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04 April 2004, 08:23 PM
Panu Uomala has entered the Machineflesh 2D Challenge.

04 April 2004, 08:27 PM (

Okay , I'm in the contest so I can post stuff for fun .

Here's some sketches for the first idea . Somewhere
out in space a war broke out and people started to
evacuate from its way . A transport ship carrying
animals (domestic , wild , zoo , you name it , the
ship was designed to carry all sorts of life forms
and it was packed to the ceiling with them ) got
hit by stray shots from warships battling nearby .
One of these shots damaged the transport ship's
navigations system enough to make it recalculate
the hyperspace jump the ship was gonna take to
escape the battle . The jump took the ship into the
the atmosphere of some planet where an advanced
culture was testing a magnificient huge device that
was supposed to create a wormole in the air above
the planet's surface , through which the creatures
could travel to other parts of the universe . The
device worked perfectly and the wormhole appeared ,
sucked in the transport ship and vanished with a sigh.
In the cosmic mysticism that was the closed wormhole
the transport ship , still travelling with high speed ,
collided with another spacecraft trapped within.
This other ship , a robotic exploration and science
vessel , noticed the smaller transport ship protruding
from its side cause it felt itself mighty hurt by the incident .
It immediately went into repairing the damage , sending
out hundreds of probes and repair units , but the other
ship had plunged staright into its braincenter and as so
often happens with braindamaged things performing
surgery on themselves the operation didn't go as
planned . All the exploration and science vessel managed
to do was to sew the transport ship into itself . "Like the
wound's closed but the bullet's still inside"- the robots
thought through pain .Meanwhile , the wormhole , as if
irritated by the collision shuddered immensely and
spewed the ships out back into normal space . Sensing
the sudden change the suffering robot vessel went into
analyzing it when yet another incident caused waves of
alarms and pains go through its system . The hundreds
animals in the transport ship , freed by the collision now
run rampant in the robot ship , scared and hungry ,
attacking or running away from anything moving , flying
straight at bright lights , chewing power cables ,etc.
The central brain unit was stomped on and eaten ,
auxiliary units were being clawed , logic circuits being
slithered through . The robot ship was going insane and
put all of its medical and repair units into hunting anything
with a hint of intelligence or probability of developing some
in the next million years to repair its brain and replace its
sanity. In the huge chaos that followed the defenseless
robots were mostly destroyed by the raging animals while
hooking up the very same animals into themselves and
parts of the exploration and science vessel .What remained
was a few simple robots and a jungle of machine-creatures
and creature-machines more or less linked with each other ,
no part of the whole mess smarter than a human child .
Speaking of humans , there were a few in the transport ship.
Civilians , pilots , animal trainers , zookeepers , all unprepared
for everything that happened , all now part of the biomechanic
nightmare , trying to understand what they were before and
have become .

04 April 2004, 01:26 AM
Great concepts now i want to see you use them!

04 April 2004, 11:12 AM (

in your dreams

(let me know if you see them , k ?)

New concepts now. In this fresh scenario
we have a dockhand who's been ordered
to move computer stuff unloaded from
a ship into a warehouse . Well the
dockhand's been watching reruns of
x-files episodes the past 48 hours
straight and is dead tired so he takes
a nap on the cargo boxes before getting
to work. This acid rain starts while
he's asleep and melts the cardboard
boxes the computer stuff comes in and
dissolves him and all stuff around a bit too. he then drops in the midst of
the stuff and gets hit by lightning
that appeared with a storm , slightly
after the rain . the computer stuff
melts in a curiously compatible way
with the human stuff in the heat and
electricity . Yet another bolt of lightning hits a crane above and
destroys the chain holding up a
container full of synthesizers which
then drops on the stunned dockhand ,
breaking apart and spewing the synthesizers on him and all around the
docks . Hours pass and the storm goes
by and the dude awakens , horribly
disfigured , a pile of active monitors
glowing on his back , showing an assortment of music videos , from his
body hanging a dozen keyboards .
In his sadness he finds he can produce
music with the keyboards and thus
affect the selection of music videos
on his back . In hunger he finds he can
summon lightning to strike him to give
him energy .Being so mutilated he hides
in the darkness of a nearby ship's
cargo hold and begins playing dark
melodies to pass the time .

04 April 2004, 04:22 PM
great story and very original designs man !

04 April 2004, 05:22 PM
Hey, Nice History!

Waitting for ups!


04 April 2004, 05:03 PM
great concept you can come up with tons of great ideas with that animal rampage story. I especially liked the scout at the bottom of page. But it seems like you have lot more stories to tell so I am looking forward to read them all :) Keep up the good work :applause:

04 April 2004, 10:50 AM (

this is nice cause i almost like forgot
what it's like to draw and it becomes
more fun and easier daily , not that
there's much effort put into these pics,
but they're just sketches so they'll
have to do :).

And yea , the scout was my favourite ,too . One of those things
you just draw for fun and realize afterwards how cool it is.

anyways ,
Up next we have this crab , born unique , bit of a smart ,
eccentric fellow. Lives on a beach , collects all kinds of
stuff. A radio plays in the background , has always played.
Regardless of the smarts the crab never knew this . It's
like always been there , and so different from the other
stations the crab never took it for a radio station .It was
a science channel , endless dry boring chatter the crab
hummed to - but never listened to - and collected stuff
and created stuff from the collection . Other crabs didn't
do stuff like that , they just ran up and down the beach
doing what other crabs do .Our crab notices its exoskeleton
is way easier to attach stuff to than lets say human skin .
In a few whatevers (<--(irrelevant?) time unit) the crab has
crafted into its left claw a wrist watch . Shoes are a nice
idea and the crab comes up with exoexo , super hard plastic
covers for its legs , already protected by armor plate like
every other crab , but now nearly indestructible - or so
thinks the crab , anyways . So time goes on and humming
to the science channel (played by some student's
abandoned , solar powered , old but sturdy radio , hidden
under a rock nearby) the crab works on , subconsciously
adapting stuff from the radio waves , he nerve-sat-links the
wrist watch so the time is always known to him , checked
regularly from satellites orbiting earth , adds memory modules
so he can store valuable memories he don't want to lose , etc.
etc. ??

04 April 2004, 09:59 PM (

hmm , staying with the marine theme , another improved animal takes form .
Not too original still , but o well .
This trained whale's got a computer
assisted brain which helps him use
the mechanic arms and wings . Powerful
anti-grav engines keep the whale afloat in the air through which the whale swims.
the wings are more like guiding fins but couple as solar panels. The the tail is
used for movement.Internal cybernetics
also have a generator powered by the
tail movement.

04 April 2004, 07:39 PM (

Decided on going with the whale thing ,now working on the line art .

In the glorious meanwhile , I post what
I drew at work (well during lunch break
and after work ,more precisely), cause
the theme is the same as in the contest.
Got the arrow idea from someone's sketches on this forum , no offense ,so thanks and if
anyone wants to use the chicken idea go
ahead , cause i already got the whale
thing. :)

Good happy time to everyone !

