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03 March 2004, 12:44 PM
yaroslav Kravchenko has entered the Machineflesh 2D Challenge.

03 March 2004, 07:49 PM
All opinions are more then welcome. i would like to hear what everyone's thoughts are on this piece. thanks.

03 March 2004, 10:26 PM (

what happens when an infant comes accross the fragile state of the organic life form... being its core. its mind ... its soul.

03 March 2004, 12:15 AM
I like the idea very much.
Character could pour water on the flower to keep it alive.

03 March 2004, 01:12 AM
Originally posted by EmpY
I like the idea very much.
Character could pour water on the flower to keep it alive.

being that this is my only comment i great thank you for your input. :)

03 March 2004, 01:59 AM
I am liking this, reminds me of a puppet on strings. He seems totally dependant on technology and it seems the plant is dependant on him for survival.

Will be waiting for more.... :thumbsup:

03 March 2004, 04:00 AM
thanks element5. working on a background.

03 March 2004, 04:34 PM (

comments welcome.

continuation of the idea.

03 March 2004, 06:01 PM
Good concepts!:thumbsup:

03 March 2004, 08:50 PM
Originally posted by joerhoney
Good concepts!:thumbsup: '
thanks for the support.

03 March 2004, 07:22 PM (

an idea for line art.

03 March 2004, 03:32 AM
Wow. You and I must have come from the same planet. If you look at my 3D enrty closely there are quite a few similarities in design. That's cool.

03 March 2004, 06:35 PM (

i was not completly happy with the final end of the humanoid character that i had so i decided to create a more vivid looking guy ... came up with 2 designs ... comments always are welcomed. thanks.

03 March 2004, 08:47 PM
Wow, great job!

good luck!

04 April 2004, 07:29 PM (

reaching of the core of its self the 2 of life's most interesting elements come together heart and mind. or do they?

04 April 2004, 08:46 PM (

was working on the background this is not going to be the final lighting but i would like to hear what others think of the the image so far. thanks for the imput.

04 April 2004, 05:43 AM (

just working out some of the head details

i guess that artificial intelligence of any type needs a secure and relyable wiring network.

04 April 2004, 06:27 AM
Your color work is looking good. this last drawing is really nice. keep it coming

04 April 2004, 03:53 PM
great progression in your picts !

It's getting better and better !

You have a great concept and you used it very well

04 April 2004, 10:45 PM
thanks alot guys.. once again the little support i get is more then appreciated.

04 April 2004, 11:57 PM
was waiting for ur next posting and am not dissapointed.....:thumbsup:

04 April 2004, 03:29 AM (

this is going to be my final color scheme. since i am pressed for time and i am leaving for the states from canada in about a week and a half ill hope to finish everything by mid next week. anywho please feel free to comment on anything. thanks again to all thoes that took the time to write to meh.

06 June 2004, 04:11 AM (

mmmyeah. i worked really hard and digital painting is alot diffrent then treditional mediums... anywho i didnt really learn painter or photoshop i mainly used brush and a few layer options. that's about it nothing special comment and crits are welcome.

06 June 2004, 07:35 AM
:applause: :) Really great work slav...sorry I've not come across it until now - and believe me, I've been trying hard to look at all the entries over the last two months!!!

The lighting is really amazing and adds so much life to the composition. I'm a big fan of shadows and moody environments and you have really used the tonal qualities well to add weight and a slightly claustraphobic feel to the environment.

using photoshop and Painter are great tools, but it's the talent of the user that makes them so powerful. I think what you've created is amazing and different from the run of the mill usual and expected subject matter.

Congratulations and good luck.....:drool: :thumbsup:

06 June 2004, 07:59 AM
Wow! Great image!! i like your style!!! :buttrock: :thumbsup:

06 June 2004, 08:40 AM
Congratulations! Nice work!:thumbsup:

Good luck! :thumbsup:

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06 June 2004, 08:55 AM
thanks alot for the kind words mate i doubt ill win anything due to the fact that alot of pro's have entered this contest. but one can hope right. best of luck to you as well. if you entered.

thanks to you guys as well for taking notice and taking the time to write me a reponse.

again much thanks and best of luck to all.

06 June 2004, 09:24 AM
This is beautiful man. Can't really tell that you are new to the digital mediums. You've got excellents skills and i wish you good luck for the competition!! :beer:

06 June 2004, 09:52 AM
the mood of the image is changed , but that's great !!!

06 June 2004, 08:19 PM
yes , I ,too , love the mood in this picture !

now .. anyone familiar with the little debate on the
last few pages of goli's thread ... this is where I
would ask the picture to be explained a bit more , if
you will
the little cyber organism finds it's own core ?

06 June 2004, 11:44 PM
The whole idea cames to my mind as a claustrophobic essance. because of the fact that much of my time is spent in my room, I rarely do i get to leave my study and hang around other folks.

The flower is a very elegant life form and i think that the mechanichal element adds to the contrast of the image. The brittle cybernetic being as Guardian of the tiny fragile but very powerful life form is able to convay the contrast between ying and yang ... the guardian by having a physically resistant outter core is volnerable only to the metaphysical elements of the flower's energies. By being opposite i wanted to make them both interconnected, dependant on each other. the whole organic forest as thoes unchanged rainforstests in southern america, to me, gives off an ancient and preserved atmosphere. Alot of comes from the state of the mayian ruins which where presurved through centuries.

Deep in the forsts of a distant land which feeds on it self and gives dependance to all living creature with in it, came along my tale of the fragile mind and the hope which shines to gives the desire of beauty and life to all.

there was no refrence of ANYKIND used. maybe i should of used some but then it would be based on something real. i tried to focus on the more surea.

i hope this gives everyone a greater insight of the inital idea i had be like all art everything is on a constant wave of change.

again thanks to all whom took their time to notice my thread with in this great competition and best of luck to you all.


07 July 2004, 08:58 AM
very cool character.........well done, mate

07 July 2004, 11:30 AM
nice style.. good luck pal.

07 July 2004, 10:23 PM
:scream: Thank You for your luck. So, I think you have directed this piece well, the lighting draws your attention to the subject magnificently...(Sp?) Also, You conveyed everything you set out to convey....which, I probably don't have to remind you, is VERY hard to do as an artist. GOOD WORK.

07 July 2004, 12:46 AM
thanks alot for the replies Shinwa, Geenoc and Paul. I do thank you all for the support.

07 July 2004, 11:58 PM
Hiya Slav,

You must be very happy with the result of your effort, Very nice piece indeed.

Goodluck my friend :thumbsup:

07 July 2004, 05:05 PM

Your work is for sure one of the most original in this contest.I like the way you have put the light in a cave and the general mood of environment.I think that this kind of honest engagement is really important in the case of work.I have seen many works which were based only on technical side of drawing.Here I see more soul and passion.This is the kind of works I prefere in this contest .I wish you good luck in the future work.

07 July 2004, 11:45 PM
thanks alot element5, i am never happy with the result i always feel like i can do better if i work just a little more. but there is a time to put all pencils and digital utilities down and hand in what you have done. that time was at the dead line. thanks alot for the support mate.

and good luck to you too.

ioio, i am very flattered by your comment on my work. i did try hard and this is all i could muster with my knowledge of the programs at elast technically anyway. i didnt expect it to be as creative as it turned out i am happy with it but i think it lacks in just one thing. me getting more ram. :P

i was damn near impossible to work on painter crashed numerious times causing me to start over from nothing. but i guess it all turned out for the best :) again thanks alot

to everyone!

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