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04 April 2004, 11:39 AM
David Stiller has entered the Machineflesh 2D Challenge.

04 April 2004, 11:41 AM (

this is the first sketch ive done for this character.

04 April 2004, 11:45 AM (

this is the lineart wich will be basis for the following photoshop colorization.

04 April 2004, 11:47 AM (

this is the first small colorized part ive donw so far. immediately following a closeup.

04 April 2004, 11:48 AM (

here is the closeup of the yet done work:)

04 April 2004, 11:55 AM
just wanted to tell all the contestants that you ALL do a REALLY GREAT job here. They quality of the works submitted here is simply unbelievable. i hope i will reach the stage of professionality of some people that post here someday as well.

Also i ask you all for C&C. i need it!



04 April 2004, 04:31 PM (

heres a small update of the colorizing process. added some skin detail, reflections and completed the neck-mechanics.

Someone start to crit please?:)



PS: A small story about the character will come soon.

04 April 2004, 04:50 PM
Hey i liked the face in the first concept art more, but after seeing some detailing even this face starts to look good too.

I like the detail in the chin and some of the pipes inside the neck :thumbsup:

Youre doing really precise work there. Are you sure you have the pose and all perspective in order? I would have tried to make those better.

But your detailing skills and colors are great. Just add more color tones to the face and it will look a bit more lively not just plastic. Or then again is it supposed to be plastic? I have no idea. This is atleast the machine flesh competition so almost anything goes :applause:

Man also looks like he is bit dwarfish, but they might be machine parts not bones holding him together :D

Please also tell us the story behind this man. What is he? Where is he from? What is he supposed to be doing?

There you go tiny amount of comments and critics for people in need ;)

04 April 2004, 07:45 AM
It was the year 3507, the human race has begun to colonize other planets with gigantic generationships. One of these ships has discovered a solar system in wich a up to this point unknown metal was found in huge amounts. This metal was extremely resistant against mecanical and energetical influences and contained also a huge energy potential itself. Scientists had not yet discovered all the benefits of this metal but the small informations they gathered to this point were enough for the government to decide that its of extreme interest to occupy this system. For almost a year the colonization process of the planets in this system went without problems as suddnely a gigantic mothership of an alien race entered the system and claimed it their territory. Diplomacy wasnt able to come to a peaceful arrangement about this issue and so a territorial war began to rage. The alien Race was aware of the potentials of the mentioned Metal as well and they started to develop weapons ad spaceships long before the human race even knew it existed. So the first years the war did not run well for the humans. They had many casualities and injured soldiers. The medical science was able to modify the human body with cybernetical implants. Some seriously injured Soldiers decided to Switch their brain into a whole mecanical body, consisting of the new metal. All worked well, the soldiers in the cyber bodys were much more efficient and even if they got almost utterly destroyed only their brain had to be intact to be fitted into a new mecanical body. The only problem with the first bodys of this type was that the men could not stand to not be able to see themselves in the mirror. They went insane. This fact led the scientists to simply mount the original face over the metallic skull to make the soliers able to look in the mirror and see who they once were.

Sorry for my bad english, i wish i could it better. would have wanted to tell you the things more dramatically like i could if i wrote in german language.

As usual i hope for opinions about my story. More WIP to come also.



PS: and thanks Falcor for your crits. I will consider changing the pose slightly. once i have done sketches ill post em here.

04 April 2004, 03:18 PM (

and another small update. this time i started to add the rough color to the stomach platings. the black armorpart below is not yet finished. also the colors get somewhat messed up when saving as a jpeg.



04 April 2004, 06:22 PM
your colourwork is amazing!


05 May 2004, 08:41 AM (

another small color update. not much time currently. hope to finish it in time. and still hoping for some more feedback:P btw: the pose will be slightly corrected. the left leg will be posed a bit diffrent.



05 May 2004, 11:32 AM
You've got some seriously good looking texture going on here in the metal and tubes...even the way the face flesh wraps up around the skull... looks great! I suppose with plastic surgery this could be a mute point, but it seems like a dude like this would have some sort of scars or damage to the bits of flesh remaining... just a thought!

Also, I love the structure of those shoulders...that's some great looking armor.

keep up the good work... I feel intimidated now! :) the future I have no doubt that the lower classes will be sent off to mine asteroids to get their high mineral Marx in space! Ha!

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