04 April 2004, 08:09 PM
Squibbit.....Squibbit......Squibbit...........I just wanted to say I think your designs are wonderful.............Like entering a candy store...............Which piece of candy do you choose.......In this case which piece of "Eye candy" do you choose...........Fun and wild designs.Some of the best no doubt.............:thumbsup:

I would have picked the Whale too............If I had to choose.........Here is an idea that you could consider...........The whale will be a high fly act.It will be airbourne............I think that the wonderful machine/flesh bird you created could be added to go with the whale.............The bird can be an overseer of sorts for the flying whale......A sidekick so to speak..........It can be a double killing.I think that the bird is a wonderful concept,and should be given life right alongside the whale.Two pieces of beautiful eyecandy in one................Perhaps give the bird a little more size when put together with the Whale.....So it can be better seen?:)

Anyways Whales have parasites that are eaten from there backs by Birds in the real World,i think you can use both of these creations for your piece.It would be great to see.........I'll stop by again to see this come to life even more so.........Very nice designs,great potential as well................Cheers.......:thumbsup: :beer:

04 April 2004, 08:53 PM
yes , thanks , friend ! I remember now plenty , cleaner bird for rhino ,
cleaner fish and crabs for sharks and other things ...

yea gotta try that whale/bird combo , thanks again !

04 April 2004, 09:42 PM
Cool.................looking forward to the two together.They will be a beautiful and impressive sight to see.......great designs......I'll be watching.........:thumbsup: :beer:

04 April 2004, 08:13 PM (

Here now is the whale with the bird the bird is the word b-b-b-b-bird is the word
Actually there's two birds , one on each
side of the whale . This is because the
whale's new to the computer system n stuff and has hard enough time learning
to manipulate the arms. So , the bird
on the other side controls the lower
set of wings while the bird on the other side controls the upper set .
All are brain-linked to each other for optimal performance . The human trainer
and his shocked girlfriend stand below.
The trainer teaches the animals the
workings of the brainlink and how much
fun arms are ! the girlfriend is shocked
cause she thought whales spoke like Icelandish , but of course it learned spanish to better cope with the spanish trainer of the spanish machineflesh facility .
Right , then there's the action part
of the situation that goes like this :
being a bit on the hungry side the
whale being all nice and polite doesnt
want to approach and bother the little
dog of the girl .The dog is you see angry because it's a nasty bastard that
hates red birds . Now the reason the whale would want to approach the dog is
because it stands on boxes of fish .The
trainer therefore scoops some fish into
a basket but teasingly throws just a few
at a time to the hungry whale's mouth .
The other , ordinary birds are the because they're strangely calmed by the humming of the whale's electronics .And they're of cause hungry too .

04 April 2004, 11:41 PM
I really like your story. And I think you're nuts my friend :applause:
It's the 1st time I step in here. This last concept is great. A flying whale really feels magical!
I vote for this one! Keep it! :bounce:

04 April 2004, 07:46 AM
hey Ok there Squibbit...............nice to see,well done.And now two birds........better than one,and even better than none.....;)

Very nice work here.My only suggestion thus far:....................Possibly give the Whale a bigger set of wings.The shapes are beautiful,but more size would be more reasonable,plus more intense,and special..................And also give the birds a little more size,they are too nice to be lost in the scene........I like what you are doing very much here,nice feel and style.Keep the updates coming.......:thumbsup: :beer:

04 April 2004, 10:37 AM
Your flying whale idea is quite original! I like it!

I think this will turn out really interesting. :thumbsup:

04 April 2004, 12:44 PM
Nice original idea Squibbit :applause: ,
Virtuoso has already covered the points I'd pick up on too so I don't really have anything to add other than that this has some really cool potential, I'm looking forward to more. :thumbsup:

04 April 2004, 12:49 PM
yep, definately original man. I look at it and wish i went down the same sort of path... want to see more progress, its mad

04 April 2004, 01:53 PM
Yea , Virtuoso , I might do something to the wings ,
cause you see if you go with the original story theyre
more like fins the whale uses to guide its tail movement-
powered "swimming" in the air , but now that the birds
are there to help , the could be used more like wings .

-Once long time ago before computers I saw this oil painting
that had a ship flying in space . Trailing behind the ship were
skeletons that floated in the space - whale skeletons .
Only one living whale in that picture and that was what the
ship was after .
I remembered it after starting this pic but I remember it so
well that probably was always there , I just didn't notice .

I'll try to find that painting for you , if I can

Once again thanks for comments , all

04 April 2004, 02:35 PM
Originally posted by Squibbit
-Once long time ago before computers I saw this oil painting
that had a ship flying in space . Trailing behind the ship were
skeletons that floated in the space - whale skeletons .
Only one living whale in that picture and that was what the
ship was after .
I remembered it after starting this pic but I remember it so
well that probably was always there , I just didn't notice .

I'll try to find that painting for you , if I can

Sounds like Rodney Mathews, and I believe it was inks not oils
look here

04 April 2004, 02:59 PM
yea that's it , Matthews , he got some cool stuff !

I tried to find that pic , or any other airborne (or spaceborne)
whale but couldn't so I guess you're somewhat right with
the originality of the idea :)

I just thought that somebody probably done this and more
than once like with most "original" ideas I get , but here goes
anyways and guess that's not always the case .

Thanks , FlyinP ! :thumbsup:

04 April 2004, 03:09 PM (

-"Good Evening to all our viewers , all around the globe ,
I am your host Arturio Chengpoulos VII . Welcome to
our live special from our Venice studio . Today we
have a guest from one of the world's controversial life
enhancing facilities discussing the ethics of such places ,
the direction they are aiming their work and the
humongous amounts of tax payers money the facilities
make use of . Without further due , let us welcome our
guest . Cbraghteepmyiurnlgi ... Thunderous , nice to
have you here"

CT : " Nice of you to have me , Arturio "

ACVII : "Cbraghteepmh..*ahem* isn't that quite an
unusual name ... for a girl ?"

CT *stares blankly at ACVII*

ACVII : "........" "...rright.. - so you work at a spanish
life enhancing facility , or LEF in short , as
most of us are used to, Crbagh... uhh .. may
I call you -"

CT *smiles warmly* : " You may call me Eep , Arturio "

ACVII : " ahh , thank you Eep . Let us continue. Now
Eep you wor-"

CT : " MEEEP!! "

ACVII : "-w..huh? "

CT *giggles*

CT *straightens up in chair and adds seriously* : " I don't
work there , Arturio , they held me hostage "

ACVII *displays a look on his face previously unknown to
mankind* (some live audience members are sure to this day his
left eye then took a momentarily break from its primary function
and took a peek out of his right ear , no cameras were able to see this )
: " amhlyb ! , I mean .."

CT *quickly stands up , one of her high heeled shoes in hand ,
held from the tip , hobbles to Arturio and slams the heel
of the shoe against his table top , his fingers getting in


CT *putting the shoe back on the foot* : " Fool of a Tuk !! "
*disappears running from the studio*

ACVII *holding his hurt hand with the other looks at the camera
through tear filled eyes* *a hurt look on his face turns head
to the side and down*


04 April 2004, 07:50 PM (

K now don't gimme dat look Emmy .
Now u see why whales aren't comedians.
Nobody commented on that last bit .
Yea take up showdancing , whatever

04 April 2004, 01:42 PM (

just 'avin a bit o fun before
the REAL WORK begins .

Dunno if there's much of a difference
tho cause I really can't draw much better :(

04 April 2004, 07:18 PM (

Unless something mighty extraordinary
happens I'm gonna go with this . So
it'll be line art next , at last .

The pic's about a bunch of spacefaring
whales on an exploration voyage
to their total astonishment hearing
whale cries from a planet nearby with
their strong sensors. They investigate
and find out a group of whales have
been driven ashore , their sonars
scrambled by a passing oil tankers
sonar system . Thinkin the whales would
probably die on the shore they decide to
pick them up to live with them . In the
spacefarer ship the earth whales would then be fitted with the computer brain implant , the anti-grav and wing implants and would of course be educated
alot by the smarter spacewhales .


edit: duh , as soon as I had posted this it came to my mind
that this might be a bit too distant from displaying the
machineflesh theme .... GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR... o wel..

