View Full Version : Grand Space Opera 3D Entry: Ricky Cox

10 October 2004, 04:47 AM
Ricky Cox has entered the Grand Space Opera 3D.

10 October 2004, 12:25 PM
I was only thinking about CG Challenge the other day, wonderring if it'd run out of steam, then low-an-behold it bounces back bigger than ever. It's been a long time coming, but this should be a good one. I missed Machine Flesh but had a lot of fun with Alienware ( Check it out while you're waiting for me to pass a milestone ;). I want to spend a little bit of time thinking about direction. Plus I promised myself I'd never attempt to draw again with a mouse. So here's to fast-tracking my order for a wacom. Cheers to all.

10 October 2004, 05:30 AM

10 October 2004, 10:48 AM

10 October 2004, 11:10 AM
great sense of 'action' I like the way it looks like a downed ship is scathing the foreground landscape and it works with your comosition. my only crit (at this early stage) is that its unclear what is destroying the central tower - thats if it is a tower and not a saucer ship firing into the ground. perhaps more 'balance' between the opposing sides. I do get the feeling of being in mid-battle though, this is a splendid dynamic style.

10 October 2004, 05:27 PM
that's a great concept u have thr, nice sense of dynamic action and movement. I like the swiling smoke too

10 October 2004, 10:46 AM
Thanks for the feedback, I've just added an updated version. It's meant to be a downed satellite/city. I'm still trying to get the hang of drawing with a tablet. But I'm hoping to do a few more concepts.

10 October 2004, 06:43 AM
Great movement and blocking in the scene. Look forward to more.

10 October 2004, 07:18 AM
Beautifully dynamic feel - not clear on exactly what's happening yet, but the picture feels alive.

I remember once seeing a book of photographs called "The Air War in the Pacific" and being blown away by the fantastic sense of scale given by the smoke from crashing aircraft and the wake from ships turning - they served as markers to show just how huge the battlefield was, in a way that empty space never could. You've got some of the same going on here.

10 October 2004, 07:59 PM
riki, it seems to me like you are getting the hang of your wacom just fine! interesting sketch.

11 November 2004, 11:33 AM (

okay don't ask :) still trying to hone my skillz with the tablet.

11 November 2004, 12:26 AM
your concepts look great. look forward to updates

11 November 2004, 12:32 AM

They are interesting sketches, don't know exactly what they are but they have a nice feel to them.Looking forward to more stuff with your new tablet.

My GSO entry.

11 November 2004, 12:37 AM
I think this pix will be fairly abstract, not really sure what it is yet myself :)

11 November 2004, 01:37 PM

11 November 2004, 02:35 PM (

Here's another treatment.

11 November 2004, 12:15 AM

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