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05 May 2004, 07:31 AM
laverdet has entered the Machineflesh 2D Challenge.

05 May 2004, 08:22 AM (

all my thread has been deleted by recent attack!... well, the idea was a little guy, not very heroic, to say the last, who has been modified (not very well done) to be able to fly...

05 May 2004, 08:23 AM (

the first colored doodle of the character

05 May 2004, 08:24 AM (

now he has, (I hope) more identity

05 May 2004, 08:27 AM (

I don't know if i paint birds around him, and if the are "cartoon", like here, or realists...

05 May 2004, 08:29 AM (

maybe behind him??... it is just a doodle, but if correctly painted, it can be fun!...

05 May 2004, 08:30 AM (

last step yesterday of the character!...

05 May 2004, 10:24 AM (

i think that suit is more adapted to his adventuring life!...

05 May 2004, 12:38 PM
Il est terrible ! J'adore! arf! He's got a typical french face...warf warf warf

05 May 2004, 10:28 AM (

the background... I've done it in 3d, as drawing that stuff in pure perspective would be a time consuming task,...but,... I've seen that others challengers have done that, in 2d thread, but is it sure it is allowed? it is definitively in the actual workflow to get the complicated perspective with the 3d tools, but in a challenge it's necessary to have an answer!...

05 May 2004, 02:04 PM (

I don't know what to do with my precedent painting... the fact that I've gone to 3d for background, (and I have no taste at all to repaint all these iron lines)...mmm... so many trade off, in life... as I pursue my entry in 3d challenge, in pure 3d, maybe I'm going to paint here a very "expressionnist"painting, in the style of the great comics covers of the 70ies... the character becoming progressively iron...

05 May 2004, 02:29 PM (

after 10 minutes of wacom... it would be an interesting drawing, but in fact I don't see clearly why to go to a machine... the idea seems just not so right, when painting...

05 May 2004, 02:58 PM (

ok... at the end, I think I'm going to paint thgis one: it's a girl, her arm and (maybe) legs are metal, and behind her there is people in metal... something about beautie as queen of danger and lost worlds... pfiouu...

05 May 2004, 05:35 PM (

well, I'm comfortable with that project... the fact to go on, in the same time, on the 3d challenge, is more difficult than I thought... but I prefer to be on a very painterly approach, now... and I am interested by the suggered part of the pict!...

05 May 2004, 09:44 PM (

more work on the background's character...

05 May 2004, 08:03 AM (

usually, I go directly into the painting process, without drawing before... but, as I'm searching for a very appealant head, in contrast with the mechanics arms, Ive done that drawing...hope you like it!...

05 May 2004, 10:02 PM
Wow! Your paints are AWESOME!!! Great colours and concepts! Will be keeping an eye on your progress... nice stuff! :bowdown:

05 May 2004, 08:57 AM (

more painting... in this sort of painting, I thgink it's umportant to have parts without definition... wher things are onluy sugered... Hope you like...

05 May 2004, 09:03 AM

You really are a fantastic colorist, I really like the detail you use and am impressed with how well you do the human form in color. Much Repsect in that regards. In regards to your question: I dont think you are allowed to use 3d in your scene. What you can do though im pretty sure is use 3d as a guide with perspective and shapes and go from there. Anyhow, look forward to updates.


05 May 2004, 12:02 PM (

Thank you Sel for your warm comments!... I just finish that little sketch... the mood is, imo, interesting... and I am neartly at the end of irongirl... the story here is a sort of fugitive, of course half machine half flesh, sort of idea where the flesh part is also a "savage" one... in the bakcground, a megalopole, but just seeible... Maybe I'll paint it... I paint with a lot of pleasure, as I use 3d since about 2 years, and I "go back" to the feeling of painting which was a litle forgotten!...

05 May 2004, 08:18 AM
I replied to this thread before the hackers took a week away from us... so here goes again (and then some)...

This work is brilliant!!

You're absolutely knocking it out and it's all top notch. I look forward to seeing what you finally settle on.

i'd agree with a couple of other posts that your rendering and use of colour is fantastic...

05 May 2004, 02:29 PM (

I'm trying to see if this character goes somewhere... sould want that he "cast" a very "male" feeling, something like a tarzan with robotics parts!...

05 May 2004, 04:29 PM
man you're so good, your sketches are like final pieces !!! Your colors are amzing and you have such a great sense of light, I'm really amazed !!!

Do you have a website ? I'd to see some of your other stuff

05 May 2004, 08:38 AM
keep it coming buddy! very cool your concepts and wips! :)

05 May 2004, 09:02 AM (

thank you russo and bonestudio!... a little sketch more, which is called "sentinel", hjope it's the english word for people who "whatch at the horizon!...

05 May 2004, 10:05 AM
Great the figure work, especially Colour WIP.

Fantastic detail and great concepts...

with so many good ideas, it should be a hard choice to decide which to use as your final concept.

I'm waiting for the next installment...:thumbsup:

05 May 2004, 11:49 AM
Hmm Really nice Marcel :thumbsup:

Quite different from your 3D challenge too. ..
It's not the same drawing at all .