04 April 2004, 07:37 PM
Man, this is weird! But I like it! :)
Work with it, I'd love to see more!

04 April 2004, 10:11 PM
hey he has lipstick......................;)

Gigantic dancing whale.........Is that cane pulling him off stage...............And love the cigarette holder......

The new concept emergency rescue is quite detailed,nice work.I would still stick to the original concept of whale and birds,but it's your thing,and I think either way something quite creative will be coming...............keep hammering away at it......:buttrock: :beer:

04 April 2004, 10:50 PM
Sorry, i don´t speak english, but i try, in tarzan´s style...
i see something poetic in your walles, keep on this way.:thumbsup:

04 April 2004, 03:40 AM
WowW! This last one is great !!!
Great joB!
Keep up tha way!:thumbsup:

04 April 2004, 03:51 AM
thanks , maclox :)

ungh - read the stories , Virtuoso , it's a she who has the lipstick :)
heh -and yea that's a cane

anyways , yes , you see I'm kinda like wanting to go on from
the sketching but I'm like starting to think I might have made
some money as a sketch artist ..

maybe I'll just somehow combine the two ideas and add a
couple more and THEN I'll do the line art , heh

yea , back to the forge

:wip: :wip:

04 April 2004, 01:34 PM
"Emergency Rescue" - the story is beautiful!!!
And sketch is :drool: !!! Are you going to do
it like that - a legend, a map? Well thats bloody
unique and :drool: !!!!!

Squibbit :bounce:

04 April 2004, 10:29 PM (

What , EmpY , NO ,I just put the text in
there to clarify the sketch , and you
go like "map" n "legend" .. now I got
even MORE ideas ... never gonna move
on from sketch phase at this rate .
ANYWAYS , something I thought for the
foreground of the pic ... since the
whales don't have ( or use ) a cloaking
device or any such , they have a few
orcas (killer whales) around for guardians , just in case.
This one has a tattooed flipper , a
pair of humanoid arms , combat belt
full of fresh fish , and a nerve-linked
weapons system consisting of two stun
guns and two harpoons :P . With the
harpoon the whale could hit a target and
if it weighted under 20 tons or sumthin ,
pull it under water ... cool, yes ?
well these whales ain't hostile so it's
just for show . This guard whale has
encountered two humans at the beach and
is wondering at their fancy cell phone...
orca:" hi , mom! "
mom : "tommy ! who was that ? gina , are
you two allright ?"

yea better get some sleep , sorry about
the lousy quality of the sketch ..

ps. just imagine the weight and size
of the electric guitar played by
that blue whale there in the background..

04 April 2004, 11:25 PM
Come to think about it; a gigantic whale with tiny tiny wings would look so cute...a bit toonish maybe...

Anyways if the whales are gonna be fitted for combat, they definatly should have some cover on that breathinghole on the back, or else someone could take them out with a thumb stuffed in the right place..

BTW ...Rodney Mathews... this guy is a real classic, from the time where Boris Valejos bodybuilded, oilshiny Conans ruled the realms..wonder what happened with those artists...

04 April 2004, 12:41 AM
Squibbit you're crazy man! :applause:
You made me laugh again, and now I have Limahl and Moroder in my head!!! :cry:

04 April 2004, 07:42 AM
still thinking of enlarging the "wings" a bit , remember , in the
original concept the whale uses its tail to "swim" in the air and
just guides the flight with the wings.

yea ,oh , I'll just equip the breathinghole with a set of teeth and
that should take care of any offending thumbs , ok ?

And those artists... I dunno , they got old ?

LIMALH , hahaha ! sorry , bro , really ! Moroder ? don't remember
that one , hmmh

o hey , I'll find out !

laters !

04 April 2004, 10:36 AM
your thread is excellent ! and i love those crazy concept :D

04 April 2004, 10:48 AM
Your concepts are really well but maybe now you should begin your illustration.

04 April 2004, 11:20 AM
I'm really trying to ! too many ideas too little time , heh

oh well , we'll see :)

04 April 2004, 08:26 PM (

i dunno , I was really gonna make
something more...whale , but randomness
was overwhelming and thus here's a
goldfish .

It is , of course , machineflesh , as
is the custom in these here parts.

Now who would be kind enough to restore
to the little goldfish fins torn away
by bigger fish ? It really is just a goldfish and the cybernetic parts ,
especially this small and sophisticated
cost aplenty ...

I wanna know , do you ?

04 April 2004, 08:38 PM
Whoa. Damn.

That goldfish kicks .. ahem.. behind parts.

Definitely keep up, buddy :)

04 April 2004, 06:41 AM
Panu..............Go where your heart leads you........You have some very nice choices here.Whale,bird,goldfish,all are's a win win situation for you...................The Goldfish is beautiful,excelent flow,and beautiful flares to all the ends or tips,expressive facial features.......Just really very nice art,bottom line..................:thumbsup: :beer:

04 April 2004, 06:28 PM (

She's a mechanic , bioengineer , electrician ,
scientist and excels in it all. The butterflies
around are machineflesh , as is she herself
and the little goldfish she found floating finless
in the pond she takes her morning swims in
and "repaired" . Her latest invention she
has equipped herself with . It's the telekinesis
wires she toys with in the pic , holding the
somewhat confused goldfish in the air in
a bubble of water .

04 April 2004, 08:02 PM
:cry: So poetical update you have done !
Feerric Machineflesh ! ilove "scientistes" !:love:

04 April 2004, 10:29 PM
Nice work here :)

My entry (

04 April 2004, 10:42 PM
harnelbe ... thanks ... lol ..

Hi Nik , thanks to you too , nice of you to drop by , dude !

btw ... there swims in my mind an insanely whale-sized
idea of combining most of these sketches into one pic ...

......still... way ....

I'll come up with some line art and not just sketches anymore
sometime before end of contest , ok ?

04 April 2004, 11:03 PM
Take your time bro. As Virtuoso said, just go where you feel it.
Here's my opinion: the goldfish is very pretty, but as you said: WHO?
The 1st sketch that really caught my eye is the 1st flying whale, partly 'cause of the tiny people feeding it. And I have the same feeling about the scientist mermaid taking care of the goldfish: maybe she's working for the government of this dream land, and she got money from the Ministry of Happiness to help and put some thin and expensive metallic bones on goldfishes)?
Hope you didn't fall asleep reading that.

04 April 2004, 11:11 PM
...Ministry of Happiness .. rofl

no way I'm gonna fall asleep reading such :)

Thanks for the input , buddy ,much appreciated :thumbsup:

04 April 2004, 10:07 PM (

allright !

The whales have landed , resque of stranded kin is underway , as is the
usual government anti-invasion welcoming
comittee greeting operation .
Some people on the beach , despite being at first scared out of their swimsuits , have quickly befriended the whales and now , being unable to help
much in the rescue , just chat away with
whale guardians. Our scientist has been
promoted to head chief of extra terrestial affairs agency and is being
questioned by one of her subjects on
how to proceed with the greetings ...,
codenamed "operation coast guard".

sound and look ok ?

