April 2004, 08:14 PM
:buttrock: Mybe a little splash of hot lava jumping at the viewer in the lower right corner will add some more tension....
And maybe a scar on the monsters face?!?

KrotArt
04 April 2004, 07:02 PM
Awesome work :)

:beer:

Squibbit
04 April 2004, 07:15 PM
agreed , excellent supersmoothcool :bowdown:

Blackarts
04 April 2004, 01:50 AM
WIP update

http://members.shaw.ca/blackarts/assets/machineflesh_coloringWIP5.jpg

edit; updated pic.

Haven
04 April 2004, 02:38 AM
Awesome! Your piece has a very classic feel to it. Strong composition and brilliant colors! God, I haven't even finished my lineart yet.
Looking wicked, bravo! :beer:

RLyons
04 April 2004, 05:00 AM
Kick Arse!


I havn't done my line work either.... or chosen a concept.:cry:

Kilduff
04 April 2004, 05:29 AM
oh crap......this is good, wow, dang this is the first time i have seen your post, looks very good, best of luck
:applause:

Newke
04 April 2004, 08:51 AM
Ouh la la ! ca déchire !

Awesome !! :applause:

Blackarts
04 April 2004, 03:58 PM
Shoot, looks like my server's down, my WIP has become a red X.

I've been having a lot of problems with Shaw lately....don't these fools realize I have a contest to compete in! =P

edit; looks like its back!

Protoz
04 April 2004, 06:25 PM
That's great :buttrock:

Reminds me of a magic: the gathering cards

tedjel
04 April 2004, 08:13 PM
Lava in the foreground- very cool!
Now, there's a little thought I had... the man in front of the beast looks too "untouched"- maybe a few cuts on his arm and a rip in his pants, you know, like he's been slammed a couple of times on those rocks...?
Just a thought....:cool:

Blackarts
04 April 2004, 08:59 PM
You're reading my mind tedjel. I need to make him look a touch more desperate.

Hmura
04 April 2004, 02:15 AM
Hey excellent work!!! I really like the creature, as well as the atmosphere. Also It looks better flipped. Kind of reminds me of artwork from the Heavy Metal books.
Great work once again :applause:

Russell_Collins
04 April 2004, 08:22 AM
It looks much nicer flipped! I gotta say though, I am not sure how successful it is in communicating that the monster had taken a few shots. What if his gun left a blue-glowing projectile somewhere in the beast's body? Maybe somewhere that increases the tension of the scene... ...as though the guy with the gun shot someplace that makes sense when you want to kill a big machine beast like this but somehow it failed to do the damage he intended... ...the chest, the nads, whatever :P

Very impressive and an immediate favorite of the ones I've seen so far. Love the colors!

bonestudio
04 April 2004, 09:57 AM
One of the most intersting piece here ! Very impressive !

vincentvv
04 April 2004, 03:40 PM
yihaaa...
Looks great!!
Lots of energy and muscles...i like the boots btw ...donnu why, just like `em:thumbsup:

Blackarts
04 April 2004, 04:00 PM
hmmmm shot in the nads...haha I like it.

is.it.living
04 April 2004, 05:02 PM
Waou.
:surprised one of the best entrance to my opinion.
Congratulations for the dynamic , and "snapshot - feeling" !
Color is top too.
Pro stuff...
:thumbsup:

EDIT 20/04/2004
Ok,ok...
I've just visited your website.
Quite good... ;)

MorteR
04 April 2004, 08:13 PM
I really love it man! Great colors, great balance..just nice.
One tip though, if I may. The eyes of the monster lack the
spirit. Give them an edge, like insaneley mad look :surprised:,
or mabe just unearthly angry or something.:twisted:

Hope your not quite finished with it. As a lot of you other
guys I haven't found my concept yet :rolleyes:

Hard Creation
04 April 2004, 08:28 PM
thats very cool ..
very nice.
.
.
hc

Selvagem
04 April 2004, 05:43 AM
I can't remember the movie.. [mb it was ghost busters]

but I remember in one of them I think Bill Murray said something [and i'll address this to Blackarts...]

"YOU are like... a God to me... not THE God.. .but "A" God..."

omg this WIP thread is so freakin' kick ass it made me pee my pants.

twice

after i passed out and had a heartattack

and cried myself to sleep from the burning in my eyes because i'm not worthy to have even have made it half way through the WIP...

just plain sick awsome



also what happened. i thought it was all over when i saw the woman with the cables in her head... why'd you stop?:cry: :cry: :cry:

[Waynes World: "We're not worthy... we're not worthy!!!!!!!!!"]