06 June 2004, 02:04 PM (

I'm not sure that, on a so "non rockwellian" topic, a rockwell approach would be possible... but why not try?..

06 June 2004, 04:50 PM (

one of the fine things with digital painting is that it's match very closely traditional oil painting... here I try to get a "touch" in the Norman Rockwell style, ... a lot of work is coming, I'm afraid!

06 June 2004, 07:52 PM
Woo, you have some skills, don't you ? I like the way you paint flesh, and your have so much facilities to fast-paint...fantastic!
'ld like to see more...
I stay tuned on your thread man.

Frenchy Pilou
06 June 2004, 10:59 AM
Hello Marcel

For the 2D Challenge making mock-ups of certain elements of my concept sketch in 3D and using this as a reference for proper perspective by painting over the render in 2D.


That's fine, as long as you are painting over your own work.

J'ai trouvé cela en épluchant les questions réponses !
Réponse donnée par l'administrator Leigh :) (milieu de page)

Moralité : du 2D c'est du 2D pur et dur :)
Faut donc repeindre par dessus sa 3D personnelle et sur un autre calque pour pas avoir de problo !
Bonne chance!

06 June 2004, 07:56 PM (

little more work on "sentinel"...

06 June 2004, 08:25 PM (

sorry, didn't see the drawing mistake on the background at the first post...

06 June 2004, 01:00 AM
? what mistake ?:hmm:

06 June 2004, 05:17 AM
glad you went with this one. Kinda give me the same feeling I had years ago when I saw a pencil drawing of a lady on a dragon looking back at the viewer. I think it came from a Dragon magazine?? Looking good.

06 June 2004, 06:34 AM
I like all concepts. I would go with the Norman Rockwell style. Despite its beutifull compostion, color harmony and 'you know what', the half naked chick is the less original one to me...

Bruno (

06 June 2004, 05:54 PM (

mechanical apes, in a lost, and industrial, world... when nature mute?...

06 June 2004, 06:32 PM (

Hello! I have posted tyhat picture in my 3d entry, as I turn on 3d to progress on it; the picture is of course unfinished, but for those who have seen the initial sketch, and the first painting approach, it's maybe fun to see the 3d in progress!... (I'm afraid I'm not a very serious challenger! anyway, it's the first time I come on CGtalk, and it's a fine forum, with a lot of very good pictures!)

06 June 2004, 06:23 AM
love the female sentinel, hurry hurry. i want to see this one finished great style.

P.S. i like the 3d guy aswell :thumbsup:

06 June 2004, 10:28 AM (

Hello! just wish to sketch a little guy, half mechanics, not so quiet on a horse...

06 June 2004, 10:29 AM (

a little more on his portrait...

06 June 2004, 11:09 AM (

maybe it can be a funny painting...

06 June 2004, 11:15 AM
Celmar..........just caught your thread.............Wanted to give you compliments on some very nice work....................Rockwell & Celmar sounds like a nice combo.................:cool: :thumbsup:

06 June 2004, 06:34 PM (

well, at the end, I go with this one... it has been a really fine experiment, to do all these paintings, with so many artworks around... it's a pity that my english is so poor!... I think this one is , for me , the most interesting, as it's trying to render at the same time a very appealing woman, and a sad cyborg...

06 June 2004, 09:56 PM (

well, very close to the end!...

06 June 2004, 11:25 PM
2D...3D... your a COMPLETE artist, man! I'm your fan!!!!! :bounce:
I wish you luck in both 2D and 3D challenges. Keep it up to the final one, fellow!


06 June 2004, 08:08 AM (

ok, the last step of the picture!!!...I can(t understand where it's possible to upload the full size pictures?... must learn english, definitively!...

06 June 2004, 11:16 AM
very nice piece....:thumbsup:

06 June 2004, 11:26 AM
Realy beautiful work!:love: Congratulations!:thumbsup:

Good luck!

My MachineFlesh 2D Thread (

06 June 2004, 02:29 PM
amazing it a lot....

06 June 2004, 03:45 PM (

"well, the model 188 has been one of the last cyborg found "alive" at the end of the precedent era..."... thank you all, and good luck for that challenge! hope we work together on another one!...

Frenchy Pilou
06 June 2004, 05:17 PM
Nice One :thumbsup:
Pilou Frazetta

06 June 2004, 05:39 PM
so cool ...

got like tutorials or anything ?

06 June 2004, 09:16 PM
A really lovely pic.
With a really lovely girl and a very personal design!
Good Job!

06 June 2004, 10:11 PM
of course,my difficult english is always a problem/ the final image is, of course, iron girl, and not the details I've posted to thank you the coments... ah lala, would be so simple in french...

06 June 2004, 05:12 AM
I love your women Marcel :applause:

J'aime tes femmes

07 July 2004, 02:52 PM
You have a beautiful and veluptuous style! GOOD Piece, great colors....very sensual. GOOD LUCK, and I hope I see your work again and around!:love:

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