04 April 2004, 10:32 PM
That some beutifull whale, that one at left...
..could imagine me that one ending up like some kind of Avatar..
Getting more interresting, this thread, step by step:thumbsup:

04 April 2004, 01:19 AM (

n this squid was like on his way to meet his
girlfriend like on the other side of the bay
but there was these big humans swimmin there
in the ocean shore between the squid and his
girl and he took a detour to avoid being
accidently damaged or killed by the crrazy
reckless noisy big humanzz and the squid
notizesz a glittery thing on the ocean floor .
Well nearby robtic biomechanic magic factory
had dumped defective machine parts safely
away in the ocean and the glittery thing was
a humanoid hand and the squid ate it but it
stuck in its mouth. Now the squid could not
eat but with tendrils and mouth muscles learned
to operate the hand stuck in its mouth .
Unknowingly the squid also bumped into a
little lamp which stuck into it too . Starving
little squid stumbles onto the shore out of the
water and gets hit by an acid trip. This goo
comes from above and is dna-insta-morph
wonderfluid. It comes from sewage pipe where
it was dumped cause it didn't work . It should've
reformed creatures covered by it to what they
wanted but once covered the cretures lost
uniqueness and self and form and didn't know
what they wanted and thus just collapsed into
more useless fluid .Whoa ! The squid just wanted
to eat and the D.I.M. made it's head fin sticky
and acidy so fliez stuck in it and melted into the
finthing and drained through the skin into the
squid's hungry tummy. yea. and then D.I.M. as
its final miracle thought hand lamp and squid
were one and made them work together and
electricity flowed through all and hand moved
with renewed strength and lamp shineth with
brilliance around the prezcenzseof de szquid.

04 April 2004, 02:39 AM
Nice sketch, I like the story too. :buttrock:
But honestly...I love the whale.

04 April 2004, 04:38 AM
:thumbsup: cool sketch and cool story dude :beer:

04 April 2004, 07:08 AM
i really like your sketch work , good to see lot of ideas and various concepts ! :applause:

04 April 2004, 07:31 AM
Hahahaha and I thought the whale was original :D

04 April 2004, 01:56 PM
Man this stuff is great! I've loved flying seafish every since I saw Treasure Planet, but since this one's got mechanical enhancements, I like this one even more!


04 April 2004, 04:50 PM
excellent work!, i see a lot of ideas that can be finished as the final concept, be carefull of choosing the best, to my seemings, is the pic of the whales.

04 April 2004, 05:48 PM
Right ...

Well bless You All , every artist and visitor here ,you're an
immense inspiration , here's to you :beer: !

04 April 2004, 06:58 PM
if i had to choose... i will do for the woman ingeneer with gold fish :D:bounce:
Great sketches !:bounce:

04 April 2004, 07:04 PM
I think the "bionic" whale is the best idea so far.
There are so many purposes to explore for this
organism. Living Submarine, bio-weapon system,
maybe an organic whale spaceship ?


04 April 2004, 09:38 PM
harnelbe ... I think the engineer ,the fish ,and the whale ,
all are gonna be in the pic ... unless i just end up drawing
sketches :)

marcnail , also take to account that the whale's brain has
been enhanced and educated. It is a he or she . He or she
has a name. How will he remember his years underwater ?
He can still swim and dive , but also fly ! The heavy world
of greens and blues has expanded to light color splendor !
You don't only explore this organism , it explores you !

And it's so heavy and big , yet with the equipment it weights
nothing , and its flesh is still so weak , but it's still flesh and
not cold machine.
And the machines the whale's now one with are hard , sometimes
cold , bulky even , but so useful ...does he ever want to get
rid of them ? would he feel non-new-whale if he did ? bored?


more and more stories and images..
funfunfunfunfun , eh? :)

04 April 2004, 11:22 PM
The whale is an interesting twist and I like it a lot. Nice spin.

04 April 2004, 06:58 PM (

Somewhere in a bad , dark city,
modified rat carries mail tubes ,
climbing tall buildings , swimming
sewers .The rats are fast and efficient
and you have your decontamination box
where the rat drops the mail and where
it is cleaned , so you don't care where
the mail has been , as long as it's
reliably there .

04 April 2004, 01:29 AM
Yeah... I go for Bionic Whale also.

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04 April 2004, 01:34 AM
Hey Panu...................As I mentioned already........You are doing some wicked work/art here.Lot's of eyecandy........rat boy and his story/idea are cool too................Lot's of nice choices for you,lot's of potential in all................Go for the whale and bird,with ratboy as a sidekick............Why not panu,you only live once......That would be wicked cool.................Fun and nice high quality work you are pumping out here...............:buttrock: :beer:

04 April 2004, 08:53 PM ur skills starting to flourish...
must say: i love it:)

04 April 2004, 09:21 PM
The Ratboy!
Holy macaroni Squibbit! Don't stop make me laugh like that, it's too good.
:applause: :applause: :applause:
I said "me" but I presume it's "us".

04 April 2004, 07:25 PM

Excellent visuals and style!
Good luck!

04 April 2004, 09:00 PM (

umm... from the dark depths of the 3rd
page he finds a wand of magic which ,
when touched shoots forth tendrils that
grab him and merge him with the wand ...
harmless little side effect that might
be later removed ... *Zzzap!* goes the
wand as his first spell takes form ...
of a 3-eyed batbird ...uh .. side effect
... a zebra head with mechanized legs...
umm..another ... A PORTAL that takes him to
the first page ...

*. ,* magic! .;*'*.*

04 April 2004, 10:00 PM
Hehe Squibbit I get the definite feeling that you're having a lot of fun, even if you seem to have a few problems deciding what to go is still most enjoyable to watch. :thumbsup:

04 April 2004, 12:25 AM
wow thats some cool concepts man.:buttrock:
i really like the tweaker squid thingy that story had me rolling.


04 April 2004, 09:30 AM
why , thank you , good sirs !

yes, well... there's been many requests *coughthreatscough*
directed at me to finish even one of them pics ...

... those sketches being about the best I can manage I
think working on them more would only ruin them ...
I do so perfectly understand how someone else would
find them mightily unfished , however :)

guess I'll still try n complete one piece , as it is the
competition way and after all these successes I can
maybe afford one failure :hmm:

04 April 2004, 11:00 AM
When does the vote begin ?
i'm ready :D

04 April 2004, 06:40 PM
I've decided to visit everyones thread who posts to mine, so you are first on list :)

What can I say? Truly amazing. So many concepts, so productive. Good luck in contest :)

04 April 2004, 07:11 PM
yea good decision peksi , though it sometimes could get
difficult , like being for example one of the 68215397 people
on harnelbe 's thread screaming "too many polys!""you sloth!"
"simplistic designs! " "yea you model but you can't even draw!!"
erc. heh , it gets boring and you just gotta do it :)

and yes , I might not be the best artist , nor might I have the
greatest ideas , and i gotta live with that, GRRRRR

...i mean it's nice to have some skills and ideas ..


04 April 2004, 10:38 PM
panu....................Go for a group shot.............Really....Put all the characters in some kind of group pose,a shot with all your characters posing together as a team...........Possibly a traveling machine flesh circus...........???

Either way,there is alot of wonderful and very imaginative work here,very enjoyable for me...............:buttrock: :beer:

04 April 2004, 06:00 AM
GREAT! :thumbsup:

04 April 2004, 12:10 PM
GREATTT!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

LOVE your concepts!
but the flying wale with cyborg wings is the best idea for me...
KEEP it!!!:drool:

05 May 2004, 08:13 PM

Derek Riggs , Ladies and Gents

Hail to the King !


