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05 May 2004, 10:33 PM
Jeffrey Streed has entered the Machineflesh 2D Challenge.

05 May 2004, 11:24 AM (

With the nanotechnology of the future the true mechanical upgrades are invisible to the naked eye but advances in the field of genetic engineering have conquered organic-technology. Even in 2004, tomatoes have their genes spliced with extreme-cold-water flounders in order to be more resistant to cold weather, but in a post-apocolyptic Nuclear Winter men with Moose parts rule. Regal and refined, the Moosemen enjoy an elegant life at the top but won't hestitate to drop you to the ground like permafrost if you challenge their stature.

05 May 2004, 03:18 PM
Good one Jeff, I love the story. Can't wait to see more.

06 June 2004, 12:06 AM (

here's the line art I'll be painting under and eventually erasing away. I still can't get a good hand..think I'll shoot some digital pics of my own hands and do some sketches from there. Alrighty! Time to start painting!

06 June 2004, 02:28 AM
Would love to see two moose men butting heads, cool idea and story to back it up. hehehe. Definately one of the most original concepts ive seen.:thumbsup: :bounce: :beer:

06 June 2004, 04:34 AM (

Just sort of blocking in the colors and shadows/highlights...trying to decide how to render the fur verses the metal...

06 June 2004, 03:44 AM (

the textures on the pipe and clothes are begining to look how I want...getting there

06 June 2004, 01:42 AM
nice to see a non-human theme. :) Mind you, I liked the idea of the tomato flounders... definitely cool to see some humour in there! Bright colours would be nice.

06 June 2004, 02:46 AM
thanks for the comments!

I think in the end I'll have some pretty hyperreal colors going on... I just want to do something a bit different than primary colored golden-age colors and the darker, shaded tones of the contemporary comic book. We'll see if my limited skill set can keep up with these high falutin' concepts!

Anyhow! I wish that the tomato-flounder was a product of my imagination but that I actually a case of truth being stranger than fiction. It seems unbelievable, but the cold-water-resistant genes were isolated in the flounder and added to the tomato's gene sequence. And it worked. Well that's where I live...hopefully the state of "organic produce" in a bit better across the Atlantic!

06 June 2004, 01:54 AM (

I just keep postponing the hands... I think I have hand-anxiety... But I'm liking how the whole compositions come together better with the antlers filled in... Thoughts?

06 June 2004, 10:12 PM (

I think I'll just add some background design elements and call this one finished. (I thought you said he was Canadian?)

06 June 2004, 10:20 PM ( we are. The final image! Hope it's all I hyped it up to be in the W.I.P.s. I can definately see where my weaker points are witht this whole digital illustration bit... but I'll keep working at it! Good luck, everyone!

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