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04 April 2004, 10:35 PM
Nick Clark has entered the Machineflesh 2D Challenge.

04 April 2004, 12:01 AM (

This is a page of thumnails. I was going for a large robot that was made up of a bunch of humans being enveloped and fed upon within it's body. It was kindof a cross between a sentinal from x-men and a plant that captures its prey live and slowly feeds off them.

04 April 2004, 12:06 AM (

This is a couple of Marker and pencil drawings I did to explore the placement and angle. I was trying to stick with a 16:9 format but eventually dropped the idea.

04 April 2004, 12:21 AM (

This is the final Line art. I changed the dimensions of the image and framed it with the rocky area. This will also help keep the foregroung ind shadow so that the dudes helmet light can highlight certain parts of the machinorganicfungi thingy.

04 April 2004, 05:14 AM
Looks like a good start Nick, I would post your images just a bit bigger, looks like there is some cool detail that I'm missing. Could be because i'm on my laptop though. Good Luck Dude!:cool:

04 April 2004, 07:54 AM
yep bigger images would be cool, really hard to tell what's going on in them at the moment. :)

04 April 2004, 04:55 AM (

Starting to come along, I am probably wasting time painting all the rocks, but I love painting rocks so Whatever.

04 April 2004, 05:00 AM (

Starting to paint the crazy t-rex head Maching thing... Man there are a lot of heads. I hope I'm done all of them soon. Colour blocking takes too long. I can;t wait for the lighting...

04 April 2004, 05:09 AM (

Finally, got it blocked in... On to the fun stuff. I'm not too worried about the details right now cause I'm gonna drop the lighting down a lot.

04 April 2004, 02:46 PM
Cool idea! :beer:

Reminds me a bit of old sci-fi cartoons/comic books, maybe it would be nice to refer to that style in your finished work. Just an idea though :D

04 April 2004, 11:45 PM (

So Far So Good,

04 April 2004, 04:20 AM
yea looks cool ! only , you gonna leave it so
dark ? cause I don't want too much of cool detail to get
lost :)

04 April 2004, 02:37 PM
mad detail man.. i like all these heads, do they resemble flowers?

04 April 2004, 03:17 PM
Thanx for the comments and crits guys, In answer to your questions, the darkness is from adjustment layers so I'm still playing around with how much there should be and where it should go. however I want it to read clearly that the guys helmet is illuminating the foreground.
AS for the flower thing, they weren't supposed to be flowers exactly, but the Idea was based on plantlife. I remember hearing about certain types of fungi That hold on to anything that touches them and slowly absorbs the victims Nutrients while they're still alive. I wanted that sort of thing except it's a machine so it uses the victims anatomy as well. hence the glowing eyes. the machine thing can use them to see. Do you think that comes through at all?
As of Right now I am really not sure where to go with this painting so I'm gonna put it aside for a few days and think about it.

04 April 2004, 03:37 PM
It's all pretty cool , do go on. Btw , is that underwater ?
cause you could have a rope attached to the dude , and
if you can make him look like he's speaking to a radio and
tugging at the rope frantically ? like "let's go guys ! Come on!

otherwise that pic makes a story and that's always awesome
:) :thumbsup:

04 April 2004, 12:15 PM
The glowing eyes and all is great it gives a incredible mood for the whole scene looking for more man, great work :thumbsup:

05 May 2004, 11:14 PM
One of the most frightening and original images I've seen so far. I like the T-rex head. I think the darkness really helps create a sense of claustrophobia and fear. I would try to keep it dark and foreboding. If you add too much detail, you'll give away too much information. I would hang it on my wall! How big is the final image going to be?

06 June 2004, 03:20 AM (

all done,

06 June 2004, 06:34 AM
Wonderfull playfulness and atmosphere.

06 June 2004, 12:49 PM
:eek: Another great thread I've not come across before....

Love your work and style of painting - the brush strokes and softness of the piece give the image lots of energy and a magical quality...

Congratulations and good luck... :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :applause:

07 July 2004, 11:12 PM
I Like the way you textured even your light! And you did a great job creating an alien and yet beautiful scene. Good Work and Good Luck!

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