05 May 2004, 09:44 PM
ye derek riggs pow ! :buttrock: :buttrock:

05 May 2004, 12:40 AM
A lot of nice stuff around here man!!!love it and Curius wich one you pic:thumbsup:

05 May 2004, 11:19 AM (

Ah , back to the whales again . Well , related stuff
anyways . She's a member of Greenpeace and has this
waterproof Warhammer 40000 toy orc robot she has painted
herself and loves to bits .She winds it up every now and
then with a little key and watches it march about in
battlelust , singing orc war songs , waving it's knife
and shooting stuff with it's blaster. She loves the toy
so much that once when a couple of her friends jokingly
hid the toy she fell into coma for a week and started to
die until someone realized to wind up the toy .
The glorius orc battlehymns revived her in an instant.
She has since rigged the toy and herself with explosives
that detonate if either is separated from the other by
more than 2 yards for more than a day .
Flesh and machine ,
inseparable .

or , this was a failed painting attempt ;)

05 May 2004, 12:41 PM
Great creature design... especially the whale and squid! Can't wait to see some painted images:thumbsup:

05 May 2004, 01:23 AM

your last concept was totally originial and very symbolic. It might be pushing the guidlines to this challenge however if it was up to me I'd say it qualifies because your concept and the story support what the guidlines ask for.

Very cool! :thumbsup:

05 May 2004, 03:38 AM
lol !!!!
your last picture made me laugh a lot, and the text !!! A must to read !
So much emotion !
I'm a fan !

05 May 2004, 09:00 PM
hey artjunkie , more whalestuff comin up , promise :)

AirbORn - "pushing the guidelines" , heh , it shows ? :p
Good that you liked it , I've been like trying to
cover many areas with these sketches , and you'll
probably going to see something like this again ,
but I'm really trying to move on with the main theme

harnelbe - you're one great artist yourself , can't wait to see
your 3D work finished ! (great that someone borrowed
you their computer to work with!!)Seems you would've
done great in 2D , too ! and thanks for stopping by so
often and so nice that you like all the stuff here !


05 May 2004, 08:45 PM
Okay Panu, I need to know that this whole story won't make you stop posting your great sketches and outstanding stories!!!
No kidding, we need you man!
And you still owe me this animated GIF of the talking guy, right?
Come on, updates now!

05 May 2004, 08:48 PM
yeah, more biomechanics please.


05 May 2004, 10:12 PM
:hmm: Does the loss of work on the CG talk site mean we have to all go through the process of eating more of your mushrooms again???

Look forward to seeing how your concepts progress and the end results

05 May 2004, 01:06 AM
judging by the recent posts you guys were especially
worried stuff like this would hit through my heart

(quickly viewed,didn't see much similar posts on other threads)

it did

all you people that by killing , torturing , and hacking joy ,life ,
fun , togetherness and freedom are soul drainers I would have
never given life to .

If ever anything bad becomes or became upon you , it should
have come before you existed in the form of never making it
possible for you to exist

05 May 2004, 10:46 AM
your putting out a lot of drawings. and they are all very well done. i like your style. i cant wait to see your last image for this contest. i think its going to ROCK. good luck to you,:thumbsup:

05 May 2004, 01:55 PM
Panu, I miss you, no kidding! I miss your art. I miss your stories. I miss laughing loud reading them.
I miss that:

Hello Frood,

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C'mon, don't let us down!!! :beer:

05 May 2004, 06:13 PM
Very true frood.............looking forward to the next stellar piece of art...................:buttrock: :cool:

05 May 2004, 02:54 PM
Love love love ur works gotta give u some of this water:

Btw: good to se all the buddys visiting almost the same trheads in here...Boy do we guys have good taste or what?

05 May 2004, 03:22 AM
k , I done mediocre pencil sketches that take 2 days a piece
of my time . One of the only pieces I've ever finished is the
one with the girl and the warhammer robot. Anatomy of a
person in a pic I might be ale to form in two days and it still
would come out wrong and still the light as always in my pics
comes from the front because I can't do it otherwise .

you people think i can do stuff like you do ...
... you da people that make me and others buy fantasy art
calendars ...I never made 1 painting

05 May 2004, 06:29 AM
squibbit its nice .Gambatte

05 May 2004, 05:46 AM
Hi Squibbit, you really got a wicked amount of ideas here and it's really interesting to have a bit of stories and narrative along with the conceptual pictures. My personel favourite is the flying whale, rat and chicken.
The idea of combining the mermaid and whale sounds like a good idea.
Looking forward to see your finalized composition.:thumbsup:

05 May 2004, 11:35 AM
ain't gonna be 1

05 May 2004, 12:08 PM
Hehe! Really good and original ideas! :D
Real brainstorm is going on! :p
I'm really curious to see where all of these concepts are leading you to. You're one of my favourite participants for this challenge!

05 May 2004, 11:08 PM
Panu..................What happened...............Just get back here and put it all together,it will be well worth it,some excellent work alreday,it would be great to see more......Hoping to see you soon..................:buttrock: :cool:

06 June 2004, 12:34 AM
What happened ?.............So very goods have only to pick one....and simply do that..................................................


please, update....:)

06 June 2004, 02:16 AM
Got to agree with Goli, youve got some great ideas, pick your favourite and run with it.

Judging by the stuff youve come up with so far, you cant go wrong. Whatever you choose to do should be great.

Cant wait to see what you decide on.:thumbsup: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

06 June 2004, 07:36 AM
Originally posted by Squibbit
k , I done mediocre pencil sketches that take 2 days a piece
of my time . One of the only pieces I've ever finished is the
one with the girl and the warhammer robot. Anatomy of a
person in a pic I might be ale to form in two days and it still
would come out wrong and still the light as always in my pics
comes from the front because I can't do it otherwise .

you people think i can do stuff like you do ...
... you da people that make me and others buy fantasy art
calendars ...I never made 1 painting

WTF :surprised .........hell man don't go underestimating yourself, your work is good, it's original and it is entertaining, you have your own style as with the rest of us, don't get too caught up in comparisons, just choose one of the ideas you like most like the others said and go for it. :bounce:

06 June 2004, 09:14 AM
I agree with everyone above...

I really have found your work and advice inspirational since the start of this challenge and have been looking forward to your next entry....

Don't give up now:eek: :)

06 June 2004, 09:20 AM
you're all mad

06 June 2004, 09:40 AM
Mad...mmmm...very likely...locked up in a dark room painting pictures for hours on end and talking to myself...mmm..

I still hope you'll put up some more work...

06 June 2004, 07:42 PM (

well , allright , but just cause you're
all mad
, not like i have the time to finish this anyways :p

This might be the story .?.. the whales
are punks from another planet that have
come to earth on a ship stolen from one
of their elders . They've had a drunken
party on the beach and most of them have
passed out .The police are fining one
whale for illegal fishing on the shore

06 June 2004, 11:16 PM
Nice and delicate picture. Really love your aliens.
Some kind of sweetness in a brutal world, even if your whales are space punks. :)
Go on.

06 June 2004, 07:58 AM
am i see right? so many concept sketches, so little time and no progress here? come on man, great ideas!
Put down the man and a donkey scene :bounce: its the best!

06 June 2004, 08:36 AM
Originally posted by Squibbit
you're all mad

So... i'm mad... Squibbit what's the hell ? you have very originals idea and have enough time to finishe one !! i like all your last concepts !
k e e p IT o n !