XIA
04 April 2004, 06:42 AM
Damn! I love your work....your website is by far one of the best I have seen this year. GREAT PAINTING SKILL U possess!

mrbright
04 April 2004, 07:16 AM
o thats it, theres no way I can win anything

Blackarts
04 April 2004, 02:59 PM
Selvagem;

hahha your msg made me laugh, sorry to put you through that! I still haven't settled on the final painting, so who knows- the woman with wires might make a comeback!

cheers

_D_

Selvagem
04 April 2004, 04:34 PM
Originally posted by Blackarts
Selvagem;

hahha your msg made me laugh, sorry to put you through that! I still haven't settled on the final painting, so who knows- the woman with wires might make a comeback!

cheers

_D_

hehe... good. I aim to please.

mb one of these days i could do so well with my work.

[just working on my thread right now... its the first time i've really tried to put anything online or even remotely tryt to work with photoshop like this... so now i'm starting to appreciate the sick amount of time one can put into colouring like i'm seeing in this thread... hardcore... its all about the hypeness... either that or women with cables in their head no?]

that being said all in good fun...

[could you take a look at my thread and give me an idea on how i should proceed? I'd really like some feedback]

either that, or mock my techno-archane girl...

[we're not worthy!!!!!!!!:cry: ]

http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?threadid=138233

flyingP
04 April 2004, 07:20 PM
Originally posted by Blackarts
Selvagem;

hahha your msg made me laugh, sorry to put you through that! I still haven't settled on the final painting, so who knows- the woman with wires might make a comeback!

cheers

_D_

Actually it'd be cool if you do come in with a new image or two. Just had a look at our website :buttrock:

Aedilhum
04 April 2004, 10:17 PM
Hey, Great painting, good action going on in it. I like your style. Very "finished" looking.
cheers, Jared S. S.

sketchfiend
05 May 2004, 01:01 PM
Awesome image bud, love the dynamic feel of the whole scenario, best colour work ive seen so far. Looks great, would love to see some of your other stuff. Congrats on getting your piece to this stage.:thumbsup:

Riddick
05 May 2004, 10:45 AM
Wake up man and come back!!!!
:applause:

Blackarts
05 May 2004, 06:32 PM
he he.. sorry I've been negelcting this thread, I've just been very crazy-busy lately. I'll post an update very soon, probably tonight.

Thanks for the kick in the pants!

Blackarts
05 May 2004, 03:44 PM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/4/2193/2193_1085499888_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/4/2193/2193_1085499888_large.jpg)

After a long break I thought I better come back and finish it off. It's almost done except for some minor tweaks.

bonestudio
05 May 2004, 04:07 PM
Wow great that's very impressive !!! what energy

Before you send the final piece I think it could be great to detail more the flesh part of the right arm of the "beast", it's kinda blurry.

But man you've done it ! very cool stuff

Speaky
05 May 2004, 04:19 PM
I haven't checked your progress for a while. It's looking fantastic, well done, I like your style. That is one scary mutha. :thumbsup:

Blackarts
05 May 2004, 05:03 PM
Yep...gotta be careful with those details....too much and things look stiff, too little and they look blurry. It's always a balancing act. Bonestudio, you mean the arm that is coming towards the viewer correct? I also noticed I lost some detail when I resized the image....stupid upload limits!

-d-

BloodTaster
05 May 2004, 05:09 PM
WOW!! notinhg to say! just awesome:drool:

Russo
05 May 2004, 08:40 AM
gee.. nice colors and dynamic composition. It is final?

cheers

duddlebug
05 May 2004, 09:06 AM
Brilliant work...

I loved the dynamism in that first concept you posted (the stark contrast balck and white image) and worried you'd find it hard to capture that in your final colour image. But it's all there...

Tons of movement!! Great rendering!!

Good luck!!

Luter
05 May 2004, 08:13 PM
SO beautiful! A lot of energy ! :thumbsup:

MrFreeman
05 May 2004, 09:37 PM
:thumbsup: Have not seen your work since the early sketches which themselves were really dynamic, so I was amazed to see how much more you've done.

Love the composition and energy of the peice..

what more can I say

:thumbsup:

Tremoside
05 May 2004, 10:30 AM
Hi Blackarts,

Huhhh...your stuff is awesome.. Smooth and clean style but not sterile. When i look at your picture am not confused..I mean i have a bright overview first and just after that comes the exploring of details. Keep it up it's wonderful!!!:bowdown:
Cya,
Tremo

shivacola
05 May 2004, 01:22 PM
nice coloring and composition :thumbsup:

Blackarts
05 May 2004, 03:13 PM
thanks guys, I'll posting the final version shortly! In the meantime, any crits at all would be great....anything that catches your eye let me know.

thanks.