06 June 2004, 09:36 AM
Don't you realize how many concepts you have created ?
Click the picture to get a biggest one (

06 June 2004, 10:44 AM
What the **** are you moaning and groaning about Squibbit?
As a co-worker im going to make your days miserable if your not going to pull yourself together..

Now what is that? Its the quality you can reach! So make sure your machine flesh entry reaches it.. You still have 2 weeks!

GO GO GO GO!:banghead: :banghead:
We need that quality! :arteest:

06 June 2004, 11:02 AM
I still like the whale idea the most, you got plenty of time to do something really good, nearly all of your ideas have been cool, Iam sure you'll come up with something great. The story is bit strange admittedly, don't get intimidated by the others on this site, just do your best, urs is one of the most intresting ive seen so far.

06 June 2004, 12:29 PM
Hah ! now don't you back out here :)
These ideas are way too good to be not considered to be finished ;)
I like your style a lot and hope you find the time to finish a piece to the point where you dont want to touch it anymore !
[ ughh .. must not change the picture or it will only get worse - hehe I wish I had more of those moments myself ]

Keep it up and good luck

06 June 2004, 10:55 PM's enough Squibbit!! Now you gonna do your work ! Right ?!

If you do not want to choose, we'll choose for you ! Or, if you want let's organize a vote !!!!!!! !


....................................:beer: ..........................................................

I choose the front grey whale...................................:thumbsup:

06 June 2004, 03:45 AM
I Vote for the WHALE as well, from all of your concepts there is a recurring theme and a clear indication that you have a fondness for your whale ideas, Run with it. All your stuff is great.:applause: :beer: :thumbsup: :D :bounce:

06 June 2004, 09:37 AM
The whale :D also.
But i like a lot the idea of the cyber engineer in the sea with a silver fish...

06 June 2004, 12:20 AM (


06 June 2004, 08:30 PM (

hehe , lineart , well , a rough one
but still ...

yea , going with the whaletrainer story...
a version of it anyways... it's got
the biggest background story with the
newsflashes n stuff :)
Now I only need time , which I don't
have much , but wouldn't have been
me if there hadn't been that 2 months
fooling around , haha

PS. you people rock , thanks for everything

06 June 2004, 10:21 PM
One of my fav's back in action where he belongs.....................looking fantastic...............That piece by harnelbe really shows some incredible skills all in one............keep at it panu,looking great...................:cool: :thumbsup:

06 June 2004, 11:39 PM (

so i don't have my own website that
allows for image linking so I'm gonna
post these updates as concept sketches,
i hope i am forgiven

I kinda liked the open space of the
previous version , but I want more
details :)

06 June 2004, 11:43 PM
heyhey and thanks , Virtuoso , for continued interest !
Your work seems to be coming along pretty well too , heh . :thumbsup:

same for Harnelbe and an extra thanks for being a
superawesomemegafabulous dude !

PS. made that tequado name up ,so in case it means something
rude in some language please say it so i can change it :)

06 June 2004, 12:06 AM
hehehe, love the futuristic "Free Willy" scene, youve got some sweet work here my froend, keep it going, you have to win the prize for most concepts submitted in any one competition. Great work keep it up.:beer: :thumbsup: :D :beer:

06 June 2004, 02:21 AM
Sooo sweet, wonderful!!!
Squibbit, you are back:) :thumbsup:
go go go.....

06 June 2004, 02:29 AM
Wasn't certain how this was going to work out, but I must say I like it a lot.
My Entry (

06 June 2004, 04:13 AM
I have been following your thread for a while now, and even though I didn't mention anything about your whale concepts when you first posted them, I am very glad you are doing them for your final. It is very unique, and very creative, totaly original in my perspective. CONGRATES!!!! :applause: :applause:

06 June 2004, 07:33 AM
:wavey: My compliments to you, great scene. I love your background, well done:applause:

06 June 2004, 04:01 PM
So many ideas.....very creative.

It just keeps getting better and better.

Good luck.


06 June 2004, 04:15 PM
:) and to think you wern't going to post anything else.....

i really love the images / composition...the use of colour and light really gives a warm and atmospheric feel to the piece.

Definitely worth waiting for....:applause: :thumbsup:

06 June 2004, 05:22 PM
well hey , peeps , thanks for all the comments !

MrFreeman , yes , I'm aiming for an early morning/late evening
, peaceful look for the pic . Had a hundred ideas , mine and
others' for the composition , then took an easy , relaxed
middleground one .

Paul , thanks for dropping by , nice that you liked all the stuff !

O-2 , the background was the fastest and easiest part of the
pic , weirdly enough , and I like much how it turned out , too

AirbORn , thanks ! Original ideas are what we need and what
I personally value much , too ! Yea they are hard to come by ,
and some cliché stuff are so good i don't mind seeing them over
and over again , but even bad original ideas are a change and
that might bring up in you an idea for a good new one. Still , I'd
prefer to see Good new ideas , and would be honored to have
come up with one .

"Wasn't certain how this was going to work out, but I must say I like it a lot." - johncarlucci ... -ditto :p

Empy ... kinda sad to see weirdness policespider go but this
new fish thing's mighty cool , too ... still... gotta come visit your
thread soon ... got comments .. no worries tho , u do mighty
good stuff , dude


sketchfiend , my backup plan has been revealed , grrr

06 June 2004, 10:50 AM
Whau...what a dreamscape... "Dali haes entered the contest:D" really, beautifull, reminds of some of the great surrealistic artist...but then again, dont think any of them had visions with flying whale in them...
So cool

06 June 2004, 08:51 AM
Very good concept and realisation! I want a poster!

06 June 2004, 03:10 PM (

minor update , also a coloring wip ,
since there needs to be one ,
happy saturday everybody

06 June 2004, 03:45 PM
OH man, I love your last update, especially how you incorporated the Calgary Flames Jersey into it!! : ) It just sucks how they lost this seasson, but boy did they put up a fight.

Great work!

06 June 2004, 04:08 PM
thanks , dude , yea the jersey's a tribute , i so hate it
that Flames lost , can't understand it ,
i still think they were the better team

06 June 2004, 06:01 PM (

seen a couple of screenshots here , so
i decided to post one , too .yea!
humm... info packet makes itself present..
*zzapoff!!!* dat green horror is old photoshop caught in glorious custom
win95 theme .the whole thing is run
by old faithful 350 PII with 128mbram
so the pic ain't ever gonna have like
anywhere near the max resolution of
the contest rules .okay and the afore-
mentioned system is being operated by human male , me ,(even though "friends"
at work think I'm one of them wookies ,
grr) , linked to the system via keyboard
and mouse.

might seem kinda like a sad setup , but
not many complaints here , wouldn't
have time to finish all the details anyways and haven't gotten familiar
enough with wacom so that wouldn't
be too helpful a tool , yet.

06 June 2004, 08:02 PM
:) Good job your painting skills are far better than the choice of colours on your Photoshop setup.....

Really glad you posted this work and more impressed if you haven't even got used to a Wacom...

the details look great...and as I've said before, it's a shame we'll never see most or any of this work at high resolution due to the nature of the web and file sizes...:beer: :beer: :thumbsup:

06 June 2004, 08:54 PM
It's so cool...I love all your ideas...
I'ld like to be one of the two charcters, to see these whales in the sky...


06 June 2004, 12:07 PM
Squibbit, Mr Goli couldn't have said it better!
Please finish, whatever resolution you can manage!!!
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

06 June 2004, 03:32 PM
Thanks for encouraging and sorry I wasn't there to encourage you when you really needed but Isee the others did really great job. I]m glad you got the drawing so far. The atmosphere created is really super. Too bad that the last posted detail is at 100% zoom. I really want to see it finished. Please do it. And I'm sure it won't take long and you'll get to love your wacom. It happened the same to me. I had the tablet for 2 months and I was still drawing with the mouse.

06 June 2004, 05:07 PM
testing out a new flying whale there?
What a cool concept...alot of story in it!!
Good thing u have the skills to realise it:)

06 June 2004, 08:21 PM
Yes panu,keep it up.Nice color work,you got skills,and some great wild cool's to you............:beer:


06 June 2004, 09:02 PM
A really great piece..........coming to an end soon. You've done a great job on this..........good luck in the future.

I'll come back to your thread Tomorrow, to give any last crit, on the build up to final submission. I'd appreciate any last crits on mine, also.

Much appreciated, and the best of luck!


06 June 2004, 09:40 PM (

update ... not much ... battling with
details n getting nowhere ... should
probably learn how to paint ... this
might be just about as good as the pic
will get ...

06 June 2004, 12:24 AM
I love what you do, and you know how painting...why don't you listen your hands and keep your mind closed...don't you see what you have done ? It's great, authentic, full of poetic (argh english..) have a great meaning...

Whatelse can i say : IT'S BEAUTIFULL man! :bounce: :applause:

06 June 2004, 01:21 AM
Great. I igree with goli and the other guys about your art. Great style and paint techinique!!! Do you really dont uses a wacon? My finger is actually with a bubble hehehe and my poor mouse... I think in so many clicks you have maked to obtain this results!

Well, I'm back to work

Force to you.

Londero :)

06 June 2004, 03:26 AM
Really nice job! remid me..a fairtale ilustration style

06 June 2004, 02:26 PM
really nice, poetic, dreamy atmosphere, colours very beautiful, and the general idea is really great! :applause:

06 June 2004, 04:49 PM
If this is how good your painting will get then you shouldn't worry... it is absolutely brilliant! :applause: Don't stress the details, they're already there! Awesome work on the whale by the way... best whale I've EVER seen :D

good luck in the contest, bro... it was great getting to see your work progress.


06 June 2004, 06:51 PM
Love the idea! beautifully executed, the guys at the office said moebius, and you do have something "french" going on.

Good luck, and thanks for the comments!

06 June 2004, 07:17 PM
ok , ok , thanks , people . have been so many days without much
free time and maybe I gets to rest a bit after contest .

a few words... yea londero , no wacom , yea it's like click-click-
clickety-click-a-click-click with the mouse all the time , heh.
Luckily my ears ignore the sound :)

something "french" , E.T ? heh , must be goli and others
encouraging me on :)

06 June 2004, 11:22 PM
You did it! You rock! Sorry bro I didn't stepped in for a long time to encourage you. You image is terrific and looks like nothing else. I'm so happy to see you didn't give up.
I cross all the fingers of my whole body for you buddy, and hope to see your masterpiece finished on time.
Best of luck Panu.

Btw: about the french touch, it's probably the old tires on the beach, believe me =]

06 June 2004, 01:08 AM
What an excellent style you have!! I also like your idea!!!
Bests to you and Metallica is with you!!!

06 June 2004, 11:59 PM (

uh-oh little time left ...Aarrgggh!!!

*casts extend contest by a week spell*

hopeful expectation... ..*zbdif!*

.-*spell fizzles*-.


06 June 2004, 01:57 AM
Looking fantastic:drool:
You are crazy........:bounce:

06 June 2004, 05:51 AM
great concept ! go to the finale image plz !

06 June 2004, 06:56 AM
:applause: :thumbsup: Great work Squibbit...and to think there was a time when I thought you were going to pull out of the challenge???!!

The addition of details makes all the difference and the latest image is incredible.
perhaps if we have a mass psychic connection and chant at the same time the extension spell will work....

Good luck with getting the final image uploaded / completed and good luck in the judging / voting...great stuff!!!:applause: :thumbsup:

06 June 2004, 05:43 PM
gnnrgh... hhand hurrtsz .... trying wacom again at work ,
might still have to put finishing touches in with mouse :)

(hey Tremoside ... Harvester of Sorrow poster (by Pushead,
of course) on the broken sign on the left)


06 June 2004, 06:26 PM
double post

06 June 2004, 06:29 PM

06 June 2004, 06:29 PM

06 June 2004, 06:35 PM
5 yea , the site cted slow but I kept trying , lol

06 June 2004, 06:36 PM

06 June 2004, 06:36 PM
persistent , aren't I ?

(:blush: )

06 June 2004, 06:36 PM

stubborn a bit ?

06 June 2004, 06:36 PM

how about a spam guard ?

06 June 2004, 06:38 PM

o no that would help.

wonder if this forum's moderated ...


- - - site was slow. from posts that seemed not to work these
8 actually and quite surprisingly did - - -

06 June 2004, 08:25 PM (

there ... now if i can get the big
one sent too , that'll be it for this
contest .

goli ,frood ,virtuoso, falcor , empy ,
bloodtaster , tremoside ,londero , harnelbe , mrfreeman , etcetcetc ,
THANK YOU PEOPLE , thank you very much,
all will be included in final speech
coming with the final image submission

Not only you people rock , you make
others try their best , too

06 June 2004, 08:30 PM
Great great piece of artwork, I really like the feel of it, and those little details, especially the broken glass on top of the sign post. One thing I would suggest is some reflections/shadows in the sea of the piers. Great stuff.

06 June 2004, 08:31 PM
My first word when i saw your work :
" waaa c'est beau!!" in french...
"Waaaa that's beautifulllllll !" in english..............

:beer: :) :D :wavey:

Congratulation friend !

06 June 2004, 09:03 PM
Whoaaa! You made good choices for the colors! :p Your work looks great!, especially the sky gets bonus points!
:thumbsup: :beer:

06 June 2004, 09:09 PM
haha , yea I've heard that , the sky was the first and fastest
piece of the pic , heh

06 June 2004, 09:21 PM (

tried to put little shadows from the piers there , otherwise it's the same pic .

now to get the ftp thing done ...arg..

06 June 2004, 09:31 PM
a truly ispirational peice good luck in the judging

BTW I like the extra touch of the guy with the calgary flames jersey ;)

06 June 2004, 10:36 PM
thanks , jack and others , but now i got a problem I nticipated , heh.
I downloaded CuteFTP but don't have any idea what to do with it...
so what did you do when you sent your final big image to cgtalk ,
anybody ?

06 June 2004, 12:07 AM
it is amusing picture :-)

06 June 2004, 07:22 AM
Hello squibbit,

Very very very nice picture.

"...I downloaded CuteFTP but don't have any idea what to do with it..."

Have you solved your problem ?
If not , you may go to :
then click on submit final image, enter your user name as usual. You're now on the upload page where you can find all the necessary elements. Just fill the adress, username and password in cuteFTP clic connect : you're in.


Be careful to compress your tif file in zip format, and have it named correctly.

Best regards and good luck.


06 June 2004, 08:01 AM
This I like a lot!

The "warm" light superb!

06 June 2004, 08:10 AM
This is so beutiful, I wish it was a real place somewhere....
see you around squibbit

06 June 2004, 08:12 AM
Very nice work! Ilike whales. :thumbsup:
Good luck!:beer:

06 June 2004, 09:14 AM
hey spacesnail ,thanks , that helped !

that's it , huh, the end ? well it was so worth it , had
lots of fun ! now to enjoy some after-contest peace
and relaxation ... and start waiting for the next one ! :)

thanks , peeps !