Avatarr
06 June 2004, 10:34 PM
Wow, awsome work man! This is one scary dude! The colors are just mind blowing.

sketchfiend
06 June 2004, 12:26 AM
One thing i did notice, and its not a huge thing but maybe you would consider making the flames in the background a little more irregular, what i mean is that the flames behind the creature look like they all end at the same level and you have a strip of black night sky.

I would assume that the flames would sit at different levels but at the moment there is almost a clear defining line at which they stop in the sky and its a little off putting. :shrug:

Thats the only C+C i would suggest but otherwise as ive mentioned before, certainly one of the most beautiful colour jobs ive seen in the comp. WELL DONE!!:beer: :bowdown: :thumbsup: :D

sketchfiend
06 June 2004, 12:26 AM
I posted twice some how sorry...must be cause ive been drinking so much:beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer:

illustr8r
06 June 2004, 12:36 AM
All I got to say is....Damn!:drool:

shawnalanpeters
06 June 2004, 02:01 PM
Great render....I have to ask though...why did you flip the composition? I honetly believe it your eye leads in an out
better with the orinal layout... trust your original instincts.

The the area that throws me offf the most is ...on the last layout is your eye comes in on the tangency of both of the characters arms on the left side of the image... this area worked better as an exit for your eye on the previous layout. especially with the gun smoke leading you of lightly. And the entry of the eye on the raised monster arm on the previous layout feels natural and brings you eye comfortably from left to right .

anyway...something to think about... great image.

NinjaA55N
06 June 2004, 08:03 AM
a deep bow frome me to u :bowdown:

Have to say that the technique is very good, i like the composition and dynamic u put in the pic... its just great and i dont have much to critisize... and i especially dig the moving lights on the beasts back arm!

great!

tedjel
06 June 2004, 08:45 PM
As I said before- really great work.
I have to admit though that I would like to see it flipped back as well- that's all the input for this one...

Blackarts
06 June 2004, 05:12 AM
ok, I'lll probably flip it back for the final. The public has spoken!

tedjel
06 June 2004, 12:36 PM
A wise man listens to advice...
By the way, I could use some on my 2D baron...:buttrock:

Blackarts
06 June 2004, 07:26 AM
here's the final image folks, thanks for taking the time to check out this thread and offer your suggestions and input. From start to finish I probably put about 8 days of full-time work into it all together. Usually my deadlines for painting are a lot tighter, so this was an unusual opportunity to stretch out a painting over a few months and go back now and then and add new ideas. The original image was about 3000 by 4200 pixels, and it was all done in Painter 7.

Cheers,

-DM

http://members.shaw.ca/blackarts/assets/machineflesh_final_22percent.jpg

Blackarts
06 June 2004, 07:42 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/4/2193/2193_1087198922_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/entries/4/2193/2193_1087198922_large.jpg)

for the milestone

hephez
06 June 2004, 07:44 AM
Aargh!... :drool: :bowdown:

element5
06 June 2004, 07:56 AM
Job well done :thumbsup:

eupee
06 June 2004, 09:21 AM
that is very nice, you got a massive amount of movement to this, you feel for the dude that is about to get messy with the beast, the expression on the beast face is excellent, its wikkid...:bounce: :thumbsup:

vincentvv
06 June 2004, 09:36 AM
This is art:)
U managed to keep that "rage" and wildness all the way from rough sketch to final image.
Love it:)

BTW im glad to se that u mirror ur image sometimes:)
Im doing the same thing, i gues its because i that way look at the picture at a whole new way:)

ardenrey
06 June 2004, 09:41 AM
WOW!:buttrock: Impressive colors! I like it :thumbsup: :beer:


My MachineFlesh Challenge 2D thread (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=131505&perpage=15&pagenumber=4)

Zenlines
06 June 2004, 09:53 AM
Wohohoww! Very dinamic and the colors are kinda aggitating me, and that's good because I guess that you intended this. The one in the front shoud decide fast if it fires or if it runs. I'd run like hell.

smilingdemon
06 June 2004, 12:08 PM
:bounce:

really cool

MrFreeman
06 June 2004, 12:20 PM
:applause: Superb stuff......