06 June 2004, 12:35 PM
Wow!!!!!!:drool: The final work looks incredible, congratulations, you made a big progress but you lost nothing from the mood of poetry and dream. The colours choice is the best i could imagine. That's a pure beauty! nothing to say more...:bowdown:

06 June 2004, 06:39 PM
a friend at work actually made a color adjusment version of
this image so cool that while I didn't choose that , it still was so
good I had to save it , heh

hey you have what seems like a mighty cool image on the make
too , ioio , I hope you got the time to finish it :thumbsup:

06 June 2004, 09:29 PM
This piece ended up even more beutyfull then i thought it would...
Good story..awesome painting!!!

06 June 2004, 10:34 PM
Less than 30 minutes before the end of the final coloring...
Im excited, and Im waiting for the final speech, oh yeah!

06 June 2004, 10:41 PM would like to have the correct terms in english my friend Squibbit....i've already said that but i repeat..i'ld like to be on this beach....with my friends to admire these majesty whales flying slowly and deeply in this evening sky...
Thank you for this peace vision...

I wish all the best from this word and from others...............:wavey:

06 June 2004, 08:34 AM
With the colors of these painters of XVII, it's a somptuous work !
I really love the contrast between your futurist vessels (whales ?)
and the colors of the old masters !

06 June 2004, 09:56 AM
It's been fun following Squibbit............I think i was just about the first to notice some real magic coming from you here,and with little time others could see too...............Your work/art has been fun to follow,so much and all fun and imaginative,as well as well done.The final too is a very nice finish to a wonderful thread.............It's been great meeting you here,and I know we will cross paths again..........To one of my fav's here in 2D land...........:beer:


06 June 2004, 08:44 AM
Ah Squibbit, nice to see that you did take this to completion......that is a GREAT piece of work :applause:

06 June 2004, 10:56 AM
Very cool! One of the best! just voting :bounce:

06 June 2004, 12:19 PM
Hey Squibbit,
very impressive work. I am glad you have chosen this concept. Really unique. :thumbsup:

Hope to see you among the winners.


06 June 2004, 01:08 PM
Justa happy second when I vote on your image!!!

Surely in top ten!!

06 June 2004, 07:07 PM
woohoo ! I gotten votes !

-- russel ,thanks for dropping by , dude !
-- frood , likewise , always a pleasure
-- vincent , thanks , hey u got a cool style , dude,
but always when I'm lookin at your work I'm
like "..hellooo..." and look nervously around
-- newone , thanks !
-- Tremo ,thanks and every push is a help appreciated
-- FlyinP , yea , well ... same to u !
-- goli , you see it better than I painted it ... you see
how I wanted to paint it , thanks
-- mhyrdin , they're actual whales , just partly mechanical , flying ones :)
..old masters...riiiiight...*blush*
-- almost forgot -- Right , Virtuoso , you're one of the people who
with your work and words really inspired this image , big thanks
to you buddy and
.................................................. :beer:

ok , peeps i been mighty busy the couple past days , then password didnt
work , now got a new one , still don't know the details of this voting
system , they posted anywhere ? If not , could someone explain them ?
I get to evaluate any thread I want once ?

06 June 2004, 07:41 PM
Hi Squibbit,
I was also very curious about voting. I found this in the Machineflesh Challenge Questions/Issues

The public voting can only start over a week after the FTP deadline as we have to download and collate all the entries. This takes time and human resources. You can safely expect the public voting to only begin on or after the week of 5th July.

Hope this helps,


06 June 2004, 07:49 PM
oo , ok that makes sense , thanks , buddy.

I was afraid like the vote had already started cause
nobody evaluated threads before , but that would've
made less sense , because of the ftp deadline and the
fact that the valid final images are not like on clear , easy display

thanks again

06 June 2004, 09:12 PM
Nice stuff.Top 5 for me.Plus the rest was a great adventure to see too.Nice art my man.:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

06 June 2004, 11:53 PM
great work on the whale i like it. well done :)

07 July 2004, 10:25 PM
I tried to post a critic and it got erased when I tried to submit reply. Now I don't have time to retype everything I said. I will try to get to it again later.

07 July 2004, 02:09 PM
Squibbit....squibbit....squibbit...I like saying that name...anyhow...Kudos to you on your final illustration....I've really enjoyed watching the many delineations that your concepts have taken you. Very nice final piece +1 vote for you... another thing is your originality...very good... :bounce:

07 July 2004, 02:28 AM
Hi Squibbit!!
I've been following your thread for some time now - thought to drop by since I've finally decided to register. :P

Very fine work you've got, indeed - though I've especially enjoyed watching you playing around with the concept sketches. It's been fun following ya, and I'm glad you've decided upon the whale. Great job :thumbsup:

07 July 2004, 12:15 PM
thanks and thanks again , people .

.. About the other sketches ,
nice that people have read and and viewed them through ...a sudden
moment of inspiration got me decided to finish another one of the
sketches , the engineer woman who saved the goldfish ! The pic will
be ready in about 2 weeks and will post the finished pic on cgtalk in
another , more approppriate forum, since this was just for the contest,
stay tuned !

Also , there will be more from the whale front , an unexpected surprise ,
heheh, even for me... I think you want to see that too so watch out for
that later .. :)

ps. illustr8r , still awaiting those comments , buddy :)

07 July 2004, 11:47 AM
Also , there will be more from the whale front , an unexpected surprise ,
heheh, even for me... I think you want to see that too so watch out for
that later .. :)
Woohoo! A surprise? I looooove surprises! Now I can't wait, what is it?!:bounce:

07 July 2004, 11:22 PM
Very Surreal, reminds me of a child-like imagination. It's beautiful and strange. Great work, great atmosphere and good luck!:)

07 July 2004, 03:01 PM
Frood , yea I can't wait either ! and I only know a bit more than you do !

(....nghrrhh de ssusppenzzzzze.... izst tearingk aparrrrthh ...)
pretty good surprise , no ? :bounce:

and Shinwa , thanks alot and good luck to you too !

07 July 2004, 11:43 AM
Fantastic image... really lovely rendering and a nice, magical feel to the whole thing.

You were bang on with your choice of colour and lighting.

Good luck in the judging!!

08 August 2004, 07:53 PM
Hey Squibbit, I just wanted to congratulate you on getting your prize, you deserve it and I think your final piece turned out very well!

And thanks again for your helpful comments too.

08 August 2004, 01:54 AM
Hi Panu ! Congratulations friend ! (and when i think that you wanted to stop....warf!)
Still love your image...
Really make me dream........pfffff.....i want to be on this beach, with friends, beer, wine, cigars.........looking at the whales..i'm sure it's real ..I'm looking for it...

see you friend.
(ps : you have a real talent)

08 August 2004, 07:37 AM
Congratulations... Talent... Friend... Whale... Well, I think Goli didn't forget to mention anything! :)
I'm so happy your painted with a mouse whale made it!
I was sure it would, like many many other people here. Thanks again for making me laugh with your incredible stories during this contest Panu. I really hope we'll chat again.

Take care, Fred

08 August 2004, 12:15 PM
Hey , thanks , people !

Surely we will chat again ... and compete again ,too ! I been
waiting for the next challenge for months already ,
so I ain't going anywhere :D

I hope you all take part again and I also hope nothing
will prevent you from finishing your entry ,
good luck everybody and all the best in the future !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


08 August 2004, 12:37 PM
I will be back.....:twisted:



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