One of the best by a long way.......:drool: :beer:

shawnalanpeters
06 June 2004, 01:32 PM
you got my vote... good work..

and I hope you agree/ understand why the compostion was thought to be fliped back.. It sounded like you did it based on a few opinions.

:buttrock:

Blackarts
06 June 2004, 03:38 PM
thanks guys....When I work I am constantly flipping back and forth, back and forth.....it's a lot easier to picture something in 3D that way I think. It's sort of a poor mans method of rotating your object in 2D and looking at the other side. Usually at the very end I'll decide which to use, the flipped or non flipped version, then sign it, then it's done. In this case, as shawnalanpeters pointed out - it reads a bit better in the original orientation.

shawnalanpeters
06 June 2004, 04:10 PM
good point on flipping it...I will do that during the drawing stage to see what is really out of proportion...and perspective.. it is a very good and easy technigue to see errors in your design. It's amazing what will pop out in reverse.

Virtuoso
06 June 2004, 08:08 PM
Just wanted to come by and give you a couple of these................:thumbsup: :thumbsup: ..............Well deserved,fantastic dynamic work,great action sequence and beautiful design and color work................tasty..............:buttrock:

BloodTaster
06 June 2004, 03:34 AM
Really cool scene! Great painting and design...you got my vote too

Blackarts
06 June 2004, 03:58 AM
BloodTaster,Virtuoso:

Thanks!!

Riddick
06 June 2004, 03:44 PM
Nice work!
Good luck!:)

ioio
06 June 2004, 04:50 PM
Really nice work!! The colorong is great, the shade of the fire so warm, beautiful, really good sketch, dynamic.Congratulations and good luck!!!!:wavey:

Blackarts
06 June 2004, 05:35 PM
thanks a lot, and good luck to everyone who entered...this challenge has been a lot of fun.

Falcorr
06 June 2004, 05:47 PM
Great pic :thumbsup:

This entry was propably the first serious and good looking piece when i heard of this competition. So it has been around since the beginning!

Curve of the picture is slightly too *exxerated? right word?* for my taste, but since its youre style it can be no actual critic.

Good luck! Gongrats on finished pic!
:applause:

newone
06 June 2004, 10:23 PM
Wow! Dynamic, fantastic! I'm sure you are one of the finalist!

paulwdavidson
06 June 2004, 11:50 PM
Congratulations on a great piece!

Paul

http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=133522&perpage=15&pagenumber=9

frantic
06 June 2004, 02:31 AM
Totally insane... Bravo!!!

MikeBruinsma
06 June 2004, 06:41 AM
Cool painting! I like the dynamic composition and the vivid coloring. Very nice!:thumbsup:

My Machineflesh Entry (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?threadid=149101)

Cygnus-X
06 June 2004, 01:57 AM
WOW you got some really good work in here :thumbsup:one of my favorite 2D entryI I wish you the best man

Blackarts
06 June 2004, 08:32 PM
There is some awesome competition here, we'll see how I do. If nothing else I have a decent portfoilio peice. =)

Squibbit
06 June 2004, 08:46 PM
lol , good thinking , I don't think many here would mind having a
picture of such quality in their portfolio

Kurtzar
06 June 2004, 09:08 PM
Yes a great reel piece.Plus a top 10 finissh for sure.:thumbsup:

londero
06 June 2004, 07:02 PM
Great movement! (the best!)

Great Concept!

Great scene and colors!

Congratulations!!!

You have my vote!!!

Force. Great Art!

Londero:thumbsup:

Blackarts
06 June 2004, 09:57 PM
woohoo, thanks for the vote!

duddlebug
08 August 2004, 09:09 AM
Congratulations on first prize!! It's a great, dynamic piece!!

I bet your gagging to get hold of that wacom!!!

Are you allowed to enter the next challenge...? :)

element5
08 August 2004, 12:11 PM
Congrats....job well done. Enjoy that wacom :thumbsup: you earned it.

Blackarts
08 August 2004, 03:26 PM
Thanks a lot!

Yeah I can't wait to try out that wacom - it's going to be really strange being able to draw on the screen.

I hope I can enter the next challenge, this one was a lot of fun! Everyone did a fantastic job of creating art and learning from one another.

cheers,

Daryl

MrFreeman
08 August 2004, 07:47 PM
Congratulations on winning the challenge!!!!!!!

Really dynamic piece...always knew you would be in with a good chance...
Enjoy the Wacom....see you in the next challenge :applause: :applause: :bounce:

TeemuR
08 August 2004, 10:55 AM
I'm a bit late, but anyway: Congrats man! :) I like your work a lot! Please tell me how the cintiq feels like! ;)

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